Author Archives: Deb Hartman Digital

Hello blog. You again!

OMG I forgot to write in my blog. I thought of 10 excuses for letting my blog lapse.  For the record, there’s no shame in letting your blog lapse, in fact it is perfectly fine to fade out occasionally, even for several years. It means the universe calls you to other tasks. 10 Perfectly Good […]

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WordPress Shokunin

Yesterday I spent a beautiful fall day indoors, learning about WordPress.  I am a WordPress 3rd grader, who wants to graduate from WordPress High School.  This film inspires me to have patience, and immerse myself in the disciplines and mental concentration required to attain higher competency.

frankiecatpdx is moving…

In the next several weeks http://www.frankiecatpdx.com is pulling up stakes and moving to a new address. You’ll be the first to know when we get settled. The move is 100% digital, and will not require cardboard boxes, tape guns or a U-Haul truck.  Hooray! Never fear, we shall remain brief and to the point in our new location! […]

Where River Meets Sea – Astoria, Oregon by Alex Jordan

Where River Meets Sea. I discovered this gallery of photos taken in and around Astoria, Oregon and thought I would share it with you. Astoria is one of the most beautiful and dramatic cities in the state.  It has a fascinating history every Oregonian should know.  

Google’s Exit Plan

The other day I asked my partner if he had googled something we had talked about earlier, and he said “No, I did not want to waste a Google.”  That got me thinking.  What if….Google had a fee attached to every search? How much would it be worth to you?  What would Google charge? Surely a […]

And here’s how that runaway snowball incident happened…

Complex factors behind snowball damage at Reed College

Runaway Snowballs….

Huge runaway snowball slams into Reed College dorm http://t.co/luWfFd1Lj2 — Deborah Hartman (@frankiecatPDX) February 15, 2014  

My top 5 tips for fighting winter blahs in Portland, Oregon

1.  Shelter in place.  Think of your home as Toad Hall in winter – a place where the hearth is always warm and good books beckon.  Toad Hall hours are 4:00 PM to 8AM, allowing lots of time for cocooning, cocoa and hunkering down.   2.  Get out and about.  Thomas Jefferson had the right idea […]

What can Conan O'Brien teach us about LinkedIn?

You might want to open up a new tab and take a look at your LinkedIn page while we chat.  Is it ready for an update?  Are you proud of it?  Does your picture do you justice? Is your company optimized on LinkedIn?  If you need some help let me know, or simply learn from […]

We have those same geese here

Flying and honking in their wavy greater-than sign gronking about how this city is noisier and more frightening, more dangerous yet much greater than your quiet town way down valley. Those geese returning next spring with their mates for life, toggle the message north honking your country roads and short coffee lines, congenial bowling alleys […]