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What If My Facebook Page Could Talk? Fun with Facebook Page - 06/30/11 10:48 PM
I just want people to like me! I posted, You Read My Facebook Page Every Day, But You Still Haven't Liked Me?, and was wondering what it would be like if Facebook could talk. If Facebook Pages could actually help the viewer, maybe I would be "liked" more. Wouldn't that be fun, a page that could walk the viewer though how to comment, or going to a link? That would never happen. Maybe we just need to let people know that we are on Facebook, and have a page if they are interested.
I was chatting with a friend on Facebook the other day and she said that she reads my Facebook Page regularly. She notices when I haven't posted in a while, and lets me know. So I was scrolling through my "Likes", people that follow you on your Facebook Pages, and she wasn't there. I mentioned this to her and she said something to the effect, "I don't need to "like" you to follow what you are posting. True, but it sure would be easier, I thought to myself. Maybe I just find it easier on these social sites to (16 comments)
I am a big fan of Mike Mueller, and what he posts about. This particular post has gotten my attention because it discusses getting started, and a "failure to launch". I found it very motivating and inspirational tonight. Post to the origin. Thanks for the original post Mike!
Via Mike Mueller (Tech and Social Media Consultant): Via Mike Mueller (Tech and Social Media Consultant): Yup – Just do it! Nike nailed it. It doesn’t matter if it’s blogging, podcasting, running a Facebook Page, or twitter. It could be writing a novel, or beginning a new career in photography or running a marathon. (6 comments)
College Alumni Group Uses QR Code On Postcards - 06/28/11 03:22 AM
I recently posted about QR Code here on ActiveRain, Whipping Up A QR Code Off The Wall Video!, even made a short video. I got some good feedback and learned some things that I did not know. One of the statements that I made was, "That's not to say that it won't catch on, I just haven't noticed it being used in my field of work."
So today, my son gets a postcard from college, sent to all the current alumni. Apparently they have formed a LinkedIn Group so that the graduates can stay in touch with each other. On the (11 comments)
There Are No Trophies For "Showing Up" In The Game Of Life! - 06/27/11 08:55 AM
I like what Mike has to say in his post. The idea of getting rewarded for just participating has made us soft. He uses some great analogies here that I can associate with. Mike Cooper is someone I'd like to have on my team. Thanks for the post Mike! Via Mike Cooper, Real Estate Agent-Broker, Winchester,VA (Cornerstone Business Group, Inc.): I am so glad my sons were older when the "here's your trophy for showing up" phase of childhood sports began. I grew up at time when the team who won the game received the trophy, and the kids who didn't left (7 comments)
I know it is not legal to text while driving, and I'm not fast enough to sneak a message in at a stop sign. I heard that there are phone apps available that will convert a verbal dictation into a text to send. That sounded interesting, so I found one that was FREE and easy to use. The application is called Dragon Dictation, I found it at the iTunes store.
The application is called Dragon Dictation. The app is pretty simple to use, after clicking to start you will see this screen.
I liked the phrase "Success leaves clues". Please leave comments at the original post Are You Wishing, Dreaming or Taking Action In Your Business? Via Rebekah Radice Social Media Marketing, Management & Strategies (Manager of Industry Engagement, Better Homes & Gardens RE): Jim Rohn said, "Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals." In other words, success leaves clues. So why then do we all feel like we must reinvent the wheel and pave our own way (2 comments)
Shooting The Moving Wildlife In Placerville, Ca - 06/25/11 03:58 AM
After my last post, Shooting The Wildlife In Placerville, Ca, it occured to me that maybe I could post the video clip too. The original picture was taken with my video camera. I grabbed a still picture from that video. With a High Definition Video Camera you can get some high quality photos. This makes it easier to get the "good" shots. The short video is included here.
I was driving to work this morning and as I was passing the lake in Greenstone Country, I noticed a beautiful creature in the water. The water was mostly still but for a gentle ripple. I had to get a picture of this beauty. It seemed so quiet down at the water's edge, just waiting for this shot. I'm not a fan of hunting, but I love shooting the camera and video.
