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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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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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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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Good Thoughts On iTunes vs. Xbox vs. Tivo for Movie Rentals

Posted by wholeenchilada on February 26, 2008

Here’s a post with some great info on iTunes vs. Xbox vs. Tivo for Movie Rentals:

I use iTunes every now and then to rent a movie for my iTouch; usually when I’m traveling. Last night I rented a movie via my XBox 360 from Microsoft and previously, I’ve rented movies from Amazon’s Unbox from my Tivo. Here is a chart laying out the basics of each of the three options. Below it I’ll discuss my thoughts on them.

  XBox 360 iTunes Tivo
Minimum
Hardware Price
$349 $229 $99
HD Yes * Yes No
Monthly Fee $5 $0 $12.95
Movie Price 480 Points (aprox $6.95) $.99 – $3.99 $1.99 – $3.99
Terms Expires 15 days (24 hrs after you click play) Expires 30 days (24 hrs after you click play) Expires 30 days (24 hrs after you click play)
Mobile Device iPod family None Windows Based Laptop




Read more of Cal Evans post here: http://blog.calevans.com/2008/02/25/itunes-vs-xbox-vs-tivo-for-movie-rentals/

Some great comparative information for renting media via the internet. Do read the complete post for more detail on each of the above options.

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Aminals – Cute Pics of Kitties, Doggies, Duckies, Deer and more!

Posted by wholeenchilada on February 26, 2008

Getting a bit behind on posting but I keep getting aminal pics I *must* share and hearing from folks that they are enjoying the new category and want MORE. So here’s a good group of great aminal images to keep you going:

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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 – more cute cats, adorable dogs and even a few chicks for fun

Posted by wholeenchilada on February 12, 2008

Here’s  a mash of pics I’ve received over the last few months – adorable, cute, wild and fun!

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Aminals – Get a dog!

Posted by wholeenchilada on February 5, 2008

Received this in an email from me mum. No one to give credit to for tes amusing content, or the images, so please let me know if you’re the owner, or know who is. Onward!

*Buy A Dog *

If you want someone who will eat whatever you put in front of him and never says its not quite as good as his mother made it

–then buy a dog. 

If you want someone always willing to go out, at any hour, for as long and wherever you want 

–then buy a dog.

If you want someone who will never touch the remote, doesn’t care about football, and can sit next to you as you watch romantic movies

–then buy a dog.

If you want someone who is content to get up on your bed just to warm your feet and whom you can push off if he snores .

–then buy a dog.

If you want someone who never criticizes what you do, doesn’t care if you are pretty or ugly, fat or thin, young or old, who acts as if every word you say is especi ally worthy of listening to, and loves you unconditionally, perpetually
 
–then buy a dog.

But, on the other hand, if you want: 

Someone who will never come when You call,
ignores you totally when you come home,
leaves hair all over the place, walks all over you,
runs around all night and only comes home to eat and sleep,
and acts as if your entire existence is solely to ensure his happiness….
THEN BUY A CAT !

Now be honest, you thought I was going to say…. then marry a man.

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for more cute, fun and wacky aminal images. Past posts include: Aminals: A new category for those so-cute-it’s-sick pics! and Aminals Part Deux.

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Aminals Part Deux

Posted by wholeenchilada on January 25, 2008

Here is the second Aminals. post. Check out these cute, fun and wacky pics:

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Your comments and captions are welcome, as are referrals to other adorable and wacky aminal images. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check back for the next set of great aminal images!

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