Sunday, October 26, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

You want to try this. Yeah, you do.

Look what those Google geeks have come up with now. Chrome! The browser you're gonna love! The browser of the future! Even I love it, and I hate learning how to use new stuff, and I love my Firefox. But... Chrome! Way cool!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Is Big Brother Watching You?

We could all be tracked: "Portland police are testing a high-tech camera system that rivals anything in a science fiction movie. It can reach back in time and track your movements across the city — and even produce photos of your previous locations."

Read all about it in The Portland Tribune. And, uh, don't do anything I wouldn't do...

Monday, October 6, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Green dot is the new gold star.

TK's Personal Score Badge

Joe's Goals is a dandy free tool for tracking the efforts you make toward your goals. Not exactly a to-do list, it's more like a way to get in your own face if you're inclined to put off or forget the daily steps you need to take for long-term progress toward success. Or, if you're like me, you enjoy a little visual reward--say, a lovely green dot!--for a task completed. You can also arrange to get a rap on the knuckles--I mean, a nasty red dot!--when you indulge in a bad habit you're trying to break.

It's so easy to get yourself set up at Joe's Goals, but you might also enjoy reading some extra tips and tricks for using Joe's Goals.

Good luck!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Diagramming Sarah

"No one but a Republican denial specialist could argue with the fact that Sarah Palin's recent TV appearances have scaled the heights of inanity. The sentences she uttered in interviews with Charles Gibson, Sean Hannity, and Katie Couric seem to twitter all over the place like mourning doves frightened at the feeder. Which left me wondering: What can we learn from diagramming them?"

Read The sentences of Sarah Palin, diagrammed. - By Kitty Burns Florey - Slate Magazine to find out.

As a student in Mrs. McCullough's eighth grade English class, I loved diagramming sentences. Too bad it fell out of favor in the classroom. In addition to grammar, it taught clear thinking.