Bookmarks for June 9th through June 18th

These are the links I’ve bookmarked recently on Delicious [June 9th through June 18th]:

  • Community Development Foundation – The Community Development Foundation is a leading source of intelligence, guidance and delivery on community development in England and across the UK.
  • Welcome | Funding Central – The smart guide to over 4,000 grants, contracts and loans
  • Free website and Free web hosting | Microsoft Office Live Small Business – Get a free website and more.
    It’s fast and easy.
  • Lifehacker – Lifehacker Pack 2009: Our List of Essential Free Windows Downloads – Lifehacker Pack 2009 – a single, handy list that we think improves the computer lives of Windows users
  • An inspirational message from Paul Hawken – Basically, the earth needs a new operating system, you are the
    programmers, and we need it within a few decades.

    This planet came with a set of operating instructions, but we seem to
    have misplaced them. Important rules like don’t poison the water,
    soil, or air, and don’t let the earth get overcrowded, and don’t touch
    the thermostat have been broken. Buckminster Fuller said that
    spaceship earth was so ingeniously designed that no one has a clue
    that we are on one, flying through the universe at a million miles per
    hour, with no need for seatbelts, lots of room in coach, and really
    good food – but all that is changing.

  • 50 Fresh Useful Icon Sets For Your Next Design – This large collection of recently released icon sets is supposed to help designers improve their designs on their web-sites and in web-applications. All icon sets are free.
  • 10 Ways to Speed up Your WordPress Blog – In this post we'll explore ten ways to speed up your site, with tricks ranging from easy to even easier; none of the stuff in this post is difficult, so there's no excuse for a slow-loading blog after reading this!
  • 10 Useful WordPress Loop Hacks – The loop is a very important aspect of WordPress blogs. In fact, the loop is what allows you to get posts from your WordPress database and print them on the screen. A set of useful and user-friendly functions, the loop is incredibly powerful. With it, you can get a single post, a list of posts ordered by date, title or category, a list of posts written by a specific author and much more.

    In this article, we’ll show you 10 useful things you can do with the WordPress loop to make your blog even more powerful than it is right now.

  • Wordnik – An ongoing project devoted to discovering
    all the words and everything about them