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Make Updating WordPress Fast and Easy

I’m sure you are like me and tired of putting your FTP info into WordPress every time there is an update, just to find out that it times out? It wasn’t until I had a client that was using A Small Orange for their hosting that there was an easier way. I knew they had something configured on their server that I didn’t on mine, because when I went to update WordPress on their servers, it wouldn’t ask for FTP info. After submitting a ticket to KnownHost (my server hosting company), the answer is suPHP.

If you have your own server, this might be a great option for you. The caveat is that your server will no longer see any files that have permissions 777. You can check out the installation instructions on how to do it.

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Writing a Great Email

Since I have been working in  a corporate culture, I have noticed that a lot of communication is done through email.

Email has become a huge communication tool in all of our workdays. The biggest risk in using this tool can be miscommunication. We could almost all agree that face to face conversations are less likely to have communication breakdowns than email, but this isn’t always feasible.

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Increasing Productivity in Windows with Launchy

Being mostly a mac guy, it pains me to say that because I use a PC at work, I work on a PC more than a Mac. That being said, I have to make these 40 hours a week as productive and as painless as possible. One of my coworkers had told me about Launchy, a tool that gives you a Spotlight/Quicksilver experience on a PC.

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An Easy Way To Brush Up on Your Typefaces

This was passed along to me. Credit Geekologie for the initial find. This could be very useful if you are stuck in a typographic rut, or just starting with typography. High-Res Available (Makes a great desktop wallpaper)

Periodic Table of Typefaces