May 6, 2005

Mimosa Morning Meeting Shotgun

On busy weeks (as this one has been) I do less surfing and seeking out fun links. So you’re more likely to get the techie and boring stuff that I’m looking at. Just so’s you know.

  • Tips to Buy a Domain Name Successfully
    • Some thoughtful person gives you the ins and outs of your first purchase of your own domain name. Maybe you think you don’t need one (and maybe you don’t). But I always forget which one is “domain forwarding” and which one is “domain masking” and this guy has written a decent quick guide. Bet he’s making decent coin off the ads, too.
  • YouSendIt
    • Want to send someone a large file and you don’t want to send it via emai? Is it too big for dropload’s 100 MB limit? Try YouSendIt. The limit there is 1GB.
  • Colin Rejected by 70 yr-old
    • MOVIE bad boy Colin Farrell tried to bed a 70-YEAR-OLD actress, it emerged last night.
    • “Tried” is the operative word. BobMcC sent this along, and it made my morning the other day.
  • Time Management for Anarchists
    • This is a cool little video, not really for political anarchists, but rather for people whose lives are filled with anarchy. How do you impose a structure on yourself that can enhance your life?
  • How a Bookmaker and a Whiz Kid Took On an Extortionist — and Won
    • The e-mail began, “Your site is under attack,” and it gave Mickey Richardson two choices: “You can send us $40K by Western Union [and] your site will be protected not just this weekend but for the next 12 months,” or, “If you choose not to pay…you will be under attack each weekend for the next 20 weeks, or until you close your doors.”
    • Online extortion happens. Find out what these guys did about it.Thanks for the link, Sharon.
  • Make Your Own Marshmallows
    • If most of the world exploded, you could be the one person left alive with the knowledge of how to make marshmallows. But you’ll have to practice in your kitchen first.
  • PaperNapkin Rejection Service
    • Want to give someone at a bar the internet brush-off? This site will tell you how to give them an email address (write it on a paper napkin!) that will send them a pretty clear rejection.
  • Geobloggers
    • Tagging Flickr photos so they can be placed geographically.
    • The upshot is, type in a latitude and longitude and see the images from that area tagged on top of a hacked Google map.It’s pretty darn neat.
    • Try it with lat=41.723, lon=-71.155 Zoom in to see my pictures of the bridge.
  • GasBuddy
    • Find the cheapest gas-prices in your area. The data is user-provided. You, too, can volunteer data.
  • - Free receive-only email
    • Like Mailinator, if you need to give out an email address to receive information, but don’t want to give out YOUR email address, just make one up on the fly at It’s explained here. Better than Mailinator, you can then subscribe to that email address by RSS feed! So, watch it in Bloglines.
  • JibJab’s Matzah
    • Yeah. A song about the stuff.
  • Paper Cup Races
    • It’s a flash game where you race on paper airplanes. Hey, it’s Friday.
  • FreePhotoshop
    • Reviews and Freeware downloads related to photoshopping.
  • MadPhysics
    • These guys like to talk about physics and play with experiments which demonstrate concepts in physics.
    • The Physics of Glowsticks? Ooray for chemiluminescence!
    • If you can, work the word “chemiluminesce” into conversation today. “Martha, I do believe that your eyes are positively chemiluminescing this evening.”


  • SmartStick
    • Flash Game! With stick figures! Waste some time, you deserve it today!
Posted by James at May 6, 2005 11:32 AM
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Now I've got "Matzoh!" stuck in my head. Judging by the song, it's better to have it stuck in my head than in my colon.

Hey, I like matzoh, but a little goes a long way.

Posted by: Patti M. at May 6, 2005 12:54 PM

Paper napkin is the best!!! I'm keeping that in my wallet!!

Posted by: Patti M. at May 6, 2005 2:05 PM

Just for the record

dogeit and mailinator are good is better...they have rss feed and also more email functions like reply, forward etc. 2 in 1

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