Jan. 8th, 2009
I haven't really played with this yet (downloaded it basically) but I'm going to. It's a free download of a word processing program for writers. yWriter is by a professional author who also writes programs. I've not read his books yet but I plan on giving them a try (he has free ebooks available) (more info quick start guide here ). If you have a Mac (not me--the few times I've tried one I've gotten so frustrated), then Scrivener might be up your alley (I must admit program envy--I like the sound/description of this program--wish they had a Windows version).
( Ebooks: The appeal of.......... )
If you like ebooks, Fictionwise has free ebooks available and something called micropay--buy select titles and it gives you a rebate on a portion of the price (up to 100%) to your account so that you can apply the rebate to other purchases. Hmm. I'm not sure I like the website though or their policies. Also, if you have trouble with your book download, you may be out of luck. kaigou had trouble with them and their customer service. Have not dealt with them myself.
Loose Id is an ebook publisher. It looks to be like Ellora's Cave and Torquere Books--all 3 are erotic(a) ebook publishers. If you're into reading these books, I understand the appeal of ebooks--easier to hide from prying eyes than physical books. ;-)
If your into urban fantasy, you may find this blog, Urban Fantasy Land, useful. It discussed books, tv shows, and movies dealing with the subject. I'm finding books to read.
Having trouble figuring out your bra size? Try these sites: Fitting Tips (also a resource for people who sew clothes) and/or The Breast Form FAQ. I'm definitely doing this before bra shopping again. I'm tired of straps slipping down and painful bras.
For writers or anyone confused by the appropriate weight for someone's height, try here: Height/Weight Chart. Having someone 6'1" and 140 lbs is not a good idea. This chart is not completely filled in yet but it has pictures of people at their height and weight. IOW, it shows what someone who is 5'1" and 100 lbs look like, etc. Very useful. Wish it was completely filled in. Thinkin' of sending my pic in for not filled in weight/height. Found via an entry in kaigou 's LJ.
I like Factcheck.org. For people confused about civil unions vs. marriage.
Wanna know what botanists actually do? Careers in botany. I heart flowers and gardening. I don't know if I could be a botanist though (contemplating it). Maybe I should do Oprah's Career Course, which is supposed to help you figure out what do career wise. Heh. I'm only $20,000 in debt for 2 master degrees, which I don't think I really want. I graduated in Dec 08 with them. I'm thinking of going back to school (later--maybe in the fall) for another degree, this time in science (my first love). I have got to find a job though.
I think I probably have chronic hyperventilation. I certainly have most of the symptoms. I'll definitely have to look into this further. I feel like I'm gasping/short of breath most of time (that I'm awake), I'm depressed, I have the physical coldness in the extremities, etc. This site provides useful links to other sites also.
Pecha Kucha: Excerpt: "But as we all know, give a mike to a designer (especially an architect) and you’ll be trapped for hours. The key to Pecha Kucha Night is its patented system for avoiding this fate. Each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds each – giving 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter is up. This keeps presentations concise, the interest level up, and gives more people the chance to show." Sounds interesting. This idea could also be applied in other areas (by a business for example).
This vid is hilarious--the guy sings the song better than Britney. I can't stand Britney Spears or her music but I do like covers of it--those covering her songs usually do it much, much better than she does:
( Watch Other Singers Perform Brit's Songs Better Than Her )
( Original video for Pirate Song )
I just can't believe this. What an asshole.
If you're a fan of Oprah or Suze Orman (the finance woman), they are promoting Orman's new book. You can download it free for a week--it's an action plan to whip your finances into shape.