Music Lulling You to Sleep

There are nights when as much as we want to drift off to sleep, we can’t. It is said that slow and soft music can put individuals to sleep. Nothing tops the list better than New Age music.

When talking about New Age music, artists who normally come to mind are Enya, Loreena McKennit and Clannad. Aside from these three Irish talents, there are other New Age articles making music who deserve to get an insomniac’s attention, rather listening ears.

If you are one of the people having trouble sleeping, then you can resort to other kinds of music aside from New Age. Here are some suggestions.

1. Theta Meditation

Meditation can not only reduce a person’s stress, it can also increase his health and assist him in achieving a certain sense of balance and calmness. Recently conducted studies indicate that the states of meditation produce a vast amount of Theta brainwaves frequency.

These pulses are embedded in the music therefore activating the person’s brainwaves resulting to a rejuvenating and restful meditation. If you go to music stores, surprisingly they have CDS for Theta Meditation.

2. Ambient Music

These are mostly background sounds like the soft wailing of the night wind, the rustling of leaves, the rolling of the waves at the beach and more sounds from nature. These have been clinically proven to help people to fall asleep faster so they are refreshed when they wake up.

3. Speed Sleep

In Neuro Linguistic Programming, Frank Prince is the master practitioner. He is also a member of National Sleep Foundation. He’s the counselor and adviser of business leaders, students and professional athletes wanting to improve their sleeping habits. His recording “Speedsleep” is a collection of all his work.

4. Brain Wave Suite

By using inaudible pulses in sound behavior and brainwave patterns, this music is embedded with lush and ambient tunes, therefore triggering the pulses of the person’s brain to produce the state he desires.

5. Journeying to Dreams

You will be able to discover the world of free thoughts which flows along the rivers of illusion and imagination that are forged from the melodies of a score so intriguing that it hooks your ears.

This brings us to the usual question most people ask regarding the matter. What is the connection of this kind of music to an individual’s sleeping habit? Does it bore one to sleep?

The answer is no. However, the kinds of music enumerated earlier are so soothing that the individual will wake up feeling all refreshed, relaxed and rejuvenated. Above all, he is free of stress and worries. It really depends on the person what kind of music will help him rest.

For those who are internet savvy, this technique has also been utilized over the web. Nowadays, one can download a nap software. Just like the CDs and tapes you buy at the store, these programs have music that will help your mind relax.

The audio tracks primarily contain Neuro-Linguistic Programming and sound effects …

End-User Programming Using Modeling and Semantic Web

Even if programming is made easier, only a proportion of people would actually be interested or capable of doing this. But, there's still an advantage to collections, people in the same team or department as an end user programmer, then all in the team have much closer access to someone who understands their, and the team's tasks, requirements, and projects. This closes the gap between those producing software systems, and those who require the software. This also makes it easier to iterate through solutions and solve problems more quickly and collaboratively.

Software tools to improve and combine UML and other modeling, spreadsheet, Web 2 / Semantic Web, and software solutions are required to allow this kind of end user participatory development and a sustained collaborative organization push towards achieving this. To achieve this, end users and teams need to be able to visualize their solutions both literally as diagrams, and metaphorically via problem solving collaboration. This would reflect the intentions that were expressed decades ago in the form of PC based computing and spreadsheets, but add better information and modeling organization, and collaboration capabilities.

To make the above practical, sustained research is needed in these areas. Such research would have many practical spin-offs. Professor Richard Vidgen (2009) describes research into "how technology is developed and used within organizations." So a way can be provided of applying this research and enabling more end user participation. This research is to test an approach of using digital technology, to make software and modeling development easier for computer literate end users. This would then enable them to solve problems to help their, and their teams' work to be more productive. The current problem is that the communication and translation steps required between users, and software developers, and help desk are too many, and too varied, these results in cost, uncertainty, delays, confusion, and confrontation. The solution is for software developers to develop more customisable software that can be customized by end-users.

An example of the need to apply such research is user's development of spreadsheets, this indicates user's willingness to use and develop software to meet their needs, but productivity in spreadsheet development can be poor, as they are difficult to track, and share. More advanced software tools are often not available to users, or take too long to learn. Semantic Web technologies can provide a solution to this by provision of free and customizable, shareable, and fully visualized applications for use in particular sections. Development of such applications, and their use in industry would be proof of this.

