Thursday, July 14, 2011

OnFast Launches Social Network Marketing and Coupons for Vacation Rental Industry


Homeowners and property managers in the Vacation Rental industry can easily create social network posts, blog posts, and press releases using OnFast's writing assistant. There are dozens of pre-written templates archived in the message gallery but owners can also write their own posts from scratch.

The process of writing blog posts for new rentals, special promotions, and other marketing campaigns is made simple by using OnFast's pre-designed templates. Blogging allows homeowners to attract new renters, showcase their properties, and share travel experiences. As owners post additional blogs, they can choose from previous posts in the OnFast message gallery, which are measured for keyword strength and relevant content. Entries are then scheduled and automatically posted to the owner's blog and social networks. With OnFast's social feed dashboard, owners can easily monitor all their social networks for comments and provide instant feedback to their renters.

In addition, OnFast provides homeowners and property managers the ability to offer discounts and promotional coupons to their customers, without any per coupon charges. These coupons are posted to social networks and blogs, or can be exported for email campaigns. Current daily deals can also be listed directly on the property manager's website using OnFast's proprietary coupon feed. Tracking the results of marketing campaigns is straight-forward, helping owners achieve their online visibility goals at a glance. These features allow owners and vacation rental managers to efficiently leverage social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, in just a few minutes a week.

Full article at:

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

OnFast Launches Social Network Marketing and Coupon Solution

We are super excited to announce the launch of our new service, OnFast.

OnFast announced today the launch of their affordable social network marketing & coupon solution, designed to help businesses get the most out of their marketing and promotion dollars. Through their website,, OnFast offers small & medium size businesses the tools needed to maximize the impact of their online marketing campaigns, while saving them precious time and money.
"OnFast enables business owners to quickly and easily market their products and services across all online and social network channels, while not breaking the bank." said OnFast's President, Christopher Shepherd. Shepherd further commented, "Building your social network of loyal customers and future prospects couldn't be easier."

Check out the full press release at:

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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Real Laptop Lovin

Another New Laptop.

Ok I now have a new 17" Macbook Pro, and I must say it is extremely cool. I'm a unix geek from way back and this laptop is truly the best of all worlds. Now if I can just get Microsoft Office for Mac to work as well as Outlook (sigh)...

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Laptop Lovin

I own a Dell 8600 laptop (the one with a widescreen LCD). I must admit that I think this is one of the best laptops ever built (and I have owned about 8 different laptops/portable computers over the years). The screen has a maximum resolution of 1920x1200, which is perfect if you are programmer geek. But the drawback is of course that the screen gets sort of screwed up if you use a traditional monitor at your office (wrong aspect). So of course my solution (being a most logical solution of course), was to go out and get a 23” Apple Cinema display. You need this special adapter from Apple to work with a PC and you need the docking station for the correct video port, but oh does it work.

This of course was the only logical choice at the time (since I typically spend at least 10 hours a day tethered to my desk). In practice it was one of the best things I have ever done for myself. The Apple cinema display is fantastic. It is truly a dream to work on. And now that I have the use of the full 1920x1200, I don’t think I can ever go back to a lesser resolution (or is it larger? not sure of the syntax here).

One other note... Since I have an ultra-cool Hayworth programmer workstation (which I will extol the virtues of in a future post), I had to also have a special plexi-glass stand made. It is really just a slab of ½ inch clear plexi-glass with beveled edges, but it matches the display nicely, and gives my office that wonderful geeky shine.

Anyway, the Dell 8600 with docking station and Apple 23” Cinema combo is an excellent choice.


Monday, November 15, 2004

Cellphone Gadget of Love

My latest cell phone is the Kyocera 7135. It is one cool cellphone. I've had it for a good 6 months. The color screen and the palm compatibility makes it invaluable to me. The MP3 player sucks, and the speaker isn't polyphonic, but none the less it is an absolutely great cellphone. I must admit that I am such a geek that I have the Star Trek computer voice saying "Incoming Subspace Message" as my ringer. I know, howls of laughter from the audience, but I am geek and I am proud.

I must admit that I play SolFree whenever I have some down time. It is a cool free solitaire program. I really suck at it tho. My daughter kicks my butt horribly at the program.

The best feature is that the phone closes up and the screen and keys are protected in my pocket. It is also small enough to fit in my shirt pocket comfortably.

The good news is, I would still purchase the 7135 today.

Check out my cool gear site and pick up your own very cool "Geeks are People 2.0"...

Saturday, November 13, 2004

Hello World...

This is a first for me. The first blog of my life.

Over the next little bit I'll post some interesting stuff (I hope), including some of the numerous programming tips I have accumulated over the past two decades. I have also got alot of useless comments and other trivia that should interest some and bore others to tears. So, check back if you ever find yourself in need of mind numbing programming tidbits.

I also love gadgets, so I'll post my thoughts on numerous gadgets that I either love or hate (there never is much in between is there??).