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Archives for October, 2014

How to Start a Business That Changes Things?

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How to Start a Business That Changes Things? It's me again, and you know how I roll...Please listen to me loudly. In January I predicted that 2014 would finish roughly for me, I am stuck...Living far from home, without a salary, struggling in every way. I am a nobody. I am tired... happy... and poor. I'm almost crushing. But things are very different for me. I'm much happier. My life is full. I believe in Christ, so allow me to say something like, ‘My cup runneth over.’ So what is it that gives me so much peace, so dramatically? Last night, I was up until 2am. I used that time to write down some really important stuff. I know that these ideas have made all the difference in my life and career. The important thing to realise is that I'm not special. I'm not super intelligent, and I don't come from a rich family. My message is that anyone can start a business, make bucket loads of cash and do something positive for society all at the same time. Follow these few principles and before you know it, you'll be busy establishing your legacy!
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What Really Kills Entrepreneurs In South Africa?

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What is Spec (short for speculative) Work? In simple terms, a spec work is any job for which the client expects to see examples or a finished product before they can decide to either buy your product or not. South Africa is full of freelancers. Self-employed people who are often extremely talented, and they ply their trade in quite man different fields which are often artistic in nature. Examples: Writing, Web development, Programming, Graphic design, Photography, Music production. The list is huge. But there is a problem, which is exactly what I want you and I to zoom into today. Right here, right now. Please stay with me. We’re talking about a legion of intelligent boys and girls who can even hardly feed themselves. Because their businesses just can’t make enough money. Let alone anything.
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Interfacing GSM/GPRS Modem with PIC Microcontroller – XC8

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A GSM modem is a wireless modem that works with a GSM wireless network. GSM stands for Global System for Mobile communications, this architecture is used for mobile communication in most of the countries in the world. A wireless modem acts basically like the traditional dial-up modem, the main difference is that a dial-up modem sends and receives data through a fixed telephone line while a wireless modem sends and receives data through radio waves. Besides the dial-up connection, GSM modem can also be used for sending and receiving SMS which is also one of the key features of GSM modem. A GSM modem can be used in many applications including: Remote System Monitoring, Remote Controlling System, Prepaid Electricity, Home Alarm System, Home Automation, Data loggers, Vehicle tracking, etc. In this article we are going to learn the basics commands to control a GSM modem with a PIC Microcontroller, including sending and receiving an SMS using MPLAB XC8.