Friday, December 08, 2006

John W. Scherer Video Professor Blog Dec. 8, 2006

It’s beginning to look a lot like tech talk!

The Holiday travel season is here
The Holidays are right around the corner and millions of people will be making their travel plans online. Video Professor launched a new tutorial this week that can turn anyone into an online travel expert. The “Learn Online Travel” tutorial teaches users everything they need to know about booking a trip online, including:
• Comparing and getting the best prices on airfare and rentals
• Finding the best deals for accommodations and restaurants
• Learning about domestic and international travel bargains
We researched thousands of travel-related web sites and put together a comprehensive tutorial that will help save you a ton of money in travel costs.
For more information about this tutorial or any Video Professor product, visit
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Finding the perfect gift
Are you like me in that you struggle every year trying to find the perfect gift for that special someone? I stumbled onto a web site this week that can help. Offering dozens of gift ideas tailored to a person’s likes, comes up with the perfect gift based on the criteria you feed the search engine. It’s definitely worth checking out if you haven’t finished your shopping yet.
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Great gadgets
Can you tell that I’m thinking about my Holiday shopping this week? Here is a story I found detailing some of the hottest gadgets on the market this year. Are you sick of vacuuming? Try the iRobot Dirt Dog. Do you need a new gaming system and don’t want to drop a grand on a PS3? Why don’t you check out Nintendo Wii?
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Off Topic:
A true hero
It saddened me to read about James Kim’s unfortunate passing. For those of you who didn’t see the story, Kim’s family was stranded in a car in the Oregon wilderness. Kim left his family to search for help. Rescuers said that he covered nearly eight miles of terrain on his quest, but unfortunately he could not find help before he passed away. His family was eventually rescued. My thoughts and prayers go out to James Kim and his entire family. He is a true hero in my book.
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Picks o’ the week!
Well last week didn’t treat me very well. Only Dallas came through for me. Denver lost at home to Seattle in Jay Cutler’s NLF debut and Miami couldn’t get it done against the Jaguars. Right now my record stands at 22-17 going into Week 14. Let’s see if I can rebound.

Dallas over New Orleans: This is the game of the week. The Cowboys and the Saints look like the cream of the NFC crop this season. I know there are a lot of people waiting for the wheels to fall off the Saints’ bandwagon, but I think they are a legitimate team. On the other side of the ball, the Cowboys and Tony Romo are playing very, very well. Dallas wins a tight one.

Tampa Bay over Atlanta: I don’t like how inconsistent Michael Vick is. One week he will look like the MVP and the next, he can’t complete a pass. Tampa still has a very strong defense, and I think they will be able to pull off the upset at home.

St. Louis over Chicago: Rex Grossman is not a very good quarterback. That could be the biggest “no brainer” comment in the history of the world. His 1.3 quarterback rating last week should have tipped you off. The Bears are very lucky that their defense and special teams are scoring machines lately. The luck, however, will run out this week. St. Louis wins at home on Monday night.

Talk to you next week!

John W. Scherer
CEO and Founder