Changing Name Servers (DNS) at GoDaddy

August 5, 2011

Name Servers are a somewhat technical part of setting up a new website on your new hosting account.  Basically, when someone types in www.yourname.com their computer needs to know where the website is hosted.  That’s where name servers come in.  At this point you should have already setup a new hosting account and purchased a […]

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How to Start a Business in Los Angeles

August 2, 2011

Starting a business is a lot of fun.  I’ve done it so many times that I’ve actually lost count.  I’ve even had the same idea several years apart only to find that it was ME who owns the domain name that I want.  When you’re just starting out, it’s best to just file a Ficticious […]

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30 Days of Vegetables

August 1, 2011

Well, here we are 30 days of eating almost nothing but vegetables.  I do admit to a few pieces of meat here and there while also managing to forgo a gigantic platter of ribs at the same table.  Assuming three meals per day for 30 days, we’re talking 90 meals and only four contained meat.  Not […]

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Invoicing for Freelancers

July 14, 2011

I’m not a very good invoicer.  Or at least I wasn’t a very good invoicer.  Until I found Freshbooks. Freshbooks is an online service that lets you do a whole bunch of handy things if you’re a freelancer.  It can track time, organize projects and expenses and, most importantly, create amazing looking invoices for your clients. […]

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Cauliflower Soup, Spanikopita, Zucchini and Rice

July 14, 2011

We’re on day nine of eating a vegetable-centric diet and the recipes continue to amaze.  Today Ali made an absolutely amazing cauliflower soup with a chopped parsley garnish, spanikopita with spinach, leeks, onion, garlic and feta and a zucchini and rice casserole.  All divine. I’m still not completely sure what the motivation for eating all […]

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Eat Slowly

July 11, 2011

Last week we made rice bowls with some great wild salmon on top.  Each bowl contained rice (with a bit of vinegar mixed in), sliced peppers, sugar snap peas, green onions and a big chunk of broiled salmon.  On the side I served a dish of soy sauce and a dish of sriracha for dipping. […]

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“Veggie-Centric” – 4 days down

July 8, 2011

We’re a few days into what Ali has coined our “Veggie Centric” eating plan and I don’t really miss the meat.   To be fair, we’ve been cooking up some rather elaborate recipes which go out of their way to make an otherwise boring vegetable into something spectacular. As Ali mentions in her first blog […]

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Auto Post Your Blog to Twitter and Facebook

June 29, 2011

A lot of people have been asking how I’m updating my twitter stream every time I post something new on the blog.   Well, the short answer is I use a great social media tool called HootSuite which handles the posting automatically.  But to explain how the process works, lets go over a few of […]

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Who do you create for?

June 28, 2011

The idea for this post has been floating around in my head for a while.  The basic premise is that in many cases your skill set is worth a whole lot more than what you’re being paid for using those skills. I heard an example the other day of someone who was a programmer who […]

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How to Setup a Hosting Account

June 27, 2011

A hosting account is a server where your website “lives” on the internet.  If you don’t have a hosting account, you can’t have a website, email, file storage or a bunch of other things that come with having your own server on the internet. There are some options out there to host websites for free, […]

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