Defaulting to friendly

Noticed this recently: when you visit CNN.com, their weather widget way down at the bottom has a very friendly default.  If you haven’t told CNN your location, the site displays one of several random cities: Sure, they could guess where you are based on IP, but these defaults are definitely more fun.  A nice touch […]

The best government program you’ve never heard of

Want to reconnect with nature this summer?  See part of the country you haven’t been to before?  Just get away from it all?  The National Recreation Reservation Service at recreation.gov has you covered.  They offer campsite, cabin, and lookout reservations/rentals online at National Parks and National Forests across the land. About a month back I […]

Got a Windows Phone? Some of my favorite free apps

One of the numbers they like to tout frequently is the total number of apps available for Windows Phone.  But while the total number has passed 16,000 recently, all that really matters is finding the good ones.  Especially the good ones that are also free. Thought I’d share some of my favorite freebies; what are […]