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My Passion

Richard Lewis
When I interviewed with Coyote a discussion came up of passion and I said my passion at work was turning data into insight for my coworkers. During my presentation about myself to our Executive team and my coworkers I realized what my true passion is… it’s to help people. Every job I’ve had involved helping people and at Coyote it’s no different I’m just using my technical skills to help our coworkers and our customers; outside work I love to volunteer with the Jaycees because we help people and make an impact with the work we do around the world.

How to spend 10 dollars

Richard Lewis
Last month in my Illinois Jaycees newsletter article I talked about what you could do with 10 dollars and the Nothing But Nets Program. How cool is this, today I came across a you tube video asking the same question. The point of the matter is for 10 dollars you can save a person from malaria. Get involved in the Nothing But Nets campaign it can prevent the spread of a disease.

My Top Ten WordPress Plugins

Richard Lewis
Hey so I thought it was time to put out another top ten list and what better topic then WordPress !!!! Akismet The best dam comment spam filter out there. Simple Social – Sharing Widgets & Icons This is a great little plug in it allows you simple integration with basically any social network out there. kPicasa GalleryI found this plugin last month it makes it easy to integration a Picasa album into your website quickly Advanced Category Excluder OMG this is one of my favorite it allows you filter out post from your homepage or archives by category or tag.

Grooving to the beats with Grooveshark

Richard Lewis
So only my old AIM friends would get that title. But just last week grooveshark.com went through a full revamp of their website, switching from a flash based website to the new internet language of html5. Which seems to quickly becoming the standard. I’m excited about the switch for two reasons. First technically you can you use the site now on your iPad and iPhone in the near future. I’ve tried it on my iPad the other night and i got a notice saying my computer was not running flash and asked if i want to continue.

Things to make my life easier

Richard Lewis
I thought it was time to put together a little list of my favorite computer things i use to make my life easier. No big deal just the things i use everyday no matter if I’m at work or at home. I find myself using these products all the time. Hope you enjoy my list and post comments and share your thoughts 1) Evernote – I first found the app for my the iPad before i knew about the website.

Virtual Meetings For Free

Richard Lewis
You every want to plan a project or host a committee meeting virtually but don’t have a conference call number of your own or know where to start? Well your in luck thanks to a little company called Dimdim you can now host online meetings, trainings, and brainstorming sessions from the comfort of your own home for free. Dimdim is a software company that provides a web-based platform for real-time, rich-media collaboration and meetings.