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Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006
Is your office out to get you?
By Bill Myeres
Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 09:32
What kind of feelings do you get when you enter your office and sit down at your desk?

Do you feel stressed? Worried? Cranky or impatient? Overwhelmed?

While these feelings could be caused by your work, they could also be caused by the way you have your office arranged.

Often, just simple changes in your office layout or decor can improve the way you feel, and that can lead to improved productivity.

Here are a few tips to making your office workspace more enjoyable:

Arrange your desk so you have a 'commanding position' in the room (where you can view most of the room, especially the entry door, while seated at your desk)

Remove all clutter from your line of sight

Arrange your computer monitor so there is not a bright window behind the monitor

Create 'ambiance' by adding plants and favorite mementos

Use a fan to create 'white noise' to mask outside noises

Find and fix the one thing that aggravates you the most in your office Just a few minor changes like these can often make all the difference in how you feel while in your workspace.

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Thursday, May 04, 2006
Taking preventative measures
By Bill Myers
Thursday, May 04, 2006 02:35
The email was marked 'urgent' and included the following frantic message:

"My web site has disappeared! Can you Help?"

The site owner was losing money. His site was no longer available.

I did a little checking and quickly discovered the web site owner had let the domain name expire.

The domain name registrar had sent the required domain name renewal notices, but because the site owner had changed his email address, he never received the notices.

When the domain name expired, the web site was no longer available.

Fortunately, no one else had registered the newly expired domain name, and the site owner was able to get it back. But it doesn't always work out that way.

Lesson learned: Make sure to periodically review and update your contact info (especially your email address) at your domain name registrar. Else, you risk missing an important domain expiration notice and possibly losing your domain name.

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