I have created a ning for my community outreach organization. I feel like a babe in the woods.
If you will, please look it over and join me in my venture. Check out my links and come grow with me.
OOOOOOOOOOH, I'm so excited!
The Community Partners Network of Operation "Open UP!"
Added by Cissi Sherlock on May 31, 2008 at 4:30am —
Panda Polly: There you are. Hurry and get ready, our dinner guests will be here any minute.
Panda Paul: Oh jeez, is that tonight? I forgot all about it. I had to work late tonight. The zoo
had some VIP visitors, and Steve the zoo keeper needed me to stay after.
Polly: Why didn't you call?
Paul: I couldn't. We were out in the exhibit, and I couldn't get away. Didn't Steve tell you I was going to be late?
Added by Erik Deckers on May 30, 2008 at 11:00pm —
I just came back from both my birthday and hobby trip. In that time, I’ve been on crash course learning about MOD and aiff extensions and converting them to MPEG-2 and then there is MPEG 4, freeware and shareware like Audacity and Square 5’s MPEG Streamclip etc etc. They were Greek to me! I was clueless to all this till I got into video and even then, I was just using the video mode on my camera which was super-easy. Then I got the Canon FS100 camcorder for my present. Happily I downloaded all… Continue
Added by Faith Wesstrom on May 30, 2008 at 5:00pm —
I am sure that we all have seen Rocky. You know the movies with Stallone. Where the main character is a flawed but very human guy that boxes. In the movies, he gives a beating, takes a beating then comes back to win.
Well, welcome to the mortgage backed bond market this week, but this story does not seem to have a happy ending. We got down early in the week, and it was a short trading week at that. We kept getting knocked down and we would stumble a little then back down. Well, it… Continue
Added by Dave Woodson on May 30, 2008 at 4:30pm —
Too many people worry about content posts for business blogs. Business people have a tendancy to overthink every word to a point that it stymies them to the point of infrequency. Frequency is the most important component in Corporate Blogging.
This isn't a place for articles or whitepapers. Short, sweet authentic anecdotes about things that are happening in your business, with your customers, success, missteps...all this is what makes great corporate blog… Continue
Added by Chris Baggott on May 30, 2008 at 4:30pm —
Last night I attended a fundraiser for the upcoming IndyFringe
festival at the American Cabaret Theater. What a fabulous evening! Pauline Moffat, the Executive Director for IndyFringe, certainly knows how to throw a party. The admission price of $25 included a yummy sampling of tapas from Barcelona as well as a terrific show.
For those of you unfamiliar with IndyFringe, it’s a10 day celebration of alternative theater, performance arts –… Continue
Added by Joyce Boadt on May 30, 2008 at 3:37pm —
I'm going to let you in on a little secret. I'm not worried about the virus threat you mentioned to me in your email. You know, the one that will be the worst virus to ever strike? The one that will destroy the entire contents of my computer? And the one that will email itself to all of the contacts in my email software?
Better yet, I won't even flinch when you tell me that the virus is 100% real because it was verified on such-and-such web site or mentioned on the Today Show or… Continue
Added by Patric Welch on May 30, 2008 at 2:48pm —
Can anyone help me? I need a clip from Sienfeld where they are sitting in the NBC office explaining a show about nothing. I think it's the first time George meets Susan. George asks: "What did you do this morning?" Bam! thats an episode.
Added by Chris Baggott on May 30, 2008 at 10:18am —
This year's tech gems--as picked by PC World editors and readers--will leave you more productive, connected, and entertained.
Click to see a list ranked by order of the 10 best products of 2008.
After you give the list a look-over let Smoosiers know which products you use, which products you would like to use or what products do you think should have made the list that were… Continue
Added by Greg Cross on May 30, 2008 at 9:48am —
The worlds of document publishing and application development are converging. Traditionally, publishing processes focused on static documents in print, PDF, HTML, and other formats. While the Web introduced rich media formats, this only provided a more compelling multidimensional rendering of static information.
