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Would you like to learn about Scrum?

Recently I decided to take the knowledge in my head and put it in a course. I’ve been working as a Scrum Master for a number of years having trained up 3 different groups. I enjoy using Scrum and now know and see all the benefits it has to offer. When using it you see how easy it is to break things down, have iterative release and really just focus.

So, I created a new Udemy course to pass on this info. And as visitors to this site I decided to include a nice coupon link to get it at a much reduced price. You can actually pick up my course (which will be/is a $99 dollar course) for just $10. Yep, $10 to learn about scrum and understand how its used and get benefits. You interested??? Then check out the following link : So, I created a new Udemy course to pass on this info. And as visitors to this site I decided to include a nice coupon link to get it at a much reduced price. You can actually pick up my course (which will be/is a $99 dollar course) for just $10. Yep, $10 to learn about scrum and understand how its used and get benefits. You interested??? Then check out the following link :

https://www.udemy.com/an-introduction-to-scrum-methodology-and-agile-development/?couponCode=ONLINECOURSECOUPON0115

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I created a Udemy Course on WordPress Ultimatum Framework

Well, my first course has finally been approved so happy. For a first course I wanted to do the basics; for people that have no knowledge or want to see what framework like; so that I can create future courses expanding on this (as well as add any new lectures need to). Already working on my second course which is completely different.

I gave away few free tokens but I thought I’d send out few more.
https://www.udemy.com/beginning-with-the-ultimatum-wordpress-theme-framework/?couponCode=udmstufree

And then if those gone I thought I’d create a number of coupons for just $5 to get people interested; thats about 89% off the price
https://www.udemy.com/beginning-with-the-ultimatum-wordpress-theme-framework/?couponCode=yt20155dol

And finally if all those run out there are some for $9 which is about 80% off
https://www.udemy.com/beginning-with-the-ultimatum-wordpress-theme-framework/?couponCode=yt20159dol

I’ve been inspired by a number of trainers; just need to finish script for second course (around other daily things) and get recorded.

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You could win my 8 Core Mac Pro

I wanted to spend a little time and introduce you to a campaign I have just started. I am looking for contributions to help me upgrade some hardware to improve and produce better video content for a number of channels (I list 2 in there but not all of them) including TechnoInfo4U channel content.

To give back I am also on success drawing a name from the contributers and giving them my old Mac Pro once all hardware has been aquired.

Please take a look at the following to enter. Also please can you share.

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Introducing my Dell Mini 9

I recently posted from my holiday about a bit of old technology I bought to use. I was looking for an older laptop so I could create a Linux machine and came across a Dell Mini 9 on eBay. I put down my small bid and when aution had completed I had won, ya.

This came installed with Ubuntu 14.04 (which I may change in the future) which was fine for what I wanted. I believe it also has 1Gb memory and 16Gb of storage space.

I decided that it would be great to take this little machine on holiday with me to give it a good test. My previous holiday; last year; I took a Android Tablet with me which was great; although I found that the wireless on it was a bit hit and miss. I did also take, this year, my Nexus 7 with me which in the end I didn’t use other than once (most of Internet was used from our room on the 6th floor and I found that the WiFi on the Nexus didn’t work too well; as oppose to the Mini which got good WiFi signal) because of the connection.

The Dell Mini 9 was used daily to view YouTube videos, I made a blog or two on it and it was also used for social media such as Facebook. I was suprised really on how useful this little machine was giving great WiFi connection even on the 6th floor and how easy it was to use the small keyboard to make things such as blog posts. Over all its was a very usuable system for doing small tasks such as browsing the web. At such a check price also I had no issue in sticking in the backpack and taking it around.

I often see people in Starbucks and Costas here in the UK with their laptops out; usually MacBooks or similar. I may have to start taking this Mini 9 out just to show people that such older tech is still usable and at such a cheap price (and so portable) it wouldn’t matter if it got lost or damaged.

In conclution, I am very pleased with the Mini 9; its still very usable, portable and solid. I can see it being used for quite some time still.

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Older Technology Still Does The Job

I’m here, sitting in my hotel room in Majorca connected to an expensive WiFi which I paid for writing this blog on a old Dell Mini 9 I picked up a week or so before I came on holiday.

