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Recruiting for Designers April 11, 2008

Posted by pakman050 in Business, Life, Websites.
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Yes, I’m hiring. I found Coroflit for design portfolios of some talented people in my area.


And if you are interested shoot over a resume to jobs@localwisdom.com

We’re looking for flash designers/developers and interaction designers


PS3, Another reason why we love handbreak April 11, 2008

Posted by pakman050 in Entertainment, Life, Video.
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Handbreak can ripp movies so that they play on your Play Station 3 system.

  1. Download Handbreak
  2. Install it
  3. Run it
  4. Insert DVD into computer
  5. Open handbreak
  6. Find DVD as a Source
  7. Hit apple+T (ctrl+t for some)
  8. Click on PS3
  9. Click on play

Ideal Biting March 8, 2008

Posted by Laurie in Life.
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My favorite email of the day, and it has cocktail factoids too.

“We know that you would just love to “do the right thing” for yourself and the planet if it were convenient, fun, inexpensive, and made you feel good. But until now you have lacked a good source of advice for real people leading busy lives. Easy eco-living tips are delivered in a short, sassy email each weekday.”


Video Game Violence and Kids March 7, 2008

Posted by pakman050 in Books, Design, Entertainment, Life, Metrics, Websites.

Grand Theft Childhood is a to be released book aimed at uncovering the truth and media hype concerning violent video games and kids.

In 2004, Drs. Lawrence Kutner and Cheryl K. Olson, co-founders and directors of the Harvard Medical School Center for Mental Health and Media, began a $1.5 million study funded by the U.S. Department of Justice on the effects of video games on young teenagers. In contrast to previous research, they studied real children and families in real situations

What they found surprised, encouraged, and sometimes disturbed them.

Check the Grand Theft Childhood Website their myths/facts page is quite an interesting teaser (and a very interesting page layout for designers to get some inspiration).

Personal Finance Made Free, Easy, with a Slick User Experience March 6, 2008

Posted by Laurie in Design, Information Architecture, Life, Usability, User Experience, Websites.
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Check out Mint.com.

Why you will love Mint:

  1. You’re always up-to-date
  2. You know your spending
  3. You find real savings
  4. We look out for you
  5. You’re safe and secure
  6. …and it’s free!


Ahhh… Super Bowl Commercials February 5, 2008

Posted by pakman050 in Design, Entertainment, Internet Marketing, Life, Video.
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Free GPS on your cell phone December 11, 2007

Posted by pakman050 in Business, Entertainment, Life, Metrics, Websites.
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Nav4All is a free GPS navigation systems for your cell phone. Beyond a normal navigation system you can track and trace yourself and friends. Can get a little creepy knowing that people can access your location, but hey we’ve already been sold into that. Good luck staying off the grid.


Get gas prices in your area December 11, 2007

Posted by pakman050 in Business, Life, Metrics, Websites.
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Every night MSN Autos receives pricing data from over 90,000 gas stations across the nation.

Thanks Aff!


Some words on word recognition July 28, 2007

Posted by pakman050 in Design, Life, Usability, User Experience.
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To piggyback off the previous post. Here is an article on Microsoft’s site showing us the wonders of word recognition.

I thought they would use this article to plug the new vista fonts, but they didn’t. Either way it’s excellent reading.


The milkman never forgets… July 3, 2007

Posted by pakman050 in Business, Life.
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RemembertheMilk.com is a great web 2.0 site that can help you manage your to-do-lists.