Sunday, November 30, 2008

VMware Fusion On Sale for 50% Off 12/1/2008 Only!

VMware is selling Fusion for 50% off on December 1st only! Click here to make your purchase from their site! Fusion is the best way to run a Windows or Linux virtual PC on a Mac.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

2009 IRS Standard Mileage Rates

Today the IRS announced the standard mileage rates effective 1/1/2009. They are:
  • Business: $ .55
  • Medical & Moving: $ .24
  • Charitable: $ .14

For the remainder of 2008 the rates continue as:
  • Business: $ .585
  • Medical & Moving: $ .27
  • Charitable: $ .14

Monday, November 10, 2008

New Article on Mobile Phones & Devices

A colleague recently asked me which phone I use and why. I thought answering his question and explaining how to choose a phone might make a helpful article! I just released it for publication... advanced copies are available by clicking here!

Getting a Good Seat on Southwest Airlines

A friend who flies Southwest Airlines a lot for business shared with me his trick for getting a good seat. I was glad to hear it because I avoid SW as much as possible specifically because of the way they do their seating. Here's what he does:

While waiting to board, he scans the front of the first group and looks for younger couples flying together; couples without kids. He has observed they'll often occupy the window and isle seats, leaving the middle one open because they're hoping for more space. When he boards he goes to sit between them, and they almost always vacate the isle seat so they're not separated.

Pretty smart, huh!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Our New President-Elect -- Congrats, U.S.!!

Yesterday’s political decision was truly historic. Just decades after civil rights marches, we have a black president-elect! This is a good moment for the United States of America.

How I Voted
I come from a very conservative part of the country; I am an independent conservative and did not vote for Mr. Obama. Some with whom I've spoken today are concerned about the future of our country— not because he’s black, but because he is so liberal. One even went so far as to say he’s evil!

What does scripture say? Romans 13:1 says our authorities are put in their position by God! For our good! And that was written at a time when the political leaders-of-the-day were killing Christians!

While the coming political season in the U.S. will be interesting to watch, let’s agree to pray for the success of our leaders— even those for whom we did not vote— in accomplishing what God put them in place to accomplish.