Archives: July 2010

links for 2010-07-31

The willpower paradox – Bobulate "The results were provocative. People with wondering minds completed significantly more anagrams than did those with willful minds. In other words, the people who kept their minds open were more goal-directed and more motivated than those who declared their objective to themselves." — this is highly significant information. I get

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links for 2010-07-30

Indiana's girls at higher risk of violence The survey does not deal with the context in which those rapes might have occurred or when they might have happened. But it found the percentage of Indiana high school girls who had experienced dating violence — who had been hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend

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links for 2010-07-29

Kickstarter Come up with a project and raise money to make it happen. (tags: entrepreneurship fundraising ideas inspiration crowdsourcing kickstarter) Color Coordination | Young House Love Great tips on matching color for interior design – but good ideas also for picking and using color in other design as well. (tags: color designideas) Anchoring Effect «

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365 unclutter – item 11

This is a patio bar that I used as a sideboard in my old house. I should have offloaded it when we moved in, but I didn’t figure that out at the time. It currently stores the china that needs to go in the china cabinet, stuff that needs to go on eBay, and Stephanie’s

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365 unclutter – item 10

This shelving unit in our dining room needs to go. There are a few tools on it that we need upstairs, but most can go in the basement. In the place of this shelf, we need to put the china cabinet, so we can finally put the china away.

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links for 2010-07-27

EVE | Equal Visibility Everywhere Awesome — "EVE is a group of people committed to creating Equal Visibility Everywhere for women. We're a brand-new (March 2010) not-for-profit dedicated to achieving gender parity in the symbols and icons of the United States." (tags: activism women feminism visibility) Contrapposto – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "Contrapposto is an

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ZEUGMA

“[She] went straight home in a flood of tears, and a sedan chair.” –Charles Dickens

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365 unclutter – item 3

Picked up this Olympus film camera for the lenses to use with my DSLR. Turns out this is the only old Oly the isn’t compatible with my camera, even with adapters. I did cannibalize the flash and lens caps that I can use. The rest is going to goodwill.

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365 unclutter – item 2

Item 2 – old bowling shoes that don’t fit well. I don’t go bowling more than once a year, and when I do, I forget to take the shoes and rent anyway.

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365 unclutter – item 1

Item number 1 – an old jacket I never wear because the pockets are too shallow and my keys fall out. New home – Goodwill. Entering the “A Thing a Day Challenge” at Unclutterer.

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links for 2010-07-20

ProtoFluid – HTML5 and CSS3 Web App Prototyping Facilitates web app testing on various screen sizes, orientations and browsers. (tags: css3 html5 html testing)

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Could be worse.

I could write like Nicholas Sparks. I write likeCory Doctorow I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing! Update: after running a few more samples of my text through, the site suggests I now write like both David Foster Wallace and James Joyce. I write likeJames Joyce I Write Like by Mémoires,

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Gaga on Stage

Yep, way up in the nosebleed section. Also, photos from my new iPhone4. They come out pretty nice.

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links for 2010-07-15

A List Apart: Articles: How to Size Text in CSS (tags: css typography fonts webdesign) How to size text using ems | Clagnut § Typography · CSS techniques (tags: css webdesign typography) Fluid Images — Unstoppable Robot Ninja (tags: responsive css3 webdesign fluid) A List Apart: Articles: Responsive Web Design (tags: responsive css3 grids webdesign)

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links for 2010-07-14

HOW TO: Optimize Your Mobile Site Across Multiple Platforms Bookmarking for the emulator lists. (tags: mobile design emulators) Kitchen Myths Some things you've heard that turn out to be urban legends. (tags: cooking myth facts kitchen) Home | Yahoo! Style Guide Yahoo produces a style guide for online copy. I'm skeptical… We have some great

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Barack’s Summer BBQ

See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor. I’m not a fan of College Humor usually, but I liked this one.

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links for 2010-07-13

WTF is HTML5 (Infographic) (tags: html5 design development) jQuery.ScrollTo (tags: jquery animation plugins development)

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Fishers, Indiana and “Best Places to Live 2010”

Money Magazine ranks Fishers, Indiana number 8 on the list of “best places to live” in 2010. The criteria? “These terrific small cities — even now — boast plenty of jobs, great schools, safe streets, low crime, lots to do, charm, and other features that make a town great for raising a family.” Interesting idea.

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links for 2010-07-11

The News Dispatch > News > Opinion > Tax caps mostly benefit wealthy and corporations Indiana's new tax caps, enshrine in the constitution, will turn the state into a third world economy. (tags: taxes Indiana politics greed wealth)

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links for 2010-07-09

Why Parents Hate Parenting — New York Magazine "As I shuffled back to the living room, I thought of something a friend once said about the Children’s Museum of Manhattan—“a nice place, but what it really needs is a bar”—and rued how, at that moment, the same thing could be said of my apartment." (tags:

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Who does this look like?

The actually photo is of Lewis Powell, one of the Lincoln assassination conspirators. The photo was taken in 1865. But I swear the man looks like an actor I’ve seen in a movie or TV show somewhere just recently. I want to say it was something historical – like a Jane Austen movie, or something

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Fit to print, but unreadable

I realize that it is sacrilege to critique the holy of holies in website design, but I cannot read this. I just can’t. My eyes go blurry trying to separate and read these headlines, and eventually I go off and look for news on msnbc.

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links for 2010-07-02

Mel Gibson's New RACIST RANT: N-Word Rape Threats I can't imagine why Mel Gibson keeps marrying women when he clearly hates them so much. (tags: misogyny abuse domesticViolence MelGibson) Farmworkers Dare Americans to "Take Our Jobs" – GOOD Blog – GOOD Think illegal immigrants are "stealing our jobs"? Check out what most of them actually

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links for 2010-07-01

Sharron Angle: You Can't Have An Abortion Because It's God's Plan You Were Raped – Feministing "ANGLE: You know, I'm a Christian, and I believe that God has a plan and a purpose for each one of our lives…" Yes, I should carry a rape baby to term because your imaginary bearded friend in the

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