The Women of Drupal: an Ada Lovelace Day Appreciation

On this Ada Lovelace Day, I wracked my brain for someone to write about, and came up blank — not because I couldn't think of anyone, but because I can't pick out the one woman in technology or science who's exceptional in some way, because there are so many. So I'm writing about a group of women who who mostly don't know each other but are united by a project that's dear to them, and to me: Drupal. Meet the Drupalchix ...more

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Bathing with your pets

Fun and The Games  Well, I did get my list done. The dog bathing, the laundry doing, etc. and I did it all on Friday Night while the rest of you were out "doing stuff" and "having fun" and "living life to the fullest" - I was taking a bath with my dog. ...more

Bloggers do it in front of a computer at 2:30am - or between loads of laundry.

Taken from my December 21st post on A Fork in the Socket. ...more

Read the instructions first? Really?

Now comes the time for getting acquainted with our new products.  Assembly instructions.  Operating manuals.  Warranties.  Oh my. It’s not just the digital camera, the cell phone, the hand steamer, the bagless vacuum with three different filters, it’s also the computer which had to be replaced in an ill-timed holiday rush....more

So Much Content

I'm wrapping gifts.I made an ass out of myself last night, which only Danny witnessed. I find it both hilarious yet embarrassing, so if you ask politely I will share the story. I made my first official sale!I got a $20 tip which I used to buy Danny and myself dinner @ Denny's. I think I'm pretty much done all my Christmas shopping. I got another beading order. ...more

Pumpkin Spice Latte & Frugalista Chic

Ahh... the holidays are upon us... Images of sugar plums dancing in our heads while dreaming if Santa Claus will be providing us with treats (or a big fat lump of coal) under our Christmas trees. Who am I kidding?! That is what I want.. those images on the books I read to my son at bedtime. ...more

I love the holiday drinks. I splurge on Starbucks too. That is actually one of my favorite ...more

Life in an Antarctic Research Station

It is the Austral Summer. It is travel season for those making their ways to Antarctic research stations. There are a number of scientists, students and even an artist or two who have recorded their experiences. Yes, there are bloggers in Antarctica. You think you have a shaky Internet connection? Try blogging from Antarctica. Making the Journey ...more

Should your blog have an hCard?

What's an hCard, you ask? It's a digital version of a business card. You put it on your blog or website and it provides your name, your contact information and other information you want people to know. Because it's digital, it can be exported from your web page to an address book and synched to a mobile phone. Google and Yahoo! both index information in hCards, so it gives you some search engine clout as well as providing portable contact information to your blog's users. ...more

I hope you find it valuable.

Virginia DeBolt
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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

Friday Humor: Funny Facebook Screenshots

I love to have a good laugh sometimes. And I love sharing this good mood.Isn't it great when you make someone smile?So today I decided to drop a short notice sharing some fun finds I came across recently.Are you on Facebook? If yes, you will love this! Try searching for [funny facebook screenshots] in Google and you'll have plenty of reasons to have some good laugh.Warning: some of that humor isn't really family friendly....more
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