DataStage – Timestamp from date

This is one of those data type conversions which I occasionally have to do in DataStage, but can never seem to remember. So, I thought I would write this quick post to document  the data type conversion code, which is really easy, once I finally remember how to do it again.  The TimestampFromDateTime  Function DataStage … Continue reading DataStage – Timestamp from date

Correlation between intelligence and ethics, nor is ruthlessness

There is no predictable correlation between intelligence and ethics, nor is ruthlessness necessarily an evil thing. And there is nothing like enforced, uninterrupted contemplation to learn to distinguish one from another…. -- JAMES H. SCHMITZ

Blogging – Why use internal links?

A discussion of the benefits of adding internal links to web pages and blog posts.

Writing and The Written Word

Internal links are hyperlinks
added to your page which link you to other pages within your own site. There’s
a lot of fluff articles out there and a lot of discussion around whether you
should use them for the reasons of Google optimization or search engine
optimization (SEO). However, I believe that the best reason to use internal
links on your webpages and blog pages is to guide your readers to other content
that is closely related to the current page or blog post. This means they don’t
have to search for other posts and/or scan down your posts to find other
related older articles. Providing these internal links can get you additional
page/blog use without relying on Internet search engines to bring people back
to your pages or blogs.

What can the use of internal links provide?

Internal links can provide an
opportunity for the typical blog or webpage…

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Blogging – Why Should Your Blog Post Have More Than One Picture?

A discussion of the benefits adding multiple photographs to a web page or blog.

Writing and The Written Word

Adding Photos to you Blogging Content
Adding Photos to you Blogging Content

In blogging, images play a crucial role in your success. No matter the subject you are writing about, believe me, or not pictures are not easy to ignore if you are looking forward to succeeding.

Thus, in this article, we have comprehensively covered why
blog pictures are important towards achieving success in the blogging field.

Below is why blog pictures are essential in a blog post:

Visually Appealing Photograph Of A Butterfly
Visually Appealing Photograph Of A Butterfly

Visually Appealing

Having a picture and the right picture makes your content to
create a positive impression.

If your post is visually dull and has no emotions, most
visitors will run away from your site even before reading anything thus
creating a lousy impression.

However, if your posts are visually attractive, the chances
of creating emotional connections with readers are high thus luring them to
take actions.

In some cases, images are…

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Easy tips For getting more from reading

Here are some easy guidelines for getting the right reading done faster and more effectively.

Writing and The Written Word

the general Reading for Comprehension Process

  • Choose what you read — this a high speed filtering process
  • Read according to the reading material type – fiction and nonfiction are not read at the same speed or purpose
  • Preview the reading material/book
  • Read with Intent

Choose what you read.

…Our new times call for new ways of searching for, filtering, consuming, and applying knowledge in order to improve our lives. — Michael Simmons

This would be seem to be an obvious thing, but not all reading materials are equally valuable, If valuable at all. This is especially true when it comes to email, newsfeeds, and, especially, to social media. Time spent reading less valuable materials is obviously times subtracted from reading the important stuff. If you choose to read a newspaper and pay more attention to the sports section then you do…

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