Must Have Writing Tools of 2015 For a Non-writer

With just a few free tools, you can publish copy and write content with confidence. With these must have writing tools of 2015, you can catch at least a few mistakes and save a bit of embarrassment. The best part? They are both free!

1. Grammarly

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https://www.grammarly.com/

2. Hemingway Editor

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http://www.hemingwayapp.com/

Bonus: Install the Grammarly browser extension and it will work on your writing while you type it out on the Hemingway Editor! #FTW!

A Year of OpenDNS

It has now been a year since I signed us up and setup OpenDNS at home. I wanted to capture and share some of our DNS stats that are available as part of a paid OpenDNS account. I encourage all of my friends and family to sign-up for and set up OpenDNS since they have a free version that doesn’t offer stats. Our $19.95/year subscription is the same service only we support OpenDNS financially and we get a few stats that tickle my geek bone.

I give OpenDNS 5 stars out of 5 stars and highly recommend it. It is a great first step to basic filtering and protecting your internet activity.

TOTAL DNS REQUESTS

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UNIQUE DNS DOMAIN REQUESTS

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TOP 31 DNS DOMAIN REQUESTED

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TOP 10 DNS DOMAINS BLOCKED

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DNS REQUESTS BY TYPE

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Buzz Is About Conversations

Some people have been sticking their noses up at the latest release of Google Buzz. While I agree that there are many things that need changing and improvement, I also think they might not have taken the time to actually use Google Buzz long enough to understand it’s strengths. I have found through my few days of experience that Buzz is all about conversations, and conversations is what it does best. When viewing the Buzz stream in Gmail, comments show up real time and allows for a real conversation. I have been able to have fun and quick conversations with some of my Twitter friends that wouldn’t have happened on Twitter, or at least not the same way.

I have also been impressed to see Buzz pulling my flickr photos intelligently into my buzz stream. I had 3 photos of our new front door being replaced on flickr that I posted via 3 separate tweets and all 3 got grouped together in the same buzz.

With the way Buzz facilitates conversation and does some intelligent work with managing other social network data, I really think Buzz will become a powerful player in the social networking world.

Get Incredible Designs with Preston Lee

Sometimes picking a designer is like finding a good restaurant, you either have to go there and try the food or ask a bunch of your friends where the best place to eat is. Well, I’m your friend and I found an AWESOME restaurant!! Actually, not a restaurant but an awesome designer!!!preston_lee His name is Preston Lee and I highly recommend you follow his blog, join the conversation with him on Twitter, AND use his ninja rock star design skills for what ever you need designing for. I recently had Preston design some business cards for me and I was floored with the whole experience and the results. Quick results, rockin designs, and was a ton of fun to work with.

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