Jerry Leventer

VMware Tools Keeps Windows Virtual Machine From Booting Slowly

June 12th, 2012 · No Comments · Computer Technology & Technical Support

After copying my virtual machine files to a backup and then I try to boot from it, that virtual machine can take more than 1-1/2 minutes to get past the Windows Welcome screen.

Generally, re-installing VMware Tools will fix this problem. However, when I attempted this for the first time, I was not able to get the installation to work. [Read more →]

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Anti-Virus: How to Prevent, Clean, and Repair Computer Malware

July 17th, 2011 · 9 Comments · Computer Technology & Technical Support, Computers

If you notice that your browser redirects to a page you did not intend, or your system seems to be running slow, you may be a victim of a Virus or Malware.

I found some good information on another site that tells you how to deal with such problems. [Read more →]

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What is Google PageRank, and How Does it Help Me?

July 14th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Internet Marketing, SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

PageRank is a trademarked term used by Google to mean whatever they want it to mean. It does NOT mean, “How well your page ranks in Google’s search engine.”

Google’s definition as I understand it is as follows: The likelihood that a particular page will be found by following links from other websites. It has nothing to do with keywords search or how your page ranks for any keywords. [Read more →]

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Exact Match Google Search, “How Is It Different From Phrase Match And Broad Match?”

July 10th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Internet Marketing, SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

What is the difference between Exact Match, Phrase Match, and Broad Match search results. That is a question you may be asking, so I have put together this short guide (with colorful examples) to help you get a better understanding.

Part 1: First, “Let’s Define The Terms”

Exact, Phrase, and Broad Match search results are terms primarily developed for the Google AdWords pay-per-click (ppc) marketing program. Thus, it is best if you first understand their usage from that perspective. [Read more →]

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QR Barcode Reader Software For Your Smartphone

July 10th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Computer Technology & Technical Support, Internet Marketing, Marketing and Advertising, Technology and Gadgets

If you have a smartphone or other digital device that can connect to the internet, you should be able to download software to your device that will allow it to scan QR barcodes.

Take a look at this article for more information: JumpScan Link

Supplemental Keyword Research:
[QR Barcode] – 4,400
[QR Bar Code] – 260

[Smartphone] – 368,000
[Smart Phone] – 49,500

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How To Get Your Video To Display In Google Search Results

July 10th, 2011 · No Comments · Audio & Video, SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

I did a quick search to find How to get my Video to display in Google’s search results. Follow these steps and you should see results.

  • Insert keywords into your video filenames.
  • Host your video on YouTube. [Read more →]

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Mobile Local Fusion – SEO Marketing

July 9th, 2011 · No Comments · Internet Marketing

I recently purchased a membership to a local seo course and coaching club called Mobile Local Fusion. As part of my evaluation, I found this article on WikiPedia about Laura Betterly.

Her blogspot blog is quite humorous and you should read it (scroll down to the pictures) if you are feeling depressed about the economy or your own financial situation… prepare to laugh

– The economy is so bad that I got a pre-declined
credit card in the mail.

– I ordered a burger at McDonald’s, and the kid behind the counter asked, “Can you afford fries with that?”

– CEO’s are now playing miniature golf. [Read more →]

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Pushing the Boundaries of Space Travel in the 21st Century

March 5th, 2011 · No Comments · Interesting Links

I wanted to share this interesting article about the future of space travel. (The fact that it is so well written surprises me since it comes from an article directory.)

When man set foot on the Moon during the Apollo programme in 1969, this was considered the first step in the exploration of our solar system, allowing mankind to go beyond our home planet and find answers to questions that have occupied the minds of scientists, philosophers and visionaries for many centuries.

What was once science fiction is becoming reality. Many around the globe expected the 21st century to be one of space travel and planetary exploitation. However, the political and economical drivers needed to nurture and drive such advancements have been lacking since the end of the Apollo programme, shifting the focus of space endeavours from interplanetary to Earth bound and allowing for developments in Earth observation, telecommunication and navigation.

In the past decade, several national and international space programmes have been showing increased interest in space exploration. The United States, Europe, Japan, China, Russia and India have been planning and/or executing a number of robotic planetary missions. In addition, the United States has announced its plans to return to the Moon, and Europe has endorsed the Aurora programme with the ultimate goal of a manned mission to Mars by 2033.

Despite this renewed drive behind space exploration, the contrast with respect to the Apollo era is that the space organisations and nations involved are aiming to achieve their goals within limited financial budgets and at carefully calculated risks. This results in a ‘step by step’ approach allowing for the required technologies to be tested and demonstrated during programmes that include several technology demonstrating missions. The European Aurora programme is a good example of this approach, where each of its missions builds on proven technologies and aims to demonstrate new ones. Its first mission, ExoMars, builds on ESA’s experience gained on Mars Express, and focuses on demonstrating advanced rover technology, aided by the experience gained by NASA during the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) missions.

The above example also demonstrates another feature of today’s exploration programmes: International Cooperation. Driven by the need for cost effectiveness and risk reduction, national and international space agencies are seeking cooperation and enabling the exchange of knowledge, expertise and resources. NASA’s Mars lander mission, Phoenix, will be assisted during its descent and entry by ESA’s Mars Express orbiter for data relay, while ESA’s ExoMars mission baseline relies on NASA’s MRO for data relay. Such cooperation also extends to the scientific output of the various missions.

One aerospace consultancy, VEGA, believes that ensuring cost effectiveness, risk reduction and seeking international cooperation, are the key factors in maintaining the momentum of the space exploration programmes and their success. This requires advanced technologies to be implemented, not only on the space segments, but also on the ground segments, allowing for reduction of costs during the design, test and validation, and operational phases of the missions. Risk reduction and cooperation are assisted by standardisation, efficient interfaces and knowledge management, and effective training.

Recently, training solutions have been instrumental for some of ESA’s most challenging missions; with the implementation of a programme of sustained development to ensure they continue to meet the requirements for all forthcoming challenging exploration missions.

In addition to NASA’s vision to return to the moon, ESA’s Aurora programme, the European national lunar mission studies (Germany, UK, Italy, France), and the exploration activities of Japan, China, Russia and India, there are several entrepreneurial activities developing technologies to enable access to space for mankind. Almost four decades since the first landing on the moon, today we seem to be reminded of Tsiolkovsky’s words again: “The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever.“

Source: Article Base

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