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Network Cabling Images!

By , September 11, 2015

Here are some Network Cabling Images‪ (cat5 networking cable, data center, cable management porn). Read more »

CRM Terminology: Words That Don’t Mean What You Think

By , August 20, 2015

I’ve spent the past week exploring options for a Sales “Customer Relationship Management” (CRM) system for our company.

Welcome to a world where words don’t mean what you expect.  A “Lead” isn’t really a lead, an “Account” isn’t really an account, and so on.

And different CRM systems use slightly different definitions for certain words, and each introduces slightly different terms to refer to something that’s mostly-but-not-quite the same. Read more »

WordPress 4.2.4 fixes security vulnerabilities

By , August 4, 2015

“WordPress 4.2.4 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.  This release addresses six issues, including three cross-site scripting vulnerabilities and a potential SQL injection….”

WordPress Security Update Band-Aid

WordPress Security Update Band-Aid

Holiday Greetings via Email: No.

By , December 22, 2014

We all want to exchange cheerful greetings during the holiday season, but unfortunately, email is NOT an effective way to do so.

There are simply too many trojan-horse messages implemented as “Holiday Greetings” to leave room for anyone to open ANY incoming email with such a title.

Please, just don’t send these.


Pen Screwdrivers

By , September 23, 2012

Pen Screwdrivers (Amazon Wish List)

The Benefits of Moving: What I’m Learning

By , August 11, 2012

I’m learning a lot from my current move, including some lessons I didn’t learn from earlier moves. The difference: I moved everthing into a storage unit, before moving into my new home.

When I’ve moved in the past, I’ve had the luxury of time, which I’m now learning is also a curse.

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The Maze of Cables

By , April 19, 2012

Once again, my maze of cables has reached “critical mass,” increasing my daily stress.  I recently bought several new devices, including an Android tablet, a Bluetooth headset, and a new cell phone. Each has its own charging cable, and all the new cables and most of the old ones are black.  And three of the devices use the same tiny USB connector, but I’m not 100% certain that it’s OK to use them interchangably.

So I just spent 20 minutes printing out and affixing 16 tiny labels to 8 cables (one on each end of each cable) to identify which cables go with which devices. (The picture at right is not mine; it’s just an example.)

Reset! (Shaking the Etch-a-Sketch)

By , March 22, 2012

What does it mean, to want to “reset,” to “restart” some part of our lives?  This week’s news headlines, about the “Etch-a-Sketch” comment made by a Mitt Romney campaign advisor, echo a personal dilemma for me.

I’m at a crossroads in my career, trying to choose a direction for my next few years, but I feel weighed down by many of the professional decisions I’ve made over the past 15 years Read more »

House for Sale (Auction) in Carmi, Illinois

By , January 20, 2012

On February 15, 2012, my mom’s house at 705 Burrell St. in Carmi, Illinois will be auctioned. It’s a two-bedroom home with a large enclosed front porch and a large utility room in the back, plus a large garage, on two lots.

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What Should I Do, When You Use “Jew” As a Verb?

By , November 5, 2011

At the yard sale, when you asked for a lower price, you said you were “jewing.” Later that same day, you returned to buy more stuff, and you said it again; a few days later, when you came to pick up the sofa you’d bought, you said it again.

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