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Today is Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

From the Ancient Archives: (3231 days ago)

So You Think You Can Dance 2008 Top 8 Recap:

Top 4 Couples Judges: Nigel Lithgoe, Mary Murphy, Toni Basil Courtney and Will – Samba; music: “I Fell In Love With the DJ,” Che’ Nelle. Courtney is wearing a dress made of yellow string. The dress is very distracting as it disguises her body movements. Samba is supposed to be sexy but this dance just… isn’t. I don’t know if it’s the choreography or the dancing but it has no chemistry for me. At the end, Will... read more...

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Why Shoppers Advantage is a Scam

So I was called up one day by a salesman selling subscriptions to Shoppers Advantage, a “money saving program” that yadda yadda yadda. Normally I ignore such things but he said that you get a $25 American Express Gift Check that is yours to keep even if you cancel the program. I quizzed him at LENGTH about how easy it was to cancel the program because I know that is often part of the scam—no...

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Want 3 months FREE at Audible.com? Enter here...

I have 2 gift subscriptions to Audible.com to give away (risk free) and I figured randomly was the fairest way, and having a drawing was possibly also more fun than just asking who wanted them and giving them out on a first-come first-served basis. The gift subscription requires NO credit card and will NOT automatically turn into a paid account at the end of the 3 months. During the 3 months you can download 1...

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Coming to Terms with the New Gmail: 5 Tips to Smooth the Way

So Gmail has decided that it’s updating its layout and there has been a loud and mighty outcry against it. Aside from complaints about primarily aesthetic things such as the replacement of handy text buttons by somewhat hard to parse icons, there are some more valid complaints about the difficulty in actually using the new Gmail. It’s hard to find things that were at your fingertips with the old layout. In this article I’m going...

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Link exchange, anyone?

I’m opening up the bottom slot on my site to links to other people’s websites in exchange for a return link to opalcat.com. I used to have an ad down there for mobile phone screen protectors but nobody ever bought them so I took it down. I’d like to help promote other people’s websites instead. If you’re interested, all you need to do is put a link to my site on your page and then...

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Search Journals

Search journal entries (powered by Google) Please Click Here fpr the new location

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Hummus: DotCom Overboard?

I think that the trend of companies and products opening websites is wonderful. I am so much more likely to look up information on the web than I am to call an 800 number or (god forbid) actually GO somewhere. I also like to shop online when I can. It fills my heart with joy when I see a TV commercial flash a web address on the screen. But then there are some things that...

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Friends

Here are links to some of my friends’ websites and journals for your visiting pleasure. Good stuff—check them out!

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More in “Geeky”:

Extra money never hurt, did it?

What is the picture to the right of? If you said CAT you are right! Now imagine if I’d paid you to answer that question. Whoa. Who would do that? Well, it turns out that the answer is NOT “nobody” as you might think. In fact you can get paid to do simple tasks like this all day long. Cash Tasks, a new way to earn money from Inbox Dollars, has many such tasks,...

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How Many Squares?

So this puzzle has been around for a long time, but I most recently saw it pop up on Facebook. Embarrassingly, the person who posted it said that “the best they could do” was 24…

So here is the puzzle… the question is, how many squares can you find?

Count the Squares

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Review: Capacitive Touch Screen Styluses (four kinds)

Capacitive Touch Screen Styluses In this review I will discuss four different styluses for capacitive touch screens (such as iPhones, Android phones, iPads, and other tablets): Amazon’s Generic 3-Pack, the PenGo BrushPen, the New Trent IMP63T, and the amPen Hybrid. Generic 3 pcs Aqua Blue/Black/Red Capacitive Stylus Pros: very cheap, 3 in case you like to lose things, free shipping Cons: shipping takes foreeeever (from Hong Kong) These were the first styluses I bought. They worked a little better...

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Mobile Test

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Black and White Photo Illusion

Here is an optical illusion based on the concept of an afterimage. An afterimage refers to the way the eye retains an image even after you’ve stopped looking at it. It’s why you see dark spots in front of your eyes after looking into a bright light, or why you see shadow images after you close your eyes. This is a black and white photo. Look exactly at the red dot in the middle. The image...

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All the Opal Kitties

I have 58 opal cat images (made by combining pictures of cats with pictures of opals, naturally) that rotate randomly at the bottom of each page on the site. In case you wanted to see them all without reloading eighty bazillion times, here they are…

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I've made a few changes

You may notice a few changes around the site. I moved the search box to the left-side menu at the top. I added captions to the random photos from the gallery. I added a random article (called “Random Bit”) to the left menu as well. This will bring up anything that’s been written in the entire history of the website, so it might be a little nostalgic. I reworked the Welcome article slightly, adding some...

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Google+ Initial Thoughts

So I’ve been using Google+ for about two weeks now and I have some initial impressions. First is that it’s got some big advantages over Facebook. For one thing, I think the privacy is going to be a lot better. I trust Google a lot more than I trust Facebook. Another thing is that there is no limit to the size of a post you can make. Unlike Facebook which forces you to keep things...

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"String Theory" of Thought

Many years ago I got to thinking… how is it that we are capable of speaking? If you break it down logically, it shouldn’t work. When I start speaking a sentence, I don’t know what the words at the end will be. I haven’t planned the whole thing out word by word. And yet I’m able to construct it in such a way that the word choices at the beginning of the sentence work with...

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Geeky back-end details about this site…

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