Pop the Pressure Valve

I did post earlier today. Got a Light? is the name.

I have so much stuff swimming in my head right now that I have to let it out or else I am going to 'splode. Some of it is technology-based, other stuff is just stuff. Bear with me.

First off, I would like to send out a late Thank You to Tara and K-Srasra for the dinner invitation at K-Sra's sister's house last weekend. I had a lot of fun and it was a pleasure meeting another blogging friend. Thank you very much.

The Trivial Tuesday question went semi-unanswered, but I am going to have to give it to dmarks for the hint that he gave. I know he knows. The answer, ironically, is Alfred Nobel, the man whose name graces the the famous Peace Prize.

I learned a new little GMail trick recently and figured I might as well share it. If you use a GMail account to sign up for sites online, there is a way to secure yourself a little better. You can add an extension to your GMail name by using "+" and whatever you want. For example, I can use "aliencg+ebay" then (AT) Gmail dot com to sign up for ebay.com (this is only an example). This serves two purposes. First, it adds a small layer of protection, then it also makes it easier to sort your incoming mail. Just thought you would want to know.

Ananda Girl's comment this morning inspired this part. She lost a whole post and ended up having to rewrite it. I have a great solution to that problem that I use myself. Evernote. It's like Windows Notepad with no end, does not require saving each item and stores your database online. It's free, has spell check and lets you type up an entire post, copy it and paste it into Blogger. If Blogger eats your post, simply recopy and paste it again. Easy as that. Maybe one day Evernote will pay me for the promotion.

OK, now my brain is back to a safe pressure level, so I can continue to blog normally. Thanks for visiting, don't forget the Saturday Scavenger Hunt. Before you ask, the lighting I put up in my basement is discontinued by the manufacturer. Have a good weekend if you're not a weekend visitor.