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Online Garage Sale

Your significant other says “What are you going to do with all that junk” and you reply “I’m going to sell it on eBay”. Tick … Tock … 6 months later … “We should have a garage sale!” … shudder at the thought of actually trying to sell stuff without technology! If you wanted to do that, call Clean House or be satisfied with having the world’s filthiest apartment. We’ll maybe not, but the point is that you have lots of stuff that other people want and will pay cash. In this post I will get your creative and motivational juices flowing by offering you some easy options to turn your junk into cash. You can follow any of these tips to get the wheels in motion today from the comfort of your home and computer. I personally recently transformed some junk into this.

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What tabs do you open first when launching your browser?

For many years it was just one tab for me: www.google.com. I can’t remember what it was before then, but it was probably some portal site like www.msn.com or www.yahoo.com. But since the introduction of tabbed browsing, we are no longer constrained with just having a single home page open up when we launch our browsers. Here I share what’s on my auto-launch list, what is on yours?

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Turn Your Windows Mobile Phone into a WiFi Router

This software allows you to transform the data plan on your Windows Mobile based smart phone (here is a list of compatible phones) into a WiFi router for less than a one time $30 fee.

I find this solution most useful for when you have an unlimited data plan and you have several devices such as a iPod Touch and a NetBook that only have WiFi access.

Be sure to check with your cell phone provider to make sure you are not violating any terms of use.

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Mobile Productivity with the iPhone or Touch

There are many moments where computing is available in the palm of your hand, but using a NetBook is not. For example: waiting in line anywhere, executing tedious chores or performing any type of repetitive task. In these cases, you can maintain your quest for ultimate productivity with your trusty iPhone or iPod Touch. Following are some ideas you may find useful during those times when the only computing device you can use, fits in the palm of your hand.

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What Ideas Have Increased Your Productivity the Most?

More deadlines and more responsibilities combined with less time has driven us all to look for more ways to increase our productivity and efficiency. In short, every second counts. In this post I share the top ideas that have increased my productivity dramatically.

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Top Online Backup Solutions

My wife asked me the other day if it was possible to lose all our family photos and videos (this happened before on a small scale). My eyes glazed over and I began to experience high blood pressure.

Currently, I backup to a Western Digital MyBook and a second internal hard drive. That’s all fine and dandy until the house burns down (knock on wood). I definitely don’t feel like making backup DVD’s and putting them in a lock box somewhere. That would be so Web 1.0.

So thus, my search for an online  backup solution begins. Here I share my findings for your pleasure.

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Rules, Method and Framework

Before continuing with The System, I find it necessary to take a step back and define the overarching Rules, Methods and Framework.

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The System

After acquiring a MacBook Pro, and basking in its glow, I became motivated to re-evaluate my overall system for managing my life. I began to conceptulize an all encompassing master system some time ago under the massively creative name Life 2.0. I invite you to take a journey with me towards … drum roll please … Life 3.0! I will start first with a very high level overview of what elements the system must contain for maximum effectiveness.

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Video Conferencing Software Roundup

Long past are the days when people had to be in the same physical room to have a meeting and conversations.  Conference phone calls have been standard affair in the business world for decades, but with high speed Internet playing an integral roll in today’s world, video conferencing is far and away starting to take precedence.

The ability to see whom you are communicating can often seal a deal, and it’s generally easier to have a conversation with them as well.  This roundup features software solutions to enable and empower you to fill your video conferencing needs.
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Changing the Due Date on Multiple Tasks in Microsoft Outlook 2007

I know it is not good practice to assign due dates to tasks when using the GTD methodology. However, when serving multiple clients where there are many items attached to a specific due date, I find it better to assign the due dates in the task rather than put it on my calendar (which clutters my calendar far too much, especially on my Smart Phone). Also, when you assign due dates to Tasks in Outlook you can have them show up on your desktop client calendar at the bottom.

The negative to this method is that you may have many items that are past due that you wish to move to another date. My Google-Fu must have been busted, because I could not find out how to do this, so I resorted to manually changing each one.

Today, I finally figured it out! And being the nice guy I am, the fruits of my labor are now available to all. :)

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