Tools & Tips

Using Git (via GitBash) for Version Control

Whether you're working on content or code, version control is the best way to stay sane. Being able to edit your work knowing that any mistakes or problems can be rolled back is reassuring - and also an essential part of a professional content writer or coder's workflow. It can all sound super-nerdy, but using… Continue reading Using Git (via GitBash) for Version Control

Productivity Tools, Tools & Tips

Three Free Software Tools for Small Businesses

If you're running a small business, when it comes to admin it's easy to stick with what you know. I see many clients trying to manage invoicing and time tracking with Excel or an equivalent spreadsheet, or posting to each social media channel separately. And managing projects can always be tricky, especially when you have… Continue reading Three Free Software Tools for Small Businesses

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Tools & Tips, Websites

Using Icons in Your Docs and Websites

If you're building a website or working on a document and you want to use some icons, where do you find them? A well-placed and well-designed icon can really give your site and files a professional look and feel. There are many places to find them but you can quickly search Bootstrap, Font Awesome and… Continue reading Using Icons in Your Docs and Websites

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Tools & Tips, Tutorials

Access WordPress Installation without a Domain

Let's say you're moving a WordPress site from one host to another. Before changing the DNS settings on the domain you want to migrated the site's contents and test it rather than make all the changes to a live site. The way to do this is to make a few simple edits to a text… Continue reading Access WordPress Installation without a Domain

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Tools & Tips, Tutorials

How to Submit your Declaration Online as an ME in France

Anyone registered as a micro-entrepeneur (or "ME") in France is required to a submit quarterly declaration (Déclaration Trimestrielle de Recettes), which are used to determine the amount of cotisations (social charges) you will pay. These are separate from taxation and are based on the amount of money you've been paid. This can all be done online… Continue reading How to Submit your Declaration Online as an ME in France

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Basics, Computer Maintenance, Tools & Tips

4 Ways to Backup Your Files and Prevent Data Loss

Whether you're using your computer for business or just for personal stuff, the chances are there are files, photographs and other pieces of info (passwords, etc.) that you don't want to lose. If you want to be sure you have it all, should the worst happen, are you prepared? When did you last back up… Continue reading 4 Ways to Backup Your Files and Prevent Data Loss