Weekly Update from Tech Guy Who Likes Cats

September 6, 2009
Wow – did you know Gmail can import email AND contacts from other web-based email accounts? Super cool!

September 4, 2009
Check out @TwestivalSF Local at – only $10 – You gotta go!

101 Simple Salads for the Summertime – Broken up into many categories – Vegan, Vegetarian, w/Seafood, w/Noodles and more. Super great list to print out and have in kitchen!

Sweet – cool Twitter Festival – Twestival – R U Going? Let me know!! Don’t miss this – only $10 if you buy tix now.

September 3, 2009
More Social Media Fun! – 10/6 – @AnnEvanston, twitter goddess + 3 other great speakers + me on IT ;-)!

Totally Silly & Fun Single Ladies Spoof!

September 2, 2009
iphone app addicts (read: @secretsushi) – cool page of weird stuff – Bad Dog Apps

Social Media Bootcamp 2.0 – 10/6 – are you coming? @AnnEvanston, twitter goddess, will be speaking. Buy tix today!

Need some Technorati Love! – If you’re a member of Technorati or are going to be, would appreciate a “favorite.”

September 1, 2009

RT @kapkap, O Internet Lord with great wrath. Please take Facebook, not GMail. Kthxbai.

Yikes! Gmail.com is down. Is it down for you, too?

August 31, 2009

Trying @TwittServant

OMG, 19″ LCD TV for $144.95. Use discount code on page to get discount. Exp 8/31/09 1159p

Need some Technorati Love: If you’re a member of Technorati or are going to be, would appreciate a “favorite.”

Win a New Sony Vaio W Mini Notebook – Follow & RT to enter to win.

Free The Slaves. 27,000,000 are in slavery, right now. Found site while eating “no slavery” chocolate.

Inspirational Videos – Randy Pausch – Living life to the Fullest!

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

Randy knew that he had pancreatic cancer. On August 15th, 2007, he was told, “you have 3-6 months of ‘good health’ left.” His doctor’s estimated prognosis of death was January 15th, 2008. Randy died July 25, 2008, 3 weeks shy of living 12 months with the one of the deadliest of cancers. During this time he completed his “Bucket List,” the things to do before “I die.” What’s on your bucket list? How far have you gotten down the list? What do you need to prepare to make the really special item happen?

Time Management by Randy Pausch

This lecture, given on February 15, 2008 – 6 months after his death sentence – moves me: Randy honors his commitment to deliver a lecture to the University of Virginia, knowing he’ll be dying soon. The poignant video above has gone around the world numerous times. The “Time Management” Video is growing, more because of its usefulness than its tear-jerking ability. He says, “Time is the only commodity that matters.” He goes on to tell us that Americans are really great at using and managing money as a commodity…but not so much with time.

Here’s a few more important points I took away from one (but DON’T skip watching! It’s really worth it – I promise)
  • He has some really awesome tips on making phone calls! (Mine are moving right along now.)
  • His message on Goals, priorities and planning – and a system for prioritizing is easy to understand and brings focus where it is needed.
  • He talks about the danger that many people encounter by focusing on doing things right. Instead, Do the right things. This is something I’ve put into practice, and let me tell you: it is NOT as easy as it sounds. But 15 years of vegetarianism later, I can definitely say that I am doing something right.

If you feel that you don’t have time to watch these videos, do yourself a favor and watch them.

You have more to gain than just time. And more at stake than your job. Watch it.

Update From Tech Guy Who Likes Cats

August 30, 2009
I’m using PeepNote.com to take notes on my Twitter peeps and organize them. You should check it out too.

Free The Slaves 27,000,000 are in slavery, right now. Found site while eating “no slavery” chocolate. A plan to end slavery – forever – in 25 years. Read and Take action. I am!

32, 860 jobs are available – right now. The US Gov’t is hiring!

Anyone else out there attach a webcam to their cat like this? I’m quite intrigued, having 2 wondering cats myself.

Check this video out — How NOT to use PowerPoint!

Which of these are on your bucket list? Seven Wonders

August 29, 2009
This was an incredible food feast. I love the “living salad” my friend Susan purchased. Very cool! Check it out tomorrow.

Oakland “Eat Real” festival Sunday – All food sourced locally. Farmer’s market and music too. Thanks Susan!

Windows Clipboard Manager. Evernote cooler (met Phil, CEO recently).

Reading: “Top Six Social Media Markets in 2009

Reading: “8 Simple Rules For Social Media Marketing in Business to Business Market

Check this out!
Reading: “Tips for Using Twitter – 5 Simple Ways to Get More Out of Twitter

Just added myself to the WeFollow twitter directory under: “sunnyvale_ca, techtips, cheapdeals, facebooktraining, computerre”

Dang, what a great place to get your computer repaired or to get a technology update & education – onsite or remotely – anywhere in the world.

