An Easier Way To Reach Your Google Sites Website

I wanted a shorter, simpler URL for my daughter’s volleyball site which resides on  The athletic director wanted a website address that was easier to remember if you didn’t have a bookmark handy.   I agreed and told her I’d looking into purchasing a domain name and that they usually go on sale near the end of the year.

On Black Friday, I was able to find deals on web hosting and domain registrations through, the company that hosts my son’s basketball team website (   HostGator essentially had hosting and domains for 75% off if you purchased the first three years up front — a savings of over $160.   I took advantage of the sale to purchase a a couple of domains for me and a new domain for the volleyball team. Continue reading

A Great Place To Learn Online

Recently, I was given the opportunity to do some online training thru a subscription service called   I had never heard of the site but was granted access to view any of their online training courses for 30 days.

I really wasn’t sure what to expect.  I logged in and was presented with the option to view classes by subject or by name.   Since this was for my job, I looked up ‘Java’ and found a couple of introductory classes, “Foundations of Programming:Fundamentals” and “Foundations of Programming: Object Oriented Design”.   After reviewing the course outline for the fundamentals class, I settled on the Object Oriented Design (OOD) class. Continue reading