Sunday, December 26, 2010

Helping your parents with their computers? Save yourself time!

Lets you generate a customized email to solve tech support problems your parents may have; would have saved me a lot of time!
I can also by the way recommend LogMeIn and SugarSync, as essential tools for solving the same problem.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I'm really:
that you've been using your computer these days.
Hope you find these 0 videos helpful! Now, I...


This site was built by a few folks at Google to help keep tech support a family business.

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Connie L. O'Dell
CO Consulting - Boulder, CO -

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

RC UAV flying around New York

 Sam Snyder 
An awesome video of a RC UAV flying around New York City: Looks just like GTA IV
Connie says: you must see this, it is very cool!

What’s All This Unintended Acceleration Stuff, Anyhow?

"...what to do in case of U/A. The first thing is to tap or jiggle the gas pedal, then hit the brakes hard, and if that’s not working well, turn off the key! But don’t turn it very far. Just far enough to turn off the ignition. And make sure you practice doing this, so you know what your car feels like when you turn off the key."

Good article by Bob Pease!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Free calling in Gmail extended through 2011

I'm a skyper/IP-phoner, but it's nice to have more free options...

Connie L. O'Dell 
Sr. Verification Specialist 
CO Consulting - Boulder, CO -

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From: The Gmail Team <>
Date: Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 11:00 AM
Subject: [Official Gmail Blog] Free calling in Gmail extended through 2011

Posted by Robin Schriebman, Software Engineer

When we launched calling in Gmail back in August, we wanted it to be easy and affordable, so we made calls to the U.S. and Canada free for the rest of 2010. In the spirit of holiday giving and to help people keep in touch in the new year, we're extending free calling for all of 2011.

In case you haven't tried it yet, dialing a phone number works just like a regular phone. Look for "Call phone" at the top of your Gmail chat list and dial a number or enter a contact's name.

To learn more, visit Calling in Gmail is currently only available to U.S. based Gmail users.

Happy New Year and happy calling!

Posted By The Gmail Team to Official Gmail Blog at 12/20/2010 10:00:00 AM

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

$15 for a $25 Kiva Microloan, great gift!

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Cool gift, one of my favorites!


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For most of human history, the only way to help someone feel warm and fuzzy inside was to feed them a teddy bear. Generate good feeling and avoid the cuddly casualties with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a $25 microloan credit to help fund the working poor on Whether you give the credit as a gift or make the loan yourself, Groupon and supporting sponsors will add $10 to every $15 purchase, up to $500,000.

With an eye toward alleviating poverty, Kiva empowers the distribution of microloans to highly motivated, low-income entrepreneurs in the developing world and beyond, cultivating a universal community of humans connected through lending. To reach business owners like the woman in Mozambique seeking $300 to buy chicks, feed, and vaccines for her poultry farm, Kiva harbors a deep network of trusted microfinanceinstitutions, or field partners. The streamlined lending process allows generous funders to connect with eager businesspersons in transparent, accountable partnerships based on a mutual show of dignity and respect that underpins everything Kiva does.

Once equipped with your Kiva Credit, bestow it upon a worthy friend or spin Kiva's e-globe yourself to read about entrepreneurs like the Mongolian father of three seeking $1,925 to invest in his burgeoning meat trading business, or the Kenyan mother who has used microloans to scale up her farm. As entrepreneurs repay the loans over time, Kiva returns the funds to the lenders, who are free to then make another loan, donate the funds to Kiva to assist with operational costs, or withdraw the funds via PayPal and stuff them back into the dog's bed. For withdrawal terms on loans made with today's Groupon, see the full terms and conditions.

Since its inception six years ago, Kiva's community has provided more than $170 million in microloans to more than 444,000 industrious individuals on five continents. The active, dedicated community of users and the rigorous review of each field partner buoys the personal bonds and the palpable sense of trust in an ocean of effective entrepreneurialism. To learn more about how Kiva works, click here.

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