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Strange maps - Cartographies et arts. The octopuses of war: WW1 propaganda maps in pictures | Books. Forgotten Nations. History Rome annihilated Carthage to ensure it would never again rise as a major threat. The Ottomans forever ended Byzantium’s glory.

The vast armies of Persia were repeatedly beaten back by the Greeks, subjugated by the might of Alexander, and destroyed by the rise of Islam. The fates of once great and proud nations fill the pages of history books—and then there are those forgotten powers even the history books seldom mention. 10BurgundyWestern Europe France’s greatest historical rivals are often considered to be England or Germany. We’ve previously mentioned how Louis the Pious, son of Charlemagne, divided the Carolingian Empire among his sons. For a time, it seemed that fortune favored Burgundy. 9NovgorodEastern Europe The city of Novgorod, whose residents sometimes called it “Lord Novgorod the Great,” truly lived up to its name.

By the 14th century, Novgorod had become one of the busiest trading ports in Europe—an estimated 400,000 people lived in the city. 6MajapahitSoutheast Asia. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire. Patricia Crone, Questioning Scholar of Islamic History, Dies at 70. The 20 best tools for online collaboration | Design. Individuals in design teams don't always work together in the same office. You may be positioned in distributed groups, or working from home, and clients can come from all over the world. This is where collaboration tools come in – they make it easier and faster for designers to get feedback and approve artwork in a professional manner, and they come in all sort of forms, from free Android apps to Chrome extensions. Here we gather together some of the best available online tools to allow designers to collaborate together in real time.

Some are created specifically for designers, some serve as a concept crafting whiteboard, and we've also included some more full-on project management tools for when you need to take your collaborative project to the next level. 01. Slack Want to improve communication with your team? Perfect for anyone managing a team of remote employees, Slack enables project development to move forward more smoothly. 02. 03. 04. 05. appear.in 06. 07. 08. 09. 10. Harry's Truman Razor Review - Razorpedia. Product. Uberflip puts your marketing team in control of a content Hub equipped with the tools you need to manage content, generate leads, and optimize the entire experience — without depending on IT. 2min Video Aggregate all your content and easily organize it into Custom Streams tailored for specific buyer personas, topics, events, even prospects.

Smart Filters and Scheduled Tasks let you automate curation and publishing to serve up the right content experience to the right audiences at the right time. Power your blog, resource centeror content library. Equip your team with tools to controlthe content experience and get insights. Customize and strategically place Link and Form Call-to-Actions within your content, or around your Hub, to boost engagement and maximize lead gen. Capture subscribers with overlay forms that “pop up” at the right time.

Gate premium content quickly and easily, syncing contact information with marketing automation. Integrate your: See Flipbooks in action Dan Fox,Sr. College Central Network® Cypress - Homewise. 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths 1,671 Sq. Ft. Convert any URL or webpage to PDF online, HTML to PDF API for all platforms. Speedtest.net by Ookla - The Global Broadband Speed Test. Privacy. DuckDuckGo does not collect or share personal information. That is our privacy policy in a nutshell. The rest of this page tries to explain why you should care.

Last updated on 04/11/12. Removed ", which gets sent to my personal email. " in last paragraph as our feedback is now handled by multiple team members via desk.com. Why You Should Care Search Leakage [top] At other search engines, when you do a search and then click on a link, your search terms are sent to that site you clicked on (in the HTTP referrer header). For example, when you search for something private, you are sharing that private search not only with your search engine, but also with all the sites that you clicked on (for that search). In addition, when you visit any site, your computer automatically sends information about it to that site (including your User agent and IP address). So when you do that private search, not only can those other sites know your search terms, but they can also know that you searched it. Other. Microsoft Ending Windows 7 Sales to Consumers This Friday -- Redmondmag.com.

News Microsoft Ending Windows 7 Sales to Consumers This Friday Retail sales of consumer editions of Windows 7 and Windows 8 are coming to an end this Friday. On October 31, 2014, sales of Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium and Ultimate editions are scheduled to end through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). While it might be possible to purchase a new PC in a retail store with those editions of Windows 7 preloaded, Microsoft isn't issuing any more of those licenses to OEMs after October 31. However, Microsoft has extended the time in which you can purchase a new PC from an OEM that's preloaded with the Windows 7 Professional edition by at least a year.

Retail outlets also will stop selling Windows 8 boxed copies on Oct. 31, 2014, but new PCs with Windows 8 preloaded by OEMs will be available for at least a year. Windows 7 Pro OEM Sales Extension Microsoft policy is to provide a year's advance notice for when it will stop issuing Windows 7 Pro licenses to OEMs. About the Author. DOCSIS Devices. Online Voice Recorder - Record Sound from Microphone.

