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I’ve been blogging for several months now and I’m glad to have recieved the feedback I have.  I’ve enjoyed the experince and for that reason I’ve decided to take blogging to another level.  I’ll be self hosting my blog and that means you’ll see a lot more creativity in the design, functionality and layout of the new blog.

Check it out:


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Get your Google Wave Invite

been testing Google Wave for a little while now, and thought I would give some invites to people who wanted them. (Just leave me your email).

If you don’t know about Google Wave, its amazing! Watch this video to get a quick 411.

November 19, 2009 Posted by | Email, Information Technology (I.T.) | | 1 Comment

Email Options for Small Business & Non-Profits

To read more about Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook and hear why 1.75 million companies are now running their business on Google Apps, check out the Google Enterprise Blog.

1: Scalabilty – Its easy to grow and shirnk to match your demand.

2: Instant – Computing power is there when you needed. You just turn it on or off

3: Save Money – Pay for what you use, and you don’t have to pay for equipment to sit around just in ase you needed it.

Stop worrying about IT and all those servers and get back to focusing more on your business.

July 18, 2009 Posted by | Email | , | 1 Comment

How to Send a Free Fax by Email

The Address Format:


  • Use the name of the recipient you wish to have on the coversheet.
  • The character ‘_’ is converted to a space
  • The character ‘/’ is converted to start a new line


  • Do not use long distance and international access codes
  • Begin with country code (1=USA, 44=UK, etc)
  • Strip out punctuation characters

An example:


This will send a fax to the number 495-968-2590 (the first ‘1‘ at in the fax number is the country code for the USA)
The coversheet will look like this:

Please deliver to:
Arlington Hewes
Room 403

The message content of the e-mail follows on separate pages of the fax transmission. An e-mail message will be sent back to you confirming the fax was sent, or information about any problems.

More Information:

Check if your area is covered: ttp://

July 9, 2009 Posted by | Business Development, Email | | Leave a comment

How to Quickly Lock your Computer

Microsoft Windows:
Press the Windows Button Plus the L key to quickly lock your computer.   Make it a habit to lock your computer the second get out of your chair!   I’m sure you’ve invested in security (Building/ Home Alarm, Firewalls, Anti-Virus etc.) but there is no point if you leave your computer vulnerable.

July 7, 2009 Posted by | Email, Information Technology (I.T.) | | Leave a comment

For you MSN Messenger Users (Brilliant)


MSN2Go is a free web-based MSN messenger service that allows you to chat with your friends from work, school, libraries, and anywhere the official MSN Messenger is not available. There’s no software to install and it works on any Java-enabled browser, even behind firewalls and proxy servers.

Its’ been used running since 2003 and is used in over 130 countries.  The MSN2Go project is in no way associated or affiliated with Microsoft Corporation.

Try it, if you can’t access MSN at school or work.

June 15, 2009 Posted by | Email, Social Media | , , , | Leave a comment

Future of Email: Google Wave

In layman’s terms  Google Wave is Gmail on steroids! Imagine Gmail, Google Talk, and Google Docs in one big inbox.

Here’s a long and boring video the the Developers Preview… (120 mins)  The 411 is above…

June 14, 2009 Posted by | Business, Email, Information Technology (I.T.), Social Media | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Favorite Website: TED

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader.

The annual conference now brings together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes).

This site makes the best talks and performances from TED and partners available to the world, for free.

June 14, 2009 Posted by | Agriculture, Business, Business Development, Co-op, Community Economic Development (CED), Economics, Education, Email, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information Technology (I.T.), Social Media, Sustainability, Sustainable Community Development, Videos, Water, Website | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Google Alerts

Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant web, news, etc. based on your choice of topic.

Example of some  Google Alerts include:

  • Monitoring a developing news story
  • An Internet-era billionaire who got his college education on a scholarship has pledged $100 million to create a free university on the Internet. Michael Saylor, president and CEO of Internet software company MicroStrategy Inc.
  • Keeping current on a competitor or industry
  • Sneaky… sneaky…
  • Getting the latest on an event
  • Earth Day April 22nd (The Green Generation)
  • Keeping tabs on your favorite sports teams
  • New York Knicks, Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks etc.

June 14, 2009 Posted by | Business, Education, Email, Information Technology (I.T.) | , , , , | Leave a comment

The Future of Collaboration (The Role of Social Media in Government & our Daily Lives)

The way the web is changing the world!  The role social media has today and in the future…

New technologies and a closely related culture of collaboration present radical new models of social organisation. This project and video brings together leading practitioners and thinkers in this field and asks them to determine the opportunity for government.  Check it out…  (60 mins)  

Watch the FULL film online:

June 14, 2009 Posted by | Blogging, Business, Email, Government, Social Media, Videos | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment