Best Hollywood Celebrity Couples 2016   
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          The Best American TV Couples of All Time – Poll   
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          receptionist - Filipovic, Conway & Associates - Thunder Bay, ON   
Languages English Education Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience Experience 1 year to less than 2 years Business Equipment and Computer Applications $14 - $16 an hour
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          Brainwave-Sensing Headsets Give Better Security For Computers   

Brainwave-Sensing Headsets need better security from hackers who can guess users passwords by monitoring their thoughts,according to scientists. Electroencephalograph(EEG) headsets allow users to control robotic toys and video games with the mind. Researches at the university of Alabama at Birmingham in the US found that a person who interrupted a video game and logged into […]

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          Level II Technician   
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          Lottery fraudster admits he rigged jackpot   

A man who helped write the computer code behind the Colorado Lottery and several others pleaded guilty to fraud.


          Sapphire’s new Radeon video cards are made for miners   

The use of crypto-currency has become more popular than ever. Riding to the demand of the digital money itself is the miners. And to cater these growing producers, here are the new Sapphire Radeon cards built for miners. According to the report, crypto-currency mining is more economical to do on a GPU rather than the […]

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          Ukraine: Russian security services were behind cyberattack   
MOSCOW (AP) -- Ukraine accused the Russian security services Saturday of planning and launching a massive cyberattack that locked up computers across the world....
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          Comment on Turn a Computer Power Supply into Bench Power by Tracy Walker   
I have an atx power supply set up pretty well the same way. Mine, however, cuts out whenever I try to draw more than a small amount of the power. If I wait for a bit, it powers up again. Seems like theres cutout switch somewhere that is tripped, then resets itself. What's happening here?
          Are you a procrastinator?   
I definitely am! I am so envious of the many writer's blogs I visit where the authors are so diligent and so prolific - I am in awe of them :)

But I know I will never be like them (sadly), so I have my own techniques for dealing with procrastination. I was asked to write a blog post for Romance Writers of Australia's 50ks in 30 days event, which is taking place at the moment. I am an under performing participant, as I very very optimistically thought I could write 40K despite being on my honeymoon throughout June. Ha! But, I am writing, and will certainly write much more than I would have otherwise. (also, this way I am not heading for early divorce :) ).

I will be lazy and repost my blog below, or you can view the original here: RWA's 50ks in 30 days

The Procrastinator’s Guide to 50ks in 30 Days

I am a terrible procrastinator. The worst, quite possibly. But I have written a 50K book in 30 days – and that book will be my debut novel for Harlequin Mills & Boon in September. And if I – a writer who will find absolutely anything to do, other than actually write – can do that, than other procrastinators can too. I promise!

I’ve attempted 50k30days before, and failed dismally. It even took me four years to finish my first manuscript! So what changed this time? How was I magically cured of this dreadful procrastination curse?

Well, sadly – I’m still a procrastinator. Procrastination, I’m pretty sure, is here to stay. But now I have tools to deal with it. I cannot promise that what worked for me will work for you, and I can promise that nothing I’m about to say is particularly ground breaking. But it worked for me, so well that the word count I’m capable of achieving when I follow these steps still shocks me.

So here it its…

Leah Ashton’s Anti-Procrastination Toolkit

1. Erase the guilt
So you’re a procrastinator. Everyone around you is more productive and diligent than you (or so it seems!). Cue hours of self-flagellation. Or – acknowledge that you are what you are, and find techniques that allow
you to up your word count regardless. Feeling guilty won’t put words onto paper – so what’s the point?

2. Give yourself a real deadline
I would love to be one of those people who can’t bear a day without writing, but…well… I’m not. So, I need a deadline to get my butt in the seat. And it needs to be a real one, not just “I will write 10K by the end of
the month”, it needs to be a deadline with consequences if I fail. Prior to publication, my deadlines were planned around writing competitions. So if I didn’t hit my deadline, I couldn’t enter.
So, give yourself a deadline, with a real consequence. Find a writing competition with an entry date in early July. Sign up for a pitch at the conference. Anything – but make sure there is a consequence other than, “oh well.”

3. Have a plan (or even a plot)
I used to think I was a seat-of-my-pantser, resulting in the euphoric dashing off of an effortless chapter one, and chapter two and… then……nothing. I know this will be controversial with confirmed pantsers, but I strongly recommend at least a sketch of your plot. Just a vague plan of where you’re going and the main turning points along the journey. Why?
Well, nothing triggers a serious procrastination session for me than a blank page and absolutely no idea where I’m going. Reduce the risk of finding yourself with terrifying nothingness ahead of you and plan. Your plan is your safety net – and besides, you can always ignore it!

4. Remove yourself from temptation
What do you do when you procrastinate? Do you read? Watch TV? Surf the Internet? Whatever it is, get yourself away from it. Be dramatic if you have to – go write at a café, have someone physically remove your TV from your house, give your modem to your husband and tell him he is not under any circumstances to give it back. You get the idea?
Obviously this is for confirmed procrastinators like me – if will power is enough for you, then that is awesome, but if not, do whatever you have to do. The Internet is my vice, and I’ve been known to lock my Internet dongle in my car, or alternatively I use a really nifty program called Freedom (available for Mac and PC), which cost $10 and will block the Internet for up to 8 hours – and the only way to get it back is to re-boot your computer. If it’s just some sites that suck the time out of your day, look into browser add-ons like Google Chrome’s StayFocusd or Firefox’s LeechBlock. Both will either block a site totally, or give you a maximum time limit per day.

5. Write with your friends
The discovery of sprints (where you write for 30 minutes or an hour with a friend, and then report back with your word count) was a breakthrough for me. I am a slow writer, so I never had super impressive word counts, but knowing I had to report in with my word count was super motivating.
Make sure you check into the Sprint Sessions in the RWA Chatroom throughout 50Ks in 30 Days, or follow along on Twitter. And if you can’t write with your friends? Well…

6. Sit down, and start typing
It’s hardly surprising, but the reality is if you sit down every day, without any distractions, and simply write a word, followed by another word, and then another – your word count will go up. Sometimes the idea of writing X number of words can be so overwhelming that starting seems impossible. But when you do start, and regardless if the words flow or are squeezed out painfully – as long as you’ll keep writing, you’ll hit your
word count. And once you start doing it day after day – well, before you know it – you would have written a book. Or 50Ks in 30 days!

There you have it – my procrastinator’s guide to 50Ks in 30 days. Please let me know if you reach into my toolkit – I’d love to know if it helps you, too. And as I’m also looking for new weapons to slay the procrastination beast – what tips have I missed that help you?
          Inovasi Pengendali Gadget via Pikiran Dikembangkan   

Cukup memerintah otak, pengguna mematikan perangkat tanpa disentuh.

Otak (ilustrasi)

 Samsung terus mengembangkan pengalaman menggunakan gadget dengan inovasi terbaru. Desas-desus yang beredar, para peneliti Emerging Technology Lab Samsung tengah mengembangkan perangkat mobile yang dapat dikendalikan pikiran pengguna. 


Slashgear melansir, 22 April 2013, inovasi ini akan menjadi lompatan besar bagi Samsung untuk memenangkan kompetisi. Sebab, inovasi ini dianggap bermanfaat bagi orang yang merasa menderita berbagai gangguan ponsel dan akan mengubah peta game dalam industri teknologi di sisi lain.

Teknologi yang dikembangkan perusahaan asal Korea Selatan ini memungkinkan pengguna menjalankan aplikasi, musik, menghidupkan dan mematikan tablet, serta banyak hal lainnya.

Saat menguji, peneliti Samsung menggunakan topi yang dilengkapi dengan elektroda monitoring EEG guna menyampaikan tindakan pengguna.

Topi itu memanfaatkan sinyal pendeteksi otak EEG untuk merespons perintah. Di sisi lain, peneliti memantau pola aktivitas otak yang sangat dikenali saat orang menunjukkan pola visual yang berulang.

Dengan hanya berfokus pada ikon berkedip di frekuensi tertentu, peneliti dapat melakukan berbagai tindakan seperti meluncurkan aplikasi, mematikan atau menyalakan musik. 

Soal kecepatan respons, pikiran pengguna akan memproses tindakan dalam lima detik, dengan tingkat akurasi 80 sampai 95 persen.

Kepala peneliti Samsung, Insoo Kim mengatakan, peneliti masih memerlukan beberapa langkah penelitian lebih lanjut untuk membuat fitur ini inovatif dan benar-benar jadi kenyataan. 

"Inovasi baru dalam berinteraksi dengan gadget itu mengubah cara inovasi sebelumnya. Dari keypad kecil jadi pusat mengendalikan ponsel, kini berubah cukup hanya menggunakan suara, sentuhan hingga gestur tubuh pengguna," kata Kim.


Sementara itu, Robert Jacob, peneliti Human-Computer Interaction Researcher pada Universitas Tuft, Amerika Serikat mengatakan, proyek inovasi ini bisa menjadi alternatif interaksi dengan gadget mereka, meski gadget berada di kantong atau saku pengguna.  

Namun, untuk tahap awal, ketika fitur baru ini tersedia untuk perangkat bergerak, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering dari University of Texas, Roozbeh Jafari mengatakan, kemungkinan pengguna harus mengenakan topi EEG untuk menggunakannya.

sumber : viva.co.id

          kembali bangkitnya pabrik pesawat RI   

Sebuah pesawat CN 235 Maritime Patrol (MPA) pesanan TNI Angkatan Laut terparkir di hanggar PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI). Berkelir hijau, pesawat itu baru saja lulus uji coba terbang selama satu jam di langit Jawa Barat awal April 2013 lalu.

Para teknisi PTDI berkerubung di pesawat seharga US21,5 juta per buahnya itu. Burung besi produksi PTDI bekerjasama Airbus Military itu hendak diperkuat dengan radar pengintai lautan, dan kamera beresolusi tinggi.
“Radar itu dapat melihat hingga 200 meter di bawah permukaan laut,” kata mantan Kepala Humas PTDI, Rakhendi Priatna yang menemani VIVAnews berkeliling di pabrik pembuatan pesawat PTDI, di lahan seluas 80 hektar, awal April 2013 lalu.
Di belakang CN 235 MPA, tampak antri dua pesawat lainnya.  Semua menunggu kelihaian tangan para teknisi. PTDI memang saat ini tengah kebanjiran berbagai pesanan pesawat, khususnya CN 235. Pada 2012, PTDI berhasil membuat empat unit CN 235, dua unit NC 212, dua unit Super Puma, satu unit CN 195 dan 12 unit Bell 412.
Setelah terpuruk dihajar badai krisis moneter 1997,  perusahaan itu kini mencoba bangkit. Hanggar yang dulu sempat sepi, kini ramai dengan beragam pekerjaan.  Order mengalir, dan rezeki pun tumpah. Setelah merugi sembilan tahun, baru pada 2012 perusahaan menangguk laba.
Terakhir, rapor keuangannya biru pada 2002, dengan laba bersih Rp11,26 miliar. Setelah itu, kantong PTDI pun kempis.   Hutangnya seawan, dan nyaris kolaps. Sekitar 16 ribu karyawan dipecat, dan hanya  tersisa 4.000.  Para insinyur terbaik pun hengkang ke berbagai pabrik pesawat dunia.
Lebih tragis lagi, perusahaan perakit pesawat itu sampai terpaksa membuat panci agar bisa bertahan hidup. “Sepanjang 2003 hingga 2007 PTDI ini tak pernah tutup buku. Sehingga kami harus mulai tutup buku 2003-2007,” kenang Direktur Utama PTDI, Budi Santoso.
Budi bukanlah orang baru di PTDI. Ia bergabung sejak 1987, saat masih bernama IPTN. Pada 1998 lalu, ia pindah menjadi Direktur Utama PT Pindad, dan berhasil. Pada 2007 lalu, doktor ilmu robotika dari Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgia, ini diminta pemerintah membenahi PTDI.
Saat ia baru memimpin, Budi dicegat oleh banyak persoalan. Ribuan bekas karyawan berdemonstrasi menuntut pesangon. Dan soal itu terus menguras energinya. Ditambah beban hutang, khususnya hutang kepada pemerintah yang mencapai Rp3,8 triliun. Kas  keuangan PTDI kandas saat itu.
Dia lalu membereskannya tahap demi tahap. Pada 2009, semua urusan masa lalu itu kelar. Setelah diaudit BPK, instansi pajak, dan berbagai lembaga, utang ke pemerintah itu pun beres. “Kami minta utang kepada pemerintah dikonversi menjadi modal. Duitnya sih tidak ada, hanya di atas kertas. Tapi ia tidak menjadi beban keuangan PTDI,” katanya.
Tangan dingin Budi Santoso perlahan menuai hasil. Pada 2012 lalu,  perusahaan membukukan laba bersih sekitar Rp40 miliar, dengan pendapatan Rp2,68 triliun. Pendapatan terbesar disumbang oleh pembuatan pesawat sebesar Rp2,3 triliun, manufaktur komponen Rp236 miliar, jasa teknisi dan alutsista Rp65 miliar, dan dari perawatan pesawat Rp104 miliar.
Tiga  langkah
Beresnya utang masa lalu itu, kata Budi Santoso, menjadi titik balik PTDI. Pada akhir 2011, mendapatkan kucuran dana Penyertaan Modal Negara (PMN) sebesar Rp2,06 triliun. Direksi tidak menyia-nyiakan dana itu, dan langsung memakainya untuk modernisasi mesin, hanggar dan sumber daya manusia.
Direktur Niaga dan Restrukturisasi, Budiman Saleh menjelaskan PTDI telah mengalokasikan Rp270 miliar membeli berbagai mesin produksi serta membenahi dan membangun hanggar baru senilai Rp140 miliar. Nantinya, PTDI akan mempunyai dua hanggar perakitan pesawat.
Satu hanggar baru tersebut baru akan beroperasi pada Semester I 2014, dan mampu merakit pesawat besar seperti CN 295. (Lihat Bagian 3: Agar di Langit Kita Jaya)
Tiga langkah restrukturisasi pun  dilakukan. Pertama, pada fase darurat, selama 2011-2012, dibenahi kondisi internal. Kedua, adalah tahap stabilisasi pada 2012-2013. Pada fase ini perusahaan melakukan berbagai investasi dan revitalisasi. Terakhir, diharapkan pada 2015 ke atas, PTDI diharapkan lepas dari ketergantungan pada pemerintah.
“Saat ini kami sedang dalam tahap fase kedua. Kita lakukan pencarian pendanaan untuk permodalan, pemetaan pasar dan persiapan produk baru seperti N 219,” kata Budiman.
Saat ini, untuk bergerak perusahaan memang tergantung pada rezeki dari pemerintah. Misalnya, PTDI meraup kontrak hingga Rp7 triliun hingga tiga tahun mendatang, sebagian besar dari Kementerian Pertahanan. Tapi setelah itu, PTDI diminta untuk mandiri.
“Kami perlu hidup. Bisnis pesawat terbang bukan sesuatu yang instan,” kata Budi Santoso.
Bantuan itu, kata Budi, penting. Ia seperti efek bola salju. Konsumen melihat perusahaan mulai bangkit, dan tanpa diundang, mereka datang ke pabrik dan melakukan kerjasama. “Lima tahun lalu, saat saya pertama kali menjadi Direktur Utama, hal ini tidak pernah saya bayangkan,” katanya.
Menggandeng Airbus
Salah satu kunci keberhasilan PTDI adalah belajar dari kesalahan masa lalu. Sewaktu masih bernama IPTN, perusahaan ini “jor-joran” mengembangkan berbagai macam pernik pesawat walaupun tidak ekonomis.  Insinyur mereka waktu itu sangat menguasai teknologi, tapi tidak mengerti ilmu marketing.
“Ternyata, mengerti teknologi saja tidak cukup. Bagian lain adalah menguasai pasar, kami tidak pernah pelajari hal tersebut,” kata Budi.
Jalan lain mendongkrak kembali perusahaan yang  “pingsan” sejak krisis 1997 lalu adalah usaha  menggandeng industri penerbangan lain yang telah berkibar, yaitu Airbus dan Boeing. “Dua-duanya kami jajaki,” ujar Budi.
Namun, yang terdekat adalah EADS, perusahaan yang termasuk grupnya Airbus. Secara sejarah, PTDI lebih dekat, meskipun dulu mereka pernah punya hubungan dengan Boeing.
Cara ini, kata Budi, lebih efektif. Soalnya, membuat pasar baru membutuhkan waktu hingga puluhan tahun. PTDI tidak mungkin menanti selama itu, bisa keburu mati. Cara PTDI mirip seperti yang dilakukan Lenovo dan IBM. “Lenovo dahulu menggunakan merek IBM hingga orang-orang sadar IBM itu Lenovo. Sekarang Lenovo tidak memakai nama IBM namun tetap laku,” katanya.
Cara ini mulai membuahkan hasil. PTDI kini menerapkan standar administrasi hingga membuat pesawat, yang sesuai standar Airbus, baik EADS Airbus dan Airbus Military, membantu dari teknik hingga non teknik. Per tahun, PTDI mendapatkan kontrak Rp180-200 miliar. Dengan bekal inilah, PTDI bertekad membuat pesawat asli Indonesia.
Selain dengan EADS, PTDI juga menjalin kerjasama dengan Eurocopter Family yang juga dibawah EADS untuk membuat body helikopter MK II, yaitu tailboom dan fuselage senilai Rp5 miliar. Selain itu PTDI juga menjadi subkontrak CTRM dan Korean Air senilai Rp10 miliar.
Berbagai pesanan inilah yang membuat para karyawan PTDI bergairah. Saat ini, pabrik PTDI berjalan dua shift. Pada shift malam mereka akan mengejar produksi jika terjadi masalah di dua shift sebelumnya. Saking penuhnya order, PTDI tidak berani mengambil pekerjaan lagi. Kapasitas produksi perusahan itu sudah penuh.
“Maka, kalau ada yang bilang kami menganggur, itu salah. Dengan modernisasi saat ini, PTDI 2-3 kali lebih produktif dari yang lama,” katanya.
Jet tempur
Mesin-mesin buatan Jerman, Italia dan Taiwan terbaru sejak 2012 lalu telah hadir di pabrik PTDI. Mesin CNC (Computerized Numerical Control), di antaranya Quaser MV 18C, Haas VF6-50, Haas VR 11 B Deckel Maho DMU 100 mB, dan mesin Gantry Jobs LINX30 serta Gantry Matec 30 P membuat semangat baru bagi para teknisi. Urusan produksi menjadi lebih cepat.
Meski begitu, kapasitasnya belum setara dengan pabrik besar seperti Airbus. Untuk membuat sebuah pesawat dari nol hingga bisa terbang PTDI membutuhkan waktu 8-12 bulan. Sementara Airbus dan Boeing, rata-rata hanya butuh dua pekan. Dengan mesin baru, waktu produksi diharapkan bisa diringkas menjadi dua bulan.
Bermodal mesin itu pula, perusahaan yakin dapat meraup laba lebih besar. Pada 2013 ini PTDI menargetkan pendapatan sebesar Rp3 triliun,  dengan target laba bersih Rp60 miliar. Pada 2012 laba tercatat Rp40 miliar. Perusahaan kini mulai percaya diri, misalnya meminjam dana ke Bank sebagai modal kerja.
Secara potensial, PTDI masih bisa mengembangkan CN-235 menjadi CN-234 Next Generation.  CN-235 adalah proyek bersama antara PTDI dengan CASA. PTDI diberikan kebebasan oleh CASA untuk memberikan berbagai inovasi pada CN-235. Salah satunya menambahkan wing tips untuk menambah kestabilan pesawat.
Selain itu, C-212 versi improvement, harganya lebih murah, dan kapasitasnya juga bertambah. “Kami juga menargetkan pusat perawatan PTDI dapat merawat Airbus A320 di Indonesia,” ujar Budi.
Agar makin tokcer di masa depan, perusahaan itu akan merekrut generasi muda. Penerimaan besar-besaran insinyur PTDI terjadi pada 1982-1986. Setelah itu, tidak ada lagi. Kini sekitar 45 persen sumber daya ahli di perusahaan itu, khususnya para engineer, telah memasuki masa pensiun.
Kini, pegawai baru direkrut secara bertahap. “Yang pensiun, akan kami pertahankan 1-2 orang sebagai pelatih engineer baru. Cara ini kami gunakan mengatasi lost generation di PTDI,” kata Budiman.
Sebagai bahan latihan bagi para insinyur muda, PTDI menyiapkan N 219. Pesawat berkapasitas 19 orang ini akan dijadikan model agar para insiyur muda mengetahui satu siklus pembuatan pesawat.
Dari produk N 219 inilah, tenaga ahli muda itu dapat mengembangkan beragam jenis pesawat. Bukan tak mungkin suatu saat mereka menciptakan pesawat jet komersial seperti N2130 yang mati suri. Atau pesawat tempur IF-X/K-FX, kolaborasi PTDI dengan Korea Selatan.
Proyek terakhir itu kini memang tidak jelas nasibnya. Sebab, Korea Selatan memotong anggaran riset, serta pemerintah Turki mengundurkan diri dari program itu. 

sumber : viva.co.id

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          Government Senior Spec System Design Engineer   
MD-Columbia, Seeking experienced computer network defense analysts to improve the availability and survivability of customer networks and protection of vital information from cyber adversaries. This position will involve Certification & Accreditation activities, cybersecurity threat awareness and reporting, participation in the development of cyber analysis growth and improvement opportunities, cyber analysis
          A: Corsair Graphite 230T Windowed Black - T.e.a.b.   
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          GRATIS 4GB SD! Nieuwe 3G 5 inch smartphone Android 6.0 THL T6C 1gb/8gb E 69   

Dit weekend tot en met zondag 2 juli GRATIS 4GB kingston SD kaartje bij deze telefoon... nu is de tijd om te kopen!  Zie onze CAMERA demo van deze telefoon in het volgende filmpje: https://youtu.be/x001uZZgJwU opgenomen aan de Amstel in Amsterdam

Prima telefoon voor heel weinig geld... Met: gratis hardplastic beschermhoesje en screensaver! 1 jaar garantie, incl. btw en bijdrage thuiskopie, Geen E 89 maar slechts E 69  bij computerstunt.nl! Wireless updates naar versie 23 december 2016!. Alles erop en eraan, het scherm is scherp genoeg (en gebruikt weinig stroom), GPS en geluid zijn echt goed te noemen zeker voor deze prijs!

Review (android 5.1 versie) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npiG1B9jyx4

Als toegift nog eentje: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTTv6IkuMHk

Zoals bij veel telefoons zijn de updates makkelijk uit te voeren: Instellingen-Over deze telefoon-Wireless update!

Main Features:

Color: Navy Blue
Display: 5.0 inch 854x480 IPS FWVGA Screen
CPU: MTK6580 Quad Core 1.3GHz  
GPU: Mali-400MP   
System: Android 6.0  
RAM + ROM: 1GB RAM +    8GB ROM. TF card up to 32GB 
Camera: Back camera 5.0MP ( interpolated to 8.0MP ) with flashlight and auto focus +    front camera 0.3MP ( interpolated to 2.0MP ) 
Sensor: Gravity sensor, Proximity sensor, Light sensor  
Bluetooth: 4.0  
Features: GPS, WiFi  
SIM Card: Dual SIM dual standby, one is standard SIM card, and the other is Micro SIM card  
Network:
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz  
3G: WCDMA 850/2100MHz Brand: Thl   
Type: 3G Smartphone   
OS: Android 6.0   
Service Provide: Unlocked   
Languages: English, Spanish, Italian, Russian, German, French, Hebrew, Hungarian, Greek, Portuguese, Afrikaans, Malay, Catalonian, Czech, Danish, Croatian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Dutch, Polish, Norwegian, Romanian, Romansh, Slovak, Slovenian, Finnish, Swedish, Swahili, Vietnamese, Turkish, Zulu, Bulgarian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Arabic, Hindi, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Eesti, Filipino   
SIM Card Slot: Dual SIM,Dual Standby   
SIM Card Type: Micro SIM Card,Standard SIM Card CPU: MTK6580   
Cores: 1.3GHz,Quad Core   
GPU: Mali-400 MP   
RAM: 1GB RAM   
ROM: 8GB   
External Memory: TF card up to 32GB (not included) Wireless Connectivity: 3G,Bluetooth 4.0,GPS,GSM   
WIFI: 802.11b/g/n wireless internet   
Network type: GSM+WCDMA   
3G: WCDMA 850/2100MHz   
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz Screen type: Capacitive   
Screen size: 5.0 inch   
Screen resolution: 854 x 480 (FWVGA) Camera type: Dual cameras (one front one back)   
Back-camera: 5.0MP ( interpolated to 8.0MP )   
Front camera: 0.3MP ( interpolated to 2.0MP )   
Video recording: Yes   
Flashlight: Yes Picture format: BMP,GIF,JPEG,PNG   
Music format: AAC,MP3,WAV   
Video format: 3GP,AVI,MP4   
Games: Android APK I/O Interface: 1 x Micro SIM Card Slot,1 x Standard SIM Card Slot,3.5mm Audio Out Port,Micro USB Slot,TF/Micro SD Card Slot   
Bluetooth Version: V4.0   
Sensor: Ambient Light Sensor,Gravity Sensor,Proximity Sensor   
Additional Features: 3G,Alarm,Bluetooth,Browser,Calculator,Calendar,E-book,FM,GPS,MP3,MP4,People,Sound Recorder,Wi-Fi Battery Capacity (mAh): 1 x 1900mAh   
Battery Type: Li-ion Battery Cell Phone: 1   
Power Adapter: 1   
USB Cable: 1   
Back Case : 1   
English Manual : 1 Product size: 14.39 x 7.16 x 0.82 cm / 5.67 x 2.82 x 0.32 inches   
Package size: 18.00 x 12.00 x 6.00 cm / 7.09 x 4.72 x 2.36 inches   
Package weight: 0.468 kg


          Intel Bundel Intel Core G6950 HM55 HD Graphics All-in-1 VGA/HDMI E 56   

Een bundel met OEM mainboard,  nieuw in neutrale verpakking, met een processor Intel Pentium G6950 Dual Core 2 x 2.8 ghz met boxed koeler en met ingebouwde Intel HD Graphics. Geassembleerd, nieuw, voor maar E 66.

Deze processor is TWEE keer zo snel als de budget celerons van dit moment (3050/3060) en prima voor alledaagse taken office en multimedia; zelfs geschikt voor lichte spellen!! 1080p streaming internet is geen enkel probleem! Zie de demo met deze processor op youtube  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3usU4KBMMDk Met OEM mainboard incl. lan met VGA, HDMI, 4 xSATA2, sound, USB 2 extra headers voor totaal 8 poorten. NB: geen ide aansluiting meer!


Intel Pentium G6950 met HD Graphics PASSMARK BENCHMARKS!

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Schaarse mainboard bundel, opnieuw geproduceerd (bios is van 2016), nu verkrijgbaar bij computerstunt.nl... Inbouwklaar geleverd, nieuw, bulk verpakt, met i/o shield aansluitoverzicht en drivers voor Windows 7, 1 jaar garantie


Model

H55B

CPU Support

Celeron/ Pentium/ Core i3/i5/i7 in LGA 1156

Chipset

Intel HM55 chipset

Memory Support

2 DIMM slots, DDR3 dual-channel 1066MHz/1333MHz/ Max. 8GB

NB: alleen wat ouder geheugen past hierop, niet het nieuwste soort 1600 mhz wat vaak volgens een ander procede is gemaakt

Storage Support

4 x SATA 2.0 3Gb/s ports

Expansion Slots

1 PCI-E x16 slot, 1 PCI-E x1 slot

LAN

Realtek RTL8105E 100/10 Mbps

Audio

Realtek 662, 3 x Audio Jacks for 6 channel HD Audio

Back Panel I/O

1 x VGA


1 x HDMI


4 x USB2.0


1 x LAN(RJ45) port


3 Audio jacks

2 x PS/2 mouse and keyboard

On-Board connectors

4x USB 2.0 connector supporting additional 4 x USB 2.0 ports


1xFront panel audio connector


1x4-pin CPU fan connector


1xSYS fan connector


1x24-pin ATX power connector


1x4-pin ATX 12V power connector


1xFront panel connector, 1xSpeaker connector

Form factor

Micro-ATX 21cm*17cm



          ACTIE SALE 2 stuks 3,5 inch Hard Disks div. merken 80gb SATA, pulled    
Nu 2 stuks... geen 22 maar 15 euro!! Inslaan dus... Gecontroleerde en gewiste schijven uit werkende computers, div merken, Hitachi/WD/Seagate/Maxtor... 3 maanden garantie... Prijs geldt tot en met 3 juli a.s., daarna E 19.

          LINUX KNALLER ZUINIGE INTEL IVY BRIDGE DUAL CORE PC 2GB/32GB SSD/VGA/HDMI NIEUW E 169!   

Loopt zoooo lekker met LINUX... zie het nieuwste amateur filmpje (geen namaak maar de echte demo) https://youtu.be/yCTr7Rhi7mA MET 32 GB ssd (tot 10 keer sneller dan conventionele harddisk) en 2GB geheugen...  echt een prima snelheid 2322 PASSMARK (bijna 3 keer sneller dan de huidige budget instap computers en dan rekenen we niet eens de extra snelheid van de SSD mee)... Moderne nieuwe PC met Ivy Bridge processor en kost maar E 169. Voorzien van linux mint, gratis open source besturingssysteem!!

Verder in deze computer een mooi OEM mainboard met VGA en HDMI aansluiting, lan, SATA3, sound, alles on board. Alles geassembleerd en getest in een mooie compacte pianolak minitorer met 400 watt voeding. Prima thuis computer voor een superlage prijs! Profiteer nu!

Naar wens nog een DVD brander bijconfigureren, harde schijf voor opslag, maak hem helemaal naar wens!! U kunt hiervan nog een lichte gamers PC maken door te opwaarderen met een pci express videokaart. NB: alleen voor USB Keyboard/Muis.

Ivy Bridge G1610T Benchmark

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          XEON 8 THREAD X5550 PC 4GB/120GB SSD/DVDRW/Geforce 710 1GB E 339   

Alleen bij Computerstunt.nl een nieuwe XEON machine nu in alternatieve uitvoering! Dit is een server processor die sneller is dan de i7 920 en nog iets zuiniger ook!! Voor u uitgevoerd in een mooie compacte behuizing. Deze computer komt met Windows 10 Home 64 bits voorinstallatie (geen licentie, geen DVD)! Nieuw in doos met 1 jaar garantie.

Intel Xeon X5550 processor Quad Core met hyperthreading betekent dat uw PC 8 threads kan verwerken, het systeem laat dan ook 8 processoren zien! Een processor voor jarenlange betrouwbare rekenkracht! Prima PC met topcomponenten voor jarenlang computerplezier, nu wel heel voordelig bij Computerstunt! Met OEM mainboard incl. gblan, 4 x SATA, sound, USB  8 poorten aan achterzijde, 2 poorten aan voorzijde. Met 4 GB DDR3 geheugen en een SSD van 120GB (5 x sneller dan conventionele harddisk) plus een dual layer DVD brander. Deze computer is helemaal af met plaatsing van een losse videokaart MSI passief gekoeld NVIDIA GT 710 1GB met DVI, VGA en HDMI aansluiting... Voor u geassembleerd in een mooie pianolak minitoren met 450 watt voeding met 12 cm fan.

Uitstekende computer voor zwaarder gebruik, nu voor wel heel weinig geld bij Computerstunt.nl! Nieuw in doos met 1 jaar garantie.

 

Intel XEON X5550 8 thread Benchmark

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          NIEUWE DUAL CORE AMD multimedia home PC 2GB/32GB SSD/IDE E 159!!   

Nieuwste MINT.. Let op eerste filmpje is met 3GB geheugen, maar dat maakt voor licht gebruik helemaal niets uit... ook niet bij 64 bits...Youtube: https://youtu.be/XB_UjkW81H8 Als u het niet gelooft... er is ook een eerdere versie (meer technisch met geheugengebruik e.d.)...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztNmHQvp7Ig&t

BEST BUY VOOR DE LAAGSTE PRIJS! Dit model komt nieuw in doos nu supervoordelig ALLEEN bij ons echt laag geprijsd voor maar E 159, grote partij nog volop verkrijgbaar, exclusief bij computerstunt.nl... Perfecte snelle computer inclusief LINUX MINT voorinstallatie.

Bij mediamarkt koopt u voor E 329 een Medion PC Met Celeron 3050, http://www.mediamarkt.nl/nl/product/_medion-akoya-e2008-f-1444866.html de processor is half zo snel als de A4-3300, dan is die machine ook nog voorzien van traditionele harde schijf, wat hem nog eens de helft langzamer maakt... Dus dubbele prijs voor ongeveer een kwart van de snelheid? Begrijpt u het nog.... Grote prijsverschil is Windows 10 (U kunt bij ons kiezen voor gratis Linux) en een 1tb harddisk, dus wel een schat aan opslag.... Het is maar waar je voor kiest... Een SSD maakt een PC echt een stuk sneller!!

De A4-3300 komt inclusief DirectX 11 Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6410D, geschikt voor alledaags gebruik en veel niet al te zware games!

* Nu update: De DVI uitgang op dit mainboard geeft met een HDMI verloopje ook het HD geluid door! Echt supercool... verloopje is los te bestellen... zie de demo op youtube: https://youtu.be/Dv25qMQ8PxU

Verder in deze computer een mooi mainboard OEM met lan, usb, sound, VGA+DVI aansluiting, alles on board (standaard met surround view, dus u kunt twee verschillende beelden aansturen op DVD en VGA), en met PCI express slot zodat u voor weinig geld een gamers computer kunt maken, 32 GB SSD (tot 5 keer sneller dan een conventionele harde schijf) en 2 GB DDR3 geheugen in dual channel. Deze computer wordt voor u geassembleerd en getest in een compacte behuizing met 400 watt voeding. Alleen bij ons nieuw in doos met 1 jaar garantie voor een zeer aantrekkelijke prijs!

Naar wens te configureren met meer geheugen, een DVD brander, meer opslag of een losse videokaart!

AMD-s Accelerated Processing Units (APU) combine a multi-core CPU and discrete-level GPU on a single power-efficient chip enabling vivid HD entertainment, blazing-fast Internet browsing and accelerated media applications.

With desktop PCs based on VISION Technology you can enjoy rich, smooth performance in a quiet-running, energy-efficient system. Experience smooth, skip-free HD playback and discover impressive speed and performance in everyday applications.

Get near HD-quality from standard DVDs, play casual games and convert video files to mobile devices easily with the innovative AMD Dual-Core A4 Series Accelerated Processor.

AMD FM1 A4-3300 CORE, PASSMARK BENCHMARKS!

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          TOPPER! Lenovo i5 4288U 15,6 inch laptop zwart + 4Gb + 128GB Snelle SSD + Windows 10 Pro + DVDRW   

De Lenovo IdeaPad 100 is uitgerust met een snelle Intel Core i5-4288U processor, 4 GB werkgeheugen en een 128GB SSD.. tien keer sneller dan normale harde schijf. Je kunt meteen aan de slag met Windows 10 Pro. Zeer goede prijs voor i5 laptop met SSD bij computerstunt.nl... Let op slechts beperkt op voorraad!!

Je kunt eenvoudig verbinden met draadloze netwerken, streamen via Bluetooth of een bekabelde internetaansluiting gebruiken. De HDMI-aansluiting is beschikbaar voor het afspelen van multimedia naar een televisie of monitor. Een webcam en SD-kaartlezer zijn ook inbegrepen. De Lenovo IdeaPad 100 is een veelzijdige laptop die dankzij de snelle processor goed zal presteren. Je kunt ook eenvoudig cd/dvd's lezen en branden, dankzij de ingebouwde dvd-brander.

Pluspunten van de Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBD:
Pluspunten De Intel Core i5 processor biedt snelle prestaties, ook geschikt voor multitasking en hobbymatig foto- en videobewerken.
Pluspunten Ga meteen aan de slag met Windows 10.
Pluspunten Inclusief cd/dvd-brander voor het lezen en branden van cd/dvd's.

 


Beeldscherm

Schermgrootte 15.6 inch
Schermresolutie 1366 x 768 pixels
Beeldverhouding 16:09
Type paneel TN paneel
Type schermafwerking Glanzend
Touchscreen Nee

Processor

Processortype Intel Core i5
Processornummer i5-4288U
Codenaam Haswell
Aantal processorkernen 2 met HT= 4 threads
Kloksnelheid 2.6 GHz
Maximale turbo frequentie 3,1 GHz

Geheugen

Intern geheugen 4 GB
Max. intern geheugen 8 GB
Type intern geheugen DDR3L
Aantal geheugensloten 1

Opslag

Opslagcapaciteit SSD 128 GB
Harde schijf interface SATA

Videokaart Onboard Intel HD Graphics
Videokaartgeheugen Gedeeld

Software

Besturingssysteem Windows 10 Pro

Netwerkverbindingen

Verbindingen
    Ethernet|Bluetooth|Wifi
Wifi-standaard Wireless N
WiDi Nee
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Ethernet 1

Aansluitingen

usb 2.0-poorten 1
usb 3.0-poorten 1
HDMI 1

Toetsenbordindeling QWERTY
Toetsenbordverlichting Nee
Numeriek keypad Ja
Toetsenbord-productopties: Touchpad | Numeriek keypad


Cd/dvd-speler CD/DVD Lezer/Brander
Kaartlezer SD-kaart
Ingebouwde speakers Ja
Laptop-productopties Numeriek Toetsenbord | Ingebouwde microfoon | Ingebouwde webcam
Type gebruik Dagelijks gebruik

Batterij

Batterijcapaciteit 24 Wh

Afmetingen

Breedte 38 cm, diepte 26,5 cm Hoogte 2,3 cm
Gewicht 2300 gram
Kleur Zwart

Verpakkingsinhoud AC-adapter
Carry in garantie 2 jaar

 


          OPNIEUW BINNEN! MINI PC Intel Bay Trail 96x96x20 mm 4Core 2GB/32GB incl Windows 10!!   

Een volwaardige computer die in je borstzak past! Zo klein zag u nog nooit. Loopt heel soepel... Speciale vernieuwde versie met Windows 10 home Engels. NB: tijdens setup begint deze meteen met updaten naar nieuwste versie... dat duurt wel een tijd... direct na updaten adviseren wij om via cleanup disk de oldwindows te verwijderen... dat is circa 10GB... daarna onstaat een mooie schone installatie en de volgende schijfindeling met 19,3 GB vrije ruimte:

 http://www.computerstunt.nl/afbeeldingen/w8newwin10.jpg

Het systeem is daarna ook geactiveerd*. Nu weer verkrijgbaar bij computerstunt.nl voor maar E 115 incl. thuiskopie bijdrage en BTW. 1 jaar garantie via computerstunt.nl.

Is eventueel nog makkelijk opnieuw te formatteren om uw eigen OS erop te zetten! Zie de demo op https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyhWlpllths

http://www.computerstunt.nl/afbeeldingen/w8minivier.jpg

1.CPU:Intel Baytrail-T CR(Quad-core ) 1.33-1,83 GHz  
2.GPU:Intel HD Graphic(Gen7)  
3.2GB RAM +32GB Nand Flash
4.Windows 10 Home OS English
5.Support USB Wire/ WiFi 2.4G Wireless Keyboard, Mouse, Air mouse   
6.Support WIFI 802.11b/g/n+BT 4.0

*NB: het is mogelijk dat bij activeren/opnieuw installeren/recovery van windows, de activatiecode niet geldig is, helaas kunnen wij daar niets aan doen en ook geen garantie op geven. wij verkopen dit product als zijnde niet geactiveerd. 


          UNIEK! Mini PC 13x13x2,2 cm Ivy Bridge dual core 4GB/60GB SSD VGA HDMI GBlan Wifi   

Ter vergelijking: https://www.mycom.nl/product/4422/intel-nuc-kit-boxnuc5ppyh deze nuc zonder geheugen en zonder SSD kost 179 euro, met een Pentium N3700 1891 passmark punten, onze complete computer inclusief geheugen en dure msata SSD kost nu tijdelijk hetzelfde en is ongeveer even snel, maar is dus wel helemaal compleet en voor u geassembleerd!!

Nu vernieuwd met mogelijkheid upgrade geheugen en opslag... En volop verkrijgbaar... Razend leuke kleine computer... kleiner hebben we niet... maar wel geschikt voor 1080p streaming internet... En standaard inclusief 4 GB geheugen plus een Msata SSD van 60GB! Nu met Windows 7/8 drivers op CD meegeleverd!

De behuizing is pianolak en komt met rubberen pootjes! Alles erop en eraan: HDMI VGA, 2 USB 3.0 poorten, 3 USB 2.0, lan, wifi, en soundaansluiting. In windows 10 is het beeld in lengte en breedte aan te passen, een feature die op de nieuwste hdmi sticks ontbreekt omdat de processoren inmiddels zijn uitgekleed.

Nu bij computerstunt E 189.. nergens voordeliger! Prijs geldt tot en met 30 juni a.s. daarna E 209. Processor en chipset demo met windows 7 op youtube (onze bestbekeken film) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CA6FgP45QN4&feature=youtu.be Komt standaard met windows 10 Home voorinstallatie (geen DVD, geen licentie).

Dit kan alleen bij computerstunt.nl... Nieuw in doos met 1 jaar garantie.



1037 MINI PC
Dimension131x130x22mm
ColorBlack
CPUIntel Celeron 1037U (on board)
dual core, dual thread/1.8GHz, L2 Cache:2x256KB, L3 Cache:2MB
ChipsetIntel HM65/NM70
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics
Main frequency 350-1000MHz (support 1080P HDMI display)
MemorySO-DIMM DDR3 4 GB Brand
StorageSSD 60GB
MotherboardITX-B37 V1.3
Motherboard FANlaptop quiet fan design, intelligent heat dissipation
Interface3 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.0
1 x RJ-45 jack
1 x VGA
1 x HDMI
1 x Power switch
1 x DC 12V jack
1 x Microphone-in jack
1 x Headphone-out jack
Soundchip Realtek ALC662 5.1 HD
LAN10/100/1000Mbps ethernet Realtek 8111
OSSupport WINXP/WIN7/WIN8/WIN10/Linux (32-bit and 64-bit)
Power Adapter12V/3A
Other Featurescompact and portable, energy saving and environmental protection, simple maintenance, easy shipping

 

Ivy Bridge Celeron 1037 Benchmark

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          INTEL Pentium G2020 + B75 All-in-1 VGA HDMI USB3 SATA3 + 4GB E 111   

Nu lekker snel computeren in 2017 voor wel heel weinig geld... ideaal! Een upgradebundel echt sneller dan menige dual, triple en zelfs quad core plus zuinig met energie! Komt met OEM mainboard nieuw, bulk verpakt, met een processor Intel Pentium G2020 IVY BRIDGE, Arctic koeler EN inclusief 4 GB ADATA merkgeheugen bank 1600 mhz topkwaliteit. Geassembleerd en getest, inbouwklaar geleverd voor maar  E 111,

Compleet mainboard met VGA plus HDMI aansluiting, lan, sound, 4 x sata3, 4 x USB 2.0 plus 2 x USB 3.0 (en ook nog een USB 3.0 header voor in de nieuwste kasten, elders verkrijgbaar), pci express... het bordje heeft alles wat u nodig heeft!! NB: geen ide aansluiting meer en geen PCI sloten, alleen PCI express X1 en X16.

HD4000 graphics levert een signifiante verbetering op de Sandy Bridge generatie... zie ook http://www.pcworld.com/article/254178/ivy_bridge_graphics_entry_level_cards_are_dead.html

Pentium G2020 Benchmark

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CPU

Intel  LGA1155 socket, Support Intel I3/I5/I7 processor
Chipset Intel B75
Memory 2 DIMM. DDR3 dual-channel 1066MHz/1333MHz,1600MHz support up to 16 GB
FSB 1066/1333/1600MHz
Expansion Slots 1 x PCIEx16
1 x PCIE x1
Storage 4 x SATA 3.0 6Gb/s port(s)

LAN Lan on board (RTL8105E chip), 100M speed
Audio Build-in ALC662 Sound card
USB ports 4*USB 2.0/2 USB 3.0
1*USB 2.0 /1*USB 3.0 expansion
Back Panel I/O ports       1 x VGA
1 x USB Keyboard Port
1 x USB Mouse Port
1 x LAN(RJ45) port

1 x HDMI
3 Audio jacks
Form factor
micro atx/flex ca 17 x 19 cm

          INTEL Pentium G6950 SNELLE PC 3GB/60GB SSD/HDMI NIEUW E 189   
Nu voor de echte budgetkopers deze snelle Pentium PC met 60 GB SSD en 3 GB geheugen, inclusief Windows 10 home installatie (geen licentie, geen DVD) voor maar 189 euro! Zie de demo met deze processor op youtube  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3usU4KBMMDk

Intel Westmere 32nm G6950 processor, Dual Core inclusief ingebouwd Intel HD Graphics staat borg voor jarenlange betrouwbare rekenkracht! Prima PC met topcomponenten voor jarenlang computerplezier, nu wel heel voordelig bij Computerstunt! Met OEM mainboard incl. lan, VGA, HDMI , 4 x SATA, sound, USB 4 extra headers. Met 3 GB DDR3 geheugen (een prima hoeveelheid, de demo toont aan dat 2gb al voldoende is) en een SSD van 60GB (5 x sneller dan conventionele harddisk). Voor u geassembleerd in een mooie compacte pianolak minitoren met 400 watt voeding.

Uitstekende computer voor multimedia/office gebruik, nu voor wel heel weinig geld bij Computerstunt.nl! Nieuw in doos met 1 jaar garantie.

Intel Pentium G6950 met HD Graphics PASSMARK BENCHMARKS!

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          VALUE 2586 PASSMARK PC 3GB/60GB SSD/HDMI PC E 189   

MET 60 GB ssd (tot 10 keer sneller dan conventionele harddisk) en 3GB geheugen...  echt een prima snelheid 2599 PASSMARK (bijna 3 keer sneller dan de huidige budget instap computers en dan rekenen we niet eens de extra snelheid van de SSD mee)... Moderne nieuwe PC met Ivy Bridge processor en kost maar E 189! Voorzien van Windows 10, niet geactiveerd (geen licentie, geen dvd).

Verder in deze computer een mooi OEM mainboard met VGA en HDMI aansluiting, lan, SATA3, sound, alles on board. Alles geassembleerd en getest in een mooie compacte pianolak minitorer met 400 watt voeding. Prima thuis computer voor een superlage prijs! Profiteer nu!

Naar wens nog een DVD brander bijconfigureren, processor upgraden naar G2020, harde schijf voor opslag, maak hem helemaal naar wens!! U kunt hiervan nog een lichte gamers PC maken door te opwaarderen met een pci express videokaart. NB: alleen voor USB Keyboard/Muis.

Ivy Bridge G1620 Benchmark

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          GIGApod USB 2,0 externe harddiskbehuizing Spire, usb, e-sata SALE E 10!   

Adviesprijs E 33,82... nu bij computerstunt.nl tot en met 30 juni geen 14 euro maar slechts E 10, nieuw in doos! Compleet met voeding en kabels.... Zie ook onze aanbieding met deze behuizing inclusief een 320 gb harddisk!

GigaPod VIII e-SATA

The GigaPod VIII e-SATA 3.5" e-SATA + USB 2.0 Enclosure transfers data from any SATA Hard Drive at speeds up to 3.0Gb! Secure your data by utilizing your External Hard Drive for backup. The GigaPod VIII will support ANY SATA HARD DRIVE and is backward compatible to support USB 1.1. With Support for both PC and Mac Desktops or Notebooks, GigaPod VIII is your most versatile enclosure solution.

Short specifications

  • 3.5''HDD/SSD Enclosure, supports 3.5'' SATA HDD/SSD
  • Portable: easy to back up or exchange files
  • Convenient: plug & play and hot swappable
  • Supports the newest SATA hard drives 
  • Including USB & eSATA cables for direct operation
  • Vibration proof anti-shock design 
  • Aluminum alloy body for the best heat disspation
  • Copy, move and place files by simply drag and drop
  • Works with notebook, Mac and desktop pcs


          ACER complete compacte INTEL PC met Windows 10, renewed, SSD versie!! E 222   

LAAGSTE PRIJS INCL. LEGALE WINDOWS 10!! Het is fijn computeren met deze ACER compacte home/office computer, geen E 349 maar slechts E 222. Met nieuwe SSD in plaats van HDD en nieuwe, schone windows 10 installatie, de harddisk is vervangen voor een 5 keer snellere SSD! Incl. 4GB (2 x 2 GB) geheugen en 60GB SSD.. renewed, ziet er als nieuw uit en komt compleet met muis en toetsenbord en Windows 10 Home voorinstallatie... NB: heeft 2 HDMI aansluitingen dus niet geschikt voor VGA/DVI monitor als u geen verloopstekkers hebt... Compleet in doos.... 1 jaar garantie carry in. Tegen meerprijs plaatsen wij een grotere SSD. DEMO van deze machine: https://youtu.be/5M5QY9ZsAw8

Maximize your creativity and your desk space.

The Acer Aspire desktop will astonish you with excellent performance and rich features in a small factor design. Measuring one third the size of a traditional desktop PC, this Aspire packs  a dual core Intel processor, good amount of memory and superfast SSD to tackle your everyday needs from home computing to multimedia entertainment. This feature-loaded model also comes equipped with USB 3.0 ports and HDMI output, allowing you to make better use of your high speed peripherals and large format flat panel display.

General information

Fits in Well

Easy to place, easy to set up: Whether on a bookcase shelf, in a corner of your desk, or tucked underneath, this compact PC just fits. It's perfect for storing movies and media, as a gaming or learning machine in the kids' room, or as a homework tool for students in cramped dorms.

General information

Full Power

Handle tasks, watch video, play casual games, and keep in touch with friends - all easy with powerful yet power efficient Intel processor and generous amount of memory. Press the power button and command your world. (Monitor not included)

General information

HD Fun

Wonderfully compact - and greatly entertaining - the Aspire X Series is your high-definition multimedia center. You can easily take the multimedia experience to your big screen, thanks to the HDMI port built into every Aspire X Series desktop. (Monitor not included)

General information

Expandable Design

Easily transfer media from your digital devices using the front-mounted card reader or speedy rear USB 3.0 port. You can also create great home videos or backup data and files with the DVD Super Multi drive.

 

Type
    Student / Home Office

Form Factor
    Slim/Small form factor

Usage
    Consumer

Colors
    Black

Processor
    Intel Celeron N3050 1.6 GHz

Processor Main Features
    64 bit Dual Core Processor

Cache Per Processor
    2 MB L2 Cache

Memory
    4 GB (2 x 2) DDR3L SO Dimm

Storage
    60 GB SSD

Optical Drive
    DVD-Writer

Graphics
    Intel HD Graphics

Ethernet
    Gigabit Ethernet

Power Supply
    65W

Operating System
    Windows 10 Home 64-Bit

CPU

CPU Type
    Celeron

CPU Speed
    N3050 (1.60 GHz)

L2 Cache Per CPU
    2 MB

CPU Main Features
    64 bit Dual Core Processor

Graphics

GPU/VGA Type
    Intel HD Graphics

Graphics Interface
    Integrated video

Memory

Memory Capacity
    4 GB DDR3L

Memory Slot (Total)
    2

Maximum Memory Supported
    8 GB

Storage

HDD
    500 GB

HDD Interface
    SATA III

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type
    DVD?RW

Optical Drive Spec
    DVD-Writer

Communications

LAN Speed
    10/100/1000Mbps

Back Panel Ports

Video Ports
    1 HDMI

Rear USB
    2 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0 (Front and rear total)

RJ45
    1 port

Expansion

PCI Slots (Available/Total)
    1 Mini PCI Express Slot

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions (H x W x D)
    10.50" x 3.90" x 14.60" (27 x 10 x 37 cm)
Weight 11.24 lbs.

 


          ZELFBOUWKIT AMD APU Dual Core 3300 400W Kast + 3 GB DDR3   
Voor de hobbyisten die zelf computers kunnen bouwen nu een special bij Computerstunt.nl die zijn weerga niet kent! Alles in 1 doos verstuurd om zelf te bouwen. Alles wat u nodig hebt een complete computer! (U kunt eventueel nog een optical inbouwen). Komt met 1 satakabel en een stroomkabel! Uiteraard komt de kast met bevestingsschroeven. Mainboard heeft 4 SATA aansluitingen. Processor, koeler met noisekiller en geheugen zijn al voor u geplaatst en getest.

Een mooie compacte behuizing met 400 watt voeding plus all in one mainboard en 3 GB geheugen in dual channel. Voor een luttele E 99 ook nog met alles erop en eraan: lan, USB, DVI poort (maar ook DVI en VGA), snel genoeg en supervoordelig... Met een verloopje op de DVI poort kunt u ook HDMI aansluiten, ook het geluid wordt dan doorgegeven, dit verloopje is los te bestellen.

De kit komt met pittige dual core APU processor met HD6410 graphics zie de benchmarks:  een perfecte voordelige keuze, optimale snelheid voor weinig geld!! Inbouwklaar geleverd met incl. panel, cd met drivers en aansluitoverzicht, sata kabel..Nieuw...  Uiteraard met 1 jaar volledige garantie! U kunt los onderdelen bijbestellen om ook zelf in te bouwen.

 

AMD FM1 A4-3300 CORE, PASSMARK BENCHMARKS!

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          Maak zelf af! IVY BRIDGE Dual Core Upgrade-PC All-in-1 voor DDR3 / SATA3/HDMI   

Heel laag geprijsd... upgraden was nog nooit zo voordelig!! Bij Computerstunt.nl kost deze mooie IVY BRIDGE upgradeset maar E 119. Onderdelen die u toevoegt worden gratis ingebouwd (behalve een harde schijf, om thuiskopierecht te omzeilen)! Harde schijf/SSD erbij en draaien maar (vanaf USB te installeren), of bouw er nog een DVDrom/-brander bij!

ECHT een leuke 2586 PASSMARK punten machine... Nieuwe barebone PC met IVY Bridge processor. Verder in deze barebone een mooi OEM mainboard met VGA en HDMI aansluiting, lan, usb, SATA3, sound, alles on board.
Alles geassembleerd en getest in een mooie compacte pianolak minitoren met 400 watt voeding.

Als je een aardig maar wat ouder bakkie hebt staan is dit de ultieme kans om een nieuwe computer te maken voor weinig geld... Wij hebben een mooie compacte pianolak kast plus 400 watt voeding voor je, met al ingebouwd een All-in-1 moederbord, met in de socket een snelle G1620 2 x 2,7 ghz  processor en een koeler, zodat je geen risico loopt dat je die verkeerd monteert!! Geheel compleet met 16x PCI express slot,Intel HD Graphics 4000 beeldkaart in de processorkern, met VGA en HDMI aansluiting voor twee beeldschermen, HD 5.1 soundcard on board, LAN en USB 2.0 (4x on board en 2x in de kast.

Dus samen met een harde schijf/ SSD (SATA) SATA3 geheugen en eventueel een SATA optical drive heb je in een mum van tijd een up to date snel systeem gebouwd!! Voor de Gamers is er een mogelijkheid een mooie PCI Express kaart te plaatsen.

NB: wij leveren deze upgradeset zonder extra kabels, dus geen powercord en geen SATA kabel voor uw harde schijf of SATA speler/brander. Uiteraard zijn de kabels wel erbij te bestellen.

Ivy Bridge G1620 Benchmark

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          NIEUW AMD A6 5400K 2 x 3,6 ghz Dual Core PC 3GB/120GB SSD//DVDRW/VGA/HDMI E 229!   

Prima snelle 2 x 3,6 ghz PC met HD 7540D graphics nu voor een superlage prijs. Kwaliteits computer met de A6 5400K dual core processor, 3 GB DDR3 geheugen, een 120 GB SSD (5 keer sneller dan conventionele harde schijf) en een CD/DVDrom met dual layer DVD brander in een zeer fraaie compacte pianolak kast met 400W voeding. Geassembleerd en getest, u betaalt slechts E 229! 

Ideale multimedia thuis-pc...Met alles erop en eraan: lan, USB, HDMI poort en VGA! Nieuw in doos met 1 jaar garantie. PCI express slot voor uitbreiding, en een traditioneel PCI slot!

 

AMD A6 5400K, PASSMARK BENCHMARKS!

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          Intel Pentium IVY BRIDGE PC G2020 3GB/120GB SSD/DVDRW   

MET 120 GB ssd (tot 10 keer sneller dan conventionele harddisk) en 3GB geheugen...  echt een prima snelheid 2787 PASSMARK (3 keer sneller dan de huidige budget instap computers en dan rekenen we niet eens de extra snelheid van de SSD mee)... Nieuwe PC met Ivy Bridge processor en compleet met DVD brander, 3GB geheugen (prima hoeveelheid, voor normaal gebruik van windows is 2GB al voldoende) en de complete PC kost maar E 244! Voorzien van Windows 10, niet geactiveerd (geen licentie, geen dvd).

Verder in deze computer een mooi OEM mainboard met VGA en HDMI aansluiting, lan, usb, SATA3, sound, alles on board. Om de computer helemaal af te maken plaatsen wij nog een double layer DVD brander! Alles geassembleerd en getest in een mooie compacte pianolak minitorer met 400 watt voeding. Prima thuis computer voor een superlage prijs! Profiteer nu!

U kunt hiervan nog een lichte gamers PC maken door te opwaarderen met een pci express videokaart. NB: alleen voor USB Keyboard/Muis.

