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    10 Tricks to Telecommuting Success

    In a century where convenience is the standard form of measurement, telecommuting is growing in popularity. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2005, more than 11 million people worked from home — that's about 8 percent of the U.S. population! And what's not to love about telecommuting? When you can work from the comfort of your home, skip commuter ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Email Etiquette: How to Write it Right

    Email Etiquette: How to Write it Right
    If you’ve ever begged IT to stop a sent email in its tracks, or wasted an entire morning sifting through an unruly inbox, it might just be time for an email refresher course. In this age of BlackBerry-toting professionals connected by email around globe, it's crucial to abide by the written (and unwritten) rules of email communications. You don’t want to ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    7 Free Web Alternatives to Photoshop

    7 Free Web Alternatives to Photoshop
    Tired of going through trial versions of Adobe Photoshop? Frustrated by the limitations of common accessory programs like Paint? You're not alone. Adobe Photoshop may be the holy grail of photo editing software, but that doesn't mean you've got to break the bank to produce high-quality photos! The Internet has spawned some amazing open source photo editing programs that'll get the ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How To Build a Better Home Office

    You did it! You’ve negotiated with your boss or embraced your entrepreneurial spirit and the home office is yours. Think of all the time you’ll save on the commute, the extra hours you’ll punch in, and the flexibility you’ll enjoy. You’re ready to kick back and… oh, work. Remember, even with all the promises of work-at-home grandeur, there are just ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Can Augmented Reality Tech Help You Make Better Life Decisions?

    Can augmented reality technology finally make it easy to do the right thing? Last year was huge for a young technology called “augmented reality”—and that’s important even if you’re not a nerd, because it should revolutionize the way we approach social causes. Sure, many current examples of augmented reality are trivial, but hear me out. Augmented reality allows you to ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    50 Books Every Geek Should Read

    50 Books Every Geek Should Read
    Ever find out one of your friends hasn't read "Neuromancer" or doesn't know what a Babelfish is or why it's important to keep a towel handy at all times? Did you have that brief moment where you thought, "Man, it's like I don't even know you?" If you're going to work in tech, write code, or just spend way too much ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +59
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    Four Web Apps You Need to Know

    Four Web Apps You Need to Know
    Whether built into your product, rented from a third party, or installed via open-source, Web apps and protocols are becoming more and more a part of how we do business. Here are four you need to know about: BaseCamp These days anyone can build a wiki, but few can compare to BaseCamp -- one of the original Web 2.0 project management ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Which Certs and Skills are Hot?

    Which Certs and Skills are Hot?
    Whether you're just starting your IT career or figuring out the next direction yours should take, it's important to get a read on where the industry is headed so you'll know which skills and certifications are hot and which ones aren't worth your time. But tracking tech news and job posting trends will only get you so far. For the full ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Four Ways to Keep Your Skills Current

    Four Ways to Keep Your Skills Current
    In the IT world, if you aren't constantly learning new skills, you're falling behind. Technology changes so quickly that the skills that got you a job just five years ago might not get you the time of day right now. That's why it's important to keep developing your skills and learning new ones. Here are a few ways to do it: ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Troubleshooting 101

    Troubleshooting 101
    No one ever teaches a class in it, but troubleshooting problems is actually the main thing you'll spend time on in tech jobs. It's rarely easy, but if you follow a few rules of thumb, you'll be able to work your way out of the thorniest code, network, or system issues while keeping a level head and making sure you don't ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Six Must-Have IT Skills

    Six Must-Have IT Skills
    The skills required for technology jobs vary widely from one position to another, but are some technical skills worth acquiring, no matter what your area of expertise? Absolutely. That’s clear from a review of Monster job ads for various technical positions. Listings for network engineers sometimes call for HTML skills. Help-desk jobs may require documentation skills. Programmers often need to know ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +14
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