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Friday, May 2, 2008

Twitter

Yeah, perhaps it's obvious that I never blog on here anymore. My Vox blog only gets updated sporadically as well.

Just in case you are interested in what I'm up to, Twitter is the best way to follow me. It's filled with all kinds of randomness that I used to post here, only Twitter is updated much more frequently.



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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Amazon Price Watch

If you're anything like me, you spend a large chunk of your money at Amazon. Most of the stuff that I buy online comes from here and it's not unusual for me to have several packages delivered from there within a week (I should really buck up and get Amazon Prime, but I hate to pay for shipping).

While some of you may know that Amazon does a pre-order price guarantee, did you know that they do a post-order price guarantee as well?

What this means is if price of an item you ordered in the last thirty days goes down, they'll refund you the difference. I've already made about $5.00 this week since Immortal Beloved and Sting's Songs from the Labyrinth both have dropped in price since I bought them about a week ago.

I've been meaning to see if there's a way to set up an RSS feed or something to track changes on individual items, but it keeps slipping my mind. However, I was thinking about this tonight, so I figured I ought to do a search first and see if anyone has something like this already made.

Sure enough, there's a site - Amazon Price Watch - that allows you to enter up to four items at a time in a form. Then, for the next two months you'll receive an e-mail notifying you of any changes to the item's price. That means that not only is this a great way to watch for any money due you on already purchased items, but it will alert you to any sale prices on items you want to buy. From now on, any items I purchase will be automatically added here so I can keep an eye on their prices.

I hope this helps others as much as I bet it's going to help me!

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Kymberlie's Collections

A few weeks ago I blogged that I was coveting Collectorz.com's special bundle which I went ahead and bought after thinking about it for a day or two.

Last week the scanner came in, so I after an initial problem with some movies not loading into the scanner properly, within a couple of hours I'd scanned about 320 movies (and manually entered about twenty movies that had the bar code covered by stickers) and created this site. Pretty slick, huh?

I've got about thirty or forty DVDs at Ben's house that I need to pick up and scan and I'm missing about another dozen movies or so (Arsenic and Old Lace, The Day After Tomorrow, Shrek, The Evil Dead 2, etc.) which is driving me nuts, but except for any new movies I purchase, you can see my full movie collection, here, which is currently 341 movies.

I needed some help to figure out how to edit their scripts so that my own Amazon Associates ID was used, but now when you click through to one of the detail pages (like this one), any thing purchased through there will generate me a referral fee. Feel free to make your Amazon purchases through there. ;-)

I also scanned one book shelf of my books and ended up with this collection of 144 books. It's mostly the ones that I've purchased over the last six months or so and still need to read, so this is far from complete. If I had to guess, I'd say that I probably have around 500 or 600 paperbacks.

I've also got the software for CDs, but I really wanted to get the movies and my recently purchased books scanned, so that's a project for another day. I've got this page - Kymberlie's Collections - set up as an index for these sites, so I'm sure once I start scanning CDs, they'll end up there as well.

So, I'd definitely have to say that the scanner and the software was well worth the $200 I spent. The only thing I would really like to see different is some better documentation for their templates since right now I'm having a hard time bending them to my will.

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Thursday, August 25, 2005

Movable Type 3.2

Powered by Movable Type 3.2I'm proud and happy to announce that Movable Type 3.2 has been released today.

It's a free update for any licensed user of Movable Type 3.x. Personal users will also be happy to find that the Free edition now offers unlimited blogs. Best of all, personal users who want a multi-user license and access to our famed technical support (That includes me! I love working for Six Apart!) can now take advantage of a special $30 discount on Basic and Unlimited editions.

Here's a list of some of the new features:

  • Vastly improved installation and upgrade
  • Unlimited blogs for all
  • Special $30 discount for Personal Edition
  • All your blogs in one place
  • The best community management
  • Find what you need
  • Smart new styles
  • A new generation of plugins
  • The best support in the business (Again, this is me! woot!)
  • Professional backing

You can get more information on these features and more here.

I haven't upgraded yet, but it's in the works for either this weekend or early next week and I'm very excited about it.

If you're a Movable Type user who hasn't upgraded in a while, now's the time to do so. 3.2 is so awesome; it makes an already incredible product even better!

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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

For All the Cool Geeks in the House

I love P22 Type Foundry. They have the coolest fonts in the world. I was even a member of their font club for two years until they changed the format.

Their latest addition is the Caslon font family and while it's definitely a great font, what really caught my attention is this CD.

Since the font is based on type designs by William Caslong, an eighteenth century type designer, they've taken music by The William Caslon Experience, a downtempo (my favorite music genre, btw) musical duo, and made a CD that contains a "remixed" version of the font that's only available on the CD.

You get the CD free if you buy the entire font family for $99.95 (and considering how many fonts it contains, it's really not a bad deal), but you can also purchase it seperately for only $15.95. I listened to some of the samples on the page and the group sounds good.

$15.95 for a downtempo CD and a remixed font? I'm getting my credit card out right now. What a great combination of cool (downtempo music) and geeky (a font).

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Thursday, August 11, 2005

Konfabulous

After listening to Dwight talk about how much he loves Konfabulator (especially now it's free), I jumped on the geeky bandwagon and downloaded it.

However, there are almost 800 widgets available, so finding the ones you can't live without is a little daunting.

If you run Konfabulator, which widgets are the ones you have to have?

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Thursday, July 14, 2005

Movable Type 3.2

The latest version of Movable Type, 3.2, is now avaible for public beta testing.

The new version is awesome, with lots of changes, and I'm not just saying that because I work for Six Apart. ;-)

If you're interested in checking it out, go join the beta. It should be lots of fun and very interesting!

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Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Geotagging on Flickr

I love Flickr big time. I spend quite a bit time there browsing through photos, adding favorites, uploading pictures to groups, and more. By far, though, the coolest thing I've found seen on the site is when people geotagged their photos.

Following these very simple instructions you can add geotags to your own images which then will plot your photos on a Google map, allowing you to see who's taken pictures at nearby locations, in essence, creating a virtual tour through these photos. This is especially cool in places like New York City and Las Vegas.

I've only tagged around forty of my own pictures right now, but you can see them here. So far I've got photos in Nevada, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and New York. I'd have some in New Jersey, but I can't find the damn address for the Secaucus train station.

Here I've been thinking it that it must be so hard to get your latitude and longitude onto a photo, but with these scripts, it literally only takes a minute.

If you geotag any of your photos, let me know! I'd love to check out your map.

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Sunday, June 12, 2005

SpamLookup for Movable Type

A few weeks ago I installed Brad Choate's SpamLookup plugin for Movable Type and I now get virtually no comment or TrackBack spam.

Considering I was getting dozens of them a day before, this is a huge improvement. If you're using Movable Type, I cannot recommened installing SpamLookup enough.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

An Easy Way to Transfer Text America Photos to Flickr

A while back I lamented the fact that there was no easy way to move your photos from a Text America site to your Flickr account.

While looking through my Text America pictures, it occured to me that I could send my pictures to Flickr quite easily by using the "Send To Flickr" Bookmarklet from the Uploading Tools page.

The "Send To Flickr" Bookmarklet lets you click on any picture on a page and instantly add it to your photostream, so I added all the pictures from my Text America account and from Picture Fish that I wanted. Took no time at all and was easy to do.

It's probably something that a ton of people have thought of, but I hope it helps someone else out.

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Monday, April 18, 2005

Flickr Surprise

Thanks to a kind soul, I received a Flickr Pro account about a month ago.

Today, I received even more Flick goodness, which is perfect timing since I just uploaded almost two hundred pictures and finally broke down and bought a Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P200 digital camera in red which should arrive tomorrow (Wheeeee!).

The surprise is that for all Pro users, Flick has doubled the upload amount to 2 GB, doubled how long your Pro status is good for, and given each person two free Pro accounts to give away.

