- Windows 7: PHP can’t connect to localhost for mySQL – An issue that I have good reason to suspect has tied up a dev or two for many hours. Windows 7 needs to have a certain entry in the hosts file uncommented to allow PHP to connect to localhost.
- Why I’d Rather See My Book in a Public Library than a Large Bookstore By Stephanie Ann – A really nice perspective on how to distribute books. If you're writing a book on frugal living, are you still trying to make a living off of it?
- Spinning right wrong – Heather spins a great tale. "But then an alien spaceship flew down from the sky, aimed a laser at my head and sucked my brain out through the top of my skull. Leaving me no option other than to join the spin class that had just started. The one being taught by General Patton."
- Big Fat Deal » The Myth Of Fat In The Black Community – A nice article and discussion on the difference between being "thick" and being "fat" when you're black.
- Direct Selling on Amazon – Advantage vs CreateSpace – A pretty nice comparison of two self-publishing options, including fun mathematical formulas for profit.
A shorter list, since I’m in Phoenix and don’t want this to sit for a week.
- ShadyURL – Don’t just shorten your URL, make it suspicious and frightening. – Seems slanted towards race/supremacist terms, which seems odd. For instance, irrsinn.net became http://5z8.info/kkk_a5j3_how-to-stop-immigration-for-good.pdf. Certainly suspicious and frightening.
- LoadingReadyRun – Son of a Bitch – I don't religiously follow LRR, but I found this video pretty hilarious. Wait for the ending.
- Your goals suck | Johnny B. Truant – Really good article on getting your priorities right. "You can earn and earn and save and save with the hopes of one day traveling the world, or you can set your priorities straight and do it now."
These are my links for April 26th through May 1st:
- Twenty Sided » Blog Archive » Do it again, stupid – I can't stand these DIAS types of games. I've dabbled in Tony Hawk, but only when I can beat levels on the first or second try, or when I can make my character fall in fun ways. Shamus perfectly explains why these games annoy the hell out of me.
- The 7 Commandments All Video Games Should Obey – Page 7 | Cracked.com – Pretty good — and very funny — list of things video games need to be good and/or interesting.
- David Sirota: The Importance of Black Voters, and the Stupidity of Ignoring Them – Politics on The Huffington Post – 'For instance, though much of the African-American community is economically in the "working class," pundits and reporters use economic and other demographic distinctions only to describe white voters, while black voters are just "black voters"'.
- Bad Astronomy Blog » What does a nebula look like up close? – This is a pretty interesting video about — you guessed it, what a nebula would look like up close.
- A Four Year Old Reviews Grand Theft Auto IV « Live Granades – At first, I was like, "Oh, no!" and then I was like, "Tee, hee." I had to crank my volume for this.
- Batman's alignments – I don't like Batman, but I am a D & D lady, and I often chafe at the rigid interpretation some GMs take to the alignment system. I find this sort of thing interesting–how Batman fits all the D & D alignments, presumably over different eras of the comic.
- Art: French Artist Adds Scifi to Beautiful Photos – These are really freaky and really cool. I don't understand how the eyeball one or the face were done, but I'm not very good at graphics manipulation.
- Stimulus payments to go out ahead of schedule – Apr. 24, 2008 – Holla! How 'bout *that*?!
These are my links for April 22nd through April 25th:
- I can't believe people baby-talk like this – Cute Overload overloaded me with this. Cuteness in kitten form. It purrs!
- Making Every Penny Count With A Zero-Based Budget | Wise Bread – This is a really good explanation as to why to set up a budget that accounts for every penny spent, even that which goes into savings. This is what I've been doing for the last few months, and it's an eye opener. No penny is uncounted.
- An Honest Guide to Building Up Snowflakes [side income] | Antishay Ventenne – This is an excellent, very practical guide to generating side income for debt reduction (or building up savings, whatever your goal). Link courtesy of the Snowflake Revolution.
- Building Stonehenge by hand, with gravity and sticks – Boing Boing – This video is pretty damn awesome. A man is replicating Stonehenge in his backyard in a very low-tech way — no wheels. Now, he says this "must" be how the monks did it, but, of course, that's silly. There's no doubt more than one way to skin that cat.
- Fax Yourself a Car – I fell in love with this idea when I first read it in whatever Motley Fool book it was published in. It's such a low-stress way of getting bids on a car — no salesperson hassle, no uncomfortable waits at the dealer.
Links for April 21st from 15:32 to 22:38:
- Michael Jackson's Credit Card – Another absolutely hilarious prank. Read all four pages for a gut-buster of an prank.
- The Visa Prank – I'd never heard of this prank site before, but this Visa prank is hilarious. Read all three pages of it.
- Language of the Perpetual Poor | Frugal Dad – I knew a few of these "perpetual poor" types when I was growing up (especially in extended family), but happily, my parents weren't this way. It's a heart-breaking list to read, to me, because I have an acquaintance or two who keep themselves down.
- Top reasons people don?t budget – This is a really good listing of reasons why people don't budget, including, of course, ways to overcome those obstables.
- The Simple Dollar » Sunday Conversation #1 – Holy crap. This man saved 53% of his net 2007 income. Now, I have a friend who lives like this, and it works really well for him. Alas, it's hard to talk to him about money, but I find this sort of thing inspirational.
- Twenty Sided » Blog Archive » Print Job – This is a hilarious tale of a wayward printer, followed by a rant against modern printers. My laser printer does decently well at being a printer, despite its tendency to overheat and fake jams when he's given ginormous jobs while sitting on carpet.
- Ludus Novus :: Race and Responsibility – WO offers up an opinion of the Resident Evil 5 race issue. "Games are art. Artists have a social responsibility to try and prevent their work from promoting or encouraging ideas they believe are evil or undesirable."