Archives: March 2009

links for 2009-03-31

Peachpit: Handcrafted CSS: More Bulletproof Web Design, Rough Cuts (tags: webdesign css) Table of Condiments That Periodically Go Bad Good stuff to know, but it seems like it should be arranged differently – perhaps ordered by date? (tags: reference food funny science geek) Home – Octavia Hill Octavia Hill (1838-1912) was a woman ahead of her time.

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Thank Maude for Spring

At some point I HAVE to sit down and finally create and install a real masthead for this blog. It was one of those things I just didn’t get around to when I was reworking the site – and it was a small enough piece that I thought I would squeeze it in. But every

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links for 2009-03-30

The Quiet Coup – The Atlantic (May 2009) The crash has laid bare many unpleasant truths about the United States. One of the most alarming, says a former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, is that the finance industry has effectively captured our government—a state of affairs that more typically describes emerging markets, and

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Spring Flowers

Some of our spring flowers are up. Aren’t we lucky we have this gnome to do all the hard work for us?

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links for 2009-03-28

Flickr: BigKid BigProblems' Photostream (tags: graffiti photos) The Golden Age of Gang Graffiti – a set on Flickr Interesting. There's a symbolic language embedded in tagging that you can figure out or learn… (tags: graffiti photography history flickr folklore design) Bad Paintings of Barack Obama. Oh, yeah. That's what I'm talking about. (tags: awesome funny

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links for 2009-03-27

OmniGraffle UX Template | Konigi (tags: userexperience omnigraffle webdesign) Same Sex Kiss Day, April 15, 2009 "LGBT couples have yet to be granted the same rights to file our taxes jointly on a Federal level, and we can still be fired for being openly gay in the workplace. That's why you're encouraged to be seen

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Where The Wild Things Are Trailer

Wow. I have a million images in my head. I’m struck by how much it looks like the book – the colors, especially, are exactly like the color palettes in the book, and the hand drawn font evokes the like quality of the book, too. Interesting.

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Revolt (or something) at the Statehouse

If you know anything about local Indiana politics, you’ll understand why this video is really damned funny. UPDATE: As I was watching this, I was struck at how prescient local artist and commentator StAllio! was when he wrote about the event planning for this shindig a month ago: if you even know what all that

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links for 2009-03-26

#Beginner – IRC Commands, the Basics Wow has it been a long time since I've used IRC. (tags: chat howto reference irc mirc) A Technical Camelot — The Story from American Public Media Jean Bartik's first job was as a "computer" – a human one. She went on to help program one of the world's

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Indy.org using Flickr photos without copyright owners permission

One of my friends pointed out to me today that several of his and my photos that are posted on Flickr under an “All Rights Reserved” license are being pulled into the Indy.org website – the “Official site of the Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association.” You find some of them from this page – click

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Ada Lovelace Day – Blogging About Women in Technology

Who is Ada Lovelace? She is mainly known for having written a description of Charles Babbage’s early mechanical general-purpose computer, the analytical engine. She is today appreciated as the “first programmer” since she was writing programs–that is, manipulating symbols according to rules–for a machine that Babbage had not yet built. She also foresaw the capability

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links for 2009-03-24

Vintage Pachinko – Nishijin Models We just bought one of these… we have Model B. (tags: pachinko Nishijin games) Subtraction 7.1: Black Dogs Face a Hard Choice at Shelters If you’re considering adopting a dog anytime in the foreseeable future, you might consider helping to counteract a terrible trend at animal shelters: large dogs with

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Economic Meltdown Articles of Interest

There are a couple news items about the economy that I found to be tremendously helpful. I’ve linked to them from one or another of my links posts, but it’s very much worth it to pull them out and highlight them, because knowledge is power, and more average people need a really good understanding of

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links for 2009-03-23

At the coalface – Idiom Definition – UsingEnglish.com If you work at the coalface, you deal with the real problems and issues, rather than sitting in a office discussing things in a detached way. (tags: english definitions ideas)

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links for 2009-03-22

The Big Takeover : Rolling Stone People are pissed off about this financial crisis, and about this bailout, but they're not pissed off enough. The reality is that the worldwide economic meltdown and the bailout that followed were together a kind of revolution, a coup d'état. They cemented and formalized a political trend that has

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links for 2009-03-21

My DebugBar | IETester / HomePage (tags: browsers webdev testing) aarfing.dk » Run IE6, IE7 and IE8 side by side (tags: webdev browsers testing)

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links for 2009-03-20

Web fonts with @font-face – CSS3 . Info (tags: webdesign typography design css) Shakesville: Feminism 101: On Language and the Commodification of Sex Via Humor Melissa McEwan is brilliant. (tags: feminism misogyny equality)

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links for 2009-03-19

Werewolf 359 (tags: gams gamesOnline gamesPublic) American Adults Flunk Basic Science Only 53% of adults know how long it takes for the Earth to revolve around the Sun. Only 59% of adults know that the earliest humans and dinosaurs did not live at the same time. Only 47% of adults can roughly approximate the percent

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links for 2009-03-14

S. Africa gangs using rape to 'cure' lesbians – Africa – msnbc.com (tags: homophobia evil) Tent cities spring up around Sacramento – 3/10/09 – San Francisco News – abc7news.com They're actually springing up all over the country, but Sacramento is particularly noteworthy (tags: economy homeless poverty) U.S. Halted Some Raids in Afghanistan – NYTimes.com Joint

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links for 2009-03-13

Roger Ebert's Journal: Hunt not the Snark but the Snarker But it has grown entirely out of hand. It is time to put away childish things. I must restore my balance, view the world in a fair way, hope to inspire more appreciation than ridicule. No doubt there will always be a role for snarking,

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I’m Not Here To Make Friends

A video aggregate of the number one thing I hate about reality TV — people acting like asses for money. This is why the love of money is the root of all evil. Just once I’d like to see someone make friends and try to win the cash, too.

