Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Enlightenment for tactical professionals

Surefire x300 is the sure way to lit the fire.. I mean light the LED using a WeaponLight that just about does it all. The best tactical flash with an extremely bright LED—over five times brighter than a typical two-D-cell flashlight. This has has enough power to reach into the night or temporarily blind an aggressor giving a touch combat. Yet its beam offers enough peripheral vision that you’re not suddenly surprised by what it may uncover—an unfortunate cause of too many accidental shootings. Now it comes with a limited time special offer - Each X300 light will come with a mail-in coupon to 5.11 tactical for a FREE 5.11 Loose Crew shirt with a nice colored pictured graphics on it. Its a cool way to get free batteries and free shipping along with this great free shirt offer.

My MAC woes

I bought a MacBook, MacBook Air, and a Mac Pro. The Mac Pro froze half an hour ago, and I have no idea how to revive it. I was in mid-sentence in Firefox when it stopped working. It had installed some software updates a few minutes earlier. I got the “Force Quit” box up on screen, but it was non-functional. The Apple menu wouldn’t show its drop-down menu. Feeling helpless, I powered the system down. It rebooted to its frozen state. I have Skype onscreen. The control red, yellow, and green control lights look active when I run the cursor over them but I can’t click them. I have the Force Quit box on screen again. Skype is selected. Clicking “Force Quit” does nothing. The Mac Pro has become a big paperweight.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Loan for ETL sales

Do you run an ETL factory and need some cash inflow ? The best alternative of a business cash advance is a business loan. Essentially it's a loan against your future credit card sales. the strategy of future credit card sales is also known as merchant cash advance. If a company accepts credit cards, they give them money, and take a little out of each of their following credit card transaction for the next several months till it's paid up just like you are receiving cash in exchange for the purchase of a small portion of your future Visa- and MasterCard- receipts. There is no credit check, and the funds are available within 72 hours. This is really great for businesses that can't get a traditional loan. Also there is No credit check and they offer a secure online application. If you are a new startup for ETL factory like me, then you should seriously consider this option given that you dont get an easy venture capital funding for ETL projects. The last time I did this I was able to get this as tax deductible for my budgeting purpose. Now businesses can get a loan from $5000 up to $1 million dollars. These guys are so confident they have the most aggressive program in the marketplace that they will even pay you upto $250.00 to match any competitive offer. Be rest assured with their full disclosure of all fees and terms and that is usually a peacemaker while making a business decision for a Business Cash Advance. Since no financials are required their approval rate is at a high 95%. I also like the fact that this does not show as a debt on my credit report and is real easier on my daily cash flow. Also on their website you will find enough material on some recent business cash advances that they have funded, and what you need to qualify for a business cash advance. I also was amazed to read the testimonials from other fellow customers and how they like the services and the cash advance programs as advertised.

Need a Turbo tax promo code to file back taxes

If you need a Turbotax promotion code PF (personal financers) are currently able to offer, for a limited time, the FREE edition of TurboTax basic through their website. Compare for yourself: other turbo tax promo code offers only a state discount but the current promotion code covers not only state discounts but also the free edition of TurboTax, which can be used when filing your federal taxes.

TurboTax is the industry leader in do-it-yourself tax software and the authorized promo codes they make available for select partners make their service even more accessible to both early and late filers. By following the link on the site free edition of turbotax will be credited upon checkout as the promotion code will be directly applied to your order.

AS you know most of the turbotax promo code won't do you any good if you're filing past the deadline. From what I know is that if you need to file for a tax extension they have a link to take you to the IRS form accordingly. (irs.gov / PDF file) If anyone knows of a better promo code for filing back taxes, do post it here or email me through my blog.

