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The Mystery
How Secure is Your Password?
Getting Your Emails Opened More Often
A Little More About Joyce & Spirit
Joyce S. Kaye, The Computer Spirit
Joyce S. Kaye
The Computer Spirit
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Joyce S. Kaye, MSW,
The Computer Spirit (known as The Computer Therapist in a prior lifetime), is a computer geek and people-person who understands business and computer applications and thrives on the challenge of communicating that understanding clearly. Specializing in Constant Contact e-newsletters and "living" WordPress websites, Joyce brings her creativity, love of people and Spirit*, and computer expertise together to empower individuals and assure them they are not alone. 
sidebargodword * Read a little bit more about Joyce's meaning around such words as Spirit, God, The Presence.
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Inspiration & Contemplation
"The light of God surrounds me. The love of God enfolds me. The power of God protects me. The presence of God watches over me. Wherever I am, God is!"
- Prayer for Protection by James Dillet Freeman 
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Vol. 2, Issue 1  |  January 2013
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Well, I don't know about you, but the new year has already been off to quite a start! Already, I've experienced some big changes; they're all wonderful, some tinged with a wee bit of sadness. Change often equals loss, something to be acclimated to - and that's okay in my book, for to me it means that there is life, there is growth.

I strive to view everything as a blessing, for my upliftment - and that means for everyone else's too if they can believe it. For even when we are given lemons (seemingly), we can make lemonade!

I hope your new year thus far has been filled with occurrences that are greatly enriching your spirit, mind, and body! Let me know... 



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The Great Mystery The Mystery 
Especially in these times of great change, stories about The Great Mystery help to strengthen my faith and trust (of which there can never be too much). Here are some favorites of mine...
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General Computer
How Secure is Your Password?
Password security Cyber criminals have developed programs that automate the ability to guess, or brute force, your passwords.

When creating a password, include all of the following characters (where permitted):
  • Upper case letter
  • Lower case letter
  • Special character (i.e., !, @, #, $, %, &, *)
  • Number
And, don't use full words.

And, then, make it l-o-n-g; use 15 or more characters.

Here are two sites that can help you gauge your password security:
  • The Interactive Brute Force Search Space Calculator allows you to experiment with password length and composition to develop an accurate and quantified sense for the safety of using passwords that can only be found through exhaustive search. 
  • HowSecureIsMyPassword.net offers a password security calculator that tells you whether your password is good or bad, and why. 
Take password security seriously!
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Getting Your Emails Opened More Often
Increase Open Rates This article is a summary of one written by Martin Lieberman, Constant Contact Managing Editor. Read the full article at Constant Contact's Learning Center.

In these days of increasingly more emails in one's Inbox, competition for them being read is at an all-time high.

You can have the greatest, most relevant content in your emails, but if no one opens them, then it all goes to waste.

Here are five ways to ensure that your emails will be opened and read by your customers:

1. Segment your mailing list and send more targeted emails.
Larger lists tend to have lower open rates because it becomes difficult to please everybody, and those who aren't interested just won't open your messages. Think about ways you can break your mailing list up into smaller, more targeted lists. You know that when you get an email about something you are truly interested in and that is relevant to you, you are more likely to open it.

2. Improve your subject lines.
A good subject line will...
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Website Development/WordPress
WordCamp PHX 2013 Earlier this month I attended WordCamp PHX 2013, in Chandler, AZ. WordCamp is a (ridiculously) low-cost event where WordPress users and enthusiasts gather to learn how to get the most out of WordPress. Usually held on a weekend in cities around the world, WordCamp has incredible workshops and speakers, but most importantly, it's a fun environment to meet others and share knowledge, ideas and experiences with one another.

I attended sessions that spanned diverse topics, from "SEO Basics" to "WordPress File Structure, FTP, and MySQL" to "Fundamentals of a Kick Ass WordPress Site." I guess you can sense the level of formality with this crowd of folks...

Here are just a couple of the presentations I attended:

Greg Taylor offered a "Guide to Making a Great WordPress Site."

And, if you want to learn a bit about responsive themes, check out Brad Parbs' very creative presentation about Responsive Design.

Remember, personal and customized WordPress help is available over the phone, via email, as well in small, intimate on-site gatherings. Contact us via phone or email - we'd love to be of service!
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Change, change, change.

I know it's still the winter, but it sure feels like spring and rebirth around here. I feel a wonderful sense of expectancy as this year, still in its infancy, continues to unfold, and Spirit reveals Its' plan.

May we be open to all the blessings of life that are ours to celebrate.

Yours in Spirit, 
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Joyce S. Kaye
(AKA The Computer Spirit)
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bottomgodwordJoyce "came to believe" in a Higher Power about 22 years ago.  Thanks to hearing the novel idea that one could choose their own concept of God, and the workings of synchronicity, Joyce embarked on a new way of thinking, a new way of living, a new way of being in the world and with others.  Since that time of commencing her conscious spiritual journey, she has endeavored to remember The Presence in all that is, all whom she meets, and all that she does - including working with others and their computer projects!

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