» 8 People Who Will Ruin Your Party Throwing a party is a lot of work, so it’s a real disappointment when somebody you invited ruins it. Here’s 8 types of people to watch out for before you make your next invite list. 8. WHERE YOU CAN FIND THEM: Right in front of you, asking if your drink is finished. WHY THEY WILL RUIN YOUR PARTY: Drinking a beer, much like sex, is far less enjoyable when someone is asking you if you’re finished every five minutes. WHERE YOU WILL FIND HIM: Right by the fridge, bro, cause that’s where all the beer is! HOW HE WILL RUIN YOUR PARTY: From the moment this guy shows up, everything he says has an exclamation point at the end of it. 6. WHERE YOU CAN FIND THEM: About two feet to the right of you, standing silently, staring at either you or the person you’re talking to. WHY THEY WILL RUIN YOUR PARTY: You invited them because during the four and a half minutes a day you talk to them at work, they seem pretty cool and/or really enjoy the impression you do of a fellow coworker. 4. 3. 2.
12 ways to use Twitter to increase your productivity - Simple He A very common criticism of Twitter (other than its uptime) is that it’s just a distraction, “noise” that doesn’t actually help you in any way. Well, here are 12 ways you can use Twitter productively. MultiMap The MultiMap twitter bot helps you to access maps, directions and local information by simply sending direct messages via Twitter. Fuelfrog Fuelfrog is a service that allows you to track your gas mileage by letting them know the miles you traveled on your last tank, the price you paid, and how many gallons you added to your car. Usage: after you sign up for the Fuelfrog service, add @fuelfrog as a Twitter friend. miles price gallons Example: d fuelfrog 342 3.239 10.293 Commuter Feed Commuter Feed is a free service that lets you post reports on traffic and transit delays in your local area using Twitter. Add @commuter to your Twitter list. @commuter LAX Accident on Sunset Blvd at Vine which is: @commuter(SPACE)city-code(SPACE)incident Group Tweet timer Example: d timer 30 pizza is now free
Seguir el viaje de sus billetes 10 Most Awesome Tree Houses Too High Teahouse Completed in Spring, 2004, Terunobu Fujimori, a professor of architecture at the University of Tokyo, built his boyhood dream hideaway in Takasugi-an (Chino, Nagano), a teahouse on stilts, in the bottom of his father's garden. So said his father when he saw it: "There goes Terunobu, making something wacky again." World's Largest tree house The halcyon days of our youth where a few 2x4s pounded into an old elm with rusty nails constituted the coolest tree house on the block are not just long dead, but now embarrassingly overshadowed by the richest kid on the street, Lord Northumberland, and his World's Largest tree house. Located on the grounds of Alnwick Gardens just 95 miles south of Edinburgh (and next to the Alnwick Castle, the very one used in the Harry Potter films), this 6,000-square-foot tree house leviathan soars 56 feet above the ground and is connected with 4,000-square-feet of suspended walkways. Nescafé Treehouse Free Spirit Spheres The Dome O2 Treehouse
Site gespot: Twitjobs.nl Je volgende baan via Twitter Wat doet Twitjobs.nl?“Via Twitjobs abonneren gebruikers zich op een feed van vacatures in hun vakgebied. Het concept richt dus primair op Twitteraars die het handig vinden om relevante vacatures te ontvangen via Twitter. We plaatsen daarbij alleen vacatures waar wij zelf enthousiast over zijn.” Waarom Twitjobs.nl? Hoe werkt Twitjobs.nl? Het meest onderscheidende is waarschijnlijk de inzet van een Twitter-agent die vragen beantwoordt. Belangrijk is in de uitvoering is dat alle tweets specifiek voor Twitter geschreven worden. Wat zijn de facts van Twitjobs.nl? Wie maakt Twitjobs.nl? Frankwatching in gesprek met Steven Jongeneel van Twitjobs.nl Grant Robinson Area 51 Front Gate Local anchors: White Bus Cameras The road to the front gate is long and dusty, but good enough to travel at the rated speed (45 MPH) most of its length. This view is from route 375 looking down Groom Road. After collecting a quarter inch of dust on your rear bumper, you will eventually arrive at the front gate of Area 51. You can read about the Internal Security Act at and the restrictions against photography at . Warning Signs January 2010 Note the paved (sealed) road at the right side of the photograph. Older winter photograph This photo at the front gate shows that some people can head straight past the warning signs, and some people have to make a U-turn. January 2010 photograph. Animal tracks in the snow (January 2010) OK, OK, just maybe I'm starting to believe those space alien rumors.... Snow on cactus This is just plain wrong! White Bus Cameras Cameras January 2010
