I'm forever trying to keep my inbox squared away. Julian puts together 9 steps to a more productive email system here. His second rule, is my favorite: Set up rules to sort out incoming emails Apart from spam, there's bacn. This is a new term for e-mail you want, but not right now and describes the middle class of e-mail, such as notifications of new followers on Twitter or the Google alert for your name. I set up some rules in Mail.app that push those e-mails right out of my Inbox into a special "Bacn" folder "” so I can quickly skim through them if I've got some spare time and don't know what to do. Bacn is out of the way.

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I read an interesting article today about the housing market and consumer confidence here. The article writes,

The missing ingredient today in the housing market, the economy and the financial system is trust.

  • Banks won’t lend to each other because each thinks the other is going under.
  • Bank won’t lend to consumers because they don’t think they can pay the loan back.
  • Consumers don’t trust the government because just 6 months ago they pronounced that the economy has strong fundamentals.
  • Buyers don’t trust the local housing market because they think it is going to collapse.
  • No one trusts anyone.

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I read a nice piece about Inauguration Day and technology here and thought to myself, "What will I remember from Inauguration Day?" I remember tweeting (Twitter for non-Twitter users) back and forth about the comparison of Michelle Obama's wardrobe cost and Sarah Palin's wardrobe cost, and the media's bias towards both. I wonder if I'm the only one thinking about that on Inauguration Day.

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Looking for a home and close-by shopping? Consider this competitively priced comfortable home in Kennewick Washington. 4 bedrooms, plus den, bright cheery kitchen, reverse osmosis system, downstairs is ready for wood stove. This particularly lovely home is also close to schools, and easy freeway access... The Lane Real Estate TeamSearch the Tri Cities Wa MLS for Kennewick Washington properties. Colleen Lane is a licensed Washington State Realtor®

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Out of 125 various location in the nation, Racing Limos of Tri Cities in Richland, Washington owned by Gary and Karen Davis has been awarded the Franchise of the Year award by the Racing Limos, Inc. Less than 12 months ago Gary and Karen were approved to receive the franchise and bought a Dodge Charger. The Tri City Regional Chamber said: "Being involved in charities was one of the reasons the judge selected Racing Limos of Tri-Cities. Some of those organizations include the March of Dimes, the Lewis and Clark PTA, the local Humane Society, Forever Homes (which assists abused, abandoned and neglected children) and the Hsinchu Municipal Pei-Ying Junior High School (Taiwan). Another factor in the selection process is "striving for the benefit of other…

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The West Richland Washington Chamber of Commerce is hosting a banquet Friday, January 23, 2009 at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick. The evening will consist of the installation of new board members and officers, recognition of community leaders for their outstanding service, and seven awards given in the categories of educator, business, firefighter, volunteer, Chamber member, police officer, and the Herb Ganz Community Spirit.” Tickets cost $30. To purchase tickets or find out about corporate tables contact the Chamber of Commerce at 509-967-0521 or send an email to wrcc@westrichlandchamber.org. To find out more about the event or the West Richland Chamber of Commerce visit: www.westrichlandchamber.org for more information.

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Bring the entire family to the Kennewick Senior Center to enjoy a delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs, all-you-can-eat pancakes, either sausage or ham (changes each month), coffee and orange juice. Also dance to Margie and Her Sidekicks Band. Come join the fun Sunday, February 1 from 8:30 am until 11:30 am. Fee is $4.00 for adults and $3.00 for children. Pay at the door.

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