Saturday, August 29, 2009

Privacy...

Let's take a step out onto a limb here a bit and discuss something of concern to all. Want to throw out a scenario to you and see how you feel about this. I believe you can comment back on these postings, so please do.

A company on the internet engaged in one form of business has some bad luck doing some things, angers a bunch of people, its upper management gets into some kind of disagreement, one partner leaves, one stays and things shift.

If this sounds like any company out there...well it should because you know who you are, and you sort of brought this on yourself when you asked someone to call me on my weekend and try to sell me something :)

The sale is NOT the problem. The problem is the lack of listening (the person on the phone spoke perfect english), but when he was requested or actually informed that I was not interested, it was like talking to a brick wall to get him to stop. Finally I hung up on him after requesting that my number be removed from their list and that we not be contacted again.

The phone was silent until today. The very same individual called and when I asked him "Do you remember calling me yesterday, being told I was not interested, and asking for you to remove me from your list?" He said "Oh yeah that was you, so I'd like to sell you this product/service, what kind of business are you in?"

I was a bit taken back by it. First thought was he's green, so I'll speak to his supervisor and ask him to get me off the list
"Pardon me, do you have a supervisor I could speak with about this?" and he replied "Uh...no, so can we help you with the financial needs of your business, what did you say those were again?". I hung up on him again.

What some companies do when they don't listen to people is they turn them off for future business. Now in the days of old, it was a bit difficult to get the attention of many people and some could care less about what happened at that point in time. Then along came this thing called the Internet and in recent years this thing called TWITTER. Thank GOD for TWITTER.

I say thank GOD for TWITTER because as I am writing this, I know that the CEO of that company is reading a direct message from me and that when he sees this email he's going to say HOLY SH*T I can't believe what I am reading amidst everything else that is going on with my company now this has to happen.

It's pretty simple Mr. CEO of that company that for the moment will remain nameless. There are some of us in the SEO community that do not wish to be engaged by your company for any reason, much less to be provided with funding. You're NOT in the funding business, and if you are, you're newborns compared to the people who we refer that segment of business to so we're not interested in trusting you with our capital or anyone else's that we know of. We have funding sources to refer out to and we're quite happy with them.

The lesson here is one that's pretty simple:

A. TREAT EVERY CUSTOMER Like they have a TWITTER account. Most of them do. Address their concerns immediately as this can be pretty instant a reflection on you and what you're doing out there.

B. If you have people in your organization ignoring the privacy laws and persisting in phone harassment some states consider this stalking and seek prosecution based on that.

C. There is always another customer out there, if you're doing a legit business, the only want to actually increase your NO count on the way to a YES is to call unique, new clients, not going back to the well just to get a NO. Karmically it has an opposite effect and leaves you stuck.

D. Pay close attention to all of the previous as they will save you from being embarrassed and people asking you for a refund because they don't wish to be associated with your products, nor promote them.

So Mr CEO of Mr. Company that is to remain nameless for now, do myself, my family and our privacy a favor and respect that which you and your phone droids seem to have such a blatant disregard for. It's in really bad taste what you're doing and it will not be tolerated much longer.

Thanks so much for honoring this simple yet for your people, a seemingly impossible request.

Kind regards,

Michael Murdock, CEO

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Shopping...

Was fun today running all over town searching for things for my daughter's first birthday. Well not her first, but my first with her. See she was born 26 years ago and her 27th is this next week. We only met 2 months ago and my life has not been the same since then, so to go shopping for her for something she's going to really love and cherish made this day very special for me.

 The other fun thing was to call her and play with her a bit, I'd call her, her phone would be busy, she'd call me, my phone would be busy, at one point I left her a funny message, she called back and I pretended that I was a voicemail message before I could beep, she'd hung up the phone. We both laughed when I called her back and she apologized profusely for hanging up on me. "You sounded so much like a recording" she said. We both broke out laughing. Now she's just tickled that on Monday she'll receive a package from me. She's telling everyone that this is her first birthday with her real father.

 Now that's where this is amazing. Being a real father, being a father, or a parent, being chosen by an angel to bring them into this world is something special that many are gifted with, yet they don't take seriously, or they discount it, or rebel against it. Obviously it's all choice, we choose our parents who chose their parents, etc. Just that when we come into the human experience we forget all that and chock it all up to just some thing that happened along the way and so on.

