Web Content Filtering

Goofing off on the Internet. The vision of employees wasting valuable time on the web haunts some employers. When I'm asked about preventing such abuse, I always explain that we can certainly record and even control internet access, but my experience has been that it's usually a non-issue.



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Does cheaper always win? Walmart takes on Amazon  
- Walmart to compete with Amazon? I suppose anything is possible, but I don't see it. Walmart evokes cheap, whereas Amazon covers all price points. -

Big money for blogging! Or is it?  
- Would Ziff Davis really pay $50 for a 300 word blog post? I doubt it, but that's what their come-on claimed. -

Using Mint in a micro-business  
- While accounting programs like Quickbooks are important, a sole proprietor can also benefit from Mint's view of their money -

Webmaster Tools vs. SEO Consulting  
- Should you spend money on SEO consulting or can you just use Google Webmaster Tools and Analytics? -

Let's be serious about System Administration   2014/04/07 Keith
- Like Rodney Dangerfield, SysAdmins don't always get the respect they deserve. -

Is your job safe from robotics and computers? Are you sure?
- It's becoming very hard to predict what jobs may be available over the next few decades. -

Support is not an annoyance   2012/06/01 TonyLawrence
- Kerio's recent support changes have caused some customer backlash. I am sypathetic to some of these complaints, but I also see the necessity of the change and think it actually can be good for everyone. -

Let's NOT have an email discussion about this!  
- This is a less than ideal way to truly have a discussion. If Bill replies to me and I reply to him and then we have to get Stephanie's input and she and Bill l have a little side conversation, things get messy, confused and hard to follow very quickly. There are better ways to handle this. -

How should you price an e-book?  
- I originally priced my books at $14.95 with discounts for multiple purchases. The sales were fair - I sold a little less than 300 copies at those prices. -

Working on weekends  
- For me, working on weekends is about being able to choose when I work, not how much I work. I honestly could not say with any confidence how much I work, but I do know that I almost always work when I want to and (more importantly) do NOT work when I don't want to. -

Business reasons for using Kerio Connect  
- I thought that I would take the discussion away from the technical aspects of the software and focus on the business side of things. -

Google Plus One Buttons   2011/08/20 videoproduction
- I've recently added Google Plus One Buttons to pages here. I used to have other buttons - Twitter, Facebook "like" and even some others if we go back far enough. -

Helping my sister-in-law with Gmail   2011/06/02 TonyLawrence
- I'd rather send pictures or a move than take control of their computer. They can refer back to what I sent over and over again. -

SpamCheetah as it stands today  
- SpamCheetah is a greylisting spam control technique and it is more of a spam blocker rather than a spam filter since it really does not filter anything. -

Snarling Panda (Google Big Panda update)   2011/03/25 TonyLawrence
- Google 'Big Panda' algorithm change disrupts many web sites, causes bitterness and confusion -

Three Computer Repair Books  
- This is 162 pages, well written, with good humor and full of practical advice for the person starting out on a shoestring. -

Make money by answering questions? Probably not! 2011/03/07 TonyLawrence
- These are sites where people post questions and others post answers. The resulting pages carry Adsense advertising and there is some method of sharing revenue with either those who provide the questions, the answers, or both. -

Rolling over Quickbooks to New Year   2011/01/06 TonyLawrence
- Quickbooks has no rollover feature, so data files keep getting larger -

Was this the impression you wanted?   2010/07/14 ResearchAnalyst
- Google rips me off and ticks me off with a gift that costs me both money and annoyance. -

 
 
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Simple humanity   2013/09/01 TonyLawrence
- Customers are human - why do so many consultants treat their customers so poorly? It's bad business and and it's bad morality. -

Good luck, Rupert   2010/03/26 AndrewSmallshaw
- A lot of folks like Murdoch are watching their traditional income sources wither away and hope to get that back through the web. -

Off we go into the wide blue yonder  
- It seems like everyone says 'move to the cloud', but there are questions you need to ask before you do that. -

Bad Attitude   2010/03/14 Joe
- What you do matters. Work that is unpleasant affects your attitudes toward everything and it really isn't 'just money'. It matters. -

Questions about the new MA data security law   2010/03/03 TonyLawrence
- New requirements for the protection of personal data by businesses are confusing at best. -

Hubpages   2012/08/01 TonyLawrence
- HubPages is an article site. You join, you create content (very easy to do, by the way) and that's about it. -

New Mass. Data Security Laws   2010/03/02 TonyLawrence
- New security requirements could affect consultants as well as the business clients they serve. -

Hard Times   2010/02/24 BigDumbDinosaur
- Hard Times: I know times are really tough for many people. Here in America, we have incredible opportunities to succeed, but our social safety net has a lot of big holes in it - you can fall right through to complete disaster. If you do fall, it can be very hard to move back up, but I fully believe that the best way upward for many of us is self employment. -

