Pocket Bookmarking Service

Social media has become a cacophony, I rarely want to read things as I browse — I’d rather save them for later when I feel like reading. Pocket has become my favorite bookmarking service on the web. It’s free for the basics and offers an API which I’ll be writing about at some point. It’s […]

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FreshBooks Accounting and Time Tracking

FreshBooks is a cloud-based accounting software service designed for owners of the types of small client-service businesses that send invoices to clients and get paid for their time and expertise. I use it for tracking my time when I’m consulting with clients. Basic usage is free. Here are some features at a glance:  Send Invoices […]

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Managed WordPress Hosting from WPEngine

In the process of setting of this site, I’ve been exploring WPEngine more deeply and am increasingly impressed at the power and flexibility of working with their managed hosting service. I’ll be writing more about them soon. Their automated WordPress site migration is the easiest I’ve ever seen. You can get a three month discount […]

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The Incase Portable Charger for iPhone, iPad and USB Devices

Discount on the new Incase Portable Charger You can’t buy this yet on Amazon, but Flee the Jungle has a $20 discount on a very useful new iPhone and iPad accessory. Incase recently released a fast new charger with an integrated lightning cable. There’s no longer a need to carry an extra cable. More importantly, you […]

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The Fujitsu ScanSnap ix500

The ScanSnap is my favorite home office device ever. I have the prior version to the iX500 and it’s amazing. I can quickly scan two-sided documents to PDFs and store them on my computer and backup cloud storage. The new iX500 is even faster and feature rich. I can’t highly recommend this product enough. The ScanSnap […]

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Inexpensive Wireless Duplex Laser Printers

If you want an inexpensive black and white laser printer for your home office, I highly recommend the Brother duplex wireless series which usually costs between $89 – $139. The model numbers may change as the series evolve but here’s the current model. The Brother™ HL-L2340DW is a reliable compact laser printer for home or […]

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Phillips Hue Home Lighting

When I switched my home over to CFC light bulbs, it was one key piece that led to Seattle Public Utilities reporting it more efficient than others its size. However, my living room lights were always super bright which was annoying in the later evenings. I finally switched to Phillips Hue bulbs and can now […]

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Express VPN for Secure Private Web and Mobile Browsing

ExpressVPN is an excellent, easy to use VPN service for all your secure Internet needs. It works from your desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone. I highly recommend it for securing your personal information and browsing activities when on public WiFi or anytime you want to ensure your privacy. In August, I wrote about the benefits […]

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Slim Fold Wallets

I try to carry as little in my pocket as possible. Thick wallets in your pocket can actually cause problems with your posture and point you to a chiropractor. I’m a big fan of the Tyvek Slim Fold Wallets that began on KickStarter. They’re paper thin but super strong and last six to eighteen months. […]

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Portable Laptop Stands and Travel Keyboards for Remote Ergonomics

I regularly work remotely at coffeeshops with my laptops and get daily questions about my portable ergonomic setup: Here’s a list of the components I use: 1. Goldtouch Go! Travel Notebook Stand – I’ve found this works better and stands slightly taller than this still excellent Logitech Notebook Riser Stand. The Goldtouch also packs down smaller. However, if […]

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