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VPNify Shows You the Fastest VPNs in Your Area, Is Like SpeedTest for VPNs
Web: Choosing the right VPN goes deeper than finding someone trustworthy and privacy-focused—you need a provider that can offer decent speeds too, and VPNify can help you find the right one for you. The service tests multiple providers in locations around the world, and shows you the speed you’ll get with each.
vpn 
9 hours ago
How To Squeeze Social Media Into Your Day When It Isn’t A Full-Time Job | Beth’s Blog
A lot of my work as a trainer is teaching senior leaders and staff to use social media and their online networks as part of their thought leadership, professional networking and/or to support the organization’s communications goals as an ambassador for the organization’s missions.     Adding social media and a powerful personal brand can be powerful networked leadership skill, but there is the huge challenge of making it a habit, putting it into daily practice.    Working online can contribute to the state of overwhelmed and distracted – so having attention skills is also a leadership competency.   This post provides some tips and techniques for tech wellness.
BethKanter  timemanagement  socialmedia 
9 hours ago
Best Tools for Freelance Designers and Developers | Bonsai
Bonsai's Freelance Stack makes it easy to find the best tools for freelancers. Keeping up with new freelance tools (not to mention finding the right ones for you!) can be challenging.

This list covers all the tools a freelancer needs to run a business, from finding work to tracking time to getting paid to maintaining a portfolio.
list  reference  tools  freelancing  webdev  webdesign 
10 hours ago
Twitter
Balthazar's Song by Hiss Golden Messenger
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2 days ago
The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks
Drawn from The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks and various archival sources including Rosa Parks' newly-opened papers at the Library of Congress, this project traces the expanse of Rosa Parks’ political work and commitments and the breadth of the Black struggle for justice across the 20th century. At a moment when many commentators seek to draw a bright line between the good old civil rights movement and new movements for justice today, this fuller history of Rosa Parks shows how dangerous such distinctions are, revealing important continuities between movements then and now and how much her experiences and insights offer us today.
crm  civilrightsmovement  RosaParks  history  AfricanAmerican  JeanneTheoharis 
3 days ago
Twitter
Karen's Blues by Hiss Golden Messenger
yoga  nowplaying  from twitter
6 days ago
Instagram
Wonderful day in a one way world
from twitter
7 days ago
The Best Tips for Finding Cheap Airfare With Google Flights
Google Flights is a solid tool for booking travel. You’re probably already familiar with its basic functions, like finding the best price for flights and browsing flexible dates that can save you money and time. However, there are some other, lesser-known features that can help you squeeze even more out of your travel budget.
travel  howto  tutorial 
8 days ago
Soba Salad Recipe - NYT Cooking
For most people, even experienced cooks, weeknight dinners are not so much a result of careful planning but of what’s on hand — and what can be accomplished fairly quickly. Noodles of all kinds are easy and beloved. But soba noodles, a Japanese staple, are special: they usually take no more than 3 to 4 minutes to cook and, because they’re made from buckwheat, have a slightly firm texture and a nutty flavor. Traditionally, soba are served hot and cold, making them a flexible partner for almost any fresh ingredients you have in the kitchen. In this case, they are paired with shelled frozen edamame, carrots and spinach and a light dressing.
recipes  salad  soba  food 
8 days ago
Date Wheel date calculator on the App Store
Date Wheel™ is an award-winning date calculator that calculates time between two dates in months, weeks, days, & business days. ● Save calculations for future reference. ● Countdown to an important date or event.
calendar  app  ios  iphone 
10 days ago
Untitled (http://wamc.org/post/three-black-ualbany-students-attacked-cdta-bus#stream/0)
re : appalling mob racial attack in my hometown - Three Black UAlbany Students Attacked On CDTA Bus
LRT  from twitter
10 days ago
Aereo founder takes on ISPs with millimeter wave wireless internet
Aereo dared to take on the broadcast industry by streaming over-the-air TV channels on the internet -- that is, until the Supreme Court ruled that its technology was illegal. Now that company's founder, Chet Kanojia, is taking on yet another established industry: Internet service providers. Today at a New York City launch event he unveiled Starry, the first consumer company to use millimeter wave technology to deliver wireless internet access. [Check out our interview with Kanojia about Starry here.] Up until now, that's been a technology mainly used by the military for radar and other purposes.

