“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.”
““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.”
“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. “
“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. “
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.
“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.”
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.
“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.”
“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. “
“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.
“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.”
“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.”
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.”