My Favorite Plugins


I had a problems choosing just a few plugins for the "WordPressKC Organizers Share their Favorite WordPress Plugins" Meetup event. So here is my complete list... “Multisite Specific Plugins” Simple History - View changes made by users within WordPress. See who created a page, uploaded an attachment or approved an comment, and more. (Very good to see which course members are login into the site.)   User Management - … [Read more...]

Tired of struggling to remember your passwords?


There is a better, secure way! Since October of 2007 I have used Roboform*. It is one tool I could not live without! Right now I have over 950 passwords saved between my own personal ones, my families, my businesses and clients. I can't even image how anyone else does it without a password management program. Yes there are others like LastPass, KeePass and Dashlane but when I tried them after years of using Roboform (they started in 1997), it wasn't as fluid or intuitive for me so I stuck … [Read more...]

Warning if you have Windows 7 or 8

WindowsUpdate - Forced upgrade to Windows 10

Microsoft is forcing the upgrade to Windows 10 which could potentially cause you to loose time, data, passwords (you should be using Roboform) and slow the internet while it downloads the massive files - without your permission. This update will suddenly shut down your computer, locking you out if you are working on stuff while it does its thing. People allow Microsoft to install recommended updates because they trust the company to keep their PCs safe by installing bug and security fixes … [Read more...]

How I Created my Work Space

My Office

This is a response to the article "How to create a functional work space at home" written by Erin Flynn. Having a comfortable and functional work space is a necessity when working from home. You can’t focus if your space is a mess, and you can’t work efficiently if you don’t have everything you need within easy reach. Continue reading on and then come back and see how I do it.   Wow so think like her! I agree and do all 8 … [Read more...]

My New Office Arrangment


I've put a lot of thought into what surrounds me where I spend the greatest part of my life and would love to share it with you. Here's a photo of my office command center in it's arrangement as of July 2015: 360* view of the room: I have three 27" LED Asus monitors on a 72" Versa Center Desk with Dioder 4 Piece Light Strip Set* (set to purple) , Merc Stealth Steelseries Keyboard* (that glows purple), Delcom Quad Foot Switch (for my push to talk), Logitech G500* gaming mouse, Samson … [Read more...]

I’ve been to 26 states! How many have you?

States Karissa Has Been as of 11/2014

While I was growing up my dad was an over the road truck driver and my mom and I would travel with him sometimes. Over the years I've really covered some ground! Here's a break down of what I remember from each of the 26 states I've been in: Alabama - I lived there for 4 months. Alaska Arizona - Visited my Uncle there as a child. Arkansas - We had family vacations in Bull Shoals. California - Visited as a child and went to Disneyland then as an adult visited family and went to … [Read more...]

My website through the years


I started designing websites back in 2005 by using Publisher. Here is what looked like through the years. I cringe at it but yet its amazing to see the transformation. So join me taking a stroll down memory lane. 2005 2006 2007 2008 - I learned to use Dreamweaver 2009 2010 March 2012 December 2012 - Entrepreneurs I finally got around to upgrading my own site to WordPress and move the Mary Kay portion to its own separate … [Read more...]

Why is my ear hot and red?


So just got home from the WordCampSF 2014 watch party all excited when I noticed the my right ear is all hot feeling a slightly red. So I Googled it up and here is what I found... From says this that might be related to mine: ...You may also experience blushing in your ears, making them hot and red. Blushing often occurs in response to high emotions, such as anger or embarrassment. What about excitement? I … [Read more...]

Do I sleep different from you? My experince with DSPS


Most of the time I don't go to bed till after 5am and sleep till 1pm. You see I have Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome DSPD & Non-24 and have had it for years. Rather then continuing to hide it and subtly work around it, I want to start spreading awareness to this somewhat rare Sleep Disorder of the Circadian Rhythm. Studies in the 1990s found that DSPS affected more than 1 in 1000 adults (about 10% of teenagers and about 0.15% of adults) are affected and Non-24 is even rarer at 0.03% … [Read more...]