This Week’s Ma.gnolia Bookmarks

My Ma.gnolia bookmarks for this past week.

ServiceMagic’s Reviews Quality Control « Screenwerk

A brief blog entry from Greg Sterling about ServiceMagic’s approach to consumer reviews.

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Memengo

Memengo Wallet™ – be free from memorizing passwords and other kinds of information.

Use it for remembering health insurance cards, frequent flier cards, etc etc

* It’s secure. You create and keep the “master key” (a passphrase of your choice) that encrypts your data. No one can read your data without that key, not even us.
* It’s reliable. We backup the data hourly and keep copies offsite – so that you don’t have to.
* It’s available. Your data is available to you anywhere there is a modern web browser. It’s also available to you on your mobile phone. Changes made in one propagate to the other.
* It’s convenient. A lot better than a disarray of yellow sticky notes.
* It’s cheap. In some cases, free.

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Data from the Second TMP Local Study « Screenwerk

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This Week’s Ma.gnolia Bookmarks

My Ma.gnolia bookmarks for this past week.

Jack Cards – Connect Thoughtfully

A fantastic idea. A website that allows you to enter in your friends and family birthdays. It will remind you when their birthday is near, prompt you to buy a card, and then they’ll mail you the card, stamped, addressed, ready to go – all you do is sign it and mail it!

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Chocolee Chocolates – South End Boston, MA 02117 – Reviews | CitySquares

Owner of Chocolee Chocolates located in the South End of Boston Lee Napoli has more than two decades of baking experience. Her career in the food service industry began at the front of the house but she soon found her niche in the pastry shop. Lee is self taught and has worked with many talented pastry chefs to perfect her craft. This has left her with a willingness to work hard and an appreciation that success doesn’t happen over night.

All the chocolates at Chocolee are handcrafted by Lee and her associate Annie.

House Specials that are on hand at all times include 5 truffles:

* Hazelnut
* Espresso
* White Chocolate Pistachios
* Moroccan Mint
* Spicey Poblano Pepper.

House favorite chocolates at Chocolee include dark chocolate with salted caramel, dark chocolate with sesame caramel, dark chocolate with bourbon cherry and honey filling, and dark chocolate with chocolate ganache and candied ginger.

Chocolee also sells a bark called kapinziner. It is made from semi-sweet chocolate and toasted almonds.

Chocolee will also custom design chocolates and chocolate showpieces for buffet tables. The chocolates are made every day and new flavors are always being experimented with.

In addition to the large selection of dark chocolates they carry, Chocolee also has some items of the milk chocolate variety available.

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All Things Chocolate – Back Bay Boston, MA 02116 – Reviews | CitySquares

Located in the heart of down-town Boston in the classic art-deco Park Square Building at 31 St. James Ave, All Things Chocolate an upscale store offers truffles, chocolates, candy and gift baskets at traditional Yankee thrift values for the discerning shopper.

All Things Chocolate is known for creative gift basketry designed to your specific individual or corporate needs.

Whether you prefer a more conservative gift confection created around a Nantucket Basket theme or a zany creation for that once in a lifetime special occasion, All Things Chocolate gifted artists will create thoughtful and unique gifts that reflect “you” and the message you want to deliver.

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Small Business Labs: Less Than Half of Small Businesses Have Websites

According to a Warrillow survey 41% of small businesses have websites. This is consistent with other surveys and research on small business web usage. Not surprisingly, Warrillow found that website ownership and number of employees are correlated and firms with…

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This Week’s Ma.gnolia Bookmarks

My Ma.gnolia bookmarks for this past week.

USPTO Says No More Software Patents

Patent law is confusing. I’ve filed for and received a couple patents filed under the names of companies I’ve worked for in the past, and I’m still not sure

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Yearbook Yourself

Ever wonder what you’d look like in the past? Upload your photo and see yourself with classic hairdos and outfits through the decades.

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Local search site CitySquares growing fast – Lost Remote TV Blog

According to numbers released by Quantcast, CitySquares.com is the fastest-growing search site on the web. Of course, CitySquares.com is starting from a small base — it expanded in June from the Boston area to New York and all of New England — and that makes up the 1500% percent traffic jump. But there’s no denying the site has tremendous potential. (In fact, Clickz once said, “CitySquares may well be the future of local online advertising.”)

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Newspapers Think Locally for Online Ads – WSJ.com

Yeah, no shit!

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Recovering Journalist: Local Ad Dollars, Slip Sliding Away

Mark Potts is a consultant and entrepreneur. These are his thoughts on the media, the Internet, Web 2.0 and changes in how we create, receive and interact with news, information and advertising

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Even As Local Online Ad Spend Surges, Newspapers Can’t Win | paidContent.org

I think they’re starting to get it folks…

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iPhone Research from Local Mobile Search

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Top 100 Advertisers Shifted $1 Billion To the Web Last Year At The Expense Of TV And Newspapers

The top 100 advertisers in the U.S., who represent 41 percent of total advertising spending, shifted about $1 billion last year from TV …

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Lorem Ipsum – All the facts – Lipsum generator

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Web Design For ROI

Aquent Webcast with Lance Loveday and Sandra Niehaus of Closed Loop Marketing on Web Design for ROI – how design i…

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Tag Galaxy

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globeandmail.com: Streetwise – Local Matters plans TSX IPO

The most authoritative news in Canada featuring articles from The Globe and Mail, breaking news coverage, national news, international news, sports, weather, Report on Business.

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New Borrell Report Tracks Local Ad Spend « Screenwerk

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Online Stopwatch

A Free flash online stopwatch, quick easy to use stopwatch! also an online countdown!

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Pedicabs get legalized in Boston | BostonNOW

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The Off-Line Impact of Online Ads

The Off-Line Impact of Online Ads

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Govit: Vote on Legislation, Contact Congress by email, and Compare your Voting Record with your Representatives

Govit is a place for you to learn about, join in conversations, and vote on all active legislation. Plus you can send your votes directly to your congressional representatives. Track your votes, and compare them to your congressional representative’s records and others members.

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Communitee Voting | CitySquares

Vote for your favorite CommuniTee Shirt Design!

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Wild Sanctuary

From a Wired article, private archive of natural sound. Can use with Google Maps too.

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Students’ Art Helps Raise Money For Classes – Education News Story – WCVB Boston

BOSTON — School budgets are not exactly overflowing these days. Classes such as art are often hurt by cuts. Monday, May 19, 2008.

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Help Me Migrate from Drupal

I’m entirely fed up with hosting my own blog. When I first started this blog I had a geek moment – I wanted to control every aspect of it and perhaps grow it into something beyond a blog. I chose Drupal, and have been hosting it on Network Solutions. Well, today, I don’t care and I’m fed up with Network Solutions, and I’m fed up with FTP, and with Drupal module installation. Since creating the CitySquares Blog I’ve realized how unnecessary all this really is. The CitySquares blog is hosted on WordPress.com, which I love. I don’t need much more than that. So now, I feel like I’m stuck on this solution I chose, and I feel like I can’t migrate off of it. I just want to move my content (blog entries) and comments off of Drupal and into WordPress.com. There are lots of tips on how to migrate from the Drupal platform to the WordPress platform, but that still requires hosting it. I don’t want to host it. So if anyone has any ideas, recommendations, etc, I’m all ears. I’d also consider paying someone to help me with this kind of migration. Any recommendations or ideas?