Archives: January 2009

links for 2009-01-31

Department of Administrative Services DAS Web Style Guide (tags: styleguide guidelines) Design Style Guide for Vendors | Amherst College (tags: styleguide guidelines) Duke DHTS Webservices : Web Design Style Guide (tags: styleguide guidelines) UNK | Web Design Style Guide (tags: styleguide guidelines) Sun Microsystems Web Design Style Guide (tags: styleguide guidelines) Facebook ID theft targets

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links for 2009-01-30

Orlando-Bound Passengers Trapped In Frozen Plane – Local News Story – WESH Orlando Wow this sounds familiar. (tags: airports) The $300 Million Button We were wrong about the first-time shoppers. They did mind registering. They resented having to register when they encountered the page. As one shopper told us, "I'm not here to enter into

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links for 2009-01-29

California Man Kills Wife, 5 Kids, Himself After Being Fired It was the fifth mass death of a Southern California family by murder or suicide in a year. Police urged those facing tough economic times to get help rather than resort to violence. (Help where?) (tags: economy violence) Bailout Recipients Hosted Call To Defeat Key

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Comments Elsewhere: It’s Official: L’explorateur to Close

Regarding Indianapolis and 4-Star restaurants, comments posted elsewhere: For context: visit this link. It’s Official: L’explorateur to Close Honestly, I think it says more about Indianapolis budgets than our dining habits, and it says more about restauranteurs not really understanding the Indy market. I’ve never had the money to go to L’explorateur, and I certainly

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Pig Candy Recipe

( modified by “unmarrieddaughter” from Sweet Potato Queen, and Alton Brown) Software: 1 lb. bacon medium cut 2 Cups brown sugar (see note) 1/8 tsp ground chili/Cayenne of some sort (optional) Hardware: cookie sheet Aluminum Foil Pam Cooling rack that fits cookie sheet Line cookie sheet with aluminum foil. spray cooling rack with Pam, put

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links for 2009-01-27

ChangeDetection – Know when any web page changes Cool. I can think of several pages I want to use this on. (tags: changedetection monitoring tracking tools) 10 Homemade Laundry Soap Detergent Recipes : TipNut.com Stephanie has recently begun making our own detergent – MUCH cheaper, works great, doesn't take long to do. (tags: laundry lifehacks

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Goodbye, Twitter

There are lots of Twitter critics out there, and I have rolled my eyes at their criticism over the past several years in blog posts on this site. My opinion of most of their opinions has changed very little. I still believe most of them are wrong about their objections. For the most part, Twitter

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links for 2009-01-26

Originals: Rayguns : Weta Collectibles, Exclusive Polystone Collectibles (tags: steampunk fantasy sculpture) Curious Goods (tags: steampunk crafts fantasy books) Father Geoff Farrow Roman Catholic priest fired for speaking out against California's Prop 8. (tags: religion politics lbgt) Gov. Daniels proposes canceling WFYI's cash | IndyStar.com | The Indianapolis Star Daniel's proposed to fix the economy

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links for 2009-01-24

'We're All Gonna Die – 100 meters of existence' A 100 meter long photo. Cool. (tags: photography panorama) How I Made a 1,474-Megapixel Photo During President Obama’s Inaugural Address | David Bergman — ALL ACCESS — sports, concert, and music photographer (tags: gigapan photography election2008 Obama) Gossip: Ted Haggard – THE WEEK He also said

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links for 2009-01-23

Stories Behind 10 Famous Food Logos – Neatorama (tags: logos advertising design history) Movie/website name mashups – (37signals) 37signals applies their famous "booking bands" concept to movies and websites. (tags: movies web funny) Antique Investigative Reports cool, cool, cool. (tags: design inspiration designCool designideas)

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links for 2009-01-22

Fourthirdsphoto Member’s Articles » Blog Archive » GPS and the E-3 (tags: photography gps fourthirds) HoudahGeo – See your photos in Google Earth HoudahGeo is a photo geocoding & geotagging tool. It enables you to assign pictures to the locations where they were taken. (tags: photography travel software gps) Transcript – Inaugural Poem – Text

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Painting the Staircase Room

Painting the staircase room. This room really needed a good paint job, but we haven’t had a chance yet in the 2 and 1/2 years we’ve been in the house. We decided to rearrange some furniture so the room is empty temporarily. So I got up the gumption to start covering up the very boring

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Text of the Obama Inauguration Speech

My fellow citizens: I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition. Forty-four Americans have now

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links for 2009-01-17

A List Apart: Articles: CSS Sprites2 – It's JavaScript Time (tags: design webdesign animation css jquery) Artist Coosje van Bruggen, who with her husband designed the “Shuttlecocks” sculptures at the Nelson, has died – Kansas City Star I've seen several of these sculptures, include the one in Münster, Germany. I had no idea they were

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In the news

Scary bits in the news, all coming at once. Publisher O’Reilly lays off 14% of it’s staff – 30 of 222 employees. Indianapolis insurer Wellpoint lays off 600 people. Circuit City closes and liquidates remaining stores. Citigroup reports $8.29 billion loss; twice as much as expected. Bank of America Posts Quarterly Loss After Bailout Lots

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links for 2009-01-16

CHDK – CHDK Wiki interesting camera hack for canons. (tags: cameras hacks freeware) Bargain Hunting in Beverly Hills – The Daily Beast I like the article design, especially the pagination and the comment treatment. Bookmarking for future projects. (tags: designCool designIdeas) Fourth-grader's tongue stuck to metal pole | IndyStar.com "In a scene straight out of

