Civ IV Basic Strategy Guide

A friend of mine sent me this document:  Civ IV basic strategy guide

My son and I have been playing a lot of Civilization.  This document, at first glance, looks like it could help make our games more interesting. 

Education 2.0

Ran across this site that tries to facilitate peer to peer teaching:

Need some staff sheet? Blank sheet music?

You can design your own blank staff music online and customize it for your needs, and print it for free.  Check this out:


Poem about Self-Pity


I never saw a wild thing
sorry for itself.
A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough
without ever having felt sorry for itself.

DH Lawrence

 Wikipedia article about DH Lawrence:

 Quoted several times in the movie G.I. Jane.


Another poem:

O the stale old dogs who pretend to guard
the morals of the masses,
how smelly they make the great back-yard
wetting after everyone that passes.

— excerpt, The Young and Their Moral Guardians

Blog directory and tools

Check out the BlogFlux directory.

Blog Flux Directory

If you have a blog, you might want to register.  It has has a number of tools to help you promote your blog as well.

Most popular page on this site

The number one page on this site is my “Hindi Resources on the web”

And the number one place I get hits from is India.  I find this to be pretty amazing!


I was thinking about doing a daily blog like the but around Hindi instead.  My mother-in-law is a Hindi teacher.  It could be a lot of fun.  And I’m already getting a lot of hits for content like this.  Maybe it would be a good way to learn Hindi, provide a service, increase the number of hits my site gets, earn some additional ad revenue (which is really, really nice!), and potentially have some value added services.

Using MySql with Visual Studio and ASP.Net

Here is a plug that you need if you are going to be using MySql:

Cool things from today
Zoho database creator.  “Create Online DAtabase Applications in minutes”.  Looks pretty cool.  See a demo video:  co.mments – track your conversations on multiple sites.  OpenAds – an open source ad server.
“Start a group call, anytime, from any phone, for free!”  – Sounds like something worth checking out.