When you’re in that first round of meetings with a potential web design or web development client, there are certain statements, revelations or bits of information that serve as huge red flags.
Like Mozilla’s Raindrop experiment, Contacts has loads of potential and might one day be another must-have part of Firefox, but for now the add-on is very rough.
My six-year-old managed all this with zero help from me. She was so excited about the whole idea of DIY that she rushed around gathering all of the models she had made recently and taking photos of them to add to her portfolio (even though I’d already photographed them for the Digital Art Gallery). After that, she got out the paper and scissors and pencils and blu-tac and glue again (I’d only just tidied them up after the last time) and built a new model especially for DIY. She now wants to share her portfolio with the whole world so she can try and get as many stickers as possible.
“One of the things we want to do going forward is to make sure there is more competition and the way to do that is to inspire more investment by more companies looking to build those networks that I think is the best way to ensure price competition,” he said.
That is according to Austin aviation lawyer and total buzzkill Mike
Slack, who in a past life worked on the space shuttle program.
EBay is working with a nonprofit auction site called MissionFish to provide an easy way for eBay sellers to donate a cut of their sales to charity.
What the official announcement didn’t mention is that the technology used for the new feature increases Amazon’s ability to track surfing habits of the 30 million customers in its database.
“People are still just as stupid now as they were then,” says Neumann, the chief scientist at SRI’s computer-security lab. “They see something shiny or a website that offers something for free and then they are dead.”
Stem cell research is playing a “distant supporting role” in campaigns across the country, said DailyKos founder Markos Moulitsas. But the topic seems to provide fertile ground for damaging verbal gaffes, such as when Republican Michael Steele compared stem cell research to the Holocaust in front of a Jewish audience, Moulitsas pointed out.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t even begin to explain all that is lupus. My own experiences with this disease have been near fatal. At least once a year, I literally have to fight for my life. This disease is responsible for the need to have a hysterectomy at the age of 29. It is also responsible for a stroke at the age of 30, which led to having to relearn how to walk, talk, dress myself, and more. It is also responsible for the need to have weekly chemo therapy, and a whole pharmacy full of other medications. It has also been the source of many heartbreaking discussions with my children during the times we have to wait and see how well I’ll survive yet another lupus flare.
They considered throwing the whole project on a couple of credit cards and praying that they would sell enough copies of the game to make the money back, but that was a huge gamble. Kickstarter was less of a risk: If they didn’t get enough funding to comfortably complete the game, no one had to donate at all and they could try another idea.
And then there’s the other side of it for those looking to build a custom search feature into a webpage. For instance, if you have a blog where you write posts but you also pull in photos from your Flickr page, you might want to make a search engine that will search both you blog posts and your Flickr pages for a given term. Most blogging software can do a fairly decent job of searching your posts, but it’s useless for the Flickr content. By embedding your custom Google search page in an iframe, you’ve suddenly got a more powerful search with very little setup effort. To see a real world example of a customized Google search try using the search feature at RealClimate.
I have a hard time watching all this happen to Chaiten, and wonder about the families I have known and the people I dined with, danced with, drank with, played music with, walked with and talked with. There is and there will be no other similar place in Chile. I think it is wonderful that these people want to stay in their homes, and to be honest with you I can’t blame them. I feel that they must have hope that the volcano will eventually rest and they will be able to rebuild the town to the seaport town that it once was. In fact, I dream of the day that I can buy property in the area, as I would like to retire there, and no volcano is going to stop me either. I know the risks, but to live in an area with true beauty is worth those risks, and know that with the Chaiteninos, I’ll die happy.
Beware the claim, “We’re so unique, we have no competition!” This is never true. (Even Google faced a raft of established competitors when it launched.) You can learn a lot about a business by gauging how it relates to others in the field. Is it a fast follower in a crowded arena, or is it truly a paradigm-shifter? Some companies express their passion through relentless head-on competition: constant talk of “enemies” and office scoreboards racking up every win and loss. Is that a culture you can thrive in, or would you prefer to opt out of the war room?
Micklethwait’s call to remember who Bloomberg News’ audience is—the kind of people for whom, quite literally, time is money—also doesn’t sound all that different from BuzzFeed honing in on young people and then reaching them where they want to be reached, like, say, Snapchat, or from The New York Times using its NYT Now app to offer daily digests of the news of record that readers look to the *Times *to provide.
If you don’t already, you really should checkout NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day website daily. Today’s image has left me particularly awestruck at its beauty. It is an image from the Tycho Crater on the Moon taken with the Lunar Reconnaissnace Orbiter Camera (LROC).