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 I'm not that far behind2002-12-20 16:10
by Flemming Funch

I was sort of thinking I was way behind on implementing features in my newslog program here, which other weblog programs had long ago. But I just noticed Doc Searls saying:
"Blogging is basically just writing live on the Web. There are lots of upsides to it, as we know. But there's at least one downside: saving stuff. When you're writing for yourself, you save constantly. But when you're writing live, for the world, you don't always want to do that. You might want to wait until you're done with your post before you save it. That's risky. ... as I just found out when I wasted twenty minutes I didn't have answering Eric Norlin's latest volley, point by point. I was up to number 5 out of 6 when something "unexpectedly quit" and I lost it all."
Sorry to hear that, but, hahah, MY newslog program has a button for saving a draft while one is going along, and one can also leave a post hidden and saved for later publishing. Because I too absolutely hate loosing stuff I just wrote. So, maybe I do have a few things that others don't have. Like, the picture management system for this program is quite simple, but powerful and useful. Many weblog programs require people to know HTML to include links and pictures, and you would be on your own in terms of uploading the pictures somewhere.

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19 Dec 2014 @ 21:11 by Erwin @ : yGelNOZpUYWLdOae
you track perishables like poudrce, dairy and meat?I track them but I don't have a big freezer either (don't really like thawed meat) But, let's say I have a choice between chicken or turkey I can use the sheet to tell me which one is a better deal, stuff like that Next, what exactly to you use that coupon column for? I make a note if I have a coupon and I might make a note if I use one and ifthe coupon has an expiration date I usually buy generic, so, not a lot of coupons,but I do use them I tried to limit the number of columns on this sheet to make itprinter-friendly so, if I have a coupon, I'll make a note, and it's expiration date if iuse one, I'll cross it out Why do you note when you make a purchase? What's that telling you?It tells me if I need to buy again if I buy a year's worth of stuff, I may or may notbuy it three months later, even if it's on big time sale but, if i bought a month's worth and it goes on sale a week later, i might buy How detailed do you get? For example, let's say I'm tracking chips because we like to have a bag of chips around. We don't buy the same kind every time and it's usually whatever is on sale/I have a coupon for. Do I have a separate sheet for each type and/or brand of chips I buy or one chart for all chips? That' s probably a dumb example, but hopefully it makes sense.Makes perfect sense I list things either by specific brand if I'm brand loyal or by general category if I'm not. On chips, we eat two main brands so I list them both and just compare..Do you update it every time you go to the store or just use store flyers and your receipts?I usually follow the same pattern and update prices, even if I don't buy the item this helps to get a more detailed history of the ups and downs if I don't have time, I don't really worry about it and, i rarely if ever look in flyers, 'cause i have a pretty standard list of foods, and I don't vary, all that much, from the list Hope that helps feel free to ask more if that doesn't clear things up rock on,NCN  

23 Dec 2014 @ 17:37 by Ligaya @ : eaRPhSGekYdngrP
I use a website that atuematos the grocery list and price book process. It helps me track grocery unit prices paid by item and also shows which items have increased in unit price and units purchased. The grocery list shows the lowest unit price I paid to facilitate comparison between the current store unit price and previous unit prices paid. Very helpful at the store! I can edit the grocery list as needed and create different lists for different stores.The site also provides me instant analysis on spending trends to provide a list of grocery items where unit prices have increased and total units purchased have increased, among other areas. That’s very helpful at home for figuring out where to cut costs and why the bill is increasing.The site is groceryhop.com.  

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