Most people; and I used to be one of them; changes their technology every 1 – 2 years, getting the latest and greatest processors or machine.

Over the past few years though I have come to the conclusion that although it’s great to have brand new technology; this also gives people with less cash to splash a great chance to upgrade to newer technology; or older newer technology.

I myself have now benefitted from this with a purchase 6 months ago of an older 8 core Mac Pro and now this Dell Mini which only cost £30.

I can say that this Mini 9 (which has Ubuntu 14.04 on at the moment but when I get back I will install Mint) has allowed myself and family to stay in contact with the world and at a price that can’t complain about.

As the title suggests; Old Technology Still Does the Job and so says my Mac Pro, Canon 400D, Sony WX200, Mini 9 and a few other items I could mention.

So, if a friend of your is getting some new tech then certainly suggest a purchase of their old.. Or let me know.

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Where did some of the latest posts go??

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Google Glass- looks amazing but there are mixed cmments

I’ve been seeing lots of posts and news stories of late about Google Glass; latest one was about not allowing adverts. Now incase you wanted to goto the source and check out details on google class then please goto this link http://www.google.com/glass/start/

There are some nice videos on there of people using Google Glass in every day use and I can honestly say that it looks outstanding. Video recording, pictures, video conf, sat nav, just to list a few things they show in the videos.

Truly amazing if it does what they say.. but here are some more items you may want to check out also.Google Glass not for children, may cause ‘eye strain,’ reads warning

http://www.nbcnews.comWed, 17 Apr 2013 18:05:10 GMT

On a help page for its futuristic Glass headgear, Google is warning potential users that it may cause eye strain or a headache, and recommen…

Here Are Google Glass‘ Tech Specs – Gizmodo

http://gizmodo.comTue, 16 Apr 2013 03:28:40 GMT

Google just released the official specs for Google Glass (after releasing the API too) and the futuristic frames come with 16GB (only 12GB will be usable) Flash memory, 5 megapixel camera for stills, 720p video recording,

First Google Glass Devices Are Coming Off The Production Line

http://techcrunch.comMon, 15 Apr 2013 23:39:44 GMT

Google just notified everybody on the Google Glass waiting list that it is “seeing the first few devices come off the production line right now.” Google says it wants to start shipping the devices as soon as possible and doesn’t

At the moment we seen a mixed view but hopefully when it comes out we will have something remarkable where we can blog, video and share more…

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CurationSoft – Help you to post better content to your blogs

I love providing content on this site, giving technology news and info out to people is what I have done for years in word via mouth form. I even tried to do with video which was fun, even if not watched too much.

Of course, keeping up with todays news is impossible for a 1 or 2 person team; especially with busy schedules like day to day work etc. So, to help me along a little I recently bought CurationSoft which basically is a piece of software that allows you to construct a post and include links to subject matter that your post is about.

Just to clarify; you simply do a search for you subject; you can set the source to things like Google Blogs, YouTube, etc and it comes back with a list. You then simply drag and drop into your post to produce the following type of links and info :

the lone home ranger: how to build your blog readership

http://www.lonehomeranger.com3/2/13

One of the greatest tips I’ve learned about writing is that the best way to get over writer’s block is to write every day. In that spirit, I’m planning to blog every day in March! I have a few recipes, some ideas that have been

As you can see above, it copies in a link to the post/info and then a little snippet. You can pull in a number of these to give you bigger better posts. On posting you can schedule the posts all from the software so y ou could quick produce 7 post for the week. Very quick, very easy and looks great if you build up.

So, YouTube videos; how about a demo of the product ?

 

CurationSoft Demo Video

www.curationsoft.com What is CurationSoft and how does it work?

Or bit more info?

 

CurationSoft 2.0 – The Postbuilder Update

www.CurationSoft.com – The latest 2.0 version of CS is ready to go. It is a huge update with a fully fledged inbuilt post builder.

