The shocking truth about the crackdown on Occupy |... →
Time to start holding our Congress-people and President accountable. Why is the Department of Homeland Security involved in OWS? These people aren’t terrorists. Why is a Tea Party rally okay, but an OWS rally not? Where are the right-wing gun nuts on this? Surely they realize that when the black helicopters come for OWS they will be all warmed up for their mission right? Task for today:...
mollycrabapple (@mollycrabapple https://twitter.com/mollycrabapple) 11/25/11 11:07 AMhttps://twitter.com/mollycrabapple/status/140144565154881537 When you shop at small businesses you invest in local culture, independence, and people achieving their dreams.And your money means far more I love small downtowns. I like vibrant cafes (which iOS insists should be auto-corrected to cages) and...
@mashable, 11/26/11 9:05 PM
Pete Cashmore (@mashable https://twitter.com/mashable) 11/26/11 9:05 PM https://twitter.com/mashable/status/140657388268175360 Better brand-building on Facebook, thanks to new analytics - on.mash.to/u2mqFB http://t.co/dn1MKVNc If you haven’t tried Facebook Insights yet… do! It’s not as powerful as many other tools but it’s dead simple. Tweak your page, check to see...
Avoid Procrastination by Changing "And" to "Or" →
Okay, this is my new habit for a while. As soon as November wraps up and I am done with Thanksgiving break and I…. oh wait.
Despite our inability to bridge the committee’s significant differences, we end...– Statement from Co-Chairs of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (via npr) Shorter version: “we failed”
WTO Strikes Down Country-of-Origin Labeling →
by News Desk | Nov 19, 2011, foodsafetynews.com Country-of-origin labeling (COOL), a 2002 idea that was written into law in the 2008 Farm Bill, is a technical barrier to free trade and therefore violates trade agreements the United States has with other countries including Mexico … One of the best things you can do for a better life is learn to read food labels. How much sugar is...
Yeah, Flipboard added Tumblr support!!!! Flipboard is such a wonderful way to consume news and information, Tumblr is great for sharing. #flipboard Updated: uh oh, now the complaints come… There doesn’t seem to be a way to tag posts from Flipboard to Tumblr.
@foodtechconnect, 11/20/11 7:18 AM
Food+Tech Connect (@foodtechconnect https://twitter.com/foodtechconnect) 11/20/11 7:18 AMhttps://twitter.com/foodtechconnect/status/138274912963018753 Only 7.5% of US population reports eating while traveling to work or to shop bit.ly/ugzhUL http://t.co/sC4zSfmm Clearly a case of when statistics are wrong. Or more properly “vast majority of US population mis-reports driving and eating...
The milkshake test →
Buried below a short discussion of Linden Labs’ Second Life is a good litmus test described as the milkshake test. It’s very simple: yes, it’s cool, but what problem does it solve. Seems like a simple question but look around at all the gadgets and apps and businesses and you start to wonder. Of course the hard part, the genius is if you will, is solving a problem people...
kateoplis: “LAST year I had to have a minor... →
kateoplis: “LAST year I had to have a minor biopsy. Every time I went in for an appointment, I had to fill out a form requiring my name, address, insurance information, emergency contact person, vaccination history, previous surgical history and current medical problems, medications and allergies. I must… My assumption is that medical care and fitness will receive the attention they...
We moved back to the US last spring after 3 or so years living in Europe. We liked it there. We moved back for a variety of reasons. We’re not anti-US or anything but we liked the pace of life, the trains, the food better. Someday if life and finances work out we may move back. On return though we are asked often “are you happy to be back?” and clearly the implication is that...
Picture: Shared by Reddit for Flipboard on Twitter... →
Living in Europe for a few years taught a valuable lesson: trains are good. It’s not just that they are more efficient in fuel than cars and that it reduces traffic and congestion. And you can read or listen to music or even have a picnic on a train. The real value is that trains tend to concentrate population. Sure, in Europe this was either true before and the trains were the after...
Mint is back online
And I am scared about how fast money flows out of our account. Wow. Good to see all this though, the first step is knowledge.
Summary: software is like everything else →
Interesting rant. Some places are dead on, e.g. don’t worry about the language, all good develops can switch. Some places are obvious: networking is important especially as you move beyond the initial job or two. But there are good tips here including grooming (which is not as simple as “wear a suit”). Grooming means looking the part and the part can change depending on the...
Raspberry Pi | An ARM GNU/Linux box for $25. Take... →
I love initiatives like this. I don’t know if it will succeed or fail but at least they are trying.
Day 2 of being responsible financially groaned to a halt when Mint refused to refresh my account info. Could be my credit union’s fault. Their service has been up and down a lot (I can only hope my credit union’s woes are from #ows people switching accounts) lately.
I started this blog with the idea of doing one small thing a month, one habit, one new thing to make my life better, more focused, sharper. That evolved into a fitness blog for that part of my life (http://fitnow.posterous.com). But I am returning to my roots this month. For November I am going to get in the habit of checking Mint.com daily and categorizing all spending. I have made a sizable...