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Faxing is Dead — I Need a Fax Machine.

Faxing is Dead -- I Need a Fax Machine.
I’ve come to realize that the only businesses in the oil & gas industry who use fax machines are the ones I need to do business with.  I don’t know why that is… people always tell me that nobody uses fax machines anymore.  I’ve got news for you, I do and it’s not by choice.  It’s not every day, but several times I month I end up having to send something somewhere and it has to go by fax.  Now mind you, I’m pretty computer savvy, I do all that blog ‘stuff’.  I am completely capable of scanning a document ...

Skiptracing for Landmen and Land Managers

Skiptracing for Landmen and Land Managers
First, a little history of “skip-tracing” There are innumerable reasons as to why a person, usually referred to as a “skip”, needs to be located. They could be a witness required for an investigation, or perhaps have reneged on a recent bail bond or is a suspect in criminal activity; or as in the case of a missing mineral rights owner, is sought as a potential lessor. Regardless of the reason to locate someone it’s all called skip-tracing and the methods to locate an individual or “skip” are the same in almost every case. It’s my challenge to direct you ...

Review: Roku 2 XS

Review: Roku 2 XS
Yes, yes, I know.  Half of you are thinking “What is a Roku 2 XS?” and the other half are thinking “Are you just figuring this out?”  First off, yes I’m just figuring this out.  Secondly, a Roku is a nifty little box that will stream movies, music, games, and all sorts of other cool stuff to your TV.  I got one recently and I thought I would write a review on it. I also can imagine a third question.  “Why the heck are you writing about it on a landman blog?”  I think that a Roku is a great ...

Book Review: Landman Lease and Title Manual (Volume 1)

Book Review: Landman Lease and Title Manual (Volume 1)
I had the opportunity over the last several weeks to review a new publication by John R. Childers and Joe W. Judd.  It’s called the Landman Lease and Title Manual and is being sold on Amazon.com.  The book description on Amazon is very straightforward: The Landman Lease and Title Manual is designed to impart upon the new and lightly experienced landman the essential skills and knowledge necessary to work in the oil and gas industry. The manual is not designed as a substitute for the traditional mentor-type learning characteristic of the oil and gas industry, nor is the manual a ...

Review: TripLogik TL1000 Mileage Logger – Part 2

Review: TripLogik TL1000 Mileage Logger - Part 2
This review is a continuation of Review: TripLogik TL1000 Mileage Logger – Part 1 – Unboxing Well, I’ve had a week or so to use the TripLogik TL1000 and I’m ready to share my experience with everyone. Installation As mentioned in Part 1 of this review, the TripLogik GPS logger includes two different methods to power the device in your vehicle.  The first is a standard cigarette lighter adapter, and the second is a OBD II cable that plugs into a port underneath the dash of most 2006+ model vehicles.  I chose to use the OBD II port, because it ...

Review: TripLogik TL1000 Mileage Logger – Part 1 – Unboxing

Review: TripLogik TL1000 Mileage Logger - Part 1 - Unboxing
Today I received the new TL1000 GPS mileage logger from TripLogik that I talked about in my earlier blog, GPS Logging – The Best Way to Track Business Mileage. It came shipped from Canada, so allow for the $21 shipping cost.  I initially wonder if there is a less expensive shipping option, as my earlier GPS logger (Milo by SatLogix) didn’t charge me any shipping fee.  Although the unit cost was $30 higher.  Perhaps SatLogix just built the price of shipping into the unit. The unit arrived well packaged, and it took about 10 days to receive it.  I don’t ...

GPS Logging – The Best Way to Track Business Mileage

Update: I’ve completed a comprehensive review of the product mentioned in this blog. I’ve begun my review of the TripLogik TL1000:  Review: TripLogik TL1000 Mileage Logger – Part 1 – Unboxing Part 2 of my review can be found here: Review: TripLogik TL1000 Mileage Logger – Part 2 This year I began using a GPS device track my mileage for a few reasons: I wanted to be able to substantiate my mileage write-offs in an audit. I am too lazy to reliably keep a mileage log. I now don’t get reimbursed for mileage, but I still write it off. Ever ...

Metes & Bounds Deed Plotting Software by Sandy Knoll Software

Metes & Bounds Deed Plotting Software by Sandy Knoll Software
I recently downloaded a review from LandmanBrokers.com which reviews all of the different Deed Plotting software available on the internet.  It discusses Greenbriar Graphics NetDeedPlotter and Sandy Knolls Metes & Bounds, which are the “800  pound gorillas” of the field, as well as several other players that are out there.  There are even a few free options that have limited capabilities. Deed plotting software is useful for landmen, right of way agents, real estate agents, surveyors, and anyone else that needs to quickly plot the outline of a tract of land.  I have even seen it used for make basic ...


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