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A Measure of Success

As I become successful or maybe just prolific in writing posts in my various blogs, the action attracts the attention of a small group of self-proclaimed “experts” who desperately want to “help” me become more successful. It is the exemplification of the adage, “Nothing breeds success like success itself.” I think the original form was, “Nothing succeeds like success. There are many variations with the same message.

My point is, this attention lets me know that I must be doing something right. Somehow, they managed to “find” me. These folks don’t rally around a looser, as their main intention is to associate themselves with […] Continue reading » A Measure of Success

AWS Experience

I built a fully operational blogging website in the Amazon Web Service “cloud”. I had no operational need to do so. The web site was without a purpose. It was “Just another blog” with no basis for publishing anything important.

I did write and publish a few random articles like I do here. The sole purpose for establishing the website was for the experience of working with a fully functional “cloud” based server. I succeeded.

I shut down the website a few days ago. The monthly cost for that cloud website was in the $20 a month range. That is very low cost for a commercial website, but far too […] Continue reading » AWS Experience

Facebook

Going Dark

The Facebook (FB) forum has come to be the dominate watering hole for the social media. I “went dark” for three months because of the high volume of senseless pandering of political views and the incessant targeted marketing of unwanted products aimed to my viewing habits. No one missed me… Ha! I found some peace.

FB is as annoying as cable TV in its dominating data mining of it’s viewers habits. Both now determine and “profile” the reader/viewer into target categories. Yep, cable is two way and records your viewing habits. Both systems have become over dominated by direct market commercialism and “tailoring” advertising content […] Continue reading » Facebook

You Want to Build a Web-Site?

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I received several emails from a fella named Peter Vukcevic. He works for a company Called First Site Guide.

His first email pointed out a broken URL link in one of my numerous blog sites. Websites change and URLs do go bad from time to time. I ask that when they are found for folks to please send me an email so I can get it repaired. Peter […] Continue reading » You Want to Build a Web-Site?

OneNote Saving Story

I usually don’t write directly to my blogs. Editing live online within a web page has some danger. I have lost considerable work from touching the wrong key and having everything disappear from the screen. I forget the golden rule in computers which is to save constantly.

I usually use Word or OpenOffice to write my posts. They work fine but are a far more powerful tool than required. I have rediscovered an MS Office tool called OneNote. It provides a host of organizing information features and centers around a simple text editing engine. The power is it can save multiple types of files in grouped […] Continue reading » OneNote Saving Story