How to Share a Link on Facebook and the Correct Way to Post Your Blog Post to your Facebook Account

April 7, 2013

Many bloggers share their blog posts on Facebook simply by copying and pasting the blog post’s URL, content, and images into the Facebook post box. This looks sloppy.

The better way is to share a link to your blog post. Facebook used to have a “Share Link” button. This has recently been removed. All you have to do now is copy the URL and paste it directly into the Facebook post box. Facebook automatically detects the URL is from a blog, grabs images and content from the post and nicely displays this content and these images in the Facebook post. By far the cleanest, most professional way to share your blog post on Facebook.

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Future of computers and the world Part 1

September 29, 2012

I have the following computers: desktop, laptop, netbook, tablet, and smartphone. This is crazy. Why do I have so many? Same as everybody else — for the never ending pursuit of knowledge or entertainment/distraction, and desire to create, organize, and communicate with others. Efficiency is the focus. If given enough time, humans could do pretty much anything a computer can do, it would just take much, much, longer. But these computers could still be more efficient. I still have to deal with GUIs, I still have to organize, browse, access, save, configure, maintain, charge, clean, make space for, hold, carry, turn on, etc. All of these actions take time away from my ultimate learn/create/organize/communicate goals. Tech companies are early slowly whittling away at these inefficiencies. Voice commands are big, e.g., Siri, cloud computing, search engine preference algorithms built on our vast search histories. But where does it end? It seems clear to me — it ends with a chip in our brain that fills our needs instantly and in any format we want. I want to watch Rocky on a 100ft surround sound screen, boom there it is projected through my minds eye. I want to invite my neighbor to dinner, boom message sent from my brain to my neighbors brain. Scary part is, pretty soon my chip will know me so well it will tell me want to do before I can think it, my chip can access my neighbors chip, learn about my neighbor the decide if I should invite him or not. I think you get the idea, scary. The amount of knowledge in the world will EXPLODE. Think of the level of innovation, invention and discovery that could occur if everybody had instant access to all the information in the world.

Free Cloud Syncing of iPhone Calendar with Outlook Calendar

February 19, 2009

Looking for a free way to sync your MS Outlook Calendar with your iPhone’s built-in calendar in real-time (i.e. without having to plug it in to your computer)?  Here is a way to do it through Google Calendar that has worked well for me (Outlook to Google to iPhone and vice-versa):

1.  Sign up for a Google Calendar account or Sign in to your current account

2. Download the Google Calendar to MS Outlook Sync App (http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?answer=89955). Note: if you already have events in your Google Calendar then make sure you read http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?answer=98565 to make sure you don’t clobber the wrong calendar.

3.  Now since your Outlook and Google Calendar are in sync , you can move onto syncing your Google Calendar (which is now in sync with Outlook) with your iPhone (this sync will occur over the air).  This basically involves configuring your iPhone to go out to the Google servers and pull/allow google to push your calendar info to your iPhone.  To do this follow the directions listed here http://www.google.com/mobile/apple/sync.html

Now no matter where you enter an event (Outlook, Google, or iPhone) they will all reflect the same info in pretty much real time.

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February 19, 2009

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