Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The G in Gmail


I can't believe it! I thought I was loosing my emails.

Early this week I noticed something very strange with my Gmail account. I was up at 65% usage one minute and down to 56% usage another minute. I know I wasn't loosing my mind, but my first thought was what happened to all my emails. I must have lost some, but no, that wasn't the case at all.

Google started bumping up the storage capacity on the Gmail accounts at a much faster rate than they were previously doing. The storage went through the roof. I think I was somewhere around 2.8 Gigabytes at one point, and then at the next point I had 3.4 Gigabytes or so. Now, in just a few days it has gone to over 3.6 Gigabytes and counting.

I consider myself a power user of Gmail. I use it to store everything. I even send emails to myself so I can find information for the future. Actually the sending of important reference material to myself has paid dividends in the past and into the future. No matter where I am, no matter which computer I am using, no matter what, I can find the information I saved online.

Now, my percentage of used area is headed south, which is making me feel really good, since I was trying to figure out what miscellaneous e-mails I might not need for the future. Now, I don't have to worry about it.

Thank you Google.

Jim Warholic

PS Great Marketing Solutions Google!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Blog Tip

CoupleConsider using a blog to track your vacations and life happenings with your family.

The new Blogger Templates and other free XML templates available for Blogger can be just the thing for friends and relatives to keep track of your family's latest activities.

Using a Google account you can upload pictures using Picasa web albums. Pictures can then be shared and downloaded by friends and family members.

Document your vacation. Share pictures of your pets. Use a blog as a single source of reference so you can simply point to one location and send an email to all your friends and family to read the updated news.

Use a Blog for family, use a different one for business, use another for your club activities, or create one for your hobby, and even local sports stuff. The possibilities are endless.

Consider a blog for your business in the local area or for world wide web attention.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Fridays to Mondays and Back Again

Hello Everyone,

Just an overview of my Friday to Monday Tin Man Activities.

Mondays is Beautiful when thinking of Fridays.

Fridays should be beautiful if it wasn't for my
Tin Man and the Gingerbread Cookie Blues.

Now Wednesdays is sure to arrive.

And, hopefully we will all have a good but Wild Wild West Friday.

Mondays Child is Fair of Face

Circle of Life in a Computer's Life

According to Jim Warholic

Remember When It Was The Simple Life?

By Jim

PS If you're having the Tuesday or Thursday Internet doldrums, remember also that Saturday and Sunday will surely arrive.

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The Russians Are Coming

No, the Russians are not really coming.

Map Pinpointing Russia Spammer
I just got email notification that a group of spam related websites are posting a bunch of links on comment areas of various blogs. After tracking down the IP address, using a free Statcounter, I was able to see they are posting it from the Russia Federation.

To control it on some of the blogs, I turned on comment moderation. With email verification and comment moderation, a person can control this type of behavior. If you really want some immediate notification, consider sending an automatic message using Gmail Email services to your cell phone or pager whenever someone posts a comment.

I guess we all have to do our part along with Jim West to combat what goes on in the Wild Wild West of the Internet.


Thursday, May 3, 2007

Can You Believe It!

Barron Davis Is A True Warrior

Going out of the game in the second quarter with a hamstring strain, Barron Davis overcame the injury to still come out, and out play the Dallas Mavericks in the second half.

Stephen Jackson hit 7 of 8 three pointer shots and had a career playoff-high of 33 points.

Everyone of the Warriors players contributed in a final scoring, 111 to 86 win over the Dallas Mavericks.

The first time a number 8 seeded team knocked off a number 1 seeded team in a best of seven game series.

Simply amazing!


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Sunday, April 29, 2007

The Ball Sure Bounces

Basketball Playoffs Are Exciting

Even if you know very little about the technical aspects of the game of basketball, (and I am placed in that group) the Warriors (#8 seeded) vs Mavericks (#1 seeded) have brought an excitement to the Bay Area that has not been seen for some time. Just when you think the Mavericks have finally figured out a way to have the Warriors play the slow paced Maverick style game and a way to win, the Warriors found a way to beat them at their own game.

Baron Davis had some of the most fantastic basketball shots that will ever be remembered. With the Warriors looking to go in at halftime down by three, Baron Davis shot a mid-court shot that bounced in off the backboard with no time remaining, to tie the score. Simply amazing...