Okay, I have been wondering about this QR Code stuff that I've been reading about here on ActiveRain. I learned about "the idea" of the code. I just learned today that QR stands for Quick Response and it has been around since 1994. Wow its been around for a while and I haven't really seen it being used. That's not to say that it won't catch on, I just haven't noticed it being used in my field of work.
I've heard that the purpose is to allow someone to scan the Code with a "Smart Phone" and be (19 comments)
Okay, it's the first day of summer and finally the weather here in California makes sense - it's going to be hot! We have had some very strange weather, long winter season, more rain than usual, all very uncharacteristic of beautiful California. It is first day of summer, temperatures to reach 102 in Sacramento, Ca. There with snow still in the Sierra Mountains. Just too weird! But at least the first day of summer will be correct!
First saw this video in church! It is hilarious, please give to a click. Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there. I am very grateful for the people in my life, and have been blessed with three special boys. I lot my father many years ago, but today he is in my heart. Enjoy the video!
Don't Have Time To Make Videos? Do It While Driving! - 06/19/11 02:44 AM
I will start by saying that I do not know if this is legal. Knowing that texting and talking on the phone is not allowed while driving, I did neither here. It may sound like I'm justifying my behavior here, I am. Please do not notify the authorities. :) Like you, I do not have a lot of free time to do things like create videos. So I need to find ways to create short videos, and post them quickly. This may include other forms of recording, ways of posting, and maybe different styles of video. So, when I get a (11 comments)
It seems that many of my usual suppliers are going out of business, cutting there hours, and laying off workers. This can make it hard on the working contractors in the area. You can't always get the right supplies from the Home Depots and Lowe's Warehouse stores, not for the kind of work that we do. At first, I felt forced into going to Diamond Pacific in Placerville to get what I need but that has changed. Today I try to get all that I need from Diamond Pacific. I started by just getting the specialty items that the warehouse (4 comments)
When I first started blogging I subscribed to myself. I didn't realize it at the time, and was hoping no one even noticed (don't think anyone did or cared). But I unsubscribed myself because I saw no need for it. Obviously I know when I post to my blog, so I have no reason to subscribe. But I have subscribed to myself again. Why would I do that? Well there may be other good reasons, but right now I have one. I use it as a sort of marker on my subscriber list. I usually check those that I (15 comments)
Insect Battle Royale - Survival of the Fittest - 06/15/11 09:43 AM
I know that not everyone likes spiders and insect. After my 9 second spider video yesterday, (Watch Out For Spiders! Or Watch This Short Spider Video., many people admitted to not being big fans of the insect. So I've put a few in a plastic container with a centipede to see which would last the longest. I apologize in advance if you find this offensive, disgusting, or somehow cruel. However, if you are curious to find out which of these insects would survive the close quarters with each other, than check this out. I found some nasty looking insect: a small tarantula, (8 comments)
Watch Out For Spiders! Or Watch This Short Spider Video. - 06/14/11 12:41 AM
I don't know if there is a spider season, but there sure seems to be a bunch of them around in the week of no rain. Maybe the lack of rain has allowed the bugs to fly and crawl, giving the spiders a reason the start "webbing". The two spiders that I have always been told to watch out for are the black widow and the brown recluse. Both of these can give a vicious bite, and potentially deadly. The brown recluse is very rarely found in California, but can be found in the mid-western states, especially Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri. (16 comments)
The city of San Luis Obispo(SLO) was inundated with friend and family to share in the celebration of the graduating class of 2011 at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Of course these memories have to be recorded. I have video, camera, and cell phones going at various times to share with those who could not attend. Being out of town and enjoying the memories in real time is the top priority right now. Processing and editing of all the pictures and video will have to take a back seat for a while. All of this makes for a long (12 comments)
Long Drive, Bocci Ball On The Beach, Good Pizza - 06/11/11 02:04 AM
