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Create More with Less

Have you heard of the 80/20 principle? probably yes, but can you explain it and provide concrete examples? Ok, maybe not, at least for me. So I read this book - Living the 80/20 Way: Work Less, Worry Less, Succeed More, Enjoy More by Richard Koch

Here's a teaser/ excerpts from the book which could get you excited. The book is full of examples. citing real-life stories to prove the principle of 80/20


Chapter 1: What’s the Big Idea?

Life today divides into the fast track or the slow track. Both are less agreeable than the broad track of yesteryear. For many the slow track means economic insecurity: low earnings, low social standing, anxiety about unemployment, and missing out on the increasing material delights enjoyed by those on the fast track. But the fast track is not without its hazards. For many it means a single-minded obsession with getting ahead, total commitment to the job at the expense of personal relationships, and a frenzied lifestyle where work takes precedence over ever…

Web based FTP

Is it an oxymoron? isn't doing an ftp an always web-based activity? Well yes and no. doing an ftp requires internet connection, so that is the YES. NO because some firewalls block the ports which allows you to do ftp. So what is the solution?

You've guessed it - web based ftp like the services of net2ftp. Web-based means that net2ftp runs on a web server, and that you use a browser (for example Internet Explorer or Mozilla). FTP is the communication method to access files on a remote computer. You need it to access your files on the account given by your provider to host your homepage. FTP is different from HTTP in that it was made specially to transfer (big) files. If a transfer is interrupted, with FTP you can resume it where it broke off, whereas with HTTP you can not.

Oh yes, there are other alternative site like Surftp, just google it to find other sites. Personally I have only used net2ftp and it works for me, unless it doesn't do what it's supposed to do then I th…

Domain Name dilemmas

What's in a name? sometimes none, sometimes it's everything. So, have got your own domain? If you have a unique name, chances are you can wait until you are ready to make your own site before buying your own domain name. But if you have a very common name, buy it now or check it from WHOIS if it is still available.

I recently bought my own domain name - reymendoza.com - and redirected it to my blog as I still have not finished my own site. Ironic? Yes, but not unusual as most of my friends who does web design hasn't finished their own. Maybe because most designers are perfectionist and we dont want something unpolished in our own site.

But this kind of thinking is not productive. So I am promising myself that I will finish my site in a month's time. I'll be having Smart Bro wifi installed at home by next week so I dont have to rely on starbucks, seattle's best and netopia for my surfing needs. Ah yes, I'll need testimonials from my satisfied clients to boost…

Great Photography

Just launched a new site for my photographer friend - www.rommelbundalian.com

No, do not visit the site because I promoted it, visit it only if you want to see great photography. This guy is a genius when it comes to composition. and again dont take my word for it, visit his site.

There are many categories to choose from if you want to see his work, ranging from landscape, landscape with figures, fashion, still life, people, home interiors , wildlife, digital art and digital paintings and foodshots which has not yet been included yet.

His specialty is wedding photography. He has done so many "who's who" in wedding photography. and the guy says he's a graphic artist first before he is a photographer. You can see the proof by checking out his wedding album layouts.

The design of the site, like most photographers want is based on flash galleries. I used freeware flash gallery by airtightinteractive.com - Simpleviewer andAutoviewer. the colors are mostly neutral, to make …