August 28, 2009
@TweetTweetMe I’m on your site! http://tweettweet.me/

Recommended @SSturken to @MrTweetSteve is awesome. He’s a wonderful guy and he’s very honest. I’ve had my car work…’

Recommended @bethschneider to @MrTweetBeth is THE system’s women. She’s helped me tons in my business through pri…’

I just used UnTweeps to unfollow 150 Tweeps who haven’t tweeted recently. . U gotta try this!

@slicecity trillian is great, though it’s sucking on my CPU quite a bit. bye bye, AIM! bahaha – MeeBo is even better

At #roomtoreed, I met some way cool peeps! @AliciaDunams, @adryenn, @tferriss, @secretsushi, @schwerdtfeger, @edithyeung

I recommend @cyndicraven

is the best folk singer I know, hands down. She has a sweet+lovely voice. Like a songbird or a magician.

Take 2 – Drool. I want a Nokia N97 – Does anyone out there have one? Which cell phone carrier?

Quite exited here at ITM Computing (Relieving Technology Stress Nationwide). We hit 50 – 5 star Yelp reviews today.

Recommended @chrispirillo to @MrTweet ‘As if Chris needs another recommendation – but, he’s awesome! I’ve been foll…’

Recommended @TravelingVeg to @MrTweetYvonne is an awesome vegetarian / healthy body/ healthy mind advocate. Here v…’

Recommended @clutterdiet to @MrTweetLorie‘s so awesome at organizing and being efficient. If you’re not following…’

If a Jew can release a Xmas Alum (my favorite – Bob Dylan), we can have world peace and US healthcare for all!

Hi folks! Mind dropping me a recommendation here? Much appreciated!

Quite exited here at ITM Computing (Relieving Technology Stress Nationwide). We hit 50 – 5 star http://bit.ly/S7nHy Yelp reviews today.

4 computers at once! Fun relieving of tech stress!

Great event for a Great cause, teaching kids around the world to Learn/Read. Did you know there are 100,000,000 illiterate kids today? This great organization is taking a byte out of this number, one school/one library at a time. I highly encourage .ou to view site – and a bit about founder – to make a difference in this world.

Looks like fun time bowling and merriment. Come along! Can’t beat a $10 date ;-)!

Quite exited here at ITM Computing (Relieving Technology Stress Nationwide). We hit 50 – 5 star Yelp reviews today. A big thanks goes out to all of our current clients for your wonderful support and to all the future clients who are helping us get to 100 5 star reviews. We want to relieve ALL of YOUR TECHNOLOGY STRESS. Don’t forget that we offer FREE Relief at our site.

August 27, 2009
Miss Add-in with Google Chrome? Me, too! There is a workaround: Javascripted bookmarks!

August 26, 2009
I think HootSuite is pretty hoot. Er… hot.

Virtual telephone service where your voice mails show up as text messages or emails!

How ’bout we tax all Fast Food restaurants – Tax would fund Health Care!

Let’s boycott Whole Foods, b/c CEO says were overweight, not exercising and self-inflicting our own medical problems. Duh? Wake up America!

Wow. You think are taxes and/or health premiums are a lot now. Just wait until health care reform is passes. We’ll either pay a lot more taxes (and hopefully no health insurance) or if no changes take place, which I doubt, the Health Care industry will raise premiums to recoup the $140,000,000/day they’re spending of OUR MONEY (those of us insured) to stop pending legislation.

Did you know we have the highest infant mortality rate in all developed countries? Just one of a lot of stats th

at say we pay more, per person, for health care and have some of the most unhealthy people in the world who are scared to change jobs because health care might be affected!

At Luxury Marketing Council meeting, San Francisco, ‘Discount or Die.’ Really making me think!

Wow! Any people you were surprised about? PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarians over 50

I uploaded a YouTube video — varicose vein removal varicose vein surger varicose veins Jeff Kaplan, MD” via
August 24, 2009
Apple OS – Snow Leopard – $29/1 or $49/5 pack! + Windows Netbook – Still $200

Lock up your bank account! Sounds silly – most people don’t. Find out why.

Apple OS – Snow Leopard – $29/1 or $49/5 pack! http://bit.ly/27lvs;+ Windows Netbo ok – Still $200 – http://bit.ly/M1eEd

August 23, 2009

Marianne Williamson takes the stage at ebcrs.org East Bay Church of Religious Science.

Off to a glorious day of church, our most notable speaker since I’ve been there, Marianne Williamson, and then BBQ & Movie party with some friends. Great Sunday!

August 22, 2009
Great quote from Dinosaurs TV Show, “Your the one who decided to have a family, have a wife, kids and NOT eat them.” Hard to believe this show was only on from 1991-1994! It is so fun! Anyone else get into this show? So funny the way

Don’t know how I stumbled upon this link. This guy should be immediately fired and an unemployed police officer (or kid off the street) who knows how to say, “What’s the emergency?,” no matter what attitude they’re given should take his place. He could have killed this woman’s father.

