(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, November 26, 2006


Instructables is a collaborative website where people can show off things they make and share instructive how-tos for those projects. Things already posted include shelves, lamps, purses iPod chargers and other things of varying usefulness. The best part? All of the tutorials are free. The other best part? The site is really cool. Get instructed at www.instructables.com.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Neato Coolville

Where is Neato Coolville? "Neato Coolville is a small place located at the junction of Imagination Street and Nostalgia Road." Or so says proprietor Todd Franklin of Lake of the Ozarks, who enjoys collecting "old stuff" that reminds him of his childhood. That stuff includes some pretty neato ads, marketing materials, pamphlets, toys and more from the mid- to late-20th century. It's all posted to the web for us to see at neatocoolville.blogspot.com.

Sunday, November 12, 2006


Love discounts? Of course you do, so check out RetailMeNot.com. Lots of online stores have a field to enter a coupon or promotion code during the checkout process. RetailMeNot allows you to view (and share) those codes for a variety of online stores. Start saving at www.retailmenot.com.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

No new sites this week

Most of the standing features in Everyday section were given over to the shopping guide. No local blog this week.