How sweet is that? You can guarantee that Red and I will be taking full advantage of all that extra space.

Now, what to do with those gift accounts? Maybe I should give them away to anyone who completes all three offers for me.

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Movable Type 3.16

Six Apart has just announced that the latest version of Movable Type, 3.16, is now available.

Significant improvements to application security and over one hundred other fixes have been made, so this is definitely an upgrade you should make, no matter what version you're running.

Movable Type rocks!

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Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Blingo - The New Way To Search

I stumbled across this new search engine, Blingo, which is powered by Google, and immediately started using it.

You may be wondering, if it's powered by Google, why not just use Google? Well, the reason would be because Blingo picks random times during the day to give out prizes like movie tickets, iPods, Amazon.com gift certificates, and more.

I was pretty skeptical of this until, after using it for about ten minutes, I won a free movie ticket. The other cool thing about winning is that the person who referred me gets the same prize that I won.

Do a lot of web searches? I know I do, so you might as well have a shot at a prize while doing it. Go sign up; it's quick, easy, and you can even add it to the integrated search engine box in Firefox.

Good luck!

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Monday, April 4, 2005

Winamp M4P Input Plugin

Since iTunes started offering free songs every Tuesday, I've amassed quite a few tunes in my Purchased Music folder.

However, I really dislike using iTunes as my audio player and use Winamp instead. It's always bothered me, though, that I couldn't play my iTunes songs (saved as m4p files) on Winamp.

Inspiration struck yesterday and a quick search on the Winamp site turned up the M4P Input plugin. It takes only a few seconds to install and you can play all of your iTunes songs through Winamp.

I thought I'd share for anyone else who wants to get around listening to their iTunes songs in iTunes only.

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Saturday, March 26, 2005

A Wish: Import From TextAmerica to Flickr

You know what I would love? If someone wrote a program that would take all of your TextAmerica pictures and import them into Flickr.

Anyone with mad coding skillz want to take a stab at it?

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Sunday, February 20, 2005

Upgrading

Well, I am about to bite the bullet and upgrade this blog from Movable Type 2.62 (which was current probably like a year and a half ago) to 3.15.

I'm sick and tired of having to delete TrackBack spam by hand and look forward to doing it right from the MT interface itself.

So, if things are wonky around here, you'll know why. Cross your fingers for me. ;-)

Updated: All done! Now to see if anything is funky or doesn't work right. Please leave me a comment if you come across an error.

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Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Hacking Your iPod's "Do not disconnect" Icon

If you've got an iPod (I have two now that my photo iPod has arrived), you're no stranger to the blinking "Do not disconnect." icon. If you're tired of that plain, boring icon, it's apparently pretty easy change it for an icon of your own choice (I personally like the slashed out RIAA icon that they've used). If you want to change yours up, instructions are here.

(Link courtesy of KB.)

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Tuesday, December 21, 2004

MT Pi

Six Apart has just released the newest upgrade to Movable Type, v.314. It addresses the issue of extreme server load under spam attack.

Sounds like it's a fairly simple patch with lots of benefits, so if you're a 3.x user, I'd suggest getting the update.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2004

MT Blacklist

For some reason, I've always been under the assumption that your MT had to be a higher version that what I'm running (v. 2.62) to install MT-Blacklist . I finally went and took a look today only to find out that my version is compatible and I could have been running it since it came out! Needless to say, I installed it right away (took all of three minutes) and am now protected from MT spammers (I really hate those bastards. The trojan that I have on my machine right now is from accidetally clicking on one of their links. Fuckers.).

My black list is under The Fishkeeper sidebar if you want to add any of the people I've blocked. Here's hoping I get a lot less comment spam!

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Saturday, July 3, 2004

Ratings, Ratings, and More Ratings

You may remember that a while back I added a Netflix page that displays the movies I currently have out, have recently returned, and what's remaining in my queue.

Using a suggestion that I made, Oscar had modified the code so that it now displays what I rated my returned movies.

You can download the updated Netflix Suite MT plug-in here.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Netflix Suite for MT

I finally caved in and joined Netflix (in case you've been living under a rock and don't know about them, they let you have up to three movies out at a time for $19.99 a month and you can rent as many as you want). I'm currently out of work, so I've already watched four movies since I joined last week.

Of course, since I'm also a geek, I had to install the Netflix Suite for MT which allows you to show what movies you currently have out, which ones you've seen, and which ones are in your queue. If you're interested, you can check out my Netflix viewing habits here.

Oscar, the creator of the Netflix Suite, is also going to be working on adding functionality to let you see what I rated a movie so you can see what I thought of it.

So, anyone have any movies - new or old - that are must sees that I need to add to my list?

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Monday, April 12, 2004

WinNoise

Ever heard a song made entirely out of Windows .wav files? No? Then go here.

(Link courtesy of Melissa.)

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Friday, March 5, 2004

Phone Downloads

My mom pointed me in the direction of a great place to download ringtones, screensavers, games, and apps for your phone. It's called 3gupload.com and you can do unlimited downloads for as little as a $6.99 donation. Lots of cool stuff there.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Virtual Tour

Christine was lucky enough to be chosen as a stop for the latest Virtual Book Tour. Lucky her! I would love to be a stop!

Basically, a virtual book tour is just like a real book tour, but instead of visiting different cities, the author visits a given number of websites in a given about of time, either to be interviewed, to take over the site for a day, to hang out with the site owner if they're in the same physical location, or whatever else that the site owner devises.

The book that's touring this week is Urban Tribes: A Generation Redefines Friendship, Family, and Commitment by Ethan Watters. I haven't read it yet, but it sounds really interesting. If you get a chance, go check out his Top 5 lists - very entertaining stuff.

You can read Christine's interview with the author here. Very cool indeed.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2003

Text Me, Baby

Depending on which skin you've selected, you may or may not see a sidebar box that says "Text Me." If you do, that little form with send an e-mail to my cell phone, so feel free to drop me a message any time you like. (I love get messages on my phone.)

I'm too tired to get it to work with every skin without screwing up the sidebar spacing. That'll be a chore for another day.

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Monday, October 13, 2003

All Consuming?

I was just curious how many people use All Consuming to track what they've read or are reading.

I know of about a dozen people (who I added to my friends list), but that's about all. Leave me a comment if you do so I can add you to my friends list and see what you're reading.

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Friday, October 10, 2003

No Mo' Moblogs?

I went to go look at my Neurotic Fishbowl Moblog only to get a page not found error. I went to Text America's main page to see if there was any information only to find the entire site gone.

Did something happen to them while I was sick? Did they go under? Man, if so, that sucks! I had some great little pictures on there I would have liked to have kept!

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Sunday, August 31, 2003

Burning Resources

Okay, I've been meaning to post this for a while, so here's a run down of the programs that I use to rip, burn, and make CDs.

CDex: I use this program to rip my CDs (turn them into mp3 tracks). It's freeware, so that's always a plus. It's really easy to use and also accesses the CDDB (a database of thousands of CDs) which makes naming tracks really easy since it's done for you.

MP3 CD Converter: this is what I use to convert all my mp3 tracks back to .cda files (files that can be played in a regular CD player). I've been using this program for years and just love it. It's only $19.95 which is a hell of a deal.

MediaFace 4: this is what I use to create my snazzy cover and CD art. It's the only program that I've found that allows you to create a CD booklet. Since you can fold a booklet in half, you get a nice CD inside and outside cover using one piece of paper. This feature alone is why I went ahead and paid for the program. It's also only $19.95 and once you pay you have access to over 500 high resolution background that you can download. It's really easy to print both the CD covers and the labels for the CDs themselves.

So, if you held off from joining any of my CD exchanges before because you didn't know how to make a CD, now you have no excuse.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2003

MTBlogTimes Problem

Ever since we moved servers last month, I haven't been able to get my MTBlogTimes plug-in to work right. My archives pages and the single BlogTimes graph down at the bottom of my index page don't shop up at all.

