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books  shopping  NJ 
6 hours ago
NewsBlur is a personal news reader
bringing people together to talk about the world
2 days ago
7 Habits Weekly Planner (PDF/Numbers) | D*I*Y Planner
I was going through my copy of 7 Habits and noticed that the book mentioned that a copy of the Franklin Covey Weekly Habits Planner was available at their site. No such copy was available online so I decided to create my own.

This template provides a weekly dashboard for assisting you to not only get stuff done, but to help you do the right stuff. It should prove useful to anyone working to improve their productivity using Covey's acclaimed 7 Habits system.
gtd  productivity 
3 days ago
The Key to Getting Shadow-Free Mac Screenshots - The New York Times
While the keyboard shortcut of the Command, Shift and 3 keys pressed together takes a picture of the Mac’s entire screen, pressing the Command, Shift and 4 keys allows you to select a specific area of the screen to capture. If you press the Command, Shift and 4 keys and then press the space bar immediately, you can click the highlighted window to take a cropped screenshot of just that window.
3 days ago
Enlarge the Screen in Windows 10 - The New York Times
Pressing the Windows and plus (+) keys together automatically activates the Magnifier, the built-in Ease of Access utility for enlarging the screen
windows10  accessibility 
3 days ago
How a Curator Attributed This Drawing to Michelangelo - The New York Times
There are more than 130 Michelangelo drawings in the exhibition opening next week at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer.” They are here on loan from dozens of institutions around the world, and span the artist’s long creative life. But one of the works is a sort-of new arrival: a drawing in black chalk on white paper from about 1530, which the show’s curator, Carmen C. Bambach, has attributed to Michelangelo.
art  museum  NYC 
3 days ago
Michelangelo Is the Divine Star of the Must-See Show of the Season - The New York Times
The Metropolitan Museum’s show of 133
drawings by the Renaissance artist, the largest
ever assembled, is a tour de genius — the
evolution of Michelangelo as deity and brand.
art  museum  NYC 
3 days ago
Email is your electronic memory
But unchanging-ness... that’s really important. In fact, it’s the key thing about email. It is the biggest thing that email has over social networking or any of the hosted chat systems.

An email which is just a wrapper for content pulled from a website is no longer an unchangeable copy of anything.
3 days ago
The Weight Of Surfacing | Audio Gourmet Netlabel
Sea Trials is the work of an Irish artist named Ian W. McCarthy who currently resides in Hungary, a landlocked country. The self-titled debut Sea Trials album emerged on our sister label Whitelabrecs earlier this year, exploring a longing for the shore as Ian finds himself craving the scent of sea air.
ambient  music 
3 days ago
You Stand in a Valley Between Dunes | April Larson
My tribute to the Dune series, combining ideas from the original and expanded books.

"Tell me what you see around us," Paul said.
"The desert―how is it tonight?"
"Don't you see it?"
"I have no eyes, Duncan."
"I've only my vision," Paul said, "and wish I didn't have it. I'm dying of prescience, did you know that, Duncan?"

― Dune Messiah
ambient  music 
3 days ago
Home - GeekDad
GeekDad® is a parenting, technology, and culture blog staffed by a diverse team of contributors, working together to inform, educate, and entertain parents everywhere who have a geeky nature and want to raise their kids the same way.

The GeekDad blog was started in 2007 by Chris Anderson, who quickly passed the editorial baton (and later the ownership) to Ken Denmead. Along with his core team of editors (Matt Blum, Jonathan Liu, and “Z”), Ken and the whole GeekDad® family has delivered daily content about the things we love as geeks and as parents for over ten years now.
comics  games  blog 
4 days ago
A Source for Vintage Japanese Toys
toys  japan 
4 days ago
beets: the music geek‘s media organizer
The purpose of beets is to get your music collection right once and for all. It catalogs your collection, automatically improving its metadata as it goes using the MusicBrainz database. Then it provides a bouquet of tools for manipulating and accessing your music.

Because beets is designed as a library, it can do almost anything you can imagine for your music collection. Via plugins, beets becomes a panacea:

Fetch or calculate all the metadata you could possibly need: album art, lyrics, genres, tempos, ReplayGain levels, or acoustic fingerprints.
Get metadata from MusicBrainz, Discogs, or Beatport. Or guess metadata using songs’ filenames or their acoustic fingerprints.
Transcode audio to any format you like.
Check your library for duplicate tracks and albums or for albums that are missing tracks.
Browse your music library graphically through a Web browser and play it in any browser that supports HTML5 Audio.
…and lots more.
music  software  mp3 
4 days ago
Linn Radio
Tune in to the highest quality web radio. Our three new stations bring you the best of the music available from linnrecords.com, broadcast in crisp 320kbps MP3. That's better than what you pay for on iTunes and over twice the quality of current DAB radio.

