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So Much Trouble Installing Dell ST2310 Monitor! Can anyone help?

Feb 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Personal Stories, Technology Brands

This is an open post looking for help – I’ll lay out the specifications of the problem I’m facing, and hopefully the SEO friendliness of this site will bring over some help
I own a Dell Inspiron 13 laptop (Inspiron 1320 laptop, 4GB RAM, Core 2 Duo 2.4 Ghz, ATI Radeon HD 4330 graphics [...]



The New AdWords Interface 3.0 – 7 things I Like About It & 5 Things I Don’t!

Mar 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Analytics & Testing, Google AdWords, Motivation, News & Updates, NLP, Website Branding

Google AdWords is making huge changes under the hood as we speak. A few minutes ago, they announced a brand new interface at the SES NY. It’s been in internal testing for several months, and some agencies in the UK have been testing it since Feb. It’s Ajaxy, and very much like the desktop software [...]



I’m now an Qualified Analytics Individual!

Mar 25th, 2009 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Google Analytics, News & Updates, Online Marketing, Personal Stories, This Site, Website Branding

Okay, time to congratulate me – I just got another certification from Google! (Okay, if you’re not my biggest fan – the first one was the AdWords Qualification back in 2005)
I’m now a Qualified Analytics Individual, which basically means I’ve gone through a pretty rigorous training to set up, understand and analyze Google Analytics for [...]



Awesome Google Marketing Boot Camp!

Mar 9th, 2009 | By | Category: Analytics & Testing, Conversion Strategies, Copywriting, Email Marketing, Google AdWords, Google Analytics, MSN AdCenter, News & Updates, Online Marketing, Pay Per Click, Search Optimization, Testing & GWO, This Site, Website Branding, White Papers & Reports, Yahoo Overture

Here’s a long-delayed update on the Google Marketing Boot Camp we wrapped up 10 days ago. It was an intense 2 day event (25th & 26th Feb 09) where we had 8 very smart marketers sitting down and working on their biggest online marketing challenges.

We had every kind of business in there – from affiliate [...]



Celebrating 3 Years in Business & 5 Years in Online Marketing!

Jan 24th, 2009 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, News & Updates, Personal Stories, This Site, Website Branding

January 2009 was an anniversary for two important things – the 5th anniversary of my entry into Online Marketing – and the 3rd anniversary of setting up my consulting & services business.

This is a special post to recount my journey from 2004 till today – and thank my clients – the people whose trust made it possible for me to come so far and continue loving what I do.

Continue Reading here



Featured in India Se Magazine

Aug 13th, 2008 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, News & Updates, Personal Stories, This Site

Last month, I got interviewed by India Se magazine on a feature on Young Entrepreneurs. It’s not terribly enlightening on the marketing side of things, but it was a fun interview.

You can download the PDF “India Se” of the article by clicking here, or click here to view the Flash version of the interview on this site.



Don’t Upgrade To WordPress 2.6 Yet!

Jul 15th, 2008 | By | Category: Copywriting, News & Updates, Technology Brands

A few hours ago, WordPress 2.6 was released as an official download on the wordpress website.
If you’ve a frantic WordPress user, then you’ll remember that WordPress 2.5 was released not too long ago (March 29th). That’s actually a fairly short upgrade cycle … but there are some welcome features …

There are some excellent updates to [...]



Losing A Giant – Goodbye Tim Russert

Jun 16th, 2008 | By | Category: Motivation, News & Updates, Personal Development, Public Speaking

Last friday, one of my personal hero passed away. He wasn’t a marketer, an entrepreneur or a motivator. Still, Time magazine did put him in the list of “100 Most Powerful People In The World” in 2008.

This man was Tim Russert. There are many reasons why I loved staying up on Sunday night (here in Singapore), to watch “Meet The Press” at midnight. But one reason stood clear … I wanted to watch a Giant at work.

Before I sign off, here are 7 lessons I learnt from Tim Russell …



Yahoo’s A Fickle Girlfriend: Microsoft’s Dumped, Google’s Loved!

