I haven't attempted it. I've read lots of articles about people who have gone offline (of course, I had to Google it to try to find the links again but was unsuccessful - quite a little industry has cropped up around people who are blogging about how to disconnect).
Ink - what is it good for? Documents, photos, even printing on fabric. We use a lot of this stuff and we're left with a lot of empty cartridges which are made of 40% plastic, 40% metal, rubber, paper foam and toner. We make choices about what to do - refill, recycle or throw cartridges away. Just to make the last option less appealing, below are some places in the Lower Mainland where you can recycle cartridges.
CDs and DVDs can be recycled! Cool, huh? I didn't know this until I came across the information by accident. While there's no vouching for the safety of recycling backup discs of your documents when you drop them in a store's communal bin, this is a great option for other coasters or discs that are scratched beyond repair.
Cell Phone Batteries
It's a reality - at some point the old cell phone battery just isn't charging anymore. Rather than throwing it in the trash and introducing heavy metals and pollutants into the environment, below is a short list of locations which accept cell phone batteries. This list is by no means complete, as there are a multitude of excellent options available in the community for recycling cell and cordless phone batteries.
There are many reasons to recycle batteries rather than throwing them in the garbage but the most common is to avoid lead, corrosive acids and heavy metals contained in batteries from polluting the environment after these substances enter through groundwater, surface water or rain (source: http://www.brighthub.com/environment/green-living/articles/44363.aspx).
Recycling alkaline and rechargeable batteries is easier than ever, with many dropoff locations in every city.
Organizations of all sizes have always been able to test their market using traditional mediums, making various tweaks to improve returns. Whether this is the encyclopedia salesperson testing a sales strategy or a hotel chain adjusting uniforms, given proper testing, results can be measured and acted upon.
For an online business, these same practices have often been just as applicable for the web. However, due to the technical nature of the work, implementing online market testing has been out of reach for the average small business owner.
A good friend of mine sent me a link to a new Snake game this morning:
I admit, I'm a dinosaur when it comes to video games, so I cringed upon reading Nokia as the company that originally produced the game.
The website itself sells the game remarkably well, and it really is something to behold. I assure you, even if the game is not appearing, try checking out the link.
ISI has always believed strongly in recycling computer hardware, from re-using RAM to boost the speed of older machines to building new computers out of scrap parts. That said, at some point systems and parts pass their expiry date. Rather than contributing to the landfill, free options are available for recycling computer hardware and peripherals, either by donating to charity or via electronic waste programs. Below is a short list of some recycling options for the Lower Mainland:
Over the past few years, website owners have been barraged by promises to improve their website search engine rank. In many cases, website owners can benefit from the advice of a search engine expert, particularly in cases where the site is offering a valued service. Unfortunately, with SEO, the process involved is so technical that many owners will not understand the ramifications of or the work that is being performed.