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Mark W. Shead

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Mark Shead Moved His Blog

Sun, 09 Feb 2014 00:12:08 +0000

Mark Shead has moved his blog to a slightly different url here. 

Evernote Essentials

Sat, 31 Dec 2011 19:53:26 +0000

A friend of mine wrote an ebook about Evernote that has done extremely well. He recently passed the 10,000 sales threshold and wrote a post about what worked well and what didn’t. Interestingly he found that his affiliate program was a much bigger driver than any other form of advertising.  He also has some thoughts […]

Holiday Challenge Giveaway at Productivity501

Tue, 29 Nov 2011 22:09:02 +0000

American Express offered to sponsor a giveaway at Productivity501. To enter you add a tip for Christmas shopping. From a marketing perspective, it is interesting to see how large companies are starting to spread their ad budget around by working directly with individual bloggers instead of  just focusing on traditional advertising.

Grosgrain Ribbon and Rural Development

Mon, 26 Sep 2011 21:52:38 +0000

Fort Scott Kansas isn’t a hotbed of economic activity, but innovative people find ways to run successful businesses regardless of where they are located. Hairbow Center is an example of that type of innovation. The owners started out selling custom hairbow ribbon designs on eBay, but it didn’t take them long to find that getting good supplies […]

Fort Scott, KS

Wed, 24 Aug 2011 13:29:34 +0000

Fort Scott is a small community about 1.5 hours South of Kansas City. The city itself has about 7,000 residence and it is the seat for Bourbon county so a good deal of the rural population relies on the town. It has been interesting to watch how a small town in rural America behaves and […]

Alternatives to Powerpoint

Fri, 12 Aug 2011 18:47:23 +0000

About 10 years ago there was an online service called Wimpy Point. The idea was the Powerpoint was a bit overkill and people only really needed a “whimpy” version of presentation software. The idea was fairly unusual a decade ago, but now there are many different options for online presentation software. Guiding Tech has a […]

Lucene Example

Sun, 07 Aug 2011 21:46:14 +0000

I’ve been doing some work with Lucene to bring search capabilities to some web applications.  So far I’ve been pretty pleased. Lucene is very powerful and reasonable simple once you know how to make it work. I’ve published a Lucene example of the MoreLikeThis functionality.  MoreLikeThis is a great way to reduce the number of […]

A great quote about weddings…

Wed, 20 Jul 2011 18:53:59 +0000

Planning a wedding is a great way to practice disagreeing vehemently over the most unimportant things, realizing how silly this is, and making up. From a post on the website of James Thorpe.

Some Interesting Posts from LifeRemixers

Wed, 22 Jun 2011 02:17:41 +0000

I’m part of a group of writers listed at Someone recently asked everyone to list a few of what they considered their best posts. I thought it might be worth sharing some of them: Breath The Best Goal Is No Goal A Brief Guide to Life The 12 Dysfunctions of an Entrepreneur Everyone Wants […]

Nexus S 4G Review

Tue, 24 May 2011 17:00:44 +0000

I finally replaced my four year old Blackberry with an android based phone–the Nexus S 4G. I’ve written a detailed review of the Nexus S 4G over at Productivity501, but here are a few of the highlights.  It is quite a change. In particular the virtual keyboard is taking some time to get used to. […]