Pentium G2020 Benchmark

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          Klacht over bezorging keukeneiland Ikea   

IKEA klacht (1) Op 24 mei j.l. bestelden wij bij IKEA Duivendrecht een mooi keukeneiland. Het was niet goedkoop maar het leek een prachtig meubelstuk voor ons nieuwe appartement. We gaven naam en adresgegevens op bij de medewerker die ons had geholpen en alles vervolgens invoerde in de computer, waarbij we vermeldden dat het om een nieuwbouw adres ging. Omdat het keukeneiland op maat moest worden gemaakt ging daar enige tijd overheen. We kregen de datum door dat het pakket bezorgd zou worden op vrijdag 16 juni tussen 12.00 en 16.00 uur. Die woensdag ervoor, 14 juni om 7.05, ontvingen we een sms met de volgende tekst: ‘de order met nummer 853940421 wordt op 16-06-2017 bezorgd tussen 12.00 en 16.00. We raden je aan om in het geboekte tijdsblok thuis te zijn.’ Voor deze dag namen we een middag vrij en huurden we een klusjesman om het eiland te monteren en in elkaar te zetten. We wonen nog niet in het appartement maar zorgden ervoor dat we er ruim op tijd waren. Om 16.30 uur belden we naar de IKEA klantenservice om te vragen waar ze bleven. Ikea heeft de order er op nagekeken en verzekerde ons dat de bezorgers al in Amsterdam waren. Om 17.30 uur evenwel, werd ik gebeld door de bezorger dat het geboekte adres Bercylaan 277 met een ‘s’ stond geschreven i.p.v. met een ‘c’. (terwijl wij het adres duidelijk gespeld hadden) En omdat ze volgens de navigatie nog 20 minuten nodig zouden hebben ons adres te bereiken – het was inmiddels 17.30 uur- wilden ze het niet meer bezorgen! Wij benadrukten daarop dat we al meer dat 5,5 uur op hen wachtten, een middag vrij hadden genomen, een klusjesman hadden ingehuurd etc. We benadrukten dat we het echt die dag nog wilden ontvangen. Vervolgens namen de bezorgers contact op met Ikea die ons een kwartier later terugbelden met de mededeling dat ze het nog geprobeerd hadden maar dat het niet gelukt was de bezorgers het meubelstuk te laten bezorgen. Onder protest moest er een nieuwe afspraak worden gemaakt voor zaterdag 24 juni. Een andere datum bleek niet mogelijk. Omdat wij 24 juni de verhuizing hebben gepland is dit voor ons onmogelijk. Bovendien hadden we gepland dat het keukeneiland er al ruim zou staan voordat er verhuisd zou worden. Resultaat van deze dag: - dagdeel vrijgenomen voor niks - klusjesman ingehuurd om een keukeneiland te monteren dat niet bezorgd werd - planning omver gegooid want we wilden het hebben staan voor de verhuizing - frustratie en verbijstering door de behandeling - niet een ‘snelle’ datum in het begin van de week ‘aangeboden’ krijgen (omdat er al zoveel is misgegaan) maar onder protest een datum opgedrongen krijgen die bestemd is voor de verhuizing Als klant zijn wij bijzonder coulant geweest in onze opstelling. Ook al zou het afgelopen zaterdag veel te laat (en ver na het gestelde tijdsblok) alsnog bezorgd zijn, dan was deze brief niet geschreven. Maar de geschetste behandeling, incl. het opgedrongen krijgen van een datum die ons niet uitkomt, stuurt niet alleen onze planning in de war maar wekt ook grote frustratie. IKEA klacht vervolg (2) Op 17 juni ontving u onze klacht per mail en op 18 juni bezochten we de klantenservicedesk van Ikea Duivendrecht. Degene die ons hielp had zelf onze binnengekomen klacht gelezen en verzekerde ons dat men bezig was met een antwoord waarin een financiële compensatie zou worden voorgesteld. Het alsnog snel bezorgen van onze aankoop behoorde niet tot de mogelijkheden en zou op zijn vroegst kunnen op 24 juni, de dag van onze verhuizing. De datum werd dus vastgesteld op maandag 26 juni, 10 dagen na de oorspronkelijk afgesproken datum. Inmiddels is het 26 juni en nog steeds hebben wij geen bericht ontvangen. Bij een dergelijke fout verwacht je op zijn minst een snelle reactie met excuus en een voorstel tot compensatie. Graag horen wij per omgaande van u hoe de kosten en het ongemak gecompenseerd worden. De situatie nogmaals samengevat: - dagdeel vrijgenomen voor niks - klusjesman ingehuurd om een keukeneiland te monteren dat niet bezorgd werd.Hij is vertrokken om 17.30 uur, op het moment dat de bezorging liet weten 20 min. van ons adres af te zitten maar definitief niet meer te willen bezorgen. - planning omver gegooid want we wilden het hebben staan voor de verhuizing - frustratie en verbijstering door de behandeling tot nu toe - niet een ‘snelle’ datum in het begin van de week ‘aangeboden’ krijgen (omdat er al zoveel was misgegaan) maar onder protest een datum opgedrongen krijgen die bestemd was voor de verhuizing. Inmiddels is de datum gesteld op vandaag, maandag 26 juni, 2 dg na onze verhuizing. - Na 10 dg nog geen reactie van Ikea In afwachting op uw antwoord, Betreft: Ikea klacht vervolg (3) Op maandag 26 juni wordt 10 dagen na de afgesproken datum het keukeneiland geleverd. Het was op maat gemaakt, maar al gauw blijkt dat de afdekbladen te breed zijn. Behalve een ontvangstbevestiging van de voorgaande klacht hebben we tot nu toe, 17 dagen na onze klacht, niets van Ikea vernomen. Geen excuses en geen verrekening bij de bezorging zoals de mevrouw bij de servicebalie suggereerde dat waarschijnlijk zou gebeuren.


          Tot 2x toe niet goed geholpen door (onwetende) medewerksters Jysk Uden   

Tot twee, misschien zelfs drie keer toe zijn we naar Jysk in uden gegaan, omdat we op zoek waren naar een 1-persoons traagschuim (top)matras. Op de website van Jysk hadden we diverse geschikte matrassen gezien. Bij de matrassen die niet in de winkel verkrijgbaar zijn staat duidelijk aangegeven dat het "online verkrijgbaar" is. Bij de overige matrassen staat zelfs bij dat het in de winkel te bezichtigen is. Deze zijn volgens de website in de winkel te koop (zie onderstaande links) https://jysk.nl/slaapkamer/topmatrassen/gold/topmatras-80x200-gold-t110-wellpur https://jysk.nl/slaapkamer/topmatrassen/gold/topmatras-80x200cm-gold-t30-wellpur Toen we in de winkel (waar we dus meerdere malen naartoe zijn gegaan in de hoop dat er iemand zou werken die wel wist wat we bedoelden en die ons goed kon helpen) in Uden waren, werden we steeds geholpen door jonge meiden. Niets mis mee, maar het was duidelijk te merken dat zij onvoldoende op de hoogte waren van het assortiment en ook niet keken in de computer, of belden met collega's of met de manager om navraag te doen. Volgens hen had Jysk niet wat wij bedoelden. Op het gebied van traagschuim, was er eigenlijk alleen die dure tempur achtige matras en topmatrassen (2 persoons) met een hoge prijsklasse). De traagschuimmatrassen die je op kon rollen en 1 persoons waren er niet en was ook nooit onderdeel geweest van het assortiment. Volgens de website van Jysk is dit niet correct, dat is te zien in de bovenstaande links. Natuurlijk kan het voorkomen dat de winkel iets niet op voorraad heeft, of normaal niet in de winkel heeft liggen. Dan nog kan dit (neem ik aan) gewoon besteld worden via de computer, of bij een ander filiaal vandaan gehaald worden. Dit alles is door de medewerksters niet benoemd. Er is ook niet opgezocht wat het assortiment is op het gebied van traagschuim matrassen. Geen informatie via de computer vandaan gehaald en ook niet getelefoneerd dus. Terwijl dit toch meestal de gang van zaken is binnen een bedrijf. Niet alleen voor de klant, maar als dit standaard zo gebeurd, loopt Jysk als bedrijf veel geld mis. Wij hebben inmiddels onze matrassen bij de Leenbakker gekocht. Zowel een 1-persoons topmatras als 2-persoons.


          Business Development Coordinator - CYV Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd - Woodstock, NB   
Minimum two years direct customer service or sales experience, successful telephone skills, and extensive computer skills. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR....
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          Computer Information Technology Faculty Position   
Scottville, West Shore Community College seeks dynamic, innovative candidates to fill a full-time COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FACULTY POSITION (with potential for continuing appointment and full professor rank) to begin August 2017. Faculty member will be responsible for a teaching load (15 credit hours a semester/30 annually) primarily consisting of courses such as Programming Logic, Computer Software Ap
          The Wave of a New AI   
Nice, non-technical overview in CACM look at emerging technologies that are supporting advances in AI.  Useful with management to consider areas of interest.   Will this push us over the hype edge for real intelligent value?

Artificial Intelligence Poised to Ride a New Wave    By Gary Anthes 
Communications of the ACM, Vol. 60 No. 7, Pages 19-21

Artificial intelligence (AI), once described as a technology with permanent potential, has come of age in the past decade. Propelled by massively parallel computer systems, huge datasets, and better algorithms, AI has brought a number of important applications, such as image- and speech-recognition and autonomous vehicle navigation, to near-human levels of performance.

Now, AI experts say, a wave of even newer technology may enable systems to understand and react to the world in ways that traditionally have been seen as the sole province of human beings. These technologies include algorithms that model human intuition and make predictions in the face of incomplete knowledge, systems that learn without being pre-trained with labeled data, systems that transfer knowledge gained in one domain to another, hybrid systems that combine two or more approaches, and more powerful and energy-efficient hardware specialized for AI. .... " 
          Information Security Administrator - Mission Services Inc. (MSI) - East Aurora, NY   
Trend Micro, Paloalto Firewalls, Venerability scanning ( have not choose system yet) familiar NIST frame work. Would like to see Computer Certifications:....
From Indeed - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 18:14:36 GMT - View all East Aurora, NY jobs
          Seasonal Retail Associate - Music & Arts - Charleston, SC   
The ability to uses equipment such as cash registers, computers, phones, photocopiers, printers, calculators, and fax machines....
From Guitar Center - Wed, 03 May 2017 10:11:50 GMT - View all Charleston, SC jobs
          Computer Technician - Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporate - Charleston, SC   
We are currently searching for an eager Computer Technician for our International Forwarders Inc. location in Charleston, SC. The Computer Technician is
From Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporate - Fri, 05 May 2017 13:51:28 GMT - View all Charleston, SC jobs
          Door Person - portofino south condo - West Palm Beach, FL   
Door person position - Luxury Condominium 11pm to 7am - Friday,Sat. And Sunday Communication skills, Computer literate, Job Type: Part-time Salary: $12.00 ... $12 an hour
From Indeed - Thu, 29 Jun 2017 18:22:14 GMT - View all West Palm Beach, FL jobs
          Technical Writer - Splunk - San Francisco, CA   
BA/BS degree in English, Technical Communication, Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or relevant professional experience....
From Splunk - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:52:19 GMT - View all San Francisco, CA jobs
          Temporary Accounts Administrator - Stallion Security (Pty) Ltd. - Gauteng   
Leading security company is seeking to employ a TEMP Accounts Administrator urgently. Minimum Requirements Grade 12 2-3 years accounts experience computer R4 000 - R5 000 a month
From Stallion Security - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 17:44:38 GMT - View all Gauteng jobs
          Instructor - Stallion Security (Pty) Ltd. - Gauteng   
Leading security company is seeking to employ a candidate asap. Minimum Requirements Grade 12 Computer literate SASSETA registered Assessor Grade A R6 800 a month
From Stallion Security - Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:39:19 GMT - View all Gauteng jobs
          Behringer Podcast Studio Bundle (Great Condition!) (Portland -- St. Johns)   
-in-one podcast "studio," perfect for beginner/mobile podcasters. All you need is a computer with USB ports, some
          Rode Podcaster USB Dynamic Microphone. Free Shipping   
Record high quality audio and vocals on your computer with the Rode Podcaster USB Dynamic
          TONOR XRL to 3.5mm Podcasting Studio Recording Condenser   
TONOR XRL to 3.5mm Podcasting Studio Recording Condenser Microphone for Computer with Adjustable
          TONOR XRL to 3.5mm Podcasting Studio Recording Condenser   
TONOR XRL to 3.5mm Podcasting Studio Recording Condenser Microphone for Computer with Adjustable
          Pursuing a Piracy Claim Against Apple   
David Gelernter, a Yale computer science professor who survived an attack by the Unabomber, won a $625 million verdict for patent infringement, but it was overturned....
          What We're Reading: Conan's Twitter Buddy and New York in Pixels   
Our daily roundup of Web gems includes a brain-controlled computer, the one person that Conan O'Brien follows on Twitter and a new site that broadcasts your purchase history to your followers....
          Operating Systems Matter   
To the Editor: Re ''Forget the Files and the Folders: Let Your Screen Reflect Life'' (Essay, Nov. 7): I suspect that many of your readers, ordinary citizens like myself who use a home computer for certain specific tasks like word processing, e...
          PATIENT SERVICE SPECIALIST-ED - Access/ED - Casual - Varied   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

Responsible for interacting with patients, payers and providers to gather information necessary for accurate registration including assigning of appropriate Medical Record Number, referral/authorization, point of service payment collection, document collection and arrival/check-in functions. Receives and routes messages received in the department appropriately as well as manages customer billing and payment inquires as needed. Effectively manages the patient check-in and check-out process from start to finish, which includes identification verification; updating or confirming demographic and insurance information on every patient; ensuring appropriate forms are provided, signed and witnessed at the time of the patient visit; verifying coverage including benefits, authorization, pre-determination, payer specific policy exclusions or limitations to coverage, collecting any patient responsibility and accurately preparing end of day reporting or payment reconciliation as needed.

 

Assisting patients with HPE eligibility, discussing payment arrangement options including financial assistance information, providing price estimates. Regularly displays a proactive approach to customer service by listening to the patient, taking ownership of solutions and is able to accurately identify the need to involve leadership in order to resolve concerns. Acts as a member of the patient care team by supporting the clinical care staff in the care of the patient.

Required Experience/Specialized Skills: Minimum 1 year experience in a medical front office and/or business medical office position. Experience with commercial and government health insurance and billing guidelines.  
 
Must be able to demonstrate proficiency of computer applications, excellent mathematical skills and ability to handle monies. Excellent communication and customer service skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills; innovative with ability to identify and solve problems. Able to adapt, prioritize and meet deadlines.


Preferred Education/Experience/Specialized Skills/Certification: 2 or more years experience in a medical front office and/or business medical office position.
 Knowledge of medical terminology, ACA requirements, understanding of DRG's, Medical ICD9/ICD10 codes and CPT/HCPC Codes and Modifiers.

Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Job: Access / Business Services

Primary Location : Southern San Diego County-CHULA VISTA-SCRIPPS MERCY HOSPITAL CHULA VISTA

Organization : 435 H STREET

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          PATIENT SERVICE SPECIALIST - Patient Financials - Full-Time Varied   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

Responsible for interacting with patients, payers and providers to gather information necessary for accurate registration including assigning of appropriate Medical Record Number, scheduling/re-scheduling, referral/authorization, point of service payment collection, document collection and arrival/check-in functions. Receives and routes messages received in the department appropriately as well as manages customer billing and payment inquires as needed. Effectively manages the patient check-in and check-out process from start to finish, which includes identification verification; updating or confirming demographic and insurance information on every patient; ensuring appropriate forms are provided, signed and witnessed at the time of the patient visit; verifying coverage including benefits, authorization, pre-determination, payer specific policy exclusions or limitations to coverage, collecting any patient responsibility and accurately preparing end of day reporting or payment reconciliation as needed. Assisting patients with HPE eligibility, discussing payment arrangement options including financial assistance information, providing price estimates. Responsible for accurately scheduling and re-scheduling patient appointments. Successful scheduling includes, but not limited to, exhibiting proficiency in appointment scheduling procedures, accurate documentation and routing of messages, scheduling and confirming appointments according to practice guidelines, entering appropriate insurance, initiating authorizations and referrals, performing Key User duties with minimal errors. May coordinate scheduling, meeting and travel planning needs, department communication as needed. May assist in gathering necessary reports, statistics, outcomes for the department as needed. Regularly displays a proactive approach to customer service by listening to the patient, taking ownership of solutions and is able to accurately identify the need to involve leadership in order to resolve concerns.

Required Experience/Specialized Skills: Minimum 1 year experience in a front office and/or business medical office position. Experience with commercial and government health insurance and billing guidelines.  

 

Must be able to demonstrate proficiency of computer applications, excellent mathematical skills and ability to handle monies. Excellent communication and customer service skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills; innovative with ability to identify and solve problems. Able to adapt, prioritize and meet deadlines.

Required Education/Course(s)/Training:High School graduate or equivalent

Preferred Education/Experience/Specialized Skills/Certification: 2 or more years experience in a front office and/or business medical office position.
 Knowledge of medical terminology, ACA requirements, understanding of DRG's, Medical ICD9/ICD10 codes and CPT/HCPC Codes and Modifiers.

Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.



Job: Access / Business Services

Primary Location : Southern San Diego County-CHULA VISTA-SCRIPPS MERCY HOSPITAL CHULA VISTA

Organization : 435 H STREET

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          SUPV, MEDICAL PHYSICS - Proton Therapy Center - Full-Time - Day   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

Supervise/mentor medical dosimetrists or physicist assistants; perform annual evaluation. Ensures safe treatment in clinical practice and equipment maintenance; assures regulation compliance. Develop and maintain treatment planning guidelines or radiation safety programs. Provide clinical physics support in various radiation therapy procedures. Serve as resource to physicians and other staff members. Collaborates with other team members to improve overall clinical operation. Manage radiation oncology information system. Develops and maintains electronic medical records and treatment procedure guidelines.

Required Education/Experience/Specialized Skills: MSc or PhD in Science or Engineering; e.g. Medical Physics, Physics, Computer Sciences, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics.

Required Certification/Registration: Board-Certified in American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiological Physics

Preferred Education/Experience/Specialized Skills/Certification: Minimum of 8 years working experience in radiation therapy. Proven successful teaching and mentoring experience.

 

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Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.



Job: Imaging

Primary Location : Central San Diego County-SAN DIEGO-SCRIPPS PROTON THERAPY CENTER

Organization : 9730 SUMMERS RIDGE ROAD

Job Posting :

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          MEDICAL PHYSICIST I - Scripps Proton Center - Full-Time - Day   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

Under the direction of the Chief of Medical Physics at SPTC, the Medical Physicist participates in all aspects of the operations of the physics services, including commissioning, acceptance testing of the equipment, calibration and maintenance of dosimetry and imaging systems, implementing treatment procedures and providing physics consultations in direct patient care activities. Medical Physicist will assist with the training and evaluation of dosimetrists and physicist assistants in the department. Responsible for establishing and maintaining quality assurance, quality control and safety programs in accordance with the standards as determined by regulatory agencies. Responsible and accountable for developing, implementing, reviewing, revising and monitoring patient care policies and procedures, standards and performance improvement activities.

Required Education/Experience/Specialized Skills: Training and working experience in radiation therapy, accuracy in all technical clerical duties, proven successful constant public contact and co-worker courtesy. Manipulation of numbers and complex problem-solving skills. MSc in Science or Engineering; e.g., Medical Physics, Physics, Computer Sciences, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics.

Required Certification/Registration: Board-eligible in American Board of Radiology in therapeutic radiological physics.

Preferred Education/Experience/Specialized Skills/Certification:

 

 

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Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.



Job: Imaging

Primary Location : Central San Diego County-SAN DIEGO-SCRIPPS PROTON THERAPY CENTER

Organization : 9730 SUMMERS RIDGE ROAD

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          A Two Hour Journal Of Bethesda's MMORPG   

The MMORPG genre and The Elder Scrolls series are known for being engrossing time sinks. Players pour hours into these worlds and still feel like they hardly scratched the surface. Bethesda is combining both game types with The Elder Scrolls Online, potentially creating an even bigger threat to fantasy fans’ calendars (and wallets). I played two hours of Zenimax Online Studio's ambitious title at a Gamescom 2013 preview event in Cologne, Germany. The time I spent exploring Bleakrock Village and clearing bandits from a mine flew by, so I kept a detailed journal to archive my experience.

9:00 a.m.

Bethesda representatives sit us down at our computer stations, explain the basics of character customization and skill distribution, then set us loose.

9:09 a.m.

I begin by selecting a male Dark Elf and am dropped into Bleakrock Village, an island off the coast of Skyrim. I’m a Templar, which is a precursor to the Dawnguard featured in The Elder Scroll V: Skyrim’s post-launch DLC. A Bethesda employee helps me with the skill point distribution system. I drop a point into my combat skills, acquiring Puncturing Strikes, which allows me to attack several enemies in front of me at once. Attacks like these can be leveled up, independent of your character level, allowing players more progression without the regular old grind. I start off with a quest to commander Rana.

9:18 a.m.

I encounter a woman preaching at a statue about Rana. She claims Rana is risking people’s lives. I continue to explore the snowy Nord village and talk to a Denskar Earth-Turner, a dairy farmer that tells me he moved to this village to start a new life.

9:22 a.m.

I find commander Rana, who needs my help warning the townsfolk. She believes an invasion ship is on the way. She tells me I need to find important Bleakrock citizens at a dragon shrine, a haunted hollow, and an abandoned mine. I decide to start off by killing the bandits inhabiting the mine and send Rana’s compatriot Seyne back to town.

I find a journal in your quarters which reveals Rana’s partner Seyne is also a Dark Elf, and that the commander has been exiled to command a garrison or Nords on Bleakrock. The journal mentions a mysterious body that showed up on the beach, which was curiously dry. A Bethesda employee watches me curiously as I type and read this journal entry simultaneously. I believe they think I’m feverishly copying down the content of the in-game journal.

9:30 a.m.

I test out the first-person swordplay on some unsuspecting deer wandering through the woods. I feel like a monster. The action feels familiar to Skyrim, which helps me settle into the experience more quickly. I find sergeant Seyne outside the mine. She killed one of the bandits and asks me to wear its clothes and sneak into the mine and see what they’re doing down there.

9:35 a.m.

I attempt to sneak into the bandit encampment and blow it. I’m discovered pretty quickly and begin battling. The first guard I kill drops a letter. These bandits have been charged to wrangle up villagers and sell them for supplies. I accept a secondary quest to burn the bandits’ supplies, but the quest marker is far off. I attempt stealth again, but a patrolling sentry spots me. I get ambushed, die, revive on my corpse, and try again. I kill the first sentry I see, take its uniform, and try to be more careful. I’m almost discovered again when the sentry immediately respawns on my location.

9:42 a.m.

I make it to the mine, but the person on the other side of the massive door won’t let me in. I explore the surrounding area for clues. I fight some more bandits, settling into a steady attack, block, attack rhythm familiar to Elder Scroll’s basic combat. I find a contract in a nearby house that reveals the bandits took over the town in order to retrieve magical artifacts from the mine, Hozzin’s Folly. The note warns of traps in the mine, as it used to host old Nord rituals.

9:50 a.m.

I find more clues, including a relic and an old journal. The relic is shattered and has lost its magical potency. The journal reveals that the Nords were performing rituals in the mines to appease their god, but otherwordly creatures called scamps are causing trouble. I knock on the door to the mine, tell the guard I’m there to help take care of the trouble, and I’m let in. The fool immediately flees upon recognizing me as a stranger and is immolated by an old booby trap.

10:00 a.m.

I batter enough bandits to level up. I spend the skill point on the Puncture ability, which allows me to damage my enemies’ armor for a short duration. I blow my cover again and am swarmed by disgruntled miners toiling away. Puncture changes up the way I play quite a bit. I now open up combat by using the armor-weakening move on my foes, then peppering them with regular sword swipes for increased damage.

10:10 a.m.

I find my way into the tomb, and I’m prompted to avoid a series of fire traps. The scamps blast me with fire spells as I slowly work my way into the tomb. A swirling, glowing mass of purple and yellow light is in the middle of an improvised ritual chamber. This is a portal to the hellish world of Oblivion, and I have the option to enter. Stepping within I’m prompted to destroy the Unspeakable Sigil. I stare down the mouth of a twisted, red cavern with intimidating red banners hanging from above.

10:16 a.m.

I fight several more scamps. The little fiery goblins like to cast area-of-effect fire spells, but the casting time and telltale ruins give me a moment to step out of the way. I kill the remaining scamps and approach a floating sphere basking in bright light. I click the Unspeakable Sigil and my character is knocked back, sent through a portal, and suddenly outside the mine. A message informs me that I’ve destroyed the strange item. Seargeant Seyne meets me outside. I tell her what happens and she tells me a group called the Covenant is behind it all. She rewards me with a new sword and suggests we head back to speak with Captain Rana.

10:22 a.m.

I return to Bleakrock via a toll-based shrine teleportation system. This luxury cuts my travel time in half, which allows me to warn Rana more quickly to evacuate citizens. Seyne is already there, fervently reading a book near her commander. Rana asks me to start rounding up people to get out safely. Being the upstanding denizen of Tamriel I am, I set out to find the 15 people I need to help evacuate.

10:30 a.m.

I run into a wounded warrior named Hoknir. A beast named Deathclaw has eaten off his foot (though his character model still clearly has the appendage). He wants me to end the beast in his stead. Hoknir lost a slew of gear as he limped away from Deathclaw’s base. He suggests I follow the trail of equipment like breadcrumbs to the fiend’s lair.

10:35 a.m.

I find Hoknir’s arrows and sword on the wait to Deathclaw’s lair. I take out a couple of wolves chewing on a deer carcass. I loot the dead doe’s carcass and use the meat to lure Deathclaw outside. An unremarkable battle ensues that I easily win. I begin questioning Hoknir’s claim to be a lifelong hunter of dangerous beasts. Nevertheless, I take Deathclaw’s talon and head back. Hoknir miraculously rises to his feet and asks me how my hunt went. I exchange the memento for Hoknir’s axe, he limps a few steps towards the road, the dissolves into nothing. My quest tracker indicates I’ve rescued one of the missing townsfolk of Bleakstone. I decide to head back to Bleakstone to see if we can advance the quest without rescuing any more schleps like Hoknir.

10:42 a.m.

Rana gives me a chance to change my mind about abandoning the missing people. I’m still rewarded for rescuing the people that I did. I gladly equip the new pair of pants. The Covenant has arrived, and Rana charges me with cutting a swath through them and lighting a warning beacon to warn the mainland about them. In the meantime, Rana goes to rally the villagers. 

10:49 a.m.

I fight a handful of Covenant troops on my way to the tower. One enemy rogue uses an ability to leap over my head and land behind me, forcing me to turn quickly and block his follow up attack. I encounter an archer with a red, glowing charge shot which can perceptive players can sidestep. I like the simple cues the game displays to telegraph enemy attacks. I climb the tower, light the warning beacon, and am prompted to go talk to Tillrani Snow-Bourne.

10:56 a.m.

A trail of dead villagers leads all the way back to Bleakstone Village. Snow-Bourne is mortally wounded. Between bloody coughs she mentions that the townsfolk must be saved from the spreading fire. She points me towards a well and water buckets, so I get to work. I click on the buckets near the well and make for the closest flaming building. An incendiary mage is blocking barring my route, but the blade Seyne gave me makes short work of him. I use the water bucket on the flaming door and enter. Within I find the dairy farmer cowering in building and lead him out. I set out to put out more fires when I’m informed my two hours is up.

 

Time in Tamriel flies by whether you’re playing a single-player Elder Scrolls game or checking out Bethesda’s new MMO. I haven’t played World of Warcraft for years, and Star Wars: The Old Republic couldn’t hold my attention, but I’m excited to play more of The Elder Scrolls Online. The interesting questlines and familiar combat have kept me engaged so far, and doing it all with friends should make the experience even more exciting. The Elder Scrolls Online hits Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC early next year.

Check out more impressions from a previous The Elder Scrolls Online preview


          SUPPLY TECHNICIAN - Materials Management - Casual - Varied   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

Responsible for maintaining par supply areas such as: ordering, stocking, replenishing, and delivering supplies to all areas of the hospital or clinic. Responsible for managing storeroom supplies, performing periodic cycle counting. The Supply Tech will be able to utilize inventory management systems and hand held devices according to policy and procedures. Responsibe for checking for outdates, recall of product thoughout the hospital and clinic. Must maintain a clean and organized supply area (s).
Experience/Specialized Skills:
2-3 Years supply experience, knowledge of medical supplies preferred.
Must be able to speak, read and follow instructions in English.
Excellent computer skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.

Required Education/Course(s)/Training:
High School Graduate, must be able to utilize computer systems, inventory management tools and systems, and hand held devices.
The supply tech will need to pass initial 90 day competency and yearly competency as it relates to the position.Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


Job: Supply Chain

Primary Location : Central San Diego County-LA JOLLA-SCRIPPS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL LA JOLLA

Organization : 9888 GENESEE AVE

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          PHYSICIAN RESOURCES COORDINATOR - SCMC Administration (Campus Point) - Full Time - Day   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

This position provides support and assists with all activities related to Physician Resources, physician and physician extender planning, recruiting, credentialing, orientation, special projects and professional standards review. 
Required Experience/Education/Specialized Skills: Two years experience in areas of physician recruitment/staffing, credentialing, human resource/benefits, medical staff office, medical group administrative office. Strong organizational focus.  Knowledge of clinic operations. Requires flexibility in dealing with multiple assignments and work in a fast-paced environment, handling multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously. Ability to interact professionally and effectively with and gain confidence of physicians and other practitioners. Excellent interpersonal, communication, decision-making, and organizational skills. Strong writing skills needed to help develop letters, reports, etc.  Ability to work both independently as well as part of a team. Solid intermediate or higher computer skill level including the creation of spreadsheets, database information input and maintenance. Established proficiency with multiple software programs which may include but are not limited to Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
 
Preferred Experience/Education/Specialized Skills:  Bachelors degree is preferred (appropriate experience can be substituted for education). 

Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Job: Access / Business Services

Primary Location : Central San Diego County-SAN DIEGO-SCRIPPS COASTAL MEDICAL CENTER-HILLCREST

Organization : 501 WASHINGTON ST STE 600

Job Posting :

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          DIR, CLINIC OPERATIONS - Full Time - Day   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

Responsible for overseeing the daily operations of an outpatient patient care unit or departments, including financial and operational performance, service excellence and internal communications. Works with the management staff of the practice unit and departments to coordinate strategic planning of business units and the ongoing development and productivity of the physician office practices and non-physician staff. Provides leadership and direction to managers, supervisors and leads to ensure smooth and efficient daily operations, quality outcomes and internal and external customer service. Required Education/Experience/Specialized Skills: Bachelors degree plus five years of direct management experience in the healthcare industry. Ability to effectively direct healthcare business and operational practices. Ability to develop long-term plans for healthcare operations. Strong computer skills, including knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and other applicable systems.

Preferred Education/Experience/Specialized Skills/Certification: Masters degree and specific skills/experience in practice unit's medical specialties preferred.

Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Job: Leadership - Administrative

Primary Location : Central San Diego County-LA JOLLA-SCRIPPS MED FOUNDATION ADMINISTRATION

Organization : 10010 CAMPUS POINT DRIVE

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          Retail Merchandiser - A&A Merchandising Ltd. - Quebec   
Have a home computer, printer, internet access, and Smartphone. Completes projects typically consisting POP Merchandising and installations , break fix programs... $17 an hour
From A&A Merchandising Ltd. - Fri, 16 Jun 2017 06:41:02 GMT - View all Quebec jobs
          Customer Service Agent - Jazz Aviation LP - Quebec   
General computer experience required, including the ability to type and navigate the internet. Customer Service Agent....
From Jazz Aviation LP - Fri, 05 May 2017 20:53:08 GMT - View all Quebec jobs
          Comentario en noti1-300×225.jpg por car computer exchange   
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          Should I be concerned about ransomware attacking my Mac?   

Ransomware continues to grow in popularity as a sort of ‘gold rush’ has been underway in the cyber underworld.

Hundreds of millions of dollars have been generated over the past couple of years with one security firm reporting that 64% of the victims they surveyed paid to get their files back.

Enterprising criminals are even posting ‘ready-to-go’ ransomware kits on the underground marketplace known as the ‘dark web’ with offers to split the revenue with users of their code.

The complexity of these attacks continues to grow as the security world and cyber-criminals face off in a high stakes game of ‘cat and mouse’.

The Bad News For Mac Users

All of the high profile ransomware attacks you’ve likely ever heard of have targeted Windows users, but some of the more recent code being made available via the dark web specifically targets all of the versions of the MacOS as well.

Since ransomware takes advantage of the user more than the operating system, there are few technical barriers to creating a Mac specific attack because the point of entry is getting the user to do something they shouldn’t do.

The most common attack vector for Macs so far has been through infected programs that are designed to bypass Apple’s built-in security (Xprotect and Gatekeeper).  These pre-made ransomware packages also claim to be able to bypass detection by at least 50 different anti-virus programs for both Mac and Windows.

The Good News

Unlike many of the Windows ransomware exploits that can compromise users through unpatched back-doors, clever phishing scams as well as rigged downloads, Mac users currently can only be exploited via a rigged download.

Despite the growing popularity of Mac computers, they still only account for roughly 7% of computers worldwide, so they still benefit from ‘security through obscurity’.

To further illustrate the difference in malware focus in general, one security firm puts the number that target Macs at roughly 450,000 while Windows has 23 million known threats.

From a practical standpoint, cyber thieves are always going to focus on the largest opportunity as they’re in it for the money.

Don’t Let Your Guard Down

Having said all that, everything is subject to change and having the ‘I have a Mac, so I don’t have to worry’ attitude is a bit misguided – there’s a reason why Apple stopped running the ‘we don’t get PC viruses’ commercials back in 2012.

Making sure you only get programs and apps from reputable sources, install the updates when Apple alerts you and keeping all your other Internet tools, such as your browser, Java and Adobe programs updated are important ongoing tasks.

Every computer user should also have a solid backup process - using an automated online backup service such as Carbonite (https://goo.gl/XKum9f) provides an extra layer of security that will save the day whether it’s ransomware, viruses, fire, flood or theft.

Cyber criminals know that Mac computers are more expensive and that Mac owners statistically tend to be on the higher end of the socioeconomic scale, so keep your guard up!


          Artificial Intelligence Could Compose The Music Of The Future   
Engineers at Google and Sony are exploring ways to enable computers to write music
          An Algorithm Designed Millions Of Unique Labels For Nutella Jars   
The campaign packaged seven million jars of Nutella with one-of-a-kind and colorful computer-generated artwork
          Computer Vision Reads Out Objects For The Blind   
The Aipoly app is designed to assist those visually impaired navigate and better interact with the world around them
          IBM Watson Helps Grammy-Winning Producer Craft An EP   
The computer system's data technology generated musical scores for Alex Da Kid's first solo project
          [Insight] Old regulations can’t keep up with evolving computer algorithms   
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          Senzori Presiune Roti, Anvelope, Jante - Vadrexim   

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          San Antonio - Day 4   
I didn't check until I got to San Antonio what time we were leaving, so I didn't schedule myself for any classes.  The first part of my day was with breakfast and some work on the computer from the third floor.




I did take a few classes, one on Googlizing Your Learning Space, the other on Engineering Storytelling:  Using Legos For Storytelling.  Both were okay, and had some good information.

Then I took a short walk and took some pictures from the River Walk.





Then it was lunch and the flight home!

One last picture:  This is probably the closest I'll ever get to Mark Hamill.  RIP Carrie Fisher.




          Customer Service Representative - Smurfit Kappa - Saskatchewan   
Computer proficiency - Excel, Power Point, Word and Microsoft Dynamics AX (preferred). At Smurfit Kappa, we open up opportunities with forward-thinking...
From Smurfit Kappa - Thu, 22 Jun 2017 02:09:28 GMT - View all Saskatchewan jobs
          Ukraine: Russian security services were behind cyberattack   
MOSCOW (AP) -- Ukraine accused the Russian security services Saturday of planning and launching a massive cyberattack that locked up computers across the world....
          Medical Assistant - SHOBHANA GANDHI, M.D., INC. - Los Angeles, CA   
ARMENIAN/RUSSIAN MEDICAL ASSISTANT FOR BACK OFFICE FOR BUSY OB/GYN PRACTICE. MIST BE FRIENDLY AND A TEAM PLAYER. EMR AND COMPUTER EXP. NEAR HOLLYWOOD
From Indeed - Thu, 01 Jun 2017 19:14:52 GMT - View all Los Angeles, CA jobs
           A Conversation With Kit Reed    
"I've always been a visceral writer, as in, I don't have an intellectual approach, twelve steps or twelve things you need to put in to make a story, any of that; I sit down in the morning most days and do what I have to do, whatever that is. I do think the computer has made life better for me. Instead of ripping, say, seventeen unsatisfactory pages out of the klunky typewriter before hitting the right one, I can go over a file from the top sentence by sentence, paragraph by paragraph as many times as it takes to get it right."
          Computer Vision Engineer, PhD University Grad - Oculus VR - Zurich, KS   
Graduating with a PhD by October 2017, or completing a university postdoctoral assignment. PhD and/or postdoctoral assignment in the field of Computer Vision,...
From Oculus VR - Tue, 16 May 2017 00:55:21 GMT - View all Zurich, KS jobs
          Front Desk Receptionist - Happy Tails Pet Hospital - Aurora, CO   
Good computer skills, adequate wpm typing capabilities. Work with computers and multi-line phones efficiently....
From Indeed - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:34:14 GMT - View all Aurora, CO jobs
          Items From 38 Studios On The Auction Block   
Computers, speaker systems and even a pool table that once belonged to Curt Schilling's video game company are on the auction block.
          9/11 Simplified...   
9/11 Simplified...
James Perloff

Yes, Virginia, there really were hijackers on the 9/11 planes—but not the ones we were told

This post is not intended to be taken dogmatically; I do not insist that its conclusions are correct; they are just presented for consideration.
In this post, though they have already been much discussed and debated within alternative media, I’ll address three major components of the 9/11 controversy: (1) what brought down the Twin Towers; (2) what initially struck the Towers; and (3) what happened to the original planes and passengers.
However, there is a valid complaint often voiced in the Truth Movement, which runs like this: “I really don’t care how 9/11 was done and I’m tired of all the infighting about this. What really matters is, we know the government’s story is bogus, so we need to focus on identifying the criminals and bringing them to justice.”



I consider this a very legitimate grievance. But I don’t think we can separate “who” from “how.” When a prosecutor presents his case in a courtroom, he doesn’t name a crime’s perpetrator without describing how the crime was carried out. Nor does he present the jury with the crime’s details and methodology without identifying the suspect(s).
So let’s tackle both how and who, and we’ll start with “who,” because doing so clarifies a lot of “how.”

The Who

What’s wrong with the following math equations?
3 + 3 = 68
98 – 7 = 2
58 X 7 = 35
What’s wrong, of course, are the 8s. Take away the 8s and each equation reads correctly.
I believe that, when it comes to resolving the mystery of how 9/11 was executed, the Truth Movement suffers from a major “8” (in addition to any individual doses of cognitive dissonance that have been deliberately sprinkled in). I believe that “8” is:
9/11 was an inside job.
I believe a far more correct rendering is:
9/11 was an outside job, done by Israeli operatives, but with consent and cooperation at the highest levels of the U.S. government.
To understand this, it may be helpful to compare Israel’s vicious 1967 attack on the USS Liberty. It is well understood that President Lyndon B. Johnson and Defense Secretary Robert McNamara fully cooperated, by twice recalling U.S. fighters that the Sixth Fleet had sent to rescue the Liberty, and later by ordering a cover-up. However, at the physical operational level, the attack was carried out by Israelis, not by Americans in an “inside job.”
OK, but what’s the evidence that Israel was behind 9/11? By far the best summary I’ve seen is the WikiSpooks post 9-11/Israel Did It. (Incidentally, as many of my regular readers know, I’m half-Jewish on my father’s side, so knee-jerk charges against me of “anti-Semitism” can be stuffed in the appropriate place.)
A sampling of highlights:
• The five notorious “dancing Israelis” who filmed the Twin Towers’ destruction, after which they celebrated, high-fiving each other and even photographing themselves flicking a lighter against the backdrop of the smoking ruins. They were arrested after driving off in a van whose license number was reported by a neighbor. Later it was revealed that at least two of them were agents of Mossad, Israel’s intelligence service.
• Michael Chertoff was put in charge of the Justice Department’s investigation of 9/11, despite his mother having been a Mossad agent, and Chertoff himself reportedly holding dual citizenship in Israel. Chertoff released hundreds of arrested Israelis back to Israel, including the notorious “dancing Israelis.”
• Quoting Wikispooks: “The company that ran airport security at all three airports where the alleged hijackings originated was Huntsleigh USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of ICTS International and owned by Ezra Harel and Menachem Atzmon —both Israeli Jews.”
• ”Lucky Larry” Silverstein, who became the new owner of the World Trade Center less than two months before the attacks, and earned an insurance payout of nearly $5 billion on his $124 million investment (after missing the disaster due to a fortuitous doctor’s appointment on the morning of 9/11) was such good friends with Benjamin Netanyahu that the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported in November 2001: “Every Sunday afternoon, New York time, Netanyahu would call Silverstein. It made no difference what the subject was or where Netanyahu was, he would always call.”1
• Supported by funds from Israel’s government, Zim Israel Navigational was the world’s ninth largest shipping firm. It had its American headquarters in the World Trade Center—until about two weeks before 9/11. Zim then moved its offices and employees to a new building, claiming rent was cheaper there.
• The 9/11 Commission’s executive director was Philip Zelikow, a dual U.S.-Israeli citizen. Why should anyone with sworn loyalty to a foreign nation be entrusted with such a position?
• On 9/11, the chairman of George W. Bush’s Defense Policy Board was Richard Perle, whom the National Security Agency had caught spying on the U.S. for Israel in 1970.
• On 9/11, employees of the Israeli instant messaging company Odigo received messages two hours before the attack, warning them not to be in the World Trade Center.
• Ptech, a software firm linked to Israeli intelligence, had provided vital software being used by the FAA, FBI, and U.S. armed forces on 9/11.
• On 9/11, seated in row 9 of Flight 11 (directly behind “Mohammed Atta”) was Danny Lewin, a former captain in the IDF (Israeli Defense Force), and who served in the Sayeret Matkal, which specializes in counter-terrorism, hostage rescue, and assassination. Lewin could bench-press 315 pounds and “was trained to kill terrorists with a pen or a credit card, or just his bare hands.”2 In 2000, he had himself photographed in front of panels resembling the Twin Towers, wearing a Swatch Watch whose model name was “Hijacker.” The hour, minute and second hands were all on the “11” and the date was set to the 11th, even though the picture was taken on the 10th.




The odds against all four time indicators being on “11” are more than 20,000 to 1. Times the odds of the watch model being named “Hijacker”: unfathomable.
That’s just a small sampling of the evidence that Israel did 9/11. When police detectives try to solve a murder, among the first questions asked is: Who benefitted from the crime? In 9/11’s case, Middle Eastern Muslims did not benefit—the U.S. has been making war on them for 16 years. America did not benefit—we’re suffering the casualties and trillions in costs from the wars, as well as degradation of our liberties in the name of security. The only beneficiary was Israel—her enemies have been neutralized one by one, courtesy America, in fulfillment of the Greater Israel plan, with Iran reputedly next on the hit list.
That’s the main who; let’s talk about the how.

(1) How were the Twin Towers destroyed?

Within alternative media are three major schools of thought about this. One is nano-thermite, largely advocated by Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. Another is Directed Energy Weapons (DEWs), whose foremost advocate is Dr. Judy Wood. The third is nuclear devices, which I and a few others support. Let me be clear: I have friends in all three camps, and differing opinions on this matter don’t impede our friendships.
I’ve laid out why I believe the Twin Towers’ collapse was a nuclear event in an extensive blog post. To minimize redundancy, I’ll shrink this to a “top ten” list:

TOP TEN REASONS THE WTC COLLAPSE WAS A NUCLEAR EVENT

1. Thyroid cancer occurs at above-average frequency in 9/11 first responders more than any other type of cancer (see full post for citations). This is a signature of nuclear bombs; they emit iodine-131, which collects in the thyroid, often causing cancer. (This is why some people keep potassium iodide tablets on hand—to protect their thyroid glands in case of a nuclear attack.)
2. World Trade Center dust samples examined by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) found Uranium, Strontium, Barium, Thorium, and other products of nuclear fission, in high concentrations that only an atomic blast could explain. Although the Survey avoided calling attention to the significance, William Tahil vetted it in his pioneering 2006 book Ground Zero: The Nuclear Demolition of the World Trade Centre. (The phrase “ground zero,” incidentally, had only been applied to nuclear detonation sites prior to 9/11.)
3. There was molten steel underneath the rubble of the World Trade Center, whose fires kept burning for over three months. Extraordinary heat is yet another signature of a nuclear bomb.
(Note: I’m aware that molten steel was seen at a corner of the South Tower before its collapse; I don’t doubt that pre-planted explosives were in the Towers, probably including the incendiary thermite, but I don’t believe these explosives were what destroyed the WTC. To clarify, each Tower had six basement levels, and the thesis of my full post—which I had excellent assistance with—is that each Tower was destroyed by a suitcase nuke positioned at the lowest point in either building: the services pits beneath elevator 50. This was the only elevator that ran the full length of either Tower, and the only elevator whose service pits were carved into the bedrock beneath the World Trade Center. This location would make the ideal “launching pad” for a nuke, as the bedrock would contain the sideways and downward force of a nuclear explosion, which would follow the path of least resistance up through the shaft. See the full post for diagrams.)
4. The Towers did not simply “fall,” they exploded, throwing chunks of steel weighing multiple tons hundreds of feet. Check, for example, this piece that embedded itself in the American Express Building across the street:

No exotic weapons are needed to explain this. A nuclear bomb is the most powerful explosive known.
5. The Towers’ inner contents were vaporized: no furniture, filing cabinets (except one), computers, or toilets survived. All turned into dust. Even the buildings’ concrete became dust, instead of falling as chunks of debris. The vaporization, of course, included the people inside (whole bodies that were found belonged to people who jumped before the Towers disintegrated). Not only is a nuclear bomb the most powerful explosive known, its blast—unlike conventional explosives—endures for several seconds, enabling it to inflict considerably more damage.
6. At the times of the two Tower “collapses,” seismographs at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, New York, recorded enormous off-the-chart spikes consistent with huge explosions.


This shot of the South Tower exploding caught a huge singular upward burst of energy.
7. A nuclear blast explains the damage to the rest of the World Trade Center. Buildings 5 and 7 suffered enormous fires, and building 6 was cratered out. These phenomena could not have begun before the Towers’ destruction; otherwise, videos of the burning Towers would have shown additional smoke plumes, and cameras would have panned to the blazes.
Nuclear blasts originating at the lowest levels of the Twin Towers may provide the answer. Underground the World Trade Center was interconnected by pipes, not only for sewage, but a 3-foot-wide storm water drainage system.
Any building’s place at greatest risk for flooding is its lowest point. For the Twin Towers, this would have been Elevator 50’s service pits. From here flood water would be pumped through pipes to the 36-inch storm drain. Thus atomic blasts here would not only follow the path of least resistance through Elevator 50’s shaft, but through the 36-inch storm water drain, traveling through the underground pipes and shooting up through buildings 5, 6 and 7, igniting them. Falling debris could not have caused the raging internal fires seen in the smaller buildings; edifices outside the World Trade Center (American Express Building, Winter Garden Atrium) were heavily impacted by debris, but they did not catch fire. THEY WERE NOT CONNECTED TO THE WTC’S UNDERGROUND DRAINAGE SYSTEM.
Please see my full post for elaboration and documentation of the above point.
8. On 9/11, New Yorkers fled two terrifying dust clouds that engulfed the area surrounding the WTC. Anyone who watches videos of nuclear bombs detonating will see that they create sprawling ground-level clouds. Although building demolitions also routinely make dust clouds, the 9/11 ones seemed to have had a life of their own.

READ IT ALL HERE!
https://jamesperloff.com/2017/06/30/911-simplified/ 


Chris Bollyn "9-11 Deception: Greater Killsrael"  


          This Popular Island Destination Is Exporting Monkeys for Cruel Experiments   
Mauritius is one of the world's largest suppliers of non-human primates for inhumane medical experiments.

Mauritius, a small island in the Indian Ocean, is a dream holiday destination for tourists from all over the world. It is famous for its beautiful beaches, lagoons, tropical climate, heritage sites, lush forests and wildlife. Yet, this idyllic location is also infamous for a sinister reason—the cruel exploitation of its population of monkeys. Mauritius is one of the world’s largest participants in the cruel trade of supplying non-human primates for experiments. In 2016, 8,245 long-tailed macaques were exported from Mauritius to the USA, Canada and Europe with 3,522 imported by the USA, the largest importer of monkeys from Mauritius.

In Mauritius, the long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) lives freely. However, the species is not considered indigenous, despite having been well-established on the island for about 400 years. Although the species is listed on Appendix II of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), there exists no legislation to protect the primates of Mauritius. Instead, they are widely persecuted and exploited.

Historically, monkeys were trapped in the wild to be shipped overseas. Following international condemnation of the trade in wild-caught primates, tens of thousands of primates are now held in farms across Mauritius. Many of these animals were captured from the wild and are now imprisoned in these farms and used for breeding. Denied their freedom in the lush foliage of their jungle homes, these individuals spend their lives behind bars, on concrete. Their offspring are transported as ‘cargo’ in small wooden crates on airplanes to laboratories around the world to feed the international research industry.

Tourism is a key pillar of the economy of Mauritius and contributes significantly to the economic growth of the island. Mauritius is also promoting the island’s image as a green, eco-friendly tourist destination. The reputation of Mauritius as a country where the environment is valued is being put at risk by the export of monkeys for cruel experiments. Added to this is the introduction of recent regulations that will, for the first time, allow such experiments to be carried out on the island itself. The main species to be used in the research will be the country’s population of long-tailed macaques.

It cannot be argued that the economic benefits of the monkey trade and potential revenue from experiments are more important than tourism. Even a brief glance at the figures shows this controversial trade, worth less than 2 percent of Mauritian export, is economically insignificant compared with the income that Mauritius receives from its tourism industry. It is well-established that if a country develops a reputation for unkind treatment of animals, it has a very strong negative effect on tourism.

An additional factor to consider which is equally puzzling is that Hinduism is the largest religion in Mauritius. The country has the third highest percentage of Hindus in the world after Nepal and India. Lord Hanuman, the monkey god, is one of the most popular idols in the Hindu religion and is worshipped as a symbol of physical strength, perseverance and devotion. The trade in primates on Mauritius clearly is contrary to the very concept of Hindu culture and society which emphasises the spiritual equality of all living beings.

There are concerns that the introduction of animal experiments to Mauritius is primarily to provide a new market for the primate breeding companies and a reaction to problems with airlines refusing to transport primates for research purposes, moves to impose tighter restrictions on the import of primates within the European Union and a growing public concern about the use of primates in research. Animal researchers and companies may be looking to travel to Mauritius to carry out research that would not be allowed to take place in their own country.

A glance at the new regulations governing the experiments shows that substantial sections have simply been taken from EU and UK legislation, but this has not been consistently done, so there are significant gaps and contradictions. For example, there is no provision for governmental inspections of laboratories. Nor are there any rules in the regulations about the housing, environment and enrichment to be provided to animals. Furthermore, transparency and accountability appear to be absent because, although there is a requirement for researchers to submit records to the government, there is no provision for the government to subsequently put such information into the public domain. 

The long-tailed macaque is the most widely traded primate species for research worldwide and the most widely-traded mammal on the CITES database. In the laboratory, these primates may suffer substantially, including the effects of poisoning (such as vomiting, internal bleeding, weight loss, organ failure and even death) after being forced to consume large quantities of chemicals or drugs in toxicity tests or face being subjected to major brain surgery, their skulls cut open and devices implanted into their brains.

Examples of recent research carried out on long-tailed macaques in the USA makes disturbing reading: 1) experiments that have attempted to mimic traumatic military injuries; 2) forced addiction to recreational drugs such as alcohol and cocaine; 3) injections with phencyclidine (PCP or ‘angel dust’) and 4) forced inhaling of cigarette smoke several hours a day (for some monkeys it was the equivalent of a person smoking four packs of cigarettes a day).

The development of alternative methods to using animals is a growing and pioneering field. There is now a wide range of more human-relevant and humane approaches and animal tests are being replaced in areas such as toxicity testing, neuroscience and drug development. These alternatives include cell, tissue and organ cultures; methods using chemistry, computers or imaging machines; and ethical and highly effective studies using human volunteers.

Cruelty Free International is dedicated to ending this cruel exploitation of the Mauritius monkeys. We believe that the focus for Mauritius should instead be on these new technologies for non-animal experiments and we are urging Mauritius to become a forward-thinking country that adopts humane and cutting-edge alternatives. Mauritius’ image abroad is already tarnished because of its role in the cruel international trade in monkeys for research. Allowing animal experiments to take place will have a further negative impact and likely result in further widespread protest.

Our campaign has received widespread support from around the world, including in Mauritius, by scientists, wildlife experts, politicians and socio-cultural groups as well as members of the public. Indian politician Maneka Gandhi and internationally renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall have also voiced their concerns.

There are three actions you can take to support our campaign to protect the monkeys of Mauritius and let government officials know that what they are doing is unacceptable:

1. Send an email/letter to the Mauritius Embassy in Washington:

mauritius.embassy@verizon.net

washingtonemb@govmu.org

H. E. Mr S. Phokeer

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Mauritius Embassy

1709 N. Street, NW

Washington D.C. 20036

2. Send an email/letter to the Minister of Tourism in Mauritius:

mtou@govmu.org

The Hon Anil Kumarsingh GAYAN, SC

Minister of Tourism

Ministry of Tourism

Level 5, Air Mauritius Centre

John Kennedy Street

Port Louis

Mauritius

3. Sign this petition.

 

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Potential interstellar applications of the discovery

The researchers are working on potential optomechanical applications enabled by the optical shock wave of atoms predicted by the new theory. However, the theory applies not only to transparent liquids and solids but also to dilute interstellar gas. Using a simple kinematic consideration it can be shown that the energy loss caused by the mass transfer effect becomes for dilute interstellar gas proportional to the photon energy and distance travelled by light.

“This prompts for further simulations with realistic parameters for interstellar gas density, plasma properties and temperature. Presently the Hubble’s law is explained by Doppler shift being larger from distant stars. This effectively supports the hypothesis of expanding universe. In the mass polariton theory of light this hypothesis is not needed since redshift becomes automatically proportional to the distance from the star to the observer”, explains Professor Jukka Tulkki.

Research article: Mikko Partanen, Teppo Häyrynen, Jani Oksanen, and Jukka Tulkki. Photon mass drag and the momentum of light in a medium. Physical Review A 95. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.95.063850

More information:

Mikko Partanen
Doctoral Candidate
Aalto University
mikko.p.partanen@aalto.fi

Jukka Tulkki
Professor
Aalto University
jukka.tulkki@aalto.fi
tel. +358 50 520 4360


          Virginia Tech expert offers tips to defend yourself against future ransomware attacks   

Virginia Tech computer science expert Gang Wang says cyberweapons remain a national concern and offers tips to prevent future attacks.