The essence of the problem is that organizations and individuals have many problems resulting from the lack of facilities to allow users to program. This causes many issues, which need to be urgently tackled by organizations in the short term. This creates an ironic dilemma, that the problems caused by lack of end user programming facilities cause there to be a need to tackle these problems via quick fixes because they are so urgent. This …

Network Marketing Tools – 3 Easy Steps to Start Your Blog

Network marketing tools that will build your business should perform these core functions: capture, manage, and follow-up with leads in some capacity. Creating your own blog is still one of the fastest and most cost-effective ways to handle these tasks online.

What Do You Need To Get Started?

  • A self-hosted, WordPress blog.
  • An optin form.
  • One follow-up message.

Self-Hosted Blog

A self-hosted blog is one where you pay for the hosting fees.

This gives you complete control over your content and any leads that you get.

A major problem with replicated websites is the MLM company owns those leads. If you were to join and promote another company to those prospects, you could face legal action.

Even though you did all the work in finding and making a connection with these people, most mlm network marketing companies have strict policies stating their ownership.

WordPress

I highly recommend WordPress because it’s an easy to install platform-most hosting companies provide quick install options.

Plus there are numerous free plugins- software programs, along the lines of Iphone apps- to help you maximize the capabilities of your blog without you needing to learn programming.

Optin Form

What is an optin form? It’s a form that you can post to your webpages to capture information of people interested (aka leads) in what you have to offer.

Usually network marketers give away a free report as an incentive for visitors to subscribe to their list.

Autoreponder services, a service that processes email on your behalf, is the easiest way to create an optin form. They will provide you with the html code you need to post to your blog to create your form.

Autoresponders house the technology that put your follow-up on autopilot.

One Follow up message

Technically, to get going with building your list, you only need one follow up message.

This is the confirmation email.

Most autoresponder services will set this up for you once you create an account with them. All you’re required to do is fill in any personal details you would like to add to the message.

Once a visitor subscribes to your newsletter, a confirmation message will automatically be sent to them to verify their consent to continue receiving information from you.

At this point, you’re in business. They’re on your list. So even if you aren’t ready to send out a campaign, you have their contact information when you do get your offer together.

These are just the beginning steps to point you in the right direction of creating a lead-capturing blog-one of the best online marketing tools to build your business. Click the links below to find out how attract a year’s worth of leads in a month!…

Direct TV Leads The Satellite TV Industry

When you subscribe to satellite TV service with Direct TV, you're signing up for the best television experience available today. That's because no one offers more channels with more user friendly technology.

A great example of how far Direct TV goes to please its customers can be seen in how many channels it provides. Right now, the company offers well over eight hundred channels of audio and video programming. That's a lot more than any other television service provider anywhere.

While Direct TV does offer a lot of channels, it also recognizes that larger is not always better. Sure having over eight hundred channels to choose from would be a surefire way to prevent ever being bored with television programming, but in reality, most people would find it overwhelming. There would simply be to much great programming to choose from. That's why Direct TV has divided this huge number of channels into smaller programming packages. Besides being more manageable, different programming packages provide choices for different customers who have different television needs and different levels of income.

All you have to do to see the flexibility of this system is to look at the programming packages offered by Direct TV. Family Choice is a good example on the lower end of the spectrum. Family Choice has over forty channels which include a variety of family friendly programming, local channels, and even a few XM satellite radio channels. Best of all, Family Choice is priced so as to be affordable to practically any household.

At the other end of the extreme, you'll find Direct TV's flagging programming package which is Total Choice Premier. Total Choice Premier has over two hundred and fifty channels which include local channels, huge variety of network channels, four separate movie packages, and a variety of sports channels including regional sports networks. Total Choice Premier is a great choice for anyone who has to have the absolute best television programming package available.

