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Friday, July 29, 2005

In Loving Memory: Lacy Kurtz 12/27/97 - 7/28/05

You will always be in our hearts, gone but never forgotten.

Friday, July 15, 2005

Sneak a peek at Wendy Kurtz's new blog

My new blog is going to be awesome, thanks to Josh Hallett. He got me into MovableType software, which makes for a much more professional effort. We are integrating my blog into the new Elizabeth Charles & Associates site we are launching soon.

You can sneak a peek, but don't bother bookmarking it or trying to subscribe. This is just a temporary spot where I can view it until Josh moves it to its permanent space at www.ElizabethCharles.com.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

DREAM Principle™ blog moving to new host

I have almost finished transferring all the posts from this, my very first blog, over to my new blog (the graduate version, now that I've found the ultimate blog mentor to guide me).

This will be one of the last posts I post here on Blogger.com. I will be using MovableType as my publishing platform and hosting the new blog on a different server.

Not to worry, as soon as we turn the new blog on I will post all the details here.

P.S., For someone who was worried about having enough to blog about (see my post on March 10), I realize now, after going through each and every post to copy and transfer them, that it was a groundless fear!!

My advice: play with Blogger for a few weeks while you get the hang of blogging, but if your blog is used for anything but keeping friends and family updated on your life and whereabouts, go ahead and make the nominal investment for some decent software and a good host.

London it is for 2012 Olympics

The announcement just made: London will host the 2012 Olympics. Seven years to plan an event of epic proportions, wow!

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Sony ICD-P210 will not record .mp3s

Before buying a digital recorder, do your research.

A few weeks ago, I bought Sony's ICD-P210 digital recorder. I needed something quick and easy to record the "Wendy Kurtz and Wayne Kelly 30 Days to Radio Success" classes. The size and weight of the P210 (and the fact that it was under $100) sold me.

Unfortunately, the software that comes with the Sony P210 does not have the capability to convert the digital files (.dvf) to .mp3 format, so I've had to do a lot of research to figure out how to do this. A solution may be on the horizon and if it works, I'll post the step-by-step process.

Monday, July 04, 2005

Celebrate America, Celebrate Freedom

Regardless of your political, religious, or personal beliefs, if you live in this country, you realize there is none greater than the United States of America.

Many of today's top country music stars have composed some incredible songs that try to capture what it means to celebrate our freedom and independence on this 4th of July holiday. Visit itunes to download some of my favorites, including:

Darrly Worley - Have You Forgotten?
Alan Jackson - Where Were You When the World Stop Turning?
Toby Keith - American Soldier
Toby Keith - Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue
Chely Wright - The Bumper of My SUV
John Michael Montgomery - Letters from Home

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." -- The Declaration of Independence

In the words of the all time classic by Lee Greenwood, God Bless the U.S.A.!

Sunday, July 03, 2005

25 Hottest Urban Legends

Why do people forward emails without checking their validity? It's easier to verify these new millennium chain letters than it is to input all the names to which email-happy types spew this junk.

Whenever you get an email that makes you stop and wonder for a minute (think: Bill Gates tracking a chain letter), go to Snopes and see for yourself whether or not it is a hoax.

Snopes also lists the 25 Hottest Urban Legends. I wish more people would do that instead of forwarding it to me.

I set up an RSS feed for Snopes at Bloglines. Whenever a new hoax starts making the internet rounds, or an old chain resurfaces, I usually know about it before the first spew comes my way.

Which brings me to the mission update: Inbox: 12.

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Mission: Inbox

Inbox 9
Sent folder 1,367
Trash 423 (147 unread)

I started this morning with 89 in the inbox and received dozens of emails throughout the day, so 9 is not too bad, really. My printer screwed up, so 4 emails are just waiting to be printed.

Alas, this is what I get for being out of the office for a week!

(I'll take care of the trash folder now, so there's consolation.)