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Working

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Working: And if you drive a typical car more than a mile out of your way for each penny you save on the per-gallon price, it doesn't matter how worthless your time is to you--the gas to get you there and back costs more than you save. [For Lisa...]
Source: xkcd.com

Written by Daniel

September 19, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Posted in personal

You Have Every Right to Photograph That Cop

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You Have Every Right to Photograph That Cop: “Taking photographs and video of things that are plainly visible in public spaces is a constitutional right — and that includes the outside of federal buildings, as well as transportation facilities, and police and other government officials carrying out their duties.

However, there is a widespread, continuing pattern of law enforcement officers ordering people to stop taking photographs or video in public places, and harassing, detaining and arresting those who fail to comply. The ACLU, photographer’s groups, and others have been complaining about such incidents for years — and consistently winning in court. Yet, a continuing stream of incidents of illegal harassment of photographers and videographers makes it clear that the problem is not going away.”

[It's a huge mess. From my perspective this problem has grown greatly over the years...]

Written by Daniel

September 19, 2011 at 6:34 am

Posted in advocacy, news, privacy

Zerply

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Zerply:

I had fallen out of love with LinkedIn a long time ago, but last week’s sneaky move (read about it here) pushed me over the edge. What a lost opportunity. LinkedIn was built on such a fantastic core idea. And then they tried to be twitter-and-facebook-and-everything-else at once. Bummer.

But don’t worry, here’s a new service that seems to be getting it right: Zerply is a beautifully designed service that let’s you find like minded people by tags, skills, location and let’s you set up a public profile themed by world class designers.

You’re dreading entering all your information again? No worries, you can import all of your information directly from LinkedIn during the setup. Easy peasy.

I hope that Behance will strike a deal with them and let us display our portfolios on Zerply as well.

Hat tip to the team behind Zerply. They site is beautifully designed and well considered. Here’s my public Zerply my profile.

[Seems like a good idea… but I haven't tried it yet...]
Source: swissmiss

Written by Daniel

September 19, 2011 at 6:22 am

Posted in news

ConvertMyFlash

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ConvertMyFlash: Flash sites don’t show up well on the 5 BILLION smartphones and don’t show up at all on 200 Million iPads + iPhones out there. By magically setting you up with an HTML5 version of your site (powered by WordPress), the web wizards over at ConvertMyFlash make your site accessible on the mini screen and infectiously shareable on all social media sites. PLUS: the process can turn your site into a rankings queen on Google. With CMF, your site hits soar (learn more). [Slowly the wheels grind...]
Source: swissmiss

Written by Daniel

September 19, 2011 at 6:20 am

Posted in tech

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