Greetings to all of you! The theme of "The On Ramp" this month is "A Better Way"! The ever-growing resources on the Internet make many tasks much easier than in days past.
Things that may have seemed simple before, are even simpler (and more fun) than ever before. Take for example: painting your living room...no, the Internet cannot do it for you; however it can greatly assist you in picking the colors! Remember going to the paint store, picking up a handful of color chips....going home and holding them up on the wall, wondering if the color will compliment or clash with your furniture? Try this instead: Visualizer.
-Click on Living Room on the top left
-Click on a setting that is similar to your living room
-Simply drag and drop the colors to the walls and furniture until you have the look that is right for you!
Another simple task made easier by the Internet is finding a phone number for a business. No need to find the phone book and then look up a category in the yellow pages and then find your listing. Take a look at goog411. This is a FREE service by our friends at Google. You simply dial 1-800-466-4411 on any phone. A recording will come on and ask what you are looking in what area. Tell the recording, and it will come back with the listings in that area. When you hear the one you want, say the number, and the recording says "Connecting"...next thing you know, the business you wanted is on the line. I have this number programmed into my cell phone so it is just a button away!
>I hope you find this newsletter enjoyable and informative. I welcome your comments and additions to the newsletter! Please email me at mailto:editor