In between Total Choice Premier and Family Choice are two other options: Total Choice and Total Choice Plus. Total Choice is designed to be the largest and best entry level programming package available anywhere. It has the majority of the great channels that you've come to expect with a mainstream TV programming package. These one hundred and fifty five channels cover music videos, movies, sports, news, home improvement, cartoons, home shopping, and much more. Total Choice Plus is the mid grade programming package offered by Direct TV and has one hundred and eighty five channels. All three packages; Total Choice, Total Choice Plus, and Total Choice Premier; all come with your local channels and a wide variety of XM satellite radio channels. Both of these extras add a lot of value to your programming package because, in the case of the local channels, they provide the programming from the major national networks, and in the case of the XM satellite radio channels, they provide a wide variety of music in CD quality sound that may …

Bossini Advances Its Supply Chain Strategy With the WebMethods ESB

To keep ahead in a fast-moving industry, leading Asia-Pacific fashion retailer Bossini needed to have better visibility into its business and operational processes through the synchronization of real-time data across multiple orders, shipments and stock-keeping units.

By leveraging the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), Bossini is able to speed up the deployment of new applications and processes and bring new partners on board much more quickly.

The intuitive development environment of the webMethods ESB has enabled Bossini’s programmers to easily, and quickly, build the large number of interfaces required to meet its complex integration requirements.

Upon transforming to a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Bossini could synchronize real-time data from multiple orders, shipments and stock-keeping units (SKUs) across its Point-of-Sale (POS) systems and Warehouse Management System (WMS) inventory.

Benefits include:

• Better visibility into real-time processes with dynamic synchronization of data between point of sale and warehouse management systems

• Additional business capabilities, e.g. late shipment and sales performance monitoring via dashboards/SMS and stock-on-hand monitoring for all markets.

• Factory order allocation reduced from three days to one

• Finance month-end closing slashed from 25 days to seven

• Developer and IT productivity increased by up to 30 percent through user-friendly intuitive interface and re-use of programming objects from the webMethods ESB.

A standards-based solution

With the webMethods Enterprise Service Bus, Bossini is able to take full advantage of the standards-based interfaces to integrate with their existing systems and utilize service orchestration to connect their existing systems to their processes. This allows Bossini to speed up the deployment of new applications and processes and bring new partners on board much more quickly.

Subsequent changes are also easier to implement, and the company enjoys cost savings resulting from the re-use of the service components. “The webMethods ESB enables us to achieve real-time interoperability across numerous disparate applications, including independence from the constraints of their operating systems and hardware platforms,” said Mr. Andrew Ling, Director of IT and Supply Chain of the Bossini Group.

Of equal importance is the platform’s flexibility and ease of use. “This was crucial in our ability to gain competitive advantage in the fickle world of apparel retailing,” said Ling. “In our decision, we also took into account the faster adoption, lower training costs and quicker return-on-investment enabled by the very intuitive design of the webMethods ESB.”…

How to Make Money Online Using Your Talents

A lot of people do not know that you can work on the internet as a freelancer. Do you have any skills such as writing, SEO, web design or programming skills? With these skills, you could open an account on freelance websites and start offering these services for money.

Freelancing online

Nowadays thousands of people are offering their services online from home. You may think that no one will hire someone to write articles, to program or to design something for them. Well, think again!

When people start to get big online, they will not have sufficient time to work on extra projects such as writing articles and programming. However, they will still need to do these services one way or another to improve their websites, companies etc …

For these people time is money, so to save time they hire freelancers to do these jobs for them while they keep working on other projects. If your service is good, these businessmen will keep coming to you again and again for more work.

Apart from being a good business, freelancing is one of the fastest ways to make money online. Websites and blogs will take days, months or even years to start making a good amount of money while freelancing will take minutes, if you post your ads in a good freelancing site.

How to offer your freelancing services

Before you start offering your services make sure that you search on the internet for the services that you will be offering. Check for freelancers in your subject and check out their prices and conditions, that way you can get some ideas.

Once you decide the prices and conditions of your service go to a freelance site such as elance, make an account and post your ad. Make sure that you put up a nice ad with correct grammar and a nice design to show your professionalism.

After some time you will start receiving e-mails from different people that are interested in your service. The only problem that you are going to worry about is workload, because believe me you will start to get a lot of work and a lot of different offers!

That's the best thing about freelance, there's always something that you can do and if you get a massive workload just refuse the upcoming offers until you are finished with the current workload. In other words you will be your own boss and you will work anytime you want to. …

Embed Your Own Music and Video Playlist to Your Website to Boost Online Presence

If you have a website or a blog, you would know building a website is just the starting point. It is equally important to ensure that your website is attractive and is able to pull in the requisite traffic.

