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Wilmington NC Hotels

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Looking for a great hotel in Wilmington NC?

I know that 2 new ones just opened up on Eastwood heading down towards Wrightsville beach.

Here are the top 10 websites for finding hotels in Wilmington NC according to Google:

http://hotel-guides.us/north-carolina/wilmington-nc-hotels.html

http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/ILMNCHF-Hilton-Wilmington-Riverside-North-Carolina/index.do

http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide-478397-wilmington_vacations-i

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ilmcy-courtyard-wilmington/

http://www.coastlineinn.com/

http://www.wilmingtonhi.com/

http://www.hotel-rates.com/us/north-carolina/wilmington/

http://www.redroof.com/

http://www.thewilmingtonian.com/

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

I would like to wish all of my clients and everyone else out there a Happy Thanksgiving!


Take some time to be with family and get some rest and fellowship. 


Remember that we only go around this life once. 


Please enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday and take time to reflect on how far you

have come on the journey, so far (and how good God has been to you

along the way.) 


Watch for opportunities to make a difference to others (who may

not have friends or family.) Opportunities abound all around you if you watch for them.


PS. I got some of this from John Alexander over at www.searchengineworkshops.com and modified it.


Here are some ways to give back this holiday season:


1. Next time you go to the grocery store, pick up some extra food for the Salvation Army or in Wilmington we have The Good Shepard Ministry


2. Volunteer to work in a local soup kitchen that feeds the homeless.


3. Be sure to give thanks to God and others who have provided for you.


4. Make amends with someone you aren’t getting along with, whether be a friend, co-worker or family member. As mentioned above, we only have one shot at life, so it’s best to spend it getting along.

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Festival Latino Saturday Nov. 8 Hugh MacRae Park in Wilmington

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Don’t miss the Festival Latino this Saturday Nov. 8 from from 11-8 at
Hugh MacRae Park in Wilmington NC. There will be lots of delicious food from all over
Latin America and great music all day! We’re having more arts and crafts
artists than ever this year, as well as more free children’s activities.

Let the children play while you eat tamales and dance salsa!

Numerous booths from health and human service
organizations, local businesses, and churches will also be offering
information about their services.

This event is free and open to the public – come early, parking is limited!

Link: Google Maps and Directions for Hugh McRae Park

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Web Developer and Web Designer Jobs

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Check out this great resource if you looking for web work: http://www.authenticjobs.com/

“Authentic Jobs is a targeted destination for standards-aware designers and developers and the companies seeking to hire them.”
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What is Google Gears?

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

I had a friend tell me about Google Gears the other day so I did some digging. I found a page about it on Google, but honestly, I’m still not 100% sure what it is still. From what I gather, it will allow you to run web applications offline? Here is a link to Google’s site – maybe if you can figure it out please leave a comment on this blog.

You must first install it on your browser/computer before you can run these demos.
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Christmas in October

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Shopping in Walmart today (10/9/2008) I saw they already had Christmas decorations up. I haven’t been in Walmart awhile so there is no telling how early they actually put them up, but this is ridiculous. I remember telling my wife a couple years ago that they would start putting them out earlier and earlier and now it is happening. I mean, for crying out loud, Halloween hasn’t even happened yet. Sad, so sad. I don’t mind overriding Halloween that much, but not Thanksgiving. The time we are supposed to be thankful is being overshadowed by the time of the year where we get, get, get. Get a grip Walmart.

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Backpage.com vs Craigslist.org

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

I found this site today called Backpage.com – basically it looks and operates like Craigslist.org.

But, it did allow me to upload up to 4 images per listing and it had nice GUI interface buttons for bolding, underlining or italicizing my text; with Craigslist.org you have to know HTML to do that and type it in manually.
Also, it has a nice ‘Manage Ad’ button which allows you to easily edit and delete, yes I said DELETE your listing. Craigslist does not let you delete old postings for some reason which annoys the heck out of me.
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Looking for web 2.0 applications?

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Look no further – FEED MY APP provides a variety of links to websites that provide 2.0 services. The sites are broken down into categories such as:

AUDIOBLOG
BOOKMARKING
BUSINESS
CHAT
CMS
COLLABORATION
CRM
DESIGN
DIRECTORY
EMAIL
EVENT
FINANCE
FOOD
FRAMEWORK
GAME
HEALTH
JOB
KNOWLEDGE
LOCAL
MANAGEMENT
MAPS
MARKETING
MOBILE
NETWORKING
NEWS
ORGANIZE
PET
PHILANTHROPY
PHOTO
PRODUCTIVITY
PROJECT
REAL-ESTATE
RSS
SCRIPT
SEARCH
SHARE
SOCIAL
START-PAGE
STATS
STORAGE
TOOLS
TRAVEL
VIDEO
WEB-OS

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Why do I need a website?

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

I found this great article today on the benefits of a website and how it can help with specific industries such as restaurants, professional services, retail and trade.

According to the article, a website can help you:

“maintain a corporate presence and make yourself accessible to your clients.  Unlike a bricks & mortar shop, a website can have it’s doors open 24/7.  Unlike a brochure or magazine advertisement, a website can be relied on for the most up-to-date information.”

A website can:

• create a corporate presence – if you are a large company clients would expect to be able to find out about you online

• sell products directly to the public

• generate and qualify leads

• gather feedback to help you improve your product or service

• compete with big business

• extend your trading hours

• expand your market

• save time by answering common questions online

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Google goes on tour

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Next week is National Small Business Week, and to celebrate, the Google Apps Team is going on tour. From April 21st through April 24th, we’ll be visiting the most entrepreneurial city in each of the four regions of the U.S.*: Washington D.C., Charlotte, NC, Kansas City, MO, and Phoenix, AZ.

Come by to meet members of the Apps team, find out what’s new, and connect with other businesses using Google Apps.

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Event information for Charlotte, N.C.:

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Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Location:

Back Yard Burgers

13736 Conlan Circle

Charlotte, NC 28277

Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm

For more details, visit http://www.google.com/apps/citiestour.

We hope to see you there!

The Google Apps Team

*Based on research from National Policy Research Council, 2006

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