(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.

Saturday, May 27, 2006


Summer's coming and you're going to be taking lots of photos. How about doing something different with them this year? Photojojo will show you how. It's an email newsletter that, in the words of the editors, scours the internet, rips pages out of magazines and ransacks closets to find the very best photo tips, DIY projects, and gear: "Turn a photo into a mural at home in five minutes, print your friends' faces onto cupcakes or [make] a bottlecap that turns any soda bottle into a tripod." They'll show you how at www.photojojo.com.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

MAKE Magazine

"The first magazine devoted entirely to DIY technology projects, MAKE Magazine unites, inspires and informs a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements and garages." Learn how to make robots, Tesla coils and Lego pinball machines or how to recycle candy tins and refrigerators into pinholes cameras and workbenches. It's like Martha Stewart for supergeeks. Make your way over to www.makezine.com and check it out.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Life Among The Savages

Sunday is Mother's Day, that one day of the year when little savages buy their moms a present or dinner or flowers or something. But what about the other 364 days? Read all about them at Life Among The Savages ("A Mommy Blog"), run by a local mom named Tempe. She will regale you with everyday tales of teething, bottle wars, poop, rashes, nap disasters and bedtime drama. Live life among the savages at www.lifeamongthesavages.com.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Underground Ozarks

A few months ago we went underground with the St. Louis-based urban exploration blog Irrational Ecstasy. This week let's head west and get unlawful with the Underground Ozarks blog. Here's what blog author White Rabbit says about the site: "If it's in the Ozarks area, or just close enough to drive to, and you're not supposed to go there... We'll get it on the site eventually." Seek and ye shall find adventure (and misadventure) at www.undergroundozarks.com