Jun 13th, 2008 | By | Category: Google AdWords, MSN AdCenter, News & Updates, Online Marketing, Pay Per Click, Technology Brands, Yahoo Overture

A few hours ago, Yahoo gave up on its talks with Microsoft and decided that a search deal with them wasn’t going to be worth it. Pretty expected reaction considering Microsoft had dumped Yahoo and refused to buy the business as a whole after Yahoo had acted all cheerleader like in the last negotiation.
So, guess [...]



Making A Site For An Artist

Jun 3rd, 2008 | By | Category: News & Updates, Online Marketing, Website Branding

A few days ago, I was called by someone who found out I was in the web business. She’s an offline graphic artist – A painter for those who speak english :) . Clearly, she was excited about having a website and told me she wanted to have a website to display her paintings online.

In this blog post, you’ll find how I figured out what she really wanted … and a screenshot of the final site.



Visiting Startup @ Singapore 2008

May 26th, 2008 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Online Marketing, Personal Stories, Technology Brands, Website Branding

Saturday was a very interesting day – I was judging business plans at Startup @ Singapore 2008. S@S is a business plan competition that allows young entrepreneurs to put their bright ideas into a plan, and if its good – earn about $30,000 in prize money to get it started.

In this article, you’ll find overviews of all the business plans I judged, and my own tips for what makes a competition-winning business plan (Hint – the criteria is quite different from a successful business).



Brand New Site People!

May 23rd, 2008 | By | Category: Copywriting, This Site, Website Branding, White Papers & Reports

Breaking News!

After spending three whole weeks building other people’s websites, it was finally time to upgrade my own site. I wasn’t able to upgrade it in most of May because of my ongoing website sale (there were hosted videos that I didn’t want to touch). But now that the sale is over, I can finally deploy the brand new site!

There are a lot more changes – and this allows me to add more stuff to the site – I’ve been dying to add all my free white papers, some free tools and some other goodies on the site. And this wide structure finally allows me to do that!

This weekend, I’ll be judging Startup@Singapore Business Plan competition – So expect to hear about that. Moreover, I’m just finishing designing 3 sites (and starting on 3 more) … so plenty of web design and wordpress tips coming up. Finally, all my old white papers on Web Design, Google AdWords and Usability are coming back online next week.



Blog Redux

May 10th, 2008 | By | Category: This Site

After many months of laziness on both my blogs (RachitDayal.com and Rachit.org) … I’ve finally decided to do something about it. So, I made the painful decision to shut down Rachit.org and focus all my blogging energies on RachitDayal.com
Actually, it wasn’t all that painful. Both my blogs have been dead for several months now. So, [...]



I Can Bend Spoons!

Feb 12th, 2008 | By | Category: Health & Healing, Hypnosis, NLP, Personal Development, Personal Stories

Do you remember the great scene from The Matrix, when Neo meets a little kid who’s bending spoons?

A couple of weeks ago, some friends of mine had gone for a spoon bending class  here (Singapore) and they came back to show off their spoons. At that point I started believing that if they could do [...]



Honey, it’s not working out … My humble experiences with Ubuntu Linux

Sep 17th, 2007 | By | Category: News & Updates, Personal Stories, Technology Brands

I’m a little heart-broken.
For the past 4 years I’ve been having an on-and-off affair.
There are moments when I’m attracted to her. (It’s usually when things are going bad with my regular love … then we experiment for a while and give “us” a shot).
Initially, she manages to dazzle me. Every time, she comes across with [...]



iPhone In Singapore?

Aug 28th, 2007 | By | Category: Personal Stories, Technology Brands

A few minutes ago, I was in one of my moods … you know, the ones in which you have a strange craving for the iPhone.

I knew it wasn’t coming to Singapore any time soon, but I figured I could spend some time on the Apple.com.sg site and get my fix on some other apple [...]



(Part 2 of 3) Nothing To Lose – Wear Your Left Shoe On The Right Foot

Jun 19th, 2007 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Happiness, Motivation, NLP, Personal Development, Personal Stories

This is part 2 of a multi-part series on how to shake your life up to shape our life up. Part 1 can be found here.
The Story Of The Old Businessman Who Couldn’t Handle It
This is the story of a guy named James Duwell, I read many years ago. As far as I remember, [...]



