Everyone Here is an ***hole

December 31, 2005, 3:02 am
Filed under: Things I've Read, Things I've Seen

Why can they never just say, “this shit is gonna blow the fuck up.” They always give these nancy ass answers.

CNN.com – Mount St. Helens releasing lava at astonishing pace – Dec 30, 2005

“One view of this eruption is that we’re at the end of the eruption that began in 1980,” Sherrod said. “If it hadn’t been so cataclysmic … it might instead have gone through 30 or 40 years of domebuilding and small explosions.”

I always like checking out the Volcano cam too. Although right now we can’t see shit. Maybe tomorrow.

Mount St. Helens VolcanoCam – Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument



Remember……Pretty Much Everything
December 29, 2005, 2:19 pm
Filed under: Things I've Used

I have used quite a few task list/scheduling services in the last few years. I most recently had found a happy home with Voo2Doo and then I found another.

I can’t remember how I stumbled on RTM but something drew me to it. I love the simple clean interface. I also like that notifications can reach you in a myriad of ways (IM, E-mail, Text message).

And of course having the ability to email task in to the list in a fairly simple way is ver appealing.

If you are in need of a well rounded online task manager then head over and check it out.

Remember The Milk – About Remember The Milk

About Remember The Milk Managing to-do lists is generally not a fun way to spend your time. We created Remember The Milk so that you no longer have to write your to-do lists on sticky notes, whiteboards, random scraps of paper, or the back of your hand. We began work on Remember The Milk in August 2004. What started as a simple idea soon became a huge web application with every feature imaginable (yes, there’s a reason why this took more than a year to finish). Remember The Milk was created by a two people and one stuffed monkey. You can read more about the team.

December 28, 2005, 4:40 pm
Filed under: Things I've Used

Yet another wonderful Web 2.0 tool I have come to love. This of course is a little more geeky than some others.

If you love books like me then this is perfect for you. The service is an excellent blend of utilitarian usefulness and web 2.0 community goodness.

In fact I have added a page here that links to my library, feel free to search around!

LibraryThing | Catalog your books online
What is LibraryThing?

LibraryThing is an online service to help people catalog their books easily. Because everyone catalogs together, you can also use LibraryThing to find people with similar libraries, get suggestions from people with your tastes and so forth.

Backpack it!
December 28, 2005, 4:23 pm
Filed under: Things I've Used

If you haven’t yet explored the goodness that is Backpack them you should immediately flog yourself and then surf over and check it out. I cannot tell you how many times a day my Backpack pages come in handy. The applications are limitless. Here are some examples from thier site.

Personal and small business information manager: Get organized, Backpack

Tens of thousands of people use Backpack to… Organize to do lists, notes, images, and photos Plan a personal or business trip Keep track of what your competitors are doing Plan a home improvement project Collaborate on a new business idea Keep track of houses you’re considering buying Gather information for a research project Keep a list of gift ideas for friends Build a For Sale page, Organize and plan a wedding or event, and more…

And more recently…

From thier Weblog

Tips & Tricks

Holiday Newsletters Made Simple.

Boy, the holidays come faster and faster every year, don’t they? I bet you’d barely digested that Thanksgiving turkey before the first Christmas card arrived in your mailbox. And now there’s only a few days left of the year and you haven’t even sent out your annual family newsletter! Whatever will you do!?

Newsletter2Have no fear, Backpack is near! In a few minutes you can easily create a quick and simple family newsletter to share with all your friends and family, complete with photos and notes that explain just what’s been keeping you so busy this year.

Use Textile markups to insert images into your header body and the notes section, and you can even upload a copy of the newsletter in a Word format for those friends of yours who’d like to hang it on their fridge. Share the URL publicly or keep it private by inviting people to start a Backpack page of their own.

Who says the holidays have to be stressful and tedious? Backpack makes sending out your newsletters easy and fun. And don’t forget to start a Tada list to keep track of all your card recipients!

A big special thanks to our friend Melissa Summers for the pictures she let us borrow of her beautiful family. There’s one holiday newsletter I can’t wait to get!

December 23, 2005 in Tips & Tricks

It really is wonderful tool to have. I do so love Web 2.0