Category: Business

Business Web Development

My Company Blog: Reloaded

If you find my WordPress and web development posts helpful, I would also recommend reading my company blog. I have been the last few weeks making sure that the content was more organized, the layout was clearer, and the posting frequency increased. I generally post about WordPress related tricks, tips, howtos, but also post about […]

Business HOWTOs

How to Set Up a 3 Way Call

I have finally figured out how to do a 3 way call (phone manual is long gone). I have a Panasonic 2 Line phone, and for my reference later: Dial first number Press flash Dial second number Press flash Talk

Business Hints HOWTOs

Jappler Recommends: Babel Fish Translation

My company is working on one of the largest projects we have ever done and the entire project (a 153 field application form, admin, scoring admin, etc) has to be done in both English and Spanish. This has been a fun project all around. This is the first time I have worked with Ruby on […]

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Swamped, But Big Things to Come

I apologize for not blogging as much as I would like over the last few weeks, but I have been swamped with a number of big projects. As soon as I have more than five minutes at one time to blog – I have a great blog post to write on some really cool stuff […]

Business Standards

Room and Board Customer Service

I recently picked out and bought a desk for my office from Room and Board. The desk was delivered to my house yesterday and I could not be any happier with the experience. Since I am in the service business myself, I am always appreciative of great customer service and wanted to share my experience. […]

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Out of Disk Space

If you all the sudden get database errors (select, cannot login, cannot write, etc) – and everything looks ok (from the database end of things) check to make sure you have not run out of disk space. How do I know? Well – let’s say last night I had to do a major fall clean-up. […]

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How to Quiet stamps.com Sales Reps

Stamps.com got my contact information a few weeks ago and have been hounding me every other day after answering their three initial questions: How much does your company spend on postage a year? My response: I think I buy maybe 3-4 books of stamps. How much do you spend on shipping packages? My response: I […]

Business

Jappler Recommends: Room & Board (Store).

I have always been a fan of Room & Board furniture. Clean lines, quality materials, and a great showroom and web site. I am at a point where my current desk has seen better days so I decided to finally look at new desks. I wanted something simple, good looking, and well built. I looked […]

Business

Software Trends

In the past few years, I have used AppleWorks, Keynote, Open Office, Neo Office, Google Docs, and yes, Microsoft Office for my document, spreadsheet, and presentation needs. I have not been too happy with any of the options – but yesterday things changed. I downloaded the new version of Open Office (v.2.3) and I tried […]

Business

Managing a Business and a Life

I have now been “on my own” for five months. Five glorious months without hoping I could leave an hour early to take my son to the doctor, sending in my vacation requests six months ahead of time, and dealing with a lot of other ugliness that I had grown tired of. The last five […]