Calculations On Command Prompt

C:\>set /a 2+2
4
C:\>set /a 2*(9/2)
8
C:\>set /a (2*9)/2
9
C:\>set /a “31>>2”
7

Note that we had to quote the shift operator since it would otherwise be misinterpreted as a “redirect stdout and append” operator.

For more information, type set /? at the command prompt.

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101 Useful Resources for Online Entrepreneurs

Resources For Entrepreneurs

Every day more and more entrepreneurs are building successful businesses using the internet. There is an abundance of opportunity online and depending on the venture, there is often less cost and risk involved when compared with traditional businesses. There is also a wealth of resources available to help the online entrepreneur to run a business more effectively and more profitably, and we list many of those resources here. Feel free to leave a comment with your feedback and your recommendations of other resources.

Communications / VoIP

The internet brings great opportunities to do business all with people from all around the world, and fortunately there are also a number of resources to help with the communication that is necessary. The resources here will allow you to communicate inexpensively with others:
        1.

Skype

       – Free calls over the internet to other people on Skype for as long as you like.
        2.

Vonage

       – Leading provider of VoIP internet broadband telephone services.
        3.

Gizmo

         – Low cost international calling and free calls to users on Yahoo Messenger,

Google Talk

      , Windows Live users and SIP networks.
        4.

Vonics Digital

       – Plans start at $12.99 per month.
        5.

VoipBuster

       – Free program that uses the latest technology to bring free and high-quality voice communications to people all over the world.
        6.

SunISP

       – VoIP Plans

Data Backup

Anyone that has important of sensitive information on their computer needs to have a system in place for backing up the data. For online entrepreneurs a loss of data could be tragic. These resources will give you a number of options from which you can choose the one that is best for you. Backing up your hard drive can be done quickly, easily, and automatically:

        1.

Mozy

       – Industry-leading solution for online backup.
        2.

Intronis

         –

Online backup

      solution with remote computer data backup software.
        3.

Carbonite

       – Unlimited online backup for one flat fee.
        4.

Data Deposit Box

       – Your source for online backup, and secure online data backup.
        5.

Athena Backup

       – Automatically backup your home computer files with Athena Backup.
        6.

Data Protection Services

       – Secure online backup services, free trial!

Invoicing

If you are sending and tracking invoices to customers, you may be able to save some time and make the process more efficient by using a program that is specifically designed for this purpose. These resources can help the organization of your invoicing and they can allow you to have more time to spend on what you do best:

        1.

Bamboo Invoice

         – Simple,

Open Source

      , Online Invoicing.
        2.

FreshBooks

       – Online invoicing and time tracking service.
        3.

Transcepta

         –

Electronic invoicing

      solution.
        4.

Blinksale

       – The easiest way to send invoices online.
        5.

InterlinQ Solutions

       – Providing a daily job report, time sheets, job tracking, construction reports and mobile billing.
        6.

Bill My Clients

       – Easy way to create and send invoices and bills to your clients.
        7.

Billing Orchard

       – Online electronic billing software application.
        8.

2nd Site

       – Secure invoicing service w/ online invoice payment & online employee timesheets.

Financial Management and Accounting

Many online entrepreneurs and small businesses do not have the need to use an accounting system that is as complex as that of a larger business, but every business needs to have organized and accurate financial records. These resources will provide you with everything you need and can easily be used by anyone:

        1.

Intacct

         – Delivers

ERP software

      as a service to small and midsize companies.
        2.

QuickBooks Online

       – Accounting Solutions for professionals and businesses.
        3.

Xero

       – Slash the hours you spend every week on accounting administration.

Time Management and Project Management

Time management is critical to achieving maximum productivity. In order to improve that time management of your business, try some of these resources. I think you will see that the resulting organization and efficiency will have a noticeable impact on the results of your work:

        1.

Google Calendar

       – Free online shareable calendar service.
        2.

Vitalist

       – Web based task manager designed to work with Getting Things Done (GTD).
        3.

Backpack

       – Personal and small business information management, intranet, and to do list organizer.
        4.

Basecamp

       – Web-based tool that lets you manage and track projects.
        5.

Goplan

       – Online project management app.
        6.

