A pause from the business of business today. The folks who host the screed – WordPress – are asking bloggers to participate in a campaign to get folks ready to vote. As they put it :
WordPress.com has teamed up with the The Pew Charitable Trusts, who, along with Google, and election officials nationwide, have developed the The Voting Information Project (VIP). Together, we’re offering cutting-edge tools that give you access to the customized information you need to cast a ballot on or before Election Day
Since WordPress hosts me for free, a little giving back is always a good thing. I’m a believer in participating in the process if you’re going to complain about it or keeping your mouth shut if not. As you might have noticed I have a fairly big set of opinions although the political ones don’t show up here.
In any event, Election Day is a week off and every one of us should know the basics of where and when we can vote. Given the change (no comment) in voter ID laws in some places, you need to know that as well to be sure your vote gets cast.
We’ll be back to the usual ranting tomorrow.
Image by la fattina via Flickr
The end of another week and I’m pleased to return us this Friday to our food theme. Before I do, yesterday’s post was number 800, according to WordPress. Thanks, as always, to you guys for encouraging me to keep writing!
Most of us have heard the term sauté. It comes from the French for “to jump,” which is what the things in a pan are to do when one is using this technique. You’ve probably seen it a million times on any cooking show – the cook is standing there, flicking his or her wrist and a pile of stuff jumps up out of and back down into the pan. I’m not sure if you’ve ever tried to sauté with that technique but it’s a great way to get your kitchen floor washed because the odds are you’re going to put a bunch of food on the floor. Which of course raises a business point. Continue reading
Image by Gino Carteciano via Flickr
I have seen the future and it’s disconnected! From what? From the wall, from the wire, and maybe from you if you’re a content creator who’s not thinking ahead. I used to write this on my desktop PC; today I’m writing it on my laptop; tomorrow, I could be writing it on a tablet or my phone (which I do sometimes now in a pinch). Fortunately for me, the CMS I use (WordPress) has versions optimized for each device. It’s not quite so easy, however, if you’re producing content rather than software, especially video content, and that’s going to be a critical fix on your “to do” list if it’s not already. Continue reading
I read an article the other morning and it made me think of the old SNL skit for Shimmer Floor Wax. If you don’t know it you can watch the skit by clicking this link (I tried to embed it but good luck getting certain video providers to work nicely with WordPress). You might remember it – is new Shimmer a floor wax or a dessert topping? As with the article, it turns out to be both. Continue reading