Archive for June, 2008

Odiogo Listen Button – Add extra functionality for your posts

Posted 25 Jun 2008 — by Ellie
Category WordPress

WordPress WednesdaysThe Odiogo Listen Button adds an extra layer of visitor-friendly goodness to your WordPress powered site. This plugin from Odiogo adds a “Listen Now” button to your blog posts, so visitors can download or listen to your Odiogo podcasts.

I like this plugin because I am already using Odiogo to provide text-to-speech for my posts, and I want to give my visitors an easy way to download and listen to my posts when they are on the go – just another option in this multi-media world!

Send Thousands of Text Messages

Posted 23 Jun 2008 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

Geek GirlText Messages is a great FREE resource for sending thousands of text messages. This website includes text messages categorized into groups, so you can search just for text messages about “love” or jokes that are almost guaranteed to make the recipient laugh!

I use this website when I want to say HI to a friend, but want a more unique way to reach out to them than just texting HI to them. :)

Best Text - Ever!

If you want to send a message, open Google Send To Phone and type in your friend’s phone #, and copy and paste the message you want to send.

How to Protect Yourself from Salmonella

Posted 19 Jun 2008 — by HarriMac
Category Soulville

SoulvilleAs I am also now a public health expert (no, seriously I am an epidemiologist), here are some things to think about with salmonella and how to protect yourself.

Yes the language is not the typical manner in which I’m supposed to say it, but it makes sense to sensible people

Use Commentluv to send some Comment Love

Posted 18 Jun 2008 — by Ellie
Category WordPress

WordPress WednesdaysOne of my favorite things about WordPress are its plugins – small, typically free add-ons that add in additional functionality to the WordPress system.

Some of the most popular WordPress plugins are those that give a little love to the people who make our blogs successful – our commenters!

Commentluv by Andy Bailey is one of those plugins. Commentluv will show a link to the last post from the commenter’s blog in their comment. It is one of the easiest plugins to install – just upload, activate and let it do its magic!

Tweak your Firefox 3 Toolbar Bookmarks

Posted 17 Jun 2008 — by Ellie
Category Technology

firefox3 In February, I walked you through how you tweak your Firefox 2 about:config settings and how to condense your toolbar into one row.

Now with the release of Fx3, there are some significant changes in the way the browser handles bookmarks – which we should all be aware of!

Your bookmarks now have some new folders and features, such as “Most Visited”, “Recent Tags” and “Recently Bookmarked.” You also have the ability to drag and drop your bookmarks into the Bookmarks Toolbar Folder. But, there’s a catch!

Firefox 3 Saved Passwords

Posted 17 Jun 2008 — by Ellie
Category Technology

Updated to Firefox 3 today – loving it so far. But, I have had a major problem!

I lost my saved passwords upon updating to Firefox 3! You can check to see if your passwords imported into Firefox 3 by going to Tools > Options > Security > Saved Passwords.

However, a little tinkering, and I have my saved passwords in Firefox 3!

Here’s how:

  1. Go to your Firefox Profile Folder. You can find your profile folder in Windows by navigating to %APPDATA%/Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles/xxxxxxxx.default/
  2. Now look for the file called signons2

Firefox 3 Launches Tuesday!

Posted 16 Jun 2008 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

Geek GirlHelp the Mozilla Foundation meet their goal of a world record by downloading Firefox 3 on Tuesday, June 17, 2008!

I plan on throwing a party here, complete with cheesecake and tasty beverages! Visit Mozilla Party Central to find out where Firefox parities will be in your area. There are hundreds of parties listed all over the world, so there’s a good chance that there will be a party near you!

Download Day

Review: WP Auctions Gold

Posted 11 Jun 2008 — by Ellie
Category WordPress

WordPress WednesdaysI was a winner in a contest held recently by Hyder at Everybody Go To and won a free copy of WP Auctions Gold!

WP Auctions Gold is a plugin that gives you the ability to sell anything on your blog, as well as show third party ads when you do not have any auctions open. The plugin is based off of the ‘widgets’ idea, so it is very easy to set up and use.WP Auctions

The additional bonus of using WP Auctions Gold is that it works with my favorite online payment system, PayPal, and it is customizable to fit in with any blog’s theme!

Starbucks now has free wireless

Posted 11 Jun 2008 — by Ellie
Category Technology


My new office has the oldest and slowest computer I’ve ever seen. So, I will walk across the street to Starbucks and hop on my laptop during lunch, just so I can catch up with my emails or Google Reader feeds.

This is only free wireless for 2 consecutive hours per day with a purchase made at least every 30 days with a Starbucks Card.

One of my biggest complaints about Starbucks is the expensive coffee, but to get free wireless for two hours while I savor a Caramel Frappachino might just be worth it!