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5 Reasons to Use Numbers in Post Titles

You hear the advice all the time – “post top 10 lists”, “post a comparison list”, and so on. Why? Because it absolutely works. Let’s see why…. 1. People Like Numbers and Lists You do it, don’t you? Create a “to do” list? You think of something that you need to do, but you can’t Read more
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Perspectives

I just read this on Twitter, from @SciencePorn: “If the Sun was scaled down to the size of a white blood cell, the Milky way would be the size of the continental United States.” I started thinking about that. If the sun is the size of a white blood cell (which, by the way, is […] Read more
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Fixing an Annoying Lenovo Flaw

(Photo credit: Wikipedia) I have and use a Lenovo Thinkpad T520 laptop. It is a great little machine – fast, reliable, lots of easy to use features. In general, I like Lenovo products and recommend them to others. However…. I absolutely HATE the DVD drive. It has a flaw that was starting to drive me […] Read more
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Humbug Day is Right!

Today happens to be Humbug Day (the day you are supposed to be grumpy and mean, and get all of that out of your system before the actual Christmas holiday). It also happens to be the day when three Mountain West teams have bowl games. Here’s a rundown of them so far. New Mexico Bowl Colorado State (the Rams) […] Read more

Happy Cat Herder’s Day!

From Urban Dictionary: “…the common saying that something involving coordination of many different groups or people is as difficult as herding cats. ” The phrase is supposed to reveal a sense of frustration when trying to deal with uncooperative groups. You can use the phrase in just about any capacity. Just say something like Read more
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Today is Poinsettia Day!

Today commemorates the day American botanist and ambassador Joel Roberts Poinsett died. He originally discovered the Poinsettia (Euphorbia Pulcherrima) in Southern Mexico. Poinsettias are traditionally used as a decorative flower during the Christmas season. Mexicans believe the plants represent the Star of Bethlehem, which is one reason for their Read more
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10 Fun Things to do With Beer (Besides Drinking It)

This post was inspired by an article I read called “For What Ales You”. A bad pun is always worth repeating 1. Clean Copper Pots I wish I could try this, but we haven’t owned a copper bottom pot for years. Apparently, the mild acidity in beer is good for cleaning copper. Just pour a […] Read more
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Common Craigslist Scams

Recently, I’ve been listing various items on Craigslist. I’ve been getting a lot of these replies: From: craigslist reply Re: item for sale Is the item still available? Email me at some-phoney-email-address@gmail.com Sent from my iphone One even went as far as far as including Sent from my HTC One(TM) X, an AT&T 4G LTE […] Read more
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8 Secrets to Success in Life and Work

This was sent to me in PDF form by an internet marketer who goes by the name Peter Sz. I took the liberty of changing the layout and some of the text. In 1997, when author Michael Jeffreys was prepping for an upcoming book, he took the time to  personally interview 15 top motivational experts. […] Read more
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Advanced Google Alerts Tips and Tricks

Recently, I decided to explore using Google Alerts to come up with topics to write about (sorry, Zemanta, your suggestion email didn’t cut the mustard). As I was setting some simple alerts up (blogging, cycling, coding, etc.), I started thinking of other things I could use Google Alerts for – such as tracking certain website […] Read more
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Thursday Thought: Customer, Product, Victim?

This thought comes from Uncommon Wisdom, and it is certainly very wise. They ask, “Are you the Customer? Or, are you the Product?” Think about it the next time you decide you’re going to go online and search for your next purchase. You may think of yourself as the shopper or the customer, but remember […] Read more
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Google Hiccups and Normalizing the Vector

Gmail is having problems. Could it be the network is just getting too big? Google has thousands of servers providing access to Gmail for millions of users. According to Social Media Today: The issue's description says that while some users received the 502 error when logging in, others had latency in accessing their emails…. 502 […] Read more
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