Monday, February 9, 2009


I've been using the Firefox plug-in for Stumble Upon for a about a week now.

I wasn't expecting to like it much and maybe that is why I really like it.

If you aren't familiar with, it's a website that shows you web sites you might not know about but might be interested in. This is all based on your preferences and your rankings of the sites it show you.

It showed me some site I like, such as, gimp, audacity, and open office.

But it has shown me lots of site I never knew about. Most of these are Java, Open Source, Physics, Atheist, Native American, Motorcycle, and joke related.

I believe they throw in some random pages just to see what you think.

To see my favorites go here .

Now instead of playing solitaire on my pc, I've been stumbling through the web finding some pretty cool sites. I especially like this one.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Regarding Twitter

Twitter is kind of fun. Like a mini blog.

I've been using it for about a month now and it's interesting to see what people are up to.

I've been using the website lately since Twhirl seems to not always want to work. And I don't really like a bunch of apps running on my machine, even if they're small. I tend to run into problems after a while and end up not using them. (a learned behavior?)

I don't plan on getting an iPhone or the like for quite a while but I'd like to be able to get the tweets on my cell phone. I guess I can - I can put in my phone number and it'll send me a text msg.... I'll have to try that.

I guess I have two complaints about Twitter - one is most of the url's are hidden behind a tinyurl link. When I'm at work, I can't get to YouTube or FaceBook, etc. I probably get 'Access Denied' kind of messages on about half the links I try to follow. Tinyurl has the preview link that seems pretty cool but I don't see how to change my settings to use it.

The other thing that bugs me is the 140 character limit. I guess that's the limit on text messages sent via phones (SMS).

There are some things I don't understand yet - what the heck are the # and RT things in the text? The RT ones look like forwarded msgs and the # are infront of TV show names and other stuff.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

I fall down, go boom

Monday, January 26, 2009 I fall down and go boom. I stepped on some invisible ice on my front porch and part of me landed on the little fence around the flower garden.

The bruises didn't really hurt or bother me - good thing I was wearing a coat. It was my right knee being contorted in an unnatural way that hurt.

Left arm

Left side