Archives for November 2007

Communism vs Free Enterprise – Some Perspective

In response to my Thanksgiving post this year Alex over at the Advice Network left a thought provoking comment. Here’s the comment: It’s interesting that the European (illegal?) immigrants could not survive with a communal (communist?) economic system, considering the aboriginal neighbors who saved their lives by showing them what crops to plant DID have… Read More »

A Little Thanksgiving History

Today is a national holiday here in the US. It’s a day with many different traditions today, from big meals with family, turkey, pumpkin pie, to parades and Detroit Lions football. Interestingly the Thanksgiving tradition goes back much further than the 1924 inception of the Macy’s parade in New York. In fact, it predates our… Read More »

Learning with Lynn Lilly and the Ladies

You may or may not know that Gorgeous is the Managing Director of the local Savannah chapter of a business women’s networking group called eWomenNetwork. I’m proud of what she’s accomplished in growing that group from nothing a little over a year ago. But pretty much it has been her thing. I’ve kept my distance… Read More »

Add Functionality to WordPress with Plugins

WordPress is a powerful web publishing platform. That statement almost goes without saying. Because it is open source there is a tremendous amount of support for the platform freely available out there. And you can really add functionality to your WordPress site by adding plugins. What Plugins Are Plugins are simply smaller programs that interact… Read More »

Anonymity Credit Card Style

Identity theft is a big issue. If you talk to anyone who has been a victim of that particular crime you can get a feel for how incredibly disruptive it can be to your life. What if a credit card company came along and changed things up to help protect consumers? What are some of… Read More »

Clarify Your Win and Be More Effective

Effectiveness is often a good measure of success. When we are effective we are producing the results we striving to achieve. Trouble comes when the results we see are different from what we expected. What then? How do we become more effective? One sure way to be more effective is to Clarify Your Win. We… Read More »

Thank Your Local Veteran Today

Every now and then I get into a politics discussion with someone having a vastly different perspective than mine. Fortunately that doesn’t happen as often as it used to. I’m not sure if I’m actually learning something as I grow older, or if I’m actually getting more cynical and apathetic where politics are concerned. Not… Read More »

Defensio Promises Competition for Spam Killing Akismet

Spam is the scourge of the internet. Spawn of Satan. Evil incarnate. It’s bad stuff. They say something on the order of 90% of all email sent is in fact spam. Blech! Spam Defined For those of you who live under an un-technological rock, here is an excerpt from the Wikipedia Spam entry. Spamming is… Read More »

The Joys of Vacation

va·ca·tion [vey-key-shuhn, vuh-] –noun a period of suspension of work, study, or other activity, usually used for rest, recreation, or travel; recess or holiday. a part of the year, regularly set aside, when normal activities of law courts, legislatures, etc., are suspended. freedom or release from duty, business, or activity. an act or instance of… Read More »

Customer Service Credit Card Style

Scenario You make a purchase with your credit card for $171.76. Even before the bill comes due you cut a check to the credit card company for that amount because you believe in paying off the balance in full every month. Due to your convoluted but very effective personal accounting system you mail in a… Read More »