Friday, July 29, 2011

EclecticSkeptic Turns Two

Terrible twos? Not on your life, I’m sure this next year will be the “terrific twos” for EclecticSkeptic and my customers. To get the “twos” off to a terrific start for my customers, I am offering a sale to celebrate this second “birthday”. To find out the details, visit my facebook business fan page.

EclecticSkeptic carries a wide variety of whimsical through whimsically elegant flying pig items. These include altered photographic art of flying pigs on note cards, holiday cards, bookmarks and clocks. You will also find flying

pig necklaces, earrings, zipper pulls, tie tacks, keychains, cufflinks and pins. EclecticSkeptic also carries a small selection of goodies for the math and/or science geek.

EclecticSkeptic officially turns two on August 1. Remember to visit my EDC business fan page to find out how to participate in the sale going on that day.

Here is a toast to “terrific twos” and a great BIG THANK YOU to all of my past and future customers for your support.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Get Linkified

Do you ever run across a link that you want to follow, but it’s not clickable? While there are several reasons for this to occur, when it does you have to copy the URL, paste it into the address bar and hit return in order to go there. Independent of the reason for the nonclickable link, wouldn’t it be nice to never have to go to all of that trouble again?

If you use Firefox, there is a great add on that makes nonclickable links clickable. No copying and pasting, just click on where you want to go. This Firefox extension is called Linkification. It is easy to install and has worked wonderfully for me since I added it about a year ago.

To be clear, this makes nonclickable links clickable when you are using Firefox as your browser and have installed Linkification as an add on to Firefox. Linkification will not make a particular URL clickable for people not using this combination. To make that happen, you would most likely need to have access to the code behind the text and often that is not accessible. (I have seen info recently that there may be similar solutions for other browsers, especially Chrome but I have no experience with them to verify their existence or usefulness.)

So, soup up your surfing. If you use Firefox and don’t have Linkification installed, I highly recommend it. I have found it to be useful and reliable.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Embrace Your Geekness Day - 2011

Are you in need of a fun, quirky reason to celebrate today? Then join in and celebrate "Embrace Your Geekness Day" this Wednesday, July 13, 2011. (This holiday and many others are copyrighted by Thomas and Ruth Roy, aka WellcatHolidays.)

What better way to celebrate than to buy yourself some jewelry from EclecticSkeptic to show off your geeky side to others? Be proud of who you are. Fellow math geeks will get a kick out of seeing your pythagorean theorem or fibonacci necklace. If you are a science geek, embrace it with a pair of hydrogen atom earrings.

Have fun, no need to hide your abilities and interests. Embrace your inner geekness today and every day.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thanks for the Treasuries - June 2011

Five different Etsians let me know that they had featured one or more of my items in a treasury during June. Four June treasuries included one of my items and one treasury included one item from each of my two shops. You can see a collage below of my items from EDCCollective and EclecticSkeptic that were featured during June. (Click on the collage to see a larger view.)

I really appreciate being featured by the treasury makers. To thank them, I have listed below (in alphabetical order) links to the 5 different Etsians that let me know that they featured at least one of my items, as well as an item from their shop or profile that I like.

Enjoy window shopping and please click on the shop links of anything that catches your eye.

This shop carries mostly jewelry and home decor one of a kind Polymer Clay and beaded items.

Look no further for lovely hand knit and crocheted hats, headbands and even jewelry.

This shop specialized in big, bold, chunky statement jewelry and spirit wear.

This artist fuses "paints" with powdered glass create unique fused glass pendants.

Crochet and Needlework for Home, for Baby, for You!