Thursday, May 31, 2012

Ukulele Hunt

Today's post is about a great resource for folks who play, or want to start playing the ukulele! (If you're not one of those folks, please come back next week when I'll write about video games. Thanks!)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Wookiee the Chew

Today, I'd like to direct you to where James Hance showcases his "Relentlessly Cheerful Art".
His most important creation is probably "Wookiee the Chew": an adorable mash-up of Chewbacca, the Wookiee from Star Wars, and Winnie the Pooh.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday Link Dump

Today's post will just be a bunch of tiny, unrelated things I came across this week while exploring the interwebs. But first, here's a cute puppy!
That’s a Licker to Me

Source: Cutest Paw

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Domesticated Fox

Estimated Time-Suck: 5 minutes or less

Yeah, you heard me right. The domesticated fox is a thing. It's also known as the Siberian Fox and the Novosibirsk Fox. In 1959, in Soviet Novosibirsk Russia,  Dmitri Belyaev set up a secret fox breeding program. Well, the program wasn't a secret, but the purpose was. He wanted to see if foxes could be bred for friendliness to humans the way scientists thought dogs were bred from wolves. Lucky for us, it worked!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Old Photos

Estimated Time Suck: 10 minutes each on 5 bold links

My brilliant husband suggested that I let you know about how much time you can expect to burn with my posts. I'd say each of the bold links will take about 10 minutes to peruse. I've included it at the top of the page and intend to go back and add similar estimates to my older posts.
I love photos. In fact, in the last year or so I've been surprised to learn that I love photos more than most people. They feel like tiny time-machines. That said, I've come across a few repositories of interesting old photos today. I hope you like them at least a little bit, even if your enthusiasm doesn't match my own.

The star of today's post is Maria Popova who blogs at and tweets as @brainpicker. Yesterday, she showcased an online archive called The Empire That Was Russia

Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii. Peasant Girls, 1909. 

Something about the girl in the middle makes me want to know her story. The "Ethinic Diversity" section of the site is where most of the images of people are, which I find most interesting; but the rest of the site is neat too. Especially neat is the page where they explain how they created color images from black and white negatives.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


This post was deleted by a glitch in blogger's editing program. I hope to replace it with a similar post sometime in the near future. It was about the browser game knoword.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Up House IRL

Estimated Time-Suck: 5 minutes (+bonus 2 minute video)

Even if you haven't seen the Disney/Pixar movie "Up!" (and you should), I bet you have seen commercials featuring images like this one:

Up! The balloons were filled with a whole tank of helium and were eight foot high. It took 300 of them to get the light-weight house airborne  

I would love to be able to fly like that in real life. I didn't think it was possible, but last March, somebody did!

Good morning. How may I help you?


For my inaugural post, I'd like to explain a bit of what I dream this blog will be. I spend lots of time putzing on the internet. It's fun! But it's not terribly productive. I thought maybe it could become productive if I made a blog for sharing the best of what I find with folks who have less free time on the computer than I do. (...practically everyone) So this is it!

I intend to blog with integrity. I will try to follow every link to its origins and credit all of my sources. If I miss something, please call me out on it. I assure you, any omission will be a sad accident. F
or starters, my current background image is from the Flickr of mpujals. I am using it under a creative commons license. (The same goes for my profile pic.)

Now, let the blogging begin!!