Category Archives: Misc

Who Moved my Cheese? Lifestyle Book or Horror Story?

I’ve always wondered. Is Who Moved My Cheese a motivational book or a horror story? Continue reading

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First You Get Good, Then You Get Fast: Thoughts to Live By for Blog Production

Three contradictory ideas that can help the average blogger in putting out a quality blog or publication. Continue reading

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Falling Back to a Previous Version with WordPress Revisions

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When using WordPress to create new posts, take comfort that you can restore previous blog post versions with the WordPress revisions feature. Continue reading

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Don’t Put Your Address on Your Resume–Here’s Why (@avidcareerist)

Here’s an interesting article from Donna Svei (@avidcareerist) about why you shouldn’t put your home address on your resume. It’s something I would never have thought of. Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Joe’s Current Project List for Various Customers

honey bees in willow tree

2014 is shaping up as a busy year for us here at Hertvik Business Services. Here are some of the recent and upcoming projects from my current project list that we’re working on for various clients.
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Three Quotes that Could Have Come From IT Professionals…But Didn’t

Things that famous people might say if they were IT. Continue reading

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IT Management and the Hertvik Paradox: Invisibility is Your Friend

Here’s the formula for success in IT infrastructure:

Success=Invisibility

The more people actually see you doing your job, the less successful you are.
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Having Problems Accessing the WideOpenWest Email Portal?

Contacted WideOpenWest (WOW) technical support today when I could no longer reach my email over the Internet through the portal.wideopenwest.com URL. It turns out that WOW’s portal.wideopenwest.com URL no longer works for accessing email over the Web. If you’ve been using … Continue reading

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Subscribe to joehertvik.com–Get New Posts by Email

Go to this post if you’d like to receive a free email subscription to joehertvik.com Continue reading

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Is It Me or is IE 9 Just Not Doing the Job Anymore?

In the last few weeks, I’ve noticed Internet Explorer starting to choke on Web sites that it used to handle with ease. Here’s some examples I’ve recently run into where IE isn’t quite up to snuff. I use IE 9 at … Continue reading

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Running an IBM i HA Switch Exercise This Weekend

This weekend, my shop is running an IBM I high availability switchover exercise. We’re switching processing to go live on our backup box for four hours on Sunday morning, and bringing in 25 users to certify that the Capacity BackUp … Continue reading

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Easy and Hard Ways to Run

Ran a mile today without a dog and a half-mile with a dog. Running without a dog is easier.

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This Month at Hertvik Business Services

Hertvik Business Services produces articles, tips, white papers, case studies, and all kinds of marketing material for the computer industry. We also offer personal services such as seminars, podcasts, and Webinars from founder and owner Joe Hertvik and other IT … Continue reading

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SecureMyi Tribute to John Earl, IBM i Legend

Dan Riehl and the SecureMyi newsletter have published a memorial tribute to John Earl, IBM i legend, in the latest issue of the SecureMyi newsletter. John died on January 3, 2013. The entire newsletter is devoted to John with remembrances … Continue reading

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IT Jungle: Big Blue Provides a Solid Base Install # for IBM i machines

Alex Woodie of IT Jungle just put out a great post citing an IBM published number of organizations using the IBM i platform. And that number is over 150,000. Per Alex, this was published by Collin Parris, Power Systems General … Continue reading

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