Kanojia claims Starry's network, which runs in the 38Ghz unlicensed wireless band, will be able to deliver gigabit speeds to homes wirelessly for far less than traditional broadband. There also won't be any data caps. It will start beta testing its network around Boston this summer.
internet  broadband  boston  technology 
11 days ago
Missing link - IFTTT
"A new study, published yesterday, by Harvard University and funded by the Hewlett Foundation, debunks the notion that surveillance agencies are struggling with a data blackout. On the contrary, it argues, the rise of connected devices (the so-called Internet of Things) presents massive opportunities for surveillance, bolstered by technology companies having business models that rely on data-mining their own users — providing an incentive for them not to robustly encrypt IoT data."
ifttt  facebook 
11 days ago
Harvard Report Debunks Claim Surveillance Is “Going Dark” | TechCrunch
Harvard Report "debunks the notion that surveillance agencies are struggling with a data blackout."
from twitter
11 days ago
Benjamin | Orpheum Theatre
So so good. Acoustic encore set was such a high. (@ Orpheum Theatre for Wilco in Boston, MA)
from twitter
12 days ago
Twitter
Family photos so old that there may be no one left to call their names.
history  ancestors  from twitter_favs
14 days ago
Democrats badly underestimated Bernie Sanders. That was a very serious mistake. - The Washington Post
Sanders' authenticity—his style, or lack thereof—is a part of his appeal, & I'm not sure that was possible for HRC.
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14 days ago
Million Grace Slick & Paul Kantner - YouTube
ICYMI: A beautiful Paul Kantner/Grace Slick obscurity, with Jerry Garcia on guitar.
from twitter_favs
14 days ago
Smithsonian Folkways' Intimate Look at a Legendary Civil Rights Activist | No Depression
"Bob Moses, actually who was involved with SNCC, Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee, says, “Lyndon Johnson wasn’t afraid of Martin Luther King, he was afraid of Fannie Lou Hamer.” She impacted him in a way that many people didn’t because she wasn’t going to sit and negotiate something when she knew right from wrong. It was like, “This is wrong. There’s no nuance here. That’s wrong.” There was no nuance to look at this, that and the other, which King had to do a lot, having access to presidents and access to powerful people, he always had to negotiate. That wasn’t her personality. [laughing] She’d seen enough people get killed, lynched and experienced her own body being terrorized that she was just like, “Eh, nah, no compromise here. Either we do it or we don’t.”"
ifttt  facebook 
15 days ago
New E-Book: Measurement 101 for Nonprofits by KD Paine @queenofmetrics | Beth’s Blog
The good news is that Katie has just released a new e-book, Measurement 101 for Nonprofits that helps nonprofits measure all aspects of their work – from program outcomes to communications strategy.    The book makes measure easy to understand and offers lots of tips and checklists.     Here’s what in it.
analytics  data  measurement  nonprofit  nptech  BethKanter 
16 days ago
Barack Obama: Why we must rethink solitary confinement - The Washington Post
"The Justice Department has completed its review, and I am adopting its recommendations to reform the federal prison system. These include banning solitary confinement for juveniles and as a response to low-level infractions, expanding treatment for the mentally ill and increasing the amount of time inmates in solitary can spend outside of their cells. These steps will affect some 10,000 federal prisoners held in solitary confinement — and hopefully serve as a model for state and local corrections systems. And I will direct all relevant federal agencies to review these principles and report back to me with a plan to address their use of solitary confinement."
ifttt  facebook 
17 days ago
Twitter
Better Days Ahead by Gil Scott-Heron
yoga  nowplaying  from twitter
19 days ago
Joe Boyd's A-Z Podcast - Letter V by Dana Kletter | Free Listening on SoundCloud
Producer Joe Boyd (Nick Drake, Pink Floyd, Vashti Bunyan, Incredible String Band, Sandy Denny, Richard and Linda Thompson, REM, and me) talks about our work together and plays some songs
favorite  ifttt  soundcloud  procedure  Happy  "joe  boyd"  "hannibal  records"  "mammoth  "dear  enemy"  "dana  and  karen  kletter"  boyd's  a-z" 
20 days ago
Twitter
The Man Comes Around by Johnny Cash
yoga  nowplaying  from twitter
21 days ago
Georgia Cop Indicted Over Fatal Shooting -- NYMag
Georgia Grand Jury Indicts Cop Who Killed Unarmed Black Man
from twitter
21 days ago
Instagram
The kid's lunch today: Spinach, tofu and grated parmesan on sourdough
from twitter
22 days ago
A Corner of Europe Frozen in Time - The New Yorker
About an hour’s drive south of Lithuania’s capital city of Vilnius, the country’s narrow panhandle, locally known as the “appendix,” starts to push into the countryside of neighboring Belarus. The joke in Lithuania is that, while drawing the borders of the region, Stalin set his pipe down on the map—no one was brave enough to move it, so improbable borders were drawn around its perimeter. But while the boundaries between Soviet republics were fluid, today this sliver of Lithuania, known by the name of its largest town, Dieveniškės, is separated by security fences from Belarus, with its entrenched Soviet ways, and by awkward geography from the relative progress of the rest of Lithuania. With its scattering of tumbledown villages, many of whose residents speak a mix of Polish and Belarusian, the region lives according to its own rhythms.

