A new home

I’ve not been writing enough posts to justify using WordPress as my blog backend, but I still wanted a platform to share all those interesting tid-bits that I find around the intertubes… I tried several WP plugins, but they were a hassle – I could pull my shared items into my draft posts folder, but still had to access each one and change it drastically before publishing.

I’d seen that a lot of people have moved to Posterous and were using it as a midi-blog platform – somewhere in between Twitter and WP. I signed up on Friday and within about 6 hours of fiddling, I now have 2 new Posterous blogs:

ellybabes

Yummy Recipes

ellybabes will continue to be my “pop-culture” blog, for want of a better word, sharing the best of the items that I find around the web, with occasional wordy posts thrown in as the desire arises.

Yummy Recipes is a new venture for me. Quite simply, I read a lot of food blogs and want a way to archive the recipes I like but haven’t made yet. I was doing this simply through bookmarks in my browser, but I rarely go back and look at them or make any of the recipes. Using Posterous will allow me to clip out just what I want from the recipe page, and make it easier to search through and find recipes to tempt me when planning the shopping.

Please update your RSS feed reader and follow one or both of these instead:

ellybabes RSS

Yummy Recipes RSS

Don’t forget that I’m also a contributing writer to NotJunkFood.net, which is run by my husband!

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For Red Mum

Especially for Red Mum, this made me think of you!!

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Wear your seatbelt!

Wonderfully conceptualized, beautifully executed public service ad from Sussex Safer Roads. One of the best ads I’ve ever seen.

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The catholic church

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I like this illusion.

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Soccer ball that is a generator

Brilliant, simple idea. Kick a soccer ball around, have it capture some of the energy, then give a plug so you can get the energy back out. Then give it away in Africa.

The ball uses inductive coil technology–similar to flashlights that power up when shaken. Each 15 minutes of play with the ball generates enough power to light up an LED lamp for 3 hours, so a soccer game could easily provide light for a day.

In most African countries, 95 percent of the population is living off-grid with no access to electricity. With sOccket, people in developing nations will no longer need to walk 3 hours simply to charge their cell phones. The power will—quite literally—be in their hands. The sOccket ball can be used to light an LED lamp, or charge a cellphone or battery.

Jessica Lin is a Changemaker | Changemakers.

(Via Jane McGonigal @avantgame)

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Music Industry Piracy Fears: A Historical Perspective [Image Cache]

There is nothing about this old Dead Kennedys cassette single I don’t love. [SB1 via HypeMachine]

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How genetics work

(Via Casanova Wong)

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lovely letters…

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…by calligrapher alison carmichael

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Pizzacones

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The long wretched years of flat pizza ennui have finally come to an end. Plywood vet and pizza visionary K! Pizzacone opened its doors today, unleashing cone-shaped pizzas into the streets of midtown Manhattan. Heads are already exploding. The early word via the “Daily News: “It just cracks me up,” said Victor Nelli, the executive producer for ABC’s “Ugly Betty,” who was in the area scouting locations. “Tastes like a pizza,” he said after taking a bite. “You can totally walk with it, and you don’t have the oil dripping all over you.”

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