You, yes you. Step away from those tools you are playing with. Now find someone that knows how to use them properly.
You are NOT qualified to work on a website.
No, really. Walk away now before you do more harm. Wow, cool, you found a new tool that creates those super-duper QR Codes, so you now think you can crank out some modern marketing? Think again, and walk away... fast, before I kick you.
It's all the rage now... QR Codes. It seems the latest "Must Do" marketing tool is the QR Code, that funny looking box that you can scan with your smart device to pull up information.
Sliced Bread Move Over!
Put it on your letterhead, your business cards, your newspaper ads (for those that remember that newspapers used to have a lot of advertising). Have a flyer? Make sure you have a QR code on it so people can get more info at your website!
Hey, this is a web tool, so let's put it on our website too!
Recently I have been having people ask me about Office Communication Systems. OK, that's a big bunch of words. How about... Brian, what are you using for your phone system? This usually comes up when someone notices that I get my voicemail as email, transcribed.
There are probably several services available. For me, to get my voicemail transcribed, I use Google Voicemail. I actually have one for personal, and for the business.
But, what about a bigger office, or an 800 number, or web faxing?
For the past few years I have been trying out different online backup services. Eventually I might get around to writing a review of all of them, but for now I'll just share my current favorite: SOS Online Backup.
What makes it my favorite? For now, I'll just say it is affordable, secure, and most important... very easy to setup for automated backups of your computers.
I am not going to say anything better than what the major sites like Google or Wikipedia are going to say, so here are the links to their pages explaining it.
Remember that in the USA, we are supposed to be the land of the Free, respecting an individual's rights, which are not to be taken away without Due Process. The protest is not about allowing piracy; it is about ensuring that everyone is given Due Process in determining wrongdoing.
Don't be fooled by the recent wave of LinkedIn emails saying you have been deactivated (or anything else). This week I am seeing a lot of fake emails saying they are from LinkedIn, but they are just phishing for your login info.
I know many who have created a LinkedIn account, but then never use it. So, they can easily believe a message that says something about their activity.
Go on. Look for great deals, discount bargains, dirt cheap services. Save $10 here, $5 there. Try to get things for free... it's human nature. And it's greed.
Sure, if a deal pops up on somethng you were going to get anyway, take the savings. No one needs to be dumb and pay moren nor should anyone pay more just because they can afford more. But, for the greedy, saving just $1 more seems to be an obsession.
I recently received an email from my "Mail Administrator" asking for my login info. Now, sometimes I do email myself notes as reminders or tasks. But I don't know why I would ask for my own login info. :)
Besides, Server or Mail Admin would never ask for login information. A real administrator can simply reset the password if they wanted (they can't view the password). We see notices like "We will never ask for your login info via email" and "Do not share your login info with anyone", but how many simply ignore that like it's one of those popup windows to just click OK to?