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What's Dot?

July 22nd, 2011

What’s Dot?

Do you Q?  The latest thing is Q.R. Codes.  The acronym means Quick Response.  You’ve seen them – the two inch square with a bunch of dots looking something like a Rorschach Test.

Here is one.

 QR to Just This Once Order

Download a free app like “Scan” to your IPhone or Droid.  You hit one button, the Scan icon, and your phone’s camera auto focuses on the QR.  It will instantly take you to the web ...

Dogs and Cats and Fish Oh My!

July 18th, 2011

MOVING!  Now there is a word that draws in a huge number of powerful emotions.  Living in my 57th home, I have a full appreciation of all that the term implies.  And one of the big concerns in that transition is my pets.

It would be easy to assume that everyone else will love my dog, or cat, or cockatiel as much as I do.  But before you buy that new place, or sign that lease, you had better ...

The Rich Are Buying Homes

June 21st, 2011

By Les Christie, CNN staff writer March 7, 2011


NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The rich are different from you and me: They're buying real estate.

After four straight years of declines, sales of million-dollar homes and condos rose last year in all 20 major metro areas, according to DataQuick Information Systems. On average, these cities saw an 18.6% jump in high-end home sales.

San Jose, Cal ...

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