Archive for February, 2009

How to: Add Twit This to your Feedburner FeedFlare

Posted 23 Feb 2009 — by Ellie
Category Better Blogger

TwitThis is not one of the default options for Feedburner Feed Flares, but it is easy to add TwitThis to your blog’s RSS footer.

Screenshot of TwitThis! in Action

Screenshot of TwitThis! in Action

  1. Go to Feedburner.com and navigate to Optimize > FeedFlare on the blog you want to modify.
  2. Copy this link (right click with your mouse and press COPY) and paste it into the “add new Flare” box.
  3. Choose if you want the new FeedFlare to appear only on your RSS feed and/or your website.
  4. Press “Save” to save your changes.

6 Steps to Having Great Time Without Many Dollars

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Posted 19 Feb 2009 — by HarriMac
Category Soulville

SoulvilleThese are rough financial times for everyone (well, maybe not Bill Gates), but that doesn’t mean you have to cut out all vacations, all fun, all treats. It just means you have to get a little more creative.

If you’re a person who always makes an adventure out of a place and really looks for things to do, this will be rather easy. If you’re a person that never really finds much to do, this might be a little difficult but you’ll learn a lot by the time it’s all over.

Looking for a new laptop

Posted 19 Feb 2009 — by Ellie
Category Reviews

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Creative Commons License photo credit: cote

My laptop went on the fritz this morning, so now I am looking at laptops online to find a good replacement. I hope to find a great laptop that is affordable but also offers a lot of the features I need to be productive.

laptoplogic.com offers great laptop reviews, so I have been checking this site out when I find a laptop I like on BestBuy.com and Amazon.com and vice-versa. Since I often try to buy laptops on clearance, because the price is a lot more reasonable, and because I do not need the top of the line, latest features that come on today’s laptops.

What do you want to see here?

Posted 17 Feb 2009 — by Ellie
Category Announcements

A Neat New Online Alarm Clock

Posted 16 Feb 2009 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

While Kuku Klok might be old news to some of you, this online alarm clock is new to me! Kuku Klok has some cool features that put it above most other online alarm clocks.

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First things first, Kuku Klok works without an internet connection – so once you set the clock, you can disconnect your internet connection. The clock will still go off at the time you specified!

Kuku Klok also has some great sounds to choose from, so you can wake up to electronica, slayer guitar, a rooster or a traditional alarm clock.

The Great Peanut Butter Scare

Posted 12 Feb 2009 — by HarriMac
Category Soulville

SoulvilleRight now, most people are freaked out about eating peanut butter. STOP. Yes there is a massive recall and a huge amount of pretty much unregulated peanut butter has made people sick. But what’s on the shelf at your local grocery store hasn’t been recalled – stores are obligated to pull peanut butter that is affected by recall – and what’s in your cabinet may not be affected. Since peanut butter is one of those things that has a very very long shelf life, eating “older” peanut butter shouldn’t be an issue – I’m still munching on a jar I bought about a year ago and have a jar on my shelf that I bought over the summer. Neither are affected and are safe to eat. Check the location your peanut butter came from – if it’s from one of the plants that is under investigation or has been recalled, don’t eat it to be safe.

Evernote too powerful? Try CintaNotes!

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Posted 10 Feb 2009 — by Ellie
Category Technology

For many note takers, Evernote is a bit too powerful, Google Notebook is going the way of the dodo bird and Notepad just isn’t an acceptable replacement. CintaNotes, which comes in regular and portable versions, is lightweight and free – and has some of the features that have made Evernote popular – web clipping and easily editable notes.

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If you just need a lightweight way to take notes – and take them with you, check out CintaNotes. It does have a lot of features, including searching notes and hotkeys. CintaNotes works with Firefox, IE and Safari on Windows PCs.

Top 20 URL Shortening Services

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Posted 09 Feb 2009 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

Don’t see your favorite URL shortening service listed here? Let us know in the comments!

  1. MemURL.com
  2. Doiop.com
  3. turo.us
  4. NotLong.com
  5. XAddr.com
  6. Azqq.com
  7. URLTea.com
  8. Hop2.com
  9. DwarfURL.com
  10. piURL.com
  11. TraceURL.com
  12. go2cut.com
  13. CutsLink.com
  14. TinyURL.com
  15. is.gd
  16. SnipURL.com
  17. 6url.com
  18. sn.vc
  19. URL.ie
  20. urlao.com