Monday, 18 April 2011

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  • A simple application that reverses the usual scrolling practices on Mac OS X 10.5 and above to mimic those of the upcoming 10.7 Lion OS and iOS. Been using it for five minutes and I'm already used to it.

    (tags: apps mac software)

  • "Being sedentary for nine hours a day at the office is bad for your health whether you go home and watch television afterward or hit the gym. It is bad whether you are morbidly obese or marathon-runner thin. 'Excessive sitting,' Dr. Levine says, 'is a lethal activity.'"

    (tags: health)

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Tuesday, 05 April 2011

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Friday, 25 March 2011

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Monday, 21 March 2011

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Thursday, 10 March 2011

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  • An infographic "using groups designated by the United States Department of State. Drawing on other data we have added several associated characteristics, including geographic location, approximate level of attacks (total), approximate size of organization by members, status of activity, and the age of the group."

    Courtesy of Navanti, a client of my friend Tom.

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Tuesday, 01 March 2011

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  • "This project is about concealing valuables, secrets, bad habits and personal information in our workplaces. Here, hidden spaces/ messages were created within 8 general objects such as wood boards, lamps and disposable coffee cups."

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Thursday, 10 February 2011

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Tuesday, 08 February 2011

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Saturday, 05 February 2011

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Thursday, 03 February 2011

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Tuesday, 25 January 2011

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Thursday, 20 January 2011

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  • "Everyone wants to join Lord Vader’s Imperial Marching Band! Now you can march along with the Empire’s Stormtroopers accompanied by the sweet sounds of John Williams in your head. You can even hum the track out loud until one of your friend's force chokes you out."

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Sunday, 16 January 2011

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Wednesday, 12 January 2011

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Monday, 03 January 2011

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Wednesday, 29 December 2010

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Tuesday, 07 December 2010

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  • "Sessions keeps track of your open windows and tabs for you, with automatic periodic backups for easy and robust session restoration across launches. If the current panoply of tabs gets to be too much for either you or Safari, simply save a snapshot of the session at any time and start fresh, secure in the knowledge that you can go back and revisit all of those links in their associated context at your future leisure."

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Friday, 26 November 2010

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Thursday, 25 November 2010

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Sunday, 21 November 2010

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Saturday, 20 November 2010

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Thursday, 18 November 2010

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Wednesday, 10 November 2010

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Saturday, 06 November 2010

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Wednesday, 03 November 2010

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Thursday, 21 October 2010

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  • "In God’s hands, your mistakes are not open cuts, they are healed scars that tell stories of great hope. They are not wounds to lie about, they are words other people need to hear. They are warning signs on roads your friends and family and neighbors are on. They are lighthouses in the midst of stormy weather. They are neon signs he uses to point the way toward repentance."

    (tags: God love)

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Sunday, 03 October 2010

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Wednesday, 29 September 2010

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Friday, 17 September 2010

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Thursday, 16 September 2010

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Saturday, 21 August 2010

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Thursday, 19 August 2010

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  • "Adoptees must attempt to make sense of a complex, deep matrix of circumstances, emotions and thoughts. It's not easy, not only because it's not easy, but also because most folks don't realize that it's not easy."

    (tags: adoption)

  • "Lucky? Lucky. Lucky to have been born on a continent terrorized by war, corruption and greed? Lucky to have been born in a country where 25,000 women and girls die each year due to pregnancy-related complications? Lucky to have been born in a country where more than half the population has ZERO access to basic medical care? Lucky to have been born in a region reliant upon rainfall and devastated by drought? […] Lucky to have been in a room with at least eight other needy babies at any given time? Lucky to have been taken outside for "fresh air" once a day (week?) into a concrete courtyard? Lucky to have been held for feedings… and sometimes only for feedings? Lucky to have been in a Bumbo chair instead of a mother's arms? Lucky to have been taken by complete strangers to another continent 7000 miles away? Lucky to have been physically removed from his people, culture, history, language, customs?"

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  • "Sometimes as the parent of an adopted child you get a lot of comments that are spoken innocently but come from a place of ignorance. Education is part of our job, but sometimes it gets a little frustrating.

    […]

    "The rescue and lucky mentality people have with orphans so easily overlooks the very real pain and trauma inherent in it all. It engenders a need for gratefulness and payback among the children that’s just unhealthy. It turns a blind eye to the reality of their situation and turns adoptive parents into superheros that we’re definitely not."

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  • "Adoption is not lucky. … It’s a very sticky point in adoption but it’s an important one for people to remember. Our children came to our family because there was a need. There is grief, loss, and sadness in their lives."

    (tags: adoption)

  • "[C]hildren playing in the water make noise. When they get quiet, you get to them and find out why."

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Monday, 16 August 2010

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Sunday, 15 August 2010

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  • "Twibbon is the easiest and most powerful way to promote awareness of your cause on Twitter and Facebook, engaging with users and increasing your Twitter followers and your Facebook fans."

    For future reference. Thanks, Dave!

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Tuesday, 03 August 2010

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Monday, 02 August 2010

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Wednesday, 28 July 2010

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Tuesday, 27 July 2010

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Tuesday, 20 July 2010

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Sunday, 04 July 2010

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Wednesday, 30 June 2010

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Wednesday, 16 June 2010

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  • "JavaScript Blacklist is a simple extension for Safari 5 which blacklists scripts from a configurable list of domains. If a common "utility" script used by sites that you visit is annoying you, this will let you opt out quickly and easily."

    Better version of the tynt-blocker extension I linked to before.

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Sunday, 13 June 2010

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  • "This extension adds an Amazon Search item to the context menu. To use it, just select some text on the page, right-click (or hold the Control key and click) and then choose 'Amazon Search' from the menu. Your selected text will be searched in Amazon."

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Saturday, 12 June 2010

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Friday, 11 June 2010

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  • "Project: AK-47 has only been operating in the United States for a year and a half, but it promotes and funds projects that have been directly working in Southeast Asia since 1994. The staff not only negotiate to demobilize child soldiers but provide everything they’ll need for a new life: shelter, food, clothing, trauma counseling, mentorship, education and, most of all, love. Programs even offer agricultural training to give youth the skills needed for employment in the country’s vital green tea farming industry. The staff is devoted to these youth until they become functioning adults, at which point they are facilitated into university, agriculture or other employment."

  • Dedicated to eradicating the concept of the "child soldier", Project: AK-47 has developed a line of socially responsible clothing to raise funds. All of the items in the store are sweatshop-free, and all of the profits go toward their rescue projects for child soldiers, and other children caught in the way of armed conflicts.

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Wednesday, 09 June 2010

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Tuesday, 08 June 2010

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  • What makes Camera+ different is the Lightbox function. Photos taken through Camera+ are saved within the app first. You can edit and apply effects to photos without those photos being on the iPhone's camera roll.

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Sunday, 06 June 2010

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Monday, 31 May 2010

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  • Kirk Morris, father of Marine Pfc. Geoffrey Morris, 19

    […]

    "I don’t think that the majority of Americans get it," he said. "It’s about remembering those who have fallen. … I don’t want to diminish our veterans, but that’s why we have Veterans Day. This day is about all those who never got their tomorrows."

    […]

    Sandra Miller, mother of Army Pvt. DeWayne White, 27

    […]

    [S]he is baffled so many Americans do not recognize or even think about his sacrifice, especially on Memorial Day. Even family members, she said, are too busy to mark the occasion, leaving her alone in her sorrow.

    "It’s not about having a barbecue. It’s a day for remembering. … And what’s up with all the sales?" she said. "If one TV channel could just put up the photos of all the fallen for just one day, that would make a huge difference."

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Wednesday, 26 May 2010

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  • "A portion of the profit from our shirts will go to changing your world:

    "Globally: Fighting to end extreme poverty in 3d world countries.

    "Locally: Providing food for the hungry in the U.S.

    "When you buy a shirt, you join a movement of people who want to change the world. We see need all around us. Stop talking about it. Start living the difference. It's not sacrifice unless it costs you something. Love is the weapon of the future. Be vigilant. Be tenacious. Be the change."

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Friday, 30 April 2010

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  • "Here’s one thing you should know about the Disney Cruise: The culture of Disney is insidious. Mousack is piped into every nook and cranny of the damn ship: the elevators, the restaurants, the hallways. If you submerge yourself in the mouse-shaped pool, you will hear the haunting theme from The Little Mermaid, as though she were down there, somewhere, singing. You can’t escape it by going to the Lido deck, or even, God forbid, your own room. Every single time you leave your cabin, some sort of switch is triggered so that upon reentry the radio is back on, blaring 'Small World.' I thought the Geneva Convention had banned that song. If they want to find Bin Laden so badly, the government should just turn Afghanistan over to Disney and the company can pipe some of its greatest hits into the terrorists’ caves. Before you know it, every last one of them will crawl out and confess to something, anything, to make it stop."

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Tuesday, 27 April 2010

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Monday, 26 April 2010

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Monday, 12 April 2010

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Tuesday, 06 April 2010

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Tuesday, 30 March 2010

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Friday, 26 March 2010

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Monday, 22 March 2010

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  • "In order to finance $940 billion in new health care spending over the next ten years, the health care bill that the House of Represenatives passed on Sunday evening contains many spending cuts to Medicare, along with many tax increases that are set to go into effect over the next decade. Courtesy of the Joint Committee on Taxation's scoring of each of the provisions in the bill and the CBO, this Tax Foundation Fiscal Fact contains a timeline of when each of the tax provisions in the bill is set to go into effect. Note this list includes provisions in the reconciliation bill combined with the Senate bill and not just the Senate bill that Pres. Obama will sign into law this week."

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Sunday, 21 March 2010

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Sunday, 14 March 2010

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Saturday, 13 March 2010

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Tuesday, 09 March 2010

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Monday, 01 March 2010

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Thursday, 25 February 2010

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Tuesday, 23 February 2010

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Tuesday, 26 January 2010

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Monday, 18 January 2010

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Sunday, 17 January 2010

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Friday, 15 January 2010

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Monday, 11 January 2010

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Thursday, 07 January 2010

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Thursday, 31 December 2009

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Tuesday, 29 December 2009

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Wednesday, 23 December 2009

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Friday, 18 December 2009

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Sunday, 13 December 2009

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Wednesday, 09 December 2009

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  • "Prayer—which is simply talking with God—is considered a critical aspect of faith. One prophet blurted, ‘Far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by failing to pray for you’ (1 Sam. 12:23 (TNIV)). Prayer is not some kind of pious decoration; it is the breath of the human soul. Unfortunately, some of us don’t breathe as often as we should—and it shows."
    (tags: God prayer)
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Tuesday, 08 December 2009

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Tuesday, 01 December 2009

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Monday, 30 November 2009

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Sunday, 29 November 2009

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  • "The following story […] is a potential fictional time line for the day the dollar died. I hope not to instill fear or loathing but to give everyone some perspective on a POSSIBLE outcome which does not really take much of a reach to come to any conclusion. Despite popular belief and promises from those who wish to rob you of your savings and investments, the collapse of the dollar might just be an event measured in hours, not days as their control is not what it seems…."

