The Whole Enchilada

Thoughts on life, work, tech & biz and the whole enchilada

Random thoughts – Did you know?

Posted by wholeenchilada on September 10, 2008

  1. A group of unicorns is called a blessing.
  2. A group of kangaroos is called a mob.
  3. A group of whales is called a pod.
  4. A group of geese is called a gaggle.
  5. A group of owls is called a parliament.
  6. A group of ravens is called a murder.
  7. A group of bears is called a sleuth.
  8. A group of moles is called a company.
  9. A group of elk is called a gang.
  10. 12 or more cows is called a flink.

What I learned: If there are two or more of me in a room, there is likely to be a murder!

Also, note that a goup of Crows is referred to as a “murder” and many more nouns for groups of animals can be found here: http://www.rinkworks.com/words/collective.shtml

Stay tuned for more random trvia, interesting facts and useless info

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More cute, adorable, funny animal pictures

Posted by wholeenchilada on September 8, 2008

Ah – Finally! More cute, adorable, funny little fuzzies!

note: I’m trying the new WordPress Gallery tool and you can click on any image for a larger view. If this process becomes too cumbersome I’ll switch back to inserting individual images so you won’t need to click on each thumbnail to see more detail.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed the pics and be sure to stay tuned for the next batch of Aminals!

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Disclaimer: One of the unfortunate things about the email forwards these images come from is they often contain no reference to the original photo- where it came from, who to credit, who the animals/owners are, etc. Credit is given if possible. If you see ANY photo here and know it’s origin or who should receive proper credit – please contact me and I’ll update asap.

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Aminals: The joy (and horror) of cat baths!

Posted by wholeenchilada on April 20, 2008

Here is a great set of pics received via email from me mum. Anyone that’s ever tried to give a kitty a bath will surely sympathize and find amusement in the expressions captured in the images below. I’m trying the new WordPress Gallery tool and you can click on any image for a larger view. If this process becomes too cumbersome I’ll switch back to inserting individual images so you won’t need to click on each thumbnail to see more detail. Anyway – Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed the pics and be sure to stay tuned for the next batch of Aminals!

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Disclaimer: One of the unfortunate things about the email forwards these images come from is they often contain no reference to the original photo- where it came from, who to credit, who the animals/owners are, etc. Credit is given if possible. If you see ANY photo here and know it’s origin or who should receive proper credit – please contact me and I’ll update asap.

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Returning from a brief break

Posted by wholeenchilada on April 20, 2008

Howdy – I’ve just returned from a brief break and know my posts have been sparse here. I hope to get back to regular posting at The Whole Enchilada and sharing this, that and everything in between.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Tech Humor: Justice in the digital world

Posted by wholeenchilada on March 15, 2008

Funny little cartoon for those (ANNOYING!!) folks that comment-spam. Bloggers – you know what I’m talking ’bout!

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Image by Rob Cottingham of Noise to Signal: http://www.socialsignal.com/image/rough-justice-on-the-digital-frontier

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Aminals – funny pics of cute cats, dogs and more!

Posted by wholeenchilada on March 11, 2008

Here’s the latest and greatest set of Aminal pics:

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Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed the pics and be sure to stay tuned for the next batch of Aminals!

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Disclaimer: One of the unfortunate things about the email forwards these images come from is they often contain no reference to the original photo- where it came from, who to credit, who the animals/owners are, etc. Credit is given if possible. If you see ANY photo here and know it’s origin or who should receive proper credit – please contact me and I’ll update asap.

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What is Twitter? Better yet – what’s a tweet??

Posted by wholeenchilada on March 11, 2008

Twitter. Funny word for the latest trend in online social networking. There are a ton of posts, articles, videos and more on twitter. Here are two I particularly enjoyed:

Why Twitter is worth the risk – this is a post from Jochen Lillich discussing the benefits of using Twitter and why you might want to take the plunge. Here’s an excerpt:

Twitter asks its users: “What are you doing?” and puts a 140 character limit to your answers. Those “tweets” get sent to everyone who subscribed to your Twitter account, either by the Twitter website, via email or over SMS sent to their mobile phone.


You can also mark tweets that are meant for a certain person by starting them with “@username” (an at sign followed by their Twitter name). If you’d like to send them a non-public message, start it with “d username”.


In a way, Twitter is the virtual equivalent to your pub at the corner. You periodically spend some time there and, over time, start conversations and learn to know the other regulars. Sometimes, you even engage in a deeper discussion, but most of the time it’s just smalltalk. Nonetheless, you learn about what people are doing, what happens in the community or in the lives of your friends.


