Category Archives: toolbox

Cinco de Mayo

I love living in New Mexico (most days), & the mixed cultural heritage of Santa Fe, we all have our own personal histories that blend with the national & global histories going on around us, & I have a deep respect for that. 5 cool tatts to share on this day:

1) http://www.tattoodesignsideas.in/mexican-tattoos/-mexican-tattoo_845

2) http://www.tattoostime.com/tattoos/mexican/page/4/

3) http://weheartit.com/entry/55692452/via/skullspiration

4) http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff244/warvox/tumi_inca.jpg

5) http://www.theredparlour.com/img/ladyofgaudelope5_2_2_.jpg


web design tools

I was never that keen on GoDaddy, & I can know say I’ve heard plenty of poor reviews, so I feel alright about never giving them my full attention, however I have heard good things about HostMonster & they definitely advertise a nice price..

Ready to start coding? Bare Bones & EditPlus are a couple of neat text editor programs.


Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall

Remains


smashing apps

www.smashingapps.com  this is a really cool blog that regularly posts articles featuring neat online tools & programs you can use on your computer, phone or web &  digital work, to spiff things up, or organize your life better, & the apps are free


Chic-Fil-A

blog post: 29.April.2011

one of my new favorite American chains, too yummy


Healthy Weight?

I’m seriously trying to eat healthier this year, after a long series of occasional half-assed attempts & fleeting fascinations with nutrition info in the past. I recently discovered the  Dr. Oz show too, which is now one of my favorite parts of day time TV.

We’ll see how this goes… heh, no but for real, so far.. not so bad. So who knows, this might actually be real progress, or so I hope. But yeah, either way it’s worth putting in the effort, cuz’ I’ve been spending a little too much money on vending machines & eating out in recent times, & there are a couple pieces of clothing I’m not ready to let go of simply cuz’ they don’t fit so nice anymore.

Now, being the neurotic numbers nerd that I am, I’ve found this BMI Calculator at the National Heart Lung & Blood Institute’s website handy, & possibly a little more trustworthy than others. However, we still know what they say, for a more acurate depiction consult a physician, did I mention I need to save money though?

Anyway, I’ve seen friends try the South Beach Diet, Weight Watchers, or just simply go vegan, & I’ve observed mild success as well as unenviable failure. As for me, I’ve pretty much concluded that there are only two food rules that work for me, especially if this is going to be a lifestyle change, & those are: that it’s not what I eat, it’s how much I eat (cuz’ there are certain guilty pleasures I doubt I’ll ever have the discipline to quit) & that variety’s the spice of life, I love the adventure of trying some new foods, & that’s probably my best chance at rounding out the load of vitamins & minerals we’re all supposed to be getting as well, right? & Please, if there’s something delicious you know of that you’re not sure I’ve tried, feel free to leave a suggestion in the comments.


Sita Sings The Blues

I’m auditing a Flash class this semester at SFCC, which is sorta exciting,
& it became a good reason to finally watch this entertaining 2D animation, which I’m glad I did.

This is an amazing movie made in Flash by Nina Paley, loosely retelling the Ramayana (an old Indian legend), while paralleling a modern day break-up story, & featuring the 1920s music of jazz singer Annette Hanshaw.  

The visuals are so beautiful, & Sita Sings The Blues was awarded “Best Animation” at the 2008 Santa Fe Film Festival.

You can watch it here at Reel 13. More Info About The Movie Here.


snow fall

Norsk Word Of The Day: “Snørås”, Meaning: (Snow) Avalanche

We know the rules, momentum is equal to mass multiplied by speed (p=mv), heh.  Apparently it’s a myth that shouting can trigger a “snørås” but I wouldn’t tempt fate. Freaky events avalanches are, Canada has a whole site dedicated to them, which you can find here, &  they’ve been spotted on Mars too now, by NASA.

“You’re my big distraction, my favorite attraction, I’m falling fast, like an avalanche…” – No Doubt


Apophysis

freeware fractal flame editor, it’s a cool  fractal software program I’ve been tinkering with lately

you can get it here: http://www.apophysis.org/ 

it was created by Mark Townsend & expanded upon by Peter Sdobnov, Piotr Borys, & Ronald Hordijk


celtx

useful, free, script-writing software I’ve been using: http://celtx.com/index.html


English Speaking Places

  • Angola (along with Portuguese)
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Botswana
  • Cameroon (along with French)
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Cook Islands (along with Maori)
  • Dominica
  • England
  • Falkland Islands
  • Fiji
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guam & Northern Marianas
  • Guyana
  • Hong Kong (along with Cantonese)
  • India (along with 15 other languages)
  • Ireland (along with Irish)
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya (along with Kiswahili)
  • Kiribati
  • Lesotho (along with Sesotho)
  • Liberia
  • Malawi (along with Chichewa)
  • Malta (along with Maltese)
  • Marshall Islands
  • Nauritius (along with French)
  • Federated States Of Micronesia
  • Namibia
  • New Zealand (along with Maori)
  • Nigeria
  • Palau (along with Palauan)
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines (along with Filipino)
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Puerto Rico (along with Spanish)
  • Rwanda (along with Kinyarwanda & French)
  • Saint Kitts & Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent & The Grenadines
  • Samoa (along with Samoan)
  • Scotland
  • Seychelles (along with French & Creole)
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore (along with Chinese, Malay, & Tamil)
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa (along with 10 other languages)
  • Tanzania (along with Swahili)
  • Tonga (along with Tongan)
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turks & Caicos
  • Uganda
  • U.S.A.
  • Vanuatu (along with Bislama & French)
  • Virgin Islands
  • Wales (along with Welsh)
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

SSA

www.startseeingart.com

a semi-blog-format website dedicated to public pieces of art in Minnesota’s “Twin Cities”; Minneapolis & St. Paul, here in the U.S.A., put together by Kevin D. Hendricks & Jeffrey Martin

“Too often public art is ignored or forgotten. Sometimes you can’t even find basic details like what the work is called or who created it. The goal of Start Seeing Art is to map and identify that artwork so it can be appreciated and enjoyed.”


very small objects

The Collier Classification System For Very Small Objects

http://www.verysmallobjects.com/ 

“Once noticed, these Very Small Objects seem to exist in every niche and corner in staggering numbers and varieties. We encounter these objects every day hidden in plain sight. They fill our pockets, cabinets, and corners. They populate our environments and make our machines work. They come from our plants, our pets, and even from our own bodies.”


bingo

is said to have been invented 80 years ago today by Edwin S. Lowe


friggatriskaidekaphobia

the fear of Fridays when they happen to be the 13th day of the month


yourmusic

yourmusic.com has absorbed BMG Music Service & personally, I found that shifting my account over really didn’t take much, yourmusic seems convenient, & easy to use so far, most CDs on their website sell for $6.99, and standard shipping is free (faster service still has a price though) I’ve been quite satisfied with it so far & just today picked out & placed an order for a free CD I’d scored


geni

www.geni.com

I have found this to be a free, easy to use, convenient, internet based family tree building software, with photo (& video) hosting, that has multiple levels of privacy (you control who sees what), & it is a great way to get & keep in touch with one’s extended family, it can also be linked with one’s facebook account, if desired, & if a person does pay a subscription fee, then one gets access to “pro account” privileges, & after having used geni for 8 months now with such satisfaction, I might just try that out sometime in the near future