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Saturday, 28 November 2009

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  • "This newly-updated site helps holiday shoppers find great gifts which do not have forced or child labor in their production. Featured companies are graded on the steps they take to actively prevent exploitation from occurring. Numerous industries are at risk for forced and child labor, such as apparel, electronics and toys, to name a few. We are linked to workers around the world by international supply chains, but no longer do consumers need to support companies that engage in high-risk sourcing practices."

  • "Texas and California are America’s two most populous states, together numbering approximately 55 million people, which is only about 6 million less than the United Kingdom, where I live. California, as everyone knows, has a coolness factor that Texas cannot match. Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and wine. Say no more. But, unless one has been living in a cave, everyone knows that the cool state is also the broke state. […]

    "Texas, on the other hand, is growing, creating wealth, and attracting the entrepreneurial and creative classes that too many people think only go to places like New York and California."

  • "Texas will become a magnet for new businesses by offering cheap land, a favorable regulatory environment, a business-friendly culture, and a large supply of skilled labor. Unless California revamps dramatically, expect to see its economy languish, even as the recovery takes off."

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Wednesday, 25 November 2009

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Friday, 20 November 2009

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Sunday, 15 November 2009

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Friday, 13 November 2009

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Tuesday, 27 October 2009

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Wednesday, 21 October 2009

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Monday, 12 October 2009

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Sunday, 11 October 2009

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  • The Nobel Committee could have given the Peace Prize to: an Afghan women's rights activist who opposed the Taliban during its rule; a former hostage held for six year; a Congolese doctor who founded a hospital and has dedicated his life to helping women and girls who are victims of rape and other sexual violence; an organization dedicated to clearing land mines; or two Chinese activists, each imprisoned for their outspokenness on the need for reform in China.

    But let's roll with the done-nothing empty suit instead…

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Sunday, 04 October 2009

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Wednesday, 30 September 2009

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Tuesday, 25 August 2009

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Sunday, 23 August 2009

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Monday, 17 August 2009

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  • "Health care is a service that we all need, but just like food and shelter it is best provided through voluntary and mutually beneficial market exchanges. A careful reading of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution will not reveal any intrinsic right to health care, food or shelter. That’s because there isn’t any. This “right” has never existed in America.

    "Even in countries like Canada and the U.K., there is no intrinsic right to health care. Rather, citizens in these countries are told by government bureaucrats what health-care treatments they are eligible to receive and when they can receive them. All countries with socialized medicine ration health care by forcing their citizens to wait in lines to receive scarce treatments."

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Tuesday, 11 August 2009

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Thursday, 06 August 2009

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Wednesday, 29 July 2009

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Friday, 24 July 2009

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Wednesday, 22 July 2009

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  • "Centralization is in many ways the worst part. It's the core of the cloud computing model, and anything that takes down the centralized service—network failures, massive malware hit, denial-of-service attack, and so forth—affects everyone who uses that service. When the documents and the tools both live in the cloud, there's no way for someone to continue working in this failure state. If users don't (or can't) have their own personal backups, and don't (or can't) have other tools with which to access their backups, they're stuck.

    "The cloud computing model may be a wonderful system when it works, but it's a nightmare when it fails. And the more people who come to depend upon it, the bigger the nightmare."

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Tuesday, 21 July 2009

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  • "In the same breath that it used to announce a $213 million second-quarter loss, Continental said it will add a $5 surcharge to bag fees paid at the airport. Passengers can avoid the surcharge by paying the fee online. The new airport fees, which come to $20 for the first bag and $30 for the second, are effective immediately for travel August 19 and beyond.

    "Delta is also adding a $5 surcharge, effective for tickets booked on or after July 16 for travel on or after August 4. Delta's airport bag fees will also jump to $20 for the first bag and $30 for the second."

    That's right, you pay a fee for paying a fee. Have these buffoons give any thought to the fact that part of their profit losses may have to do with the incredibly crappy customer service they deliver? Just keep sending more business to Southwest, morons.

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Friday, 17 July 2009

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  • "[W]e’ve been taught to believe that e-books are, you know, just like books, only better. Already, we’ve learned that they’re not really like books, in that once we’re finished reading them, we can’t resell or even donate them. But now we learn that all sales may not even be final.

    "As one of my readers noted, it’s like Barnes & Noble sneaking into our homes in the middle of the night, taking some books that we’ve been reading off our nightstands, and leaving us a check on the coffee table."

  • "Because your iPhone knows your location, the app can show you nearby places to eat, stay and explore, as recommended by the Dopplr community. It also comes with built-in recommendations for 250 popular cities around the world.

    "With a single tap, you can add new places you've discovered to the Dopplr Social Atlas. You'll be able to confirm these additions, and enter more details, next time you log in to dopplr.com.

    "The app is a great pocket travel guide even if you do not have a Dopplr account; but if you do, it offers much more. You can keep track of your fellow travellers, find out where they are now, and what future trips they have planned. You can even contact them directly from inside the app. You can view your own planned trips, and find co-incidences where fellow travellers will be nearby."

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Wednesday, 15 July 2009

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Saturday, 04 July 2009

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  • Derrick Story: "At first glance, the recently announced Olympus E-P1 digital camera looks like a classic rangefinder from the film era. But in fact, the camera has much in common with a modern digital SLR, including interchangeable lenses, a 12.3-megapixel image sensor, and even support for Raw and 720p video recording. As a bonus, it comes neatly packaged in a body closer to the size of a compact point-and-shoot."

    I am *very* pleased with my recent point-and-shoot purchase, but this indeed looks like the type of camera to fill the role between point-and-shoot and full-blown SLR.

  • Mostly with regard to paper, with a business/office life focus.

  • I cannot express how badly my technolust has been inflamed by this product.

    (Yes, even with the six grand price tag. Though I think I'd prefer a 500 GB 7200rpm hard drive over the 256 GB solid state drive.)

    Only ten will be produced.

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Friday, 03 July 2009

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  • They're not talking about fun games. Rather, "how office politics sabotage the workplace".

    I have seen many examples of some of the games mentioned here, both in a Fortune 100 company and in a medium-sized business.

  • Oh. Yeah.

    Features a 42″ Vizio Flat Panel LCD HDTV; three (3!) 26″ Vizio Flat Panel LCD HDTVs; a 1000-watt Panasonic 5.1 Home Theater System; DVD player with 5-CD changer; iPod docking station; two wireless surround sound speakers; a live, 7-foot sports ticker, with built-in computer; a year's free service for the aforementioned sports ticker; a full-size, built-in, refrigerated beer keg with tap; a 1000-watt microwave oven; two cigar humidors (holds 25 cigars each), complete with gauges; and a 32-bottle wine rack. Price? Only $14,900.

    Plus shipping.

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  • This is a handy app which allows you to specify what you want your Mac to do when you attach photo-capable devices. For instance, you may want iPhoto to open when you connect your iPhone or point-and-shoot digital camera, but Aperture or Lightroom to launch when you attach your dSLR. Or maybe you don’t want iPhoto to launch when you connect your iPhone. You just tell Cameras what you want to happen.

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Sunday, 28 June 2009

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  • "Old Map App allows an iPhone user to explore the effects of time on geography and urban development. "The application displays layers of geo-referenced historical maps projected onto a modern coordinate system, so that the same location can be compared over time. Layers can be faded, adjusted, and explored freely. If the user is located within the region of the historical map, the user's position will be mapped on the old maps to the position of the compass indicator.

    "Several maps of New York City & Region are included from the 17th to 19th centuries. All are high-resolution images from the Library of Congress."

    Not yet released to the iTunes App Store, but you can sign up to be notified and possibly participate in the beta test. Looks really great.

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  • "In recent years, at least three broadcasters have decided that the dead-center camera is worth the trouble. Tom Mee, who directs Cardinals telecasts for Fox Sports Midwest, says he decided to ditch the offset view in 2006 when the team's video coach showed him the difference between the two angles. The Red Sox went dead-center midway through last year at the behest of team owner John Henry. The Twins also switched last summer on an experimental basis and have since decided to keep the setup when they move into a new stadium next year. Minnesota color analyst Bert Blyleven is a fan of the new view, saying the camera makes it easier for him to convey the game's subtleties, like the tail of a fastball or a pitcher's positioning on the rubber. 'As an analyst, you're an educator,' he says. 'Having the camera directly over the pitcher gives the fan at home a better perspective of what pitching is and the game within the game.'"

    (tags: baseball MLB)
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Saturday, 20 June 2009

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  • "We're done with the tired old fontstacks of yesteryear. Enough with the limitations of the web, we won't have it. It's time to raise our standards. Here, you'll find only the most well-made, free & open-source, @font-face ready fonts."

    I really like Chunk and Junction.

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Tuesday, 16 June 2009

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  • "A new reservoir is filling in central China. The Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River—the world’s largest dam—was completed in 2006, and the river is filling up its valley behind the dam to form a narrow reservoir extending more than 600 kilometers. This image from April 15, 2009, is one of the first images that astronauts on the International Space Station have been able to capture of the flooding behind the dam. The main objective for the dam is to supply water for the largest hydroelectric plant in the world and to help control the devastating floods that plague the lowlands downstream from the dam."

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  • "We are a professional expediting company officially recognized and registered with the U.S. Passport Agency, allowing us to assist you in obtaining your passport in as fast as 24 hours or less!"

    This would have come in handy last decade when my parents thought about going to Iceland when my sister had to have an emergency gall bladder removal (she was studying abroad at the time).

  • "Barack Obama went to Normandy for a reason this weekend — and it was a good one. The president had something he wanted to convey to the world. That message, to paraphrase a point Ronald Reagan used to make, is a simple one, even if it's not an easy one: It is that freedom is not free, and that democracy is worth fighting for — that sometimes human rights are worth dying for."

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Thursday, 04 June 2009

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  • "[L]isten to your iTunes library but only use a part of the resources. This player was designed with one purpose in mind: don't distract or use resources that you need for more important things. Features: playback of audio files from your iTunes Library; playback of playlists from your iTunes Library; shuffle; sticky window"

    For Mac OS X Leopard only. Oh, and it's free.

