Goodbye Walmart

I am saying goodbye to Walmart. After years of being a customer, our time together has finally reached the end of the road. Not over some major issue, but over the very basics of customer relations. The Goal Earlier, I decided to get a Google Chromecast to use for a repeating presentation in a lobby. I am not a 100% sure it will work, but it was at the right price point to give it a try.

Introduction to Social Media: Blogging for Writers - Part Seven

I have been asked to gently introduce the FWA New Tampa / Wesley Chapel (NTWC) writers group to using and creating blogs at the June 4th meeting. Of course that meant blogging the content I was going to present. This is an article series on Blogging for Writers. Introduction We now know how to read, subscribe, and produce blogs, but how do we make it a high quality blog. In this post I present what I consider to be the discipline of blogging as I see it.

Introduction to Social Media: Blogging for Writers - Part Six

I have been asked to gently introduce the FWA New Tampa / Wesley Chapel (NTWC) writers group to using and creating blogs at the June 4th meeting. Of course that meant blogging the content I was going to present. This is an article series on Blogging for Writers. Introduction Time to move past the basics and start discussing the tools of the trade. This article covers the tool I use to write my blog posts.

Introduction to Social Media: Blogging for Writers - Part Five

I have been asked to gently introduce the FWA New Tampa / Wesley Chapel (NTWC) writers group to using and creating blogs at the June 4th meeting. Of course that meant blogging the content I was going to present. This is an article series on Blogging for Writers. Introduction Until now, the articles in this series have been focused on consuming blog content. Now it is time to join the ranks of millions of blog authors by creating our own blogs.

Introduction to Social Media: Blogging for Writers - Part Four

I have been asked to gently introduce the FWA New Tampa / Wesley Chapel (NTWC) writers group to using and creating blogs at the June 4th meeting. Of course that meant blogging the content I was going to present. This is an article series on Blogging for Writers. Introduction In part one I defined blogs, in part two I discussed how to read them, and part three covered subscribing. This article will deal with finding blogs.

Introduction to Social Media: Blogging for Writers - Part Three

I have been asked to gently introduce the FWA New Tampa / Wesley Chapel (NTWC) writers group to using and creating blogs at the June 4th meeting. Of course that meant blogging the content I was going to present. This is an article series on Blogging for Writers. Introduction In part one I defined blogs, in part two I discussed how to read them, now its time to get more interesting.

Introduction to Social Media: Blogging for Writers - Part Two

I have been asked to gently introduce the FWA New Tampa / Wesley Chapel (NTWC) writers group to using and creating blogs at the June 4th meeting. Of course that meant blogging the content I was going to present. This is an article series on Blogging for Writers. Introduction In the last article in this series, I answered the question of what is a blog. In this article, I will discuss reading a blog.

Introduction to Social Media: Blogging for Writers - Part One

I have been asked to gently introduce the FWA New Tampa / Wesley Chapel (NTWC) writers group to using and creating blogs at the June 4th meeting. Of course that meant blogging the content I was going to present. This is an article series on Blogging for Writers. Introduction This is an opinionated introduction in that I will not cover all possible options, but those that I consider to be the most common, or de-facto standard.

Windows 7 Journey – Installation Hell

With every fresh install of a new computer comes the pain that is installation of all my applications. My old machine had well over 200 different things installed. Those things being applications, device drivers, and plug ins. Of course, we cannot forget Windows Update, which needs to be run periodically through the installation process. Given the number of installs that always loom large at the beginning of this process, I use this time to filter out those applications I no longer use.

Windows 7 Journey – Prepping the USB Key

The first step on this journey is to prepare the USB key. Having burned so many CD and DVD discs in the past when doing install, I feel that this is a long overdue feature from the folks in Redmond. Having done this for my RC install, I can tell you it is not too difficult, just poorly documented. Gather the right requirements. In order to do this you will need the following things: