1. Notes: 55 / 3 years ago  from 9-bits
    Google Web Fonts (v2)


    Google has launched a new web fonts directory, with a way better font browser and (finally) search functionality. Though they still need a wider selection, I’m a big fan of Google Web Fonts because they’re free, easy to embed on a page, and offer downloadable versions of each font (to design with).

  2. 3 years ago 

    Thanks to detailed spreadsheets that I’ve meticulously kept since 1986, it appears I spend 79% of my time in the shower filling my mouth with water and spitting it out in compressed streams.

  3. Notes: 25922 / 3 years ago  from imakeshinythings
    i make shiny things: Not cool Urban Outfitters, not cool.


    One of my lovely customers sent me a message today with this link.


    And here is my United/World of Love line:


    My heart sank a little bit. The World/United States of Love line that I created is one of the reasons that I was able to quit my full-time job. They even stole the…

  4. Notes: 6 / 3 years ago 

    Nice try, Google Voice, nice try…

    If you use Google voice, one of the features you’re probably familiar with is the voice mail transcription service. When someone leaves you a voice mail, Google Voice tries it’s best to transcribe it with it’s speech-to-text engine, then sends you a SMS text summary. Pretty cool idea on paper, right?

    When I first started using Google Voice about a year ago, the transcriptions were actually pretty accurate, but lately, the quality has degraded to that of a drunken amputee, who uses his forehead to type on the keyboard.

    Let’s look at some samples, shall we?

    Note: All typos, capitalizations, missing punctuation, etc is copied from the text messages verbatim.

    "You suck. He really, really sucks, alright. Honda accord backgammon something out. Bye."

    "Good Morning, Nicholas. It’s about center from conductor a while back when you receive. 2. If an inquiry from you from call lapses Web Solutions regarding our technology base Solutions This bob a fun are from conductor at (phone number) Please feel free to give me a call. I’d love to get a chance to tell you a little more about our our platform an hour and as well as darling solutions as a way to"

    "Hey, I don’t think there would have had a regards, talk happily kind. Okay bye."

    I’d really be interested to hear any ideas anyone might have about the sudden drop in transcription quality. Any ideas?

  5. Notes: 50 / 3 years ago  from clientsfromhell
    Clients From Hell: A client wanted an e-commerce store designed. We asked if she had a...


    A client wanted an e-commerce store designed. We asked if she had a budget, and she said, “No; it costs what it costs.” My partner and I proposed a very reasonable price and in the proposal, we stated that additional hours would be billed at $60 per hour. She refused to even look at the proposal,…

    And that is why you don’t start working until you have the client specifically agree to the cost and receive a down payment. It’s one of those lessons most of us have learn the hard way early on.

  6. Notes: 262 / 3 years ago  from rubodewig

Google by post « How to be a Retronaut
  7. Notes: 2973 / 3 years ago  from noblasters
    NO BLASTERS!: My TSA Encounter


    “You don’t need to see his identification.”

    On November 21, 2010, I was allowed to enter the U.S. through an airport security checkpoint without being x-rayed or touched by a TSA officer. This post explains how.

    Edit: For the sake of brevity, most of the quotes below are paraphrases. I have…

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    Lindsay Lohan, 24, her name and face is all over the news because she is a drug addict and went to jail. Julio Vargas, 23, Paul Miller, 22, Christopher Eastman, 28, Joe Wrightsman, 23, Justus Bartett, 27, Dave Santos, 21, are all Marines, who gave their lives for us this week in Afghanistan. Honor them by reposting.

  10. Notes: 4 / 3 years ago  from gleep
    GleepLog: FCC Proposal "Compromise" Not Good For Entrepreneurs


    Read this story on NPR.org first… Now back to me. Now back to them. Now back to me.

    A little about me

    I worked in the engineering department of a major MSO (AKA “the cable company”) for 6 years. I’ve spoken at CableLabs (the big MSO conference). I’ve met engineers and executives from a lot of…

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