Category Archives: Tech Tips

Handy Tool: CatchFree.com

As I am sure you have noticed, NighLon has a new look.

Even though I had been wanting to redesign, I accidentally changed my them (more on that and tips later). I wasn’t going to take on that challenge quite yet because I am participating in The SITS Girls 31 Days to Build a Better Blog.  I have learned many things, and this is just the start of the second week. This week, I am taking a “look under the hood” of NighLon. This will include: checking for broken links, creating a best of page, making NighLon mobile friendly, and some other nitty gritty stuff. (I promise that you guys will benefit!)

I have already made some great blogging buddies and have some project in mind to work with them on. These guys have inspired me to write this post. We have all had so much fun sharing our tips, tools, secrets, and favorite websites.

Today, I am sharing one of my favorite websites, that I only discovered this week. I am already addicted.

Catchfree.com is basically my new go-to site. Catch free highlights the best of the web. There’s a catch though: Its only free services. AMAZING! Their tagline describes it perfectly: Perform everyday tasks for free.

One of the features I really like about it is that Its not just site-owner opinion, users also rate services and give critiques.  You can even narrow searches down and see how closely the service matches your criteria. I have only begun to explore. This will definitely be my first stop when searching for useful web services.

Google: Watch out, I won’t be spending as much time sweet-talking you!

Some of the services featured on CatchFree are:

listen to children’s books

backup computer files

share files

build a website

build a landing page

creating surveys

I stress that this is just a very few services highlighted at Catchfree.com

To all my readers (and SITSTAS) I hope you find this as beneficial as I do.

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Wishing for a White Christmas?

Last year, we had a white Christmas…

This year, not so much!

It feels like October here!

However, if you blog on WordPress.com, you can have a white Christmas

Here’s how:

1. Go to your dashboard

2. Click on Settings

3. Select General

4. Scroll to the bottom

5. Check ” Show falling snow on my blog until January 4th”

6. Enjoy the snow falling on your blog, even if its not in your yard!

Read the rest of this entry

Rage Quit & Exploding Inbox

I’m sitting here tonight thinking “what to do, what to do?”

My husband however is laughing so hard he has tears rolling down his face.

Apparently, he is now obsessed with watching YouTube on xbox.

For 3 days now, he has been watching Rage Quit videos from Rooster Teeth, or something like that!

Yes, my husband is a geek- just an xbox geek!

Listening to him laugh is enough entertainment.

In fact, its a little too much entertainment… I cannot concentrate while he is laughing like that. It is too funny.

So instead of working tonight, It looks like I will be listening to the hubs laugh at Rage Quit videos….

AND EMPTYING MY INBOX!

Yes, My name is Cari and I have an exploding inbox!

I belong to several groups and have family all over the country, so this makes my inbox crazy!

Its Christmas, so that makes it insane!

I’m addicted to reading blogs, so that explodes it!

My goal by tomorrow is to have an empty inbox… I’m not sure how that is going to happen.

I promise to share my tips with you, as well as a  special gift for your support!

Until then, here is a giftie for you!

You can use it as a facebook picture, blog bling, blog post image, email signature, whatever you want.

Just please do not print, and please read my terms of use!

right click to save

If you would like this customized, leave a comment with your name, and I will whip you one up!

Playing Catch-Up

Since I have failed to actually catch-up, I am doing 2 posts in 1

Life happens… what do you do?

Lego Christmas: A Geek’s Winter Wonderland

  

source: The Verge

At a London Train Station , a 33 foot Christmas Tree has been built.

Out of LEGOS!

It is probably the largest Lego Christmas Tree ever built, and took over 2 months to complete!

Talk about spreading the Christmas Cheer.

Here are more views:

source: The Verge

Source: The Verge

I do believe I am going to try my hand at making Christmas goodies out of  Legos!

Maybe a wreath, some ornaments, or a Christmas town.

Be a Friend to a Geek

White October and Hutchhouse has brought a very important cause to my attention!

Not all geeks have friends!

How can this be?

Its just not fair!

So, do your part and to here to pledge to make a difference.

source: befriendageek.com

 (seriously though, take the time to share a moment with someone who is lonely)

everyone deserves to spend Christmas with somebody. Reach out and show you care!

On to the

well, actually… 2 blogs of the day today!

The first blog that I would like to recognize is Kludgy Mom

source: Kludgy Mom

I really enjoy this blog.

Truly, a blogger after my own heart!

She blogs about geekiness, mom stuff, wifey stuff, social media….

all of my favorite things.

I look forward to the newsletter popping into my inbox

(in case you can’t tell by now, I am a total blog addict)

So, just hop on over to Kludgy Mom and see the great stuff she has to offer!

Let her know I sent you!

In the words of Jason and Grant,

On to the next!

source: Trashy Betty

Trashy Betty is one of my favorite blogs!

She blogs about her artwork, her kids, her life in general, and all things she loves, including other artists.

Her Etsy shop is absolutely amazing!

If I didn’t have a 1 year old running around, I would have everything she makes.

For now, I think I’ll just look at it, and order a skull headband or FTW mirror!

She even does hair and makeup for a Pinup photographer!

Talk about multi-talented!

Enjoy my finds and favorite blogs

Merry Christmas

Big News: For NighLon & In My Inbox

I am excited to announce a decision I made today!

I will no longer be sharing blank tags!

There will however be 2 ways of getting them.

1. a pre-made tag with a message, such as “welcome” or “thank you”

or

2. Join the list (coming soon) to have your custom made tag for each one I make.

This decision is so that I can not only keep track of how they are being used,

but also so that the final product will look more professional.

I will let you know more details as I work them out.

In My Inbox:

I got a very interesting email today about a gamer study.

Apparently ladies who participate in online gaming have more sex!

I honestly never would have thought this…

I would have assumed the opposite!

GameHouse says that women who play online games are happier and feel smarter!

source: blog.games.com

 Something else I would never have guessed:

Online gamers are predominately women

[55% women, 45 % men]

This statistic begs the question:

which games are they counting?

Xbox/ Playstation/ Wii

or

strictly computer online games,

such as Farmville, Second Life, etc?

Get Featured

Interested in being featured on Nighlon’s Featured Friday?

Just go here and answer some questions!

If you are featured, you will get a custom tag and a blog link button for your participation!

I will always let you approve the post before I publish!

Thanks for your support.

Registering with Technorati

This is a must for all blog owners, Technorati is the biggest source of tags and key word submissions. Just go to Technorati, create an account, and claim your blog. You will then be given a claim code like this one: XJBFV8XYQM4A . Create a new post and place the code in the post. This will allow you to claim your blog, just like I did!

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