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Tuesday, 02 June 2009

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  • Remember when Microsoft knew what it was doing?

  • "Christianity, post-Reformation and post-Luther, with its teaching of a direct, personal, two-way link between the individual and God, unmediated by the collective, and unsubordinate to any other human being, smashes straight through the philosphical/spiritual framework I've just described. It offers something to hold on to to those anxious to cast off a crushing tribal groupthink. That is why and how it liberates.

    "Those who want Africa to walk tall amid 21st-century global competition must not kid themselves that providing the material means or even the knowhow that accompanies what we call development will make the change. A whole belief system must first be supplanted.

    "And I'm afraid it has to be supplanted by another. Removing Christian evangelism from the African equation may leave the continent at the mercy of a malign fusion of Nike, the witch doctor, the mobile phone and the machete."

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  • "With the U.S. disengaging militarily, Iraqi militias, insurgents, etc. have every reason to become emboldened and to begin jockeying for an enhanced military position. And with President Obama taking a soft line on Syria (and, indeed, exploring a 'dialogue' with that terror supporting state), the Syrians no longer have much reason to fear paying a price for promoting instability in Iraq.

    "Against this backdrop, clueless Nancy Pelosi, on a recent visit to Baghdad, promised that the U.S. will play an 'intense' political role in Iraq even as our military role fades away. How political involvement will stem the flow of terrorists into Iraq, or the terrorist activities of those already present, Pelosi did not explain."

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Wednesday, 29 April 2009

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  • Spike TV's Food Dude shows us how to make a Hawaiian Cheesesteak. I'm thinking this might be a good entree for a pool party…

    (tags: food wishlist)
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Tuesday, 28 April 2009

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Thursday, 23 April 2009

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  • You may have encountered the famous "The earth is out mother" speech attributed to Chief Seattle. Maybe you got it in an e-mail. Maybe you read it in the children's book, Brother Eagle, Sister Sky: A Message from Chief Seattle. Perhaps you heard or read it in Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth.

    The inconvenient truth here is that while the words are real, Chief Seattle never spoke them. They were penned by a screeenwriter in 1971, over a hundred years after Seattle died, for an ecology film.

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Saturday, 18 April 2009

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  • I know what you're going to say. Eighty-nine bucks for a pen?!?

    Yes, but not just any pen. The Mil-Tac Tactical Defense Pen is made from aircraft-grade anodized aluminum, and has a pointed end, which can be used as a defensive (or under certain code red situations, an offensive) tool. Opposite that is a blunt end, usable as a control device, especially if one has that sort of training. Stash it pretty much anywhere with the integrated clip. Oh, and since it is a writing implement, after all, there's the refillable pen inside.

    I'll take mine in black or grey, please.

  • "From now until when this campaign ends (approximately one month from now), every post will be related to my campaign to raise as much money as possible for Soldier's Angels.

    "Soldier's Angels is a non-profit organization that does more for deployed troops than I can write here. The best way to find out everything they offer is to visit their website.

    […]

    "I plan to auction off, on eBay, a signed copy of Homefront. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to Soldier's Angels.

    "I realize I'm a 'nobody.' I'm not someone whose name will really mean anything scribbled inside of the book. However, I put over a year of my time, and every ounce of whatever writing talent I have, into this book. […]

    "It's the best, and most important, thing I've ever written. I'm giving it because it's all I have to give for this effort, and because it's not about the book, anyway. It's about where the money is going."

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Friday, 17 April 2009

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Wednesday, 15 April 2009

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  • "The central conceit of the 'tweet' in this case is the idea that Ninjas, which are black-clad martial artists who employ tactics of stealth to both defeat their opponents and avoid waking people up at night when they go to the bathroom, could partake in some of the worldy pleasures of the non-Ninja world (e.g., crunchy snacks) if that non-Ninja world consisted entirely of people wearing noise-canceling headphones. Henceforth we refer to this world as Headphone-World.

    "But in a world like Headphone-World, with the rules of the game so casually muted, what of the Ninja? With no need for audible stealth have we not removed from him or her his or her very Ninjaness, reducing him or her to merely one-dimensional specialists with hearing that is, relative to the headphone world, extremely acute?"

    (tags: fun humor ninja)
  • "While many are called to be the front-line hero, the in-the-limelight pastor or the courageous leader, many more are called to be the armor-bearers to those leaders. They will never get the praise or glory, but their role is just as critical as the people leading the charge or taking the shots. Jonathan needed his armor-bearer and that young man had the courage to follow the man he served into what looked like certain death. In the battle, we read that Jonathan’s armor-bearer watched his back and protected him from those who tried to attack him."

  • "'We want fewer and better children … and we cannot make the social life and the world-peace we are determined to make, with the ill-bred, ill-trained swarms of inferior citizens that you inflict on us.'

    "That ghastly message appeared in the introduction to Margaret Sanger’s 1922 book, The Pivot of Civilization."

  • Good stuff.

  • "To socialize the American economy, it is not necessary to nationalize every business in the United States. All it requires is to put the corporations that control the finances of all of the companies in the economy under government control. And that is what is happening now…

    […]

    "Apparently, members of Congress liked the special treatment that Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd received in getting his mortgage through Countrywide. We’re going to see even more of that kind of thing — and outright corruption on a much bigger scale — when the government is in direct control of the financial institutions and making the credit decisions that businesses large and small depend on to survive."

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Monday, 13 April 2009

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  • I think we may be in trouble.

  • "NiceTranslator is a fast, easy to use online translator designed with simplicity and functionality in mind"

  • "Allowing law-abiding people to arm themselves offers more than piece of mind for those individuals — it pays off for everybody through lower crime rates. Statistics from the FBI’s Uniformed Crime Report of 2007 show that states with right-to-carry laws have a 30% lower homicide rate, 46% lower robbery, and 12% lower aggravated assault rate and a 22% lower overall violent crime rate than do states without such laws. That is why more and more states have passed right-to-carry laws over the past decade.

    […]

    "That is why I, along with Representative Rich Boucher (D-Va.) introduced H.R. 197, the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act. Our legislation proposes a federal law that would entitle any person with a valid state-issued concealed carry permit to carry in any other state, as follows: In a state that issues carry permits, its laws would apply. In states that don’t issue carry permits, the Federal law providing a "bright-line" standard would permit carrying in places […]"

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Tuesday, 31 March 2009

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  • "The Earth Observatory is a website run by NASA's Earth Observing System Project Science Office (EOSPSO). Bringing together imagery from many different satellites and astronaut missions, the website publishes fantastic images with highly detailed descriptions, feature articles and more. Gathered here are some standout photographs from the collections in the Earth Observatory over the past several years."

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Tuesday, 17 March 2009

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  • "Instead of adjectives, great writers often use verbs. Their characters do, and they are always doing."

    […]

    "Frank McCourt spends little time worrying about it. He trusts the readers mind to imagine details. Instead, he captivates his audience with action. If people are moving and doing, it’s hard to look away."

    […]

    "So, if you’re working on a writing project, do readers a favor and cut out the “white as snow” and “cold as a meat locker” and tell us what your characters are doing."

    (tags: writing)
  • "There are many Made in the USA lists throughout the internet, nearly all of them tacky and in poor taste. These awful websites have led me to compile a list of stylish and cool brands that make their goods in America. One of my goals with this is to make it easier to locate and buy domestically produced apparel products. Another motivating factor is my desire for things Made in the USA to be embraced by a younger, more stylish consumer."

    Personally, I own several t-shirts printed on American Apparel shirts, New Balance sneakers, a Buck knife, a Fisher Space Pen, Field Notes notebooks, a Leatherman multi-tool, a Mag Lite flashlight, and a Vornado fan. I would recommend any one of these items.

  • "Family safe YouTube". A simple web browser player of YouTube content aimed at kids. Hit the space bar to go to the next clip. There is no search function.

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  • "Designed and run by vets, Vet Help Direct's interactive questions direct you to personalised first aid advice and clear guidelines about when to contact the vet. Easy and fun to use, Vet Help Direct is the online source of reliable advice for concerned pet-owners."

    Think of it as something like WebMD for your dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, reptiles, and birds.

  • "Wooden Laptop Case with leather lining and magnetic closing device for Apple MacBook and MacBook Pro 15inch."

    Beautiful work, but not something I would personally use/carry.

  • "The Founding Fathers, guarding against sectionalism and factions, among other things, sought to combine both direct representation of the people and representation of the states. The House of Representatives reflected the will of the People, while the Senate reflected the will of the states. This concept sprang out of the Great Compromise, which established the groundwork for a bicameral legislature."

    […]

    "The Constitution establishes these United States as a republican form of government. No matter how many times people toss around the word 'democracy,' this form of government will never be 'democratic' in its truest sense. "Bearing that in mind, the same Founding Fathers who outlined this form of government in the Constitution expressed reservations about allowing the uneducated masses the privilege of directly electing their Chief Executive."

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Monday, 02 March 2009

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  • This web app is intended to keep one's focus on the writing, with negative consequences if one stops. You tell it how many words you want to get written, and you set the consequence level of the grace period. ("Strict" by default, the middle choice, with "Forgiving" and "Evil" on either side.) How evil is "Evil"? If you stop writing, after a certain amount of time, your work will begin unwriting itself!

    There is no save function; you'll need to select all, copy, and paste into your own text editor to save any work. NaNoWriMo participants may want to bookmark this one for November.

  • "A group of liberal bloggers said it is teaming up with organized labor and MoveOn to form a political action committee that will seek to push the Democratic Party farther to the left.

    "Soliciting donations from their readers, the bloggers said they are planning to recruit liberal candidates for challenges against more centrist Democrats currently in Congress."

  • "Freedom is an application that disables networking on an Apple computer for up to eight hours at a time. Freedom will free you from the distractions of the internet, allowing you time to code, write, or create. At the end of your selected offline period, Freedom re-enables your network, restoring everything as normal.

    "Freedom enforces freedom; a reboot is the only circumvention of the Freedom time limit you specify. The hassle of rebooting means you're less likely to cheat, and you'll be more productive."

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  • "Who do you talk to most often on Twitter? Who are your closest friends? What does your social network look like?"
    (tags: tools Twitter)
  • "Humor helps preserve our sanity. It provides a medium for gentle reprimand. And it teaches us to take ourselves less seriously. But we must never forget that good humor never diminishes the reality of suffering."

