Saturday, May 29, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010 vs MS Office Products

For years I have been using as my primary productivity tool. Word processing, databases, spreadsheets, presentations, PDF files and more are all done easily (and inexpensively).

It is easy to use, easy to learn and free of any strict licensing agreements. And also free for the price of a download. (If you can't download, I will gladly send a recent version on a CD along with other software).

A quick check saw that Office 2010 is retailing for $150. For anyone getting a new PC, please tell the salesman that you are going to save some bucks and get software that you can use on your new computer and your old computer and your neighbor's computer and ...

Yes, telling the world about FLOSS is my passion.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Life Purpose - Saving a Friend $75.99

Sometimes I feel like my face will turn blue trying to help my friends save $75.99 (or more). That is the special sale price (two days only) at CompUSA for the low end Microsoft productivity suite. Included is a comprehensive set of writing tools that help you create and share content, a powerful presentation tool that allows you to create professional-looking presentations, a powerful tool for creating spreadsheets, and analyze and share information, and a digital notebook.

Not bad for a home user or for a student off to school.

But I have ALL those things and more on my laptop for FREE. I use Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS). Since it is usually free as in beer, there is no money spent on advertising and it is not promoted in retail stores. Part of my life's purpose is to spread the word about FLOSS. and wikidpad have all the functionality mentioned above plus a database solution that allows you to effectively track, report and share information.


Help me spread the word. I don't want to be a blue man.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Billy and Beverly at Dr Banjo's Jam Camp

This photograph was taken at Dr. Banjo's Jam Camp prior to MerleFest in 2002 by a fellow jamcamper. Unfortunately I do not remember his name. If you were there and know the photograher's name, please contact me so that I can acknowledge him! Thanks!

Beverly is "honey-colored" and "sunburst" and about the prettiest, sweetest sounding Kay-Englehardt URB in the whole US of A.

Learn more about bluegrass music at the International Bluegrass Music Association website.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Viral System For Getting Twitter Followers

If you are using twitter (and who isn't these days!), you will definitely want to check out this free and viral following system.

It costs nothing ever, and even includes 3 free bonuses just for trying it. It will automatically grow your twitter followers for you once you start the system.

Its free, its viral, its fun, its cool, and it works.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Jean Welles Worship Guitar Class

(Click for an 8-minute audio overview and description of the program. - -)

7 Reasons I Recommend Learn To Play the Guitar
with Jean Welles' Worship Guitar Class

1. Lifelong Enjoyment.
Playing provides a creative outlet, joy, and comfort.

2. Be a Blessing to Others.
Play for and with others, with their take-anywhere instrument.

3. Worship the Lord.
"Praise Him with stringed instruments" (Psalm 150:4).

4. Experience Immediate Success.
No previous music background is necessary.

5. Learn in the Convenience of Your Own Home.
No need to spend time going out to lessons.

6. Start Anytime.
And at any age, it's never too late to start!

7. Save Money.
Save hundreds of dollars compared to private lessons.

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

TweetLater - I'm at the Beach!

Of all the social media programs popping up, I have definitely found Twitter the most fun and enjoyable. Multiple accounts support my passions and my business. At times things can get a little confusing!

My favorite Twitter tool is very quickly becoming TweetLater!

TweetLater allows me to schedule tweets, track keywords, vet new followers, shorten urls with (so I can track clicks on links), send welcome DMs and more. And it is all for FREE!

Sure there is a professional upgrade version of TweetLater which has more features. But even the free version easily saves me two or three hours a day. Every day! So I can use those hours more productively at the beach.

Check out TweetLater today! And I'll see you at the beach!