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February 2009

Web site support or Help chat

Number of Views : 2136Digsby has a great little widget to allow you to have live chat on your site. Please look below in the right side and I have added this widget to the blog. This allows you to use your existing IM system (I use Digsby) to be …

Windows Service : installer

Number of Views : 3416I have not coded a windows service for a long time. The last time I touched a service I used the “installutil” from the framework to install it. I decided to make an IISreporter Service that would push your IIS stats out to a twitter site. …

Justify purchasing an Iphone

Number of Views : 2573I have to admit that I like my new iphone. I am able to do the things I require of a phone, make and answer calls. But I am also able to do the things that I require from a smart phone, read email (exchange), view …

Online help / Chat

Number of Views : 2432There are a lot of online chat / helpdesk programs out there that allow companies to offer live help on their site. In most cases they cost a pretty penny. I have used LivePerson in the past, a great program. It is a bit expensive but …

Windows Media Center + Netflix = too much fun

Number of Views : 2386I have a HTPC (windows media center vista) hooked to a projector in my basement. It has been great for us to watch movies and play the wii. Recently I added a new plug-in to Windows Media Center called myNextflix (mynetflix) This plug-in allows for us …

Oomph Examples

Number of Views : 2247I have been working with the oomph tool kit and see how this can be a valuable tool.  It can work well for corporate sites and areas where people need to share contact and events.   It really does make the process of posting an event easy …

Oomph – Events

Number of Views : 2186Another feature of the Oomph toolkit is the ability to use events and have them be available as ics files (or calendar entries) I am adding an event I plan on attending “Tech Trends with Keith Brophy” in the grand rapids area.  If you look in …

My Contact Information – oomph – hcard

Number of Views : 2213I have been testing out the oomph toolkit.  You can read more about this at the Mix09 web site http://visitmix.com/Lab/Oomph.  It is a micro format viewer for web applications.   I have inserted my hcard (contact information) into this page.  Note the little icon in the upper …

SSH – Secure browsing | remote proxy | VPN

Number of Views : 9273I love SSH I’m not sure if there is a better tool out there. It can be used so many ways. I have often been at client locations and been unable to access servers or sites I need to support or do work on. Corporations often …

Keywords and spending (useful site)

Number of Views : 3437I stumbled upon this site that is pretty interesting. It shows some detail that I was looking for on how sites market keywords and some possible spending trends. It is somewhat accurate. I was able to benchmark the site against a few of the clients that …

Stimulus plan – Mark Cuban Style

Number of Views : 2978I’m not sure if this plan will work. But I’m excited that someone is pushing the envelope and trying things. I agree , it is the small business and entrepreneurs that will help us further our economy and financial situation. People who are motivated can do …

Copying a business model or just design

Number of Views : 2424Here is an interesting discussion / article on copying someones business model or even their design. Is it right to take a working site or design and re-use it or make your business around it. Reading through this the idea behind it is that the company …

contacts, contacts, contacts

Number of Views : 1976Google announced sync. I like this move, the ability to sync info into the cloud. Those of us who have used Exchange for a while have had the great feature to have instant sync from a server to your device. http://www.google.com/mobile/default/sync.html (sync) Now people with out …

New Project (DIY)

Number of Views : 1883I’m starting a new project to store my DVD’s Wii games and stuff in my basement and wanted to try something new. After a little looking I found an article on lifehacker.com that had a pretty good idea for me. So I’m looking for some large …

Tools of the trade

Number of Views : 2466Since I finally got a new phone (iPhone) my old blue tooth head-set a jabra BT250 (Info) did not seem to have that great of quality with the phone. I’m not sure if it was because it is 5 years old or that technology has changed. …