Emphasis on Excellence, Inc. | Periodic Table of Irrational Nonsense. MillionShort. 29 ways to stay creative. Writing 10 Steps. Ten rules for writing fiction. Elmore Leonard: Using adverbs is a mortal sin 1 Never open a book with weather. If it's only to create atmosphere, and not a charac­ter's reaction to the weather, you don't want to go on too long. The reader is apt to leaf ahead look­ing for people. There are exceptions. 2 Avoid prologues: they can be ­annoying, especially a prologue ­following an introduction that comes after a foreword. 3 Never use a verb other than "said" to carry dialogue. 4 Never use an adverb to modify the verb "said" ... he admonished gravely. 5 Keep your exclamation points ­under control. 6 Never use the words "suddenly" or "all hell broke loose". 7 Use regional dialect, patois, sparingly. 8 Avoid detailed descriptions of characters, which Steinbeck covered. 9 Don't go into great detail describing places and things, unless you're ­Margaret Atwood and can paint scenes with language. 10 Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.

Diana Athill Margaret Atwood 1 Take a pencil to write with on aeroplanes. So You Want To Write A Book.. 107 Ironclad Rules for Writers Who Want to Be Better at Writing : Tom McAllister. The Writers Helpers. Z-Type. Draw a Stickman. Da Button Factory - Create pretty buttons online, quickly! Icon search engine and market place | Iconfinder. Products | Llamagraphics. Life Balance™ is a different kind of time management software that helps creative busy people balance the responsibilities of work, home and play.

Conventional paper and electronic planners only record meeting and and To-Do items. Life Balance offers intelligent assistance for prioritizing daily tasks according to your aspirations, your current situation and time of day. The Life Balance App provides a dynamically ordered To Do List driven by the importance of your goals, your desired allocation of time and effort, and feedback from what you get done each day, even when your list contains hundreds of tasks across many projects. Since priorities can change suddenly Life Balance offers the ability to focus attention on tasks that are important to you. You can meet the daily demands of your manager, spouse or children, while maintaining a steady course toward your own personal goals. Major features and benefits include Typical Use. Why You Should Be Playing with Google+ Now.

Google+ reminds me of another social network that started up not so long ago. I remember when I created an account and would talk to people about the service they would shake their head, roll their eyes and then say, “You’re such a geek.” And, at the time they were right. There was nobody using the service except a bunch of geeks. Geeks trying to figure out how to use the service, did it have a place in our network? How did it work?

What was the best way to use it? What did it replace and what did it enhance? Us geeks played with this service for four years all by ourselves talking to anyone who would listen about the service and telling people how this was going to change everything. I even went so far as to force participants of the first Learning 2.0 conference to sign up for an account. Flipboard As a Textbook Replacement. OK…so let me clarify that title. I honestly think textbooks are on their way out…or at least I hope they are. Really it should read “Flipboard as core curation artifact for classrooms” but that wouldn’t have you here reading now would it. I’m in love with Flipboard. I have been for awhile now….it’s one of the first apps that gets downloaded on all devices.

But lately as I’ve been thinking about the death of textbooks and what might replace them I have started to dig deeper into Flipboard and really think it has a ton of potential to be that core curation body of knowledge for teachers and students. Why Flipboard: Can be installed on all devices! Flipboard Magazines: This really is the game changer. So basically a teacher would have a flipboard account….set up a magazine for thier class and then “flip” all the articles, resources, etc they want students to access into the magazine.

Class as Content Curators: Of course….that would work but I think we can go farther. But Wait There’s More! Real-time local Twitter trends - Trendsmap. The Higgs Boson, Announced In Comic Sans, Reveals A Failing Of Modern Type. The recent discovery of an elusive Higgs boson-like subatomic particle wasn’t just a watershed in the annals of science, it was a landmark moment for typography. Only not in a good way. CERN physicists set off a supernova of Twitter rage when they chose to present their findings--findings that could be key to uncovering the very secrets of the universe--in Comic Sans. Many type designers, myself included, expressed deep disappointment, and armchair critics railed against the scientists for making such an important announcement in one of the most hated fonts in the world (and perhaps the entire universe).

It was the typographic equivalent of showing up to a board of directors meeting in flip-flops. Sure it was informal and friendly, but was it appropriate? We’ll get to that in a moment, but first, let’s speculate on the rationale here. Of the Microsoft Windows core fonts with which people are familiar, Comic Sans is without a doubt the most casual. 33 great free handwriting fonts | Typography. If you need a handwriting font for your project, look no further. When we talk about handwriting fonts, we're not just referring to one style of typography; they can come in a number of various executions. They are in the same area as cursive fonts but with even fewer constraints and often based off freeform illustrations. More recently, this style of typography has been making more appearances than ever before, with print and digital alike favouring it over more traditional offerings.

Here, we plucked some top free fonts in a handwritten style for you to download and enjoy. 01. Stay Writer Charming handwriting font Stay Writer was created by graphic designer and illustrator Syed Faraz Ahmed. 02. Handwriting font SoulMarker was created by graphic designer and illustrator Faraz Ahmad. 03. The team at Australian-based design agency Team Scope are behind handwriting font Claire Hand. 04. "This is a one-day font," says Cavorting typeface creator Missy Meyer. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10. 11. 12. Architect's Daughter Font.

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