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How to manage the content on your iPod, iPhone, or iPad

I had a recent question about how to remove all the unwanted content on an iPod. Kathy only wanted to have music on her iPod, now that she had both an iPhone and an iPad to work with, and she had decided now to leave her iPod attached to the stereo in the living room. […]

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CONTENT MARKETING: A great step in the right direction… but much more is needed!

Sunday morning, relaxing at the breakfast table, I put down my coffee cup and pick up the Province newspaper. Out drops a flyer. Just one. My usual habit is to grab the whole pile of flyers stuffed into the section of the paper and immediately drop them in the recycling bin outside the kitchen door, […]

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WARNING: A whole new kind of scam

QUESTION: As you read this post, also think about it from a communications and reputation-management perspective. If you were the company affected by this scam, how would you handle it?   Well, imagine my surprise yesterday when I made myself a mid-morning cup of coffee and re-opened my email to get caught up, and suddenly […]

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PORTFOLIO: Allowances, Dollars and Sense by Paul W. Lermitte

After four years of careful work, and with the help of an awesome team led by Kiangle Communications Inc, Paul W. Lermitte completely revised and updated, then designed and self-published the second edition of his book, Allowances, Dollars and Sense. The book, originally published in 1999, was a bestseller internationally, and Paul kept getting requests […]

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RESOURCES: MightyDeals.com

Here are all the current (time-limited) deals offered by MightyDeals.com. We use this site to purchase web tools and graphics for on- and offline projects often, but haven’t used every product they promote here.

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DEMO: Right-justify a column in WP-Table Reloaded

Trying to solve a puzzle: how to right-justify currency data in a table from within the table, without altering the CSS code in the background. I’m using WordPress 3.3 and WP-Table Reloaded at the time of press (January 24, 2012). Here I tried using <td align=”right”>$100.00</td> within the relevant cells, and was surprised to see […]

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RESOURCES: Pay with a Tweet

I haven’t checked this out yet, except that I encountered it as a subscriber to MightyDeals.com (a great resource of graphic and digital tools at great discounts!). Every now and again, MightyDeals.com gives away freebies, and this morning was one of those days. I clicked on the link, gave them my email address, got my […]

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On being new and innovative

Interesting. Seth Godin said this today: …The lizard brain seeks constant reassurance. It will wheedle and argue and debate with the rest of your head, pushing for one tiny bit of evidence, some sort of proof that everything will be okay. Don’t do it. When you indulge the lizard, it gains power. It doesn’t walk […]

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HOW-TO: Get colours and measurements from websites

When I want to create a consistent look across a number of different online spaces, I need to know what colours I used in space one (e.g. my website/blog) so I can use the same colours in space two (e.g. my Twitter Feed in the right hand column of my website). Or maybe I absolutely […]

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HOW-TO: Check ePub formats for approval in the iTunes store [Mac-Only]

Based on instructions from http://blog.threepress.org/2010/12/16/running-epubcheck-on-your-computer/ but clarified a little more by Erin Anne… Check to make sure Java 1.5 or higher is installed on your computer (this is native in Macs, but run Software Updater just to make sure you have the latest version already). Go to http://code.google.com/p/epubcheck/ to download the latest version of ePubCheck […]