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WordPress Starter Kit – limited time offer

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Only 5 days left!  I just saved well over $3,000 with this deal as you can sign up for 3 years.  My old subscription was $79/month (grandfathered in) and right now if you buy a subscription outright, it is like $99/month.  So, $89 for the year is a steal!  You have nothing to lose!

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10 Tips to Relieve Computer Eye Strain

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I just love these “Lists of 10″ I keep coming across.  Having just had my eye exam two weeks ago (and ordered my new glasses yesterday – both a Christmas present from my daughter:), I was/am still researching how to best protect my eyes from strain and torture!  I am either on clients’ computers or mine for most of each day, late into the night.  Healthy vision is obviously important to everyone, and computer eye strain is something many of us experience.

All About Vision has put together 10 Tips to help relieve eye strain.  Did you know there is actually a term for this called CVS or Computer Vision Syndrome? So on to their list – you can find it HERE or see my notes HERE/Below:

1. Get a comprehensive eye exam. – Check!

2. Use proper lighting. – In process.

3. Minimize glare. – In process – AND, old and new glasses have anti-reflective (AR) coating – reducing glare.

4. Upgrade your display. – Did this last year :)

5. Adjust your computer display settings. – Check! Also will be reviewing my settings daily for awhile, just to make sure display settings are optimized.

6. Blink more often. – Will work on this.  I had a co-worker sometime back who actually kept a post-it on her monitor, reminder her to blink – maybe not such a bad idea!

7. Exercise your eyes. – I have been doing this for about 6 months.  Downloaded a couple of cool apps to my phone that help me with this.

8. Take frequent breaks. – yeah, I need to work on this. . .#8

9. Modify your workstation. – In review

10. Consider computer eyewear. – New glasses will provide this for me.

Thank you @Allaboutvision !

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@Boris, or Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten (TwitterCounter‘s founder) put together a fantastic list that I have implemented as part of my 2014 optimization plan.

You can find his 10 Tips HERE.  And my progress HERE/Below:

1: Change your password – Check Boris uses 1Password – I like Roboform.  If you think you have a secure password and want to verify how difficult it is, or are just curious, go to

2: Change your looks – Check

3: Rewrite your profile – In process

4: Follow, unfollow, refollow!  – In process

5: Get an app – Check – already use Hootsuite.  Will be signing up with for scheduling

6: Go Pro – Thinking about it

7: Disconnect some apps – Check

8: Get a Bitly account for better link stats – Have it!  Also use Google shortcuts!

9: Optimize for more followers – Yes!

10: Keep your inbox clean – Working on it!

11: Super Bonus Bonus Tip: show some love – Absolutely!

Thank you @Boris!



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I didn’t take the time to make these open in a new page, so when you click on the description, it will go directly to Tiger Direct. Have Fun!

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The Power of Pinterest

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If you want to learn how to improve search engine optimization on your website, this is a course you won’t want to miss.  Taught by a friend of mine in New York, Melanie Duncan.  Melanie has been running multi-million dollar companies for years and has increased the sales for these businesses using Pinterest and Facebook.

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People Thinking. . . . .and Thinking People

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Do your applications compete for your Gmail?  Some go in to Outlook, you see some on your phone.  If your phone gets them all, you don’t get them in Outlook at all, even if you leave them on the server? As your devices fetch your email, it can be hidden from the next device that checks the same Gmail account at a later time.  You can turn off the “enable Gmail POP access” and then turn it on again, or set up email using IMAP.

How do you fix that?  Gmail has a setting called  Recent Mode and it is VERY EASY to use; especially if you already have your email set up and only want to edit it.  Tweaking your user name is all you need to do!

Set up All Your Gmail Mail in All Your Programs and Devices using Recent Mode

To use Gmail’s “recent” mode and fetch all your email to a mobile device or program such as Outlook, even if you have already downloaded it on another device, is to tweak as follows:

  • Go to your Gmail account settings in the email program (Outlook, Thunderbird, etc) or mobile application (Gmail or Email settings on your iPad or Smartphone);
  • Precede your user name with “recent:”.
    • EXAMPLE:  If your user name is “”, tweak it/edit it to read ””.

That’s it! 

If you don’t know where to make these changes, here are some tips from Google:

Once you enable recent mode, please be sure to configure your POP client to leave messages on the server according to the instructions below:

Simple as pie!  And, speaking of pie, today is Memorial Day here and I want to wish everyone a splendid day.  Thank you to all the Veterans who have served and are serving and who have kept our Freedoms intact.  I also want to thank those on the homefront who support our Veterans.  We haven’t had a barbeque here at the house in years due to the declining health of family, so I am looking forward to a day spent here at the house with family, renewing a tradition of time together and a barbecue with all the trimmings! 



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Old Technology – New Technology

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Saw this in an email today and couldn’t resist….enjoy!

Mom and the kids had been up in the attic together doing some cleaning. The kids uncovered an old manual typewriter and asked her, “Hey Mom, what’s this?”

“Oh, that’s an old typewriter,” she answered, thinking that would satisfy their curiosity.

“Well what does it do?” they asked.

“I’ll show you,” she said and returned with a blank piece of paper. She rolled the paper into the typewriter and began striking the keys, leaving black letters of print on the page.

“WOW!” they exclaimed, “that’s really cool, but how does it work like that? Where do you plug it in?”

“There is no plug,” she answered. “It doesn’t need a plug.”

“Then where do you put the batteries?” they persisted.

“It doesn’t need batteries either,” she continued.

“Wow! This is so cool!” they exclaimed. “Someone should have invented this a long time ago!”


Categories : Just for Fun
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What to do using other registrars. If you are a Bev The Geek customer, the GoDaddy instructions are similar, aside from logging in to the Bev The Geek servers / your account. 


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The Photocrati theme is updated for compatibility with the new WordPress version.

Here is what’s new in Photocrati 4.5

  • NEW:      Added support for post thumbnails. See
  • Changed:      Updated Pope Framework to v0.3
  • Changed:      Updated JQuery UI to to v1.9.2, provided by WordPress
  • Bugfix:      Sorting problem via drag n’ drop using WordPress v3.5
  • Bugfix:      Fixed compatibility issues with Internet Explorer v10
  • Bugfix:      Gallery placeholder corrupted using WordPress v3.5
  • Bugfix:      Empty customization tabs using WordPress v3.5

Note: If you are not seeing the update right now, it may take 1 day for the update to appear in your dashboard.

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