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Market Samurai Keyword Tool Deal

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in Musings | 2 comments

Market Samurai Keyword Tool Deal

I’m going to start a series of posts on tools I’ve been using running my small business and the first in this series is all about Keywords and SEO (search engine optimization).  As you are probably aware – finding the right keywords for your business is essential as you need to make sure your customers can easily find you using those keywords. One thing I’ve found is that even though I thought I knew what the right keywords were – I had no idea how competitive...

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Reinvention

Posted by on Aug 9, 2012 in Musings | 2 comments

Reinvention

A lot has changed since my last post, which incidentally was almost exactly a year ago. I have been reinvented and the changes have been sweeping, significant and monumental! My entire career to the point about 12 months ago was focused on working in technology for various sized companies, driving IT innovation in an effort to make the company more efficient, profitable and technologically progressive. I had climbed the corporate ladder from the Helpdesk through to Executive IT roles –...

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How to Create an Amazon VPC

Posted by on Aug 30, 2011 in Musings | 6 comments

How to Create an Amazon VPC

In this blog I will detail how to create a VPC within the Amazon AWS Cloud and then attach it via IPSEC VPN to your corporate network. Phase 1 – Create VPC and VPN to a Single External Site In order to create a VPC that connects to an external (non-Amazon) IPSEC device follow the steps below Log onto the AWS Console and Click on the VPC tab Click the ‘Get started creating a VPC’ button (make sure you have selected the correct region to create the VPC in) You’ll be presented with a...

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Bluehost and WordPress PHP Errors

Posted by on Aug 26, 2011 in Musings | 10 comments

Bluehost and WordPress PHP Errors

I’m posting this because I’m sure I’m not the only person that could be affected by this right now.  I host this blog (and a number of other blogs) with Bluehost and absolutely love the value for money I get from them.  For some reason, out of the blue when I went to post a new blog post today I got an error when attempting to get to my wp-admin directory. The error looked like this: Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started...

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iOS 5 Beta Review

Posted by on Aug 4, 2011 in Musings | 1 comment

iOS 5 Beta Review

I’ve had my hands on Apple’s latest iOS software (iOS 5 Beta 4 at time of writing) now for a few weeks running on my iPhone 4 and I have to say at this point I’m very impressed. The fundamental look and feel of iOS hasn’t changed much but Apple has introduced some long awaited features that really enhance the end user experience and make iOS an even better operating system. Let’s get down to the meat and veggies and look at some of my favorite new features! 1)...

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Microsoft BPOS vs Office 365

Posted by on Jun 2, 2011 in Musings | 1 comment

Microsoft BPOS vs Office 365

Microsoft has always strived for excellence by constantly upgrading their products and services to improve the overall productivity for customer convenience. This time they have released the beta version of Office 365 which is an improved version of Microsoft BPOS with further enhancements. For those who don’t know about Office 365, it is a subscription based service that combines the following Microsoft Products and Services: Microsoft Exchange Online Microsoft SharePoint Online Microsoft...

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