Tag Archives: Digital Life

Use routine to beat procrastination

Do you ever get those moments where you realise you have wasted the morning procrastinating and not really getting anything done? Have you ever wanted to be more creative? I’ve just been sent a great article as part of an on-line course offered by Lateral Action with a great way






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Add facebook to google calendar

I don’t like looking at multiple calendars and Google is my main one. So, I want to sync things in facebook to Google calendar. It turns out to be simple, facebook offer an export for it’s birthday and upcoming events as a URL that Google Calendar will read!






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EU Cookie law – almost here!

I’ve been wondering why this change to the law has me so frustrated when there are so many that don’t even make me blink? The conflict I am having is because I want to comply with this law, but I can’t find a way that is not going to hurt






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Getting your email when you can’t get your email

This week some preparation has paid off and although my email server is impacted by a DDOS attack I can still read anything sent to me. You can read more about DDoS in my recent article, including how to prepare for it, but now we will focus on getting your






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Should I use my ISP email address?

The short answer in my opinion is NO! Most Internet Service Providers (ISPs) offer a free email address as part of your package. The problem with this is that it is tied to the ISP and if you move then you loose your email address and all email that is






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Unsocial Media practices

OK this is just my bit of a rant and rave about how annoyed I am that there are so many people out there who will take anything and try to exploit it. Social media is ideally about building relationships and trying to form genuine connections with others. While there






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When to use Categories and Tags in WordPress

A client recently asked me to explain Tags and Categories for WordPress. It is something that often comes up and the answer is ‘it depends’, as is the answer to many IT questions. It depends on your intention and what you want to do with your writing and your audience.






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Dropbox for synchronised storage and backup

Dropbox is a fantastic product that effectively gives you a folder on your computer that it will share, and keep synchronised, across all your other computers and the web (Mac, PC, iPhone, Android, etc). Regular readers will know that I am always on a backup soapbox. I also love to






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Manage your email – add subfolders in Windows Live

I use a combination of Hotmail and the Windows Live client as my main personal email account. I love being able to synchronise email across my laptop and desktop as well as being able to access my email when I am away from home without my laptop via the web






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Backup your blog

Have you backed up your blog? No doubt you have put a lot of work into creating and posting your blog and enjoyed the interaction with other people who have posted on it. Make sure that you have a regular backup of this important part of your digital life. Backing






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