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You have probably seen but in case you haven't, Newspaper Club have launched a new thing. PaperLater lets you save the good bits of the web to print — so you can enjoy them away from a screen. It’s similar... Continue »
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Blog: mlkshk
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Blog: Kokochi
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2014, the year of the horse, is about as perfect as can be for Tesla and Aila who adore horses. Or really, more like Tesla loves them, so Aila loves them too. We created our card late, with my iPhone, whipped it up quickly, but I'm glad we got something. My hobby is to collect our annual cards: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 A lot I'd like to note, but we are throwing a party in a few hours so need to get stuff done...sort of my life right now. So hard to focus on the documenting I... Continue »
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The other day I was on the bus and found myself in conversation with two little girls, aged about 4 and 9. After a couple of minutes of chat, the littler one held out her finger and said "YOLO." I touched her finger with my finger. This seemed to be the correct countermove, but incomplete. So I looked at them without taking my finger away, and waited. Older one: Now you have to say "true, true." Me: OK! True, true. Littler one, satisfied, withdrew her finger. Older one: You know what YOLO means? Me: You only live once? Older one:... Continue »
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1. A small service that collects a set of vetted RSS feeds and looks for Twitter style @mentions. I noticed Jason [credited me today](http://kottke.org/13/01/game-of-tag-has-been-going-for-23-years) and I didn’t notice until I saw it in my RSS reader. It would have been... Continue »
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In order to build our repertoire of circus skills (walking on stilts and juggling -- but not at the same time), the little sis' and I will be trapeze flying later this week. I can hardly wait! Continue »
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Blog: nataliepo
The cover art for the "Run for Cover" issue of V as in Victor speaks to me. It came out the week after cancelling the marathon, when Manhattan still sat in the dark. It was when we were forced to... Continue »
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This pattern began to manifest itself most nefariously in what we call the web kudzu of 2010 and 2011 — inline ads that turned keywords into links, URL shorteners, video ads that took over an entire page without warning, and so on. We continued (and continue!) to spend significant time with clients and partners managing community sites and blogging software, and all of them felt frustrated with these “products” whose smothering of the web seemed inevitable. Over and over, our clients told us, “We want a way to give better tools to our audience to see and read our work,... Continue »
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Two new services showed up last week that captured the tech web’s attention. [Branch](http://branch.com), an invite-only hosted conversation app, and [Medium](http://medium.com), a next generation publishing app. I think both are fine apps and I think they will do quite well... Continue »
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Blog: Kokochi
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That was quite a year! Aila was teeny tiny last year. This year, we all went to St. Francis and had dinner, allowing Tesla to order whatever she wanted. She got a mickey mouse shaped pancake, and a banana split with lots of whipped cream. Oh, the energy she had after that. It was a bit strange for me since I had to leave the house for work before she woke up this morning (she was up late watching fireworks). I'll have to plan better next year, maybe making a morning surprise message/gift beforehand. She didn't seem to mind today... Continue »
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Blog: nataliepo
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For all of New York's low and high points in the Quality of Life category, the subway is one of the most critical. It's the people's transportation, the great class equalizer. It shows us what people are wearing, what people... Continue »
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I don’t think I adequately explained what I am talking about in my [last post](http://notes.torrez.org/2012/05/pushing-code-for-non-coders.html). Here are some simple examples. * The task: I need to pay my worker’s comp insurance. * A test: Is the date of my next... Continue »
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You may have heard that Delicious is shutting down (or not?). Someone on Twitter suggested that a group of engineers should get together on a weekend and build a Delicious clone. In anticipation of this mystery group of people sitting... Continue »
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The last thing I wanted was a job. I've been independent for almost 5 years and I've loved the freedom of working with startups and taking small projects here and there while building things on my own. It has been super rewarding. I started working with the Levo League a... Continue »
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Blog: Stingy Kids
My interest in perfume has been chronicled extensively on this blog (there's even a tag for it, which should make finding my perfume-related posts a little easier--UPDATE: alas, those posts were on my defunct Vox blog). About a year ago,... Continue »
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Blog: Favianna.com
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Attention Friends who live in the Bay Area. This Saturday, March 31, from 7-11 pm, join me at my Exhibit Opening in Emeryville @ Ruby's Cafe. 233 Hollis St. Emeryville, CA 94608 Music by DJ Max ChampSpinning Salsa, 80’s, Soul... Continue »
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Writing about writing is like movies about dancing about architecture. The second I begin I immediately cringe at the words I've chosen to group with those other words because it is writing about writing, so by God, it had better... Continue »
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