Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Stumbling your way through the internet

The internet is an amazing thing, and what's even more amazing is having something to do on the internet besides refresh your Facebook page for hours until you get a notification.

One application could change your life forever: StumbleUpon. It's as easy as installing it and pressing a button. After that, you're on your way to entertainment for hours, and even days, depending on the amount of sleep you intend on getting.

To get a feel of the kinds of websites that you like, the application has a 'thumbs up' and 'thumbs down' button, so that way, you won't be getting a bunch of junk that you don't even care about. You can create your own profile, add friends, and customize your preferences. The categories in StumbleUpon range from Photography, Bizarre Oddities, Poetry, Magic Illusions, Humor, etc. There really is something for everyone on there, and it'll help you discover things that you didn't even know existed.

The only time a website is suggested to you, is if a 'like-minded stumbler' has already said that it is something that they liked, so you don't have to worry about it trying to send you to certain companies' websites to make you buy stuff that you don't even need. Your knowledge will grow, and your boredom will shrink.

Go to to see if there's a StumbleUpon application that's compatible with your own web browser. Go discover something!

Interesting things I've discovered myself:

- The Coolest Guy In The World Video

Lots of acrobatics, Parkour, free running, martial arts, stunts and tricks. 

(Note: This guy is from Seattle, and a lot of this video is filmed at Gas Works Park, which makes it a little bit cooler.)

- 10 Strange Things About The Universe

"...focused on lists that intrigue and educate, specializing in the bizarre or lesser- known trivia. Every day we present a new unique list in any one of our fifteen categories, from art & literature to science & nature.

- I Can't Find My Phone

Go to this site if you've misplaced your phone (in your room, the car, your house etc.) type in your number and the website will actually call your phone!! Now if you lost your phone at a concert or the mall, you're probably out of luck, but this site can really come in handy if you lose your cell alot.

- Super Fast Spray Paint Artist

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Winter weather causing problems for the holidays?

The snow started to fall on Monday for most people around the North West. The crazy conditions knocked out power for many people, and many gas stations were down as well. Some people thought because of the power outages and the snow they would not be able to have their Thanksgiving feast with their friends and family. The roads stayed slick throughout most of the week, including on Thanksgiving. For some, that stopped them from having their usual gathering, but for many they went forth with their holiday festivities anyway.

Seattle snow bauhaus Pictures, Images and Photos

There was many stores around the North West that opened a day earlier - on Thursday - for the Black Friday shoppers to get a head start on their shopping. Kmart, Sears, WalMart and Toys'R Us opened their doors on Thursday. Many people did not take up the offer, because of weather and holiday festivities. The malls were packed with people during the weekend, many stores offered weekend sales, extending the Black Friday madness.