Management Tip: The 3 Ds

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Running a business can be both rewarding and stressful. Over the years – my biggest stress is that I could (and still can) be the bottleneck with projects which then causes even more stress. Wildly enough – I learned one of the most important lessons that has helped me run a business from PTA training.

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Jappler Recommends: RedmineCRM

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While recently upgrading Redmine via Bitnami I stumbled upon the coolest set of themes/plugins for Redmine since I started using it back in 2011: RedmineCRM. I instantly moved to using a customized version of their Circle theme and am going to install a few of their plugins to help workflow over the next few days. If you use Redmine and have not looked at RedmineCRM – take a few minutes and check them out!

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Best Taco Seasoning…Ever!

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Last year for my birthday – some friends bought me spices from: The Spice House. The seasoning was not like any other I had ever had – but I instantly thought “I want to eat this every day.” I love just about everything hot and spicy, but this taco seasoning – even though it was not hot at all – it was amazing (it is the cinnamon that makes it). If you are looking for a gift for someone – check out The Spice House and especially the Taco seasoning. Next up? I am going to try making their pickle… Read More »

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Great T-Shirts

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If you could not find a t-shirt at Despair Wear, take a look at these: http://www.lookhuman.com/. Time to throw some non-Penn State t-shirts in the mix for me.

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Install Varnish in Under 5 Minutes With Bitnami

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If you have been following my posts for the last month (or talked to me about what I have been up to recently) you will not be surprised I have another post about the ease of use/awesome documentation when using Bitnami. I still am 100% impressed with the documentation – as each example I have followed has worked flawlessly (not something I can say much…especially after spending an evening trying to fix my PS3 vs. play it a few nights ago). What is Varnish? Varnish Cache is a web application accelerator also known as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. You… Read More »

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Bitnami Applications: Test Drive Applications

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Ever curious how something like Redmine, DreamFactory, or a number of other tools, content management systems, etc looked like/worked? If you did – but did not have the time to download the code, configure your server, etc – Bitnami to the rescue (again!). Within minutes, you can have a server up and running with everything you need, configured and ready to go with in a few painless steps: View a list of applications available: https://bitnami.com/stacks Select an application you want to test drive Launch a free server instance Check it out for an hour, and the decide if the application… Read More »

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New Favorite Pizza Recipe

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I love pizza, tomatillos, goat cheese, and bacon. This recipe has all – and it is absolutely fantastic. Looking for an awesome new pizza recipe that you will love? One bite in and I already had it in my mind this would be the next recipe my friends/family would expect me/want me to have at gatherings. Thanks Rick Bayless for another great recipe!

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Hello Bitnami!

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After needing to get Redmine up and running and having nothing but problems with installing gems, I decided to take a look at Bitnami where they advertise “Deploy your favorite apps in the cloud and anywhere else.” I decided to give that a shot as well as to use Bitnami Cloud Hosting for some of my sites. I had been with my managed host for almost ten years – and after a number of issues (redmine installation being the last straw) – I wanted to try something new. After a few weeks of playing around, testing, and monitoring – I… Read More »

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Jappler Recommends: 1Password

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After spending too much time and effort trying to remember passwords, save them securely, share them between computers and devices, I decided to ask a few people what they had used and tried some of their suggestions. In the end I started using 1Password. The application is available for Macs, PCs, iPhones, iPads, and Android devices. What do I like best? One click simplicity. After putting your credentials, you can have 1Password open your browser, take you to a site, fill in your username and password, and log you in – all in one click. Great interface. The application looks… Read More »

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