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ASP.NET MVC3 on Rackspace Cloud Sites

Posted by on Feb 2, 2012 in Blog, Techie | 0 comments

ASP.NET MVC3 on Rackspace Cloud Sites

Launching an ASP.NET MVC3 site on Rackspace Cloud Sites has been mostly easy. Mostly. There are a few ‘gotchas’ that make it painful. There’s no need for you to waste time I’ve already spent figuring this stuff out so here’s what I’ve learned the hard way. ASP.NET 4.0 isn’t the Default You’ll see this manifest itself with an ugly configuration error when you try to visit your site. This one is easily fixed, just open a ticket or start a chat and ask them to move your site to ASP.NET 4.0. It takes them about 10 minutes if you...

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Diary of a Tech Startup Gal – Feb 2012

Posted by on Feb 1, 2012 in Diary of a Tech Startup Gal | 0 comments

Diary of a Tech Startup Gal – Feb 2012

My dear friend, Lori Lewis, has created a new digital magazine, See Magazine. Its mission is  “celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of strong girls and women the world over and the pursuit of mass media reform to correct inaccurate and damaging representations of girls and women.” Check the magazine out along with “Diary of a Startup Gal”, a new monthly installment by me that covers my journey into entrepreneurship. This month is all about facing fears. It starts on page 16. I’m honored to be part...

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Treadmill Desk Day 1

Posted by on Jan 8, 2012 in Blog | 2 comments

Treadmill Desk Day 1

It took almost all day, but my Treadmill Desk is complete! There are some adjustments I need to make, but overall, a fantastic first start. I’ve been walking for about 30 minutes between 1 and 1.5 mph now and haven’t really noticed.   The Idea I sit all day, every day at a desk. Sometimes, I don’t even leave my apartment for days in a row. Code has a way of crawling into your brain and not letting go for hours. I’ll look at the clock and hours have passed and I haven’t moved. This alone has made me want a treadmill desk for a...

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5 Lessons from My LA Startup Weekend Experience (Aug 2011)

Posted by on Sep 15, 2011 in Blog, zFeatured | 0 comments

5 Lessons from My LA Startup Weekend Experience (Aug 2011)

It has all the makings of a great party… loud music, loud people, all the tech gear you can think of, food, beer, movies, more men than women (good for me!), frantic atmosphere, cameras, video recorders, and a whole lot of fun. But, instead of being a raging night, it was 2.5 days of everyone hustling to make the next great company.   Friday Startup Weekend kicks off on Friday night with everyone pitching their ideas rapid-fire style. 60 seconds is all you have and yes, there is a timer ticking. 34 pitches later, it was time to vote. 12...

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3 Things Every Page of Your Business Website Should Have

Posted by on May 10, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

3 Things Every Page of Your Business Website Should Have

Your website is an essential calling card to your current and potential customers. Thinking as them, here are 3 Things Every Page of Your Business Website Should Have.   The reason they should be on every page is because a potential client can visit your site through any page, not just your home page. Also, the consistency makes them feel comforted and that they know what to expect when visiting your website and therefore your business. 1) Your Unique Selling Proposition (USP) › Use a tagline, an image, or other text Remind your...

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Security is for Cadavers and Other Life Rules

Posted by on May 5, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

Security is for Cadavers and Other Life Rules

Bob Parsons wrote the below 16 rules to live by. I think they pretty much rock! #1 has my favorite line… Security is for cadavers. They get better from there. #16 is another favorite! Here’s the list: 1. Get and stay out of your comfort zone. I believe that not much happens of any significance when we’re in our comfort zone. I hear people say, “But I’m concerned about security.” My response to that is simple: “Security is for cadavers.” 2. Never give up. Almost nothing works the first time...

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5 Joyful Tweets or Facebook Posts

Posted by on May 2, 2011 in Spread Joy | 0 comments

5 Joyful Tweets or Facebook Posts

We spend a lot of time on our social networks. It’s a great place to spread joy! Do it now with one or all of these messages! Stop what you’re doing. SMILE. One of those big, goofy grins that make people think you’re up to no good. Now, doesn’t that feel better?? Singing Joy to the World. Al the boys and girls. Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea. JOY to you and me! Have you hugged someone today? No? Time to go a-huggin! Tell someone you love them right now. When was the last time you sent joyful snail mail for no reason? Try...

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Outsourcing 101

Posted by on Apr 30, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

Outsourcing 101

Let me just start by saying outsourcing is amazing and I LOVE it. I’ve worked with people all over the world for everything from assisting me to developing major software. When I was at my corporate job, we outsourced to India and the US. There are definitely ways to do it right and there are ways you can lose money. This post will give you an introduction to outsourcing and help you do it right. Outsourcing Services I outsource all kinds of tasks to oDesk.com (affiliate link). It is usually my first choice for outsourcing. My current oDesk...

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Toddler Train Crash

Posted by on Apr 13, 2011 in My Projects, Toddler Train Crash, zFeatured | 0 comments

Toddler Train Crash

Train Game for Kids – iPhone & iPad App Do you have a toddler that loves trains and playing on your iPhone/iPad? Then imagine your toddler playing with trains and learning while you get stuff done. At least, that’s what I envisioned when my 2 year-old little brother wanted to play a train game on my iPhone. But all the games out there were really complicated and I found myself right next to him trying to figure them out myself! That wouldn’t do! So along with my friend Richard, I created Toddler Train Crash. Update: It...

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Just a Few of Us (JAFOU)

Posted by on Mar 19, 2011 in Just a Few of Us (JAFOU), My Projects, zFeatured | 0 comments

Just a Few of Us (JAFOU)

Just a Few of Us is a startup that I’m founding along with a business partner. I’m the technologist and she’s the business. For all the details and to sign up for the beta, visit...

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