Archives: October 2011

It’s not you, it’s Klout.

If you’re on Twitter with a fairly geeky network, you’ve probably heard people moaning about their Klout scores changing. Klout is a site that gauges your influence over various social networks, and today they unveiled a new algorithm. For people with high scores, it wasn’t uncommon for them to drop as many as 20 points.

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Why do I do this to myself?

My name is Whitney, and I’m a procrastinator. (Hi, Whitney) Time and time again, I start an ambitious project with a deadline and then keep convincing myself I still have time to finish it. This time, it’s two Halloween costumes that I have to have finished by Saturday afternoon. So far I’ve copied the pattern

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Liveblogging Kidlets & Pirates of the Caribbean

We’re watching Curse of the Black Pearl for the first time, so I figured I’d share whatever gems popped up. At the first shot of Jack Oldest Kidlet: His boat has water in it? Who is he? Me: Captain Jack Sparrow OK: Spardow? LK: (echoing) Spardow? As the dingy sinks at the dock Oldest Kidlet:

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Starting fresh

While browsing through my G+ circles, I found a link to this page- the Inkygirl Wordcount Challenge. With NaNoWriMo on the horizon, she created a slightly different challenge to help motivate people to keep up with their writing. Instead of 50,000 words over the span of the month of November, she set up a challenge

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Drizzle, fo rizzle.

Forgive me for the title, but it’s drizzly today. The marine layer is extra thick and low, and when I drove to the Little Kidlet’s school (which is up in the hills), it was very drizzly. LK was thrilled and danced in the parking lot, shouting “RAIN” to anyone who passed us. I’m sure they

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When kids shows just miss the mark.

I have no voice today. My fabulous mother-in-law took the Oldest Kidlet to his best friend’s birthday party, so I’m sitting here watching TV with the Little Kidlet. We’re watching one of his favorites, Dino Dan, which airs on Nick Jr. For those unfamiliar, Dino Dan is a Canadian show about a little boy named

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I’ve been quiet, I know.

I haven’t had a lot to say, Internet. Actually, that isn’t true. In some cases, I’ve had so much to say that I’ve been trying to edit it back into coherence. In others, I’ve simply been enjoying quiet moments in my life. Well, as quiet as things can be with a 5 year old and

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I’m Not In Love with the New Facebook

This post has been a long time coming. Okay, a couple of weeks. Not that long ago, Facebook unleashed a giant update to their site a couple days before announcing their new profile- the Timeline. With most large sites, when they’re about to roll out a big update, they let you know. Remember “New Twitter”?

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Steve Jobs

One would think this was a post I might have written in advance. When Steve Jobs stepped down at Apple, to me it seemed like there was only one reason that he would- and that was that he was dying. But no. I’ve been pretty open about not understanding the hype behind Apple products. At

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Power Outages and Mayorships

It’s raining here in SoCal- the first real rainstorm of fall/winter, and a welcome change from 80-90 degree heat. I drove the kids to school, through throngs of drivers who tried to go the speed limit or higher on slick roads with not so great visibility- and a bunch of drivers that insisted on driving

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