mySQL and You

If you’re involved in creating or maintaining a website that uses a Content Management System, or CMS, as its backbone, it’s likely that the CMS uses a database. mySQL is an open-source database that is very robust and is the most widely used database on the web. It’s robust enough to be forgotten and that’s not good.

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Take A Better Snapshot

With holidays, vacations and other events seemingly always around the corner, snapshots are an traditional and inevitable way to hang on to memories that would otherwise fade into bleary obscurity. Too many snapshots seem to look terrible – dark, blurry and downright unprofessional. But that’s okay, because you’re not a professional, right? That doesn’t mean you can’t use some pro techniques to clean up your next crop of fun pics.

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Five Ways To Stay Creative

It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day madhouse rush to get to work, do the job, pay the bills, take care of the kids and to at least attempt to accomplish the myriad things on the eternal to-do list we all have. For creatives, this daily merry-go-round of responsibility tends to set creativity as a priority close to, or at, to the bottom of the list. That’s not a good thing, as Martha might agree, so here are five tips to keep the gift of creativity alive.

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Communicating Hard Truths

“The first quality for a commander-in-chief is a cool head to receive a correct impression of things. He should not allow himself to be confused by either good or bad news.” – Napolean Bonaparte

“One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.” – Oscar Wilde

One of the most important skills needed to effectively run any size of organisation, but especially a small- to mid-sized company, is the ability to communicate effectively. It’s not enough to be able to pen a pithy memo or to simply lay down the law.

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Five Ways To Avoid Murdering Your Houseplants

Okay, so maybe the use of “murdering” and “houseplants” together in the title for this article will instantly skew your opinion that I’m some kind of crystal-gazing plant whisperer. Sorry about that. What I am writing about is how to keep your leafy friends from turning brown and crinkly with a minimum amount of fuss, so, here goes:

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