Stunning Pictures and Photos from Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine is one of my favorite online publications. And this post, from Monday, contains some of the most breathtaking photos I’ve ever seen. Link: (Really) Stunning Pictures and Photos | Monday Inspiration | Smashing Magazine. "Below you’ll find 50 brilliant photos and stunning pictures — some pictures tell stories, some are incredibly beautiful, some … Read more

Are Your Images Appearing in Google Image Search?

Images are becoming more and more important in search, so site owners and marketers are getting savvier about making sure their images are showing up in Google Image Search: Link: Check if Your Images Appear on Google Image Search. "So if your images are not getting indexed, check your robots.txt file to make sure it … Read more

“True” Indian Curry

Try as I might, preparing Indian food has always kind of eluded me. I’ve been working on it though, and this helpful (and appetizing) article in the R-G has me feeling more hopeful about preparing a good curry: Link: True curry: The Register-Guard, Eugene, Ore.. "Many delicious curries are easy to create. Before embarking on … Read more

Eugene’s SeQuential: Green gas station transforms bad land

Jodie and I sometimes fuel up at the SeQuential Biofuels on McVay Highway, out near LCC. We’ve been impressed with everything about the place, from the solar power and green roof, to the nutritional snacks and knowledgeable staff. I had no idea, however, how SeQuential made their land green from underground up. A previous owner/tenant … Read more

Tony Legner’s Habanero Premium Steak Sauce

The mere tangy, tingly sheer steakness of this sauce makes me want a few bottles cases. The suggestion to mix some in with burgers is a great idea — offhand, I’m thinking a tablespoon to a pound of meat? Hmmm… Link: Review: Tony Legner’s Habanero Premium Steak Sauce | Hot Sauce Blog. "Laura & I … Read more

Build a Better To-do List (hint: do it now)

I wound up trying this today. There were a few tasks, none of them necessarily time-consuming, that I’d simply not been doing. I would note that they still needed to be done, and then skip right along to something else. You know how somethings would take less energy to just knock out and have done, … Read more

Legal & Blogs, Search Spiders, Redesign and Email – Markeing Profs Round-up

Here are some thought-provoking articles from this week’s Marketing Profs newsletter: Corporate Blogging: Getting Past ‘No’ If You’re Not the CEO – "how does, say, a midlevel corporate marketer or product manager set out to create an "official" blog with the blessing and sanction of Legal?" Redesigning Web Sites to Put Customers in Charge of … Read more

Projects and blogs – Focusing by diversifying

It’s been an interesting past few months behind the scenes at Antsaint. In addition to launching my new Ural blog, Ride Three, there are some other projects going on. I’m working on my own profile/resume site, for one. Jodie and I are also working on a project together. They’re in early stages and not ready … Read more

Barefoot Contessa’s Rosemary White Bean Soup Recipe

I might do the main share of the cooking in our home, but Jodie is tops when it comes to finding good recipes. Recently we raided the dry bean stocks at Winco, and came home with a hefty amount of white beans. We generally don’t bother with soaking beans, but otherwise (well, add some cayenne…) … Read more

Booze & Espresso – correcting my coffee

A Christmas gift moka espresso pot has made me and Jodie even bigger fans of this stovetop style of espresso-making. But what I really love? When we’re in for the evening, whipping up some moka espresso, and doing what the Italians refer to as "correcting the coffee" (well, except probably in Italian). Or, in plain … Read more

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