Anyone hosted at Blogomania figured out a way around this problem?

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Thursday, June 5, 2003

Mo' Photos in the Moblog

I put all the pictures up from my phone (at least the ones I like) over at the Neurotic Fishbowl Moblog. Got a few of the storm rolling in today that I'm particularly fond of.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2003

Neurotic Fishbowl Moblog

While reading Christine's site, I noticed a link to BPC To Go Moblog.

Being the curious fish that I am, I went to check it out and was astonished to find a place that lets you post to a mini-blog right from your camera phone for free!

Of course, being the lemming that I am, I immediately set one up. You can now visit the Neurotic Fishbowl Moblog: The Neurotic Fishbowl as viewed through my phone. The little phone at the top is even the exact same one I have.

I will definitely be putting this little camera to use a lot more often now!

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Wednesday, May 28, 2003

Lists Of Bests

I found the most interesting site the other day. It's called Lists of Bests and what it does is allow you to track which books you've read, movies you've seen, and music you've listened to on various "Best of" lists.

For instance, I've only read two Pulitzer Prize fiction winners, but I've read nine of the Bram Stoker winners. I've also seen twenty-one of the Best Picture Academy Award winners. You can view my stats here.

How do you compare?

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Monday, May 19, 2003

Get 'Em While They're Hot

I issued some new shares in the Neurotic Fishbowl over at BlogShares, so get 'em while they're hot!

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FYI

Me and everyone else on one of the servers over at Blogomania got hacked yesterday. Rebuilding my index files fixed the issue except for the skin selector page and the smilies palette.

I'll probably have to recreate those pages since I don't have a current back-up of the skins page and I don't think I have one at all of the smilies index page at all. It shouldn't take a long time, but don't expect to see them until later tonight.

Fucking hackers.

Updated: Looks like Christine re-uploaded those files for me, so everything should be back in order. It's good to know people in high places.

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Friday, May 9, 2003

Woot!

Seyed just performed a LBO of BlogShares.

I'd bought a ton of stock at $0.00 and then he did a 100:1 split, giving me 100,000 shares. When he bought them, they were at $0.21 a piece, so with three times the price I just made about $63,000. Woot!

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Sunday, May 4, 2003

X-Fabulous

I was looking at some of the brush sites that The Tart uses when I came upon the most gorgeous site featuring X-Files stuff (artwork, wallpapers, etc.) by Tere-Art.

The site made me long for the days when Mulder and Scully were integral parts of my week. What a wonderful show it was. I still miss it.

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Thursday, April 24, 2003

Getting the Love

Okay, ignore me. I had no idea what I was doing on this post with that plugin. However, my comments have become filled with Bloggy Loving, which I plan on going and spreading later today (and probably tomorrow) when I get a chance.

So go spread some love and tell people why you love them!

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Sunday, April 20, 2003

Monthly Comment Leaders

If you look in the sidebar, you'll see a new section under comment leaders that shows the people with the most comments this month. You can now lead for the month and for totals on the site, so leave me lots of comments. I found the script at Scripty Goddess (of course) and you can get it here if you want to add it to your site.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2003

Animal Wallpapers

Cat or dog lover? Check out Page-a-Day's cat and dog wallpapers. I particularly like the big flully Himalayan cat.

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Repeating Comments

I meant to post this the other day, but it totally slipped my mind. Thanks to Scripty Goddess, I found a very MT simple hack that will prevent multiple comments from being posted. Get it here.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2003

Change to RSS Feed

I changed my default RSS template to have both posts and comments. If you prefer the posts only feed, you can get that here.

As always, all versions (including WAP) can be found in the sidebar under In the Bowl.

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Lomo-ize Your Photos

I was admiring the gorgeous photo that Ste has up currently on his homepage and noticed the little line under it that said "Lomo-ized for your pleasure."

I clicked the link and was lead to a tutorial explaining how to make your photos look like they were taken with a Lomo.

I've always admired the wonderful photos that Lomos produce and I am pleased as punch to find a way to make my photos look like they were taken with one. I'm so going to have to try this out.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2003

RSS Feed with Comments

There's been much talk lately about RSS feeds and comment feeds and all sorts of other things. I was thinking about doing a comments feed, but have been too lazy to investigate it. However, Jennifer was wonderful enough to post her RSS template with full posts and comments, so I made a copy and added it to the sidebar if you prefer to read Neurotic Fishbowl that way (or just click here).

I haven't tested it in a newsreader yet myself, so let me know if you see anything wonky.

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Saturday, April 5, 2003

Now's the Time to Buy

Stock in Neurotic Fishbowl has just dropped to $0.60, so now is the time to buy. Rush on over and get some!

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Wednesday, April 2, 2003

Plugins Used

I thought it might be cool to have a list of the MT plugins that I use here so if anyone wants to duplicate some functionality, they can. I found most of them through the indispensable MT Plugin Directory.

You can view the ones used on this site here.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003

Take That, Bloggies!

Unbeknownst to me, I was up for and have now won an Anti-Bloggie! I won for Worst Meme Bandwagoner and while I'm not sure what that means exactly (I'm a lemming and do any meme that wanders into my field of vision, maybe?), I am still so proud.

Congrats also go out to Christine (Biggest A-List Suck-Up; it's so true!), Eka (Chronic Redesignitus), Chey (Best Use of Blog For Personal Benefit), Rannie (Most Often Late to Work), and Michelle (Biggest Whiner After Being De-Linked). I'm definitely in good company.

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Monday, March 31, 2003

Catching Up

Thanks to NewzCrawler I just caught up on about eighty blogs that I hadn't read this week. Man, I love RSS!

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Sell! Buy! Sell! Buy!

I finally got around to buying all my stocks this weekend over at BlogShares, and now I'm number 29 on the top 100 list. I'm sure it will change, but go buy some Neurotic Fishbowl stock and make me richer.

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Sunday, March 23, 2003

So Well Known

Due to some weird DNS issues, I haven't been able to get to the Name That Blog site to view the new Best Known Blogs List until today.

Turns out that Neurotic Fishbowl (eleventh last time) has shot up the list and is now number four, behind only Scripty Goddess, Feeny's Funhouse, and Robyn. Not bad, not bad at all!

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Saturday, March 22, 2003

Comments With Totals

Played around with the Recent Comments section and now each comment shows how many that person has made. I know it's geeky, but everytime I leave a comment at someone's site with a comment count, I wonder how many I've made. Now you can know.

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Friday, March 21, 2003

Correct Comment Leaders

Thanks to Kristine's simple instructions over at Scripty Goddess, I made a few queries in my PHPMyAdmin and combined e-mail address for a few people in my comments. This results in accurate data for the comment leader board in my sidebar. If you've changed your e-mail address from one you've commented with in the past, leave me the old one and the new one and I'll change them up.

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Thursday, March 20, 2003

WAP Enabled

Thanks to Lisa posting her WAP template, you can now read all my blogs (except for Picture Fish) on your mobile device. Here's the links for Nuerotic Fishbowl, BiblioBlog, and Changes - Turning a New Leaf.

Once you create your own, you can go here and view it with an emulator. Pretty spiffy.

I added the link to the WAP version, the XML feed, and the RDF feed off to the side along with the ever-present PDA version. Feel free to take whatever flavor you fancy.

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Sunday, March 16, 2003

Upgraded index.xml

At the urging of a couple people, I updated my index.xml page here, at Picture Fish, Changes - Turning a New Leaf, and BiblioBlog. You can do the same by going here and copying the template and replacing your old index.xml page. Leave me a note if you do so I can add you to my Newz Crawler!

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Friday, March 14, 2003

Einstein's Birthday

Today is Einstein's birthday (ever notice how Pisces are always cool?) and the logo at Google today is great. Go have a peek.

