Monday, November 26, 2007

Fwd: Give One Get One starts today!

If you are looking for a new simple laptop, you might consider this one too.


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Give One Get One starts today!

From all of us at One Laptop per Child, thank you for your interest in our mission. Today marks the first day of our limited-time "Give One Get One" program. Starting today, when you donate an XO laptop to a child in the developing world, you'll receive one for the child in your life. The price for the two laptops will be $399, $200 of which is tax-deductible. Additionally, T-Mobile is offering donors one year of complimentary access to T-Mobile HotSpot locations throughout the United States, which can be used from any Wi-Fi-capable device, including the XO laptop.

Please visit to participate in Give One Get One and discover more about the revolutionary XO laptop. You can also donate by calling toll-free 1-877-70-LAPTOP (1-877-705-2786). This is the only time we're making the XO laptop available to the public and quantities are limited, so early purchasers have a better chance of receiving their XO laptops by the holidays.

Once again, thank you. We sincerely hope you'll join our growing community of people working to create a connected, educated, enlightened future for the world's most essential resource -
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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Re: thanks and question from Zadoc

Thanks for that testimony and the question Zadoc.  Please send me a screenshot of what you see there.

You can take a screenshot in windows any number of ways, but the quickest way is to use the "PrtScn" button or the "Print Screen" button on the top right hand side of just about any keyboard.

  1. You go to the screen you want to take a screenshot of, and then you hold down the shift key and press that "PrtScn" or "Print Screen" button once.
  2. Then, you go directly to a new word or open office word processor document and paste the screenshot into the document.
  3. Save that word processor document and send it to me and I will be able to see what you are seeing.

I have a feeling that either you ran out of invites on LinkedIn, limit 3000, or someone slapped your hand one too many times and clicked the "don't know" button in LinkedIn and now LinkedIn has automatically shut down that feature for you.  More than likely you will find that you have thousands of connections and average about 6 new invites a day so you aren't in the least bit slowed down by this.  But, you can ask LinkedIn for forgiveness and they will release this feature one more time to you.  I wouldn't worry about it.  But, it may not be that at all, so send me that screenshot and I will get back with you on what I think it really is.


On Nov 25, 2007 8:34 PM, Zadoc Henry wrote:
Dear bother Eric,
Thank you for showing me how to send out so many invitations, by last names, at the MMC. One person went to my web-site as a result. And I have not only had good interactions to one person about his faith in God, but have sent out about 20 copies of SYG.
However, I am down to about letter P, and seemingly forgot how to get additional invitations sent out. I go to my LINKEDIN site. click on connections, then other contacts. At this point, the pop-up does not allow me to send the invitations. Could you help me here, please?
Have a most fruitful week, brother, in the fullness of the meaning of the word.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Business Ideas - Creativity Pool

Ever run out of ideas?

I just found this great marketing idea. Make a difference and advertise. Add to this a website where people could order boxes of t-shirts/jackets/hats/sweat pants with their ads on it and you have a great idea. You heard about it here an you should give credit to and the author if you use it.
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Ads are popping up everywhere these days. Why not advertise on the back of homeless peoples' clothes? They have great exposure, as they're up and about all day, everyday! Everyone wins: the homeless get free clothing and a stipend; advertisers get exposure; your company will get a charitable tax receipt on top of all profits!Apartment advertisers would definitely win!Reward: A chance to get into heaven after kicking all those innocent puppies last Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Am I receiving someone else's email?

Am I receiving someone else's email?

Because Gmail doesn't recognize dots as characters within usernames, adding or removing dots from a Gmail address won’t change the actual destination address. Messages sent to and are all delivered to your Inbox, and only yours.

Gmail allows only one registration for any given username. Once you sign up for a particular username, any dot variations are made permanently unavailable for new accounts. If you believe that a message was sent to you accidentally, we suggest contacting the sender to inform him or her of an incorrect address.

If you created your account with a dot in your username but want to change it, you can edit your 'Reply-to address.' To edit your reply-to address:

  1. Click Settings at the top of any Gmail page.
  2. Open the Accounts tab.
  3. Find the email address marked default and click edit info.
  4. Click Specify a different "reply-to" address.
  5. Enter your username without dots in the 'Reply-to address' field.
  6. Click Save Changes.

