If you’ve ever pictured yourself sipping a Corona on a beach in the Caribbean while dollars are popping in to your bank account… then you have definitely dreamed of the Internet lifestyle.
But are you really trying to live it?
One way to live the Internet lifestyle is to stay MOBILE. Which means you can work from anywhere with an Internet connection, even in the Caribbean.
That means cloud computing. Or using online applications that are available from any web browser.
For the past couple years, I’ve mostly done that. But recently when my computer died, I realized I hadn’t made the full switch. All of my excel documents (which I made inside OpenOffice) were lost along with many of my brainstorms inside .txt documents.
I can take a hint. So now I’ve switched to Google Docs for spreadsheets. Surprisingly, Google Docs works very well and can essentially replace Microsoft Office (at least for my needs).
That means my list of mobile software programs for my business now looks like this…
2. Google Calendar
3. Google Docs
4. WordPress or (Internet Business Box)
If you switch your business around to use these programs, you’ll instantly find yourself more mobile and ready to live the Internet lifestyle.
You’ll also notice you’re more protected from hardware failure, which is very important if you run a serious business.
Where’s this CopyBreeze software at? I’d like to check it out…
Also, you should hit me up sometime, I’d like to catch up with ya.
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Yep, had the same problem with my daughter’s and my hp laptops. Totally, different series, but eventually same symptoms.
Because, HP finally admitted that it was a hardware malfunction from the get go, they added a year to their service warranty, making it a 2 year warranty instead of 1.
They never contacted me, though. I had no idea, that our different symptoms were the same issue.
Anyway, with my daughters computer, the first time it happened, we thought it was a power surge that had created the issue.
After about a month without her computer, one day she just decided to try turning it on again. Wa Laa! It just seemed to be working again.
Then about 9 months later, same issue. After the first experience, we decided to let it sit and try again. Tried it the next day, nothin’. Tried it the second day…. After about a week, we just gave up.
This time it was about 2 months, before my daughter decided to try it again. Wa Laa! It works again.
Now, she has started having wi-fi adapter issues, which is how my computer’s problems started. And my computer is now dead like her’s was.
I’m hoping, mine will come up just one more time. The one good thing is that I started keeping all of my documents and stuff on an external hard drive. (But there is about 4 years worth of pictures that I didn’t have backed up anywhere. It was on my to do list 🙁 )
Cloud computing is a great concept. Add in some great open source software and you can recover from a computer crash pretty quickly.
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Funny how an experience like losing everything on our computer forces you to switch. Took me about a year to get use too, but I have no idea what I would do without google now!
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Hey Scott, CopyBreeze is software I created to write sales copy in. It’s close to ready, just a few kinks to work out and I need to make some training videos.
Thanks Mona! I gave up after the first few days but my HP just turned on as well. I don’t have much on it to get off but it is rather convenient. Thanks!
Thanks for the comment, Alan. I agree. Although I’d prefer not to be too reliant on one company either, I trust Google more than I trust my laptop.