Recent Links: May 12 to May 19

Here are the most recent bookmarks that I have saved to Ma.gnolia.

Make Your LinkedIn Profile Work for You

“LinkedIn is a professional network built around one’s employment capabilities…this service is sorely underrated as a place to develop business, grow your capabilities, and promote your projects and opportunities. Here are some thoughts on amping up your LinkedIn presence.”

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Lester Chan’s WordPress Plugins June 2008 Update (Wave 1)

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25 resources for ornaments, fleurons, and “frilly bits”

““Frilly bits” seems to aptly describe what are typically called ornaments, fleurons, vignettes, embellishments, or in some cases, frippery. Type ornaments, also termed printer’s ornaments, have been used in conjunction with type for literally hundreds of years. ”

“So, what follows are 25 resources for ornaments, fleurons, and frilly bits.”

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Create custom iPhone ringtones to announce caller ID

This tip provides the steps to create a custom ringtone that announces the caller’s name.

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Creating geometric patterns in Illustrator | Veerle’s blog

“Sometimes when I create a pattern background in Illustrator I don’t end up with a Pattern Swatch. Instead, I create a Symbol of the repeating element and I create a whole background repeating this Symbol: duplicating 1, then 2, 4, 8, 16 and so on. It’s just not always that simple to create perfectly seamless patterns, especially with geometric forms. Today I’ll show you how to create a geometric pattern shape and fill a background with it using the method I just described. “

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Vinyl Gallery: Vintage classical album cover graphics – a set on Flickr

“The images in this gallery are mostly from the 1940′s and 50′s, and all are from albums that are some flavor of classical music or classical vocal.”

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BBQ 08: Texas Monthly June 2008

“Our quintessential, quinquennial review of the fifty best barbecue joints in Texas, with special attention paid to the top five (one of which you’ve probably never heard of), the cherished components of the classic barbecue meal, and the pits in which our meats are smoked, seared, or (Lord help us!) gassed. “

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Schmap – Map Guides and Map Widgets

Schmap destination guides – travel guides with photos, reviews and dynamic maps for cities, islands and regions worldwide. Exploring a Schmap Guide is a uniquely interactive experience: maps and guide content are dynamically integrated, allowing intuitive, real-time access to reviews and photo slideshows for places of interest.

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Tag Galaxy

A beautiful 3D visualization of the relationship between tags on Flickr.

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Easy way to reset your sleep cycle: Stop eating

“Not eating for 12-16 hours can help people quickly reset their sleep-wake cycle, according to a new study from the Harvard Medical School. This discovery can drastically improve a person’s ability to cope with jet lag or adjust to working late shifts.”

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Recent Links: May 06 to May 13

Here are the most recent bookmarks that I have saved to Ma.gnolia.

Standards for Life by Natalie Jost » Override Inline Styles from the Stylesheet

A quick write up of one way to override inline styles in your main style sheet. Works in all major browsers except IE 6; this includes IE 8.

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StrawPoll Platform

“StrawPoll is the coolest way to follow the opinions of people on Twitter, but until now you haven’t been able to ask your own questions. ”

“With the new StrawPoll Platform, you can use your own Twitter account to ask the questions you find interesting.”

“Post a question, watch your friends reply—it’s as easy as that. “

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SeatGuru

Information on airline seats and in-flight amenities featuring the best seat, legroom, and recline information broken down by airline and then by plane model.

* Detailed seat map graphics.
* In-depth seat specific comments denoting seats with limited recline, reduced legroom, mis-aligned windows.
* Color-coding to help identify superior and substandard seats.
* In-seat power port locations.
* Galley, lavatory, Exit Row and closet locations.

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Create good queries in Spotlight

Query tricks for Spotlight searching.

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Cubescape – Your own digital landscape

Cam’s latest experiment is insane but brilliant …sort of like Cam himself.

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Moving Tips

“I experimented by putting plastic storage totes through FedEx Ground, and for the items I moved myself I used cardboard boxes with the addition of nonadhesive strapping tape and tubular handles. Much quicker and easier, less effort, no breakages, big success.”

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Scanning wallet cards into the iPhone

Use your iPhone to store membership cards for your favorite stores and clubs instead of filling your wallet or purse with a bunch of membership cards.

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Father’s Office

Absolutely amazing “Office Burger” and a good beer selection are available at this “Gastropub”.

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Treat Your Rifle Like a Lady

“Presenting Will Eisner’s M-16 Rifle Manual. Eisner Studios were responsible for the art, the U.S. Army provided the copy. “

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Recent Links: April 30 to May 07

Here are the most recent bookmarks that I have saved to Ma.gnolia.

Information Design Patterns

A “collection of about 55 design patterns that describe functional aspects of graphic components for the display, behavior and user interaction of complex infographics.”

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Delocator

“Use Delocator.net to find a café, bookstore, or movie theatre that is not owned by a public corporation.”

“The mission of Delocator.net is to assist the public in finding and supporting independently owned businesses. On the results page for each search, listings of both independently owned entertainment venues and corporate businesses are presented. By comparison of quantity and user-created information, Delocator.net users will be able to make an informed decision about spending a buck (or eight) on a cup of joe, a new book, or an afternoon at the movies. “

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1950′s-era Cuban Advertisments

“A collection of ads from Cuba, circa 1950s. Many of these ads show off life in a pre-Castro Cuba, and are beautiful examples of artwork of the era.”

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Free Cardboard Playhouse Plans & Instructions

“Free cardboard playhouse plans for making an amazingly sturdy playhouse for toddlers using mostly free materials! Complete instructions and photo tutorial. “

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Commented On

A self-hosted bookmarking app that keeps track of where and when you have left a comment, allowing you to easily follow up on any updates or replies.

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Bokeh

“Bokeh is for people who have software with big needs. When your Mac is clogged with lots of extra processes, the amount of power it can give to any one program is lessened. Running an intensive process like Photoshop filter or a 3D render can be sped up with Bokeh.” Bokeh allows you to temporarily suspend all or selected processes to focus your Mac’s processing power where you need it.

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One Bag

“here’s no question: overpacking tops the list of biggest travel mistakes.

“Thus this Web site, offering exhaustive (some might say exhausting!) detail on the art and science of travelling light, going pretty much anywhere, for an indefinite length of time, with nothing more than a single (carryon-sized) bag.”

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Recent Links: April 23 to April 30

Here are the most recent bookmarks that I have saved to Ma.gnolia.

twistori

“this is the first step in an ongoing social experiment, based on twitter. inspired by wefeelfine and drawing data from summize, hand-crafted by amy hoy and thomas fuchs.”

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How to be a UX Team of One

“In this presentation, originally presented at the 2008 IA Summit, I share tips and techniques for generating a variety of design solutions, and show how they can be adapted for use in a solo practice.”

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Fire Eagle and MarcoPolo

Updating your location data with a two minute hack

“Now, when the computer identifies the location you’ve arrived at, it will open the Fire Eagle website where (possibly after confirming your password) you will be asked to approve the change of location. This isn’t quite as seamless as can be achieved with a dedicated application and an API key, but is a quick and simple method that does the job for me for the time being.”

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Web Form Design: Filling In the Blanks (book illustrations) – a set on Flickr

All of the images from the book ‘Web Form Design’, posted on Flickr under a Creative Commons license

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