For security reasons, when you log in to Gmail, you must enter any dots that were originally defined as part of your username.

Note: Google Apps recognizes dots. If you'd like to receive mail with a dot in your username, please ask your domain administrator to add the desired username as a nickname in your user account.

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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Lt. Col. RET Denny Gillem's Frontlines of Freedom blog


Here is a great blog to keep up on the real news about the war.

Every report I can get from the folks on the ground in Iraq indicates that there has been a sudden shift in the environment of the battlefield.While many of the native Iraqi are uneducated, they’re not stupid. They do know who it is that is trying to build schools for their children and who it is that is trying to blow up those schools with their kids in them. Lately, there have been numerous occasions where hundreds of once hostile Sunni have turned on al Qaeda, ceased resistance, and are seeking to join government security forces and begging the Americans to protect them from both al Qaeda and Shiite militias.Field commanders are cautious. They know that if the Shiite dominated government in Baghdad stays vengeful for decades of past suffering at the hands of Sunni Baathists, the reconciliation will fail. Thus, many American officers and officials are doing all they can to urge ministries to start distributing at least some of the wealth of Iraq’s $80 a barrel oil revenues to Anbar and Diyala before the Sunni revert back to insurgency.

This is a great opportunity. Let’s hope that there’s enough wisdom in Baghdad to exploit it and that our congress doesn’t deliberately sabotage it.

Eric Standlee

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Solar Heater

We are thinking about building one of these as a homeschool project and using it to heat our pool.
You may have seen Garrett Yazzie and his family the other night on Extreme Makeover Home Edition. Extreme Makeover built his family a new "green" home. But what is most isolar water heaternteresting is the solar water heater he built from an old car radiator so he could heat his home. His younger sister has severe asthma and burning coal and wood in their wood burning stove was causing her problems.

That's why this young inventor and Navajo Indian, Garrett Yazzie, built the solar water heater - to heat his home for his family. Garrett has won numerous awards for this invention including a Discovery Channel Young Scientist Award. Not only did his solar water heater provide much needed heat for his family, but it got his family a new green home and a new Ford hybrid SUV. Not too bad for a 13 year old!

I think everyone should have one of these on their home. What I like about his solar water heater is he uses it to heat his home and his water. I believe he uses some kind of heat exchange system made out of a window fan. And, of course, the hot water can be utilized right out of the system - be careful though - it will be scalding hot. It looks like the water is heated in the radiator which is obviously under a sheet of glass or plexiglass. I'm not exactly sure what the soda cans are for. My best guess is there is a glass covering over the soda cans too and the soda cans are used as a crude air driven heat exchanger for heating the rooms. Of course, everything is pained black to absorb more of the suns rays. The rest is basic solar oven technology. The suns rays enter the glass and upon hitting the black surface, is converted to thermal energy which is trapped inside the glass by the greenhouse effect.

Start saving yourself some money today! If a 13 year old kid can do this, you certainly can do it. It costs very little money, it's easy to understand, so what are you waiting for? If you need more information, get my book "Electricity - Make it, Don't Buy it". There's a whole chapter in the book on solar heating and cooling. In addition to the other chapters, principles like thermosiphon, solar cooking, thermal walls, cryophorous, evaporative cooling, thermal mass, thermal chimney, parabolic and trough collectors, solar room, etc are discussed. Click the banner below for full details...
Instead of aluminum cans, you can use multiple radiators for greater affect without higher cost. It is also recommended to use at least two layers of glass and to seal the device to increase efficiencies. Blessed to be a blessing, Eric Standlee Slay Your Giant:

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My new favorite game

Why play just a game when you can get smarter instead?

Einstein puzzle is a free cross-platform open source remake of old DOS game Sherlock which was inspired by Albert Einstein's puzzle. Einstein said that only those with an intelligence quotient of 98 percentile and higher should be able to solve it.

The game goal is to open all cards in square of 6x6 cards. For this, a number of hints describing relations between card positions are given. Use them to find the correct layout.

Einstein 2.0 features sound support, full internalization, Russian localization, reengineered resource subsystem to allow custom graphics themes and in-game rules browser.

This is a good game to help you develop your logic skills.  Remember, work on your strengths for dollars and your weaknesses for growth.

Blessed to be a blessing,

Eric Standlee

Stop following the 99.5% and stop paying interest to others.

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