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My Reminders

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

My Reminders

Welcome to My Reminders, a free reminder and calendar service! To get started, you’ll need to register. Just fill out the first form completely, type in the verification code and then check the box that says you have read and agree to the terms and agreements.

You’ll then be sent a confirmation e-mail with a link you need to click. Or, you can copy the verification code… Continue reading

Time Machiner

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Time Machiner

Welcome to Time Machiner, a Web application that allows you to send yourself, or your friends and family, e-mails at a later date. It’s easy to use and can serve many purposes!

How does it work? Well, it’s very simple! Choose a date, input the e-mail address of who you’re sending it to, fill in the subject line and then write your message. Then just click the… Continue reading

Many Books

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Many Books

Well, you all know how much I love books! But what I love more are free books. And here at Many Books, you can download free e-books to your PDA, iPod or eBook Reader!

You can browse through the books by Author, Title, Categories or Language. On the main page, you can also see the Most Recently Added to the Web site or you can click on… Continue reading

Search Me

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Search Me

This is the neatest search engine I’ve come across in a long time! Even though it’s still in the private beta stage, they are giving everyone instant access. Therefore, you will beta test the search engine as you use it and your feedback will help shape its future!

So, how do you get started? Well, I’d start by watching the demo video. It demonstrates how the search… Continue reading

Color Vision and Art

Friday, April 18th, 2008

Color Vision and Art

This Web site mixes art with science! In the nineteenth century, modern art was still being defined, but at the same time, scientists were discovering how we see. New ideas on how we see color inspired artists to try new things. So, are you ready to learn all about Color Vision and Art? I know I am, so let’s dive right in!

Navigation is very… Continue reading

Password Bird

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

Password Bird

I like to change my passwords frequently for my own security, but sometimes I can’t think of good passwords to use. But with this Web site, I (and you) will never have that problem again!

Password Bird will help you create a password that is unique, but also relevant to you. It’s easy to use and it has a lot of variety, so you can really switch… Continue reading

Club Mom

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

Club Mom

If you liked Café Mom, you’re going to love Club Mom! It’s free and registering is super easy. Just click the Click Here link on the orange banner that reads Join Club Mom Today, fill out the forms and you’ll be all set in no time!

The great thing about Club Mom is the content they provide. You’ll find that the sections of Mom Answers and… Continue reading

Badge Maker

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Do you need badges for an event? Or, perhaps you want to make ID tags. Either way, now you can for free! Plus, it’s very easy to do. All you need is a digital photo on your computer, this Web site and a printer!

This is another Web site I found while trying to find stuff for my mom. She co-organizes the Student Council at her school… Continue reading

Chatterous

Friday, April 11th, 2008

Chatterous

Social networking is something that has become a part of everyday life. Whether you’re keeping track of your friends, family members or even co-workers, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to send all of them a message at the same time, regardless of which service they prefer? Well, now you can with Chatterous! You can use your existing e-mail address, instant messenger or even your cell phone… Continue reading

My WOT

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

My WOT

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could tell beforehand if a Web site is trustworthy or not? Well, with the Web of Trust (WOT) browser add on, you can! With 17,861,251 sites already rated and more being added everyday, this add on can definitely help you browse the Internet in a safer way!

I suggest watching the demo before you download the add on to see if… Continue reading

Obsolete Skills

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

A skill I miss using is the DOS Tree from Windows 3.1. I was talking about that with a friend of mine online and they pointed me toward this Web site. What you’ll find here is an A to Z listing of skills that have become obsolete over time. Let’s check it out!

You’ll find the link to the A to Z listing of obsolete skills on the side menu… Continue reading

Midomi

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Midomi

Have you ever had a song stuck in your head that you only remember the tune for? Or, maybe you just have the chorus on repeat and can’t remember the verses. And let’s not even think about the song title! Well, now, there is relief for this. You can head on over to Midomi and sing or hum what you know and then search for the song!

All… Continue reading

Common Craft

Monday, April 7th, 2008

Common Craft

My mom often calls me with questions that are pretty hard for me to explain to her. One time, it was “What is a blog?” And that was followed by, “How did you find out about them?” Oy vey! Well, now, whenever she asks me a question, I point her right to this Web site. It’s called Common Craft and it’s devoted to explaining complex ideas in… Continue reading

Caller Complaints

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Caller Complaints

I’ve just about had it with telemarketers! They’re calling more frequently and at inappropriate times. Plus, with the idea they’re trying to scam me looming in the back of my mind, I’m about ready to stop answering the phone!

