Thursday, March 28, 2013

Thursday, March 14, 2013

How to Remove Content from Google

How to remove photographic content from Google.  Great video if you need help on this.

And if you happen to see this video, let me know what you think.  I've got to add a few additional slides to it.  But let me know.

Read this when you have time.

Royalty Free Music

Here is a short list:

1.  Kevin MacLeod's Incompetech
2.  Vimeo music store.

Wi-fi Adapter

Check out this wi-fi adapter.

Bill Myers offers important reminders:

Wifi amplifiers don't have firewalls built in.  They are just signla amplifiers.

But as you suggested, anytime you are using public wifi, you'd want to make sure the firewall in your laptop's operating system is turned on and active.

Here is another wifi booster.


Stock Animation Footage

Stock animation footage.

Monday, March 11, 2013

File 2012 Taxes by April 15, 2013

Filing taxes?  How to do it online?

Start here
To file your federal taxes online, start here.  You need to complete your federal tax form before you start in on your California, or state, form.

If you need forms, this is the place to go: IRS forms.

For California taxes, file here.  File here for California.

The Arcadia Library did not have any 1099-R IRS forms, nor did the Pasadena Main Branch Library have any.  In the old days, they used to carry these forms, all the forms that people needed.

You cannot always download forms from the IRS site because the online versions of the form do not have the embedded bar code required by the IRS.  And then your local libraries and post offices don't carry all the forms you might need.  So what do you do to get the forms approved by the IRS?  You order them directly from the IRS.  You have to call them or initiate an online chat to get these forms.

I ordered some forms from the IRS website yesterday.  I'd read on one page that each form would cost .25.  When I asked that the

Open here.

Open here.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Shopper Stopper  What is it?  Good question.  Read on.  It's a sales package for car and truck dealerships.  Interesting.  

Saturday, March 9, 2013

How to Unzip a File

I have windows 7 on my computer and i have attempted to download the Picture Wall Creater and VBRun60sp6.exe, in order to allow the software to work. However, I cannot successfully download and run VBRun60sp6.exe. Anytime I attempt to run the program, it does not open. Can you help, please?
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After reading your message, I went to the download page at, and downloaded the Picture Wall zip file.

After the download completed, I unzipped the file and ran the PictureWall II.exe and it ran without problems (on Windows 7).

I had previously downloaded and installed the Microsoft VB 6 runtime package found at

I use Google Chrome as my browser for both of the above downloads.

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Thanks Bill.

Can you explain how you unzipped the file?
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In Windows 7, right click on the file name in the file list, and choose 'extract all'.


Sunday, March 3, 2013


Click-Bank.  What is it?

Click Bank is an online marketing service that people selling products can use.

QR Code Generator

Side business using your smart phone.  QR Code generator.

QR stands for quick response.  And you use a camera, a cell-phone camera, to point and shoot at a code that might be placed out front on a store sign

Freebie Entrepreneurial Idea

Bob Wenzel has a business idea.  To see this idea through, start here.

Okay, here's a freebie entrepreneurial idea. I really spot this kind of stuff on a daily basis. I am utterly amazed that some opportunities I see are never acted on. There are really thousands of opportunities out there to put money in your pocket, just keep your eyes open.

Here we go:

There's a huge marketing opportunity for a "movie telephone broker". You can do this from your home in your pajamas using either a phone or email, your choice.

We all know that companies are paying big bucks for "placements" of their products in movies and in television shows. What I have never understood is why movie producers continue to use fake 555 numbers in their movies.

What I would do if I were a "movie telephone broker" is find out what the audience demographic for a film was expected to be and contact someone who wants to reach that demographic and tell them, "Hey, I can get a phone number in XYZ movie which some viewers will call. Do you want these people to call a number where you have a prerecorded message about your product?"

I don't think the movie studios have caught on to the potential here. Here's  Mark Caro in WaPo, today:

The politician played by Matt Damon doesn’t initially remember the phone number that the dancer played by Emily Blunt gives him in “The Adjustment Bureau.”

That’s strange, because I sure did. It’s 212-664-7665.

Once home, I called it.

No answer.

Too bad, because any movie or TV show offering a phone number without a 555 prefix is inviting you to start punching digits. Paul Thomas Anderson rewarded geeky fans of his 1999 epic drama “Magnolia” by including two real numbers. If you called 818-775-3993, which is dialed by Philip Seymour Hoffman’s nurse character, you reached a recording of a flustered woman saying, “Please leave a message at the tone.”...

The 555 phenomenon dates back to at least the early 1960s, when TV and movie producers were encouraged to use these numbers because they weren’t being distributed to customers. The convention has become so well known that it screams to viewers: “Fake phone number!”

That’s why “Adjustment Bureau” director George Nolfi asked his producers to find him an alternative for his sci-fi romance.

“We do so much work to try to help the audience suspend disbelief, particularly in a movie like ‘The Adjustment Bureau’ with a crazy premise. The idea of seeing a 555 number would really throw me out of a movie like that, so I asked for a real number, and they sent me to Universal’s clearance department, and they said they own a real number.”

It turns out Universal, perhaps having learned from the “Bruce Almighty” fiasco, bought its very own number with a New York area code. It appeared in the studio’s 2008 movie “Definitely, Maybe.” It appeared in the studio’s 2010 movie “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.” And now it’s in “The Adjustment Bureau.”
I just called the 212 number Caro mentions, it just rings and rings. You would think that Universal would have at least a pre-recorded  message about it's upcoming films, if nothing else.

I can see a phone number used in an intense scene with the right demographic (young and impressionable) going for big bucks. I can also see a huge price being paid to have access to a phone number that is used regularly on a soap opera or a night time television show. Once people begin to understand that these numbers lead to information, more and more will pay attention to them and call. Now, all you need to do is start putting these deals together to have a little more cash in your pocket.

YouTube External Links

Here is a pretty neat feature that YouTube offers.  You can embed an external link to your YouTube video.  Pretty cool stuff.  Current price is $9.95.

Majestic SEO

Majestic SEO.  What is it?  It's not an SEO.  It tracks links and back links.


SpyBar by Rob Cornish.  What is it?

SpyBar is a WordPress SEO plug-in created by Rob Cornish.

For $12.95 you get . . .

Check out the comments from WarriorForum on SpyBar.