Select your station below and play via your favourite media player, or for the ultimate listening experience, directly through a Linn DS.
music  radio 
5 days ago
Radio Paradise - eclectic commercial free Internet radio
f you're new to Radio Paradise, welcome! We're very glad you found us.

RP is a blend of many styles and genres of music, carefully selected and mixed by two real human beings. You'll hear modern and classic rock, world music, electronica, even a bit of classical and jazz. What you won't hear are random computer-generated playlists or mind-numbing commercials.

Our specialty is taking a diverse assortment of songs and making them flow together in a way that makes sense harmonically, rhythmically, and lyrically — an art that, to us, is the very essence of radio. We hope that you'll enjoy RP so much that you'll want to become a supporter and to share us with your friends, your family, your co-workers, your neighbors... you get the idea. ;~)
music  radio 
5 days ago
emissaries | Cuneiform Records
Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

This download includes a PDF of the "Emissaries" comic strip.
music  comics 
5 days ago
The Last Of The Neon Cynics | Bill Nelson
The Last Of The Neon Cynics is a collaborative project by musician Bill
Nelson and comic book artist Matt Howarth.
The download includes a 110 page high-rez full color PDF graphic novel and all the original CD artwork.

Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

And, you get a 110 page PDF Graphics Comic Book and all the original CD artwork.
5 days ago
13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR
13.7 Cosmos & Culture
Commentary On Science And Society
science  blogs 
6 days ago
His 2020 Campaign Message: The Robots Are Coming - The New York Times
That candidate is Andrew Yang, a well-connected New York businessman who is mounting a longer-than-long-shot bid for the White House. Mr. Yang, a former tech executive who started the nonprofit organization Venture for America, believes that automation and advanced artificial intelligence will soon make millions of jobs obsolete — yours, mine, those of our accountants and radiologists and grocery store cashiers. He says America needs to take radical steps to prevent Great Depression-level unemployment and a total societal meltdown, including handing out trillions of dollars in cash.
6 days ago
Thrivent Funds | Thrivent Mutual Funds
Thrivent Mutual Funds is brought to you by Thrivent Financial, a Fortune 500 company founded over 100 years ago. Learn more about our unique approach to conducting business and our commitment to do the right thing for our clients and the communities we serve.
6 days ago
'Why Buddhism Is True' Looks At The Religion's Link To Science : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR
Here is one thing author Robert Wright and I agree on when it comes to Buddhist meditation: It's really, really boring.
book  meditation 
6 days ago
Why Buddhism Is True – The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment
n Why Buddhism is True, Wright leads readers on a journey through psychology, philosophy, and a great many silent retreats to show how and why meditation can serve as the foundation for a spiritual life in a secular age. At once excitingly ambitious and wittily accessible, this is the first book to combine evolutionary psychology with cutting-edge neuroscience to defend the radical claims at the heart of Buddhist philosophy. With bracing honesty and fierce wisdom, it will persuade you not just that Buddhism is true—which is to say, a way out of our delusion—but that it can ultimately save us from ourselves, as individuals and as a species.
book  meditation 
6 days ago
Guy in a Cube - YouTube - YouTube
Welcome to Guy in a Cube! Even though there is no physical cube, there is still a cube in spirit. Every Tuesday there is a technical video focusing on the Microsoft Business Intelligence stack (including Power BI, Reporting Services and Analysis Services).
video  powerbi  microsoft 
9 days ago
The House That Spied on Me
In December, I converted my one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco into a “smart home.” I connected as many of my appliances and belongings as I could to the internet: an Amazon Echo, my lights, my coffee maker, my baby monitor, my kid’s toys, my vacuum, my TV, my toothbrush, a photo frame, a sex toy, and even my bed.
privacy  security 
10 days ago
John Perry Barlow, Internet Pioneer, 1947-2018 | Electronic Frontier Foundation
With a broken heart I have to announce that EFF's founder, visionary, and our ongoing inspiration, John Perry Barlow, passed away quietly in his sleep this morning. We will miss Barlow and his wisdom for decades to come, and he will always be an integral part of EFF.
10 days ago
bluezbox | Audiobook Binder | Convert audiobooks in mp3 to iPod-compatible m4b format
Got a lot of audiobooks in MP3 format and would like to listen them on your iPod? Audiobook Binder to the rescue! It is simple utility that converts audiobooks to MP4 bookmarkable (m4b) format.
mac  software  audio  audiobooks 
10 days ago
Power Query M language specification
The specification describes the values, expressions, environments and variables, identifiers, and the evaluation model that form the Power Query M language’s basic concepts.
10 days ago
Power Query M function reference
The Power Query M formula language includes the following function categories.
10 days ago
Bazooka Joe Comics
This site is dedicated to Bazooka Joe and His Gang as depicted on bubble gum comics beginning in 1954. I began collecting Bazooka Joe Comics as a kid in the 1960s and continue to be a big fan of anything Bazooka. There are currently 2,334 comics scanned. Unless otherwise noted, all comics and images are from my personal collection.
12 days ago
ISPs must follow net neutrality in New Jersey, governor declares | Ars Technica
ISPs can’t block or throttle traffic if they sell broadband to state agencies.
NJ  internet  news 
12 days ago
SANUS WSS21 | Wireless Series Speaker Stands | Speaker Stands | Products | SANUS
This stylish speaker stand fits the Sonos™ ONE, PLAY:1 and PLAY:3 and is designed specifically to complement their modern brand aesthetic. Offering compatibility with the Sonos PLAY:3 in either horizontal or vertical orientation, the versatile WSS21 puts your wireless speaker at the manufacturer's recommended listening height, promising perfect audio performance.
audio  hardware 
12 days ago
Week Plan - Online weekly planner - Week Plan
The bad news is time flies
The good news? you are the pilot. Our software will help you prioritize.

