Archives: March 2010

links for 2010-03-31

Shots Of Indianapolis Skyline To Depress Nation During Final Four Broadcast | The Onion – America's Finest News Source WASHINGTON–Shots of the Indianapolis skyline scheduled to air during the 2010 Final Four will be extremely depressing and will momentarily infuse viewers with a sense of overwhelming bleakness, the U.S. populace reported this week. "I bet

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Lemon Capellini

Weight Watchers 6 ounces capellini or angel-hair pasta 2 tsp olive oil 1 – 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 1/4 tsp salt Freshly ground pepper to taste 1. Cook the capellini according to package directions omitting the salt, if desired; drain. 2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-low

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Parmesan Tiapia

1 pound of tilapia 3 egg whites 1 T. garlic powder 1/2 c. grated parmesan cheese cooking spray Mix together the cheese and the garlic powder. Put the egg whites in another bowl. Spray a skillet with cooking spray and heat over med-high. Then take the tilapia and dip in egg whites and then the

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IE7 Fixes

I figured out my IE 7 display issues finally. Sorry for the delay – normally I don’t let problems like that linger, but I was having trouble finding a free hour to troubleshoot. Thanks to Wil for helping me pinpoint the problems.

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links for 2010-03-30

The Catholic Church is a Criminal Enterprise – Matt Taibbi The church attempts to defend the indefensible, and invalidates practically all good it's ever done in the history of the church in the process. Yeah, I think it's time for the church to disband. (tags: catholicism church crime evil rape abuse) Michigan Christian Militia Raided

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Southwestern Pork Tenderloin

Weight Watchers 1 T. chili powder 1 1/2 t. sugar 1 t. pepper 1 t. salt 1/4 t. onion powder 1/8 t. garlic powder 1/8 t. ground cumin 1/8 t. cayenne 1 (1 1/4 pound) pork tenderloin trimmed 1 t. canola oil Make the rub by combining all the spices in a large ziplock bag.

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links for 2010-03-29

WEEKEND ARTS SECTION: Dear Leslie Knope of TV’s “Parks and Recreation,” — Feministe I do not have to make a list of how much I love Leslie Knope, because Sady makes one for me. And it is so true! And very funny. And makes Parks and Recreation one of my favorite shows, like, ever. It

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Predator Theory and Rape

Predatory Theory is a very detailed and interesting post on Feministe by Thomas, discussing two detailed recent studies of rapists and violence directed at women. Lots of new information here that explodes general society ideas about rapists and their methods and motivations. Most rapists go after acquaintances rather than strangers, and most of them are

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Pay your damned taxes, deadbeat

“Personal property is the effect of society; and it is as impossible for an individual to acquire personal property without the aid of Society, as it is for him to make land originally. Separate an individual from Society, and give him an island or a continent to possess, and he cannot acquire… He cannot become

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In search of the next Lost

Entertainment Weekly has an interesting article in their current issue about all of the shows written to be the next big Lost and how none of them seem to be taking off in the way the networks are hoping. I am watching FlashFoward, and it’s interesting, but most of the shows are missing a key

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links for 2010-03-26

City of Pawnee – Parks and Recreation April Ludgate was born in Björk’s house in Iceland and grew up on Easter Island, where her parents were giant stone heads. She has the ability to fire beams of tacos out of her hands and she can turn her legs into tigers. On Sundays, April enjoys reading

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links for 2010-03-25

United States and Russia reach nuclear-arms deal – washingtonpost.com The United States and Russia have reached a deal on their most extensive nuclear arms-control agreement in nearly two decades, the Kremlin announced Wednesday. The pact appeared to represent President Obama's first victory in his ambitious agenda to move toward a nuclear-free world. (tags: news nuclear

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links for 2010-03-24

Highways Destroy Cities – GOOD Blog – GOOD It seems obvious when you think about it – if you build a highway through a city, people will move to the suburbs and the city will die. (tags: urbanPlanning roads traffic) Ponoko – the world's easiest making system Design a product, get an instant online price,

