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Fix the feed on your Neat Scanner

This morning, I am Office MacGyver. I love my Neat Scanner. The only thing about my Neat that has bugged me is that checks don’t always feed in straight and don’t scan well. They sometimes need a second pass through the scanner if you didn’t get them in very straight. This morning I got a…

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Get Help Now! Website Update

I’ve done a little updating to my site to make it easier for YOU to schedule MY time. Crazy right? I know. I live on the edge. I added a bright pink “Get Help Now!” button in the upper right so you can get to the things you need most often (like my phone number,…

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Entrapornography – Are you an addict?

ODing on GTD? Too many productivity blogs? Constantly reading Paul Graham essays and Seth Godin books? You might be an entrepornography addict. Take this test to find out if you’ve gone too far with productivity porn.

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Do you need domain privacy?

What is domain privacy? Domain Privacy is a service offered by domain name registrars. When you purchase the privacy (along with the domain for a few extra bucks) the WHOIS (your information) is replaced with the info of a forwarding service. How safe is my information if I choose to make it private? Personal information…

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Why website forms are better than showing your email address

Question I heard that you shouldn’t post your email address on your website. Why not? And if I don’t, how can people contact me through email on my website? Answer Posting your email address on your website is going to get you a lot of spam. It’s like giving all the suppliers of junk mail…

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Excel: Automatically Color Every Other Row

Wish you could make your Excel spreadsheet a bit easier to read by coloring every other row? What if your spread sheet is huge and you don’t want to do it by hand? Fear not! There are a couple ways to do this. The Quick Way I feel that this way works best if you…

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Dreamweaver: Setting up SASS and Compiling the Code

If you haven’t discovered SASS (or LESS) scoot on over to the SASS website and check it out. If you’ve heard about SASS but don’t quite understand it, let me explain it briefly. SASS is an extension of CSS. SASS allows you to reuse chunks of code and create variables. When you are done writing…

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A better way to have browser specific CSS

If you are developing websites you know that not everything works across all browsers. You also know you have to make special allowances for some browsers (*cough* IE *cough*). Before you may have had special external style sheets that directed those special CSS rules for specific browsers. Something like this: <!– [if IE 7]>  <link…

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Skip the trip to the bank: Send your checks electronically

Lots of banks have added a new service to send your checks to them electronically. This can save time and gas money. I suspect you can also lose a little weight by not driving by the fast food establishment before breakfast each time too. But, even if your bank doesn’t have a formal “Remote Check…

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My favorite Dashboard widgets this week

I love finding new ways to be more efficient. This week I found two great little Dashboard widgets that will help me with clients and tech phone calls. TimeScroller I am often setting phone call meetings to other parts of the country and sometimes the world. I find myself trying to calculate the time in…

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How to Add Quotes to Your Cells in Excel Automatically

This tip is going to be mostly helpful to people who working with databases. But, if you work with Excel and find yourself needing to deal with repetitive formatting, you might also appreciate the technique. When working with CSV files you may need to add quotes to either side of a cell’s contents in order…

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