Track the 2008 election with an interactive map
Question & Answer of the Week: Shipping QuestionQuestion: Dear Erin, how come most websites are not clear upfront about shipping methods? Its frustrating to enter my PO Box blah blah only to have the screen come back with a red notation We cant ship to PO boxes. I try to make it a habit of looking at the shipping information when thats an option, but even then, a number of companies dont have the information clearly listed. Is there a secret to figuring it out before all my info gets wiped clean and I have to type again?Answer: While theres no secret to avoiding the occasional frustration inherent with having online purchases shipped to Summit County (where the PO box vs. physical address dilemma lives strong), I can tell you what I do whenever purchasing products online.Before checking out, I always attempt to learn how a particular company ships; do they ship USPS? UPS? Fed Ex? If I can find a Store Policies or a Shipping page providing that information upfront, checkout is usually quite painless because I know exactly what address to use for my mailing address. If Im unable to locate an online stores shipping policies, Ive found that entering either my PO box and physical address separated by a slash or my physical address in the Address 1 field and my PO Box in the Address 2 field usually works without a hitch.Site of the Week: Interactive 2008 Election MapTrack the 2008 election with NPRs interactive election map and see which states remain toss-ups, which states currently lean Democratic or Republican, and how states voted in previous years. The map is not only clear, bright, and easy to understand, its updated regularly and accompanied by related articles and commentary. Bookmark the map here http://tinyurl.com/2t7x3a and follow along as we move toward election day.Grab Bag: Five Random Links of the Week http://www.whatisblik.com/walldecals.html Fun, oversized, self-adhesive removable wall decals. http://tinyurl.com/67zxt5 A quick and easy basic refresher course on cut, copy, paste, and undo. http://juicereceiver.sourceforge.net Create your own custom online audio anytime, anywhere. Perfect for people who want to listen to internet audio programs but not necessarily at the times when those programs are scheduled. http://tinyurl.com/5enupw The Amazing Webpage Emailer Firefox add-on. Easily e-mail any webpage to anyone even password protected or registration-required pages. http://kropla.com/electric2.htm Here youll find a table summarizing information on the electrical systems in use across most of the countries in the world. Great for travelers. And thats it for today, everyone. Have a great week, and see ya next Monday.Based in Frisco, eRin pheiL is the primary creative force behind timeforcake. Learn more about her Colorado website design company at http://www.timeforcake.com or contact her via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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