Friday, September 18, 2009
Here is an old article with some cool tools for your cell phone....All Free! Michele Schwartz February 2006 issue Tuesday, January 17, 2006 Travelers have more reason than ever to bring along a cell phone, thanks to new text-messaging tricks--all of which are free (excluding your provider's fees). Google, Yahoo, and a company called 4INFO are making accessible all sorts of information that travelers will love having at their fingertips. Basically, you send a text message to the company's five-digit "short code" to request info. Yahoo's code is 92466 ("Yahoo" spelled on a keypad), 4INFO's is 44636 ("4INFO" on a keypad), and Google's is 46645 ("Google" without the "e"). Portable phone book Type whatever you're looking for, along with a city or zip code--such as "museums Chicago" or "seafood 20815." Google, Yahoo, or 4INFO will do a search, and then send the results and the contact info to your phone. Weather All three companies use "w" as shorthand for "weather": Type in a "w," along with a zip code or city and state, and Yahoo, Google, and 4INFO will give you a three-, four-, or five-day forecast, respectively. Translation Google has a cool language feature, with "t" standing for "translate." If you text-message "t ticket to spanish," you'll get back "boleto." Or try it the opposite way: "t il pleut from french" yields "it rains." It works with words and simple phrases, and between English and five languages: French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. Flight updates Send 4INFO a message with an airline and flight number for updates on the day's arrivals and departures. If you don't know the flight number, use the airline name, plus the airport codes or the departure and arrival cities. Directions For driving directions with mileage, text-message Google "san diego ca to la ca," "wash dc to bwi," or whatever your basic itinerary is. Turn-by-turn directions will appear within a minute. Currency conversion Send a message to Google using currency codes ("65 eur in USD") or plain language ("5 british pounds in american money") for the day's exchange rate. Trip planning Here's one that doesn't involve dialing short codes. Yahoo has a feature called Search Local that lets you transmit info from a computer to your cell phone. Say you locate driving directions, or a restaurant that sounds good, on Yahoo: Click on Send to Phone and the directions or the restaurant's contact info pops up in a text message a few seconds later, free of charge.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Funny...the reason blogs (web logs) were created was to give others a detailed daily log of your personal life (sorry I think that is TMI for the WWW). But I did want to get those who are interested and concerned with my health issues a bit of an update. As some of you know I have been diagnosed with Crohn's Disease for a little over six years. It is an auto-immune disorder that is, according to the medical professionals, incurable. I have been taking the advise (various medications) of the medical professionals, as well as trying to eat right and take various holistic approaches. Both of which have had limited success. Many of you have noticed the ulcers in my mouth and lips within the last 4 months to a year. This has been the latest symptom along with constant Colitis. My Doctor has placed me on Steroids again. Steroids temporarily fix all of the symptoms but are not a good long-term solution. As a matter of fact, you can not stay on them too long because they are dangerous to your body and when you get off of them your symptoms often get worse. So it is used as a bridge drug to take you to a longer solution. So I am now trying a new Drug (about 10 years on the market) call Remicade next week. They must run various tests (all of which I past this week) before you start. Remicade is a biologic infusion that takes about 3-4 hours through IV. I start this Tuesday and ramp up in two weeks. After two weeks I will get them every 4-5 weeks for as long as it helps (the plan is the rest of my life). So thank you for praying for me (for those of you who knew about it). And if you know the Lord Jesus Christ would you agree with me in prayer for strength and healing? Thank you..... Here is what God has spoken to my heart during the six years of this of this journey and it still is true to my heart today; Jeremiah 29:11-13 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. (12) Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. (13) And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.