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The past three months, I’ve been testing the amazing waters of the pay as you go cell phone. That means I’ve chucked the smartphone and gone back to the two device life (remember that? Back in 2004 some people carried a palm pilot AND a cell phone!) After 2 months I saved enough to pay my Early Termination Fee and really start saving money. As a side effect, I have learned to break free from my cell phone and I want to...

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Why I Like Evernote Clearly


Posted By on Dec 12, 2012

I read a lot of stuff on the web. And by a lot I mean about 2 hours a day of reading. Of course, the web is always changing and moving, but there are articles that I want to keep track of, or refer back to, or share with others, or read later. That’s why I use Evernote Clearly . Here is a 45 second video that I recorded when I was grabbing something earlier today. I hope you can see from it how Evernote Clearly can help you too....

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Tadalist – my employee of the month

Tadalist – my employee of the month


Posted By on Apr 21, 2011

As a freelancer, I’m on my own to manage projects, invoice my customers, repair the equipment, etc. I couldn’t do the stuff I do without a small army of apps to help me out, so I’m going to start posting about the Employee of the Month around here. This month it’s Tadalist. Tadalist is a free product from 37signals, the makers of Basecamp, Backpack, Highrise, etc. I think I might just let it speak for itself...

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Useful Tools v.1 – Dropbox

Useful Tools v.1 – Dropbox


Posted By on Jan 24, 2011

I haven’t written about it here, but I am a serious advocate for having good backups in redundant places. I use Dropbox [affiliate link] for my most important stuff because it runs automagically in the background and doesn’t count on me to run it every day. You basically pick a folder on your hard drive to be your Dropbox, and then that folder lives in an almost constant sync with the Dropbox cloud. Dropbox is also a good...

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Keyword Passwords to Avoid Hackers


Posted By on Dec 14, 2010

With the recent Gawker hack and then the LinkedIn warnings to change my password after that, I thought I’d share my foolproof password system. I don’t trust programs to save my passwords for me and I don’t use the same password on every website. For my password I use a single keyword. Here is how it works: I picked a single compound word, like coffee-cup. Now on every website, whenever it needs a password, I use my keyword with the...

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