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Mike Stankavich — Data Scientist, IT Strategist, Code Artisan, Traveler, Dad — Page 2

Time For A Change. Career Change, That Is.

March 23, 2010

Over the past few months, I’ve come to realize that I’ve had very much the same job for a long time.  I’ve been in the same position at the same grade level with approximately the same responsibilities for eight years now.  And I had similar positions for five or six years before that. That’s a […]

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How to Securely Access Your Home or Small Biz Network From Anywhere in the World (Part 1)

November 14, 2009

I realized as I started writing this article that I have been playing with VPN and routers for a LONG time.  Amazing how 10 years can just disappear into the rear view mirror. Anyway, to the topic at hand.  Most of us have desktop machines, servers, or both on our home or small biz network.  […]

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Home Networking Versus Voluntary Simplicity

October 23, 2009

I love adding sophistication and complexity to my home network.  I suspect that’s typical of technophiles such as myself. But a few months back, I realized that I was adding complexity that didn’t have any value to me whatsoever other than scoring geek points around the water cooler. I still have some simplification to complete, […]

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Playing Dave Navarro’s Bigger Game Part 3: Income Streams That You Can Actually Create

October 14, 2009

As I have read through the Bigger Game series, I have come to realize that there is an underlying assumption that the reader is engaged in an online service and/or information product business.  There’s no mention of physical product or manufacturing.  I understand those are different problems, and that’s not where Dave focuses his efforts.  […]

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Want to Build a Freedom Business? Here’s How

October 13, 2009

If you’ve been hearing about people who had a great idea, started with little or nothing, and built a business to support themselves and their families, but thought you couldn’t do it, think again.  A year or so ago, I started exploring different blogs on productivity and business building.  As I explored, I ran across […]

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Playing Dave Navarro’s Bigger Game Part 2

October 9, 2009

A funny thing happened the other day.  Just as I was posting my review of Dave Navarro’s Bigger Game Part 1, he posted Part 2.  And wouldn’t you know, step #4 in Part 2 was posting reviews.  So for a brief shining moment, I was ahead of the game.  Look out Dave, I’m stalking you! […]

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I’m Going To Play Dave Navarro’s Bigger Game, And So Can You

October 6, 2009

I’ve been following Dave Navarro for a while, and received some solid insights from a number of his blog posts and his product launch ebook. Recently, Dave decided to play a bigger game.  Even better, he decided to invite others to play as well. Dave started out in the online biz world with a personal […]

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Why mikestankavich.com And stankavich.com?

October 6, 2009

Some of my readers with sharp eyes may have noticed that I post on both stankavich.com and mikestankavich.com. If you did happen to notice, you may have wondered why I have two blogs with essentially the same domain name.  My intent is to write about topics of personal interest, promote my consulting services, and promote […]

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How Copylicious inspired massive improvement to my About page

July 17, 2009

One of the things that’s always difficult about bringing up a new site, particularly a personal branding/image site, is writing an about page that isn’t laden with bizspeak buzzwords. It’s perilously easy to end up with something that sounds like it came out of the Dilbert Mission Statement Generator. Unfortunately the mission statement generator is […]

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More Stupid Mortgage Lender Tricks

July 14, 2009

After last week’s fiasco with Wells Fargo not processing the payment from my short sale closing, I thought it couldn’t get any worse. I was wrong. I called today to confirm that the payment had been received and that the loan had been closed. They said yes, they received the payment, but no, the loan […]

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