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Smart History

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

This site is an amazingly delightful look in to art history. I had a very difficult time trying to decide where you should start your visit. What I finally concluded was that you should start on the About page.

You can get to the About page by clicking the more link in the About SmartHistory box on the main page, or you can click the About SmartHistory link at… Continue reading

The Calligraphic World of Mi Fu’s Art

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

What I love about this site is that it is rich in history as well as art. You can choose the Flash Version or the HTML Version, but can only get an English translation in the flash version. The flash version is also nicely put together, and interactive.

If you’d like to turn the music off you can do so at the bottom of the page. Upon entering your… Continue reading

America’s Favorite Architecture

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Welcome to a site where you can view 150 different architecture projects selected by the American public. Here you’ll be able not only to view them but to vote on them and select your top five.

Your first major decision is to decide how you want to view the site. Your options are full-screen or regular browser size. The full-screen will launch in a separate window, the regular browser version… Continue reading

COLOURlovers

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

It’s fair to say that I’m having a love affair with color. It started when I was a little girl and discovered neon green. My love have green has morphed from neon green to lime green to true grass green. And then there’s purple, red, ivory, yeah it isn’t wise to get me started.

I was so happy to have stumbled across this site. COLOURlovers is devoted to color… Continue reading

Online-Sign

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Do you need to make a sign for something? Well if you do, you should really check this site out! Here you can choose from 16 different types of signs then customize it for your purpose, and print it out for free!

The only thing I don’t like is that you have to use Internet Explore for this site to work. Otherwise, the sign categories won’t open… Continue reading

Google Moderator

Monday, May 18th, 2009

In today’s bad economic times we’d all love to save some money, right? How do you save money? If you could ask a world leader anything, what would it be? If you’re a HTC Dream (Android phone) user, what new Android application would you like to see? Google Moderator is a new Google application that was originally intended to ‘moderate’ Google conferences and is now open to the public. Let’s… Continue reading

Cross Tips

Friday, May 15th, 2009

I have definitely inherited my family’s love of crossword puzzles. My grandfather does them, my mother does them, and I can’t wait to get my hands on a new crossword puzzle. But sometimes I just get stuck on a word, and while I try to solve around it still can’t puzzle it out. Well if that happens to you too then you are going to love this site.

Welcome… Continue reading

Perfect Portions

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

I’ve gone from cooking for five people to cooking for two, and let me tell you, it is hard to adjust the amount you’re cooking to get the right portion size. It took me month to figure out that instead of a whole box of pasta I only needed about a third of it for two of us. Mind you, I didn’t keep cooking a whole box; I went down… Continue reading

A Conversation With Ian McKellen

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

I have been dying to write this site up to share with you. But I wanted to let it percolate in my brain a little bit so I could do it justice. This is a completely interactive conversation with Sir Ian McKellen. You’ll be able to follow prompts in any order you wish, to experience the content how you desire. But your first choice is whether you want to use… Continue reading

Meeting Wizard

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Meeting Wizard is another great, free way to schedule meetings online. Using it will help you stop playing e-mail or phone tag, and give everyone a common place to head to find out what’s going on.

What I love the most is that you don’t have to download anything in order to use it! You can start using it by clicking the Get Started button, or on the navigation… Continue reading

Richard Serra Art

Friday, May 8th, 2009

While I’m on such an artsy theme this week, let’s head on over to the Museum of Modern Art and check out some sculpture. You can choose one of two ways to enter the site: regularly or full screen. I recommend the full screen.

To begin you’ll need to click the page to open the menu. Then each of the menu options can be clicked to open up that… Continue reading

The Laughing Squid

Friday, May 8th, 2009

I’m sure you’re wondering what in the world a site about laughing squid could be about, I know I did! It is a blog style site devoted to: being an online resource for art, culture, and technology. For more information on what the Laughing Squid is all about check out this link:

http://laughingsquid.com/what-is-laughing-squid/

You’ll find everything from art to illustrated movies, science humor, robotics, etc… Continue reading

Historic Tale Construction

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Have you ever wanted to create your own story of history? Well now you can. You can make your very own historic tapestry using this application. You’ll find directions on how it works right on the main page, after reading them, click start.

Now you’re ready to start adding images to your tapestry! You can add text or pictures to your tapestry in order to tell your story. If… Continue reading

Love is Respect

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

This is a cause I can really get behind. As a survivor of dating abuse, I know now how much this sort of site could have helped me when I was in the midst of it. Being a teenager is a hard time – you have all those hormones rushing, peer pressure, and you can easily find yourself in a tough spot.