 I am so grateful and humbled that an angel chose me as a parent. Chose my girlfriend of the time as her mother. Out of all of the others out there, we were chosen to bring this one into this life and to give her the choice to be here, to learn, to live, to grow and to share her light with many. We're truly blessed. She is amazing.

 So what things did you do this day, did you venture out in the world to share with others. Did you connect with you? To the light that is you? Did you take time to let your heart know that you care for it and let your body know how appreciative you are of it being able to carry you around and take care of your energy as it does? If not, take a DocMurdock Love Break and HUG you. Tell you that you love you and that you are grateful to you for being the you that you are. Your body, your heart, your soul will thank you for that moment that you do this in.

 You are so deserving of the great light that you are and of all the wondrous things coming to you in this lifetime. Just opening up your heart and creating a space of allowing them to come in and be with you will help you manifest so much more in this life.

 I want to take a moment to share with you some words from some who speak with me often. They share life in this time from a somewhat broader perspective and I am honored to be able to share these things as they stream through me to you.

 We see much. We see the ones who struggle, the ones who break free, the ones who question and the ones who are in the place of knowing and understanding. We see them all. What's fun for us to see is those who were struggling and all of a sudden they get into that place, that moment of being open to receiving and that space of allowing, then they simply ask of the universe that which they've desired to have come forth and when it does their eyes and smile light up like stars in the sky on a clear night. We see the joy, we see the sorrow, we feel the happiness and the pain, but we also see the promise in those who commit to themselves, to honoring the light that they are, to trusting in the knowing that they can achieve all, and those who take the time to breathe, to seek peace, and to just simply be present in the moment with themselves, for when they are, they receive into their hearts the clarity that shows them the path to take to achieve that next step that they've tasked themselves to achieve. You are one of those people, you have the love in you. We see this. You have the desire in you. We see that. We also see the fear that you have, the questions you have and the breathing that if you took a moment to do, all would become clearer to you. We're here to support you, to guide you, to share with you the wisdom of ages, all you merely need to do is close your eyes, and through the asking you shall see what you will be doing next to achieve that which you seek. And so it is.

 Thanks for taking the time to read this. I hope you enjoy the story of my daughter Amanda. I am so proud of the wonderful woman she's become. I am so thankful to her Mom for raising her and also for sharing with her our story and lastly I am thankful to my wife for standing beside me as this wonderful gift came into our lives. We are forever changed and forever in a state of gratitude for all. I am forever grateful for those of you who come to read and appreciate this.

 Bless you this night and all the days that follow.

 Michael Murdock

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Shoutback...Apologize to Microsoft? ARE YOU HIGH?

Apologize to Microsoft? Okay, who's the prankster that let that idiot write a story like that. Obviously he's a Microsoft proponent who has a stick up his backside over something that he could not get on the iTunes Store because it was developed in direct conflict with the rules set aside for developers of apps for the iPhone. GET OVER IT. Apologize to this (insert very large middle finger right here). Get a clue. When you're developing something to sell for a platform that is structured, you either follow the rules of the provider or your app does not ship. Google broke the rules. They know it. They tried a fast one and they're paying the price for it. Apple has rules for development as well as a look and feel for its applications. They are called Interface Guidelines for a reason. They're tested, they're refined and they're very consistent which makes it easy to know you're on a Mac or an iPhone because of the way things function. Apple had to bend its own rules for development on the PC to put certain things in certain places, but they did it. Apple's apps still look better on a PC than other PC apps do. Why? Because they're still solidly developed apps with a basis in human interface to machine design. Microsoft on the other hand has consistently produced bad software and has ruthlessly copied Apple from day 1. Now, why don't you go and write something from Microsoft Apologizing to MILLIONS of people for having screwed up their computers with the ever-loving always on Mail Preview in Outlook Express & Windows Mail which allows an html resident trojan to be launched the moment a mail message is opened? Why don't you do that because I personally know of more than 10,000 companies that lost BILLIONS in downtime because of that little error. Did Microsoft ever cop to it and annie up any dead presidents over that? NOPE. What did they do? VISTA!!! Wooohooo!!! Vista with all it's issues and OH the upgrade price...many flavors and wait for it!!!! YOU NEED to BUY A NEW COMPUTER BEFORE YOU CAN USE IT!!! (DO NOT COMPARE SNOW LEOPARD to this as Apple has been telling people for more than a year that it will only run on an Intel Mac). Microsoft led everyone down a rosy path and then with only a few months till launch said "Oh, but you'll have to buy this and that and the other") So before you go apologizing for Silicon Valley as a whole, you really should go back to school and do your research as some of us have busted our asses to clean up the messes that Microsoft has perpetuated on our clients, not the little miniscule amounts of things that you're trying turn into Mountains related to what Apple is being put into the news over. Lastly...do some research on your stories because some of the 'facts' you purport like ALL NEWS PEOPLE are somewhat contorted to "make the news". Pretty sad and lame. Michael Murdock, CEO DocMurdock.com ceo@docmurdock.com and MORE than happy to sit down and discuss Microsoft, Apple, and technology in general with ANYONE.

