Actor, plumber, manager, scientist, athlete, nurse – whether you know it or like it or not, you and what you offer are a brand.You may be looking for your next employer, your next role or a higher grade, your next customer, interview or review … success or failure are affected by how you develop and market your brand.
Ten top tips for personal branding:
At times terrifyingly dark, intense and scary, the kinetic theme-park ride can’t conceal the broadest-brushed life lessons in a hackneyed script. But why does Kate Blanchett’s character look like a space alien, and what’s with the borderline racism? Continue reading
There’s more than one type of Facebook page. Aside form a personal profile, complete with timeline and messages, you probably already know you can create pages for organisations, businesses and groups. They used to be called fan pages, but since Facebook went commercial, pages have gone beyond that.
These other types of pages still have to be attached to a personal profile, but from there you can create any number of pages.
Having inherited development of a client’s site, I looked at the amount of clutter my illustrious predecessor had built up and decided it was time for a spring clean. It ddin’t help that some of the old plugins proved incompatible by the time we upgraded WordPress through six or seven versions.
I’ve come across recommendations for WordPress sites to function with a maximum of 10 plugins, for reasons of speed, flexibility, security and compatibility. Since we already had a site that was slow-loading, throwing errors and bulked up with plugins I hadn’t a clue how to work, it seemed like a good idea.
Then I realised the site needed a site map…
This Connection is Untrusted: You have asked Firefox to connect securely to http://www.somessl.com, but we can’t confirm that your connection is secure. Normally, when you try to connect securely, sites will present trusted identification to prove that you are going to the right place. However, this site’s identity can’t be verified.
For untrusted certificates, you may choose to accept the connection by confirming it as an exception which Firefox then stores. Which is fine until you need to clear the exception and start over. Although Firefox isn’t that intuitive about where to view those certificate exceptions and how to clear them. Continue reading
Adapted from David Mitchell’s novel of the same name, Cloud Atlas tells six stories in a variety of genres spread over a period of nearly 500 years, from 1850 to 2321. As a technical exercise, it is a stunning assembly; six plots and six sets of characters that form six distinct movies cut together with profanity, nudity and some graphic violence; but the house of cards threatens to topple over about every ten minutes.
The Wachowskis fancy themselves as philosophers and visionaries, which is why they, with arthouse director Tom Twyker, took on the ‘unfilmable’ novel. These days, anything is filmable, but does that make a decent movie? Continue reading
Yes, I know 2014 is half over – but it’s also half remaining. So rather than spot the trends during Christmas party season, let’s take a look at the trends that have emerged so far and look set to continue.
1. Interesting Typography with external fonts
Time was, if you wanted a site to render properly in all browsers, you had to stick to a small, standardised set of fonts with the fallback of an even smaller set of standby font families, then hope for the best. Now that we have extensive font librries hosted online by Google fonts, Adobe and others, you can now decorate sites with any number of personality fonts and guarantee your page will look the same in any browser. Almost. Continue reading
Perhaps you’ve been using the WordPress.com platform for your website or blog and after a long wait for the screen to refresh after an edit, you get the message:
Something has gone wrong with our servers. It’s probably Matt’s fault.
We’ve just been notified of the problem.
Hopefully this should be fixed ASAP, so kindly reload in a minute and things should be back to normal. Continue reading
To create a bootable Kaspersky Rescue Disk, you will need a clean, non-infected, computer with Internet access and a DVD or CD burner, OR, if the infected machine lacks an optical drive, a USB flash drive you can wipe and install Kaspersky Rescue Disk onto.
You will also need to be able to call up a one-time boot menu (usually the f12 key at power-on) and make sure you can change the boot order in the infected machine’s BIOS so that you can boot into the Kaspersky Rescue Disk in place of your Windows install. Continue reading