But now, there is something we all can do about it: complain! Not only can you vent your frustrations about a specific company calling your house or cell… Continue reading

Café Mom

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Café Mom

Café Mom is a Web site dedicated to bringing mothers and expectant mothers together! While anyone can use the site, to get the most use out of it, you’ll want to register. It’s a simple process started by clicking on the green Join Now button. Fill out the form and click on the Sign Me Up button. You should get a confirmation e-mail almost instantly, as well… Continue reading

Service Beacon

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Service Beacon

You love your car, but you can’t ever remember when it needs to be serviced. Am I right? That happens to my roommate all the time. She’s never able to remember when she had the oil changed last or the tires rotated or the brakes checked, etc. So, I went hunting for a Web site to help her out and I found Service Beacon!

I started my… Continue reading

Seurat and the Making of La Grande Jatte

You already know how much I love the artist Georges Seurat! Luckily, I found a Web site dedicated to the making of Seurat’s famous painting: A Sunday on La Grande Jatte.

You’ll find navigation on the side menu. The menu is pretty much a jump menu. For example, you can click on a link and it will jump you down… Continue reading

Find a Better Bank

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Find a Better Bank

Are you interested in seeing if there is a better bank out there for you? I am fairly happy with my bank, but I was curious to see what else might be available to me!

If you want to see how the Web site works, I suggest reading the FAQs first. With those, you will learn how they get their information, how frequently… Continue reading

Phone Number Comments

Friday, March 28th, 2008

Phone Number Comments

I can’t begin to tell you how frustrated I am! There is a number that calls my house several times a day and when I pick up, there is never anyone there. If I let it ring through to my answering machine, they never leave a message either. It is beyond annoying! So, I went on a hunt to find out who it is and to… Continue reading

MoMA: Georges Seurat

Friday, March 28th, 2008

MoMA: Georges Seurat

I have loved Georges Seurat’s art since I was in high school French class! We studied all the major French artists as part of our course work one year. Seurat is best known for the painting “A Sunday on La Grande Jatte” and as the inventor of pointillism, but there is so much more to his artwork that’s often forgotten. This Web site explores his… Continue reading

Fruit and Veggie Guru

Friday, March 28th, 2008

Fruit and Veggie Guru

I am a pretty picky eater to begin with, but when you add veggies to the mix, I get even pickier! I think as a child, the only vegetables I ate were corn, carrots and cucumbers. Now, I enjoy zucchini, summer squash, corn, carrots, spinach, peas, green beans and many more. On the other hand, I’ve always been a little more adventurous when it comes… Continue reading

Happiness Formula

Friday, March 28th, 2008

Happiness Formula

Is there a formula to being happy? Well, on this Web site, you can discover the Science of Happiness! There is a ton of information here to cover, so I’m going to leave you to discover some of it on your own, but I will share some of my favorite sections with you!

There are videos you can watch all along the right hand side of… Continue reading

Booklet Creator

Friday, March 28th, 2008

Booklet Creator

Welcome to Booklet Creator, a Web site that allows you to turn any .PDF file into a booklet. It is really easy to use too! All you need to do is have a .PDF file, a .PDF reader (you can get one here for free) and a printer.

Let’s start by clicking on the Instructions link in the top right hand corner. That will… Continue reading

Happy Easter

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Happy Easter

It’s Easter time! I’ve always loved Easter. I can remember egg hunts and Easter baskets, not to mention making a huge mess coloring eggs. I love how it brings my family together each year!

This Web site is all about Easter! You can use the bunny at the top of the page to navigate through the site or the menu at the bottom of the page. To… Continue reading

TED

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

TED

I am so pleased to be bringing you this Web site! Every year, there is a TED conference and this year, they are sharing it with the world. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design.

There are three ways to navigate through this site: By Theme, Talk Title or Speaker. You can also navigate by ratings, which are Inspiring, Funny and Jaw-dropping.

On the side menu, you can… Continue reading

Photo Notes

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Photo Notes

This Web site is really cute and I know you’re going to have a ton of fun with it! This site allows you to upload one of your photos and then make it into a Polaroid style with text. And did I mention it’s extremely easy to use?

First, you click the Choose button and select a photo from your computer that you want to Polaroid-ize! Once… Continue reading

Twixtr

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Twixtr

Twixtr (pronounced Twicher) allows you to share your location, a message and a photo with all your friends!

Registration is very easy. You just need a username, e-mail address, password and the code to prove you’re human. Then you can go on and send e-mail invitations to your friends.

I don’t recommend typing in your e-mail password and letting a service access your account, but you can send… Continue reading

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