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Outsourcing: What I’ve Learned About What Works and What Doesn’t

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Some time back in 2008 I read the 4 Hour Workweek. The sections about the Pareto Principle (aka 80/20 rule), Elimination, and Low Information Diet have definitely changed my life and continue to do so to this day. The part of the book that I’ve never found all that useful – basically the 2nd half 


Latest Samsung Galaxy S7 Rumors – High-Speed Charging & More

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Samsung’s flagship smartphone is in the news today – the Galaxy S7. According to new reports the latest entry in the popular line of smartphones will launch with some nice new features. At least it all sounds good on paper. Not gonna lie, I might have to take a hard look at this phone when it drops in 


Will Apple’s iPhone 7 Ditch the 3.5mm Headphone Jack?

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I’m pretty damn happy with my Black Friday / Cyberweek purchase this year – I found a solid deal on the audio-technica ATH-M50x Headphones. They’re a nice upgrade from my last pair and they fit oh-so comfy. So it caught my attention when I saw this story – rumor has it Apple’s iPhone 7 is ditching the 


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Adobe Creative Cloud Upgrade – Is it Worth It?

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November 28th – my edits are in italics. Adobe recently changed its pricing structure to only have subscription-options going forward. Also, my one year $30/month deal expired so now I’m paying $50/month.I think the first version of Photoshop I ever used was Photoshop 5 or 6. Since then I’ve upgraded to every major version when 


Apps To Help The Absent-Minded

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If you’re anything like me, sometimes a few things get… forgotten.My iPhone can be my lifesaver.Apple gave us Siri, but she’s not much more than a nifty toy.Other companies have come to our rescue thankfully. Numerous Life’s most important numbers available at a glance – this is what the app creators call it.This newly redesigned app 


Just Start

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That’s all you gotta do. You just start… That’s my life philosophy right now and I can pinpoint 2 influences that long ago inspired this way of thinking… 1. Benny Lewis. Here’s Benny’s advice on how to learn a language… in a nutshell: “Start speaking it.” Don’t know how? Who cares? Start anyway. Start speaking 


On Getting Lucky

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Today I’d like to share a little ‘ol PDF that has really inspired some major changes in my life. About 3 weeks ago I woke up in my apartment on Miami Beach and realized I was unhappy. If you had asked me the day before I’m sure I could have launched into a really compelling 


Banner Ad Rotator Plugins for WordPress

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Over the past week or so I’ve been testing out a bunch of plugins for rotating banner ads in WordPress and since it proved to be a task much more difficult than expected I thought I would share my experience and save you a bunch of time next time you’re looking to implement an ad 


Talking WordPress Hosting & Performance – An Interview with WP Engine’s Austin Gunter

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In 2011 I learned that a new managed hosting company – WP Engine – had just raised $1.2 Million from some very high profile investors including Eric Ries. At the time what really caught my attention was that one of the investors was Automattic, the parent company of WordPress.com. That piqued my curiosity and I 


Why I Switched from Kayak to Google Flight Search

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I’ve have been using Kayak for flight searches for about 7 years now. For a long time they were the best aggregate flight search, especially for domestic flights. Before Kayak came around, you either had to search individual airlines or sites like Orbitz and Travelocity, which charged booking fees (around $6 per booking on top of the flight 


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