As I get older I am noticing that the different parts of me are pulling harder for my mind’s attention and some feel like they are screaming for my “attention”.
I saw this article in the WSJ today, and I am so happy to see confirmation that National Geographic Channel is returning to educational and… Read More »National Geographic Channel – Back to GOOD Programming
It has been with me for as long as I can remember using the Internet, but it really has been with us for only 14… Read More »Google Is Closing Picasa – Google Photos Is Way Better
The platypus also known as the duck-billed platypus is a semiaquatic egg-laying mammal endemic to eastern Australia. 2015-08-17T23:51:52-05:00
You need to do all you can to give your business the edge within the marketplace. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software allows you to keep,… Read More »Five Reasons to use CRM in your Business
Over the years, I have seen many different versions of this, but I liked this one which I just ran into… I am not… Read More »Difference Between a Boss and a Leader (Graphic)
What a pain! – I manage 3 different WordPress blogs, 5 different twitter accounts, 3 Tumblr blogs and 3 Facebook pages. Each of those channels… Read More »Social Media Publishing is time consuming!
What ever happened to printed encyclopedias? That is a question usually asked by older generations as many of the youth today have never really had… Read More »What happened to printed encyclopedias?
I set the stage in Part 1 of this post which is an effort to document my current state of mind regarding where I am about my goals in this adventure.. I realize now that:
Income comes from conversions from traffic you attract.
It is funny… Many of the podcasts and videocasts show only the successful approaches, but just a single handful (that I have been able to find) refer to the you how much time they actually spent to get to that point. Just like home remodel shows on TV!
There are many different skills that come together when approaching this business. Some thoughts on the each of the different areas follow…Read More »I Know One Thing – Part 2
I know one thing: I need to do more…
Yes it is a bit of a spin on the ancient Greek phrase know as the Socratic Socratic paradox,:
“I know that I know nothing”
“I know one thing: that I know nothing”
Early on I said that I wanted make an effort to record my experience as I move along in this adventure… This entry is not a particularly “good news” one, as I am currently struggling a bit… Good or bad here it goes…
After creating a couple of sites I thought would get SOME traffic… Surprisingly (maybe not after you read below) very little has come in…
In one of my previous postings, I talked about the amazing growth of digital content fueled, as of late, by tablet devices. One industry that is being forced to change leaps and bounds is the publishing industry.
Just last week, it was leaked that two major player in this space, Random House and Penguin, were “negotiating a merger”, and I am sure this is just the beginning. According to the New York Times, it isRead More »The wave ahead: Digital Content on 200 Million tablets
“The dream of going paperless has been a pervasive part of our discourse for years but has yet to materialize.” I bet there are at least 50 articles, right now that you can search for in your browser that start that same way. I bet also that each of these articles offers some revolutionary approach, device or software to correct this egregious mistake. And, finally, I bet it works – almost.
So, why aren’t we yet paperless?Read More »The Paperless Paradox
This week, Microsoft was the latest to enter the tablet device marketplace with its Surface device. Earlier this year, Google released the Google Nexus 7 to compete in the ever-growing tablet market place along with iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Kindle Fire, and so many others… (The 2012-2013 holiday season will be an interesting one!)
This is part of a series (online business journey)
Now that I have listed a few of the items I have learned through the research, I need to write down my goals and objectives so I can
Long Term Goal:
- Disconnect my income stream from the hours I actually work.
- Being able to live and work from anywhere
Short Term Goals:
- To receive 3 consecutive months of passive income (No specific amount is intentional)
- To actively learn (aka doing) as much as I can about this medium and its potential avenues
This will be the first post of what I hope to be an informative and useful series ahead. They will be under the category: Online Business
I have been in the technology business for over 25 years, and for the vast part of them, they have been good years. My work has consisted of helping corporations (large and small) develop, deploy and maintain technology-based solutions. I have written and created hundreds, if not thousands, of emails, reports, PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets, Word documents, and such. Spent tremendous amounts of hours in conference rooms, planes, trains and automobiles, not to mention the large list of hotels I’ve stayed at. I really have no complaints to talk about. Overall, it has been a good time, done some great projects and developed long-lasting friendship. Although things have not come “easy”, I’ve accomplished most of the goals I’ve set out to do (in retrospect they were probably not high-enough) with a combination of hard work, teamwork, good luck and good wine along the way.