To avoid a long crazy day on Saturday, the family and I took Friday off to get a jump on the Graduation in San Luis Obispo this weekend. The graduating class requires two ceremonies to get everyone in apparently. Our ceremony is at 9:00am, which would require us to leave at about 3:00 am to drive there in time. No thanks! We got to SLO in time, after driving over 5 hours, to see my sons home that he shares with other students. I had not seen it til now. The basketball hoop hanging from the 12’ wall was a nice (11 comments)
Is That Deck Sagging? - 06/09/11 09:31 AM
More Dry Rot Sometimes the dry rot damage is minor, other times the water damage is bad. This is just one post but it supports a large overhead concrete deck. If this post goes untreated it will likely cause the deck above to dip lower and crack. If you have a similar situation and need someone to look at the rotted wood, call Tromler Construction for a no-cost evaluation. Tromler Construction travels throughout California, concentrating in the El Dorado County and Sacramento County Region. (7 comments)
You gotta love this kitchen if you are a general contractor or a homeowner willing to make some changes. Changes that will greatly improve the value of your home, be more efficient, and more modern and up-to-date. It would be hard to spruce up this kitchen. Why? Because it is all old and outdated. I'm not saying that you have to make any changes, maybe you are okay with it the way it is. But if you are a general contractor, your eyes are tearing up with joy. This baby is being demolished; a clean slate, where the owners can have whatever (8 comments)
I'm not here to tell you that I have an intense workout regimen, and why you should too. I am a member of Overcome Training, signed the family up recently at a great price. I have only been there a handful of times so far but the place is just right for me. I have been working a bunch of hours lately, physical work as a contractor does not replace the need for a regular exercise program. Overcome Training offers the traditional workout equipment: free weights, fancy isolation equipment, treadmill, elliptical, and such. They also have boxing (even a boxing (5 comments)
I can't imagine that there was a whole lot going on back in 1851, but apparently there was a need for a local newspaper. The Mountain Democrat is the oldest newspaper in California, it was established in 1851. What was going on back in 1851? Here are a few things that I have discovered. January 28 - Northwestern University is founded. September 18 - The New York Times is founded. October - The Reuters news service is founded. Western Union is founded. President: Millard Fillmore (Whig) California Gold Rush (1848-1855) This last one, The California Gold Rush, was probably (9 comments)
The restoration and rebuilding from water damage and dry rot can be a large project that an experienced contractor can help make less of a burden on you, the homeowner. If you are a home owner, you probably have experienced water damage. The drain leaks, you catch it early and clean it up. Sometimes the damage and rot from water is not as obvious or the water damage that is hidden until it is more severe. Water damage and Dry rot can come from many sources, we will focus on a plumbing leak. For example, water related damage from a water (7 comments)
Staying Balanced In A Moving World, is like playing a game of Jenga on a train. Finding balance this weekend was what I am seeking. In an attempt to regain balance, it has become obvious that it is a little more difficult in a moving world. the idea of being balanced when you are off in the hills. A quiet retreat with nothing but time on your hands makes finding balance a little simpler to achieve. I'm not having that kind of weekend. I seek to maintain balance in a moving world. The world with the 18 year old (11 comments)
I sit here on yet another rainy weekend in California, thinking about what to do this weekend. I have a lot of things "in the fire", but need to find balance. So the weekend, I am going to focus on the three areas important for balance - Mind, Body and Soul. So the weekend will have some short projects to find this balance. Here are the bare minimum goals for the next two days. Mind - I have a mind that needs to learn new things. I am going to work on completing some of (7 comments)
Will It Ever Be Safe to Answer The Phone? - 06/03/11 02:53 AM
I have been struggling with a cell phone issue but I don't know the best way to handle it. It's not an uncommon problem, others have shared similar stories and possible solutions.The problem is theincreasing number of unsolicited phone calls to my cell phone. I've had the phone number for a long time, and have no plans to change it. It is the number that I use in marketing Tromler Construction, including on the internet. The number is on the "no call list" but I get a lot of unwanted call. I was always the contractor that clients could call at any (13 comments)
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