Saturday, October 23, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Fun on the Web Oct. 22, '10 Is This the New Social Network

For those of us who blog here, it may be sacrilege to say is the new social network, but ease of use, photosets, no ads in your theme, private posts, bookmarklets,and 3rd party apps may make make this the replacement for Facebook or dare I say it Blogger? Hundreds of gorgeous themes to choose from or make your own, copyright your work, use custom domains, tweet, or import your work from elsewhere. I know I have to check it out.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fun on the Web Oct 19, 2010 Urthots

A new kind of Social Network - Free Tools and services for Artists or just share thots with friends and family. "urThots is a place where you can express yourself while meeting others that share your taste in music, games, and film."

Monday, October 18, 2010

Fun on the Web Oct 18, 2010 Planting Fruit Trees

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation - (Their) "programs strategically donate orchards where the harvest will best serve communities for generations, at places such as public schools, city parks, low-income neighborhoods, Native American reservations, international hunger relief sites, and animal sanctuaries."

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Fun on the Web Oct 16, 2010 Jazzed-Up Marshmallows

Had to go to Fort Atkinson where I ended up across from the Farmers Market. Well it was a lovely day so of course I wandered over there. Lo and behold there were my favorite egg roll ladies so I scored the last egg rolls they had but for dessert I tasted these awesome Marshmallows so I just have to share:

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Fun on the Web Oct 16 '10 Test for Success

Somewhere during your career you will be asked to take one of these tests

Friday, October 15, 2010

Fun on the Web Oct 15 '10 Best Websites

Most of us have our favorites but I will admit I drank the Koolaid when it comes to Google. From Gmail with its unique non-folder flag system, to Chrome with tabbed browsing more stable than IE (both of which I use extensively) to the Google Book Project and Picasa (both of which I have only played with a bit), they do seem to offer free programs that are among the top performers in each arena. If you haven't tried any of these, go for it:

Another favorite when you need answers is Refdesk. No matter if you need driving directions, a dictionary, quick access to News Sources, Cheap Gas Prices, Youtube or other Daily Diversions, RefDesk puts the info out there on the web at your fingertips in a concise way.

Gizmo's list of Best Tech Websites - they are awesome at finding the best freeware, tips, tweaks, guides, tutorials, and Technical Support Sites.

They even have a huge list of free audio books online (which is a habit I acquired while unemployed. Unless I am writing, while I am on the internet I have an audio book playing or music in the background.)

For news I look at aggregate sites that gather news from many sources like
However, all the above have their own political agenda, 2 right wing and 2 liberal, below are more non partisan attempts at news particularly during the current mudslinging season.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fun on the Web Oct 13 '10 Overcome Information Overload

"TheBrain's patented user interface is so flexible and fluid that you can link any file or concept to anything else. With our products you can visualize thinking on your computer desktop, collectively on a server, or in the cloud at" See how your ideas and information are related.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fun on the Web Oct. 7, '10 Lyric Store

Visiting, the music fan can get the words to their favorite songs plastered on a T-shirt, sweatshirt, mug, or mouse pad. The lyrics are completely licensed and 100% legal, with royalties paid to the songwriters and music publishers.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Fun on the Web Oct 2, 2010 Fall Foliage

Wow the foliage in central WI is beautiful! See what the forecast is near you:

If you can't get out to see it live, here are some webcams