    […]

    "In this world, tragedy temporarily has the upper hand. We cannot pretend that humor can solve our tragic position, but we can learn to laugh even within the pain, if we follow Christ’s example. Christ was joyful, not because He had nothing over which to sorrow, but rather because He knew that He would one day conquer the powers of darkness and make all things right."
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Thursday, 26 February 2009

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  • "I've never found it very easy to choose which theme to use when constructing a book in iPhoto. Part of the problem is that the sample pages that the program shows you when you choose the theme don't give you nearly enough details. If you want more details, you've come to the right place. On this web site, you'll find an exhaustive desription of each iPhoto book theme, complete with examples of each type of layout that is possible within each theme.

    "Even if you don't want quite so much information, the first few paragraphs about each theme can give you a summarized idea of the possibilities available within each one: the general feel of the layout, how many photos you can put on a page, what fonts are used, what text options are available, and more."
  • 'Before taking office, President-elect Barack Obama declared, "There is no disagreement that we need action by our government, a recovery plan that will help to jumpstart the economy." Vice President Joe Biden added recently, "Every economist, as I've said, from conservative to liberal, acknowledges that direct government spending on a direct program now is the best way to infuse economic growth and create jobs."

    'Despite the administration's efforts to stamp out opposition, however, the Cato Institute compiled an impressive list of economists who disagree with the DC strategy of Keynesian spending to help the economy.'
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  • "My name is Mike Kobold, I'm a watchmaker and an armchair explorer. Unlike some of the hard-core professionals who wear my watches -divers, astronauts and explorers- I'm pretty much just a regular guy. Like most people, I have downfalls, shortcomings, and a number of irrational fears. For one, I'm scared of heights and am therefore risk-averse. I have ADD and am mildly dyslexic. Food is my downfall and I eat considerably more chocolate than anyone should. My job is sedentary and so is my lifestyle.

    "Yet I've made it my goal to climb to the summit of Mount Everest. How do I go from here to there? Training and nutrition only get you so far, which is why I'm having to learn to control my fears and to overcome my weaknesses. My goal is to raise money for the Navy SEAL Warrior Fund. Because even a regular guy should do his part to help those who have risked their lives in the line of duty."
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the iconmaster » Shortening URLs from NetNewsWire

An AppleScript which will take the selected headline in NetNewsWire and fetch an is.gd-shortened URL, placing it in the clipboard. Handy for passing off URLs from NetNewsWire to Twitter.

(tags: AppleScript NetNewsWire scripting Twitter url)

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Saturday, 24 January 2009

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Digital Natives » Fine-Tuning Facebook: A Field Trip through Privacy Controls

Digital Natives » Fine-Tuning Facebook: A Field Trip through Privacy Controls

This may be old news for some, but if you haven’t tip-toed through your Facebook account’s privacy settings lately, this is a good guide.

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Recovery of US Airways 1549 from Hudson River (PICS) | ReasonPad

Recovery of US Airways 1549 from Hudson River (PICS) | ReasonPad

How do out get an airliner out of a river? Easy. (1) You need a big barge. (2) You need a big crane. (3) You need someone to document the recovery.

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Friday, 23 January 2009

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The Inauguration of President Barack Obama - The Big Picture - Boston.com

The Inauguration of President Barack Obama - The Big Picture - Boston.com

Excellent photos from Inauguration Day 2009. I found the last one, of the folder on the Resolute Desk, particularly poignant. For some inexplicable reason, it’s my favorite of the bunch.

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Monday, 19 January 2009

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NASA - NASA Kids’ Club

NASA - NASA Kids' Club

Fun games and other activities for kids from our nation’s space agency.

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Thursday, 15 January 2009

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Ries Robb Maker Of Fine Mission Style Furniture

Ries Robb Maker Of Fine Mission Style Furniture

“Ries Robb ownes and operates Ries Robb Woodworking, making reproduction and custom arts and crafts furniture.”

Local to me (Dallas/Fort Worth), and I love Mission style furniture, so this is for future reference.

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Sunday, 04 January 2009

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Clashing Civilizations by Mark Steyn on National Review Online

Clashing Civilizations by Mark Steyn on National Review Online

“In Gaza, they don’t vote for Hamas because they want access to university education.”

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Friday, 02 January 2009

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Walter E. Williams : Teaching Economics - Townhall.com

Walter E. Williams : Teaching Economics - Townhall.com

“Learning how to think straight, as opposed to what values and opinions to hold, is the crucial part of education. Part of that learning is to be able to understand the distinction between subjective statements, for which there are no commonly accepted standards of proof, and positive statements for which there are.”

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Thursday, 01 January 2009

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aubreyturner.org: Dallas/Ft. Worth Gun Shows

aubreyturner.org: Dallas/Ft. Worth Gun Shows

“This site is a compilation of gun show dates around the Dallas and Fort Worth area. I originally created the listing for my own purposes as there was not a single source for all gun shows in the area. All of the listed dates were taken from the websites listed for each show.”

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Monday, 29 December 2008

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Digital Domain - What Carriers Aren’t Eager to Tell You About Texting - NYTimes.com

Digital Domain - What Carriers Aren’t Eager to Tell You About Texting - NYTimes.com

Professor Keshav said that once a carrier invests in the centralized storage equipment — storing a terabyte now costs only $100 and is dropping — and the staff to maintain it, its costs are basically covered. “Operating costs are relatively insensitive to volume,” he said. “It doesn’t cost the carrier much more to transmit a hundred million messages than a million.”

UNTIL Mr. Kohl began his inquiries, the public had no reason to think of the text-messaging business as anything but an ordinary one, whose operational costs rose in tandem with message volume. The carriers had no reason to correct such an impression.

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Sunday, 21 December 2008

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Northrop Grumman Unveils X-47B Navy UAV - Fighter Plane-Size UAV from Northrop Grumman Unveiled - Popular Mechanics

Northrop Grumman Unveils X-47B Navy UAV - Fighter Plane-Size UAV from Northrop Grumman Unveiled - Popular Mechanics

“Northrop Grumman unveiled its first completed X-47B Navy Unmanned Combat Air System at its Palmdale, Calif., manufacturing facility. This giant UAV could soon be one of the most lethal unmanned aircraft in the U.S. military.”

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Wednesday, 17 December 2008

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Perian - The swiss-army knife of QuickTime® components

Perian - The swiss-army knife of QuickTime® components

“Perian is a free, open source QuickTime component that adds native support for many popular video formats.”

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DIY Gas Mask: A PopSci Fan’s Step-by-Step Guide | Popular Science

DIY Gas Mask: A PopSci Fan's Step-by-Step Guide | Popular Science

“Instructables.com member TimAnderson uses a 1942 Popular Science article as a guide for creating a DIY gas mask.”

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Collide Magazine | ARTICLES + | Typography 101

Collide Magazine | ARTICLES + | Typography 101

For you typeface neophytes, a nice introduction to typography by the folks at Collide Magazine.

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Tuesday, 16 December 2008

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Do I look like the blue bird of happiness?

Do I look like the blue bird of happiness?

I wish I could explain why I love this captioned picture so much. It never fails to make me smile.

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Wall-E Bento! on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Wall-E Bento! on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

This is rather impressive.

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Sunday, 14 December 2008

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The Tax Foundation - Property Tax Map

The Tax Foundation - Property Tax Map

Not surprisingly, Texas has the highest property tax as a percentage of median income. What this map does not show, however, is that there is no state income tax in Texas, as opposed to a low property tax state like California.

Having lived in a property tax + income tax state before (Louisiana), I like what we have here in Texas. Percentages of funds generated from property taxes are also specifically allocated (schools, for instance), rather than just going into a black hole account.

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Tweet Congress

Tweet Congress

“We believe transparent government is better government. Twitter enables real conversation between lawmakers and voters, in real time. Find your representatives in Congress, follow them and give them a tweet full!”

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Thursday, 11 December 2008

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Ursula And Olive: Geek of the Year Interview - Chris Hicks - Sole Artist and Designer of the Mighty Muggs

Ursula And Olive: Geek of the Year Interview - Chris Hicks - Sole Artist and Designer of the Mighty Muggs

Chris Hicks is the designer of Hasbro’s line of Mighty Muggs figures, which run the gamut of Star Wars (of which I have several), to Indiana Jones (I have just Indy himself), to Marvel super heroes (Captain America). Hicks confirms Transformers Muggs are on the way.

I just wish Hasbro could work out a deal with DC. I’d love a Mighty Muggs Batman…

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Friday, 05 December 2008

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Sichuan’s earthquake, six months later - The Big Picture - Boston.com

Sichuan's earthquake, six months later - The Big Picture - Boston.com

Powerful images.

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TidBITS Home Macs: Minimize Desktop Distractions

TidBITS Home Macs: Minimize Desktop Distractions

New TidBITS staffer Doug McLean talks about software Mac users can utilize to keep those pesky distractions to a minimum while trying to get work done.

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Thursday, 04 December 2008

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Bookcase: Infinity Bookcase Stores Finite Amount of Books, Is Infinitely Cool Anyway

Bookcase: Infinity Bookcase Stores Finite Amount of Books, Is Infinitely Cool Anyway

Oh, I so wish I had a room big enough for this…

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Monday, 01 December 2008

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ET Had It Right: Phone Home! | Dad-o-Matic

ET Had It Right: Phone Home! | Dad-o-Matic

“Phone Home! In this age of email, text and instant messages, it is easy to forget the power of your voice.”

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Sunday, 30 November 2008

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Redeemer Sermon Store: The Reason for God

Redeemer Sermon Store: The Reason for God

Free sermons related to Tim Keller’s book “The Reason for God” from the series “The Trouble with Christianity: Why it’s so Hard to Believe it” in MP3 format.

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Saturday, 29 November 2008

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The 50,000 Pairs in 50 Days Challenge • Soles4Souls

The 50,000 Pairs in 50 Days Challenge • Soles4Souls

“Soles4Souls is a charity dedicated to donating shoes to the poor via shoe drive, shoe drop, giving shoes to children, disaster relief, shoe help. Donate shoes to help shoe charity.”

$5 buys two pairs of shoes, so it’s a donation nearly anyone can make.

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JellyTelly

JellyTelly

Phil Vischer’s latest project, currently in beta.

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Civic Literacy Report - Civics Quiz

Civic Literacy Report -  Civics Quiz

From the Intercollegiate Studies Institute:

“Are you more knowledgeable than the average citizen? The average score for all 2,508 Americans taking the following test was 49%; college educators scored 55%. Can you do better? Questions were drawn from past ISI surveys, as well as other nationally recognized exams.”

Yours truly scored 81.82%, or 27 out of 33 questions.

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How to Get Rich « blog maverick

How to Get Rich « blog maverick

“But whatever you can save, save it. As much as you possibly can. Then put it in 6 month CDs in the bank.