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links for 2009-03-12

Girl sues school over prom tux denial | IndyStar.com | The Indianapolis Star I can't believe the balls on that principal – who the fuck does he think he is? Fucker. I'm calling him. (tags: homophobia Indiana local lgbt) Cocktail Recipes for the Recession: The New Yorker Long Island Iced 401-K — Put hopes in

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Indiana Girl sues school over prom tux denial

I so shocked by this that I can’t believe it. I’m giving the school a call later today to tell them what I think, because I can’t imagine how on earth this principal dares to do such a thing. The audacity. You have GOT to be kidding me about this. There is no way in

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links for 2009-03-11

Thirty Things I Believe : NPR I wish I were as introspective as this seven-year-old. Wow. (tags: inspiration writing npr beliefs)

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New Urbanism – Study at home

Cordelia at the Phenomenal Field proposes a home study course in New Urbanism, based on recommended reading over at the Where blog. I’ll sign up for this home study course – this has been a subject burgeoning at the base of my brain for awhile. I’ve had Jane Jacob’s book (The Death and Life of

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links for 2009-03-10

Paperprop A site to view some images used to produce Theatre. (tags: theater props movies) Smart Growth Redevelopment District Partnership Sustainable Design Assessment Team assistance will work with stakeholders to explore a model redevelopment district on the near-north side of Indianapolis centered at 22nd Street and the Monon Trail. (tags: indianapolis realestate local)

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links for 2009-03-09

Digital Overload Is Frying Our Brains | Wired Science from Wired.com Paying attention isn't a simple act of self-discipline, but a cognitive ability with deep neurobiological roots — and this complex faculty, says Maggie Jackson, is being woefully undermined by how we're living. (tags: productivity psychology creativity attention memory)

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Life Shuffle

Having been tagged by Cordelia, I cheerfully submit my answers to this meme. The Instructions: 1. Put your music player on shuffle. 2. Press forward for each question. 3. Use the song title as the answer to the question even if it doesn’t make sense. NO CHEATING! (I’m going to break the rules right away,

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links for 2009-03-08

Dr. Manhattan's Penis offends Conservative Critics // Current Of all the concepts in The Watchmen, conservatives are most upset and angered about seeing 'Lower Manhattan'? Alan Moore must be either gleeful or suicidal. Holy Missing The Point, Batman! (tags: conservatives funny movies Watchmen)

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All good things…

So it’s Friday, and my last full day of vacation. It’s interesting to me that I spent so long feeling like I was missing some sort of creative outlet, but when I had a bunch of free time, I didn’t sit down and start a creative project, but instead did a hundred little projects around

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links for 2009-03-06

America’s Unhappiest Cities: Indianapolis city, Ind. – BusinessWeek Woo hoo! Indianapolis is #16. We're so good… at being unhappy. Yeah, can I get a high-five on that? No? (tags: local urban indianapolis happiness)

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A little of this, a little of that

It’s Thursday, and I have yet to do a real non-link related blog post, despite the fact that I’ve been off work all week. So what the hell have I been doing all this time? De-stressing. And it’s been fantastic. I’ve spent the whole time without any agenda. Well, that’s actually not true; I had

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links for 2009-03-05

Amazon.com: The Design Entrepreneur: Turning Graphic Design Into Goods That Sell (Design Field Guide): Steven Heller, Lita Talarico: Books (tags: design bools) The New LEGO room on Flickr – Photo Sharing! And people said I'm crazy because I collect buttons. Check out this dude and his Lego collecting. (tags: flickr collections funny) Flickr: The Flickr

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links for 2009-03-04

Shakesville: Serious DOMA Challenge Under Way in MA The Massachusetts case will go to the Supreme Court – and more than likely, DOMA will be struck down eventually. This is fantastic. (tags: equality marriage rights) Recreating the button | stopdesign (tags: webdesign inspiration buttons GUI)

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links for 2009-03-03

: : NG ART GALLERY : : Lizzie Buckmaster Dove – Cacophony: Rip Rack Roar (tags: art collage inspiration) : : NG ART GALLERY : : Lizzie Buckmaster Dove – Cacophony: Toot Tweet Twitter I love these pieces (tags: art collage) 15+ Incredibly Useful Mac Apps For Freelance Web Designers (tags: webdev webdesign apple applications)

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links for 2009-03-02

Talking Business – Desperately Protecting A.I.G.’s House of Cards – NYTimes.com This will keep me awake at night. (tags: banking economy) Why the Japanese Hate the iPhone | Gadget Lab from Wired.com The Japanese are way ahead of is technologically, and our puny iPhone and expensive price tag doesn't cut it. (tags: technology japan iphone

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