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Rex Hammock
Re: What should TAG Heuer do? - http://scripting.com/2014...
"I may be mistaken (I'm not a watch person), but I was under the impression that the market for high-end watches is more like markets for art or haute couture (or, laundered, underground currency) than they are like something for keeping time or monitoring heart rates." - Rex Hammock
Rex Hammock
Re: Helpful Translation Tools While Waiting for Skype Translate - http://smallbusiness.com/...
"Note that in the article, I wrote both of the following statements: (1) "while not as good as speaking a second language..." (2) "Do you have a favorite translation tool for when a human translator isn’t available?" I could not agree more that translating for publication needs to be done by a professional translator. I think any of these tools, even an improved Skype Translate, are an improvement on NO translation, not a substitute for professional translation." - Rex Hammock
Rex Hammock
Re: What Apple Watch, Apple Pay and iPhone 6 Plus Mean for Small Business - http://smallbusiness.com/...
"Thanks Chris. I 100% agree. The payment processing fees for small business transactions already get sliced up among various parties. In the way that Apple first saw iTunes as a break-even play to sell iPods, Apple is the only player who can make money even if their part of the processing fee is thin." - Rex Hammock
Rex Hammock
Re: The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is Fun(d)raising at its Finest - http://www.rexblog.com/2014...
"Doug, I think you and I have been watching these things a long time and may bring a little bit of a jaded point of view. I thought about it before doing one and found the ones that made me smile the most were not the famous ones, but the ones with pre-teens dumping water on their parents. I think if a meme can get pre-teens and parents doing something together for any cause or charity is a good thing. That said, your comment "shaming you into doing the same" is precisely why I didn't challenge anyone." - Rex Hammock
Rex Hammock
Re: SmallBusiness.com | Small business information, insight and resources - http://smallbusiness.com/tech...
"Your link only adds to the confusion. The point of this post is not about how to set up an account. It's about how confusing it is to understand the difference in the name of products that Google offers small businesses. If you have to set up accounts at three different places to make it work, it's obviously a service that people who are not techies should avoid. For those who understand what all this means and have the time to figure out how to hack it, it's a great deal." - Rex Hammock
Rex Hammock
Re: Annoying Twitter Practices - http://smallbusiness.com/...
"At the end, where the waitress throws in the possibility of "unfollowing" someone and they look at her like, "huh? we're friends." There's now a new solution: "muting" someone is a feature Twitter added recently. It's like taking a vacation from someone rather than kicking them off the island. You can find it under on the "...More" pulldown menu if you're using Twitter on a web browser." - Rex Hammock
Rex Hammock
Re: Google My Business is a One-point Gateway to its Small Business Products - http://smallbusiness.com/tech...
"That's great, B.L. (By the way, I think you're the first of the original users of the original SmallBusiness.com to comment on this version that we're still rolling out.)" - Rex Hammock
Rex Hammock
Re: Google My Business is a One-point Gateway to its Small Business Products - http://smallbusiness.com/tech...
"Fortunately, there are pros like you B.L. who are helping people get through some of the confusion Google layers onto surface of these products to get to where the value is in using them. (Note to readers: B.L.'s (whatsnextblog.com) and her Google+ (https://plus.google.com/+BLOch... share great ideas for ways small businesses can use Google+ .)" - Rex Hammock
Rex Hammock
Re: Brent's version of UserLand - http://scripting.com/2014...
"He may have gotten some of the details wrong, but Brent has provided a great example of what we all need to do more -- record our versions of things that we were a part of...or merely observed. As our company is 23 years old and many of the employees have been with it most of that time, I'm constantly amazed to hear stories of things that everyone recalls in different ways. Some are stories I've never heard. Others are versions I find amusing or realize something that was negative to me was positive to someone else, or vice versa. I remember once many years ago (thanks to google, I know it was in July of 2007) writing my personal version of the history of blogging. I think my intentions were to be funny, however, now that I look back, it works for me -- at least, as my version. http://www.rexblog.com/2007/07..." - Rex Hammock
Rex Hammock
Re: A Programming Note - http://www.rexblog.com/2014...
"It also is inspired (colorwise) by the evolving look of SmallBusiness.com about which I'm going to be blogging more here." - Rex Hammock
Rex Hammock
Re: A Programming Note - http://www.rexblog.com/2014...
"Thanks, Dave. I was inspired by your big photos to get more graphic." - Rex Hammock
Rex Hammock
The Pfunky Griddle (5/5) - http://www.yelp.com/biz...
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"The Yelp reviews complaining because they "had to cook their own breakfast" at the Pfunky Griddle are equivalent to someone going to a fondue restaurant and complaining because they had to dip their…" - Rex Hammock
Rex Hammock
White Bridge Auto Wash (5/5) - http://www.yelp.com/biz...
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"I've been a regular customer at White Bridge Auto Wash since it opened years ago and have always been impressed by their consistent quality and attention to detail. The new owner (the next…" - Rex Hammock
Rex Hammock
Re: CBS Streaming Productivity Busting (But Clever) Boss Button Ads - http://smallbusiness.com/make-se...
"Thanks, corrected." - Rex Hammock
Rex Hammock
Re: Small Business and Search: Don't Play With SEO Fire - http://smallbusiness.com/make-se...
"Thanks for pointing out the issue. It should be fixed now." - Rex Hammock
Rex Hammock
Re: Small Business and Search: Don't Play With SEO Fire - http://smallbusiness.com/make-se...
