Archives: April 2009

links for 2009-04-30

8 Simple Ways to Improve Typography In Your Designs • Blog Archive • AisleOne (tags: typography webdev webdesign) Pattern Tap : Organized Web Design Collection of User Interfaces for Inspiration and Ideas. The CSS Gallery Alternative – Pattern Tap (tags: reference webdesign inspiration tools ideas) Unfortunate Implications – Television Tropes & Idioms "Fiction has come a long

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links for 2009-04-29

(postmodernbarney.com) » Uncomfortable Plot Summaries "AUNTIE MAME: Spinster exposes child to sexual fetishists, socialists; thwarts marriage to good Republican girl." Ha! (tags: funny books movies satire) NYMPHOTO BOOKS: CONVERSATIONS VOLUME 1 | By Nymphoto | Category: Arts & Photography | Blurb (tags: books photography) Ancient Artifacts of Mystery – a set on Flickr DIY golden

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Books I’ve Read – April, 2009

Larry Burrows: Vietnam by Larry Burrows A classic, iconographic photography book. Burrows was a Life Magazine photographer covering the Vietnam war, and his images shot over 9 years helped shape the American public’s understanding and opinions about it. He was killed over Cambodia when his helicopter was shot down. 100 Photographs that Changed the World

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What motivates me

I’m not motivated by a bunch of platitudes about “finding the edge” and “exploiting your potential.” I’m not motivated by people who engage in competitive behavior with people they should be collaborating with. I’m not motivated by people who rest on their laurels and do the bare minimum to get by, or people who spend

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links for 2009-04-28

Crimes committed by Ferris Bueller during his Day off. | Ask Metafilter I could be accomplishing so much more in my day off. (tags: movies funny research) The Irony of Satire: Political Ideology and the Motivation to See What You Want to See in The Colbert Report — LaMarre et al. 14 (2): 212 —

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links for 2009-04-27

Photo Artist: Peter Funch Funch uses photography as a collage, documenting NYC street scenes by creating composite photos of urban life. (tags: photography inspiration collage street urban cool)

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links for 2009-04-26

Four Essential Members of a Great Design Team | Michael Roller Have you ever wondered why you can successfully collaborate with another designer in your office? Maybe you share similar ideas, but there’s also a good chance you’re nothing alike. (tags: design visualization organization strategy)

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links for 2009-04-24

In Iraq, a story of rape, shame and 'honor killing' – Los Angeles Times It's stories like this that make me want to be a ninja, sneaking around third-world countries and putting down the guys who do this sort of thing, and the guys who let them get away with it. (tags: misogyny violence feminism)

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links for 2009-04-23

A List Apart: Articles: In Defense of Eye Candy (tags: webdesign design aesthetics inspiration psychology) Children Playing Grocery Store at the Indiana State Training School Umm… The Indiana Historical Society can't claim copyright on images in the public domain, kids. I'm gonna have to say "What the… what?" here. The photo was taken in 1936,

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links for 2009-04-22

Kitty's Neverwear: in which we judge another contest…. Gaiman fans suggest ideas for T-shirt homages to his work. If you want a one-stop destination for choice quotes from his books, here you go. Cool stuff. (tags: books ideas cool) Is the DHS watching returning veterans? Only when they join far-right hate groups (tags: terrorism violence

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links for 2009-04-21

Earth Mosaic Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing on Earth Day – 22 April 2009, we’re asking you to take photographs of the world around you, select your best one, send it to us, and we'll use them to make a giant mosaic. (tags: photography projects earthday) Birdhouse — A notepad for Twitter If you

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Coca Cola Bottling Plant

This former Coca-Cola bottling plant complex was built in 1931, with updates in 1940 and 1949. The exterior is faced with glazed terracotta tile while the interior has travertine walls. The buildings are now used as a public school bus facility.

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links for 2009-04-20

Emptywheel » Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Was Waterboarded 183 Times in One Month If I were drown 183 times in a single month, I'd pretty much tell you anything you wanted to hear. Although I'd just give up and drown part way through, because why the fuck go on living if this the life you have

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links for 2009-04-17

10 Most Offensive Tea Party Signs (PHOTOS) I have some real jems in my photos of the Indianapolis tea bagging (to come soon) but here are some lowlights from a national standpoint. (tags: teabaggers politics racism signs) Flickr Trends Trend kittens vs. sunsets for 2008 (tags: trends photos flickr) 20 Outstanding & Outrageous Concept Cars

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links for 2009-04-15

Online Backup from Backblaze (tags: backup storage utilities technology) Million Dollar Babies – The Morning News While debt and credit were replacing cold hard cash as the dominant form of global capital, Mark Wagner was doggedly turning forsaken dollar bills into smart and playful collages. In Wagner’s work, George Washington spends his newfound free time