Information Architects » Blog Archive » The 100% Easy-2-Read Sta by Oliver Reichenstein Most websites are crammed with small text that’s a pain to read. Why? There is no reason for squeezing so much information onto the screen. It’s just a stupid collective mistake that dates back to a time when screens were really, really small. Screen vs. magazine: 100% is NOT big; image by Wilson Miner. Don’t tell us to adjust the font size We don’t want to change our browser settings every time we visit a website! Don’t tell us busy pages look better Crowded websites don’t look good: they look nasty. Don’t tell us scrolling is bad Because then all websites are bad. Don’t tell us text is not important 95% of what is commonly referred to as web design is typography. Don’t tell us to get glasses Rather, stop licking your screen, lean back (!) Five Simple Rules 1. The font size you are reading right now is not big. We don’t want to click bigger or smaller buttons and we don’t want to change our preferences. 2. Let your text breathe. Good Nielsen – bad Nielsen. 3. 4. 5.
Flags of the World Welcome to Flags of the World Flags of the World (FOTW), founded in 1994, is the Internet’s largest site devoted to vexillology (the study of flags). Here you can read more than 59,000 pages about flags and view more than 118,000 images of flags of countries, organizations, states, territories, districts and cities, both past and present. Searching for Flags on this Website There are many ways to find flags on this website. Site Indexed by Country Site Indexed by Subject Search Site by Topic or Subject Search Site by Clickable Maps Other Search Methods Pages reached through the map indexIndex Page for vexillological (non-national) topicsInternational OrganizationsPages ordered by TitleSearch this site by keywordsSearch using the FOTW Search Engine PagePages ordered by date last updated Do you want to update or build your own copy of this site? FOTW Mailing List Call for Editors Interested in helping maintain this site? Contact the director for further information. FOTW and FIAV
nader-toothpaste.gif (GIF Image, 359x500 pixels) Free Seamless Textures | High Resolution Photo Tiles Como se hace... How it's made is a series of short documentary videos showing how common everyday items are manufactured. If you have ever wondered how a certain thing is manufactured you should look no further and start watching these very informative and interesting videos that we have compiled in this collection. The collection currently holds well over 100 videos and we try to add new videos on a regular basis, if you have anything to contribute let us know. Here is a short list of our favorite How it's made videos to get you started, Milk , Potato chips , Drinking water , Copy paper , Jeans , Bubblegum . Now digg through the rest of the videos. How It's Made: Carbon Fiber Baseball Bats Video We have already had a video showing how an ordinary baseball bat is made but in this video we will learn how a carbon fiber baseball bat is manufactured. How it's made: Darts Video In this How it's made we get to see how Darts are manufactured at a darts factory.
Halloween Logos Around The Web It's that time of the year again - a slow news Friday turns into a Halloween logo design contest. All the web companies will try to show off how cool, funny, and unbusinesslike they are by adorning their logos with cute little pumpkins and ghosts. Last year I also went Halloween logo hunting (time flies fast, it feels like yesterday), and I didn't really think much of the logos I saw; in fact, most were quite ugly and/or unimaginative. Let's see if they fare better this year. We'll start with Ask.com, which (just like last year) turned its entire home page into a huge Halloween celebration, and this time it's no different. Yahoo has a very cool animated logo again; wait a while to see zombies come out of the ground and dance. FriendFeed also decided to join the Halloween fun this year with a cute little ghost & pumpkin logo. Cafemom, another Web site that surprised us with a good logo last year has a Halloween-themed logo again.