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Buying a backpack for my laptop and everyday carrying needs

Aug 14, 2014 | | Say something

51v7ZCmmfvLSo I bought a backpack a while back that I am proud of. To see what’s good to get, I read reviews on the internet to get an idea of what people buy when they need a sturdy backpack that will last a good while. I don’t need it for mountain hikes or tactical* stuff, but mostly for carrying around my laptop and everyday stuff. Now, since I got a 17″ laptop, I can already see it’s a problem with many backpacks, as I’ll need something rather large, like a 3-day pack equivalent.

* “tactical” is a term I picked up while looking for a backpack on the internet. Looks like there is a whole army of people engaged in these “tactical” activities – well, for most, I guess it just means hiking in the woods and mountains. However others go for “recon” missions – they paint their faces in green and brown and take to the woods. They may be hunting down Indians, or Bigfoot, for what I know. To keep it short, I feel that for them tactical is playing like the military. Don’t go nuts, go tactical.

Check out this comparison chart to find the best tactical backpack for your needs at http://www.rangermade.us/the-best-tactical-backpack-in-2014/

I settled for the RUSH 72 pack from 5.11. Why? Because it doesn’t look bulky or too military. The black version that I got, especially blends in a urban setting just well.

What I like about it is it’s durability. It’s made of a super strong “tactical” nylon material that looks like it will last a lifetime. The zips are YKK which again is very strong.

Another nice feature is the compression straps. It’s those straps on the sides that you can squeeze and will make the pack compact even when it’s not full. Nice and handy.

What am I going to do with this backpack? Like I said, mostly carry my everyday stuff around like laptop, mouse and pad, a little camera, scribbling stuff, Ipod and sometimes my Ipad, a water container. Another thing this backpack is perfect for, is to use as hand luggage on the plane. It fits perfectly into the size requirements from airlines. I had it chock full and had no trouble getting it through the gates. Somehow it doesn’t look like a large volume, but it fits a lot trust me.

The main compartment opens fully like a clam shell, but in order to get to it you have to release all the straps around the pack, then unzip. A bit too many moves to be honest, but I’m getting used to it.

I also like the different pockets and compartments this pack has on the sides and on top. On the top right where the handle is there’s  a pocket that’s lined with fleece where you can hold your cell phone or sun glasses. It’s also got a hidden compartment all over its back, where they say you can fit some water bladders that have tubes sticking out of the pack that will keep you hydrated while on the way hiking, which is another one of those tactical features. You could hide something in there very well.

Did I make a good purchase? I believe I did. It wasn’t cheap, I got it for around $145 from Amazon, but given that it will last me forever, it’s worth every penny.

Referability Quotes

Feb 13, 2014 | | Say something

REFERABILITY QUOTES

“Call people back immediately. One of the biggest challenges most salespeople have is that they don’t want to pick up messages and call people back. Return calls now. It’s the only way you can build up a solid clientele.” — Tom Hopkins

“Don’t concentrate on making a lot of money, but rather on becoming the type of person people want to do business with.” — Patricia Fripp

“Does he or she know you, like you, and trust you? Does he want to see you succeed? Does she want to help you find new business? If so, then you have yourself a ‘Personal Walking Ambassador.’” — Bob Burg

“Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them.” — W. Edwards Deming

SKILLS Quotes

“A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.” — Larry Bird
“Develop the art of being exceptional.”
Patricia Fripp

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”Charles Darwin

“Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot; others transform a yellow spot into the sun.” Pablo Picasso

“Develop the art of being exceptional.” — Patricia Fripp

“The key to life is to become skillful enough to be able to do rewarding things.” — Jim Rohn

“What people get admired and appreciated for in community are their soft skills: their sense of humor and timing, their ability to listen, their courage and honesty, their capacity for empathy.” — M. Scott Peck

“Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks.” — Phillips Brooks

“Make your own strategy based on your skills” — Andika Kusuma

How To Prepare Your Documents for Your Job Interview?

Jan 29, 2014 | | Say something

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You know the importance of dressing professionally for an interview and showing up on time ready to discuss the job you’re eager to fill. However, it’s equally important to come prepared with essential documents that many employers will ask to see.

