Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Bookfest and Logo

I will announce the Logo contest winner later.

Bookfest finishes today. I wrote and linked to my submission.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Blogger Dashboard widget

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first post.

You can use ⌘-B and ⌘-I to make text bold and

Whoo for dashboard and blogger!

It's a bit of an iffy build (not always responsive), but it does the trick and probably is great for quick updates. (See here for an example two.)

Download 'em at Google.

Good enough, though? No - you can't even resize the window. I mean, these guys are meant to be world class computer scientists!

Skating this afternoon!

Hallo allemaal!

Vanmiddag is er weer schaatsen, van de Olympische spelen uit Torino op TV, de 10.000m voor mannen. Spannend! Ik heb op mijn blogspot een poll staan. Ik zou het leuk vinden als jullie mee stemmen wie er gaat winnen. Doen hoor!

Hello all!

This afternoon there is skating, from The Olympics in Torino on TV. 10,000m for men. Exciting! I have a poll on my blogspot, maybe you all like to vote on who will win the race? Just do it!


Thursday, February 23, 2006

Bookfest 2006

Welcome to Bookfest 2006. This is a literary blog party featuring mini book reviews from 2 Lazy 2 Blog members and our friends.

Reading is a fun pastime and it is also a very useful skill. What is read often isn't as important as the fact that one is reading. When a person reads he or she turns little marks on a page into ideas, adventures, and stories. Imagination takes over and for a while the reader exists in another "place."

Have a look at each entry and you may find something interesting to read.

As I am notified I will link each entry.


Five Books
by Leon

Wringer by Sudman


The book "Wringer" by Jerry Spinelli is about a boy (Palmer) who has pigeon for a pet. All of his friends are wringers except him. Palmer doesn't want to be a wringer. His pigeons' name is Nipper. None of Palmer's friends know that he has a pigeon. But if they did; R.I.P Nipper. Palmer has to try his best so Nipper won't make Palmer's friends suspicious. This is an awesome book. This book made me feel real excited because I didn't know if Nipper would survive or not. I liked this book because this book is really interesting. I wanted to know what crazy things Palmer would do to keep his secret. In the end, Nipper goes to a place where people wring pigeons. The rest is in the book.

(Sorry Leon, I don't have internet at home so I thought if I just publish this post right now, I won't have to worry about the date and stuff. I'm at someone's house right now. Sorry! I hope it's ok.)

Sorry guys, forgot the date!

Age Of Consent Survey

Take my new Age Of Consent survey. Make sure you read the introductory information in the pink box. Comments and feedback are appreciated.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

2 Lazy 2 Blog: Choose A Logo

I have made a test to help us select a logo. Have a look at each design and then take the test. If you want to be anonymous just use "anonmember" as a name if you are a member. This isn't a popularity contest among members.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Translation Tool Added To Sidebar

Stephen suggested I add the AltaVista Babelfish translation tool to the sidebar. This would make it easier for Menno to participate. I added the tool and it does work but sometimes makes a mess of what is written.

The photo shows the translation of the last post. It is, as you can see, not perfect. I usually have to play around a bit to get my comments in Men's blog right in both English and Dutch. (Btw, I don't speak Dutch).

Well, we'll figure it out.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Men is our New Member

Men has been popping in to this blog and participating in our projects and some of you have visited his blog. This is an English language blog so language is an issue but I invited Men because we all post here when we can. We are after all 2 Lazy 2 Blog. :)

Men said:

Hallo Leon,

He dat is leuk! Nou ik wil graag mee doen hoor! Maar ja, dan moet natuurlijk wel atijd mijn moeder er bij zijn om te vertalen en dat gaat natuurlijk niet altijd. Maar ik ga zeker eens wat schrijven vind het echt vet cool hoor! Bedankt!

Doei Menno

He that’s nice! Yes I want to participate, it’s great! Only there is one problem, my mother always has to be there to translate and that isn’t always possible. But I really like it and when it’s possible I love to write a little piece, so cool! Thanks!

Bye Menno

You're welcome Men,

Write what you want when you want. Just have fun!


U bent welkome Men,

Schrijf wat u wilt wanneer u wilt. Hebben enkel pret!


Header Contest Finals

The Header Contest will be closed to submissions at midnight tonight Pacific Time. The third submission I was waiting for has been linked.

Voting information can be found here.

