Category: "Site Small Talk"

Welcome

Welcome to my web log. This blog is a consolidation of other blogs I've had in the past. In this one, however, I'm taking a more organized approach, by attempting to segregate personal and professional comments.

This doesn't include articles and papers I've written, or to poetry and fiction that I've written under an assumed name. Someday I'm sure I'll have links to those other writings.

Switched Keys Site Conversion

Tyler Hosting, the account that hosts Switched Keys has changed providers. We are now on InMotion Hosting. Along with the change, the blog has been updated to the latest version of b2evolution. While the conversion seemed seamless, if you see any issues… more »

Cool Searches in Hoot

The latest version of Hoot has some cool search options. Hoot is one of many study tools you can use to study words for Scrabble™ and other word games. It's a free PC tool with a lot of standard search options that can help you increase your word… more »

Mobile-friendliness

Last month Google began implementing another change in their algorithms, but unlike the other changes we know precisely what is changing. On April 21, they began giving higher ratings to websites that are mobile-friendly… more »

VITA: Day One

Wednesday was our first day of VITA locally. Taxpayers came in at a steady, but not fractic, pace. The slightly earlier opening of the program will help smooth out the demand for the first three weeks. As always there were a few unusual or new issues.… more »

Site Year in Review

While I have been blogging for several years now, and writing for many, many years before, 2014 was one of my most consistent years. The challenging thing about continuously posting new content is that I don't write just to be noticed. While I enjoy… more »

Destroying the social network

When advisors talk about business promotion the one thing that I hear the most often is "embrace the social network" and strategically use it to make yourself known. I predict that in the not too distant future the benefits of social networking… more »

VITA Royalties

Training for royalty transactions in VITA are brief and instructions for how to enter them in Taxwise are not easy to find. With some trial and error and investigation, I believe I understand how to best enter them in Taxwise. It is rather… more »
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