Compliance Band Performance – Skamania Lodge 2012

April 9, 2012

And of course here is Kristina Molina’s performance also!

Fix Your Security Settings of Facebook Photo-Tagging

April 12, 2011
The bad guys are exploiting the photo tagging feature to get facebook users to follow links to infected pages or other dubious deeds.

They generally post a picture and tag multiple people, including you, even though you are not in the picture. To combat this latest threat, you may want to consider a few changes to your privacy settings.


While the functionality of approving a photo tag before you are tagged is not available in facebook, you can follow the next steps to make it harder for others to tag you without your approval.


  • Customize your privacy settings so that “Photos and videos I’m tagged in” is set to “Only Me.”
  • Set your notifications so that you always know when someone tags you in a photo or tags one of your photos. You can control this setting from the “Notifications” tab on the Account Settings page.
  • Click “remove tag” when viewing the photo in which you are tag, and don’t want to be.

    Great iPad Accessory

    March 25, 2011


    Very cool iPad case with built-in keyboard. I know you want one!

    Kensington KeyFolio – bluetooth keypad and stylus. Search for item 569474 at $69.99 from 3/8 to 4/17. Delivered. (not compatible with iPad 2)

    Sleepy delivers some great new features.

    March 15, 2011

    It appears that while some of us weren’t looking, has been doing some very nice things. Not the least of which are template designer, real-time stats, comment spam filtering, mobile templates, web fonts among others.

    Screenshot of my blog. -

    In the official Google Blog, there is a post which you may want to check out. It is titled What is new with Blogger.

    It may be high-time to take another look at and put it back to work!

    The theme for my 2011

    February 23, 2011
    Future Roadsign

    The future is not a result of choices among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created

    I come across lots of great quotes. As you know they are common on twitter and facebook, and usually, most of them fail to grab one’s attention at the time. This one however, attributed to the futurist John Schaar really set some bells going when I read it. Maybe it is because I generally subscribe to the notion that we make our own destiny. Maybe it is because I have been thinking about what my own future will look like. Or, maybe it is because it is still early in the year and I am still thinking about the results obtained from my efforts in the past year. Whatever the reason, it resonated with me and I have chosen to make it my theme for the remainder of 2011.

    “The future is not a result of choices among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created–created first in the mind and will, created next in activity. The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made, and the activity of making them, changes both the maker and the destination. -John Schaar.”

    7 Tricks to Land the Appointment

    August 2, 2010 has some of the most compelling and useful business materials around. This post titled 7 Tips to Master Every Meeting is no exception. In this post, Robert Pagiarini the author of The Other 8 Hours, outlines seven steps to Meeting in progres signconsider when looking to land the appointment you are seeking. Whether it is a job interview or a sales opportunity, these tips will help you put some fundamentals behind you efforts to increase your effectiveness.

    The seven tips are:

    1. Determine the “one thing.”
    2. Focus on three talking points.
    3. Create an agenda.
    4. Nail the intro and the close.
    5. Call to action.
    6. After the meeting.
    7. Listen.

    You can read the full article here. Try the tips for your next appointment and let us know if they were useful.

    Geographic Location Facts on iPhone App

    July 20, 2010
    BAO screenshot

    Compare facts about multiple locations

    ESRI, the company that is well known for their geo-location and mapping products, has queitly lunched an iPhone app that lets users retrive demographics facts about locations in the United States.

    While the app could have some interesting business uses for profesionals, anyone can find themselves comparing their own neighborhood against other neighborhoods or the entire US.

    I installed it on my iPhone today and I have been playing with it for a little bit. I think you may find it interesting also.

    You can read more about the app at the Business Analyst Blog or download it directly from the Apple app store.

    Outlook 2007 Best Practices: Write great e-mail

    June 22, 2010

    email logoMelissa MacBeth, a Lead program Manager in the Office product group at Microsoft wrote a great article with useful Do’s and Dont’s about e-mail.

    Below is an excerpt from her article. To read Melissa’s complete list of very good tips click here.

    The dos

    The following rules will help you look professional and get your message across.

    1. Read your message before you send it.
    2. Make your subject descriptive and action-oriented. For example: “UCEF: Please send your Board Retreat Dates,” where UCEF is the name of the group, and “Please send…” is the action. Other useful prefixes include “FYI:” and “Action Required.”
    3. If action is required, state what you want on the Subject line.
    4. Change the subject of the message if the topic of the conversation changes.
    5. Keep all messages short and to the point.
    6. Organize the content of your message from most important to least.
    7. Consider bolding important information.
    8. Put action items or questions on separate lines so that they stand out and get noticed.
    9. Bold people’s names when asking questions. For example: “Ryan: What is the status of the project?”
    10. Limit the number of people to whom you send a message to those who need to read it.
    • Put people who need to be informed on the Cc line.
    • Put people who need to respond or take action on the To line.

    There are many more tips in the original article. To read Melissa’s complete list of very good tips click here.

    Social Media Revolution Video – Long Version

    May 4, 2010

    We had a request for the long version of the Social Media Revolution Video, so here it is,

    and I am including this other video with some other fresh stats on social media.

    Thank you Windermere West Linn!

    April 13, 2010

    We appreciate the warm welcome for today’s Art of Negotiation class. Thanks for the great participation. We are looking forward to bringing you part 2!

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