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          Ukraine: Russian security services were behind cyberattack   
MOSCOW (AP) -- Ukraine accused the Russian security services Saturday of planning and launching a cyberattack that locked up computers around the world earlier this week....
          PROPHECY HOUR: MESSIAH’S BRANCH THOUGH THE FIRE WITHOUT BURNING!   
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PROPHECY HOUR: MESSIAH’S BRANCH THOUGH THE FIRE WITHOUT BURNING! Pastor Dan http://www.prophecyhour.com/ Several attack’s such as a storm that wiped out the radio computers…and a great praise report! Another do not Miss End-Time Radio program as “We are Warning the World as it HAPPENS!” Please visit www.prophecyhour.com Also please visit www.wichitahomeless.com
          HVAC Residential Installer - Scott Brothers Heating & Air - Fleetwood, NC   
Computerized Dispatch Technology. Scott Brothers Heating and Air is one of the fastest growing HVAC retailers in the High Country area.... $14 - $18 an hour
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          Mold cross contamination and cleaning   
I purchased a new home and took some items from the old home to the new home. An inspector for the buyer of the old home discovered mold throughout the old home, hence the items I took to the new home likely have mold on them. Note: This is a second home so I do not live there and have not been back since the mold discovery. We will be traveling there shortly so I am looking for advice on what to do with the items we took to the new home. The items we took were TV’s, computer modem and router, clothes, towels, shoes, a painting, kitchen items (plates, glasses, small appliances (toaster oven, coffee maker), etc). If we look at the items taken to the other home is the mold visible to a naked eye (I believe the color of the mold on the walls is light yellow) and if we don’t see any does this mean there was not mold growth on that particular item? Can we clean these items and keep them or should we just throw them out? If we can clean, what should we clean the nonporous items with? Can we just wash clothes/towels in our washer and dryer? Will that contaminate the washer and dryer? I assume there are spores in the home just from transporting these items inside. Is this a problem? Or is it only a problem if there is a moisture source for them such as humidity?
          Computer Technician - Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporate - Charleston, SC   
Basic knowledge of network protocols, configurations, and understanding of LAN operations is necessary. Phone system maintenance to include setting up users,...
From Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporate - Fri, 05 May 2017 13:51:28 GMT - View all Charleston, SC jobs
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          PROMO MeM S RED e YELLOW 2017   
Tutti coloro che, in ciascuno dei due periodi indicati, acquisteranno, esclusivamente presso gli esercizi commerciali aderenti che esporranno il relativo materiale pubblicitario, almeno un prodotto MeM s a scelta in promozione, avranno la possibilità di partecipare al Concorso PROMO MeM S RED e YELLOW 2017 e vincere uno dei premi in palio. Il consumatore, per scoprire se ha vinto uno dei premi in palio in modalità Instant Win, dovrà chiamare, entro le ore 23.59 dell’ultimo giorno di ciascun periodo, esclusivamente da un telefono a toni, il numero 031 8820277 e comunicare, seguendo le istruzioni della voce guida, i dati richiesti. Un sistema informatico di gestione computerizzato registrerà i dati comunicati ed attiverà una procedura informatizzata di estrazione casuale “Instant Win” che potrà, oppure no, assegnare in tempo reale uno dei premi messi in palio, e il partecipante riceverà un messaggio vocale di vincita o non vincita....
          Executive Chef - Gate Keeper Restaurant - Okanagan, BC   
Very strong computer literacy, including effective working skills of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe products and e-mail required in addition to property... $45,000 a year
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          Configuring Cisco Switch Ports   
A Cisco 1900 is basically a plug-and-play switch. This means that you can treat a 1900 much like a hub by simply plugging computers (or other hubs) into its ports and allowing them to communicate. One reason this works is that all ports are part of the same VLAN by default. However, you may want … Continue reading "Configuring Cisco Switch Ports"
          Developing and Evaluating Digital Interventions to Promote Behavior Change in Health and Health Care: Recommendations Resulting From an International Workshop   
Devices and programs using digital technology to foster or support behavior change (digital interventions) are increasingly ubiquitous, being adopted for use in patient diagnosis and treatment, self-management of chronic diseases, and in primary prevention. They have been heralded as potentially revolutionizing the ways in which individuals can monitor and improve their health behaviors and health care by improving outcomes, reducing costs, and improving the patient experience. However, we are still mainly in the age of promise rather than delivery. Developing and evaluating these digital interventions presents new challenges and new versions of old challenges that require use of improved and perhaps entirely new methods for research and evaluation. This article discusses these challenges and provides recommendations aimed at accelerating the rate of progress in digital behavior intervention research and practice. Areas addressed include intervention development in a rapidly changing technological landscape, promoting user engagement, advancing the underpinning science and theory, evaluating effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, and addressing issues of regulatory, ethical, and information governance. This article is the result of a two-day international workshop on how to create, evaluate, and implement effective digital interventions in relation to health behaviors. It was held in London in September 2015 and was supported by the United Kingdom’s Medical Research Council (MRC), the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the Methodology Research Programme (PI Susan Michie), and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation of the United States (PI Kevin Patrick). Important recommendations to manage the rapid pace of change include considering using emerging techniques from data science, machine learning, and Bayesian approaches and learning from other disciplines including computer science and engineering. With regard to assessing and promoting engagement, a key conclusion was that sustained engagement is not always required and that for each intervention it is useful to establish what constitutes “effective engagement,” that is, sufficient engagement to achieve the intended outcomes. The potential of digital interventions for testing and advancing theories of behavior change by generating ecologically valid, real-time objective data was recognized. Evaluations should include all phases of the development cycle, designed for generalizability, and consider new experimental designs to make the best use of rich data streams. Future health economics analyses need to recognize and model the complex and potentially far-reaching costs and benefits of digital interventions. In terms of governance, developers of digital behavior interventions should comply with existing regulatory frameworks, but with consideration for emerging standards around information governance, ethics, and interoperability.

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          Efficacy of a Computerized Simulation in Promoting Walking in Individuals With Diabetes   
Background: Regular walking is a recommended but underused self-management strategy for individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Objective: To test the impact of a simulation-based intervention on the beliefs, intentions, knowledge, and walking behavior of individuals with T2DM. We compared two versions of a brief narrated simulation. The experimental manipulation included two components: the presentation of the expected effect of walking on the glucose curve; and the completion of an action plan for walking over the next week. Primary hypotheses were (1) intervention participants’ walking (minutes/week) would increase more than control participants’ walking, and (2) change in outcome expectancies (beliefs) would be a function of the discrepancy between prior beliefs and those presented in the simulation. Secondary hypotheses were that, overall, behavioral intentions to walk in the coming week and diabetes-related knowledge would increase in both groups. Methods: Individuals were randomly assigned to condition. Preintervention measures included self-reported physical activity (International Physical Activity Questionnaire [IPAQ] 7-day), theory of planned behavior-related beliefs, and knowledge (Diabetes Knowledge Test). During the narrated simulation we measured individuals’ outcome expectancies regarding the effect of exercise on glucose with a novel drawing task. Postsimulation measures included theory of planned behavior beliefs, knowledge, and qualitative impressions of the narrated simulation. The IPAQ 7-day was readministered by phone 1 week later. We used a linear model that accounted for baseline walking to test the main hypothesis regarding walking. Discrepancy scores were calculated between the presented outcome and individuals’ prior expectations (measured by the drawing task). A linear model with an interaction between intervention status and the discrepancy score was used to test the hypothesis regarding change in outcome expectancy. Pre–post changes in intention and knowledge were tested using paired t tests. Results: Of 65 participants, 33 were in the intervention group and 32 in the control group. We excluded 2 participants from analysis due to being extreme outliers in baseline walking. After adjustment for baseline difference in age and intentions between groups, intervention participants increased walking by 61.0 minutes/week (SE 30.5, t58 = 1.9, P = .05) more than controls. The proposed interaction between the presented outcome and the individual’s prior beliefs was supported: after adjustment for baseline differences in age and intentions between groups, the coefficient for the interaction was –.25, (SE 0.07, t57 = –3.2, P < .01). On average participants in both groups improved significantly from baseline in intentions (mean difference 0.66, t62 = 4.5, P < .001) and knowledge (mean difference 0.38, t62 = 2.4, P = .02). Conclusions: This study suggests that a brief, Internet-ready, simulation-based intervention can improve knowledge, beliefs, intentions, and short-term behavior in individuals with T2DM.

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          Physician Order Entry Or Nurse Order Entry? Comparison of Two Implementation Strategies for a Computerized Order Entry System Aimed at Reducing Dosing Medication Errors   
Background: Despite the significant effect of computerized physician order entry (CPOE) in reducing nonintercepted medication errors among neonatal inpatients, only a minority of hospitals have successfully implemented such systems. Physicians' resistance and users' frustration seem to be two of the most important barriers. One solution might be to involve nurses in the order entry process to reduce physicians’ data entry workload and resistance. However, the effect of this collaborative order entry method in reducing medication errors should be compared with a strictly physician order entry method. Objective: To investigate whether a collaborative order entry method consisting of nurse order entry (NOE) followed by physician verification and countersignature is as effective as a strictly physician order entry (POE) method in reducing nonintercepted dose and frequency medication errors in the neonatal ward of an Iranian teaching hospital. Methods: A four-month prospective study was designed with two equal periods. During the first period POE was used and during the second period NOE was used. In both methods, a warning appeared when the dose or frequency of the prescribed medication was incorrect that suggested the appropriate dosage to the physicians. Physicians’ responses to the warnings were recorded in a database and subsequently analyzed. Relevant paper-based and electronic medical records were reviewed to increase credibility. Results: Medication prescribing for 158 neonates was studied. The rate of nonintercepted medication errors during the NOE period was 40% lower than during the POE period (rate ratio 0.60; 95% confidence interval [CI] .50, .71;P < .001). During the POE period, 80% of nonintercepted errors occurred at the prescription stage, while during the NOE period, 60% of nonintercepted errors occurred in that stage. Prescription errors decreased from 10.3% during the POE period to 4.6% during the NOE period (P < .001), and the number of warnings with which physicians complied increased from 44% to 68% respectively (P < .001). Meanwhile, transcription errors showed a nonsignificant increase from the POE period to the NOE period. The median error per patient was reduced from 2 during the POE period to 0 during the NOE period (P = .005). Underdose and curtailed and prolonged interval errors were significantly reduced from the POE period to the NOE period. The rate of nonintercepted overdose errors remained constant between the two periods. However, the severity of overdose errors was lower in the NOE period (P = .02). Conclusions: NOE can increase physicians' compliance with warnings and recommended dose and frequency and reduce nonintercepted medication dosing errors in the neonatal ward as effectively as POE or even better. In settings where there is major physician resistance to implementation of CPOE, and nurses are willing to participate in the order entry and are capable of doing so, NOE may be considered a beneficial alternative order entry method.

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          PHL14/352: The Impact of Electronic Health Information and Computer-mediated Communication for the Coping Abilities of Cancer Patients   
INTRODUCTION: World wide-based Information services are providing an increasing variety in information concerning practically every aspect of prevention, health promotion and treatment for patients, their families and care providers. For the case of cancer, a well-established information and communication infrastructure for an English speaking audience has been developed over the past years. METHODS: Our work has focused on an extensive literature review, identifying publications on the impact of the use of electronic information and communication platforms of the Internet by cancer patients, their families and care providers. RESULTS: Patients mainly log on to major services to receive background information about their particular disease or general introductions about the nature of cancer. The question of how much patients' ability to access to more information about their disease really effects their quality of life is still open. A randomised controlled trial showed that patients appreciated receiving more written information on cancer, although this did not increase their knowledge about cancer. Besides following their wishes or needs to inform themselves via the WWW, patients use more often email and newsgroup bulletin boards for communication. These bulletin boards also function as screening agencies for cancer news. Questions concerning the treatment of cancer and its effects on the family are reported as the most helpful topics on those lists. The three major dimensions of communication goals in online discussion groups can be identified as follows: a) exchange of information, b) social support and c) personal empowerment. These findings are similar to the communication structures identified for face-to-face groups. However, there are indications for some differences between traditional and virtual self-help (VS): more people are involved in VS; VS is open not only for patients but for their families, care providers as well as for involved professionals; VS is accessible around the clock and from every place. DISCUSSION: At this point of time, we can only estimate the importance of the Internet for health communication and health promotion. However, it appears that the Internet is a large information resource as well as a potential support network for patients and their families. In virtual groups, the distance-intimacy-relation seems to be easier to control. Furthermore, membership is independent from regional circumstances and patients with very rare kinds of cancer are able to find peers. The latter leads to the question if VS is particularly attractive to difficult-to-reach patient groups and if it will enhance their access to important resources such as social support. The process of coping with cancer itself seems to be very well supported by such new non-traditional electronic support networks, as long as they fulfil the functions of a community. Some basic problems, concerning the quality of information and the reliability of medical advice available through email, are not yet solved.

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          Computer Technician (PC & Mac) - Computer Squad - Computer Repair Service in Toronto - Toronto, ON   
You will be providing on-site technical support to our clients' home or office - including software, hardware troubleshooting, virus/spyware/trojan removal,... $30 - $50 an hour
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          The dangers of not logging out of facebook.   
Please log out your facebook account especially on public computer. You really don't want any of this stuff happen to you.


















          101 ways to annoy people   

    1. Sing the Batman theme incessantly.
    2. In the memo field of all your checks, write "for sensual massage."
    3. Specify that your drive-through order is "to go."
    4. Learn Morse code, and have conversations with friends in public consisting entirely of "Beeeep Bip Bip Beeep Bip..."
    5. If you have a glass eye, tap on it occasionally with your pen while talking to others.
    6. Amuse yourself for endless hours by hooking a camcorder to your TV and then pointing it at the screen.
    7. Speak only in a "robot" voice.
    8. Push all the flat Lego pieces together tightly.
    9. Start each meal by conspicuously licking all your food, and announce that this is so no one will "swipe your grub".
    10. Leave the copy machine set to reduce 200%, extra dark, 17 inch paper, 98 copies.
    11. Stomp on little plastic ketchup packets.
    12. Sniffle incessantly.
    13. Leave your turn signal on for fifty miles.
    14. Name your dog "Dog."
    15. Insist on keeping your car windshield wipers running in all weather conditions "to keep them tuned up."
    16. Reply to everything someone says with "that's what YOU think."
    17. Claim that you must always wear a bicycle helmet as part of your "astronaut training."
    18. Declare your apartment an independent nation, and sue your neighbors upstairs for "violating your airspace".
    19. Forget the punchline to a long joke, but assure the listener it was a "real hoot."
    20. Follow a few paces behind someone, spraying everything they touch with Lysol.
    21. Practice making fax and modem noises.
    22. Highlight irrelevant information in scientific papers and "cc:" them to your boss.
    23. Make beeping noises when a large person backs up.
    24. Invent nonsense computer jargon in conversations, and see if people play along to avoid the appearance of ignorance.
    25. Erect an elaborate network of ropes in your backyard, and tell the neighbors you are a "spider person."
    26. Finish all your sentences with the words "in accordance with the prophesy."
    27. Wear a special hip holster for your remote control.
    28. Do not add any inflection to the end of your sentences, producing awkward silences with the impression that you'll be saying more any moment.
    29. Signal that a conversation is over by clamping your hands over your ears.
    30. Disassemble your pen and "accidentally" flip the ink cartridge across the room.
    31. Give a play-by-play account of a persons every action in a nasal Howard Cosell voice.
    32. Holler random numbers while someone is counting.
    33. Adjust the tint on your TV so that all the people are green, and insist to others that you "like it that way."
    34. Drum on every available surface.
    35. Staple papers in the middle of the page.
    36. Ask 1-800 operators for dates.
    37. Produce a rental video consisting entirely of dire FBI copyright warnings.
    38. Sew anti-theft detector strips into peoples backpacks.
    39. Hide dairy products in inaccessible places.
    40. Write the surprise ending to a novel on its first page.
    41. Set alarms for random times.
    42. Order a side of pork rinds with your filet mignon.
    43. Instead of Gallo, serve Night Train next Thanksgiving.
    44. Publicly investigate just how slowly you can make a "croaking" noise.
    45. Honk and wave to strangers.
    46. Dress only in clothes colored Hunters Orange.
    47. Change channels five minutes before the end of every show.
    48. Tape pieces of "Sweating to the Oldies" over climactic parts of rental movies.
    49. Wear your pants backwards.
    50. Decline to be seated at a restaurant, and simply eat their complimentary mints by the cash register.
    51. Begin all your sentences with "ooh la la!"
    52. ONLY TYPE IN UPPERCASE.
    53. only type in lowercase.
    54. dont use any punctuation either
    55. Buy a large quantity of orange traffic cones and reroute whole streets.
    56. Pay for your dinner with pennies.
    57. Tie jingle bells to all your clothes.
    58. Repeat everything someone says, as a question.
    59. Write "X - BURIED TREASURE" in random spots on all of someone's roadmaps.
    60. Inform everyone you meet of your personal Kennedy assassination/UFO/ O.J Simpson conspiracy theories.
    61. Repeat the following conversation a dozen times: "Do you hear that?" "What?" "Never mind, its gone now."
    62. Light road flares on a birthday cake.
    63. Wander around a restaurant, asking other diners for their parsley.
    64. Leave tips in Bolivian currency.
    65. Demand that everyone address you as "Conquistador."
    66. At the laundromat, use one dryer for each of your socks.
    67. When Christmas caroling, sing "Jingle Bells, Batman smells" until physically restrained.
    68. Wear a cape that says "Magnificent One."
    69. As much as possible, skip rather than walk.
    70. Stand over someone's shoulder, mumbling, as they read.
    71. Pretend your computer's mouse is a CB radio, and talk to it.
    72. Try playing the William Tell Overture by tapping on the bottom of your chin. When nearly done, announce "no, wait, I messed it up," and repeat.
    73. Drive half a block.
    74. Inform others that they exist only in your imagination.
    75. Ask people what gender they are.
    76. Lick the filling out of all the Oreos, and place the cookie parts back.
    77. Cultivate a Norwegian accent. If Norwegian, affect a Southern drawl.
    78. Routinely handcuff yourself to furniture, informing the curious that you don't want to fall off "in case the big one comes".
    79. Deliberately hum songs that will remain lodged in co-workers brains, such as "Feliz Navidad", the Archies "Sugar" or the Mr. Rogers theme song.
    80. While making presentations, occasionally bob your head. like a parakeet.
    81. Lie obviously about trivial things such as the time of day.
    82. Leave your Christmas lights up and lit until September.
    83. Change your name to "AaJohn Aaaaasmith" for the great glory of being first in the phone book. Claim it's a Hawaiian name, and demand that people pronounce each "a."
    84. Sit in your front yard pointing a hair dryer at passing cars to see if they slow down.
    85. Chew on pens that you've borrowed.
    86. Wear a LOT of cologne.
    87. Listen to 33rpm records at 45rpm speed, and claim the faster speed is necessary because of your "superior mental processing."
    88. Sing along at the opera.
    89. Mow your lawn with scissors.
    90. At a golf tournament, chant "swing-batabatabata-suhWING-batter!"
    91. Ask the waitress for an extra seat for your "imaginary friend."
    92. Go to a poetry recital and ask why each poem doesn't rhyme.
    93. Ask your co-workers mysterious questions, and then scribble their answers in a notebook. Mutter something about "psychological profiles."
    94. Stare at static on the TV and claim you can see a "magic picture."
    95. Select the same song on the jukebox fifty times.
    96. Never make eye contact.
    97. Never break eye contact..
    98. Construct elaborate "crop circles" in your front lawn.
    99. Construct your own pretend "tricorder," and "scan" people with it, announcing the results.
    100. Make appointments for the 31st of September.
    101. Invite lots of people to other people's parties.

          Temporary Accounts Administrator - Stallion Security (Pty) Ltd. - Gauteng   
Leading security company is seeking to employ a TEMP Accounts Administrator urgently. Minimum Requirements Grade 12 2-3 years accounts experience computer R4 000 - R5 000 a month
From Stallion Security - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 17:44:38 GMT - View all Gauteng jobs
          Instructor - Stallion Security (Pty) Ltd. - Gauteng   
Leading security company is seeking to employ a candidate asap. Minimum Requirements Grade 12 Computer literate SASSETA registered Assessor Grade A R6 800 a month
From Stallion Security - Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:39:19 GMT - View all Gauteng jobs
          Computer Science Teacher - Crestview Local Schools - Convoy, OH   
Position: Computer Science Teacher (Grades 9‐12 and possible A.P. Course) *District: * Crestview Local School District, Van Wert County, Ohio *Deadline: * 4
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          تحميل أفضل برنامج لتنظيف الكمبيوتر واللاب توب وتسريعه Registry Cleaner   

The post تحميل أفضل برنامج لتنظيف الكمبيوتر واللاب توب وتسريعه Registry Cleaner appeared first on مجلة مدونة العرب.

تحميل برنامج منظف ومسرع الكمبيوتر مجانا تحميل أفضل برنامج لتنظيف الكمبيوتر واللاب توب وتسريعه Registry Cleaner…نقدم لكم اليوم احد افضل البرامج التي يمكنك استخدامها في تنظيف الكمبيوتر وتسريع وتحسين اداءه بشكل كبير حيث حاز على تقييمات ايجابية كثيرة جدا من قبل المستخدمين الذي قامو بتحميله فقد لقي رواجا واقبالا كبيرا [اكمل القراءة]


          Collector Office Surajpur Recruitment 2017 Apply Offline for 23 Data Entry Operator, Technical Assistant vacancy before 5th July 2017   
Collector Office Surajpur invites application for Recruitment of 23 Data Entry Operator, Technical Assistant and regarding this a job advertisement is published in surajpur.gov.in . and in employment news. All Interested Aspirants who want to apply for Data Entry Operator, Technical Assistant opening in Collector Office Surajpur on 23 and have 5th, 12th, Diploma in Data Entry Operator, B.E./B.Tech., MCA/MCM/M.Sc. can Apply Offline.Candidates are advised to check all eligibility requirements such as qualification, experience, upper age limit before applying from Collector Office Surajpur recruitment notification summered below:-

Collector Office Surajpur Recruitment Notification 2017 (surajpur.gov.in .)

Post Name and Total No. of Vacancies - 23 posts
1. Assistant Programmer - 04
2. Technical Assistant - 04
3. Data Entry Operator - 08
4. Assistant Grade-III - 04
5. Peon - 03 posts

Employment Terms - Full time

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

Pay band - Selected candidate will be posted on pay band INR Rs. 20342/- (Post 1), Rs. 18900/- (Post 2), Rs. 13776/- (Post 3), Rs. 10612/- (Post 4), Rs. 8470/- (Post 5). .as directed by recruitment committee and as mentioned in Collector Office Surajpur notification

Place of Posting - Surajpur

Selection Process - Selection will be done according to the direction of selection committee and based on the performance in the Merit List, Computer Practical Test.

Age Criteria - Candidate age must be between 18 to 35 Years as on 01-06-2017. Age relaxations will be applicable only in upper age limit as per the norms for individual posts age criteria check job advertisement.

Educational Qualification - Interested Aspirant who want to take part in Collector Office Surajpur recruitment process must have 5th, 12th, Diploma in Data Entry Operator, B.E./B.Tech., MCA/MCM/M.Sc. Certificates/Degree or its equivalent Qualification from a recognized Board / University. Post wise qualification is mentioned in Qualification criteria section in notification.


How To Apply - All Eligible and Interested aspirant have to apply in mentioned prescribed format available for Download from surajpur.gov.in . . After Filling The application form, candidate must send filled copy of application form along with document mentioned In detailed advertisement to following Address before or on 05-07-2017

Address -
Chief Executive Officer, Zila Panchayat Surajpur

Important dates - Receipt of application form allowed till : 05-07-2017


          ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation ) Recruitment 2017 Apply Offline for 05 Hindi Typist, Technician vacancy before 28th July 2017   
ISRO invites application for Recruitment of 05 Hindi Typist, Technician and regarding this a job advertisement is published in www.isro.gov.in . and in employment news. All Interested Aspirants who want to apply for Hindi Typist, Technician opening in Indian Space Research Organisation on 05 and have 10th / 12th + ITI/ NTC/NAC in Electrical Trade, Graduation in Arts/Science/Commerce/ Management/ Computer Applications can Apply Offline.Candidates are advised to check all eligibility requirements such as qualification, experience, upper age limit before applying from ISRO recruitment notification summered below:-

Indian Space Research Organisation Recruitment Notification 2017 (www.isro.gov.in .)

Post Name and Total No. of Vacancies - 05 posts
1. Hindi Typist - 04
2. Technician- B - 01 posts

Employment Terms - Full time

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

Pay band - Selected candidate will be posted on pay band INR Level – 04 in Pay Matrix (for Hindi Typist), Level – 03 in Pay Matrix (for Technician). .as directed by recruitment committee and as mentioned in Indian Space Research Organisation notification

Place of Posting - Across India

Selection Process - Selection will be done according to the direction of selection committee and based on the performance in the Written Exam, Skill Test.

Age Criteria - Candidate upper age limit should not exceed 26 years (for Hindi Typist), 35 years (for Technician) as on 21-07-2017 Age relaxations will be applicable only in upper age limit as per the norms for individual posts age criteria check job advertisement.

Educational Qualification - Interested Aspirant who want to take part in ISRO recruitment process must have 10th / 12th + ITI/ NTC/NAC in Electrical Trade, Graduation in Arts/Science/Commerce/ Management/ Computer Applications Certificates/Degree or its equivalent Qualification from a recognized Board / University. Post wise qualification is mentioned in Qualification criteria section in notification.


How To Apply - All Eligible and Interested aspirant have to apply in mentioned prescribed format available for Download from www.isro.gov.in . . After Filling The application form, candidate must send filled copy of application form along with document mentioned In detailed advertisement to following Address before or on 28-07-2017

Address -
ISRO Headquarters, Bangalore


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          Protecting Seniors Online from Scams, Hacks and Tax Fraud   
Five words or less(NewsUSA) - The vast majority of seniors today are using the Internet at least once a week to check email, pay bills online and keep in touch via social media. But all that time online puts them at risk for scams and hacks, such as tax fraud. In fact, a new survey by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, found that 67 percent of surveyed older adults have been the victim of an online scam or hack. Encouraging seniors to practice cyber security can go a long way toward protecting their identity and sensitive financial information. Home Instead collaborated with the National Cyber Security Alliance to create Protect Seniors Online, available at www.ProtectSeniorsOnline.com, a free resource that educates older adults about cybersecurity. Here, seniors can test their cybersecurity skills with the "Can You Spot an Online Scam?" quiz. Older adults can take the following steps now to protect themselves online: *Password protect and secure devices, accounts. Lock all devices (including computers, tablets and smartphones) with secure passwords in case devices are lost or stolen. *Think before clicking. When faced with an urgent request -- like emails asking for money -- think before clicking or get a second opinion. Clicking on links is often how scammers get personal information. When in doubt, trash an unusual message. *Share with care. More than half (51 percent) of seniors surveyed by Home Instead use social media to stay connected. Use care when sharing personal information, adjust privacy settings to limit who can see your information, and turn off location sharing. *Use security software. Install anti-virus and anti-spyware software and program it to run regularly. And be wary of pop-up ads or emails, many of which contain malware that can infect computers. *Log out. Log out of apps and websites when you are finished. Leaving apps and websites open on computer screens could make you vulnerable to security and privacy risks. *Recommend support. Older adults who live alone may need help from a trusted source -- such as a family member, tech-savvy friend or professional caregiver --to serve as a second set of eyes. To explore additional Protect Seniors Online resources, including the interactive quiz, visit www.ProtectSeniorsOnline.com A Home Instead office near you can be found by visiting www.homeinstead.com/state.
          Encryption Technology for Your Privacy   
Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Encryption and controversy seem to go hand in hand lately in the technology community. Case in point: When The FBI sought to compel Apple to assist in unlocking a cell phone in the case of the San Bernardino shooter last December. Ultimately the FBI was denied its request by a California district court. This type of technology can be a gray area, yet one that tech companies take seriously. On the one hand, the government insists it needs access to technology in which crimes have been perpetrated, noting that encryption also allows terrorists to communicate in ways that agencies can't track -- all the while, using encryption to secure its own communication. Privacy advocates argue that if the government is using it, private citizens should be allowed to as well, without prying eyes looking over their collective shoulder. To that point, one company that has come down firmly on the side of citizens and their right to privacy is VirnetX. The software and technology company said it believes in personal privacy and that strong encryption is imperative in protecting those rights. VirnetX has been so focused on providing secure communications using encryption that it designed an app called Gabriel. Gabriel uses encryption technology derived from a CIA national security project, and is one of a kind. "Gabriel has been designed and built with personal privacy and security as a foundational principle," says Dr. Robert Short, VirnetX chief technical officer and chief scientist. To that end, the program currently provides uncompromising data security, which means that users do not have to transmit data to, or store data with, any third party, including VirnetX. Users can therefore have peace of mind that their data is stored only on their devices, be it phone, tablet or computer. Gabriel is a product unto itself and can be found in Apple's App store, the Google Play store or gabrielsecure.com. This set of integrated applications allows for secure messaging, secure voice and video calling, secure mail and secure file sharing -- all encrypted. Other benefits to using Gabriel's encrypted apps include: * Making free voice or video calls or sending instant messages to other Gabriel members in your network. * Receiving spamless email. * Allowing for person-to-person messages that disappear once the session has ended. * Sharing pictures or files that can't be intercepted. Gabriel transmits person-to-person with end-to-end encryption to further eliminate hacking possibilities. For more information or to download Gabriel, go to www.gabrielsecure.com.
          Remote Possibilities: Where Mobility and Productivity Meet   
Five words or less(NewsUSA) - There is a revolution that has been taking place for quite some time in the business world, and it's changing the way workers use the telephone and companies do business. Chances are you've heard of it. It's called Internet telephony, and experts agree that, among other things, it has made office PBX systems obsolete while increasing employee productivity by allowing a very mobile workforce to stay connected to their business lines, no matter where they're working from or which device they're using. In short, this not-so-new technology is making the phone system digital in a way that takes advantage of the Internet and of any phone or computer attached to it. To that end, Switch, a San Francisco-based communications company, is taking the cloud-based business phone concept to the next level by creating a system that can be integrated with Google Apps and, most recently (and notably), Microsoft Office 365. "Work is a thing you do, not a place you go," said Craig Walker, CEO of Switch Communications. "We understand the value of mobility and giving people control over the tools they need to be productive, and Switch is designed with them in mind." For Office 365 users, this latest development by Switch can accelerate employee productivity by integrating with Outlook mail, Outlook calendar and LinkedIn. Users can log in with their Microsoft credentials, have their Outlook contacts instantly synced, have their calendar and email integrated so they can see the most recent shared emails and appointments when on a Switch call, and have instant access to the always-current corporate directory. Ease of administration is critical for a business of any size. Switch's design makes it easy to sign up in less than a minute using dropdown menus to let you set up a virtual receptionist for your company, set business hours to keep your cell phone from ringing at night or on holidays, record custom greetings, add department lines and more. "Regardless of productivity suite, platform or size -- your business can be an enterprise or a three-person shop -- with Switch your phone system and your experience is and should be the same: easy-to-use, scalable and with the flexibility of a true cloud service." The cost for companies of any size is a mere $15 per month per employee, including a free company number and unlimited domestic calls and texts. "Switch makes sense for anyone who realizes their business phone system that serves a desk is broken," says Walker. Visit www.switch.co or call 844-9-SWITCH to learn more.
          Making Cities Smarter With Connected Cars   
Five words or less(NewsUSA) - We live in an age of new mobility, where the landscape of our digital life is expanding and evolving at unprecedented speed. Wireless connectivity has spread from computers and smartphones to cars, homes and cities, and it's simplifying and improving our way of living. The rise of "smart" objects and machines powered by machine-to-machine (M2M) technology has been a huge catalyst for the Internet of Things -- a web of connected objects and devices that communicate with one another to make life easier. The automotive industry is leading the way forward with more than 23 million connected cars on the road today and projections for 152 million by 2020. Connected cars enhance our lives with rich services, including advanced 3D navigation, automatic emergency calling when accidents occur and always-on mobile WiFi. They can automatically exchange information with other smart objects, such as traffic lights, to help reduce road congestion and improve navigation. They can also direct drivers to the nearest open parking spot and turn on the heat and stereo system before arriving home. The possibilities are exciting and limited only by our ability to securely manage wireless service plans for the long life of vehicles and smart city solutions. Until recently, updating connected car systems was costly and time-consuming, requiring a visit to a dealership to change electronic components embedded under the dashboard. Consumers will soon be able to securely update wireless features and even add new vehicles or smart home devices to existing mobile service plans via a mobile device app or website visit. The new "on-demand connectivity" solution makes it much easier to adopt new technology or instantly take advantage of special offers without additional service contracts or monthly invoices. "In an increasingly connected world, it is vital to remove barriers for growth," said Gemalto Vice President Juan Lazcano. "On Demand Connectivity allows people to easily manage their connected devices while helping mobile network operators improve service offerings and customer loyalty. It's a win-win scenario." The best part is Gemalto's solution adds a layer of data security that ensures personal information is protected when service plan updates are made. This allows all of us to trust in the connected cars and smart cities of the future. For more information, visit www.gemalto.com/iot.
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          Reply #2056   
Sincere, you've got guts, man. I give you that. I wish more people would call them on their BS. Is their website still down ? Been watching Netflix on the computer today but one of my lottery pals on fb told me about your call to NCEL so I had to get off Netflix and see what it was all about -- Thanks, I needed that laugh today. NCEL hates me; they banned me from their facebook and twitter pages for telling it like it is -- If I could, I'd upload that courtroom scene from A Few Good Men where To... [ More ]
          Reply #2031   
Thanks , I must have missed the June one. I can not get NCEL page to open on my computer now. If it isn't down they have stopped my IP address from accessing it. So, they really do watch this Lottery Forum......
          Reply #1967   
I thought about that, too. After all, the 15 - 25 minutes before a draw gives them time to look at the computer data, and they can see if a person or people, for example have spent a boat load on one number ...say $ 25.00 on one number straight from a particular store location, etc. This would obviously cost them a lot of their one day profit, so I think they especially look to see if there are any particular numbers that have been bought a lot and they will do anything and whatever they can to
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          Reply #1787   
Let's dance for $80 little kitty cat!Played 600 flipped played 900 for 50 cents boxed!

I'm happy for the win anyway...played the wrong ones for 50/50 exact....took a picture of it but don't know how to put it on here from this laptop but if my computer gets repaired I hope it does I'll post all of my recent scratch card wins and this one on Jordan's thread.

Congrats to all other winners
          Reply #1759   
Thanks Mswiz but no I didn't hit...didn't play last night...would not have played 108 anyway..that is a repeat as it hit on 10-7. I bought 2 more $2 scratch cards called did I win won the win all again but this time won $20...won $100 on the $2 7's one.

Last time I bought a $30 card I lost on it so I'm scared to buy more of those...lol.

Good luck today!

Maybe my computer will be repaired soon...then I will update the fat cat list!

One more thing..we only have one more never hit strai... [ More ]
          Reply #1644   
Well I didn't get the p3 or the p4 but bought a couple more of the new $2 cards (the 7's) and almost fainted when it said on one of them...win all it was $100...so I can cash it and pay for the repair of my computer...thank goodness for that...this man is very resonable so maybe it won't be more than that...not giving a penny back like I just did the $10 $2 I won on them yesterday!

I took a picture but don't know how to post it from this laptop if I decide to take it back don't want much stuf... [ More ]
          From Cyborgs to Hacktivists: Postfeminist Disobedience and Virtual Communities   
by
Carolyn Guertin
2005-01-27

For many the term postfeminist might call to mind the vanilla pleasures of metrosexuality, webcams, online soaps, and blog culture, but, for me, a 40-something cyberfeminist scholar, curator and some time activist, the politically-minded feminist texts I work with are in fact dyed-in-the-wool postfeminist ones that occupy a different place on the postfeminism continuum from those more loudly-lauded, lighter confections. Usually given a bad rap by the media, postfeminism has been accused of being antifeminist, whereas it is instead what the next wave of second wave feminism has become. Its name is not a marker or movement that intends to imply that feminism is dead and gone, any more than Donna Haraway’s “postgender” and N. Katherine Hayles’ “posthuman” mean the death of those old shoes. As Ann Brooks puts it in Postfeminisms, “the concept of `post’ implies a process of ongoing transformation and change” (1). Postfeminism is that indicator that shows us the organism formerly known as feminism has grown into something far more complex than its liberal origins would lead us to expect.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, second wave feminism, which had spoken predominantly from and to a position of white middle class privilege, began to fracture to include a broader chorus of voices, classes, and races. Postfeminism or, more exactly, postfeminisms have expanded to include a multitude of situated perspectives within the context of postmodern thinking, and have swelled to embrace the new emphasis on what Michèle Barrett identified in 1992 (the year that the World Wide Web was born) as “fluidity and contingency” - features that are the trademark stock in trade of the cyber age. Barrett believed feminism’s paradigm shift to be the result of a new interest in culture that in turn gave rise to a whole new collectivity of subjectivities. It is no accident that this shift coincided with the advent of a technology that foregrounded networked communications. It was only a few years earlier, in the fledgling days of the personal computer back when the Internet was still a vehicle predominantly for hackers and technogeeks, that Haraway first articulated a politics of connectivity for women in the context of these new technologies. In her “Cyborg Manifesto” Haraway’s half-woman, half-machine revels in the confusion of body boundaries and fractures all sense of an originary unity or simplex gender through embracing the cyborg as a model: a being who revels in discursivity, multiplicity, hybridity, and perversity. As the Web has evolved, it has become something of a gene pool for creative explorations of sexualities, subjectivities and identities - and has proved to be as liberating for men as for women in that regard. Cyberfeminist scholar Sadie Plant even argues for the feminizing influence of technology in a connected age. Without a doubt, though, this new technology’s most important role has been that of facilitating communication.

 “cyberfeminism is post-feminist” (76) Cyberfeminism was born at a particular moment in time, 1992, simultaneously at three different points on the globe. In Canada, Nancy Paterson, a celebrated high tech installation artist, penned an article called “Cyberfeminism” for Stacy Horn’s Echo Gopher server. In Australia, VNS Matrix (Josephine Starrs, Julianne Pierce, Francesca da Rimini and Virginia Barratt) coined the term to label their radical feminist acts and their blatantly viral agenda: to insert women, bodily fluids, and political consciousness into electronic spaces. That same year, British cultural theorist Sadie Plant chose the same term to describe her recipe for defining the feminizing influence of technology on western society and its inhabitants.

-Judy Wajcman

Connectivity has been called the genius of feminism by theorist Robin Morgan (53), and this genius is being realized in electronic spaces and texts in more complex ways than in any other medium to date. Connectivity is the poster child of the postfeminist universe, which is why the first cyberfeminist collective, VNS Matrix, chose the image of the matrix - the cosmic womb - as its symbol The Australian collective VNS Matrix announced its inception with a rallying cry called the “Cyberfeminist Manifesto”:
__________
We are the modern cunt
positive anti-reason
unbounded unleashed unforgiving
we see art with our cunt we make art with our cunt
we believe in jouissance madness holiness and poetry
we are the virus of the new world disorder
rupturing the symbolic from within
saboteurs of big daddy mainframe
the clitoris is a direct line to the matrix
VNS MATRIX
terminators of the moral code
mercenaries of slime
go down on the altar of abjection
sucking the visceral temple we speak in tongues
infiltrating disrupting disseminating
corrupting the discourse/we are the future cunt
(http://www.obn.org/reading_room/manifestos/html/cyberfeminist.html)
__________
Its separatist nature bears a resemblance to philosophies put forward by hackers.
. Another cyberfeminist collective, the Old Boys’ Network, defined its local chapters as “nodes” that “collide, disintegrate, regenerate, engage, disembody, reform, collapse, renew, abandon, revise, revitalize, and expand” (OBN FAQ 7). These structural and mechanical concerns are not accidental. Postfeminisms do not inhabit a network; they are the network of feminist discourse in virtual space and they are at their best when they are helping to forge communities of practice. In its incarnation most familiar to ebr ‘s readers, the electronic, hyperlinked text is both a narratological structure and the means of navigation in space and time. In the webbed space of hyperlinked fiction, the pregnant gaps between the nodes are at least as important as the textual nodes themselves. The nodes exist in conjunction with the dynamic space of the journey and cannot be discussed in isolation. So with the newest literary forms of the postfeminist universe. They cannot be separated from the communities and material praxes that they both engender and nurture on and off the Web.

In the cyberfeminist corner of the postfeminist universe, girl gamers such as Brenda Laurel and Mary Flanagan immediately spring to mind; so too do techno-performers such as Laurie Anderson and Coco Fusco, and new media artists such as Mez or Olia Lialina, but the most important and distinctive Web-native postfeminist form is, I would argue, hacktivism. The term was first coined in 1998 The rallying cry of hackers has long been “information wants to be free.” to describe an emerging hybrid form that united the best attributes of peaceful social protest - activism - and tech-savvy online civil disobedience - hackerism The term “hacktivism” has been attributed to a Toronto-based hacker who goes by the handle of Oxblood Ruffin.. It is a solution-oriented form of political action that inserts bodies and media-based dissent into real time material concerns. It should not be confused with its adolescent and illegal cousins, cractivism - code cracking, vandalism, data blockades (DDos) and the loss of digital data - or cyberterrorism - acts and agents of wanton destruction including worms and viruses. One of its trademark features is that the Web cannot contain hacktivism’s flows, allowing it to spill out into the world in the form of political protest at WTO and G8 events, for example, and in books, pamphlets, net.art, and performance art.

Hacktivism as a praxis was born in December 1997 when Critical Art Ensemble Critical Art Ensemble has been very much in the news lately since one of its members, Steve Kurtz, a professor in the Department of Art at SUNY Buffalo, was arrested on 12 May 2004 and charged with bioterrorism under the American Anti-Terrorism Act. These trumped up and widely protested charges have resulted in the FBI appropriating CAE’s materials and equipment used for testing for the presence of genetically- modified DNA - the tools CAE uses in creating their political art. member and software engineer Carmin Karasic was so appalled by the events of the Acteal Massacre - 45 Zapatistas were murdered at the hands of the Mexican government - that she set out to create a Web interface that would perform political protest as an aesthetic act. Three other Critical Art Ensemble members joined her in forming a new collective they named the Electronic Disturbance Theatre. (The group’s name is drawn from the concept of civil disobedience first proposed by Henry David Thoreau.) Their electronic civil disobedience engine is named FloodNet; funded by RTMark and launched in September 1998, it is Karasic’s brainchild in her war against injustice. Filling the browser page with the names of the dead, this activism tool “would access the page for Mexico’s President Zedillo seeking bogus addresses, so the browser would return messages like “human_rights not found on this server” (Cassell). Unlike the attacks launched by cracktivists, no damage is done by this software agent. When the Electronic Disturbance Theatre alerts its “online activists to `commence flooding!’” they visit EDT’s website and click on FloodNet’s icon (Harmon). The software then directs their browser to the target, and cues the same page to load over and over again.

As a postfeminist work, it is no accident that FloodNet must function as a community-based performance:

FloodNet’s action only drew its validity from the number of people showing support. “It was only actualized through thousands and thousands of participants,” she remembers. “It was meaningless without the masses.” Popular support transforms a random act of vandalism into a show of presence, Karasic argues. “This is an important difference between the single hacker/hacktivist who takes down a server with a single script” (qtd. in Cassell).

Similar to the disruptive aestheticization of codework by the Dutch trio jodi.org, Karasic sees her collectivity interface as something more closely akin to “conceptual art” than to cyberterrorism (Harmon). No one and no data are harmed in these `attacks,’ but websites are effectively shut down while the protest is being transmitted.

Advancing human rights through the electronic media is also the purview of another collective, a cyberfeminist one called subRosa. It is currently comprised of Laleh Mehran, Hyla Willis, Steffi Domike, Lucia Sommer, and Faith Wilding. It was also formed in the fall of 1998 - around the same time that Karasic was vowing to respond to Mexican excesses with FloodNet. Donna Haraway was the first to identify science as one of the most insidious cultural forms women needed to address to regain control of their bodies; subRosa follows in that tradition. subRosa uses its art to critique “the relationships between digital technologies, biotechnologies and women’s bodies/lives/work” (Griffis). The goal of these hacktivists, akin to the Electronic Disturbance Theatre’s, is the creation of communities, what they call “female affiliations that respect difference and create productive projects in solidarity with others who are working on similar ones” (Griffis).

Embracing bell hooks’ definition of feminism as that which seeks to eradicate ideologies of domination (qtd in Griffis), subRosa undertakes projects of activism and public education on topics as wide-ranging as eugenics, Frankenfoods, stem cell and cloning research, and Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART). Seeing their purpose as a pedagogical one, they launch inclusive electronic campaigns, publish pamphlets and books, and travel out into (particularly third world) communities to perform their topical art. These are what they call resistant projects, tactical cyberfeminist ones, and situational information theatre: “As cyberfeminists and artists we are using the framework of participatory performance as an information theatre of pedagogical art that models various tactics for intervening and commenting on the seductive representations of the flesh machine” (subRosa). One of the keys to their successful distribution of information is their willingness to mix media and cross boundaries, producing their art and materials in a plethora of formats contextually situated for their audiences. Like FloodNet’s participatory form, subRosa’s mode of information distribution is reproducible, for it argues “[i]n the digital age, resistant cultural producers can embrace recombinance for subversive ends” (subRosa).

All of this may seem somewhat removed from the electronic book and literary traditions, but when postfeminisms meet the new media they encourage these kinds of pleasures in the confusion of boundaries between bodies, texts, technologies, politics, and cultures. In a hyperlinked age when the only true path through a text is a personal journey, the many roads of postfeminism show that comminglings of radical politics and material concerns are alive and well in both the virtual and real worlds. How effective these hacktivist actions are is difficult to measure, but they are remarkable as tools for global mobilization and peaceful protest. It is clear that they are very effective at allowing women’s voices to be heard.

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Postfeminist Artists and Groups

Electronic Disturbance Theatre. http://dpa.ntu.ac.uk/dpa_search/result.php3?Project=290

Flanagan, Mary. The Adventures of Josie True. http://www.josietrue.com/

Fusco, Coco. Coco Fusco’s Virtual Laboratory. http://www.thing.net/%7Ecocofusco/

Karasic, Carmin. FloodNet. http://www.thing.net/~rdom/ecd/ZapTact.html, http://www.xensei.com/users/carmin/wlajfa/pledge1.htm, and Karasic’s Homepage: http://www.xensei.com/users/carmin/

Lialina, Olia. http://art.teleportacia.org/

Mez. The Data][h!][Bleeding Texts. http://netwurkerz.de/mez/datableed/complete/index.htm

subRosa. http://www.cyberfeminism.net

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Works Cited and Consulted

Barrett, Michèle and Anne Phillips, Eds. Destabilizing Theory: Contemporary Feminist Debates. Cambridge: Polity Press, 1992.

Brooks, Ann. Postfeminisms: Feminism, Cultural Theory and Cultural Forms. London and New York: Routledge, 1997.

Critical Art Ensemble. http://www.critical-art.net/

Critical Art Ensemble Defense Fund. http://www.caedefensefund.org/

Cassel, David. “Hacktivism in the Cyberstreets.” AlterNet. 30 May 2000. 16 June 04. http://www.alternet.org/story/9223

Griffis, Ryan. “Tandem Surfing the Third Wave: Part 3, interview with subRosa.” YOUgenics. 2003. 16 June 04. http://yougenics.net/subRosaInt.htm

Haraway, Donna. “The Cyborg Manifesto.” Simians, Cyborgs and Women. New York: Routledge, 1991. [1985] 149-181.

Harmon, Amy. “`Hacktivists’ of All Persuasions Take Their Struggle to the Web.” New York Times on the Web. 31 Oct 1998. 16 June 04. http://www.thehacktivist.com/archive/news/1998/Hacktivists-NYTimes-1998.pdf

Hayles, N. Katherine. How We Became Posthuman. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1999.

jodi.org. 17 June 04.

metac0m. “What is Hacktivism?” thehacktivist.com. Dec 03. 16 June 04. http://www.thehacktivist.com/hacktivism.php

Morgan, Robin. Demon Lover: On the Sexuality of Terrorism. London: Methuen, 1990.

Old Boys’ Network (OBN). “FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions.” 16 June 04 http://www.obn.org/inhalt_index.html

Plant, Sadie. Zeros and Ones. New York: Bantam, 1997.

subRosa. “Tactical Cyberfeminism: An Art and Technology of Social Relations.” 16 June 04. http://www.artwomen.org/cyberfems/subrosa/

VNS Matrix. “Cyberfeminist Manifesto.” 1992. 17 June 2004. http://www.obn.org/reading_room/manifestos/html/cyberfeminist.html

Wajcman, Judy. TechnoFeminism. Cambridge and Malden, MA: Polity Press, 2004.

Wray, Stefan. “Electronic Civil Disobedience and the World Wide Web of Hacktivism: A Mapping of Extraparliamentarian Direct Action Net Politics. Nov 1998. 16 June 04. http://thehacktivist.com/archive/edt/wwwhack.html

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          Reply #1626   
That's what I almost did...crack it up side of the monitor...lol

Anyway a friend who works on computers picked it up Friday thinks he may can repair it...meantime I bought a laptop but can't get my work site on it or rather can get it but when I download the place where I get my jobs put in my time sheet it won't work my boss can't even get it to work haven't called the company yet (they're in a different time zone (CA) so everytime I think about it it's too early or too late...don't think it... [ More ]
          Reply #1522   
I just wanted to let you all know I'm having computer problems so don't give up on me...I'll be back when I can
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          Reply #1012   
Congrats to all winners and posters.....

Glad I didn't play today. Wound not probably have gotten it, do not know as I did not do any workouts on it.

Had 526 last night and DID NOT flip 6, once again...You Can't teach an old dog new tricks....Lol.....

They have really screwed up pick 4 now. That was impossible, last night and today also.

We will soon find the glitch in their computer simulation and drawing and then we will get them.....

Good Luck to all tonight.....

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          A que le llamamos CNC???   
Se considera de Control Numérico por Computador, también llamado CNC (en inglés Computer Numerical Control) (también Control Numérico Continuo Continuous Numerical Control) a todo dispositivo capaz de dirigir el posicionamiento de un órgano mecánico móvil mediante órdenes elaboradas de forma totalmente automática a partir de informaciones numéricas en tiempo real.
Entre las operaciones de maquinado que se pueden realizar en una máquina CNC se encuentran las de torneado y de fresado. Sobre la base de esta combinación es posible generar la mayoría (si no son todas) las piezas de industria.
Este es, sin duda, uno de los sistemas que ha revolucionado la fabricación de todo tipo de objetos, tanto en la industria metalúrgica como en muchos otros ámbitos productivos.

Principio de funcionamiento

Para maquinar una pieza se usa un sistema de coordenadas que especificarán el movimiento de la herramienta de corte.
El sistema se basa en el control de los movimientos de la herramienta de trabajo con relación a los ejes de coordenadas de la máquina, usando un programa informático ejecutado por un ordenador.
En el caso de un torno, hace falta controlar los movimientos de la herramienta en dos ejes de coordenadas: el eje de las X para los desplazamientos laterales del carro y el eje de las Z para los desplazamientos transversales de la torre.
En el caso de las fresadoras se controlan los desplazamientos verticales, que corresponden al eje Z. Para ello se incorporan motores eléctricos en los mecanismos de desplazamiento del carro y la torreta, en el caso de los tornos, y en la mesa en el caso de la fresadora; dependiendo de la capacidad de la maquina, esto puede no ser limitado únicamente a tres ejes.
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          Cruising the Web   
For all those people who think that Trump's tweets are brilliant at reaching the public and throwing his opponents off balance or whatever other bit of analysis used to show that somehow he's playing three-dimensional chess while the rest of the world can't even set up the checker board, is this really a set of tweets that makes you proud that he's your president?




These morning tweets follow other tweets touting ones supporting policy actions by his administration and the GOP. Does he think anyone will pay attention to any of that when he's tweeting comments on a morning show's appearance and the show's ratings? It's as if he's taken a master a class on self-sabotage.

Isn't he supposed to be in the middle of trying to help a GOP repeal of Obamacare?

Remember when conservatives ridiculed Obama interview talking to GloZell, the woman who is mainly known for eating cereal while sitting in a bathub of milk or going on Between Two Ferns? Well, was any of that less respectful of the office of the presidency than such tweets? I have come to regard Trump's tweets as a verbal expression of his id. That is the level he operates at and we get a glimpse at what impulses control him through Twitter. All his advisers urging him to focus on policy and presenting an image of gravitas are the ego trying to mediate between those impulses and reality. They might win out for hours, even days sometimes, but the id is there ready to take over.

There used to be a time when Republicans claimed that character mattered in the presidency. Today...not so much.

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Canada thinks it can control the Internet.
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled against Google on Wednesday in a closely-watched intellectual property case over whether judges can apply their own country's laws to all of the Internet.

In a 7-2 decision, the court agreed a British Columbia judge had the power to issue an injunction forcing Google to scrub search results about pirated products not just in Canada, but everywhere else in the world too.

Those siding with Google, including civil liberties groups, had warned that allowing the injunction would harm free speech, setting a precedent to let any judge anywhere order a global ban on what appears on search engines. The Canadian Supreme Court, however, downplayed this objection and called Google's fears "theoretical."
Charles C. W. Cooke comments,
That amusing episode of The I.T. Crowd notwithstanding, “the Internet” is not a single black box somewhere in London, but a massively decentralized network of networks that, while conforming to a few agreed-upon technical specifications, gives new meaning to the word “diffuse.” Or, put another way, “the Internet” is a patchwork quilt of cables, satellites, switches, service providers, cell phones, desktops, laptops, web-servers, and protocols that, taken together, forms the sprawling web to which we are all so accustomed. The beauty of this arrangement is that anybody can participate. Want to be the next Facebook? To start with, at least, all you’ll need is a domain name, an internet connection, and a computer, and . . . that’s it. Though there are certain breakpoints (IP allocation, root DNS, etc.), there is no central permission structure that newcomers have to navigate. It’s open. It’s wild. It’s wonderful.

Now, this is not to say that censorship is impossible. It’s not. If a government wishes to block access to a particular site within the physical borders over which it has jurisdiction, it can do so. Likewise, websites and services that contradict local law can be legally removed, and, if it so wishes, a government can demand that any organization operating on a network within its borders must conform to its rules. What it can’t do, however, is export those judgments abroad.

Suppose that I, a permanent resident of the United States, were to host a website that contained speech that was banned in, say, Germany. Certainly, the German authorities could prevent Germans from seeing my site. And, if anyone chose to mirror my site on server inside Germany, they could shut that person down quite quickly. But they couldn’t have me shut down in America, and they couldn’t prevent people in other countries from accessing my site over the web. My server would be in America, connected to a network in America, subject to the law in America, and guaranteed the protections to which Americans are entitled. The German government, annoyed as it might be, would have to accept that....

And that, ultimately, is why the Canadian Court’s decision is so hilarious. I understand why people are worried about the idea — if taken seriously, it would give any less-free-than-America country an effective veto over the First Amendment. But they shouldn’t fret too much: The judges can say what they like, but their edict is simply unenforceable. If it wishes to do so, the government of Canada can prevail upon Google to abide by its rules within Canada. In addition, it can regulate the web in Canada to prevent access to sites it dislike. But it can’t force Google in America or France or Australia or Singapore to do a single goddamned thing. And thank goodness for that, eh?
I hope that he is correct, but we've seen the EU slapping a $2.7 billion fine on Google because the EU thinks it violates antitrust for Google to promote Google Shopping sites over other shopping sites. I'm not sure what there is about a FREE service like Google that the Europeans don't understand. Are European citizens actually hurt by Google giving them a free shopping search engine and then putting their items at the top? Would they prefer to pay for their search engines? Please, just keep your hands off Google. As more countries try and figure out ways to make money off of fining Google, they should consider the unintended consequences.
“The EU has effectively decided that some companies have become too big to innovate,” Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington-based think tank, said in a statement following the Google Shopping decision. “The EU’s actions have created a cloud of uncertainty that will make large tech companies overly cautious about making changes to the user experience and service offerings that would benefit consumers.”

Jonathan Tobin applies Occam's Razor
to explain why Obama didn't do more about Russia's attempts to interfere in our election last year.
But the real problem here is not so much Barack Obama’s failure to act as the most plausible reason for his inaction: Vladimir Putin’s capers didn’t impact the election results.
Despite the efforts by Democrats to blame Russia for Hillary Clinton's loss and their frustration that Obama didn't do more about it, there really is no evidence that the WikiLeaks revelations from John Podesta's emails had any effect on the course of the election.
But there’s a simpler, even more plausible explanation for Obama’s inaction: The president saw that the hacking was having almost no impact on the course of the campaign and thus wasn’t going to mess with the results. Far from the crime of the century, it was, at worst, a minor annoyance to Clinton that Obama obviously felt didn’t warrant a major dustup with Putin.

It’s true that Russia’s actions were outrageous and deserved a strong US response, both then and now. It can also be argued that the public had a right to know about it. But it was only after Clinton lost and she and her supporters began searching for excuses that Russia’s actions were considered an important factor in the outcome.

While Putin was way out of line, the impact of the WikiLeaks document dumps on Clinton’s candidacy was marginal at best.

The contents of the Democratic National Committee e-mails were embarrassing to Podesta and then-DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who wound up losing her job after proof of DNC collusion with Clinton against Bernie Sanders was produced. But there was almost nothing in those documents that related directly to Clinton, let alone being enough to influence voters.

Every WikiLeaks story was also almost immediately overshadowed by other, more damaging gaffes or revelations about Trump, such as his attack on a Gold Star family or the release of the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape. Nothing the Russians did matched the damage done by either of those Trump disasters.
Instead of looking for some external events or action, just admit that Hillary was a lousy candidate. That should actually be comforting to the Democrats. With such a compromised candidate whom so many Americans just never liked, they still won the popular vote and came really close to winning the states that put Trump over the top. If they can pick a better candidate in 2020, and can make an appeal for the voters they lost in the Rust Belt, chances are pretty strong that they'll win that year. They should be more concerned about forging a message that doesn't repel independents and those voters they lost in 2016. That's their real challenge and focusing all the time on Russia, Russia, Russia won't help them achieve that goal.


Good to know.
Tell your friendly environmentalist activist. But they're not really interested.
The benefits of fracking far outweigh its costs not only economically, but environmentally, a Stanford University geophysicist said Friday.

After teaching geophysics at Stanford for 30 years Mark Zoback took the helm of Stanford's new Natural Gas Initiative three years ago, he said, because of gas's environmental benefits.

"We did it because there were so many important and obvious environmental benefits to the utilization of natural gas," Zoback said. "So it’s somewhat ironic to be asked to argue for the notion that these benefits outweigh the environmental costs, when it’s the environmental benefits that got me into this business in the first place."

Zoback's remarks opened the annual debate at Stanford's Silicon Valley Energy Summit, and were swiftly challenged by representatives of the Sierra Club and the Natural Resources Defense Counci
Zoback argued that natural gas can replace coal and "dirty diesel" at significant scale throughout the world, supporting economic growth while slashing carbon emissions. (When burned, natural gas emits about half the CO2 that coal does).

The Senate has some really dumb rules. And the minority party can use them to slow everything down to a standstill. Chuck Schumer is taking advantage of every tool that the rules provide.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer used an upper chamber procedure Wednesday to block a national security briefing hosted by the Senate Judiciary Committee, irritating Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley.

The rule that Schumer had invoked, which he has been exercising the use of over the past two weeks, blocks Senate committee business from happening two hours after the Senate convenes session for the day. Schumer has consistently used the procedure as a way to delay business in Senate to make demands on Republicans on the health care bill.

The rarely-used tactic has cut short a committee hearing on free speech, stopped a hearing on Russian meddling in the U.S. elections and blocked a mark-up to advance bipartisan anti-human trafficking legislation....

