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Toastmasters is good for you.

I have been a member of Toastmasters for a couple of years now. I have recently achieved my competent communicator award. This in short means I gave 10 speeches each utilizing skills that I have learned. Let me tell you, Toastmasters is not all about improving you public speaking skills. (which it most certainly can […]

Visualizing Taxes

I really like the program Tableau. And the guys that make that program are some pretty sharp cookies. (wait, sharp cookies? Isn’t that a bad Halloween joke? Hmmm…) I have been following there blog and they recently had a post that coincides with my goal of understanding the economy better. They recently had a post […]

The Infinite Photograph

National Geographic has posted an Infinite Photograph which is basically a recursive photo-mosaic. Worth checking out. You can even submit your own photographs to be included.

Tool to be come a better writer.

I have written before on becoming a better writer, and I have continued that quest. I have found a site that has some tools and advice that I have found useful. Edit Central has this to say about writing:

“If you want to become a better writer, you need to do the following, in order […]

“I can’t afford that!” or “That will not work with my comuter.”

I have recently come across a couple of websites that offer alternative programs for one that you enter. If your desired program only runs on Windows and you are using a Mac or Linux, you can check these websites for alternatives. This is also useful if there is a commercial program that costs $$$$ but […]

Oldest known LOLCAT

Ok I admit it, I like a good lolcat. In surfing the web the other day I came across what is the oldest known lolcat in existence.

This if from Edison Manufacturing Company, 1894, a film of Professor Welton’s Vaudeville Act. One known, still existing video clips.


Anyone for a Treasure hunt?

This post is dedicated to my in-laws. I found a useful site that has much promise especially a little later on in the season. Yard Sale Treasure Map is a web application that will look for yard sales in the area you specify from craigslist and then plot them out on a map with a […]


This is amazing. I know there are some talented sheep herders out there. I have seen a few competitions on TV. Not many, but I think it would be fun to have more. I have watched the movie Babe, but this is something else.

Amazing what can be done with some trained […]