If I were making a video you would see just how quick and easy it is to do; well you can see from the above videos 🙂

Best thing is; its desktop software and not a theme so you can publish to lots of blogs. Its also cheaper than a lot of themes out there…

Truely a bargain that will help me improve my posts. So, if you like the sound of it and want to know more check out and click the button below to go to their website…

 

 

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Is the Genesis WordPress theme for you

Genesis Theme/Framework was the first WordPress framework (not theme) that I saw and tried. I did a review on this a little while ago; this blog was created for that review as it goes :

 

Genesis WordPress Framework Review

There are many WordPress themes out there, some premium, some free. There are also a few Superthemes or Frameworks that sit on top of WordPress and offer extra layout functionality. StudioPress offer one of the better know and widely used frameworks …

Over time I have had opportunity to play with this theme to further my understanding and have the conclusion that Genesis is a great framework to use although to get the best out of it you need to do some CSS and code yourself.

There are many child themes available for Genesis; you can buy one or the complete bundle plus those that are not out yet. You can even get a basic theme that you can use as a template to design your own.

But don’t just take my word for it, check out the following articles :

 

The Genesis Framework Is the Only WordPress Theme You Need

http://www.petersenmediagroup.com1/3/13

I’ve been using the Genesis framework since its inception in February, 2010. I stopped using other WordPress themes entirely in mid-2011.

 

Why a Genesis and Thesis Comparison is Still No Comparison

http://chrislema.com2/23/13

Even if you’re not a theme developer yourself, if you’ve attended a WordCamp, visited a WordPress Meetup, or hung out with WordPress folks, you’ll have heard of starter themes, frameworks and child themes. These are the

 

Its also great for SEO :

 

Best Seo WordPress Themes | Themes Tube

http://themestube.com4/11/12

A great premium SEO wordpress theme using the Genesis framework. Genesis framework is well optimized by SEO specialist and it provides a layer of security to ensure your website is safe. It comes with 6 default layers and huge selection of

There are many other articles out there on Genesis Theme; some positive and some negative. You need to make up your mind what is right for you and hopefully the above articles give you a little more info.

This blog is running using Genesis and one of its child themes with very little customization apart from widgets. There are even new widgets out for Genesis allowing you to create custom hook boxes so no need to code those any more.

If after reading these you are interested in getting Genesis Framework or just reading a bit more on their site then please click our affiliate link : StudioPress Themes for WordPress

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So you need to earn money; need a new career. Can you earn money online?

In todays economy we all find ourselves needing that extra bit of cash to survive the ever increasing living costs; some of us find ourselves on the unlucky side of loosing our job or continued out of work. Is the Internet a source of cash flow for us?money

So, is it a possibility to earn money from the Internet?

Many people are now looking to the Internet for ways of making either more money or a living for themselves. Some of us are looking to start a business and need the Internet to advertise. Others are looking to sell items or use some other form of money earning such as on line advertising.

Can the Internet provide us a living? Well the short answer is yes; many people today do earn a living from doing something involving the Internet. The bad news is that far more people fail to earn money.
So, what methods of money earning schemes can you do? There are many; some require you to pay an initial outlay and some you can start for free.

Those that are not free doesn’t mean that they are scams or not money making ideas. Yes there are unscrupulous people out there that will try to scam money from you so the best bet before outlaying any cash is research. Sometimes its not about buying a product but about buying training. Paying for training; such as on how to blog; can be well worth it as it may be the difference between earning a living or not. Never think “I will wait till I am earning before I buy” as without that training you may not be able to earn.

That brings me onto the first way people try to earn money and that is blogging with ads on the site. This is a valid way of earning some money and many do earn some part of a living this way. However, unless your the worlds best blogger it is unlikely to  bring you a full time wage. Try to use blogging combined with other ways to earn money.

The other thing about blogging is that you are not going to instantly get followers. Many blogs started don’t continue as people loose hope or interest. There are many formulas out there to get your blog seen and many that will charge you for how to and info. Do the research, you will find those formulas.

Other ways of earning cash online is to either produce something yourself; like an ebook; or goto a service such as ClickBank where you can sell third party products (you have affiliate links you put on your site that links to their sales – for every sale you get a percentage). You could also sell a service of your own if you have  a skill.

In fact there are far more ways of earning cash on the Internet than I could list so the answer to the original question is certainly a yes; you can earn money on line. However; all those people who fail to do so fail because of the same reason. To earn money on line you have to work hard; you have to get noticed; you have to provide a great service.

Thanks for reading, I hope it has answered any question you may have if you are thinking about earning a living on line. Remember one things if nothing else; its hard work but at the end of it you could be working from home earning money for yourself.
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