(Link courtesy of Susan)

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Wednesday, March 12, 2003

Comment Leaders

Last week I cleaned up my sidebars a little bit and put the latest comments and pings in a collapse/hide script to save a little real estate. I also added the MTCommentLeaders Plugin so now you can see who comments the most around here.

Christine is currently taking up two spaces since she changed e-mail addresses last year. It also amuses me that Mikey's last comment was on my post titled It's a Giant Beaver!" Ironic, no?

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Tuesday, March 11, 2003

FeedReader

I'd been looking for some kind of feed reader to stay on top of my blog reading when Dave happened to mention one in Robyn's comments called FeedReader.

While the name may not be that original, the program seems like a pretty good one, especially considering it's free. Almost everyone on my Blogroll had an XML feed, so I was able to get most of my reads added pretty quick.

If you're looking for a reader, this one seems like a good one. Anyone happen to know if there's a way to make it autoupdate, though?

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Sunday, March 9, 2003

The Bloggies - The Winners

The winners have been announced for The Bloggies.

I'd like to congratulate Ernie, Rannie, Mikey, The Scripty Goddesses, Cis, and M on winning their categories. Way to go!

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Wednesday, February 26, 2003

Just an FYI...

I added a little countdown counter to the sidebar to show you how many days left until my rapidly approaching birthday. I know; I'm shameless. ;-)

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Monday, February 24, 2003

Smilies - The Easy Way

Thanks to the easiest script ever, I installed smilies in my comments in under five minutes. No writing long code to get the images to come up. No long line of messy images all across the bottom - they come up in a neat little palette!

I've got a few tweaks I want to make and some other smilies to add, but if you want to put smilies on your own blog, go learn how here.

Update: I've now added Bran's extra special, super cool smilies.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2003

BiblioBlog Fixed

After erasing my sidebar at BiblioBlog when I upgraded my MT, it's now back to normal and I even added a few things like a random review and some more links. Go take a peek if you're a reader (or even if you're not).

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Monday, February 17, 2003

MT Upgrade Almost Flawless

Well, I upgraded Movable Type 2.62 and the upgrade was near flawless. I say near flawless because I gave my sidebar and my sidebar info files the same template name over at BiblioBlog, thus overwriting all of the sidebar information I had so carefully crafted.

If by any chance you go over there and see all the correct info (currently you'll see multiple calendars. Obviously not the right info), do me a favor and send the html pretty please. :-)

Otherwise, painless upgrade and all should be functioning properly. Please send me an e-mail if you notice anything wonky.

Update: It seems to be taking a long time processing comments. Anyone else have the Scripty Goddess Subscribe to Comments on their site having the same issue?

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003

Messenger Pop-Ups

Lately I have been inundated with pop-up windows sent through the built in messenger service in Windows. I get more and more pissed every time I see one, so I did a quick Google search which returned an article that shows, in a few simple steps, how to disable them. I offer it here to help you rid the world of evil messenger pop-ups: Block Webpopup Spam Advertisements aka Messenger Spam.

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Thursday, February 6, 2003

Oh, Mickey Usted es Tan Fino!

When I ripped my Chicago soundtrack this week, it marked the first time I've used my CD drive to rip a CD on this computer.

I was amazed at how fast it ripped, so I decided to do something I've always wanted to do - rip all my CDs into mp3 files. While doing, this I've come across tons of CDs that I'd completely forgotten about and in many cases, never even opened.

One of those was Living In Oblivion : The 80's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 which contains "Mickey" by Toni Basil in Spanish! I had to share it with you, so right click and save here to hear it.

(Btw, if the Spanish in the title sucks, blame Babel Fish. I haven't been in a Spanish class for ten years.)

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Tuesday, February 4, 2003

New Download - Cell Block Tango

I can't believe I didn't think of doing this before, but since I keep going on and on about the Chicago soundtrack, I decided to give you a little taste.

"Cell Block Tango," one of my favorite pieces from the film, is now the current mp3 download in my sidebar. Look under Music Selections to find it. Enjoy!

Update: For all people coming to this page from a search engine, click on the main index link at the top and then look towards the bottom of the sidebar for Music Selections.

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Thursday, January 30, 2003

Mix Tapes For All

Jen has this great idea. It's the Cant-Stop.org Mix Project.

The idea behimd the project is that every week or two she'll post a theme (this week's is "Road Trip") and then you submit five choices for the theme. The tracklist gets posted so you can download them for yourself. Neat idea.

(Link courtesy of Kimberly with the lovely Chicago layout)

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Wednesday, January 29, 2003

Online Counts

I was surfing Christine's site when I noticed she had a current users count on her site.

I had disabled my Fast Online Users on last week, but had really liked it, so I was glad to find the link went to EOT Networks that has a nifty little script that does the same thing. The coolest part is that you can change what it displays based on multiple or single visitors on the site. Very cool.

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Thursday, January 23, 2003

Free With a Twist

Has anyone noticed that Fast Online Users (that little script that counts how many people are on your site at any given time) has a new terms of service that requires that you let them open a pop-up window for one minute a week?

I don't want pop-ups here, so does anyone know if there's a similar service out there?

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003

I Can't Believe It!

I can't believe it! Neurotic Fishbowl is nominated for two categories in the 2003 Bloggies: Best Designed Weblog and Best New Weblog!

I know it's geeky to be excited about things like this, but I was absolutely delighted to see my name listed and not just listed once but twice.

Thanks to everyone who nominated me. I really, really do appreciate it. It's made the dread I experienced earlier go away. :-)

Also, congratulations to all the other wonderful people that I know on there: Christine, Dave, Michele, another Christine, Mikey, the Scripty Goddesses, Tracy, Erika, Jessica, Cis, Zalary, Catherine, Rannie, Nancy, and GeekGrrl!

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Friday, January 17, 2003

Changes To Changes

I forgot to mention last night, but I made some changes to Changes - Turning a New Leaf.

I am obsessed with domain names (probably why I have ten of them), so I couldn't let Changes stay on a sub directory. Unfortunately, turning over a new leaf is not a new concept and almost every derivation of it was already registered. Fortunately, TurningANewLeaf.com was not, so I dropped "Over" from the title and now Changes has a slightly new name and its own domain. Be sure to check it out.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2003

The Photobloggies

That cool cat Rannie has come through with yet another awesome project - The Photobloggies!

Since a photoblog category wasn't added to The Bloggies this year, Rannie decided to make an award just for them.

This is going to be tough. I can think of so many deserving sites to nominate (not even counting my own Picture Fish), that I am torn. Anyone else have that problem?

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Monday, January 13, 2003

My One and Only Love

Sting's version of "My One and Only Love" has got to be one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. It's from the Leaving Las Vegas soundtrack and in case you've never heard it, it's the current mp3 download in my sidebar. Look under Music Selections to find it.

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Friday, January 10, 2003

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

This is a cool little thing. By adding a few lines of code to your site, you can use GeoURL to find out who's blogging near you. Not surprisingly, Christine is my nearest neighbor.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2003

Drool

Man, I really want to sign up for this - The P22 Club. They have the most awesome fonts and at $99.95 for the year, it's a hell of a bargain. Anyone want to donate to my font fund? ;-)



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Monday, January 6, 2003

Blogrollers Ring

I found out today that Bea (the creator of Reasons For Love) has come up with another wonderful idea - Blogrollers: The Blogrolling Webring. If you use Blogrolling (and if you don't, why not? It rocks!) you can join. I am off to sign up now. What a great idea!

(Link courtesy of Stacey)

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Sunday, January 5, 2003

Random Picture Fish Image

I used a combination of two plugins by David Raynes - MTOtherBlog and MTRandomEntries - to add a random picture from Picture Fish in the sidebar. Hopefully, this will inspire me to get off my ass and start putting pictures in Picture Fish again!

By the way, both of these plugins were found in Kristine's MT Plugin Directory. If you have MT, you should check out all the plugins for nifty things to do in your own blog.

