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Lawk Salih's personal blog on VT.Edu.


Sign up for Google voice phone number with your @Gmail Account

Google Voice, a free phone service from Google

Google voice is a free phone service with outgoing/ingoing calls, texts, and voicemail.  It’s free to call any number within the U.S., Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Canada.  

Features included:

  • Voicemail transcription – read your voicemail
  • Personalized greetings
  • International calling; charges will apply
    Rates can be found here:
  • SMS to email
  • Share Voicemail
  • Block callers
  • Screen callers
  • Mobile App
  • Conference calls
  • Number Porting
  • Filter spam Calls, messages, and voicemail
  • Web notifications; no additional installation required
  • Dial out from Google Hangout

To setup Google Voice, please follow these steps below:  

Go to

Google Voice

Click on Got it.  

Choose a Number

Then select Choose Number and Click on Continue.

On the sign up window, you will need to search for Washington D.C. to select a 202 area code.  Google will assign number automatically to your @GMAIL account.  

Once the full number is populated, click on select.  

Click on Next.  

To use Google Voice on your smart phone, Google will prompt for your mobile number.  

Insert your mobile number to be verified by Google.  You will receive a 6-digit code for the phone to be verified.  

Mobile Number

Enter the verification as it appears on your phone.  Exclude the “G.”

Google Voice Verification

Once verified correctly, you should see the following message:  

Google Voice Number

Click on Finish.  



Offset Print Manufacturing Workflow

Cacon Print LogoCacon Print House Production Workflow Project

Prior to my current position as Global Manager of Information Technology with Search for Common Ground, I held the position of Director of Information Technology with Cacon Print House–a full offset printing service manufacturer offering a variety of printing choices.  At Cacon, I took the initiative to introduce a seamless process for the technology stack utilized from acquisition of customers to the order processing, and delivery.  To help make the process a reality, I worked closely with the management and production team to document and thoroughly test a workflow process that’s easy to follow and saves time and cost to the customers of Cacon Print House.

Cacon Print House offered a full range of offset services including magazines, posters, booklets and much more as shown below. The paper selection ranged between 35GSM – 450GSM.

Order Initiation Workflow Process

The process I helped mitigate and introduced to the restructure the operational effectiveness of Cacon’s capabilities followed a step of procedures that were successful in terms of speed, quality, and cost not only for Cacon’s operational management but also helped Carson’s customers save money and time.

The initial order was be made via the Internet (email or FTP), CD, or flash drive delivered to the production facility. The process consisted of the following steps:

Workflow Steps

Step 1—Design and Production Process

Within the workflow process, the customer’s order was received by the production team to be reviewed technically and readied for processing. The production team reviewed the customer’s order with the most advanced hardware and software of the Heidelberg Manufacture to assure the delivery of near-perfect quality.

Step 2—Computer-to-Plate (CTP) Process

Design and production department then submitted/transferred the order to the Computer-to-Plate process using Heidelberg’s latest and advanced plating process.

Step 3—Paper and Ink Selection Process

The print masters selected paper and ink type and quality during this step specified in the initial order.

Step 4—Offset Process

During this process, the ink is applied to the plate to form an image/artwork then transferred to a blanket using an interface within our networked-group of Heidelberg equipment. This cutting-edge technology helped deliver faultless products to our customers.

Step 5—Folding Process

Using Heidelberg’s Stahlfolder, each printed sheet was folded to the specific measurement and requirement. With the ability to deliver 12,000 folds per hour, the Heidelberg equipment perfectly folded the customer’s requirement to the specific measurement it requested.

Step 6—Collection and Binding Process

After step 6, came the collection process where all of the folded sheets were collected into magazines and stitched or glued with its cover using Heidelberg’s Stitchmaster and Eurobind. This process is used mostly with magazines, booklets, books, and etc.

Step 7—Cutting/Trimming Process

Using Heidelberg’s Polar Cutter, the design or product was cut to any specifics or measurements.

Step 8—Delivery Process

The final product was readied and delivered to the customer’s warehouse.