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Entries Tagged as 'Tools & Tips'

Free tool to sync up Microsoft Outlook Calendar and Google Calendar?

July 17th, 2013 · No Comments

My work calendar is on Microsoft Outlook. I use Google Calendar for personal use. I want to have one combined calendars to have visibility into both my work and personal schedule. In other words, I want to do one-way sync between Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook (the data will always be synced from Outlook to […]

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Tags: Tools & Tips

Microsoft gives me every reason not to switch to Window 8

July 17th, 2013 · No Comments

I studied computer science. I have worked in software & e-commerce for 15 years now. I consider myself a computer power user. Computer is the primary tool I use at work. I desperately want to upgrade to a better and more modern operating system. Unfortunately, Microsoft is doing a great job to discourage me from […]

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My legal scare and JustAnswer review

July 8th, 2012 · No Comments

A few weeks ago I was in middle of a real estate transaction. I received an offer from a very excited buyer. Things went downhill after both sides signed the sales agreements. The buyer’s behaviors suddenly became extremely unstable, inconsistent, and demanding. (I will write a separate post on what I learned from dealing with […]

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Tags: Personal Finance · Real Estate Concerns · Tools & Tips

Buying links is like addicting to drugs

February 1st, 2011 · 1 Comment

There is a booming niche market in the SEO industry. A lot of companies are paying for back links to boost their natural search results in Google. These purchased links really work because they are from very well-known publishers. In fact, many of the most well known, prestigious publications are selling links. It’s very difficult […]

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Tags: Innovation · Tools & Tips

My wish lists to improve my Internet and mobile productivity

December 22nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Many of the readers of this blog work in live in the Silicon Valley. Maybe you can help me solve my problems while making some money. 🙂 POP Access to Yahoo! Email: I’ve been using Yahoo Mail since 1995. Prior to 2001 (or 2002), Yahoo! lets users to download emails to POP client such as […]

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Search Engine Optimization Still Matters

April 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Lately I have read several articles saying that Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is not that important any more. Google is becoming smarter and smarter. As long as you have excellent content, Google will find you and let the world know about your content. I’m not so sure. You might have noticed that I recently made […]

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Tags: Blogging · Tools & Tips

Where do you get your information from?

December 14th, 2009 · No Comments

I read a lot of blogs. Blogs might have some grammatical or spelling errors, but a lot of bloggers really know their stuff. They are subject matter experts. They are authentic, insightful, and prolific. I trust well-known bloggers more than most journalists. A lot of journalists don’t know what they’re talking about. They’re simply a […]

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Tags: Blogging · Learning and Growing · Tools & Tips

Someone is watching you!

November 30th, 2009 · No Comments

You just received your "LinkedIn Network Update" email. Your colleague, Mary Anne, had updated her LinkeIn profile, added 75 new connections, received 3 new recommendations, and joined 3 groups. What kind of intelligence can you infer from above information? Let me tell you something. There is a high probability that Mary Anne is looking for […]

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How to overcome writer’s or blogger’s block

September 8th, 2009 · 5 Comments

I’m the biggest critic of my own blog writing. Sometime I really struggle to put together blog posts. But, I also set the goal for myself that I would like to make at least 3 posts a week. Lately I’ve tried a few “tricks” to overcome writer’s block. Although they don’t work all the time, […]

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Wise Bread and 10,001 ways to live large on a small budget

May 7th, 2009 · No Comments

A few months ago I came across the personal finance blog Wise Bread. The site immediately caught my attention. Wise Bread is only a little bit over two years ago, but it has achieve some very impressive traffic stats: it averages 1 million page views and 500K unique users per month its Alexa ranking is […]

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