NAR Commercial’s technology webinar

Apr 09

NAR Commercial recently featured yours truly for a technology in commercial real estate webinar.

This is the same class that I teach in 4 and 8 hour blocks, condensed down to a 1 hour overview.

Next course dates are in Sacramento, CA and Santa Fe, NM.

need remote access to your files?

Apr 07

Then check out the PogoPlug.

PogoPlug is a device that sits bewteen your home or office based Internet connection and a USB harddrive, allowing you to have remote access to your files from anywhere you can find an internet connection.

iPhone and iPad users will be glad to know there is an app that allows them access as well.
One of the biggest advantages of the PogoPlug is how easy it is to setup – pretty much plug, login, and play.

How far did my iPad travel in 3 days?

Apr 06

According to GoogleMaps my Apple iPad traveled 16,716 miles between 3/30 and 4/3. Originating in Shenzen, China (I once taught a CCIM class in Shenzen, China’s industrial corridor that is inland from Hong Kong), to Hong Kong, to Anchorage, Alaska, to Louisville, KY to Albuqerque, NM, the box carrying my iPad averaged 174 miles an hour…


A special thanks to UPS for making sure my iPad arrived safe and sound.

The passing of an era

Apr 02

Many people are not aware of the fact that Albuquerque gave birth to both the Personal Computer, and Microsoft.

Today, we get word that Dr. Edwards, who developed the hardware for the first personal computer has passed away.

With the passing of Dr. Henry Edward Roberts, I am reminded of one of Albuquerque’s first failings – the loss of Microsoft, which was incorporated in our fair city, to Bill Gate’s home town of Redmond (Seattle area), WA.

This was Albuquerque’s first wake up call that they needed to focus on one of the four factors of production, that it wasn’t enough to just have more PhD’s per capita than the rest of the country, they needed to have access to capital, because without it, companies had to move to other locales that could provide money for their expansion.

The Los Angeles Times has a great obituary for Dr. Edwards that includes his time as a Sandia Labs scientist and the founding of his company, MITS.