Do you back up your Mac regularly? Best practices suggest you should have three types of backups: one always-on local, one local but moved off-site, and one fully remote (like a cloud backup). But how many of us follow this? I know I don’t. The closest I have gotten is to have the always-on local backup using Apple’s Time Machine as well as storing all of my docs on Microsoft OneDrive. Better than nothing I guess. But sometimes backups fail. And I recently had my Time Machine backup fail repeatedly. After some investigation, I figured out how to identify the culprit and then fix the issue. Here’s how I did it.Read More
The other day, my wife was helping with some office work that involved some data entry. As she and I know the benefits of alternating between sitting and standing when you work in front of a computer, after a little bit of time, she realized that she needed to do some standing work. Unfortunately, all of the desks in that particular office were “sit only” so she went searching for another solution. That was when she came across a fancy, brushed aluminum riser for laptops that nobody was using. She quickly grabbed it and was extremely happy being able to stand and do her work. The riser, it turns out, was made by Rain Design, and, as I later learned, was not their latest and greatest solution. But I found the one that I loved! The mBar Pro. (*Disclosure below.)Read More
Please read my article “A Content Experiment in Corporate Blogging – Introduction to the IoT Confessions Series” to better understand the context of this article. This is part 2 of a series about IoT (the Internet of Things). Be sure to read Part 1 (“IoT Confessions from the Boardroom – A Content Marketing Experiment“) for some context and continuity. It’s an example of how alternate content styles can be used for corporate blogging initiatives.
Please read my article “A Content Experiment in Corporate Blogging – Introduction to the IoT Confessions Series” to better understand the context of this article. This is part 1 of a series about IoT (the Internet of Things). It’s an example of how alternate content styles can be used for corporate blogging initiatives. After reading this “screenplay,” you can continue on in the series and read “IoT Confessions from the War Room – A Content Marketing Experiment #2.”
I firmly believe it’s critical to have a mixture of content styles when it comes to corporate blogging. All too often, companies seem to hang their hats on creating blog content that is either very “marketing-y” or very technical. And, frequently these articles focus on a lot of chest-thumping. They tend to be very inwardly focused, talking about products or services and their benefits and only that. There is a time and place for this type of content. It must be done. But other approaches may be equally successful or even more so.Read More