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When a web developer asks "what colors" you want to use, try this tool: http://www.colorpicker.com/
Color Picker - Tip: View hex color codes, rgb values, css examples at http://www.colorpicker.com Tip: See color combinations by clicking a link beside "Generate Color Scheme"
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Good Code Isn't The Only Requirement....

There's a big difference between "well coded" and "coded to convention". WordPress has conventions. When code is not transportable (to a new server, a new account, or a new installation) without having to hack it back into function, it's done incorrectly. Although the function and security of the code may be secure, it's still not viable, valid WordPress code. If you're basing a huge production on the WordPress core, it is extremely important to employ a development resource who codes to convention.

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The most difficult part about having a ~175 IQ is realizing most people don't. It doesn't make you better than them or them "dumb". It simply makes communication an interesting task. Plus, any time you mention that you have a ~175 IQ, people immediately assume you're being haughty. Nope, one can be haughty with an IQ of 90. Just look at our presidential candidates.
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Internet has been down for a couple of hours. It's really difficult to upload dev changes with no Internet....
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When is the last time you were dissatisfied with "things"? #DoWhatMatters  
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Can you believe it? I missed another episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
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Are you really a C level exec, or just another employee?

You are an employee if you...
Can't answer a question with "yes" or "no".
Feel compelled to personally train the new employees.
Send long emails to individual employees to "explain processes".
Work late to write reports on sales performance.

You are a C level exec if you...
Empower people to do their job.
Provide the vision, the ultimate goal, and support when needed.
Hire the best then trust them to do the job.
Publicly praise successes.
Let middle management handle employee issues.

If you are the only employee or don't have a Board to report to - you're not "really" a CEO. But, this shouldn't stop you from behaving as and modeling yourself as a CEO. CEOs think and act on a much higher level and it begins long before their feet hit the floor in the morning.

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For the first time EVER I had a client's WordPress site become compromised. My only defense is that I was not the original developer. My biggest mistake was not installing WordFence and Sucuri right off the bat. LESSON LEARNED! Thank you +Sucuri Labs  for doing what you do. The work you do for $300 is worth vastly more than my time of digging through every file looking for exploits.
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Have you ever known someone who, when speaking with them, all they do while you're talking is think about what they are going to say?

"Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble."
-Frank Tyger

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Occupation
Web programming - PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5, etc.
Skills
Cyber Security, Content Management,
Employment
  • Cheep Monkey Companies
    Online Brand Developer, 2011 - 2013
    A start-up, still incubating, I consulted on strategy for building the community, directed operations of the alpha release, engineered data services, manage content creations, managed the web project team.
  • Business On The Spot
    Marketing Strategist/Brand Developer/Web Developer, 2011 - 2013
    A local, wired work-space. My job was to book it - and it stayed full.
  • AmericaHomeKey
    Online Brand Developer/Marketing Strategist, 2009 - 2011
    Directed all online lead generation, social media, inbound leads, online customer support, competition analysis, digital marketing. Wrote all the web and marketing content, speeches, and training manuals.
  • Novation Mortgage
    Director, 2004 - 2009
    Information management, data integrity, web presence, network solutions, network security, marketing and advertising programs, lead generation.
  • NovaStar Financial, Inc.
    CIO/CMO, 1999 - 2004
    Directed all online lead generation, data security, PII management, social media, inbound leads, online customer support, competition analysis, digital marketing including all web content, radio and television ad content.
  • TheKenCook.com
    Web Programmer, Content Devleoper, 1998 - present
    Small business marketing digital polymath.
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Cyber Defense | Content Management | Small Business Specialist | Anti-Malware/Anti-Virus
Introduction
In December 2014 I was promoted to Silver Partner with Bitdefender and can now provide military grade cyber protection to homes and small offices with that superior product coupled with hands on or remote support.

I still offer data security and digital content management to existing clients. 678-439-8683
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My friends are cool. I'm dreaming of changing the way we eat the world. It's a big boat ... get on! 2012 Reuter's Top Ten Small Business Experts on Twitter.
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Hey you, sir, mister, buddy, Kenny, dude.