1. Your social security card, necessary to secure employment and payment once you’re hired.

2. Your current state-issued driver’s license or a government-issued identification card to show that you are who you say you are.

3. Your resume of past work experience, typed and printed out on standard white paper. Some job seekers believe they will make an ‘impression’ if they choose colored paper or sheets with decorative imprints. You will stand out–but for all the wrong reasons. Furnish the interviewer with information about your education, training, and former employment. Include only those details that apply to the work you wish to do. This is not the place to mention your teenage job as a baby-sitter or newspaper carrier.

4. A completed job application with all pertinent information filled in correctly, clearly, and legibly. Don’t make the hiring manager ‘work’ to read your handwriting or printing.

5. References. Typically, an employer likes to see three good references from former employers, long-time personal friends, or others who know you well and can speak to your character and work ethics. Be sure to ask their permission ahead of time. Avoid using relatives.

6. Transcripts. Some employers may require an official copy of your transcript of educational credits, course work, degrees awarded, post-secondary classes, as well as any professional acknowledgment you received such as an honorary degree or certification in a particular field.

Step up to the opportunity of a lifetime — the interview you’ve worked so hard to land. Then cinch the deal by arriving on time, dressed appropriately, and equipped with these six items. You will be received and welcomed as the professional candidate you are. Then wait for those three words you’re eager to hear…

“WOW, You’re Hired!”

Make Money By Surfing the Web with AGLOCO

Nov 19, 2013 | | Say something

Have you ever heard AGLOCO? AGLOCO stands for A GLObal COmpany

Forget AGLOCO for a second, now identified yourself how you can make money online? the answer of this is various but the most common answer probably said put Google adsense to your site, make an affiliate with amazon, clickbank and etc.

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You may not know it, but you are very valuable. Online retailers, search providers and advertisers pay billions of dollars to reach you while you surf the web. Such as Mozilla made from their Firefox web browser in 2005: $52.9 million from Google ads from the results page, search box, and Firefox start page. Now Opera follow the Firefox step, Opera make their browser FREE and added couple search bar (Amazon & Google), see image below click the image to enlarge.

Now back to AGLOCO, same as Firefox and Opera, AGLOCO will provide you a ViewBar (which currently still under testing and will be release within this month), this ViewBar(see screenshot below) will collect the money you are earning while browsing the Internet , so The BIG company know that search, clicks and purchase is coming from your AGLOCO bar and When AGLOCO get paid from the Big Company (Advertiser), They then, pay that money to you.

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Not Just That

You can also make more Money With Referrals. With AGLOCO Referrals, you not only make money surfing the web, but you get paid for your referrals (Friends, Family, etc) surfing the web. hmmm that’s even better the more you refer the more you get $$$.

The Key to Making Life Unique and Worthwhile

Oct 5, 2013 | | Say something

The Key to Making Life Unique and Worthwhile by Jim Rohn

Now the key to make life really unique and worthwhile is to share. Sharing has a certain unique magic of its own. Here’s what I learned in sharing ideas.

If you share an idea with ten different people, they get to hear it once, and you get to hear it ten times. So here’s part of self-interest for yourself, getting you even better prepared for the future. Share ideas. Share with your family, share with the people around you, share with other employees, share with your colleagues.

Because by sharing, two things happen. Here’s what we call it. I don’t know how to explain it, but I do know it happens. And I don’t know all about how it happens or why it happens, it just happens.

When one person shares with another, two things happen. The audience could be transformed, and so could the speaker. If you share with someone else, they could be transformed. You may have dropped in at the right time. This may be their moment. They’ve got three numbers dialed into the lock already, and if you say it well and say it right you’ll be the fourth number that they can dial into the lock of their personal experience and the door will come open and there’s opportunity they never saw before. The person who hears could be transformed.

But here’s what else is exciting. The person who speaks could be transformed. Guess what we’re all looking for…transformation for our new life. The new life tomorrow, the new life this month, the new life next year, the new life this year.

The caterpillar one day says, “I think I was made for more than this crawling on the ground.” So the caterpillar climbs the tree, attaches himself to a leaf and spins the cocoon. Who knows what disciplined effort it takes to spin a cocoon. But something inside the caterpillar says, “I was designed for something more than being just a caterpillar.”

