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Workspaces

I have to say, I am jealous of these workspaces. I have been standing up at work for the last 6 months. I can’t say I would ever go back to sitting all day long. My standup setup is not great, but it works. The best workspaces of 2011 from lifehacker really puts my space to shame. Check it out here. …

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Bike Commuting to Work

I have started biking into work again.  It has been enjoyable and an interesting adventure.   This time around I’m using my commuter, a converted mountain bike (Schwinn S9five6 – Purchased in 1995).    This is one of my favorite bikes, I’ve had a great amount of fun over the years with this bike.   In the last 5 years it …

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DNS hosting

For years I have used EveryDns.net.     They were recently acquired by dyndns.org another service I use.  The issue is that the full Managed dns that I have used from everydns will not be free or donation any more.    DynDns.org wants to charge a per-domain fee. I’m not opposed to paying for this service, but for ease of use I have …

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Working from a coffee shop (what is too much)

It sounds like Starbucks is starting to see an issue with people camping out all day at their stores and using it as their office.  I’m guessing these Laptop warriors are purchasing one drink and staying all day. ARTICLE: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-20087817-71/has-starbucks-had-enough-of-laptop-loungers/?tag=TOCmoreStories.0 I’ve done my time in coffee shops and used it as an office but it’s normally a half-day event and I purchase …

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Term Life Insurance

I recently decided to keep my new years resolution and get more life insurance. Now that there are 4 children running around at our house it is important that they are taken care of in the event that I pass away. I listen to Dave Ramsey and he is a believer in term life insurance. I would have to agree. Term …

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iPad IT apps

I have a lot of apps loaded on the iPad. Many of these apps are games, productivity, social media, and just entertainment. However, there are a few that are really tech and work related. Since I am in the IT field I found a few apps that I would recommend. Remote Desktop 1. winadmin – $8.99 http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/winadmin-ipad-edition/id364898965?mt=8 This is the most …

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Work Life Balance

I always think about work life balance. I’m what you would call a workaholic. I don’t go to extremes as the definition says, but I do enjoy to work and feel that it is something that is part of me. In my readings I came across this presentation by Nigel Marsh at TED Find a Balance Between Work and Life Through …

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Riding the Bus

Last week I had some service done to my car. I decided it was time to take on the task of riding the bus (City bus). I knew that my car would not be available for 3 days so that ment I had three days to ride the bus. So on Sunday night I googled for the Grand Rapids, michigan bussing …

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