Monthly Archives: September 2017

Nelson Email Organizer

Nelson Email Organizer (NEO) is an application that implements seamlessly with Microsoft Outlook, and which provides a number of features that good old Microsoft doesn’t yet provide as standard.

The first and foremost of these is the search facility. NEO automatically catalogs your emails in an instantly searchable format, which means that you no longer have to wait while Outlook trawls through your emails trying to find what you are after. For example – you remember that you talked to ‘Terry’ a while back, and want to go back over what was said. Just type in the words “terry share options”, and you will see any emails containing those words virtually instantly. As another example – you remember that you talked to ‘Terry’ about share options, but can’t remember the exact keywords. Just click on the ‘Correspondent’ tab, and then click on Terry’s name. You’ll then be presented with any emails sent from, to, or copied to Terry, in one list. It’s hard to overstate how useful this program can be when you’ve got a bulging mail box.

Overclocking 101

Overclocking is modding a computer to perform at faster clock cycles than it was designed for by the manufacturer.

It involves pushing a computer to its limits and perhaps, even beyond those limits to achieve faster and powerful performance from the computer. While it may seem like rocket science to many, overclocking, when stripped down to the basics is really about 3 fundamental things; temperature, lifespan and uncertainty. Temperature governs speed – the hotter the chips get, the slower they perform, and this is where cooling systems such as liquid nitrogen injection systems come in to play. Overclocking must also take into account the effect on the lifespan of the components. Simply put, stock parts in a processor were not built to withstand such powerful overclocked output and are therefore more prone to “catastrophic failure” (complete and irreversible) during overclocking. Lastly, with overclocking comes uncertainty or the lack of definitive ways of measuring performance of the overclocked computer. This can be made easier with standard operations to test the workload capabilities of the system.

Best Real Estate Software

REAP is a software program that lets you evaluate the merits of a residential real estate investment.

It is offered on the Dolf de Roos website. Dolf is a real estate investor and educator with a multi-country portfolio. The software is designed to work smoothly even if the investment is not US based. You set the parameters for the local market (taxes, normal buying or selling costs, type of mortgages available plus other variables). The parameters are saved as a profile for the country or region. When you enter the information for a specific property you select the country or region that applies and the parameters are applied. The software produces seven pages of output per property. Pictures, graphs and tabular information is output. You can then approach lenders, prospective investment partners or buyers with your deal information. I have used the reports to find investors for my real estate deals. The package runs on PC running windows.