The German-American photographer Jasper Bastian captures this peculiar state of isolation in his series “A Road Not Taken,” which he shot during several visits to Dieveniškės last year. The project, which is ongoing, focusses on small towns bisected by the international border, which is open only to visa-holders. Although Lithuanian citizens who live near the border have access to special travel visas, many can’t afford them, and so are cut off from family members on the other side. Residents hunker down and make do amid rolling hills and uneven forests that Robert Frost would probably find familiar.
photography  easterneurope  belarus  lithuania  newyorker  photojournalism 
23 days ago
An atlas of self-reliance: The Negro Motorist's Green Book (1937-1964) | National Museum of American History
If my previous post interested you, then you may also want to read this blog post by historian, Jay Driskell, for more background regarding the Green Book. (Thanks for jumping into the conversation, Jay.)
ifttt  facebook 
24 days ago
Taser's smallest weapon ever is for civilians, not cops
's smallest weapon ever is for civilians, not cops What could possibly go wrong? cf
Taser  from twitter
24 days ago
Navigating The Green Book | NYPL Labs
Fascinating project from the NYPL. "From 1936 to 1966, Victor Green, a postal worker who worked in New Jersey but lived in Harlem, published the directories known today as the Green Book. (The actual titles were variously: The Negro Motorist Green Book; The Negro Travelers' Green Book; The Travelers' Green Book.) These listed hotels, restaurants, beauty salons, nightclubs, bars, gas stations, etc. where Black travelers would be welcome. In an age of sundown towns, segregation, and lynching, the Green Book became an indispensable tool for safe navigation."
ifttt  facebook 
24 days ago
Twitter
RT : The Negro Travelers’ Green Book, the Pre-Civil Rights Guide to Traveling Safely in the US
from twitter
24 days ago
MesoGlue | Room Temperature Metallic Glue
MesoGlue is our revolutionary joining solution that lets you attach items together with a metal bond, at room temperature. This is like welding or soldering, but without the heat! The patented process gives you the strength and thermal/electrical conductance of a metal bond, with the ease of attachment of glue or tape. Surfaces are merely pressed together to form a very strong connection.

