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Del.icio.us Design Update

Del.icio.us is a must have bookmarking tool for me. The main reason I use it primarily for my “real” bookmarks is its simplicity and ease of use. My biggest complaint is that I’ve not yet found a good way to use it on my Windows Mobile 6 based phone.

We’ll, today, it appears that a long awaited design refresh finally happened. Screen shots are after the jump.

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Entrepreneurial War Stories

I had the pleasure of speaking alongside Marty Metro on the topic of Entrepreneurial War Stories at the Tech Coast Venture Network. We spoke to a crowd of early stage startups about our trials and tribulations during the startup phase of our ventures, ThemBid.com and UsedCardBoardBoxes.com. Here are some notes I took during the event. [Read more...]

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Propeller.com and Rapid Application Development

It appears as though Propeller.com has fallen victim of a bad practice most early web designers have experienced early in their careers.

When you don’t iterate early and often with the input of your stakeholders you are taking a big risk that a majority of your stakeholders will hate your work.

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Quick Tip: Open Office 2.4 Styles

Styles are a great way to keep your documents consistent and easier to modify the overall formatting. For some reason, by default all of the styles, including important ones like “Title” are not available readily. Here is a quick tip to find those styles.

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Running Microsoft Office 2007 Under Wine 1.0 in Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04

This howto should help ease the process of installing Microsoft Office 2007 under Wine 1.0 in Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron. I should note that after all was said and done, I ended up going back to OpenOffice.org and sometimes AbiWord. There were just too many small bugs that made the experience frustrating. If I need to run Office 2007, I now do so in either VMWare or Windows XP.

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Marketing and Promoting Your Company On a Small Budget

This was the topic at the most recent Tech Biz Connection event in Aliso Viejo, CA. Here are the notes I took from listening to the panelists and their interactions with the audience.

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Identity Theft & Fraud

Senior Detective Dave Street, of the Moreno Valley Sheriffs department, gave a presentation to the Riverside Tech CEO Forum about Identity Theft & Fraud. I found the presentation to be fascinating and disturbing. Based on the facts he provided, I believe everyone should take the time and review the information he presents. In this post I summarize the presentation, if you would like to view the full Power Point presentation, please download and/or view it at DocStoc.
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An Amazing Act of Honesty

It may not be amazing to you, but for me, it was an astounding act of honesty! And really, that is sad. Someone dinged my car yesterday in the parking lot in Aliso Viejo, California and actually left me a note explaining what happened along with their contact information.
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Internal Branding

Scott Hamilton of Allign, recently spoke about Internal Branding at a CICAMA meeting. Following are some insights I gleaned from that talk. Enjoy!

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Fourth of July Fun in Southern California

I wrote this post for those who have still not decided what to do, or don’t know what iss available to do, for the Fourth of July holiday in Southern California.

If you already have plans, please share in the comments.

Happy Fourth of July! Let the fireworks begin!

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