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Using Electronic Devices Brought from Another Country

If you are an international worker, expat, or frequent traveler like me, you will no doubt at some point be bringing your electronic devices with you. I thought I would write a quick write up on things you should be aware of when bringing devices from one country to another. It seems this is one of those things that is misunderstood by a majority of people. It's actually quite simple to understand and you can easily get your devices to work in pretty much any country you are visiting with little to no cost.

The common misunderstanding is that you need a step-up or step-down transformer to use your devices. I can't believe how many people spend upwards of 50-100 dollars to buy a transformer to use with their electronic devices which is absolutely unnecessary. Read more »


Where it all started...the IBM 5150 PC

I have to start by thanking my mom for getting me into computers. It was back when I was 9 years old and my mother brought home this thing called a PC from work. I guess they were upgrading all of their machines and gave some of the machines away to their senior level staff. This so called PC was the IBM 5150. It ran on a floopy disk drive (a 5.25 size floopy disk) and it was one of the first personal computers that you would find in American homes at the time.

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My Top Picks for Infant/Baby iPad Apps

The iPad has been and continues to be a truly useful consumption device. Sure, most users use it to simply play games and watch movies/TV shows, but it can do so much more. It's a great educational device. Seeing that I have recently become a father, I have been researching some good apps for my son. I'm not sure if I want to get him hooked on electronics right away, as they can be extremely addicting, but they can also be an amazing learning tool. Who am I to keep him away from computers and electronics, I have been playing around with them since I was 9 years old when my mother gave me her work computer.

I will quickly list some of my favorite apps that I have tested out and recommend spending money on. I will update this posting later with photos and my reviews: Read more »


Never lose anything EVER AGAIN with Bluetooth technology!

The day of losing things in your house is over! Check out this new company Stick-N-Find. They sell little bluetooth stickers not bigger than a US quarter. Stick it to items that seem to go missing easily around your house. When you can't find it, open up this cool iphone app to track down your item using bluetooth technology.

Read the full article here.


The Chinese Great Firewall Starts to Crack Down on VPN Connections

Well, I'm not very surprised about this one. For those that have been to China, you probably know that most of the websites you use on a day to day basis in the US are either BLOCKED completely by the Chinese government or blocked occasionally (whenever the Chinese government feels the need). So sites like Youtube, Facebook, Google Docs, Gmail. Pretty much all the sites we love and enjoy are blocked by the Chinese government. Read more »


iherb.com - The Best Online Vitamin, Supplement, and Organic Foods Store!!

Use this discount code for first time users: DIR792 and get $10 OFF your first purchase at iherb.com in addition to enroll in their rewards program!

I shared one of my favorite online sites a while back, but I thought I would do a quick write up again. About 3 years ago, a friend of mine in Japan, recommended this online supplement and vitamin store, iherb.com. I have been an extremely happy customer for the past 3 years and I would like to share this website with you! You wont be disappointed!


Drupal Web Design Series

I wanted to let everyone know that I am currently working on releasing a Drupal web design series on my Youtube channel. I have been asked by a few people to make video tutorials on how to setup a website using Drupal. I decided I would make a web design series on my Youtube channel and TRY to release a new video each week. Let's see if I can find time to do this.

Here is a link to episode 1 in this Drupal web series.


SitePoint - The SEO Business Guide

I have been a long time fan of SitePoint.com for their fantastic web design and CSS articles. I found myself, more often than not, being directed to Sitepoint.com through my Google results when searching for answers on CSS and web design problems.

I came across this ebook series, that SitePoint has created, called The SEO Business Guide. A friend of mine had recommended it to me so I checked it out. You can even get a few chapters of the book for free. From what I read it was a worth while read. SEO is very important to any web designer these days, if you want a good starting point, have a look at SitePoints SEO guide book.

 

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Cloudon Ipad App - Microsoft Office on your Ipad AND for FREE!

I just stumbled upon an awesome free ipad app called Cloudon. It's basically an app that allows you to use Cloudon's virtually served Office client and it's all free! The only catch is you need a internet connection.

Check out this awesome article here: http://www.wired.com/cloudline/2012/04/cloudon/

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Article about Dalian and Fashion

Here is a link to an article about Dalian, China an up and coming fashion hub. I was contacted at Fashion Asia to provide some information about the fashion scene there and I am quoted in this article. Check it out...http://gochina.scmp.com/dalian/business/dalian-fashionable-city


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