Believe it or not – just saw for the first time!! Dick Tracy. Love all the fun colors and seeing Al Pacino at his God Fatheresque best. Madonna as Breathless was quite fun. Dustin Hoffman – wasted role! Amazing “kid” is now a lawyer! How’d you like movie?

It’s cool – people keep going to www.ITMonFacebook.com – to get ALL they’re questions for technology, social media, digital cameras, selecting a new netbook and notebook – for FREE – just by being a fan! Doesn’t get any easier than that! Don’t forge to check our reviews on Yelp, as well, www.ITMonYelp.com

another reason for GPS – late night freeway closures!

August 21, 2009
In the East Bay for some Thai food and Comedy. Ahhhhh….no work….all play!!!

Hey all! Have you been to Dale Carnegie before? It’s a super cool class. Great time to sharpen your skills in the slower than normal times. I’ll be a Graduate Assistant at this class. Come on to this orientation – it’s free and you’ll learn a lot at this intro. It’s fun, inspiring and you’ll be able to network there.

August 20, 2009
RT @guykawasaki Forty-five Percent of Employers Use Social Networking Sites to Research Job Candidates.

Clyde posted a link for Summer Celebration

I can’t get enough of this
wonderful song
sung by Sharon L. Henderson, a wonderful spiritual singer who also sings at my church, East Bay Church of Religious Science.

August 19, 2009
@clutterdiet – Woo-Hoo!! How Fun!! OMG! So much fun!!!!

@clutterdiet – Absolutely stunning!! Great photograph, Lorie!

Tell them your favorite apps! Twitter wants to know!!

August 18, 2009
New Facebook for iPhone – when will it be approved? Looks extremely cool! If only they could add a REAL keyboard ;-)!

August 17, 2009
Just finished learning the HULA with @YvonneUrness and SoMe Bootcamp. What next?

OMG, @secretsushi‘s formula is out of the bag! Yikes! Adam is very up-to-date with stats – appreciate that!

@schwerdtfeger what a great sense of humor. Good work making a dry topic somewhat funny!

Janet Fouts is filling our heads with tons of great tools. Had no idea there were so many ways to “listen” to the web. Thanks, Janet

Patrick Schwerdtfeger preaches Increasing Website Traffic.

Got great tools from Janet Fouts at Social Media Boot Camp. Thanks Janet!

Enjoying my time listening to Andi Fisher of Your Online Go to Gal – about Pumping Up Your Blog!

In a great social networking conference in Sunnyvale.

Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life. ~Wayne Dyer

Looks like FB has a long way to go in search. What about Google’s “secret” that everyone knows about Caffeine project to provide more up-to-date searches?

Eat Real – Eat Local – in Oakland – Real Fun

To know me is to know about my passion for food–particularly vegan food. Food is everything to any culture. It is imperative that we take a close examination of our lifestyles as humans in the plugged-in 21st century. Thirty percent of American meals are eaten in the car. In the car. This information is not any easier to digest than the hormone-injected all-beef patty on a sesame seed bun. This ritual that is performed daily or with family that is so vital to our health and existence deserves more sacredness. Having delighted in my soap box, I go on to say this: The Eat Real Fest was so much fun.

Real Food is grown, agricultured. Not driven-thru. Last weekend, the Eat Real Festival was held in Oakland California. The Eat Real Movement is indicative of the Slow Food Movement, was successfully designed for “putting the FOOD back in ‘Fast Food’.” So, if we can’t all change our lifestyles in a snap, we will still need some form of instant-grat food. But if instant-grat food is a corporate chain, our communities suffer one small dollar menu item at a time. Enter the “street vendors.” All the local street vendors agreed to use local farms for all the ingredients for dishes served at the festival for $6 or less a pop. The result? A flurry of happy community involvement!

I spoke with a volunteer at the beer shack. He told me about a study done in a community of Oakland: Five years ago, it was easier to find drugs downtown than a salad! He went on to say, that he’d grown up there, and now, something is happening. The happening is an energy that could be felt from every person there. Then he told me that all the proceeds from beer sales were distributed to three charities that work towards injecting real food (less processed, more connected food) into lower-income communities. I bought the $25 beer-tasting. Then I met the farmers in the indoor Farmers Market.

Another favorite of mine with the TCHO Chocolate. It’s locally manufactured chocolate – in San Francisco – and the name stands for “T”echnology CHOcolate. I love the way the owner is designer virtual tour so he can monitor the chocolate as it’s being manufactured. They have a cool flavor wheel which helps you pick out thhe perfect chocolate.

The promotion of food from local counties in Northern California to locals and foodies was entertaining and fun. This is going to be an annual event, with more artists, more “street food” and more exposure for the great cause. Get there! Where else are you gonna find a living salad bowl?