Looking for Home theater deals from BestBuy

Now its that time of the year to start looking for the deals and save money when shopping this Christmas by buying items during Black Friday, which is the day after Thanksgiving. This year the home theater is on my hot list and I will be keeping eyes wide open on blackfriday.com to hunt for the best home theater deals from BestBuy. Last year I saved a lot of money online without the hassle of having to stand in line at the store at 5am. I purchased a cool GPS after seeing these bestbuy deals as they sent me an email alert 30 days in advance, so I was well prepared for what I want and set the limit on how much I spend. I think the email alerts is a real cool way to let you know when new black friday ads have been posted. They have made the site a consumer friendly one and so it is useful for planning your holiday shopping to the fullest. You never run the risk of shopping with the flow since you know in advance what you need and what you gonna get for your budget.

Recently they have started offering online coupons on the site and the BF site has become my one stop source for a list of all the money saving coupon codes and other great deals from across the web. They have an extensive list of stores to pick from along with a category listing. The best part of BF site is that they add new coupons daily and the latest coupons are listed in the order it was posted. I strongly encourage you all online shoppers to bookmark the BF page and be sure to visit before shopping online. I am sure you will save at least a few hundred bucks if you plan you shopping carefully and at least a month in advance like I had done last year. Wish you good luck for the BF shopping and do let me know by commenting on this post if you find any exciting BF deals for Home theater.

Informatica PowerCenter 8 Scalability on HP Grid on Linux

Maintaining adequate performance and scalability in the face of increasing workload has been the persistent roadblock to realizing the economic benefits of grid computing. Informatica Corporation has developed a viable performance and scalability alternative that allows IT organizations to realize the benefits while honoring their data service level agreements to the business. In May 2006, Informatica introduced the Enterprise Grid Option as part of the release of Informatica PowerCenter 8. PowerCenter is a single, unified enterprise data integration platform that allows companies and government organizations of all sizes to access, discover, and integrate data from virtually any business system, in any format, and deliver that data throughout the enterprise at any speed. Also read the white paper from techrepublic.com for more information on this topic.

Debt relief beyond your ETL job

You have heard several times on the radio about the get out of debt programs and the various ways they try to entice you into debt relief strategies. From a reaseach study, it has shown that one out of every 100 american is under some kind of debt or the other. I am not trying to scare anyone by providing statistics, but anyways it is always helpful to know all you want to know about Freedom Debt Relief programs and how to avoid debt.

Among the various programs offered, Freedomdebtrelief.com differs and stands out of the lot. Not because of their guarantee to make you debt free in as little as 12-36 months, but due to the different innovative options they provide to give you a better alternative to bankruptcy, debt consolidation or credit counseling. My favorite is the lowering debts down to as low as 50% of what you owe! Ofcourse it is backed by their service fee money back guarantee, so you have nothing to loose. They provide with one single Simple Monthly Payment option to help you avoid keeping track of the various lenders you have been owing debt. I learned all this on Freedomdebtrelief.com and I am sure they can help you find financial freedom you desire. Just get started with a free 10 minute consultation and call Freedomdebtrelief.com toll-free at 1-800-544-7211 anytime between 6:30am and 7:30pm PT.

MDM is not a product!

Rob Karel, Forrester Research, Inc. (FORR), wrote an interesting year-end review of his 2007 Master Data Management (MDM) forecasts in the Forrester Information Management blog on December 26th. Rob hits on a few themes that I am constantly discussing with clients and colleagues:
“While all of the product development, marketing, and M&A activity coming from the MDM vendors is interesting and entertaining, the most valuable and insightful information about the evolution of the MDM market comes from the Forrester customers I speak to every day. Unlike my coverage of more mature data integration technologies like ETL where vendor selection is the most common question asked, I rarely field questions about MDM vendor selection. Regarding MDM, these customers are more concerned about data governance, organizational readiness, architectural strategy, business case development, prioritization, and the biggie — do we really need to worry about MDM? If so, why?
What does it all mean? I'm happy to report that it means you are asking the right questions at the right time. …be sure your organization is prepared to deal with the cross-functional and technical complexities of adopting a master data management strategy….”