TJ's Blog

Posted by TJ on Thursday September 23, 2010 @ 11:13 AM
[Tags: personal, bored, internet]

So that is what the other TJ Miller looks like...

User submitted image

Saw this when reading an article on

Posted by TJ on Sunday June 27, 2010 @ 03:45 PM
[Tags: guide, business, internet]

1) Google Maps - Add your shop to Google Maps. This is free and it will help users find your store when they are looking for store's near them. This is completely free service and should be a no-brainer for any store owner. link:

2)Facebook fan page - This enables customers to "like" your store which adds a link to your store in your customers profile. This is great way to get referrals from you happiest customers. It also gives you an easy way to post news and updates on your store. This is completely free and easy to setup. All you need is a facebook account to link your page to.

3) Domain name and email address: Don't use free email address providers or your ISP provided email address for your business (IE:, or For $10/year you can register your own .com domain and get a personalized domain for your business and have a more professional and more trusted address (ie: Once you registered a domain you can get free email forwarding from This will forward emails sent to your domain to your existing personal email account.

4) Simple Webpage - You should have at least a simple web listing. At the very least your webpage should include your address, brief description of products or services, hours, and phone number.

5) Yellow Page Listings - Add a free business listing to and These are the two most popular online yellow page directories. You can add a free listings to both of these: and

Posted by TJ on Friday June 11, 2010 @ 04:46 PM
[Tags: google, blog, internet]

Actually I don't know anything about HTML 7. In fact I haven't even fully grasped the changes in HTML 5 yet. I was just wondering... how successful would a blog be if you wrote only about the future?

The problem with blogs currently is too much competition. For every blog topic you think of one million bloggers already wrote about, leaving your blog in the last pages of search results. In fact, I would have used "HTML 6" as this article title but there are already 1.6 million results in Google for html6, even though html 5 is the current release version.

So writing about the future there is less competition and more likely to get good search visitors. I commonly write about topics that I found have little search results but let's see how writing about the future fares. Thanks for reading and being a part of this experiment.

Posted by TJ on Monday June 7, 2010 @ 04:36 PM
[Tags: internet, gmail, google]

Apparently I have a very easy to mistype/misspeak email address and am constantly receiving misguided emails. I even wrote about this issue in the past (by the way my echild now has 10 absense and 1 tardy... tisk tisk tisk)

I was just wondering what other people do when they receive emails that weren't intended for you. Do you reply and let the person know? In the past month I received a funeral notice, a resume (to pass along), a picasa album invitiation, Budget rental confirmation, dog photos all intended for some one who has the same first initial and last name as me but different email. It's not always to the same person... sometimes it is to Todd, Terry, Teresia, or Thomas so it not only one person giving out an incorrect email address. So is it my obligation to reply to all the emails and tell the sender they have the wrong email address? Or do I let them figure out the mistake themselves? I mean I do feel a little bad that someone could miss a funeral or job offer because they got the wrong email address but can't everyone be a little more careful with who their sending this stuff too?

What are your thoughts?

Posted by TJ on Monday April 5, 2010 @ 10:54 AM
[Tags: accounting, taxes, guide]

The table below summarizes the income limitations on Roth contributions for 2010

Posted by TJ on Friday March 26, 2010 @ 12:38 PM
[Tags: guide, excel, accounting]

If you are trying to convert a Microsoft Excel 2007 file to open with Excel 2003 you may receive an error that there are "Too Many Cell Formats". After spending quite sometime I found a fix for this. You need to open the file in the Excel 2007 and run the macro below and then resave the file. Before you do anything make sure you save your file in case you don't like the results.

