Well, it's official, the Post Office is broke! It is stopping Saturday deliveries of your mail. You'll only be able to get a letter five times a week now, instead of six. Does this bother you? Do you still send mail? How will the lack of Saturday deliver affect your life? To many, it won't make much of a difference. They send emails and pay their bills online. But that isn't everyone in the United States. It makes you wonder why the Post Office is so inefficiently run that they are losing money. The answers may actually surprise you.
Every year, I look over the previous twelve months to see what is no longer with us. Things become obsolete every year. Times change. Just like the horse and buggy aren't a big business today as they were 125 years ago, we make progress. Here is a list of things we said adios to in 2012. All of them are not technology based, but I'd be interested in hearing what you can add to the mix.
We live in a very rough economy. Times are tough and people are trying to make ends meet. You might be one of those who lost their job and have been unable to secure another means of employment. What can a person do if they lack experience or cannot find work? How about going to work for yourself? You have probably seen the ads online where you can make money from home, but are not sure which offers to go after. Here is a list of five work-from-home opportunities with a review of each. Note: These are not get-rich-quick deals. As with any job, you have to work at them to make money. The benefit of these opportunities is that you can make money with no experience.
I use WordPress for almost every site that I build. If you are unfamiliar with this program, it is a content management system (CMS) that allows the business owner to edit and manage their own web site. When I first started using WordPress to build web sites for companies, I had some push back from my clients. Some said, "It's a blogging software, I don't want to blog." Others thought the system was too amateur to be used on their web site. If the site didn't cost them $5000, then it wasn't good enough for them. How wrong they are! Not only have I worked on web sites throughout the United States, I've created WordPress sites for companies doing business in Ceylon, the United Arab Emirates, and Dubai! It seems that larger corporations are also following suit. Here is a list of Fortune 500 companies that using WordPress for their web sites.