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Memolane: The Story of YouTube on Memolane →

memish:

If you are anything like me, an active user of many types of online social media and platforms, you soon find that, although much of your personal history is available online, it is disjointed and scattered over many separate sites. Also, many social media sites today have a very short “memory”…

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— 2 years ago with 125 notes
simurai:

Tried to make a Brushed Metal style in CSS3. The texture is done by using 3 repeating-gradients with different length. That makes it look somewhat random. For the linear version, browser support is pretty ok, but for the radial one it’s not quite there yet. I think only in Safari 5.1 and Chrome Windows.
In addition I tried to add a conical gradient for the circle with just faking it with ellipse gradients. It’s ok for low contrasts and if you cover the middle part with an icon or so.. hehe.. ;-P A much more real looking technique is used in this experiment, but I believe it currently only works in Safari and Chrome Windows. Let’s hope that CSS4 will add support for real conical gradients.
See live Demo.

simurai:

Tried to make a Brushed Metal style in CSS3. The texture is done by using 3 repeating-gradients with different length. That makes it look somewhat random. For the linear version, browser support is pretty ok, but for the radial one it’s not quite there yet. I think only in Safari 5.1 and Chrome Windows.

In addition I tried to add a conical gradient for the circle with just faking it with ellipse gradients. It’s ok for low contrasts and if you cover the middle part with an icon or so.. hehe.. ;-P A much more real looking technique is used in this experiment, but I believe it currently only works in Safari and Chrome Windows. Let’s hope that CSS4 will add support for real conical gradients.

See live Demo.

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— 2 years ago with 898 notes
Photographers: Know Your Rights →

futurejournalismproject:

The ACLU’s published a photographer’s cheat sheet on their rights when shooting in the field (US only):

  • When in public spaces where you are lawfully present you have the right to photograph anything that is in plain view.
  • When you are on private property, the property owner may set rules about the taking of photographs.
  • Police officers may not generally confiscate or demand to view your photographs or video without a warrant.
  • Police may not delete your photographs or video under any circumstances.
  • Police officers may legitimately order citizens to cease activities that are truly interfering with legitimate law enforcement operations.
  • Note that the right to photograph does not give you a right to break any other laws.

Click through for explanations of each, advice on what to do if stopped or detained, exceptions for shooting around airports and special considerations for videography (eg., “With regards to videotaping, there is an important legal distinction between a visual photographic record (fully protected) and the audio portion of a videotape, which some states have tried to regulate under state wiretapping laws.”)

(Source: futurejournalismproject)

— 2 years ago with 887 notes
gourmetgaming:

