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Apr 27

Need help with a project? OnePerHour.com might be your answer.

As a business owner I am always managing tasks.  Part of that process is determining if a certain task is worth the cost.  Another question is do we do this in-house, or do we we outsource it and work on our core business. Most will agree that staying focused on your core business is the …

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Apr 14

Looking for KickStarter products? Check out Smart Shop Tech.

I love gadgets!  Let me say that again, I love gadgets.  Of course, the cooler they are, the quicker I acquire them.  One of the challenges for someone like me is discovering cool gadgets.  Well, I have found that place online. Based in Los Angeles, www.SmartShopTech.com has an amazing array of some of the coolest …

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Mar 31

Social media that actually encourages Socializing

I have a love / hate relationship with social media.  On one hand, I love the ability to correspond and reconnect with friends and family.  On the other hand, I hate that many use Social Media as a replacement for seeing people face to face. The problem exacerbates itself for our youth.  By the time …

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Mar 17

Using the technology of Weather Satellites to lower your energy costs and conduct electrical surveys. The “magic” of Thermography.

We have all experienced sitting by a drafty window.  You can feel the cool air coming into your house or office.  Since you can feel it, you know that you are losing valuable energy. Your house or office may have leaks that are not so obvious.  Wouldn’t it be great if you could take a …

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Mar 12

These phone cases are strong, but don’t ask it to stop a bullet.

So I set myself back $50 for a case when I get my new phone.  This will protect your phone, the salesperson says.  Great, as I mumble to myself knowing it will last a month before I break it.  Yes, I am hard on my mobile devices.  With a travel schedule and work demands, my …

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Mar 10

Do you secure your house and car? Now you can secure your trailer.

Trailers are not cheap.  Of course, the contents you have in them can also be expensive.  Most people use some type of hitch guard and padlocks to secure their trailers.  Of course that is better than nothing, but if there was a way to better protect your valuables, you would like to know about it. …

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Feb 25

So where do you start in the world of 3D Printing.

3D Printing is simply amazing.  The ability to print objects from plastic and other materials can boggle the mind.  Exactly when did we move into a Star Trek movie?  All the amazement aside, how does a person start in this wonderland? The best thing you can do is find someone experienced in the world of …

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Feb 25

Solar Power and Cell Phones – a solution that makes sense

The sun is everywhere, which means we have a potential power source wherever we go.  The challenge is to find ways to use this energy source in a practical way.  One way that makes a lot of sense is to power our cell phones and smart devices. Enerplex (www.enerplex.biz), a product line from Colorado based …

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Feb 17

Ham Fest – Bismarck, ND

CDARC ANNUAL HAM FEST When:  Sat, February 22, 8 am – 3 pm Where:  St. Mary’s Grade School, East Thayer Avenue, Bismarck, ND, United States (map) Description:  The Central Dakota Amateur Radio Club’s annual ham fest is Saturday February, 22nd 2014 at St. Mary’s Grade School in the Gymnasium! Please join us for breakfast at …

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Feb 10

So you need an 800 number.

Most businesses have to decide at some point to install a toll-free or 800 number to encourage people to call.  This process usually involves talking to your phone company, paying expensive set up charges and even more ridiculous per minute charges.  That has all changed. As you know, I enjoy recommending quality products and services. …

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