Monthly Archives: October 2009

Google Voice for Mac client

I got a Google voice number a few weeks ago and have been too busy to check it out, but after seeing this beta version of Google Voice Mac Client, I’m going to see how this will work out for me.

Google Voice Mac client.

One of the features that I like is that Call ID shows you the caller’s number or your Google Voice number. If you use Google Voice as a “business” or “sales” number you can know who’s calling and respond appropriately.

You’re thoughts about this?

iWork Pages Table of Contents tip: jump to page

I just found a rather unique tip in iWork ’09 Pages when you have defined a Table of Contents: you can jump to the page of the chapter you want by clicking on the page number. If your chapter  has a page number mouse over it and your arrow will turn to a the familiar “hand” used in Safari to jump to a link. Click on the link and go to the page.

Nice touch, clickable pages numbers in the Table of Contents in Pages.

Tips to clarify your problem: “Einstein’s Secret to Amazing Problem Solving”

I just read this article “Einstein’s Secret to Amazing Problem Solving: And 10 Specific Ways You Can Use It” and found good info to use there.

Entrepreneurs are all about solving problems, if you can’t define the problem correctly you’ll waste valuable time, energy, and resources.

Snow Leopard Server now in a Mac Mini: CONFIGURED!!

As an entrepreneur the one thing that makes your day is being able to decide whether to outsource or to bring in house your server, such as a file server, web server, calendar server, etc. Now Apple has done it! Put Snow Leopard Server in a Mac Mini for only $999!!

This is a huge step toward the business environment for Apple as startups can now have an office of two or more keeping track of their business. The foundation is set. But wait, there’s just “one more thing!”

You can receive an evaluation copy of Snow Leopard Server to see if it will fit your needs!

Note: you have to have 10 or more people to receive an evaluation copy, it takes 2-3 weeks to get it to you, and while supplies last. Oh, and they’re looking for feedback and anything you give them they will add it to Apple’s portfolio of ideas that they’ll make money.

College tuition costs getting out of touch with students

Here’s an interesting article “College: most expensive than ever”, as if it’s the availability of money that is the problem. Has anyone looked at the what you get for what you pay for? Does that mean that book stores can’t supply a “college level” degree of experience at a less costly way or getting a “degree”? How about your local public library, or better yet, get a “library card” from your local community college and digest the books from there. But what is the difference between college and books from or your local Barnes and Noble.

College is more for those that want to work for others and less for entrepreneurship because universities and colleges offer far fewer courses for entrepreneurship. While  becoming a doctor, lawyer, biologist, or writer means you can learn at college, it does not stop you from learning on your own about starting your own business and getting the “school of hard knocks” experience rather than grades from teacher. But where are most of the jobs created? In small businesses. School will give you a head full of knowledge, not nearly the experience of failing in real life.

So, you can go to college if you want to, I have, but now that I’ve been I’ve learned more from “life” than I did at college.

It’s all about reading and learning, never about college.

For the best return on your money, pour your purse into your head. Benjamin Franklin