Monday, June 30, 2008

Linked In - Professional Network

A social network for "getting to someone in order to make a sale, form a partnership, or get a job... with online network of more than 8.5 million experienced professionals from around the world representing 130 industries"

Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn by Guy Kawasaki


Saturday, June 21, 2008

Napping and Sleeping

Guide to Better Napping

Image Search

a nice way to search for images, using bookmarklets at search engine

Image search bookmarklets: easy find high resolution images, free stock photos, news and portraits photos

basically, you are searching your favorite websites at once through google, as sites search, where you previously determine those sites

Top 10 Obscure Google Search Tricks

To Do

i have been struggling with To Do and Schedule for a long time.

Few points that are useful:
1. To Do is a Task, determine the different between Task and Project, very important, if you put project equivalent as task, it will be very dismotivating, as it will never be check off
2. A task should be no longer than around 20 minutes

Make your todo's doable

How to do a to-do list

Upgrade Your Life: The Lifehacker Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, Better

Upgrade Your Life: The Lifehacker Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, Better

A dozen ways to upgrade your life:

* Hack 1: Empty your email inbox
* Hack 14: Instantly recall all your different passwords
* Hack 22: Make your to-do list doable
* Hack 29: Turn tasks into gameplay
* Hack 45: Search the Web in three keystrokes
* Hack 55: Securely save web site passwords
* Hack 56: Become a scheduling black belt
* Hack 59: Automatically back up your files
* Hack 75: Remote-control your home computer
* Hack 86: Supercharge your Firefox downloads
* Hack 111: Synchronize folders between computers
* Hack 114: Have your Mac and Windows too

Another nice section on Google School

Friday, June 20, 2008

Current Interests

Web Design
CSS (php?)
Social Media (New Media? or not just, but productivity tool too)
Google apps
Web base
Project Management (collaboration, knowledge management)
Ruby on Rail

T shirt (marketing, sme, free agent? got to read that book)
Picture (camera, browser)

Blogger Equipment

fun part of the work, shopping for shopping trip

- Light notebook (iBook, Mac Air?)
- Camera (D9 to big, raw important?)
- Video (HD and portable)

Web Redesign Checklist

1. Content
2. Design
3. Program (CMS)

Introduction (Home)
Directory (Categories, Index)
Pages (with Flash, or what engine, photo viewer, shopping card, payment, reservation for hotel)
Tags (planning help)
Image Gallery (Flickr, ...)
Music Gallery
File Gallery (Sales Package, Media Kit, Artwork)
Community Tools (Username, Webboard, Forum, Blog)
Social Media (Google Friends? somthing... Open?)
Email Newsletter

Media Temple - a cool host

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Site Index

How to make a simple site index

Note: this is for, it is a solutiion to free blog, not a professional blog solution

How to Pickup a VC

this one is useful and funny, How to Pickup a VC

a preperation list to not look like an idiot when you need to finance.

More on Why Blog?

Guy Kawasaki interview Darren Rowse of

Why Blog?

a few good information on blogging. while trying to figure out the key to it from many of the reason provided, i would guess it is surrounded somewhere around Community, which is Interaction. (a network for a niche) what you can do with that is up to you. alternatively, it can be a personal tools, whatever you want to do with your online notebook.

the last question has good basic information for what in it for small business (#18). is there really a different for individual, small business, and corporation, in term of connection and growth?

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

What Business can benefit from Blog

Blog is News so to benefit, you got to have news to share. News can be about your company, products, services, team, industry, whatever you wish your client would know so that they know you are the best to buy from.

Any innovative business got something they want to share, because it will show that you are at the frontier, that you are their solution. By sharing (resourceful information, maybe not company secret), you are constantly putting yourselves out there, just like any network session. By sharing, you gain friends, who will talk about you in the way that you want them to.

But for them to repeat the right information that would help you sell, you first must present them with the right information, one that is also interesting to them, one that they seek, one that they will be proud to say (repeat) to their friends.

Blogging and Web Design Service

Mr. Problogger is a very good blog on blogging business.

New thing I learn today, "Network Blogging" from 10 Network Blogging Survival Tips Blogging is a great community where people help each other.

What it thought me, apart from making just Web Design, there is Blog services to it. (One time payment vs. Monthly fee) It is more than just setting up the blog with the right platform and configuration and information architect.

It is a daily to weekly posting, and not just you, but a network of you. One important thing though, the job that you choose to accept must be your passion, otherwise, you are stuck with lots of research and writing, which if it is not fun, hard work will be too much to bare.