“The first step to getting rich is having cash available. You arent saving for retirement. You are saving for the moment you need cash. Buy and hold is a suckers game for you. This market is a perfect example. Right at the very moment when cash creates unbelievable opportunity, those who followed the buy and hold strategy have no cash. they cant or wont sell into markets this low, that kills the entire point of buy and hold. Those who have put their money in CDs sleep well at night and definitely have more money today than they did yesterday. And because they are smart, disciplined shoppers, their personal rate of inflation is within their means. Cash is king for those wanting to get rich”

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Friday, 28 November 2008

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Panel of Experts: Now dig this Indiana Jones DVD review | Film | Arts & Entertainment - Times Online

Panel of Experts: Now dig this Indiana Jones DVD review | Film | Arts & Entertainment - Times Online

“Each week experts assess the authenticity of a DVD. Here, archaeologists excavate fact from fantasy in the latest Indiana Jones caper.”

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Saturday, 22 November 2008

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Apple Notebooks Take Huge Performance Hit without Battery - Gearlog

Apple Notebooks Take Huge Performance Hit without Battery - Gearlog

“Apple MacBook and MacBook Pro systems saw up to a 37-percent performance drop without the battery installed.”

The gist: keep the battery in.

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YellowPagesGoesGreen.Org

YellowPagesGoesGreen.Org

Kill dead-tree Yellow and/or White Pages delivery to your home.

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Friday, 21 November 2008

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American Thinker: Obama Declares War on Conservative Talk Radio

American Thinker: Obama Declares War on Conservative Talk Radio

Nope, not the Fairness Doctrine. Rather, through a little-known (to the general populace, at least) FCC rule called “localism”.

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Wednesday, 19 November 2008

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JPG Magazine: Stories: Photo Essay: Photo Essay - The Wolf

JPG Magazine: Stories: Photo Essay: Photo Essay - The Wolf

Scott Bourne shares my love of the wolf, only he’s gotten to photograph them in the wild, something I would love the opportunity to do.

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Tuesday, 18 November 2008

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Text to Send a Bible!

Text to Send a Bible!

You can donate a Bible via text message. Just send “Bible” to 20222, and your wireless bill will be charged $5. You can donate up to 5 times a month.

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Are You a Writer? | Copyblogger

Are You a Writer? | Copyblogger

A little inspiration for my fellow writers, especially those currently caught in the maelstrom of NaNoWriMo.

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Monday, 17 November 2008

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Leslie Carbone: Writing Well: Organization

Leslie Carbone: Writing Well:  Organization

“The most important factor in the successful organization of any piece of writing is knowing what you’re trying to say.”

Good post by Leslie on using some up-front thinking and organization to maximize your writing’s impact. This is mostly geared toward non-fiction, but fiction writers may find benefits as well.

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Thursday, 13 November 2008

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The Official Blog of Nectar » Blog Archive » 5 Tips For Dealing With Workplace Stress

The Official Blog of Nectar  » Blog Archive   » 5 Tips For Dealing With Workplace Stress

Stretch, breath, tea, tunes, and vitamins. Simple, practical advice.

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I am not a mistake. I am a one issue man. « Shawnsblogspot.com

I am not a mistake.  I am a one issue man. « Shawnsblogspot.com

“I am angry because as I read scripture I think that the church should have solved all of these issues by being the kingdom of God on earth. I am angry because there should be no need for socialism from our government because the church should be meeting the needs of the widow, the single mom, the down-and-out and the drug abusers. I am angry because the church should be seeking to “take care” of teen-age pregnancies by loving on young Moms and helping them financially rather than shunning them and calling the sinners and their children the product of sin. I am angry because the world has turned us into multiple-issue people and we lack the fortitude and the guts to stand up for life no matter the cost.

“So today I am taking back the issue of life and morals from the republicans and I am taking back environmentalism and social justice from the democrats. You do not own them and I will no longer be a a part of your political silliness at the expense of people. They do not belong to you. They belong to Jesus.”

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patrick collison - an offline Wikipedia reader for the iPhone/iPod Touch

patrick collison - an offline Wikipedia reader for the iPhone/iPod Touch

If you’d like to always have Wikipedia at your fingertips, even when you can’t get lowly EDGE service, and you aren’t opposed to giving up 2 GB—yes, gigabytes—of your iPhone or iPod touch, then this is for you.

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Monday, 10 November 2008

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The Official Mac Pro Website

The Official Mac Pro Website

“Welcome to Mac Pro Systems & Software, Everything Macintosh… Everything!”

Recommended by my friend Tom as a good resource for Mac parts you may not be able to get from Apple. (And perhaps for a better price than the ones you can.)

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Friday, 07 November 2008

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Findings - Study Shows Conservatives May Enjoy Humor More - NYTimes.com

Findings - Study Shows Conservatives May Enjoy Humor More - NYTimes.com

“Do conservatives have more fun? Should liberals start describing themselves as humor-challenged? Scientists try to find out.”

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Thursday, 06 November 2008

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Invisible Children » Buy Kilometers, Build a School

Invisible Children » Buy Kilometers, Build a School

“It really is as simple as the subject says. Yannick Daoudi will be bicycling around Uganda throughout December & January to raise money for Keyo Secondary School, an Invisible Children partner school. To raise the money, he’s asking supporters to finance this by donating $3 for every kilometer he reaches on his 1000/km trip.”

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Obama Declines GOP Request to Redistribute Votes

Obama Declines GOP Request to Redistribute Votes

“It’s not that we want to punish your success,” wrote RNC chairman Mike Duncan. “We just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you has a chance for success too. Our attitude is that if the election’s good for folks from the bottom up, it’s gonna be good for everybody … when you spread the power around, it’s good for everybody.”

Brilliant.

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Wednesday, 05 November 2008

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Nectar: A fresh look at you

Nectar: A fresh look at you

Nectar is all about delivering a online presence that doesn’t sell a product or service, but rather sells you. The team believes in helping people build their own personal brand.

Being friends with one of Nectar’s founders, I’ve gotten inside peeks of their development process. I can tell you, the team is passionate, their product is inspired, and if you need to consolidate your online presence, or create one from scratch, Nectar can deliver the goods.

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10 Handy Numbers to Save in Your Mobile Phone | Marc and Angel Hack Life

10 Handy Numbers to Save in Your Mobile Phone | Marc and Angel Hack Life

“‘Always be prepared!’  That’s the Boy Scout motto.  Here are 10 phone numbers we could not care less about until the moment we need them…”

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VMware: Team Fusion: Make Windows Unity windows look like Mac OS X Windows: WindowsBlinds with VMware Fusion

VMware: Team Fusion: Make Windows Unity windows look like Mac OS X Windows: WindowsBlinds with VMware Fusion

This is really a just-in-case sort of bookmark for my own future reference, but those of you using Fusion to run Windows on your Mac may find it useful as well.

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Monday, 03 November 2008

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TidBITS Safe Computing: iPhone Security Tips

TidBITS Safe Computing: iPhone Security Tips

Rich Mogull’s article from earlier this year is still wonderful advice.

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Five Things You May not Know About NetNewsWire: NewsGator Widget Blog

Five Things You May not Know About NetNewsWire: NewsGator Widget Blog

Brent Simmons, creator of my favorite RSS reader, with five things you may not know about NetNewsWire. The keyboard shortcuts are alone worth the entire read.

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SHARKIE

SHARKIE

“Superficially, it shares many features common to most markers, but appearances can be deceptive. For starters, it’s made from the glass-reinforced plastic, Grivory […] and features walls that are 4 times thicker than similar markers. This means it’s built for impact and, in a self-defense emergency it can become an efficient Yawara stick for driving off an attacker. Plus, the screw-top cap will stay in place and won’t pop off like a regular marker’s cap would when you strike a percussion blow, or when obtaining joint locks or submission holds.” $6

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Saturday, 01 November 2008

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Kayak.com - Cheap Flights, Airline Tickets, Cheap Airfare & Discount Travel Deals

Kayak.com - Cheap Flights, Airline Tickets, Cheap Airfare & Discount Travel Deals

“Find and book cheap airline tickets, hotel rooms, vacations and rental cars with Kayak.com. Search hundreds of travel sites, compare results, and buy direct.”

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Baseball Brains - Fielding Into The World Series | Scientific Blogging

Baseball Brains - Fielding Into The World Series | Scientific Blogging

“With the crack of the bat, the ball sails deep into the outfield. The center-fielder starts his run back and to the right, trying to keep his eyes on the ball through its flight path. His pace quickens initially, then slows down as the ball approaches.”

An interesting look at the perceptions and mental processes of fielders in baseball.

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18 Means for Living Below Your Means | Marc and Angel Hack Life

18 Means for Living Below Your Means | Marc and Angel Hack Life

“Live a comfortable life, not a wasteful one.  Do not spend to impress others.  Do not live life trying to fool yourself into thinking …”

Lots of good common-sense stuff here that too many of us don’t use our common sense on.

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Schedule Future-Dated Twitter Tweets » TweetLater.com

Schedule Future-Dated Twitter Tweets » TweetLater.com

“Stuck on an aircraft? Back to back meetings? Taking vacation? Running errands? Playing with the kids? Keep your Twitter stream ticking over with new tweets even when you’re not in front of your computer. Or, use it as your personal reminder system. PLUS… Send automated thank you notes to new followers, and automatically follow new followers, if you choose to do so.”

I haven’t actually used TweetLater, but thought the concept intriguing.

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HALLOWE’EN 2008

HALLOWE’EN 2008

Steve Hayman carved/built a Cylon pumpkin, complete with that terrifying red light…

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Friday, 31 October 2008

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Finishing Well: What does activist Christianity look like?

Finishing Well: What does activist Christianity look like?

My friend Mike has an excellent post on what Christianity should look like. I routinely fail at this.

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Macworld | Eight ways Twitter will change your life

Macworld | Eight ways Twitter will change your life

“It seems that everyone is atwitter about Twitter. Even PC World. So here’s PC World’s list of ways Twitter works — and doesn’t.”

And no comments from the peanut gallery on “not getting Twitter”. If you don’t get it, you don’t get it. No one’s holding a gun to your head to participate.

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Scout’s Honor | Texas Magazine

Scout's Honor | Texas Magazine

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has written a book about how the Boy Scouts provided such a positive influence on him growing up. “I wrote the book for two main reasons: to espouse the virtues of a movement that has positively shaped the lives of millions of young men and to expose the virus of secularism that endangers institutions that teach traditional values.”

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Christopher Nolan on ‘Dark Knight’ and its box-office billion: ‘It’s mystifying to me’ | Hero Complex | Los Angeles Times

Christopher Nolan on 'Dark Knight' and its box-office billion: 'It's mystifying to me' | Hero Complex | Los Angeles Times

First of a three-part interview with Christopher Nolan, writer, director and producer of arguably my favorite movie in the past five years. (The other two parts are already online and are linked at the end of this part.)

