What’s Your Frequency? The Power of Binaural Beats

This post is a deviation from my usual blather. But I hope you enjoy it anyway. Some Background I have long suffered from depression. I have been prescribed a broad range of pharmaceutical “solutions” that ultimately proved to be ineffective or so fraught with nasty side-effects that I’ve abandoned them. I’ve also fallen into some of the more self-destructive forms of self-medication. I can sometimes battle this ailment with a regular dose of sunshine and exercise, but this isn’t a reliable solution. In the past several months, I have been researching and exploring an approach that is a little like […]

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What Does Net Neutrality Mean to You?

It’s been almost 7 months since Bill Moyers has left the PBS airwaves. It was a sad day for me. I grew up with Bill and his PBS presence. He was for me the rare, insightful voice of reason and balance in a world that my young mind found contradictory, corrupt, and just plain wrong. He found and presented a dialogue that expanded my understanding and tempered my instinct to completely rebel against the status quo. He brought some balance to my perspective. We need more journalists like Bill Moyers. This video is from Bill’s second to last broadcast of […]

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Google Instant: Good For Google; Bad For Us

It’s clear why Google has released Google Instant: more profit. Anyone who’s used it realizes that it’s more of a nuisance than a help. It’s much like the annoying auto features in Microsoft Word. It just gets in the way. But it’s even worse than that. Google Instant is effectively censoring searches by encouraging its own search terms. Not surprisingly, the suggested search terms are the ones that Google sells for a premium. This is also bad news for folks that have put time and effort into SEO. People will not see the same web anymore with Google Instant. Instead, […]

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Quick Tip: Screen Capture Shortcut

Most folks know about using Command-Shift-3 for entire screen captures, and Command-Shift-4 for crosshair control of screen capture.These capture the screen and place a screenshot file on your desktop. But, did you know that if you add the Control key to these sequences the screen capture image is simply placed into your Clipboard memory for easy pasting into the app of your choice? I thought not. It’s a nice way to get screenshots without cluttering up your desktop.

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Great Web Analytics Book

As part of my WordPress obsession these days, I have begun to look closely at SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and many of the other aspects of web analytics.  I am, admittedly, a relative newbie in this area. Web analytics is a critical component of developing a successful business site. Without it, you are making important decisions about your site without relevant information about the behavior of your visitors. If you are like me when I first started, I installed the Google Analytics script and began watching my site’s traffic. But I didn’t go much beyond looking at the traffic, the […]

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The Power of WordPress Series

The release of my eBook The Power of WordPress: Building a Successful Business Site is near! As a way to build interest, I have released a free 22-page eBook on WordPress Plugins. In this eBook, I cover what I consider to be the top 10 essential plugins for any WordPress website. Plugins are at the heart of added functionality for WordPress, and understanding how to use them effectively within your WordPress site is critical. I explain what they do, why it’s important, and how to install and configure them. As many of you already know, I’m a huge WordPress advocate. […]

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