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Bob Parsons® 16 Rules for Success in Business and Life in General

I find myself quoting these rules a lot lately.  So, here are Bob Parsons® 16 Rules for Success in Business and Life in General in their entirety.  Great words to live and work by. 1. Get and stay out of your comfort zone. I believe that not much happens of...
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Don’t talk about politics, talk about values

As a kid, I grew up guided by liberal values and conservative manners.  I attended classes that taught me to properly butter my bread, ballroom dance, and eat finger food.  I've learned what proper manners are, and in many seemingly un-important instances, have decided to act completely contrary to some...
Urban Jungle Hiking – Do the Little Things Really Count?

Urban Jungle Hiking – Do the Little Things Really Count?

I hear all over the place that you should 'keep moving' and that 'every little bit counts'.  It seems like a never ending mantra from those that are ALREADY fit.  Sure, I used to believe what they were saying in theory, but somehow couldn't make the connection between those small...
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These Boots errr… Shoes Are Made For Walkin’

With major accomplishments and hundreds of miles in the rear-view mirror, the retirement of my old running shoes seemed a good junction to write. The last year and a half have been a journey.  My quest has taken me through an ocean of frustration, contemplation, revelation, and triumph.  It has...
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Essential WordPress Plugins

I run multiple WordPress sites and this is a list of my favorite Essential WordPress Plugins. I'll update this post periodically with new plugins as they become reliable additions to my websites. Essential WordPress Plugins List (Updated 6-25-2014) Akismet - Awesome spam blocker. Autoset Featured Image - Auto Set the...
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Executive Assistant – App Review

I'm starting to get into the whole 'free app of the day' thing on Amazon's Android App Store.  Last week Amazon offered 'Executive Assistant' as their free app of the day.   This app normally retails for $3.49 in the Amazon App Store, and is loaded with features. The basic...
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Sadly, another Yahoo fail

It looks like another failure from the troubled tech powerhouse Yahoo!.  As long as Yahoo! keeps putting out new products, I will continue testing them... but I just haven't seen anything super exciting come out of the once giant search company. Today's app review is an app suggestion engine from...
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Google Music – Service Review

One of the advantages of being a super computer geek is that occasionally companies like Google reward me for my geekery.  In most cases the reward comes in the form of invitations to try pre release or limited release software or web services.  In other cases it comes in the...
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Galaxy Tab Running Android 3.0 + DIY Link!

Installing Android 3.0 on Galaxy Tab If you're a developer, it's not super difficult to install Android 3.0 on even a first generation CDMA Galaxy Tab.  Android 3.0 (or Honeycomb) was the first version of Android with a UI built from the ground up specifically for tablets. Check out this...