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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

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The Data Liberation Front

The Data Liberation Front is an engineering team at Google whose singular goal is to make it easier for users to move their data in and out of Google products.  We do this because we believe that you should be able to export any data that you create in (or import into) a product.  We help and consult other engineering teams within Google on how to "liberate" their products. 


Great things are happening at Google!  This is another fine example of how they are practicing "Not being evil"  by making it easy to control and manage your data.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Google Goggles!

Use pictures to search the web.

A picture is worth a thousand words.No need to type your search anymore. Just take a picture.
Find out what businesses are nearby.Just point your phone at a store.
This is just the beginning - it's not quite perfect yet.Works well for some things, but not for all.
Your pictures, your control.Turn on 'visual search history' to view or share your pictures at any time. Turn it off to discard them once the search is done.
I'm a dedicated iPhone user who is not happy with my my cellular provider, who will remain nameless:)  Here is yet another killer app from google that has me seriously considering a droid.  iPhone Apps vs. Android Apps 

Monday, December 14, 2009

Questions? Is Facebook clueless, unethical or just unlucky? Why?

Did you read the new TOS of Facebook?  If you didn't then you are sharing your info with "Everyone".

1. Is Facebook clueless, unethical or just unlucky? Why?
2. Will Facebook’s latest behavior result in more lawsuits and/or
industry regulation?
3. Do you trust Facebook with your information?

Check out this informative article by Jason Calacanis

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Facebook: Russo's Pizza Fan Club

Russo's Pizza has been serving delicious food to the West Michigan area for 20+ years.

I'm a huge fan of Russo's Pizza because Mike Russo and his staff serve fresh ingredients with exceptional flavor each and every time!

Want to try a fantastic dessert? Ask for the cannolia! It's made fresh and goes fast so ask early and often:)

or paste the following link in your browser:
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Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Michigan Blizzard of 2009

The current blizzard conditions of snowing, blowing, ice, and sub zero wind chill has been raging since December eighth two thousand nine. The storm has caused school cancelations, road closures and massive chaos throughout West Michigan communities. The level of awareness and the ability to prepare for these circumstances has allowed us to be able to cope much better than we have in the past. We should alway remember to be prepared when travelling out in this weather no matter how long or short the distance. Must have items to have with you in your car during winter travel in no particular order:
  1. Jumper cables: So you can help someone or help yourself with a jump.
  2. Blankets: Keeping warm while waiting for a wrecker that could take hours is essential.
  3. Cell phone: even if you have an old one that doesn't have a service plan you can still dial 911 for free.
  4. Protein or Granola bars: because you have to eat:)
  5. Flashlights: The LED style are very effective and can be seen for a long way.
  6. Flairs: Can get the attention of passing vehicles and serve a warning to other passing motorists to steer clear of the area.
  7. Extra set of: clothes, gloves, hats, and a scarf.
  8. Communicate: Tell a friend or family member before you leave, and when you get to your destination.
  9. If you don't have to leave then don't:)
Happy and safe travels!

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Grand Rapids, MI 49528
(616) 389-0314
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