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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A Year Of Crockpot Recipes

A Year of Crockpotting

The author of this blog, Stephanie, decided to use her crockpot every day for 2008, and blogged about the experience.  There are lots of great crockpot recipes, and 
Stephanie's daughter has celiac disease, so the recipes are gluten-free.  There are answers to all kinds of questions in the year-end wrap-up crockpot FAQ.

10 Tiny Things for Small Business Owners in 2009

Ten Tiny Things Every Small Business Owner Should Do in 2009

From Guy Kawasaki, and his How To Change The World blog

2008 The Year in Pictures

The New York Times celebrates the wonderful and the tragic events of 2008 in photos.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Best iPhone Apps of 2008

The Best iPhone Apps of 2008 and Gizmodo's 20 Essential iPhone Apps

Since I received an iPod Touch for Christmas, I've taken a sudden interest in the best iPhone apps, particularly the free apps.  Why not start with Gizmodo's best iPhone Apps for the start of 2009?

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Solving common Windows problems

Help Clueless Relatives with Their Computer Problems - Lifehacker
Despite the uncharitable title, this looks like a good start for resolving serious problems with Windows computers.  The article has suggestions to deal with common problems, such as:

  • "It takes forever to start up."
  • "I keep getting a pop-up saying I need to pay for my antivirus software."
  • "When I get on the internet things look weird" or "I keep getting these annoying popup ads."
  • "I can't find the digital photos I downloaded last month."
  • "I'm running out of hard drive space." 
  • "The internet stopped working."

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

45 Free Modern Fonts

45 Beautiful Free Fonts for Modern Design Trends

Who doesn’t want some new fonts to breathe life into their graphics work?  These are stylish typefaces that will make an impression for all kinds of design work.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Funny video of cats

As part of their 2008 Urlie Awards, Urlesque awarded their internet Lifetime Achievement award to "cats".  For this momentous occasion, they compiled the funniest and most famous cat videos into one hilarious cat video.  I LOL'ed.  Big time.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

73-year-old college basketball player

A 73-Year-Old Gives Basketball a Second Shot - NY Times

Retired newspaper editor, Ken Mink, goes back to college, and joins the Roane State Community College basketball team.  This is a heartwarming little story

Thursday, December 4, 2008

How to Raise the World's IQ - Hint: It's in the salt

Raising the World’s I.Q. – Nicholas Kristof  NY Times

What’s the most effective solution when providing aid for international development?  It’s Salt Iodization

It sounds boring, but according to Nicholas Kristof, it’s amazingly effective at preventing mental and physiological deficiencies.  And who is the world leader in this cheap and effective development program?  It’s Canada.  Who knew?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Singing: The Key To A Long Life?

Singing: The Key To A Long Life – NPR by Brian Eno

Apparently musician, composer and producer Brian Eno is a big fan of group singing, and explains why in this instalment of “This I Believe”, a discussion of core values that guide people’s lives.



Monday, December 1, 2008

Best films of 2008 - Times Online

The 100 Best Movies of 2008 - Times Online

The critics from London's Times Online list their 5-star and 4-star film picks from their reviews of the past year. I do have some squabbles with the British critics' favourite movies (including movies that were released in 2006 and 2007), it's a great way for me to find new movies and DVDs to add to my Zip list, because has the DVDs you are looking you for. Search our library now.