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Online Spreadsheets - EditGrid

Online Spreadsheets - EditGrid

“EditGrid is a free web-based online spreadsheet which allows you to create and share spreadsheets documents. You can collaborate with your team, publish your spreadsheets and even power them with external data.”

Looks interesting.

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Thursday, 30 October 2008

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Little Green Footballs - Obama Ridicules ‘Socialist’ Charge, But He Admitted Seeking Out Marxist Professors and Socialist Conferences

Little Green Footballs - Obama Ridicules 'Socialist' Charge, But He Admitted Seeking Out Marxist Professors and Socialist Conferences

Complete with audio of Obama himself talking about his socialist influences.

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Wednesday, 29 October 2008

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iPhone Search

iPhone Search

My friend Michael Tsai has created a simple search page for iPhone users. You can search Amazon, IMDB, Netflix, and Wikipedia all from a single page. Pull this up in Mobile Safari on your iPhone, then add it to your home screen, and you’re good to go the next time you need to find a book or settle a historical argument.

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Monday, 27 October 2008

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Cruz - A Social Browser for Mac OS X Leopard

Cruz - A Social Browser for Mac OS X Leopard

Todd Ditchendorf, the developer of Fluid, has entered the web browsing space with Cruz. Featuring an open plug-in architecture, global keyboard shortcuts, sidebar windows, session restore, TinyURL link creation, and automatic software updates, Cruz looks like an interesting addition to the browser arena.

I’ve been playing with Cruz for a couple of days, and it seems fairly stable for the little web browsing I’ve thrown at it. I did create a right-side sidebar for Hahlo, the excellent Twitter web app optimized for the iPhone. It’s been an interesting and fun experiment so far, and I encourage Mac users to check Cruz out.

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How To: 13 Step Method For Buying A Car While Controlling The Sale And The Price

How To: 13 Step Method For Buying A Car While Controlling The Sale And The Price

Title is pretty self-explanatory. The advice at the end regarding used cars is dead on. My next door neighbor growing up was a mechanic, with his own shop, and my dad had him look at my first car, and a couple of others he’d picked out. (My dad has a knack for finding great used cars.) It’s never a bad idea to have a mechanic not affiliated with a dealership/brand, and most importantly, one you can trust, in your contact list.

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Friday, 24 October 2008

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Macworld | Mac 911 | Etiquette and the BCC field

Macworld | Mac 911 | Etiquette and the BCC field

“An email message’s To field is not a plaything. Be respectful of others’ addresses by putting the BCC field to good use.”

I know several people who need to read this article. Unfortunately, I’m fairly certain none of them read my blog, or read Macworld, so they won’t see this…

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Macworld | Mac 911 | More on etiquette and email

Macworld | Mac 911 | More on etiquette and email

“Huh, it seems that the subject of etiquette and email has struck a chord with our readers. Here’s more helpful advice to pass along to the email unwise.”

There’s a mention in this piece about chain e-mails. Note that I never respond to or forward chain e-mails, so you can just leave me out of those, k?

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Mini Motel

Mini Motel

“Never again find yourself stranded in a transportation terminal with no place to sleep! The Mini Motel provides you with comfortable sleeping accommodations no matter where your travels take you.”

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Thursday, 23 October 2008

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Pro-abortion - The Curt Jester

Pro-abortion - The Curt Jester

“Either dismembering a child in the womb is an acceptable moral act or it isn’t. If you think it is then you are pro-abortion and should admit it.”

Jeff Miller has a nice little piece on the nuances of language in the abortion debate.

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Rands In Repose: FriendDA

Rands In Repose: FriendDA

“The following morning, if I’m still chewing on the bright idea, I start to worry because the logical next step is to pitch a friend. The rule here is: all ideas improve as a function of the number of eyeballs that see them. The troubling converse rule is: as soon as your idea gets out in the wild, it’s no longer yours.”

Rands’ idea is that of a Non-Disclosure Agreement for friends, only not legally binding like a real NDA.

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FriendDA — Slightly more than a hearty handshake

FriendDA -- Slightly more than a hearty handshake

The official document.

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21 Most Used Fonts By Professional Designers | instantShift

21 Most Used Fonts By Professional Designers | instantShift

Not surprisingly, Helvetica tops the list. I was pleased to see Futura in the top ten. I’m a big fan of Futura Bold.

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blackr

blackr

“blackr is a bookmarklet you can put in your browser’s bookmarks bar. Later, when you are on a photo page or one of the “All sizes” pages on flickr, you can click the bookmarklet and it will hide everything on the page behind a soothing black canvas except for the photo. All that remains is the picture.”

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10 ways to Simplify Your Life and Save Money ~ Frugal, Freebies and Deals

10 ways to Simplify Your Life and Save Money ~ Frugal, Freebies and Deals

Title pretty much says it.

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Monday, 20 October 2008

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Domainr

Domainr

“There’s a whole world of domains out there—hundreds at the top-level and even more beyond—Domainr helps you explore them all.”

For instance, if you type “retrophisch”, you’ll see the top search item returned, “retrophis.ch” is already taken.

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Thursday, 16 October 2008

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Not Art. Gospel. at The Plow

Not Art. Gospel. at  The Plow

“Not Art. Gospel. is an artistic view of each topic on the Sermon on the Mount. Some amazing doors have been opened, and some great conversations have started from this. But what is most important is that the words of Jesus are being discussed. We want to create art that will lead to God, and we pray that this project will be for His glory.”

There is some really nice stuff here.

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Terminal Tip: Add scroll arrows to both ends of scroll bar - The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)

Terminal Tip: Add scroll arrows to both ends of scroll bar - The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)

If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty on the command line, the title pretty much says it all.

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Monday, 13 October 2008

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Umbrella Today?

Umbrella Today?

Simple way to find out whether you’ll need to carry an umbrella with you for the day or not. Type in your zip code, get a simple answer. You can also type in your mobile phone number and receive text messages at a time you determine each day telling you whether or not you’ll need your umbrella…

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ProfileMenu

ProfileMenu

“This is a simple little application which places a ColorSync menu in your menu bar that will allow you to switch between display profiles, see how old they are, reset your video card’s gamma LUT, and clear out ColorSync’s internal profile cache when it starts acting up. Useful for troubleshooting, evaluating calibration packages, and for those times when you just want to change white points on a whim.”

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Man decorates basement with $10 worth of Sharpie - Health & Family - Kentucky.com

Man decorates basement with $10 worth of Sharpie - Health & Family - Kentucky.com

The title is pretty self-explanatory. Pretty impressive.

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New Buzz on Honey | ScienCentral | Science Videos | Science News

New Buzz on Honey | ScienCentral | Science Videos | Science News

“The next time you’ve got a sinus infection, that honey in your tea might do more than just soothe your cough, says a recent study done by the University of Ottawa. Researchers found that two types of honey are effective at killing bacteria that cause sinusitis and other infections.”

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Monday, 06 October 2008

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iPhone Steals Lead Over Kindle - Forbes.com

“Free app Stanza has more people reading books on iPhones than on Amazon’s Kindle e-reader.”

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Saturday, 04 October 2008

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SmartSleep

“[A] preference pane that dynamically sets the sleep state of your machine. It’s a successor to Hibernate.prefPane.”

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Monday, 29 September 2008

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Brunton Vapor™ AF All Fuel Expedition Stove

Runs on pretty much any liquid fuel there is: butane, diesel #1, kerosene, auto gasoline, aviation gas, white gas, and more.

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Saturday, 27 September 2008

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Fly tshirt Tshirt - PleaseDressMe

I can think of several teenagers who would wear this shirt…

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The New York Times > Opinion > Image > Op-Art

“Statler & Waldorf come down from their balcony to agree to disagree about why watch the presidential debate.”

They accurately sum up my feelings on the matter.

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Wednesday, 24 September 2008

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Canon Digital Learning Center - Sample Video: EOS 5D Mark II

“REVERIE, an independently-produced video by Explorer of Light Vincent Laforet. This video was shot with a pre-production Canon EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR. The files used to create this video were not manipulated in any way, only re-compressed for ¼ resolution display on our website.”

Pretty amazing for a $2,700 camera with the primary purpose of shooting photographs.

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Vincent Laforet : photos : Reverie - Behind The Scenes- powered by SmugMug

“Behind the scenes footage of Reverie the film by Vincent Laforet.”

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Helvetica and Alternatives to Helvetica | The FontFeed

You can certainly skip this one if you’re not a type nerd. My favorite of the alternative bunch is FF Schulbuch.

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Leslie Carbone: Ten Conservative Concerns with the Treasury Bailout

The House Republican Study Committee, a group of conservative Representatives, yesterday issued a list of “Ten Conservative Concerns” with the Bush bail-out.

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PhotoBook - Caffeinated Cocoa

“PhotoBook is a Facebook photo browser for Mac. It makes it easy and fun to manage, share, and view your friends’ Facebook photos in one intuitive interface.”

You can also import single photos or entire albums into iPhoto with one click. Handy for capturing those images of yourself others have taken.

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Sunday, 21 September 2008

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Subterranean Press » Blog Archive » A Brand New Short Story by John Scalzi

What might it look like if super heroes really existed in our publicity-minded, sue-happy society? This short story by John Scalzi nails it pretty well.

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Friday, 19 September 2008

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BBC NEWS | Entertainment | New Hitchhiker’s author announced

“Children’s author Eoin Colfer is commissioned to write a sixth installment of the Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy series.”

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PMSBuddy.com - The free online PMS reminder

“PMSBuddy.com is a free service created with a single goal in mind: to keep you aware of when your wife, girlfriend, mother, sister, daughter, or any other women in your life are closing in on ‘that time of the month’ - when things can get intense for what may seem to be no reason at all.”

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Monday, 15 September 2008

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Andy Ihnatko’s Celestial Waste of Bandwidth (BETA) » 1933-2008

Mac pundit Andy Ihnatko eulogies his mother on her recent passing after a nearly year-long battle with cancer. Grab some tissues.

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Saturday, 13 September 2008

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Ironic Sans: In a political campaign far, far away…

Love the “A New Hope” poster. I would’ve already bought one if not for the fact that Lucasfilm is such a corporate copyright nazi that they don’t let fans make a few bucks off of brilliant stuff like this.

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Thursday, 11 September 2008

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Has the Large Hadron Collider destroyed the world yet?

Um….yeah. Like we’d ever see any other answer.

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.- THE CHANGERING Obama 2008 - Home -.

