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May 30, 2012 6:49 am
Brad Colbow's Tumblr: My SEO Secret Sauce

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I was emailed recently by someone asking how my site does so well in Google. They probably noticed that I don’t use meta-tags, I sometimes forget to put alt text on images and I’m not jamming every page with keywords. If you study up on SEO tactics you’ll see that I ignore most of them. Here is…

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the understatement: Android Orphans: Visualizing a Sad History of Support

understatementblog:

The announcement that Nexus One users won’t be getting upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich led some to justifiably question Google’s support of their devices. I look at it a little differently: Nexus One owners are lucky. I’ve been researching the history of OS updates on Android phones…

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the understatement: Android Orphans: Visualizing a Sad History of Support

understatementblog:

The announcement that Nexus One users won’t be getting upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich led some to justifiably question Google’s support of their devices. I look at it a little differently: Nexus One owners are lucky. I’ve been researching the history of OS updates on Android phones…

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Improvements under the hood at RI.gov

rigov:

We’ve been busy making some small but meaningful updates to RI.gov in the past several weeks. We’ve added enhanced maps to our Cities and Towns pages (www.ri.gov/towns/), as well as handy buttons for all phone numbers on the site, to help you more easily dial a number right from your smartphone. As always, we’d love your feedback at www.ri.gov/wearelistening/

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newshour:

Saving: Brought To You By the Letter ‘S’

By Paul Solman

How to get us to save, the importance of self-control. Weighty issues deserving of discussion in the light of last Friday’s visit to Sesame Street. But what America wants to know, I’m guessing: What’s it like to interview Grover? (Not the tax-axing Norquist, of course, but the non-political blue blur of fur whose first name alone suffices, in the manner of Madonna, Bono, or Snuffleupagus.)

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First fact: The interviewer must position himself above the duo that compromise the schtick figure, since Grover is animated from below and must be shot solo, lest the illusion of independence be shattered.

Second: Camera crews are obliged to hook up the video feed to a TV set, so that Gover’s lower half can watch the shooting as it happens, and reposition himself off-screen should and error occur. We had to reshoot one sequence when the brains of the operation bobbed up briefly into view.

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Third: The master beneath the Muppet, Eric Jacobson, is only the second Grover in the 42-year history of the Street. The first: the legendary Frank Oz.

Fourth: No surprise, but Jacobson is one quick study, adapting quickly to questions that were in no way pre-arranged. Indeed, when we sprang the marshmellow test on the plucky pair, we knew that the sugar puffs were hardly PBS children’s fare. But the Blue Boy and his chaperone remained in character, and were graciously accommodating.
 
Fifth: Though I’ve watched Grover on TV for decades, he proved no more intimidating in person than any other famous interviewee, and in fact, seemed surprisingly unaffected by his celebrity.

Finally, sixth: He’s a regular Dorian Grey, that Grover. Now 42 years old, it’s simply amazing how little he’s aged. Or slowed down.

Video produced by Elizabeth Shell.

Note: For more on the Sesame Street savings program “For Me, For You, For Later,” click here: http://bit.ly/iwJDkp

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MURK AVENUE: I FOUND ICE CUBES 'GOOD DAY'

murkavenue:

CLUE 1:
“went to short dogs house,
they was watching Yo MTV
RAPS”
Yo MTV RAPS first aired:
Aug 6th 1988
CLUE 2:
Ice Cubes single “today was a good day” released on:
Feb 23 1993
CLUE 3:
”The Lakers beat the Super
Sonics”
Dates between Yo MTV Raps air date AUGUST 6 1988 and the release…

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gondaba.com: Color Shades Theme Released!

Hey! You like how gondaba.com looks? Yeah, me too!

Well, now y’all can use the theme too! I’ve just submitted it to the theme garden, and it’s been accepted!

Just hit Customize, then Theme at the top. Then find mine, and click save! You’re all set.

Customization Hints
  • In Customize, hit…
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Processing Feed: Fall 2011 T-Shirt Fundraiser

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For the third year, Processing has partnered with Wire & Twine to sell t-shirts to fund software development. This fall, we’re featuring a new design by Karsten Schmidt. This shirt is on sale only until 19 September 2011.

The TOXI shirt was created with Karsten’s extensive Toxiclibs

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processing:

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New Exhibition at #Processing.org: The Creators
by Constanza Casas, Mark C Mitchell and Pieter Steyaert http://processing.org/exhibition/

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processing:

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New Exhibition at Processing.org: The Digital Rube Goldberg Processor
by The Product http://processing.org/exhibition/