Pimping my new techie blog – Tips and Tricks

I run an IT services business in Hamilton, Ontario.  One of my current challenges surrounds making contacts and finding work, mostly due to the fact that I’ve just moved to Hamilton and just started the business.  Not to mention I’m not from Ontario and I don’t know a lot of people to start with!

I’m doing several things to get out into the community business-wise.  I’m going to a lot of networking events, getting in touch with local business owners, and contacting local IT companies.  I’m also advertising online in a few places.

That’s not enough.  I was with a large company that raised 160 million dollars due to their strategies building websites; why not take what I learned from there apply what I can to my own business website?  I’m not a marketing major, or even a minor for that matter, but I’ve seen what works and what doesn’t, and what it takes to be successful (and not!) in the web world.

Let’s combine that with my skills as an IT Goddess.  🙂  I managed a high-availability production environment for over the same highly successful company.  We had clustered web servers, redundant everything, blades, virtualization, you name it!

So, I love technology and I love the web.  One of the things I do when I’m working with technology is keep detailed notes.  When I come across something that’s particularly frustrating or interesting, I keep it filed away for future reference.  Instead of filing it away, I’ve created a tech tips and tricks section for my business website.  It’s basically a blog, and I have a ton of filed away stuff I can put up on it, and it will provide some useful information on my business website.  Having your contact info and what you do is just not enough.

Tech Tips and Tricks at Picobits.com

Randomness.

Okay so I’m a slacker and I’ve been slacking. It’s my job, what do you expect? I’ll touch on a few subjects just so nothing gets left out.

I spent a few hours today reloading my system. Wheeee, what fun. Now I have WinME installed and it’s working just fine. I had to wait for my ISP to come out with an Access Manager that would work with WinME. They did, and here I am.

Holy crap, have you seen what’s going on in Buffalo? They got like two feet of snow the night before and they were supposed to get another 12 to 15 inches last night. K-razy. We got snow here in Waterloo, but they got really dumped on.

Ugh, this presidential thing has just about made me hate politics even more — as if that was possible. I don’t even want to talk about it. Just tell me if they fuck it up, okay? No wait, don’t even do that.

I took my dog out for a walk in the field near my apartment today. He loves going to the field so he can sniff around for all the little creatures that live in it. Today there it was snow covered and he was bouncing around in the snow. You woulda thought he was an oversized rabbit if you could’ve seen him. Hahaha! He’s funny. He was burying his head in the snow so far that I couldn’t see it anymore!

Funny Link O the Day today: Hecklers.com: Interactive Comedy!