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Don't you just love Photoshop?

I sure do. But it was nice to have my face on the billboard at Rockefeller Center anyway.

:)

Happy Saturday!

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Email Tip of the Day

If you receive an email from your own domain and it's labeled something like the following:

Subject: Your Account has been Suspended

and then it has something attached to the email in the form of a ZIP file and asks you to open it...DON'T

This is what's called BAIT & SWITCH

The bait is the subject line. Of course you're going to open it if it's from your Administrator right? Well 99% of you don't have an account administrator. You've set up your own domain name or you've had someone like me do it and we've never created such an account.

Also never would an admin send you an email like this with a zip file attached saying "Here open this you idiot" because most of them know you would not open it.

But there are a number of you out there who are in reaction and will see this kind of thing and open it instantly. When you do, please note that your computer system is now what we like to call "compromised".

What I mean is it's sort of like standing on the side of the road and dropping your pants to show the entire world what color underwear you're not wearing today. Not a good thing.

Reach around the back of the computer and disconnect the cable that you have connected to your modem or cable connection or whatever. If you're on a laptop, turn OFF your wireless connection disconnecting you from the internet immediately.

Then contact someone to help you eliminate the virus/malware that has just been released onto your computer. Most of the time what will happen is something will be dropped that will lay and wait for something else to happen. Other times it simply knows where to look for programs that contain financial information, passwords, etc and it gathers it all up and waits for you to send out your next email to whoever and it piggybacks its way out of your computer with your info, drops it on the net somewhere and proceeds to tell everyone or it's creator where your bank is and how to get to your accounts.

Is this serious? OH YES. Should you be worried? If you opened up that zip file, or even worse opened it up and clicked on whatever was inside of it...YES.

Always make sure you are running a virus protector and malware protector of somekind on your computer system for times like this.

Whether you are on a Mac (less likely to be affected) or a PC (more likely to be affected and damaged), you still need to exercise caution when looking at emails and be slow when it comes to opening an email because you just never know what will be trying to get out of there.

That's the tip of the day. If you have any questions or need support, email support@docmurdock.com we have monthly support available for both Macintosh & PC computer systems.

Best regards,

Michael Murdock, CEO

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A simple thought -

Having a pervasive attitude of gratitude will propel you into a pool of abundance.
Enjoy the swim! - Me

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Pagerank of 0 attained

You know on Alexa a ranking of 0 would mean most popular, but on Google it means least. My website www.docmurdock.com after my postings about GMAIL being down yesterday dropped from where it was originally at a 6, to a 3 and now to a 0 and has fallen out of listings for the term: internet business consulting where it was number 2 for more than the past 12 months.

Why? Because the search engine higherups had it pulled. Or there is some engineer over there who is about to get fired for getting the company such bad press as when I get to finding who did this...well his butt is grass and my keyboard is the lawn mower. :)

I would not be surprised if Larry, Sergey & even Eric were at the bottom of this. After all why should they let anyone back talk about their company and their flagship mail product and bash it because it was not available most of the morning yesterday the 20th of August 2009 during the hours of oh around...I'll have to go back and check my posting on posterous because it was at that time that I was engaged in phone conversation and had to get to the email store.

But to muck with pagerank for a site that does not break rules, that is compliant with webmaster specs, and that helps people get ranked onto google, yahoo, bing...that's just sad boys.