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Saturday, January 4, 2003

For Your Downloading Pleasure

I've spent most of the day moving around some stuff in the sidebar so it's exactly where I want it (I am so anal sometimes).

I also added a current download of a random mp3 to the Music Selections section. It's got a link to the CD the song is from, so if you like the download, it's super easy to buy the CD.

The current song is Jeff Buckley's New Year's Prayer (the theme song for The Dead Zone) from his CD Sketches (For My Sweetheart the Drunk). Enjoy!

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Fonts, Fonts, and More Fonts

Thanks to a link from Kristine, I know how like a million more fonts on my computer. Obssessed with fonts? Visit FontFace.com.

Speaking of fonts, I love everything that Da Vinci, Monet, Prehistoric Pals, Rodin/Michelangelo, and Vincent. These would make great birthday presents for my birthday in March. :-D

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Count It

While browsing through Kristine's MT Plugin Directory, I spotted a neat little plugin that counts all the words in a post. There are even instructions on the download page that shows you how to display the total number of words in all of your posts (look over in the sidebar under recent pings to see my total). It took all of five minutes, so if these kinds of things interest you, go download it and have fun!

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The Year in Numbers

I've always been interested in numbers, so I thought I'd be geeky and count some things. All of the below is for the 2002 calendar year.

  • Posts by others: 7
  • Posts by me: 1269
  • Total Number of Words in MT Entries: 153287
  • Average Number of Words Per Post: 120.13
  • Number of Comments: 1702
  • Average Number of Comments Per Post: 1.33
  • Number of Categories: 30
  • Category with most posts: Daily Ramblings with 186
  • Number of Days I Blogged: 319
  • Since I Started Blogging, Days With No Posts: 19
  • Average Posts Per Day: 3.98
  • Number of Members in Ki(y)mberly(ie)s: The Webring: 15
  • Number of posts in Picture Fish: 400
  • Number of comments in Picture Fish: 155
  • Number of Continuous Days Posted in Picture Fish: 69 (July 21st through September 26th)
  • Books Read: 43 (read reviews of them all here)
  • Number of DVDs Titles in My Collection: 139 (read the list of them here)

Yeah, it's geeky, but so am I. ;-) I may update this if I can think of any other numbers to display. Any ideas?

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Friday, January 3, 2003

The Bloggies

Apparently it is that time of year again for the The 2003 Bloggies. I wasn't blogging at this time last year, so I only vaguely remember Christine talking about it last year.

I'm looking through the list and nominating my favorite blogs for all kinds of categories. Remember, Neurotic Fishbowl is under a year old, so feel free to submit it to Best New Weblog or to Best-Kept-Secret Weblog or Best Tagline of a Weblog or... Well, you get the picture. ;-) Also, it sure would be great if I Wish, You Wish got any nominations.

Now that I'm done self-whoring, it should be fun to watch the hype and all of that surrounding this thing since I've never really seen it before. Maybe I'll copy Christine and host an award.

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Tuesday, December 24, 2002

Zonk!

I've seen so many people with ZonkBoards (we've even got one up at I Wish, You Wish), so I figured I'd add one here and see if it was worth keeping. Leave me lots of notes so I'll make it a permanent feature. ;-)

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Monday, December 23, 2002

EverQuest Automatic Updates

I don't know how many of my readers actually play EverQuest, but if you do, Magelo has come out with a new program that allows you to synch your character with their server. This gives you real-time stats on skills, inventory, your bank, equipments, and more. If you're interested in seeing it in action, you can take a look at Ibocea's stats here.

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Saturday, December 21, 2002

MT PingedURLs

Thanks to a post in Kristine's MT Plugin Directory page, I found a great plugin by David Rayners called MT PingedURLs.

With this plugin, instead of only being able to list the URLs that you've pinged, you can change it around and add all kinds of information like the title of the post and an excerpt from the post. I've always wanted something like this since I have a "Pings Sent" section in both my TrackBack and Individual Archive templates. It's like an early Christmas present.

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Friday, December 20, 2002

MT BlogTimes Archive

Thanks to Jordan, I know have what amounts to an archive for all of my MTBlogTimes charts. You can access it through the link on the sidebar called, "When Do I Most Frequently Blog?" I am totally fascinated with my blogging pattern. Very interesting indeed.

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Thursday, December 19, 2002

MTBlogTimes

I noticed a nifty little chart thingy at the bottom of Kristine's site the other day and was immediately intrigued. It turns out it's generated by an MT plugin called BlogTimes. It was easy to install (I had to also download the GD perl module stuff, so if you're a Blogomania client you probably will too) and now it's down at the bottom of the page. Makes it pretty easy to see that I am a night person. Hopefully the vertical version will be completed soon so I can add it to the sidebar.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2002

Help For Visitors From Google

Thanks to the girls (and guys) over at Scripty Goddess, I found this great little tool, MT RefSearch.

Basically, by adding a php include to your site, people from Google are presented with links to the entries that contain the text they are looking for. It takes a little bit of configuring, but it's super easy to do and very quick to implement.

You can see it in action by going here and clicking on this first link.

Eliot did an excellent job on this and I commend him highly. =)

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Tuesday, November 5, 2002

Another Reason to Support Blogrolling

Here's yet another reason to support Blogrolling:

I have over 120 people linked to me, but when someone new is added, the link is placed in the list at random so I can't always find the new linker. I e-mailed Jason and asked him if there was a way for new linkers to be placed at the bottom of the list to make finding them easier. Literally five minutes later he e-mails me back to let me know it's been done.

I donated for both this site and Picture Fish. If you use his service, why not reward his excellent customer service and send him a donation?

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Monday, November 4, 2002

Upgrade

Btw, I upgraded to MT 2.51 today (with only a little bit of a problem. Thanks, Kristine!), so if you notice anything wonky, please let me know.

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Blogrolling Tip

If you check your stats compulsively like I other people do, you've probably noticed the long URL that you get when someone hits your from their Blogroll. Often I've looked at that URL and wondered to whom it belonged (is that correct English?). Michele, who is not only smart but hot as well, came up with the idea of making a link that says "Me!" and links to your site (additional tip: use a space in front of the M to be placed on the top) so people can see who hit them. Thanks for the great tip, Michele!

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Permalink Your Comments

Thanks to the intrepid Robyn, I now have permalinks in my archives just like that sexy beast Michele. You can be like us too, if you go here and make the required thirty second change.

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Friday, October 25, 2002

Formatting in Comments

Thanks to the amazing Robyn, there are now nifty little buttons in the comments template so that you can bold, italicize, underline, and turn URLs into links to your little heart's content. Enjoy!

Update: download the instructions as a text file

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Comment Hack for MT

I don't know how I missed it before, but Kristine posted a quick little MT hack awhile back that makes it so when you post a comment on your site (as I frequently do), you don't get the e-mail notification. Get the quick and easy directions here.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2002

MT hacks: Individual Entry and Trackback

After much mucking about, my individual archives now reflect trackbacks both sent and received like Kristine and Robyn's sites do. I still have a bit of tweaking to do on the main template so everything links to the right place, but it the code should be in place now. If you want to be like me (and who doesn't?) go get the directions from Scripty Goddess.

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Textism's Referral Script

Robyn found the coolest referral script yesterday and I finally had a chance to install it to my blog today and I love it. It records where people came from and where they went when they left you. I messed around with it a bit and added a date stamp and I might make it skinnable later (it does work with skins, but I have to go through and mess with the CSS to make it look right). You can learn how to install the script here. Props to my homie on the east coast for finding such a cool little script!

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Sunday, October 13, 2002

Curly Quotes in MT

Thanks to a nifty little MT hack by Matt, I know have curly quotes (What does that mean? "It means my 'quotes' are prettier now.") It only takes a minute to do, so go get them for your own blog.

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Displaying Dates in LGF's Referrer Script

Those smart girls (and guys) over at Scripty Goddess have a quick, simple change that you can add to Little Green Football's Referrer script. It allows you to display the date that the referrer visited you. Takes a minute to do and is as easy as pie.

