Posts Tagged ‘linkedin’

Social Networking and Gainful Employment

June 3, 2010

To Myspace friend Rich in NC regarding http://www.LinkedIn.com :

Hi, I was just thinking about you and LinkedIn. I haven’t checked LinkedIn for six months. I know one fellow, Kamal, near Boston, who uses Facebook a lot and wants to run for election in his city/town. He pays an annual fee to Linkedin to use its advanced “Pro” services. Other people I know use Facebook for that networking/job finding purpose.

People seeking high end/ high visibility / high pay jobs will probably benefit the most by LinkedIn. Of course, you never know who is going to discover you anyplace. I suppose with all due respect Myspace is the least likely medium to hook up with anyone job related.

My FLICKR link, by the way, is http://www.flickr.com/williambuell and my WordPress blog which also serves as Resume/Curricula Vitae is https://williambuell.wordpress.com .

Of course with the economy suffering and so many laid off and now, war upon war, and earthquakes and oil spills, networking is not going to be as productive.

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Yesterday, Wednesday, June 2, I had to visit my dentist, Dr.Tsiolas, to repair a chipped tooth.

Life is it’s own answer!

October 11, 2009

Secret! There is no secret. Anyone with eyes can see the way to live, by watching life, observing nature and cooperating with it. Making common cause with the process of existence. By living life for itself. Don’t you see? Deriving pleasure from the gift of pure being. Life is it’s own answer. Accept it and enjoy it day by day. Live as well as possible. Expect no more.

Destroy nothing.
Humble nothing.
Look for fault in nothing.
Leave unsullied and untouched all that is beautiful.
Hold that which lives in all reverence.

For life is given by the Sovereign of our universe, given to be savored, to be luxuriated in, to be respected.

But that is no secret.
You’re intelligent.
You know as well as I what has to be done.

– Ray Bradbury, Martian Chronicles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEMWtyAKRhQ

Voice message on BlackBerry

September 28, 2009

E-mailed to myself, at amr format. Then converted to mp3 using
Switch Sound File Converter

and posted it to WordPress using Soundcloud

Test of Post via Email

September 26, 2009

This is a test post.

I am pleased to see that I may post to WordPress via E-Mail.

I am relieved to learn that one may backup an entire WordPress blog and restore it to some new WordPress blog.

http://support.wordpress.com/post-by-email/

Special shortcodes can be embedded in your email to configure various aspects of the published post:

* [category x,y,z]
* [excerpt]some excerpt[/excerpt]
* [tags x,y,z]
* [delay +1 hour]
* [comments on | off]
* [status publish | pending | draft]
* [password secret-password]
* [slug some-url-name]
* [title Your post title]
* [end] – everything after this shortcode is ignored (i.e. signatures)
* [nogallery] – disables the auto-gallery and displays all images inline

Alice in BlackBerry Wonderland

September 26, 2009

(just ask Alice when she’s ten feet tall)

I have had the BlackBerry CURVE Model 8520 for 48 hours now and I love it. It is a LOT of work to get up to speed with all the features. There is an online tutorial entitled BlackBerry 101

http://na.blackberry.com/eng/devices/blackberrycurve8500/

I think this is the actual tutorial I worked through yesterday

http://demos.blackberry.com/8520/na/us/gen/

which takes several hours, and perhaps several viewings for everything to sink in.

I integrated the BlackBerry with my Windows XP Destop (Microsoft Outlook). The wizards make things quick and effortless. Each time I plug the BB into the USB, the synchronization takes place, so that I can do lots of data entry for addresses notes and calendar appointments on a full keyboard and then have them appear in the BB (without THUMBING them in). I have Instant Message accounts in ICQ (which no one seems to use these days), AIM (AOL), Yahoo, and G-mail G-chat. BlackBerry provides a PIN so that I may exchange PINs with other BB users and use BBM (Blackberry Messaging). My 24 yr old stepson is on Blackberry, so I can instantly chat with him. BBM seems much faster than the other IM programs, but they are all fast. I integrated my williambuell@gmail.com and my literarydiscussions@yahool.com with the BB. I wanted both Facebook (associated with w…..@gmail.com) AND ALSO Myspace (associated with l……….@yahoo.com) … and you MUST associate the related email account with the networking application in order to have it on the BB. I get the feeling that everyone sees me on-line in everything, Myspace, Facebook, etc. I use Plurk.com a lot, so I made plurk.com a bookmark in the BB browser and whenever I click it, I am already logged into plurk because the cookies is always there I suppose unless and until I explicitly log out. Send me your BBM pin if you like, to test things out. Promise I won’t SPAM you, ha ha.

My pharmacist, who happens to be a good friend, sold me on the idea of T-Mobile. He uses a windows based touch screen model called DASH (I think). He says it is EASIER to learn and use, but does not have all the bells and whistles of BlackBerry, and he admits he is kind of lazy and just wants to do the minimum of Google search, email and phone. But all of Wall Street (which is 4 blocks from our apartment and the T-Mobile store I used) standardizes on Blackberry, and I am looking for a new job, so I feel I need to know as much as possible about Blackberry functionality.

T-Mobile is a GREAT company as far as support and customer satisfaction, my pharmacist friend, John, said that any time he has the slightest complaint, they are available 24/7 and make it right for him.

I opted for 1500 anytime minutes a month with nights and weekends free to out of network. Of course in-network T-mobile calls are unlimited free. If I see that I am hitting the limit, I can quickly upgrade (or downgrade) the minutes plan. But overage is a steep 0.40 per minute, so one must watch time and charges like a hawk.

Skype, so far, has been a big disappointment! I bought a Skype-in land line for $30/year and $3/month for unlimited calls to USA and Canada, but my voice and the other party’s voice keeps dropping out, no matter what I do. Skype claims it is the fault of the Internet Provider (which for me is Verizon DSL). Skype calls which are computer-to-computer are excellent quality and totally free.