Week Plan is an online weekly planner that makes you effective rather than just productive.
calendar  GTD 
13 days ago
Books with Full-Text Online | MetPublications | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
50 Years of Art Books from the Met, for Free Download (metmuseum.org)
art  books 
13 days ago
Update 19 – CRPG BOOK RELEASED! – The CRPG Book Project
Four years ago I began a journey.

On Feb 5 2014 I posted the results of the RPG Codex’s Top 70 poll, in which we elected the best CRPGs of all time. But I felt that a simple list was too dry… more than the ranking, I was interested in WHY these games were good. From there came the idea of asking people to write a short paragraph talking about each title.

This became a updated version of the Codex’s Top 70, now with screenshots and brief descriptions of each game. That’s my favorite piece of content I ever made, but I still wanted more – more games, more screenshots, longer reviews, tips on mods, fan-made patches, etc. So I made a list of all the RPGs I wanted to cover and began recruiting volunteers for the “CRPG Book Project”.

Having done the Top 70 list in 3 months, I thought I could do 300 games in about 10 months or so. Ha, it took me four years… but it is done!

Dear reader, I present you the full release of the CRPG BOOK PROJECT!
books  games 
13 days ago
Cheech's Own Organic Cold Brew Coffee | NJ's Best Cold Brew
The hunt for the perfect cup of cold brew, with plenty share
along the way. Proudly brewed in Somerville, New Jersey.
coffee  somerville 
14 days ago
Netflix’s Castlevania takes aim at religion - Polygon
Warren Ellis’s script takes the game’s themes to a new level
tv  video 
15 days ago
How to unpair and restore the Apple Watch | iMore
Whether you've hit the troubleshooting step that requires restoring your watch, you want to wipe it clean for a new user, or you just need to force a backup of your Apple Watch's data, here's how to unpair and restore your Apple Watch.
apple  watch 
15 days ago
FastMail - How to set up your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch: iOS11
Automatic configuration tool: email, calendar, contacts

Save yourself a lot of manual password entry by setting up your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch using our automatic configuration tool.
email  ios  calendar  contacts 
15 days ago
How will Sonos compete against Apple’s HomePod? - Recode
Over the past 16 years, the wireless speaker company Sonos has had to contend with a parade of naysayers who thought competitors would knock it out.