But now there’s help, this site can… Continue reading

Trek Tech

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Excuse me while I nerd out for today. Thursday marks the release of the Star Trek movie reboot, and while I’m a mite apprehensive about the film itself, I think that the plethora of tech articles out there that showcase Trek technology are just too good to pass up! It’s amazing how much real life has grown to emulate science fiction, and Gene Roddenberry’s classic series, one that has… Continue reading

Open With

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

You know the one thing that can drive me absolutely batty in no time flat is downloading something, and then after the wait, I go to open and it tells me that it doesn’t know what program to open it with.

Drives me bonkers, every single time it happens.

Well no more, because now I have this site! Not only is it free, but they make it so… Continue reading

Risky Roads

Monday, May 4th, 2009

You often hear that to be forewarned is to be forearmed. Well, when it comes to driving that it is so very often true. If you know that an area is an accident prone place, you can avoid it or at the very least drive safer through that area.

With Risky Roads, you’ll be able to see all the accident hot spots for your State. You’ll start out with… Continue reading

Book Glutton

Friday, May 1st, 2009

I am an avid reader. I just wish there were more hours in a day available for reading! But what I love more than just reading, is sharing my thoughts about what I’ve read. Sharing a reading experience with other people is awesome, because it allows you to see the material you just read through someone else’s perspective. It can be eye-opening and thought provoking.

Here at Book Glutton… Continue reading

Tetris Friends

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

I’m ridiculously addicted to this game! So I thought I’d get you all addicted to it too. Then I won’t be alone in my addiction. Basically it’s several variations of the game Tetris, and it’s free!

Registration is also free, but you don’t have to register to play. So you can definitely try it first.

There are six different versions of the game, they are:

Tetris Marathon – this one… Continue reading

Tartan maker

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

I thought this was a fun little site, and couldn’t wait to share it with you. The application is super easy to use too! There are four slider bars, three color squares, and two styles of orientation.

I like to start off with the color squares. Click the color square next to each band slider and select the color you want that band of color to be. The square… Continue reading

Artocracy

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Artocracy

This is an interesting art site. Here you can view art, download free art, find art to purchase affordably (you never know what may move you), talk about art, and even submit art.

I’m always torn about posting art sites, because while they are usually incredible, most artists are selling their work on their site (as well they should). I usually consider it non-commercial enough if you can… Continue reading

ASL’S Lego Page

Friday, April 24th, 2009

It is absolutely incredible what you can do with LEGO toys! Here you will see incredible sculptures and mechanisms. Navigation is easy just click the link to the one you want to see and you’ll be taken to its page.

Can you imagine Rodin’s Thinker made out of LEGO bricks? Well you don’t have to because now you can see it! I think that sculpture, as well as… Continue reading

Get Goaling

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Do you ever feel like you set a goal for yourself and at first you’re gung ho to get it done and then your enthusiasm peters out and you only get half way there before you quit? I know I do. I’m quite the procrastinator. I’ve been meaning to rake the leaves out of my yard, well since, this fall. It’s now the middle of spring and I’m just waiting… Continue reading

Optical Illusions

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

I adore a good optical illusion, so I was very happy when Steve directed my attention to this site. The site is set up blog style, so all you have to do to navigate it is scroll down the page!

The first image is stellar. A man sitting on a ledge, looking over a road that seems to be going straight downwards, it is certainly one of my favorite images… Continue reading

HistoGrafica

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Have you ever wanted to be able to look into the past? Well now you can! This site provides historical pictures from all over the globe! It seems I’ve been sharing this site with everyone I know! I sent it to my family members and my history professors at school, and we all agree this is one neat site!

Along the bottom the page you’ll see a strip of the… Continue reading

Qlubb

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Do you run an organization, club, or sports team? Would you like a great place to share photos, set up events, and create a group calendar, all for free? I know I do for my book club at school!

My absolute favorite feature of this site is that you can demo it before you have to sign up for your own account. So you can truly see if it… Continue reading

What it Costs

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Do you ever find that you’re curious as to what things cost? For example: How much would it end up costing you if you filed your taxes late? Or how much does a personal trainer really cost? How much would it cost you to have a professional stager come in to style your house for sale? How much does doggie daycare cost?

These are all questions that you can find… Continue reading

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