Archive for December, 2006

Get rid of Spam… or at least control it!

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

I feel this guy’s pain! December 26, 2006 (Computerworld) On Jan. 24, 2004, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates famously announced that by 2006, “spam will be solved.” He was right. As I write this, 2006 is almost over and I’ve solved my spam problem. (Gates is still working on his.) Everyone has spam issues, but I’m […]

Googlizing my Business

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

Some people spend a lifetime looking for perfection. For athletes it is that perfect game, perfect race, whatever. For me, my passion lies towards achieving more and more productivity out of my life. Technology has been the key to my pursuit of the productivity Holy Grail, and we are fortunate to live in a time […]

Iambic does it again…

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Iambic Software, best known for their Agendus Organizer software, has been quite busy lately. The recent release of Your Call, won an instant place on my Treo, and has made me more productive. I heard about Propel today, and based on my experience with Iambic products, downloaded it immediately. I am a strong believer in […]

How to unlock your cellphone…

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Great Article on PC Magazine’s website: Now that the Copyright Office has given a green light to unlock your GSM or iDen phone, you can save money on a new phone – provided you can find it unlocked, or unlock it yourself. Depending on your phone, you might be able to do that by punching […]

The Palm OS Chronicles

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

This is why I have NO confidence in Palm Corporate: Palm, Inc.has just announced an agreement that will allow this company to keep using Palm OS Garnet in its handhelds and smartphones for many years. This company has just announced a perpetual license agreement with Access Systems (formerly PalmSource) for the source code for Palm […]

In Search of Utopia, is Weblog Award Finalist for Third Year!

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

I want to take a moment to acknowledge a milestone for my other Blog, In Search of Utopia. For the third year straight, ISOU has been named a finalist in the Weblog awards. While ISOU has never won the coveted award, it is a great honor to be nominated and to reach the finalist stage, […]


Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

It’s nice to be acknowledged for one’s accomplishments in life… The other day I was visiting a client for the first time. When I walked into their office there were four support engineers manning a help desk, of the four, three were former employees of mine when I founded the first call center in Central […]

I love my Lifedrive…

Friday, December 1st, 2006

It is far from perfect, but it get’s the job done! The sweetest tool in my arsenal of business tools is my Lifedrive. I have owned many Palm handhelds over the years, and the Lifedrive is probably my favorite, despite it’s faults. I think Palm’s biggest mistake in designing the Lifedrive, was make it a […]

Costa Rica Real Estate Opportunities

Friday, December 1st, 2006

From In Search of Utopia: Solutions Costa Rica, the new company I recently founded, has spent the last several months establishing relationships with some of the top Realtors in Costa Rica. If you are interested in Real Estate in Costa Rica, we can provide you with a full range of services to help you evaluate […]

Tomboy… The Linux Wikipad

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Wiki Notepad anyone? Tomboy is a desktop note-taking application for Linux and Unix. Simple and easy to use, but with potential to help you organize the ideas and information you deal with every day. Have you ever felt the frustration at not being able to locate a website you wanted to check out, or find […]

The Business Adventures of an Expat Call Center Guru in Costa Rica