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End Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings Time From and article on NBC Dallas - Fort Worth I agree, let's put and end to springing forward and falling back.  And, let's make everyone happy by splitting the difference.  Here's what I propose, one time fall back only a 1/2 hour (or spring ahead a half hour depending on the time of year) and never do it again.

It may even stimulate the economy with all the programming work adjusting applications that compensate for these time changes, like Y2K all over again.


The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success

Seven Spiritual Laws of SuccessOr The Spiritual Laws of the Universe

I just had to make one more post to pass along.  I would like to share this book with everyone.  In the book Deepak Chopra expresses with the simplicity of nature our connection and mechanisms for a closer relationship with divinity.  It truly is a life altering book that will change more than your perspective.  Thank you Deepak!

"You are what your deep, driving desire is.
 As your desire is, so is your will.
 As your will is, so is your deed.
 As your deed is, so is your destiny."
          - Brihadaranyaka Upanishad IV.4.5

Visit the Chopra Center at Chopra.com and quantify your spiritual growth.


Developing Domain Names

BHKO.comBusy Developing Domain Names

This will be my last post for awhile.  About a year ago I formed BHKO LLC with a focus on vacation rentals and real estate sales.  We have several niche websites launching over the next few months each with its own regional area of inclusion.  What distinguishes BHKO from the competition is our custom URL's or custom names that allow homeowners to choose a name for their property and they can use that link to pass to potential renters or for sales prospects.

We only cost $148 per year with NO commissions!  So for about $12 dollars per month (tax deductible) you can advertise your property.  Use us solely or in conjunction with your existing property management company or link to their system.  We have a full reservation system available and you can share your property with just a click.  Refer 10 of your friends and your renewal is free!

Simply the best value in advertising your property!

You can sign up on GeorgiaBeachHomes.com now, FloridaBeachHomes.com coming soon.


GeorgiaBeachHomes.com

Georgia Beach Homes




GeorgiaBeachHomes.com goes live!


GeorgiaBeachHomes.com goes live today.  This is a project that I have been working on for a long time now and we are now finally ready to release the site.  If you have a property for rent or for sale in close proximity of the Georgia coast, you can list it on GeorgiaBeachHomes.com for only $148 per year.  No hidden fees, no commissions ever!  And, we have something no other real estate website has, custom URLs, friendly links for your property listings. 

Look for FloridaBeachHomes.com to go live within a month.  These are the first of a series of niche websites for real estate rentals, sales and room rentals for properties in the Southeast only from BHKO.com.


Introducing FormX, A Must Have For XMod Pro

FormXIntroducing FormX, a revolutionary addition to XMod Pro. I don't usually get to technical in these articles, but for all my DotNetNuke developer friends using XMod Pro, you need to get a copy of FormX from Reflect Media Group. FormX allows you to build XMod templates that permit adding and editing in the list view, or In-line editing, without a page reload. It's amazingly fast and you won't be able to go back to regular forms again, it would be like giving up broad band for dial up.

Get your copy from the DNN Store. And, make sure to checkout the samples under recipes in the documentation.  Easy to use and install.  Excellent tutorials are available.


Flying Vehicles - First US Sky Port in Miami

miamiherald.com I have been talking about flying cars being the wave of the future. What will follow is highrises with parking for personal drones. Looks like Miami will be the first US city with a highrise built for parking personal aircraft at the Paramount World Center. As our population increases along with technology, so will new emerging opportunities for all aspects of this new mode of transportation. The future certainly involves every aspect of flying vehicles, from battery technology, to new condos, supermarket parking and heavy on the construction industry to retool it all. This shift in transportation could be the global industry that boosts the the whole world's economy as every country accommodates it's growing population and employment issues.

Theses are exciting times we are living in. Take a look at the video and article Bob Wiley wrote on the MiamiHerald.com.


