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Notes from An Event Apart Boston 2012 I had a great time at An Event Apart Boston, 2012. Ill post some photos soon. The conference avoided deep dives into code in favor of showing WHY you would do reactive design. As Eric Meyer said "My...

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Judging the CT Student Innovation Exposition (E-Commerce)... Want to know what the next 10 years will look like? Ask a high school student. Their creativity isnt limited by their knowledge of what we currently call technological limitations. They have a vision of...

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The Value of Feeling Appreciated as an Employee in... Whether you’re a new employee or the vice president of the company, everyone wants to feel valued, even appreciated, in the workplace. Not only does it improve morale and make the workplace a more pleasant...

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The difference between classic and motion tweens in... Here it is: If you're used to doing things "the cs3 way" then you can continue to do so with the classic tween tool. It works the same way as you remember, using key frames as normal, but you cannot...

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CCTV comes to West Hartford, CT

Category : Around West Hartford, Politics

I’m sure I’m not the only one in this town who is noticed new construction at several intersections in West Hartford. They all feature brand-new metal poles adorned with brand new traffic lights and expensive looking cameras. No doubt the hope is that these cameras will increase revenue for the town while decreasing “lawlessness”.

As reported by the Sentinel these cameras may do just the opposite. It seems the newest high school prank in towns with similar cameras is to print the valid license plate of someone who has recently offended you (like a teacher) and speed through the intersection to earn them your ticket. The owner of said license plate is then automatically mailed the ticket the following day. Contunue Reading

Keyboard Fight Club

Category : Humor

You have undoubtedly heard reports of kids acting out Fight Club and beating themselves up in backyard/underground wrestling or fighting competitions. Bum fights comes to mind as probably the most successful of these endeavors. The video below is pure comedy and stress relief. There is nothing to the winner, but a new keyboard and bragging rights.

When working for apple, you have a lot to brag about already, but if you’re the keyboard Fight Club Champ, you dont need to brag, the story has already spread far and wide among people who need to know.

WARNING: You have to be proud of your nerd heritage for this to be seen as anything but a tragic waste of time, keyboards, and technology. Having said that – I enjoy this video immensely – far more than say… working on a certain php template I started earlier today.

Hope you enjoy it as well. I promise Im working on some real articles. This blog is not turning into a repository of videos I find enjoyable.

Im having an aweful time embedding the flash video here. For some reason the code keeps breaking my whole template. I really need to recode this site, but thats a topic for me to resume in the next year. In the meanwhile, have a look see at this fine display of nerd athletisicm: http://www.pwnordie.com/videos/dcf360c3ba/g4-investigates-tech-fight-clubs-keyboard-fight-from-g4.

Best Campaign Trailer of 2008

Category : Humor

This might be the best campaign video from the 2008 campaign. How can you say “no” to Harry? Between this and the vet who did not vet and the udated waasup video, I’m looking forward to the spoofs from 2012 already. (If there is one.)

The Most Insightful Reasoning to End The Fed – Analysis of The Creature From Jekyll Island

Category : Politics

This man gives the most intelligent,  reasoned,argument I have ever heard to End the Fed. This is the modern day Common Sense, written and exposed for the common man. Starting with the history of the creation of the Federal Reserve System, the Creation of Money, and The Government and Corporate kickbacks from the resulting Cartel that was made legal by law in 1913.

In short, when the government runs out of tax money congress calls upon the private central bank (the Federal Reserve) to issue a check to the government, which it does. This gives it the to create money. The Federal Reserve doesn’t have a bank account per say, just a check book, so they continue to loan the government money with every check. The simplest way to comprehend how this works to your disadvantage, no matter what you do for a living or how rich you are (even a millionaire), is to think of soup. The more money they pour into the soup, the more watered down it is.

For a better explanation and more insightful analogies watch the video. He knows his stuff and before long you will to.