TV NOT Worth Watching? Mine for gold in TED Talks

Been a long day? Want to veg out on the couch for a couple of hours before bedtime with the TV? You turn on the tube and what happens? You find nothing but moronic programming, repeats of cop/detective/mystery shows, and movies you've seen twice already. You could shut the damn thing off and read the latest Diana Gabaldon novel. That would keep you busy for a while. Or you could go to your computer and be amazed and enlighted watching a video from TED Talks. ...more

I looove TED Talks! Have listened to many over the past few years, on everything from science ...more

With Green Hosting, Actual is Better Than Offsetting

With the trend quickly becoming to be more environmentally friendly, web hosting companies are doing their part to do less damage and even give back ecologically.  Most participate in the purchase of carbon offset credits - wind, solar and other clean energy dollar amounts equal to what the company produces - however, a few are actually using cleaner energy....more

Amazon's New PayPhrase: Will you or won't you?

Amazon's new PayPhrase technology promises to speed up the buying process on Amazon. But it isn't only for Amazon. It also works for Amazon partner sites DKNY, Jockey, Patagonia,, and J&R Electronics. I already had One-Click buying enabled on Amazon, and using PayPhrase on Amazon isn't much different. Instead of buying with the One-Click button, you buy with the PayPhrase button, and then enter a PIN to go with the PayPhrase. ...more

It's pretty much books, movies, cds and software. No MP3s or Kindle store. A few electronics. ...more

Managing Your Social Media Afterlife

You never go far without access to your Twitter stream. Facebook is like a second religion to you. Your blog is essentially your baby. Whether you're online for business building, furthering your career, or personal endeavors, social media is a core activity in your daily life. For many it's even more entwined with their days than showering or brushing their teeth. So... what happens to your online life when you die? ...more

After my father-in-law passed away unexpectedly, leaving us all to grapple with a mess of ...more

Geek Wars

When Sean and I first started living together, we each had our fair share of electronic equipment that we brought into the relationship. At that time, most of it was stereo equipment, although we also both had cell phones and he had a computer. Oh, and don't forget the video games. While I've always been a bit of a tech geek, Sean's knowledge and geekiness far outweighed mine at the time. He was on cell phone 10 or 11 at that point, while I was on cell phone 1 - and I had just quit sharing one with our dear friend Valdez (hard to believe we were able to share one of these at one point)....more

Parenting in a Digital World

You've seen the talk shows and heard the playgroup buzz: What the heck are we doing about the influence of social media, cell phones, games and other technology on our little angels? ...more

 ...can get a teen-ager to do anything.


The Future is Liquid and I Want It - Exciting Devices

From Nan Hickman's blog: The Japanese are living our future. At CEATEC, the annual Japan high tech show, they tease us with it. Take a look at the Fujitsu concept phone from CEATEC 2009: the Ameboa. It looks like a piece of crystal and changes its display to a keyboard to an internet browser to controls. There are buttons on four sides of the phone to change modes. ...more

Self-Promote Your Book Using the Internet

An article in the Washinton Post titled On Web, A Most Novel Approach started me on a quest to find ways that authors promote themselves and their books. I found examples and advice from women who have been there and done that, and I found helpful resources to get you started on the same path. ...more

I found a wonderful website that offers video production of video book trailers for a reasonable ...more

Productivity and design Mac apps I use every week (or thereabouts) ... and apps I don't

It's pretty safe to say I spend 12 hours or so a day on my Mac — or a Mac. So I thought I'd document, if not the what of the check I'm doing, then the how. Here they are. I tried to break them down by category, because nobody can really use a laundry list of 20 or 50 or 100 things presented in a blog post, just laid out there as if it were helpful. Excuse me for a side rant: ...more

Thanks for sharing all those links & apps. I've used some, but not all.

I've used ...more

Tutorial Links: Learn HTML, CSS, and WordPress

I have been a collector my entire life. I think I come by it naturally since my mother's side of the family tends to "collect" things in the form of never throwing anything away on the off chance it might be valuable or hold the key to the family's history. From reality television, I now know they are hoarders, not collectors. Me? I tend to deny my problem because what I mostly collect are links. That is, when I read an article online that I think may come in handy some day, I save the link. I have a folder on my computer's desktop called mhl, (short for Mighty Helpful Links). Within that folder are sub-folders for specific categories for things like SEO, vlogging, analytics, etc. Oh, yes. Make no mistake: I hoard links. Today, though, that may work in your favor--especially if you're at all interested in learning the basics of HTML or CSS or have a WordPress blog you'd like to tweak. That's right, folks, I'm sharing some of my links to tutorials. ...more

Hi, thanks a lot becouse I shared this information with friends and users teaching ...more