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A2 WordPress Web Hosting–Part 2

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about my website hosting move from Hostgator to A2 Hosting. Much has happened since then and I’m doing a follow-up blog article about my experiences. The day after my article was published, there was a very polite comment on my blog from Brian Muthig, CEO/Founder of A2. He apologized for my bad experience and wanted to find out the…

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Screen Capture–Skitch vs. Snipping Tool

A tool I use everyday is the Windows Snipping Tool. I wrote about Snipping Tool back in 2011. It’s a great utility belt tool for getting quick screenshots to demo or illustrate a point. There are times when you need more and Skitch (from Evernote)  fits the bill. In this article, we’ll take a look at Snipping Tool and Skitch and when you would use…

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How To Make Your Own Passport Photo

It was time to renew our passport, so I went on-line to see what resources I could find at the U.S. Passport site. There, I found a great tool and then needed to figure out how to take the photos and get them in a format where I could get them printed. So I decided to make a video on how to make your own…

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U.S. Passport

Use About.Me to Showcase Your Profile

Are you everywhere on the web? By everywhere I mean, LinkedIn, Twitter,  Google+, your blog/website, YouTube; all the usual places socially connected people are. Once you’ve built up accounts at all your favorite locations, wouldn’t it be nice to have one url to share with your network? The site, About.Me does a more-than-adequate job in providing a one-stop shop for you to showcase yourself or…

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Solving Client’s Problems With MailChimp

MailChimp is an appealing and catchy-named mailing list/newsletter/autoresponder software. It’s web-based, so there’s no software to download and you can get to it from anywhere and share lists with colleagues easily. I’ve been using it for my business and my clients’ businesses for years now. Today I want to share how I used MailChimp to solve a client’s needs to track both adult and children’s…

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Artisteer–Be Your Own Web Designer

In this post, we’ll talk about how easy it is to create a functional, CSS and HTML validated website using Artisteer. Perhaps you’ve been thinking of starting a blog or website, but you don’t know any HTML code and don’t want to learn it. Perhaps you’ve heard about WordPress or Blogger, but feel intimidated about picking out a theme and making it look professional, pretty,…

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Erase Files Securely From Your Desktop-EraserDrop Portable

Do you ever need to securely and forever delete files—make them unrecoverable? I just discovered  EraserDropPortable. I’ve used several programs for erasing hard drives, like Eraser, from Source Forge or Darik’s Boot And Nuke. But for getting rid of files and folders, I didn’t have anything. EraserDrop Portable was developed by John Hiller (he developed a Firefox Portable App), and is part of a suite…

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WordPress and Blogger Comparison

It seems the two major players in the blogging space are WordPress.com (not .org), which is owned by Automattic;  and Blogger (owned by Google). Today, we’ll talk about the two platforms, contrast some of their features and conclude with some observations of which is best. For the similarities: Both are hosted, which means you don’t have to find and purchase hosting from a third-party and…

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