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 20th, 2009

While identity theft is nothing new, the Web has opened up whole new world of opportunity for identity thieves. According the FBI, identity theft is the top online fraud. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission says that identity theft is it’s number one source of consumer complaints – 42 percent of all complaints. The thief will […]

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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 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 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 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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sharon on August 7th, 2008

Move over Google, there’s a new tool in town and it’s Cuil (pronounced “cool”, old Irish for knowledge). In case you missed all the hoopla when it was unveiled on July 28th, Cuil is the start-up led by former Google stars and it claims to search more pages on the web than anyone, “three times […]

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sharon on January 7th, 2008

Let me count the ways… Last week I went out of town to visit a friend. I could have brought a laptop along and done my work from the airport or between chick flicks, but I really needed the time off. Because my business is completely Internet-based, I don’t have to close down if I […]

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sharon on November 27th, 2007

Something I’ve long dreaded came to be a few days ago (which is why I haven’t posted in so long). I got hit with a Trojan Horse Virus. I have great antivirus software and it did catch the attacks (there were so many of them, I lost count) but when it gave me the option […]

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sharon on November 15th, 2007

What a nightmare! My modem went kaput on Monday (my busiest publication day, naturally). After spending several hours (I’m not exaggerating, I swear) on the phone with my provider trying to get a new one sent out I spent 3 frustrating days calling clients to let them know that my ezine would be going out […]

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