Who’s The Aunty Killer Now?

May 2nd, 2007 | By | Category: Personal Stories, Romance

I have a dubious gift. I attract older women.
(Before I continue, I must warn you that this post may offend you. If you are one of the women in question here, an “aunty” … or an aspiring aunty-killer, this article will probably offend you”)
Now now, I know what many desperate men reading this blog are [...]



3-D Sun, Earth-like planet & Personal notes …

Apr 25th, 2007 | By | Category: Happiness, Motivation, News & Updates, Peace, Personal Stories, Romance

3-D Images of the Sun
On my morning news rounds … I just found this very interesting news article. Recently, NASA had released 3-d images of the sun (very pretty) …

Read More: 3-D Images of the sun | Did you know the sun sings?

A New Earth?
So, a European institute decided to go one better and release [...]



Sigh Of Relief … The Decision That Puts Me At Peace Again …

Mar 29th, 2007 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Peace, Personal Stories

Before the deep stuff, some good news!
My last post apparently made a lot of noise on the blogosphere (for those who don’t know, just scroll below and check out the cute bikini pics). Good job pebbles!
And I even got on the top of ping.sg for 24 hours. It wasn’t my first time, but definitely was [...]



Help This Young Lady By Looking At Her Hot Red Bikini Here …

Mar 28th, 2007 | By | Category: News & Updates, Personal Stories, Romance

Ha! That got your attention didn’t it?
No worries, I do have a real life picture & story to satisfy your horniousity (get it? horny + curiousity?).

But first, the back story behind it.
About a year ago, Stomp.com.sg was conducting a bikini contest and getting people to vote online. As a full-bodied-young-man, I thought it my duty [...]



Hello world! Again … and Again … and Again …

Mar 25th, 2007 | By | Category: This Site

Yep, the website went down. I’m not sure what happened, but it had either something to do with

The wordpress database. Somewhere between the upgrade from 2.01 to 2.10 … and then 2.10 to 2.12 … my database screwed up all the posts
3 Column K2 theme. This is definitely not the main template … [...]



Does My Ass Look Fat In This … Template?

Mar 24th, 2007 | By | Category: This Site, Website Branding

Hey ho.
Yet another month coming to an end, yet another template for my dear blog. But this time, it’s much more than a cosmetic template change (new name, new brand, new look, new experiments … more about that a little later).
Before that, here’re some updates from my life …
Life Updates (in no particular order)

I’m still [...]



Congrats Kloudiia – For An Awesome Book Launch!

Mar 23rd, 2007 | By | Category: News & Updates, Public Speaking, Romance, Website Branding

Just a quick note to congratulate my friend (and coach), Kloudiia – on her first book launch! I heard it went awesome dear … and I’m the whole world will soon be knocking on your door for love advice
Please check out Kloudiia’s very popular love blog – www.kloudiia.com



Would You Rather Be Happy Or Rich?

Mar 19th, 2007 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Happiness, Motivation, NLP, Peace, Personal Stories

This will be a tiny post (although I AM itching to blog about my new job, my existing internet businesses, NLP coach training and some awesome sex stories!)
Over at Calvin’s blog, there’s an interesting discussion going on about “Would You Rather Be Happy? Or Rich?”
You can head over to read it there … but here’s [...]



A Long Hiatus

Mar 12th, 2007 | By | Category: Motivation, Personal Stories, This Site

Honey, I’m home!
Yep, I know I’m been away for a long long time … I missed you too.
The reason I’m away is that I’ve taken a new job. Well, technically I’m a consultant and it’s a consulting relationship … but the client prefers me to work 9 to 7 … so it feels [...]



Stop Coming To My Blog!

Feb 27th, 2007 | By | Category: News & Updates, This Site, Website Branding

Go on … ask the question … “Rachit, why should I stop coming to your blog?”
I’ll tell you in a second, be patient little one!
Until then, here a little story.
Last week, Calvin dropped me a message saying my website looks weird in IE6 … that the whole side navigation actually appears at the bottom (!!!).
My [...]



Take a break from the web, Have A Laugh!

