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Drupal4Design Boston – Dries, Design, Drupal and WordPress

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The 2011 Druapal 4 Design conference in Boston left me with a lot to consider. Walking into the MIT Stata Center was a great start. My Content Management System Background After moving from a custom platform to Open Source development years ago, I felt it wise to choose one or two content management / development
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Online Tools for Website Owners – Mon.itor.us

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Is your website or blog down and unavailable? If you don’t monitor you won’t know whether your site is up or down. You certainly don’t want to wait for your customers to tell you. http://mon.itor.us/ offers free and paid server monitoring. They offer a valuable service which I use to monitor the HTTP, HTTPS, FTP,
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Online Tools for Website Owners – Domain Tools

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Your website or blog is up and running smoothly and you should keep it that way. Here is one tool to make it is a little easier to keep your blog or website is running well.  This is the first in a series of posts. Domain Name Your domain name is the foundation. Without it
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Twitter

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Most of you land here by clicking on the Bio link on Twitter. Thanks. I am Jim Spencer and my primary Twitter account is fairminder. I have 7 other accounts (BlogWranglers, WebPageAdvisor, LocalSEOAdvisor, BlogNitro, BlogArmour, JBS Partners, Jim Spencer and MarketingLocals, but only post duplicate posts to them. I joined Twitter April 3rd, 2007 and
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Twitter Lists Profile – Better than Linkedin

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Each Twitter list has a name. When you get added to that list you are identified by the list owner as belonging to that subject area.  I am fascinated by the way different people see me. Generally speaking the topical subjects accurately represent some facet of my life. I just find it interesting to see
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Citi Doesn’t Think Social Media is a Fad

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When my middle school daughter hears a three year old song on the radio and I ask why she doesn’t like it, the common response is, “ew it’s old”. About now you should be asking yourself what that has to do with Social Media being a fad and Citi, or as I still think of
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Logging in to WordPress and Getting Logged Out in a Minute

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I was working with a new hosting client recently and everything was going pretty smoothly. Then I received an email saying that each time the client logged in to WordPress after less than a minute she got kicked out and had to log back in again.  She emailed me this information after it had happened
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Starting Over: PortableApps Firefox 3.6

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One way to approach the issue in my previous post about the Firefox browser sending my CPU to 100% is to start over.  Mozilla Firefox 3.6 by PortableApps provides a simple way to create a fresh Firefox install. It gets installed in a separate directory so that you are sure to not overwrite or mix up
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Firefox Sends CPU to 100%

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I was an early user of Firefox and continue to support the Open Source browser.  Last year my computer (Dell Latitude E6500 running Windows XP) began to have problems keeping up with Firefox.  I recognize that I have a lot of very useful Extensions and a good number of Add-ons and a few plugins.  However,
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Domain Names for Startups

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How to Name Your Start-up and Select the Perfect Domain Name The latest  newsletter from Jason Calacanis is full of domain name ideas that for the most part are also fitting for the small and medium business market (SMB).  Jason’s contact and subscription info is at the bottom. I have edited the post slightly by
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