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If you want to be more creative:
  1. Ignore everybody.

Great advice.

Posted at 9:53pm and tagged with: links, creativity, advice,.

Gruber:

Google Promoting the Droid on Google.com Homepage.

Because the google.com homepage is almost always ad-free, and space there is not for sale, I would call it the most valuable ad space on the entire Internet.

Luckily it’s not a loud blaring ad, but it is there.

via Daring Fireball.

Posted at 8:42am and tagged with: Links, google, droid, ads, gruber,.



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Posted at 7:49am and tagged with: Humor, Links, picture,.

Fat people annoy me…A LOT. I have heard fat people tell me that they don’t have the time to get in shape. I have had fat people make fun of me for running long distances and accomplishing feat’s they can’t even comprehend. I have had fat people tell me I need to just relax. There is only one bright side to this and that is that I tell fat people that they are fat. Sound harsh? It definitely is and I could care less. It is ridiculous that fat people just see life as something they can take advantage of in such horrible way. Why waste such opportunities as climbing to the top of a mountain or surfing 8 footers off the coast of Aussie? Fat people tend to take life for granted and that is what makes me most annoyed with them.

AGREED

via LifeExcursion.

Posted at 3:42am and tagged with: Links,.

I leave the Keychain Access icon in my Menubar so that I can lock my Mac when I step away. I also have the computer set to require a password when it wakes from Sleep or the screensaver activates. Today I saw this tip on Minimal:

Turn off the screen

Ctrl + Shift + eject

So I tried it, and wouldn’t you know it, it locks the screen. No it is not the same function as keychain access, it does not engage a screensaver. It does get the job done, good bye Keychain Access icon…

via Minimal.

Posted at 1:17am and tagged with: Links, shortcut, mac, tip, keyboard, lock screen,.

Marco Arment on switching to Mac OS X:

We don’t use Macs and Mac software because of the eye candy. We use them because of the design. Design and eye candy are very different — design is a combination of how it looks, what it does (and doesn’t do), and how it works.

Use a Mac for 6 months, and you’ll wonder why you ever used anything else.

I had not seen this post until today, and even though it is over a year old the above statement still holds true.

via Marco.org

Posted at 1:57am and tagged with: Links, switch, mac os x,.

This is the very reason I hate watching these shows:

Computers and CSI.

Posted at 5:49am and tagged with: CSI, Links, picture, computers, Technology,.

The Minimal List:

The programme showed up a few interesting things. Firstly, and most interestingly, that almost anything can be learnt through the in-depth pursuit of a single subject. It makes me wonder just how far learning could go along this route. It also highlighted how far away this approach was from the way that we’re all normally taught. Lastly, it was interesting to see a teacher I think he was a chemistry teacher embarking on a journey himself.

It is interesting to think about, but looking back at my blogging history I amazed to remember just how little I knew about websites and design. I know the design on this site is messed up right now (I am working on it), but prior to blogging I could have cared less about design. I didn’t know how to use CSS (arguably I still don’t), but through wanting to write my thoughts down and share them, I have learned all these other facets.

via The Minimal List.

Posted at 11:18pm and tagged with: Links, learning,.

Zeldman:



  1. Legalize tobacco ads in newspapers.

  2. Encourage cigarette companies to sponsor headlines, i.e. “IRAN GETS BOMB. Smoke Luckies.”



This would work…

via Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report.

Posted at 2:05am and tagged with: Humor, Links,.

I want this.

via creativebits.

Posted at 4:33am and tagged with: Links,.

I want this.

via creativebits.

Posted at 4:33am and tagged with: Links,.

Sharon Gaudin for Macworld:

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Monday released new guidelines requiring all bloggers to disclose any payments or freebies they get from companies in exchange for writing reviews of their products.

This is very good news, because it means two things. First is that you can trust more blogs with reviews because now there will be consequences for bloggers being paid by a company without revealing it. Secondly, blogging is being taken more seriously as a medium in general.

via Macworld.

Posted at 3:58am and tagged with: Links,.

Sharon Gaudin for Macworld:

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Monday released new guidelines requiring all bloggers to disclose any payments or freebies they get from companies in exchange for writing reviews of their products.

This is very good news, because it means two things. First is that you can trust more blogs with reviews because now there will be consequences for bloggers being paid by a company without revealing it. Secondly, blogging is being taken more seriously as a medium in general.

via Macworld.

Posted at 3:58am and tagged with: Links,.

Jeff Lamarche responding to people who think Tweetie 2 should be a free upgrade:

This kind of immature sense of entitlement should not be coddled or put up with. People whining about the cost of the upgrade should be told in no uncertain terms that they are acting like fucking toddlers. Worse, because toddlers are, well… toddlers. These people are presumably adults and should know better.

W.O.R.D.

via iPhone Development.

Posted at 2:42am and tagged with: Links, iPhone,.

Jeff Lamarche responding to people who think Tweetie 2 should be a free upgrade:

This kind of immature sense of entitlement should not be coddled or put up with. People whining about the cost of the upgrade should be told in no uncertain terms that they are acting like fucking toddlers. Worse, because toddlers are, well… toddlers. These people are presumably adults and should know better.

W.O.R.D.

via iPhone Development.

Posted at 2:42am and tagged with: Links, iPhone,.