Grassley had sent a joint letter with subcommittee judiciary chairman Lindsey Graham to the FBI Tuesday requesting all documents related to the FBI FISA surveillance requests on the Russia investigation.

“Today, the Judiciary Committee was set to hear from senior intelligence officials about highly sensitive intelligence gathering authorities that will soon require action from Congress. It’s disturbing and reckless for the Minority Leader to block the briefing. We’ve seen too many recent reminders of how unsafe the world is today. This is no time to play politics with our national security,” he said.
If they could use the nuclear option to get rid of a much more prominent rule concerning filibusters of Supreme Court nominees, why not use it to get rid of this stupid rule. If it's a "rarely-used tactic," no one except the angry members of the minority party will miss it.


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I had so much fun last night. I'm visiting my daughters in D.C. and we went to the Nats-Cubs game. I haven't seen a live baseball game in about 50 years since I was a kid and we'd go to the Cubs games. So I scheduled my trip to catch the game. After falling behind in the seventh inning, I thought it was pretty hopeless for the Cubs based on the way they've been playing this year. But they rallied in the ninth inning to go ahead on a triple by Jon Jay. It was so exciting and I could celebrate with all the other Cubs fans in the stadium including a cute little girl, about 10 years old, sitting with her family of Cubs fans in front of me who told her parents that John Jay had written five of the Federalist Papers. Exactly right and the Cubs' Jon Jay was a hero tonight. Go Federalists!


What a blast! And then as walked out of the stadium and came back on the Metro and hear all the Nationals fans complaining about the Nationals' bullpen. Eh, they're still doing well. I'm just hoping that the Cubs are recovering their mojo. At least their closer, Wade Davis, another historically relevant name on the Cubs roster


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Are you using a limited user account or with the default admin permissions? Did you create the cert on this computer?
          Russian security services were behind cyberattack: Ukraine   
The malicious code in the virus encrypted data on computers, and demanded victims pay a $300 ransom, similar to the extortion tactic used in a global WannaCry ransomware attack in May. But Ukrainian officials and some security experts say the ransomware feature was likely a smokescreen.
          Win7codecs 4.3.4   
Win7Codecs is a free to download Codec Pack for computers, using the Windows 7 operating system.
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          Free calligraphic ornaments   




One of this two vintage calligraphic ornaments can be perfect for your personal stationary or wedding invitation. Both files are saved as JPEG with white background, so you can easily use it in your DIY projects or scrapbooking. If you are looking for vector file, you can find it here with some more decorative elements.

How to download: click on image you want to download, it will be opened in a new window, right click on it to save on your computer.
Free printable wedding invitation template


          Vintage cutlery clip art: spoon, fork and knife   
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Vintage cutlery clip art: royal silver spoon, fork and knife with big gems at the handles. The earliest English reference about silver cutlery appears to be in a will of 1259. Brasspewter, and latten spoons appear to have been common in about the 15th century, before this, domestic medieval spoons were made of cow horn or wood.

I see this antique cutlery clip art on a thank you card or dinner invitation. It may look even more interesting if you place vintage plate clip art between them. 

How to download: click on image you want to download, it will be opened in a new window, right click on it to save on your computer.
          Free antique clip art frames   
You can use this beautiful vintage clip art frames in your wedding invitation, thank you or congratulation card designs. They can be easily colorized and scaled in Photoshop or even in Word. Original size is 17'X22', 72 DPI, you can resize it in Photoshop or any other graphic program.

How to download: right click on the image you want to download --> from the drop down menu choose "Open link in new tab/window" --> it will be opened in a new tab/window --> right click on image to save on your computer.
Free congratulations clip art frame

Free congratulations clip art frame

Free wedding clip art frame



          Fabric, A Walk in the Glen on Gray, Lewis and Irene, Deer, Dogs, Thistles, One Yard or More by BluePacificFabrics   

10.00 USD

This fabric features the pleasure of walking a dog in a glen filled with purple thistles and deer all on a gray backdrop! This is a fabric from the Lewis and Irene family of adorable fabrics. The thistle flower is about 1/2 inch across. Sew up something sweet for someone special!

The Facts:

Fabric is sold by the Yard

1 Yard is 36 x 44/45 inches

When you order more than one yard of this fabric, it will be cut in a continuous piece. Check the quantity drop down box to see how many yards are available.

100% quality cotton that sews up beautifully

Color may vary slightly on different computer monitors

See more cute Lewis and Irene fabrics here:
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All fabrics are kept in my smoke and pet-free home. Thank you for taking a look!


          Hourly Paid Teacher in Software Applications Specialist - ACS/AEC - LEA.8F - Vanier College - Vanier, QC   
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          P&P Blogger Profile: Derrick Story   
Derrick Story of The Digital Story
(Photo Credit: George Jardine)

Derrick Story runs the popular photography blog titled, “The Digital Story” and writes for O’Reilly as their Digital Media Evangelist. He’s also a contributing writer for Macworld Magazine and author of several books on digital photography. His photography business, Story Photography, is based in Santa Rosa, CA.

Why do you blog?
Blogging is the most efficient way for me to share information on a daily basis. On TDS for example, I can write and publish a helpful tip in about 20 minutes (that thousands of people can read almost immediately). That’s fairly efficient. I like the blogging platform because it lets me focus on the message and not get too bogged down in the tools.

If you only had time to read three blogs a day, which ones would they be?
Aside from the blogs I oversee (TDS, Inside Aperture, Inside Lightroom, etc.), I enjoy scanning Engadget, PhotographyBLOG, and I must admit, I like The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs.

How long have you been using Photoshop/been a photographer?
I’ve been a photographer since my teenage years working for the local newspaper. I got hooked on Photoshop 2.5, and have been using the application ever since.

What type of camera(s) do you shoot with?
My assignment camera is a Canon 5D DSLR, and my favorite lenses are the 16-35 f/2.8 L II and the 70-200 f/4 L. But I like compact cameras too, especially ones that shoot good video also. My current pocket camera is the Canon PowerShot SD700. It takes great pictures, has image stabilization, and records clean video.

Mac or PC?
Intel Mac - MacBook Pro 17”

What is your favorite piece of photo or computer equipment (other than your camera)?
I think the iPhone is a great tool for photographers/bloggers on the go. I find that I’m doing a much better job of keeping up with email, monitoring my web sites, and communicating with clients and coworkers. Plus, it’s absolutely great for showing off photos, uploading images directly to Flickr, watching videos, and oh yeah, it’s a good music player too.

What piece of equipment would you most like to get but don’t have?
I would absolutely love to have the new Canon 1Ds Mark III, but I don’t see one in my near future. Anyone out there have a spare body they can lend me?

What advice do you have for a novice creative professional/photographer?
Get a photo buddy and/or become part of a photography community. If you have someone to go shooting with, and who will look critically at your photos, you will shoot more and improve faster. As for community, the nickname for The Digital Story is “your virtual camera club.” It’s a place for photographers to come together, learn new techniques, show off their pictures, and get feedback on their work. Being part of a community helps us improve as artists and craftsmen.

What inspires you to create?
I like to have things to show for my efforts. When I was working my way through college, I couldn’t generate enough income as a photographer only, so I mowed lawns too. Believe it or not, I found that work very satisfying because I could stand back and admire my work after I finished working on a yard.

Today, I can support myself making pictures and writing, and I find it very satisfying to create new things out of thin air.

What would be your most important piece of advice about life?
Don’t take yourself too seriously. It inhibits growth and gets in the way of learning new things. Much better to have an open mind and be humble.

Where would you most like to live (other than where you live now)?
I live in a great place now (Sonoma County, CA), but I wouldn’t mind having an apartment in Vancouver BC too. I love the combination of Canadian-Pan Pacific culture with great outdoor activities.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I’m a walker. It’s a great form of exercise and allows me to clear the cobwebs out of my head.

What talent would you most like to have?
Wish I could sing...

From Inside the Actors Studio:
What is your favorite word? Fabulous
What is your least favorite word? Arrogant
What turns you on? Curves
What turns you off? Moody
What sound or noise do you love? Love to hear the sound of coffee brewing (the smell is not too bad too)
What sound or noise do you hate? Smacking lips and loud eating sounds.
What is your favorite curse word? Asshole
What occupation other than your own would you like to attempt? Always wanted to be a tour guide in exotic locations.
What occupation would you not want to participate in? Politician
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? Whew, you just made it under the wire!

*Note: If you there is someone you would like to see as a part of the P&P Blogger Profile series, please email Jason with their blog's URL. Also, be sure to check out the P&P Weekly every Monday for news about this site and a roundup of what other Photoshop & Photography Blogroll members are posting.


          PDF Sharing and Security   
We just upgraded to Adobe Actobat 8 Professional for an upcoming project where we will be compiling a number of documents into an electronic (primarilly CD-based) journal and directory. Along with my registration of Acrobat, I received 30 days of free training via Lynda.com to help me get up to speed with the new features of this version of Acrobat.

Before gearing up to put together last year's edition of this same project, I was not very familiar with all of the capabilities of Acrobat. I'd, of course, used the free Adobe Reader and have printed to PDF with the distiller function that came with version 5.0 but hadn't done much else until working with 7.0 Pro.

Even with working on last year's project, I only dealt with the sections of the program that I needed to complete the tasks. There was a lot of trial and error and trubleshooting to make the final product function to the client's specifications. It wasn't extremely difficult, but we had our share of challenges to work through along the way.

Upon upgrading to Acrobat 8 Pro and viewing the training videos, I was not only surprised and delighted by the new features that will make this year's project go even smoother and allow the user experience to be all the more seamless (namely the ability to create PDF Packages!), but I was reminded of some security features that will be quite useful for other applications as well.

(To see what I'm working with, click here to download a PDF containing a number of images I've had as part of my NAPP Portfolio. - 6MB)

First of all, the security settings. If you are going to make a PDF available for download from your website or you will be sending it to someone to view samples of your work, you will want to make sure that your images are secure and someone won't be able to simply copy your photos to their computer or print them without permission.

Go to the "Secure" button in Acrobat and select "Password Encrypt" and click "Ok." You can look through the other options in the dialog box but the one we're concerned with is the "Permissions" section. Here, check the box that says, "Restrict the editing and printing of the document..." and enter a password - and remember it! Select your desired print and changes settings (I picked "none" for both) and leave the box marked "Enable copying of text, images, and other content" unchecked. This way, viewers can't download your images. When you click "Ok" you will be prompted to re-enter your password and told to save your document before the settings will take effect.

(Note: In the "Manage Security Policies" dialog you can create a preset if you plan to use the same security scheme a lot.)

If you allow users to print, or if you're worried about someone swiping your images using the "Print Screen" function, you can add a watermark within Acrobat to add one more layer of protection.

Go to "Document>Watermark>Add" and in the dialog box, insert your text, setup the appearance options, and click "Ok."

To combine these two security techniques, apply your watermark before you apply the security profile, otherwise you won't be able to change the settings without removing the security settings and re-saving the file.
          Creating HDR Images   
I just came across this post from Ryan McGinnis over at Backing Winds via Friend-of-the-Blog Jeff Revell.

Both Jeff and Ryan take us through the process of creating HDR (high dynamic range) images using Photoshop CS2's (and CS3's) "Merge to HDR" function.

I have never done anything with HDR myself, mainly because I was never sure about what it was or how it worked. Basically, when your scene has a wide range of tonal values where you want to keep as much of the detail in the highlight and shadow areas of your image as possible.


With HDR, you merge multiple images of the same scene taken at different exposures in order to create a photo that is closer to what you actually see with your own eye.


Ryan McGinnis' post on Backing Winds does a great job of taking you step by step through the process. One thing he mentions, though, that is important to note is what you need to do in-camera prior to uploading the files to your computer.
  1. Shoot in RAW. RAW files, by their nature, carry more dynamic range and are better for creating HDR images.
  2. Use a tripod. Because you will be merging multiple exposures of the same scene, it is a must that your camera is locked down. If possible, use a cable release.
  3. Use your camera's bracketing function. Many DSLRs have an option that will automatically adjust the exposure by a set increment each time your trigger the shutter for a set number of shots (at least 3 but 5-7 is recommended). Your camera will take a "properly" exposed version, one underexposed, and one over exposed - or more if you choose to take 5-7.
Once you create your HDR image (now a 32bit image) you will want to convert it to 16bit. When you make the conversion you'll have the chance to adjust a curve to bring out the most detail and contrast for your shot.


Have fun!
          P&P Blogger Profile: Terry White   
Terry White of Terry White's Tech Blog

Terry White - Director, North America Creative Pro Core Business for Adobe Systems, Inc.
Terry has been with Adobe for over a decade and has extensive knowledge of Adobe’s Creative Professional product line.
In his current position, he leads a team of Solution Engineers and Product Specialists that focus on Professional Publishing and Web Authoring.
Terry is an Adobe Certified Expert and Creative Suite Master.
He has been active in the industry for over 20 years and is the founder and president of MacGroup-Detroit – Michigan’s largest Macintosh users group and is a columnist for Layers Magazine and X-Ology Magazine. Terry is the host of the top ranked Adobe Creative Suite Video Podcast.
He is also the author of Secrets of the Adobe Bridge and co-author of The iPhone Book and InDesign CS/CS2 Killer Tips. Terry is a key presenter at major industry shows around the world.


Why do you blog?
I enjoy sharing my ideas and reviews with others.


If you only had time to read three blogs a day, which ones would they be?
Photoshop Insider
Engadget
Macsimumnews

How long have you been using Photoshop/been a photographer?
Photoshop since version 2.5
Serious photographer since 2004


What type of camera(s) do you shoot with?
Nikon D80

Mac or PC?
Mac

What is your favorite piece of photo or computer equipment (other than your camera)?
Spiderlite TD5

What piece of equipment would you most like to get but don’t have?
Nikon Zoom Telephoto AF VR Zoom Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8D G-AFS ED-IF Autofocus Lens (Vibration Reduction) - Black

What advice do you have for a novice creative professional/photographer?
Less is more!

What inspires you to create?
Seeing something out there and thinking to myself, “I could do that and maybe even better.”

What would be your most important piece of advice about life?
Be of your word.

Where would you most like to live (other than where you live now)?
Somewhere warm year round, perhaps Hawaii

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Swim, write

What talent would you most like to have?
Singing

From Inside the Actors Studio:
What is your favorite word? Success
What is your least favorite word? Failure
What turns you on? Intelligent people
What turns you off? Racism
What sound or noise do you love? Silence
What sound or noise do you hate? Crickets
What is your favorite curse word? F@*k
What occupation other than your own would you like to attempt? Comedian
What occupation would you not want to participate in? Fast Food
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? Glad you’re here.

*Note: If you there is someone you would like to see as a part of the P&P Blogger Profile series, please email Jason with their blog's URL. Also, be sure to check out the P&P Weekly every Monday for news about this site and a roundup of what other Photoshop & Photography Blogroll members are posting.


          P&P Blogger Profile: John Nack   
John Nack of John Nack on Adobe

John Nack is a Sr. Product Manager for Adobe Photoshop. Prior to joining Adobe John was a web designer and animator at AGENCY.COM New York, where we developed online content for clients such as Gucci, Nike, British Airways, and Coca-Cola. That experience convinced him that design tools could and had to be better, leading him to join Adobe in 2000, working on the web animation tool in LiveMotion. John has been on the Photoshop team since 2002 and has worked on features such as Adobe Camera Raw, Smart Objects, Vanishing Point, the File Browser, and Adobe Bridge.


Why do you blog?
I’m inspired, both personally and professionally, by the work I see going on in photography, design, typography, and other creative fields. I’m grateful for other folks who take the time to share interesting finds, and I like to return the favor when I can. With my job it’s easy to get lost in the weeds, thinking that Photoshop and other software is an end unto itself, rather than a means to various creative ends. Sharing and reflecting on creative work helps me keep some perspective.


If you only had time to read three blogs a day, which ones would they be?
Tough question! I really like Core77 for their eclectic, well-edited mix of design-related info. I rely on the MXNA, Adobe’s (formerly Macromedia’s) aggregator of Web design-related feeds, for info on technology developments. And I enjoy The Online Photographer’s perspective on gear and developments in the world of photography.

How long have you been using Photoshop/been a photographer?
I started using Photoshop my freshman year in college, 1993. I was used to MacPaint-class tools, so when my friend pointed out Photoshop, it was a real revelation.


As for photography, I’ve had an interest as long as I can remember. As a little kid I used to snap away as much as my parents’ film budget would allow, and when they first got an SLR I loved experimenting with things like shutter speed.


Unfortunately I was too lazy to really learn enough, so I ended up drawing more as that came easily to me (and didn’t cost much!).

What type of camera(s) do you shoot with?
I own a Canon Rebel XT, which for most of my needs is great. Lately I find myself rather hungrily contemplating a 5D, though first I think I should invest in some better glass. Of course, I’m reminded of what my friend says when he teaches at high-performance driving schools on the weekends: if most of those guys invested a tenth as much into learning how to use the gear as they put into the gear itself, they’d be way better off than they are. Therefore I continue to want to make time to take more classes. Too bad it’s so much easier just to plunk down cash for gear than it is to become a better photographer.

Mac or PC?
Mac, since ’84. :)

What is your favorite piece of photo or computer equipment (other than your camera)?
I love Wacom tablets, though I’m sorry to say that my job keeps me in email far more than it lets me stretch my legs in Photoshop. That said, I find a tablet invaluable for any kind of drawing or retouching work.

What piece of equipment would you most like to get but don’t have?
Well, the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 lens is a real beauty. I think the 5D would be great for indoor low-light shooting, and the 24-70mm f/2.8 lens would be a step forward there as well. I’d also like to start experimenting with polarizers and graduated neutral density filters.

What advice do you have for a novice creative professional/photographer?
Get out there! The picture you take or design you create is infinitely better than the one you don’t create. I think that patience and humility are essential. Just as with exercise, music, or most other worthwhile pursuits, know that your skills will take time to mature. Try not to take the work or yourself too seriously, and enjoy the process.

What inspires you to create?
I’d like the world to be a little more beautiful, a little happier, a little more truthful by virtue of my having been here.

What would be your most important piece of advice about life?
Good grief; how about, “Don’t take a self-absorbed 30-ish software dude or his pronouncements too seriously!” ;-)

Where would you most like to live (other than where you live now)?
Heh—not San Jose. I live here strictly because it’s where I work, and I didn’t want to waste my life commuting. I still miss New York.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
What is this “spare time” of which you speak…?

What talent would you most like to have?
Being made of liquid metal (mimetic poly-alloy).

From Inside the Actors Studio:
What is your favorite word? Passion
What is your least favorite word? Apathy
What turns you on? Possibility
What turns you off? Pomposity
What sound or noise do you love? I love steel guitar. And I smile when hearing just about any native instrument (steel drum, Peruvian flute, sitar, etc.) made to play The Godfather Waltz on a subway platform.
What sound or noise do you hate? The drone of meetings, and the bitching of suckaz.
What is your favorite curse word? Teabag.
What occupation other than your own would you like to attempt? Ice road trucker.
What occupation would you not want to participate in? Processing anything bought or sold…
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? You’re okay, kid. You done good.


*Note: If you there is someone you would like to see as a part of the P&P Blogger Profile series, please email Jason with their blog's URL. Also, be sure to check out the P&P Weekly every Monday for news about this site and a roundup of what other Photoshop & Photography Blogroll members are posting.


          Fresh Air Weekend: Revisiting The Donner Party; 'Okja'; Reporting On Extremist Groups   
Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week: 'What Would You Do?' Author Wants To Stop Sensationalizing The Donner Party: In The Best Land Under Heaven , Michael Wallis chronicles the saga of a band of pioneers who resorted to cannibalism after getting stranded en route West. He says "there's so much more" to the story. In Ambitious 'Okja,' A Teen Attempts To Save Her Super Pig From Slaughter: You'll root for 13-year-old Mija at every step of this new Netflix film. And Okja, the huge, genetically modified pig, is among the most touching and realistic computer-generated characters ever made. Journalist Ventured 'Behind The Lines Of Jihad' To Interview The World's Most Wanted: Washington Post correspondent Souad Mekhennet has risked
          Vintage Scrap Lone Star   

It all started in 2013, when Quiltdiva Julie sent me a box of crazy pieced vintage blocks.



There were 24 in all, and they came from a quilt top she'd bought on Ebay.
The seller said it came from Ohio.



I had saved this photo on my computer screen for some years before that.  
I don't remember the source, but it became my inspiration.



I sewed the blocks together and cut out the diamond shapes for the star.  
There were just enough leftover for the border.  



Then I bought some embroidery floss.



I learned a few stitches, and embroidered all the seams.



Eventually, it was ready for a background.
I picked this spring green solid, because it was the only thing that seemed to work.
I wasn't excited about the color, but thought I'd get over it.
Well, I didn't.  I just didn't like all that green!



I decided to remove it and find another background.
Several hours of stitch-picking later, I was ready for auditions.
I tried practically everything I had on the shelf.  
Here are just a few.


Too light


Too dark


Too brown


Too bright


Too busy


Too gray

A few dear friends suffered with me and my auditions for WEEKS!


Then I went to the Houston Quilt Festival and found what I was looking for!
It's one of the new woven plaids from Kaffe Fassett.
The top is about 87" square, plenty big for a queen size bed.
I finished it last week.




THEN, just yesterday, I went to the Farmer's Market, like I do every Sunday.
The woman farmer I always buy from gave me this!



She said her great-grandmother had made it from old family clothes.
What a treasure!  I tried to talk her out of giving it away.
But she said she had no room for it.  
So I gladly brought it home.  



While Julie's was sewn in blocks and not yet embroidered,
this one was sewn all on one sheet with embroidery.

Now I have TWO vintage scrap tops to quilt and to love!

News just in:  

Bill Volckening found where the original inspiration quilt came from.
The quilt was shown in the European Patchwork show in France in 2012.  

Katell Renon's quilt group in France was also inspired by the original.
They made a beauty!


          Grub2Win 0.9.6.2 Final [Latest]   

Grub2Win – provides you with a boot manager that allows you to boot from various operating systems every single time you power your computer on. First things first, boot managers resolve the problem that many users interfere with whenever they want to install different OSes on their PC. For instance, one may want to have …

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          SIW 2017 7.3.0629 Technician Free Download [Latest]   

SIW 2017 – is an advanced System Information for Windows tool that analyzes your computer and gathers detailed information about system properties and settings and displays it in an extremely comprehensible manner. SIW can create a report file (CSV, HTML, TXT or XML), and you can run it in batch mode (for Computer Inventory – …

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          Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10.0.32.17 Data 2017.06.25 [Latest]   

Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 – is a free and safe program to remove viruses from a computer without the risk of getting infected! Kaspersky Rescue Disk is designed to scan and disinfect x86 and x64-compatible computers that have been infected. The application should be used when the infection is so severe that it is impossible …

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          Hiring a well spoken, presentable female for front desk - The Dental Studio - Mumbai, Maharashtra   
English speaking, presentable front desk candidate with basic knowledge of computers, accounts and be able to manage calls and appointments at Khar west. Only ₹15,000 a month
From Indeed - Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:22:50 GMT - View all Mumbai, Maharashtra jobs
          IT Support Technician - Smurfit Kappa - Saskatchewan   
Document/maintain IT inventory, keeping all computer supplies handy and available. At Smurfit Kappa, we open up opportunities with forward-thinking customers by...
From Smurfit Kappa - Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:54:59 GMT - View all Saskatchewan jobs
          These are the 11 biggest hedge funds in the world   

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2016 was a tough year for hedge funds. 

The industry as a whole only delivered a 5.4% return for clients, well below the S&P 500's return of 11.9%, according to data from eVestment.

Poor performance and high fees drove money out of the money managers' funds, with about $70 billion pulled out of the funds last year, the biggest drop since 2009, according to data tracker HFR.

But not all firms saw their funds shrink, according to Institutional Investor's Alpha's recently released 2017 Hedge Fund 100 list. The annual list, which ranks the world's largest hedge funds by assets, shows that many of the top funds' assets have grown by double digits. 

Ray Dalio's Bridgewater Associates, a Connecticut-based firm with $122 billion in hedge fund assets under management, took the top spot on the list. Its hedge fund AuM at the beginning of 2017 were up about 17% from the same time last year. 

The funds that witnessed the most impressive growth, according to the list, were so-called quant funds. Such funds rely on algorithms or computer programs to guide their investing. Renaissance Technologies, one of the best known and oldest quant firms, saw its assets balloon by 42%, year-over-year. It moved up to the fourth spot on the list, up from twelfth last year. 

Two Sigma, another quant fund, snagged a higher spot on the list. Its assets under management are up 28% from last year. 

Here are the top 11 funds by hedge fund assets, according to the full list. 

SEE ALSO: Millennials are about to benefit from 'one of the largest intergenerational wealth transfers in history'

11. Elliott Management - $31.3 billion



10. Winton Group - $32 billion



9. Och-Ziff Capital Management - $33.5 billion



See the rest of the story at Business Insider

          KaKa Folder Protector v6.01 released   
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          Inpage to Unicode converter v10.2 released   
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          'Minder dan 20.000 computers besmet met Petya-ransomware'   
NieuwsReporter.nl - De Petya-ransomware heeft minder dan 20.000 computers besmet. Het overgrote deel van de getroffen computers draait op Windows 7.
          Golf Equipment Sales FT- Edwin Watts Golf - Edwin Watts Golf | Worldwide Golf Enterprises - North Miami Beach, FL   
Thorough knowledge of processing information and merchandise via a computer and POS register system; The Sales Associate will maintain the &quot;Sure No Problem ...
From Edwin Watts Golf - Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:26:07 GMT - View all North Miami Beach, FL jobs
          Golf Equipment Sales PT - Edwin Watts Golf - Edwin Watts Golf | Worldwide Golf Enterprises - North Miami Beach, FL   
Thorough knowledge of processing information and merchandise via a computer and POS register system; The Sales Associate will maintain the &quot;Sure No Problem ...
From Edwin Watts Golf - Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:26:05 GMT - View all North Miami Beach, FL jobs
          Respawn Entertainment trademarks ‘Titan’   
Respawn Entertainment has filed a trademark for something called ‘Titan’. Drink your Lucozade because we’re about to go running on the rumour (tread)mill. The trademark filing was registered on April 11 and can be found in full here. Respawn’s filing pertains to “Video and computer game programs, video game discs, video game software, suggesting that […]
          ExtremeTech   
ExtremeTech is a technology weblog about hardware, computer software, science and other technologies which launched in June 2001. Between 2003 and 2005, ExtremeTech was also a print magazine and the publisher of a popular series of how-to and do-it-yourself books.
          Hourly Paid Teacher in Software Applications Specialist - ACS/AEC - LEA.8F - Vanier College - Vanier, QC   
INTENSIVE DAY PROGRAM – MEQ 12 FOURTH SEMESTER In the following disciplines: 420 Computer Science 420-HSS-VA C++ Programming (90 hours) 420-HST-VA Visual...
From Vanier College - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:09:43 GMT - View all Vanier, QC jobs
          Developer Instructor - Acro Media Inc. - Okanagan, BC   
Experience developing a Computer Science and/or web development course(s). The instructor will require a web development or computer science diploma, and two...
From Acro Media Inc. - Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:24:11 GMT - View all Okanagan, BC jobs
          PI Specialist - Tata Steel Canada - Menihek, NL   
Post-secondary education in Computer Science or Engineering (Minimum 2-Year Program). As a member of the Process Control and Automation Team, the PI Historian...
From Tata Steel - Mon, 19 Jun 2017 22:04:31 GMT - View all Menihek, NL jobs
          Cloud Full Stack Engineer - Infox Consulting - Bellevue, PE   
Qualifications Basic Qualifications • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field. As a Cloud Full Stack Engineer you will have the opportunity to...
From INFOX Consulting - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:56:36 GMT - View all Bellevue, PE jobs
          Solutions Architect - Infox Consulting - Bellevue, PE   
Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or Business (Masters Degree preferred) 7 -10+ years of experience in a solutions architect role 7+ years of experience in...
From INFOX Consulting - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:56:31 GMT - View all Bellevue, PE jobs
          Software and Embedded Control Specialist - Aspin Kemp & Associates Inc. - Pooles Corner, PE   
Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience....
From Indeed - Thu, 18 May 2017 14:04:21 GMT - View all Pooles Corner, PE jobs
          Part-Time Dispatcher/Customer Service Rep - Cash for Trash - Stittsville, ON   
Proficient computer skills (email, google, google drive, word, excel online databases etc). Handling and balancing cash....
From Indeed - Wed, 24 May 2017 17:57:41 GMT - View all Stittsville, ON jobs
          Dispatcher/Customer Service Rep - Cash for Trash - Stittsville, ON   
Proficient computer skills (email, google, google drive, word, excel online databases etc). Handling and balancing cash....
From Indeed - Wed, 24 May 2017 17:49:26 GMT - View all Stittsville, ON jobs
          State of Our Union   
  **Kay- I’m on Craig’s computer and I’m pretty sure all the text and pictures in this post are going to be a bit screwy. Let us consider it an opportunity to embrace imperfection. I brought home a copy of Carry On, Warrior last night. It was in my hands. A real BOOK. It’s not finished, just an early copy to distribute to booksellers, but still. It is now something to hold, to show to my family. It’s a real thing. I brought it to Tish and Amma and held it up to them like it was a newborn baby....
          Inspector/Field Representative Legal Support Services - Veranova Properties Limited - O'Leary, PE   
Reliable vehicle, cell phone, computer, tools. Comfortable with and adaptable to dealing with distressed properties and customers or debtors....
From Indeed - Tue, 16 May 2017 15:35:26 GMT - View all O'Leary, PE jobs
          Registered Cardiology Technologist (EC01)  - Vitalité Health Network - Sainte-anne-de-kent, NB   
He/she will also do some filing, work with the ECG computer system and schedule pacemakers' clinics as needed as well as assist physicians in the audit of...
From Vitalité Health Network - Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:09:40 GMT - View all Sainte-anne-de-kent, NB jobs
          Inspector/Field Representative Legal Support Services - Veranova Properties Limited - Alberton, PE   
Reliable vehicle, cell phone, computer, tools. Comfortable with and adaptable to dealing with distressed properties and customers or debtors....
From Indeed - Tue, 16 May 2017 15:36:01 GMT - View all Alberton, PE jobs
          Discovered two critical vulnerabilities in Apache OpenOffice   

One of the basic security measures to prevent our system from falling into the hands of hackers and could compromise our security is to keep all our applications always updated to their latest versions, especially the most used by hackers to carry out attacks computer, such as Apache OpenOffice. Apache OpenOffice is a suite free […]

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          How to connect to an FTP server from Windows without applications   

Who else and who has less needed occasionally access an FTP server to exchange files. Recall that FTP (File Transfer Protocol), it is one of the oldest protocols for file transfer between computers. In this way, a user from your computer invokes an FTP program to connect to another computer being due previously identified and […]

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          Comment on Ark. Senate OKs long-shot effort to ban gay marriage nationwide by NightHawk/Marriage Guardian   
HA HA HA HA HA!!!! YEAH YEAH YEAH VERY FUNNY SMARTY FACE!!! LOL A LITTLE WHILE BEING SARCASTIC AS WELL!! Well well why don't you just listen to me because I had quite a lot of depression recently, back towards the end of April, half of May, then quite a majority of it through June and how ironic I have a 4th of July birthday this week. Yeah yeah yeah you know speaking of what you said about thinking my access to computers should be taken and in this regard you said they should put me in a coma with more drugs! Well how ironic you said that about putting me in a coma, you may think you are the only one who thinks he feels dehumanized but I have been feeling similar but different circumstances. Okay you know I had several feelings this month of june and some of may where I wanted to take my life and hang myself but thank goodnesss I had help from a couple friends. Now sometimes I get that feeling like I should not be alive but I am and survived, it is a good thing I find myself alive. Okay, you here, now I have to go so why don't you listen to me and realize I am not dealing too much with this gay marital issues right now and I don't have the time to deal with you or the likes of you anymore because furthermore contributing due to all the mental illnesses and still have it and depression problems I have had and still have some, for too many personal long story reasons to explain and it yes too private to explain, just remember, I have to go now. See ya later you whoever you are i'm not in the position to even go that far right now. Conversation terminated.
          Comment on Ark. Senate OKs long-shot effort to ban gay marriage nationwide by lnm3921   
The only thing you've ever gotten right is that you are mentally ill. They need to take your access away from computers and put you in a coma with more drugs! Sad pathetic loser. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e78a4b7bf3fd47d8cd13df8a0e208dfdc898f4224beae4b8589049917ba141e9.jpg
          Analysis of Direct Traffic in Google Analytics - Understanding Direct Traffic in Web Analytics   

When you see abnormally high direct traffic in Google Analytics or other web analytics tools, then there is not much you can do, since most direct traffic is only shown as a number of views. With search engine and referral traffic, it is pretty easy to find out what happened. But it becomes quite hard to understand what really happened behind direct traffic.

Analysis of Direct Traffic in Google Analytics - Understanding Direct Traffic in Web Analytics

Referred visitors come through search engines and referring sites. And Web Analytics Solutions like: Statcounter, Google Analytics, Awstat, etc. can provide you good insights in understanding the behavior of your visitors as well as the performance of your online marketing campaigns. However, direct visitors may not be a strange phenomenon. It can also be the karma of your direct marketing effort, online branding, email marketing, and it may also result from returning visitors to your site. If you see any abnormal direct traffic then you should understand that the direct traffic is coming as a result of:

  • Email Links,
  • Bookmarks,
  • Offline pages loading web analytics script or
  • People typing your site’s address in the browser, etc.

Direct Traffic from Email Links

Email clients like: Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora, Thunderbird, and other POP or IMAP Mail Client Softwares generate Direct Traffic. Some assumptions of abnormal direct traffic from emails can be:

  • The direct traffic from emails can be the result of your specific marketing campaign. Usually during various occasions, like: Christmas, New Year, etc, many businesses air email marketing campaigns. During the campaign almost all corporations send greetings to their stakeholders. These include customers, suppliers, well wishers, etc. Sometimes it’s not about a single campaign. Your employees can run multiple spontaneous campaigns across channels. In those cases, the visitors’ click on the links located in the email can result in direct traffic to your site.
  • If an affiliate marketer is campaigning for you, then that is a good thing. However, you should allocate different and distinguishing mechanisms that can tell you an affiliate marketer is responsible for that. Otherwise, you may be depriving the affiliate marketer as well.
  • However, if you or your affiliate marketers are not responsible for the emailing campaign, then it may not be a good sign. Because, people may be saying bad things about your site or business and you may not know it. So it would be wise to investigate if someone is doing that. Google Alerts on your business name can help a lot to understand what is happening.
  • Sometimes you might have ads, highlights or mentions published in other corporate newsletters. When they are circulated, please remember that they may not be read at the specific date of circulation. So, throughout the week, you might have visitors coming in at their convenient time.
  • This direct traffic phenomenon can also result from sudden increase in sales and customer support activities. When you have a large pool of sales and customer support executives for your business, they send out many emails throughout the day. And from these sales & support emails, people may also end up on your site. This happens when the sales and customer support people send deeper links.

Direct Traffic from Bookmarks

Bookmarks are the simplest type of reference to your site. Just to define it: Bookmarks are stored links in your computer, either in internet browser or files that automatically generate URL for your browser. So, any content that automatically generates URL for your browser will be a bookmark. Most of the Web Analytics tools can’t differentiate the source of the clicks from stored links. However, they should be more valuable to you, since they are mostly returning visitors. The links from bookmarks mean your marketing campaign efforts are maturing into sales. Bookmark visitors can come through the following types of bookmarks:

  • Lot of people bookmark your site in their browser when they find a site interesting or they think that it might be useful in future. They store it in their browser, which end up as link files in “Favorites” folder. It also comes from custom links pasted in any toolbar, like the bookmark panel in Mozilla Firefox. These bookmarks are stored as very light weight link files.
  • The link to your site from a stored webpage can also be treated as Bookmark. People may also come from pages saved in their computer that contains a link to your site. In that case, it might be a referred visitor. However, some computer blocks the reference. In that case, it will be direct traffic.
  • Bookmark links may also reside in other types of files than HTML webpages. e.g. PDF, DOC/DOCX, XLS/XLSX, etc. These files provide links for your visitor to open the internet browser and go to your site. So visitors can end up in your site by clicking links in those files as well. And most of the Web Analytics systems can’t differentiate this type of link and treat it as a bookmark.
  • Bookmarks can also come from links in softwares. e.g. When you visit the About Window from the “Help” menu of any software, you can find link to their website. Again, many types of software also generate automated URL for the browser to visit. e.g. Customer Feedback form when you uninstall a software.

Direct Traffic from Offline Pages

Most Web Analytics Systems try to load a remote visible or invisible image into your visitors’ computer through the browser. These remote visible or invisible images are customized image that work as your identity. Web Analytics Systems provide some sort of codes (usually as Java Scripts) that generate the command to load these images. It may not always be the case that the codes will come from webpages located your servers aka your website. The visitors can also come from other sources such as stored webpages of your site in their hard disks. Often if the Web Analytics code is in a blank page, it’ll still show the visitor. However, now most Web Analytics Systems show them as referred visitors by showing the exact location from the computer (e.g. C:\Documents%20and%20Settings\You\My%20Documents\My%20Site\index.htm). Often many computer blocks this reference system for external servers. It is then; the visitors are treated as direct visitors. In case, if the Web Analytics Systems can’t recognize or block the reference, the offline stored pages direct visitors can come through various ways, like:

  • Someone extensively worked on your site for redesigning. Usually, when a webmaster loads the page in FrontPage, Dreamweaver, or other Web Design Software, the Java Script of Google Analytics is also loaded (if Java scripts are NOT turned off). It’s not unusual if you see that the hits are coming from various IPs. Webmasters using Proxy Servers can make their IP change from time to time. Again, the same webmaster may be working in different computers (perhaps in his laptop). Or people can be working as a team for various functions for your site. This action can generate abnormally huge traffic, since the site development work is done. The best way is to block this is by using visitor filters using their specific IP address.
  • Imagine the same case, but this time the webmaster is designing the new site for your competitor by stealing your content or theme. So, each time they are modifying your site, we can get direct traffic. And if you have not been working for your site, then there is very much possibility that someone is piggybacking on your content or theme.
  • However, looking at things in the eye of a pessimist is not always necessary. Someone may have found your contents very interesting and saved your page in their computer. This is good news if the visitor saves your site for future reference to generate sales for you.
  • Many businesses that does data-mining for other businesses may want to save your page for business purpose.
  • Again some student or researcher may also like your content so much that they would want to use them in offline or online versions. It’s always good to have contents for researchers and student to get links from .edu or .org sites.

Direct Traffic from Typing in Address Bar

Direct visitors also come from deliberate typing in the address bar of the Internet Browser. If they are doing that, then you have established your site as a brand in the mind of the visitors or your offline marketing campaign is a hit. A lot of people don’t come to Yahoo, Google or Bing through bookmarks or any reference. They really type the site name in the browser and press Enter or Ctrl+Enter. The search engine and referral traffic for these giant sites are rare. Every site actually strives to achieve this. Again, if your are running an offline marketing campaign, then the best way to go to your site after seeing an ad, is by typing the URL in the browser. There are thousands of reasons for this type of visitor typing URL in browser. However, here are some of them:

  • Make sure if your business or site has been highlighted in any newspaper, magazine or any other popular print media. So the news readers were typing the web address and making direct hits. Try to know if any article on your site was published in any daily newspaper. But that generates traffic for one day and consequent days have a bit low level of traffic. If you have traffic coming in throughout the week, then it might be published in a weekly magazine. So based on your traffic pattern, you can understand what happened.
  • You may have also paid for advertisement in local/national dailies or magazines. However, you might have forgotten the date they will be publishing your ad. Another way to say it is: you may have paid some parties earlier and forgot when they will publish it.
  • Viral Marketing can also influence typing of URL. Viral Marketing is a type of contagious marketing technique that spreads the news, contents, video, audio, etc. When you find a video that you liked, you would want to forward it to your friends and they forward it to their network. This goes on and creates a virally infected network that knows the news. If the spread information is in video, audio or any other format from where you can’t extract text or automatically generate URL, then there is no other way than just typing the URL.
  • Like Viral Marketing, “Word of Mouth” through traditional and social media also can influence the spread. The only media that “Word of Mouth” uses is the mouth or words of people, their comments, findings, excitement, etc.

The possibilities of Direct Visitors are endless. But, Web Analytics tools provide you insight to only a number, not the overall insight on what actually happened. So, it is up to you to investigate what has happened. The abnormal increase in traffic may not always be good news. So, it is always wise to watch out.

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          Is SEO Expenditure an Expense or Asset? Or Does SEO Cost influence Profitability?   

Your website is your intellectual real estate. Even though, you bear annual variable cost of maintaining the site, the cost never can be labeled as expense. After finishing your site, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Pay Per Click (PPC) to market your site, are they expense or adding value to your website? Let’s start with some definition:

Expense in terms of asset: The portion of the asset given away as variable cost for specific utility that has no reusability and to get the same utility, you have to pay again. e.g. advertising cost.

Asset in terms of expenditure: The expenditure invested as fixed cost for specific utility that has reusability. So with the investment, you get the same utility for a certain period of time. Please note that all assets are perishable, except for real estates. e.g. your computer is an asset not expenditure, but if you rent it, then it is expense.

Is SEO Expenditure an Expense or Asset? Or Does SEO Cost influence Profitability?

The accounting formula

Asset = Liability + Equity

i.e. Equity = Asset - Liability

In another analogy, Profitability = Capital – Expense

According to this formula, you can get more profit by decreasing expenditure or increasing capital. So, the more you add value to Capital, the more the profitability, even if you have to spend some expense to increase it. e.g. when you buy an asset, it does not get accounted into expense, rather into Asset or Capital.

Now, in terms of gaining profitability, how should the expenditure on SEO be labeled? As “Capital” or “Expense”? If it is a Capital Investment, then it will increase profitability, otherwise if expense, it will decrease your profitability.

Now, investment in SEO an expense or asset? 

In cost type analogy Profit = Fixed Asset - Variable Expense

Remember that cost on capital is fixed in nature, but expense can be variable. In that sense, PPC is an expenditure for your marketing. It is instantly perishable and each time you have to buy advertisement to get customers to your site. PPC is also a variable cost. So, this affects the expense, not the asset.

But, SEO is not like that. Because, it is not intended for short term marketing. SEO has reusability and brings you customers even after the SEO is finished. SEO expenditure has no attribute to be labeled as variable cost. Once you have done SEO on your site, you have added more value to your site, which in turn can have resale value. It’s not just $10 site anymore (the dollar amount you used for purchasing the domain).

So, SEO expense is a capital expenditure which increases your asset and should never be treated as expense that makes your site a marketing machine. 

Does SEO Cost influence Profitability?

We have tried to convince some customers that SEO doesn’t affect your profitability. Because, it becomes your asset. And asset is not expenditure that would negatively influence your profitability. The perishable behavior of SEO, may make it seem like expense. But, all assets are perishable. And we own a lot of short timed assets. So, if SEO expenditure is an asset, then you are increasing investment, not giving away money.

Can Advertising Convert into Asset?

Goodwill is something that has economic value. So, it is an asset. And achieving this involves much cost on marketing and advertising. Without marketing and advertising good will never can be achieved. If you consider long term affects, then advertising can also be converted into assets.

So, the next time you spend money on SEO and advertisement (for good will) in an effective way, don’t worry about the profitability of your company, brand or site.

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          Initiative Aims for More Stable Workforce in Oil Patch    

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A county job development authority in the North Dakota oil patch has launched a unique initiative aimed at building a regional workforce less susceptible to the boom-and-bust cycle of the oil industry.

The McKenzie County Skills Initiative brings together job training programs, classes and services offered by the University of Mary, Williston State College, and the state-sponsored TrainND program and North Dakota Small Business Development Center. They're centralized at the new $57 million community center in Watford City.

Organizers say the initiative could help job-seekers with everything from computer skills to truck driving skills.

The initiative comes at a time when energy production is increasing after a recent slowdown. But Job Service says more than one-third of the 3,000 job openings in northwestern North Dakota aren't in the oil fields.

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          North Dakota's Oil Boom Fuels Economic Growth   
By USNews.com

This isn't your father's Fargo any more.

That a state so sparsely populated and geographically remote stands among the top-five nationally in a broad measure of economic, educational, health and other metrics speaks volumes about an economic boom that North Dakota has experienced during the past decade.

Indeed it is the state's economic growth – No. 1 in the Best States rankings – that helped propel it to No. 2 in the overall measure of state economies.

With among the lowest unemployment in the nation and highest labor force participation, North Dakota also ranks highly in the roads, energy infrastructure – and even internet service – that it provides for just over three-quarters of a million residents. Its highly ranked higher education, with among the nation's most affordable tuition, has helped the citizenry reach a high level of attainment of college degrees. All measures considered, the state ranks No. 4 overall.

While 90 percent of North Dakota's land still is devoted to farming – with one-fifth of the population employed in agriculture that produces most of the nation's canola and flaxseed and ranks No. 1 in dry navy and pinto beans – it's what lies beneath the surface of this Canadian border state's wide open land that explains much of the recent growth of a domain that as recently as 2010 counted fewer residents than it had during the Great Depression of the 1930s.

It's oil and natural gas – and the technology for extracting it – that have both boosted the state's economy and also added a new dimension of social controversy surrounding pipelines that the industry is attempting to push through the state. Yet the state also is counting gains in manufacturing and high-tech ventures that have helped diversify the economy as oil has occupied a growing share of it.

"Energy and ag have always been very strong in our state, and the oil boom has moved us forward, but we've also worked to diversify," says Sandy McMerty, co-deputy commissioner for the North Dakota Department of Commerce. 

Recently elected North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum attributes the state's business sense to a long line of governors who came from the business world – in his case, the software industry. And he points to developments that hold promise for the future: A plant manufacturing the blades for 225-foot tall wind turbines employing 1,000 people, unmanned aerial aircraft mapping agriculture lands to amass mammoth data for improvement of crops, Microsoft "tapping in" to the state's well-educated workforce as the state attracts more young people.

"Our infrastructure is in great shape,'' the governor says – indeed, it ranks No. 6 in the Best States analysis. "The economic surpluses that we've had at the state level have allowed us to invest in infrastructure."

The Bakken Formation of oil and natural gas, among the largest contiguous deposits in the U.S., once was deemed infeasible for production. That was before hydraulic fracturing – an injection of water and chemicals into the black shale, siltstone and sandstone holding the oil, a process known as "fracking."

Before the oil boom, as recently as 2004, oil and gas production accounted for just 2 percent of the state's economy. By 2014, it accounted for almost 16 percent. And, while declining world prices for oil in recent years have dampened some of the Bakken boom's luster – and placed pressure on the small state's annual budget, forcing cuts in its esteemed public universities – overall oil production has held up for the most part.

There are fewer drilling rigs at work, but overall production slid to 1.17 million barrels per day in November from a peak of 1.23 million in December 2014 as drillers have pared operational costs. Drillers are employing new techniques that enable them to drill two miles down and then two miles horizontally, the governor notes, with the precision of someone picking the lock on a house.

"We've been a little bit down in production based on pricing,'' says McMerty, who is fluent in the daily price per barrel. "But energy companies are not short-term investment companies for the most part. They can ride out the lower prices."

The state's overall economic output more than doubled in 11 years, according to a Bureau of Economic Analysis report. The state's gross domestic product in 2013 reached a record $49.8 billion, up from $24.7 billion in 2002. In 2002, the state had the second smallest economy, ahead of only Vermont's. Still, some question the long-term sustainability of an economy hinging on a volatile industry.

"North Dakota has always been a boom and bust state – there hasn't been a time of expansion that wasn't followed by contraction," says Bill Caraher, associate professor of history at the University of North Dakota. "By and large, in terms of the billions and billions of dollars that have flowed into North Dakota's economy, very little has gone into producing the kinds of things that are sustainable long-term economic engines.''

In the state's bid for economic diversification, Northrop Grumman, John Deere and Bobcat are among the manufacturers that have added facilities and jobs – Northrop hoping to employ 100 people in Grand Forks. Caterpillar Remanufacturing recently chose between South Korea and North Dakota for a facility, and chose Fargo. And Grand Forks, inundated by the devastating Red River Flood of 1997, has rebounded 20 years later bigger and better, Caraher notes.

The state also boasts of the second largest campus for the software giant Microsoft outside of Washington state – in Fargo.

More than 80,000 jobs were created in North Dakota from 2011 from 2015, the data behind the Best States rankings show. And this state whose population had long hovered at Depression levels saw its populace grow from 674,000 in 2010 to 758,000 in 2016. Among all 50 states small and large, North Dakota ranked No 1 in the Best States ranking of net migration of people into the state. "Last check, we had 12,000 open positions across the state,'' McMerty says. "We're at a place where we really need that out-of-state population to come in."

The state's unemployment rate ranked No. 3 among all states in the Best States analysis, and running at 3 percent in December it remained the sixth-lowest and well below the national average.

All of this contributed to North Dakota's high ranking in the opportunity it offers citizens – ranking No. 7 nationally, with among the nation's lowest poverty rates, higher median household incomes and most affordable housing.

The state's oil development also has created its own issues. These include the challenges of housing oilfield workers in what have become known as "man camps." And a planned Dakota Access pipeline has generated strong public protest, particularly among the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe objecting to its construction near its reservation.

The tribe celebrated late last year when the Army Corps of Engineers announced it would seek alternative routes for the $3.7 billion pipeline. Then a new president signed an order directing the Corps to "review and approve" the pipeline "in an expedited manner." Allies of the tribe, including Earthjustice, contend that review already has identified problems with the pipeline, and this may end up in court.

The quality of the state's health care – No. 10 in the rankings – is borne out in some of the measures of public health taken into account in Best States.

This includes low mortality and infant mortality rates, 12th and 14th best respectively. One of the offshoots of this is a figure that's not counted in these rankings but measured by the U.S. Census: The nation's highest ratio of people 100 years old and older – with three centenarians for every 10,000 residents, double the national average.

The governor tells the story of a 100-year-old North Dakotan driver who was stopped running a stop sign on the way to his older sisters' place. "The police officer asked, 'Didn't you see the sign?' The man said, 'Sure I saw the sign. I didn't see you.""

The state's governmental services ranked No. 7 in the Best States assessment.

This included well-balanced state accounts – ranking No. 1 in financial health, No. 3 in its operating ratio of income and expenses, No. 6 in the digitalization of state information and No. 11 in the long-term funding of its pension system.

As a measure of that fiscal responsibility, when the state recently lost a sizable share of projected revenue for a two-year budget cycle amid a slowdown in oil drilling, the governor ordered budget cuts and drew $497 million from reserves to close a $1-billion shortfall in a $14-billion budget. Yet with cuts, come pain.

Assessing the cuts at the University of North Dakota – a system ranking No. 6 nationwide – Caraher notes: "People who keep hoping that the boom-bust economies can be leveraged into sustainable growth, these are the kinds of things that give people pause… Universities are one of the major leaders of innovation."

Yet in a world in which everyone holds a miniature "super-computer'' in their hands in their smart phones, the governor suggests, access to learning transcends the traditional boundaries of school buildings, and this too is a question of technology which the state must explore as it seeks to improve education.

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          Centers of Excellence Commission Awards Funding Requests Totaling $2.26 Million   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded funding requests for three Research ND grants, five Phase I Venture grants and one Base Realignment grant at its February meeting. The total funding request for the nine projects totaled $2,265,613.
 
The following requests were funded:
 
Research ND
 
  • NDSU Computer Science in partnership with Axelo, Inc. was awarded $103,458 to design and develop a low-cost, high reliability and high accuracy inertial measurement unit. These sensors will be used in unmanned aircraft systems and autonomous vehicles. 
  • UND Petroleum Engineering in partnership with McKenzie Energy Partners, LLC and Schlumberger was awarded $300,078 to build data models that will allow research of hydraulic fracturing and re-fracturing of wells in the Bakken and Three Forks formations. The results of the study will increase the level of oil recovery from these formations. 
  • NDSU Chemistry and Biochemistry in partnership with 3DIcon Corporation was awarded $150,000 to improve the yield and purity of the key ingredient required for an economical synthesis of cyclohexasilane an ingredient for making a variety of commercially important silicon-based materials and materials for lightweight batteries and lightweight solar cells. 
Phase 1 Venture Grant
 
  • UND Petroleum Engineering was awarded $99,932 to apply mathematical models to data from sensors in petroleum pipelines to determine the location and severity of blockages that may exist. 
  • NDSU Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences was awarded $100,000 to develop an antibiotic releasing, biodegradable putty to be used as a bone void-filler that will reduce infection associated with surgically or traumatically induced orthopedic defects. 
  • NDSU Electrical and Computer Engineering was awarded $100,000 to develop a low-cost portable embedded device to support advanced machine learning algorithms for real-time welding image processing. 
  • NDSU Electrical and Computer Engineering was awarded $100,000 to develop a Gallium Nitride based power converter that provides high efficiency and high power density that is more efficient than current silicon power semiconductor devices. 
  • UND Petroleum Engineering was awarded $100,000 to assess the business potential for an interactive software package suitable for performing data processing, modelling and simulation of unconventional shale oil reservoirs. 
Centers of Research Excellence Base Realignment Grant
 
  • UND Center for Innovation Foundation was awarded $1,212,145 for expenses involved in accessing the DASR-11 radar at the Grand Forks Air Force Base. The funds will purchase the necessary equipment and software and establish a temporary physical location to house the equipment and to serve as a base of operations. Funds will also be used to install and make the system operational and then begin providing radar observer services to the Northern Plains UAS Test Site and Grand Sky customers that will conduct research, training and beyond visual line of sight UAS operational activities. Customers include Elbit Systems of America, Northrop Grumman and General Atomics. 
Research ND promotes the development and commercialization of products and processes through industry/university research partnerships. Research ND provides matching funds to help companies pay for the university research.
 
The Venture Grant Program is a designed to help move university-developed technology into the marketplace through startup or spinout companies. The Venture Grant Program provides seed grants and matching funds to facilitate startup and spinout companies’ use of university technology.
 
Centers of Research Excellence Base Realignment Grants provide funding to provide grants to a research university or a nonprofit university-related foundation to enhance economic development and employment opportunities associated with the Grand Forks air force base.
 
The next deadline for Research ND and Research ND BIO and Phase 2 Venture Grant applications is May 19, 2017.
 
For additional information, please visit www.ResearchND.com.  

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          Research ND Awards Funding Requests Totaling $1,568,910   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded $1,568,910 in research based grants at its meeting held Wednesday, September 28, 2016.
 
The following requests were funded:
 
Research ND BIO 
  • UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences Department of Basic Sciences in partnership with ZymeFast Inc. was awarded $1,000,000 to utilize avian antibodies to induce more rapid weight gain, and therefore, shortened time to market for hogs.

Research ND
  • UND Atmospheric Sciences in partnership with Weather Modification, Inc. was awarded $111,770 to develop a cloud-nuclei injection system and use the system to deliver cloud seeding material from burning flares into a PI cloud chamber to determine ice nuclei activation temperatures. 

Venture Grant Phase I
(This grant phase is used to determine the feasibility of building a business around university technology.)
  • NDSU Office of Research and Creative Activity was awarded $100,000 to further develop an environmentally friendly dust suppression agent for gravel roads that is derived from waste glycerol and soybean oil.
  • NDSU Civil & Environmental Engineering was awarded $100,000 to conduct research using novel biomaterials and scaffolds for bone tissue regeneration.
  • NDSU Construction Management and Engineering was awarded $72,250 to develop methods for promoting partial replacement of Portland limestone cement with fly ash in concrete.
  • NDSU Electrical and Computer Engineering was awarded $100,000 to develop a novel low-cost self-cooling technology using advanced phase change materials based graphite composite to passively control thermal transport in computer microchips.
  • UND Civil Engineering and Chemistry was awarded $84,8890 to develop and experiment with a novel oxidized carbon adsorbent, produced from agricultural biomass that can remove contaminants from drinking water in a cost effective manner. 
 
Research ND promotes the development and commercialization of products and processes through industry/university research partnerships. Research ND provides matching funds to help companies pay for the university research.
 
Through Research ND and Research ND BIO, firms have the opportunity to leverage their research, development and commercialization funds and gain access to the creative talents and extensive research base of North Dakota’s Research Universities. Research ND and Research ND BIO matching funds are awarded on a competitive basis for projects based on proposals submitted jointly by researchers from a North Dakota research university and a private sector partner.
 
The Venture Grant Program is a designed to help move university-developed technology into the marketplace through startup or spinout companies. The Venture Grant Program provides seed grants and matching funds to facilitate startup and spinout companies’ use of university technology.
 
The next deadline Research ND and Research ND BIO and Phase 1 and 2 Venture Grant applications is November 18, 2016.
 
The overall goal of Research ND and Research ND BIO grant programs is to have a long term positive economic impact on the State and Private Sector through various means including, but not limited to; economic diversification, improved production factors, and the development of new markets. For additional information, please visit www.ResearchND.com.  

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          Ukraine: Russian security services were behind cyberattack   
MOSCOW (AP) -- Ukraine accused the Russian security services Saturday of planning and launching a cyberattack that locked up computers around the world earlier this week....
          Bismarck Company Developing Iron Technology   
By The Bismarck Tribune
The U.S. Department of Energy awarded Carbontec Energy Corporation of Bismarck a $300,000 grant to develop biomass-based heating to produce iron.

Carbontec will partner with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Purdue University.

Carbontec will use supercomputers and modeling to develop and design a furnace for the company’s E-Nugget process, which uses biomass, including waste wood and sugar beet products, to produce iron nuggets, enabling iron to be produced at a lower cost than imported iron

“By increasing the effectiveness and uses of biomass energy, we can make what would otherwise be waste products into an opportunity for additional income for our agriculture producers. Further, by producing iron products more cost-effectively and with better environmental stewardship, we can reduce our reliance on iron imports, support job creation at home and lower costs for consumers," Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said in a statement.

