Archive for February, 2006

Build your own site with Google Pages

Google changes everything again.  Googlepages, released last week, makes building a web page as easy as typing.  This service is completely free, and available to anyone with a google account.  This makes it possible for anyone to have a presence on the web, and do it in a way that is easy, fun, and accessable.  Granted googlepages is not made for heavy duty web designers, or for e-commerce, but it is a great way to build a site and get it on the web.  It is a very user friendly tool.  I built my page in about 15 minutes.  I have used similar sites like Geocites on Yahoo, and find this to be far superior.  Google offers several templates, rich text editing, and rediculous amounts of storage. Find the googlepages tool at http://www.pages.google.com

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Malcolm Gladwell Launches a Blog!

One of my favorite authors, Malcolm Gladwell, has launched Malcolm Gladwellhis own blog at: http://gladwell.typepad.com/    If you are a fan of Malcolm, you will no doubt be as excited as I am to read his musings, and if you have never been exposed to his work,this is a great place to start.  The two books he has written, The Tipping Point and Blink, are both best sellers and captivating reading.  The blog will offer more of the insightful prose that Gladwell so regularly delivers.  The internet is awesome.

Don’t You Step On My Blue Suede Shoes

About 5 years ago, Adidas stopped making my favorite shoe of all time, The Gazelle, arguably the worlds finest hacky sack playing kickers.  I have searched high and low for a pair of them for ages, with no luck.  Yesterday, while running errands with my family, I glanced into a shoestore and spied a pair of suede Puma’s very similar to my old favorite adidias kicks.  I went in to examine them, but decided I would shop around a little.  Well 2 hours later, I was lamenting the fact that I did not get them, and decided that I was just going to break down and buy them at another mall that we were headed to.  We walked the mall, checking prices and availability, and I concluded that when I got to my last stop, The Finish Line, I would buy the Pumas if they had them.  As I entered the store, I thought I was hallucinating.  Could it be true?  There on the wall, next to the Pumas I had now become obsessed with, were 2 pair of shoes that looked to be…ADIDAS GAZELLE’s.  Was it so.  The answer is no.  They were not adidas gazelles.  They were the new adidas campus, which is basically the gazelle with different tread on the bottom.  At that point the Pumas were dead to me.  I tried them on and knew that my feet had found their long lost friends.  My new blue suede shoes.jpgblue suede shoes.  Why adidas took away the Gazelle, I do not know.  But my long wait to find them again has ended.  I see this as an omen of good things to come.  New job?  No problem.  Perhaps I can find a place that will even let me sport my new kicks.  Yes my wife thinks my obsession with them is unhealthy too.  Long live the gazelle, long live the Adidas Campus, and happy walking.

Limited Time Offer! Act Now!

My name is David E. Bowman, and I would like to announce a MVC-016F.jpglimited time offer that could change your organization forever. Imagine, if you will, an investment that will immediately create revenue, improve morale, produce innovative ideas, and generate incredible returns. “It must be too good to be true,” you say? Not so. This is a proven asset with a documented history of success- the only one of its kind and it is rarely available on the market. This unbelievable marketing resource could yours, if you act now. What is this too good to be true resource? Me, David E. Bowman! As of today I am officially in the job market, but rest assured I will not be here very long. The time to act is now. If you are a business owner, manager, or someone who would like to see their organization reach new heights, then I suggest contacting me now, before it is too late. I am looking for my next employer, and it may be you. Not convinced? I don’t blame you. A little skepticism is healthy. Don’t take my word for it, click here and ask these respected professionals about me. They will all tell you the same thing. I am creative, positive, energetic, and innovative. If you seek a passionate leader, with the creative ability and professional skill to grow you business, contact me. I am looking for you.
David Bowman

The Next Chapter Begins

My name is David E. Bowman. I am looking for a job. Not just any job, but a great job. I seek a job that challenges me. A job that pushes me to my limits, tears down my creative barriers, and changes the world daily. I am looking to start a revolution. I am finished with settling for something that will be good enough for now, or that will just pay the bills. I am seeking fulfillment, excitement, and enrichment brought daily through my vocation. It is not enough to be confined to the cubicle in hope of someday getting my big break. I have been there, I have done that. No more. I want to create. I want to be bold and brilliant. I want to bring my passion and energy to a place where it is amplified by those around me. I want to be remarkable, and I will be. If you know of such a place, I would like to talk to you. If you seek such a person for your company, I would like to meet you. Find out more about me by visiting http://www.davidebowman.com.  

My search has started, and the next chapter begins…

Thank You Brian, Janet, and Relizon

This week’s thank you post is a little different. I am writing to thank not one person, but several of them, as this week I thank some of my former co-workers at Relizon. Let me explain. Yesterday, I was let go by Relizon, as the company is moving in a different direction following its recent acquisition. That is business, and I bear no hard feelings or ill will. I enjoyed my time there, did a great job, made a positive impact, had fun, and I have no regrets about choosing to work at Relizon. Therefore I wanted to take this opportunity to thank my former professional partners. My former boss, Brian Montgomery- as good as any manager I have had. He was always willing to listen and was always available if I needed his help. He is even listed on the professional reference page of my website. He was a lot of fun to work with, and is an all around good guy. His former boss, Janet Collins, was largely responsible for bringing me into Relizon. She will be leaving Relizon as well, and I am sorry that I will not get the opportunity to work with her more closely. She is incredibly talented and full of vibrant energy. I can’t wait to see what endeavor she undertakes next. I know it will be remarkable. There were so many other people that I was fortunate enough to meet and work with at Relizon that I would like to thank as well. John “Captain Digital” Specht, Sherri, Jan, Casey, Nathan, Glen, Robin, Pat, Tim McKenzie, (who provided me with some great Greg the Bunny Jokes and excellent roots music), Jim, Tammy, Melanie, and everyone else whom I was fortunate enough to work with in my brief stay. I wish you all the best of luck, and thank you for everything. It was a privilage and a pleasure to work with you, and I am sure that you will all continue to flourish. Now I am on to the future, which is a blank canvas right now. I must say that I am energized, excited, and I can’t wait to begin writing the next chapter of my life. To all those who made the last chapter so wonderful, I say Thank You!

Learn about blogging at free AMA seminar

Did you now that there are over 30,000 new blog sites started every day?  Some are for fun, some are about people’s cats, and many are about business.  If you are you interested in learning more about blogging, especially as it pertains to marketing and business, come to next Friday’s AMA Java Talk at Nehemiah University.  I, along with David Esrati from The Next Wave, will be hosting a one hour long discussion about blogs, rss, the future of the web and more.   The event is totally free.  Heck we will even make coffee for you.  It should be a great time, and will provide you with a new perspective on the web.  Let us know if you are coming by sending an email to Daytonamablog@gmail.com.  There is no registration necessary. We just need to know how much coffee to have on hand as the event begins at 7:00a.m. It will be followed by the half day blogosopher seminar hosted by Mr. Esrati.  Check out his site for more details on this highly acclaimed business seminar.
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