So when you come down out of the piss and moan tree and want to chat, my iphone is available for you to ring.

I still stand by my convictions that GMAIL is not perfect, it's coming along, but it does have major stability/uptime issues that with the billions of dollars you kids are making, you should be able to provide a much better infrastructure for it and should seriously consider firing the joker who lets this service fail more than 10 times in the past year for no really good reason. Failover works. I know. I helped build clusters of computers using Sun Cluster with Oracle Parallel Databases and were able to pull plugs off machines, crash them hard and using that software keep the services up and running when one or two machines failed. So with your people and some hot programming, why not have something similar keeping your mail service up all the time.

All that said, the childish crap of delisting a site from your index which has been an avid supporter of your technologies over pointing out a chink in your armor....GROW THE F**K UP. (and if you personally had nothing to do with the delisting, then fire whoever took it upon themselves to do it and accept my apology for pointing a finger at you Three.

Best regards,

Michael

Michael Murdock, CEO

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 There are some other services out there that offer a 20mb limit for free, but when you cannot access them because they are OFFLINE (GMAIL) this one will come in handy :)

 And of course you can also sign up and use www.yousendit.com for sending large attachments up to 1gb for free.

 Check out all the opportunities and use the one which works and is available best for you.

 Michael

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And....

I guess being listed on page 1 of BING out of 45,000,000 is not too darned bad. Maybe we just promote Microsoft's search engine as the place to be listed and wave a big ole birdy at Google! Stuff happens!

 If you kids want to talk, I am available.

 Love,

 Mike

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The great thing about the Internet...

Is that you can sometimes use things to prove your point.

Today I posted an email about Google. It's was funny because I checked my website ranking for my primary keyterm at the time that I posted the email. What I did not do is make a screen snapshot of it. That was my mistake. I was ranked #2 out of 29,900,000 after being wiped out a week or so ago for making another posting about Google. It's not a position which you can get delisted from unless someone purposely pulls you out. It appears they did.

So today GMAIL crapped out. The ever-loving CLOUD took a dump and GMAIL went down. So I posted a note to Posterous which went out everywhere including into my blog which when you open the blog up right now it looks like crap for some unknown reason, maybe it's on the same server as GMAIL is! :) Just kidding...or maybe it really is.

The bottomline here is that Google which is supposed to be a search engine filled with facts and things has somehow skewed the numbers a bit. What they did not do is search back into the history of my blog because if they had, they'd have seen a little article that I wrote last month (July) where I posted what my ranking was at that time, #2 on google for the term of internet business consulting.

However, when you go on there right now and search and even if you click the options and enter the date of 7/20/2009 for some reason I don't show up at all. Now isn't that special!

Well, below is a screen snap of my blog which I posted on that date which shows where I was ranked. Now what GOOGLE should do is accept that they are not without fault, and boost their datacenter, enable failover of their ever-loving clustered to death machines and be able to handle something that is not basically the result of GOD showing up and shutting them down.

What you'll see is the snap of the posting dated July 20th 2009. Next you'll see a search done tonight that basically says that this picture below is incorrect. Too bad a I have a series of them from different dates and they're not photoshopped.

Something is wrong with the picture below because according to that search my listing should be there
as July does fall between January and August.

And of course below is from the control panel of the blog...come on people, you can skim a blog for entries that you need to delete right?

What they should not do is scrap a listing to a website that is actually a viable resource for people who want to legitimately get listed into their search engine and one that's never violated their terms of agreement, listings, etc in the entire time it's been in existence all over an email which voices an opinion that's critical of their work.

If anyone over there had any balls they'd pick up the phone and offer me a job helping them overcome things like this as a failure of a system such as GMAIL that is supposed to be available to all, always is a BIG DEAL and one that's not going to help perpetuate the use of anything other than another program to replace GMAIL and mark it BETA, which we all know it should not be any longer.

There, that's my .02 on the matter, and hopefully someone will see the error of their ways and respect that I did not get to where I am in TECH by NOT being right about a lot of things.

So Google how about putting my listing back. I'm available to relocate to Mountain View anytime we come to a package agreement. I guarantee you that you won't regret the hiring.

Of course you have to beat Steve Jobs and Apple to the punch (and if Steve calls, well all bets are off, my loyalty to Apple is unwavering).

