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Slick as A Whistle

Good Morning!
I Have Been Thinking


It almost feels like cleaning the kitchen cupboards. Everything is such a mess while you are doing it!

The restucture will probably be slow for a while. Only two of my sites are online at least for now. I will be adding a good lot of stuff, but I am certainly going back to the more static website content.  I may have a whole lot of things to talk about as I get through this changeover.

I have other domains that begin with “winning” so be prepared to see more as winningwayhosting, and winningwaysecrets go live. Or maybe I will preface them with cwinsonline-hosting,

I did move my blog, so if you want past issues you can still find them at http://www.cwinsonline-wordpress.com it was a fast and safe way to back up the word press blog.  If ever you can’t read the newsletter in your email you can almost always find the latest online minus any advertising. 

The Winning Way - one step at a time

Opportunity is never lost
It goes To Those Ready to Accept It!

Carolyn

 Start every day with a smile  Ice Breakers
 
 New House

A family had spent the day moving from their farmhouse into a brand new house in a development nearby.

Very early the next morning, their 3 year-old son ran in to
the parent’s bedroom to wake them up.

The mother dressed him and told him to play in the yard.

About 20 minutes later, he came running back.

“Mommy, Mommy,” he exclaimed, “Everybody has doorbells – and they all work!”

Thought for Today:  

“I like the dreams for the future better than the history of the past”.  -Thomas Jefferson

 

Tips Tips and Techniques

In your WP blog you can export the blog, then in a new WP blog you own you can import the blog. Just click on tools in your admin panel, click on export, save the download to your computer. Then go to tools in the new blog and click import. Slick as a whistle!

Happy designing!

 

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Defeat The Virus

Good Morning!
I Have Been Thinking

I have been hearing all day even the last couple of days so much information about a new viral flu. I know that you have been listening to this too. I can’t help but feel that so much attention to it with fear as its impetus can in fact create a panic.

Fear can be a horrible thing in people who have just enough information to make it dangerous. Precautions are simple. Wash you hands often. Stay out of crowds if you have sniffles and especially stay home if you have a fever. Germs seem to be something people spread without thinking.

Viruses on the Internet can spread just as quickly and often in what seems to be a benign. Viruses can be attached to email containing images. Viruses have been known to be attached to greeting cards sent via the web. A virus can be added to a site through forms that are not protected against accepting certain strings of information.

Before anything is sent from you, or received by you be sure that it going through an email scanner. Delete anything in question no matter who it is from.

Opportunity is never lost
It goes To Those Ready to Accept It!

Carolyn

Ice Breakers

Today

My wife said, “Whatcha doin today?”

I said, “Nothing.”

She said, “You did that yesterday.”

I said, “I wasn’t finished”.

Thought for Today:
“I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.”
-C.S. Lewis

Tips and Techniques

Of all the virus software out there the one that keeps winning prizes at least as far as I am concerned is AVG. The free version does a great job. I believe that I have used all of the major software products and have always gone back to AVG. Just like good handwashing is essential a good virus software is your first line of defense.

Happy designing!

Good Morning!
I Have Been Thinking

Everyone knows, success is not an accident. Neither is failure. Both are a direct result of consistent activities. The trick is to learn as quickly as possible which activities lead to success and which ones don’t..

But just how do you know which road to take? In this era of technology we are no longer guided by the stars or even a golden compass. We now have a GPS system and the Internet. It is surprising that people don’t hardly even talk to one another they text! We are back to writing only now it’s so much faster.

But writing isn’t even writing. You see things like LOL, or BFF. What about IRL! Can you understand all of these shortened shorthand that is used on line and in texting? I found a great site that is a dictionary for all of those little acrynoms that will help you to understand all of those terms. Be cool and even get adept to using them yoursefl. OK Carolyn, stop talking and just give em the link. Well, here it is..

http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/s/shorthan.htm

Have fun

Opportunity is never lost
It goes To Those Ready to Accept It!

Carolyn

Ice Breakers

Abbott and Costello Routine

Searching in my library for two books by communications expert Deborah Tannen turned into an Abbott and Costello routine.

“What’s the first book?” the librarian asked.

“That’s Not What I Meant,” I said.

“Well, what did you mean?”

“That’s the title of the book,” I explained.

“Okay.” She looked at me a little skeptically. “And the other book?”

“You Just Don’t Understand.”

“Excuse me?” I got both books. Eventually.

Thought for Today:
“The point is not to pay back kindness but to pass it on.”
~ Julia Alvarez

Tips and Techniques

Another day to wake up to bad news. It seems that I have been suspended from Twitter. Why, because Google said that winassoc.com had bad ware attached to it. We got the notice at the end of March that the site had in fact been hacked. It was cleaned up within 24 hours to make it perfectly perfect again, but getting the warning off the site is taking its toll. It is the website owners responsibility to make sure a site is safe and does take constant alertness to these gremlins that like to invade other’s property. The net is no different. We are doing everything possible to get this alert off the site. It is clean and it is safe.

Happy designing!

Organizing Files 2

Good Morning!
I Have Been Thinking

Yesterday we talked a little about files and organizing the files on your computer. Did you start putting things in order yet?

The next files to put order in are all of those eBooks you have been collecting. Can you imagine a library just putting everything anyplace? Books and yes even eBooks can represent a very large investment.

