How To Get Through To A Real Human From An Automated System Without Listening To Prompts 99% Of The Time

Automated systems are the bane of our existence. In principle, automated telephone systems seem to make sense. The idea is that you want to make it easier to filter people into the correct department, especially for large companies, to reduce hold time and transfers. Contrary to what you may think, automated systems do not exist to save you time or energy nor do they... read more

Top 5 Free Time Tracking Chrome Extensions To Improve Your Productivity And Get More Done

A day off work! How lovely. It's morning and you have a full day ahead of you. You turn on your computer to check your email, then had a thought and did a search. Then spent some time on forums. And did some other things online. Before you know it you take a glance at the clock. 5pm! Where did your day go?! So much for a "day off". Your day is gone. Sounds like you need... read more

What Is The Best Way To Get A Dedicated Email Service? | Time To Leave Gmail, Outlook, Aol, Yahoo, and Other Free Email Providers

Maybe you are finally ready to leave the free email providers for security reasons. Here is what I recommend to really do. First, currently there is no perfect email provider out there, unfortunately. However, what I will suggest will help you retain maximum possible security, while at the same time affording as much convenience as possible. What I suggest to do is... read more

Responsive Design And The Demise Of Empires | This Mistake Has Cost Companies Billions

With the advent of all-in-one computers in your pocket, otherwise known as smartphones, companies have seen an increasing need to move toward responsive design which allows users to view the website on a mobile device and have a great mobile experience. However, there has been massive oversight with the biggest companies which has cost them billions. This oversight... read more

The Scam Of The $500 Website | How To Avoid Getting Scammed On Your Small Business Website

There is a huge scam going around the web development industry. It is rampant in every city, every state, and just about every country with an internet connection. This is the scam of the $500 website. Companies nowadays are increasingly becoming aware of the importance of having a website and an online presence. More and more companies are realizing that in order to... read more

So-Called “SEO” Businesses Might As Well Be Called “Scammer Enterprise Operations”

You should be aware that almost every so-called "SEO" company that exists today, or for the past 10+ years, is really a scam artist or organization of scam artists who make broad claims but really steal your money. The scam essentially works by luring companies in by promising a boost in Search Engine rankings. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. But this scam... read more

How Facebook Can Organize Status Updates To Be More Efficient And Save Time

While staying up too date on what my friends are doing is a lot of fun and also helpful, I still always find myself getting frustrated when I have to scroll down an endless list of status updates. This is why I believe that Facebook should find a way to organize statuses by keywords to save its users some time and stress. To me, everyone should have the option of... read more

Installing the mbstring extension (Multibyte) with Easy Apache

On the Sharing Setting page in Wordpress using the JetPack plugin, you might have gotten this error at the top of the page (paraphrased): "Warning! Multibyte support missing! It will work without it but if mbstring is available you should use it."I would post the exact words it said but I did not take a screenshot of it and now I don't get the error because I fixed... read more

Expanding Storage? Wondering what’s the cheapest combination?

I just did quite a bit of research. I compared 4TB, 5TB, and 6TB drives at their going rate, and the cost for getting individual drives, 4-Bay NAS, 5-Bay NAS, 8-Bay NAS, and 12-Bay NAS for your home storage solutions. If your storage needs aren't as great as mine, you can plug in different values; i.e. 20TB, and find out your specific solutions. For me, I wanted... read more