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How To Manage Data
Technology

How To Manage Your Data

Every new piece of data that comes my way has a tag/folder/place for it to be organised. Storing most important to least important keeps things at arm’s reach when you need it and assists with remaining focused on your day. I believe keeping clear inboxes and removing unneeded data asap really boots overall productivity. The tools I use might not be the best tools for you, I like the eco-system Google provides and the affordable rates help a lot.

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Fundamentals of Computer Hacking Feature
Learning

Fundamentals of Computer Hacking – Course Review

For a free course, it’s okay. I can’t complain as there was zero commitment to access it, but still it felt very lacking in the one area the whole course revolved around… hacking. It spent so much time on computer basics by the time it went into hacking topics it was over. I still got value from it, some of those computer basic lessons we actually great refreshers even if I didn’t want them. I still would recommend this course as a place to start for computer basics, not cyber security. I’m on the hunt for a better course already.

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Apps & Software

Best Free Image Optimizing Tool

So I’ve tested a lot of image optimising tools for various projects over the years. Everything from Photoshop to WordPress Plugins, and as of late 2019 I’ve finally found my favourite Free Image Optimising Tool (and method). Optimising images needs to be two things, easy and fast. I don’t want

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Web Design

Daily UI Challenge

Table of Contents Day 001 – SignupDay 002 – CheckoutDay 003 – Landing PageDay 004 – CalculatorMore designs coming soon! Here we go 🎉 Daily UI Challenge time, woot woot! For more information checkout DailyUI.co Tools used Figma Stencil SmartMockups FakeClients Coolors Google Fonts Font Awesome UnDraw BlobMaker GetWaves Unsplash

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Learning

Learning JavaScript

This is my experience while learning JavaScript. My live notes can be found here My goal is to learn the fundamentals of JavaScript to create some basic web apps. I’m using a curriculum from freeCodeCamp.org while following along with their video tutorial Learn JavaScript – Full Course for Beginners. See

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Business

My Story In Business

My name is Ashley Ball and at age 23 I became a teacher and co-founder of a digital marketing agency. This is my story in business. In an endeavour to learn from my first business, I focused my efforts on providing more quality services and marketing via local face-to-face networks. I realised there was an opportunity to teach a lot of the skills I developed over the last few years.

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Events

GetOnlineQld – Volunteer Mentor Program

Educating the local community in technology is always a positive! The Get Online Queensland Mentorship Program is doing exactly that. Over the break, I decided to give my time to someone who needed it. What is the GetOnlineQld program? This initiative is aimed to build the digital skills and confidence

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Lifestyle

Habitica Review

Habitica, the balance between gaming and staying motivated in life. I’ve been using it for 6 months now and have never looked back. I love this platform so much and tell people all the time about it. If it seems like it’s a fit for you, I recommend giving it ago.

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Best WordPress Plugins Feature
WordPress

Best WordPress Plugins

I’ve always loved ‘best WordPress plugins’ articles. Now it’s my turn! I get to share all my favourite extensions of WordPress. Plugins I’ve used in my own company and for client websites over the last few years.

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Learning

Become a Self-Learner

A self-learner is someone who learns to better themselves. Self-learners are DIYers (do it yourself), the self-made people who focus on learning. People who perfer spending their time understanding & thinking for themselves. Self-motivators who strive to do more by learning and applying.

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