“As North Dakota’s economy continues to diversify, we also need to support research and development to harness new technology that will help the state grow,” said Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. “Carbontec is a prime example of this entrepreneurial spirit that is thriving in North Dakota."

Bismarck Company Developing Iron Technology - The Bismarck Tribune

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          Internship Opportunities Take Flight as North Dakota Drone Industry Expands   
By Grand Forks Herald
The offices of Grand Forks unmanned aircraft systems firms are getting more crowded as interns begin to settle in and start carving out their roles in the ever-evolving industry.

Internship opportunities in the field vary from positions requiring students to be behind the controls of aircraft to placing them at the keyboard of a computer, a reflection of the wide variety of jobs employers are looking to fill.

"We've worked through some programs at the state to make sure that we're doing everything we can to make these students into highly skilled employees and help the North Dakota economy by creating new jobs and wealth," said Matt Dunlevy, president and CEO of SkySkopes.

The 10 positions at SkySkopes, which conducts aerial inspections of infrastructure, and others being filled at area companies are a testament to the fast-paced growth of the industry, which allows relatively young firms to support several interns.

Confidence in the sector has been growing steadily in recent months, with another shot in the arm delivered when the Federal Aviation Administration revealed its finalized regulations for unmanned aircraft weighing less than 55 pounds used for commercial and governmental purposes.

When the rules go live in August, many in the unmanned industry predict an economic boon. Anticipation and investment in unmanned technology prior to the regulations' release also helped boost business locally, paving the way for internship positions as well.

The uptick in business means three summer interns for Field of View, a Grand Forks business specializing in creating sensors and software for mapping and modeling data collected by unmanned aircraft.

"We've really had to strategically manage our growth because if we would have hired this many people two or three years ago, I'm not sure we would have had the business to support them," CEO David Dvorak said.

Collaborative education

Both Field of View and SkySkopes are striving to provide their students with real-world experiences that will complement their education and be attractive to future employers.

And much like the unmanned industry in Grand Forks, these interns are collaborating with peers at other companies.

On Wednesday, the SkySkopes group met up with Field of View just south of Grand Forks for a test flight.

Interns with SkySkopes are recruited from UND's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program, and each student is provided with training on how to fly an aircraft and retrieve and store data, along with learning the ropes of running a business and filing paperwork with the FAA.

The background of Field of View's interns aren't rooted in the university's UAS program but are varied and include electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and geography majors.

"I definitely didn't think I would land anything like this," said Jacob Nordberg, a UND senior studying geography. "I thought I was kind of thinking I was going to go with urban planning or something like that, but I've taken some image processing courses at UND, and it definitely relates really well to what I'm doing here. I think it's been an invaluable experience."

At the company's Grand Forks office, Nordberg and fellow interns Jack Heichel and Alex Heyd work on a variety of projects ranging from testing cameras to crunching and mapping data to using the data to build 3-D models of objects. Working with them is Francisco Madera, who started as Field of View's first intern in February but has since moved into a full-time position.

During Wednesday's flight, the two company teams worked together to collect sample data the Field of View crew will use on the job. The field test provided an opportunity for SkySkopes' group to gain more experience in flight operations.

"We really want to put them through the internship program because we're trying to make the most highly educated and safest UAS pilots in North Dakota and ultimately in the nation," Dunlevy said.

SkySkopes' ultimate goal is to create 50 jobs in five years through the program, Dunlevy added.

Internship Opportunities Take Flight as North Dakota Drone Industry Expands - Grand Forks Herald

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          Research ND Awards Funding Requests Totaling $1,143,489   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded funding for a total of $1,143,489 in research based grants at its meeting held Friday, May 27, 2016. Grants included a Research North Dakota Grant for $300,000, Phase 1 Venture Grants totaling $693,489.00 and a Phase 2 Venture Grant for $150,000.

 Research ND promotes the development and commercialization of products and processes through industry/university research partnerships. Research ND provides matching funds to help companies pay for the university research.

 Through Research ND and Research ND BIO, firms have the opportunity to leverage their research, development and commercialization funds and gain access to the creative talents and extensive research base of North Dakota’s Research Universities. Research ND and Research ND BIO matching funds are awarded on a competitive basis for projects based on proposals submitted jointly by researchers from a North Dakota research university and a private sector partner.

 The Venture Grant Program is a designed to help move university-developed technology into the marketplace through startup or spinout companies. The Venture Grant Program provides seed grants and matching funds to facilitate startup and spinout companies’ use of university technology.

The following requests were funded:

Research ND
  • UND Atmospheric Sciences in partnership with Rosemount Aerospace, Inc. was awarded $300,000 to refine newly developed instruments that detect high ice concentrations in the air on commercial aircraft
Venture Grant Phase I - (This grant phase is used to determine the feasibility of building a business around university technology.)
  • NDSU Electrical and Computer Engineering was awarded $100,000 to refine the use of radio frequency (RF) to induce gene expression which has the potential to generate profound changes in the biotech and drug delivery fields, and revolutionize medical treatment.
  • NDSU Civil and Environmental Engineering was awarded $100,000 to develop a network of sensors for the effective and rapid pipeline damage detection and health monitoring.
  • NDSU Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences was awarded $100,000 to develop materials with biofilm inhibiting properties that can be used in multiple applications, including medical devices and food processing.
  • UND Civil and Chemical Engineering was awarded $93,661 to develop and experiment with a novel carbonaceous bio-soil amendment (CSA) from biomass (renewable) resources to retain nutrients and act as a controlled-release form of nitrogen and phosphorus.
  • UND Chemical Engineering was awarded $100,000 to refine a process to convert syngas, from lignite coal gasification, into 1,3-Butadiene (1,3-BD) which is used in the production of rubber and nylon.
  • UND Biology was awarded $99,976 to develop automated aerial survey methods for use in environmental study applications.
  • UND Mechanical Engineering was awarded $99,852 to develop specialized products by using sustainable and novel bioplastics. 
Venture Grant Phase II - (This grant phase is used to launch a start-up or spin out company with technology that was proven in Phase I)
  • NDSU Mechanical Engineering in partnership with c2sensor corporation was awarded $150,000 continue developing the SEED Sensor to directly monitor the soil environment. In its final form, the SEED Sensor will be the size of an acorn and developed from both bio-based and bio-inert materials. 
The next deadline Research ND and Research ND BIO and Phase 1 and 2 Venture Grant applications is August 19, 2016.

The overall goal of Research ND and Research ND BIO grant programs is to have a long term positive economic impact on the State and Private Sector through various means including, but not limited to; economic diversification, improved production factors, and the development of new markets. For additional information, please visit www.ResearchND.com.  

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          Research ND Awards Funding Requests Totaling $739,987   
The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded funding requests for two Research North Dakota Grants totaling $340,000 and four Phase 1 Venture Grants totaling $399,987 for a grand total of $739,987 in research based grants at its meeting held February 2. 

Research ND promotes the development and commercialization of products and processes through industry/university research partnerships. Research ND provides matching funds to help companies pay for the university research. 

Through Research ND and Research ND BIO, firms have the opportunity to leverage their research, development and commercialization funds and gain access to the creative talents and extensive research base of North Dakota’s Research Universities. Research ND and Research ND BIO matching funds are awarded on a competitive basis for projects based on proposals submitted jointly by researchers from a North Dakota research university and a private sector partner. 

The Venture Grant Program is a designed to help move university-developed technology into the marketplace through startup or spinout companies. The Venture Grant Program provides seed grants and matching funds to facilitate startup and spinout companies’ use of university technology. 

The following requests were funded: 

Research ND 
  • UND EERC in partnership with Minnkota Power Cooperative Inc. and Border States Industries Inc. was awarded $300,000 to work on a project that uses unmanned aircraft systems as a tool to conduct aerial inspections of high voltage power lines. 
  • NDSU Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in partnership with Boston Scientific Corporation was awarded $40,000 to work on the development of a rechargeable, wireless pacemaker. 
Venture Grant Phase I

(This grant phase is used to determine the feasibility of building a business around university technology.) 
  • UND Electrical Engineering was awarded $100,000 to develop a modified aviation headset which will measure physiological data from the operator, and deviations in the planned route and provide warnings to the operator based that data via tactile feedback.
  • UND College of Engineering and Mines - Institute for Energy Studies was awarded $99,987 to develop to develop the technical and economic feasibility of their patented process of integrating activated carbon production within the steam generation heating plants operating at the North Dakota University System campuses. 
  • UND Chemistry Department was awarded $100,000 to develop a new technique to make a series of novel graphene-based near-infrared fluorescent quantum dots for sensitive detection and imaging of a variety of biomedical samples. 
  • NDSU Department of Pharmaceutics was awarded $100,000 to develop an artificial spinning device that mimics the spider's natural spinning system for the commercial production of tunable silk fibers. The next deadline Research ND and Research ND BIO and Phase 1 and 2 Venture Grant applications is February 19. 
The overall goal of Research ND and Research ND BIO grant programs is to have a long term positive economic impact on the State and Private Sector through various means including, but not limited to; economic diversification, improved production factors, and the development of new markets. For additional information, please visit www.ResearchND.com.  

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          A Silicon Valley for Drones, in North Dakota   
By The New York Times
“California and New York want what we’ve got,” said Shawn Muehler, a 30-year-old Fargo resident, gazing at a horizon of empty fields, silos, windbreak trees and hardly any people. A winged craft traces the air, mapping a field with pinpoint accuracy for his start-up, a drone software company called Botlink. “They like drones, but they’ve got a steep learning curve ahead.”

For years, entrepreneurs have come here to farm and to drill for oil and natural gas. Now a new, tech-savvy generation is grabbing a piece of the growing market for drone technology and officials want to help them do it here, where there is plenty of open space and — unlike in other sparsely populated states — lots of expertise already in place.

Silicon Valley has the big money and know-how, Mr. Muehler and others say, but North Dakota can take unmanned aerial vehicles, as the officials prefer to call drones, from a fast-growing hobby to an industry. And just as Silicon Valley got its start with military contracts, entrepreneurs and cooperative universities, they believe they can do the same with drones.

“The potential up here is tremendous,” said Jack Dalrymple, the state’s governor. “It’s not about supporting a company or two; it’s creating the leading edge of an industry.”

North Dakota has spent about $34 million fostering the state’s unmanned aerial vehicle business, most notably with a civilian industrial park for drones near Grand Forks Air Force Base. The base, a former Cold War installation, now flies nothing but robot aircraft for the United States military and Customs and Border Protection.

Right now, private sector drones are where personal computers were in the 1970s: a hobbyist technology waiting to become mainstream. The technology research firm Gartner says that, barring regulatory hurdles, the United States drone business could be worth $7 billion in a decade.

Companies are moving fast. Last month, Amazon released a video showing its planned delivery drone, and companies like Google and Facebook are working on big drone projects. DJI, a Chinese company that is the world’s largest maker of small drones, was funded last spring at a valuation of $10 billion.

Small drones may bedevil cities with privacy concerns, even landing on the White House lawn, but rural states with farming, oil and rail lines see many practical reasons to put robots in the sky. Infrared imaging can judge crop health. Cameras can spot leaks and cracks in pipelines. Smaller copters can inspect windmill blades. Livestock can be located easily.

Judging from Mr. Muehler’s proving grounds, if the occasional experimental craft crashes, it is unlikely to hit much beyond dirt. And with money, expertise and need here, people will keep trying.

Grand Forks Air Force Base, 80 miles north of Fargo, has been an all-drone base since 2013. Big Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles, made by Northrop Grumman, fly reconnaissance missions from the Yukon to Venezuela from there. 

In a smaller brick building in Fargo, Mr. Muehler was once part of a North Dakota Air National Guard unit that flies missions over the Mideast and Afghanistan.

Customs and Border Protection uses the Grand Forks field to patrol from Seattle to the Great Lakes with slightly smaller Predator drones. Sometimes those pilots take over from their Customs counterparts in Texas, patrolling the Rio Grande from screens 80 miles south of the Canadian border.

Where B-52 bombers stood ready with nuclear bombs in the Cold War, the country’s first commercial unmanned aerial vehicle industrial park is under construction. Northrop Grumman and General Atomics, the Predator maker, are taking space to train pilots for international sales of the craft.

Other businessmen are looking at modifying their craft for things like high-altitude surveillance of railroad tracks and pipelines. Involta, an Iowa-based operator of data centers that has already created a windmill inspection business in Grand Forks, is looking at building facilities specialized in collecting aerial information.

A company called Field of View, near the planned site of the industrial park, makes aerial sensing equipment. An outfit called the Unmanned Applications Institute is working with providers away from North Dakota on things like local drone manufacture and warehousing.

Nearby, the University of North Dakota, which already trains many of the nation’s commercial pilots and the air traffic controllers of some 18 countries, has 200 students learning to fly drones in a four-year program that started in 2009; 61 students have graduated from it. North Dakota State University, in Fargo, has also started teaching drone courses.

Besides military contracts and educational talent, North Dakota also has high-tech talent. In 1999, Amazon purchased an online seller of tools and home improvement gear in Grand Forks, and the company now develops customer service software there. In 2001, Microsoft paid $1.1 billion for Great Plains Software of Fargo, and it now has an office there.

The area has thousands of software engineers and not a few millionaires itching to get into the next big thing.

“Every top engineer in all of Fargo works for Botlink,” Mr. Muehler boasted. “We have the top 10 engineers in town.”

Mr. Muehler, who was educated as a pilot at North Dakota State, started on what became Botlink while flying missions from the brick building in Fargo. Governor Dalrymple refers to the military site as “once a well-kept-secret facility,” since its purpose has become common knowledge in the city of about 115,000 people.

One night in early 2014, Mr. Muehler saw a report on Fox News about a hobbyist drone that flew into the airspace at La Guardia Airport in New York. That’s when he hit upon the idea for his business.

“I figured there has to be some kind of software that can give awareness, let a drone know about things like boundaries and weather,” he said.

Alex Kube, a high school friend who was working at the same facility, started making the software. Seven months later, he spoke at a meeting of local entrepreneurs and collected $500,000 in angel funding from local investors. Botlink was formed several months later when Mr. Muehler met Terri Zimmerman, a former chief financial officer at Great Plains who grew up on a farm near the Canadian border.

“We want to be the Microsoft of the industry,” said Ms. Zimmerman, who is now Botlink’s chief executive, and runs another company, Packet Digital, involved in low-power semiconductors used for, among other things, military drones.

So far, the company has raised $3 million more from private investors. “That’s like $14 million in Silicon Valley,” Ms. Zimmerman said.

A Silicon Valley for Drones, in North Dakota - The New York Times

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          Inside Fargo, America's Most Undervalued Tech Hub   
By Fortune
Editor's Note: Congratulations to the many Fargo-area businesses mentioned in this article. Many of them have participate in ND Commerce programs such as Innovate ND, Centers of Excellence and Centers of Research Excellence, Research ND and the North Dakota Development Fund.

It gets 50 inches of snow a year and is so cold that its bikeshare moves inside for the winter. But its homegrown tech community is on fire.

The morning of Nov. 12, 2014 was well below freezing in Fargo, the largest city in North Dakota. By the time Shawn Muehler took the stage before an audience of 150, the theater, located just a few blocks west of the Red River, had warmed up. Entrepreneurs, students, professors and business leaders shuffled down the aisles with free cups of coffee. For the audience, it was time for Fargo’s 1 Million Cups, a robust startup community-building initiative from the Kaufman Foundation that’s a kind of church for entrepreneurs. For Muehler, it was time to talk about drones.

Standing on stage with one of his drones, Muehler—a Fargo native, Air Force officer, and seasoned pilot—had six minutes to present his business idea, the result of several months of white-board calculating, late-night brainstorming, and endless code tinkering. He described the collision risks found in an airspace that is increasingly crowded with aircraft and drones. The software that he and his small team of pilots, developers, and engineers wanted to build, he explained, would create a safety net for drone pilots, enabling them to track their unmanned vehicles in real time using existing cellular networks.

Muehler’s presentation was followed by vigorous applause and a round of questions. As is tradition at 1 Million Cups, the entrepreneur was asked one final query: “How can we as a community help you succeed?” And so he answered. Within five days, Muehler tells Fortune, he had five funding opportunities from people in the community. The ensuing $500,000 seed investment allowed him to double his workforce and move to a larger office downtown.

Last spring the company, now called Botlink, launched the beta version of its drone-tracking application, which it says is the world’s first commercially available drone safety and control platform. In June, Botlink announced a joint venture with Fargo’s power management company, Packet Digital, to raise $15 million on the same day that it co-hosted Fargo’s inaugural Drone Focus Conference. By this fall, the company had launched its first product: a piece of data-processing hardware that’s compatible with every drone on the market.

When I visited the Botlink office in September, the staff had just returned from a drone conference in Las Vegas where they’d run out of brochures the first day and flummoxed some West Coast startups who didn’t realize they had competitors in Fargo. Half-empty containers of drones now littered the floor around the reception desk, making the office look like the home of a robot family unpacking from a long trip. In the workshop down the hall, a plane with a 14-foot wingspan sat on a desk, and Muehler, wearing a Batman t-shirt, was one of the first to tell me what makes Fargo special.

Well before I arrived in Fargo, I’d heard about Silicon Prairie—the Heartland’s version of Silicon Valley—with noteworthy startup activity in larger cities like Omaha, Des Moines, and Kansas City. I knew Fargo was on the eastern border of the state, far from the oil activity in the Bakken region. I’d read that it’s home to the country’s third-largest Microsoft  MSFT 0.65% campus and nearly 30,000 college students. The average age of Fargo residents is 31. Its unemployment rate is among the lowest in the nation. I had already grasped enough about this city of 105,000 to easily dismiss the Siberia-esque picture painted in the 1996 Coen brothers film of the same name. I envisioned a burst of Technicolor popping from a vast expanse of plains.

The tech scene that I visited in September was markedly different from the one I had first heard about in 2013. Two years ago Emerging Prairie, a startup news and events organization, was beginning to establish itself; today it co-organizes wildly popular events such as 1 Million Cups, TEDxFargo, and a monthly gathering called Startup Drinks. Thanks to local startup Myriad Mobile, which spun out of a student-run incubator, Fargo has begun hosting the annual Midwest Mobile Summit. A nonprofit has started offering coding classes for women. Meetups have launched for hackers, gamers, developers, geeks, and even bitcoin enthusiasts.

Fargo companies are also beginning to appear in the national spotlight. Intelligent InSites, which provides tracking real-time operational intelligence for the healthcare industry, is experiencing explosive growth. So is Appareo Systems, a leader in electronic and computer products for the aerospace and defense industries. A handful of gaming companies have surfaced in the area; one is developing a virtual reality horror game and another is building a woodland survival adventure game called On My Ownfor Xbox One. A team from North Dakota State University has engineered an affordable, 3D-printed prosthetic arm. Two locals have started a funeral webcasting service. Another startup has developed an autonomous tractor.

With all of this activity, how does a place like Fargo end up as one of the most undervalued, overlooked tech communities in the United States? That’s why I wanted to meet Greg Tehven, the executive director and co-founder of Emerging Prairie and affectionately known as Fargo’s ambassador, when I visited the city this fall. On a warm Sunday afternoon, I found him at a community lunch for new Americans, set up for several hundred on a basketball court on the west side of town. Characteristic of the region, the wind blew like it was trying to prove something; strong guests sent naan cartwheeling across curry vegetables and off paper plates. Young Bhutanese girls danced barefoot on the asphalt in sequined dresses the color of Gerber daisies.

Tehven is a soft-spoken, dyed-in-the-wool millennial, a fifth-generation Fargoian who grew up on a farm and came of age during the Buffalo Commons era, when people debated a proposal to let buffalo take over the Great Plains. Tehven left Fargo for college, wandered around, felt unfulfilled and returned, determined to build the type of community he wanted to call home. Today, he travels around the country speaking about community-building and teaches social entrepreneurship in India.

“Barriers are being eliminated to contribute to the community here,” he told me. “People who have moved away know they can come back here and do things quickly.” He talked about a radically inclusive culture that has an extraordinary speed of trust. In economic terms, what’s happening in Fargo is that a magnetic downtown is attracting and retaining talent. But Tehven contends that it’s really about love.

“It’s about increasing the amount of love in our community,” he said, noting that it’s hard to be successful on your own. “There’s a co-dependence here.” He said people need each other, whether it’s for harvesting crops or recovering from a flood. If emotional support is absent, innovation will falter.

The next morning, I met Tehven at Prairie Den, a new coworking space in the center of town, above a Chinese restaurant called King House Buffet. Until this summer, it was run by Minneapolis-based CoCo, but they didn’t last a year, Tehven said, because they didn’t embrace the philosophy of giving before getting. Shortly after they left, the space was resurrected as the Den, a funky, art-filled workspace that’s home to Emerging Prairie and a couple start-ups. Hearing the story of this rebirth made me think of the new growth that quickly emerges in forests after controlled burns.

One of the reasons Emerging Prairie was created was to act as a publicity machine for locals who think it’s uncouth to celebrate one’s own achievements. The organization, which is in the process of becoming a nonprofit, now has a staff of four, including a writer, Marisa Jackels, who produces daily stories about the startup scene. She never runs out of content. Tehven has each new staff member read Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City by Foundry Group co-founder Brad Feld.

If Fargo had to limit itself to a single story, it would be that of Great Plains Software, a fledgling startup built by North Dakotan Doug Burgum over nearly two decades and acquired by Microsoft in 2001 for $1.1 billion. Today, Microsoft is located on the south side of town and has grown to four buildings with more than 1,500 employees—the company’s third-largest campus in North America.

Burgum went on to found Kilbourne Group, a downtown redevelopment company, and co-found Arthur Ventures, a venture capital group that’s investing in software companies out of a $45 million fund raised in 2013. He’s as close to a godfather as the humble Fargo community will allow. Incidentally, it wasn’t until well after a conversation with a community leader named Joe—who started a downtown farmer’s market, worked on Uber-friendly legislation and is now building a giant mobile sauna—that I found out he was Burgum’s son.

Burgum said Great Plains employees focused on service and had a lot of humility and gratitude; he sees that today in the dozens of startups that employ Great Plains alumni. Like others, he told me that the region’s land and history play a role in today’s technology growth.

“Every farmer and rancher is an entrepreneur and tinkerer and inventor,” he said, “and there’s some of that DNA here. You wouldn’t have ended up here if you weren’t a risk-taker—moving your family from Sweden to a new land with no electricity and very little infrastructure.”

Shane Waslaski, president and CEO of Intelligent InSites, also grew up in the state and said the strong tech community in Fargo can be attributed to a pioneering spirit and an “altruistic desire to nourish each other.” Tenaciousness and perseverance are rooted in the heritage, he said.

From Prairie Den, Tehven and I walked around downtown, popping into offices and meetings unannounced and intercepting folks on Broadway and Roberts Street—as was his plan. I was reminded of the familiarity and ease with which students can have impromptu and rich conversations while walking across a college quad. Time and again, talking to Muehler and other entrepreneurs, I heard stories that made it easy to root for the underdog that is Fargo. I found a level of enthusiasm typically reserved for young political candidates offering hope and promising change. More than once, I saw someone get choked up talking about the place they call home.

We ran into Drew Spooner, a baby-faced serial entrepreneur who started the Hammock Initiative and speaks deadpan about the health benefits of swaying. He now has sponsors and a national following. Then we ran into the woman behind Unglued, a shop selling locally made crafts; and one of the brewers behind Fargo Brewing Company, which makes Wood Chipper India Pale Ale. Much of the day, Tehven, wearing jeans and flannel, walked around with a cup of coffee in his hand. He told me there’s a sense in Fargo that if you talk about something enough, it will become real—whether it’s a hammocking craze or a spontaneous tailgate party.

Among the challenges in a town with so much startup activity is making sure the entrepreneurs have enough support to get over the first-generation hump and maintain momentum even when the initial spotlight fades.

“In cities like San Francisco, Boston, New York, there’s a lot of experience and expertise,” said Miguel Danielson, another Emerging Prairie co-founder. “That’s great for entrepreneurs because it’s scary to do alone. So a lot of what we do at Emerging Prairie is try to bring these folks together.” He lovingly describes Fargo—remote, hundreds of miles from Minneapolis and Winnipeg—as a Gilligan’s Island of sorts. “You’re stuck with the folks you’ve got in the immediate vicinity, so you better be nice to them,” he said, adding that in a small place, he feels especially blessed when he finds others with common interests.

Danielson grew up in Fargo and left for college and Harvard Law School. If it weren’t for the startup culture—which is helping Midwestern communities fight brain drain–he may never have returned. After practicing in Cambridge for several years, he opened Danielson Legal in Fargo, specializing in technology law, and he created Fargo Startup House, where entrepreneurs can live for free.

In the next five years, Danielson predicts a more robust Fargo tech scene, with a few wild successes and some wild failures. When the city sees its first exit success story of this new era—someone who starts with nothing and ends up with hundreds of millions of dollars—he said that will be “one that looms in the minds of people forever.”

At the end of my day in Fargo, I returned to Prairie Den. Spooner was setting up hammocks for an evening event. An Emerging Prairie Tweet read, “We sway while we work.”

That night, I watched a video of Tehven’s TEDxFargo talk. He was speaking at the Fargo Civic Center in 2014, outside of which sits a stone slab with the Ten Commandments.

“The Coen brothers were wrong,” he told the audience. “It isn’t a place of barrenness. It isn’t a place of cold. It’s a place of the most amazing people in the world.”

The following week I had dinner back home with a friend who works in the technology industry, and I told him I thought he should move to Fargo. Yes, it’s a place that gets an average of 50 inches of snow a year, and it’s so cold that the bikeshare moves inside for the winter. But there’s a lot going on there, I told him. Shortly thereafter, I woke up from a dream in which I was on my way back to Fargo. In it, I was with someone—perhaps my tech friend—and felt a sense of urgency. Eager to find housing, I sped westward, not wanting to miss out.

Inside Fargo, America's Most Undervalued Tech Hub - Fortune.com

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          North Dakota Economic Development Foundation Announces New Chairman   
By ND Commerce
Commerce Commissioner Alan Anderson announced a new chairman of the North Dakota Economic Development Foundation board today, Jim Traynor with Intelligent InSites in Fargo. 

Traynor has been with Intelligent InSites since 2009 in business and market development leadership roles. He currently serves as the Director of Partner Development.  He has held numerous positions in the technology field with Great Plains Software, Apple Computer and Microsoft. Traynor serves on the board of the North Dakota Chamber of Commerce. Traynor received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of North Dakota and a master’s degree in Management from the University of Mary. He and his wife Katie have three grown children. 

“Jim Traynor brings a wealth of experience and understanding of the business community and will be a great leader for our board.” Anderson said. 

Traynor replaces past board chairman Wally Goulet, who completed his term as leader last month. 

The North Dakota Economic Development Foundation is a private foundation established by the Legislature in 2001 to provide private-sector guidance and oversight of the state's economic development efforts. The Foundation board helps create strategic plans to strengthen and broaden North Dakota’s economic development. 

The Foundation establishes and maintains a strategic plan for economic development managed by twenty-three business leaders from all corners of the state. The board meets quarterly to monitor progress toward economic development goals, to discuss major business and economic issues, and to offer suggestions for improving North Dakota's business climate. Each member of the board serves a two-year term. 

The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services. 

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          Research ND Awards Funding Requests Totaling $1,762.229   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded funding requests for seven Venture Grants, one Research ND grant and one Research ND BIO grant totaling $1,762,229 at its meeting on October 21, 2015.
 
Research ND promotes the development and commercialization of products and processes through industry/university research partnerships. Research ND provides matching funds to help companies pay for the university research.
 
Through Research ND and Research ND BIO, firms have the opportunity to leverage their research, development and commercialization funds and gain access to the creative talents and extensive research base of North Dakota’s Research Universities. Research ND and Research ND BIO matching funds are awarded on a competitive basis for projects based on proposals submitted jointly by researchers from a North Dakota research university and a private sector partner.
 
The Venture Grant Program is designed to help move university-developed technology into the marketplace through startup or spinout companies. The Venture Grant Program provides seed grants and matching funds to facilitate startup and spinout companies’ use of university technology.
 
The following awarded requests were funded:
 
Research ND
 
NDSU Research Extension Center in Carrington in partnership with IntelinAir, Inc. was awarded $62,291 to use thermal infrared sensors mounted to a hexarotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to collect high-resolution imagery to determine the harvest readiness of crops in the field.
 
Research ND BIO
 
UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences Department of Basic Sciences in partnership with Avianax, LLC was awarded $1,000,000 to develop anti-influenza A virus antibodies for the treatment of flu in poultry, dogs and humans using therapeutic goose antibodies.
 
 
Venture Grant Phase I
(This grant phase is used to determine the feasibility of building a business around university technology.)
 
NDSU Chemistry and Biochemistry was awarded $100,000 to develop modified forms of silicon which are free of contaminants such as heavy metals and toxic nonmetals that can be used as sensors and diagnostic tools in commercial applications.
 
NDSU Electrical and Computer Engineering was awarded $100,000 to develop a power amplifier for mobile phones that eliminates today’s key challenges of cost, size and battery-power.
 
NDSU Coatings and Polymeric Materials was awarded $100,000 to enable production of high value and high profit specialty polymers from vegetable oils. 
 
NDSU Mechanical Engineering was awarded $99,995 to develop an improved prosthesis design that addresses the major limitations of current total ankle replacement approaches.
 
UND Computer Science was awarded $99,954 to develop a technology that will characterize the performance of in-process 3D printing.
 
UND Electrical Engineering was awarded $100,000 to develop and commercialize a heart monitoring system using smartphones with no battery on the sensors side and no wire connection.
 
UND Electrical Engineering was awarded $100,000 to demonstrate a proof-of-concept of wirelessly powering industrial sensors through radio frequency (RF) at a distance and prototyping a power reception module system for industrial sensors.
 
The next deadline Research ND, Research ND BIO and Venture Grant applications is November 20, 2015.
 
The overall goal of Research ND, Research ND BIO, FAST Track and the Venture Grant programs is to have a long term positive economic impact on the State and Private Sector through various means including, but not limited to; economic diversification, improved production factors, and the development of new markets. For additional information, please visit www.ResearchND.com.  

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          Research ND Awards Funding Requests Totaling $649,330   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded funding requests for two Research ND Grants totaling $649,333 at its meeting held on August 12, 2015.
 
Research ND promotes the development and commercialization of products and processes through industry/university research partnerships. Research ND provides matching funds to help companies pay for the university research.
 
Through Research ND and Research ND BIO, firms have the opportunity to leverage their research, development and commercialization funds and gain access to the creative talents and extensive research base of North Dakota’s Research Universities. Research ND and Research ND BIO matching funds are awarded on a competitive basis for projects based on proposals submitted jointly by researchers from a North Dakota research university and a private sector partner.
 
The following award requests were funded:
 
Research ND
 
NDSU Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in partnership with Cyclops Technologies, Inc. was awarded $291,784 to develop and miniaturize a Through-the-Wall Sensor (TTWS) payload that can be operated from a small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) that can be used by law enforcement and search and rescue teams. 

NDSU Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering in partnership with Elbit systems of America, LLC was awarded $357,546 to collect crop data using infrared, thermal, color and multi-spectral sensors on both large and small UAS. This data will then be compared to available satellite imagery and ground data collected using similar sensors. The analysis will be done by NDSU’s Center for Computationally Assisted Science and Technology (CCAST). 
The next deadline Research ND, Research ND BIO, and Venture Grant applications is August 22, 2015.
 
The overall goal of Research ND, Research ND BIO and Venture grant programs is to have a long term positive economic impact on the State and Private Sector through various means including, but not limited to; economic diversification, improved production factors, and the development of new markets. For additional information, please visit www.ResearchND.com. 

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          NDSU Using Sensors to Identify Weed Infestations   
By North Dakota Ag
North Dakota State University researchers have received a grant to demonstrate the use of electronic sensors to identify weed infestations in cropland remotely.

The project will identify which weeds are infesting specific crops, which parts of fields the weeds are infesting and the degree of the weed problem.

"Crop producers and crop consultants need to identify specific weed infestations growing in various crop fields to implement effective weed management regimes," says NDSU Extension Service agricultural machine systems specialist John Nowatzki, the lead investigator on this project.

Nowatzki, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department Chair Sreekala Bajwa and Extension weed specialist Rich Zollinger have teamed up with Kris Poulson, Casselton-area agricultural producer and consultant, and agricultural lead for Sentera LLC in North Dakota, for the project.

Sentera, a company based in Shakopee, Minn., that designs sensors, unmanned aerial vehicles and software technologies for a variety of uses, is the private- sector partner on this project. Company personnel will provide hardware and software engineering support for data collection and imagery processing.

The North Dakota Department of Commerce awarded an $85,500 Research ND grant for the weed project.

Project personnel are using an NDSU hand-held radio spectrometer and color, thermal and infrared sensors to measure light reflectance, intensity and color of weeds growing in NDSU greenhouses. They'll use the same hand-held sensor to collect data throughout the 2015 growing season in outdoor plot and field weed patches at NDSU's Carrington Research Extension Center and Prosper Research Site.

Researchers also are using commercial sensors designed for manned and unmanned aircraft to collect reflectance values on the same greenhouse, plot and field weeds. The researchers will correlate the data from the commercial sensors and hand-held spectrometer, then publish and share the results with commercial agribusinesses and crop producers for use in their operations.

The weeds they are identifying are kochia, wild buckwheat, green foxtail, wild oats and Canada thistle.

The researchers also are monitoring NDSU research fields and commercial crop fields on the ground to identify the weeds growing in each one. They'll monitor each field every other week with sensors and cameras to demonstrate the effectiveness of imagery in weed identification. They will use computer analysis software to establish positive identification.

This research will help producers spot weed problems early in the growing season so they can select the proper herbicide and get it applied on the crop.

"Earlier herbicide application results in reduced weed competition with the growing crops and correlates with higher yields," Nowatzki says.

Project results will be incorporated into NDSU Extension programs focused on helping producers and crop consultants use sensors to enhance their business activities. The information learned from this project also will be shared at a project field day.

NDSU Using Sensors to Identify Weed Infestations - North Dakota Ag

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          [J.F. Sebastian] While reading a good discussion at MacInTouch.com about the current state of Ap...   
While reading a good discussion at MacInTouch.com about the current state of Apple Stores and customer experiences in them, one poster gave his opinion of the difference between Steve Jobs and the current Apple executive team that I thought was a good summary of what Apple is lacking without him around:

"Apple has been a lifestyle company since the iPhone was introduced; specifically, the iPhone has created a lifestyle, and therefore the company has filled the gap and "answered the questions" associated with having a society carrying around always-on, always connected, little super-computers. I'm not convinced that the Apple Store we know now, let alone some of Apple's products, are quite what Steve would have approved of. To be honest, when Steve Jobs was alive, he was a bit of a ringmaster and purveyor of taste. What went to production only did so, generally, if he fully approved of it. He was always coaxing out of Ive and many others the product of their talents, and when he was happy with the product of their combined talents, that is when the general public saw it.

Like many organizations which have had dynamic and irreplaceable leaders, like Jobs, no matter how many high-quality, high-talent, lieutenants are in place when that leader departs, all those heads which they used to lead, coach, and coordinate, are now left to their own devices. Tim Cook was, and still is, probably the best CFO in modern business history (of course it should be easy to be an effective CFO if the company you work for is making money). This does not make him a great CEO or leader for Apple, but he is very good an managing billions and billions of dollars in cash, and knows how to make more cash. However, he is not creative and not a tastemaker; not like Jobs. He relies on others in his organization to do that. Although folks like Ive haven't lost any of their talent or personal vision, there is no longer that driving force which is challenging them to higher levels of performance, new ideas, etc.

Which leads us to the current state of many Apple Stores (not all), the rocky introduction of Watch, the unremarkable, and at the same time remarkable, evolution of the iPhone and iPad and many other Apple missteps of recent memory. I think the Apple product line would be very different right now if Steve had lived and continued to be the tastemaker and driving force behind the company. If Steve were around, there wouldn't be 5 different iPhones on sale at the same time. The Mac Pro would never have been allowed to languish, Apple Watch may or may not have come to market when it did, or at all, and maybe not in the form we know now, and I believe that Apple Stores would be places that regular folks and programmers could go and both feel appreciated and receive the service that meets their needs. When he passed, all of those qualities of the old Apple passed with him, and mere mortals now run Apple."

          [J.F. Sebastian] Craigslist. It seemed fishy... but the holograms were convincing. The box was r...   
Craigslist. It seemed fishy... but the holograms were convincing. The box was right. It installed fine too. Worked perfectly for some time until Microsoft spied broke into my machine and identified it as counterfeit.
Not really sure I'd consider that "spying" since all they have to do is check your serial number in their database, the one that gets uploaded when you install it, but that doesn't explain why it worked in the first place.

I consider spying to be something more like the way they use Cortana, the built-in voice assistant in Windows 10.

Cortana: The spy in Windows 10

In any case, I would never buy supposedly new software from Craigslist just to save a few bucks. It's simply not worth it, as you found out. Craigslist goods and people can be dodgy enough without making it easy for them to rip you off. You're better off buying from eBay where you can check a seller's reputation and make sure they have a long history of providing genuine goods. Craigslist is always a last resort for me as a buyer.

          Research ND Awards Funding Requests Totaling $864,368   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded funding requests for three Research ND Grants totaling $864,368 at its meeting held on June 23, 2015.
 
Research ND promotes the development and commercialization of products and processes through industry/university research partnerships. Research ND provides matching funds to help companies pay for the university research.
 
Through Research ND and Research ND BIO, firms have the opportunity to leverage their research, development and commercialization funds and gain access to the creative talents and extensive research base of North Dakota’s Research Universities. Research ND and Research ND BIO matching funds are awarded on a competitive basis for projects based on proposals submitted jointly by researchers from a North Dakota research university and a private sector partner.
 
The following award requests were funded:
 
Research ND
 
  • UND Department of Computer Science in partnership with FedEx was awarded $314,368 to use its high performance computing capacity and aviation management expertise to develop software with FedEx that will increase efficiencies in its loading, unloading and flight operations. 
  • UND Energy and Environmental Research Center in partnership with Accelergy Corporation was awarded $250,000 to develop methods to convert vegetable oils to waxes, lubricants, transformer fluids, and low-toxicity drilling fluids. These products will be both environmentally friendly and produced from North Dakota products. 
  • UND Regional Weather Information Center in partnership with Exelis, Inc. was awarded $300,000 to develop techniques, devices, and methods to aid in risk and safety assessment for performing beyond-visual-line-of-sight UAS operations. 
The next deadline Research ND, Research ND BIO, and Venture Grant applications is August 22, 2015.
 
The overall goal of Research ND, Research ND BIO and Venture grant programs is to have a long term positive economic impact on the State and Private Sector through various means including, but not limited to; economic diversification, improved production factors, and the development of new markets. For additional information, please visit www.ResearchND.com.  

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          Quality Assurance (QA) Software Tester - Handwriting Without Tears - Gaithersburg, MD   
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          IT Internship - BioHealth Innovation - Rockville, MD   
Skilled in providing technical support and troubleshooting computer, network, and printer problems. Independent, creative and flexible....
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          North Dakota Signs Bill Providing Tax Incentives for Data Center   
By ND Commerce
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple recently signed into law House Bill 1089, establishing tax incentives for data centers. The bill provides a sales and use tax exemption on computer software, hardware, servers, routers, cooling systems, backup power systems, raised flooring and other equipment necessary for the maintenance and operation of qualified data center.
 
To qualify for the incentive, a data center must have newly constructed or substantially refurbished facility consisting of a minimum of 16,000 square feet. 
 
“This new law will help drive investment to North Dakota by allowing the state to compete with other Midwest states which have passed similar legislation,” North Dakota Economic Development & Finance Division project manager Laura Willard said. “The state has specifically designed its business and investment programs to deliver quicker, quality service along with more capital during a company's start-up, expansion or relocation.”

Business incentives, government accessibility, and workforce performance, combined with North Dakota's favorable position as one of the lowest cost states for operating a business, are driving top companies to establish operations in North Dakota.

“North Dakota is strategically positioned with financial packages and tax incentives to assist new and expanding businesses to enhance profitability,” Willard said.

The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
 
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          Research ND Awards Funding Requests Totaling $1,729,103   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded funding requests for seven Research ND Grant totaling $1,729,103 at its meeting held April 16, 2015.
 
Research ND promotes the development and commercialization of products and processes through industry/university research partnerships. Research ND provides matching funds to help companies pay for the university research.
 
Through Research ND and Research ND BIO, firms have the opportunity to leverage their research, development and commercialization funds and gain access to the creative talents and extensive research base of North Dakota’s Research Universities. Research ND and Research ND BIO matching funds are awarded on a competitive basis for projects based on proposals submitted jointly by researchers from a North Dakota research university and a private sector partner.
 
The following awarded requests were funded:
 
Research ND 
  • UND Energy & Environmental Research Center in partnership with FuelCell Energy, Inc. was awarded $150,000 to work on the development of a new electrocatalyst for direct gas-to-liquid conversion of methane gas to methanol. 
  • NDSU Electrical and Computer Engineering in partnership with Laserlith Corporation was awarded $297,832 to develop a revolutionary power amplifier for mobile phones that eliminates today’s key challenges of cost, size and battery-power. 
  • UND Mechanical Engineering in partnership with PCL Construction was awarded $145,771 to minimize the amount of labor required to collect important construction site data using small Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). 
  • NDSU Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering in partnership with SmartC2, Inc. was awarded $300,000 to research and develop improvements to light aviation management software that will integrate billing, scheduling, deployment, maintenance and other needs that are currently handled either by paper based work or different software solutions that are not integrated. 
  • NDSU Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering in partnership with Sentera was awarded $85,500 to identify weed infestations using sensors on unmanned aerial systems. 
  • UND Tech Accelerator (or) Division of Research & Economic Development in partnership with EdgeData, LLC was awarded $450,000 to use Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) with high resolution cameras to inspect wind towers and turbines. 
  • NDSU Agribusiness & Applied Economics in partnership with Sentera was awarded $300,000 to use GPS-enabled sensors mounted on Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to could conduct rapid mapping of sub-field variations of crop health and provide a prescriptive remedies for problem areas. 
The next deadline Research ND and Research ND BIO applications is May 22, 2015.
 
The overall goal of Research ND and Research ND BIO grant programs is to have a long term positive economic impact on the State and Private Sector through various means including, but not limited to; economic diversification, improved production factors, and the development of new markets. For additional information, please visit www.ResearchND.com.  

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          Internship - Network Engineer - UltiSat, Inc. - Gaithersburg, MD   
The successful candidate will currently be pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or another technical discipline.... $20 an hour
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           Dynamic Response Measurement of Clinical Gas Analysers    
Shakya, Kabita and Deegan, Catherine and Hegarty, Fran and Markham, Charles (2005) Dynamic Response Measurement of Clinical Gas Analysers. In: Proceedings. 18th IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, 2005. IEEE, pp. 165-170. ISBN 0769523552
           Specifying and Verifying Communications Protocols using Mixed Intuitionistic Linear Logic    
Sinclair, David and Power, James F. (2005) Specifying and Verifying Communications Protocols using Mixed Intuitionistic Linear Logic. Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science, 133. pp. 255-273. ISSN 1571-0661
           Editorial: Special Issue on the Principles and Practice of Programming in Java    
Power, James F. and Waldron, John (2005) Editorial: Special Issue on the Principles and Practice of Programming in Java. Science of Computer Programming, 54 (1). pp. 1-2. ISSN 0167-6423
           Programming: Factors that Influence Success    
Bergin, Susan and Reilly, Ronan (2005) Programming: Factors that Influence Success. In: SIGCSE '05 Proceedings of the 36th SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education. ACM, pp. 411-415. ISBN 1581139977
           Virtual environment trajectory analysis: a basis for navigational assistance and scene adaptivity    
Sas, Corina and O'Hare, Gregory and Reilly, Ronan (2005) Virtual environment trajectory analysis: a basis for navigational assistance and scene adaptivity. Future Generation Computer Systems, 21 (7). pp. 1157-1166. ISSN 0167-739X
          Neue Videofolge: Manfred Kloiber der Macher hinter den Kulissen des WDR ComputerClub (01.05.2017, Heinz Schmitz)   

Wolfgang Back lernte den jungen Manfred Kloiber kennen, als die Redaktion des WDR Computer Club noch in der Eugen-Lange-Str. in Köln residierte. Seitdem war er vor allem hinter den Kulissen der Fernsehsendung aktiv. Auf sein Konto geht auch die Organisation der drei ComputerClub Nächte. Stundenlange Livesendungen aus dem Paderborner Heinz Nixdorf Museumsforum. Seit 22 Jahren gestaltet und moderiert er die Sendung Computer und Kommunikation, die jeden Samstag um 16:30 in Deutschlandfunk zu hören ist.

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          Neue Videofolge: SUPRENUM der deutsche Parallelrechner mit Ulrich Trottenberg und Wolfgang Back (20.04.2017, Heinz Schmitz)   

Wolfgang Back und Prof. Dr. Ulrich Trottenberg erinnern an ein Projekt in dem Deutschland Vorreiter in der Computertechnik war. Wissenschaftler der GMD, der Gesellschaft für Mathematik und Datenverarbeitung in Schloss Birlinghofen (heute Fraunhofer IZB) bauten zwischen 1985 und 1990 mit SUPRENUM den ersten Parallelcomputer. Projektleiter für den Softwareteil des Systems war damals Ulrich Trottenberg.

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          Neue Videofolge: Pioniere des Computerjournalismus: Wolfgang Back und Rolf-Dieter Klein (28.03.2017, Heinz Schmitz)   

Rolf-Dieter Klein ging mit seinem NDR-Kleincomputer schon vor dem WDR-Computerclub auf Sendung. Mit Wolfgang Back ist er einer die Pioniere des Computerjournalismus. Sie erzählen über die Anfänge und die Auswirkungen bis heute. So betreut Rolf-Dieter Klein ein Studentenprojekt in dem ein kleiner Satellit ein CubeSat entwickelt wird, der im nächsten Jahr in Weltall geschossen wird.

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          Wolfgang Back und Christoph von der Malsburg über Gesichtserkennung (13.03.2017, Heinz Schmitz)   

Prof. Dr. Christoph von der Malsburg ist einer der Pioniere der Gesichtserkennung durch Computer. Wolfgang Back kennt ihn schon seit der 1980-er Jahren. Die neusten Erkenntnisse der Bildanalyse, die Gesichtserkennung aber auch beim autonomen Fahren unerlässlich sind beschreibt der Wissenschaftler. Um das erfolgreich umzusetzen müssen Computer ähnlich dem Gehirn arbeiten. In seiner neuen Firma Platonite will diese Erkenntnisse in Software realisieren.


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          Dalrymple Joins Bobcat Co. to Dedicate Acceleration Center   
By ND Governor's Office

Gov. Jack Dalrymple today joined Bobcat Company President Rich Goldsbury, Bobcat employees and public officials to celebrate the completion of the company’s $28 million Acceleration Center.   Located in Bismarck’s Northern Plains Commerce Centre, the Acceleration Center will serve as a key engineering facility for Bobcat and its parent company, Doosan.
 
“Bobcat is a great North Dakota success story and this Acceleration Center further positions Bobcat for even greater things to come,” Dalrymple said. “The state-of-the-art Acceleration Center will serve to keep Bobcat at the forefront of innovation while supporting local jobs and creating economic opportunities for our state.”
 
Bobcat’s Acceleration Center will support 175 employees tasked with initial design, engineering, prototype manufacturing, computer simulation and product testing. The center’s research and development teams will advance product innovation for Bobcat compact equipment and some Doosan heavy equipment to benefit customers worldwide.
 
Bobcat broke ground on the Acceleration Center in May 2013. The project involved expanding Bobcat’s existing building to include laboratory and office space, classrooms and product testing and demonstration areas. The Acceleration Center is a two-story facility that encompasses 190,000 square feet.  Employees also have 22 acres for outside testing and product development.  In addition to the Acceleration Center, Bobcat also operates an attachments production facility in Bismarck. In all, West Fargo-based Bobcat Co. employs about 2,000 people in North Dakota.
 
Among those who joined Dalrymple and Goldsbury at the center’s dedication were Sen. John Hoeven, Rep. Kevin Cramer, Bismarck Mayor Mike Seminary and Bobcat employees. The dedication follows a recent production milestone at Bobcat. On July 12, employees celebrated as Bobcat’s one millionth loader rolled off an assembly line at the company’s Gwinner, N.D., manufacturing plant. Bobcat is a worldwide leader in the manufacturing and distribution of compact equipment 

 

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          Commerce Awards Grant for Bismarck State College Workforce Training Program   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced two workforce enhancement grants for Bismarck State College (BSC) totaling $93,651. Workforce enhancement grants enable two-year colleges to apply for funds to help create or enhance training programs that address workforce needs of North Dakota’s private-sector employers. Projects require a dollar-for-dollar match of all state money with private funds.
 
The Automotive Technology Program at BSC received a $37,167 grant to purchase fender covers, a road force touch wheel balancer, recharging station and various diagnostics equipment. The Automotive Technology program provides training in all eight instructional areas certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, an evaluation board of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).
 
The Precision Agriculture Program at BSC received a $56,484 grant to purchase computers, iPads, various software, a skid sprayer and handheld sensors. This program prepares students for multiple positions within the agronomy industry. Precision farming technology instruction includes guidance systems, handheld GPS systems, GIS software, variable rate fertilizer application and remote sensing.
 
“The workforce enhancement grants help increase the capacity of our higher education institutions like BSC to provide a consistent stream of qualified workers educated right here in North Dakota,” said Wayde Sick, Workforce Development Director at the North Dakota Department of Commerce. “The partnership of industry, education, and state and local governments is needed to meet the developing workforce needs of North Dakota.”
 
Grant funding may be used for curriculum development, equipment, recruiting participants, and training and certifying instructors. Funds may not be used to supplant funding for current operations.
 
The Workforce Enhancement Council reviews all proposals and provides funding recommendations to the commissioner of the North Dakota Department of Commerce. The council consists of the private-sector membership of the North Dakota Workforce Development Council, the state director of the Department of Career & Technical Education, and the division director of the Workforce Development Division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce, who serves as the chair.
 
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
 
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           Editorial    
Power, James F. and Waldron, John T. (2005) Editorial. Science of Computer Programming, 54 (1). pp. 1-2. ISSN 0167-6423
          Eine neue Videofolge mit Wolfgang Back und Michael Mengeringhausen ist Online (04.02.2017, Heinz Schmitz)   

Auch vor dem Internet gab es Anfänge digitaler Kommunikation und Publikation. Die Deutsche Bundespost startete 1977 BTX oder Bildschirmtext. Freigeschaltet wurde der Dienst 1983. Schon vor der Freischaltung war Wolfgang Back mit dem WDR ComputerClub und Michael Mengeringhausen als Entwickler in dem Dienst aktiv. Geschichten und Hintergründe in einer Skype Konferenz nach Florida, USA.

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           Using Object-Level Run-Time Metrics to Study Coupling Between Objects    
Mitchell, Aine and Power, James F. (2005) Using Object-Level Run-Time Metrics to Study Coupling Between Objects. Science of Computer Programming, 59 (1/2). pp. 4-25. ISSN 0167-6423
          Heute war es wieder ein erfolgreicher Tag (01.02.2017, Wolfgang Back)   
Bierenbachtal ist der Wohnort von Heinz Schmitz. Dort hat er auch ein selbst gestricktes Videostudio aufgebaut. Dieses Studio ist ständig im Umbruch und wird mit der Technik und dem Bühnenbild ständig überarbeitet. Für mich ist es manchmal schwer, die richtigen Kameras anzusprechen. Immerhin sind hier 6 Kameras im Einsatz, die vollautomatisch die einzelnen Szenen aufzeichnen. Später lässt sich dann einfach - so einfach ist es auch wieder nicht- ein Ablauf für die Sendung zusammenschneiden.
Es stellte sich jedoch heraus, dass die Laufzeit der Kameras exakt auf 30 Minuten begrenzt ist. Heute produzierten wir mehrere Sendungen und eine davon war 30:11 Min/sec lang. Die letzten 11 Sekunden Überlänge müssen jetzt irgendwie zusammengeschnitten werden. Doch das dürfte für Heinz Schmitz kein Problem sein.
Unser Hauptprojekt bestand heute darin, dass wir Prof. Thomas Christaller über Skype befragen konnten. Er war damals, bis zum Jahre 2001, der Institutsleiter bei der GMD für neuronale Strukturen. Darunter gehörte auch die Behandlung von Roboterstrukturen. Einige Produkte des Instituts konnte ich damals kennenlernen und einige Entwicklungen wurden auch im Computerclub 1 gezeigt. Ich will heute noch nicht zu viel verraten, da die Sendung erst in ein paar Tagen eingestellt wird.

Am Samstag dieser Woche wird eine weitere Sendung neu eingestellt. Es geht dabei um Datenvermittlung vor 40 Jahren. Relativ frühzeitig etablierte man in Deutschland ein digitales Informationsnetz, das sich in vielen Punkten später im Internet wieder finden ließ.
BTX, Bildschirmtext, war eigentlich ein recht modernes System, das aber fürchterlich schlecht gemanaged wurde. Da es damals noch ein Bundesministerium der Post gab, kümmerten sich unfähige Beamten des Ministeriums um Dinge, die sie selbst nicht verstanden.
Dennoch gab es auch einige Lichtblicke. Der Computerclub 1 gehörte zu diesen Lichtblicken, da hier erstmals Telesoftware angeboten wurde. War es vorher noch gang und gäbe, dass man Computerprogramme vom Bildschirm abtippte, so war dieses Angebot plötzlich neu: man konnte Telesoftware bequem in seinen eigenen Heimcomputer einladen. Und manchmal funktionierte das sogar.
Wir waren auf der Suche nach dem damaligen Inspirator für diese neue Art der Datenübertragung. Mitgemischt hat damals Michael Mengeringhausen, der zum einen zur Bundespost einen guten Draht hatte, zum anderen aber auch an unsere User dachte. Der Erfolg lag auf der Hand: über Jahre hinweg belegte der Computerclub 1 die Spitzenposition in der Beliebtheitsskala des BTX-Systems.
Michael Mengeringhausen ist seit langer Zeit in Amerika tätig. Wir fanden ihn in Florida und wollten neben einem Rückblick auch eine Einschätzung der künftigen Datenkommunikation erfahren.
Der Link auf die neue Sendung wird bald hier zu sehen sein.



          Nicht zu glauben: das ist schon 34 Jahre her (25.01.2017, Wolfgang Back)   
1983 brachten wir den Papiercomputer unter die Leute. Es gab damals eine Zeit, da war dieser Computer der weit verbreiteste Rechner in Deutschland. Wir lieferten ungefähr 500.000 Exemplare aus. Damals war das eine kleine Sensation, dass man (zwar mühsam) auf seinem eigenen Computer quasi die gesamte Mathematik mit nur fünf Befehlen beherrschen konnte. Das Prinzip entsprach dem eines "von Neumann Rechners". Damals bestanden die Bits, die letztendlich als Daten galten, noch aus Streichhölzern.
Gestern erreichte mich das Belegexemplar eines neuen bayerischen Schulbuchs mit dem Titel Informationstechnologie Realschule Bayern, Westermann (ISBN 978-3-14-112180-3)
Da soll jemand sagen, dass unsere heutige Zeit gefährlicher geworden ist. Aus den zündelnden Streichhölzern wurden jetzt harmlose Bonbons als Datenträger eingesetzt. Und süß sind die auch noch!

Auszug aus dem neuen Buch:



Wer mehr über den know-how Computer von damals wissen will, der rufe die Wikipedia auf.


Wer es unbedingt auf dem Know How Computer aus Namibia/Südafrika lösen will, der wird hier fündig


          North Dakota Oil Boom Draws Female Job Seekers   
By SCTimes
WILLISTON, N.D. – A shift in the labor market has drawn more women seeking permanent work in the oil and gas industry, a manager at Job Service North Dakota in Williston says.

The total number of people walking into the downtown Williston office increased by 33 percent to 2,264 in June, according to data obtained from Cindy Sanford, the customer service office manager. The percentage of women seeking jobs has jumped by 65 percent to 804 women. Women made up 36 percent of the walk-ins who have registered at Job Service in June, according to the data.

“When the boom first started, all you needed was a body,” Sanford said. “Now companies are hiring for more technical positions like lease operators. There are also more retail and businesses in the community.”
Reasons for women joining the workforce include the fact that more families are staying in the community.
“This is an industry now,” said Phil Davis, the customer service officer manager in Bismarck. “It’s not just a boom anymore.”

The managers said more men than women initially came to the Bakken for drilling jobs. Men who have stayed here for 18 to 24 months tend to bring their families into the community. In the meantime, the oil and gas industry has sought out additional workers for production — lease operators, workover employees, pumpers and technical positions.

The combination of these factors allow women more opportunity to acquire high-paying jobs in the Bakken.
“Two years seems to be the make-it-or-break-it period. After that, men bring their spouse and families,” Sanford said. “Also, companies are not hiring for two-weeks-on and two-weeks-off anymore. They want local.”

Williams and McKenzie counties, in the heart of the oil patch, have less than 1 percent unemployment, but the two counties have vastly different amounts of jobs open and active resumes, according to the report. Williams, which includes Williston, had 723 resumes for 2,654 jobs, and McKenzie, with Watford City, had 94 resumes for 345 jobs the same month.

