Two new blogger tips today...
But before we get to the main course, when is the last time you backed up your blog?
"Um...back up...my blog?"
Yep, just because your blog sits on a field of Google servers doesn't mean it couldn't be lost, hijacked, spammed, or deleted accidentally by...you. If you are blogging on "Blogger", then this nifty little program will be just for you...The Blogger Backup Utility. Download it, and use it. It backs up your posts, template, images, comments, the whole kit and caboodle.
Next, we all know it's crucial to protect ourselves on the internet, but are you protecting your computer, files, and memories FROM the internet?
Virus protection is a no-brainer these days, I know, but one question...are you paying for it? You really don't need to...There is a GREAT and FREE virus protection package out there called AVG that has been rated very highly by multiple credible sources...CNET gave it 5 stars, and PC Magazine wrote:
"AVG Free offers very good (and very free) protection against viruses and spyware—just a tad better than free competitor avast!. As a bonus, its real-time LinkScanner technology keeps you from clicking search links to dangerous sites. It's an excellent choice if you need free protection against both viruses and spyware."
So the next time your virus suite tries to bill you $80 for annual protection, give it the boot...I have run AVG successfully on 3 computers at home for 4 years now, without issue. And equally as important, without cost.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
posthumous pointerTo laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded. - Emerson