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The Sword-Edged Blonde

I recently read The Sword-Edged Blonde by Alex Bledscoe.  It was a fun read. This is a fantasy noir detective novel.   The author doesn’t cheat – the answers fit the story and the mysteries are answered from the clues given. … Continue reading

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Overcoming the Fear of Tanking

Spinks had a good post on  Overcoming the Fear of Tanking.  This is a great time time to learn how to tank or heal if you haven’t already.  Here’s why: Tank and healers are in demand! You will have as … Continue reading

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Understanding Comics

I recently read Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics.  A bunch of people were really impressed with it, so I finally decided to check it out from the library.  It was informative but I feel that a lot of it went over … Continue reading

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Copyediting 1A: Nitpick Your NaNo

Kestrel’s Aerie has some advice for Copyediting 1A: Nitpick Your NaNo that looks like good advice for any copy editing project.  I like the way he breaks it down into a step -by-step process to help you find problems in … Continue reading

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61 Free Apps We’re Most Thankful For

If you’re looking for free apps to take on a project, this list of 61 Free Apps We’re Most Thankful For – Thanksgiving – Lifehacker is a great place to start.  It amazes me all the things I can get … Continue reading

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Use a 20-Year Plan to Build a Stable of Quality Furniture

As we look forward to building our house, I’m thinking of something like this: Use a 20-Year Plan to Build a Stable of Quality Furniture – Home – Lifehacker.  The trouble is that the furniture we use the most is … Continue reading

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Mark outgrown clothes with a safety pin

This is a really useful idea: when your child puts on a piece of clothing that’s outgrown (and they refuse to take it off for disposal), mark outgrown clothes with a safety pin | Parent Hacks.  Next time that item … Continue reading

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Science Jokes to Brighten Your Monday Morning

These are some horrible, horrible jokes: Science Jokes to Brighten Your Monday Morning – Boing Boing.  Given that these jokes amuse me, it’s not surprising that my kids’ sense of humor can get so very annoying so quickly.  Nothing like … Continue reading

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Reflective Roadway Tape Lights Your Bike

This is a really good idea: Reflective Roadway Tape Lights Your Bike Day or Night for Cheap – Bicycles – Lifehacker.  I could probably get some from my local municipal office, but I think I’ll just spring for a roll … Continue reading

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Detailed Information About Your Hardware

Speccy Gives You Detailed Information About Your Hardware – System Monitoring – Lifehacker.  This looks like the kind of tool I can use.  Usually I know what went into a box when it’s new, but a few months down the … Continue reading

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The Phoenix Requiem

The Phoenix Requiem is a story-based (as opposed to a gag-based) webcomic.  It takes place in a fantasy world that seems to be roughly in the Victorian period. From the About Page: The Phoenix Requiem is a Victorian-inspired supernatural fantasy … Continue reading

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Kiss of Shadows Free

If erotic urban fantasy might appeal to you, give Kiss of Shadows a look.  It’s free for the next little while on Suduvu, so try it out! Kiss of Shadows is the first book in a series about Merry Gentry, … Continue reading

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25gb of free cloud storage

I read bout this a few days back: SkyDrive Explorer adds 25gb of free cloud storage to Windows Explorer.  I suspect I can find a use for this but I haven’t quite decided how I will use it.  The obvious … Continue reading

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A Girl and Her Fed

I forget where I saw it mentioned, but I’m really enjoying A Girl and Her Fed.  It’s the story of a young lady, the federal agent assigned to spying on her, and undead pixies.  It starts off well and gets … Continue reading

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The Economics Of Fear

I love reading The Watchtower of Destruction: The Ferrett’s Journal because of essays such as this one:  The Economics Of Fear.  I’m at least a couple of steps behind where Ferrett is in personal development.  I’m still learning to step … Continue reading

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Big Bear Butt Blogger » Culture Shock

I read the same post as Big Bear Butt Blogger » Culture Shock but I didn’t think about it as much as he did.   He’s right that the way you think about WoW makes a huge difference.  Is the … Continue reading

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Relative Stat Values in Rawr

Rawr is the tool to use if you’re interested in getting some personalized theorycrafting recommendations for your toon but don’t want to go beat on a target dummy 10,000 times while switching pieces of gear. If you have not made … Continue reading

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Routine cards to help kids organize their schedule

It’s been the subject of countless cartoons and columns, but I find myself stuck repeating the same phrases to my kids over and over again, especially when we’re getting ready to head out the door.  “Did you wash your face?”  … Continue reading

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Queen of Orcs

I recently read the first book in Morgan Howell’s Queen of the Orcs trilogy.  I really enjoyed it. Here’s the author’s one sentence synopsis, "A young woman, enslaved to serve the king’s orc army, discovers the orcs’ nobility and leads … Continue reading

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Internet “relief kit” brings sweet, sweet connectivity to disaster sites – Boing Boing

Internet “relief kit” brings sweet, sweet connectivity to disaster sites.  My hope for projects such as this is that messing around planning for these extreme contingencies ends up making something that works for everyday use in unconnected areas.  From what … Continue reading

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