Budgeting with Mint.com   2010/02/25 TonyLawrence
- Mint is a financial tracking and monitoring tool. I used it for a few months and was both surprised and disappointed by my spending. -

Friends with Benefits  
- Excellent book on social media marketing: Aaargh! OK, I'll read the damn thing, I thought. Maybe there's enough fodder here for a scathing review - tear the skin right off the authors and roast them on a spit! That'll teach that publisher not to send me junk when I don't want it. I sat myself down on the couch and started reading. -

Answer the bleeping email  
- Yeah, I know - I should not hold my breath. Communicating with large companies can be nearly impossible. -

Small is the new big  
- When I tell people I work from a home office, the reaction is often a bit negative. 'How long have you been doing that?', they'll ask, often suspiciously. -

Wicked Smaht   2010/04/10 anonymous
- I did end up happy, but that had nothing to do with being smart. -

Fear of public speaking  
- I invited other local computer business owners to come visit us. Not one of the others even responded, never mind accepted. -

You ask too much  
- Second, no, you don't really have any right to that information. -

A little help with an RSS experiment?   2010/05/10 TonyLawrence
- Sure, some people are shy. Some people just don't care. I understand that. But less than 200 from 32,000? That seems very low. -

I am always right - aren't you?  
- I've read a lot of your stuff and it exudes an I'm always right and I know more than you feel to it. -

Weave your spider web  
- If you weave a web of your own it can act as a very effective safety net during the times you experience your blues. -

We can get bad service for a lot less, can't we?   2010/01/20 TonyLawrence
- His problem is that people he had recommended have let him down. Missed appointments, unreturned calls and even worse: incorrect setup of system software. -

Get some rest - be a winner!  
- Some people (even some of the people I play with) think poker is mostly luck. It definitely is not. -

The fish basket and the flower seller  
- There is an old Indian story about a poor woman selling fish and how she got asphyxiated by the smell of jasmine flowers -

How to become a hacker  
- Not only in programming, be it any activity. Unless one loves -

Thinking about retirement   2011/02/03 BigDumbDinosaur
- What I do like is the state of being PMR - Pretty much retired -

Know your Balance Sheet  
- If you are new to running a business, you might think that the most important report is -

Keurig B-60 for the Home Office   2010/05/31 TonyLawrence
- I have been eying Keurig Single Cup coffee makers for some time now. -

Don't screw up the owner's computer!  
- She complained that she had almost no free disk space -

Google Voice  
- I got my Google Voice number today. This is going to be very helpful. It would have been even more helpful ten years ago when I basically lived on the telephone, but I am glad to have it now. -

Integrity - do we really have anything else?
- What else do any of us really have that's more important? -

The Looting of America  
- This book attempts to explain our economic problems primarily by using the analogy of fantasy baseball -

Why aren't you doing that?  
- why aren't you making oodles of money from the Internet? -

FTC and Affiliate Links  
- A lot of bloggers and web sites make money from ads, affiliate links and from pushing their own products and services. The FTC recently announced concerns about affilate links -

 
 
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I'm a lousy sales person   2012/08/12 BigDumbDinosaur
- I really am a bad salesperson. I don't follow through, close, or do any of the stuff good salespeople are supposed to do. -

Working at home: Vipdesk   2014/06/16 Tonie
- I was researching "Work at Home" opportunities for a possible upcoming article when I came across VipDesk. Unlike so many work at home solicitations, this is actually a legitimate outfit with a pay scale well above minimum wage ($14/hour and up plus benefits). The work could actually be very interesting for the right sort of person: Vipdesk offers a "concierge service" to well heeled clients. That is, the person working at home is a general resource for the client - they might make dinner reservations, travel arrangements, track down hard to find items and so on. -

Tough Times  
- I've had a few support contract cancellations this week -

The future of Working  
- Opportunities abound in the changing face of work - self employment is likely to become more common as technology enables it. -

Web Content Filtering  
- The vision of employees wasting valuable time on the web haunts some employers -

Communication  
- But couldn't we have done this by email? I know why we didn't - it sounded simple. It actually WAS simple; it just got complicated as it made its way through the chain of people. -

One in a Hundred Million  
- I'm reviewing this as a business book even though it was writtenas an autobiography. -

I'll Make You an Offer You Can't Refuse  
- Michael Franzese, a former Mob boss, contrasts the advice of Machiavelli and Solomon while throwing in a little mob history and anecdotes and relates all of that to general business advice. -

Corel Painter 11  
- Way back in 1991 I bought a Microsoft Bus Mouse. I had never had a machine with a mouse before that (although I had used mice on some customers machines). It seems kind of funny now to think of a time without mice, but really I had no compelling reason to buy it. -



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