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    Monday, September 17, 2007

    Simple overview of RSS

    Hopefully everyone reading this blog knows something about RSS and has also tired to explain it to someone else.  To help, here's a great video titled RSS in Plain English.  It's a simple yet powerful explanation of RSS and how it can change the way you get information online.

    Quote of the Day:
    The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.
    --Benjamin Disraeli

    Tuesday, September 11, 2007

    6 years ago

    Today is September 11th and that means 6 days ago the US was attacked and most of the world watch the the haunting images from New York and DC live.  I will never forget being at the gym (Redlands YMCA) and watching the TV screens. When the second tower was hit and then the Pentagon, most people stopped exercising and we all stood there in shock as we watched.

    Today, once again I was at the YMCA and watched the TVs as they replayed the events of that morning 6 years.  A lot has changed since 2001 but I hope I don't forget feelings I had that morning and the days after 9/11/2001.  There is a lot of good in the world but there is also a lot of hate.  I hope my kids are able to grow and live in a safe world and never take for lightly the freedoms we enjoy in the United States of America.

    Lincoln from the Washington Monument

    Thursday, September 06, 2007

    Upcoming ESRI Conferences

    · ESRI European User Conference
    September 26-28, 2007
    Stockholm, Sweden

    · ESRI Health GIS Conference
    October 7-10, 2007
    Scottsdale, AZ, USA

    · ESRI Electric & Gas User Group Meeting
    October 8-11, 2007
    Nashville, TN, USA

    · ESRI Middle East & North Africa User Conference
    October 29-31, 2007
    Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

    · ESRI Latin America and Caribbean User Conference
    October 31-November 2, 2007
    Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    · ESRI Homeland Security GIS Summit
    November 5-7, 2007
    Denver, CO, USA

    Tuesday, September 04, 2007

    Money rules - top 20

    Here are 20 solid tips related to money from CNN Money.

    1. Be humble
    2. Take calculated risks
    3. Have an emergency fund
    4. Mix it up
    5. It's the portfolio, stupid
    6. Average is the new best
    7. Practice patience
    8. Don't time the market
    9. Be a cheapskate
    10. Don't follow the crowd
    11. Buy low
    12. Invest abroad
    13. Keep perspective
    14. Just do it
    15. Borrow responsibly
    16. Talk to your spouse
    17. Exit gracefully
    18. Pay only your share
    19. Give wisely
    20. Keep money in its place