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Health Care Changes: This Year

According to the White House – how health insurance reform will expand and strengthen coverage: * This year, children with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied health insurance coverage. Once the new health insurance exchanges begin in the coming years, pre-existing condition discrimination will become a thing of the past for everyone. * This

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links for 2010-03-23

GOOD Instructions: How to Spring Clean With Nontoxic Home-made Products – GOOD Instructions – GOOD Vinegar is a staple in this awesome list, as are baking soda, lemon juice and olive oil. Check it out' well worth printing and saving. (tags: cleaning green howto)

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links for 2010-03-22

Tea Party Protests: 'Ni**er,' 'Fa**ot' Shouted At Members Of Congress Preceding the president's speech to a gathering of House Democrats, thousands of protesters descended around the Capitol to protest the passage of health care reform. The gathering quickly turned into abusive heckling, as members of Congress passing through Longworth House office building were subjected to

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Tea Bag Desperation

Video from two opposing health care rallies in Columbus, Ohio. Here tea baggers mock a Parkinson’s victim.

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links for 2010-03-19

WEEKEND ARTS SECTION: Nothing That Happened This Week Was Ever Going To Be As Important As The “Telephone” Video — Feministe Sady sez: "The thing is, we can talk about how trans stuff is handled in this video (badly), and how race stuff is handled in this video (also badly), and we can talk about

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Home Again

So I got home from SxSW late on Tuesday. I didn’t recap the last couple of days of the event because I was catching up on sleep and fighting what I had thought was a wicked case of allergies. Turns out – walking pneumonia. (Also turns out that I managed to spell that word correctly

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links for 2010-03-17

Florida's Anti-Gay Movie Stance Florida Lawmaker Revises State’s Movie Incentive Program To Deny Tax Credit To Films With Gay Characters (tags: homophobia movies lbgt Florida discrimination)

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links for 2010-03-16

Interesting Letterhead Designs | Letterheady Letterhead design of the rich and famous. (tags: letterhead design vintage inspiration illustration graphics) BBC – BBC Internet Blog: A new global visual language for the BBC's digital services (tags: bbc webdesign grids webdev branding)

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SxSW 2010 – Saturday Recap

Web Content Management Systems from a Designer’s Perspective The Right Way to Wireframe, Part 1 4 different interaction designers took four different tools to prototype with. A number of things stood out for me: 1) Balsamiq is probably the wireframing tool we should be using. 2) They have a longer research/prototyping phase and peer reviews

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SXsW 2010 – Friday Recap

Two panels that we were able to make it to after flying in today… Getting Stoked about Web Typography Samantha Warren Went over a lot of stuff I knew already about finding inspiration in typography – but it was refreshing since we really back-burner our typography in our designs, partly because of the technology concerns.

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links for 2010-03-12

A Contraband Camera: Photos Of World War II WASP – The Picture Show Blog : NPR More on the female pilots of WWII. Awesome. (tags: photos women equality pilots WWII history) TSA: Transporting Knitting Needles & Needlepoint "Knitting needles are permitted in your carry-on baggage or checked baggage. Items needed to pursue a Needlepoint project

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Super Swirl Scarf Pattern

This is a pattern that was handed out free at Mass Ave. Knit Shop. I took a photo because the print copies were all gone. Three balls of cotton (300 yards or so). Needles: Size 7 or 8 Cast on 22 stitches. Row 1: Knit Row 2: K 8, turn and knit back. Row 3:

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links for 2010-03-10

Female WWII Pilots: The Original Fly Girls : NPR "In 1942, the United States was faced with a severe shortage of pilots, and leaders gambled on an experimental program to help fill the void: Train women to fly military aircraft so male pilots could be released for combat duty overseas." (tags: feminism military history women

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SXSW 2010 Prep

I’m taking off on Friday for SXSW in Austin, Texas. I’ve been there a couple times in the past in 2007 and 2008. I’m having a bit of anxiety about the trip after the doozy of a time we had in 2008 (stuck on a plane on the tarmac for 6 hours in Dallas, then

