Enabling Technology

On January 24, 2016, in Uncategorized, by Admin

I read that a study of Twitter “tweets” determined that about 70% were meaningless chatter. Things like “Rad Man” or “What’s Up” or similar useless affirmations of one’s presence were flooding the system. Is that disturbing or surprising? I don’t think anyone would really want to analyze the tremendous volume of text messages to ascertain […]


Marching Orders App Released

On November 30, 2013, in NightShade News, by JohnR

The need to easily communicate tasks to people performing work for us led to an idea; an iOS App called Marching Orders. After development and field testing during the late summer the Marching Orders App is now available in the Apple App Store! If you typically need to give people their “marching orders”, check it […]

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The Age of Sharing

On February 3, 2013, in Technology, by Admin

Am I being selfish if I do not want to share every detail from my day’s activities or my current favorite tune or my opinions about every store and restaurant I walk into? This is now called “sharing” but it seems more like boring the hell out of my friends (while wasting a hell of […]


Small Business Game Plan

On February 3, 2013, in Business, by Admin

Whenever politicians want something they start talking about “small business” but what they really do FOR small business never seems to make sense, at least if they really want to help. Rather, I suspect politicians and the bureaucrats that benefit from everything government actually does are being disingenuous at the very least. If you are […]


The New Technocracy

On February 2, 2013, in Technology, by Admin

The first Macintosh computer was released in 1984 and soon ushered in the era of Desktop Publishing. Of course a number of technologies were needed as well as the computer itself, Postscript and laser printers were instrumental. But without the overall simplicity of use that was pioneered by Apple it is unlikely that anyone not […]


Life in The Cloud

On February 2, 2013, in Technology, by Admin

The minute you begin to think you have your digital world in order, something new changes the paradigm and you have to rethink almost everything! It took decades for the telephone to replace the telegram but only a few years for the optical disk to replace the floppy. And now “The Cloud” offers to replace […]


Updates Downdates

On December 21, 2012, in Technology, by JohnR

There once was a day not so very long ago, that a software update arrived by mail on a disk. Yes, on a floppy disk, then on a CD, and then maybe on a DVD if it required the space. It was expensive to provide updates so perhaps more care was given to the quality […]


Hello world!

On October 29, 2012, in Uncategorized, by Admin

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!


Marching Orders App

Take Some Pictures

There is no "right way" to do it but most will find the easiest first step to be taking pictures that illustrate what you want the recipient of your Marching Orders to focus on. The app will let you crop and scale any photo if needed.

A Productivity tool for iOS

Dictate Some Text

Use Speech to Text if your device supports it to make this a really fast process or type in what you like for titles and/or descriptions. Pictures will help to minimize how much you need to enter to give good instructions!

Download from the App Store

Print Marching Orders!

Send your file to any AirPrint printer or email it as an attachment. With Marching Orders, you can easily give your staff a great task list with a minimum of time and effort! Check it out at the Marching Orders App website!