Tag: Amazon

Here’s some stuff I enjoyed this week

Here’s some stuff I enjoyed this week

Internet, Links
Here’s a fresh batch of some quality interweb finds I’ve come across over the last 7 days or so:  You've read endless commentary on the Miami University football booster scandal involving Nevin Shapiro, why not read the original investigation by Charles Robinson? (Yahoo! Sports) A very cool photo gallery by Natsumi Hayashi, the "levitating girl" from Tokyo (Geekologie) Will Google+ be able to unseat Flickr as the premiere destination for photographers on the web? (TechCrunch) A fascinating gallery of photographs taken by the East German Stasi (secret police) during the Cold War era. (Conscientious Extended) You'd swear this article on the role of police patrols and the impact of broken windows in a neighborhood wasn't written almost 30 years ago, it's so relevant (The Atlan
Ten of my favorite WordPress plugins

Ten of my favorite WordPress plugins

Blogstuff
I've received absolutely zero requests asking what plugins I use to run this fine internet enterprise, so I thought I'd highlight some of the ones that are particularly nifty. Firstly, I must make mention of the fine folks at DIYThemes, creators of the Thesis theme. I've been using it to present GFS for awhile, and it's worth every penny. That's right, for the first time I actually paid money for a WordPress theme. It's robust, stable, and fairly easy to manipulate once you get the hang of it. Oh and as a bonus, the official and unofficial support you get on their message boards is second to none. Anyway, here are just ten of the plugins that I get the most use from -- I hope you can too! Disqus Comment System -- I thought long and hard before I turned over administration of my c...
Free Christmas .mp3s at Amazon!

Free Christmas .mp3s at Amazon!

Music
Now through Christmas, Amazon.com is giving away one free Christmas download per day.  For certain some of them are priced right, but there have also been some good ones thus far.  "Slower Than Christmas" by The Boxmasters (Billy Bob Thornton's band) seems to have roused the ire of the Amazon community but I found it to be pretty entertaining.