Monthly Archives: January 2007

Win Customer Service Phone Battles

There are many things you can do even before you pick up the phone to increase your chances of success. My Favorites: One: Make sure you have a decent speakerphone. Nothing makes those 22 minutes pass more slowly than a … Continue reading

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The power of retribution, spite, and loathing in the world of business

A former Oracle Corp. senior vice-president, Garnett spent the early 1990s traveling around the world with Ellison, Oracle’s CEO. Within weeks of their return from Japan, Ellison summoned Garnett to his office. He scrapped the interactive-TV startup the two were … Continue reading

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Telecommunications Relay Service Web Sites

Telecommunications Relay Service, also known as TRS, Relay Service, or IP-Relay, is an operator service that allows Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Speech-Disabled persons to place calls to standard telephone users via TDD (TTY), personal computer or other assistive telephone device. Most TRS … Continue reading

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Asset Timing?

An anonymous poster writes: “I saw the fiasco falling apart in 1998.. i went short in 1999 and 2000 and made a mini-fortune. “I saw the housing bubble collapsing last year… and i shorted the homebuilders.. made a slightly … Continue reading

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Drupal Open Source CMS

Equipped with a powerful blend of features, Drupal can support a variety of websites ranging from personal weblogs to large community-driven websites. is the official website of Drupal, an open source content management platform.

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Local “Burning Man” staged with music

Anyone interested?

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A Comparison of Free Search Engine Software

This paper reviews nine search engine software packages −Alkaline, Fluid Dynamic, ht://Dig, Juggernautsearch, mnoGoSearch, Perlfect, SWISH-E, Webinator, and Webglimpse− which are free to users. Their features and functionalities are compared and contrasted with emphasis on searching mechanisms, crawler and indexer … Continue reading

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According to the ECPA, after 180 days it becomes possible to demand email from a server without a warrant, and for non-criminal matters. This means all that has to happen is a civil attorney decides they want to see your … Continue reading

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Get Rich Slowly

A web site is devoted to helping the average person achieve financial happiness. They don’t offer any quick paths to riches, but help point the way to slow, sure success.

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How to Make Money From Your Blog was launched on Oct 1st, 2004.  By April 2005 it was averaging $4.12/day in income.  Now it brings in over $1000/day (updated as of 10/29/06).  I didn’t spend a dime on marketing or promotion.  In fact, I started this … Continue reading

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