sharon on December 13th, 2009

Working from home doesn’t always have to mean working at home. My husband reminded me recently that I can work from anywhere I want. Although it’s terribly convenient to work from my home most of the time, sometimes a change of scenery is just what’s needed. I hate to admit this, but sometimes I just […]

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sharon on January 22nd, 2009

They’re sneaky. And stealthy. They’re quiet and mostly unobtrusive, but once you’ve been visited by them, you’ll know it. Because you’ll be inundated with a seemingly never-ending stream of spam-mails. They’re email harvesting robots, and chances are you’ve been visited by one. What these insidious creatures do is crawl your site, much like the search […]

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sharon on January 15th, 2009

Well, I bit the bullet yesterday and bought a new laptop. I decided on the Lenovo ThinkPad SL400.  It looks like it has pretty much everything I was looking for.  It’s also the top pick at PCWorld’s Top 10 All-Purpose Laptops.  My goal is to use it exclusively for my business.  I’m also getting an […]

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sharon on January 12th, 2009

There have been times that I’ll be talking to a friend about some frustration at work and inevitably a sardonic smile creeps across their face as if to say, “Oh yeah, you poor thing.  It must suck to work at home.” Yes, working at home has some really great benefits that I wouldn’t trade for […]

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sharon on January 7th, 2009

I want to hug it.  I want to give it a nice, big kiss….muah! In a previous post, I told you how I lost my hard drive.  Well, long story short it is unrecoverable.  All my pictures of my kids since about 2002.  All my music!  Oh God my music!  I’ve either printed out, scrapbooked […]

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sharon on December 29th, 2008

Going green is becoming a priority for a lot of companies.  Companies everywhere are taking steps to be more green by using solar energy, reducing employee travel, instituting recycling programs and the like.  These are all positive steps, but the companies that are really leading the charge are the ones that are taking more drastic […]

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sharon on December 8th, 2008

Last month I lost my hard drive.  Well, I’m still dealing with it.  A friend of mine had recommended a local computer guy to try to retrieve my data from the old hard drive.  The last time I talked to him, he hadn’t been able to get his data recovery program to run on my […]

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sharon on November 18th, 2008

This is one of those things that you know may happen someday and you know you should be taking precautions for when it does. Like backing up your data for example. Of course it had to happen on a Monday, which is my busiest day- the day that I have a publication deadline and clients […]

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sharon on September 19th, 2008

Today I received an interesting case study on Ben Ballard’s law firm– an internet-based firm. The Ballard Law Office is a San Francisco-based business litigation firm founded by Benjamin Ballard, a seasoned attorney who has practiced law since 1980. Ballard’s areas of practice include commercial law and litigation, tort litigation, appeals, business counseling, and trust […]

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sharon on August 21st, 2008

Did I ever tell you how much I hate spam? Well I hate spam. I have all kinds of filters and anti-spam stuff set up, but I cannot get away from it no matter what I do. I can’t use one of those verification programs because I need people to be able to contact me […]

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