Thursday, February 25, 2010

Who's the IDIOT running Mac Software Development at INTUIT????

Someone should FIRE their butt right away and hire someone that has a vested interest in producing software that will encourage MAC users to use the Mac side of the world and not have to boot into Windows to use Quicken because Intuit bailed on the Mac so long ago. The computer that really MADE that company into a company that could afford to develop and market Windows software.

Now that the Mac has an Intel chip inside of it, what's stopping these guys from making something quality based for the Mac? Is it time, innovation...what? Do tell because this Quicken Essentials for the Mac is like a box of crayons being handed to an Architect - Pretty damned useless for precision work.

Here's the list of things that it will/won't do which pretty much mean that my credit card will stay in my pocket and I'll go off and buy the Windows version of Quicken to do my finances when I was on the Intuit site ready to buy this thing until I read what it won't do:

A. Won't Export to Turbo Tax???? HELLO???? MCFLY!!!!! You make Turbo Tax for the Mac!!!!! WHAT Was your Software development Lead smoking when they decided not to implement that function? OUCH

B. Can't do Bill Pay? HELLO!!!!

C. Oh on the investment side, if you need that stuff, buy the 3 year old version of our Mac App Quicken Mac. HUH!!!! What were you doing for the past 3 years when you should have been developing this package for the market today? Don't answer that because there are people out there whose parents tell them they go blind for doing it!!!

To Intuit, I say the same thing I did to Adobe. Get REAL and start making some quality Mac products. Or simply leave the platform and make room for those companies that are doing it. There are less expensive apps that kick your ass in finance on the Mac which is really a sad thing to see. I remember when your founders bought computers from me in Palo Alto, CA long ago. Back then they were driven to succeed in the Mac World. Some where along the way they and the others in the company lost sight of the bigger vision.

Too bad because the rest of us didn't.

Michael Murdock

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

White House Email system

Most interesting to see this after hitting the UNSUBSCRIBE button on a White House Email message. Has anyone talked to them about Can-Spam?

Hmmm....Where's Dick Cheney when we need him!!

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Flash...Not happening Adobe

All too often this box appears.
Back in the day when Adobe developed for Apple FIRST, things actually worked. They got lazy, got into acquiring the competition mode and stopped developing their own quality software. Sad, but true.

So Adobe, how about getting your CEO to come out of the caves and oversee some development teams that will develop your OWN version of software, not piggy-backing on the development efforts of others.

Get back to Old-school software creation in-house that works.


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Friday, February 12, 2010

WIN Girl's Night Out - Scottsdale 2/11/2010

Well folks it was an amazing evening out in Scottsdale last night. Maria Simone, Karen Russo, Jennifer Rundall & Debbie Allen hosted an event in Scottsdale AZ last evening to introduce some ladies to The WIN

Keep your eyes and ears open for one of these events in your city! And don't miss the big get together in LA at the Westin in April! Check out for more information and you can find them on facebook as well.

Yours truly was in attendance and I must say that being the only man amidst a sea of lovely ladies...well guys eat your hearts out!!! Yes it was a lot of fun for all.

We had a full room and some amazing vendors stayed as well at the Scottsdale Home & Gardening Expo Center which is normally open Friday, Saturday & Sunday, but they stayed to share their wares with the attendees.

CEO Paula Fellingham captivated the audience with a wonderful sharing about The WIN and what it's doing to help mobilize women and get them into connecting and sharing with each other as well as bringing families closer together.

Lauren Solomon one of the show hosts from NYC was snowed in and unable to make it to the event. You can see her website at she was very much missed from the event.

Below you'll see some photos that I took and wanted to share with all. I hope you enjoy.

Jennifer Wilkov & Maria Simone

Suzanne Musa & Karen Russo

Michael Murdock

Maria Simone talks Passion & Prosperity

Paula Fellingham sharing heartwarming stories

Maria Simone captivates the audience

Debbie Allen shamelessly promoting :)

Karen Russo sharing her book with us.

Maria Simone & her NEW BOOK!!!! PREORDERS!!

Smiling Coach Suzanne Musa

Show Host Norma Strange networking after the event

Maria Simone, Karen Russo, Jennifer Wilkov, Paula Fellingham & Debbie Allen
WIN Show Hosts & The CEO stopping for a picture.

Lauren Solomon was snowed in, in NYC so she did not get to attend.

And the lovely Jennifer Rundall was sick with the flu. Get well soon Jen!!!

That's all for this posterous session!! I love this site!!

See you all soon somewhere on the web.


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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Sponsored Tweets...or...The Magpie

To be honest, I like both.

Okay, so when you have a second go and check this out as everyone and their cousin is asking me how to make some additional income on the web. One surefire way to do it is to tweet things that people find interesting and after a while you'll see opportunities that offer you the ability to have someone pay you for your words. Yes, that is a run-on sentence :)

Anyhow check these folks out as they're pretty good:

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And if they're not your cup of tea, then check these guys out as they've actually had to send me a 1099 from income earned last year which blew me away! I never knew that tweeting could be so profitable. Just so you know, the Magpie has been more controversial, but in the end out of nowhere it delivers cash to my paypal account in such a way that one would say screw the controversy. Yes, there is language used in my postings that comes from the gut. :)

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I think that's all to say about this for now. More another time. Enjoy your day!! Tweet On!



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