links for 2005-12-01

keri smith illustration Art, Illustration, and ideas. One of the most fun and inspirational sites I’ve come across in a long time. (tags: illustration illustrator portfolio inspiration howto fun design blogs blog Art artist creativity ideas)

100 Ideas

Sometimes as creative people we need a little diversion to help inspire us. Keri Smith has found a great way by creating a list of things to do. Here’s the first 33: Keri Smith 1. Go for a walk. Draw or list things you find on the the sidewalk. 2. Write a letter to yourself…

Smart Car Makes Sure You Make Payments

Buyer beware, a car lot in Norfolk Conneticut is testing a new way to make sure you pay, an electronic system designed to only let you into your car when you make a payment. USA Today: A new gizmo is upping the odds that even the most hard-knock customer will come up with the car…

BART Looking At Coming To Central Valley

If you live in the Central Valley and take the drive over the Altamont frequently now’s your chance to speak up. BART officials who are looking at future routes into the Valley and are looking for your input. Stockton Record: Bay Area transportation officials are working on a 50-year blueprint for future transit systems, including…

Unscrupulous Camera Store Attacks Blogger

Christmas time is here and with it scores of people shopping online. But if you’re shopping for a new camera this holiday season it’s buyer-beware as this blogger found. Thomas Hawk: “I will make sure you will never be able to place an order on the internet again.” “I’m an attorney, I will sue you.”…

Get Firefox Now and Make Money?

For all those people with the “Get Firefox Now” links on their blogs: Do you realize Google AdSense will pay you to have the very same link on your blog? Cnet: Google will also pay AdSense participants in the U.S. $1 for every person who downloads the Google Firefox toolbar via referral and was not…

One Of My Favorite Firefox Extensions

One of my favorite extensions for the newly released Firefox 1.5 is the Extended Statusbar. Extended Status Bar modifies the little bar you see at the bottom of your browser window to show you the number of loaded images, bytes downloaded, average download speed, time it takes to load the page, and the percentage of…

Don’t Wake Me, I’m Sleeping

It seems some German researchers have uncovered some interesting new evidence on why we routinely wake up a few minutes before the alarm goes off. Psychology Today: Jan Born and fellow researchers at the University of Lubeck in Germany have discovered what may be the first biological evidence for the curious ability to wake up…

Ubuntu Is Easy for Everyone

There’s a great article this morning over at All About Linux about Ubuntu Linux. I’ve tried several different distributions of Linux and Ubuntu is by far my favorite. It’s easy to use, easy to learn, and fun to play with. Here’s a snippet from the post. All About Linux: Ubuntu is fast on its way…

Stop Sounding Like a PC Noob in 10 Easy Steps

Possibly one of the funniest things I’ve read in the last 10 minutes, Chris Caines wrote a great column on how to stop sounding like a computer n00b. This is definitely worth wasting a few minutes reading. My favorites are number 3: 3. Only have one of four types of Desktop Background Real people do…