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Thursday, October 3, 2002

Blogroll Me?

Okay, this is geeky, but I am excited because I've been linked ninety-nine times over at Blogrolling. Who wants to be 100?

UPDATE: Pixel Sphinx stepped up and became the hundredth person to blogroll me. Thanks so much! :-)

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Sunday, September 15, 2002

The Final Countdown

As I've mentioned in the past, Christine has been playing in Big Blogger All-Star! She has made it to the final three, so now it's time to vote on who wins the whole shabang. Voting ends tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. PST/ 8:00 p.m. CST / 9:00 p.m. EST, so go vote to save the Big Pink Cookie!

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Friday, September 13, 2002

Blogging Wishlist

I wish more people would use Bloglet and Klipfolio. If you're not familiar with these products, let me expound upon them for a minute.

Bloglet works much like a notify list, but instead of getting an e-mail from each list that you're subscribed to, you get one big e-mail with all of the blogs in digest form each day. I love having all the posts from my favorite blogs in one e-mail. It makes it easy to make sure that a post didn't slip through the cracks and I don't have to get multiple e-mails to accomplish this.

Klipfolio is a little application that sits in your task bar and lets you know when a blog is updated. Honestly, it makes me read the blogs that I love more often, so if you've got a Klip or I've made one for your blog (as I've done for Trish, Brandy, Jenn, Michele, Nancy, and Melly), I hit your site every time you update. It's a great way to know when a site's updated without having to hit it all the time. It's easy to make a Klip, or if you want one, let me know and I'll do it for you.

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Sunday, September 8, 2002

Pinging blo.gs With MT

I had read how to ping blo.gs at the same time that you ping Weblogs.com with MT quite some time ago, but I had forgotten to make the necessary change in my MT. The tip got posted at ScriptyGoddess so I took the couple of minutes today to make the change. Learn how to do it here.

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Friday, September 6, 2002

Stats? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Stats!

I pulled up my eXTReMe Tracking stats to take a look at my hits for today and it shows I've only had 16 hits today and 23 on yesterday. I know I had about 150 hits yesterday and about 80 before lunch today, so these numbers are skewed. I checked the stats for Picture Fish and they look fine. Anybody else noticed anything wonky?

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Monday, September 2, 2002

The Bloggys

I wanted to thank everyone who voted for me in this month's The Bloggys. I got second place in Best Design and third place in Most Posts. Thanks for the votes!

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Saturday, August 31, 2002

Rabbit Rabbit!

I've been forgetting to do this lately (maybe that's why my card luck has been so bad in poker), but I am going to remember to say "Rabbit rabbit!" in about half an hour. "Why?" you may be asking. If the first words out of your mouth on the first of the month are "Rabbit rabbit!," you will have good luck for the whole month with bonus luck if it's your birth month. Well, it can't hurt. :-)

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Friday, August 30, 2002

Money Back at Amazon

I do most of my shopping through places that offer you either money back or points for shopping through them (it's the reason I get most of my gift certificates in the first place).

This week Ebates picked up Amazon as a partner, so if you do a lot of shopping there like I do, go sign up at Ebates. Not only will they give you $1 extra after you make your first purchase, but you can get cash back at places like PetSmart as well. I've gotten about $50 back from them already. Shame Amazon wasn't a partner when I dropped $400 there on my camera.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2002

Just a Reminder....

Just a reminder, but this is the last week for voting and I'm up for a couple of Bloggys. If you're so inclined, please go give me a vote. :-)

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Friday, August 23, 2002

Incredible Wallpapers

Thanks to the always wonderful Kristine, I was introduced to some fabulous wallpapers at Liquidsoft.com. They are gorgeous and I downloaded a bunch of them. Thanks for the link, sweetie! :-)

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Monday, August 19, 2002

MT Manual - PDA Version

I know that I haven't read as much of the MT User Manual as I should have, but Jason has converted the MT User Manual so that you can read it on a PDA. Go get it here.

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The Bloggys

I'm nominated for several different categories over at The Bloggys, so if you're so inclined, please go vote for me. Thanks!

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Wednesday, August 14, 2002

Possible New Group Project

As you may be able to tell from pictures here and at Michele's, I love polished nails. I actually registered a domain today toying with the idea of setting up a photoblog where people can show off their nails (polished, unpolished, short, long, male, female, etc.). It would probably end up being some kind of group blog, though I may just run the thing to begin with. Anybody game? Would you like to participate? Would it just be me showing off my dragon lady nails all the time? Raise your hands, class, and let me know what you think.

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Sunday, August 11, 2002

MT Hack to Get a User

PromoGuy wrote his first MT Hack. It gives you the ability to view your user's IP info and takes about five seconds to add. Interested in how to do it? Go visit Promo to find out how!

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Friday, August 9, 2002

MT Survey

Just in case you are a MT user and you missed the news, Ben and Mena would like you to take a quick survey so they can estimate how many people are using the system. They are giving away five recently updated keys to random users who filled out the survey.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2002

Calendar Archives

Thanks to the ever-amazing Kristine's post at Scripty Goddess on how to display all your calendars in an archive template you can now view The Neurotic Fishbowl Main Calendar Archives. It's amazing to see that the only day I've missed blogging in three months is the day my old computer bit the dust.

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Friday, August 2, 2002

Automatically Back-up MT Templates

I was reading PromoGuy's list of handy little MT tweaks and loved The Girlie Matters's tip to back-up MT templates with "link this template" feature in four easy steps.

1. In each of blog directories, create a folder called "templates" and set the permissions to 777.
2. Pulled up each template for editing and assign a linked file to each one. Example: for Main Index Template link to a file called "templates/mainindex.tmpl".
3. Saved the template, which generates the necessary back-up file in the templates folder.
4. Download all the template directories to your local drive so you have a copy if something happens to your site.

As easy as pie and saves all the trouble of copying and pasting each template to a text file, which is what I had been doing. Since I currently have nine different skins and some of them have different templates from others, that could take a while to do. Kudos on a quick and easy way to do back-ups.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2002

You're It!

I tagged Kristine, so she's today's Blog Tag site.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Tag!

Melly tagged me! I know who I'm going to tag.... :-)

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Sunday, July 28, 2002

Ping Me, Baby!

Thanks to Christine I am now TrackBack enabled. So feel free to ping me all you want!

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002

Adopt a Critter

I have always loved the little Ot-to critters, so I was excited to find out they had a new batch for download. They only have a few left, so hurry if you want to get your own. If you look down at the bottom of the side bar, you'll see my new buddy Stanley. Thanks go to Meike for pointing the new critters out.

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Sunday, July 14, 2002

Encoding E-Mail Addresses in MT

I was noticing that a few people have statements in their comments that say things to the effect that you're e-mail address is spam-protected when you leave a comment. I was wondering how they did that, so I went and did a search at the MT Support Forums that found this thread. Basically by changing < $MTCommentAuthorLink$ > to < $MTCommentAuthorLink spam_protect="1"$ >, the "@" and "." characters get changed to their ASCII values so that spambots can't harvest them (please note I added the spaces in the <> tags so it would display in my blog). It took me all of a couple of minutes to make the change in both this blog and in Picture Fish, so help stop spam and make this change if you're on MT.

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Friday, June 21, 2002

Collapse Extended Entries

Thanks to another cool tip that the Scripty Goddesses found, you can now show extended entries right on the main page. I hate it when I'm reading along in a blog and have to leave the page to read the rest of the entry. This nifty little trick takes care of it for you and takes just a couple of minutes to put in place.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2002

Blogrolling Along

Just in case you hadn't noticed, Blogrolling has made new changes to their code allowing you to set a time for updates to show as new and to sort your list by most recently updated. If you use Blogrolling on your page you're going to have to update your code, but by updating this time, any changes you make from now on will automatically be incorporated - no more making the change and then having to upload new code. I'm glad I made the change over to their service. It's handy and free!

