One of the motivator’s behind my starting this blog is Jeremy Schoemaker, who more commonly goes by the name Shoemoney. Along with John Chow, Jeremy is considered one of the top earning bloggers on the Internet today. Since late January Jeremy has been offering a course — called the Shoemoney System — on the methods he uses to earn money on the Internet promoting other people’s products and services along with his own.
I’ve signed on to a few of his programs over the past year and a half, and I’ve found his methods and expectations to be quite realistic and very, very useful. While other courses and programs of this sort try to tell you it takes “no effort at all” or that you can “make millions in your underwear”, Jeremy is honest enough to say that it does take work, and it does take effort. While others ‘promise’ you can make thousands a month, Shoemoney realistically points out you can expect to earn a few hundred dollars a month using his system. While other programs take a “cookiecutter” approach, Shoemoney shows you ways to tailor his system to fit your own style and interests.
Today, a client of mine from New York City emailed to ask me how to re-register Avast. The steps from the prior article still apply, but this time I’ve made a video demonstrating the registration process. Take a look. Consult the earlier article for additional information.
Monday, I’ll have a video demonstration on some recommended configuration settings for Avast! Enjoy the weekend, and, as always, feel free to send me your questions or comments.
I’m sure you Windows Vista users out there had several gestures you used when Vista let you down, but with Windows 7 gestures are more productive.
Gestures refer to mouse movements on your screen, and how they affect objects on the screen. Today’s video demonstrates the new windows minimization technique, and the “Aero Snap” gesture.
Minimize gesture: Windows 7, as other Windows versions before it, allowed you to minimize a window and hide it from view by clicking the minimize button on the top right of the window’s title bar, but now with Windows 7 you can grab the title bar of one window with you mouse, give it a shake, and the other windows on your screen will minimize. So, instead of minimizing each window seperately, you just shake the window you want to keep on screen to hide the other windows.
Aero Snap: This gesture involves dragging a window toward the left or right edge of the screen, or towards the top of the screen. When you drag a window towards the left edge, the window will snap into place and cover the left half of the screen once the mouse arrow touches the edge of the screen. Similarly, dragging the mouse to the right edge will cause the window to fill the right half of the screen. This makes it very easy to organize your workspace. For example, you might be reading a web site on the left side, while taking notes in your word processor on the right side.
Dragging the window towards the top of the screen with your mouse will cause the window to maximize and fill the screen. The previous methods of double clicking the title bar or clicking the maximize button still apply. Similarly, you can restore a maximized window to a smaller size simply by dragging the title bar away from the top of the screen.
It’s nice to see that gesturing at your computer will actually have an effect, and it will probably help you fel better at the same time.