Feb 23rd, 2007 | By | Category: Happiness, Personal Stories

Yes, yes … I know it’s a marketing blog. But just trust me and watch this video.
What a great way to live every day, right?
If you can’t see the video, try this link -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAr8RjHszG8



Take care of your butt, Be Happy!

Feb 23rd, 2007 | By | Category: Hypnosis, News & Updates

Haha … are you having a hard day/week/month/year?
Fret not, I can promise to take your worries away in just 45 seconds … guaranteed! (ain’t I a true marketer, keke)
Just watch this short video below and I bet you’ll laugh the next time something bad happens



2 Great Quotes

Feb 22nd, 2007 | By | Category: News & Updates

Patterns of Excellence was about 10 days ago. If you weren’t there, it was awesome as usual! Hanging out at that place really makes me think and charge up …
Anyway, the interesting thing about motivational seminars is that they’re always changing. In this case, as Adam & Stuart keep changing in their lives, what they [...]



Happy Chinese New Year … Now Let’s Plan For The Future!

Feb 20th, 2007 | By | Category: Motivation, News & Updates, NLP, Peace, Personal Stories

Before I begin, let me get the usual rants out of the way. Happy Chinese New Year everyone!
(If you live outside of Singapore, then you ought to know that it’s the start of the new year for chinese – and it’s the year of the pig. We had a very long weekend, Saturday to Tuesday [...]



Hello E27 Singapore – version 4.0!

Feb 15th, 2007 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, News & Updates, Personal Stories, Technology Brands, Website Branding

Today is E27.
In case you don’t know what that means, let me explain things a little bit to you. E27 stands for Entrepreneur 27, it’s an informal organization of enterprising young people who promise to change the world before 27.

Well, 27 is close to it anyway … we’re flexible enough to accept people around that [...]



Aint’ My Daddy Sweet?

Feb 7th, 2007 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Happiness, Motivation, News & Updates, Peace, Personal Stories

3 Quick Things … Random Updates, POE & Daddy Talk
1. Random Thoughts …
In the middle of writing this post, I went down to pick up dinner. Now, near my office there’s two kinds of eating places. There’s the ordinary working man “Food Court”. And there’s a Ah-Beng “Food Centre”
I didn’t really know the difference in [...]



7 Days Of Celibacy … The Horrible Experiments I Conduct On Myself

Feb 2nd, 2007 | By | Category: Personal Stories, Romance

(Yesterday, *somebody* read my blog as said “Another boring post ah? Where’s the funny stuff??”. Thank for the feedback my dear. This post is at your expense )
A few weeks ago, I was reading Alvin’s Post on Paiboon and wondering about the changes he’s made in his life … wearing scant clothes, life without [...]



This Holiday Season, Did You Cherish Your Friends?

Jan 19th, 2007 | By | Category: Happiness, Health & Healing, NLP, Peace, Personal Stories

In the beginning, we are all alone.
We spend 9 months in a closed, confined space just letting our body learn how to operate itself. We grow vital organs, ensure that we will survive to see the future … and all, in all are too busy to worry about anyone else.

Then we are born.
The first [...]



How To Bitch Your Heart Out … And Yet Make Sure Nobody Hears You!

Jan 9th, 2007 | By | Category: Happiness, Health & Healing, Hypnosis, Motivation, Peace, Personal Stories

What a stupid, gloomy morning! I woke up in the morning at 830, and I saw both my roomies had left for office/school already! And I was hoping to be the first one. Grrr …
Then, I pulled up the blinds and it was raining like mad! Damn, stupid rain … depressing me early in the [...]



Mi Casa, Su Casa!

Jan 5th, 2007 | By | Category: This Site, Website Branding

Hello and welcome to the brand new RachitDayal.com! If this is the only post you are seeing, then … Congratulations for being one of the first ones here!
I haven’t marketed the launch of the new website ANYWHERE (not even on my other sites) … so, you must’ve stumbled here just because you love me [...]



Words Of Wisdom From Singapore’s Best Rawyers!

