Need to Measure or Convert Anything? Use EZ-Calculator

June 20, 2008

EZ-Calculator This minimalist site offers one thing and one thing only: free, online calculators to solve most everyone’s measuring or conversion needs.

How often have you been trying to figure out your driving distance to Smertz, New Mexico, at the same time attempting to convert your Swedish krona into Algerian dinars, while you correlate your auto loan payments and the Consumer Price Index from 1974.  If I only had a nickel for all the times it happened to me. . . 

Now EZ-Calculator enables you to speed through this jumble of numbers, arrive at the proper answer and leave you with more time to enjoy the sights and smells of Smertz, NM.




Dorothy Parker’s Dogs

June 14, 2008

Dorothy Parker in April 1953 with Misty,
photographed by Roy Schatt at his Murray Hill studio, NYC.
(from the book, A Journey into Dorothy Parker’s New York by Kevin C. Fitzpatrick)

I love Dorothy Parker. I once had a hard drive named for her (Dot). A friend’s wife dismissed her by complaining that there was too little Parker to read.

I countered and said there’s just enough Dorothy Parker to suit me. Putting down Mrs. Parker because her output has not deforested the nation like Stephen King’s made me suspect every judgment made by my friend’s wife. (They divorced).

Here is a partial list of dogs owned by Dorothy Parker:

  • Amy—mutt
  • Bunk—Boston terrier
  • C’est Tout—poodle
  • Cliché—poodle
  • Cora—Bedlington terrier
  • Daisy—Scottish terrier
  • Flic—Boxer
  • Fraulein—dachshund
  • Jack—dalmation
  • Limey—poodle
  • Misty—poodle
  • Nogi—Boston terrier
  • Poupée—poodle
  • Rags—Boston terrier
  • Robinson—dachshund
  • Scrambles—mutt
  • Timothy—Dandie Dinmont terrier
  • Troy, aka Troisiéme—poodle
  • Wolf—Bedlington terrier
  • Woodrow Wilson—Boston terrier

40 Dark and Futuristic Photoshop Effects from Spoonfed Photoshop

June 11, 2008

Seamless compositing, a realistic star field, and scan line text are some of the more interesting tutorials of these 40 Dark and Futuristic Photoshop Effects from PSDTUTS, Spoonfed Photoshop.

Financial Pinch Affects Pet Care for Many

June 9, 2008

Here are some options to pursue if a coping with a medical condition affecting your dog is beyond your budget in today’s tight economy.