Video Games - It's No Game Anymore

BBC.com It's getting harder to tell your kids to put away the video games and get a real job when stories like this are popping up in the news. How video games turn teenagers into millionaires. The point of interest in the article that caught my eye is the statement that these careers weren't available 5 to 10 years ago and that even in this flux that we are now seeing where AI (artificial intelligence) is taking jobs away from people, other career paths are emerging. Let's hope new careers can keep up with the ones being lost to AI. Realistically, it's a lopsided equation in favor of automation. But, learning to be an entrepreneur and riding the trends of a market in flux, you just may be able to make enough to last a lifetime.

Take a look through the BBC's Bright Sparks section and see what what the smart kids are doing.


Drones - The Evolution of Transportation

Flying Cars DronesDrones - The Evolution of Transportation

If you read my blog you know I'm into flying cars and with traffic being what it is, they can't come about soon enough.  Doesn't matter what city you live in, it's not any better anywhere else. Either too many vehicles on the road or a failing infrastructure.  In this article on DailyMail.co.uk mega drones are being tested with multiple passengers, pilot-less control and with the ability to take the helm in an emergency.  The aircraft technology is producing a much needed benefit for air traffic control a well as other industries.

This is an epic shift in society, like going from horse and carriage to automobiles and entrepreneurs need to plan on this trend.  In less than 5 years it will be at consumer price levels and in 10 years, common place.  High rises and condos need to start being built with landing pads as the new garage.  With growing populations, pollution, the need for the use of alternative energies, infrastructure issues, drones and personal aircraft are a great solution to easy all of these problems.  And, aside from natural disasters and terrorism, one of the biggest problems our children will face in their life time that you can be certain of is population growth.

Handling and managing all the demands on resources that population growth will bring are where the opportunities lie.  If you think traffic sucks now, don't do anything about it.  Everyone knows it's gotten worse in the last few years, and that's everywhere.  So, forget the race to Mars, let's race to be the first country ready for the 22nd century.  Embrace it.  This is what will make America great!


Brand Building and Web Development

Brand Building is Web DevelopmentBrand Building is Web Development

When setting out to develop a new website for a client the first thing to consider is their brand. Defining a brand is a lot like writing a business plan for an organization. Who's their customer, what is their demographic, current corporate culture and visibility across all media along with consistency regarding these representations. Sometimes a client expects development of a website to be just stamping out code, but it's much more artistry and expertise than that going on to get it right. I wouldn't just start nailing boards together if I were a builder, the site, direction, watershed, parking, permits and a 100 other items need to be considered before breaking ground. The same holds true for web development and I would recommend reading up on these sites listed below about building your brand before developing the wrong site for your business.

First, have or get the right domain name. Brandgy.com can clue you in as to why that's so important. Learn about branding your business with these no nonsense guides available through HowToBuildABrand.org These folks out of the UK know what they are doing and it's explained in a way that you can see how it effects other facets of your business. SearchEngineJournal.com puts the technical edge on your brand strategy. Their site maybe a good read for the more technically inclined, but getting found is what it's all about going forward into 2018 and beyond.


Dark Analytics - Mining Data From All Sources

Analytics Domain NamesWhile searching for tech trends and investments opportunities I discovered an article from Deloitte Insights about the technology growth in unstructured data. Unstructured data is essentially chaos, but if you're able to show relations between data elements, it's no longer unstructured and helps build a better picture of what's occurring. Commodities make a good example. Analyzing wheat yields without rain fall or soil erosion factored in, leaves a lot of questions when interpreting results. By adding more variables to the equation, the results are calculated with greater accuracy. Tapping into this vast amount of information that is becoming available from everywhere on the web, dark and deep web included, (data that is not currently included or information sitting idly), analytics experts can gain much greater insight into customer behavior and market movement.

The explosive growth of IoT (Internet of Things) is expected to surpass 44 Zettabytes in 2020. That's 44 trillion gb of information, which is 10 times more than today, and hopefully will be used to make better decisions (before the AI bots make them for us). Read the full article at Deloitte Insights for more information.

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