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Read Today: Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson


I finished reading this book today.

At the BookShelf

Treasure Island was the first major novel of Robert Louis Stevenson. It was first published in 1883 and has remained a much-loved book. First penned as a story for boys, it was as a young boy that I first came across Treasure Island. It was the first real book that I ever read – certainly of my own choice. If I remember correctly, the copy I had was a small book, not much bigger than my hand and illustrated throughout. The illustrations weren’t coloured as such, but I think I may have started to ‘colour them in’ as I read the story several times. The name of the ship, ‘Hispaniola,’ came back to me in one of my first compositions at school. In that early attempt at writing I wrote a story about piracy and a ship called the Hispaniola. I believe I was written into the story, along…

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Accompl.sh


Today’s link is to a web application/social network type site that I posted about a year ago. Back then the application was known as 101in365 and the link to the post is below:

https://onetoday.wordpress.com/2011/01/29/101in365/

The web application/social network is now known as accompl.sh. The site has changed a bit since that first post, with accomplishment goal lists now able to be pretty much whatever you like. There is also a ‘challenge’ capability with a social angle built into the application.

Last year I started off well with my list and was well on the way to meeting all of my goals. However, with my extended break also came a break with my accomlishment goal list. There were 101 goals on the list. This year I have 90.

Visit accompl.sh

skinnyo


As I try to get back into Blogging on a regular basis again (yeah, I seem to be struggling with that at the moment), I thought I might use my daily posts on this Blog to offer up some links to some more web applications and social networking sites. I generally think that most of these are applications of some type or another, even though some of them will have a social aspect to them.

The first is skinnyo. Skinnyo, as the name probably suggests, is about getting ‘skinnier.’ It is an application to assist the user in loosing weight. Skinnyo gives you a personal weight loss diary that includes embeddable graphs and a photo history for tracking weight loss – which also includes a target goal that you can set and aim at.

If however you are unable to find the motivation to stay on track by being a private user of the application, you can also pull in friends and other users to assist in your weight loss efforts. This is done by setting challenges and/or joining other challenges set by others. This is where the social side of the application and community comes in. Of course there is also a status and news feed of others within your circle of skinnyo friends, so you can keep track of your friends weight loss efforts and share your own with them – setting up something of a support network.

As for showing others your weight – that doesn’t happen. Skinnyo will only show your differences in weight (that which has been lost – or perhaps gained). So no need to be too embarrassed by it all.

There is interaction available with both Facebook and Twitter accounts as well – should you wish to do so.

There is also a widget that is available allowing you to embed your weight loss efforts in a website or Blog (only showing the weight loss – not your weight).

Did I mention it is free to use?

Me? Well, I’m on my way loosing weight and to reaching my goal.

Check out the site at:
http://www.skinnyo.com/

The Hunger Site: Click to Donate Food for Free


Today’s link is to ‘The Hunger Site.’ Its goal is to eradicate world hunger and is well worth a visit for those who would like to play a part in achieving this very worthwhile goal. There is a button to click that will give free food to the hungry – paid for by sponsors. If for no other reason, please visit the site and click the button to help feed others.

http://www.thehungersite.com/

New Years Resolutions


At this time of the year many people like to try and do something positive via a New Year’s Resolution or the like – perhaps more than one. So for today’s ‘one’ I have a link to offer. This is to a site called MySomeday.com.

This site is another take on social networking, this time offering the opportunity to share your desire to achieve something and to work out the means to do so. There is of course the opportunity to interact with others and to gain support as you seek to do so, as well as sharing ways of achieving your goal.

Worth a look at:

http://mysomeday.com/