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Colossal Squids

tcr! · Aug 10, 2011 at 5:57 pm

The Octopus News Magazine Online

We’re committed to being the best resource available for all things cephalopod, in terms of both community and content.

Only a bio like that can be followed up with a gallery of Colossal Squid.

More at .. Netflix: Colossal Squid / Squid Invasion

#videos #tentacles

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Differentiate the Difference

tcr! · Jul 31, 2011 at 5:45 am

sgc writes:

I just had an epiphany of sorts–whatever from here on out that happens in this existence to me is good and for the betterment of others and myself. In Course in Miracles it says that “the second coming of Christ is nothing more or less than ALL of the sleeping children of god coming back to their Right minds.”

I believe that and all that really is, is present moment awareness with an extreme willingness not too judge.

#advancedsoul #sgc

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My Last Check-out

tcr! · Jul 31, 2011 at 4:26 am

Justin Libra writes:

Since, despite our letters and pleas and our questions at board meetings, the Williamsburg Regional Library is revoking the privileges of out-of-area residents, and since they aren’t even allowing us the option of paying a fee for service, today was the final day for me to use the library I’ve used for parts of the past 13 years.

So today I wrote a thank-you note to the circulation librarians (who’ve always been nice) and walked into the library to check out my final allotment of items.

I also bought a couple of books at their used-book table. The librarian reminded me that, though my borrowing privileges are ending, “you’ll still be able to come in and buy books.”

#literature

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Shut Up the Fuck Up

tcr! · Jul 26, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Earlier today I wrote on my social webs, “If you don’t know what you’re doing, sit down and shut up the fuck up.

Let me expand on this…

Duct Tape

If I surround myself with competent people, it is of the utmost importance for me to stand down and let them do their thing. Butting in with my 2 cents when they’re adeptly doing their job is plain wrong.

If I interfere for whatever reason, be it a longing for inclusion or suspicion of inferiority, I not only reduce their contributions but also their successes. Possibly I will make them look incompetent to their peers and their value to the group will be diminished.

People often cling to the past, times-gone-by, but if I truly want to succeed, I need to move on and let others fill the roles I once had. Not only will I (and my team) flourish, I’ll also gain a handful of respect to boot.

#axetogrind

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tcrbang.com - new design

tcr! · Jul 11, 2011 at 1:33 pm

I don’t like it. It’s not bad but it’s just not the vision I had for version 4 of the site.

I also need to import the old comments but that’s proving more difficult than I originally thought.

Here’s a short list of other things to do:

  1. finalize member accounts
  2. add links to the top random banners
  3. re-add the random quotes
  4. re-add the “Scribble” box

Ever forward.

Update Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:26am: new design is done.

#tcr

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A Home Run and 3000 Hits

tcr! · Jul 9, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Derek, you sweet bitch: Jeter Reaches 3,000 Hits With Home Run

And I mean that in the nicest possible way.

#baseball

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Betty Ford R.I.P.

tcr! · Jul 9, 2011 at 9:46 am

Betty Ford has also passed on… I could also write some blurb but have a peek at the Google News stories, they’ll give you the details.

When I add up the pluses and subtract the minuses, I still come out pretty well. x}-;-‘—-

#rip

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Re: RSS Is Dying, and You Should Be Very Worried

tcr! · Jan 4, 2011 at 9:08 am

http://camendesign.com/blog/rss_is_dying

I won’t be bothered to comment in the forums because one needs to poke around to find the particular thread and then after finding it, the font is barely legible.

> I don’t have an RSS button in my HTML because it’s in the and it’s up
> to the browser to do the best thing based on the user interface, operating
> system and device.

Personally it doesn’t make much sense to me for someone to write an article that RSS is dying when they can’t take a few minutes to promote their feed on their site. If one wants readership for their content, I would think they would promote it in all ways possible. The author seems to be caught in a case of “It’s your job, not mine AND why aren’t you doing it?”

> There isn’t enough screen space on mobiles for every website to use their own
> RSS button.

Utter non-sense, always room in the footer. Webpages can scroll and scroll.

> Relying on the web author to present RSS is not going scale. Too many
> different websites, too many different designs, too many different platforms,
> browsers and devices.

I’ve been thinking about the scaling problem and I still don’t understand it. Scaling visually? Scaling technically?

I think it’s great for browsers to help in promoting a website’s feed but again if I really care about promoting my stuff, I’ll do whatever I can to get my words out there. Further, if I can’t find a way to subscribe to a feed, I’m not going to.

RSS is popular enough that it’ll live regardless of what the browser vendors do and how they support it.

Update: the original article has been “reworked” since this was written and the quotes may not be exact.

#internets

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