Twitter does the same for you, but you are able to choose the people whose messages you get. It’s your decision who you’d like to “follow”, as Twitter puts it. By posting what you’re doing or thinking, you let people participate in a little bit of your life. Over time, your followers will recognize things they share with you, be it that you are a Mac user or going to be a parent. You can direct people to interesting websites, maybe your own. Pose a question and often you’ll get responses from your followers in a matter of minutes.

Read more of this informative post here: http://www.jochen-lillich.de/why-twitter-worth-risk

Another source of great info on using Twitter was found via McGee’s Musings, and includes an embedded video introduction to the service. Video: Twitter in Plain English is worth the watch if you want to learn more about what the creators refer to as “micro-blogging service Twitter“.

Click here to access McGee’s post and watch the embedded video from Lee and Sachi LeFever.

BONUS: Here’s a third  post from Caroline Middlebrook with TONS of great info: Twitter Guide Part #1: What is Twitter?

Now, before you ask, no – I’m not yet a member. I blog too much and between that and the real world I don’t think I’d have the time to manage another network. The service does sound interetsting though and I can see the appeal. I wonder how long I can hold out before I drink the kool aid??

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PDF Tools: View Docs in Browser, live previewing of PDF and docs

Posted by wholeenchilada on March 3, 2008

I came across two useful PDF Tools. The first is PDFMeNot:

Webapp PDFMeNot bypasses the need to wrangle with a separate PDF reader application—instead, it opens PDFs right inside your browser. Billed as “a nicer way of linking to PDFs,” plug in the URL of a PDF and PDFMeNot will webify the document and make it viewable in-browser, as well as offer embed code to include the PDF into any web page. To see it in action, check out the Quicksilver manual PDF as rendered by PDFMeNot. After the jump, check out the embedded version.

For more PDF fun, check out our top 10 PDF tricks.

Learn more about Box.net here: http://www.box.net/

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Aminals – more pics of oh-so cute cats & dogs

Posted by wholeenchilada on March 3, 2008

Here’s the latest bunch of Aminals Pics – Click here for the rest of the series.

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 Stay tuned for the next batch of Aminals!

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Disclaimer: One of the unfortunate things about the email forwards these images come from is they often contain no reference to the original photo- where it came from, who to credit, who the animals/owners are, etc. Credit is given if possible. If you see ANY photo here and know it’s origin or who should receive proper credit – please contact me and I’ll update asap.

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Online tools to improve your typing skills

Posted by wholeenchilada on February 28, 2008

Though I can be a fast typer I’m always looking for ways to improve my typing speed and quality. I came across a post on improving your typing skills and thought I’d share: Improve Your Typing Skills With TypeSpeed.

Webapp TypeSpeed makes it easy to learn and improve upon your typing skills with a series of touch-typing exercises and tests. The free site (an email address is required for registration) stores your progress and shows you where improvement can be made. The only downside: if you’re used to hitting the spacebar twice after each sentence in test mode, your results won’t be recorded properly, even if you’re typing the exact words. While the website is not the most visually appealing, TypeSpeed gets the job done of improving your typing skills and looks safe for some downtime at work. For other typing tools, see previously mentioned Windows download RapidTyping and touch typing webapp KeyBR.

Read more of the post here: http://lifehacker.com/356641/improve-your-typing-skills-with-typespeed

To learn more about TypeSpeed and try it out, go here: http://www.mytypespeed.com/. You’ll need to register if you want to try all 40 texts they have for typing tests but you can try their basic test  without registering. Also, here’s some info from their website:

TypeSpeed is the fastest way to reach your full typing potential. You can use the ‘exercises’ to learn how to type, or review the most efficient typing techniques available. If you ever want to know what your typing speed is, you can take the typing test, which will tell you how well you type.


If you teach a typing course/class, you can use TypeSpeed as a teaching aid to help your students learn how to type faster. As they advance through the exercises, you’ll be relieved to know that when you want to test them, you can choose the difficulty of the texts they have to type.

The comments section referenced a tool called Fingerjig for a “typing game”. Here’s a clip from the website:

Fingerjig is a 6 minute game that tests your typing ability. Words are randomly chosen from a dictionary of over 70,000. You must try to type the words as quickly and accurately as you can!

You can learn more here: http://www.jonmiles.co.uk/fingerjig.php. Note that if you scroll below the “start” section you’ll find a set of typing tips to help you get the most out of your typing sessions.

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