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - “S’Jirra’s Famous Potato Bread” with a Nirnroot Salad Recipe
My only experience of RPGs until I played The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion were games like Final Fantasy which all my friends played and I seriously struggled to get involved with. Each time one came out I’d go “maybe this time!” and pick it up and after about 10 hours would start to go insane with the start-stop action and repetitive stories… So when I was encouraged to play Oblivion I was sceptical. Then I spent over 200 hours of my life on it and I haven’t been the same person since! “S’Jirras Famous Potato Bread” is a rare food item you are rewarded with, obviously by S’Jirra, at Faregyl Inn for completing ‘The Potato Snatcher’ quest. 
But what would one eat with their potato bread while wandering the wilds of Cyrodiil? What possible vegetation could one gather?! Why that fauna so rare, the elusive and delicious Nirnroot of course! So instead of handing those precious Nirnroots over to Sinderion for an Elixir of Exploration, why not make a delightful salad?
What you will need:
Large baking tray, a pot, two large mixing bowls, a sieve and a little oil for greasing.
For the Potato Bread:
185ml Water
60ml Milk
2 Tablespoons Butter
1 ½ Teaspoons Salt
2 Tablespoons Sugar
225g Mashed Potatoes (approx. 2 medium potatoes)
400g Strong Bread Flour
1 ½ Teaspoons Fast Action Yeast
For the Nirnroot Salad:
Rocket
Baby Spinach
Watercress
Flat Parsley
½ A Fennel Bulb
For the Dressing:
50 ml Olive Oil
4 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
Salt
Pepper
Parmigiano-Reggiano (Parmesan) 
Making the Potato Bread:
Peel and boil approx. 2 medium potatoes that are suitable for mashing - I used Vivaldi baking potatoes. Once mashed, do not add anything to them!
In a pot, gently heat the water, milk and butter until the butter melts. 
Pour the mixture into a large bowl and add the salt, sugar and mashed potato. Mix thoroughly until the sugar has dissolved.
Sieve in half of the flour (200g) and mix well to form a kind of paste.
Once the mixture is lukewarm sprinkle in the yeast and mix thoroughly again.
Sieve the remaining 200g of flour in and mix until a ball of dough forms.
Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and kneed for 10 minutes until it is soft, smooth and no longer sticky. This may take a while, and you will have to re-flour the surface several times but keep at it and it will come together.
Grease a large bowl with a little oil, place the ball of dough inside top surface down, then turn it over so that both sides are lightly coated in oil. 
Cover the bowl with a damp tea-towel, put a plate on top and set in a warm place to rise for about 40-45 minutes.
Once the dough has risen and doubled in size - grease a large baking tray.
Remove the dough from the bowl and place on a floured surface. Punch back the dough to knock out any air. 
Form the dough into the desired shape, a kind of rustic bloomer, slice the top several times across to create the pattern and place on the prepared greased tray.
Leave in a warm place again for 40-45 minutes. 
Once doubled in size - pre-heat the oven to 190C.
Sprinkle a little flour over the dough and cook in the oven for 35-40 minutes until the loaf turns a golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
Preparing the Dressing:
Mix the olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper together and stir well.
Preparing the Salad:
Wash and dry the Rocket, Baby Spinach, Watercress and Parsley.
Wash the Fennel and trim the base, then slice it in to fine strips and add to the salad.
Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well until all the leaves are coated.
Finely grate some parmigiano-reggiano over the salad.

I was really worried about making bread, I had tried once before in the past and failed miserably, it ended up like a rock, but this bread came out perfectly. I made it all by hand too so there’s seriously no need for a mixer or bread-maker. As a potato bread it did have a slightly different texture to most breads, it was incredibly light and moist but slightly dense, almost cake like. It went fabulously with the Nirnroot salad and array of vegetables and cheeses I served up and was super tasty with jam too - my friends thought I’d lied and bought it from the bakery around the corner it was that good! I’d say this bread was a complete success, it even looked just like S’Jirra’s, only I didn’t have to chase down any Ogres for the ingredients.

gourmetgaming:

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - “S’Jirra’s Famous Potato Bread” with a Nirnroot Salad Recipe

My only experience of RPGs until I played The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion were games like Final Fantasy which all my friends played and I seriously struggled to get involved with. Each time one came out I’d go “maybe this time!” and pick it up and after about 10 hours would start to go insane with the start-stop action and repetitive stories… So when I was encouraged to play Oblivion I was sceptical. Then I spent over 200 hours of my life on it and I haven’t been the same person since! “S’Jirras Famous Potato Bread” is a rare food item you are rewarded with, obviously by S’Jirra, at Faregyl Inn for completing ‘The Potato Snatcher’ quest. 

But what would one eat with their potato bread while wandering the wilds of Cyrodiil? What possible vegetation could one gather?! Why that fauna so rare, the elusive and delicious Nirnroot of course! So instead of handing those precious Nirnroots over to Sinderion for an Elixir of Exploration, why not make a delightful salad?

What you will need:

Large baking tray, a pot, two large mixing bowls, a sieve and a little oil for greasing.