Mike

--
Michael Murdock, CEO
DocMurdock - Internet Business Consulting

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Cloud Computing? My A**!

So the thing that everyone is bragging about is cloud computing. Well today in the midst of a discussion with a City Government agency in another state I went to retrieve an email and pdf file from the lovable cloud known as GMAIL and much to my chagrin, surprise, whatever you want to call it...the CLOUD crapped on my parade.

So it's always fun to think that one day everything will be hunky-dory and that cloud computing will totally replace the need for a desktop computer, laptop computer, series of flash drives, dvd's backups, etc, but that day has just displayed that it is far from arriving.

What's really surprising is that with ALL of the redundancy that company should have in place, with all the backup systems, with all of the really cool gadgetry that Google has, even they experience a lack of service.

My questions to Google are:

A. Where's the failover?

B. Where's the redundancy?

C. Where's the Beef!

Okay now YAHOO, here's where you can capitalize with statistics that show you don't lock your users out of your email, but I doubt that Bartz has the stones to step up and cross swords with the GBOYS over their lack of email responsiveness at this point in time.

Those are my thoughts on the matter and of course they know better, they're valued at billions right? How much money did this outage cost users around the globe that are dependent on 'GMAIL'? and when will google reimburse them for it? (About the same time Microsoft reimburses users for Outlook outages due to email preview launching malware attacks on computers running Windows) NEVER!

So please take the CLOUD and blow it away for now until such time as it's NOT DOWN.

Love,

Mike

--
Michael Murdock, CEO
DocMurdock
480-659-8406 Office
480-335-9008 Cell

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Quick Website Listing Tips

Dear Michael,

I just wanted to take a moment to share with you some quick tips to get your website listed on the web and to start that relationship with search engines, directories and other information respositories.

A. go to: http://www.alexa.com/siteowners

Use the self-serve tools and enter information about your website into this area. Once you have, your site will get examined by Alexa's web spider. This is a good thing as it will start to keep track of your website traffic. When you first see a number that mentions your popularity it may be in the Millions. Don't panic. Everyone's website starts out that way. Trick to bumping that number, get vocal in the media about something. Get mentioned on www.reddit.com in the WTF category, instantly this number will change and change from red to green. Trust me, I've been one to do this and it's actually fun to see the color change and get below 1,000,000. The closer you get to the number 1, the more popular your website is.

B. go to: http://www.google.com/addurl.html

Enter your site information and a description of your website there. It's ok to use the actual title of your home page in this and use a description that will look nice when people read it. It does not help to format anything, Google will merely take this information, look at your site and pull from what's in the code of your site, the title description, etc, but it will use what you enter into this form as a starting point for your site being listed.

C. go to: http://www.bing.com/docs/submit.aspx

This is the new Microsoft Search Engine called "BING". Submit your site URL here. It does not guarantee inclusion into the search engine, but it does mean they'll at least drop by and take a peek at your website.

There are many more of these kinds of tips available for free to you. If you're not already signed up, please go to:

http://docmurdock.com/megatips.htm and enter your information there to be on the Megatips mailing of 100+ days of marketing tips. It's free and it's great information, an over $1500 value yours free.

Thanks for being a DocMurdock Client.

Michael


DocMurdock

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Suite A110, PMB # 148
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Posterous | Re: Posterous | Re: Gotta Start Somewhere!

Wow that was so cool. We covered so much in our last webinar with the www.passion2prosperity.com group. I can hardly wait for the next class...OH THAT'S NEXT WEEK!!!

Have you signed up/registered for our next 16 week course yet? www.passion2prosperity.com/program is where you need to go right now and get signed up, paid for and get in. We've posted the orientation materials and are ready to get rocking with your businesses and ideas this next Wednesday.

Don't miss out on this! It's guaranteed to take your business to the next level and beyond!

Michael

Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 4:39 PM
Subject: Posterous | Re: Posterous | Re: Gotta Start Somewhere!

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Posterous | Re: Gotta Start Somewhere!

Oh my, this is so cool! We're going to be talking about Posterous in our Passion2Prosperity.com class this evening. I wonder if I include a picture in here if it will get picked up. You never can tell. Okay, time to restart in Windows! Bye for now.