The managers says Williams County has more retail and many oil and gas companies have offices there. Watford City doesn’t have a Job Service office and people seeking employment often visit Williston to apply for work.

Last year, Williams County was ranked as offering the highest wages in the state with its employees earning $78,390 annually.

Williams County and Williston had population counts of 29,595 and 20,850 in 2013, according to state data. The largest employed are mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction, with 13,406 employees. Management of companies and enterprises earned the highest average weekly wages at $3,974, compared with the overall weekly wages of $1,605.

The highest-paid occupations include management at $46.01 per hour; engineers, legal at $32.93; architects and surveyors at $30.44; physicians, dentists and nurses at $31.46 and computer programmers and statisticians at $27.08; according to the report.

Also on the list were teachers at $22.46; police officers at $18.94; carpenters and oil and gas roustabouts at $22.91; maintenance and repair at $22.33; truck drivers at $19.36; welders at $18.43; and farm work and labors at $15.55, according to the report.

The wages don’t tell the full story, however, because oil and gas companies offer per-diems and overtime to offset their starting salary base.

“It’s not always the money, it’s who you work for,” said Sanford, who has seen turnover rates as high as 45 percent. “Everyone was jumping to other companies for 50 cents or $1. Workers would say they didn’t quit their job, they quit their manager.”

Today, companies have a larger, more diverse population base. Management doesn’t just “take bodies” anymore, and the transition from temporary to permanent positions often require someone with experience who is willing to remain in Williston.

“They want local,” Davis said. “Loyalty goes a long way.”

As posted by: North Dakota Oil Boom Draws Female Job Seekers - sctimes.com
 

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           Convex Cones, Lyapunov Functions, and the Stability of Switched Linear Systems    
Shorten, Robert N. and Mason, Oliver and Wulff, Kai (2005) Convex Cones, Lyapunov Functions, and the Stability of Switched Linear Systems. In: Switching and Learning in Feedback Systems : European Summer School on Multi-Agent Control, Maynooth, Ireland, September 8-10, 2003, Revised Lectures and Selected Papers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (3355). Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 31-46. ISBN 9783540244578
           Geography of Production Linkages in the Irish and Scottish Microcomputer Industry: The Role of Logistics    
Van Egeraat, Chris and Jacobson, David (2005) Geography of Production Linkages in the Irish and Scottish Microcomputer Industry: The Role of Logistics. Economic Geography, 81 (3). pp. 283-303. ISSN 0013-0095
          Dalrymple Appoints Giesen to Direct Job Service North Dakota   
By Insurance News Net

Gov. Jack Dalrymple today appointed Cheri L. Giesen the executive director of Job Service North Dakota. Giesen will lead the state's workforce agency which has about 250 employees throughout the state and a two-year budget of nearly $80 million. Giesen will begin leading Job Service in early July.

"Cheri's strong leadership skills and her extensive experience with information technology systems will be a tremendous asset to the citizens and businesses served by Job Service North Dakota," Dalrymple said. "As we continue to benefit from the nation's strongest economy, the lowest unemployment rate and steady business growth, the workforce assistance provided by Job Service has never been more important.

"This challenging position requires a proven leader and a strong background in computer systems which are key to the agency's labor market information services, workforce services and the administration of the unemployment insurance program. Cheri brings the right skill sets and expertise to lead Job Service, and I am confident she will help us meet the dynamic workforce needs of a growing and prosperous North Dakota," Dalrymple said.

Giesen has more than 20 years of experience in organizational management and information technology. Between 1992 and 2005, she served in management positions in several state agencies, including Job Service. Giesen directed major technology projects and managed statewide information systems while working for the North Dakota Attorney General's office, the North Dakota Supreme Court, and the North Dakota Department of Transportation. For six years, Giesen directed the information technology department at Job Service. In that role, she oversaw the management of Job Service's statewide information systems, assisted in developing yearly strategic plans and executed operational strategies. Since 2005, Giesen has worked for Basin Electric Cooperative where she supervised the management of information systems and assisted in the coop's restructuring of information technology strategies and systems to better serve customers.

Giesen earned a Master's Degree in business management and a Bachelor of Science degree in computer information systems and accounting from the University of Mary.

"I want to thank Governor Dalrymple for having the confidence in me to be the next executive director of Job Service North Dakota," Giesen said. "I am excited to be working with Job Service staff again as they truly define servant leadership. I am honored to work with all of the Job Service partners in order to meet the workforce needs during this incredible time of economic growth throughout North Dakota."

During today's appointment, which was announced in the state capitol, Dalrymple also thanked Darren Brostrom who has served as interim executive director of Job Service North Dakota since Nov. 1, 2013, following the resignation of former executive director Maren Daley.

"Darren is a dedicated member of the Job Service team and we very much appreciate the outstanding job he's done leading the agency during this transitional period," Dalrymple said.

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           Testing Guidelines for Student Projects    
Brown, Stephen and Monahan, Rosemary (2005) Testing Guidelines for Student Projects. Technical Report. Department of Computer Science, National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
          All CPU Meter 4.7.3   
All CPU Meter is a gadget with which the CPU and RAM utilization of the computer, including the time course can be viewed.
           Near-Infrared Spectroscopy for Brain Computer Interfacing    
Coyle, Shirley (2005) Near-Infrared Spectroscopy for Brain Computer Interfacing. PhD thesis, National University of Ireland Maynooth.
          Software patent rules reissued   
The Indian Patent Office has again issued guidelines on examination of computer-related inventions (CRIs) such as software programmes.The aim of this document is to provide guidelines for the examinat...
           Time-stretching using the instantaneous frequency distribution and partial tracking    
Lazzarini, Victor and Timoney, Joseph and Lysaght, Thomas (2005) Time-stretching using the instantaneous frequency distribution and partial tracking. In: International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) 2005, September 5-9 2005, Barcelona, Spain.
           An evaluation of warping techniques applied to partial envelope analysis    
Timoney, Joseph and Lysaght, Thomas and MacManus, Lorcan and Lazzarini, Victor (2005) An evaluation of warping techniques applied to partial envelope analysis. In: International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) 2005, September 5-9 2005, Barcelona, Spain.
           A streaming object-oriented implementation of the modal distribution    
Lysaght, Thomas and Lazzarini, Victor and Timoney, Joseph (2005) A streaming object-oriented implementation of the modal distribution. In: International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) 2005, September 5-9 2005, Barcelona, Spain.
           Software Specification, Implementation and Execution with Perfect. Department of Computer Science, Technical Report Series. NUIM-CS-TR-2005-07    
Carter, Gareth and Monahan, Rosemary (2005) Software Specification, Implementation and Execution with Perfect. Department of Computer Science, Technical Report Series. NUIM-CS-TR-2005-07. Technical Report. National University of Ireland Maynooth.
          Checkmated by machine   
A chess champion recounts the 1997 battle with a supercomputer and anticipates the future of artificial intelligence
           Enhancing Skills Transfer through Problem-based Learning. Department of Computer Science, Technical Report Series. NUIM-CS-TR-2005-13    
O'Kelly, Jackie and Monahan, Rosemary and Gibson, J. Paul and Brown, Stephen (2005) Enhancing Skills Transfer through Problem-based Learning. Department of Computer Science, Technical Report Series. NUIM-CS-TR-2005-13. Technical Report. National University of Ireland Maynooth.
           Introducing the Perfect Language. Department of Computer Science, Technical Report Series. NUIM-CS-TR-2005-06    
Carter, Gareth and Monahan, Rosemary (2005) Introducing the Perfect Language. Department of Computer Science, Technical Report Series. NUIM-CS-TR-2005-06. Technical Report. National University of Ireland Maynooth.
           Filtered Gaussian Processes for Learning with Large Data-Sets    
Shi, Jian Qing and Murray-Smith, Roderick and Titterington, D. Mike and Pearlmutter, Barak A. (2005) Filtered Gaussian Processes for Learning with Large Data-Sets. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (3355). pp. 128-139. ISSN 0302-9743
           Stability issues for First Order Predictive Functional Controllers: Extension to Handle Higher Order Internal Models    
Khadir, Mohamed Talek and Ringwood, John (2005) Stability issues for First Order Predictive Functional Controllers: Extension to Handle Higher Order Internal Models. In: ICSIT'05, International Conference on Computer Systems and Information Technology, July 19-21 2005, Algiers, Algeria.
           Flow Label Filtering Feasibility    
McGann, Orla and Malone, David (2005) Flow Label Filtering Feasibility. In: EC2ND 2005. Proceedings of the First European Conference on Computer Network Defence, December 15, 2005, School of Computing, University of Glamorgan, Wales, UK.
           The Eastward Shift of Computer Hardware Production: How Ireland Adjusted (NIRSA) Working Paper Series. No.27    
Barry, Frank and Van Egeraat, Chris (2005) The Eastward Shift of Computer Hardware Production: How Ireland Adjusted (NIRSA) Working Paper Series. No.27. Working Paper. NIRSA - National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis.
           Information Exchange and the Geography of Production Linkages: The Microcomputer Industry in Ireland and Scotland (NIRSA) Working Paper Series. No.26    
Van Egeraat, Chris and Jacobson, David (2005) Information Exchange and the Geography of Production Linkages: The Microcomputer Industry in Ireland and Scotland (NIRSA) Working Paper Series. No.26. Working Paper. NIRSA - National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis.
           An optical model of computation    
Woods, Damien and Naughton, Thomas J. (2005) An optical model of computation. Theoretical Computer Science, 334. pp. 227-258.
          NPR's Weekend Edition to Interview Amanda McBroom Tomorrow   

NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday host, Peabody Award winning journalist, Scott Simon, will interview Golden Globe winning songwriter, concert artist and actress, Amanda McBroom, tomorrow, Saturday July 1st.

In NYC, the show can be heard on WNYC at 8am on 93.9 FM and AM 820. You can also tune in on your computer or iPhone for the stream. They'll talk about McBroom's new recording, voices, on Gecko Records.

McBroom is a beloved presence on the cabaret concert scene, and her original songs have been recorded or performed by a wide variety of artists, including Kurt Cobain, Amy Poehler and Jack Black, Barbara Cook, Judy Collins, Manhattan Transfer and Barry Manilow.

Simon's weekly show, Weekend Edition Saturday, has been called by the Washington Post "the most literate, witty, moving, and just plain interesting news show on any dial," and by Brett Martin of Time-Out New York "the most eclectic, intelligent two hours of broadcasting on the airwaves."


          RPCS3 can now emulate Red Dead Redemption; Video   

The best PlayStation 3 emulator for PC platform once again gives us great joy, fulfilling the absence of important ports for our beloved computers. The RPCS3 team worked very hard over the last few months, with very important results, and this time announces that it has already been able to emulate the acclaimed Red Dead Redemption. RPCS3 Emulator For […]

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           Bioinformatics on a Heterogeneous Java Distributed System    
Page, Andrew J. and Keane, Thomas M. and Naughton, Thomas J. (2005) Bioinformatics on a Heterogeneous Java Distributed System. In: Proceedings. 19th IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, 2005. IEEE Computer Society. ISBN 0769523129
          IT equipment intended for disabled students stolen during burglary   
COMPUTERS and IT equipment intended for disabled students have been stolen from a business in Rotherwas.
          Come creare indirizzo email libero   

Tutti al giorno d’oggi hanno un indirizzo email, sia per ricevere la posta elettronica da amici e colleghi sia per potersi iscrivere ai servizi Web (che la richiedono in fase di registrazione). Ma se sei nuovo con il computer o necessiti di un’altra casella di posta, come puoi procedere? In questa guida ti mostrerò tutti […]

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          Microsoft patches NSA’s leaked Windows hacks   
Microsoft patches NSA’s leaked Windows hacks

Microsoft Corp. has claimed that it has already patched the security holes in Windows that were allegedly exploited by a group called “The Shadow Brokers” earlier this year.

The hacking tools that were probably originated from the NSA were recently released online, and the software giant was capable of testing and confirming patches that are available for all supported versions of operating system.

Microsoft’s responsed quickly after a number of security researchers raised concerns. One of the security experts even advised users of Windows to turn off their computers for the weekend.

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden argued that the NSA didn’t warn Microsoft about the leaked security holes. However, a security researcher, known as the grugq, claimed that the NSA might have reported a few bugs themselves.

While the Redmond firm always acknowledges the source of security flaw reports, the grugq noticed that there are no acknowledgements for patches (MS17-010) that were issued in March to fix some of the leaked NSA exploits.

While Microsoft has already patched the exploits; users of older versions of Windows, including XP and Windows Vista, might still be at risk as the software giant will likely not supply any patches for these unsupported operating systems.

Technology: 
Companies: 

          Apple upgrades Mac Pros without increasing their starting prices   
Apple upgrades Mac Pros without increasing their starting prices

Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple Inc has upgraded its Mac Pro desktop computers by equipping them with faster CPUs, more efficient GPUs and additional memory, while keeping their starting prices at their existing levels.

While Apple hasn’t officially unveiled the new standard configurations of its Mac computers, it showed them on its website earlier this month.

The previous Mac Pro 4-core model now comes equipped with a 6-core Intel Xeon E5 processor that offers 12MB of L3 cache and Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz. The former 6-core Mac Pro model now come equipped withy an 8-core Intel Xeon E5 processor that offers 25MB of L3 cache and Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz.

The new 6-core Mac Pro also comes with the optional 3.0GHz 8-core processor with 25MB of L3 cache or a 2.7GHz twelve-core processor with 30MB of L3 cache. Buyers of the new 8-core model can also upgrade to a 2.7GHz 12-core chip accompanied by 30MB of L3 cache.

In addition, the updated 6-core model gets 16GB of 1866MHz DDR3 ECC memory standard, up from 12GB in the previous model. The 6-core Mac Pro now gets dual AMD FirePro D500 GPUs. Both models continue to come equipped with 256 gigabytes of PCIe-based flash storage that can be upgraded to 512GB or 1TB of storage at some additional cost.

Despite the significant enhancements, Mac Pro desktop lineup’s starting prices remained at their existing levels. The six-core and eight-core models of the Mac Pro start at $2,999 and $3,999, respectively.

Technology: 
Companies: 

          Elon Musk’s new firm to merge human brain with machines   
Elon Musk’s new firm to merge human brain with machines

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has founded another tech firm called Neuralink, which aims to create a much more sophisticated artificial intelligence by linking human brains with computers.

Neuralink will focus on using the neural lace technology where humans and machines will be able to interact with each other without using any physical interface.

The so-called neural lace technology works through implantation of electrodes into the brain, which allows people to communicate with machines. Such a blend will allow people to upload as well as download their thoughts as well. It will also improve humans’ cognitive skills in addition to their memory.

Mr. Musk’s SpaceX is meanwhile working on an ambitious plan to take humans to Mars. The new technology would likely be of great help in achieving that goal.

Philip Rhoades, who founded a body-freezing cryonics lab & a brain preserving firm called the Neural Archives Foundation, said, “I am convinced that I need to become a virtual person (via mind uploading) sooner rather than later … I don’t care if your average Facebook user thinks it’s all crazy...”

Electrode implants in the human brain are already used in several people diagnosed with neurological disorders like epilepsy and Parkinson’s. However, these implants aren’t as complex as Mr. Musk envisions them to be.

Companies: 
General: 
People: 

          Astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks spacewalking record for women   
Astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks spacewalking record for women

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson recently set a new spacewalking record for women in space as she along with a fellow astronaut ventured outside the International Space Station (ISS) for the second time within a week.

Whitson and Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough set out at 7:29 a.m. EDT and spent more than 7 hours working outside the space station.

They outfitted a recently relocated docking module to ready it for arrival of commercial crew spacecraft in 2018. The pair upgraded a computer relay box, connected power & data cables to Pressurized Mating Adapter 3, and covered the lately vacated CBM port PMA-3.

Despite the success of the mission, the spacewalk was not all triumphs as the pair accidentally lost some apparatus in the vacuum of space.

Four hours and 23 minutes into the spacewalk, Whitson broke the record for cumulative time spent by any woman in spacewalking. She broke the previously set record of NASA astronaut Suni Williams, who spent a total of 50 hours and 40 minutes in spacewalking.

After completing her most recent spacewalk, Whitson shattered that record, racking up 53 hours and 22 minutes in total.

Companies: 
General: 
People: 

          OK~ enough time off   
I've had computer difficulties, depression problems, lack of sleep and I'm still jobless! Well, computer problems withstanding, all the other reasons for my lapse are exactly why I need to be here!!!

My weight has increased a couple of pounds.... even though I have been exercising a few times a week throughout. It's my food intake! Being home all day just makes me snack.... all day! It's time to get back to my journal accountability. If I eat it, I write it ~ every morsel.
          Home-Based Satellite TV Technician/Installer - DISH Network - Pinnacle, NC   
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          Olympia Washington Reason #94 Why Joining the International .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business Model May Be a Foolish Investment Idea   

Olympia, WA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?

Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

If You Do, then Contact Us Today!
g3president@comcast.net
801-809-7766

G3 Develops Customs APPS.
G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-apps-1616114

Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

http://www.g3-development.co/

https://youtu.be/RvgYOIHtWDA

https://youtu.be/61e2ZIw1mKo

Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also desktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

Olympia Washington Reason #94 Why Joining the International .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business Model May be a Foolish Investment Idea

Why An App Is Important
Now that we've got that figured out, the next question you're probably asking is "why should I care about apps?"  Two good reasons:

(1) Web apps or online apps can be a faster, cheaper, more efficient way of deploying software in your business.  Rather than buying a software license, having to install it on your servers or local computers, keeping up with updates — all of which can be expensive and take time — you can simply go online and sign up for an account.  In a few minutes you are using the software.  And typically you pay a monthly fee, meaning that you don't have to pay license fee up front.   For more on what you can do with Web applications, read:  How Small Businesses Use Web Apps – and What to Look For.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/10/how-small-businesses-use-web-apps.html

(2) Mobile apps extend the reach and productivity of your business.  Once you equip your mobile device and/or your employees' mobile devices with apps, then you and they can perform all sorts of business functions while out of the office traveling, on sales calls, making service calls, etc.  A mobile app usually enables you to do something specific, like accessing your bank account in the case of a banking app, or run payroll with a payroll mobile app.  Check out: 10 Ways to Use Mobile Devices to Run Your Business.  

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/09/mobile-devices-to-run-your-business.html

So the next time someone bandies about the term "app" you'll be in the know. More importantly, perhaps you'll be in a position to say, "Oh sure, we use all sorts of apps to run our business better."

How to download apps? Where you get your apps from depends on what kind of smartphone you're using. The three of today's biggest smartphone platforms - Android, iOS and Windows Phone - all come with brows-able desktop web sites and accompanying app stores that arrive built-in as part of the phone's operating system.

In addition to the official app stores from Apple, Google and Microsoft, there are unofficial options, too. Take the Android Amazon Appstore app for example. Google doesn't allow rival app shops to list themselves on its own app shop, so the Amazon Appstore has to be downloaded to your phone through the web browser. Install this and you're presented with Amazon's own collection of apps, which can offer different prices and levels of support when compared to the Google option. And, to go a step further, Android's open software lets anyone install anything from the web.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

You may have heard people talking about using a program, an application, or an app. But what exactly does that mean? Simply put, an app is a type of software that allows you to perform specific tasks. Applications for desktop or laptop computers are sometimes called desktop applications, while those for mobile devices are called mobile apps.

When you open an application, it runs inside the operating system until you close it. Most of the time, you will have more than one application open at the same time, which is known as multi-tasking.

In January 2011, the American Dialect Society named "app" the word of the year for 2010. That action alone says a lot. Being named word of year signifies that a term is trendy and growing in popularity. However, just because the use of a word is growing, we shouldn't assume that everyone knows it — yet. That's because being named word of the year also implies that the word is newly prominent. If the word were utterly commonplace like "dog" or "cat" it wouldn't have been singled out. Therefore, we should recognize that not everyone will know the word "app" at this point.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2011/03/what-is-an-app.html

Defining "App:" The word app is a noun, and it's short for "application." Application in this case refers to a software application — in other words, an app is a software program.

Where to Get Apps? In the context of mobile apps, almost every platform has its own repository where its users can download both free and paid apps. These are normally accessible through the device itself or maybe even a website so that the app can be queued up for download the next time the user is on the device.

For example, the Google Play store and Amazon's Appstore for Android are two places where Android users can download mobile apps. iPhones, iPod touches and iPads can get apps through iTunes on a computer or via the App Store straight from the device. G3 has custom PP solutions for you!

https://www.apple.com/itunes/

Desktop apps are more widely available from unofficial sources (e.g. Softpedia and FileHippo.com) but some official ones include the Mac App Store for macOS apps and the Windows Store for Windows apps. Tip: See how to safely download and install software to avoid getting malware. Web apps, on the other hand, load within a web browser and don't need to be downloaded. That is, unless you're talking about something like Chrome Apps that are downloaded to your computer but then run as small web-based apps through the chrome://apps/ URL, such as Videostream.

Note: Google refers to their online services as app but they also sell a specific suite of services known as Google Apps for Work. Google has an application hosting service called Google App Engine, which is a part of the Google Cloud Platform.

~If one thinks about "the real reason why"  they need to engage in Social Media,
it all boils down to these basics:

(a)   Forming the right relations and
(b)   Doing so the right way
~Many business leaders are still at the fundamental stage of asking,
"Why is Social Media important for my business?"
~This very question begs another question:
"Have you been paying attention to the marketplace?"

Ok, so, most people will answer these questions quite easily.  And here's how it usually goes: "Yes, of course I've been paying attention to the marketplace and Social Media is obviously important because it seems to be everywhere one turns.  One is hearing about Social Media but still have the need to understand why  the businesses using it and why is it creating so much attention."  The answer to "Why" is related to "How and What" a business does to engage in market relations with the aim of creating an opportunity for a business transaction.  Why do businesses exist?  Primarily to:

(a) Create value and
(b) Attract a market who wants the value proposition enough to engage.

However, the "How" of doing this has dramatically changed in the last 2 years from "Push Marketing" to "Pull Marketing."  This transformation has all happened via relevant and relative conversations that attract the market one will seek to the client.

The Real Reasons Why To Use Social Media:
1. If ones business can't be found — they are not engaging with the "True Market."
2. Social Media (YouTube) is 64% more effective — than traditional advertising.
3. Ones "True Competition" — is guaranteed to be engaged in Social Media.
4. One will find customers — 15 times faster with Social Media.
5. One can reach the "True Market" — by simply engaging the right people.
6. By ignoring this Social Media Market, they are not creating opportunities –
while the competition is.
7. Social Media saves massive amounts of time— if one uses it right.

Site owners started to recognize the value of having their sites highly ranked and visible in search engine results, creating an opportunity for both white hat and black hat SEO practitioners. According to industry analyst Danny Sullivan, the phrase "search engine optimization" probably came into use in 1997. The first documented use of the term Search Engine Optimization was John Audette and his company Multimedia Marketing Group as documented by a web page from the MMG site from August, 1997.

Early versions of search algorithms relied on webmaster-provided information such as the keyword meta tag, or index files in engines like ALIWEB. Meta tags provide a guide to each page's content. Using meta data to index pages was found to be less than reliable, however, because the webmaster's choice of keywords in the meta tag could potentially be an inaccurate representation of the site's actual content. Inaccurate, incomplete, and inconsistent data in meta tags could and did cause pages to rank for irrelevant searches.  Web content providers also manipulated a number of attributes within the HTML source of a page in an attempt to rank well in search engines.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity

http://www.g3-development.co/
877-229-9183

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/olympia-washington-reason-94-why-joining-the-international-well-beyond-marketing-network-wellbeyond-business-model-may-be-a-foolish-investment-idea-827046.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Well Beyond
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://www.g3-development.co


          Orange, CA Reason #93 Why Supporting the Nationwide .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Product May Be a Regrettable Investment Idea   

Orange, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?

Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

If You Do, then Contact Us Today!
g3president@comcast.net
801-809-7766

G3 Develops Customs APPS.
G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-apps-1616114

Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

http://www.g3-development.co/

https://youtu.be/RvgYOIHtWDA

https://youtu.be/61e2ZIw1mKo

Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also desktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

How to download apps? Where you get your apps from depends on what kind of smartphone you're using. The three of today's biggest smartphone platforms - Android, iOS and Windows Phone - all come with brows-able desktop web sites and accompanying app stores that arrive built-in as part of the phone's operating system.

In addition to the official app stores from Apple, Google and Microsoft, there are unofficial options, too. Take the Android Amazon Appstore app for example. Google doesn't allow rival app shops to list themselves on its own app shop, so the Amazon Appstore has to be downloaded to your phone through the web browser. Install this and you're presented with Amazon's own collection of apps, which can offer different prices and levels of support when compared to the Google option. And, to go a step further, Android's open software lets anyone install anything from the web.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

You may have heard people talking about using a program, an application, or an app. But what exactly does that mean? Simply put, an app is a type of software that allows you to perform specific tasks. Applications for desktop or laptop computers are sometimes called desktop applications, while those for mobile devices are called mobile apps.

When you open an application, it runs inside the operating system until you close it. Most of the time, you will have more than one application open at the same time, which is known as multi-tasking.

In January 2011, the American Dialect Society named "app" the word of the year for 2010. That action alone says a lot. Being named word of year signifies that a term is trendy and growing in popularity. However, just because the use of a word is growing, we shouldn't assume that everyone knows it — yet. That's because being named word of the year also implies that the word is newly prominent. If the word were utterly commonplace like "dog" or "cat" it wouldn't have been singled out. Therefore, we should recognize that not everyone will know the word "app" at this point.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2011/03/what-is-an-app.html

Defining "App:" The word app is a noun, and it's short for "application." Application in this case refers to a software application — in other words, an app is a software program.

Orange, CA Reason #93 Why Supporting the Nationwide .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Product May be a Regrettable Investment Idea

Common Mistake #1:  Hiring the Wrong Coach - There are a lot of people tagging themselves as "Social Media Experts, Gurus or Certified Specialists."  Most of the people making these claims are individuals/organizations who offer "basic Social Media skill sets and copy methodologies" which, in the end, will get  the wrong kind of connections, a lot of the wrong followers as well as a bad reputation in the marketplace.  Just like in the Indiana Jones movie, one needs to "choose wisely" or they will perish from a Social Media perspective.

Communications is a system to leverage an organizations ability to connect with ones market; Social Media is "the new" communications system.  Communications is about reach.  Communicating is about relational dynamics between people.  Social Media provides the means to effectively communicate with ones market.  However, communicating in human rather than institutional terms.  If one is not communicating (listening first, initiating second) then, how in the world does one expect to create relationships with people and businesses that may want the value that one offers?

Mission Statement:
To proactively serve our business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

Vision Statement:
To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity. .

The Real Reasons Why To Use Social Media:
1. If ones business can't be found — they are not engaging with the "True Market."
2. Social Media (YouTube) is 64% more effective — than traditional advertising.
3. Ones "True Competition" — is guaranteed to be engaged in Social Media.
4. One will find customers — 15 times faster with Social Media.
5. One can reach the "True Market" — by simply engaging the right people.
6. By ignoring this Social Media Market, they are not creating opportunities –
while the competition is.
7. Social Media saves massive amounts of time— if one uses it right.

Site owners started to recognize the value of having their sites highly ranked and visible in search engine results, creating an opportunity for both white hat and black hat SEO practitioners. According to industry analyst Danny Sullivan, the phrase "search engine optimization" probably came into use in 1997. The first documented use of the term Search Engine Optimization was John Audette and his company Multimedia Marketing Group as documented by a web page from the MMG site from August, 1997.

Early versions of search algorithms relied on webmaster-provided information such as the keyword meta tag, or index files in engines like ALIWEB. Meta tags provide a guide to each page's content. Using meta data to index pages was found to be less than reliable, however, because the webmaster's choice of keywords in the meta tag could potentially be an inaccurate representation of the site's actual content. Inaccurate, incomplete, and inconsistent data in meta tags could and did cause pages to rank for irrelevant searches.  Web content providers also manipulated a number of attributes within the HTML source of a page in an attempt to rank well in search engines.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity

http://www.g3-development.co/
877-229-9183

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/orange-ca-reason-93-why-supporting-the-nationwide-well-beyond-marketing-network-wellbeyond-product-may-be-a-regrettable-investment-idea-827045.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Well Beyond
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://www.g3-development.co


          Paradise, NV Reason #90 Why Join the Local .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business Model May Be a Unacceptable Choice   

Paradise, NV -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?

Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

If You Do, then Contact Us Today!
g3president@comcast.net
801-809-7766

G3 Develops Customs APPS.
G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

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Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

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Ddesktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

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Why An App Is Important

Now that we've got that figured out, the next question you're probably asking is "why should I care about apps?"  Two good reasons:

(1) Web apps or online apps can be a faster, cheaper, more efficient way of deploying software in your business.  Rather than buying a software license, having to install it on your servers or local computers, keeping up with updates — all of which can be expensive and take time — you can simply go online and sign up for an account.  In a few minutes you are using the software.  And typically you pay a monthly fee, meaning that you don't have to pay license fee up front.   For more on what you can do with Web applications, read:  How Small Businesses Use Web Apps – and What to Look For.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/10/how-small-businesses-use-web-apps.html

(2) Mobile apps extend the reach and productivity of your business.  Once you equip your mobile device and/or your employees' mobile devices with apps, then you and they can perform all sorts of business functions while out of the office traveling, on sales calls, making service calls, etc.  A mobile app usually enables you to do something specific, like accessing your bank account in the case of a banking app, or run payroll with a payroll mobile app.  Check out: 10 Ways to Use Mobile Devices to Run Your Business.  

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/09/mobile-devices-to-run-your-business.html

So the next time someone bandies about the term "app" you'll be in the know. More importantly, perhaps you'll be in a position to say, "Oh sure, we use all sorts of apps to run our business better."

Where to Get Apps? In the context of mobile apps, almost every platform has its own repository where its users can download both free and paid apps. These are normally accessible through the device itself or maybe even a website so that the app can be queued up for download the next time the user is on the device.

For example, the Google Play store and Amazon's Appstore for Android are two places where Android users can download mobile apps. iPhones, iPod touches and iPads can get apps through iTunes on a computer or via the App Store straight from the device. G3 has custom PP solutions for you!

https://www.apple.com/itunes/

Desktop apps are more widely available from unofficial sources (e.g. Softpedia and FileHippo.com) but some official ones include the Mac App Store for macOS apps and the Windows Store for Windows apps. Tip: See how to safely download and install software to avoid getting malware. Web apps, on the other hand, load within a web browser and don't need to be downloaded. That is, unless you're talking about something like Chrome Apps that are downloaded to your computer but then run as small web-based apps through the chrome://apps/ URL, such as Videostream.

Note: Google refers to their online services as app but they also sell a specific suite of services known as Google Apps for Work. Google has an application hosting service called Google App Engine, which is a part of the Google Cloud Platform.

Grow A Business With Localized Web Traffic From THEIR OWN Google-Friendly Blog Website! G3 Make's It Easy...

Google ranks websites based on the relevance, freshness, and content structure. G3 creates powerful custom content for the client that search engines LOVE based on important keywords about their business type and location. Then, G3 will merge that content with specific details the client's have given them about The client themselves! The result...? A powerful web presence that helps propel the client to the top of search results!

G3 Development Writes "Powerful Custom Content" Specific to THE CLIENT!
G3 localize's their content
G3 includes relevant keywords and optimized links
G3 Publishes  the Clients Content at the Right Frequency!
Appeals to search engines like Google
Search engines index the clients information SOONER
G3 Creates and Manages the Tools For the Cleint!
G3 provides the blog
G3 provides the hosting

As the cleints new blog site begins to fill with content, and they establish a web presence, search engines begin to notice, index, and list them in their results. This is often referred to as "Organic SEO". The more custom content they have, the higher the site climbs in search results. If they're new to blogging and web marketing, G3 understands. For the most part, they'll take care of things for the client. However if they would like to get involved, G3 created an easy-to-follow instructions and a cool video library to help them become more familiar with their new blog site. G3 Development provides access to these resources once the client has established an account.

When people needed or wanted something in the old days, they'd look up information in the yellow pages.  Today, people turn to search engines to find what they want or need.

Each day, on average, Google searches currently total over 400,000,000.  When people are looking to purchase something they want/need, more-and-more they're going "on line" to find out what other people think or say about a certain product, service or brand.  The relevancy that influences people's buying behavior is other people's conversations.  That's if they can find a conversation and if it provides the value that people are looking for.  If one can learn "how" to use social media correctly then they'll understand "what" the market is looking for and "where" they are looking.

To sum up:
For many, the Web isn't a place to look for information — it's the only place.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity

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          Fruit Heights, UTAH Reason #26 Why Kroger, the Biggest Supermarket in the USA (www.kroger.com/onlineshopping), is Alligning with Pigeonship.com to Deliver Groceries for Neighborhood Smiths Food-and-Drug Store Customers in Utah   

Fruit Heights, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- CONTACT:
Jared Overton
PigeonShip
(801) 369-5354

Marsha Gilford
Smith's Food & Drug
(801) 973-1700

Mike Dale
New Media Strategists
(801) 550-5850

SMITH'S LAUNCHES GROCERY HOME DELIVERY SERVICE
Locally- based PigeonShip Selected as Delivery Partner

Smith's Food & Drug Stores has launched grocery delivery to customers' homes using PigeonShip, a Utah-based delivery service provider.

Utilizing Smith's online grocery ordering service, ClickList, which offers more than 40,000 items from desktop or mobile devices, customers may now also choose home delivery by PigeonShip as an option to curbside store pick up in two test market areas. The grocery delivery service will begin on June 15 from Smith's Marketplace in Saratoga Springs and on June 29 from Smith's Marketplace in Springville.

PigeonShip is a dynamic hyper-local same day delivery service, focusing on quality control and customer satisfaction, but with enormous flexibility and reach to accommodate both business and consumer demands. Although locally founded, PigeonShip's unique model is built for scale and can be operational in any State.

"Smith's ClickList store pickup has been a huge hit with our customers for its convenience and now the home delivery service brings that convenience factor to a whole new level," said Marsha Gilford, Southwest Regional Director, Corporate Affairs.

How does home grocery delivery work? A customer goes to http://www.smithsfoodanddrug.com/ClickList and selects grocery items to build their shopping cart. Once the customer has completed their online shopping list, they choose a convenient home delivery time. Customers may use the same day pick-up at the store or choose the home delivery option with the same four-hour window. Home delivery is $11.95 for each trip, with no minimum or maximum order required. The customer will track their groceries en route through an app or email link and will know the precise time the order will arrive. The driver will then carry the groceries to the door.

PigeonShip was founded in Utah, but operates in other States. Their ability to have items delivered same day and on demand has made it very popular amongst business verticals such as groceries, payroll, legal documents, floral, pharmaceuticals, classifieds, and any other business whose products need same day delivery. PigeonShip utilizes "already going there" drivers wanting to make some extra income, and connects senders who are looking for a fast, cheap and reliable delivery service. PigeonShip is the first pickup and delivery service that offers faster, smarter and hassle-free item or package delivery. Visit https://www.pigeonship.com or https://www.facebook.com/PigeonShip

Smith's Food & Drug Stores operates 140 stores in seven western states including 53 stores in Utah. Smith's charitable giving, in partnership with 18,000 associates, generous customers and suppliers, totaled $5.7 million in cash and food products to Utah organizations in 2016. Visit www.smithsfoodanddrug.com for more information.

BREAKING NEWS: Small meets Big: The Kroger Company chooses PigeonShip as delivery provider.

Avoid the Trip, PigeonShip®™ https://www.facebook.com/PigeonShip

Nothing epitomizes the catchphrase small meets big more than the new partnership between PigeonShip Delivery and The Kroger Company. By revenue, Kroger is the largest supermarket chain in the United States.

On May 30th 2017, the $115.34 billion dollar grocery giant signed an agreement to have PigeonShip deliver groceries to customers; PigeonShip's unique white-glove on demand delivery service is exactly what Kroger wants.  Smith's Food and Drug, one of Krogers many owned grocery store chains, will be first to experience the delivery service in Utah.

Kroger has made the grocery ordering process simple by providing their ClickList grocery ordering platform, now available for Smith's customers.  Clicklist allows an individual to order groceries online and schedule a time to pick up the order.  Delivery will now be an option.  PigeonShip will deliver those orders.

The grocery delivery service will begin June 15th and June 30th at the new Smith's Marketplace in Saratoga Springs, Utah and Springville, Utah respectively. PigeonShip is a highly efficient delivery service, focusing on quality control and customer satisfaction, but with enormous flexibility and reach to accommodate consumer demands.

https://www.pigeonship.com/#about

PigeonShip®™ is a crowed-sourced local pick-up and delivery services. In other words, local hard working citizens of Utah are now able to earn extra income while driving their cars to and from work. PigeonShip®™ has the unique ability to connect these local commuters with local-items needing to be delivered along their already existing route. https://www.pigeonship.com/contactus

PigeonShip was founded by Utah native Jared Overton. The technology instantly fills a great need currently missing in shipping services. Ship anything that fits in a car. Don't box it up. Just hand it over and a Pigeon will do the rest. Pigeons are simply people headed in that same direction, usually going to work or running errands. PigeonShip.com connects you instantly. The Sender saves money and time and the Pigeon makes a little extra going to and from work, school, or whatever. Avoid The Trip, PigeonShip.

Avoid the Trip, PigeonShip®™

Welcome to PigeonShip®™! PigeonShip.com is a solution to an age-old problem: Time Management. PigeonShip®™ is a new concept to that meets valuable need. Our concept brings local people together and provides convenience benefits. Our friendly couriers are willing to pick up and deliver your item. We call them "Pigeons." It may sound like a run-of-the-mill "courier" or "delivery service" for packages and parcels; but don't be fooled! Our professional Pigeons typically have careers and jobs outside of PigeonShip®™. These Pigeons simply pick up and drop off items while commuting or running errands. Avoid the Trip, PigeonShip®™. https://twitter.com/PigeonShip

PigeonShip is, and always will be the innovator of crowed-sourced pick-up and delivery services. Originally founded in 2012, Founder Jared Overton spent nearly two years refining the technology and platform to help revolutionize the shipping industry. https://www.pigeonship.com/contactus

Locals are using PigeonShip®™ for every-day things, such as; picking up dry cleaning, groceries, take-out, and more. The service also comes in handy when you forget something and don't want to return to pick it up. Using PigeonShip®™ for classifieds has become popular. No more driving long distances to pick-up a classified service. Users of the service love the idea of not having to package things up. They simply had it over to the appointed Pigeon and wait until it's delivered.

Fruit Heights, UTAH Reason #26 Why Kroger, the Biggest Supermarket in the USA (http://www.kroger.com/onlineshopping), is Alligning with Pigeonship.com to Deliver Groceries for Neighborhood Smiths Food-and-Drug Store Customers in Utah

We eat, breathe and almost sleep logistics and deliveries because we know that by mastering what we do we make life easier for you. https://www.pigeonship.com/#get-in-touch

As a Sender, it is extremely important to follow the guidelines-and-protocols. PigeonShip®™ has created strict guidelines and well-defined protocols in order to increase user-satisfaction. A Sender that follows and meets these guidelines and protocols will insure proper pick-up and delivery of an item, increases their positive feedback rating, and ultimately result in significant savings and convenience for everyone. TIP: Snap a picture of your items prior to Pigeon pick up. The Pigeon will also take a snap shot. In the event of any confusion, your item-picture can easily be used to resolve any unforeseen issue. Avoid the Trip, PigeonShip®™.

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To send an item, simply login to the PigeonShip®™ App or visit http://www.PigeonShip.com and click PigeonShip®™

Step 1: Enter the pick-up and drop-off addresses.
Step 2: Agree to, or adjust, the suggested-price.
Step 3: Click the box that best represents the size of your item.
Step 4: Choose the 'deliver by' day and PigeonShip®™ away!

Your payment-information can be securely-saved for future use. It's always a good idea to make the pick-up and drop-off process simple and convenient for the Pigeon. Pigeons are commuting to-and-from work and have a small-window available to pick-up an item. Avoid the Trip, PigeonShip®™.

You get to work at the other end of the city, on a busy morning, and you realize that you forgot your laptop (your work computer) at home. Not a very good way to start the day. Will you drive those 20 traffic-congested miles each way again just to get your laptop? What will you spent on gas, not to mention your time, to get that laptop?

PigeonShip is the brilliant solution to this not so unique problem. PigeonShip connects senders who are looking for a fast, cheap and reliable delivery service, with Pigeons who want to make a little cash on their drive. We are the first pickup and delivery service that offers faster, smarter and hassle-free item or package delivery; Any size and at any time.

https://www.pigeonship.com/about-us/

Pigeons and Senders are everyday people just like you! If you have ever needed a delivery-service, then you'd fit right in with our Senders. If you are driving a car with extra-space, and want to earn extra income, become a Pigeon and deliver items that are already headed in the same direction of your daily-commute! Pigeonship.com connects Senders who are looking for a fast, cheap, and reliable delivery-service, with Pigeons who want to make a little cash. We are the first "courier service" that offers faster, smarter, and hassle-free delivery of any item: ANY-SIZE; ANY-TIME. Avoid the Trip, PigeonShip®™. https://www.pigeonship.com/#get-in-touch

'Items' are 'Sent' with us - NOT packages and parcels. PigeonShip®™ does NOT require packaging like the typical postal services do. For this reason, people are flocking to use our service!

Our Pigeon-Flock consists of teachers, contractors, students, assistants, lawyers and more. Mom's drop-off their kids at school, pick-up and drop-off items on their way home and make extra money. You can be a Pigeon too, just sign up! I invite you to support PigeonShip®™ and our local Pigeons. Meanwhile, enjoy the convenience and save a bundle of money utilizing the empty space in vehicles. Avoid the Trip, PigeonShip®™

https://www.pigeonship.com/about-us/

Our current PigeonFlock consists of teachers, contractors, students, assistants, lawyers, programmers and more. Moms drop off their kids at school and pick up and deliver items on their way back home, making extra money. You can be a Pigeon too, just Sign Up. I invite you to support PigeonShip and our Local Pigeons. Meanwhile, enjoy the convenience and save a bundle of money utilizing empty space in vehicles. Nowadays interactions may seem fleeting; impersonal. Remember when nothing beat the comfort of a good neighbor? PigeonShip®™ has re-created that relationship. Our goal is to build a cheaper, faster and friendlier way to get your stuff to where it needs to go.

https://www.pigeonship.com/#about

We are the first neighbor-to-neighbor shipping-network. PigeonShip®™ delivers local; same-day, next-day and on weekends. We help the environment since our drivers are already traveling a certain direction. What makes us different is that the Pigeons do NOT work for us; they work for you! They are your neighbors; driving on the same streets you do.

https://www.pigeonship.com/faqs/
https://www.pigeonship.com/help

Kroger - Smith's Marketplace and PigeonShip Delivery
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8iMzaeQAGI

PigeonShip is a smarter way to send, pick up, or ship items. Get anything white-glove delivered to your doorstep for a minimal delivery price by a Pigeon- a qualified person traveling the same route on a daily basis. Now get that laptop delivered much cheaper and faster than any other shipping service. PigeonShip makes your daily delivery needs as easy as it sounds. The concept brings local people together and provides benefits for everyone.

Our friendly couriers are willing to pick up and deliver items. It may sound like a courier or delivery service for just packages and parcels, but don't be fooled. You can PigeonShip unboxed and unwrapped items, like golf clubs, a surf board or a wedding cake. Our Pigeons typically have careers and jobs outside of PigeonShip™. These Pigeons simply pick up and deliver items while commuting or running errands. Notice I said 'items', and not just packages and parcels. PigeonShip™ does not require packaging like the typical postal services do. For this reason, people are flocking to use the service. https://www.pigeonship.com/#get-in-touch

PigeonShip has created a market that has never existed, such as same day delivery, evening delivery, weekend delivery, and holiday delivery. The innovation now also allows your favorite restaurant to now deliver, with PigeonShip!

Every day millions of people are commuting, traveling, or running errands. Ironically millions of items and packages are needing to go in that very same direction. PigeonShip has capitalized on the empty space in so many vehicles. It helps people needing stuff delivered with all those vehicles already going. The PigeonShip Classifieds platform is a breakthrough in and of itself. This service allows buyers and sellers to use PigeonShip as the middle man; payment processing and also delivery. https://www.pigeonship.com/#get-in-touch

Don't be surprised if get a notification-of-acceptance from Avoid the Trip, PigeonShip®™within minutes (via SMS and Email). Time is money. Upon receiving a notification that your item was accepted, you will be contacted by a Pigeon. Your contact information, and the Pigeons, will be electronically exchanged via SMS. Feel free to reach out to your dependable Pigeon to coordinate pick-up. You will also receive an immediate email with the Pigeon's profile information when item has been accepted. It is recommended that you meet the Pigeon at a public location for a quick and easy transaction. Avoid the Trip, PigeonShip®™.

https://www.pigeonship.com/about-us/

About PigeonShip
PigeonShip is, and always will be the innovator of crowedsourced pick up and delivery services. Originally founded in 2012, Founder Jared Overton spent nearly two years refining the technology and platform to help revolutionalize the shipping industry

PigeonShip has created a market that has never existed, such as same day delivery, evening delivery, weekend delivery, and holiday delivery. The innovation now also allows your favorite restaurant to now deliver, with PigeonShip.

Every day millions of people are commuting, traveling, or running errands. Ironically millions of items and packages are needing to go in that very same direction. PigeonShip has capitalized on the empty space in so many vehicles. It helps people needing stuff delivered with all those vehicles already going.

The PigeonShip Classifieds platform is a break through in and of itself. This service allows buyers and sellers to use PigeonShip as the middle man; payment processing and also delivery.

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/fruit-heights-utah-reason-26-why-kroger-the-biggest-supermarket-in-the-usa-wwwkrogercomonlineshopping-is-alligning-with-pigeonshipcom-to-deliver-groceries-for-neighborhood-smiths-food-and-drug-store-customers-in-utah-827067.htm

Media Relations Contact

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PigeonShip
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Email: Click to Email Adam Green
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          Fillmore, UTAH Reason #25 Why Kroger, the Largest Supermarket in the USA (www.kroger.com/onlineshopping), is Alligning with Pigeonship.com to Deliver Groceries for Local Smiths Food and Drug Store Customers in Utah   

Fillmore, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- CONTACT:
Jared Overton
PigeonShip
(801) 369-5354

Marsha Gilford
Smith's Food & Drug
(801) 973-1700

Mike Dale
New Media Strategists
(801) 550-5850

SMITH'S LAUNCHES GROCERY HOME DELIVERY SERVICE
Locally- based PigeonShip Selected as Delivery Partner

Smith's Food & Drug Stores has launched grocery delivery to customers' homes using PigeonShip, a Utah-based delivery service provider.

Utilizing Smith's online grocery ordering service, ClickList, which offers more than 40,000 items from desktop or mobile devices, customers may now also choose home delivery by PigeonShip as an option to curbside store pick up in two test market areas. The grocery delivery service will begin on June 15 from Smith's Marketplace in Saratoga Springs and on June 29 from Smith's Marketplace in Springville.

PigeonShip is a dynamic hyper-local same day delivery service, focusing on quality control and customer satisfaction, but with enormous flexibility and reach to accommodate both business and consumer demands. Although locally founded, PigeonShip's unique model is built for scale and can be operational in any State.

"Smith's ClickList store pickup has been a huge hit with our customers for its convenience and now the home delivery service brings that convenience factor to a whole new level," said Marsha Gilford, Southwest Regional Director, Corporate Affairs.

How does home grocery delivery work? A customer goes to http://www.smithsfoodanddrug.com/ClickList and selects grocery items to build their shopping cart. Once the customer has completed their online shopping list, they choose a convenient home delivery time. Customers may use the same day pick-up at the store or choose the home delivery option with the same four-hour window. Home delivery is $11.95 for each trip, with no minimum or maximum order required. The customer will track their groceries en route through an app or email link and will know the precise time the order will arrive. The driver will then carry the groceries to the door.

PigeonShip was founded in Utah, but operates in other States. Their ability to have items delivered same day and on demand has made it very popular amongst business verticals such as groceries, payroll, legal documents, floral, pharmaceuticals, classifieds, and any other business whose products need same day delivery. PigeonShip utilizes "already going there" drivers wanting to make some extra income, and connects senders who are looking for a fast, cheap and reliable delivery service. PigeonShip is the first pickup and delivery service that offers faster, smarter and hassle-free item or package delivery. Visit https://www.pigeonship.com or https://www.facebook.com/PigeonShip

Smith's Food & Drug Stores operates 140 stores in seven western states including 53 stores in Utah. Smith's charitable giving, in partnership with 18,000 associates, generous customers and suppliers, totaled $5.7 million in cash and food products to Utah organizations in 2016. Visit www.smithsfoodanddrug.com for more information.

Fillmore, UTAH Reason #25 Why Kroger, the Largest Supermarket in the USA (http://www.kroger.com/onlineshopping), is Alligning with Pigeonship.com to Deliver Groceries for Local Smiths Food and Drug Store Customers in Utah

Our current PigeonFlock consists of teachers, contractors, students, assistants, lawyers, programmers and more. Moms drop off their kids at school and pick up and deliver items on their way back home, making extra money. You can be a Pigeon too, just Sign Up. I invite you to support PigeonShip and our Local Pigeons. Meanwhile, enjoy the convenience and save a bundle of money utilizing empty space in vehicles. Nowadays interactions may seem fleeting; impersonal. Remember when nothing beat the comfort of a good neighbor? PigeonShip®™ has re-created that relationship. Our goal is to build a cheaper, faster and friendlier way to get your stuff to where it needs to go.

https://www.pigeonship.com/#about

We are the first neighbor-to-neighbor shipping-network. PigeonShip®™ delivers local; same-day, next-day and on weekends. We help the environment since our drivers are already traveling a certain direction. What makes us different is that the Pigeons do NOT work for us; they work for you! They are your neighbors; driving on the same streets you do.

https://www.pigeonship.com/faqs/
https://www.pigeonship.com/help

Kroger - Smith's Marketplace and PigeonShip Delivery
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8iMzaeQAGI

BREAKING NEWS: Small meets Big: The Kroger Company chooses PigeonShip as delivery provider.

Avoid the Trip, PigeonShip®™ https://www.facebook.com/PigeonShip

Nothing epitomizes the catchphrase small meets big more than the new partnership between PigeonShip Delivery and The Kroger Company. By revenue, Kroger is the largest supermarket chain in the United States.

On May 30th 2017, the $115.34 billion dollar grocery giant signed an agreement to have PigeonShip deliver groceries to customers; PigeonShip's unique white-glove on demand delivery service is exactly what Kroger wants.  Smith's Food and Drug, one of Krogers many owned grocery store chains, will be first to experience the delivery service in Utah.

Kroger has made the grocery ordering process simple by providing their ClickList grocery ordering platform, now available for Smith's customers.  Clicklist allows an individual to order groceries online and schedule a time to pick up the order.  Delivery will now be an option.  PigeonShip will deliver those orders.

The grocery delivery service will begin June 15th and June 30th at the new Smith's Marketplace in Saratoga Springs, Utah and Springville, Utah respectively. PigeonShip is a highly efficient delivery service, focusing on quality control and customer satisfaction, but with enormous flexibility and reach to accommodate consumer demands.

https://www.pigeonship.com/#about

PigeonShip®™ is a crowed-sourced local pick-up and delivery services. In other words, local hard working citizens of Utah are now able to earn extra income while driving their cars to and from work. PigeonShip®™ has the unique ability to connect these local commuters with local-items needing to be delivered along their already existing route. https://www.pigeonship.com/contactus

PigeonShip was founded by Utah native Jared Overton. The technology instantly fills a great need currently missing in shipping services. Ship anything that fits in a car. Don't box it up. Just hand it over and a Pigeon will do the rest. Pigeons are simply people headed in that same direction, usually going to work or running errands. PigeonShip.com connects you instantly. The Sender saves money and time and the Pigeon makes a little extra going to and from work, school, or whatever. Avoid The Trip, PigeonShip.

Avoid the Trip, PigeonShip®™

Welcome to PigeonShip®™! PigeonShip.com is a solution to an age-old problem: Time Management. PigeonShip®™ is a new concept to that meets valuable need. Our concept brings local people together and provides convenience benefits. Our friendly couriers are willing to pick up and deliver your item. We call them "Pigeons." It may sound like a run-of-the-mill "courier" or "delivery service" for packages and parcels; but don't be fooled! Our professional Pigeons typically have careers and jobs outside of PigeonShip®™. These Pigeons simply pick up and drop off items while commuting or running errands. Avoid the Trip, PigeonShip®™. https://twitter.com/PigeonShip

PigeonShip is, and always will be the innovator of crowed-sourced pick-up and delivery services. Originally founded in 2012, Founder Jared Overton spent nearly two years refining the technology and platform to help revolutionize the shipping industry. https://www.pigeonship.com/contactus

Locals are using PigeonShip®™ for every-day things, such as; picking up dry cleaning, groceries, take-out, and more. The service also comes in handy when you forget something and don't want to return to pick it up. Using PigeonShip®™ for classifieds has become popular. No more driving long distances to pick-up a classified service. Users of the service love the idea of not having to package things up. They simply had it over to the appointed Pigeon and wait until it's delivered.

You get to work at the other end of the city, on a busy morning, and you realize that you forgot your laptop (your work computer) at home. Not a very good way to start the day. Will you drive those 20 traffic-congested miles each way again just to get your laptop? What will you spent on gas, not to mention your time, to get that laptop?

PigeonShip is the brilliant solution to this not so unique problem. PigeonShip connects senders who are looking for a fast, cheap and reliable delivery service, with Pigeons who want to make a little cash on their drive. We are the first pickup and delivery service that offers faster, smarter and hassle-free item or package delivery; Any size and at any time.

https://www.pigeonship.com/about-us/

Pigeons and Senders are everyday people just like you! If you have ever needed a delivery-service, then you'd fit right in with our Senders. If you are driving a car with extra-space, and want to earn extra income, become a Pigeon and deliver items that are already headed in the same direction of your daily-commute! Pigeonship.com connects Senders who are looking for a fast, cheap, and reliable delivery-service, with Pigeons who want to make a little cash. We are the first "courier service" that offers faster, smarter, and hassle-free delivery of any item: ANY-SIZE; ANY-TIME. Avoid the Trip, PigeonShip®™. https://www.pigeonship.com/#get-in-touch

'Items' are 'Sent' with us - NOT packages and parcels. PigeonShip®™ does NOT require packaging like the typical postal services do. For this reason, people are flocking to use our service!

Our Pigeon-Flock consists of teachers, contractors, students, assistants, lawyers and more. Mom's drop-off their kids at school, pick-up and drop-off items on their way home and make extra money. You can be a Pigeon too, just sign up! I invite you to support PigeonShip®™ and our local Pigeons. Meanwhile, enjoy the convenience and save a bundle of money utilizing the empty space in vehicles. Avoid the Trip, PigeonShip®™

https://www.pigeonship.com/about-us/

PigeonShip is a smarter way to send, pick up, or ship items. Get anything white-glove delivered to your doorstep for a minimal delivery price by a Pigeon- a qualified person traveling the same route on a daily basis. Now get that laptop delivered much cheaper and faster than any other shipping service. PigeonShip makes your daily delivery needs as easy as it sounds. The concept brings local people together and provides benefits for everyone.

Our friendly couriers are willing to pick up and deliver items. It may sound like a courier or delivery service for just packages and parcels, but don't be fooled. You can PigeonShip unboxed and unwrapped items, like golf clubs, a surf board or a wedding cake. Our Pigeons typically have careers and jobs outside of PigeonShip™. These Pigeons simply pick up and deliver items while commuting or running errands. Notice I said 'items', and not just packages and parcels. PigeonShip™ does not require packaging like the typical postal services do. For this reason, people are flocking to use the service. https://www.pigeonship.com/#get-in-touch

PigeonShip has created a market that has never existed, such as same day delivery, evening delivery, weekend delivery, and holiday delivery. The innovation now also allows your favorite restaurant to now deliver, with PigeonShip!

Every day millions of people are commuting, traveling, or running errands. Ironically millions of items and packages are needing to go in that very same direction. PigeonShip has capitalized on the empty space in so many vehicles. It helps people needing stuff delivered with all those vehicles already going. The PigeonShip Classifieds platform is a breakthrough in and of itself. This service allows buyers and sellers to use PigeonShip as the middle man; payment processing and also delivery. https://www.pigeonship.com/#get-in-touch

Don't be surprised if get a notification-of-acceptance from Avoid the Trip, PigeonShip®™within minutes (via SMS and Email). Time is money. Upon receiving a notification that your item was accepted, you will be contacted by a Pigeon. Your contact information, and the Pigeons, will be electronically exchanged via SMS. Feel free to reach out to your dependable Pigeon to coordinate pick-up. You will also receive an immediate email with the Pigeon's profile information when item has been accepted. It is recommended that you meet the Pigeon at a public location for a quick and easy transaction. Avoid the Trip, PigeonShip®™.

https://www.pigeonship.com/about-us/

We eat, breathe and almost sleep logistics and deliveries because we know that by mastering what we do we make life easier for you. https://www.pigeonship.com/#get-in-touch

As a Sender, it is extremely important to follow the guidelines-and-protocols. PigeonShip®™ has created strict guidelines and well-defined protocols in order to increase user-satisfaction. A Sender that follows and meets these guidelines and protocols will insure proper pick-up and delivery of an item, increases their positive feedback rating, and ultimately result in significant savings and convenience for everyone. TIP: Snap a picture of your items prior to Pigeon pick up. The Pigeon will also take a snap shot. In the event of any confusion, your item-picture can easily be used to resolve any unforeseen issue. Avoid the Trip, PigeonShip®™.

https://www.pigeonship.com/about-us/

To send an item, simply login to the PigeonShip®™ App or visit http://www.PigeonShip.com and click PigeonShip®™

Step 1: Enter the pick-up and drop-off addresses.
Step 2: Agree to, or adjust, the suggested-price.
Step 3: Click the box that best represents the size of your item.
Step 4: Choose the 'deliver by' day and PigeonShip®™ away!

