(bits) by bill keaggy

Every week I used to find a cool weblog (sometimes a local St. Louis blog) or some useful, interesting web site from here or there and write up a brief on it for the Sunday Everyday section Tuesday Here and Now section in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (I used to work there as Features Photo Editor). That's about it. Not much action here anymore. More of my stuff can be seen here: keaggy.com.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Ghouls with Attitude

"Ghouls with Attitude" is a spine-tingling 2-CD Halloween-themed music compilation by audio maven Otis Fodder, available courtesy of Oddio Overplay. Oddio Overplay offers free and legal music sharing, so download all 51 spooky MP3s (and CD cover art) with a clear conscience at www.oddiooverplay.com/ears/hallowseve.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

No new sites this week

Most of the standing features in Everyday section were given over to commemorating the 40th anniversary of the topping out of the Gateway Arch. No local blog this week.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

STL Rising

STL Rising is a new blog by Rick Bonasch that is "dedicated to the renaissance of the City of St. Louis. It's a place to discuss issues and possibilities, all in the spirit of supporting the continuing progress of this great metropolis of the Mississippi Valley." Rick talks politics, sports, parenting, neighborhoods and more at stlrising.blogspot.com.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Ask Metafilter

Peek in on other peoples' problems and curiosities at Ask Metafilter, a popular online discussion area where digital citizens seek advice on any and all topics. Although you have to be a member to post questions, anyone can browse the answers. Expert advice columns are a dime a dozen -- click over to ask.metafilter.com to get real answers from regular folk.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

EFF: Legal Guide for Bloggers

This week, instead of pointing out a local blog, we'll point you to a great blogger resource: The Electronic Frontier Foundation's Legal Guide for Bloggers. This is a comprehensive overview of liability issues that includes information on intellectual property, defamation, privacy, freedom of speech and Reporter's Privilege. Bloggers, bookmark this now: www.eff.org/bloggers/lg.