TrisHusseyDotCom http://www.trishussey.com Digital Home of Tris Hussey Best-selling Author & Freelance Writer Sun, 30 Mar 2014 20:41:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 No there is too much. Let me sum uphttp://www.trishussey.com/much-let-sum/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=much-let-sum http://www.trishussey.com/much-let-sum/#respond Sun, 30 Mar 2014 20:37:33 +0000 http://www.trishussey.com/?p=4671 Lots been going on, here are the highlights It’s a writer and blogger’s curse I think. When you’re busy with lots of great projects, your own blog gets short shrift. It’s okay, really, but since I have a new book coming out (more in a moment), I thought it might be a good idea to […]

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Auctioning off a hand-knit Jayne Cobb-style hat for charityhttp://www.trishussey.com/auctioning-hand-knit-jayne-cobb-style-hat-charity/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=auctioning-hand-knit-jayne-cobb-style-hat-charity http://www.trishussey.com/auctioning-hand-knit-jayne-cobb-style-hat-charity/#comments Mon, 28 Oct 2013 18:35:15 +0000 http://www.trishussey.com/?p=4642 Okay Firefly fans, ever wanted your very own hand knit Jayne Cobb-style hat of you’re very own (if you don’t know what I’m talking about this Google search will do), now’s your chance. As a bonus, the money you spend for this hat will go to charity. All of it. Every penny. I’ve wanted a […]

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Join me for my DIY WordPress Class November 2ndhttp://www.trishussey.com/join-diy-wordpress-class-november-2nd/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=join-diy-wordpress-class-november-2nd http://www.trishussey.com/join-diy-wordpress-class-november-2nd/#respond Sat, 26 Oct 2013 18:48:11 +0000 http://www.trishussey.com/?p=4637 Next Saturday (November 2nd) I’m teaching my Building, Managing, and Maintaining a WordPress.org-base website class at UBC Robson square. This is a hands on class where all you need to know is how to use WordPress in general (DIY or WordPress.com) to be able to follow along. This is course is designed for people have […]

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Ditching FeedBurner: Update your feed settingshttp://www.trishussey.com/ditching-feedburner-update-your-feed-settings/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ditching-feedburner-update-your-feed-settings http://www.trishussey.com/ditching-feedburner-update-your-feed-settings/#respond Sun, 13 Oct 2013 21:32:28 +0000 http://www.trishussey.com/?p=4622 I feel like this is stripping away the last vestiges of “Web 2.0″ from this site, but I decided (while writing about RSS for WordPress Absolute Beginner’s Guide) that it’s time that I just cut the cord and get away from FeedBurner. It was awesome while RSS was in its heyday, but now…I don’t need […]

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C6 Magnefix Is a Clever Stylish Case for Your iPad Minihttp://www.trishussey.com/c6-magnefix-is-a-clever-stylish-case-for-your-ipad-mini/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=c6-magnefix-is-a-clever-stylish-case-for-your-ipad-mini http://www.trishussey.com/c6-magnefix-is-a-clever-stylish-case-for-your-ipad-mini/#comments Fri, 11 Oct 2013 18:13:43 +0000 http://www.trishussey.com/?p=4615 Just after I received the Snugg case to review, I was asked if I would review another iPad mini case! You all know that I have several guilty pleasures—iPad cases, bags, pencils, and fountain pens—so when someone offers me a chance to try out a cool looking iPad case, you know I’ll jump on that […]

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Okay Nespresso Time to Step Up Your Customer Service (case closed)http://www.trishussey.com/okay-nespresso-time-to-step-up-your-customer-service/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=okay-nespresso-time-to-step-up-your-customer-service http://www.trishussey.com/okay-nespresso-time-to-step-up-your-customer-service/#comments Wed, 09 Oct 2013 18:09:00 +0000 http://www.trishussey.com/?p=4608 Please see the updates below… Let me say this straight out—my wife and I love our Nespresso. We’ve had it for three years now (it was a wedding present) and I love being able to make great coffee at home and the fact that I can recycle 100% of the packaging and pods (take that Keurig […]

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Opera Ninja Returns!http://www.trishussey.com/opera-ninja-returns/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=opera-ninja-returns http://www.trishussey.com/opera-ninja-returns/#respond Tue, 08 Oct 2013 21:34:27 +0000 http://www.trishussey.com/?p=4602 Yes the stealthy tweeter is back and live tweeting the dress rehearsals of Vancouver Opera. Opera Ninja was last seen during La Traviata, but since then…silence. I mean there’s stealthy and then there is…absence. Fear not opera fans, I will again be donning the mask of the Opera Ninja for this opera season! First up: […]

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Watch, Contribute, and Create a Story About Vancouverhttp://www.trishussey.com/watch-contribute-and-create-a-story-about-vancouver/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=watch-contribute-and-create-a-story-about-vancouver http://www.trishussey.com/watch-contribute-and-create-a-story-about-vancouver/#respond Fri, 04 Oct 2013 18:47:06 +0000 http://www.trishussey.com/?p=4593 I get to participate in some pretty darn interesting things. I’ve blogged about the opening night of an opera. I’ve live tweeted operas. I’ve covered events of all kinds, but nothing like what I’m doing tonight. Tonight I’ll be watching, tweeting, and contributing to an original story about Vancouver being written live and on stage. […]

