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Advanced WordPress Image Settings

WordPress includes many options that may not be found by the casual user. In this post I will explain some of the options available when inserting images into a blog post. Image Details To uncover more options available for an existing image in a WordPress post you can click on the image and then select the …

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2001 Chevrolet Blazer ZR2

My Near Fatal Automobile Accident

Today is the 13th anniversary of my near fatal automobile accident. Automobile Accident On Saturday, November 23, 2002 at approximately 4pm I was in a near fatal automobile accident. I was driving east bound on interstate 80 in Utah, when at mile marker 57 my truck drifted off to the right side of the highway. I …

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Business Objects

BusinessObjects Web Intelligence: Combine Small Pie Chart Slices into Other

With BusinessObjects Web Intelligence it is relatively straight forward to create a pie chart. Often the data you are working with will create a pie chart that displays hundreds of unique slices, many of which are so small that you can't see them. How do you go about combining these smaller pie slices into an "Other" category? Consider a …

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MySQL

How to Install MySQL on Mac OS X

The process to install MySQL on Mac OS X is a pretty straight forward process. MySQL is one of the most popular open source databases. It is used in a wide variety of applications. Download MySQL Installer First you will need to download the DMG archive from http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/ Install MySQL from the downloaded DMG archive as …

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Portfolio Growth

Measuring your Progress to Financial Independence / Early Retirement

An important step to take during your investing years is to measure your progress to early retirement. Here is how I go about measuring my progress to financial independence. Financial Independence Formula Net worth - the value of all your investments toward financial independence Annual Spending - the amount of annual spending you will need …

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