The reality is that business depends on dynamic data, and static documents only provide a snapshot in time. Users who need the most current information possible must go to… Continue
Added by Scott Abel on May 30, 2008 at 7:17am —
Firefox 3, the long awaited upgrade to the popular Internet browser, is soon to be released to the public. I for one can't wait to download it. I absolutely love Firefox along with the hundreds of plug-ins that allow me to customize my Internet browsing experience to my heart's desire.
But here's one more reason for me to love Firefox. If I download the new version on what is being termed the official… Continue
Added by Patric Welch on May 29, 2008 at 8:00pm —
According to most accounts, we're still a bunch of overweight couch potatoes, but at least more and more of us are reaching
for our mobile phones to surf the web. A new report by mobile media research firm M:Metrics
, reveals that social networking
and commerce sites are leading Americans to… Continue
Added by Chad Richards on May 29, 2008 at 11:30am —
There are a lot of parallels to compare Corporate Blogging today to where Email Marketing was 5 or 6 years ago. Back then, Email Marketing was free. All you had to do was download a ListServ application, configure a server or two, find and manipulate some plug-in applications for registration or bounces or unsubscribes or de-duplication or throttling or opens & clickthrough tracking or analytics.....and the list goes on.
In the end, some geeks might have loved all this tinkering,… Continue
Added by Chris Baggott on May 29, 2008 at 11:18am —
We've said it before -- numerous times. Web 2.0 solutions help you "do stuff". That means the best Web 2.0 tools help you solve specific problems, like remembering who you promised to buy a beer. While this may not seem like a really important problem to solve, the problem of remembering things is something all humans can use a little help with. That's why we like Foamee
so much. It's an excellent example of how we can use the web to help us get better… Continue
Added by Scott Abel on May 29, 2008 at 6:17am —
Accurate translations are imperative, especially when the translated content is used as a reason to go to war. In a recently declassified report from the US government entitled Spartans in Darkness: American SIGINT and the Indochina War, 1945-1975
(PDF) it… Continue
Added by Scott Abel on May 28, 2008 at 8:46pm —
In an age when we download movies at will, store piles of personal records on our BlackBerry devices
, beam software to each other's Palms
, and store truckloads of digital photos on some website "out there" -- accessible from anywhere -- it's frustrating that we aren't yet applying the same technology to medical records to make them… Continue
Added by Scott Abel on May 28, 2008 at 8:30pm —
I still remember when DVDs first started hitting the market. I would go into my local Blockbuster store and there would be racks and racks of VHS movie rentals and in the corner, a small rack of DVD movie rentals. Most people in the store were still renting VHS tapes but every once in a while, a new technology adopter would pull a movie from the DVD rack.
Over time, of course, the VHS racks slowly disappeared only to get replaced by brand new racks of DVDs. Some VHS tapes, mostly kids… Continue
Added by Patric Welch on May 28, 2008 at 11:48am —
Thanks to all for the e-mails, notes and phone calls of congratulations regarding Lifeline's new data center and office facility in the former Eastgate mall. We've received national press coverage in IT and real estate publications. Interest is high.
Work progresses well as we have removed about 10 40-ton dumpsters of trash with another 20 or so dumpsters to go. Job one is converting the old Burlington Coat Factory into hardened computer room facilities. We will have that data center… Continue
Added by Doug Theis on May 28, 2008 at 8:30am —
Yes, I said Gary, Indiana!
You may have read my requests for recommendations of things to do in the Gary and Chicago area on Memorial Day weekend. I was scheduled to be in Gary from Friday evening to Sunday evening for wedding activities. I wasn't particularly looking forward to spending my entire holiday weekend in the city that I hear so many negative things about, but I went... I had so much fun that I ended up staying until Monday evening!
Friday was… Continue
Added by Nicki Laycoax on May 27, 2008 at 8:30pm —
Smaller Indiana has been one of the most useful tools that I have used as a marketing person for a small company. It's free, it's an awesome way to network, you're able to get to know people prior to meeting them, read their posts to see what their views and interests are, and if I'd like to take my online relationship/friendship with them the next step further and meet face to face... I've even gone as far as showing the world my feet! :)
So, since I have enjoyed it soooo much and I… Continue
Added by Nicki Laycoax on May 27, 2008 at 6:57pm —