“There were a lot of people, back when we started, saying, ‘There’s no way you could ever compete with Bose and Sony,’ the heavyweights of audio at the time,” Sonos CEO Patrick Spence said on the latest episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask. “And here we are. I was joking with the team, the reward for having disrupted the space over the last decade is to get to compete with Apple and Google and Amazon.”
hardware  podcast  audio  music 
16 days ago
Why 2017 Was the Best Year in Human History - The New York Times
Steven Pinker, the Harvard psychology professor, explores the gains in a terrific book due out next month, “Enlightenment Now,” in which he recounts the progress across a broad array of metrics, from health to wars, the environment to happiness, equal rights to quality of life. “Intellectuals hate progress,” he writes, referring to the reluctance to acknowledge gains, and I know it feels uncomfortable to highlight progress at a time of global threats. But this pessimism is counterproductive and simply empowers the forces of backwardness.
16 days ago
NimbleText Data Manipulation, Text Manipulation, Code Generation and Automation
You can be more awesome at your job by keeping this tool always within reach.

NimbleText is a text manipulation and code generation tool available online or as a free download. It magnifies your ability to perform incredible feats of text and data wrangling.
software  windows 
16 days ago
Give Back Box
How it Works

Give Back Box provides vendor services to retailers and charities, giving each and every cardboard box a second life to help people in need. So it is also a 'green' solution! Reuse your online shipping boxes in which you received your purchases, or any other cardboard box you may have, to donate your unwanted household items: such as gently used clothing, shoes etc., to make a major difference in the life of another person.
16 days ago
TuneIn | Free Internet Radio | NFL, Sports, Podcasts, Music & News
TuneIn brings together all the sports, music, news, and podcasts you love. Original, live, and on-demand internet radio all in one place.
music  radio 
16 days ago
How to Create the Ultimate USB Key Ring to Solve Any Computer Problem
If you’re “the computer guy” (or girl) to your friends and family, you’re probably asked to diagnose and fix their problems on a regular basis. If you can’t stand to tell them to leave you alone, you might as well embrace your role and come prepared with one key ring full of flash drives to rule them all.

With a set of drives filled with portable versions of useful PC repair and maintenance programs, along with some bootable troubleshooting utilities, you’ll be ready for just about any problem.
windows  software  utilities  bootable 
16 days ago
asp.net mvc - WebAPI Delete not working - 405 Method Not Allowed - Stack Overflow
I have a web api controller with a Delete method. The method executes fine on my local machine running IIS Express (Windows 8) but as soon as I deployed it to the live IIS server (Windows Server 2008 R2) it stopped working and throws the following error message:

HTTP Error 405.0 - Method Not Allowed The page you are looking for cannot be displayed because an invalid method (HTTP Verb) is being used
iis  asp.net  webapi 
16 days ago
Analyze in Excel - Power BI | Microsoft Docs
There are times when you may want to use Excel to view and interact with a dataset that you have Power BI. With Analyze in Excel, you can do just that, and access PivotTable, chart, and slicer features in Excel based on the dataset that exists in Power BI.
excel  powerbi 
17 days ago
A Curious Moon - Big Machine
Learn PostgreSQL on the Job at Red:4

Follow along with Dee Yan, our fictional data science intern, as she assumes the job of interim database administrator at the fictional aerospace startup, Red:4. She’ll learn PostgreSQL like we all do: on the job and under pressure. Red:4 is bidding on a mission to one of Saturn’s moons, Enceladus, considered to be a primary candidate for alien life. She needs to assemble, normalize, query and optimize data from the Cassini mission so it can go along as reference material for SELFI, NASA’s next-generation sensor that has a singular job: verify life under the ice of this remote moon.
book  postgresql  programming 
17 days ago
Moby Announces New Album, Unveils First Single - Rolling Stone
Moby has announced his upcoming album Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt, his 15th studio LP.
17 days ago
Reasons To Be Cheerful
I imagine, like a lot of you who look back over the past year, it often seems as if the world is going straight to Hell. I wake up in the morning, I look at the paper, and I say to myself, "Oh no!" Often I’m depressed for half the day. It doesn’t matter how you voted—on Brexit, the French elections or the U.S. election more than a year ago—many of us of all persuasions and party affiliations feel remarkably similar. This feeling is not confined to one side of the political spectrum.

As a kind of remedy to this, and possibly as a kind of therapy, I started collecting news that reminded me, "Hey, there's actually some positive stuff going on!"

I will share thoughts, images and audio relating to this initiative and I’ll welcome contributions from others.

news  music  politics 
17 days ago
Agenda - An elegant new take on Notes.
Agenda is a date-focused note taking app for both planning and documenting your projects.
From business professionals and technical users, to students and artists, Agenda is for anyone wanting well organized and easily navigable notes that help drive your projects forward.
macos  productivity  software 
18 days ago
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