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New technologies and some tried-and-true service

So today I’m writing about work — well I’m writing about my perspective on the stuff I write about for work. I’ve been infused, invigorated and inspired with some much-needed creative bursts — likely triggered by my company’s expected launch of a new mobile-banking portal. I’ve actually enjoyed thinking about what this site could be and how I can work to fulfill some personal goals or missions through the site’s story angles and coverage. In my last post, I mentioned Uganda and underserved women there whom a friend was trying to help. (And when I write ‘underserved,’ I mean underserved …

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Suffering from writer’s block …

12:38 p.m. ET. I have two stories to file by 4 p.m. No words have manifested. A digression: The blog. I’m listening to another journalist in the newsroom complain about a so-called quote she received from a CEO — a quote that has obviously gone through the marketing and PR departments, and now reads so *canned* that I could probably sell it on my blog as “the quote you need when your business is going under.” It’s a reporter’s worst nightmare. Perhaps I will find some inspiration from the agony of PR-speak and canned quotes, even if I feel it …

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Back to work … with updates and minor annoyances!

So … I’ve returned from my 8-day trip to San Diego, where I delivered two presentations about financial services U.S. credit unions should be taking advantage of. If you’re interested, you can read all about the conference I attended on my job site, which I will just assume you know. Now I’m prepping for a crazy month of biz travel, which I am sure will fill me with all kinds of good blog posts! The SD trip was great, since I did have two-and-a-quarter days for some R&R with some great friends from childhood. I alluded during a recent SD-trip …

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Viruses, ATM cards and cell phones …

<<<<Hacker’s Delite!>>>> Well, I’ve had quite the half-month. In addition to living without my Crackberry and ATM card for nearly two weeks, my laptop seems to have been infected by one of the famed/infamous North Korean viruses — at least that’s the assumption I’m operating under, since neither I, nor anyone on my company’s IT team, has ever seen anything like it. Yeah, figures! This malware has latched on to every root in my system, despite Symantec’s feeble attempts to quarantine the little trojans. Bruce Schneier, a security blogger I pick up from time to time, has posted a few …

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Landing at the resort, Golf de La Palmeraie

While Marrakech has been a great place for alcohol-cleansing, it’s not been so great for sugar-cleansing. I guess that’s to be expected, given that sugar is one of Morocco’s primary cash crops and exports. Sugar and honey are in or on EVERYTHING! I guess that’s why the bees are always buzzing around. I don’t mind it, though. I just topped off two or three little pastries in typical Marrakech fashion. The walking has offset the intake, though, I’m sure … thus, I am not too worried. Being in a Muslim country has been interesting. And though I understand Marrakech (and …

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