Instant Messaging Survey

I have just finished creating a long (23 question) Instant Messaging Survey. I think it is quite good and invite you to take it.

Last Submission/New Member

I am waiting for one last submission to the logo contest to be emailed to me. I will add it to the contest post as an anonymous link.

I am sending someone an invitation to join 2 Lazy 2 Blog. If they accept they will post their first post here and say hello.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Homework help

If you fancy helping me out with some media studies home work, you could take this short survey on TV News. I'd suggest you stay annonymous ont his one.


Saturday, February 18, 2006

Screen resolution Website tool

Have you ever wanted to know what your website looks like in different screen resolutions?

Wanted to make your banner look cool for everyone's computer?

Well now you can go to this website: http://www.ranks.nl/tools/screen_resolutions.html and It'll show you exactly how the site will look in other peoples resolutions.

I think it's quite a good site if you're a webmaster/website maker.

It's always nice to know what it'd look like for everone~

Friday, February 17, 2006

Shouting from the rooftops (a.k.a. Now you can make wicked surveys for free!)

Introducing My Buster Tests!

It's a new part of Buster Tests which allows you to make great surveys, questionnaires and quizzes, have your friends take them online and then see the results with perfect clarity.

Features include:
  • Make tests quickly and easily all on one page
  • Easily send out invites to your friends to take your tests
  • Great test-taking interface
  • Anyone can take your tests - no log in required
  • Text and multiple choice questions for extra flexibility
  • Beautiful results page - it's easy to see popular choices
  • Bar graphs built right into the results
  • Cool respondent-specific results - see who said what
  • Respondent management - you decide who has a say
  • CSV data export for super-quick graph making
  • It's free!
It can be used in just about any situation where you want to know people's opinions, from professional research to more ordinary everyday things.

To find out more, take a look at the tour.

See for yourself: Going to the movies test and the results.

Since I've been working on this for only a week, it's still pretty new and I haven't had the time to do a few features. That said, I'd really like to hear what you think about the site. If you think something could be improved, for example, I'd love to hear what.

You can register, fast and free.

Thanks very much for taking the time to read this.



Thursday, February 16, 2006

Take My Blog Test!

I just made up a test using my Buster Tests which is being developed by Fintan.

Test creation is very easy and the options are good. There are a few small quirks in the program and I will provide Fin with some feedback.

So take my test and have fun!

Firemind's Blog Test.

Use this link if you want to show people your test results.

Bookfest 2006 - A Literary Blog Party

We are having another blog party on February 25 to 28. Everyone is invited.

Participants will write short book reviews about recently read books or books they really like.

Length: The length of each review is up to each blogger. Try to say why you liked the book.

Number of reviews: up to the blogger. 3 to 5 is about right.

Blog: write the review in your blog on the dates listed above. You may also write it in 2 Lazy 2 Blog.

Links: Links to this blog are appreciated. Something like: "My Bookfest 2006 submission" is fine. Use comments to tell me the url and I will link to your blog.

Special Notes: Josh could include his submission in a podcast produced around that time. Men can write in Dutch about Dutch books.

This will be a joint project with Our Photoblog. The February theme in that blog is "Words and Writing".

Contest Deadline Extended

The contest deadline has been extended to Feb 20. Voting takes place between Feb 20th and Feb 25th.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006


Pholph's Scrabble Generator

My Scrabble© Score is: 14.
What is your score? Get it here.


Monday, February 06, 2006

Header Contest Submissions

Well, we have approximately another week to go in our Header/Logo contest. The submissions are starting to come in. Voting takes place on February 15 - 16. Any submission is ok just do your best and have fun.

Email me the link and I will link to them here. Anonymous submissions are more interesting. :)

Submission 1

Submission 2

Submission 3

Update: Deadline extended to Feb. 20th and voting from Feb. 20th - 25th.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

FON Blog

FON Blog
A interesting Idea I wonder if it has been del.icio.us enough to be counted yet. Excerpt As you know, FON is a global community of people who share WiFi connections. We call these people "Foneros", as a tribute to our heritage as a Spanish company. In order to become a Fonero, you go to FON, to download software that you install in your router, you place your antenna by a window and you share bandwidth with other Foneros from anywhere in the world.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Timmie's Birthday

Today is the birthday of Men's rabbit Timmie. Stop in and wish him luck.