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Saturday, 21 May 2011

Great Customers - Operating Engineers Funds Inc.

Sometimes customers surprise me...

They see the "tag line" of my email (Support the Fight against Alzheimer's disease!, see also this post) and decide to help.

A few days ago, I received this:

Jon Lee ( wrote:
> Just thought you might want to know that we made a donation .  it
> is because of your simple email to me about your mother, Alzheimer feels more personal.
> Thank you for making me more aware of this disorder.
> Jon Lee II
> Director of Information Technology
> Operating Engineers Funds Inc.
> 100 E. Corson St., Pasadena, CA 91103
> From: Linda Hughes
> Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 4:21 PM
> To: Jon Lee II (
> Subject: Golf Donation
> Congratulations!  Mr. Graydon has selected Alzheimer's
> Association of So. California to receive a donation of $2,000 from
> the tournament proceeds.
> If you have a personal contact which you would like the donation to
> go to, please let me know asap as I will be sending out the check
> by Friday, May 13, 2011.
> Thank you for the charitable suggestion.
> Linda E. Hughes
> Tournament Coordinator
> IUOE Local 12 Charity Golf Tournament
> P. O. Box 7063, Pasadena, CA  91109

A big Thank You to the Operating Engineers Funds Inc. for their donation!

> Thank you for making me more aware of this disorder.

I wonder.... Is that what is lacking? Awareness? I used to ignore Alzheimer's, even make fun of it. If this was an illness affecting young people, I bet research would get all the funds it needs.

Just for a minute, try to imagine it is your mother who is the patient... After that search google for the Alzheimer support group in your country and make a small donation.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Cober electronics - a WatchFTP customer

As a small business we look to reduce administrative tasks as much as possible.  Document scanning is one of those necessary functions that tends to be labor intensive especially when it needs to be shared by multiple people. We wanted to centralize scanning to a single inexpensive all-in-one device and automate document delivery to the proper person to ensure privacy.

Our all-in-one can send documents to an FTP server but we had no automated way of downloading and sending the scan. Using WatchFTP we created tasks to download the documents from the FTP server and email them to the right person. The entire process is now automated with a couple off button presses on the scanner.

Matthew Krieger
Cober electronics, Inc.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Just Released - WatchFTP 2.4

Free Upgrade

We just released a new version of WatchFTP, our tool to monitor FTP sites for new files. This is a free upgrade for all WatchFTP customers, just download and install the latest version from our website.

New in this Release

  • New: You can now also CC and BCC emails for detected files.
  • New: You can now also send HTML emails, rich formatting.
  • New: You can delay the delete of the FTP file (delete X hours after downloading).
  • Fix: The History window behaves better when refreshing.

WatchFTP is available in English, German, Spanish and French.