H is for Hackable

HI was reading earlier about the Heart Bleed Bug. I highly encourage those of you who haven’t looked it up yet to do so. It’s a major security flaw that’s basically left any site that uses SSL security compromised. In general, that’s just about any site where you have a log-in.

See how massive that could be?

So, for starters, some links where you can find info on the bug: [Read more...]

D is for Domain Hosting

dI’ll probably keep this one short today. I’m a bit behind schedule because I wasn’t able to write my D post when I first got up.

Why, you ask?

Because Google kept telling me it couldn’t find the server for this site. I tried over and over. I logged into my hosting platform to see if anything was wrong. I couldn’t find anything amiss.

I was about to give up and call my hosting provider. I was actually on hold. I refreshed the screen and BAM – there was my site. I hung up the phone. [Read more...]

My Technical Woes

computerHaving a job where you can set your own hours and work from home can be incredibly freeing. You don’t have to report to the corporate man, you can set your hours, communicate with clients at your own schedule, and even get some personal tasks done. Life is good. You’re paying your bills. And then one morning you wake up to the unimaginable – the impossible.

The blue screen of death.

Yea. Totally not cool.

A few of you have technical skills when it comes to the inner workings of the computer. Most of us don’t.

I fall somewhere in the middle. I can do a system restore, disk cleanup, disk defragment, virus scan, and some other scans. I can add/remove files. I can even open my computer up to make sure the fans are clean. I have even replaced a hard drive or graphic card in my time. [Read more...]

5 Android Apps Every Freelance Writer Should Be Using

As a freelance writer, you are responsible for every aspect of small business ownership. Unless you can afford to hire employees to take care of the aspects you are not-so adept at, then you must find creative solutions for maintaining your business prowess. Fortunately, your best resource is right at your fingertips. Here are five Android apps every freelance writer should be using:

Days Left Widget. Do you have a lot of projects on your plate, and a proclivity for letting important due dates slip past your memory? If so, then the Days Left Widget can be your best alternative to a real-life secretary. This app allows you to set project due dates so that your phone reminds you of–you guessed it–how many days you have left to complete those projects. [Read more...]