Archive for April, 2008

Looking to hire a Theme Designer

Posted 30 Apr 2008 — by Ellie
Category WordPress

WordPress WednesdaysEver since the launch of WordPress 2.5, everyone is excited about new ideas for themes, as well as the new ownership of!

These are some exciting developments, and I am getting excited about the future of my blogging life – including getting a new theme for this site. I have tried to keep my content and appearance fresh, but I am ready for some changes that will help me feel like I’m getting a good return on my blogging investment.

There have been some serious setbacks with this site, including loosing my archives to a twitchy finger, gaining a Google PageRank of 4 and watching it drop to ZERO.

5 Steps to Spring Cleaning Your Computer

Posted 28 Apr 2008 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

Geek GirlNo matter if you are a certified geek or a computer newbie, you still need to take some time out to do some computer spring cleaning. The basic steps listed below will give you a fresh start to the summer and fall and hopefully increase your productivity – giving you more time to enjoy sitting in the park or attending baseball games!

Keep Working at Becoming a Better Blogger!

Posted 23 Apr 2008 — by Ellie
Category Better Blogger

WordPress WednesdaysBecoming a better blogger takes some patience and a bit of elbow grease – but it is worth it when you start seeing the results you have been looking for. It doesn’t matter if your goals are more traffic, making money online or interacting with others.

You can become a successful blogger! It doesn’t matter if you are young, old, educated or not. Patience, a little bit of work and experimenting with various products, programs and advice will have you accomplishing your blogging goals in no time at all!

Text Replacement Software Saves Time

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Posted 21 Apr 2008 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

Geek GirlI am always looking for ways to save time – because time IS money! Fortunately, there are lots of ways to save time when replying to emails, filling out forms online and more – text replacement software!

The premise of text replacement software is to provide a way to type in a few characters and have them replaced by sentences, code, paragraphs – whatever text you specify. No longer do you have to write out things like, “Best wishes, Sam” on your emails or standard replies to messages you receive. Just type in the characters and let the software do the work.

Moving Time – How to Get Rid of Stuff

Posted 17 Apr 2008 — by HarriMac
Category Soulville

SoulvilleI’m getting ready to move (again) and I’m really starting to think moving with a bunch of stuff is overrated. You’ve got Uhaul costs, need helping moving things, etc. No matter whether you’re keeping most things or not, you’ve got to get rid of those “other” things somehow, right? I feel your pain.

If you live in a college area, most other students might be moving at the same time you are and they are trying to get rid of things at the same time so no one is buying. Or, people want to give you a crappy $20 deal for that $150 office chair you bought and barely used ’cause you preferred using the futon (not speaking of myself of course LOL). So where to go?

How is WordPress 2.5 working for you so far?

Posted 16 Apr 2008 — by Ellie
Category WordPress

WordPress WednesdaysWe’ve had WordPress 2.5 for a few weeks now, but I haven’t heard much about it around the blogosphere. Are users loving it? Hating it? Confused? Excited?

The upgrade to WordPress 2.5 was easy and took jut a few minutes. However, the new interface does take some getting used to. I had to take the time to sit down and poke around to see where my most frequently used settings and areas are – and if you haven’t yet, you should definitely do that.

When it is time to get professional help?

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Posted 14 Apr 2008 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

Geek GirlI am a self-proclaimed “Geek Girl” but even I have come to accept that some computer repairs or technical jobs just aren’t in my skill set or in my pay grade.

There are quite a few times when you should just get some professional help – no matter what the project is, because ultimately, time is money and time cannot be earned back if you lose it. It is just gone!

Hole in the Wall - the best time to get professional help is when you are installing any sort of hardware that you haven’t installed before – whether it is a flat screen TV or a hard drive in your computer.

How do I timestamp my Notepad files?

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Posted 11 Apr 2008 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

Geek GirlI like to make “things to do” lists in Notepad, but I also want to timestamp them, so I have an idea of when was the last time I made a list.

There’s a really easy way to do this, and I want to share it with you!

First, create a blank text file in Notepad with .LOG as the first line of the file, followed by a carriage return. Save the file with the name of your choice. (Double check to make sure that Notepad is your default handler for .txt files!)

Update your Computer’s Time!

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Posted 11 Apr 2008 — by HarriMac
Category Soulville

SoulvilleAlright everybody, this one is short but sweet. Have any of you ever had your computer time be off and it completely throw you off? I tend not to look at my cell but was totally messed up tonight when L&O SVU was on and my computer clock was saying it was 9:40 (the show starts at 10). I always have problems using the update servers they include with Windows so here’s a quick fix: