Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Treasury Bond Data (Free Live Market Feeds)

Treasury Bond Data
The next best thing to a dedicated financial market data terminal on your desk... Check out these free resources for live Treasury Market data feeds with no subscription required.

Treasury Market Data

Fed Funds and Eurodollars



The Best (Free) Financial News Websites

Best Free Financial News Feeds
Are you looking for the latest financial market news? You can stay on top of the news that moves financial markets with these three top news websites with continuously updated market news. You can get news from Bloomberg, Reuters, and Dow Jones (the most prominent newswires) straight to your desktop without a subscription.

  • Bloomberg News
    Breaking business and financial market news (without having to buy a Bloomberg terminal)

  • From Dow Jones - one of the top three news providers - up-to-the-minute news and commentary.

  • Reuters Finance News

  • Newslookup - Business
    An aggregator of business news stories from Bloomberg, the Financial Times, Marketwatch, CNBC, and more. Click these constantly updated headlines to go to the original story.

Choosing the Perfect Baby Name using SEO (search engine optimization) Tools

Use SEO to select the perfect name for your baby

SEO + baby name = success !!!

Why, you might ask, should I use SEO tools (search engine optimization tools) to choose the perfect baby name? Usually, baby names are chosen from a baby names book or are personal favorites or names of relatives.

Will SEO help my child have a brighter future?

Well, in the same way that SEO helps great web content get the attention it deserves, an SEO'd baby name could help your child:
  • Get picked first in playground games

  • Always remembered for birthday party invitations

  • Attract votes for class president

  • Be remembered at parties

And, these are just a few of the many benefits! Sound incredible? It is!

  • Keyword Use in H1 Tag and Keyword Use in Bold/Strong Tags

    Alright, now I see how an SEO'd baby name is a golden opportunity for my bundle of joy. What do I need to do next? lists the most essential factors to optimize a web page for search engine placement. The SEO'd baby name method adapts these in a technique so advanced, it's actually simple.

    Take the 2 Easy Steps to an SEO'd baby name

    1. Keyword use in title tag and Keyword use in body text.

      Based on this principle, it might seem like the obvious name choice then would be, for example, something like: "Steve Steve Steve." But, remember that your baby usually has the same last name as you. So, start with your last name and work from there.

      You might still be tempted to use the same first and last name. Don't do it! That is keyword stuffing! Instead, use variations on your last name, so if your last name is Samuelson, you might name your

      It's a piece of cake to find the right variations on your last name using keyword suggestion tools like Google Adwords Keyword Suggestions or Dependency-based Word Similarity. Then, use these suggestions to build your babies first and middle names.

      Important: Middle names are a must! Don't give up the opportunity to add more content to your little one's moniker. If you have the last name of Johnson, and using these tools, you might select the wonderful name: John Johnny Johnson.

      At present, the use of bold, italic, and html tags in personal names is uncommon ... but, get ahead of the curve and reap the benefits.

      So, John Johnny Johnson would become (b John /b) (i Johnny /i) Johnson.

      To be even more innovative, let your newborn's last name be anchor text and link back to your baby boy or baby girl's website. An ultramodern name like that is sure to be in vogue.

    That's it. Fill out the birth certificate with your flawless new baby name; it's a one of a kind gift to your child. Now, you can rest easy knowing that you have selected the optimized SEO'd name for your child and given your tyke the keys to the doors of success.

  • Tuesday, April 15, 2008

    5 Free Florida Seashell Guides

    Heading to Florida and want to collect shells on the beach (and then figure out what they are)?

    Or, are you just back with a bag of shells and you want to figure out (or tell your kids) what you found?

    Here are 5 free online seashell guides for Florida shells:


    How to Import Your Lotus Notes Calendar into Thunderbird - Lightning in 3 Easy Steps

    Convert Notes Calendar to Mozilla Lightning

    I spent the day Googling how to import my Lotus Notes calendar into Thunderbird's calendar add-on (Lightning). While there were many pleas for help, no love, no solution.

    I tried what seemed like an easy fix, exporting an ics file from Lotus Notes and then importing into Lightning. Unfortunately, this doesn't work. I think that the interpreter in Lightning can't handle the particular way Notes interprets the ics standard.

    Anyway, by trial and error, I came up with the following solution to import a Lotus calendar into Lightning. It doesn't require any software downloads, and it can be done in three easy steps.

    1. At work Lotus Notes (I'm using version 7), go to the Lotus Calendar. Then, choose File: Export: ICS: File name: LotusNotesCalendar.ics (or whatever file name you like)
    2. At work, login to your Google account and go to the Google Calendar. Then, click on the left gray box: Add: Import Calendar: LotusNotesCalendar.ics (the file you just created).

    3. Note your Private Google Calendar Address (from triangle next to your calendar): Calendar Settings: Private Address: Green ICAL button. From Thunderbird (at home or elsewhere), open the Lightning Calendar. Go to File: Import Calendar: Enter the full web address of your Google Private Calendar. Done!

    You now have a complete copy of your Lotus Notes Calendar in Lightning.