Sites of the Week: January 19, 2014

“Clothes Make the Man. Naked People Have Little or No Influence in Society.”

Mark Twain

Factoid: Active shootings in public settings where the primary motive appeared to be mass murder occurred went from approximately one event every other month between 2000 and 2008 (5 per year) to more than one a month between 2009 and 2012 (almost 16 per year) and this increased rate continued into 2013.

Report by the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center at Texas State University

Now on to this week’s sites. This week, I’m sending out three ‘Site of the Week’ recommendations.

Lifehacker: Make 46 Meals for Under $100 in 4 Hours
http://lifehacker.com/make-46-meals-for-under-100-in-4-hours-1480339310

Lifehacker is a popular daily weblog on software and personal productivity with tips, tricks and downloads. If you don’t already subscribe, you should. The post I’m drawing your attention to today is typical of its content with a tip on how to save both time and money preparing meals.
 

Ask Bob Rankin
http://askbobrankin.com/alert_new_virus_demands_ransom_for_your_data.html?awt_l=IaJwN&awt_m=Iw7zR6ZWquP6SL

AskBobRankin is an excellent FREE newsletter. As the site states “Bob Rankin is a translator for the technology impaired — a writer and computer programmer who enjoys exploring the Internet and explaining technology in plain English.” If you don’t already subscribe, you should. The November 10, 2013 Sites of the Week included a discussion of CryptoLocker ransomware. This AskBobRankin newsletter describes CryptoLocker in greater detail and how to avoid it.
 

Careerbuilder.com: Top 10 Unbelievable Interview Blunders
http://www.careerbuilder.com/jobposter/small-business/article.aspx?articleid=ATL_0174INTERVIEWBLUNDERS

The title of this article is very fitting. When I received an email from my friend Jack with the list, I figured it couldn’t possibly be true—but it is. Each year, CareerBuilder.com releases its top ten most unbelievable interview blunders based on a nationwide survey of 3,000 hiring managers and HR professionals. I think my personal favorite was “Candidate answered cell phone and asked the interviewer to leave her own office because it was a ‘private’ conversation.” The article also lists common interview mistakes.
 

Ernie Orr sez “Check em out!”

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