Archive for October, 2009

Cleaning your computer

October 28, 2009 0 Comments

I received this question today from Sher in Fayette County: WITH ALL THE WARNINGS, ETC. ABOUT THE FLU SPREADING AND SINCE MOSTLY EVERYONE USES A COMPUTER…HOW DOES ONE DISINFECT THE KEYBOARD. Good question! I always try to wipe down my phone, computer and desk every once in a while to control the dust, and since […]

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Leaving a legacy on Facebook

October 27, 2009 0 Comments

Losing a friend is never easy. And one of the few things I’ve learned about grieving is that it never really ends. Just when you think life is back to normal, a random song on the radio can bring that person back to life, if only for an instant. Searching the words “in loving memory” […]

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Job advice – social media style

October 23, 2009 0 Comments

While Homecoming is important at every school, at the University of Missouri we mean business. It’s not just a social/sporting event, it’s a requirement for alumni. Mizzou claims to be the birthplace of the Homecoming tradition and we are passionate about making the trip back to celebrate together. On a smaller scale, the journalism graduates […]

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Text to the finish

October 19, 2009 1 Comment
Text to the finish

This weekend I participated in my first big race – the Des Moines half marathon. People have been equally impressed and unimpressed by this. For the accomplished runner – finishing a half marathon in just under 3 hours is nothing to brag about. For the non-runners (myself included) finishing in any amount of time is […]

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Text alerts are here!

October 16, 2009 1 Comment

KWWL has launched its new text messaging service! I am seriously excited about this! It’s taken a lot of hard work behind the scenes, but I think it’s all worth it for the convenience of important¬†information right to your phone as a text message. We’re now offering severe weather alerts by county, daily weather forecast, […]

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Technology in the workplace

October 13, 2009 0 Comments
Technology in the workplace

Today I had the privilege of working with some of the 7th graders at Waverly-Shell Rock Junior High. Learning about technology and its practical applications to their lives and even future careers is about to become an educational requirement at school. And I had the task of kicking off their journey into the ever-changing world […]

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Who says it’s a man’s world?

October 12, 2009 0 Comments

I once had a co-worker ask me if I had ever felt discriminated against as a girl, to which my honest answer was no. But, I will admit that in the technology world – the boys outnumber the girls. I personally don’t know too many women who are interested in computer programming. Kirkwood Community College […]

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Bloggers – the FTC has new rules for you

October 5, 2009 0 Comments

Here’s a heads up to all my fellow bloggers out there – starting Dec. 1, the Federal Trade Commission will have the ability to fine you for failing to disclose any endorsements from advertisers. It doesn’t matter who you work for or if you consider yourself a professional blogger – if you benefit from something […]

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