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Etsy Offers Free Small Business Classes in Rockford, Illinois and NYC

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2013/09/29

Craft Entrepreneurship Launches in Rockford, Illinois  and NYC

I ran across this article about how Etsy has started a pilot program to try and help local craft persons in 2 cities learn how to run a small business. While self-service as Etsy sells things they they make online, trying to help their users be more successful will in the long run help everyone.

Check out the 2 links below for more information.

http://www.etsy.com/blog/news/2013/etsys-craft-entrepreneurship-program-launches-in-rockford-and-nyc/

http://mashable.com/2013/09/27/etsy-business-classes/

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Windows 8 and how to get old hardware working

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2013/09/29

I have a new desktop computer that runs MS Windows 8. My old favorite HP Laserjet 1012 worked great on XP and Vista. However it seems that it was not going to be used on Windows 8 as I could not find any native drivers for it.

How a brief Google search led me to the following forum threads. Seems if you install the Vista version of the HP Driver it works just fine. Which I just wrapped up and tested with the RMA paperwork for new poor tablet. .

http://forum.notebookreview.com/windows-os-software/689749-guide-how-add-hp-laserjet-1010-1012-1015-printer-windows-8-a.html

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-hardware/hp-laserjet-1012-printer-will-not-work-with/0cc4159d-9f78-4854-a50f-3967dcf7f

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Checklist For Having Children

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2013/09/16

So I get these emails from http://www.jamesaltucher.com/.  After reading this one about parenting and children I think that he is onto something. I don’t think people realize what they are in for when they start having children and the full impact isn’t obvious until years after the little bundles of joy show up.

This is his post on kids. Its funny, sad and 100% accurate. Read it for yourself.

http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=ca6ae38471d227b05e07a47e9&id=c051a36d89&e=9e2d2cb2bd

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Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon Tackle Evolution of End Zone Dancing

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2013/09/13

These 2 guys always have fun when the get together.  I enjoyed the newest Dancing Evolution video and am sharing.  Go watch it now and laugh a little.

http://mashable.com/2013/09/11/justin-timberlake-jimmy-fallon-end-zone-dancing/

 

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