Your payment-information can be securely-saved for future use. It's always a good idea to make the pick-up and drop-off process simple and convenient for the Pigeon. Pigeons are commuting to-and-from work and have a small-window available to pick-up an item. Avoid the Trip, PigeonShip®™.

About PigeonShip
PigeonShip is, and always will be the innovator of crowedsourced pick up and delivery services. Originally founded in 2012, Founder Jared Overton spent nearly two years refining the technology and platform to help revolutionalize the shipping industry

PigeonShip has created a market that has never existed, such as same day delivery, evening delivery, weekend delivery, and holiday delivery. The innovation now also allows your favorite restaurant to now deliver, with PigeonShip.

Every day millions of people are commuting, traveling, or running errands. Ironically millions of items and packages are needing to go in that very same direction. PigeonShip has capitalized on the empty space in so many vehicles. It helps people needing stuff delivered with all those vehicles already going.

The PigeonShip Classifieds platform is a break through in and of itself. This service allows buyers and sellers to use PigeonShip as the middle man; payment processing and also delivery.

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/fillmore-utah-reason-25-why-kroger-the-largest-supermarket-in-the-usa-wwwkrogercomonlineshopping-is-alligning-with-pigeonshipcom-to-deliver-groceries-for-local-smiths-food-and-drug-store-customers-in-utah-827064.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
PigeonShip
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: https://www.pigeonship.com


          Orem, UTAH Reason #92 Why Donating to the Regional .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Product Offering May Be a Poor Investment Idea   

Orem, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?

Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

If You Do, then Contact Us Today!
g3president@comcast.net
801-809-7766

G3 Develops Customs APPS.
G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-apps-1616114

Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

http://www.g3-development.co/

https://youtu.be/RvgYOIHtWDA

https://youtu.be/61e2ZIw1mKo

Orem, UTAH Reason #92 Why Donating to the Regional .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Product Offering May be a Poor Investment Idea

Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also desktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

Why An App Is Important
Now that we've got that figured out, the next question you're probably asking is "why should I care about apps?"  Two good reasons:

(1) Web apps or online apps can be a faster, cheaper, more efficient way of deploying software in your business.  Rather than buying a software license, having to install it on your servers or local computers, keeping up with updates — all of which can be expensive and take time — you can simply go online and sign up for an account.  In a few minutes you are using the software.  And typically you pay a monthly fee, meaning that you don't have to pay license fee up front.   For more on what you can do with Web applications, read:  How Small Businesses Use Web Apps – and What to Look For.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/10/how-small-businesses-use-web-apps.html

(2) Mobile apps extend the reach and productivity of your business.  Once you equip your mobile device and/or your employees' mobile devices with apps, then you and they can perform all sorts of business functions while out of the office traveling, on sales calls, making service calls, etc.  A mobile app usually enables you to do something specific, like accessing your bank account in the case of a banking app, or run payroll with a payroll mobile app.  Check out: 10 Ways to Use Mobile Devices to Run Your Business.  

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/09/mobile-devices-to-run-your-business.html

So the next time someone bandies about the term "app" you'll be in the know. More importantly, perhaps you'll be in a position to say, "Oh sure, we use all sorts of apps to run our business better."

Everyone has an app these days. TV shows, web sites, major multinational corporations, even your brother-in-law's taxi firm conducts its business through an iPhone app -- but what are they? Ask G3-Development.co

Well, apps are basically little, self-contained programs, used to enhance existing functionality, hopefully in a simple, more user-friendly way. Take one of today's modern smartphones. They all come with powerful web browsers, meaning you can do pretty much anything you can do on a desktop computer in a phone's browser.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

But fiddling about with a URL bar and managing bookmarks on a mobile phone it still a pretty awkward, cumbersome experience. Which is why many online sites and services now go down the standalone app route, giving them better control of the user experience and, hopefully, making everything simpler and quicker to open and use.

Key Points

SEO: G3 Development provides search engine optimized articles once each week to literally 'train' the search engines to index content more frequently. In addition, our articles are optimized with keywords and customized links that help search engines measure relevance and connectivity with related sites.

Localization: Localized searching is becoming more and more important as mobile devices and local networks leverage geo-tagging for prioritizing search results for consumers. Search engines now consider where the client is and provides search results based on the location. Considering this, G3 Development provides geo-centric keyword optimization to help distinguish content and take advantage of localized searching.

Customization: Each article contains personalized content including names, contact information, and personal variables. In this way G3 provides customized content that has a unique profile, forcing search engines to consider each blog in the network as unique. Participants enjoy a customized experience and feel 'ownership' of the content, encouraging sharing and promotion.

Social Media: Each article published by G3 Development contains sharing badges for the leading social networks, making our customized content as easy to share as a single click. Participants who have Facebook, Delicious, Digg, MySpace or Twitter accounts can share their articles with their friends easily and quickly. Readers can also share the articles, making them even more extensive and valuable. Participants with an aggressive social media plan can share their blog content knowing that the links in each article will bring readers back to their respective Home page.

Compliance: G3's articles are written by professionals, participants do not have to worry about compliance issues and enjoy a certain level of comfort in knowing that content that holds up to communication standards.

Synergy: Because G3 publishes the same foundational article to each participant, the organization moves together as a whole with a common message and a consistent conversation. Group synergy can be achieved and synchronized for special events, new product releases, and special news stories, etc.

Blogging: Participants have the option to blog their own content. This exciting opportunity allows achievers to set themselves apart and to extend their reach with personal stories and experiences. G3 Development provides complete access to the blog and video training content designed to introduce participants to blogging.

The Real Reasons Why To Use Social Media:

1. If ones business can't be found — they are not engaging with the "True Market."

2. Social Media (YouTube) is 64% more effective — than traditional advertising.

3. Ones "True Competition" — is guaranteed to be engaged in Social Media.

4. One will find customers — 15 times faster with Social Media.

5. One can reach the "True Market" — by simply engaging the right people.

6. By ignoring this Social Media Market, they are not creating opportunities – while the competition is.

7. Social Media saves massive amounts of time— if one uses it right.

Site owners started to recognize the value of having their sites highly ranked and visible in search engine results, creating an opportunity for both white hat and black hat SEO practitioners. According to industry analyst Danny Sullivan, the phrase "search engine optimization" probably came into use in 1997. The first documented use of the term Search Engine Optimization was John Audette and his company Multimedia Marketing Group as documented by a web page from the MMG site from August, 1997.

Early versions of search algorithms relied on webmaster-provided information such as the keyword meta tag, or index files in engines like ALIWEB. Meta tags provide a guide to each page's content. Using meta data to index pages was found to be less than reliable, however, because the webmaster's choice of keywords in the meta tag could potentially be an inaccurate representation of the site's actual content. Inaccurate, incomplete, and inconsistent data in meta tags could and did cause pages to rank for irrelevant searches.  Web content providers also manipulated a number of attributes within the HTML source of a page in an attempt to rank well in search engines.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity

http://www.g3-development.co/
877-229-9183

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/orem-utah-reason-92-why-donating-to-the-regional-well-beyond-marketing-network-wellbeyond-product-offering-may-be-a-poor-investment-idea-827044.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Well Beyond
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://www.g3-development.co


          Overland Park, KS Reason #91 Why Financially Supporting the Local .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business May Be a Bad Investment Idea   

Overland Park, KS -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?

Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

If You Do, then Contact Us Today!
g3president@comcast.net
801-809-7766

G3 Develops Customs APPS.
G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-apps-1616114

Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

http://www.g3-development.co/

https://youtu.be/RvgYOIHtWDA

https://youtu.be/61e2ZIw1mKo

Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also desktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

How to download apps? Where you get your apps from depends on what kind of smartphone you're using. The three of today's biggest smartphone platforms - Android, iOS and Windows Phone - all come with brows-able desktop web sites and accompanying app stores that arrive built-in as part of the phone's operating system.

In addition to the official app stores from Apple, Google and Microsoft, there are unofficial options, too. Take the Android Amazon Appstore app for example. Google doesn't allow rival app shops to list themselves on its own app shop, so the Amazon Appstore has to be downloaded to your phone through the web browser. Install this and you're presented with Amazon's own collection of apps, which can offer different prices and levels of support when compared to the Google option. And, to go a step further, Android's open software lets anyone install anything from the web.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

Overland Park, KS Reason #91 Why Financially Supporting the Local .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business May be a Bad Investment Idea

You may have heard people talking about using a program, an application, or an app. But what exactly does that mean? Simply put, an app is a type of software that allows you to perform specific tasks. Applications for desktop or laptop computers are sometimes called desktop applications, while those for mobile devices are called mobile apps.

When you open an application, it runs inside the operating system until you close it. Most of the time, you will have more than one application open at the same time, which is known as multi-tasking.

In January 2011, the American Dialect Society named "app" the word of the year for 2010. That action alone says a lot. Being named word of year signifies that a term is trendy and growing in popularity. However, just because the use of a word is growing, we shouldn't assume that everyone knows it — yet. That's because being named word of the year also implies that the word is newly prominent. If the word were utterly commonplace like "dog" or "cat" it wouldn't have been singled out. Therefore, we should recognize that not everyone will know the word "app" at this point.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2011/03/what-is-an-app.html

Defining "App:" The word app is a noun, and it's short for "application." Application in this case refers to a software application — in other words, an app is a software program.

Common Mistake #1:  Hiring the Wrong Coach - There are a lot of people tagging themselves as "Social Media Experts, Gurus or Certified Specialists."  Most of the people making these claims are individuals/organizations who offer "basic Social Media skill sets and copy methodologies" which, in the end, will get  the wrong kind of connections, a lot of the wrong followers as well as a bad reputation in the marketplace.  Just like in the Indiana Jones movie, one needs to "choose wisely" or they will perish from a Social Media perspective.

Communications is a system to leverage an organizations ability to connect with ones market; Social Media is "the new" communications system.  Communications is about reach.  Communicating is about relational dynamics between people.  Social Media provides the means to effectively communicate with ones market.  However, communicating in human rather than institutional terms.  If one is not communicating (listening first, initiating second) then, how in the world does one expect to create relationships with people and businesses that may want the value that one offers?

Mission Statement:
To proactively serve our business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

Vision Statement:
To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity.

~If one thinks about "the real reason why"  they need to engage in Social Media,
it all boils down to these basics:

(a)   Forming the right relations and
(b)   Doing so the right way
~Many business leaders are still at the fundamental stage of asking,
"Why is Social Media important for my business?"
~This very question begs another question:
"Have you been paying attention to the marketplace?"

Ok, so, most people will answer these questions quite easily.  And here's how it usually goes: "Yes, of course I've been paying attention to the marketplace and Social Media is obviously important because it seems to be everywhere one turns.  One is hearing about Social Media but still have the need to understand why  the businesses using it and why is it creating so much attention."  The answer to "Why" is related to "How and What" a business does to engage in market relations with the aim of creating an opportunity for a business transaction.  Why do businesses exist?  Primarily to:

(a) Create value and
(b) Attract a market who wants the value proposition enough to engage.

However, the "How" of doing this has dramatically changed in the last 2 years from "Push Marketing" to "Pull Marketing."  This transformation has all happened via relevant and relative conversations that attract the market one will seek to the client.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity

http://www.g3-development.co/
877-229-9183

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/overland-park-ks-reason-91-why-financially-supporting-the-local-well-beyond-marketing-network-wellbeyond-business-may-be-a-bad-investment-idea-827043.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Well Beyond
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://www.g3-development.co


          Park City, UTAH Reason #89 Why Purchasing the International .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Product May Be a Dreadful Choice   

Park City, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?

Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

If You Do, then Contact Us Today!
g3president@comcast.net
801-809-7766

G3 Develops Customs APPS.
G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-apps-1616114

Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

http://www.g3-development.co/

https://youtu.be/RvgYOIHtWDA

https://youtu.be/61e2ZIw1mKo

Park City, UTAH Reason #89 Why Purchasing the International .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Product May be a Dreadful Choice

Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also desktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

Common Mistake #1:  Hiring the Wrong Coach - There are a lot of people tagging themselves as "Social Media Experts, Gurus or Certified Specialists."  Most of the people making these claims are individuals/organizations who offer "basic Social Media skill sets and copy methodologies" which, in the end, will get  the wrong kind of connections, a lot of the wrong followers as well as a bad reputation in the marketplace.  Just like in the Indiana Jones movie, one needs to "choose wisely" or they will perish from a Social Media perspective.

Communications is a system to leverage an organizations ability to connect with ones market; Social Media is "the new" communications system.  Communications is about reach.  Communicating is about relational dynamics between people.  Social Media provides the means to effectively communicate with ones market.  However, communicating in human rather than institutional terms.  If one is not communicating (listening first, initiating second) then, how in the world does one expect to create relationships with people and businesses that may want the value that one offers?

Mission Statement:
To proactively serve our business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

Vision Statement:
To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity.

~If one thinks about "the real reason why"  they need to engage in Social Media,
it all boils down to these basics:

(a)   Forming the right relations and
(b)   Doing so the right way
~Many business leaders are still at the fundamental stage of asking,
"Why is Social Media important for my business?"
~This very question begs another question:
"Have you been paying attention to the marketplace?"

Ok, so, most people will answer these questions quite easily.  And here's how it usually goes: "Yes, of course I've been paying attention to the marketplace and Social Media is obviously important because it seems to be everywhere one turns.  One is hearing about Social Media but still have the need to understand why  the businesses using it and why is it creating so much attention."  The answer to "Why" is related to "How and What" a business does to engage in market relations with the aim of creating an opportunity for a business transaction.  Why do businesses exist?  Primarily to:

(a) Create value and
(b) Attract a market who wants the value proposition enough to engage.

However, the "How" of doing this has dramatically changed in the last 2 years from "Push Marketing" to "Pull Marketing."  This transformation has all happened via relevant and relative conversations that attract the market one will seek to the client.

How to download apps? Where you get your apps from depends on what kind of smartphone you're using. The three of today's biggest smartphone platforms - Android, iOS and Windows Phone - all come with brows-able desktop web sites and accompanying app stores that arrive built-in as part of the phone's operating system.

In addition to the official app stores from Apple, Google and Microsoft, there are unofficial options, too. Take the Android Amazon Appstore app for example. Google doesn't allow rival app shops to list themselves on its own app shop, so the Amazon Appstore has to be downloaded to your phone through the web browser. Install this and you're presented with Amazon's own collection of apps, which can offer different prices and levels of support when compared to the Google option. And, to go a step further, Android's open software lets anyone install anything from the web.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

Everyone has an app these days. TV shows, web sites, major multinational corporations, even your brother-in-law's taxi firm conducts its business through an iPhone app -- but what are they? Ask G3-Development.co

Well, apps are basically little, self-contained programs, used to enhance existing functionality, hopefully in a simple, more user-friendly way. Take one of today's modern smartphones. They all come with powerful web browsers, meaning you can do pretty much anything you can do on a desktop computer in a phone's browser.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

But fiddling about with a URL bar and managing bookmarks on a mobile phone it still a pretty awkward, cumbersome experience. Which is why many online sites and services now go down the standalone app route, giving them better control of the user experience and, hopefully, making everything simpler and quicker to open and use.

Where to Get Apps? In the context of mobile apps, almost every platform has its own repository where its users can download both free and paid apps. These are normally accessible through the device itself or maybe even a website so that the app can be queued up for download the next time the user is on the device.

For example, the Google Play store and Amazon's Appstore for Android are two places where Android users can download mobile apps. iPhones, iPod touches and iPads can get apps through iTunes on a computer or via the App Store straight from the device. G3 has custom PP solutions for you!

https://www.apple.com/itunes/

Desktop apps are more widely available from unofficial sources (e.g. Softpedia and FileHippo.com) but some official ones include the Mac App Store for macOS apps and the Windows Store for Windows apps. Tip: See how to safely download and install software to avoid getting malware. Web apps, on the other hand, load within a web browser and don't need to be downloaded. That is, unless you're talking about something like Chrome Apps that are downloaded to your computer but then run as small web-based apps through the chrome://apps/ URL, such as Videostream.

Note: Google refers to their online services as app but they also sell a specific suite of services known as Google Apps for Work. Google has an application hosting service called Google App Engine, which is a part of the Google Cloud Platform.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity

http://www.g3-development.co/
877-229-9183

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/park-city-utah-reason-89-why-purchasing-the-international-well-beyond-marketing-network-wellbeyond-product-may-be-a-dreadful-choice-827041.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Well Beyond
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://www.g3-development.co


          Phoenix Arizona Reason #84 Why Supporting the Nationwide .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Product Offering May Be a Foolish Choice   

Phoenix, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/29/2017 -- Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?
Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?
Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

If You Do, then Contact Us Today!
g3president@comcast.net
801-809-7766

G3 Develops Customs APPS.
G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-apps-1616114

Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

http://www.g3-development.co/

https://youtu.be/RvgYOIHtWDA

https://youtu.be/61e2ZIw1mKo

Phoenix Arizona Reason #84 Why Supporting the Nationwide .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Product Offering May be a Foolish Choice

Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also desktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

You may have heard people talking about using a program, an application, or an app. But what exactly does that mean? Simply put, an app is a type of software that allows you to perform specific tasks. Applications for desktop or laptop computers are sometimes called desktop applications, while those for mobile devices are called mobile apps.

When you open an application, it runs inside the operating system until you close it. Most of the time, you will have more than one application open at the same time, which is known as multi-tasking.

In January 2011, the American Dialect Society named "app" the word of the year for 2010. That action alone says a lot. Being named word of year signifies that a term is trendy and growing in popularity. However, just because the use of a word is growing, we shouldn't assume that everyone knows it — yet. That's because being named word of the year also implies that the word is newly prominent. If the word were utterly commonplace like "dog" or "cat" it wouldn't have been singled out. Therefore, we should recognize that not everyone will know the word "app" at this point.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2011/03/what-is-an-app.html

Defining "App:" The word app is a noun, and it's short for "application." Application in this case refers to a software application — in other words, an app is a software program.

In January 2011, the American Dialect Society named "app" the word of the year for 2010. That action alone says a lot. Being named word of year signifies that a term is trendy and growing in popularity. However, just because the use of a word is growing, we shouldn't assume that everyone knows it — yet. That's because being named word of the year also implies that the word is newly prominent. If the word were utterly commonplace like "dog" or "cat" it wouldn't have been singled out. Therefore, we should recognize that not everyone will know the word "app" at this point.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2011/03/what-is-an-app.html

Defining "App:" The word app is a noun, and it's short for "application." Application in this case refers to a software application — in other words, an app is a software program.

Why An App Is Important

Now that we've got that figured out, the next question you're probably asking is "why should I care about apps?"  Two good reasons:

(1) Web apps or online apps can be a faster, cheaper, more efficient way of deploying software in your business.  Rather than buying a software license, having to install it on your servers or local computers, keeping up with updates — all of which can be expensive and take time — you can simply go online and sign up for an account.  In a few minutes you are using the software.  And typically you pay a monthly fee, meaning that you don't have to pay license fee up front.   For more on what you can do with Web applications, read:  How Small Businesses Use Web Apps – and What to Look For.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/10/how-small-businesses-use-web-apps.html

(2) Mobile apps extend the reach and productivity of your business.  Once you equip your mobile device and/or your employees' mobile devices with apps, then you and they can perform all sorts of business functions while out of the office traveling, on sales calls, making service calls, etc.  A mobile app usually enables you to do something specific, like accessing your bank account in the case of a banking app, or run payroll with a payroll mobile app.  Check out: 10 Ways to Use Mobile Devices to Run Your Business.  

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/09/mobile-devices-to-run-your-business.html

So the next time someone bandies about the term "app" you'll be in the know. More importantly, perhaps you'll be in a position to say, "Oh sure, we use all sorts of apps to run our business better."

Grow A Business With Localized Web Traffic From THEIR OWN Google-Friendly Blog Website! G3 Make's It Easy...

Google ranks websites based on the relevance, freshness, and content structure. G3 creates powerful custom content for the client that search engines LOVE based on important keywords about their business type and location. Then, G3 will merge that content with specific details the client's have given them about The client themselves! The result...? A powerful web presence that helps propel the client to the top of search results!

G3 Development Writes "Powerful Custom Content" Specific to THE CLIENT!
G3 localize's their content
G3 includes relevant keywords and optimized links
G3 Publishes  the Clients Content at the Right Frequency!
Appeals to search engines like Google
Search engines index the clients information SOONER
G3 Creates and Manages the Tools For the Cleint!
G3 provides the blog
G3 provides the hosting

As the cleints new blog site begins to fill with content, and they establish a web presence, search engines begin to notice, index, and list them in their results. This is often referred to as "Organic SEO". The more custom content they have, the higher the site climbs in search results. If they're new to blogging and web marketing, G3 understands. For the most part, they'll take care of things for the client. However if they would like to get involved, G3 created an easy-to-follow instructions and a cool video library to help them become more familiar with their new blog site. G3 Development provides access to these resources once the client has established an account.

~If one thinks about "the real reason why"  they need to engage in Social Media,
it all boils down to these basics:
(a)   Forming the right relations and
(b)   Doing so the right way
~Many business leaders are still at the fundamental stage of asking,
"Why is Social Media important for my business?"
~This very question begs another question:
"Have you been paying attention to the marketplace?"

Ok, so, most people will answer these questions quite easily.  And here's how it usually goes: "Yes, of course I've been paying attention to the marketplace and Social Media is obviously important because it seems to be everywhere one turns.  One is hearing about Social Media but still have the need to understand why  the businesses using it and why is it creating so much attention."  The answer to "Why" is related to "How and What" a business does to engage in market relations with the aim of creating an opportunity for a business transaction.  Why do businesses exist?  Primarily to:

(a) Create value and
(b) Attract a market who wants the value proposition enough to engage.

However, the "How" of doing this has dramatically changed in the last 2 years from "Push Marketing" to "Pull Marketing."  This transformation has all happened via relevant and relative conversations that attract the market one will seek to the client.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity

http://www.g3-development.co/
877-229-9183

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/phoenix-arizona-reason-84-why-supporting-the-nationwide-well-beyond-marketing-network-wellbeyond-product-offering-may-be-a-foolish-choice-825867.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Well Beyond
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://www.g3-development.co


          Peoria, AZ Reason #86 Why Aligning to the Local .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business Model May Be an Atrocious Choice   

Peoria, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/29/2017 -- Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?

Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

If You Do, then Contact Us Today!
g3president@comcast.net
801-809-7766

G3 Develops Customs APPS.
G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-apps-1616114

Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

http://www.g3-development.co/

https://youtu.be/RvgYOIHtWDA

https://youtu.be/61e2ZIw1mKo

Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also desktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

How to download apps? Where you get your apps from depends on what kind of smartphone you're using. The three of today's biggest smartphone platforms - Android, iOS and Windows Phone - all come with brows-able desktop web sites and accompanying app stores that arrive built-in as part of the phone's operating system.

In addition to the official app stores from Apple, Google and Microsoft, there are unofficial options, too. Take the Android Amazon Appstore app for example. Google doesn't allow rival app shops to list themselves on its own app shop, so the Amazon Appstore has to be downloaded to your phone through the web browser. Install this and you're presented with Amazon's own collection of apps, which can offer different prices and levels of support when compared to the Google option. And, to go a step further, Android's open software lets anyone install anything from the web.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

You may have heard people talking about using a program, an application, or an app. But what exactly does that mean? Simply put, an app is a type of software that allows you to perform specific tasks. Applications for desktop or laptop computers are sometimes called desktop applications, while those for mobile devices are called mobile apps.

When you open an application, it runs inside the operating system until you close it. Most of the time, you will have more than one application open at the same time, which is known as multi-tasking.

In January 2011, the American Dialect Society named "app" the word of the year for 2010. That action alone says a lot. Being named word of year signifies that a term is trendy and growing in popularity. However, just because the use of a word is growing, we shouldn't assume that everyone knows it — yet. That's because being named word of the year also implies that the word is newly prominent. If the word were utterly commonplace like "dog" or "cat" it wouldn't have been singled out. Therefore, we should recognize that not everyone will know the word "app" at this point.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2011/03/what-is-an-app.html

Defining "App:" The word app is a noun, and it's short for "application." Application in this case refers to a software application — in other words, an app is a software program.

Why An App Is Important

Now that we've got that figured out, the next question you're probably asking is "why should I care about apps?"  Two good reasons:

(1) Web apps or online apps can be a faster, cheaper, more efficient way of deploying software in your business.  Rather than buying a software license, having to install it on your servers or local computers, keeping up with updates — all of which can be expensive and take time — you can simply go online and sign up for an account.  In a few minutes you are using the software.  And typically you pay a monthly fee, meaning that you don't have to pay license fee up front.   For more on what you can do with Web applications, read:  How Small Businesses Use Web Apps – and What to Look For.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/10/how-small-businesses-use-web-apps.html

(2) Mobile apps extend the reach and productivity of your business.  Once you equip your mobile device and/or your employees' mobile devices with apps, then you and they can perform all sorts of business functions while out of the office traveling, on sales calls, making service calls, etc.  A mobile app usually enables you to do something specific, like accessing your bank account in the case of a banking app, or run payroll with a payroll mobile app.  Check out: 10 Ways to Use Mobile Devices to Run Your Business.  

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/09/mobile-devices-to-run-your-business.html

So the next time someone bandies about the term "app" you'll be in the know. More importantly, perhaps you'll be in a position to say, "Oh sure, we use all sorts of apps to run our business better."

Peoria, AZ Reason #86 Why Aligning to the Local .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business Model May be an Atrocious Choice

Grow A Business With Localized Web Traffic From THEIR OWN Google-Friendly Blog Website! G3 Make's It Easy...

Google ranks websites based on the relevance, freshness, and content structure. G3 creates powerful custom content for the client that search engines LOVE based on important keywords about their business type and location. Then, G3 will merge that content with specific details the client's have given them about The client themselves! The result...? A powerful web presence that helps propel the client to the top of search results!

G3 Development Writes "Powerful Custom Content" Specific to THE CLIENT!
G3 localize's their content
G3 includes relevant keywords and optimized links
G3 Publishes  the Clients Content at the Right Frequency!
Appeals to search engines like Google
Search engines index the clients information SOONER
G3 Creates and Manages the Tools For the Cleint!
G3 provides the blog
G3 provides the hosting

As the cleints new blog site begins to fill with content, and they establish a web presence, search engines begin to notice, index, and list them in their results. This is often referred to as "Organic SEO". The more custom content they have, the higher the site climbs in search results. If they're new to blogging and web marketing, G3 understands. For the most part, they'll take care of things for the client. However if they would like to get involved, G3 created an easy-to-follow instructions and a cool video library to help them become more familiar with their new blog site. G3 Development provides access to these resources once the client has established an account.

~If one thinks about "the real reason why"  they need to engage in Social Media,
it all boils down to these basics:

(a)   Forming the right relations and
(b)   Doing so the right way
~Many business leaders are still at the fundamental stage of asking,
"Why is Social Media important for my business?"
~This very question begs another question:
"Have you been paying attention to the marketplace?"

Ok, so, most people will answer these questions quite easily.  And here's how it usually goes: "Yes, of course I've been paying attention to the marketplace and Social Media is obviously important because it seems to be everywhere one turns.  One is hearing about Social Media but still have the need to understand why  the businesses using it and why is it creating so much attention."  The answer to "Why" is related to "How and What" a business does to engage in market relations with the aim of creating an opportunity for a business transaction.  Why do businesses exist?  Primarily to:

(a) Create value and
(b) Attract a market who wants the value proposition enough to engage.

However, the "How" of doing this has dramatically changed in the last 2 years from "Push Marketing" to "Pull Marketing."  This transformation has all happened via relevant and relative conversations that attract the market one will seek to the client.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity

http://www.g3-development.co/
877-229-9183

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/peoria-az-reason-86-why-aligning-to-the-local-well-beyond-marketing-network-wellbeyond-business-model-may-be-an-atrocious-choice-825869.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Well Beyond
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://www.g3-development.co


          Phoenix, AZ Reason #83 Why Donating to the Regional .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business May Be a Regrettable Choice   

Phoenix, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/29/2017 -- Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?
Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?
Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

If You Do, then Contact Us Today!
g3president@comcast.net
801-809-7766

G3 Develops Customs APPS.
G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-apps-1616114

Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

http://www.g3-development.co/

https://youtu.be/RvgYOIHtWDA

https://youtu.be/61e2ZIw1mKo

Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also desktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

Where to Get Apps? In the context of mobile apps, almost every platform has its own repository where its users can download both free and paid apps. These are normally accessible through the device itself or maybe even a website so that the app can be queued up for download the next time the user is on the device.

For example, the Google Play store and Amazon's Appstore for Android are two places where Android users can download mobile apps. iPhones, iPod touches and iPads can get apps through iTunes on a computer or via the App Store straight from the device. G3 has custom PP solutions for you!

https://www.apple.com/itunes/

Desktop apps are more widely available from unofficial sources (e.g. Softpedia and FileHippo.com) but some official ones include the Mac App Store for macOS apps and the Windows Store for Windows apps. Tip: See how to safely download and install software to avoid getting malware. Web apps, on the other hand, load within a web browser and don't need to be downloaded. That is, unless you're talking about something like Chrome Apps that are downloaded to your computer but then run as small web-based apps through the chrome://apps/ URL, such as Videostream.

Note: Google refers to their online services as app but they also sell a specific suite of services known as Google Apps for Work. Google has an application hosting service called Google App Engine, which is a part of the Google Cloud Platform.

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Everyone has an app these days. TV shows, web sites, major multinational corporations, even your brother-in-law's taxi firm conducts its business through an iPhone app -- but what are they? Ask G3-Development.co

Well, apps are basically little, self-contained programs, used to enhance existing functionality, hopefully in a simple, more user-friendly way. Take one of today's modern smartphones. They all come with powerful web browsers, meaning you can do pretty much anything you can do on a desktop computer in a phone's browser.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

But fiddling about with a URL bar and managing bookmarks on a mobile phone it still a pretty awkward, cumbersome experience. Which is why many online sites and services now go down the standalone app route, giving them better control of the user experience and, hopefully, making everything simpler and quicker to open and use.

How to download apps? Where you get your apps from depends on what kind of smartphone you're using. The three of today's biggest smartphone platforms - Android, iOS and Windows Phone - all come with brows-able desktop web sites and accompanying app stores that arrive built-in as part of the phone's operating system.

In addition to the official app stores from Apple, Google and Microsoft, there are unofficial options, too. Take the Android Amazon Appstore app for example. Google doesn't allow rival app shops to list themselves on its own app shop, so the Amazon Appstore has to be downloaded to your phone through the web browser. Install this and you're presented with Amazon's own collection of apps, which can offer different prices and levels of support when compared to the Google option. And, to go a step further, Android's open software lets anyone install anything from the web.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

By 2004, search engines had incorporated a wide range of undisclosed factors in their ranking algorithms to reduce the impact of link manipulation. In June 2007, The New York Times' Saul Hansell stated Google ranks sites using more than 200 different signals. The leading search engines, Google, Bing, and Yahoo, do not disclose the algorithms they use to rank pages. Some SEO practitioners have studied different approaches to search engine optimization, and have shared their personal opinions.  Patents related to search engines can provide information to better understand search engines.

In 2005, Google began personalizing search results for each user. Depending on their history of previous searches, Google crafted results for logged in users. In 2008, Bruce Clay said that "ranking is dead" because of personalized search. He opined that it would become meaningless to discuss how a website ranked, because its rank would potentially be different for each user and each search.

In December 2009, Google announced it would be using the web search history of all its users in order to populate search results.

Google Instant, real-time-search, was introduced in late 2010 in an attempt to make search results more timely and relevant. Historically site administrators have spent months or even years optimizing a website to increase search rankings. With the growth in popularity of social media sites and blogs the leading engines made changes to their algorithms to allow fresh content to rank quickly within the search results.

In February 2011, Google announced the Panda update, which penalizes websites containing content duplicated from other websites and sources. Historically websites have copied content from one another and benefited in search engine rankings by engaging in this practice, however Google implemented a new system which punishes sites whose content is not unique.  In April 2012, Google launched the Google Penguin update the goal of which was to penalize websites that used manipulative techniques to improve their rankings on the search engine.

Common Mistake #1:  Hiring the Wrong Coach - There are a lot of people tagging themselves as "Social Media Experts, Gurus or Certified Specialists."  Most of the people making these claims are individuals/organizations who offer "basic Social Media skill sets and copy methodologies" which, in the end, will get  the wrong kind of connections, a lot of the wrong followers as well as a bad reputation in the marketplace.  Just like in the Indiana Jones movie, one needs to "choose wisely" or they will perish from a Social Media perspective.

Communications is a system to leverage an organizations ability to connect with ones market; Social Media is "the new" communications system.  Communications is about reach.  Communicating is about relational dynamics between people.  Social Media provides the means to effectively communicate with ones market.  However, communicating in human rather than institutional terms.  If one is not communicating (listening first, initiating second) then, how in the world does one expect to create relationships with people and businesses that may want the value that one offers?

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~Many business leaders are still at the fundamental stage of asking,
"Why is Social Media important for my business?"
~This very question begs another question:
"Have you been paying attention to the marketplace?"

Ok, so, most people will answer these questions quite easily.  And here's how it usually goes: "Yes, of course I've been paying attention to the marketplace and Social Media is obviously important because it seems to be everywhere one turns.  One is hearing about Social Media but still have the need to understand why  the businesses using it and why is it creating so much attention."  The answer to "Why" is related to "How and What" a business does to engage in market relations with the aim of creating an opportunity for a business transaction.  Why do businesses exist?  Primarily to:

(a) Create value and
(b) Attract a market who wants the value proposition enough to engage.

However, the "How" of doing this has dramatically changed in the last 2 years from "Push Marketing" to "Pull Marketing."  This transformation has all happened via relevant and relative conversations that attract the market one will seek to the client.

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          Are Dynamic IP Addresses Personal Information?   
What is a Dynamic IP address? An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a series of digits assigned by an Internet Service Provider (ISP) such as Time Warner or Verizon, to each computer that accesses the internet. Static IP addresses are permanent IP addresses, usually assigned to organizations with large networks. Most individuals however get assigned […]
          Destruction of Private Data: Pushing the “Delete” Button is Not Enough   
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          July 20th: Radical Video Library   

No joining, no fees. Radical Video Library. Just like it says on the tin:

Radical Video Library is a non-profit D.I.Y. project, that has put as its goal to spread the word in form of "the video". We will try to bring here various genres from different perspectives and subcultures. We try to focus especially on anarchy, protests, riots, ecology, animal liberation, peak oil, antifascist struggle, human rights and other liberation struggles - in the form of film, documentaries, music, presentations, pictures, zines,...for Download.

With the all important proviso:

Remember! The main purpose of this library is not to keep you in front of the computer screen!! The struggle is out there in the streets and forests of this lovely Earth!!!
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          Installing a Gemstone Seaside Server on Ubuntu 10.10   

I'll assume you've already installed Apache and now want to install Gemstone behind it as a Seaside server. Let's install a few things that we're going to need later, just to get the dependencies out of the way. Login to your server/workstation as an admin user, someone who can sudo.

sudo aptitude install bc zip build-essential apache2-threaded-dev ia32-libs

Now let's setup the user we're going to run Gemstone under.

sudo adduser glass

Add him to the admin group so he can sudo.

sudo usermod -a -G admin glass

Login as this user.

su glass
cd

Download Gemstone and install it.

wget http://seaside.gemstone.com/scripts/installGemstone.sh
chmod +x installGemstone.sh 
./installGemstone.sh

Download some init scripts so we can setup Gemstone as a service rather than manually starting it.

wget http://onsmalltalk.com/downloads/gemstone_initd_scripts.tgz
tar xf gemstone_initd_scripts.tgz

Edit each of these scripts and change the line RUNASUSER=USER to RUNASUSER=glass and change the first line to #!/bin/bash instead of #/bin/sh as the Gemstone scripts need bash and Ubuntu changed the bin/sh link to point to dash instead of bash which won't work.

Install the init scripts. There's a shorter way to write these, but it will fit better on the blog if I do each one separately.

sudo mv gemstone_initd_scripts/gemstone /etc/init.d/
sudo mv gemstone_initd_scripts/gs_fastcgi /etc/init.d/
sudo mv gemstone_initd_scripts/netldi /etc/init.d/
chmod a+x /etc/init.d/gemstone 
chmod a+x /etc/init.d/gs_fastcgi
chmod a+x /etc/init.d/netldi 
sudo chown root:root /etc/init.d/gemstone
sudo chown root:root /etc/init.d/gs_fastcgi
sudo chown root:root /etc/init.d/netldi  
sudo update-rc.d gemstone defaults
sudo update-rc.d gs_fastcgi defaults
sudo update-rc.d netldi defaults

Start just the gemstone and netldi services.

sudo /etc/init.d/gemstone start
sudo /etc/init.d/netldi start

Grab GemTools and fire it up. I'm installing on my local machine so I can just fire this up here; if you're installing on a remote server, refer to my previous post about setting up X11Forwarding and running GemTools on a remote host.

wget http://seaside.gemstone.com/squeak/GemTools-1.0-beta.8-244x.app.zip
unzip GemTools-1.0-beta.8-244x.app.zip
GemTools-1.0-beta.8-244x.app/GemTools.sh

Edit the connection to point at localhost and login to Gemstone and open Monticello; open the MetacelloRepository; load either ConfigurationOfSeaside28 or ConfigurationOfSeaside30. I'm still on 2.8 so that's what I'm loading. If you're going to load 3.0, you'll need to edit the gs_fastcgi script accordingly as it's built to startup 2.8. Just change the DAEMON line to runSeasideGems30 instead of runSeasideGems.

Click the admin button on the gem launcher and check commit on almost out of memory option (just in case loading anything takes up too much temp space), then run ConfigurationOfSeaside28 load in the workspace. Once Seaside is loaded, we can continue and start up the Seaside gems.

sudo /etc/init.d/gs_fastcgi start

Next we need to setup Apache to be able to use FastCGI and enable a few modules we'll need and will need to first build the FastCGI module.

wget http://www.fastcgi.com/dist/mod_fastcgi-current.tar.gz
tar zxvf mod_fastcgi-current.tar.gz
cd mod_fastcgi*
cp Makefile.AP2 Makefile
make top_dir=/usr/share/apache2
sudo make install top_dir=/usr/share/apache2
echo "LoadModule fastcgi_module /usr/lib/apache2/modules/mod_fastcgi.so" > fastcgi.load
sudo mv fastcgi.load /etc/apache2/mods-available/
sudo a2enmod fastcgi expires proxy proxy_http proxy_balancer deflate rewrite

And fix the host file so FastCGI doesn't wig out over the ip6 address you're not even using.

sudo nano /etc/hosts

Comment out ipv6 line like so.

#::1     localhost ip6-localhost ip6-loopback

Now create a configuration for the site.

sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/gemstone

Using the below config and modifying where necessary.


ServerAdmin your@someplace.com

Listen 8081
Listen 8082
Listen 8083

FastCgiExternalServer /var/www1 -host localhost:9001 -pass-header Authorization
FastCgiExternalServer /var/www2 -host localhost:9002 -pass-header Authorization
FastCgiExternalServer /var/www3 -host localhost:9003 -pass-header Authorization

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerName yourComputerName
    RewriteEngine On
    DocumentRoot /var/www/

    #http expiration
    ExpiresActive on
    ExpiresByType text/css A864000
    ExpiresByType text/javascript A864000
    ExpiresByType application/x-javascript A864000
    ExpiresByType image/gif A864000
    ExpiresByType image/jpeg A864000
    ExpiresByType image/png A864000
    FileETag none

    # http compression
    DeflateCompressionLevel 9
    SetOutputFilter DEFLATE
    AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html text/plain text/xml application/xml$
    BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4 gzip-only-text/html
    BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4.0[678] no-gzip
    BrowserMatch \bMSIE !no-gzip !gzip-only-text/html

    # Let apache serve any static files NOW
    RewriteCond %{DOCUMENT_ROOT}/%{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f
    RewriteRule (.*) %{DOCUMENT_ROOT}$1 [L]

    <Proxy *>
       AddDefaultCharset off
       Order allow,deny
       Allow from all
    </Proxy>

    ProxyPreserveHost On

    #main app
    ProxyPass / balancer://gemfarm/
    ProxyPassReverse / balancer://gemfarm/

    <Proxy balancer://gemfarm>
        Order allow,deny
        Allow from all
        BalancerMember http://localhost:8081
        BalancerMember http://localhost:8082
        BalancerMember http://localhost:8083
    </Proxy>
</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost *:8081>
        DocumentRoot /var/www1
</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost *:8082>
        DocumentRoot /var/www2
</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost *:8083>
        DocumentRoot /var/www3
</VirtualHost>

Make a few symbolic links for those www directories, FastCGI seems to want these to all be different and Apache will complain if they don't actually exist.

sudo ln -s /var/www /var/www1
sudo ln -s /var/www /var/www2
sudo ln -s /var/www /var/www3

And enable the new site and restart Apache.

sudo a2ensite gemstone
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Hopefully you've gotten no errors at this point and you can navigate to http://yourMachineName/seaside/config and see that everything is working. Gemstone is now installed as a service, as is netldi and the Seaside FastCGI gems, and they'll start up automatically when the machine starts.

I'm not thrilled with running the Seaside gems this way because if they die nothing will restart them. I'll be following up later with a post on running the Seaside gems and maintenance gem under Monit which will ensure they're restarted should a gem crash for any reason. Gemstone itself and netldi I'm not worried about and this approach should work fine.

Since I did this on my workstation which already had apache installed as well as other things I run, I may have missed a dependency or two that I already had installed and didn't notice. If the above procedure doesn't work for you for any reason, please let me know what I overlooked.


          SandstoneDb, Simple ActiveRecord Style Persistence in Squeak   

On Persistence, Still Not Happy

Persistence is hard and something you need to deal with in every app. I've written about what's available in Squeak, written about simpler image based solutions for really small systems where just dumping out to one file is sufficient; however, nothing I've used so far has satisfied me completely for various reasons, so before I get to the point of this post, let me do a quick review of my current thoughts on the matter.

Relational Databases

Tired of em, I don't care how much they have to offer me in the areas of declarative indexing and queries, transactions, triggers, stored procedures, views, or any of the handful of things they offer that I don't really want from them. The price they make me pay in programming just isn't worth it for small systems. I don't want my business logic in the database. I don't want to use a big mess of tables to model all my data as a handful of global variables, aka tables, that multiple applications share and modify freely. What I do want from them, transactional persistence of my object model, they absolutely suck at and all attempts to shoehorn an object model into a relational database ends up being an exercise in frustration, compromise, and cussing. I think using a database as an integration point between multiple applications is a terrible idea that just leads to a bunch of fragile applications and a data model you can't change for fear of breaking them. Enough said, on to more object oriented approaches!

Active Record

Ruby on Rails has brought the ActiveRecord pattern mainstream, which was as far as I know, first popularized in Martin Fowler's book Patterns Of Enterprise Application Architecture which largely dealt with all the various known methods of mapping objects to databases. Initially I wasn't a fan of the pattern and preferred the more complex domain model with a meta data mapping, but having written an object relational mapper at a previous gig, used several open source ones, as well as tried out several pure object databases, I've come to appreciate the simplicity and explicitness of its simple API.

If you have to work with a relational database, this is a fairly good compromise for doing so. You can't bind a real object model to a relational database cleanly without massive effort, so don't try, just revel in the fact that you're editing rows rather than trying to hide it. It works reasonably well, and it's easy to get other team members to use it because it's simple.

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" -- Leonardo Da Vinci

Other Approaches

A total OO purist, or a young one still enamored with patternitis, wouldn't want objects to save themselves like an ActiveRecord does. You can see this in the design of most object oriented databases available, it's considered a sin to make you inherit from a class to obtain persistence. I used to be one of those guys too, but I've changed my mind in favor of pragmatism. The typical usage pattern is to create a connection to the OODB server which basically presents itself to you as a persistent dictionary of some sort where you put objects into it and then "commit" any unsaved changes. They will save any object and leave it up to you what your object should look like, intruding as little as possible on your domain, so they say.

Behind the scenes there's some voodoo going on where this persistent dictionary tries to figure out what's actually been changed either by having installed some sort of write barrier that marks objects dirty automatically when they get changed, comparing your objects to a cached copy created when they were originally read, or sometimes even explicitly forcing the programmer to manually mark the object dirty. The point of all of this complexity of course, is to minimize writes to the disk to reduce IO and keep things snappy.

Simplicity Matters

What seems to be overlooked in this approach is the amount of accidental complexity that is imposed upon the programmer. If I have to open a connection to get a persistent dictionary to work with, I now have to store this configuration information, manage the creation of this connection, possibly pool it if it's an expensive resource, and decide where to hang this dictionary so I can have access to it from within my application. This is usually some sort of current session object I can always reach such as a WASession subclass in Seaside. Now, this all actually seems pretty normal, but should it be?

I'm not saying this is wrong, but one has to be aware of the trade-offs made for any particular API or style. At some point you have to wonder if we're not suffering from some form of technical Stockholm syndrome where we forget that all this complexity is killing us and we forget just how painful it really is because we've grown accustomed to it.

Sit down and try explaining one of your programs that use some of this stuff to another programmer unfamiliar with your setup. If you really pay attention, you'll notice just how much of the explaining you're doing has nothing to do with the actual problem you're trying to solve. Much of it is just accidental complexity for plumbing and scaffolding that crept in. If you spend more time explaining the persistence framework than your program and the actual problem it's solving, then maybe that's a problem you'll want to revisit sometime. Do I really want to write code somewhat like...

user := User firstName: 'Ramon' lastName: 'Leon'.
self session commit: [ self session users at: user id put: user ].

with all the associated configuration setup and cognitive load of remembering what I called the accessor to get #users and how I'm hashing the user for this or that class while remembering the semantics of what exactly is committed, or whether I forgot to mark something dirty, or would I rather do something more strait forward and simple like this...

user := User firstName: 'Ramon' lastName: 'Leon'.
user save.

And just assume the object knows how to persist itself and there's no magic going on? If I say save I just know it commits to disk, whether there were any changes or not. No setup, no configuration, no magic, just save the damn object already.

Contrary to popular belief, disk IO is not the bottleneck, my time is the bottleneck. Computers are cheap, ram is cheap, disks are cheap, programmer's time is usually by far the largest expense on any project. Something simple that just works OK but solidly every time is far more useful to me than something complex that works really really well most of the time but still breaks in weird ways occasionally, forcing me to dig into someone else's complex code for change detection or topological insertion sorting and blow a week of programmer time working on god damn plumbing. I want to spend as much time as possible when programming working on my actual problem, not fighting with the persistence framework to get it to behave correctly or map my object correctly.

A Real Solution

Of course, GemStone is offering GLASS, a 4 gig persistent image that just magically solves all your problems. That will be the preferred option for persistence when you really need to scale in the Seaside world, and I for one will be using it when necessary; however, it does require a 64 bit server and introduces the small additional complexity of changing to an entirely different Smalltalk and learning its class library. Definitely an option if you outgrow Squeak. But will you? I'll get into GemStone more in another post when I can get more into it and give it the attention it deserves, but my main point now is that there's still a need for simple GemStone'ish like persistence for Squeak.

Reality Check

Let's be honest, most apps don't need to scale. Most apps in the real world are written to run small businesses, what DHH calls the fortune five million. The simple fact is, in all likelihood scaling is not and probably won't ever be your problem. We might like to think we're writing the next YouTube or Twitter, but odds are we're not. You can make a career just replacing spread sheets from hell with simple applications that make people lives easier without ever once hitting the limits of a single Squeak image (such was the inspiration for DabbleDb), so don't waste your time scaling.

You don't have a scaling problem unless you have a scaling problem. Even if you do have an app that needs to scale, it'll probably need 2 or 3 back end supporting applications that don't and it's a waste of time making them scale if they don't need too. If scaling ever becomes a problem, be happy, it's a nice problem to have unless you're doing something stupid like giving away all of your services for free and hoping you'll figure out that little money thing later on.

Conventions Rule

Ruby on Rails has shown us that beyond making things easier with ActiveRecord, things often need to be made more structured and less configurable. Configuration is a hidden complexity that Java has shown can kill any chance for any real productivity, sometimes having more configuration than actual code. It's amazing how much simpler programs can get if you just have the guts to make a few tough choices, decide how you want to do things, and always do it that way. Ruby on Rails true contribution to the programming community was its convention over configuration philosophy, ActiveRecord itself was in use long before Rails.

Convention over configuration is really just a nice way of the framework writer saying "This is how it's done and if you don't like it, tough." The problem then of course becomes finding a framework with conventions you agree with, but it's a big world, you're probably a programmer if you're reading this, so if you can't find something, write your own. The only problem with other people's frameworks, is that they're other people's frameworks. There's nothing quite like living in a world of your own creation.

What I Wanted

I wanted something like ActiveRecord from Rails but not mapped to a relational database, that I could use with Seaside and Squeak for small applications. I've accepted that if I need to scale, I'll use GemStone, this limits what I need from a persistence solution for Squeak.

For Squeak, I need a simple, fast, configuration free, crash proof, easy to use object database that doesn't require heavy thinking to use, optimize, or explain to others that allows me to build and iterate prototypes and small applications quickly without having to keep a schema in sync or stop to figure out why something isn't working, or why it's too slow to be usable.

I don't want any complex indexing schemes to be necessary, which means I want something like a prevalence system where all the objects are kept in memory all the time so everything is just automatically fast. I basically just want my classes in Squeak to be persistent and crash proof. I don't need a query language, I have the entire Smalltalk collections hierarchy at my disposal, and I sure as hell don't need SQL.

I also don't want a bunch of configuration. If I want to find all the instances of a User in memory I can simply say...

someUsers := User allInstances.

Without having to first go and configure what memory #allInstances will refer to because obviously I want #allInstances in the current image. After all, isn't a persistent image what we're really after to begin with? Don't we just want our persistent objects to be available to us as if they were just always in memory and the image could never crash? Shouldn't our persistent API be nearly as simple?

Since I'm basically after a persistent image, I don't need any configuration; the image is my configuration. It is my unit of deployment and I've already got one per app/customer anyway. I don't currently, nor do I plan on running multiple customers out of a single image so I can simply assume that when I persist an instance, it will be stored automatically in some subdirectory in the directory my image itself is in, overridable of course, but with a suitable default. If I want to host another instance of a particular database, I'll put another image in a different directory and fire it up.

And now I'm finally getting to the point...

SandstoneDb

Since I couldn't find anything that worked exactly the way I wanted, though Prevayler was pretty close, I just wrote my own. It's a simple object database that uses SmartRefStreams to serialize clusters of objects to disk. Ordinary ReferenceStreams can mix up your instance variables when deserializing older versions of a class.

The root of each cluster is an ActiveRecord / OODB hybrid. It makes ActiveRecord a bit more object oriented by treating it as an aggregate root and its class as a repository for its instances. I'm mixing and matching what I like from Domain Driven Design, Prevayler, and ActiveRecord into a single simple framework that suits me.

SandstoneDb API

To use SandstoneDb, just subclass SDActiveRecord and restart your image to ensure the proper directories are created, that's it, there is no further configuration. The database is kept in a subdirectory matching the name of the class in the same directory as the image. This is a Prevayler like system so all data is kept in memory written to disk on save; on system startup, all data is loaded from disk back into memory. This keeps the image itself small.

Like Prevayler, there's a startup cost associated with loading all the instances into memory and rebuilding the object graph, however once loaded, accessing your objects is blazing fast and you don't need to worry about indexing or special query syntaxes like you would with an on disk database. This of course limits the size of the database to whatever you're willing to put up with in load time and whatever you can fit in ram.

To give you a rough idea, loading up a 360 meg database containing about 73,000 hotel objects on my 3ghz Xeon Windows workstation takes about 57 minutes. That's an average of about 5k per object. Hefty and definitely pushing the upper limits of acceptable. Of course load time will vary depending upon your specific domain and the size of the objects. This blog is nearly two years old and only has a few hundred objects varying from 2k to 90k, some of my customers have been using their small apps for nearly a year and only accumulated 500 to 600 business objects averaging 0.5k each. Load time for apps this small is insignificant and using a relational database would be akin to using a sledge hammer to hang an index card with a thumb tack.

API

SandstoneDb has a very simple API for querying and iterating on the class side representing the repository for those instances:

queries

  • #atId: (for fetching a record by its #id)
  • #atId:ifAbsent:
  • #do: (for iterating all records)
  • #find: (for finding first matching record)
  • #find:ifAbsent:
  • #find:ifPresent:
  • #findAll (for grabbing all records)
  • #findAll: (for finding all matching record)

Being pretty much just variations of #select: and #detect:, little if any explanation is required for how to use these. The #find naming is to make it clear these queries could potentially be more expensive than just the standard #select: and #detect:.

Though it's memory based now, I'm leaving open the option of future implementations that could be disk based allowing larger databases than will fit in memory; the same API should work regardless.

There's an equally simple API for the instance side:

Accessors that come in handy for all persistent objects.

  • #id (a UUID string in base 36)
  • #createdOn
  • #updatedOn
  • #version (useful in critical sections to validate you're working on the version you expect)
  • #indexString (all instance variable's asStrings as a single string for easy searching)

Actions you can perform on a record.

  • #save (thread safe)
  • #save: (same as above but you can pass a block if you have other work you want done while the object is locked)
  • #critical: (grabs or creates a Monitor for thread safety)
  • #abortChanges (rollback to the last saved version)
  • #delete (thread safe)
  • #validate (for subclasses to override and throw exceptions to prevent saves)

You can freely have records holding references to other records but a record must be saved before it can be referenced. If you attempted to save an object that references another record that answers true to #isNew, you'll get an exception. Saves are not cascaded, only the programmer can know the proper save order his object model requires. To do safe cascaded saves would require actual transactions. Saves are always explicit, if you didn't save it, it wasn't saved, there is no magic, and you should never be left scratching your wondering if your objects were saved or not.

Events you can override to hook into a records life cycle.

  • #onBeforeFirstSave
  • #onAfterFirstSave
  • #onBeforeSave
  • #onAfterSave
  • #onBeforeDelete
  • #onAfterDelete

Be careful with these, if an exception occurs you will prevent the life cycle from completing properly, but then again, that might be what you intend.

A testing method you might find useful on occasion.

  • #isNew (answers true prior to the first successful save)

Only subclass SDActiveRecord for aggregate roots where you need to be able to query for the object, for all other objects just use ordinary Smalltalk objects. You DO NOT need to make every one of your domain objects into ActiveRecords, this is not Ruby on Rails, choosing your model carefully gives you natural transaction boundaries since the save of a single ActiveRecord and all ordinary objects contained within is atomic and stored in a single file. There are no real transactions so you can not atomically save multiple ActiveRecords.

A good example of an aggregate root object would an #Order class, while its #LineItem class just be an ordinary Smalltalk object. A #BlogPost is an aggregate root while a #BlogComment is an ordinary Smalltalk object. #Order and #BlogPost would be ActiveRecords. This allows you to query for #Order and #BlogPost but not for #LineItem and #BlogComment, which is as it should be, those items don't make much sense outside the context of their aggregate root and no other object in the system should be allowed to reference them directly, only aggregate roots can be referenced by other other objects.

This of course means should you improperly reference say an #OrderItem from an object other than its parent #Order (which is the root of the file they're bother stored in), then you'll ultimately end up referencing a copy rather than the original because such a reference won't be able to maintain its identity after an image restart.

In the real world, this is more than enough to write most applications. Transactions are a nice to have feature, they are not a must have feature and their value has been grossly oversold. Starbucks doesn't use a two phase commit, and it's good to remind yourself that the world chugs on anyway, mistakes are sometimes made and corrective actions are taken, but you don't need transactions to do useful work. MySql became the most popular open source database in existence long before they added transactions as a feature.

Here are some examples of using an ActiveRecord...

person := Person find: [ :e | e name = 'Joe' ].
person save.
person delete.
user := User find: [ :e | e email = 'Joe@Schmoe.com' ] ifAbsent: [ User named: 'Joe' email: 'Joe@Schmoe.com' ].
joe := Person atId: anId.
managers := Employee findAll: [ :e | e subordinates notEmpty ].

Concurrency is handled by calling either #save or #save: and it's entirely up to the programmer to put critical sections around the appropriate code. You are working on the same instances of these objects as other threads and you need to be aware of that to deal with concurrency correctly. You can wrap a #save: around any chunk of code to ensure you have a lock on that object like so...

auction save:[ auction addBid: (Bid price: 30 dollars user: self session currentUser) ].

While #critical: lets you decide when to call #save, in case you want other stuff inside the critical section of code to do something more complex than a simple implicit save. When you're working with multiple distributed systems, like a credit card processor, transactions don't really cut it anyway so you might do something like save the record, get the auth, and if successful, update the record again with the new auth...

auction critical: [ 
    [ auction
        acceptBid: aBid;
    save;
    authorizeBuyerCC;
        save ] 
     on: Error do: [ :error | auction reopen; save ] ]

That's about all there is to using it, there are some more things going on under the hood like crash recovery and startup but if you really want to know how that works, read the code. SandstoneDb is available on SqueakSource and is MIT licensed and makes a handy development and prototyping or small application database for Seaside. If you happen to use it and find any bugs or performance issues, please send me a test case and I'll see what I can do to correct it quickly.


