Monday, March 21, 2011

We're Living Out of Boxes.......

We're doing a lot of living out of boxes these days. Only 4 more days until the moving truck arrives to take us to our new home across town.  My studio is packed so my Etsy shop is on vacation until March 30th.

During my down time while packing, I found these great Moving Announcements available on Etsy. I Love them all. I think I'll order the "living out of boxes" set to send to friends and family: it best defines how I'm feeling today. LOL

Links to the items features above are can be found here:

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

HTTP or HTTPS? It's all greek to me...!

From my "Techie" friend....
HTTP stands for Hypertext Transport Protocol, which is just a fancy way of saying it's a protocol (a language, in a manner of speaking) for information to be passed back and
forth between web servers and clients. The important thing is the letter S which makes the difference between HTTP and HTTPS.

S (big surprise) stands for "Secure".
If you visit a website or web-page, and look at the address in the web browser, it will likely begin with the following: http://. 
This means that the website is talking to your browser using the regular 'unsecure' language. In other words, it is possible for someone to "eavesdrop" on your computer's conversation with the website. If you fill out a form on the website, someone might see the information you send to that site.
This is why you never ever enter your credit card number in an http website! 
But if the web address begins with https://,that basically means your computer is talking to the website in a secure code that no one can eavesdrop on.

You understand why this is so important, right?
If it doesn't say `https://’, never enter sensitive information like a credit card number.
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Friday, March 11, 2011

How can I make my workspace inspiring?

Life would be sweet, if my workbench tools could find their way back to the rack on their own....

The quickest way to destroy my motivation is to have a messy workspace.  At times I have tried to work through the clutter, but it never fails to effect my inspiration and plague my motivation. Next week we are moving and I’ll have a bigger, brighter, workroom.  I need help getting my jewelry making workspace more organized so I can stay motivated and connected to my projects.  I’ve been thinking about how to create a motivating space and would love to hear some of your ideas!

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Thursday, March 3, 2011 the bathroom?!?

My loose beads find their way everywhere; they end up in rooms I never took beads into, like the bathroom!?! They get into my shoes; they hide under the fridge, and get into the hardwood floor cracks. Once I have them safely contained in their storage location, they seem to breed. If just one bead escapes, it splits into two beads and those two breed. Eventually, there are lots of little beads rolling and rattling everywhere. Our vacuum cleaner consistently sounds like I’ve been vacuuming a gravel road.

But the most frustrating thing is that none of these randomly reproducing beads match. Their little beady offspring don't resemble either parent. Oh, no. These beads will be random colors, shapes, and sizes, and none of them will go together. There will be beads that I swear I never bought, and yet, there they are, lurking under the entertainment center or on the stairs leading to the basement.

Beads; they’re taking over!  I’ll show them, I’ll turn them into bracelets if they’re not careful!
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