Copyright 2.0

6 07 2007

Smashing Magazine did a great post explaining copyright issues.


Over 70 Podcasting Tools…

4 07 2007

…and resources listed on Mashable.

If you’re new to Podcasting and need a reference book, the best one I’ve found is Mitch Ratcliffe and Steve Mack’s Podcasting Bible.

I Heart [Fat-Free] NY

1 07 2007

Yellow cabs are turning green by 2012. Now the city’s restaurants are dropping trans fat.

In other news, the city’s noise code also goes into effect today. Whether we realize it or not, all of us in NYC are a little bit deaf. I understand it will make me ignore racist remarks a little better but not by screwing up my co-ordination.

Living in Washington Heights, I see hundreds of bikers on weekends right on Fort Washington Ave. Just recently, when I took a long and winding walk to locate the tennis courts by the river, I found a few bikers were lost and asking around for directions. In case you were wondering, a biker’s map is available online. The Google Earth map is pretty cool as well.

* Suggestion – If you’re a biker, travel around often, and love Google Maps, why haven’t you created your own My Maps on Google? Did you know you can drag and create your own paths on maps, post little markers with pics, and publish the map for all fellow bikers? Mm mm…think about it.


Since I’m feeling generous today, due to the nice weather, I’ll share some interesting things NYC has to offer that you might like. Whatever you’ve heard about New York being whatever, it’s all bullshit. We’re very nice people. Unless you piss us off at the wrong time of the day. If you give us attitude because you have a pre-conceived idea about New Yorkers, we’ll super-size it for you and shove it down your throat.

YOU: How do you get to Carnegie Hall, you New York piece of shit? (the part after the comma is always expressed by your faces, not words)

US: Google it, you ____________ motherfucker!

Therefore, don’t be a prick. Smile, at least, and ask:

YOU: Excuse me, how do you get to Carnegie Hall, please?

US: I hear it’s practice, but taking any of the blue, orange, and yellow lines to 57th Street should be a short walk away from the legendary hall built in 1890 by Mr. Andrew Carnegie.” Unless, of course, you are a bus person.

YOU: Oh, how nice! Thank you!

US: You’re welcome! Where are you coming from?

YOU: Scotland, actually.

US: Ah, did you know there’s a Carnegie Hall in your country as well, also financed by Mr. Carnegie?

YOU: No, I didn’t know that! You’re a wealth of knowledge aren’t you?

US: Nah, I’m just a little hot dog salesman with a PhD in Linguistics.

YOU: Um, well…thank you for your help! See you!

US: Hey!

YOU: Yes?

US: How about you buy a fucking hot dog? I’m running a business here.

In short, folks, be nice to New Yorkers. 🙂

Okay, so here we go:

Wordpress Plugins & Tutorials

1 07 2007

Smashing Mag lists many plugins and tutorial recommendations submitted by readers.

Extreme Mac-Over Contest

11 06 2007

You’re a Mac-based facility struggling with storage and networking issues? Then enter Post Magazine’s Extreme Mac-Over contest.

No GooglePhone For You

31 05 2007

and me. Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt denies the rumors.

Making Your Web and Research Work More Efficient

16 05 2007

Web Worker Daily recommends 10 tips on how to make your web performance better. I’d add one more tip in that list and it’s regarding using web-based databases otherwise not accessible via Google, or even Google Scholar. Public libraries – I know NY Public Library does – usually have access to almost any publication electronically archived for free. If you have a library card, you too can access that archive/database from home.

For example: You’d love to read every issue of Harvard Business Review, e-archived, in full. You can always subrscribe to the magazine and drop between $99 and $149. But why on earth would you do that? Here’s the link to the databases available from home via the NYPL. If you already have a card from NYPL, all you have to do is scroll down to the link Business Source Premier EBSCO next to the red house icon (meaning you can access that from home). Then on the new page, type in your library card number, go to search options, type in Harvard Business Review, and there you have all the issues waiting for yer hungry eyes.

The magazine archive alone will give you multiple orgasms, but there are other databases to suit your specific field, like the AP Multimedia Archive or the American Indian History and Culture. You can customize search so the results will only show you articles from Scholarly Journals, Trade or Consumer magazines. When I first learned of this free access via NYPL, I was sure there was a catch. There isn’t. Bet a lot of you didn’t know your tax money is being used for this great service.

How many of you have taken advantage of your public library card, if not the NYPL card? Don’t wait, then. Here’s the link again.