Lifehacker:Top 10 Ways to Lock Down Your Data

Cool list from Lifehacker about how to lock down your data:

  • Wipe that iPhone (or BlackBerry) before trading in.
  • Use virtual credit cards for iffy online buys.
  • Hide data inside files with steganography.
  • Plan for the worst.
  • Get smarter on security questions.
  • Boost your browsing and downloading privacy.
  • Theft-proof your laptop (and its files).
  • Secure your wireless network.
  • Encrypt your data whole or piecemeal.
  • Use KeePass. Love KeePass. Be secure.

Read the details here: Lifehacker Top 10: Top 10 Ways to Lock Down Your Data.

Mashable: 10 Ways Personal Branding Can Save You From Getting Fired

Excellent list of tips from Mashable about how personal branding can help you keep your job – particularly useful in a rough economy such as this…

  1. Become an invaluable asset to your colleagues, professional network & clients
  2. Position yourself as the go-to-person for a specific skill
  3. Gain self-confidence and rise to the occasion
  4. Focus on social equity, not just monetary equity
  5. Build contact lists before you need them
  6. Go on a branding spree by advertising it everywhere
  7. Make your brand so visible that people can’t avoid seeing you
  8. Become so remarkable that complete strangers talk about you
  9. Be a content producer, not just a consumer
  10. Have an “endorsement mindset”

You can read the full details over at Mashable via this link: 10 Ways Personal Branding Can Save You From Getting Fired.

Top 10 Tips For New Eclipse Users | Ben Pryor’s blog

Great tips for Eclipse users; I really could have used these for my last Java project:

  1. Use Code Assist
  2. Navigate Through Code By ctrl-Clicking
  3. Quickly Open Classes and Resources by Name
  4. Know the Keyboard Shortcuts
  5. Set the Heap Size
  6. Configure Eclipse To Use a JDK, not a JRE
  7. Use the Eclipse’s Refactoring Support and Code Generation
  8. Use Multiple Workspaces Effectively
  9. Use Templates
  10. Set Type Filters

Find the details on these tips here…
Top 10 Tips For New Eclipse Users | Ben Pryor’s blog.

Thomas Hawk: Top 10 Tips for Getting Attention on Flickr, All Fresh and New for 2008

Great article from Thomas Hawk’s Digital Connection about how to get attention on Flickr:

“What is more pleasant than the benevolent notice other people take of us, what is more agreeable than their compassionate empathy? What inspires us more than addressing ears flushed with excitement, what captivates us more than exercising our own power of fascination? What is more thrilling than an entire hall of expectant eyes, what more overwhelming than applause surging up to us? What, lastly, equals the enchantment sparked off by the delighted attention we receive from those who profoundly delight ourselves? – Attention by other people is the most irresistible of drugs. To receive it outshines receiving any other kind of income. This is why glory surpasses power and why wealth is overshadowed by prominence.”
Caterina Fake, Co-founder of Flickr, 2005.

A couple of years ago I wrote a post called Top 10 Tips for Getting Attention on Flickr that proved fairly popular. A lot has changed at Flickr in the past 2 years though and how imagery is rated and ranked on the site has also changed. That said, I thought I’d write a fresher updated post on the top 10 ways, presently, to get attention on Flickr.

Back in 2006 when I wrote my original article on how to achieve popularity on Flickr my photostream had been viewed almost 400,000 times. According to a Flickr stats page that’s been added since that time, the view count for my pages on Flickr now stands at 9,953,328. It should pass 10 million sometime this week. I’m averaging about 14,000 page views a day on Flickr.

Some of how one gets attention on Flickr has remained the same since 2006. Other stuff has changed.

(list continued at Top 10 Tips for Getting Attention on Flickr, All Fresh and New for 2008)

Lifehacker: Top 10 Ways to Trick Out Your Desktop

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From Lifehacker:

For something that you look at every day of your working life, your computer desktop doesn’t get as much attention as it deserves. That’s too bad, considering that the desktop can do a lot more than display wallpaper and hold shortcut icons. From widgets to workflows, from calendars to computer stats and beyond, you can do a whole lot on your desktop without manually starting up a single program. Hit the jump for our top 10 list of applications and tweaks that make your desktop a truly useful place to land.

(via Top 10 Ways to Trick Out Your Desktop)