Entries from May 2007

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

7 Google Searches I Wish I Could Take Back

Google Web History has been around for about a month now, and what a fantastic tool it is!  Fantastic… until you start combing through your search history and realize you wish you didn’t make some of those search queries after all.  Even more so, you wish Google didn’t catalog every move you made so that your significant […]

Monday, May 28th, 2007

Email Communication Problems: How To Communicate Effectively

Email is an extremely popular form of communication in both the business and personal communication landscapes, but it can often lead to major problems if the underlying tone of the email message is misinterpreted at one end.  If the parties involved are in different emotional states of mind, the slightest disagreement via email can quickly spiral […]

Friday, May 25th, 2007

A Garbage Man: The Greatest Job I’ve Ever Had

One of my good buddies recently told me a rather thought-provoking story.  As short and simple as it is, the story uncovers certain indirect truths pertaining to personal satisfaction in life and the impact that camaraderie plays in creating a rewarding career. 
It goes something like this:
When I joined the Marines as an active duty soldier […]

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

Google Calculator Tips and Tricks

Google Calculator has been around now for the last three and a half years, so a post on this Google service isn’t exactly groundbreaking. However, I came across this article on lifehack.org while I was doing a little research for work yesterday afternoon.  It reminded me of some cool conversion and calculation tricks I had messed around with […]

Monday, May 21st, 2007

The Two Most Important Practices in Life

The two most important practices in life necessitate the proper management of time and the continual development of personal relationships.  Possessing an elite social status with an abundance of money, a solid education, and even perfect health will seem irrelevant in the face of routine loneliness.  What’s the point in striving for personal success if […]

Friday, May 18th, 2007

Google for .EDU and .GOV Blogs with SEO Backlink Potential

Are .EDU and .GOV backlinks really that important for the search engine optimization of a website?  That simple question has spawned an ongoing dispute amongst bloggers and SEO enthusiasts that may never be completely resolved.  Either way, some people feel that having incoming links from .EDU and .GOV domains is important.  Therefore they desire to seek […]

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

Advice for the Groom: Turn the Wedding Rehearsal Dinner into a Party

In continuing the short series of articles I’m writing to give other “groom’s to be” some wedding advice based on my recent experience, let’s discuss the rehearsal dinner. The parents of the groom are responsible for hosting the rehearsal dinner, but the groom should be assisting with the whole operation. The goal should be converting […]

Monday, May 14th, 2007

Corporate America Asks Questions Without Wanting True Answers

Have you ever felt momentarily suspended in a complete void of productivity because someone just asked you a question that you knew they did not want an honest answer to? I am not referring to a situation where you are intentionally deceiving a loved one’s trust by hiding information that could emotionally hurt them. The […]

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Top 5 Timesaving Google Shortcuts and Search Operators

There is certainly no need for a lengthy introduction to this post.  We all know that Google has some extremely useful shortcuts and advanced search operators.  If used properly while conducting a search, they can save precious time and bring us directly to the information we seek.  I think of it as searching smarter.
Below you will […]

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

You Will Succeed When You Are the Only Person in the World

The focus of this discussion is on your world, not the physical planet that every other being on Earth inhabits. It has been my experience that a substantial number of individuals spend a lofty percentage of their time enthralled in other people’s issues. Sometimes they excite themselves, or even upset themselves with these third-party concerns. […]