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Newsletter for 4Q04
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Synchronizing LotusNotes with a PDA
LotusNotes can be synchronized with a PalmPilot or other PDA using a
variety of software including:
There is a great site which provide free information on virus definitions and solutions. Go to www.trendmicro.com and then navigate to Virus Encyclopedia. Just enter a suspected file name or message from you PC. Another helpful site is www.sysinfo.org for the names of programs that should and should not be in your Start-Up applications.
Global Business Protocol
Learn important methods of doing business in 30 countries. Visit www.globesmart.net
Several companies will help you do project collaboration on the Internet. This is great for any company that has clients who require a lot of approvals and modifications from a number of people. Companies offering this service include: Basecamp from www.37signals.com and Groove Virtual Office from www.groove.net and Intranets.com from www.intranets.com. Groove is a flat fee to buy the application while the others charge a monthly fee.
Synchronizing Microsoft Outlook with a PDA
PalmPilots and other PDA's can be synchronized with Microsoft Outlook using PocketMirror software from www.chapura.com
Life Saver: I have a couple of XP machines that were unusable, meaning I could not log on to the Internet and everything ran so slow. I downloaded Ad-Aware SE for free from www.cnet.com and it found 1815 parasites on them and it deleted them and now they are fine. This was after I ran Norton Antivirus 2004 and SpyHunter.
Navigator On Your Windshield
Microsoft's Streets and Trips 2005 has a small Global Positioning System device that links to a lap top with a USB cable and mounts with a suction cup. You get the program and the GPS device for $129. For more info go to: http://www.microsoft.com/streets/default.mspx
Do Better Internet Research
Amplify from www.amplify.com is an add-on to your Internet Explorer browser that helps you do research and is much better than Google or Yahoo for certain searches. Onfolio from www.onfolio.com and enLighter Retriever from www.n-liter.com are also very helpful.
Newsletter for 3Q04
Creating Continual Value for Your Clients
(From Neil Rackham, founder of Huthwaite)
Want to know if your email is read?
There is a service that can tell you if your email is read and a lot more. The service is available from www.didtheyreadit.com for $50 per year. It works on all email applications including web mail. Another similar service is available from www.messagetag.com
Get Info on Companies
If you need to check out a company BEFORE you work on them you might want to use a couple of sites to get info: www.bbb.org for the Better Business Bureau and www.ftc.org for the Federal Trade Commission. There are more links on our web site in the "Info On Companies" part of "Useful Web Sites List" section.
Web Conferencing without all the Cost
Check out www.catatech.com for a bare-bones web conferencing site. Cost for 100 "attendees" is $129 per month and it offers "Whiteboard" and "Application" sharing and "PowerPoint" presentations.
On Being Happy
The key to staying happy, in my friend Jerry Fireman's
opinion, is filling up your life with fulfilling and meaningful
activities. These ideas are not really designed to help get you out of a
bad mood but more to be done on a regular basis to keep you in a
positive mood. There's nothing very new here but I am hoping that they
might help in a small way.
Fires Started By Cell phones
In the first case, the phone was placed on the car's
trunk lid during fueling; it rang and the ensuing fire destroyed the car
and the gasoline pump.
Thunder & Lightening on the golf course
The speed of sound is roughly 300 meters per second or
sound travels a mile in 5 seconds
Newsletter for 2Q04
Thank Goodness, we made it through the winter!
Cheap Overseas Cell Phone Calls
You can use your cell phone to call Europe and Asia for under $0.10 per call with a service from www.i2telecom.com. Another company also providing VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) is www.vonage.com
You can get repair help and low-cost replacement parts for all kinds of appliances including stoves, washers, dryers, refrigerators, etc at www.repairclinic.com or by calling them at 800-269-2609.File Sharing for "Large Files"
New program called BitTorrent from http://bitconjurer.org/BitTorrent/ can send huge files using a new technology.
IMTS Speicial - $500 Free
The police property rooms around the USA are now on-line selling stuff. Great site for buying bicycles. Check out
Language Translations for Free
BabelFish is available from AltaVista to translate the most common languages into English. Visit www.altavista.com and then click on "more" and then click on "translations".
Caffeinnated Beverages do HYDRATE like water
Contrary to most opinions beverages with caffeine do HYDRATE your body like water. However, alcoholic beverages do NOT. One out of two isn't bad is it? This is from FitnessRX February 2004 and it is based on a University of Nebraska study.
Phone #'s if you lose your wallet
Call Equifax 800-525-6285 and Experian (formerly TRW) at 888-397-3742 and Trans Union at 800-680-7289
Newsletter for 1Q04
Merry Christmas to everyone and Happy New Year!
Direct From Digital Camera to PowerPoint
Microsoft has a free "add-in" that will allow you to create a "Photo Album" slide show by moving all the files in a folderinto PowerPoint automatically. Instead of painstakingly adding each digital picture item one at a time. The add-in file is album.exe and you can get it from www.microsoft.com. After entering the site search for album.exe
Post Office now Notarizes email
The United States Postal Service now provides a way of verifying that a Microsoft WORD document's content is the same as when a user saved it.... like a Notary Public. A copy of the document is stored in a database for 7 years and matched against a receiver's document to verify content. The sender's authenticity comes from an electronic certificate that comes from GeoTrust and costs $19.95 for a full year. Visit www.usps.com for more info about the Electronic Postmark. The cost is up to $0.80 for each. Authenidate plans to develop the system for Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat and email.Cell Phone "Locator"
Nextel now has a "Locator" system where the exact location of a cell phone can be shown on your computer screen in real time using a web based map. With this system you can zoom in or out to street level AND you can locate the last five locations of any phone using past location queries. Obviously, if the cell phone is carried by an employee you can tell exactly where the employee is and where the employee has been. The system costs $15 per month per phone.
Holidays for Outlook2000
The holidays list (Outlook.hol) included with the Microsoft Outlook 2000 calendar, expired at the end of 2002. An update is available from Microsoft that updates the calendar with holidays spanning 2003 to 2007. You can get it at www.microsoft.com and then go to downloads or search on the Microsoft site.
Schedule for 2004 All Programs 2 Days With Extensive Role-Playing
"Relationship Selling": Cleveland - April 1 & 2, 2004; Detroit - March 25 & 26, 2004
Body Mass Index
Check the following link to get your Body Mass Index http://www.fitnessusa.com/BMI.htm For your amusement, mine is 24
Police Property Rooms
The police property rooms around the USA are now on-line selling stuff. Great site for buying bicycles. Check outwww.stealitback.com
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