My interest would be self improvement, small business, sales, marketing, web development, new media, design, property, and some food and hotel. So I will be able to do blog for the business under those categories, because will enjoy it. It is more of a learning than cash.

But it seems like the only way to go for organic SEO and to promote your business website in the internet world, as well as networking.

Google Mac Blog and Contant in Sync

what a wonderful find... Google Mac Blog has many cool toy and tool for Mac and Google user

If you been wanting to sync all your contact from your Mac, iPhone, and Gmail, read more at Mac OS X 10.5.3: sync Google Contacts

Gmail IMAP

One more problem solved. If you are in a situation where you check email in multiple devices, and it is not in sync. Having to do it twice or more, read all new messages and classified on your phone already, again on your laptop mail app, and the email on your web base gmail is still mark unread, try IMAP instead of POP. You only have to do it once...
Read more at Getting Gmail anywhere: IMAP versus POP

Why Gmail?

An article (a bit long) to show you why Gmail work. From 10000 to 0 Emails in an Inbox in 24 Hours

To follow up if really interested, there are a few links in the article comments. Otherwise, for technical and direct from the source, check Gmail Blogs, many cool and useful tips.

Ruby on Rails

Ruby on Rails

Rails is a full-stack framework for developing database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Control pattern.

A new thing to learn...?

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Web Business Model

Beyond AdSense: A Business Model Checklist (for websites and blogs), at LikeItMatters, by Brian Oberkirch

very useful information, if someone want a list of web business model...

For follow up on this post, read "for starters" section to get an idea of the basic, and read this, Living on the Edge: Blogging in the Real World, a how to put blog into work for marketing

One radical idea on Positive Words

We always say positive things

"creating and maintaining a true paradise"

For web designers

a very good blog or website with a lot of resources for web designers and developers,

Great Numbers, Not So Great Design

an interesting article written on hiring big agency vs. small firm for designers and its result, read it at

very nice website also... (want the rating system)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Developing on Mac OS X

The Basic

Less Brightness than Standard Mac Display

For working in a dark environment, sometimes, standard Mac brightness is not low enough, Screenshade can dim it further.

Free at Apple Downloads

Competition: for Branding and Emarketing

Very nice competition services company, read more on the Solutions pages

Alltop Badge Contest

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Arrow indicators reveal who actually sent you email

>> Email sent to just you
> Email sent to you and others (Mailing Lists, Groups)

Activate in Setting - Personal level indicators - Show indicators

Arrow indicators reveal who actually sent you email

Browse Gmail Blog archives for more tips and tricks

2 hidden ways to get more from your Gmail address

1. You can add to your current Gmail and the email will still arrive at By adding "anyword", you will be able to set up filters, to automatically star, archive, or label this email. (
2. "." in the username are not recognized.

2 hidden ways to get more from your Gmail address

Friday, June 6, 2008

Drupal Uses

Read the article below for:

1. Why Drupal and not MovableType
2. Drupal Theme
2.1 Blueprint CSS (this can be paste right into page?, note in comments)
2.2 Test site across platform with
3. Firebug and the ‘It’s all text!’ extensions for Firefox
4. Drupal Potential

= Eureka! Science News just launched!

Blueprint - just add the Blueprint css to page.tpl.php and build your layout from there

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Quick Preview

Quick Look feature:
Select almost any file types and number, then just press "space bar" for quick look. No more opening files for preview

Quick Look in Leopard
Files Browsing (Explorer) on a Mac

Cool Hunting

DIY Built Work Shop

I will take every class!

TechShop: Build Your Dreams Here

The Crucible: Industrial Arts Center

Guy Kawasaki
Cool Hunting

Files Browsing (Explorer) on a Mac

Problems from:
-Having to choose and pick lots of image
Basic Customize Finder

Adding Path to Tool bar, Terminal (= Command, as ultimate finder), Showing Path at bottom of Cover Flow mode (Need to use search to show?)

Address Bar and Finder ways

-Setting up Drupal and Command Line
-Show hidden Unix files

Show all files (Unix) in the Finder and Restart Finder
= defaults write AppleShowAllFiles YES (with Terminal)
= hold down the Option key, click and hold on the Finder icon in the Dock, select Relaunch (Finder will restart)

Learning the Mac OS X Terminal: Part 1(Mac OS X: The Missing Manual)

Or Quicksilver...

Window Explorer Replacement for Mac:

File browser for the Mac
Search for Finder at

Google - address bar for finder mac os x
Finder, File Explorer, Browsing, File Management