Various media website addons like photos, music, videos often act as appealing elements, attracting the casual surfers and entice them to look into your website and understand your business.

Even if you were not really looking into increasing your business but were creating a personal website or websites offering content for a selected group of audience, such additions in the form of photos, videos and music will enhance your site's overall appeal and visibility.

Most people who want to build websites refrain from adding multimedia elements on their own. Mostly because they are not aware of the various technicalities that go into designing or building a website embedded with music and video play lists. What such beginners do not realize is the easiness of using Flash software for creating web designs and uploading music and videos. Using Flash software tools, it is easy to create an interactive music player to play MP3 files, or a video player to play FLV streaming video, and embed them into your web page.

The best part of these flash software is that you need not be well versed in the using Flash or any programming language and tool. The biggest advantage of this software lies in its simplicity, which ensures that you can create and upload music as well as videos in a matter of minutes, with very few mouse clicks.

You can use flash software tools to create your own music as well as video player and convert all music and videos into easily usable format. Additionally, you can actually publish your music as well as video list onto HTML format. This in turn enables you to create as well as edit play lists.

Apart from creating and playing your own play lists, you can also build buttons on your player, which allow you to link to the author's website or your favorite websites. This is of great use when you want to cross link between websites or use information from one site onto the other.

It is very easy to enhance the interactive nature of your website through the use of such mechanisms, especially video footage as well as music. Explaining the various aspects of your website as well as your business, service or product in the form of a video or an advertisement is a great way of attracting casual surfers and converting such leads into actual sales.

Last but not the least, flash media players allows you to use all kinds of music as well as video online, while provide better protection of the media files from being illegally downloaded from website without permission. If you have been thinking of ways to enhance the presence of your business website, bringing in the power of flash music and flash video player and …

A Great Debate: Real Drums Vs Programmed Drums

This is a great hot-button issue that has become more and more prevalent in recent years with the introduction of professional-sounding drum programming software. But are programmed drums better than a real flesh-and-blood drummer?

I came across a really interesting article while going about my daily internet surfing. It really is a very good article providing unbiased looks at this issue from both sides. It comes to us from a man named Joe Gilder, who manages an excellent little musical blog called "Home Studio Corner." HSC is an excellent down-to-earth resource for anyone who owns a home studio. Look it up and check out his stuff. I bet you'll like what you find.

As for this issue, personally I will always advocate for a real flesh-and-blood drummer. There are just just some things that a human drummer can do that a program simply can not replicate. I'm not just speaking on an aesthetic level either (things like skill level, sound quality, etc.) but rather I'm speaking more to the deeper human element of a recording. For example, the chemistry that exists between band members when they're really locked in to what they're doing is something that can not exist and can not be replicated by a program. Not that programmed drums (such as work done with Superior Drummer) doesnt sound excellent when there's an engineer who really knows what they're doing behind the helm … but there is simply nothing like a real human drummer. Records are not supposedly to sound like robots played the instruments (except maybe EDM, I suppose.) They're likely to sound human.

Once again I'd like to make it clear I'm not bashing programmed drums. I think they have the ability to sound incredible. I just prefer a real human being behind the drum set. Call me old fashioned, but that's how you're supposed to record a record. I've also seen it many times (not all times, by any means) where a band goes into the studio and programs their drums and their record comes out sounding like a million bucks, but then you go see them live and you're just sitting there scratching your head because it's nowhere near the same, especially with the drums. I've seen it get to the point where it's like it's not even the same guys playing the music in front of me that played it in the studio. Just not even close to the record. I like to call these types of groups "internet bands," because that's exactly what they are. A live performance from a band is supposed to be nothing short of mind-blowing. Something that can not be captured on a CD, which is one of the reasons people are going to see it live, coupled liking the music. …

Multisystem VCRs

Normally, a multi system VCR permits you to play video tapes from all over the world, but is not capable in converting the video signals. Therefore, if you are using a NTSC system, a multi system VCR may not allow you to watch a PAL tape on your NTSC television. A converting multi system VCR is then required which will convert its video output signal through a in-built video converter, so that a PAL video tape could be played on an NTSC TV. With an ordinary multi system VCR, you will need to procure an external Tenlab video converter or a multi system TV. Normally these days the multi system VCR’s are being manufactured with in-built Video Converters. A multi system TV is capable of playing all the video formats like NTSC, PAL and SECAM.

