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Will Facebook damage your career?
July 7, 2007 by Katy Whitton

There’s been a lot of talk online over the past few weeks about how social networking websites such as MySpace and FaceBook can affect people in the real world. In a recent article in the New York Times the founder of and Educational Consulting firm was shocked when she checked a student’s Facebook profile: Ms. […] … Read Article »

Websites

Website Review: The Cranking Widgets Blog
July 7, 2007 by Katy Whitton

Brett Kelly over at The Cranking Widgets blog is running a “competition” to win $50 for the best review of his website. Being the shameless miser that I am, I thought I’d give it a go as I could really do with some beer money at the moment! The Cranking Widgets Blog (so called because […] … Read Article »

Business

Consistency is the key…
July 6, 2007 by Katy Whitton

I’ve recently been rather busy (hence the lack of posting this week) on a project at work. It’s the first time we’ve used this method to populate a website (I need to be a bit vague for obvious reasons!) and a couple of things came up during the process that have prompted me to write […] … Read Article »

Business

Brits get the short end of the stick at work (again)
July 6, 2007 by Katy Whitton

A Couple articles in my RSS feeds caught my attention last week (yes, I’m lagging behind a bit): The Register: Britons are workaholics, survey says (via Out-Law): According to a study published today by the International Labour Organisation, more of the UK’s workforce put in “excessive hours” than in any other developed country. The ILO […] … Read Article »

Planners

Managing Projects in one Place
July 6, 2007 by Katy Whitton

In my new book “Managing Web Projects” I discuss the process of quoting for projects and project management techniques so I thought I’d provide an additional resource for you all (as I’m nice ;)) to tie the two subjects together in a nice, handy bundle. Managing a project and keeping all of the information together […] … Read Article »

Websites

Review: Foldera Project/Task Management
July 6, 2007 by Katy Whitton

So, I’ve finally been given access to a beta (isn’t everything on the Internet in beta at the moment?) account with Foldera. If you’ve not heard of Foldera before (and they’ve been quite quiet recently) from their homepage: Foldera – from homepage “Effortlessly organize your work with Foldera.Foldera is a free and intuitive filing system […] … Read Article »

Productivity

The College Student's Productivity Guide
July 6, 2007 by Katy Whitton

I received an email a while ago (well okay, I admit it was ages ago but I’ve been busy!) asking me to check out the The College Student’s Productivity Guide – 27 Apps, Tools, and Resources. From the introduction: … No, there isn’t a free download that can cure your hangover from Saturday night, but […] … Read Article »

Coding

Why programming projects take so long
July 6, 2007 by Katy Whitton

Perl isn’t a language I’vehad much to do with as it’s a bit complicated – plus I’ve never really had to use it for anything other than mail scripts. The following video shows why software projects take so long. Why this guy thought he could use voice recognition software to write code I don’t know. […] … Read Article »