Friday, November 28, 2008

On becoming a Squidoo lensmaster

No, I'm not one yet, but I have created my first lens at Translated into English that means that I've created a web page on a special topic, in this case it's about our basset hound, Zeke. The website can be found here.

Squidoo gives you a forum to share on topics that you're passionate about. Because Google ads appear on each Squidoo page, a little bit of money is generated each time someone visits the site. That money can be deposited into your checking account or donated to whatever charity you'd like. I'm the only one that's looked at my site to date so I'm not getting rich anytime soon!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

I found a widget has a configurable widget that tracks donations to Presidential candidates and graphs them on your web site. Let's see if I can insert the proper code (exciting stuff for neo-geeks)!

Presidential Money Race Widget

OK, I must not be understanding something. I can't get the object to embed correctly. This is a work in progress.

Later that night: I went back to the website and saw that they had changed the embed code. Let's try again:

Eureka! Success!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Check out MyLiveSignature

I found a new site that allows you to quasi-replicate your own signature on blogs, websites and emails. I'm trying it out here.

Ok! Ok! So my signature is actually a great deal sloppier! asks you to type in the name or nickname you want to use. You then get to choose from 120 computer generated "fonts"; you also get to choose a size, the "ink" color and the slant of your "signature". Here's my first name:

Wow! After perusing the website for awhile, I learned that my options include the signature wizard (as noted above)or scanning my own signature to send to the site for a real live person to hand code (for some money). Who'd have thought there was a market for signatures?

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Fora.TV - a favorite of mine.

What exactly is Fora.TV? From the official website:
"There are brilliant ideas, expressed everyday in public discussions and events, all over the world."

"Don't miss them."

" delivers discourse, discussions and debates on the world's most interesting political, social and cultural issues, and enables viewers to join the conversation. It provides deep, unfiltered content, tools for self-expression and a place for the interactive community to gather online."
Fora TV now has myFora available in beta. Try it out by clicking on the program below.

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