Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-05-03

Interesting speculation on Twitter’s future http://is.gd/vLrW (by @kazimor). Is signal vs noise ratio declining with more users? Funny (if you don’t have it) #swineflu words: hamdemic, aporkalypse, snoutbreak, manbirdpig virus. (via @caseywright) 40 Outstanding CSS Techniques And Tutorials http://bit.ly/X23h2 (via @katharnavas) Jakob Nielsen: how to write concise informative headlines for the web. Methinks these

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Twitter revisited: why I’m not following you

In the short period of time I’ve been using Twitter, I’ve developed some serious pet peeves. And it turns out I’m not alone!

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Avatars and gravatars tip: how to get one

A tip on how to get one of those cute little square pictures of yourself that show up with your comment in any blog or forum.

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The Baltic Dry Index (BDI) shows a slowly improving worldwide economy

There is NO SPECULATION involved in the BDI. This index monitors and reports on transactions happening in the real world in terms of the demand for resources for the manufacture and production of goods worldwide.

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Twitter 101: Getting started and how to tweet

Twitter 101: how to get started, customize your Twitter page, using third party apps, a few cool “geegaws”, what to do when you’ve been followed, a word about etiquette, start chirping!

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Xobni organizes your Outlook inbox

Thanks to a recent article in the print edition of The Wall Street Journal, I learned about Xobni, a great new plugin for Outlook that enables you to “find people, email and attachments instantly”.

According to a quote from Newsweek on Xobni’s home page, “Bill Gates called Xobni the next generation of social networking.” Curious,

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Next best Canadian Butter Tarts

Update: quite a number of folks have arrived at these pages searching for a butter tart recipe, so I’m reposting and opening comments to get your feedback. Enjoy!

As I’ve recently mentioned, Butter Tarts are a quintessentially Canadian dessert. They are rich gooey, tasty little mini pie confections that should be savored with

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Best Canadian Butter Tarts – Doreen McComb’s Recipe

Update: quite a number of folks have arrived at these pages searching for a butter tart recipe since I originally posted it in October 2007. So I’m re-posting and opening comments to get your feedback. Enjoy!

This is my Mom’s butter tart recipe, although she makes her own incredible pie pastry and I

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Next Best Canadian Butter Tarts

As I’ve recently mentioned, Butter Tarts are a quintessentially Canadian dessert. They are rich gooey, tasty little mini pie confections that should be savored with care – you might need a plate or napkin to catch the drips. For even gooier tarts, substitute 1/2 cup corn syrup or maple syrup for half the brown sugar.

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Best Canadian Butter Tarts – Doreen McComb’s Recipe

This is my Mom’s butter tart recipe, although she makes her own incredible pie pastry and I take the short-cut of ready-to-bake pie crust from the supermarket.

These are also known as Taffy Tarts. Some of us like raisins and or chopped nuts in our butter tarts, some of us don’t – try both ways.

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