Monday, September 22, 2008

Am I registered to vote?

Am I registered to vote? You bet your sweet-candy liberty I am! But just to be doubly sure, you can surf over to to verify your voter registration. At the site, you can register to vote, determine if you're already registered to vote, request an absentee ballot, and, as the election draws closer, find your polling place. You'll be asked for your first and last name, your email address and then "Are you registered to vote?" The options given are yes, no or not sure. If you chose "not sure," you'll be asked for your address. A click or two later, you know if you're registered. FANTASTIC!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Oh Sealand, I barely know thee

There's a tiny principality off the south eastern coast of England called Sealand and it's offering titles for sale ....... titles as in nobility ...... as in "Lord" or "Baroness." It turns out that Sealand, established in 1967, covers about an acre in area and claims dominion over a floating pontoon base, which is the entirety of this micronation. It has a prime minister, a flag, a national anthem, currency, issues stamps and passports (over 150,000 passports to date - WOW!), and has suffered from treasonous citizens and forcible takeovers. (*sigh* - Isn't that the way of the world?) It's legal status isn't generally internationally-recognized but don't let that stop you from gaining a title there. They're selling them on the net and you can snap one up for less than $36. You can buy a title here and read more about Sealand here and at their official website here.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Google releases new browser

This week, Google released it's open source browser in beta named Chrome. I haven't had a chance to check it out but here's a brief walk-through of it's features and a tip or two about installing it.

Cool goodies include malware alerts and incognito browsing - which, when activated, does not save your browsing history in the "sites visited" list. Chrome can be downloaded here. Enjoy!