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Brutal Thoughts About Love 'I require three things in a man. He must be handsome, ruthless and stupid.' ~Dorothy Parker 'Women with pasts interest men... they hope history will repeat itself.' ~Mae West 'Get married early in the morning. That way, if it doesn't work out, you haven't wasted a whole day.' ~Mickey Rooney 'The poor wish to be rich, the rich wish to be happy, the single wish to be married, and the married wish to be dead.' ~Ann Landers 'Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find a woman I don't like and give her a house.' ~Groucho Marx  ... Last modified on Continue reading

3 Technology-Specific New Year’s Resolutions You Need To Make

Ahhhh! A brand new year, full of promise, hope and a fresh start. If you’re like most people, you’re making the usual resolutions to exercise more, lose weight, pay off debt, etc., etc., etc. Essentially, it’s a time of year when we momentarily take stock in our lives and think about all the things we “should” be doing more of, but don’t. So while you’re in the goal-setting mode, we thought we would tack on 5 things that probably aren’t on your list, but should be. Especially since these all fall into the “important, but not urgent” category. 1. Offsite backups. Can we beat this horse to death anymore? I know MOST of the clients reading this newsletter are smart enough to have this alr... Last modified on Continue reading

3 Simple Tricks To Get More Done Every Day

In today’s crazy-busy world, who doesn’t want to cram more “done” into your day? We’ve got 3 really simple things you can do to get more work done for the hours you’re putting in.              1. Use dual monitors. According to a University of Utah study, you can increase your efficiency by 25% just by adding a second monitor. Performance measures included task time, editing time, number of edits completed, number of errors made, as well as usability measures evaluating effectiveness, comfort, learning ease, time to productivity, quickness of recovery from mistakes, ease of task tracking, ability to maintain task focus, and ... Last modified on Continue reading

Shiny New Gadget Of The Month

Google Alerts http://www.google.com/alerts      If you’re not familiar with Google Alerts (or if you’re not using them) this article may be one of the best tips we give you all year! Google Alerts is a free service offered by Google that will e-mail you whenever new content is posted online on a particular subject. While some people use them to keep up to date on their favorite celebrities or sports stars, there is a far more practical reason to use this in business.    First off, everyone should have a Google Alert set up for their name for obvious reasons; if you are in business, this goes double, including your company’s name, as well as the names of your key ... Last modified on Continue reading

It’s National Clean Up Your Computer Month

     I didn’t believe it either, but after some research it’s official…an authority no less reputable than “The Vinegar Institute” declared January as a national holiday to clean up your computer.      In light of this holiday, I thought I’d take the time to answer a small but nagging question, “How do I get those smudges, dust, and fingerprints safely off of my flat screen monitor?”      Although each monitor manufacturer has its own special instructions for cleaning, there are some common guidelines you can use to get your screen looking like new in no time. Ø Turn off the monitor.  It’s not required, but it makes smudges... Last modified on Continue reading

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