Wednesday, February 27, 2008


A website that allows you to make a book, starting at around $13. The books look really great and you have total control over what goes inside. It also lets you make a blog or online journal into a book also.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Web store

Asian iCandy

"Welcome to Asian iCandy Store, an online boutique and community offering unique Asian-inspired jewelry, clothing, accessories, arts and gifts from independent artists worldwide.

The store is opened by me - JQ in Maryland, United States. I am a graphic designer graduated with Master of Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design. I created this global marketplace to support artists and showcase their work to Asian culture enthusiasts.

Many our items are one-of-a-kind or are limited in stock – unlike mass-market retailers, Asian iCandy Store offers you the opportunity to display your personal style and taste with unique, authentic artistry. All of the products will be either sent out by me or directly from the artists' studio."

Monday, February 18, 2008

A free game to try

Cave Story

Cave Story, or Doukutsu Monogatari, is a Japanese freeware PC side-scrolling platformer game developed by StudioPixel. It has been translated into English by Aeon Genesis Translations and will have an official translation script published sometime in the near future.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Online paper dolls

If you would like paper dolls without all the paper or just want to dress up some celebrities, take a look at the website I found this morning: Stardolls.

There are plenty of free dolls and you can pay for extra things. It is aimed at girls from 7 to 17 but I still had some fun with the cloths. My daughter will like it but right now she is into the horses on the Bella Sara website, since she got some cards for Christmas.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

One World One Heart

The original idea behind this giveaway event was to bring bloggers together from around the world who may never ordinarily meet. It closes the gap of the blog community and enables us to interact, discover new and wonderful people, and in the process possibly win a prize or many prizes along the way. Last years event had roughly 85-90 participants and many connections were made because of it......friendships that are still going strong a year later.

Visit OWOH for more infomation.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Free software

Free (And Legal!) Software Tools
by Jonathan Moeller
(from the Dollar Stretcher newsletter) provides a
word processor, a spreadsheet program, a presentation program
(like PowerPoint), along with database and graphics
applications. can save files in pre-2007
Microsoft Office formats, making it easy to share documents
with Microsoft Office users. And as an added bonus,'s word processor can save documents as PDF
files, an ability Microsoft Word lacks. You can find it at

Developed by the Czech software
company Grisoft, AVG is consistently one of the most popular
free antivirus programs. Additionally, it requires far fewer system resources
than many competing antivirus programs. You can download it

Originally developed as a senior project at the
University of Washington, has since grown into a
simple, yet effective image editor. If your picture editing
needs are fairly straightforward, get at If you need something more powerful,
you can try the famous GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)
image editor. Like, it originally began as a student
project at the University of California. While it lacks some
of Photoshop's more esoteric features, the GIMP is nonetheless
a powerful and complex image-manipulation tool. You can obtain
it from

Microsoft Windows itself carries a hefty price tag, but
nowadays you can even find free alternatives to it in the form
of the Linux operating system. The most popular distribution
(version) is Ubuntu Linux. Funded by South African billionaire
and former space tourist Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu has grown
so popular that computer manufacturer Dell has begun offering
Ubuntu pre-loaded on its systems. You can even try Ubuntu
before you install it on your computer; its "LiveCD" mode lets
you boot your computer from an Ubuntu CD, permitting you to
test it without altering your hard drive. You can download
Ubuntu from