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links for 2009-04-14

Dork Yearbook Ah, youth. Sweet awkwardness & gawky self-consciousness, how I don't miss you a bit. (tags: photos geek dork) ExpressionEngine Developer's Toolbox | Developer's Toolbox | Smashing Magazine (tags: webdesign expressionengine tools tutorials) PXtoEM.com: PX to EM conversion made simple. (tags: typography webdesign) Amazonfail: A Call to Boycott Amazon : Edward Champion’s Reluctant Habits

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links for 2009-04-11

11-Year-Old Hangs Himself after Enduring Daily Anti-Gay Bullying An 11-year-old Massachusetts boy, Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover, hung himself Monday after enduring bullying at school, including daily taunts of being gay, despite his mother’s weekly pleas to the school to address the problem. This is at least the fourth suicide of a middle-school aged child linked to

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Project Fill-in-the-Gaps

Project Fill-in-the-Gaps created by Moonrat on her blog Editorial Ass: fill in the gaps in your reading lists of classics and contemporary fiction. Make a list of 100 titles, give yourself 5 years to complete reading the list, and give yourself 25% “accident forgiveness” – consider the task accomplished if you achieve 75 titles in

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links for 2009-04-09

Report Calls CIA Detainee Treatment 'Inhuman' – washingtonpost.com Medical officers who oversaw interrogations of terrorism suspects in CIA secret prisons committed gross violations of medical ethics and in some cases essentially participated in torture, the International Committee of the Red Cross concluded in a confidential report that labeled the CIA program "inhuman." (tags: corruption torture

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More Go Iowa! news

Iowa State Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal’s speech on the State Senate floor, explaining why he will not support an effort to amend the state’s constitution to reverse the recent unanimous ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in Iowa. That’s just awesome.

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links for 2009-04-08

Colin Pantall's blog: how not to photograph All the rules I plan tp break. (tags: photography howto tips) Open Left:: Existential Question: What The F%$@! Are We Doing? Thanks to the economic meltdown, ensuing AIG bonuses, and promotion of economic criminals to top White House jobs, it has never been more clear that the American

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links for 2009-04-07

Striking Web Sites with Font Stacks that Inspire – Inspiration Bit (tags: typography webdesign inspiration fontstacks) Graphic & web design portfolio of a usability & accessibility enthusiast. (tags: typography illustration webdesign) 8 Definitive Web Font Stacks [Design Tips & Tricks] (tags: webdesign fonts typography type) Font Matrix Matrix of fonts bundled with Mac and Windows

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Stimulating Reading

My feed reader is often a bloodbath; I add to and purge my regular web reading ruthlessly, and yet it’s always overstuffed and I’m perpetually behind. There are some mainstays; ego surfing my own feeds and some friends to whom I would feel embarrassed conversing In Real Life if I hadn’t kept up with their

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links for 2009-04-05

How to Save the Suburbs: Solutions from the Man Who Saw the Whole Thing Coming » INFRASTRUCTURIST Interesting. I'm not a fan of suburban living, and Indianapolis clearly has a suburbia problem. (tags: urban urbanPlanning economics housing crisis) Unsung Indy – The Definitive Guide to the Circle City’s Unique Urban Neighborhoods. Indianapolis is on the

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links for 2009-04-04

Unanimous ruling: Iowa marriage no longer limited to one man, one woman | DesMoinesRegister.com | The Des Moines Register Holy Toledo – we're now officially married in Iowa. OMFG. AWESOME. (tags: lgbt rights equality marriage)

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Books I’ve Read – First quarter 2009

Wow, I’ve done horribly at documenting my reading for this year. Maybe I need to just give up trying to do posts for every book and just aggregate them into 1 post each quarter. Here’s what I’ve read in the first quarter of 2009: D’Aulaires’ Book of Norse Myths by Ingri D’Aulaire I loved D’Aulaires’

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links for 2009-04-03

Afghan leader accused of bid to legalise rape – Asia, World – The Independent Afghanistan's President, Hamid Karzai, has signed a law which legalises rape, women's groups and the United Nations warn. Critics claim the president helped rush the bill through parliament in a bid to appease Islamic fundamentalists ahead of elections in August. (tags:

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links for 2009-04-02

Introducing the World's First Laptop for Dogs | Toshiba PetBook K9 Oh, man. The dog is really going to want his own blog now. (tags: aprilfools funny) Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This bill, passed in 1999, repealed Depression era regulations to keep banks from engaging in risky investments – This bill is

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links for 2009-04-01

Editorial Ass: Project Fill-in-the-Gaps I may never be able to read 1,001 titles, but I think I can do this… (tags: books reading) Bushy Eyebrows Make A Comeback woo hoo! I knew I was on the right track. (tags: funny) Civil Unions vs. Gay Marriage Why Civil Unions don't allow the same rights as Marriage,

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