Copper Project

       – Project Management Software.
        7.

Side Job Track

       – Web-based job tracking, invoicing, reporting & project management software.
        8.

ActiTime

       – Free Time Tracking Software.

Contact Manager

Online entrepreneurs typically have a very large number of contacts that they need to keep track of. These programs are specifically created to help you effectively manage your contacts. If you could use some improvement in this area, try some of these resources:

        1.

Big Contacts

       – Web Based Contact Manager for 2 to 2000 People.
        2.

Highrise

       – Shared contact manager.
        3.

BatchBook

       – Easy-to-use contact management system.
        4.

Relenta CRM

       – Small business CRM software.
        5.

Oprius

       – Sales and Contact Management Software for Independent Sales Consultants.
        6.

PipelineDeals

       – CRM made simple – $15/User/Month.
        7.

Zoho

       – Customer Relationship Management, on demand CRM.
        8.

Simple Sales Tracking

       – Web-based hosted CRM.
        9.

SugarCRM

       – Commercial Open Source CRM.

Hiring Freelancers

At some point you may have a need to hire freelancers of some type. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources online to help you find freelancers and identify the right one for your project. All of the websites listed here will allow you to search for freelancers according to your needs:

        1.

Elance

       – Outsourcing to Freelancers.
        2.

Guru

       – Free service helps you find freelancers, get free quotes, and get your project done.
        3.

SmarterWork

       – Top small business services marketplace.
        4.

Contracted Work

       – Work Jobs Freelance Search.
        5.

oDesk

       – Global service marketplace for small and medium sized businesses.
        6.

Get A Freelancer

       – Freelance programmers and web designers.
        7.

BizReef

       – Online Services platform.

Online Reputation Management Tools

Reputation management is a very hot topic online right now. As an entrepreneur, your reputation can have a serious impact on your success and you have a need to monitor your reputation and to make sure that what is being published is true. There are a variety of resources that can help in different ways:

        1.

claimID

       – Free, easy way to manage your online identity.
        2.

Google Alerts

       – Email updates of the latest relevant Google results.
        3.

Yahoo Alerts

       – Free, personalized notification service.
        4.

Technorati

       – Real-time search for user-generated media.
        5.

FindMeOn

       – Manage your circles of friends, family, colleagues and others.
        6.

myOpenID

       – Secure OpenID provider.

Accepting Payment

If you are taking online payments from customers or clients, you will need a way to make that happen. There are a number of different options, and the details of each can vary a good bit. Take a look at these options and see which is best for your situation:

        1.

PayPal

       – World renowned.
        2.

Google Checkout

       – Google’s way to send and receive money.
        3.

Neteller

       – Online payment solutions.
        4.

Moneybookers

       – Cheaper way to send and receive money worldwide.
        5.

iKobo

       – Pick up your money at over 1000000 Visa ATMs.
        6.

CheckFree

       – Provides financial electronic commerce services.

Shopping Carts

E-Commerce sites that are selling products to customers will need some type of shopping cart. There are a number of open source options listed below, as well as a number of other options. Hopefully you will find one that is well-suited to your needs:

        1.

Zen Cart

       – Free, user-friendly, open source shopping cart system.
        2.

osCommerce

       – Free online shop program.
        3.

AgoraCart

       – Free shopping cart.
        4.

OpenCart

       – Open source PHP-based online shopping cart system.
        5.

Ubercart

       – Open source e-commerce suite.
        6.

X-Cart

       – Shopping cart software & PHP ecommerce solutions.
        7.

NetSuite

       – Integrated web-based business software suite.
        8.

ZNode

       – ASP.NET shopping cart.
        9.

Fortune3

       – Ecommerce Shopping cart software.
        10.

Network Solutions

       – Robust, customizable Ecommerce online shopping cart software.
        11.

Kick Start Cart

       – Business professionally over the Internet.
        12.

Secure Delivery

       – The best digital download management site on the net!
        13.

Magento

       – Open Source eCommerce Evolved!

Social Networking

Social networking sites can help entrepreneurs to find potential partners, get advice from other entrepreneurs, network with others around the world, and to simply get some exposure for their profile. Each networking site is a little bit different. You’ll never have the time to use all of them effectively, so find a few that have potential to help you the most and be actively involved:

        1.

Cofoundr

       – Cofoundr is a private community for entrepreneurs.
        2.

Fast Pitch Networking

       – Business Networking Social Network for Business Professionals.
        3.

Killer Startups

       – Reviewing new startups.
        4.

Konnects

       – Business technology focus groups and networking events.
        5.

LinkedIn

       – Strengthens and extends your existing network of trusted contacts.
        6.

Ryze

       – Business Networking.
        7.

YoungEntrepreneur – 

      Largest social networking community for Entrepreneurs

8. Ziggs – White pages and free people search for professionals.

Finding Funding

Many entrepreneurs will need some type of funding for their ventures. If this is the case for you, these resources may be helpful. Locating potential funding sources can be a bit easier be taking advantage of the resources that are available:

        1.

GoBigNetwork

       – Angel investor network/venture capital.
        2.

Fundability

       – Puts your company in front of qualified and interested investors.
        3.

Find That Money

       – Formidable presence in consumer finance.
        4.

Venture Deal

       – Venture capital database.
        5.

American Capital Advance

       – Fast Business Loans.
        6.

Financing: Where to Find It

CPC Revenue

One of the most common ways to make money with a website is through cost per click programs like Google AdSense. While these programs are not a good fit for some sites and for some audiences, they have proven to effective for many:

        1.

Google AdSense

       – Google’s CPC Network.
        2.

Yahoo! Publisher Network

       – Yahoo’s CPC Network.
        3.

ABC Search

       – Get paid per click by ABC.
        4.

AdBrite

       – Webmasters can buy and sell text ads based on their site’s topic area.
        5.

Chitika

       – The leading merchandising network for bloggers.
        6.

Bidvertiser

       – Pay per click advertising.
        7.

Kanoodle

       – Distributes results to a large network of other search engines and search box providers.
        8.

Clicksor

       – Effective online advertising technology.
        9.

Kontera

       – Advertiser and Publisher Solutions.

CPM Revenue

CPC isn’t the only option for monetizing a website through advertisements. By choosing a CPM program you will be compensated for impressions rather than clicks. Here are some of the choices that are available:

        1.

ADSDAQ

       – A new advertising exchange.
        2.

ValueClick Media

       – One of the largest and most effective online advertising networks.
        3.

AdDynamix

       – Full-spectrum interactive provider delivering ad management.
        4.

Morning Falls

       – Online advertising solutions to advertisers and publishers worldwide.
        5.

CPX Interactive

       – Online ad network.
        6.

BurstMedia

       – Internet advertising network.
        7.

Casale Media

       – World’s fastest growing provider of online media solutions.
        8.

Tribal Fusion

       – Focused on high quality sites with targeted content and significant reach.
        9.

BrightRoll

       – Video advertising.
        10.

Adtegrity

       – Internet Advertising Solutions.

RIP Google Buzz

Google is shutting down the last remnants of Google Buzz to focus on Google+, the company announced on Friday.

“In a few weeks we’ll shut down Google Buzz and the Buzz API, and focus instead on Google+,” Bradley Horowitz, Google’s vice president of product, wrote on The Official Google Blog. “While people obviously won’t be able to create new posts after that, they will be able to view their existing content on their Google Profile, and download it using Google Takeout.”

In addition, Google is shuttering Code Search on Jan. 15 and other social media offerings, including the Twitter-like Jaiku — which will also be discontinued on that date — and iGoogle’s social features. As previously announced, Google Labs will also shut down.

Launched in February 2010, Google Buzz was initially seen as a threat to Twitter and Facebook, but never lived up to its promise, becoming one of the biggest flops of the year. It is likely that Buzz will be viewed as a forerunner to Google+, which had a stronger start, hitting 40 million users in its first three months, according to Google CEO Larry Page.

 

Charge Your Mobile Battery Without Charger, How?

Its very Strange But True Very True.

Now, you do not require any mobile charger to charge your mobiles. Only there is need to use green leaf of peepal tree and after some time your mobile will get charged.

No soon the people came to learn this development, they tested it and found encouraging results. If your mobile has been discharged and you are inside a jungle then you need not to use any charger. You Should pluck two peepal leaves and your work would be done.

It is very good idea and easy to charge your mobile. You would have to open your mobile battery and connect it with peepal leaf. After that without shaking mobile set you should set the battery in your mobile set. After some time your mobile would be charged.

Though it is unbelievable but as soon as the residents of Chitrakoot came to know about the discovery they could not believe the news. But when they saw it practically then the incident proved true.

Now hundreds of mobile holders are using this technique and charging their mobiles.

Several persons including Sushil Kumar Shukla, Santosh Verma, principal of Mahatma Gandhi School, Raj Karan Patel, Shyam Patel, Shekhar Dwivedi, Pramod Gupta, Manager of Gayatri temple, RN Tripathi proved the incident true.

Whereas according to the botanists, it is just changing mutual energy into electrical energy power can be saved in battery. Similarly, it is also possible. They said that it is the subject of research.

Step by Step guide to charge your mobile battery using peepal leaf
1- Open your mobile cover
2- Take out your battery
3- Take two to three fresh leaves of peepal/pipal/ashwattha tree
4- Touch the stub of these leaves on your mobile battery terminal for a minute
5- Clean the mobile battery terminal with the soft cloth
6- Put your battery again in your mobile and switch it on
7- Now you can see the result
8- If required repeat the process with fresh leaves

Now, one can touch the virtual world!…..

Germans have discovered a new technology to make the virtual world real and this may enable people to meet the desired person online. Through this method virtual copies can be turned to real objects and these copies can be touched and even sent via the web.

By the sense of touch the user can get deep into virtual reality. This is an attempt to make sci-fi possible in real world. The scientists wanted to transmit a virtual object to a remote person who could not only see but feel and remove it.

Their first step was to successfully transmit a virtual object to a remote person, who could not only see the object, but also feel it and move it. The degree of immersion is higher in virtual reality when more senses are stimulated. As of now, it has not been possible to touch a virtual object. The researchers developed a method for combining visual and haptic impressions with one another.

A user senses the object using a haptic device when a 3D scanner records an image of the object. The internet has the provision to send a VR copy to the desired user. Data goggles with a monitor onto which the virtual object is projected, and a sensor rod which is equipped with small motors are required for a person to be able to see and feel the VR. When the VR object and the sensor rod meet, signals are sent to motors in the rod. By the usage of brakes, resistance is stimulated and the user has the sensation of touching the virtual reality frog whereas from outside it appears that he or she is touching the air.

Whereas earlier attempts simulated the virtual object largely on the basis of assumptions, the method developed by the ETH researchers is based more heavily on measured data. So very aptly people are looking forward to accept this as the technology of future.

Soon, computer will read minds to search web: read on….

Imagine searching the internet simply by thinking. Well, your imagination may soon turn into reality, say scientists who claim to be developing a computer which reads human minds.

A team at Intel Corporation is working on a new technology which will directly interpret words as they are thought, unlike current brain-controlled computers which require users to imagine making physical movements to control a cursor on a screen.

In fact, the scientists are creating detailed maps of the activity in the brain for individual words which can then be matched against the brain activity of someone using the computer, allowing the machine to determine the word they are thinking, the Daily Telegraph reported.

Preliminary tests of the system have shown that the computer can work out words by looking at similar brain patterns and looking for key differences that suggest what the word might be.

Dean Pomerleau, of Intel Laboratories, said, “The computer uses a form of 20 questions to narrow down what the word is.” So a food related word like apple produces activity in those parts of the brain related to hunger. So the computer can infer attributes to each word being thought about and this lets the computer zero down on what the word is pretty quickly.

“We are currently mapping out the activity an average brain produces when thinking about different words. It means you’ll be able to write letters, open emails or do Google searches just by thinking,” Pomerleau said.

Contact Lenses That Change Color To Alert Diabetics of Glucose Levels read on….

Jin Zhang, a professor at the University of Western Ontario, is developing contact lenses that change color with the user’s blood sugar level. This could allow diabetics to monitor themselves without frequent blood samples. The technology:
” …uses extremely small nanoparticles embedded into the hydrogel lenses. These engineered nanoparticles react with glucose molecules found in tears, causing a chemical reaction that changes their colour.”