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Miscellany

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™ X, an AT&T 4G LTE […]

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You Can Keep Your (Insurance Policy/Doctor), Can’t You?

I had it in my mind that I was going to avoid being too political, but I can’t help it now. Here’s a story… (By the way, I’m not going to use anyone’s name here. If you want to, you could do a couple searches and figure it out yourself, but it’s not my fault […]

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Curation Sucks! And, There is an Alternative

Seems like everyone is on the curation bandwagon, believing it is the be-all and end-all of online publishing. Well, I am going to explain just how stupid that line of thinking is. First of all, think about this. Almost everything that has ever been published on the web is curated content. Say what? You got […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Three Stooges Remodeling Company?

Funny story talked about on Bob and Tom today. FLORENCE, Ore. (AP)– Firemens say things got out of hand last weekend after among three employees getting here about 6 a.m. for a house redesigning task south of Florence built a warming fire in the carport. Im sure those guys will get “a lot” of business […]

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Google Hiccups and Normalizing the Vector

What vector and we normalizing, and why are we stabilizing it? Of course, for many males every month might be considered a masturbation month, but May pays an unique tribute to the routine of “stabilizing the vector”. Where and why do the folks involved in these celebratory pronouncements get the ideas for times and dates? […]

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Where’s My Yacht?

The conversation on the radio ultimately reached the boiling point of fairness vs. charity. All of these program start with great intentions in mind, and end up spiraling out of control as more and more “do-gooders” add their spices to the meal. If “this” is excellent, then “that” will be even much better – oh, […]

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What’s Up With Microsoft?

I disagreed. I explained that IBM had had the ability to achieve numerous releases of its OS/400 os without forcing all of its customers to relocate to upgrade all of their software application running on the system. Sure, there were a few circumstances of incompatibility, but they could be handled fairly quickly. How to make […]

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