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...
Participants - World Chess Software Championship (July 1st-2nd) by Mark Lefler, ICGA, June 19, 2017
WCSC pairings and games by Jan Krabbenbos, ICGA, July 01, 2017
2017 World Computer Software Championship 2017 by Mark Lefler, CCC, July 01, 2017
External Links
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          WCSC 2017   
...
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Round 4 with Bruno Bras and David Norris in front, Hans van der Zijden taking notes for Computerschaak
...
1-0, Komodo vs Shredder and Chiron vs Jonny drew their games vs Shredder and Jonny
Publications
The Board of the ICGA (2017). Five ICGA Events in Leiden, the Netherlands: July, 2017. ICGA Journal, Vol. 39, No. 1

          WCSC 2017   
...
IT
Ubaldo Andrea Farina
Deep Shredder
DE
Stefan Meyer-Kahlen

Jonny
DE
...
Don Dailey, Larry Kaufman, Mark Lefler
Erdogan Günes (book, operator)
Shredder
DE
Stefan Meyer-Kahlen

The Baron
NL
...
Jonny - The Baron
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...
in Jonny -vs The Baron
[Event "WCSC 2017"]
[Site "Leiden"]
...
41.Bd1 Rxd1+ 42.Ke2 Rd3 43.Qb5 Rxe3+ 44.fxe3 Qd6 45.Qb1 c3 46.Qa2 Qd7 47.Qc2 Qb5+ 48.Ke1
Qb2 49.Kd1 Qxa3 50.Ke2 Qb2 51.Kd3 Nd5 52.Qxb2 cxb2 53.Kc2 Nxe3+ 0-1
Round 2
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Short book line in Komodo vs Jonny which ended in a draw

Round 4
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...
for Computerschaak
Ziggurat vs Chess Ebiz 9 1-0, Komodo vs Shredder and Chiron vs Jonny drew their games

Publications
The Board of the ICGA (2017). Five ICGA Events in Leiden, the Netherlands: July, 2017. ICGA Journal, Vol. 39, No. 1

          WCSC 2017   
...
{WCSC2017_R1_Ziggurat-Shredder.JPG}
David Norris and Stefan Meyer-Kahlen
Round 4
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Round 4 with Bruno Bras and David Norris in front, Hans van der Zijden taking notes for Computerschaak

Publications
The Board of the ICGA (2017). Five ICGA Events in Leiden, the Netherlands: July, 2017. ICGA Journal, Vol. 39, No. 1
...
Photo Snellius Building by Gerd Isenberg, July 03, 2015
Participants - World Chess Software Championship (July 1st-2nd) by Mark Lefler, ICGA, June 19, 2017
ImagesRound 1, 4 Images by Gerd IsenbergIsenberg, July 01, 2017
What links here?
[[include page="WCSC 2017" component="backlinks" limit="40"]]

          WCSC 2017   
...
World Computer Chess Championship – The first success of a new format by Mark Lefler on behalf of David Levy, ICGA, June 19, 2017
Participants - World Chess Software Championship (July 1st-2nd) by Mark Lefler, ICGA, June 19, 2017
WCSC pairings and games by Jan Krabbenbos, ICGA, July 01, 2017
External Links
WCSC 2017 | ICGA

          WCSC 2017   
...
FR
Bruno Bras
Chiron
IT
Ubaldo Andrea Farina

Deep Shredder
DE
...
Komodo
US
...
Mark Lefler
Erdogan Günes (book, operator)

The Baron
NL
...
David Norris
CC Country Codes
Photos & Games
Round 1
Chiron - Komodo
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Ubaldo Andrea Farina and Erdogan Günes
Jonny - The Baron
{WCSC2017_R1_Jonny-TheBaron.JPG}
Johannes Zwanzger and Richard Pijl
Ziggurat - Shredder
{WCSC2017_R1_Ziggurat-Shredder.JPG}
David Norris and Stefan Meyer-Kahlen

Publications
The Board of the ICGA (2017). Five ICGA Events in Leiden, the Netherlands: July, 2017. ICGA Journal, Vol. 39, No. 1
...
World Computer Chess Championship – The first success of a new format by Mark Lefler on behalf of David Levy, ICGA, June 19, 2017
Participants - World Chess Software Championship (July 1st-2nd) by Mark Lefler, ICGA, June 19, 2017
External Links
WCSC 2017 | ICGA
Live Games
WCSC 2017 - Results and Pairings

References
Snellius Building
...
Photo Snellius Building by Gerd Isenberg, July 03, 2015
Participants - World Chess Software Championship (July 1st-2nd) by Mark Lefler, ICGA, June 19, 2017
Images by Gerd Isenberg
What links here?
[[include page="WCSC 2017" component="backlinks" limit="40"]]

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Vergeleken met de gemiddelde sportschool zien ze er uit als hometrainers uit de koude oorlog.
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          Postengeschacher bei der Deutschen Bahn auf Hochtouren   
Berlin (dts Nachrichtenagentur) - Das Postengeschacher bei der Deutschen Bahn läuft auf Hochtouren. Der Konzern will die Vorstandsposten für Güterverkehr und Digitalisierung neu besetzen. Mindestens einen der Spitzenpositionen soll eine Frau übernehmen, schreibt die "Bild am Sonntag".

Der Aufsichtsrat des Staatskonzerns tagt dazu in einer Sondersitzung am 20. Juli. SPD und Arbeitnehmervertreter im Aufsichtsrat wollen nach Informationen der Zeitung eine Kandidatin durchsetzen, von der der Bahnvorstand wenig begeistert ist. Vergangene Woche wurde bei Gesprächen im Verkehrsministerium entsprechende Kritik vorgetragen, schreibt die Zeitung. Ein Ergebnis ist nicht bekannt. Bahn und Ministerium lehnen eine Stellungnahme ab. Für den Digital- und Technik-Job zählen nach Informationen der Zeitung zwei weitere Managerinnen zum engsten Bewerberkreis. So eine Chefin eines Computer-Unternehmens in Deutschland und eine Digitalmanagerin bei einem großen Energiekonzern. Sollte es zu den Personalfragen im Bahn-Vorstand keine Einigung im Aufsichtsrat geben, könnten die Entscheidungen auch auf nach der Bundestagswahl vertagt werden.


          Postengeschacher bei der Deutschen Bahn auf Hochtouren   
Berlin (dts Nachrichtenagentur) - Das Postengeschacher bei der Deutschen Bahn läuft auf Hochtouren. Der Konzern will die Vorstandsposten für Güterverkehr und Digitalisierung neu besetzen. Mindestens einen der Spitzenpositionen soll eine Frau übernehmen, schreibt die "Bild am Sonntag".

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          Trentenni high tech   

articolo tratto da www.blogonomy.it


Diecimila euro. Tanti sono bastati a Luca Ascani, a 25 anni appena, per lanciare nel 2004 GoAdv, società di servizi d’informazione dal 2007 quotata alla Borsa di Parigi e che oggi ha una capitalizzazione di circa 60 milioni di euro. Scommessa vinta, dunque, per un enfant prodige «senza agganci», che in pochi anni ha saputo trasformare un’idea apparentemente irrealizzabile in una macchina da soldi: stando agli analisti dovrebbe chiudere il 2008 con un giro d’affari di 40 milioni di euro e uno staff di 100 persone in tutta Europa (vedere l’articolo a pagina 19). Ma Ascani non è certo l’unico «genio tecnologico» made in Italy degli ultimi anni. Anzi, nonostante che il nostro Paese sconti un ritardo storico sul fronte dell’innovazione tecnologica (e non solo), le buone idee non mancano: secondo i dati espressamente elaborati per Economy dalla Camera di commercio di Milano, alla fine del 2008 erano esattamente 130.731 le imprese hi-tech italiane, il 3,6% in più del 2007. E la sola Lombardia ne vanta 28.470 (vedere la mappa a pagina 20). A mancare, semmai, sono i fondi di venture capital: quelli che, per capirci, negli Stati Uniti hanno finanziato migliaia di grandi e di piccole aziende tecnologiche, da Google fino alle miriadi di società da anni presenti nella mitica Silicon Valley, l’areea a sud di San Francisco che è tra le regioni più hi-tech del globo.
In Italia più che altrove c’è un folto gruppo di imprenditori di prima generazione, trentenni o poco più, che hanno saputo rischiare nel settore tecnologico. E di fronte alla carenza di capitali hanno iniziato chiamando a raccolta parenti e amici per racimolare i primi soldi da investire. «È quello che gli anglosassoni chiamano l’approccio delle “3F”, ossia family, friends and fools (cioè famiglia, amici e folli, ndr)» dice a Economy Alberto Giusti, 36 anni, «imprenditore seriale» ormai giunto alla sua sesta avventura hi-tech

I business angel. Alle «3F», in alcuni casi, si aggiungono poi i cosiddetti «business angel», ossia gli investitori informali, manager o professionisti, che sono soliti intervenire quando l’attività è ancora in fase embrionale. «Sono privati con patrimoni accumulati sul campo, generalmente nelle stesse attività che vanno poi a finanziare. Per questo motivo, a differenza delle banche, sono in grado di valutare i rischi dei progetti di start-up» specifica Simone Bassanini, senior manager della società di consulenza Kpmg che, con il supporto dell’Aifi (Associazione italiana private equity e venture capital) e di Intesa Sanpaolo, ha tracciato l’identikit dei «business angel» italiani. Il loro investimento medio si aggira sui 180-200 mila euro circa, pari, in genere, a una quota del 30-40%, o anche meno, del capitale sociale. Portano soldi, dunque, ma anche competenze e in 3-5 anni escono, vendendo le proprie quote a terzi, di solito investitori formali: private equity o, ancora, partner industriali veri e propri.
Purché sia possibile trovarne. In Italia, infatti, la strada in questo settore è tutta in salita. Nel primo semestre del 2008 l’Aifi ha calcolato che su 170 operazioni di private equity e di venture capital, per un totale di 2,77 miliardi di euro, soltanto 40 interventi per 52 milioni di euro complessivi hanno riguardato start-up al livello d’inizio. Queste operazioni, oltretutto, sono state coperte nel 50% dei casi da finanziarie regionali e solo in minima parte da banche (7,5%) o da società di gestione del risparmio (2,5%). Eppure «se c’è un momento in cui diventa vitale puntare su nuove idee di business è proprio quello attuale» interviene Alessandro Spada, presidente di Innovab, l’azienda per l’innovazione della Camera di commercio di Milano, Monza e Brianza. «Solamente così si può dare nuovo impulso all’economia una volta che la crisi sarà passata».
Tanto più che con il decreto-legge 112 varato il 25 giugno scorso, meglio noto come «decreto Brunetta», sono state introdotte per la prima volta in Italia misure fiscali che incentivano gli investimenti in start-up. Che sia giunta l’ora della svolta? I tre giovani imprenditori intervistati da Economy nelle pagine che seguono si augurano di sì. E ricordano: «C’è chi pensava che fossimo folli, e invece…».
La loro è una vera professione di ottimismo.

Una ventottenne di Milano ha unito gioielli e tecnologia e oggi vende le sue creazioni nelle migliori gioiellerie d’Europa. Un trentaduenne di Vicenza ha fondato un’azienda di telefonia «low cost» per le chiamate all’estero. Un romano di 29 anni ha fondato un’azienda che ha scavalcato le Alpi per quotarsi a Parigi: ora capitalizza 60 milioni di euro. Antonella Fiorentino, Manuel Zanella e Luca Ascani, nonostante le difficoltà di accesso al credito e le ritrosie di una cultura «made in Italy» che non agevola le start-up tecnologiche di giovani imprenditori, ce l’hanno fatta. Ecco come ci sono riusciti.

Antonella Fiorentino
Gioielli che suonano molto bene
(e le star stanno ad ascoltare)

Si dice che alle spalle di ogni grande uomo agisca una donna forte. In questo caso, una giovane di carattere e dall’indubbio talento imprenditoriale sta dietro un’iniziativa commerciale partita nel dicembre 2008 e che, nel giro di un mese, è già riuscita a conquistare ordini e commesse per un valore superiore ai 100 mila euro.
Lei è Antonella Fiorentino, 28 anni: a cavallo fra il 2007 e il 2008 ha fondato ad Azzate Varesino la società di trading Double Crazy, dalla quale è sorto poi il marchio commerciale «Kiwie Jewels». La missione era trasformare gli oggetti hi-tech più popolari e affermati in veri gioielli, incastonandoli in cornici e in supporti fatti di autentiche pietre preziose. Grazie ad alcune precedenti iniziative commerciali, durate circa un anno, Antonella e il marito Daniele De Molli (37 anni) hanno incamerato la maggior parte del milione necessario all’apertura della nuova impresa.
Hanno sviluppato contatti cruciali con i produttori asiatici di prodotti digitali, tra Mp3 e cuffie per cellulari, mantenendo il design in Italia. «Quello dell’elettronica» dice Fiorentino a Economy «è però un settore maturo dove è difficile riuscire». Per farlo serviva qualcosa di innovativo, che differenziasse l’offerta. «L’abbiamo trovato nei gioielli» continua Fiorentino. «I prodotti Kiwie Jewels oggi sono in 42 vetrine in tutta Italia».
I guadagni dell’azienda hanno raggiunto gli 80 mila euro nel giro di un mese, già alla fine del dicembre 2008. Ma è stato solo l’inizio, perché dopo avere preso parte alla fiera mondiale dell’elettronica di Las Vegas e dopo avere trovato spazio nei punti vendita più chic di Londra, ora Kiwie Jewels vuole ampliare la sua rete. Da febbraio sarà anche in Spagna e in Svizzera, dapprima nei negozi di Foxtown a Mendrisio e poi in altre dieci gioiellerie.
In Italia le creazioni di Kiwie Jewels sono in boutique «trendy»: il Cielo di piazza Duomo a Milano e Brusco, il distributore di Rolex e di Bulgari del centro di Roma. Ma tra due mesi i tecnogioielli saranno in altri 100 negozi: «Naturalmente siamo molto interessati a mercati come gli Emirati Arabi o gli Stati Uniti» dice Antonella «dove però abbiamo già una serie di testimonial di primo piano: ci hanno garantito un’ottima visibilità internazionale».
Sono cantanti come l’emergente Rihanna o famosi come Mariah Carey; ma anche attrici del calibro di Eva Longoria (Casalinghe disperate), cui il marito Tony Parker, campione della pallacanestro, ha appena regalato un ciondolo a forma di cuore che si schiude per scoprire due lettori di file Mp3: è il modello «Twinheart» di Kiwie Jewels. «Crediamo che possa essere un successo per il San Valentino 2009» dice la giovane manager «ed è in vendita a soltanto 80 euro».
L’idea di base è che il lusso hi-tech debba restare il più possibile alla portata di tutti, anche se i prodotti di fascia alta con diamanti, come l’Mp5, partono da 400 euro. Progettata e disegnata nell’atelier di Azzate, in provincia di Varese, ma realizzata in Asia con il supporto delle sedi aperte a Shenzhen, in Cina, la linea Kiwie Jewels è rivestita con pietre incastonate di provenienza certificata, lavorate in Italia da maestri orafi. La gamma, che oggi è fatta di sette «famiglie» di prodotto (compresi gli Swars, orecchini-auricolare tempestati di preziosi), accoglierà presto creazioni inedite: «Il 14 febbraio» dichiara Fiorentino «sarà anche la nostra festa, perché presenteremo le nuove proposte proprio per il giorno degli innamorati. E se tutto andrà bene, il prossimo passo sarà un negozio monomarca».
Intanto c’è la soddisfazione di essere cresciuti senza aiuti. «Abbiamo avuto credito dalle banche» conclude Fiorentino «ma per piccola parte del capitale iniziale. E solo la Popolare di Bergamo ha creduto davvero in noi».

(Roberto Carminati)

Manuel Zanella
L’inventore che convinse il «mito»
della sua infanzia a entrare nei telefoni

L’ufficio di Manuel Zanella è una macchia di colore arancio-verde nel grigio della zona industriale di Vicenza. A pochi centimetri dal computer, sulla scrivania, la foto di suo figlio nato il 12 dicembre 2008. Sulla parete di fronte, due copertine di un mensile economico. La prima ha in primo piano il volto di Silvio Berlusconi. Sulla seconda campeggia Ennio Doris, numero uno di Mediolanum. «Un giorno metterò lì accanto la terza copertina: magari quella di Economy» dice. «E ci sarà la mia foto».
Presuntuoso? Forse. Di sicuro ambizioso e determinato. Zanella, 32 anni, è figlio di un perito elettrotecnico che aveva una fonderia venduta nel 2005 e il mito di Doris, vicentino, imprenditore «fai-da-te» se lo porta dietro da quando è bambino, da quando voleva fare l’inventore. Dopo una laurea in ingegneria elettronica a Padova, inizia a lavorare come «family banker» proprio in Mediolanum. Nel 2003 si sposa e parte per il Kenya. E lì nasce l’idea che nel 2006 lo porta alla fondazione di Zero Mobile: «Per telefonare e ricevere chiamate dall’Africa all’Italia spendevo 6 euro al minuto, un’enormità» racconta.
Come evitare quel salasso? «Non ho fatto altro che guardare a quanto già esisteva in Inghilterra e Stati Uniti» risponde«e ho fondato Zero Mobile, un operatore globale di telefonia low cost rivolto solo a chi viaggia all’estero per lavoro e per turismo».
Particolare è anche il canale di vendita: solo agenzie di viaggi e società che forniscono servizi business alle imprese, oltre alle agenzie Lottomatica. L’idea c’era. Ma servivano i soldi: almeno 250 mila euro, per iniziare. Zanella sapeva che le banche difficilmente avrebbero finanziato una start-up. E voleva che fosse proprio Doris il suo «business angel».

Un incontro difficile. Così decide di andare a casa sua: a Tombolo, vicino Vicenza. Tenta due volte di consegnare una lettera a Doris. Poi ottiene un incontro, ma con un suo collaboratore che non si mostra interessato. Zanella non si arrende. Torna a Tombolo e consegna una terza lettera. È il luglio del 2006. La segreteria di Doris lo chiama e gli fissa un appuntamento. «Questa volta Doris c’era» racconta Zanella. «Mi ha detto: io di telefonia non capisco molto. Ma voglio fidarmi della tua determinazione».
E ha finanziato Zero Mobile con 100 mila euro attraverso due società personali, H Invest eH Equity. Altri 150 mila sono arrivati da Daniele Bortolotti, che è il cognato di Zanella e il titolare di Petrolvilla Group, 400 milioni di ricavi da prodotti petroliferi. Nel 2007, poi, è stato fatto un aumento di capitale fino a 400 milioni. Oggi il 75% di Zero Mobile è in mano alle due società di Doris, il 10% a Petrolvilla Group e il 15% a Zanella. L’azienda ha otto dipendenti e coinvolge una rete di circa 100 agenti. E le sim di Zero Mobile sono in vendita in circa 900 agenzie, più nella rete di Lottomatica. 
Il meccanismo è semplice: Zero Mobile ha un accordo con un operatore di telefonia estone che gli mette a disposizione la piattaforma di roaming internazionale e un sistema («call back») tale per cui la chiamata viene trasformata da internazionale a nazionale. I risparmi arrivano all’85%. E dopo la sim è nato anche lo «Zerofonino», un cellulare dual sim Umts realizzato dalla cinese Techfit (la stessa che produce apparecchi per la Nokia) in cui inserire due card: la prima dell’operatore tradizionale, la seconda di Zero Mobile per i viaggi all’estero. Il business plan prevede 15 milioni di fatturato entro il 2011 e il break even nel 2009. «Gli accordi che abbiamo già in mano ci consentono di pensare che rispetteremo gli obiettivi» dice sicuro Zanella: l’«inventore» vicentino che ha convinto il suo mito dell’infanzia a rischiare con lui.

(Ilaria Molinari)

Luca Ascani
Partire su internet con 10 mila euro
e arrivare a capitalizzare 60 milioni

È del 1979, ma tiene moltissimo a dire che «non ha ancora 30 anni», perché è nato in novembre. Luca Ascani, romano, sventola all’estero la bandiera del talento italiano alla guida di GoAdv, società di servizi d’informazione e di comunicazione, quotata al listino Alternext (Nyse-Euronext) di Parigi, con una capitalizzazione che oggi vale circa 60 milioni di euro. La sua è la classica storia dell’enfant prodige «senza agganci». Non ha una laurea nel cassetto perché, dice a Economy, «ho fatto due anni di giurisprudenza, ma non faceva per me», ed entra nel mondo internet in maniera casuale. Era il 1999 quando, a soli 20 anni, viene reclutato da BuyCentral, società specializzata nella comparazione dei prezzi su internet, per fare uno stage a Parigi. «L’unico punto di forza che avevo era la buona conoscenza della lingua francese» dice. «Ma non ero un patito di computer e anche oggi non so realizzare nemmeno una riga di html».
Essere italiano, invece, gli dà la possibilità nel 2000 di diventare il responsabile del lancio del progetto BuyCentral in Italia: e come partner e amministratore delegato. Quattro anni dopo BuyCentral viene acquisita da Lycos e, nel luglio 2004, Ascani si lancia in un nuovo progetto: la società di servizi d’informazione e comunicazione online GoAdv. Con lui c’è il socio Salvatore Esposito, 34 anni, che dopo BuyCentral ha fatto un’esperienza in Altavista.
Partito con un investimento di 10 mila euro, Ascani è riuscito a crescere sviluppando una società con un fatturato di oltre 18,4 milioni di euro al primo semestre, che si è chiuso il 30 giugno 2008, e uno staff di 100 persone in tutta Europa. La chiusura d’anno è attesa alla fine del febbraio 2009 con un fatturato che gli analisti stimano sui 38 milioni di euro. Ascani ricorda di avere avuto da subito una visione paneuropea per lo sviluppo della sua impresa: «Ho iniziato in Italia, che non è considerata il punto di partenza ideale per avviare un business online: ma sono andato contro gli stereotipi e ho dimostrato che non era solo una possibilità, ma una vera opportunità». Così l’imprenditore ha deciso che la società non si limitasse al mercato italiano e in pochi mesi ha aperto un ufficio nel Regno Unito: «Un anno dopo eravamo attivi in otto Paesi europei e questo ci ha consentito di sviluppare velocemente il business».

Diciassette milioni di utenti. Adesso GoAdv conta su 17 milioni di utenti al mese, con una rete di siti web ad alta visibilità attivi nel Regno Unito, in Germania, Paesi Bassi, Francia, Italia, Spagna, Svezia e Polonia e sedi a Roma, Dublino, Parigi, Manila e Casablanca. La rete include il gruppo di portali generalisti Excite Europe, acquistati subito dopo la quotazione in Borsa;BetterDeals, una serie di siti verticali personalizzati che aiuta gli utenti a sfruttare al meglio le ricerche sul web; e Track Set, società di Pisa che opera nella web analytics, ovvero analizza i percorsi di navigazione degli utenti sui siti.
«Per una crescita reale è di vitale importanza adottare una prospettiva paneuropea e una visione che vada oltre il territorio, specialmente nel mondo internet» dice Ascani che va fiero del fatto di non essere mai ricorso alle banche. «Il nostro sviluppo è sempre stato organico, non ho mai avuto bisogno di investire al di là della liquidità che la mia azienda produceva» dice. La gestione oculata del denaro la ritiene un’eredità familiare: «Ho sempre seguito il prezioso consiglio di mio padre: prima fare profitto e poi investire» dice.
Per questo Ascani procede sempre a piccoli passi, attenendosi a due punti fermi: «rentability and scalability», ovvero il business deve essere in utile e scalare, altrimenti si crea un limite alla crescita. «Momenti difficili ce ne sono stati» ammette «ma lo stress negativo può durare qualche ora, poi bisogna trovare la soluzione, positivizzare sempre».
Un passo fondamentale, però, lo ha fatto due anni fa, cedendo al mondo della finanza con l’ingresso in Borsa. «Siamo stati fortunati perché siamo entrati prima della discesa e abbiamo tenuto bene» dice. La quotazione è avvenuta con un private placement interamente sottoscritto, per 5,5 milioni di euro, dal fondo di private equity Truffle venture.
E l’impatto con la finanza è stato positivo, visto che nel giugno 2008 Ascani è tornato sul mercato con il lancio di un’obbligazione convertibile da 11,5 milioni e scadenza cinque anni, sempre rivolta a investitori istituzionali. «Adesso abbiamo 20 milioni di euro in cassa da investire in acquisizioni e strategicamente nel 2009 ci guarderemo intorno». Per crescere ancora. A piccoli passi.


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          Senior Project Engineer - Honeywell - Kanata, ON   
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          Security Officer - WorkersWeb - Brandfort, Free State   
Security Officer position available in Brandfort EE position/Afrikaans speaking male Age - not older than 60 Work 12 hour shifts Computer literate Good... R6 500 a month
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You must be trade-tested Motor Technician and with at least 3 years’ experience having worked in a franchised workshop. Computer literacy Sound R13 000 - R18 000 a month
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B.A. /B.SC in IT/ Computer Science § 5+ years of experience/knowledge in Programming, testing tools and testing methodologies. § Hands-on technical
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          Century-Old Building Renovated Into Affordable Housing and More in Hutchinson, Kansas   

WNC provided $7.5 million in LIHTC equity to fund affordable housing units at new Wiley Plaza

Hutchinson, KS -- (ReleaseWire) -- 01/22/2015 -- WNC, a national investor in real estate and community development initiatives, announced today that the renovation of the historic Wiley Building, including the development of 40 affordable housing units, is complete. WNC provided $7.5 million in low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) equity to fund the adaptive reuse of the building, originally constructed more than 100 years ago.

Reintroduced as Wiley Plaza, the property is comprised of ground-floor and mezzanine retail space, five floors of affordable housing units, and two floors, plus a penthouse, of market rate apartments. Wiley Plaza also includes a new multi-level parking garage with 104 parking spaces.

Wiley Plaza's one-, two- and three-bedroom affordable housing units are open to individuals and families. Common amenities of the elevator-equipped building include on-site management, a community room, fitness center, computer center, elevators and security cameras.

Located at the intersection of North Main Street and East First Avenue, the eight-story building was originally built in 1913 and was expanded twice in the 1930s. The project is located adjacent to the historic Fox Theater in Hutchinson's downtown historic district.

"The Wiley Plaza is a testament to the ability of private and public entities to work together to improve our local communities efficiently and effectively," said WNC's Senior Vice President of Underwriting, Greg Hand. "State, local and federal tax credits were employed to not only renovate this beautiful structure, but to deliver terribly needed quality, affordable housing to the people of Hutchinson. We couldn't be more pleased with the result."

Wiley Plaza was re-developed by Manske & Associates, LLC. The project also received financing from Historic Preservation Partners Inc., First National Bank, Kansas Housing Resources Corporation and the City of Hutchinson.

About WNC
WNC, founded in 1971 and headquartered in Irvine, Calif., is a national investor in real estate and community development initiatives. WNC has acquired more than $6.5 billion of assets totaling in excess of 1,225 properties in 45 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Since 2000, WNC has been awarded four New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocations, totaling $178 million, and has facilitated development of 17 low-income community projects. WNC's investor base exceeds 19,500 institutional and retail clients, including Fortune 500 companies, multinational banks, and insurance companies.

Additional information is available at http://www.wncinc.com

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          SECRETARY/RECEPTIONIST REQUIRED - Gumtree.co.za - Mafikeng, North West   
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Agilent systems (HPLCs, LCMS, GCs). PharmEng Technology is currently seeking *Computer Systems Validation*....
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          Dispatcher and Customer Service Representative - Tows to go - Detroit, MI   
Answering phones while locating all 27 trucks on 3 different computers. High school or equivalent.... $14 an hour
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          印度對軟體專利的限制   
印度對軟體專利加以限制:「No patent if invention lies only in computer program, says Indian Patent Office」,新的規定規範了如果是程式內所跑出來的創新 (invention),那麼就不可以被專利化: The new guideline says that if the contribution of the invention lies only in computer program, the examiner should deny the patent claim. 基於程式本身不可專利,那麼完全由程式所產生出來的創新也不應該有專利權: "The computer … Continue reading
          You ever get in one of THOSE moods....   
Yeah, there's not good reason for it, I'm just in a bad mood. The problem is that I'm not coming out of it. It has been about a week now, and I am firmly lodged in a slump.

I'm several weeks away from the end of my last true semester of classes for my Masters (one independent study and one thesis to go after this). There are two major projects that I need to finish in that time, and I just can't bring myself to get motivated to do them. As usual, I will pull them outta my rear end in the last minute and turn in a sub standard project. Given the quality (or lack thereof) of my program, I'll probably still get a decent grade, but I'm not sure that should be the point of a graduate program. I would like to do more than "just get by".

One of my vehicles just went into the shop tonight for an electrical problem (Hey Don, how's that banner coming). I've had a check engine light on for a few months and occasionally, the gauges just die (the car continues to run fine). Sometimes, the car won't start if you turn the key, but if you wait long enough, the aux. power eventually kicks in and then the car starts just fine. I'm afraid this is going to be one of those "Well let's try replacing THIS and see if it fixes it. Oh, that didn't work, well bring it back in and we'll try fixing THAT and see if it fixes it". I really don't want it to become one of those progressively more and more expensive repairs. The car just really isn't worth that much.

On another front, I now have proof (soft of) that I suck at fighting. There's an online forum that I occasionally read. One of the topics of this forum recently was "who are the best unbelts in your kingdom". I didn't get mentioned once. I have no problem with any of the people who were mentioned. I respect each and every one of them. On the flip side, I have beaten most of them in tournaments (or at least in bear pits). They beat me too, but that means I should be at least in the same general skill level as them, and apparently I'm not. Or at least nobody who posts to that forum from my Kingdom seems to think so. This wouldn't have effected me so much if I wasn't in this mood, but I am, and so, it does. Once school is done, I really need to start fighting again regularly. Not just fighting to fight, but fighting to improve. There's a HUGE difference between the two, and I have gotten lazy in the second half of this year.

Finally, I'm just not happy with my house. I haven't had the time to put into keeping it clean much less working on improving it. Last weekend I started looking at house ads in the weekend paper because I'm not happy in my current home. That's just an excuse really. I'm looking to replace my general depression with something "new". Hell, I've considered new cars, new houses, new computers anything to just give me something new to focus on, but that's just a diversionary tactic. I have to find a way to get out of the funk that I've fallen into.

The one bright spot is my daughter. She had a bad rash last weekend, and she dealt with it like a real tropper. Sure, she was a little more cranky than usual, but she was still a laughing little baby girl. She's crawling all over the place now, and she takes stairs like a champ. She clearly says "Ma Ma" (at least I can understand it clearly) and she may even say "Da Da", but that sounds more like she's just making noise. The happiness I do find these days is holding my little girl. It sounds corny, but it just happens to be true. I'll have to work on letting that happiness grow before the next time I post.

          Halloween Thoughts   
Okay, I know it's not the "Holiday Season" yet, but it is Halloween or Samhain or All Saint's Day Eve or any number of other holidays that are celebrated by people far and wide. I actually really like these holidays. The thinning of the walls between worlds and what not is a concept that has fascinated me for as long as I can remember. I have a problem though. It seems I'm just not that creative. Every year I hear one or two stories about people who really go all out. They have some idea that they just "Have to do!" as a costume in order to celebrate. They usually have a clear creative idea, and some way to make it real. I wish I had that creativity and drive.

Given my hobby, there's always the cop out of wearing medieval garb or armour. After all, I think the image of a 6'2" gentleman wearing full plate and carrying a big honking sword might get some peoples' attention. However, I really do consider that a cop out. I do that 30 to 40 weekends a year. Doing it for Halloween just seems to diminish the holiday and on the flip side it diminishes what I do for the rest of the year by making it simply "a costume".

The only two ideas I have ever had are a gargoyle from the cartoon (I always wanted to be Goliath. Build some kinda really cool wing set and somehow build lifts for my feet to make me even taller) or alternately a fully armoured Cyclone Motorcycle Soldier in mechanized mode from the third generation Robotech Cartoon series (if you know what I'm talking about, then you are truly a geek and I salute you). I've never had the nerve to attempt either of them, but I think they would both be really cool (even if I was the only one who knew what I was going for).

In a way, I feel sorry for my daughter. My wife and I have always been very practical about holidays. We've never really dressed up or gone all out for any holiday. We particularly don't tend to do much for Halloween. As I stated earlier, the idea of the holiday is really interesting to me, but with my lack of creativity and with my hatred of the over-commercialization of all holidays, I worry that somehow my daughter will miss out on some of the more "fun" aspects of this and all the holidays (although my wife did buy my daughter a giraffe costume this year, and it should be really cute).

Personally, I'll be in class for this year's festivities so there aren't any conflicted feelings about the holiday this year. I'll spend it how I see fit. Later in the evening I'll probably turn off the TV, turn off the computers, turn down the lights and just listen to the world around me. I'll try to center my mind, relax my soul and try to remember the spirits of those who have passed before me. Will I be able to talk with the dead? I'm guessing probably not. However, if I take the time to remember them and remember my times with them, maybe the holiday won't be so bad afterall...

          People's Compassion is Boundless.   
So it's been a long morning.

It started much like any other. I had to install a new PC under someone's desk. In the process of trying to get the Machine moved into place a plugged in, I managed to bounce my head off of one of the cubicle desk supports and into the edge of the computer I was trying to install. At this point, I'm pretty sure that I've given myself a concussion. As I'm rolling on the floor swearing and cursing in pain, there are 4 guys sitting at their desks not 3 feet away, and not one of them asks what's wrong or how I'm doing. I put my hand to my forehead and feel the familiar warm liquid that tells me I've split myself open. I stand up, walk across the hall and inform HR that I have injured myself (proudly wearing my crimson mask) before I go to the restroom to get a wet paper towel and assess the damage. Turns out I've opened up a 3 to 4 inch cut on my forehead. It's not a gash, just a cut, but it is bleeding profusely. I apply pressure with the wet paper towel and go back to HR's office to now give her the full details. After a brief discussion and an accident report, I go back to trying to plug in a PC while holding a wet paper towel to my head (mind you the 4 guys still haven't even asked if I'm okay). As I finish setting up the PC, my cell rings.

"Help Desk", I say

"Can you reset my email session, I'm locked out"

"Sure," I respond "but it may be a few minutes as I'm bleeding from my forehead."

"Well, how long will it be? It's kind of an emergency for me to get into my email."

"I'm not kidding, I'm bleeding from my forehead. I'll get to it as soon as the bleeding stops"

"How long do you think that will take? I really need to get into my email."

At no point did the person on the other end of the line ask what happened or how I was doing. They simply wanted their email account reset and didn't really care what was going on in my life. I hung up and went back to my desk to reset the aforementioned email. As I was resetting the email, someone comes into my cube. At this point I should mention that the bleeding has still not stopped and I'm still sitting with my hand holding a blood red piece of paper towel to my head to apply pressure. Without commenting on the blood, this guy starts telling me a horrible story about how his PC is locking up and he can't log into our database. He doesn't ask how I'm doing or what happened, he simply wants his PC fixed and fixed NOW!

So, I head over to his PC (still holding the bloody paper towel to my head) and start looking at his PC. The head ache is killing me and I can't say my vision is particularly clear, but I'm doing the best I can. As I'm looking at the PC, my cell rings yet again.

"Hi, remember that problem we were having yesterday?"

"Yes", I respond trying to use short words and keep my cool.

"Well, we're still having it"

"Okay, well right now I'M BLEEDING FROM MY HEAD!!!!! I will try to look at your problem once the bleeding stops."

"It's just that I'm going away on vacation for two weeks starting tomorrow and this needs to be resolved before I leave."

"I understand that, and I will be happy to look into your problem ONCE THE BLEEDING STOPS!"

"Well, it's just really important that I get this resolved"

"I know. I'm sure I'll be able to look at it later this morning, or perhaps early this afternoon."

At no point did this caller even miss a beat when I told him I was bleeding. He didn't ask if I was okay, he didn't ask what had happened. He simply kept telling me how important his problem was. The compassion of people amazes me.

P.S. - The bleeding has now stopped, but the cut is still oozing a little. I have a major headache and don't really feel like dealing with other peoples' problems right now. Thank you for asking!
          The Future of English in the World of Communication   
English – History

Britain’s colonial expansion established the pre-conditions for the global use of English, taking the language from its island birthplace to settlements around the world. The English language has grown up in contact with many others, making it a hybrid language which can rapidly evolve to meet new cultural and communicative needs.

English in the 20th century

The story of English has been closely linked to the rise of the US as a superpower that has spread the English language alongside its economic, technological and cultural influence. In the same period, the international importance of other European languages, especially French, has declined.

Who speaks English?

There are three kinds of English speaker:

- Those who speak it as a first language

- Those for whom it is a second or additional language

- Those who learn it as a foreign language.


English is remarkable for its diversity, its propensity to change and be changed. This has resulted in both a variety of forms of English, but also a diversity of cultural contexts within which English is used in daily life.

The main areas of development in the use and form of English will undoubtedly come from non-native speakers.

Major International domains of English

  1. Working language of international organizations and conferences
  2. Scientific publications
  3. International banking, economic affairs and trade
  4. Advertising for global brands
  5. Audio-visual cultural products (e.g. film, TV, popular music)
  6. International tourism
  7. Tertiary education
  8. International safety (e.g. ‘airspeak’, ‘seaspeak’)
  9. International law
  10. As a ‘ready language’ in interpretation and translation
  11. Technology transfer
  12. International communication.

English is the most widespread language on the earth, and it is second only to Mandarin Chinese in the number of people who speak it.

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has five official languages: English, French, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese.

In the era of communication, English is gaining a strong position.

English -The most widespread language on the earth - How?


- When an Indonesian businessman meets a customer from Finland, they converse in English.

- Airline pilots flying international routes communicate with their controllers in English.

- 76% of the content of the Internet is in English. (The runners-up are, in order: Japanese, French, German, and Chinese.)

- Out of 193 countries of the world, 43 are English speaking [http://www.aneki.com/english.html]

- English is the second most spoken language in the world

- There are 57 million blogs on the Internet. English and Japanese remain the two most popular languages in the blogosphere. [http://technorati.com/weblog/2006/11/161.html]

- Most people use English language to communicate using SMS.

ENGLISH – COMPUTER LANGUAGES

English and computers have seemed, for decades to go together. Computers and the programs which make them useful were largely the invention of English speaking countries. The hardware and software reflect the needs of English language.

English will continue to be spread via software products and digitized intellectual property.

ENGLISH – THE WORLD

  • English and the International Economy


The shifting patterns of trade and new working practices are affecting the use of English language in complex ways. At present there is a considerable increase in the numbers of people learning and using English.

  • English and global culture

As the number of people using English grows, so second-language speakers are drawn towards the ‘inner circle’ of first-language speakers to the ‘outer circle’ of second-language speakers.

  • English as a leading-edge phenomenon

English is closely associated with the leading edge of global scientific, technological, economic and cultural developments, where it has been unrivalled in its influence in the late 20th century.

In four key sectors, the present dominance of English can be expected to give way to a wider mix of languages:

- The global audio-visual market, especially satellite TV

- The Internet and computer-based communication including language-related and document handling software

- Technology transfer and associated processes in economic globalization

- Foreign-language learning, especially in developing countries where growing regional trade may make other languages of increasing economic importance.

  • A bilingual future

There is a growing belief among language professionals that the further will be a bilingual one, in which an increasing proportion of the world’s population will be fluent speakers of more than one language.

  • Social value shifts

The spread of English has been made more rapid in recent years as a consequence of decisions and actions taken by governments, institutions and individuals.

The economic argument for English also may be challenged as developing countries make more careful evaluations of the costs and benefits of mass educational programmes in the English language.

Language shift

In many parts of the world there are ongoing shifts in the status of English.

In the countries listed below, the use of English for International communication is largely increasing:

- Argentina

- Belgium

- Costa Rica

- Denmark

- Ethiopia

- Honduras

- Lebanon

- Burma

- Nepal

- The Netherlands

- Nicaragua

- Norway

- Panama

- Somalia

- Sudan

- Surinam

- Sweden

- Switzerland

- United Arab Emirates.


DISCLAIMER: I have taken some information and print screens from an eBook at http://www.britishcouncil.org/learning-elt-future.pdf.

          Fresh Air Weekend: Revisiting The Donner Party; 'Okja'; Reporting On Extremist Groups   
Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week: 'What Would You Do?' Author Wants To Stop Sensationalizing The Donner Party: In The Best Land Under Heaven , Michael Wallis chronicles the saga of a band of pioneers who resorted to cannibalism after getting stranded en route West. He says "there's so much more" to the story. In Ambitious 'Okja,' A Teen Attempts To Save Her Super Pig From Slaughter: You'll root for 13-year-old Mija at every step of this new Netflix film. And Okja, the huge, genetically modified pig, is among the most touching and realistic computer-generated characters ever made. Journalist Ventured 'Behind The Lines Of Jihad' To Interview The World's Most Wanted: Washington Post correspondent Souad Mekhennet has risked
           Acer Computer Full Set Intel Pentium 4 / LCD Monitor / LG DVD Writer    
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          Bookplate Odds and Ends 6/29/2017   

Links worth Perusing

The American Antiquarian Society has an Instagram site .
Lots of interesting bookplates I've never seen before.
You can view it on your computer.

 https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/aasbookplates/

The Luna Image Collection from Washington University in St. Louis should be bookmarked. It is an excellent digital bookplate resource.
http://luna.wustl.edu:8180/luna/servlet/view/all/who/os/950/what/Bookplates/when/n.d.?sort=Title%252CCreator_Name%252CObject_Typ

Three Mystery Bookplates
Send your Mystery Bookplate scans and answers to inquiries to
Bookplatemaven@hotmail.com



Hi Lew -

Thanks for getting back to me and offering to help me sort this out -- I would be most grateful if you were to post something on your blog or otherwise point me in the right direction. (However limited your knowledge of Russian bookplates may be, I can assure you that mine is far more limited!)
This is what I have figured out so far...

The translation says:

"From the books of Б. М. Тенин." 

The foreground graphic is obviously Shakespeare's portrait with  a quote from Hamlet, Act 1 scene 5, lines 190-1: 
"The time is out of joint. O cursèd spite / That ever I was born to set it right!"

From what I have gleaned, Boris Mihaylovich Tenin (Б. М. Тенин) was a famous Soviet actor born in 1905. In addition to his work on stage, film, and television, he was quite a bibliophile and collected bookplates. I found -- and have attached -- a picture of Tenin in his library, with what appear to be some bookplate designs, one of which also seems to have Shakespeare's portrait. I can't read Russian, so I have no idea what the text says. I've asked my daughter, who is more adept with computers and research, to try to figure it out.

As for this particular bookplate, I have no idea who the artist that designed (and signed) it is, nor where this particular bookplate came from. It was given to my daughter as a gift over a decade ago. Any help or advice you can give would be most appreciated.

Thanks!
Susan


Hi Lew,
          Any idea who this artist may be? LBM are the initials but I have no idea.

                         Best,

                             Tom

I suspect this was an honorarium plate for Fidel Castro. It may be a Russian Plate.  Your input would be appreciated. Thanks,
Lew



Recent Additions To My Collection

Send scans of  recent additions to your collection to
Bookplatemaven@hotmail.com

In 1945 Ernest Morgan , the president of Antioch Bookplate Co. sent this letter to
Louis Henry Cohn , the owner of House of Books Ltd. in New York City.

Here is one of the Lynd Ward Proofs

By way of comparison shown below is one of the printed bookplates.




Here is another proof

Lewis Henry Cohn's bookplate was designed by his friend Ernest Hemingway

"Ernest Hemingway,
autograph inscription and bookplate [n.d.]
Original autograph text by Ernest Hemingway used for design of a Cohn bookplate, includes autograph notes on scale and line cut for the printed bookplate. The Hemingway autograph was written on the verso of Hotel Brevoort (New York) stationery."

http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/exhibits/hemngway/cohn.htm

I got the Lockett plate on Ebay. It just strikes my fancy.




          Air Philosophy Presents The Cuffing Sessions Vol 1   
itunes pic
A mix I did exclusively for http://airphilosophy.com/ in late november 2013. Now for available to my podomatic/itunes family. Enjoy! Air Philosophy Presents: The Cuffing Sessions Vol. 1 1. Middle Of Things, Beautiful Wife (feat SPZRKT) - Sango 2. Stay - Tiny Hearts 3. Replay (I, Ced Remix) - AM & Shawn Lee 4. Sock It 2 Me (Kaytranada Remix) - Missy Elliot 5. Every Pharaoh Needs A Queen - Reggie B 6. It's All Over Your Body (Oddisee Remix) - Jose James 7. Love Undone feat. Taylor O'Donnell - Lost Midas 8. Dreams Are Made For Two (feat. Carlitta Durand) - The Foreign Exchange 9. Melonkoly - Submerse 10. Fender Bender - House Shoes Pres. Ext aka Rudy Eckes 11. Midnight Special - Psychic Mirrors 12. Retail Atmospherics #1 Service Counter - SASAC 13. Doo Wop (That Thing) - Quantic Y Anita Tijoux 14. Black Heart Silver Spine - Computer Jay 15. Deep Inside (Waajeed Remix) - PPP 16. We Can Go All Night - Starship Connection 17. Juicy - Lovebirds 18. Time In Between - Glenn Astro & IMYRMIND 19. Lonnie's Secret - Owusu & Hannibal 20. If (Kaytradamus Rmx) - Janet Jackson 21. After Dawn (Bibio Remix) - Letherette 22. Morning After Pills feat. Anna Wise of Sonnymoon - Sweatson Klank 23. Move Love (Kaytranada Remix) - Robert Glasper Experiment 24. Sensuality (Aybee's Midnight Creep) - Dozie 25. Rock My World (Julian Gomes Remix) - Black Coffee / Soulstar 26. White Noise (feat. AlunaGeorge) - Disclosure 27. Bigger Than Prince (Hot Since 82 Remix) - Green Velvet 28. La Fique - Adana Twins / Robosonic 29. Open Up (Original Version) - Seven Davis Jr. 30. About U (Prespeus Edit) -XXYYXX 31. Novacane (Lakim Edit) - Frank Ocean
          Timex Sinclair 1000- $95   
If you are a serious computer collector you will want this item for your collection. Timex Sinclair 1000 computer. I don't know if ... 
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          109 Key Ergonomic Keyboard- $20   
109 Key Ergonomic Keyboard. This is a P/S 2 style keyboard plug with a touch pad built into the keyboard. The touch pad plugs into ... 
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          Cat 5 Network cables- $5   
I have a selection of cat 5 network cables of assorted lengths 6' 8' 10' Asking 5.00 each. 
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          Drafting Technician - Kova Engineering (Saskatchewan) Ltd. - Saskatoon, SK   
Reporting to the Engineering Manager, a Drafting Technician uses computer aided design software to produce three dimensional (3D) models, drawings, and other...
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          Cardone Engine Computer Remanufactured 72 Control 7010   
Cardone Engine Computer Remanufactured 72 Control 7010
          Help with custom clock NP screensaver   
I've just reinstalled LMS on a new computer and restored all my track stats. I've always used a custom clock screensaver on my Radios, but I can't remember how I originally got it showing ratings. I used to be able to see asterisk stars instead of the text "TRACKSTAT" like you see in my picture....
          QU Receives Google CS4HS Grant to Host Computer Science Workshop   

The Quincy University Computer Science Department, partnering with the Quincy Area Vocational Technical Center, will host a 2-day Computer Science for High School (CS4HS) workshop August 9-10, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The goal of this no-cost workshop is…

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          Programador Web - Computer Center - São Paulo, SP   
Integração em equipa jovem e dinâmica. Capacidade para integrar uma equipa jovem, dinâmica e inovadora. Perfil do candidato....
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          Programador C# - Computer Center - São Paulo, SP   
Integração em equipa jovem e dinâmica. Capacidade para integrar uma equipa jovem, dinâmica e inovadora. Perfil do candidato....
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          Consultant, Technology Consulting - Quality Assurance - MNP LLP - Winnipeg, MB   
Credentials A Bachelor's Degree or College Certificate in a Business, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or related discipline Knowledge and...
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          QA Manager - Central Laboratory - PPD - Singapore   
Light to moderate lifting and carrying (or otherwise moves) objects including luggage and laptop computer with a maximum lift of 15-20 lbs....
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          U.S. warns businesses of hacking campaign against nuclear, energy firms    

By Jim Finkle

TORONTO (Reuters) - The U.S government warned industrial firms this week about a hacking campaign targeting the nuclear and energy sectors, the latest event to highlight the power industry's vulnerability to cyber attacks.

Since at least May, hackers used tainted "phishing" emails to "harvest credentials" so they could gain access to networks of their targets, according to a joint report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The report provided to the industrial firms was reviewed by Reuters on Friday. While disclosing attacks, and warning that in some cases hackers succeeded in compromising the networks of their targets, it did not identify any specific victims.

"Historically, cyber actors have strategically targeted the energy sector with various goals ranging from cyber espionage to the ability to disrupt energy systems in the event of a hostile conflict," the report said.

Homeland Security and FBI officials could not be reached for comment on the report, which was dated June 28.

The report was released during a week of heavy hacking activity.

A virus dubbed "NotPetya" attacked on Tuesday, spreading from initial infections in Ukraine to businesses around the globe. It encrypted data on infected machines, rendering them inoperable and disrupting activity at ports, law firms and factories.

On Tuesday the energy-industry news site E&E News reported that U.S. investigators were looking into cyber intrusions this year at multiple nuclear power generators.

Reuters has not confirmed details of the E&E News report, which said there was no evidence safety systems had been compromised at affected plants.

The activity described in the U.S. government report comes at a time when industrial firms are particularly anxious about threat that hackers pose to their operations.

Industrial firms, including power providers and other utilities, have been particularly worried about the potential for destructive cyber attacks since December 2016, when hackers cut electricity in Ukraine.

U.S. nuclear power generators PSEG , SCANA Corp and Entergy Corp said they were not impacted by the recent cyber attacks. SCANA's V.C. Summer nuclear plant in South Carolina shut down on Thursday due to a problem with a valve in the non-nuclear portion of the plant, a spokesman said.

Another nuclear power generator, Dominion Energy , said it does not comment on cyber security.

Two cyber security firms said on June 12 that they had identified the malicious software used in the Ukraine attack, which they dubbed Industroyer, warning that it could be easily modified to attack utilities in the United States and Europe.

Industroyer is only the second piece of malware uncovered to date that is capable of disrupting industrial processes without the need for hackers to manually intervene.

The first, Stuxnet, was discovered in 2010 and is widely believed by security researchers to have been used by the United States and Israel to attack Iran's nuclear program.

The U.S. government report said attackers conducted reconnaissance to gain information about the individuals whose computers they sought to infect so that they create "decoy documents" on topics of interest to their targets.

In an analysis, it described 11 files used in the attacks, including malware downloaders and tools that allow the hackers to take remote control of victim's computers and travel across their networks.

Chevron Corp , Exxon Mobil Corp and ConocoPhillips , the three largest U.S. oil producers, declined to comment on their network security.

(Reporting by Jim Finkle; Additional reporting by Timothy Gardner in Washington and Ernest Scheyder in Houston; editing by Grant McCool and Tom Brown)


          U.S. warns businesses of hacking campaign against nuclear, energy firms    

By Jim Finkle

TORONTO (Reuters) - The U.S government warned industrial firms this week about a hacking campaign targeting the nuclear and energy sectors, the latest event to highlight the power industry's vulnerability to cyber attacks.

Since at least May, hackers used tainted "phishing" emails to "harvest credentials" so they could gain access to networks of their targets, according to a joint report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The report provided to the industrial firms was reviewed by Reuters on Friday. While disclosing attacks, and warning that in some cases hackers succeeded in compromising the networks of their targets, it did not identify any specific victims.

"Historically, cyber actors have strategically targeted the energy sector with various goals ranging from cyber espionage to the ability to disrupt energy systems in the event of a hostile conflict," the report said.

Homeland Security and FBI officials could not be reached for comment on the report, which was dated June 28.

The report was released during a week of heavy hacking activity.

A virus dubbed "NotPetya" attacked on Tuesday, spreading from initial infections in Ukraine to businesses around the globe. It encrypted data on infected machines, rendering them inoperable and disrupting activity at ports, law firms and factories.

On Tuesday the energy-industry news site E&E News reported that U.S. investigators were looking into cyber intrusions this year at multiple nuclear power generators.

Reuters has not confirmed details of the E&E News report, which said there was no evidence safety systems had been compromised at affected plants.

The activity described in the U.S. government report comes at a time when industrial firms are particularly anxious about threat that hackers pose to their operations.

Industrial firms, including power providers and other utilities, have been particularly worried about the potential for destructive cyber attacks since December 2016, when hackers cut electricity in Ukraine.

U.S. nuclear power generators PSEG , SCANA Corp and Entergy Corp said they were not impacted by the recent cyber attacks. SCANA's V.C. Summer nuclear plant in South Carolina shut down on Thursday due to a problem with a valve in the non-nuclear portion of the plant, a spokesman said.

Another nuclear power generator, Dominion Energy , said it does not comment on cyber security.

Two cyber security firms said on June 12 that they had identified the malicious software used in the Ukraine attack, which they dubbed Industroyer, warning that it could be easily modified to attack utilities in the United States and Europe.

Industroyer is only the second piece of malware uncovered to date that is capable of disrupting industrial processes without the need for hackers to manually intervene.

The first, Stuxnet, was discovered in 2010 and is widely believed by security researchers to have been used by the United States and Israel to attack Iran's nuclear program.

The U.S. government report said attackers conducted reconnaissance to gain information about the individuals whose computers they sought to infect so that they create "decoy documents" on topics of interest to their targets.

In an analysis, it described 11 files used in the attacks, including malware downloaders and tools that allow the hackers to take remote control of victim's computers and travel across their networks.

Chevron Corp , Exxon Mobil Corp and ConocoPhillips , the three largest U.S. oil producers, declined to comment on their network security.

(Reporting by Jim Finkle; Additional reporting by Timothy Gardner in Washington and Ernest Scheyder in Houston; editing by Grant McCool and Tom Brown)


          PT Pharmacy Assistant - Walmart Canada - Bowmanville, ON   
Performing Computer Functions as directed by the Pharmacist i.e. Data Entry; Ordering, stocking, cashier duties as assigned by OTC Manager and/or Pharmacist....
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          Pharmacy Assistant - Walmart Canada - Oshawa, ON   
Performing Computer Functions as directed by the Pharmacist i.e. Data Entry; Ordering, stocking, cashier duties as assigned by OTC Manager and/or Pharmacist....
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          Another Global Cyberattack Hits Computers   
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Approximately thousands of computer users across the globe scrambled to reboot last 28 June as calls grew to step up defenses after a fresh wave of ransomware cyberattacks spread from Ukraine and Russia worldwide.

The virus, which demanded a payment worth US$ 300 as it locked up files at companies and government agencies including the Chernobyl nuclear site, was reminiscent of the WannaCry ransomware that swept the world a few weeks ago, hitting more than 200,000 users in more than 150 countries.

The latest attack appeared much smaller in scale, with global cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab estimating the number of victims at 2,000. There was no immediate indication of who was responsible.

The director of European police agency Europol, Rob Wainwright, said there were "clear similarities" with the WannaCry incident but warned that there were also "indications of a more sophisticated attack capability intended to exploit a range of vulnerabilities".

Some IT specialists identified the newcomer as "Petrwrap", a modified version of ransomware called Petya which circulated last year. But Kaspersky described it as a new form of ransomware.

And after a fresh cyberattack challenged security worldwide for the second time in just a few months there were international demands for greater focus on battling the issue.

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said the situation "underlines the importance of strengthening our cyber defenses" as he warned hacking attacks could potentially trigger the US-led bloc's mutual defense commitment.

Meanwhile, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the incident proves Russian demands for "cooperation" were justified as "no country can now effectively deal with the cyber-threat alone".

In Ukraine, where the attacks were first reported and appeared most severe, the government said the attack had been halted by Wednesday morning, but key organisations were still reporting problems.

"The large-scale cyberattack on corporate and government networks that happened yesterday on June 27 has been stopped," the government said in a statement.

"The situation is under the complete control of cybersecurity experts and they are now working on recovering lost data," it said, adding that all "strategic enterprises" were functioning as normal.

Despite the assurances, employees at the Chernobyl nuclear site were continuing to use hand-held Geiger counters to measure radiation levels after the monitoring system was shut down by the hack.

Online arrivals and departures information for Kiev's main Boryspil airport also remained down, but its director said the hub was otherwise fully operational.

Meanwhile, systems at the major lender Oschadbank still appeared crippled, while a delivery service and energy supplier said they were also facing some difficulties.

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          Document Specialist - ASRC Federal - Moorestown, NJ   
Knowledge of auditing and documenting large, complex computer programs written in C++, Java, Ada, and CMS-2....
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          Configuration Management Associate - ASRC Federal - Moorestown, NJ   
Knowledge of auditing large, complex computer programs written in C++, Java, Ada, and CMS-2. Configuration Management Associate....
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          Self-driving cars can handle anything, except kangaroos   
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Self-driving cars can make it through ice, snow, thunderstorms, and the winding streets of Pittsburgh

What can't they handle? Kangaroos. 

Volvo admitted this week that its self-driving technology's "Large Animal Detection system" was flummoxed by kangaroos

SEE ALSO: Check out the first photos of Waymo's self-driving big rig

The cars can deal with roaming deer, elk, and caribou, but can't process kangaroos because of the animals' "unique method of movement," or hopping.

“Any company that would be working on the autonomous car concept would be having to do the same developmental work,” Volvo Australia Managing Director Kevin McCann said. “We brought our engineers into Australia to begin the exercise of gathering the data of how the animals can move and behave so the computers can understand it more.” Read more...

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