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links for 2010-03-09

What's In Your Food? | Eat This, Not That A whole lot of effed-up crap, it turns out. And it's hidden in there and doesn't show up on the ingredients lists, so you think you're eating better than you are. (tags: food chemicals health) Don’t blame fast food for making you fat – Diet and

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Creamy Italian Chicken

servings – 6 Estimated Weight Watchers points – 3 6 (4 oz) chicken breasts one envelope dry Italian dressing one 4 oz. can of mushrooms one can of 98% fat free cream of chicken soup 8 oz. fat free cream cheese Place chicken in the bottom of your crockpot. Mix 1/2 c. water and the

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links for 2010-03-08

marie osmonds poor gay son killed himself – Roseanne Barr I did not realize he was gay. That puts a whole different spin on things. How sad – and how sad that they church was allowed to victimize the poor young man. It sounds like Marie Osmond drove her poor kid to suicide. (tags: lgbt

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Drop-Down Fly-Out Navigation on my site

I’ve been dissatisfied with the navigation methods here on my site for a long time – I was very frustrated by the long, unwieldy category list from the sidebar – I’ve always organized by category, but the display of that navigation sucked, because it was hard to tell that there were categories and sub-categories, and

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The celebrity “freebie” list

From the episode of friends “The One with Frank Jr.” (season 3, episode 5) in which the gang all consider what five celebrities would be on their “freebie list”–people they can sleep with without anyone getting upset… my list: Tina Fey Mary-Louise Parker Anne Hathaway Kate Winslet Felicia Day alternate: Susan Sarandon

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links for 2010-03-05

Are Aunts the New Mom? « She-conomy while women make 85% of decision about household purchases, 50% of women are not moms – so why are all the commercials directed at mothers? (tags: women marketing) First Look: How Penguin Will Reinvent Books With iPad | paidContent:UK (tags: ebooks apps literature publishing reading) Palin At Oscar

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Spicy Beef Tacos

Weight Watchers POINTS® Value: 5 Servings: 4 (two tacos) Preparation Time: 12 min Cooking Time: 13 min Level of Difficulty: Easy 3 spray(s) cooking spray, divided 2 medium garlic clove(s), minced 3/4 pound(s) uncooked lean ground beef (with 7% fat) 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1 1/2 tsp ground coriander 3/4 tsp table salt, or

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Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes with Cookie Crusts

Weight Watchers POINTS® Value: 3 Servings: 12 Preparation Time: 15 min Cooking Time: 0 min Level of Difficulty: Moderate 12 item(s) chocolate wafer(s), about 2 1/2 oz 8 oz Neufchatel cheese, softened 1 cup(s) 2% reduced fat milk 2/3 cup(s) sugar 2 envelope(s) unflavored gelatin 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa 1 cup(s) water, boiling Line 12

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links for 2010-03-04

BBC News – The art of list-making "A collection of attributes the Finnish architect Eero Saarinen found most attractive in his wife. First on his list is the fact she was very clever." – excellent. I knew I liked that guy. (tags: psychology lists ideas art writing) IPS cutting art, music teachers to trim deficit

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links for 2010-03-03

Universal Healthcare Map Public universal health care around the world (as of December 2009). (tags: map healthcare)

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links for 2010-03-02

Ayn Rand, Hugely Popular Author and Inspiration to Right-Wing Leaders, Was a Big Admirer of Serial Killer | Books | AlterNet Ayn Rand, in her notebooks, worshiped a notorious serial murderer-dismemberer, and used this killer as an early model for the type of "ideal man" that Rand promoted in her more famous books — ideas

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Homespun: Modern Handmade

I’ve mentioned INDIEana Handicraft Exchange here before; Stephanie and I were introduce to the contemporary craft fair by a friend and have attended their events twice. It’s helped inspire the two of us to plan and scheme about our own crafting projects and what we might be able to do someday as a potential vendor.

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