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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Start a Chruch podcast

Just released a new product and a website. One of the goals of Sermon Shout is to provide products and services that empower the Church to spread the gospel over the Internet. Pod-casting has been our main focus thus far.

Pod casting is a powerful way to broadcast using the Internet. You can syndicate your own show in a matter of minutes and be “on the air” spreading the good news.

However, the Church is not using this new technology to it’s fullest extent yet. This could be partly because some ministers do not fully understand what podcasting is. Podcasting is a ministry avenue within itself.

A few years ago I was at a youth lock-in and kids were walking around everywhere listening to portable mp3 players. I was sitting near a table where some older ministers were talking. I overheard one of the men say that he hated those iPods. His attitude was that they should be banned in public places.

The church should be trying to find out every way possible to get into those iPods instead of finding a way to ban them.

Could your church create a “Comedy Club” podcast or a “Youth Worship” pod cast that would end up on every iPod in your community? The possibilities are endless, just use your imagination.

If you would like to start, or jump start, a pod-cast ministry in your church we have a new tool that can help.

Church Podcast in a Box - www.churchpodcastinabox.com

Take a look!!!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

ListView Text Color Problem

If you are setting the ForeColor property of a ListViewItem and the text color is still showing black after you add it to a ListView here is something for you to check out.

Try going into the properties of your project and under the application tab make sure "Enable XP Visual Styles" is checked. This option can cause the ListViewItem not to render properly. If this does not fix your problem then make sure your code is correct. Here is some sample code for adding a ListViewItem into a ListView control. There are several ways to do it, this just happens to be how I usually do it.

Dim mItem as New ListViewItem

mItem.Text = "I Love Visual Basic"
mItem.ForeColor = Color.Red

Me.MyListView.Items.Add(mItem)

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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

How to Calculate Cost Per Page for Laser and Inkjet Printers

Here's some information on the prices of different laser and inkjet printers, their cost per page and what to expect when planning your budget.

The price of a typical inkjet printer will be between $40 to $150. Photo-printing inkjet printers will start from $200. You will also find a few high-performance inkjet printer models in the $300-$1000 price range. In general, inkjet printers are cheaper than laser printers but as inkjet cartridges need more frequent replacement, laser printers may be less costly in the long run.

Laser printers are often much more expensive to purchase compared to inkjet printers. Monochrome laser printers start at around $200 and may go up to $2000 and color laser printers start at $1000 and may go up to $5500. Workgroup laser printers start at around $400 (for monochrome).The MFD’s (Multifunction Devices) cost between $100 to $800 and portable laser printer prices vary between $200 to $350.

Most printers do not come with a printer cable that connects the printer to the computer. Include printer cable cost in your budget as well.

One of the major factors to consider when buying a printer is the cost per page as you will regularly need to purchase ink cartridges for your printer. Generally, laser printers’ cost per page is lower than inkjet printers (even with monochrome lasers) as ink cartridges used for inkjet printers need frequent replacement.

Typical cost of ink cartridge replacement for inexpensive inkjet printers varies between $20 to $50 and between $20 to $75 for high-end inkjet printers. So the cost per page will generally be lower with the expensive printers as they hold bigger ink cartridges that do not require frequent replacement. Before you buy a printer, you should calculate the printing cost per page by dividing the ink cartridge price by the yield. Yield is the number of pages that can be printed with one particular inkjet cartridge or toner. For example, if the price of an inkjet cartridge is $33.99 and its yield is 800 pages, then its cost per page will be $33.99/800=$0.042 (4.2 cents per page).

About the Author: This article is prepared by Christy Berger that writes for PrintCountry.com. A lo Laser Printing nger version of this article can be found at Calculating True Cost of Inkjet and Main idea and resources of this article is taken from PrintCountry Recycle Printer Ink Cartridges.

Computer Manufacturer Contact Info

Top manufacturers' contact information: (All phone numbers are in the U.S. unless noted.)

Acer
(800) 816-2237

IBM
(800) 426-7378

Averatec
(877) 462-3462

Lenovo
(800) 810-8888 (China)

Compaq
(800) 652-6672

Maxdata
(626) 935-0050

Dell
(888) 560-8324

MDG Canada
(877) 466-3634 (Canada)

EMachines
(801) 401-1419

Medion
(866) 633-4660

Fujitsu
(800) 831-3183

NEC Corp
(800) 338-9549

Fujitsu-Siemens
www.fujitsu-siemens.com

Panasonic
(800) 527-8675

Gateway
(800) 846-2301

Samsung
www.samsung.com

Gericom AG
www.gericom.com

Sharp
(800) 237-4277

Hewlett Packard
(800) 474-6836

Sony
(888) 476-6972

Hitachi
www.hitachi.com

Toshiba
(800) 457-7777

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Top Tips For Computer Accessories

If you have a desktop computer, you need a lot of things to get the most of your experience. There are a lot of desktop computer accessories that you need in order to hear, see, and do all of the things that computers are now designed to do. In some cases, you may get most of these items with your computer, but if you don’t, you need to know what to get and where to get it. You also have to make sure you know what you are buying is going to work with the computer you have.

When you buy a new computer, make sure you ask what desktop computer accessories will come with your new toy. At the very least, you should get speakers and a printer with it, and if you want to add extras, they may charge you for it. For the most part, however, they want to make a sale, and may throw things in just to get you to buy from them, though this is not always the case. Make sure they tell you all about the desktop computer accessories that they are sending to you, and make sure you ask if they are the most up to date ones you can get.

If you find that you need to buy some desktop computer accessories on your own, you can go through the manufacturer of your computer to make sure the ones you are buying will be compatible. This may also allow you to get a better price than by going through the retail stores. You can also find desktop computer accessories by looking online, but make sure you know what you are looking at as your browse. Some manufacturers make accessories that will only go with their own product lines while other try to make universal items that will go with any computer.

Remember to be careful when you install your desktop computer accessories. Most of them come with software that you need to install in order for the item to work with your computer and it’s software. When you plug something new into your computer, the computer should find and install any software it needs. If it does not, you may have a problem on your hands, and you may have to call the manufacturer of the desktop computer accessories you purchased to ask them for help. If they cannot help you, you may have to call your computer maker’s technical help line.

About the Author: Steve Wickenden runs his own mail order business as well as running several shopping based websites. His particular speciality is electronics and computers. Visit his website which is full of Computer Accessories tips.http://www.discount-computer-equipment.com/Computer-Accessories.html

Monday, January 1, 2007

Welcome!

Hello and thanks for visiting my Blog. If you have ever felt confused when it comes to computers or technology don't feel all alone. All of us have felt this at some point in our life even the experts.

This blog is designed to be an informative and easy to understand web site that will help you answer the most common problems relating to technology. I will cover topics like basic computer operation, understanding how email works, hardware, software, and even a dose of application development to keep all you true nerds happy.

So browse around and come back often to see what is new.

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