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Sharing WordPress Tips and Tricks Through Postach.io and Evernotehttp://www.trishussey.com/sharing-wordpress-tips-and-tricks-through-postach-io-and-evernote/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sharing-wordpress-tips-and-tricks-through-postach-io-and-evernote http://www.trishussey.com/sharing-wordpress-tips-and-tricks-through-postach-io-and-evernote/#respond Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:45:53 +0000 http://www.trishussey.com/?p=4587 I’m doing a lot of research for my next book WordPress Absolute Beginner’s Guide . Not that I don’t do a lot of research for my books, but this time I’m saving articles, posts, infographics, and other data in Evernote. I thought about sharing a lot of the interesting tidbits I find here, then I […]

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Snugg Leather iPad Mini Case: Solid Case, but Not Perfecthttp://www.trishussey.com/snugg-leather-ipad-mini-case-solid-case-but-not-perfect/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=snugg-leather-ipad-mini-case-solid-case-but-not-perfect http://www.trishussey.com/snugg-leather-ipad-mini-case-solid-case-but-not-perfect/#comments Mon, 23 Sep 2013 23:10:58 +0000 http://www.trishussey.com/?p=4579 Way back when, was able to get an iPad mini when they first came out—launch day in fact—because I was with iPhoneHacks at the time. From the moment I started using the iPad mini I loved it. Small, light, perfect for reading and light browsing. Writing? Eh, maybe not. Quick email, sure, but… Anyway, when […]

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Teams work best as all virtual or all together, not bothhttp://www.trishussey.com/teams-work-best-as-all-virtual-or-all-together-not-both/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=teams-work-best-as-all-virtual-or-all-together-not-both http://www.trishussey.com/teams-work-best-as-all-virtual-or-all-together-not-both/#comments Wed, 18 Sep 2013 19:51:38 +0000 http://www.trishussey.com/?p=4575 I’ve been a telecommuter-work from home-virtual team member for over 13 years now. I’ve long been a promoter of flexible work places and work times and have tried to bring that ethos to every “real” office I’ve worked in since. But something struck me this week, something that woke me up to the realities of […]

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Slide out of the spotlight and start being interestinghttp://www.trishussey.com/slide-out-of-the-spotlight-and-start-being-interesting/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=slide-out-of-the-spotlight-and-start-being-interesting http://www.trishussey.com/slide-out-of-the-spotlight-and-start-being-interesting/#respond Mon, 16 Sep 2013 20:25:32 +0000 http://www.trishussey.com/?p=4571 It’s taken me a few days to come up with the angle here. I read this Business Insider post on Klout—Klout and startup adolescence—and I knew there was a good post in there (beyond saying “oh Klout is terrible” or “how we need Klout more than ever”), I just couldn’t quite put my finger on […]

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I’m a mercenary writer and here’s how I can help youhttp://www.trishussey.com/im-a-mercenary-writer-and-heres-how-i-can-help-you/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=im-a-mercenary-writer-and-heres-how-i-can-help-you http://www.trishussey.com/im-a-mercenary-writer-and-heres-how-i-can-help-you/#respond Fri, 13 Sep 2013 20:40:12 +0000 http://www.trishussey.com/?p=4563 Over the past 10 years I’ve done lots of things—and gotten pretty good at a number of them—but one thing that I’ve become very good at is writing and teaching. I was (in 2004) Canada’s first professional blogger and ever since then the majority of my income has come from writing, blogging, or teaching people […]

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The heir apparent to the Ubuntu Edge is the iPhone 5Shttp://www.trishussey.com/the-heir-apparent-to-the-ubuntu-edge-is-the-iphone-5s/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-heir-apparent-to-the-ubuntu-edge-is-the-iphone-5s http://www.trishussey.com/the-heir-apparent-to-the-ubuntu-edge-is-the-iphone-5s/#respond Wed, 11 Sep 2013 19:12:15 +0000 http://www.trishussey.com/?p=4557 A while ago I wrote a piece for Geek Insider about the (unsuccessful) Indiegogo campaign for the Ubuntu Edge—The Ubuntu Edge is the Real Start of the Post-PC Era—where I made the case that the Ubuntu Edge would be the real start of the post-PC era. A hand-held device that would would switch to a […]

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Free iWork and the End of the Tyranny of MS Officehttp://www.trishussey.com/free-iwork-and-the-end-the-tyranny-of-ms-office/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=free-iwork-and-the-end-the-tyranny-of-ms-office http://www.trishussey.com/free-iwork-and-the-end-the-tyranny-of-ms-office/#comments Tue, 10 Sep 2013 20:48:49 +0000 http://www.trishussey.com/?p=4550 I know the world is focused on the new iPhones (5C and 5S) with their cool colors, souped up power, and fingerprint scanner, but I think one of the early (and smaller) announcements during today’s event has more far reaching implications than the devices. Implications that should scare the crap out of the folks in […]

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