Disclaimer: I’m certainly no expert on these matters, and I’d sincerely welcome some feedback from those who are more in the know — am I misunderstanding something on a technical level, being overly paranoid, or making a damned lot of sense? Or all of the above?
I’m very curious about this new “Like” button that Facebook have quietly rolled out in the last day or so. Across, oh, only the whole damn Internet! Superficially, this seems innocuous enough, but why do I have this uneasy feeling that Facebook has, this whole time, been building up a gigantic clone army and they’ve just given Order 66? Okay, so that’s a little towards the tin-foil-hat end of the spectrum, but it does seem something of a cause for caution.
The Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Final Launch seen from a commercial plane window, captured by Stefanie Gordon.
Palestine Story 31 Freedom Theatre
Those who participate in The Freedom Theatre say it is their lifeline. Without it, they too would be in prisons or on their way. Even worse, they could be dead. A legacy of Arna Mer Khamis, the Freedom Theatre was rebuilt by 2005 by her son, an Israeli/Palestinian actor, in Jenin.In addition to actor training the theatre provides drama therapy, helping people come to terms with the traumas of conflict.
Download Raaarr Now [Growl pre-1.3].
It was a lovely Photoshop design and I offered to take a stab at coding it up.
Our iPhone wedding cake by the fine folks at Charm City Cakes of ‘Ace of Cakes’ fame. Our wedding was in May and I’ve been meaning to put this up for the my fellow Mac fanboys.
(A Social Media Powerpoem)
Twas the Internet before Christmas, when all through the tubes
Not a website was stirring, not even social media gurus’
The bloggers were drunk on ironic Four Lokos and list-hits
In hopes that Christmas vacation finally meant they could quit
The iPads were nestled all snug on their docks
While visions of checking them danced through our thoughts
And mamma in her boredom, and I in my ADD,
Settled our brains for a break from Internetting
When alerts on my iPhone created such a clatter,
I opened my Twitter app to check out the chatter.
Down through the timeline I scanned like a flash,
Ignoring the crappy jokes, blowing by the brags.
The usual boon of pointless observations did flow,
Making me wonder whether I should even continue to scroll.
When, what to my wondering eyes did appear,
But a tiny URL from a Social Media Influencer.
With thick black glasses, and a pretty sweet ‘stache,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Strat.
More rapid than Rapidshare his buzzwords they came,
And he Tweeted, and Tumbled, and YouTubed them by name!
“Now Curation! Now, Aggregation! Now Integration and Algorithms!
On Engagment! On Metrics! On SEO and Monetization!
To the top of Technorati! To the top of Page Rank!
Hire me and I’ll jack your strat, all the way to the bank!”
Though his words seemed as empty as the infinite abyss,
The way he kept self-promoting, he wasn’t to be missed.
So into my social networks, his profiles they flew:
He friended me on Facebook, and LinkedIn me too.
This Russian fur farm’s waste-pile showcases what doesn’t make it onto to our runways or into our magazines. A picture is worth a thousand words – or a thousand skinned animals.
Rational planting in Espalier technique. This beautiful sculpture is inspiring for composite dreams and desires. Think for instance about pleaching molds or endostructures for other materials like clay and create burnable skeletons for ceramic process.
Imagine growing a specific shape inside a clay (for example roots of a ficus, or small branches) that also acts as an hydroponic milieu and then put all of them in a high temperature kiln (built around it) where the wood will burn leaving channels and rigs inside the newly formed structure.