Small Business How-To: Free Websites Using WordPress.com

As a small business owner every penny counts!  Don’t spend gobs of money building a super duper fancy schmancy web site until you can afford it.   Luckily, WordPress.com offers FREE web sites (with embedded blogging capability).  They are EASY to set up and administer and save you lots of money while providing you the exposure your fledgling business needs.  “You are not a real business, … Continue reading Small Business How-To: Free Websites Using WordPress.com

Internet Speed Testing

I spent a few minutes doing some Internet speed tests here at AltamontCowork. I tested various configurations (wired vs wireless vs different wired jacks vs different wireless speeds). In other words I did a lot of testing……and had some FUN. Here are my tests from this morning (the various options all worked about the same, or, as expected if they were different). Interesting result:  The wireless … Continue reading Internet Speed Testing

McAfee Anti Virus Network Control Issue

Yesterday two of us spent at least an hour each trying to figure out another AltamontCowork members network issue. Brand new laptop…DNS issue. Normally, I can try one or two things, and get the computer working.  Not yesterday.  I quickly reached my limit, granted my limit, in that area,  is kinda shallow. We finally threw our hands up in the air and suggested he go … Continue reading McAfee Anti Virus Network Control Issue

iGoogle Going Away

The world is changing again! My comfortable iGoogle homepage has served me well for quite a long time (I moved to Google from Yahoo a few years ago…).  I use Chrome (fast, reliable, etc) and have almost totally moved to the Google universe…and I am very happy here.  But…. Now I see a banner on my iGoogle home page that says iGoogle is going away. … Continue reading iGoogle Going Away

Driving Google Drive

I have been using Google Docs for a couple of years now.   I like it. Joleen Ruffin and I started a company (it failed) a couple of years ago.  From our desks at AltamontCowork, we shared documents, saved documents, and even worked on documents in real time using Google Docs. Very cool. The only real issue I had with Google Docs was keeping the … Continue reading Driving Google Drive

Chrome Web Store Apps

Just started playing around with the Google apps that are available (many for free, and many not requiring a log in). VERY COOL! If you use Chrome as your browser click the + sign as shown in the picture below. You can see the following page pop-up.  Well…..these are MY apps, yours will look slightly different.  🙂 Click on the Chrome Web Store app icon … Continue reading Chrome Web Store Apps

Google+ Hangout Video Conferencing Meeting, Part 1

Before any good, errrr…..AWESOME meeting, there is preparation.   That is especially the case with a video conference.  The initiators of the video conference must work diligently to make sure the meeting goes off without a hitch. No joking around….deadly serious business.  If you want to get involved in video conferencing and put on an AWESOME meeting (watch for Part 2 of the “Hangout Meeting” … Continue reading Google+ Hangout Video Conferencing Meeting, Part 1