Protect Against Identity Theft

If you have any experience with identity theft, perhaps you'll share you story and help those of us who are concerned about it develop some good habits and protections that will keep us safe. Identity theft is a serious problem. It's also a common problem. Most of all, it's a horrible situation to deal with once your identity has been stolen. There are all sorts of police reports, credit records, and other legal problems to clear up and correct. Credit cards or other stolen accounts must be closed and protected. ...more

Thinking about a Switch to a Mac?

I am planning to give my daughter my old laptop for her birthday. It's a two year old MacBook that I have completely filled up. When it's all cleaned up from my files and programs, it will be perfect for her. Her only worry is that she is so used to a Windows machine, she won't be able to use a Mac. ...more

I agree with you on the virus protection. I run a virus protection program on my ...more

World Food Program: On the Road in Tanzania Video Blog

Screen capture of video blog I was an early adopter of video blogging and screencasting.  In the last year or so, I've gotten away from it.  I really miss making videos and screencasts.  ...more

What's in Your Traveling Bag?

We're all running here and there to conferences and meetups–not the least of which are the upcoming BlogHer conferences. Traveling, traveling but in a high-tech, gadget-happy world, what do you pack? What do you leave at home? ...more

Thanks for all the great ideas!  Good thing I work in an electronics store, I can pick up an ...more

Words Can Paint A Thousand Pictures

With the school year ending, creating a word-cloud for your child at can help you express the personal growth you’ve seen in them this year and affirm his/her efforts. Best of all—it’s free! ...more

Weisure Time – Can You Have It All And All At Once?

Work Time +  Leisure Time = Weisure Time.* Weisure rhymes with seizure, and I hope that that will not be the result of this crazy lifestyle of weisure that we created for ourselves. Basically, “weisure” is the loss of distinction between our work and leisure time. As we have more work than ever to do (and the economy doesn’t help) in combination with the ever increasing capacity of technology, it has become easier than ever to let our work slide into our leisure time. Our oh so smart phones contain our link to the rest of the world ...more

Good W/omen making a difference [Vita's Guests] vitalingus - @ 10:32:am

Good W/omen making a difference [Vita's Guests] vitalingus - @ 10:32:am Part 3 interview with LIZA of Culture Kitchen. W/OMEN'S VOICES USING SOCIAL MEDIA AS A TOOL Women networking, consuming and producing in the 21st century... /p> VITA How have things changed for bloggers since the advent of media owned blogging sites? LIZA The game has changed, especially in the last two years.58% of blogs out there may well be w omen's blogs Yet if 90% of the traffic is only going to just 10% of those blogs.. Given that 10% is not only being funded by big ...more

10 Summer Vacation Photo Commandments

The summer solstice puts the actual season a few weeks away, but the May and June proliferation of graduations, weddings, beach trips and barbecues mean summertime even if the calendar hasn't yet caught up. Since so many events often mean much capturing of memories on memory cards (and film? Yes, please?), it seems like a good time to make a little list of Ten Entirely Subjective Commandments for Successful Summer Photography. Let's shoot, shall we? (Sorry.) ...more

Will be sure to come back to this before I leave for vacation!



Vita's professional Boundaries

Monday, Sep 25 2006 Fair play & clear communication [Vita's Rules/ ...more

Google Web Elements

The big hoopla this week in the world of technology came from Google's I/O conference. Among the announcements was one about Google Web Elements. What are they and what can you do with them? Google Web Elements are widgitized versions of Google products such as calendars, chat, maps, custom search, YouTube news, and docs. You can add these widgets to your site or blog. Most of the widgets were already available. Now they've been aggregated in one spot. YouTube News is a newly added item. ...more

Thanks for making that a simple explanation. Much easier than wading through some of the ...more