First of all what kind of ebooks are your collecting? Can you see a logical categorization of them? Create a folder for each category, perhaps things like:
Marketing
Product Manuals
Accounting Practices
Ezine Management
and so on.

Then put the eBooks in your collection inside of those folders. Your file system will put them in alphabetical order for you.

The next thing you might want to do is to print a copy of each directory. There is an application called 2X explorer that you can get that makes the job of doing this quite easy. It’s free and easy to use. http://www.free-downloads.net/downloads/2xExplorer/

Once you have printed a list of your eBooks, you can use your list to create a card catalog, or a database or just the list that’s up to you.

Opportunity is never lost
It goes To Those Ready to Accept It!

Carolyn

Ice Breakers
Nurses in Heaven

Three nurses went to heaven, and were awaiting their turn with St. Peter to plead their case to enter the pearly gates. The first nurse said, “I worked in an emergency room. We tried our best to help patients, even though occasionally we did lose one. I think I deserve to go to heaven.”

St. Peter looks at her file and admits her to heaven.
The second nurse says, “I worked in an operating room. It’s a very high stress environment and we do our best. Sometimes the patients are too sick and we lose them, but overall we try very hard.”

St. Peter looks at her file and admits her to heaven.

The third nurse says, “I was a case manager for an HMO.”

St. Peter looks at her file. He pulls out a calculator and starts punching away at it furiously, constantly going back to the nurse’s file. After a few minutes St. Peter looks up, smiles, and says, “Congratulations! You’ve been admitted to heaven … for five days!”

Thought for Today:
” Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. ”
– Victor Hugo

Tips and Techniques

Go to your folder with your eBooks. Right click on one of the eBooks and a dialog box will pop up. Go to properties on that dialog box. You can fill in the form with Name, Author, a brief description and other information about that file. Key words will help you to find the file again. In research I have found this to be one of my best defenses when I ask myself, “now where did I read that?”

Happy designing!

Good Morning!
I Have Been Thinking

One of my favorite stories is Peter Pan written by author James Barri. The story as you know is about a boy that refused to grow up. What fun is there is growing up? What excitement is there in growing up?

Not everyone can be the story teller that James Barri was, but everyone does have stories to tell. Everyone has memories. Everyone has parents and grandparents who may remember things differently.

Such stories and memories make for great content for blogs and family web sites. Such stories can knit families together. I am talking about families that have been separated by geography.

Talk to your parents, talk to your grandparents write the stories down. I can guarantee they won’t be around forever. Some of the exciting things you can do is video, audio and story telling. It is so easy with the technology we have today that all it takes is a bit of imagination and a love of history – documenting family history.

Opportunity is never lost
It goes To Those Ready to Accept It!

Carolyn

Ice Breakers

Name

Some friends were hoping their second child would be a girl, and they even had a name picked out. The ultrasound didn’t reveal the baby’s sex, though, and since the expectant father had orders from the Navy to ship out before the due date, he told his wife, “We’d better pick out a boy’s name, just in case.” But when it was time for him to report for duty, they still hadn’t decided.

At sea a few weeks later, he got notification that his son,
Justin Kase, had been born.

Thought for Today:
“God gave us memories that we might have roses in December.”
-James M. Barri

Tips and Techniques

Blogging is one of the fastest and easiest platforms to master in developing a site on line. The steps are even easier.

1. Get a domain name: try http://www.cheapdomains.com
2. Get hositing (I will give you hosting for as little as $60.00 for a year and even install your blog for you.)
3. Using Fantastico you can have your blog installed and ready to go in about 15 minutes.
4. Write a post every day. It doesn’t have to be a lot. A memory or two a day will help you get started.
5. Invite other family members to contribute.

Happy designing!

Challenge

Good Morning!
I Have Been Thinking

I never thought that I would look forward to listening to the news, and you are right for most of it I am not, but there is one segment in the news that I look forward to listening to and that is simply the good news that does in fact happen.

I truly believe that most people want to be good. I believe that most people have respect for their neighbors. I also believe when the times get tough that is when the good in people shines through.

Times that are tough as it has been said, “when the going gets tough, the tough get going.” There are times when we just plain have to stop and look at things and I do believe that life gets tough just to see how tough we are, don’t you? Challenges are just as important to our life as the good times. Challenges make us appreciative of the success.

I thank God every day for the challenges because every one of them made me the person I am today. I didn’t like it when some of them were happening. I still don’t like it when I see people having to struggle, but I also know you can’t help the butterfly out of the cacoon, he has to struggle his way out or his wings will never be strong enough to fly.

Opportunity is never lost
It goes To Those Ready to Accept It!

Carolyn

Ice Breakers

VCR Skills

While reviewing math symbols with my second-grade pupils, I drew a greater-than (>) and a less-than (<) sign on the chalkboard and asked, “Does anyone remember what these mean?”

A few moments passed, and then a boy confidently raised his hand. “One means fast-forward,” he exclaimed, “and the other means rewind!”

Thought for Today:
“Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.” – Dale Evans Rogers

Tips and Techniques

When was the last time you sat down and sincerely counted you blessings? When you are feeling like nothing is going well, try it. I have never ever found anything that gives a quicker resurgence of energy and ambition than to be truly greatful for everything I already have.

Happy designing!