Thursday, May 7, 2009

Public Speaking

Desarae Veit is a consultant and speaker. Her company Agency Couture, LLC. helps businesses and social causes raise their visibility and generate leads through smarter marketing, branding, web design and social media. In addition, Desarae provides online etiquette training, keynote presentations and workshops to business owners, job seekers and ladder climbers on the process of leveraging personal branding online and offline.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Using a CMS Vs. Not

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There are very few things you need to worry up-front about building a site, except if your style fits the designers’, the platform, and if they build your site up to web standards.

Many programmers will use a scare tactic to avoid building a site with a CMS because they do not believe in CMS platforms or don’t know how to use them properly. The reality is, that a platform is only as good as it’s designer/developer. If you don’t employ someone who understands how to program, not using a CMS is like shooting yourself in the foot or throwing money away. It simply makes it so you have to permanently employ the person who builds your site.

Your screwed.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Review of AOL Lifestream

Aol Lifestream Review

AIM, is now AOL Lifestream a support aggregation application for modern social services Twitter, Facebook, Digg, Flickr, and Delicious. Lifestream offers users the opportunity to managing their incoming friend feeds and outgoing streams via the hardware of their choice. AOL Lifestream is supported on an air desktop app, mobile applications for the iPhone or droid and via your web browser at

Thursday, April 30, 2009


Desarae A. Veit is an educated, passionate and active user of social media tools. You can find her in just about any network by searching for her username, Desaraev. Desarae runs a research and interactive agency to help clients’ solve complex marketing and web design problems. In coordination with her partner freelancers, we connect the clients to their target audience, execute complex website solutions, web design, and strategic direction for campaigns.

Desarae’s corporate and agency backgrounds have taught her the skills to build full service marketing campaigns that are time and budget conscious. We can help you reach your target audiences from creative strategy, web design, usability architecture and e-newsletter loyalty programs.

Just two weeks prior to graduating high school, Desaraev earned her Associates in Science from DMACC with an emphasis in radio television broadcasting, aviation technology, and marine biology. Immediately after graduating she transferred to Iowa State University, joined Tri Delta sorority, Air Force ROTC, and graduated with a degree in Art & Design with a minor in military science in three years.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Changing Permalinks in WordPress for WAMP Users


Users of WAMP (Windows): Some versions of WAMP (all versions?) do not enable mod_rewrite or permit following SymLinks by default. To enable the required functionality navigate to the apache/conf/httpd.conf file, open with a text editor and uncomment the line LoadModule