Archives: May 2011

links for 2011-05-28

Simple for beginners, rich for aficionados: How Starbuck’s drink framework and ordering language 
engage customers at all levels AKA Starbucks for beginners: how to figure out that menu. (tags: food language marketing)

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links for 2011-05-27

Why does everyone want to fix "Glee"? – Glee – Salon.com Lots of valid criticism here, too, Glee. And some good ideas for fixing some of the problems. (tags: glee television writing) Styling ordered list numbers | 456 Berea Street If you (well, your client) can live with list item numbers not having any special

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links for 2011-05-26

The Marriage Cure | NewAmerica.net There's no such thing as "pulling yourself up by your bootstraps" – poverty begets poverty and no amount of hard work will guarantee that you break the cycle. Marriage isn't solution (tags: wealth poverty marriage race) Steven Tyler's Teenage Girlfriend Tells Her Side Of The Abortion Story – Jezebel Wow,

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links for 2011-05-25

Legislator Says Women Should Plan For Post-Rape Abortion, Since "I Have A Spare Tire" – Jezebel During the House's debate, Rep. Pete DeGraaf, a Mulvane Republican who supports the bill, told her: "We do need to plan ahead, don't we, in life?" Bollier asked him, "And so women need to plan ahead for issues that

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links for 2011-05-24

Doctor Who Artwork by Bill Mudron – Art Nouveau Amy Pond | Once Upon a Geek (tags: DoctorWho) The Bedtime Book for Guilty Parents — New York Magazine The bedtime book you don't dare read to your kids — "There’s a reason that the No. 1 title on Amazon last week was a still-unpublished rhyming

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links for 2011-05-21

Alice Austen: Early Female Photographer Alice Austen was one of the first American women to become a photographer, and the style she developed anticipated the genre of documentary photography. She lived the life of an independent, genteel woman during the Victorian Age, but she also defied convention and challenged stereotypes in both her work and

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links for 2011-05-20

Roseanne Barr on the Lack of Change in the TV Industry — New York Magazine "Roseanne Barr was a sitcom star, a creator and a product, the agitator and the abused, a domestic goddess and a feminist pioneer. That was twenty years ago. But as far as she’s concerned, not much has changed." (tags: feminism

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links for 2011-05-19

Feng-GUI – Attention Analysis for Websites and Advertisements Feng-GUI simulates human vision during the first 5 seconds of exposure to visuals, and creates heatmaps based on an algorithm that predicts what a real human would be most likely to look at. (tags: design webdesign visualization)

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links for 2011-05-17

The world's most inspiring bookstores – Travel content by Trazzler – Salon.com Wow. Some of these are going into my travel plans for the future (tags: design books bookstores)

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links for 2011-05-16

And we shall call this “Moff’s Law” Of all the varieties of irritating comment out there, the absolute most annoying has to be “Why can’t you just watch the movie for what it is??? Why can’t you just enjoy it? Why do you have to analyze it???” Believe me, the person who is annoying you

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links for 2011-05-14

Create a new Fiddle – jsFiddle – Online Editor for the Web (JavaScript, MooTools, jQuery, Prototype, YUI, Glow and Dojo, HTML, CSS) JsFiddle is a playground for web developers, a tool which may be used in many ways. One can use it as an online editor for snippets build from HTML, CSS and JavaScript. The

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links for 2011-05-13

Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim (Mac) | GameAgent.com There's finally a sequel out? Man, I loved this game back in 2000. Hmmmm. Do I have time to get sucked into this? I did love the hell out of this game. (tags: gamesVideo) FREEwilliamsburg » Citing modesty concerns, hipster website removes “sexually suggestive” male images

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links for 2011-05-10

Hitting the Bottle – NYTimes.com BPA free bottles might not be any better for you if they're plastic – some are made with equally bad chemicals. Apparently, glass is the way to go? (tags: bpa plastic bottle) Why Geek Girls Shall Inherit The Earth – Jezebel that social exclusion as a teenager can be one

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We’re staying at the Sheraton in Iowa City. Right outside is a nice pedestrian mall with shops and restaurants. It’s the University of Iowa’s graduation weekend, so the whole place was full of roaming drunk graduates last night. I know I’m old, because I think I’m still in college but I’m looking at these kids

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Destination: Iowa

After getting back from Boston, we’re out the door again heading to Iowa for a family wedding. As always, we have a house sitter when we’re out, so stalkers and burglars beware. It will be nice to visit Iowa in spring weather; nice lighting for photos.

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An Event Apart Boston, 2011

I’m in Boston to attend An Event Apart, the web design and development conference. Here’s the event schwag – simple, fun and nothing to recycle. Nice.

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