The year without pants

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The year without pants has nothing in common with the annual global flash mob action during which men and women take the subway in their underwear. “The year without pants” is a book by author Scott Berkun about the two years he spent with Automattic, the company behind WordPress. Automattic…
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Refreshing update for Google Alerts

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Google Alerts are emails sent by Google as new results, such as web pages, newspaper articles, or blogs, are found that match your search terms. This relatively unknown Google service has been around for many years and barely evolved in terms of functionality and layout. This week emails received a…
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Leave me alone!

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We are surrounded by digital distractions, or should I rather speak about digital seductions. The advent of the smartphone has resulted in us all being continuously connected. Tweets, email notifications, check-ins. They clamor for our attention and response. And usually with a negative impact on our work and personal life.…
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Digital work is breathtaking. Literally

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Respiratory arrest or apnea is the medical term for an unconscious interruption of breathing for more than 10 seconds. During apnea there is no movement of the muscles involved in breathing and lung capacity remains unchanged initially. The best known form of apnea is sleep apnea. Typically for men sleep…
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IT in the smallest room

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On a lighter note: according to a study of 1,000 respondents with smartphones by the U.S. web company 11Mark, 75% of them have used their smartphone in the bathroom. From this “fascinating” study that got lots of attention by certain U.S. online media, we learn that Android and Blackberry owners…
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Exchange 2003, the sword of Damocles

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Everyone knows the expression “The sword of Damocles hangs over our heads” being used for all the uncontrollable and unavoidable hazards that continuously threaten us. Organizations that use Exchange 2003 today should be aware of similar dangers. If Exchange 2003 is still used in your organization then this implies that…
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