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Tuesday, June 4, 2002

Blogroll Me!

Just in case you want to add me to your Blogrolling List but don't have that nifty little "BlogrollThis" button set up, you can click the "Blogroll Me!" link in the sidebar or simply click here.

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Rollin', Rollin', Rollin'. Keep Them Blogs Rollin'.

Since everyone seems to love Blogrolling, I thought I'd try it out and see if I like it. It's only implemented currently in my redcap skin, but you may see it in the others soon. I must say the drag and drop a link into your list is a handy feature!

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Sunday, June 2, 2002

Geek Decisions

Work on a new skin for The Neurotic Fishbowl or play Civization: Call To Power? What to do? What to do?

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Saturday, June 1, 2002

I Forgot To Mention....

I forgot to mention, but with a handy tip from Lynda, my "Subscribe to Comments" script is working perfectly. You're now able to subscribe to comments either when you post or without posting, you can unsusbscribe from the comments e-mail you receive, and there is a subscription manager so you can manage all the posts your subscribed to. It's a cool thing from Scripty Goddess. Check them out some time.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2002

Subscription Issues Almost Fixed!

Woo hoo! I fixed the problem with the "Manage Subscription" and auto unsubscribe e-mail links. For whatever reason, the URLs being generated for the subscription manager and the auto unsubscribe didn't have /scriptfiles/ in the path, so they were getting 404 errors. I have noticed, however, that only a few entries in the subscription manager have the actual post title and the direct link to the post next to the entry name. Also, the subject for the e-mails are coming back "[Neurotic Fishbowl] New Comment on " but there is no post title. I'm going to mess around with it a little more and see if I can fix it, but at least the main issues have been solved!

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More Messing Around

I did some more messing around but still can't get the un/subscribe thing quite right. It's picking up skins (and I am very happy about that!), but the auto unsubscribe link that's generated and the "Manage Subscriptions" thing (which is so cool! I saw it in action at Scripty Goddess and it is very impressive) is still broken. I also noticed that all e-mails being generated from the webmaster@neuroticfishbowl.com have a subject of "New Comment on" and then it's blank. Ah, well. People can still post and subscribe and that's the most important part!

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Tuesday, May 28, 2002

Should I Upgrade? I'm Scared!

Currently on my site I use The Scripty Goddess Subscribe To Comments Script. It's working fine, but when you un/subscribe or leave a post, the new page doesn't use skins and it bugs me. (I am totally anal about my blog. Ask Kristine!) Do I want to be brave and try to make it work with skins or should I just leave it alone and keep it the way it is? I had such problems getting the script to work the first time and it was only with a lot of help from Lynda that it works at all. Hmmm. Be brave or stay the same?

Update: I upgraded, but it's not taking the skins and I get a 404 error on the "Manage Subscriptions" page. Grrrr. At least the un/subscribe and posting capabilities are working. Anyone want to look at my code and fix it? Please? :-)

Second Update: Okay, the skins are working now. Just got to get the "Manage Subscription" thing working.

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Monday, May 27, 2002

Cool Mouseovers Using CSS

While visiting Jess, I was very impressed with the uber-cool link mouseovers. The mouseover is actually part of her main image and looks just fabulous. I e-mailed her to ask her how it was done and she passed Shannon's CSS code on. I'm currently using the code on skin number eight, the redcap skin, so check it out if you want to see what I'm talking about. The code to make it happen is:

a:hover {color: #FFFFFF; font-weight:bold; BACKGROUND-IMAGE:
url(http://www.neuroticfishbowl.com/designs/redcap/images/linkers.jpg);}

I may or may not use it on other skins, but it was just so cool I had to know how to do it. It took me just a few seconds to make the image file in Photoshop and only a few more seconds to change the CSS. Thanks, Shannon, for the cool tip!

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Have You Backed Up Lately?

There are some hackers going around hacking MT blogs by using some MT files (mt-load.cgi and mt-upgrade.cgi). Please go read the post that Ben made so that you can keep your blog protected. Zalary was one of those hacked. :-( While you're at it, it's probably not a bad idea to do a back-up of your whole site as well. Don't forget, too, to save your MT Templates. I just went into the template section and cut and paste them by hand into Notepad.

(Link courtesy of Kristine)

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Tuesday, May 21, 2002

Klipping Away

I made a couple of klips for my Klipfolio today and, since it's pretty easy to do, I wanted to offer my services to anyone who wanted one, but didn't know how to do it. If you would like to me make one for your site, just let me know.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2002

Subscribe To a Post

Thanks to Lynda, I was able to fix my problem and now you can subscribe to a post and have all comments automatically e-mailed to you. It's yet another nifty little tip from The Scripty Goddesses!

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Tuesday, May 7, 2002

Testing...

I'm trying to implement the cool little "subscribe to comments" feature that The Scripty Goddesses created, so if you try and leave any comments you're going to get an error. Feel free to e-mail me in the meantime, though, if you like.

Update: The script's having some issues, but I backed up my templates before hand, so we're back to comments with no subscribe. Btw, thanks, Lynda, for your help tonight!

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Protect That Computer

I was watching The Screen Savers on Tech TV tonight and they had a call from a guy who needed a new firewall. That immediately made me think, "Hmmm. That brand new computer of mine could probably use one of those." I went and downloaded ZoneAlarm from Zone Labs. The Screen Savers had mentioned a website, Gibson Research Corporation, where you can test to see if they can detect your ports and test your Internet security. I came up with good results (they weren't able to access my machine's ports or breach my security). Probably not a bad idea to go run over there and check yours before something bad happens.

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Saturday, May 4, 2002

Automatically Export MT Entries

I learned yet another cool thing over at Scripty Goddess. If you use Movable Type, you can generate an export file that is created each time you post to your blog. What you need to do is create a mtimport.html file and put the following code in:


AUTHOR: <$MTEntryAuthor$>
TITLE: <$MTEntryTitle$>
STATUS: <$MTEntryStatus$>
ALLOW COMMENTS: <$MTEntryFlag flag="allow_comments"$>
CONVERT BREAKS: <$MTEntryFlag flag="convert_breaks"$>
PRIMARY CATEGORY: <$MTEntryCategory$>
<MTEntryCategories>
CATEGORY: <$MTCategoryLabel$>
</MTEntryCategories>
DATE: <$MTEntryDate format="%m/%d/%Y %I:%M:%S %p"$>
-----
BODY:
<$MTEntryBody convert_breaks="0"$>
-----
EXTENDED BODY:
<$MTEntryMore convert_breaks="0"$>
-----
EXCERPT:
<$MTEntryExcerpt no_generate="1" convert_breaks="0"$>
-----
<MTComments>
COMMENT:
AUTHOR: <$MTCommentAuthor$>
EMAIL: <$MTCommentEmail$>
IP: <$MTCommentIP$>
URL: <$MTCommentURL$>
DATE: <$MTCommentDate format="%m/%d/%Y %I:%M:%S %p"$>
<$MTCommentBody convert_breaks="0"$>
-----
</MTComments>
--------

Make sure to put it between ‹MTEntries lastn="1000"› and ‹/MTEntries›, using a larger number if you have more than a thousand posts. Since MT doesn't have auto exporting functionality yet, this is a handy way to get an export without having to remember to run on. Of course, don't forget to download the file every now and then.

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Thursday, May 2, 2002

An Icon In Internet Explorer

The always fabulous Brandy gave a quick tip today on adding an icon for your site when it is bookmarked in IE. It took less than five minutes for me to do (most of that was spent getting the program to convert my gif to a ico file) and now you can see the tiny little icon Adam made me when you bookmark The Neurotic Fishbowl.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2002

Klip's New Directory

Serence's KlipFolio has a new section now - for Weblogs! I updated The Neurotic Fishbowl's Klip, so it's now in that category. If you haven't downloaded KlipFolio yet, what are you waiting for? Go get it!