For the Potato Bread:

185ml Water

60ml Milk

2 Tablespoons Butter

1 ½ Teaspoons Salt

2 Tablespoons Sugar

225g Mashed Potatoes (approx. 2 medium potatoes)

400g Strong Bread Flour

1 ½ Teaspoons Fast Action Yeast

For the Nirnroot Salad:

Rocket

Baby Spinach

Watercress

Flat Parsley

½ A Fennel Bulb

For the Dressing:

50 ml Olive Oil

4 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

Salt

Pepper

Parmigiano-Reggiano (Parmesan) 

Making the Potato Bread:

  1. Peel and boil approx. 2 medium potatoes that are suitable for mashing - I used Vivaldi baking potatoes. Once mashed, do not add anything to them!
  2. In a pot, gently heat the water, milk and butter until the butter melts. 
  3. Pour the mixture into a large bowl and add the salt, sugar and mashed potato. Mix thoroughly until the sugar has dissolved.
  4. Sieve in half of the flour (200g) and mix well to form a kind of paste.
  5. Once the mixture is lukewarm sprinkle in the yeast and mix thoroughly again.
  6. Sieve the remaining 200g of flour in and mix until a ball of dough forms.
  7. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and kneed for 10 minutes until it is soft, smooth and no longer sticky. This may take a while, and you will have to re-flour the surface several times but keep at it and it will come together.
  8. Grease a large bowl with a little oil, place the ball of dough inside top surface down, then turn it over so that both sides are lightly coated in oil. 
  9. Cover the bowl with a damp tea-towel, put a plate on top and set in a warm place to rise for about 40-45 minutes.
  10. Once the dough has risen and doubled in size - grease a large baking tray.
  11. Remove the dough from the bowl and place on a floured surface. Punch back the dough to knock out any air. 
  12. Form the dough into the desired shape, a kind of rustic bloomer, slice the top several times across to create the pattern and place on the prepared greased tray.
  13. Leave in a warm place again for 40-45 minutes. 
  14. Once doubled in size - pre-heat the oven to 190C.
  15. Sprinkle a little flour over the dough and cook in the oven for 35-40 minutes until the loaf turns a golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.

Preparing the Dressing:

  1. Mix the olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper together and stir well.

Preparing the Salad:

  1. Wash and dry the Rocket, Baby Spinach, Watercress and Parsley.
  2. Wash the Fennel and trim the base, then slice it in to fine strips and add to the salad.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well until all the leaves are coated.
  4. Finely grate some parmigiano-reggiano over the salad.

Gourmet Gaming - S'Jirra's Famous Potato Bread

I was really worried about making bread, I had tried once before in the past and failed miserably, it ended up like a rock, but this bread came out perfectly. I made it all by hand too so there’s seriously no need for a mixer or bread-maker. As a potato bread it did have a slightly different texture to most breads, it was incredibly light and moist but slightly dense, almost cake like. It went fabulously with the Nirnroot salad and array of vegetables and cheeses I served up and was super tasty with jam too - my friends thought I’d lied and bought it from the bakery around the corner it was that good! I’d say this bread was a complete success, it even looked just like S’Jirra’s, only I didn’t have to chase down any Ogres for the ingredients.

— 2 years ago with 690 notes
jQTouch and Sencha Touch: Which is right for you?

9-bits:

Recently I had the pleasure of announcing Sencha Touch, a standards-based mobile app framework which I helped create. As expected, this has raised some questions about jQTouch, a similar library I created last year. As covered before, jQTouch will remain separate, maintained, and free under the MIT license. This post helps distinguish the similarities and differences between the two libraries for the discerning mobile developer.

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— 2 years ago with 164 notes
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…
— 2 years ago with 2376 notes
Robert Reich: The Rise of the Regressive Right and the Reawakening of America →

robertreich:

A fundamental war has been waged in this nation since its founding, between progressive forces pushing us forward and regressive forces pulling us backward.

We are going to battle once again.

Progressives believe in openness, equal opportunity, and tolerance. Progressives assume we’re all…

— 2 years ago with 299 notes
the understatement: The Real Death of the Music Industry →

understatementblog:

A Bad Chart & Its Origins

In January, Bain & Company produced the following chart as part of their report on “Publishing in the Digital Age” (PDF):

Then on Tuesday, someone posted it on Flickr. Subsequently, Peter Kafka of Wall Street Journal’s MediaMemo noticed it and passed it along…

— 2 years ago with 671 notes