When Nice Doesn’t Cut It

I've decided to veer off the techie side for this week (until tomorrow's Fetching Friday, of course). It's been an emotional week, and one during which I have made some interesting self-discoveries. The biggest one that I have been learning over the past few months is that nice doesn't cut it when it comes to getting what you want, and in some cases, deserve. I've always … [Read more...]

Merlin Crosses the Rainbow Bridge

This weekend, we had to say goodbye to our kitty, Merlin. This post is a tribute to a cat who, despite his snarky personality would be the first to cuddle up on the sofa with you when you were sick. He will be greatly missed by all of his human and fellow animal companions. More photos of Merlin on Flickr Merlin: A Tribute Just this side of heaven is a place … [Read more...]

WordPress Thesis Theme Customization Part Three A: Custom Coding

When browsing other WordPress blogs with awesome themes, I always find myself wondering how someone handled a particular aspect of the layout or functionality. This is especially true with the Thesis Theme, because of the difference in setup due to the Thesis hooks system. So for anyone browsing Kikolani, I wanted to answer the question of “how did you do that” in a new … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, Follow Friday, & Cats on Catnip

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, Follow Friday recommendations, cats on catnip, and the week in review on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbledupon this week. Blogging WordPress 2.8.4 security fix Tapping into unlimited ideas What bloggers do Social media … [Read more...]

Star Trek Convention 2009 – Las Vegas Hilton

This past weekend, I attended the Star Trek Convention at Hilton in Las Vegas with my hubby and my mom. Here are some shots from the convention. The Stars These are my snaps from during the convention. They're not the best of quality, considering how far back we were, but I thought they were pretty good for the distance. Brent Spiner - Data from Star Trek Next … [Read more...]

StumbleUpon Etiquette Faux Pas, Tips & Resources


StumbleUpon can be a great tool for sharing websites with your friends and also driving traffic to your own website. But with its share to all option, it can also be an easily abused tool which will ultimately drive users bonkers. Here are some big no-no's when it comes to StumbleUpon etiquette, along with some StumbleUpon tips and resources to make your Stumbling experience … [Read more...]