Jan 5th, 2007 | By | Category: News & Updates, Personal Stories

Heeeeeeero Evereebaadi!
Hi, this is Ong.
And this is Leong.
Together … we’re Ong and Leong!
We are the number one rawyers in the countree. Because we have this motto.
“We Fight For Yoouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu. Unress your oppponint has more maaaaney, then we fight for your opponent … hope you don’t mind ah”
(cheesy hokkien laughter)
Anybody hear these chaps on 987 fm? [...]



Light Or Dark?

Jan 3rd, 2007 | By | Category: News & Updates, NLP

I saw an interesting personality quiz on Andrew’s Blog and Darren Rowe’s Problogger.
If you were to be a Superhero … which one would you be? What about Supervillain? I took the two quick quizzes, and here were the results …
Which Superhero am I most similar to?
Superman! I was a little disappointed … Superman is so [...]



A Tough Ending To My First Year As An Entrepreneur

Dec 29th, 2006 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Happiness, Peace, Personal Stories

I haven’t talked about this on my blog. In fact, I haven’t spoken about this to anyone but my closest friends.
But I’m going through a real tough time – professionally.
And I’ve wrestled with talking about it on this blog for a long long time … A part of me thinks that putting my vulnerabilities out [...]



Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear …

Dec 22nd, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories


Rachit Interviews George Bush (Pictures Inside!)

Nov 17th, 2006 | By | Category: News & Updates, Personal Stories

Update – The links at the bottom of the interview have been updated with some awesome, new postings from fellow bloggers!
So I had a chance yesterday to get a little one-on-one time with Mr Busssshhhh … here’s how it went
The Interview With God … err … Bush

Me: Good evening Mr Bush! It’s a pleasure to [...]



Shhhh … George Bush Is In Singapore Tonight!

Nov 15th, 2006 | By | Category: News & Updates, Personal Stories

Publicize this post | Digg This Post | Ping.sg for this post
OK … Blogosphere alert!! C’mon bloggers, I need all of you to pick this post up and talk about this now!
I have just heard from my sources, that George Bush is secretly dropping by Singapore today (16th November)! What’s more, [...]



A Weekend At The Beach!

Nov 13th, 2006 | By | Category: Entrepreneurship, Personal Stories

Last weekend was fun! I was working all week, writing my book … and I had a very nice invitation to a party over the weekend. So I decided to go ahead and take it up!
It was a weekend chalet with my PoE coach friends at Pasir Ris (I’d never been to Pasir Ris before, [...]



An Evening With The Ladies!

Nov 10th, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories

Last wednesday, I did something I haven’t done in a long long time.
I caught up with my old homies! You see, once upon a time a few years ago … I used to live with 4 gorgeous ladies & one very cool dude. We had a whole lot of fun together, cooking, cleaning, travelling all [...]



Can Someone Help My Confused Identity?

Nov 6th, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories, This Site

Over the last two months, I’ve been very confused.
Not over my real-life identity … oooh no … Over the past few months, I’ve been more at peace with my identities and life than ever!
I’ve been happy no matter what … it hasn’t mattered if I was sick or healthy … if I was single or [...]



Funny funny wordpress …

Nov 6th, 2006 | By | Category: This Site, Website Branding

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been trying out different blog templates over the past month. I got kinda bored with the original theme that comes with wordpress and was hoping to find something better.
So, after 8 different templates I’ve settled on one that I like. (Even though some of my friends don’t like it [...]



Singapore Blog Controversy!

Nov 3rd, 2006 | By | Category: News & Updates

We Interrupt Your Regular Blogramming To Bring You This Special Update
I just caught on to the latest Singapore blogosphere happenings through posts on Bjorn and Janine’s blogs.
So apparently there was a frustrated 35 year old Singaporean guy, who made the mistake of blogging about his frustrations of getting a job in the country.
And there was [...]



Italian Chewing Gum

Oct 21st, 2006 | By | Category: Personal Stories

Hilarious ad! A brand new use for a condom …



Honey, I’m Home!

Oct 20th, 2006 | By | Category: News & Updates, This Site

Yes sweetheart …. I know you’re pissed.
I haven’t been writing for two weeks. My blog went down for such a long time. But I still love you
I have tonnes of updates … and will be doing a lot of writing over the next two weeks, so please keep coming back !