And then when the cocoon is ready and it opens up, out comes a butterfly that flies away, maybe singing, “I believe I can fly! I believe I can touch the sky! I used to be a caterpillar on the ground, now I fly.”

I’m asking you to go through such a metamorphosis. I’m asking you often to go through a period where you say, “New skills, new things are waiting for me,” and part of this will come if you’ll translate for other people what you feel in your heart and in your soul. As awkward as your language might be at first, don’t hesitate to do it.

Here’s what sharing does…makes room for more. Key question, if this glass is full of water can it hold any more? If the glass is full of water, can it hold any more? And the answer is yes, yes, if you pour some out. So jot that down. If you want more, you’ve got to pour out what you’ve got, then you have the opportunity to receive more.

Now, unlike the glass that remains the same size when you pour some out; not so in consciousness human beings. Your capacity will increase the more you share. You’ll get bigger and bigger and bigger.

Now why the self-interest wish to be bigger? Here´s why… to hold more of the next experience. Some people can’t hold much happiness because they’re too small, their thinking is too small, their activity is too small, they’re too small in their ability to share, they’re just too small. Can’t hold much, they’re too small.

But the bigger you get, the more you will receive. When happiness is poured out, you’ll get more. When joy is poured out on the nation, you’ll get more. When bounty is poured out from the economy, you will get more, if you share what you’ve got and become bigger and bigger and bigger.

Now some people are not only small, they have their glass turned upside down. Hard to get anything in. But here’s what you’ve done in coming here this weekend. You’ve come with an open mind, an open consciousness, ready to receive, and I promise you we´re going to pour everything we possibly can into every ounce of time we’ve got here to make it beneficial for you, give you not just your money’s worth but your time’s worth.

Duplicate Post Checker WordPress Plugin

Sep 13, 2013 | | Say something

wordpress-logoHi All, I just received an email from MaxBlogPress about their new plugin called DPC (Duplicate Post Checker) as its name this plugin is use for checking whether we have the duplicate post or not in our blog, As you know in this blog (askax.net) I always post motivational quotes every weeks and I need to make sure that I haven’t wrote the quotes twice in this blog.

Its okay not to have this plugin when you start blogging, but as you go and you have more than 100 post you really need this one to check and also to link to the old blog post if you wrote the new one. Pawan Agrawal have done a great job creating his plugin and I recommend to WP bloggers to install this plugin, its really simple and handy to use.

You can view the screenshot and download the plugin here.

How To Fax From Computer Using Windows XP

Aug 13, 2013 | | Say something

faxqh6Recently I got a client list and I need to send fax to them about some seminar, but the problem is I have around 100 list and it kind of lazy to fax it one by one…. :P . I know I am a Lazy person, thats why I am thinking How to automate this? it would be fun if you only need to press one button to send all the fax.

Then I remember that when I bought Dial-up Modem it said Modem and Fax (something like that.. I forgot) then I found on Google how to do it using Windows XP…. so what you have to do?

1. You need to have a dial-up modem the cheap one will do.

2. Install the modem driver into your modem

3. Setting Up and Configuring Windows XP Fax. The fax service isn’t automatically installed in Windows XP. To install the fax component:
a. Open Control Panel, and click Add or Remove Programs.

b. Click Add/Remove Windows Components. Select the Fax Services check box, and then click Next. The Windows Component Wizard takes care of the rest.

Note: If you don’t have a modem already installed, take care of that now. Make sure the modem is connected to a phone line and the phone line is connected to a working jack. (You’d be surprised how often folks overlook these details.)

4. After the fax component is installed, the next step is configuring it. You configure the Fax service in the Fax Console, the center for faxing tasks. To configure the Fax Console:

a. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to Communications, point to Fax, and then click Fax Console.

b. On the Tools menu in Fax Console, click Configure Fax, which starts the Fax Configuration Wizard. Click Next to start configuring your fax information.

c. On the Sender Information page, include your name or your business name and your fax number. Everything else on the page is optional.

d. On the Select Device for Sending or Receiving Faxes page, your modem will be selected, unless you have more than one, in which case, select the right one. Specify send and receive options, and whether you’ll manually answer incoming faxes or answer automatically when received.

e. On the Transmitting Subscriber Identification (TSID) and Called Subscriber Identification (CSID) pages, enter your business name and fax number. These fields really matter when you’re running special fax routing software. Most software of this kind depends on TSIDs to determine where to direct an incoming fax. See How to Enable and Configure the Fax Service in Windows XP for more information.

f. On the Routing Options page, specify how incoming faxes will be handled. All faxes are stored automatically in the Fax Console, but you can also print a copy or store a copy in a local folder or on your network.

