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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.

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BlackBerry Balckout (7pm to 7am)

If you dont’ have a PDA with Data Package (Phone with real time email access) you may not understand the significance of this… but for the rest of us Crack-Berry users this might be a good thing!

I first heard of this in Parliament Hill, where a major federal department of the Canadian government is trying to ban the use of the handheld devices in meetings, after work hours, and on weekend and holidays to help bureaucrats “balance” their work and family lives.

This wouldn’t be a bad ideas for most businesses and NGO’s to help with the work life balance issues that seem to be getting out of hand these days.

August 26, 2009 Posted by | Business Development, Education, Great Ideas, Human Resources, Life, Not for Profit, PDA's | , , | Leave a comment

Text Messaging while Driving

So recently I watched a Public Service Announcement (PSA) on Text Messaging while driving.

I think naturally any organization that has a company vehicle should put this into a written policy that clearly states employees should never text or email while driving.

It seems like common sense but I heard the statistic that 45’000 people die from this a year?  This just seems completely absurd to me.

In the United States they have already banned texting while driving in many states.  Canada on the other hand is very far behind and we don’t have a single Province or Territory passing any sort of legislation on this matter.

August 26, 2009 Posted by | Business, Education, Electric Cars, Human Resources, Life, PDA's, Videos | , , , | 1 Comment

Email to SMS (Text)

I put this list together myself, if it doesn’t work for the network your on just leave a comment with the correct link.


United States

T-Mobile             [10digitnumber]
Virgin                  [10digitnumber]
Cingular              [10digitnumber]
Sprint                   [10digitnumber]
Verizon               [10digitnumber]
Nextel                [10digitnumber]


Bell                        [10digitnumber]
Rogers                 [10digitnumber]
Fido                      [10digitnumber]
Telus                    [10digitnumber]
Virgin                  [10digitnumber] (Virgin Mobile)
PC Mobile          [10digitnumber] (PC Mobile)
Koodo                 [10digitnumber]
Sasktel                [10digitnumber]

I’m sure your typical SMS/ Text fees apply to the reciever.

July 28, 2009 Posted by | PDA's | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment