Photos: Aaron Hobson’s Google Street Views

November 20, 2011 by Dave McClintock | 0 comments

Check out Aaron Hobson’s brilliant portfolio of Google Street View shots taken around the world, in “enchanted and remote lands” typically only seen by locals.  Such a great idea!  http://aaronhobson.com/gsv.html (h/t thenextweb.)

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Check out the full collection of photos on Aaron’s site. (via Photos Taken by Google Street View Cameras)

Music Break: Des Ark

October 15, 2011 by Dave McClintock | 0 comments

Music break: From a 2011 release by Des Ark, an intriguingly lush, raw, dissonant, harmonious, humorous, ferocious band from North Carolina.

On Entrepreneur.com, I wrote a roundup of four apps that help you save money on gas, based on your location. Here’s the grain of salt: “Unfortunately, these apps won’t point you to free gas or truly cheap gas — only gas fairies can do that.”

Let me know if you’ve had luck with these (GasBuddy, TripTik, Mapquest, Poynt) or other apps.

Portrait of a Blogger by a Young Fan

May 30, 2011 by Dave McClintock | 0 comments

My daughter recently discovered this in a sketchbook – it’s a portrait of me from two years ago, when she was eight. Propped up with my laptop on a lap desk, I’m well stocked with news and candy.  She knows me well :o)

If you use e-mail marketing, telemarketing, or direct mail, check out my roundup of four services (Jigsaw, InfoUSA, Hoover’s, and Sales Genie), “When You’re Hungry for Sales, Consider These Lead-Gen Tools.”

Here’s a snippet:

Using a mix of advanced online searching and old-fashioned elbow grease, sales-lead generators gather, cross-reference, clean, and deliver email, phone, and postal data, often matched with business intelligence, such as employee-growth rate, initial public offering history, office square footage, and salary information. Besides selecting targets by number of employees and industry, you often can aim within a radius of ZIP codes you designate.

Whether you want to shake out new contacts on your home turf, or cast a wider net, your dollars can buy you time to spend on the rest of your to-do list. Below, we survey four of these services, Jigsaw, InfoUSA, Hoover’s and Sales Genie.