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Enjoying a vacation is easy, but planning one can be a headache that comes around like clockwork each and every year (or more often, if you’re lucky!). There are countless factors to take into consideration. City break or beach resort? Apartment or hotel? Summertime getaway or budget-friendly off-season escape? And let’s not even mention the...
If you work for a living, your life is most likely filled with noise. From the time your alarm goes off in the morning to the time you go to bed at night, there’s very little silence. Yet too much noise has been linkedto dangerous health conditions like high blood pressure and heart disease. Persistent...
Traditionally, when employers have sought to reward top performers, they’ve relied on money. Whether in the form of a raise or a bonus, adding to your existing pay is one of the best ways to keep you around and make you feel appreciated. However, many small businesses are struggling to make budget on the revenue they...
Do you think some feature films may be crowdsourced someday? I got to thinking it may be possible after checking out a contest that crowdsourced the best commercials made by independent filmmakers. MOFILM runs a series of competitions connected to festivals around the world, from Cannes to Rio. Nascent filmmakers choose one of the sponsors...
phantom of the floppera
Check out this awesome video of what happens when a true geek, and musical fan, gets bored. People have made floppy drives sing before, but this is my personal take on it. Features two 3 1/2″ drives and two 5 1/4″ drives connected to a PIC18f14k50 microcontroller. It interfaces to any MIDI source via MIDI...
chicken, road, why did the chicken cross the road
I think someone probably sent this one to me in an email back in 2011. It’s a review of how various figures in popular culture and history might answer the question, “why did the chicken cross the road?” To me it reads a bit like a time capsule at this point. In 2011, Barack Obama...
So when my mother first bought an Apple IIc back in the day, one of the main things that we got it for, aside from me being able to play King’s Quest II or whatever, was that my Dad could learn how to use the mouse and keyboard better. My Dad had been a security...
“Diggers don’t die we multiply.” – Neal Rodriguez I’ve been getting a lot of requests from people on what they should do to get started with a publisher account on the new version of Digg. I’m really not interested in saying too much myself – since it can all be said relatively easily by my...
My whole life is about META. I worked at TV stations so long that at times I felt more interested in TV station culture and life than I was with the actual delivering of the information. The latest gossip about where a reporter or news director had just gotten a new job always enthralled me....
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