Custom Cakes by Carla

This is a shout-out for my friend Carla, who is a custom cake-baking genius. Carla lives in Roanoke, VA, and makes amazing custom cakes. From Hogwarts to lifelike roasted turkeys, she can make a cake that’s both delicious and that can look like anything. Including robotic alien fiends. YouTube – Talking 2ft tall Dalek Cake … Read more

Eugene Start-up OseEco wins $57,500 in Investment Competition

Congratulations, OsoEco! The Eugene startup just won a large cash prize in the "sustainability" category of the Angel Oregon investment competition: Link: Eugene tech start-up wins big: The Register-Guard, Eugene, Ore.. OsoEco is developing a free Web portal that enables consumers to research “green” products and services, and to share their findings and recommendations with … Read more

Traditional Irish Music Tonight at UO’s Beall Hall – Eugene Irish Cultural Festival

The Eugene Irish Cultural Festival’s evening concert, in collaboration with the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance, is tonight at Beall Hall: Ticket prices are $13 for adults, and $9 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are for assigned seating. The musicians playing are: Gerry Carthy, who grew up in Co. Mayo, Ireland … Read more

Nearly Healthy Calzone-Quesadilla

On Thursdays and Mondays, Jodie goes out knitting with the girls. I usually take these nights off cooking so as to have more time to drink coffee and work on some side projects. Tonight I whipped up a quick, slightly unhealthy yet very tasty calzone-quesadilla. It took about 5 minutes to work up this combo … Read more

Scientific Web Design: 23 Actionable Lessons from Eye-Tracking Studies

A fascinating series of tips eye-tracking study results came out last year. If you’re involved with the design and user-friendliness of websites in any way, the conclusions have something to teach you. Link: Eye-Tracking Studies: 23 Actionable Lessons. One finding in particular was most interesting to me. Graphics and video are important elements to a … Read more

Oregon Coast mystery reels in the curious

The mystery of the newly uncovered shipwreck on the Oregon coast continues: Link: Oregon Coast mystery reels in the curious: The Register-Guard, Eugene, Ore.. What ship is this? Why did it run aground? How did it wind up here at Coos Bay’s North Spit, being examined, photographed and poked at by a handful of curious … Read more