OPTION 1: The macro below will show a prompt "Delete Style ____" for each style which and you will need to click "YES" for each style. If you are not concerned about deleting a valid style you can use OPTION 2

Sub DeleteStyles()
' DeleteStyles Macro
Dim styT As Style
Dim intRet As Integer

For Each styT In ActiveWorkbook.Styles
If Not styT.BuiltIn Then
intRet = MsgBox("Delete style '" & styT.Name & "'?", vbYesNo)
If intRet = vbYes Then styT.Delete
End If
Next styT
End Sub

OPTION 2:The macro below will delete all unused styles without a prompt. This is faster but can be more dangerous than OPTION 1. Make sure you save the file both before and after running the macro (thanks to Nick)

Sub DeleteStyles()
' DeleteStyles Macro
Dim styT As Style
Dim intRet As Integer

For Each styT In ActiveWorkbook.Styles
If Not styT.BuiltIn Then
End If
Next styT
End Sub

OPTION 3: For those that do not want to deal with Macro's there is a tool you can download that I also find very helpful and easy to use. The tool removes unused cell styles, "stubborn styles" that you can't delete through Excel UI, bad named ranges, named ranges with external references, and unhides non-system created hidden named ranges. Download XLCleaner here:!526&sc=documents

Posted by TJ on Thursday March 11, 2010 @ 12:58 PM
[Tags: accounting, taxes, humor]

In honor of tax season here are some quick accounting and IRS jokes:

A businessman on his deathbed called his friend and said, "Bill, I want you to promise me that when I die you will have my remains cremated."

"And what," his friend asked, "Do you want me to do with your ashes?"

The businessman said, "Just put them in an envelope and mail them to the Internal Revenue Service and write on the envelope, "Now you have everything."

"Your taxes are due a week from today. You can make out your check directly to Halliburton. Or you can do what I'm going to do. I'm filing my first joint return. No, I'm not getting married, I'm sending the IRS an actual joint with a note that says, 'If you think I'm paying for this war, you must be high.'" --Bill Maher

"It's tax time and President Bush is saving a lot on taxes this year. He's writing off his entire second term." --David Letterman

George Washington never told a lie, but then he never had to file a Form 1040.

Posted by TJ on Thursday February 18, 2010 @ 08:05 PM
[Tags: scam, internet, business]

Yes I know it's a scam, a pretty funny one actually. A donation from from the United Nation, interesting.

Date: 18th Febuary 2010.

Customer Service!

This mail is to remind you of your registered package. CONTENT: Bank
Draft of
$890 000 USD officially registered by an Official of the United
Nation. The
Fund is a donation to you from the U.N through e-mails Balloting.
For your information the VAT and COD have been paid. Please Contact
Delivery Department Mr. Grege Silva for shipment details and
Tel: +2348071208793
It is mandatory to reconfirm your Postal address and telephone number:
Full Name:
Postal Address:
Yours Faithfully,
Mrs. Margaret Blair
©Federal Express Corporation
All rights reserved. © 1995-2010 FedEx.
This E-mail is only for the above addressees. It may contain
or Privileged information. If you are not an addressee you must not
distribute, disclose or use any of the information in it or any

Posted by TJ on Monday February 1, 2010 @ 01:14 AM
[Tags: facebook, news, internet]

I would like to create a list of all social networking holidays that people celebrate on facebook/myspace/twitter, etc.

Apparently this week is Doppelganger Week (1st week of February), Facebook users switch their profile pictures to famous people they have been told they resemble.
Read more:

Rubber Ducky Day is January 13th Why? the Rubber Duckie Song appeared on Semame street in 1970 in which it actually made the Billboard hits chart. January 13th is supposedly to be Ernie Duck's birthday, hence the holiday Read more

International Caps Lock Day is October 22 and June 28th. For these days, and these days only, people aren't allowed to belittle you for writing IN ALL CAPS Official website

What are some other holidays to celebrate on the web?

Posted by TJ on Tuesday January 19, 2010 @ 02:12 AM
[Tags: health, statistics, serious]

The Consumer Product Safety Commission's National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) offers a database from a sample of 100 hospital emergency rooms in the United States and its territories. Patient information is collected from NEISS hospitals for every emergency visit involving an injury associated with consumer products.

Search the Database

Besides reading about the strange ways people hurt themselves this database can also be used to find the most dangerous sport by counting the results for each sport:

Here are the results:
Football: 14,579
Soccer: 6,159.
Baseball: 4,042
Softball: 2,748
Hockey: 1,567
Wrestling: 1,483
Volleyball: 1,469
Cheerleading: 779
Tennis: 760
Jogging: 403
Basketball: 362
Rugby: 328

Also if you want to stay away from the emergency room don't buy... these:
Trampoline: 3,078
bicycle: 2,639
swing: 2,439

What weird things can you find?

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