Archive for the “Good to Know” Category
Just got introduced to a new search engine called – duckduckgo.com – yup – that’s the name Been trying it out for the past couple of weeks. It is super fast – clean design – I’m very impressed. It provides you with good results – not like Google who now decides it knows the results you should have. So…added it to my browsers. Reminds me of what Google ‘used to be’.
Apr 09 2013
… making people looking for work ‘pay’ on-line to apply for a job. Yup…. a company can now put their job ads for ‘free’, but someone out of work and actively looking for a job (go figure>>) must pay a monthly fee to be able to just apply for a job. I was going to list the name of the web site here to ‘warn’ people but decided not to because I would be just doing some ‘free’ advertising for a web site demanding unemployed people ‘pay’ to apply for a job they may desperately need. This is just wrong on too many levels to write about here. So rather than adding the name of the web site, I thought I might simply add the name of some of the companies using that site but they do not list any names of any companies unless you pay. So jobs are listed but you can’t find out any info, including company, unless you pay a monthly fee…. Right now it might be best if I stop writing before I say what I am really thinking….
My fiend/client Cheryl Scoffield is holding one of her ‘Set the Stage for Follow-up’ workshops in Toronto on August 11th. These workshops are well worth it. Networking and collecting cards seems to be a thing we do a lot of these days…. and then what. I get home and cringe – what next. Well…. Cheryl gives follow-up tips that are practical and you can use right away. I highly recommend – a very enjoyable learning experience. She will also be holding workshops in Oakville, but IF you want to attend the workshop in Toronto, you had better book right away – believe there is still room for 3 or 4 more: http://www.executivesalessupport.com/follow-up-services/entrepreneurs-training/
It seems at least once a week I hear something about computer security and more recently, about web sites with security leaks. Well…. today was my day. My web site got ‘hacked’ – yup…. all that was left of my site was some garbled words and some very strange text and e-mail addresses. Lucky my hosting is with InMotion Hosting and they just restored and fixed everything…. gotta luv that
So a word of warning. Many programs that we use regularly send us ‘new version’ announcements and often (and I know you do too…) we ignore. Let’s face it, if we feel all is well, why take the time just to update something that is working just fine. It appears that these ‘new and improved’ hackers, might have gained access to my site through a program that I did not update. Naturally, the updated version has a new security patch which most likely would have stopped these particular hackers. Do I know this for sure? Not exactly. But….I think from now on I will update to new version when I receive notification – can’t hurt….
And – another suggestion might be to completely strip/clean your old computer before selling or giving it away. IF you have a password stored in that computer and the new owner/user visits a ‘sick’ site, your stored information might be ‘grabbed’ and that might allow hackers access to your web site(s) – been known to happen.
So there are my two little tips for the day.