Monthly Archives: July 2010

Car Launcher Video, Kids’ Lunches, and more

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Car Launcher… In Action Just had a odd experience where someone left a comment on one of my Instructables accusing me of stealing the idea for my Hot Wheels Car Launcher.  At first I was like ‘dude, I’m sure other people have thought of similar things in the vast internets’, then I googled and found what he was talking about.  … [ KEEP READING ]

From cutesy to cool: Weekend Link Dump!

Fun:
Cutesy Crafty:
Make It:
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Missing The Boy.. plus Noodles, beets, squash & more

Thanks for all the feedback on my ‘teaching kids to read’ question the other day… lots of good input – very appreciated! If anyone else wants to weigh in, be sure to stop by :) I’m missing my little one, who has been visiting myriad grandparents and other adventures.  Will see his cute little face on Saturday!… [ KEEP READING ]

Teaching kids to read…

So, a query for you more experienced parents out there: The Boy just turned 5, and we’ve been wondering what and how much to do around beginning reading.   He loves to be read to — we read both picture and chapter books to him before bedtime every night, and he has a learning video game that he likes, that seems to have some basic phonics and sight words in it. … [ KEEP READING ]

Futurama (Bender) Cupcake Toppers

I spotted these Bender (from Futurama) cupcakes over at Duhlicious and had to share them here with you guys.  What a cute idea…
mădălina says: For these toppers I used Wilton Edible Writers on hard fondant disks. The cool thing about edible writers is that you can use them to doodle, and they are safe to eat.
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Dealing with Comment Spam, Part 2

Here is part 2 on dealing with Comment Spam… the bane of a blogger’s existence.  In part 1 we talked about Comment Moderation and Blacklisting, so, to continue… (If you missed it: How to deal with Comment Spam, Part 1) Those evil (more educated) comment spammers who look almost real Lately I’ve been noticing a trend of spammers who look like they have actually read your post, and respond with a somewhat intelligent comment, not full of spam links. … [ KEEP READING ]