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SketchUcation Community Forums Pilou wrote:"à la main" I think that'à la main' = by hand - you deliver a document by hand [i.e. it is in your hand] OR 'fait à la main' = hand-made [in English this phrase is normally reserved for things like food, clothes, furniture etc, but not in the general sense of 'manually' (manuellement) which is often used as the opposite of 'automatically'] - 'à la main' is a general usage and can be used in many case without misinterpretation, as it literally means 'at [the] hand' - so it is often used regarding anything relating to 'hands', BUT then'par la main' = by [the use of the] hand - you make a SKP mesh by hand - in the sense that you 'made it with your hand[s]' ['manually'] rather than making it ''automatically, perhaps using EEbyRails or Fredo's new gizmo [ you are unlikely to leave it at home ]etc etc

Musique + Vidéo The purpose of this Q&A is for Zune users to learn where to find information and support for their Zune products and services, and to learn how to take advantage of Xbox Music and Xbox Video. What’s changing with the Zune Marketplace? Zune Marketplace no longer supports rental and purchase of content, or browsing movies and TV shows. Will this impact my ability to use my Zune Music Pass? No.

Technology, Community, Relevancy: The 3 Social Pillars Why do some social sites thrive while others fail? Why do you find some networks have you dedicating hours every day to participate, while others couldn't get you to raise an eyebrow? And why don't your friends see with you eye to eye on what the best services are, even after you've told them about your favorites time and again? The more I am exposed to new sites and social services, it becomes clear to me that there are three core elements that need to be solved to deliver a killer social service - and falling short in just one can mean rapid closure. Meanwhile, even if all three of these core elements are solved for one person doesn't mean they are solved for everyone. Stain Removal from A-to-Z: Tide Stain Solutions Stain Brain Got a stain? Find quick, step-by-step solutions from Tide. Top Stains

DATAK, a game on the use of personal data – Serious Games Society Radio Télèvision Suisse developed a serious game about an increasingly important issue: the protection of personal data. The game is available in English, German, French and Italian at has the intention to raise awareness on data collection and on how our personal data can be used. It is aimed at anyone aged 15 or over and brings to life the main themes of the investigation (social media, government surveillance, commerce and health).

Geometric Sand Sculptures by Calvin Seibert «TwistedSifter Nov 27, 2012 Using a variety of 3D geometric shapes such as prisms, pyramids, cylinders, spheres and cones; artist Calvin Seibert creates wonderful sand sculptures that are not quite ‘castles’ but much more than just randomly placed building blocks. On Flickr, you can find an entire 66-picture gallery of Calvin’s artwork which have all been washed away by the sea.

Samsung Smart TV Evolution Kit: Update your TV Every Year Soon you will be able to update your Smart TV every year with the latest technology. Samsung's Evolution kit upgrades your Smart Evolution enabled TV without having to replace the whole set. With Increased processor speed, more functions and additional content, your TV will never be the same again. Evolution Kit sold separately. Not available for all TV models.

Five social media tips for 2010 2009 was a banner year for social media. Fueled in large part by the impressive growth of Twitter and Facebook and the adoption of both by major brands and recognizable individuals, it's safe to say that social media truly went 'mainstream' this year. That means new opportunities, and new challenges, in 2010 as social media finds its place in the overall mediasphere. Here are five tips for companies looking to take their social media efforts to the next level in 2010. Get creative. Just being on Facebook and Twitter isn't enough.

A free substitute for Microsoft Office With the release of Microsoft Office Suite 2013 in January, consumers have been changing over to the newest design. But the hefty price tag is a bit much for many. If you can’t afford it, there’s good news. Photos and Vectors The highest building 8.353 24 5 months ago A sky full of stars 6.811 17 4 months ago Desert and the road 7.975 28 5 months ago Academic libraries and publishers: Working together in support of the creation and dissemination of new research knowledge and innovation Last month, we were delighted to host an event for our founder, Sara Miller McCune, to honour the academic library community. We had invited librarians, academics and senior university representatives from the UK and beyond to join us in celebrating the academic library, and to consider its future. The reception came at the end of a day of themed meetings for SAGE: a committee meeting of our library advisory board, a key group that supports SAGE in guiding our understanding of the changing library environment; and a round table discussion on the future of libraries in an Open Access landscape, hosted jointly with the British Library.

[mashable] HOW TO: Use Social Media in Your PR Pitch Plan Susan Payton is the Managing Partner of Egg Marketing & Public Relations, an internet marketing firm specializing in blogger outreach, social media, and PR. She is also the blogger behind The Marketing Eggspert Blog. Follow her on Twitter @eggmarketing. It’s clear that the public relations landscape is changing. No longer does emailing a journalist a press release always result in coverage on major news channels (there are exceptions, naturally, but the average business doesn’t get on Oprah).

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