On the same fundamentals, whether the video signals are in PAL, NTSC or SECAM, a multi system VCR will have the corresponding output.

Now the question arises, how will you view the tapes on your TV?

Well, there are a number of ways to execute this. As mentioned above, only a multi system VCR alone won’t be helpful. You will need to have a TV, which has either an in-built converter or an external one. Therefore, to watch a PAL video tape on a NTSC TV with your multi system VCR, the signal from the VCR need to pass through the signal converter before your TV can operate in PAL.

However, some multi system VCRs already have the video converter installed internally, and in this case, there is no need to purchase an external one. The disadvantage to these VCRs is that the image quality they produce is not as good as a multi system VCR and an external video converter combination.

The other possibility is the combination of a multi system VCR and a multi system TV. As discussed above, a multi system VCR only supports the type of signal coming in and does not have the capability of signal conversions. A multi system TV, with its inherent conversion capability, transforms PAL, SECAM or NTSC signals appropriately, would play the video tape in your multi system VCR. The disadvantage of such playing arrangement is that, converted copies of the video tape cannot be made. On he other hand, there are no video degradation with the combination mentioned above.

The final possibility is to get a multi system TV/VCR combo. This solution is not recommended because TV/VCR combos tend to be of low quality.

Common characteristics of Multi System VCR

A VCR needs only two video heads. to record and playback a tape, Additional heads are used for special effects, if any, such as slow motion, freeze frame, etc. Many manufacturers are going for modification in the video heads in different ways to improve the picture quality. Many VCRs now offer quick play from the stop point. There are also a huge number of VCRs that provide quick access from fast forward or fast rewind …

Microsoft Great Plains Customization Tools – Overview

Formerly Great Plains Software Dynamics / eEnterprise, and currently Microsoft Business Solutions Great Plains was initially designed in the early 1990th as the extendable and modular application with its proprietary tool: Great Plains Dexterity, written in C programming language as a shell. This was popular tendency those days -compare with SAP ABAP or Navision C / Side. Great Plains has additional ideas – database platform independence and graphical platform independent interface (initially targeted to both Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows with good chance that one of them will take market over – and it did happen, including the acquisition of Great Plains Software by Microsoft ). In this small article we'll give you revised overview – you can find previous publication in the last year posts.

o Great Plains Dexterity. Dexterity is the architecture of Great Plains and it is very difficult to take it out of the picture. So we'll say that if you plan on creation GP module or custom piece for reselling it on the market – you should first consider Dexterity as a tool. Dexterity requires deep training and some experience – you can not begin programming in Dexterity over night. So-called fat client of Great Plains is pure dexterity application, although database itself since version 8.0 is MS SQL Server with some Dexterity specifics (DEW_ROW_ID column, for example).

o Old Tools. These tools were popular in 1990th and relate to such now legacy technologies as OLE, VBA scripting, etc. Please note that even if C was considered as universal language – custom scripts were targeted for light customizations and both C and VBA were targeted to modify fat client – thin client and web interface were not known those good old days.

1. VBA / Modifier. Microsoft introduced VBA as scripting for light customization of Microsoft Office products – Excel, Word, etc. Great Plains adopted it for its own needs. It tried to produce Dexterity / VBA hybrid and allowed Dexterity forms to be modified via Modifier (Dexterity application) and enabled modified screens to adopt VBA for its fields.

2. Continuum for VB / Dephi. Borland was strong on the customization market – this is why it also includes Delphi. In Continuum you can program Great Plains workstation as OLE server. For example – you can have Great Plains Integration Manager integrate multiple companies data one-by-one with automatic logging in and off without operator intervention – over night for example. Also – you can deploy Continuum to switch Dexterity modules (such as Intellisol APOP or Project Accounting) and include Dexterity Sanscript code into VBA scripts.

3. ReportWriter. We placed RW in this section because it is Dexterity application and is now actively replaced with new tools, such as Crystal Reports, SQL Reporting, XML & HTML web publishing

o New Tools. In XXI century development world begins to bias toward thin and web clients and SQL scripting. eCommerce is a must for retail and wholesale nationwide businesses and Microsoft Business Solutions come with these tools:

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