Mike


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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Finally set up Posterous

and you can watch the results of that at:

 http://docmurdock.posterous.com/

 Thanks for following me everywhere I go :) I hope that my doing things and sharing things on the web is helpful to you in your daily life.

 Bless you all the days that follow this one.

 Michael Murdock

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Unsubscribe me please...

Do you ever get these emails that ask for you to unsubscribe someone from your list? It screams out 'Take Care of me because I cannot read'. That is if you use a system that allows for people to unsubscribe themselves. If you don't well then you're asking for these to arrive in your mailbox and they will.

What I suggest is that you simply switch to a system that will allow for the automated processing of these.

One I recommend and use daily is this one: http://tinyurl.com/4araoq it's a great system and it allows you the benefit of having an easy way for people to unsubscribe.

In the old days using Outlook to keep track of mailings was a good thing to do. Now with restrictions placed due to spammers it's not a viable way of doing business or keeping within the bounds of CANSPAM. So...in order to avoid the hassles use a system that allows you flexibility in your business and looks more professional as well.

Best regards,

Michael Murdock, CEO

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Dude it's only a car...

Since Barron's website is broken for comment posting, there was a story about the new Apple Tablet...here's my response to it.

Cannibalize the iPod? Okay...the iPhone is an iPod with a phone built-in. How does that cannibalize the iPod? the 'tablet' at the purported 10" size is really just an oversized iPhone (iPod) with a screen you can draw, type, compute with oh and it's going to interface with iTunes. Sheesh. People think of the bigger picture. If it's an OLED screen it's going to be flexible which will be really cool, and it's going to be able to run OSX Snow Leopard which means it's a 64bit speedy product that will also play movies, compute, send email, surf the web, play games and do all those other things without burning a hole in your lap like that PC laptop you're now carrying...OH and since it's a MAC it will run Windows as well. So...get out of your caves and behold the future. And dude...it really is only a car :) love, Mike

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Another evening...

Fun to actually sit down and take in a movie this evening. Tonight we watched Slumdog Millionaire. Good movie. I remember seeing the Oscars and seeing the awards this film won and thinking we should see this some time so we finally did.

It's interesting to watch the kids in this film and realize that they are actually living like this. We in the US in most places live a very sheltered life. Having grown up overseas and then visiting places including India when I was in the Navy, it's just a trip down memory lane to those places in Mumbai. Although when we visited India the only way to see the slums was from the "BIGEYES" up on the signal deck of the Carrier we were on.

Opening the eyes of the world into a world of lack, limitation to tell the story of someone who had a dream to realize and finally did one day. The dream of love. Jamal was not dreaming to be wealthy, but only to capture the one person who he's connected with so many years before and lost, the refound, then lost once again.

I now see what many see and that is that all dreams are truly possible. If you hold in your heart the knowing that the only thing which is stopping you from realizing your dreams is the walls that you, yourself build around you to keep you stuck in lack and limitation.

Suggestion...break down the walls, know you can achieve the dreams, take a deep breath and step off into that knowing and realize those dreams. For if you stand behind the walls and cower in the face of your own light, you do a disservice to all in the universe as we are all connected and we all truly feel that missing part of us.

But...Also know that this is truly a choice and you can choose to stay behind those walls. It's up to you. Just know that if you decide that you're tired of the walls, we welcome you into the place of knowing and understanding with no judgment, no blame, and no shame, just unconditional love & understanding.

Bless you this night and all that follow.

Michael

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Masking Links in Apple Mail

For the longest time, PC users bragged about being able to do things that Apple Mail could not do. Perhaps one of the overlooked features, but one used by marketers daily is that of masking links in email. In ahem "OUTLOOK" it's pretty well out there, you select text, click a button and add a link.

Apple Mail makes this even easier and I am sure at some level there are desires to make this easier. Allow me to outline below.

A. select the text you wish to be the link, then go under Edit as seen in the image below.
B. Select the menu item which says Link and then select Add.

When the box appears asking you for a URL to add, paste your URL into it and click the Add/OK button.

Your text will become colored and shall then be a masking of your link so that when someone clicks it, it will launch you default web browser and allow your reader to visit your site on the web.















I love the ease and flow of some things in OSX vs. in Windows (and yes, even Windows 7).

Thanks for taking time to read and view.

Michael Murdock, CEO
http://www.docmurdock.com/