My friend Tiffany accurately summed this up in her tweet where I saw this link: “I bet this idea made a lot more sense while the pot was still being smoked.”

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MoreCowbell.dj

Upload a MP3. Add more cowbell to the song. Oh dear God.

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Saturday, 06 September 2008

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Diamond Insider: A Mervis Blog » Tell Us Your Stories » We Interview Tom Bridge of WeLoveDC. Because We Also Love DC.

My friend Tom is interviewed about his relationship, proposal, and marriage to my friend Tiffany. I’m still pleased to have been somewhat on the inside track regarding Tom’s purchasing the ring, planning the proposal, etc.

Politely ignore that the last two paragraphs of the post are a none-too-thinly veiled advertisement for the blog’s corporate parent.

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DiscCloud - Home

“With DiscCloud, you can transform a PC, Workstation, or other x86 based machine into a powerful Leopard Desktop Server. Once your desktop is in the DiscCloud, you can scale and manage it with VMware on standard x86 servers.”

Not that I plan on doing anything like this, I just found it intriguing.

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Police Get Geeky with Twitter | PSFK - Trends, Ideas & Inspiration

“Police in Scottsdale, Arizona are using the micro blogging service to send out alerts on pertinent town information such as road closings, traffic problems, power outages and severe weather warnings.”

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Thursday, 04 September 2008

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(New) HD TiVo Coming to DirecTV!

Pretty excited, technology-wise. I believe this answers our question of whether to stay with DirecTV or move to Verizon FiOS TV when we’re ready to step up to HD. We love our TiVo…

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Wednesday, 03 September 2008

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Finishing Well: Strange responses to “pain”
Great piece from my friend Mike.

“We will do whatever is needed to keep from feeling pain in the moment. It doesn’t really matter to us whether the solution has actually changed anything, but in the moment we ‘feel’ better. Our whole culture has done that in our response to God. […] But we do….we will do whatever it takes to ‘be happy’ and avoid pain in the moment. We divorce our mates to ‘be happy.’ We hurt others so we can ‘be happy.’ We make a big change to get a little result in the moment so we feel like we have solved our problem without really changing anything at all. We have yet to resolve the problem, but we feel better.”
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The Tshirt and Tee Search Engine - PleaseDressMe
Pretty nifty. I discovered a new Star Wars t-shirt while playing around with it.
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The curse word ‘Battlestar Galactica’ created - CNN.com
Humorous look at the fake curse word “frak”. Yes, it’s intended as a replacement for exactly the word you’re thinking of. I had no idea Glen Larson had coined it during the original Galactica series I watched religiously as a boy. I did, however, remember “feldergarb”.
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Tuesday, 02 September 2008

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D90 | D-MOVIE
“Special site for Nikon’s next-generation D-SLR, the D90. This features detailed product information and a variety of sample images, as well as movies captured with the D90’s new innovative movie function, D-Movie.”

The first digital SLR to shoot movies. And they’re pretty impressive movies, considering it’s a dSLR and not a dedicated video camera.
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bradandgeo: ‘cognitive surplus’ and the church…
“And when people come out of this stupor, what you find is people not wanting a passive, received religion, but a spirituality that they are a part of, or as the article says, an ‘architecture of participation’. And this is ironic because this is exactly the same shift that needed to happen 2000 years ago - the shift from one priest to the ‘priesthood of all believers’; the shift from a few select leaders to a plurality of ‘gifts’ making up the body as a whole.”

This certainly engaged my gray matter…
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Monday, 25 August 2008

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China’s totalitarian games - The Boston Globe
Jeff Jacoby sums up why I did my best to boycott watching this year’s Olympic Games. (I confess I failed due to having nowhere else to go while the missus watched the various sporting contests. (Sheesh, as if “rhythmic gymnastics”, aka, dancing with a hula hoop, is really a sport.) )
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Friday, 22 August 2008

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The Eternal Value of Privacy
“Supporters of wholesale government surveillance are fond of saying that only the guilty should be worried about spying. Let’s put that spurious argument out to pasture once and for all. Commentary by Bruce Schneier.”

Definite food for thought. This stood out to me:

“A future in which privacy would face constant assault was so alien to the framers of the Constitution that it never occurred to them to call out privacy as an explicit right. Privacy was inherent to the nobility of their being and their cause. Of course being watched in your own home was unreasonable. Watching at all was an act so unseemly as to be inconceivable among gentlemen in their day. You watched convicted criminals, not free citizens. You ruled your own home. It’s intrinsic to the concept of liberty.”
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Glassdoor.com - Company Ratings, Reviews, and Salaries
Employees can post reviews of the companies they work for, as well as salary histories. The thought is that you can research places you may want to go work to get a realistic expectation of what it’s like. I haven’t delved in to Glassdoor.com, but I can see the potential for it to become one massive bitch session for unhappy employees.
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Thursday, 21 August 2008

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Doc Searls Weblog · Is Yahoo a better search engine than Google?
Doc Searls runs some search tests on his old blog, and learns that Yahoo’s consistently coming up with better results than Google.
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Breaking Bad Spending Habits
Good common sense advice that too many of us these days don’t use. One way I’ve changed my book buying habit is to buy books when they hit the sale rack at Barnes & Noble, or if new, at Costco where they’re deeply discounted. I’m also utilizing BookMooch a lot more.
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The myth of the white minority - The Boston Globe
Jeff Jacoby’s latest. As our impending adoption of a “Hispanic” baby looms closer (truthfully, any moment now), my wife and I found this fascinating.
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i.engadget.com - Engadget for your iPhone or iPod touch - Engadget
“So far in 2008, the iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPod touch account for some 95.8% of all mobile views on the site. We’re not even kidding.” So they decided to optimize the popular gadget/technology web site for the iPhone/iPod touch.
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Commuter Flights Grounded Thanks To Bumbling TSA Inspector - Aero-News Network: The Aviation and Aerospace World’s Daily/Real-Time News and Information Service
“This was an extraordinarily dangerous incident, folks. The TSA has neither the mandate nor the knowledge to inspect any aircraft for any reason.” Craig Hockenberry sums it up pretty well on Twitter: “So when the TSA actually causes a plane to crash, will we still put up with their s**t?”
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Sunday, 17 August 2008

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Death Star over San Francisco // Current
“Imperial Fleet Week SF.” Pretty nifty video splicing, especially of the scenes with the Death Star just hanging in the sky.
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Friday, 08 August 2008

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Tweet Scan
Real-time search of the Twitter public timeline.
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TapeDeck. ▸▸ The tape recorder…fast-forwarded to Mac OS X.
“TapeDeck is a powerful and fun new audio recorder for Mac OS X Leopard. It’s just like your old analog tape recorder, only better. A lot better.”
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Don’t Check Your Valuables — Matt Mullenweg
I always carry my camera and computer gear on to the plane. Always.
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Dissolving Paper Shampoo | Uncrate
“Forget packing the tiny travel bottle on your next trip and instead opt for some Dissolving Paper Shampoo ($13). The mint-scented paper shampoo comes in packs of 30 inside a convenient plastic travel case…”
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Wednesday, 06 August 2008

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BustedTees - Schematics of the Death Star Poster
Made me laugh out loud. I’m open to someone gifting this to me…
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Tuesday, 05 August 2008

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iChat’s contact list goes on an iChat Pro diet
A just-in-case link, should I decide to switch from Adium back to iChat. (Easy, built-in chat transcript viewing is what keeps me on Adium. I use it at once a week…)
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Thursday, 31 July 2008

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MyFox Atlanta | ‘Cheesus?’: Woman Finds Jesus In Bag of Cheetos
Two things I found telling from the article:

“The pastor of Kirkwood United Methodist Church does not see anything theologically special about the Cheeto, but thinks some good could come from it. Pastor David Bennett says, ‘If people can find Jesus, somehow, in each of us like she’s found in this object, that would be a wonderful thing.’

“Kelly doesn’t plan to sell the Cheeto and will keep it in a safe deposit box.”

The pastor calls it. And if I were Kelly, I’d have eaten it. Photographed it, sure. Shared the photo with my friends, posted it to Flickr, whatever. But I’d have eaten “Cheesus”. It’s just a Cheeto. And Cheetos are yummy…
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Neuromarketing » Please Your Guests by Fooling Them
The gist: more expensive wine isn’t necessarily better. Unlike, say, a real drink like scotch…
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The 10 Best Kitchen Implements For Fighting Off a Ninja
I think I’d go with the cutting board and the frying pan. Those just seem the best way to go all melee on that sneaky little ninja’s hide.
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Saturday, 26 July 2008

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Number of Men In the United States Who Will Die In 2008 As A Result Of…
Interesting graphic.
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Monday, 21 July 2008

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Leopard savaging a crocodile caught on camera - Telegraph
Wow.
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Tor.com / After the Coup by John Scalzi
Short story set in the Old Man’s War universe. My favorite part: “Jazz hands.”
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Friday, 18 July 2008

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Audiko
“audiko is a simple service which helps you to make a ringtone of your favorite song!” Plus there’s quite the selection of ringtones there already, in MP3 format, as well as m4r for your iPhone. Totally free. (Until the RIAA overlords come crashing down upon it, that is…)
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Thursday, 17 July 2008

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Billy Graham on technology, faith and suffering | Video on TED.com
“Speaking at TED in 1998, Rev. Billy Graham marvels at technology’s power to improve lives and change the world — but says the end of evil, suffering and death will come only after the world accepts Christ.” Set aside half an hour of your time and watch this.
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An Enduring Measure of Fitness: The Simple Push-Up - New York Times
“The push-up is the ultimate barometer of fitness. It tests the whole body, engaging muscle groups in the arms, chest, abdomen, hips and legs. It requires the body to be taut like a plank with toes and palms on the floor. The act of lifting and lowering one’s entire weight is taxing even for the very fit.”
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Practical tips from a long time cafe warrior
My friend Michael has some advice for those who call coffee shops their office.
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Editorial Observer - Losing Private Dwyer, War Hero - Editorial - NYTimes.com
“Pfc. Joseph Dwyer was a model of the strength and selflessness of the American soldier fighting in Iraq. But it was post-traumatic stress disorder and addiction that eventually killed him.” Please, please, please, servicemen and women: seek help if you need to. You’ve certainly earned it.
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Monday, 14 July 2008

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Hey Raena » Dear journalists
Gal pal Raena A., from Down Under, offers some helpful tips to journalists covering the goings-on of the Internet. Heed, Columbia J. school grads…
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Friday, 11 July 2008

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On The Edge 2-Stroke Gas-Powered Party Blender, Model# 900108 | Party Blenders | Northern Tool + Equipment
“The On The Edge 2-Stroke Gas-Powered Party Blender brings power to your festivities. Crank the handlebar throttle to create delicious blender beverages.”

