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6/2010

For this month--here's what we posted to our News & Insights section!

John Wooden--Lessons Off the Court

  • Friday, June 4, 2010
  • Lee Ann Jackson
  • Insights

My son's 8th grade graduation is tonight - hard to believe.   It really just doesn't seem possible. 

As my melancholy heart considers the close of one chapter in my young son's life and the dawn of a new season, I learned of the grave condition of John Wooden, legendary UCLA basketball coach.  He's now 99 years old.  He was admitted to the hospital this week due to dehydration.  

Recalling my days of watching UCLA basketball as a Bruin undergrad, it was there when I first learned of the legendary Coach Wooden.   Though he had long retired ...

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"Donut Girls"--it may not be PC, but it works for me!

  • Thursday, June 3, 2010
  • Evelyn Gibson
  • Insights

Donut and CoffeeIf you're serving up donuts, count me in!  Make it a chocolate splashed old-fashioned.

Friday is National Donut Day and the "Donut Girls" were women of the Salvation Army.  They didn't create the first donut, but they popularized the serving of "coffee and donuts." It was part of their effort to "bring a bit of home" to U.S. troops serving in France during World War 1.

Here at Ambassador every Friday is Donut Day! 

It's not a pretty sight when Jim Sanders drives into the parking lot with the "weekly dough" and a drooling staff runs ...

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SEO -- The Value of File Names

  • Tuesday, June 1, 2010
  • Carolyn Kim
  • Insights

Saving Files for SEOIf you're like most of us, we upload files without really considering the name of the file. For example, our pictures are PIC 0231953.jpg or an audio file might be AAA108429.wav. It's an easy method for us to use and it is simple to make sense of on the user side.  We add text in for the file links that provide the actual title of what we mean instead of the obscure file name.

This method doesn't appear to cause any confusion. But what you might not realize is that by not naming the file ...

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Because Every Minute Counts

I was at a store register, when the sales lady asked what was written on my bracelet.

I told her it was a Bible verse - from the Psalms . . . one of my favorite books in the Bible. 

I was going to tell her how much comfort and encouragement the Psalms are to me, but I hesitated and the moment was gone.   She finished the transaction and wished me a good day.

It's said that every minute counts . . . and in this case, I wonder if a minute could have made an eternal impact.  

In a classic "Decision Minute" feature, Billy Graham ...

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