Friday, October 31, 2008

A Useful Wireless Service

Here come the new services based on wireless hardware that transmit signals via BlueTooth, WiFi, RFID, etc. One such service is a wireless home security system that can be installed by a homeowner without tearing up the walls. It uses stick-on sensors that use tiny "watch" batteries and communicate back to a console you can place anywhere in the house.

NYT article entitled: Wirelessly, Home Security Becomes A D.I.Y Project

Broadcast Your Ideas

If you want your ideas to really spread, make a video about them and post it to YouTube, Instructables, MakeZine, etc. Read about what this guy did with the Wiimote and then see his videos.

NYT article entitled If No One Sees It, Is It An Invention?

Thursday, October 30, 2008

RailsPlayground: Excellent Support

I just need to mention this because these people are far and above any other hosting service I have ever had.

Over the course of the last ten or so years I have done business with different hosting companies for my personal shared hosting needs. Up to now I have not experienced any other service as good or better than the service I have received from Their technical support to me has been quick and very helpful.

However, I think their level of support has gone beyond what I expected. Whenever I have needed to install any type of component or application on my hosting, they have generously done it for me for free, plus they have done it very speedily. Of course, with any installation there are unforeseen issues that arise after testing the new installation. Incredibly, they turn around and fix the issues until the installation is done right and again all for free. I have even offered to pay them for their time and effort and they say no thank you.

In a world where people are losing their jobs and tightly holding on to what they have, I asked myself, "are these people for real". Thank you RailsPlayground. I am extremely satisfied with your service. I wish you great success. The least I can do for you is brag about your excellent customer service. Visit them at

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Stanford's Entrepreneurship Corner

Stanford University has some very good lectures given to their students for viewing by anyone for free. The lectures are aimed at people with an entrepreneural spirit. Needless to say, the lecturers are the cream of the crop in their respective fields. I hope to learn as much as I can from them.

Monday, October 27, 2008

CrowdSourcing Primer Videos

Don't know what crowdsourcing is? Do you want to take advantage of a crowd to source your product? Take some hints from these short video clips at the Wired Video Library.

Free Adobe Flex Training

Adobe has a week's worth of free online training for Flex 3.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Omgili: Relevant Search Results

I just started using Omgili and for what I need to find, it sure beats using Google. Omgili returns results from conversations people are having. It's results are more subjective than objective. I think I like this type of searching better, however, there is still sometimes when I definitely need to use Google. This just proves, the world is not entirely dominated by Google.

Map of Foreclosures

I'm not sure why I did not write about this sooner. I have know about this service for quite a while. With it you can browse across all the nation for homes that are for rent, for sale, or foreclosed.
TechCrunch review

Monday, October 06, 2008

Built-in 3G for PC

Looks like there is a PC manufacturer who has already decided to include 3G connectivity on its laptop, along with WiFi. To mobile professionals this makes a lot of sense. One question I have is: will I be able to easily send SMS and make voice calls from this laptop?