Top 5 Reasons Business Owners Should Consider WordPress

WordPress is no secret in the blogging world. What may be less known is how great WordPress is as a content management system for regular business sites. Why Use WordPress To Create A Website? In my several years of working with business owners to create websites, I’ve encountered two very typical scenarios. The first scenario is the do-it-yourself business owner who learns just enough HTML to cobble together a website either from scratch or from some template or theme-based site. Typically, the website is just adequate, and maybe not quite as professional looking as expected. “But it’s just temporary until […]

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Apple TV Hack Redux

Although I have heard good things about Apple’s new AppleTV, I have yet to buy one for myself. The reason for this is simple. I have a first-generation AppleTV and still find it to be quite functional. In fact, I prefer to have the luxury of built-in storage. Sometimes I prefer to turn on my TV and just start listening to my music library or watch from my movie library without having to get up and go turn on another streaming device. The latest AppleTV OS (3.02) is still hackable with the ATVUSB-creator patchstick (version 1.0.b13). This patchstick can be […]

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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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