Now that’s a blender…
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Wednesday, 09 July 2008

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Zombie Outbreak
What might a zombie outbreak look like via Twitter? Perhaps something like this…
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Metro-Rednexual Results | TonyMorganLive.com
“You might be a metro-rednexual if…”
For the record, I think #8 is the funniest of the bunch.
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Monday, 07 July 2008

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List of Online Archives for Free Unabridged Books Online
“Want to go to the library without stepping out of your house? Here’s where you can go to get free unabridged reference books, novels, audio books and other texts online.”
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Sunday, 06 July 2008

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Web Worker Daily » Archive Who Owns Your Online Documents? «
“One thing that’s clearly missing is any sort of backup guarantee. While you may feel more secure storing your documents on Google’s or Zoho’s or Adobe’s servers than your own, that security is not something that you’re promised. Any of the three can lose your documents or terminate your ability to get to them at any time for pretty much any reason, and you’re out of luck. So if you do put important things online - back them up somewhere else.”
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Thursday, 03 July 2008

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Heads-up: IRS Spam Now in the Wild — MiPro Unfiltered
Spam e-mail purportedly from the Internal Revenue Service may actually contain a trojan horse virus within what appears to be a Word document. Mac users are apparently unaffected by the enclosed file, but Windows users may want to beware.
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AT&T lets you keep old iPhone to use as iPod touch - I4U News
“AT&T lets you keep old iPhone to use as iPod touch.” I had originally planned to give my original iPhone to a friend, but I don’t think he wants it now that the screen is spiderwebbed. Using it as an iPod touch after I upgrade to the iPhone 3G sounds good.
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TOYSREVIL’S I LIKE TOYS: star wars bearbricks for celebration japan by medicom toy
I’d so love a Be@r Fett…
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Princess Leia - Sending Message to Obi Wan using the USPS on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
“Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. This is my last stamp.”
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Tuesday, 01 July 2008

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Quantum of Solace Trailer - Mahalo
The first trailer for the new James Bond film Quantum of Solace was released on Monday, June 30, 2008. The movie opens on November 7th.
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Brand New: Less Hyphen, More Burst for Walmart
Walmart has a new logo. At first glance, it reminds me of WaMu’s logo, though on careful examination, you can clearly see the differences in the two typefaces. I do think the spacing between letters in the new logo is too close, however.
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Sunday, 29 June 2008

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WORLD Magazine | WALL•E world
Megan Basham interviews Andrew Stanton about his new movie, WALL•E.
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shaycam.com » To the Skater Kid Who Asked To Borrow My Cell Phone
I have often written a letter like this in my head.
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mooColorFinder - retrieve all website colors
Script to retrieve any color information of a website, reads all CSS files and produces a cloud of colors.

“This neat little tool extracts any color information, no matter if inline CSS, CSS files via import or link, and even if you have a master CSS file with references to other css files - mooColorFinder reads it out.

“So, as long as a website specifies its CSS styles W3C conform, this script will find the colors used…”
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iPhone Security Tip: Never Memorize Wireless Networks | securosis.com
Some good security tips here for iPhone users regarding public wifi networks.
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Writer: the internet typewriter
John Watson’s Writer is a simple, plain text-based “internet typewriter”, to use John’s description. If you want something easy to bang out text online, Writer has potential. I just wish you could change the background to something other than black…
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Saturday, 28 June 2008

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Fun Size Bytes - Tattoo
Brilliantly funny.
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The Stalled Server Room - The Daily WTF
“I always knew womens restrooms were nicer than what we guys got. Now I see they have server rooms in there too?!?!”
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Intel says ‘no’ to Vista upgrade - The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)
“Intel information technology staff just found no compelling case for adopting Vista.” Wow.
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The Sky, From Above - The Big Picture - Boston.com
Some amazing photos of our world.
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Wednesday, 02 April 2008

Life from the Phisch Bowl

Oh, did I forget to mention my wife’s become a blogger?

And that she did so last year?

Whoops.

Well, that takes me out of the running for Husband of the Year™.

(And if you think that’s all I’ve done to take myself out of the running, I have some beachfront property in Scottsdale I’d like to talk to you about.) <rimshot> But enough about me…

The missus began blogging last May as an outlet for the angst and excitement she felt as a result of our seeking to add to our family through adoption. She’s also been talking about our struggles with infertility as we seek to add to our family on our own. At some point she began sharing little tidbits about our life at home, missing her mom, and other things outside the realm of adoption, and I suggested a name change for the blog.

In private conversations with friends, nearly all online, I’ve often referred to our home in general, and the study, from where I compute, in particular, as “the Phisch Bowl”. Seeing how I have no intention whatsoever of allowing the fish (phisch?) meme, courtesy of my anagramed moniker, to die, my abrupt suggestion to her was, “Life from the Phisch Bowl”. So there you go.

A small word of warning. The missus tends to use some shorthand and acronyms she’s picked up from motherhood/pregnancy/infertility forums over the years, and some might not be readily decipherable. Trust me, there was a time when I was constantly asking her what this acronym or that one meant. Should you need similar help, drop me a line, or better yet, drop the missus a line over on her blog, and ask her. Better still, just drop her a line and say hi.

Her latest post also deals with an issue near and dear to our hearts. Once again, Kel will be participating in the March of Dimes’ March for Babies, formerly known as WalkAmerica. Due to a commitment with the little phisch, I won’t be walking this year, but Kelly will, and she’s raising funds.

(Much to my chagrin, she’s already raised more funds for this than I need in total for my mission trip to Juarez, to build houses for the poor there, in June. This includes monies from my own mother, who was asked, along with several friends and family members, to support my trip prior to Kelly beginning her fund-raising. Hrmmm. Perhaps I should outsource my own fund-raising to the missus, since we all know she is far, far more charming a person than I….)

So, drop by her blog and say hi, and if you’re led, help us with the March for Babies.

I love you, sweetheart.

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Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Retrophisch v4.0. Or something.

So I got off my duff and finally got around to putting in to place the redesign (realignment?) of the blog that I’ve sat on for the better part of two years. Those of you who normally read the blog from the RSS feed can click over to see the new look. (If you care, that is.) Those of you who read the blog by actually going to it may have noticed the new look over the past couple of days. (Or maybe not, and if that’s the case, I’m left to wonder whether or not that’s a good thing or a bad thing.)

One thing you might notice on the main page is the Twitter section at the top, marked “Recently”. If you are a regular reader of the blog, you may have noticed that my blogging has taken a huge dive in recent months, with most posts consisting of the daily links posting from my del.icio.us account. The reason for that is I’m doing a lot of micro-blogging over on my Twitter account. I say micro-blogging, because Twitter limits each post to 140 characters. (This is largely due to the number of character one can put in to a SMS message, and Twitter has excellent SMS compatibility.) So now you when you visit this blog, you can also see my latest on Twitter.

There’s further tweaking ahead. I likely won’t leave all of those links in the sidebar. They’ll get spun off to a separate page, like the reading list and photos. I’d like to integrate a linkblog in to the main page, a la John Gruber and other bloggers, instead of relying on my del.icio.us account to automatically spit them out each morning. The linkblog would allow more immediate posting, and any comments about the link wouldn’t be limited to del.icio.us’s text field.

The biggest tweak, however, will be under the hood, as I upgrade to Movable Type 4. Hopefully, this will be transparent to you, dear reader, but will empower me and make my blogging life easier in the long run. Let’s hope it doesn’t take another two years for these various tweaks to be made reality.

I have quite a few people to thank for their input and help over the past two years. So many, in fact, that I dare not name them all here out of fear of leaving someone out. Needless to say, those of you who fall in to this category know who are. You occupy prime positions in my instant-messaging buddy list and e-mail address book. You are my friends, and for putting up with my endless questions of “How does this look?” and “What do you think of this?”, or the myriad times when I failed to even ask a question and just IMed you a link with no backgrounding of any sort on my part, you have my sincerest thanks.

If you absolutely hate the new look of the blog, well, that’s your opinion, and you should place any blame for your dislike firmly at my feet. If you absolutely love the new look, it’s because of the wonderful people, mentioned above, who took time out of their lives to share part of mine with me.

Oh, and if you happen to be nostalgic for the old look, you can still find it here, for a little while.

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  • After eight years of marriage, the first collaboration between singer-songwriters Derek Webb and Sandra McCracken. Great stuff.
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  • Type in the word of phrase you want to hear in R2’s distinctive chirps and whistles, and you’re delivered the corresponding audio.
    (tags: fun StarWars)
  • Newton software resource. Will come in handy for my “new” eMate and my resurrected MessagePad 2100.
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  • Fraser Speirs has put together a simple Wikipedia search page for iPhone users, since, in his words, “you don’t want to load the main page on your iPhone just to search.”
  • Krishna Kumar, back in July, on blogs that don’t offer full RSS feeds. If you have a blog, and you’re not offering a full feed, I’m likely not reading your blog often. If you’re not offering a feed at all, I’m likely not reading your blog at all.
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  • “Punakea is a little app trying to help you cope with the day-to-day struggle of managing your files. Designed to complement Spotlight, it allows you to tag your files and bookmarks, freeing you of the strict hierarchy of the Finder’s folder structure.”
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  • “All single malt, all the time.” Jeff, Chip, and Michael explore the world of scotch, including what goes in to making this wonderful elixir, in a monthly podcast.
    (tags: podcast scotch)
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  • A must-have utility for me, AutoPairs has been updated to version 3, a universal binary so we finally have a version that runs on Intel Macs! Requires Mac OS X 10.4.
    (tags: Mac software)
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  • The latest brainchild of Jason Calacanis, it’s a human-optimized search engine. This means it will supposedly return more relevant results than Google, as SEO ad sites will be weeded out.
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  • Pick the way you want to raise funds. No selling products. No door-to-door if you don’t want to. Walk-a-thons, read-a-thons, you name it.
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  • Corner.js 1.0 allows you to add corners to webpage images. It uses unobtrusive javascript to keep your code clean. It works in all the major browsers - Mozilla Firefox 1.5+, Opera 9+ and Safari. On older browsers and Internet Explorer, it’ll degrade and your viewers won’t know the difference.
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  • an extendable monopod that allows you to take a photo of yourself and anyone who happens to be with you, without having to ask a stranger to take the photo for you
  • Mix tapes for the 21st century
  • “Video messaging in a blink.” No software to install, and you can subscribe to videos via RSS, a la a video podcast in iTunes
    (tags: email tools)
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