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Holy moly we’ve got SPAM on our hands!!

And I’m not talking about the meat! I posted a list of quick tricks for IDing SPAM and avoiding internet phishing scams on the Schipul Blog this morning but I think it’s a pretty important topic so I wanted to repost it here. Especially since (and I’m not admitting anything here) I may have fallen for it… right in front of our IT director. So yesterday I received an email that looked like this guy below (minus the pink arrows
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Personal Branding Cat got your Tongue?

I happens to me too! More often than I care to admit. Let’s put the brakes on this post so I can quickly explain what personal branding is. Personal branding is a concept that says you YOURSELF are just as marketable and brand-able as say… Target. The example I like to use is George Foreman. Ever heard of the George Foreman Grill? I bet you have. The man slapped his name on a grill originally marketed using middle of the
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Art, Wine and Cyrano de Bergerac

This Wednesday is going to be packed but oh so fun! Most of Wednesday morning will be spent rushing around with Fayza to pick up donations of the alcoholic kind for the Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) event that evening. Thankfully I am from Tomball and drive a big truck… so we should be able to get it all in one run. A special thanks to 13 Celsius for donating two cases! Then from 5:30-7:30 pm it will be time to
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On Social Media and Friends

I’ve heard a lot of noise about how Social Networking Sites are going to be the downfall of civilization because everyone will be too busy updating their second life profiles to go out into the real world… and I wonder where these critiques are coming from??  Maybe I’m on oddball… but some of my most meaningful and amazing relationships have become what they are today BECAUSE of internet tools like twitter and Facebook. My “big sister” CosmoPolitician has been the
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Ode to the Perfect Weekend

Like many Houstonians, I have been without power since Hurricane Ike passed though.  And I have been going nuts… I have slept in several places and am ready for normalcy to make it’s return to my life.  This past weekend was the closest I’ve come to it in the 12 days since Ike. On Friday I was back and forth.  Do I stay?  Do I go?  Do I have another slumber party with Fayza or HappyKatie?  The straw that broke
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