"Thanks for helping us crank up our comments, Chris. We're trying to track down the signup issue and can't replicate it, so we're probably not doing what caused you the problem. Did you get the "page not found" after entering your email address and clicking...or did you see it when you clicked on the "Signup" tab at the top of every page. The direct link to it is: http://smallbusiness.com/signu... Can you get to it that way? Again, thanks." - Rex Hammock
Rex Hammock
Re: Job Titles Should Stress Outcomes, Not Duties - http://smallbusiness.com/...
"We've just added comments, so please join in." - Rex Hammock
Rex Hammock
Re: Startup Advice of the Day: More Manufacturing Apps, Less Marketing Apps - http://smallbusiness.com/news...
"Test" - Rex Hammock
Rex Hammock
Re: Mastering the Whiteboard, Part 4: Leading a Whiteboard Meeting - http://smallbusiness.com/manage...
"We have added comments to SmallBusiness.com. Please help us try them out by adding any ideas you have found that help you have more productive meetings, aided by a whiteboard or not." - Rex Hammock
Rex Hammock
Re: The Best Brand Content of 2013 - http://digiday.com/...
"You missed the best-of-the-best: GoPro not only created the most amazing content of the year (the views on any of their YouTube videos blow away your examples), they created a most amazing content creation device with which they created the content." - Rex Hammock
Rex Hammock
Re: The People vs Orson Scott Card - http://scripting.com/2013...
"If we boycotted art because of the mis-guided beliefs of those who commission or create it, the great art museums of the world would be devoid of visitors." - Rex Hammock
Rex Hammock
"Was that what that the screeching sound behind me was? ; )" - Rex Hammock
Rex Hammock
"(This comment forks away from the game maker observation, but relates to the article you pointed to re: Evan) In the Techcrunch article, there is this quote: "Williams is taking aim squarely at the news industry’s most embarrassing vulnerability: the incessant need to trump up mundane happenings in order to habituate readers into needing news like a daily drug fix." It's a bit odd to me that the reporter would suggest that the co-creator of Twitter, the needle that delivers much of daily fix, would be our savior from it. (And I'm not criticizing Medium, as I don't have time enough to use it enough to criticize or praise it.) The internet is big enough for all types of news, even the trumped up mundane kind. Heck, load up news in a video game and I'd probably like it." - Rex Hammock
Rex Hammock
Re: Should I buy an AppleCare Plus warranty for an iPhone? Yes - http://www.rexblog.com/2013...
"Last comment. I keep using the word "abuse" but what I actually mean is "heavily used" -- I don't use my iPhone in an abusive way (except that time one went an entire wash and spin cycle). I just use them aggressively for a wide range of work related activities." - Rex Hammock
Rex Hammock
Re: Should I buy an AppleCare Plus warranty for an iPhone? Yes - http://www.rexblog.com/2013...
"Okay. I remembered another in my long line of having Apple+ Care be worth it. While they will charge you $49 for an obvious "abuse" issue, with different models of phones, there seems to be something that breaks that can fall into a gray area between abuse and "just happened." I've had two iPhones in my family replaced due to a malfunctioning camera w/ no question about what the cause of the problem was...and knowing the user of the phone, I didn't ask either." - Rex Hammock
Rex Hammock
Re: Should I buy an AppleCare Plus warranty for an iPhone? Yes - http://www.rexblog.com/2013...
"I knew someone would ask that ... I just didn't expect to be honored by one of my favorite tech journalists asking. Here is my experience. IPhones are abused more than any other device. I use mine nearly 24/7 (I think Ive explained how I find BBC streaming news the perfect cure fore insomnia) and so, the battery replacement is incentive enough. I always need one about 14 mos. into the life of the phone. Also, if you look online, you'd think it takes 5 days to get a new battery, but in an Apple Store with AppleCare+ they'll replace the battery as soon as they've tested it about 15 mins to make sure that's the problem. Also, I'm friends and relatives with people who are constantly in need of a little confidence boost that they can, for example, update apps. The on-going customer support that you're given is discernibly better in an apple store, in my experience, if AppleCare+ pops up on the Apple Storista's screen." - Rex Hammock
Rex Hammock
Re: How I know watch computers have a future - http://dave.smallpict.com/2013...
"As I responded to Dave below, the Pebble does vibrate when my iPhone receives a call or txt. And it displays the info from the RunKeeper app on my iPhone, so I glance at it while riding for that reason, as well. Like the dozens of gadgets I've first "played with" over the years, I think the Pebble is a glimpse into how wearable devices can extend the utility of the computers we carry around with us in the form of Androids and iPhones. I'm not ready to turn over my interaction with the world to Google Glass, but there are dozens of "little things" that one realizes could be helpful, not intrusive, when they "play" with new gadgets, like a Pebble. (And if the rumors are true that Glass(es) will cost $300, I'll be playing with it also.)" - Rex Hammock
Rex Hammock
Re: How I know watch computers have a future - http://dave.smallpict.com/2013...
"Sorry I've was offline yesterday and am only now responding to this -- but the Pebble *does* vibrate. That' how I knew you were calling me. When someone calls or txts, it vibrates and displays caller ID or first line of message. (And my RunKeeper speedometer disappears.) -" - Rex Hammock
Rex Hammock
Trio American Bistro (4/5) - http://www.yelp.com/biz...
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"A comfortable and comforting setting for a wonderful meal. Our server was not only helpful with the wine and meal selection, she was helpful with suggestions for other places we should eat and visit…" - Rex Hammock
Rex Hammock
Trio American Bistro (4/5) - http://www.yelp.com/biz...
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"A comfortable and comforting setting for a wonderful meal. Our server was not only helpful with the wine and meal selection, she was helpful with suggestions for other places we should eat and visit…" - Rex Hammock
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