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Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Tweaks, Tweaks, and More Tweaks

I've been messing around with The Neurotic Fishbowl today and finally fixed some things that I've been meaning to work on. The sidebars should be consistent in their text size, the archives have had changes so they look more like the main page and their titles should reflect the navigation better, and some of the spacing and fonts have been changed on the pear skin (skin number three) now that I have at least a little bit of a clue how CSS works. Isn't it nice when you can make little changes and feel happier about your site?

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Sunday, April 28, 2002

Custom 404 Error Pages

Thanks to the Scripty Goddesses, it is now easy to set up your own custom 404 error page. Just a little tip if you're using CuteFTP, you may not be able to see your .htaccess file, so make sure you really don't have one before you overwrite it. (Thanks for uploading the right one, Christine!)

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Bloglet The Neurotic Fishbowl

Since I am obsessed with trying out cool little tools for my blog (DoSomething Winamp Plug-in, Wander-Lust, Klipfolio), I thought I'd try Bloglet. Bloglet is a nifty little service that sends you one e-mail per day with all the posts from your favorite site in a digest form. It's a handy way to make sure you didn't miss any posts. If you'd like to, please subscribe to The Neurotic Fishbowl's Bloglet.


Enter your email address below to subscribe to The Neurotic Fishbowl!

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Klip The Neurotic Fishbowl

Serence™ Klipfolio™ is a free information channel viewer that lets you view and manage Klip™ information channels right on your desktop. KlipFolio is a real time saver - a "break through the clutter" approach to gathering information that interests you. Pick what you want, have it pushed to you.

Christine downloaded Klipfolio™ the other day and kept talking about it, so I decided to jump on the bandwagon. It's really cool and Adam was kind enough to make a klip for this site so you can add The Neurotic Fishbowl to your Klipfolio. Thanks, Adam!



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Book Reviews

I stole Marsha's idea of using title tags to give the books in my "Past Reads" list a little mini-review. If you hover over the title, you'll get my quick take on the book.

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Monday, April 15, 2002

Wander-Lust Syndication Tip

Kristine gave a cool little tip on how to syndicate your Wander-Lust code easily.

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Sunday, March 31, 2002

She Will be Surprised!

I slipped in and upgraded Kymberlie's MovableType to the 2.0 version! She will be so surprised! Later on this week I will have to make her a calendar in PHP includes, and maybe some other goodies too! Hairy Hermit Crab!

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Wednesday, March 13, 2002

Now Playing - My Winamp Files!

Thanks to the talented Kristine, I have gotten Oddsock's DoSomething Winamp Plugin to work on my site. You should now notice a "Music Selection" in the sidebar along the right that tells you what I'm currently and have just listened to.

Thank you so much, Kristine! I really wanted this thing to work, but was having problems getting it to display. You are such a doll. :-)

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Tuesday, March 12, 2002

Never Lose Your Bookmarks Again

One of the guys up here at work just lost his bookmarks. I told him he needed one of Shellen's cheatsheets. Shellen made a nifty little program that you put your top twenty links in and it generates an HTML page with your favorite links, headlines, weather, other handy links, and search boxes to Google, Amazon, and more. I went through and edited mine by hand, so I've got just about every link on here I ever use. It takes just a couple of minutes to make and you don't have to worry about losing your favorite links anymore.

(Link courtesy of Michele)

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Tuesday, March 5, 2002

FontLister

Kristine had suggested FontLister when I was looking for a font preview program a couple of weeks ago. I installed it on the dinosaur of a machine I have at work and it promptly killed it when I tried to get it to preview 600 fonts. I finally got around to installing it at home and all I can say is, "Wow! This program rocks!" Not only can you view fonts that you have installed, but you can also browse folders where you have other fonts stored to see what they look like in preview mode. That saves you from having to have all 1000+ fonts that you have installed at all times. It's $5 shareware, so I'm sure I'll be coughing that $5 up soon. If you're looking for something to help you manage your fonts, give it a go. I'm sure you'll like it.

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Saturday, February 23, 2002

Anyone Want To See Me In One Of These?

I totally love the girly tee at errorwear: embrace your computer problems. Anyone want to send me one? I'll post pictures of me in it! :-)

(Link courtesy of Christine)

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Tuesday, February 12, 2002

Trillian Emoticons - Part II

Thanks to Christine, here's a list of secret emoticons for Trillian. Enjoy!

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Thursday, February 7, 2002

Trillian Images - Cute Even If They Are Clown-like

Christine and I were talking on Trillian a couple of days ago when she found the cutest emoticon:
I messed around and found this version of him:

To make the first one, use :0p
To make the second one, use :0)

One of the ladies at work used (A) and she came up with a pretty little angel:

Anyone know any other cool emoticons for Trillian?

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Tuesday, February 5, 2002

Expenses at your fingertips (or on your Palm)

I've been noticing lately that my expenses have been a little higher. Since my boyfriend and I would seriously like to get a nice house in the next couple of years, I need to start saving. I was thinking I need something to keep a running total of my expenses on me at all times so I can go, "Do I really need this? Look how much I've already spent this month." I was looking through software over at Palm when I found Expense Pro by PDAsoftnet. I installed it and entered the items I bought so far this month and I really like it! It allows you to sort by date or category, create your own categories, and, best of all, keeps a total at the bottom of the screen so you can see at a glance how much you've spent. It's free to try and only costs $9.99 to register. If you're looking for an expense tracker, this seems to be a good one!

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On August 6, 2005 I will be blogging every half hour for twenty-four hours straight as a participant in Blogathon to raise money for Heifer International. Please go here to sponsor me. For every $5.00 you pledge, your name will go into a drawing for a complete set of my Burn It mix CDs, four CDs in total.

Goal: $500
Amount Raised: $390 + $30 more dollars from Ken = $420

Thanks to my wonderful sponsors:
.: Mac
.: Laurence
.: Wendy
.: Howard
.: Mie
.: Elaine
.: Ealasaid
.: Elke
.: Kristine
.: Ken
.: Luka
.: Brenna
.: Don
.: Groovehouse
.: Karel
.: Shawn
.: Lilith
.: Terry
.: Laura
.: Jaime
.: Heather
.: Katie
.: Steve T

Be like these cool kids and sponsor me!




.: The Fishbowl Home

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.: BiblioBlog: My Reading Blog
.: Changes - Turning a New Leaf: My Fitness/Exercise Blog
.: Picture Fish: My Photolog
.: Stampin' Fish: My Rubber Stamping Blog
.: Neurotic Fishbowl Moblog: My PhoneCam Blog
.: My Flickr Photos



Want a free iPod? Or how about a free Dell Dimension 3000, a free flat screen monitor or TV, a free TiVo, or a free designer handbag? All you have to do is sign up, complete an offer, and get some friends to do the same. Here's proof that I received a free iPod. I've also received a free Coach handbag, an iPod Shuffle, an iPod Photo, and a free flat screen television.

I've started a line for people to place their link here for any of the Gratis Network sites. Send me your link an e-mail (be sure to change the AT and DOT) and I'll place you here for a week (special consideration given to friends and people who completed an offer for me). If you would like your link to stay longer, click the PayPal button below and donate $10 for each week that you want your site to be linked.

- My FreeiPodNanos.com link
- My FreeDesktopPC.com link
- My FreeMiniMacs.com link
- My FreeGamingSystems.com link
- My FreePSPs.com link
- Amancay's link: FreeiPodShuffle.com
- Erika's link: FreeiPods.com
- Mike's link: FreePhotoiPods.com
- Russell's link: FreeFlatScreen.com
- Promo's link: FreeHandbags.com
- My PVPs4Free.com link
- My Cameras4Free.com link
- My DS4Free.com (Nintendo DS) link
- My iPodShuffles4Free.com link
- Promo's link: MP3Players4Free.com


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