Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Just couldn't resist adding "Cows with guns"

and a few 'revenge of the animals' cartoons...

and this just made me laugh when I came across it...


Monday, December 17, 2007

# 25 - Letterpop!!

Letterpop can be used "to create eye-popping newsletters, actionable presentations, irresistible invitations, beautiful product features, sizzling event summaries, informative club updates, lovely picture collages, and a whole lot more."

I can see the value if you're unable to access powerpoint or publisher - you can add pages, use the same or different layout for each page.

Here's something I quickly put together - thought I'd make me mother 'famous' (although don't know if she'll get a buzz out of it or not!!!)

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Thought I'd give 2.1 a go: #24 - Zamzar

Well, I've decided to play around a bit with 2.1 - have been checking out Zamzar, a file conversion programme. This site offers 'on-the-fly' conversion of text, image, audio and video file formats without installing a download.

Unfortunately if you're using the free version, there's no timespan guaranteed for the conversion - a link gets emailed to you and then you need to retrieve the converted file, and it only gets stored for 1 day from the time of the email!!!!

I just converted a powerpoint presentation to html but yes, I'm still waiting for my email!!!!! so I don't know if it's worked yet.

Well, I received the converted files this morning... a powerpoint presentation converted to HTML and a word document converted to a .pdf file... seems to work ok... but don't know how useful it would be because you have to wait for conversion... and if you don't pick up within 24 hours you lose it... but could come in handy I guess... don't know that it's a tool that I would use much of...

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Is my skepticism misplaced?

Apparently Kevin and the Labor Party (and shouldn't that really be Labour???) have done it...

"Rudd signs Kyoto ratification document

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has signed the instrument of ratification of the Kyoto Protocol.

Mr. Rudd says it is the first official act of the new Government and demonstrates the commitment to tackling climate change.

The ratification document will be sent to the United Nations and it comes into effect 90 days after that…"
read more or check out the ABC news video.

I’m still skeptical, so I’ll ‘wait and see’… but let’s not forget that's only a beginning... we all have to take some responsibility and start changing the way we live - NOW!!!!

Interested in some "green living" tips? Check these out..

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Sunday, December 2, 2007

Oh no, it's "that" time of year!!!!

Whether you celebrate Solstice, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Human Light, Dhu al-Hijjah, Hanukkah, Dongzhi, Hogmanay, New Year’s Eve, Saturnalia or any of the myriad celebrations from around the world at this time, it is a gift-giving time, and people give animals - but please think of the poor brood bitches when you see those cute little puppies in the pet shops… instead why don’t you adopt (or encourage someone else to adopt) a babe who’s had a hard life to start with… that would be a wonderful beginning to a new year for both you and them…

my girl Allie Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket would agree with that - the following YouTube videos show the cruelty of life in the puppy factories - where my girl spent the first 4 years of her life before she was saved (otherwise it would have been her death as well!!!)… they’re quite haunting...

and I couldn't resist the following videos - when you're sitting down to your festive, celebratory breakfast, lunch or dinner, I'm hoping you'll think of the cruelty inflicted on animals and say NO to meat - such inhumane treatment to provide rancid, decaying flesh for your 'culinary enjoyment' - I'm sure everyone's seen the brutality of the transport trucks... then there's the abattoirs, and the feed lots, and the battery farms... maybe you could support one of the many animal rights groups as presents for friends and family...

or adopt an endangered wild creature???

a bear...

a wolf...

gorilla maybe...

closer to home, a koala???
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and then there are the interminable 'christmas carols' - they're enough to drive anyone crazy!!!! but that's for another post...