• Keep It all Backed Up

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    Spurred on by a recent tweet about backing up your data I figured I’d write about how I setup the backup for my own machines. Unlike many reading this (or talking about it on forums) I haven’t had a drive failure. I’ve never lost data. I setup a solid backup without learning the lesson first…

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  • The Basics of Writing Good Content for Your Site

    The Basics of Writing Good Content for Your Site

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    A while ago I wrote that Seo Isn’t Magic but It’s Hard work. I too find that writing targeted content that potential clients will be searching for is hard work. Being a bit of a gear head I’m way more likely to be interested in expounding on technical topics that will interest others of my…

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  • Using Vim as a Text Editor

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    This is a guest post by Alan Bailward a long time advocate of Vim and friend. Introduction When Curtis first asked me to write about my programming workflow, I thought to myself “why would anyone care about a simple setup like I have?”, and told Curtis as such. Then a few days later I was…

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  • The Case Against WordPress Plugins

    The Case Against WordPress Plugins

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    As suggested by the comments this is probably better titled as: Why I Prefer Not to Use Plugins in WordPress WordPress is a great open source CMS. Out of the box it has a ton of functionality and the huge community that exists around it contributes plugins and patches which are often very high quality.…

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  • EasyTask Review: If Only

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    Recently I reviewed The Hit List and while it is a great application I found a number of areas that gave me pause in using it long term. Since then I’ve been using EasyTask which appealed because of it’s cross-platform nature and the offsite sync, not to mention the price which includes versions for both…

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  • SEO, It’s Not Magic, and It’s Hard Work

    SEO, It’s Not Magic, and It’s Hard Work

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    During almost every website I build I get asked by my client’s what I’ll be doing to make sure their site ranks high for XXXXXX search term. Unfortunately this stems from the widely held belief that SEO is some sort of magic Voodoo that is done by the site code only. We can’t blame clients…

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  • The Essentials of my OSX Setup

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    Of course this site is about the tools you use to do your job and I mention in passing what I personally use but really the podcast is about the guests. Today I’ll list my essentials for working on OSX. In a future post I’ll list the same for Windows and Linux. Applications Web Development…

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  • Episode 3 – Frank Barrett

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    Welcome to the 3rd episode of Your Workflow, a podcast and blog on the tools you use to do your job and why you use them. Today we’re talking with Frank Barrett. Frank is an IT pro, and master beer brewer. He blogs at Frank Barrett’s Brain and cohosts a podcast called NextGenMedia Podcast which…

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  • Review of The Hit List: It came with a Bundle

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    In Episode 2 @iKitty mentioned that she was using Things as a GTD/TODO app based on a recommendation from me. I used to use Things as my choice for quite a while but have now switched over to The Hit List and thought I’d give you a run down of the features. While this started…

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  • Episode 2 – iKitty

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    In episode 2 we talk with @iKitty. Kitty is a graphic designer from Guatemala. We discuss her food photography, and the differences between the tools in North America and Guatemala. Kitty also mentioned that she wanted to remove the Spotlight icon from the menu bar and I found a way to do it remove spotlight…

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