Update: I went back and purchased a different netbook, this time from Sony. You will notice that I deleted the reference to the previous one. The original screen size was just 1 inch too small. The 11″ Vaio is much better for my production needs! ****************************************************** Well, I finally caved in and purchased a netbookContinue reading “Downsizing…”

What’s in a name? Prezi

What’s in a name? Well, there’s certainly not much in the name but there’s certainly quite a bit in the functionality of Prezi. Prezi is an online presentation software far more advanced than the desktop software programs that I have used in the past. Prezi presentations play like a Flash movie that a presenter canContinue reading “What’s in a name? Prezi”

Advice: Monitor your wireless technology

Wireless phone service companies, phone manufacturers, operating system providers and apps providers (i.e., Skype.)—four entities that are part of the greater mobile phone industry, a.k.a. the players that can wreak havoc in the lives of an end-user consumer. How, might you ask? Well, if your technology provider has ever performed an update without informing youContinue reading “Advice: Monitor your wireless technology”

On the Hunt for a “Real” Job

Well, in the midst of this roller coaster economy, I have decided to put my CV out in cyberspace and, in some cases, directly into the hands of human resources recruiters, to find a “real” job. In the spirit of this blog, the topic today will be on the job hunting websites. The new websitesContinue reading “On the Hunt for a “Real” Job”

Technology Taken For Granted – Land Line Telephones

I’m sure some of the readers opted to skip this article after reading the title but if you’ve made it this far, enjoy! I survived six days without use of my land line telephone service. After that shock, I am going to be a bit more appreciative of this older technology that many of usContinue reading “Technology Taken For Granted – Land Line Telephones”

Using the iPod for more than just entertainment

It has been a while since my last post because of my busy schedule….and a busy schedule is great for at home professionals! I will start the post today with a question: how much time do you have to sit down and read these days? I do not have enough time to spend reading theContinue reading “Using the iPod for more than just entertainment”

Getting Organized: Professional and Personal Planning

This was a week to remember! First of all, that dreaded date, April 15, got here so fast. Second, I was blessed to receive a few translation projects. Third, months ago I signed up to volunteer in two different activities. Fourth, I had a DIY project that I started the week before and phase twoContinue reading “Getting Organized: Professional and Personal Planning”

PDF Document Image Instead of Text? OCR Text Recognition

Today I received a 130-page document from a potential client, around the same time my Adobe Acrobat software decided that an update was necessary. I clicked the update button…and then the email arrived. The document was text was contained in an PDF image, pretty much what is created when someone copies a document on andContinue reading “PDF Document Image Instead of Text? OCR Text Recognition”