Articles about business and technology

Classy Photo - photography is my passion

In April of 2012 I re-discovered  a passion in my life, photography.  Photography allows me to be creative, something that was missing from my life. I enjoy the entire process, taking the picture and editing.  I love playing with the composition of the images. I was drawn to photography because I was always the one who captured family events and vacations.  From a young age I always had a camera to take photos of my family and friends.  I was fortunate enough to have a family that traveled ...

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Google Docs – the web document application

To start using Google Docs you can login using your existing Gmail account or create a new free account. Documents are normally stored on your local computer.  If you want to share a document with someone, you either email it to them or copy it to a USB drive and it to them in person.  The problem with this the document you send is a copy and you can end up with different versions of the document. With Google Docs the files are kept on Google’s servers and not your local computer.  This mak...

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C# one of my favourite programming languages

C#, pronounced C sharp, is one of my favorite programming languages.  It is part of Microsoft’s .Net framework.  C# is easy to learn and the code reads well.  C# is an Object Oriented language. C# is similar to Visual Basic, which I think is slightly easier than C#.  I prefer C# over Visual Basic .Net as it looks cleaner. You can use C# with Microsoft Visual Studio.  Another amazing product from Microsoft.  If you cannot get your hands on Visual Studio you should take a look at the open ...

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Buying a condo – things to consider

Condos are attractive to both young professionals starting out and retirees looking to downsize.  Buying a condo is usually attractive for lower cost of living, locations closer to the core of a city, and amenities such as pools and recreation facilities. Visit your bank of choice before even looking at condos.  Make sure that you qualify so that you know what price range of condos you can look at so you do not get your hopes up.  Once you do find one you like the seller will be very happy to...

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Twitter - Instant updates about the people around you

Twitter is a social tool that answers the question “What are you doing?”  With your account, you write updates on whatever you like.  Twitter updates are called tweets they are short updates up to 140 characters long.  Since these messages are small, it makes it easier to have daily updates and acts like a live journal.  You can sign up for a free account.  Your personal page looks similar to a blog page.  It shows all your tweets. You can add connections by following other users. ...

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Gmail – favourite email client

Gmail is by far my favourite email application.  I have been using Gmail for over four years. There are key differences between Microsoft Outlook.  Gmail is not installed on your computer.  It is a web based application.  Web applications are stored in the cloud (Internet).  You can access your email by using any modern web browser like Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer or Google’s own Chrome. Your email is not stored on your own email server that you have to maintain.  Yo...

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WordPress - FREE open-source website software

If you are new to building websites than WordPress is one of the fastest ways to get started.  WordPress is free software that allows you to quickly build and customize your own website.  WordPress is built with PHP and MySQL.   WordPress is very popular for Bloggers.  Bloggers are those who maintain their own personal website which they share their ideas and stories.   WordPress is a muti-user platform.  You can have multiple authors, administrators and subscribed users. THEMES Customiz...

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