Then when it looked like the Mavericks would take off in the third quarter, the Warriors clawed their way back, and in the last of the fourth quarter turned the tied, to come out on top. Simply amazing again...

This is more than a head scratcher for the Mavericks. This might have put the lid on the coffin. Can the Mavericks come back? You bet. That's why the Warriors coach Don Nelson speaks in tones of respect for the Mavericks. But, it would take the Mavericks to win three games in a row, to advance. Yep, the lid might be placed on top of the coffin, but it is not quite nailed shut.


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Saturday, April 28, 2007

Getting To The Root Of The Matter

It's The Simple Projects That Take Time — Sometimes

The front grass was not getting enough water. One sprinkler head was not popping up. No big deal, I'll just replace the sprinkler head, right? Wrong... Digging the head out of a root mass was the challenging part. Two hours after starting the project, dozens of tools, and finally getting the air impact hammer chisel out, I finally was able to extract the head out in pieces and carved a 4 inch diameter hole 12 inches deep to the bottom of the fitting. What fun... Then a trip to the local Orchard Supply Hardware store to get some new fittings and a sprinkler head. At least I didn't have to replace the pipe in the ground.

Isn't it fun being a homeowner?



Warriors Bring It On

Game Three Goes To The Golden State Warriors

Seven game series gets serious for the Dallas Maverics. Dallas fans, coach Avery Johnson, and the Dallas Maverics players all seem to be scratching their heads on this first round series. Like any game, basketball involves strategies at all levels of play. Some teams just seem to match up in certain ways that defies the odds. The match-ups between the Warriors and the Mavs seem to be in favor of the Warriors at the moment. While the series is not close to being over, the Warriors have definitely made an impression on just about everyone.

It should be interesting, at least for the next two games.


Friday, April 27, 2007

San Francisco Giants

Amazing What A Streak Does For A Team

Sports and business go hand-in-hand. The San Francisco Giants have a way of bouncing back and making things look brighter. When the season began, the Giants were located in the cellar. They had one of the worst records in baseball. It seemed like nothing could go right.

Now, this past week, they are the hottest team in the league. The Giants jumped from the cellar to the top of the pack. Just goes to show what can be achieved in a short amount of time.

182 games is a long season. This is a marathon, not a sprint. Rest assured that there will probably be more bumps along the way.


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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Never Give Up

The Warriors Basketball Team Is Playoff Bound

Isn't it interesting the way the sports world seems to really have a way of reflecting of what goes on in life and business? The Golden State Warriors were not even close to making the playoffs just a month ago, and now they are one of the best performing teams in the NBA in the last month of the season.

It doesn't matter how many times you fail. It doesn't matter how many times you almost get it right. No one is going to know or care about your failures, and neither should you. All you have to do is learn from them and those around you because... All that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are.
Mark Cuban - Business - Luck - Failure

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Everyone Makes Mistakes

If you haven't watched The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, your missing some good stuff.

Donny has had a lot of rich people on the show and likes to dig into what their thought processes are and how they got to the point where they are today. Some of his guests are more honest than others.

I had to laugh a little when Donny asked Trump about some of his biggest mistakes. Trump said something to the tune that he does not look at things as if he made mistakes but at things as though they just did not work out. Others on the show said they recognized their mistakes and corrected them quickly. This makes more sense to me than the other way. I don't think Trump is very honest with himself.

No matter what, if you go through life and learn from your mistakes, you will likely be much better off.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Light Bulbs Lighting

Sometimes getting a kick in the rear end lights a light bulb in the head. Internal ideas vs external ones.

Friday, April 6, 2007

Thoughts Come And Go

Good Ideas Are Realized - Sometimes

Writing your thoughts down is a great way to keep up with a subject matter. Writing thoughts down, from a business standpoint can be a plus for everyone in the company. Sometimes ideas that seem outlandish at the moment, can become gold in the future. What was not feasible just a few years ago, because of costs or technology that was not available at the time, can now be implemented it new and diverse ways.

So, write your thoughts down today.

Getting Rid Of The Mess

Time for some spring cleaning.

Get rid of that ugly stuff as much as possible. You'll feel better.


Tuesday, April 3, 2007


Life Is Tough

We all tend to learn by the school of hard knocks.

While many times the letter of the law may not be broken, sometimes the spirit of the law is stronger and has much more deeper meanings.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Need A Place To Jot

This is my place to jot about.

Jot about this.
Jot about that.

Signed Jim