Writing Inspiration & Motivation Round-up from Writers Weekly

Angela Hoy’s Writers Weekly (newsletter, website, RSS, forum, you name it) is one of the best, no-holds-barred writing resources available today. I’ve been a reader for years, and after realizing how many saved RSS feed articles I’d been stockpiling, it made sense to do a series of Writers Weekly round-ups. Check out these helpful articles, … Read more

Can Yelp Help Your Small Business?

I’ve sent this site to a couple of people, and I’m curious to hear what other people’s experiences have been with Yelp. Do you have a small business? Do you use this site? Has it been a help for marketing, word-of-mouth and sales? Link: Can Yelp Help Your Small Business?. Chance are high that you’ve … Read more

Curing summer salad fatigue

Fruit, nuts, beans, grains — even veggies. Tired of lettuce and tomatoes and cucumbers? Here are some tips to reinspire you at the salad bowl: Link: For salads, think outside the bowl – The Register-Guard, Eugene, Oregon, USA. It happens. No matter how gorgeous the tomatoes and greens are this time of year, it’s easy … Read more

Friday’s KWAX Listener’s Choice Request – Elgar’s Violin Concerto

I’m a long-time fan and supporter of FM 91.1 KWAX, our all-classical music station in Eugene. Every Friday, KWAX opens the phone lines for Listener’s Choice Friday. Today I was curious about pieces by Fritz Kreisler, but then Elgar’s Violin Concerto caught my eye. I don’t believe I’ve heard this piece before, and I’m really … Read more

107 Add-to-Cart buttons

What does your "Add to Cart" button look like? Does it say "add to cart", or something else? What color is it? What’s its shape? How big is it? And does any of this matter? The answer is yes. Link: Collection of 107 Add to Cart buttons of the Top Online Retailers – Get Elastic … Read more

Simpsons, Springfield, streetlights & state of the arts – Register-Guard round-up

Highlights from today’s Register-Guard: Eugene council endorses report on state of the arts Springfield to pull off light switch [Ant’s note – but now we won’t have that bright-white to dull-yellow change that signals crossing city lines…] Bob Welch: Whoopee! for `Simpsons’ silliness Neighbor unity, anti-crime effort kicks off with party When using water, go … Read more

Adventure Sidecars – Sidecar Motorcycle Training in Hood River, Oregon

3 days of 3-wheel motorcycle fun – Adventure SidecarI’m currently swearing my way through an attempt to write up an account of my 3 days of sidecar motorcycle training, but it could be a while. I’m rather out of practice on this sort of thing (though here are pictures from our July 2007 class). In … Read more

Conflicting Absolute Positions & Web Layouts

CSS positioning is something for layout that I’m still trying to wrap my head around, but this technique sounds interesting, simple and handy: Link: A List Apart: Articles: Conflicting Absolute Positions. It struck me that assumption no. 2—that only one corner of a div can be absolutely positioned on a page—should be very easy to … Read more