I live on an Atlantic island which is a huge tourist destination. Like many duty free destinations, we have lots of electrical retailers in the resorts selling video cameras, digital cameras, MP3 players and so on, and they do a roaring trade from tourists who save duty and benefit from our 5% VAT rate. Unfortunately some of them are unscrupulous and sell fake goods, returned goods or just dodgy stuff, and they often get away with it as people don’t realize until they’ve returned home.
Let’s now have a look at Google Documents, which is Google’s everyday usage document program, kind of like Microsoft Office. Like office, you can create a spreadsheet, a written document and a presentation. If you have used Office or Open Office, then you will find Google’s versions intuitive and you will be able to use them productively straight away. read more »
It seems I’ve been “tagged” by The Almost Millionaire as part of a “meme.”
And here are the rules of the meme:
So, here we go: read more »
So you’ve got Gmail – what you need next is Google Reader. It’s simply the very best RSS reader on the market, and once again it’s free! Here are the features of Google reader, and in a moment we’ll explore how to get the best out of it:
I’m the last person who wants to tell you how to Tweet, but I would like to share my experience of multiple accounts on Twitter with you, to help you make up your own mind about whether or not it’s the way for you to go.
When I originally joined Twitter, I was running three blogs, in three totally unconnected niches – this one, a scuba diving blog and a travel blog about the island I live on. I decided that it made perfect sense to have three Twitter accounts. Each account would have it’s own followers, specific to the subject. So I set the accounts up and off I went. But after a month or so, I began to hit problems like: read more »
Welcome once again to my posts of the week. This week seven have made the cut, which is a little disappointing. We seem to be going through a fallow period on the blogs I read – maybe you know some good ones I should be reading? If so please let me know in comments and I’ll add them to my RSS feed.
Here we go with my favorite posts this week:
By Yaro Starak on entrepreneursjourney
Long piece from Yaro, written as well as ever, which does what it says in the title.
Simple isn’t it? Wish I’d thought of it myself.
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My wife shot this video this afternoon on the beach at Arrecife. It’s a Thomas Cook 757, and you can hear how hard the auto throttles are working to keep the aircraft flying in the gusty wind!
I’m typical of my generation – I’m in my forties. We were introduced to computing by our companies, and therefore many of us remain wedded to Microsoft products, because of their astonishing penetration into the corporate sector during our learning years. We marveled at Windows 98, we have slavishly used every generation of Outlook, because we learned with an exchange server, we’ve never thought of using anything other than the latest generation of Internet Explorer, and we believe that our data should live on our PC’s so it’s always accessible offline. read more »
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