When you want to change or verify any of these settings, simply run the Fax Configuration Wizard again. To open the wizard, on the Tools menu of the Fax Console, click Configure Fax.

5. To fax a document stored on your computer:

a. On the File menu of the document, click Print.

b. In the Print or Print Setup dialog box, in the Printer name box, click Fax to open the Send Fax Wizard. (When faxing from an Office program, on the File menu, point to Send To, and then click Fax Recipient. An Office Fax Wizard asks for specific information and then hands the process over to the Send Fax Wizard.)

c. To supply the recipient’s fax number, click Address Book, and select one or more recipients just as if you were sending them an e-mail message.

d. If you’ve already set up Dialing Rules, skip ahead. If you haven’t, click Dialing Rules. If you need to dial an extra digit to get an outside line, or use a special carrier code, or dial an area code even for local numbers, add those settings here, and then click OK to return to the fax sending.

Very Important: Telephone numbers must be in the canonical form in which a U.S. number would appear as +1 (626) 555-1212. If you use even a slightly different form such as (626) 555-1212 or 1-626-555-1212, the dialing rules won’t be applied and the fax transmission will fail.

e. Select a cover page. Choose from the list or specify no cover page at all. Personally, I forego cover sheets unless I’m sending to a big corporation where it might get lost or the document needs some clarification.

f. Specify when the fax should be sent as well as the fax’s priority. Priority only matters if you’re stacking up a number of faxes to be sent at a particular time. In that case, the order of sending will be determined by the priority you set.

g. Finally, you’re presented with a screen recapping the details of the fax and offering a chance to preview it. If the fax is a multi-page one, you’ll be able to preview only the first page.

Well thats it guys, the way to Fax from you PC, easy isn’t? and you wont need to print your document to paper.

How to Manage your Contacts in Gmail

Jul 21, 2013 | | Say something

email-flashHave you checked out the new Contact Manager on Gmail? The Gmail crew had a brilliant idea to manage your contacts effectively, So what have they done? they split your contact into 2 groups: 1. “MY Contacts” and 2. “Suggested Contacts”

My Contacts contains the contacts you explicitly put in your address book (via manual entry, import or sync) as well as any address you’ve emailed a lot (we’re using five or more times as the threshold for now).

Suggested Contacts is where Gmail puts its auto-created contacts. By default, Suggested Contacts you email frequently are automatically added to My Contacts, but for those of you who prefer tighter control of your address books, you can choose to disable usage-based addition of contacts to My Contacts (see the checkbox in the screenshot above). Once you do this, no matter how many times you email an auto-added email address it won’t move to My Contacts.

Its a simple solution and yet it works well.

How to Make your Windows XP machine wake up in Early Morning

Jun 22, 2013 | | Say something

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In Windows Xp you can use Hibernation feature on your laptop or desktop to put your system to sleep at the end of the day rather than turning it off, you can schedule your system to “wake up” in the morning. Using the Scheduled Task Wizard, your machine will be ready and waiting for you just as if you left it on all night.

Here’s how to set up this schedule:

1. Go to Start | All Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Scheduled Tasks
2. Launch the Scheduled Task Wizard by double-clicking Add Scheduled Task.

Add Scheduled Task.

3. Click Next and select the program that you want to start when your system wakes up. Click Next again.

Select a program.

4. In the following three screens, select the Daily option, the time that you want your system to wake up, and then type a username and password with Administrative privileges.

Select the Daily option.

5. On the last page, select the Open Advanced Properties For This Task When I Click Finish check box and click Finish.
Select the Advanced Properties option.

6. When you see the Properties dialog box for the scheduled task, choose the Settings tab and select the Wake The Computer To Run This Task check box .

Wake the computer.

7. Click OK.

Now your computer will be ready and waiting for you each morning.