tekgems on March 19th, 2010

Invoicing doesn’t have to be for web designers only. Any business that conducts individual deals that may not conform to a shopping cart model, can utilize a service to request payment. Paypal has an invoicing tool which is good, but not every customer will want to nor use Paypal for various reasons. Having a service […]

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tekgems on March 16th, 2010

Overnite Express Nice innovation from OverniteExpress.com They take a picture of the package if the customer is not there to receive.

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These guys are awesome. They have a program to update Windows 2000 time zone issues with the daylight savings change. I’m glad there are still good people like this out there. We have updated our free DST patch for Windows NT, 2000, 2003 and XP. You don’t need it for Vista, 2008, or Windows 7 […]

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I hope they fixed the bug where all indexed e-mails get reindexed and disappear from the top pane. Lanikai is the first semi-stable release of Thunderbird to use Gecko 1.9.2, which is the same engine that Firefox 3.6 uses. The changes made from Thunderbird 3 to the 3.1 beta test version include Mac OS X […]

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tekgems on March 5th, 2010

“Streamlining doesn’t work because it relies on the same old broken model of relying on merchants collecting it,” said state Rep. Kevin Ambler, R-Tampa, who has filed legislation that would allow Florida to hire credit card processing companies to collect Internet sales tax on the state's behalf. Here’s how it would work: When you make […]

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I am glad to see there are government agencies that are actually creating jobs with stimulus dollars and not just the construction industries. So many small businesses need help on a day to day basis or could use extra labor to get neglected projects finished. Hopefully, some of the recent hires will stay on — […]

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Netflix should buy Hulu and complement their streaming DVD with TV content. Netflix already offers a subscription for $8.99 a month for unlimited streaming. Add TV shows to the mix and you got a service people will love to use every day. Plus I think Netflix has the better recommendation engine which will help guide […]

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This is why when we ship international, we have to pack with more packing materials. While most baggage handlers are no doubt scrupulous and careful with luggage, every group has its bad apples. Here are some of the worst offenders, making us mutter to ourselves, “Remind me again why we pay to check luggage!” via […]

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Continue to modernize customer access by providing services at locations that are more convenient to customers, such as grocery stores, pharmacies, retail centers, and office supply stores. Increase and enhance customer access through partnerships, self-service kiosks and a world-class Website. via USPS Postal News: Postal Service Outlines 10-Year Plan to Address Declining Revenue, Volume.

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What are the advantages of working from home? The easy commute, for starters, followed by the flexibility and the informal dress code. There also are tax write-offs: As long as you use a portion of your home exclusively and regularly for business, you can deduct a percentage of your rent or mortgage interest, utility bills, […]

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