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links for 2009-01-15

derrick cruz (tags: artists portfolio artSpace photography) Photo Clichés Collecting pictures of people being uniquely hilarious, just like all the other people who took the same photo. (tags: photography culture humor) howtographics.com (tags: howto visualization illustration) Who wrote “Footprints in the Sand”? You know that "Footprints of Jesus" poem? Several alleged authors of it are

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Oprah interviews Kate Winslet

Oprah interviewing Kate Winslet after her two golden globe wins for Revolutionary Road and The Reader. In this clip, Oprah is talking about scenes from The Reader. Note – in searching for links for this clip, I couldn’t find news sites that DIDN’T make double entendres with their “Winslet’s Golden Globes!” headlines. Golden indeed. Dorothy

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links for 2009-01-14

Public Art Indianapolis » Towering Kinetic Sculptures By Renowned Artist George Rickey Coming to Indianapolis in 2009 I'm loving the temporary art installations around downtown, and this one I'm REALLY excited about. I'll be photographing these in detail when they're installed in May. (tags: art publicArt publicSpace Indianapolis) Health insurer accused of overcharging millions –

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links for 2009-01-13

bush-map.gif (GIF Image, 1500×818 pixels) Bush 2000 to 2008 comparison statistics. (tags: stats maps visualization) Pretty Loaded A gallery of flash pre-loaders. (tags: flash animation)

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links for 2009-01-12

Zoe Strauss Photographer Zoe Strauss. (tags: photography documentary) ‘One Writer’s Beginnings’ – The New York Times > Photos In the mid-1930s, as her writing career was just starting to take off, Eudora Welty thought she might become a photographer. (tags: photography history)

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Guaranteed Not To Tax Your Mind

1. Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The ceremony wasn’t much, but the reception was excellent. 2. A jumper cable walks into a bar. The bartender says, ‘I’ll serve you, but don’t start anything.’ 3. Two peanuts walk into a bar, and one was a salted. 4. A dyslexic

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links for 2009-01-11

The Art of Web ~ CSS: border-radius and -moz-border-radius How to do roundy corners completely in css. Neato! (tags: webdesign css development) Code: Flickr Developer Blog » Front-end Performance: Doing More With Less Interesting and applicable to our workplace. (tags: webdesign development performance images)

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Sliding Box Cat

We need to try this in the kitchen. Surely one of our cats has this talent. (Hat tip to my brother Gary, who posted this on Facebook.)

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links for 2009-01-10

tiltshiftmaker.com – Transform your photos into tilt-shift style miniatures How the city hurts your brain – Boston.com Just being in an urban environment, impairs our basic mental processes. After spending a few minutes on a crowded city street, the brain is less able to hold things in memory, and suffers from reduced self-control. While it's

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links for 2009-01-09

100 (Really) Beautiful iPhone Wallpapers | Graphics | Smashing Magazine (tags: designCool designIdeas inspiration) A brief history of John Fell, Peter De Walpergen and the Fell Types < The Fell Types (tags: typography designCool designIdeas) Light Box / Light Tent Photo Gallery by Bill Huber at pbase.com (tags: photography diy tools lightbox) PROPNOMICON: Cthulhu Clip

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New Year’s Resolutions – 2009

Eight days into the new year, and I’m finally getting around to making some resolutions. So I’m already off to a great start! Woo Hoo! This should be great. 1) I need to get physically fit. I need to be stronger, more flexible and have better balance and stamina. The photography hobby I’ve taken up

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Addendum to Books I Read in 2008

I had the time to get some extra reading in over the holidays, and I managed to add a couple of books to my list at the end of the year. And good ones, too. The Big Book Of Lesbian Horse Stories by Alisa Surkis and Monica Nolan No, the horses aren’t lesbians. The lesbians

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links for 2009-01-08

People Who Deserve It Socially responsible reasons to punch someone in theface. (tags: funny awesome blogs) Having a wonderful time, wish you could hear – Roger Ebert's Journal "Sita Sings The Blues — An animated version of the epic Indian tale of Ramayana set to the 1920's jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw" — wow, I

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links for 2009-01-07

Adopt-a-Bot More ROBOTS!! (tags: robots) Flickr: ROBOT ROBOTS! R-O-B-O-T-S. robots. (tags: robots) Exclusive Trailer: The World's Best Gadget Designers Speak in Objectified OOooo. I'm going to see this movie. (tags: design movies inspiration)

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links for 2009-01-06

Flickr Photo Download: Air Force Blog Assessment Very nice assessment of how the Air Force responds to blog posts. Good rules of thumb for anyone, actually. (tags: blogging business comments) The Labyrinth Coalition – Labyrinths in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio (tags: mazes labyrinths)

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links for 2009-01-05

Radical Obama acting like he won the election – 236.com – News According to the Washington Post, right-wingers are angry with Obama for…not being right-wing. It seems they're upset that Obama isn't appointing the same people John McCain would have appointed if he had won. (tags: funny politics whiners)

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links for 2009-01-04

Feeling Stuck? 100 Ways to Change your Life | Wise Bread "You've got 20 minutes to change your life in 100 ways. Go." (tags: inspiration lifehacks creativity howto)

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links for 2009-01-02

The Online Photographer: When A**holes Do Good Work Insightful essay on human nature — what to make of people who do good work but also can be jerks. (tags: photography philosophy)

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links for 2009-01-01

Banished Words List Lake Superior State University "maverick" word-watchers, fresh from the holiday "staycation" but without an economic "bailout" even after a "desperate search," have issued their 34th annual List of Words to Be Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness. (tags: bestof2008 funny english language) 2008 – The Year in

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