Archive for March, 2008

Geek Girl Roundup

Posted 31 Mar 2008 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

Geek GirlInteresting articles from around the web:

Google Send To Phone sends text messages from your browser – Pretty cool extension for Firefox!

33 Must-Have Firefox Extensions – A great list that needs very little improvement. If you love Firefox, you should check this list out!

No explanation needed – Test Your Passwords’ Strength with The Password Meter

Gaiam Everything Fits Eco-Friendly Recycled Gym Bag – Because even Geeks need some exercise!

4 Ways to Carry your PC on iPod or USB Thumbdrive – This tutorial/list provides some information I wasn’t aware of – but it’s great! 💡

This special feature, Geek Girl, appears every Monday.

How to Travel on a Budget

Posted 24 Mar 2008 — by HarriMac
Category Soulville

SoulvilleYou’ve got a few bucks and want to travel to somewhere that isn’t where you currently are. But you’re a college student (or otherwise broke person) and thus your few bucks are definitely not enough to fly, especially on short notice. What do you do? There are plenty of trains and buses to grab and if you get your tickets early enough (usually a week to three days), they are much cheaper than if you bought them at the counter. If you have a student advantage card, even better!


What are your top 5 WordPress plugins?

Posted 19 Mar 2008 — by Ellie
Category WordPress

WordPress WednesdaysShare your WordPress plugins list with us – and let us know which ones are your favorites and why. Perhaps there’s a killer plugin that we haven’t heard of but adds some extra functionality we want to our sites – or just a fun plugin that makes things a little more fun. 😛

Here’s my top 5 plugins:

SRG Clean Archives by Sean R. — This plugin is designed to display your archive listings in a clean, uniform, single-query fashion that’s Search Engine friendly on a dedicated page or in your sidebar. I really like the clean, easy to use functionality of this plugin. It was easy to set up and even easier to maintain.

Show us your Firefox Extensions!

Posted 17 Mar 2008 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

Geek GirlMany people are using Firefox because you can customize the browser to your specific wants and needs by using extensions.

In honor of the upcoming release of Firefox 3, let’s see what extensions you’ve been using to make Firefox 2.0.xx the best browser on the block!

Here’s a quick list of mine:

  • Adblock Plus – I use this along with the EasyList USA file to blog most ads online – saving me tons of bandwidth!
  • All-in-One Sidebar – Mostly handy for me to add additional function to my sidebar – I can switch between sidebars easily, now!

Create a customized 404 page

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Posted 12 Mar 2008 — by Ellie
Category WordPress

There’s nothing more annoying to some of your website visitors than a plain Jane 404 error page.


WordPress WednesdaysIt is very easy in WordPress to create a customized 404 page for your site, which will help visitors locate the information they are looking for and keep them on your page longer!

Most themes come with a 404 page as part of the theme set, so from this point, I will assume you already have a 404 page in your theme. For more information on how to create a 404 page, visit the WordPress Codex.

Where’s my cell phone?

Posted 10 Mar 2008 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

Geek GirlI routinely misplace my cell phone and although I know it is here in my apartment, I can’t always find it easily. Where’s My Cell Phone solves my problem of a lost cell phone easily. I submit my phone number via the site and wait for a call – the ringing will help me determine where I hid my phone from myself or misplaced it.

What a wonderful, free tool to help us geeks – it is even faster than emailing or IM’ing a friend and asking them to call your cell phone for you, so that you can find it! 😆

Writer – the Internet Typewriter

Posted 03 Mar 2008 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

Geek GirlTaking a few minutes to just block out the world and write is one of the few joys a lot of people have left. Some of us like to put pen to paper, favoring Moleskine notebooks and fancy, expensive writing instruments, while others love “old fashioned” typing on a typewriter.

But when was the last time you saw a typewriter?

Probably many, many moons ago. 😥 However, there is a great FREE online option that you can use that gives the same feel as a typewriter without the added distractions of Microsoft Word’s famous Clippy or formatting.

Follow these 12 Steps and Get MORE Readers!

Posted 02 Mar 2008 — by Ellie
Category Better Blogger

There are lots of ways to get more readers, but here are 12 really good tips, for novice to experienced bloggers.Entertainment

  1. Turn your articles into videos using PowerPoint to create an entertaining slideshow. Submit your video to all of the popular video sites, including Google Video, YouTube, and others. Video is increasingly popular with internet users, especially teenagers and young adults. What better way to capture their readership by posting a great viral video on YouTube?