When you migrate from WordPress.com into your own hosted instance of WordPress, there is a setting you need to enable if you are using Microsoft’s… Read More »Reminder to Self: Enable Remote Publishing
I am using my iPad more for content creation… You can say what you want, but in the end, It is an amazing device…
With this week’s introduction of Google Drive, the conversation about “cloud drives” has significantly increased amongst the tech community… But have we lost a… Read More »Google Drive: Have Cloud Drives Lost Their Way?
You got to take note about a small piece of yesterday’s news: After 244 years, the Encyclopaedia Britannica is going out of print, instead focusing… Read More »Worth noting: Last entry for Encyclopaedia Britannica book.
End of last year, I decided to use my blog to backup my Twitter account by placing a (mostly) semi-monthly blog entry with the tweets… Read More »Want to Archive your tweets to your blog? Part 2
please let me know if this works! thanks!
Like many of you parents out there, we have a real issue with our kids Internet access habits… They are online at all times, talking to their friends, surfing YouTube or playing multi-player online games. The Internet has become a large part of our everyday activities, so we are not necessarily oppose to these activities, but the amount of time they spend is excessive. “Time just flies when when you are online”
There’s got to be a way for parents to regulate the amount of time and / or the times spent online on a per-user bases, just like they do on Internet cafes, hotels and other public places.. I found it… Read More »Internet Parental Controls Enforced
I just received an email (probably like many thousands others) letting me know of the release of WinZip 16. Such a GREAT product, it… Read More »WinZip: How many versions back are you?
After several months of back and forth, this past weekend (long weekend) we finally came to realization that the current Netflix offering is just not… Read More »To Netflix: Must Try Something else now
I had a little time in between flights, and ran across the much improved Google translate… So I why not play a bit… 🙂
For the past 30 years we have struggled (and some of us made a living) with managing, configuring and supporting PCs. For just as many years folks have been talking about ways to make this easier. After all maintaining PCs can be a very expensive endeavor for businesses and a time consuming task for homes and families.
Check out the demo of inkling.com at the D9 conference. Very Impressive.
First some astonishing statistics: (Source: PingDom: Internet 2010 in numbers) 107 trillion – The number of emails sent on the Internet in 2010. 294 billion – Average number of email… Read More »Is email going the way of regular mail?
A few days ago (5/13/2011), I saw a segment in the PBS.org series Need To Know that talked to how strategic Europe sees the upgrade of their broadband… Read More »US Broadband Infrastructure falling behind
So much conversation about this topic, one more would not hurt. Like many folks out there, I can’t wait to get an iPad early next… Read More »To iPad or not to iPad: Courier is the question
The current issue of Time Magazine (Feb 22, 2010) is titled The Science of Living Longer. It was a very interesting issue, but I have… Read More »The Aging of the World – totally made me think.
Managing Photo collection
I am in route home, at 30,000 feet or moving at 600 miles an hour, and I am writing this article while online on a… Read More »Posting from an Airplane at 30,000 feet.
Back at the September 2009 slideshare.net ran an online contest to find the world’s best presentations. I have completely forgotten to check the finalists until… Read More »slideshare World’s Best Presentations 2009
From Amazon Web Services Email today: Free Inbound Data Transfer (until June 30, 2010) Data Transfer into AWS will be free of charge from now… Read More »AWS: Free inbound Data transfers until June’10
From Amazon Web Services Email today: Free Inbound Data Transfer (until June 30, 2010) Data Transfer into AWS will be free of charge from now… Read More »AWS: Free inbound Data transfers until June2010
I know, I will say it… I am a bit late to this party but I decided to explore its capabilities and nowjorgep has its… Read More »Exploring Ning – jorgep has its own now.
Everyone knows by now that Microsoft’s Project Natal is the talk of the town since it was introduced at E3 early this week. In fact… Read More »Microsoft Project Natal – couple of thoughts.
I just changed the style of the blog today. Looking at it all — blog, facebook, twitter, website – I need to simplyfy –