alphapinventions – lots of “visits” from a coder, a cool thing or a crock


This blog got over 1,600 views overnight on the back of referreals from alphainventions. Very few stories were read, no clicks recorded and no votes on a related poll.

As a blogger of only 4 months I’m at a loss to judge the value or veracity of the referrals and there doesn’t seem to be a definitive word from WordPress.

My gut tells me Cheru is a very clever guy and probably well intended, but the volume of clicks doesn’t appear to be matched by quality of views, although the wordpress forums contain evidence of viewers going deeper than on my site.

I’ve asked Cheru for an interview, which I’ll post when and if he agrees.

Meanwhile please share your views and experiences on this traffic magnifier, especially if you are aware of any warnings or qualification that may be appropriate

. – a really useful creation by Cheru for all bloggers came rushing into my life a few minutes ago with 37 referreals in just a few minutes to my latest post & poll

below is a reply alpha’s Cheru made after this work was questioned on wordpress forums – I am totally inclined to believe him and welcome his apparent “outside the polygon” thinking and actions. What do you think?


Hello Curious People,

First off i’m just a regular working guy with an apartment and an old car with a big imagination. I don’t think like anyone in this world, because if I did I would not have been able to create I just ate a McChicken, and i’m a little sleepy.

The blogs and links appearing on my site are just the most recently updated blogs from people like yourself.

At first I was mad to see this, and frustrated to have to go through with getting an account with Word Press just to explain how my site his more helpful then harmful, but I’m now glad I have an account, and this might stimulate you check out the site more often. I’m a friggin blogger now yay!

Ever thought of this?

If you were to comment on a blog right after the webmaster published (updated) it, you would get a faster response, because most likely the webmaster is still online, and shocked to see that someone has commented so quickly. This is either very simple, or i’m an advanced human.

It’s just an experiment to help webmasters (bloggers) connect in real-time. It looks simple, but it took me 3 months of coding to build this thing. I’m bored, in my 20s, and this thing is cool.

Thanks for starting the small buzz about my site being a scam. The more exposure to the site means more traffic to your blog you from when you update it.

That’s how the site is made to work.

The huge truck got stuck under the bridge, and many men tried to get it out for hours and failed until the creator of told them let the air out of the tires to set it free.

If you are concerned that it’s a scam, then contact the government, or whatever it takes, because they are going to tell you how cool it is when they get done with the investigation. I may even link to this post.

Humans 🙂


Crazy poll on drug abuse – do drugs make you crazy or do you have to be crazy to use them

Does substance abuse cause mental illness, or do the ill simply reach for anything to feel better? Click here to vote   ( note –  tongue firmly in cheek on this poll )

The UK has upgraded it’s rating for Cannabis so it’s classed as a jailable offence to have it, despite top medical advisors warning against the move see here for BBC story   ( yeah good one Britain  – who needs dope when you can kill yourself a lot quicker with cigarettes, booze and prescribed anti-depressant meds )

A few highly publicised bits of “research” in recent years have us believing that cannabis will make you schizophrenic and increase chances of paranoia, anxiety and depression. They are dangerous part-truths.

For men, about 1 in 5,000 develop psychoses according to another recent BBC report, but the greater reality is that people with mental illness will reach for any substance, legal or illegal, to ease their pain.  We advocates deal daily with hurting folk who self-medicate.

What is REALLY crazy is that research also shows that adolescents smoking tobacco raise their risk of depression later in life, but ciggies are legal across the planet.

Meanwhile an important related issue is the deadly stigma attached to mental illness –

I addressed a meeting recently and suggested that

” no-one in their right mind abuses drugs ”

Imagine my surprise when a voice was raised in indignation along these lines;

” hey wait a minnit, I have friends who are junkies – how dare you say they are mentally ill.”

It’s enough to drive you nuts!

Meanwhile click here for a radio interview with a key australian advocate on “schizophrenia” as understanding grows that hearing voices and other psychotic episodes are not schizoid.

For help for those hearing voices and for info on debunking “schizophrenia” go to

 Finally I never advocate illegal drug use, whether you’re sane or silly. ( I also don’t advise you to use anti-depressants, dexamphetamines,ritalin, SSRI’s, Alcohol or tobacco.)

GOOGLE Gremlins – BBC “search temporarily affected by false warnings”


Google - so many searches, so very few gremlins
Google - so many searches, so very few gremlins

The BBC reported this around 1700 GMT/UTC Saturday January 31st – it will be interesting to see what caused the problem.

If your service was affected or you can help with info please leave a comment


Fault hits Google search service

Google screen grab 

Users were warned that all search results were dangerous

Google’s search service has been hit by technical problems, with users unable to access search results.

For a period on Saturday, all search results were flagged as potentially harmful, with users warned that the site “may harm your computer”.

Users who clicked on their preferred search result were advised to pick another one.

Google says it is unclear what caused the problem, which is now resolved, but that it will make a statement later.

“There was a fault. We don’t know the nature of it yet. Everything has been solved. We are still making initial enquiries, ” a Google spokesperson told BBC News.