Our MesoGlue technology can be applied to nearly any flat surface. The surface can be rigid or flexible, and roll-to-roll processing is possible. We currently offer coating of two joining surfaces at our state of the art processing facility. Items of up to approximately 1 cubic foot can be accommodated.
diy  hardware 
24 days ago
Benjamin | Capitol Theatre
Finally (@ Capitol Theatre for Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Arlington, MA)
from twitter
27 days ago
Default Folder X
Default Folder X enhances the Open and Save dialogs in all of your applications so you can…

Go faster: Quickly navigate through folders with hierarchical menus that expand as you mouse over them.
Do it all: Preview, tag, rename, compress, delete or add comments to files in any Open or Save dialog.
Just click: Need to save a file in a folder you have open in the Finder? Just click on the Finder window!
mac  osx  productivity  software  utility  files 
29 days ago
JustWatch - Streaming Search Engine for movies and tv shows
On JustWatch you can easily find out where to watch your favorite movies & TV shows in the United States.
JustWatch is easy and effective: Choose your favorite streaming providers and see what’s new on Netflix and Co.
Filter by genre and release year to find the perfect movie to stream tonight. Search for a specific movie or TV show to find out where to watch it legally online.
streaming  video  movies 
29 days ago
www.nytimes.com
How many families have been torn apart by police slayings of unarmed black children and adults?
ifttt  facebook 
4 weeks ago
FBEyes Digital Archive
FBI Files on African American Authors and Literary Institutions Obtained through the US Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) "Few institutions seem more opposed than African American literature and J. Edgar Hoover's white-bread Federal Bureau of Investigation. But behind the scenes the FBI's hostility to black protest was energized by fear of and respect for black writing. Drawing on thousands of pages of recently released FBI files, William J. Maxwell’s book F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover’s Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature exposes the Bureau's intimate policing of five decades of African American poems, plays, essays, and novels. Starting in 1919, year one of Harlem's renaissance and Hoover's career at the Bureau, secretive FBI "ghostreaders" monitored the latest developments in African American letters. By the time of Hoover's death in 1972, these ghostreaders knew enough to simulate a sinister black literature of their own. The official aim behind the Bureau's close reading was to anticipate political unrest. Yet, as F.B. Eyes reveals, FBI surveillance came to influence the creation and public reception of African American literature in the heart of the twentieth century. "The F.B. Eyes Digital Archive makes available for the first time a collection of 51 FBI files on prominent African American authors and literary institutions, many of them unearthed through William J. Maxwell's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Now part of the public domain as unrestricted U.S. government documents, these once-secret files are arranged on this site as they were at FBI national headquarters, under the names of individual authors and institutions. "The collected files of the authors alone comprise 14,289 pages, or the rough equivalent of forty-seven 300-page PhD theses. If this seems a strange comparison, it should be noted that the average length of the 46 author files reaches above 300 pages. FBI ghostreaders genuinely rivaled the productivity, if not always the insight, of their academic peers. The Bureau’s copious files addressing twentieth-century African American writing are documents of troubling state surveillance and sometimes-illegal counterintelligence. But they are also recognizably literary-critical documents, analytical encounters that cannot always resist the pleasures of the enemy text."
ifttt  facebook 
4 weeks ago
In 1982, David Bowie called out MTV on-air for not... |
In 1982, David Bowie called out MTV on-air for not airing enough videos by Black artists.
ifttt  facebook 
4 weeks ago
The ultimate Linkedin cheat sheet
Our ultimate Linkedin cheat sheet will help you quickly create the perfect Linkedin profile, maximise your online visibility, build your contact list or get contacted about a new job. Whether you're looking for slight improvements or starting from the beginning we've got you covered!

Did you know a person with a fully optimised Linkedin profile is 40 times more likely to receive job opportunities via Linkedin?! It's probably a good idea to get a sneaky head start over the job market. After all you are competing against over 350 million users...​
socialnetworking  jobs  linkedin  infographic  howto 
4 weeks ago
Public Domain Collections: Free to Share & Reuse | The New York Public Library
Did you know that more than 180,000 of the items in our Digital Collections are in the public domain?
That means everyone has the freedom to enjoy and reuse these materials in almost limitless ways. The Library now makes it possible to download such items in the highest resolution available directly from the Digital Collections website.

No permission required. No restrictions on use.
images  nypl  publicdomain  nptech  mshweb  library 
4 weeks ago
The Wire on Vimeo
Eric Lim: "I designed and animated this piece as an homage to my favorite show of all time, HBO's The Wire." (Music: "Way Down in the Hole" / The Blind Boys of Alabama.)
ifttt  facebook 
4 weeks ago
Twitter
(That's How You Sing) Amazing Grace by Low
yoga  nowplaying  from twitter
4 weeks ago
Instagram
First day on the new mat
from twitter
4 weeks ago
Untitled (http://www.wired.com/2016/01/propublica-launches-the-dark-webs-first-major-news-site/)
“how [will] readers … find the new Tor hidden service, as hasn’t yet decided where it will advertise it”
from twitter
5 weeks ago
Guesstimate
Guesstimate is a tool for making estimates, forecasts, and decisions.

Make Beautiful Spreadsheets

Guesstimate is a spreadsheet tool similar to Excel or Google Sheets. Each model is a grid of cells. Each cell can represent a metric with a unique name and number. Equations can be used to connect some metrics to other dependent metrics.

Use Numbers With Uncertainty

Guesstimate can be used for metrics with exact values, but can also be used when you are not sure exactly what the value is. For instance, if you want to make a guesstimate using the number of sandals in the store, but aren't sure exactly what the number is, you can instead enter the range you think it could be. For instance, if you type '[10,90]', it would indicate a range with bounds of approximately 10 and 90 rocks. The math would be done on this entire range for dependent values.

Share Your Results

Everything on Guesstimate is public. Everyone can change any model, though people can only save changes to their own models. To share a model with a friend, copy the url for that model and send it to them.
math  statistics  tools  webapp 
5 weeks ago
Selfie Stick on the App Store
Selfie Stick is the key to taking the best Selfies you've ever taken and you DON'T need a real selfie stick to use it!

Selfie Stick is a “virtual selfie stick" that lets you take photos without using your hands, and without the need for a physical selfie stick, bluetooth trigger or headphone jack by using face detection magic.

How it Works:
• Set up your phone on a tri-pod, selfie stick, or just lean it against something
• Use your back facing camera for higher quality images
• Selfie Stick makes a "pinging" sound when your face is in the frame
• Tilt your head to start a 3 second timer
• Selfie Stick can also let you take great selfies in the dark using the viewfinder flash
app  ios  photography 
5 weeks ago
Erykah Badu's Favorite Albums | Complex
"This is a mean thing to ask someone," says Ms. Erykah Badu when asked to run through her 10 favorite albums. Complex usually asks artists to list their 25 favorite albums, but seeing as how we had a limited amount of time with the host of the 2015 Soul Train Music Awards, 10 will suffice. Honestly, anything would suffice when it comes to Badu, the Texas-reared musician who, for nearly two decades, has carved a mystical niche for herself suffused with soul, R&B, funk, and whatever else she was feeling at the time of recording. Badu is a flower child all grown up with pop sensibilities who has never taken her finger off the pulse of what is poppin'. It's what allowed her to remain relevant all these years while her contemporaries have fallen by the wayside, and why she was able to easily create the best cover of Drake's "Hotline Bling," a track primed for her new mixtape, But You Can't Use My Phone. Luckily, Badu went two steps forward and gave us her 12 favorite projects. If you ever wondered what informed Badu's eclectic sensibilities, take a read below of her favorite albums.
music 
5 weeks ago
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