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Did you know that the consumption of alcohol makes it more difficult to tell the difference between red and green? One of the many reasons you shouldn’t drink and drive (think stoplight confusion)…

 

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How fantastic is this image of Edythe Turnham and her Knights of Syncopation (c. 1925)?!?!?!

Turnham toured the Northwest with her band and played up and down the West Coast and on President Line Cruises, embodying travel routes that linked Washington musicians to the rest of the nation and the country. (Image courtesy of the University of Washington Library Digital Collections.)

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More Quotes

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We’re really bad at Capitalism. — The Anfield Wrap (Podcast about Liverpool Football Club)

 

We’re climbing on the soapbox for a moment:
We couldn’t say it better than Nicholas Kristof does in this NY Times OpEd:

Our world is enriched when coders and marketers dazzle us with smartphones and tablets, but, by themselves, they are just slabs. It is the music, essays, entertainment and provocations that they access, spawned by the humanities, that animate them — and us.

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The Humanities are incredibly important. Not only do they make life worth living, careers like graphic design (which some view as frivolous) are a pivotal part of human communications.

 

A. Quinn Jones Museum

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In 1923, A. Quinn Jones became the inaugural principal of Lincoln High School in Gainesville, Florida (at the time offering grades one through eleven). With the belief that his graduates should receive full high school diplomas, “Prof” Jones, immediately began preparing the school for full accreditation from the State of Florida. In 1926, Lincoln High School became only the second African-American high school in the state of Florida to qualify for this distinction. Accredited diplomas gave graduates the credentials they needed for full acceptance at colleges and universities. The A. Quinn Jones Museum project is intended to honor this visionary educator and the unique community that he helped build.

 

Ten Speed Photo

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tenspeedphoto-websiteThis website can best be summarized by the phrase “Simplicity isn’t simple.” This site has lots of hidden elements and programming that bring together a very simple look that’s still editable by the client. The result is a slick, streamlined, elegant portfolio that features the photographer’s work without clutter or distractions.

 

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A series of websites created for writers By Nicolas Berggruen and Nathan Gardels to promote their book Intelligent Governance for the 21st Century: A Middle Way between West and East in several different languages. Pictured is the Chinese language version.

ENGLISH » intelligentgov.com
SPANISH » gobernanzainteligente.es
PORTUGESE » governancainteligente.com
FRENCH » gouvernerauxxisiecle.fr
GERMAN » klugregieren.de
CHINESE » ZhiHuiZhiLi.com
智慧治理—21世纪东西方之间的中庸之道

 

Intelligent Governance: Klug Regieren

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A series of websites created for writers By Nicolas Berggruen and Nathan Gardels to promote their book Intelligent Governance for the 21st Century: A Middle Way between West and East in several different languages.

ENGLISH » intelligentgov.com
SPANISH » gobernanzainteligente.es
PORTUGESE » governancainteligente.com
FRENCH » gouvernerauxxisiecle.fr
GERMAN » klugregieren.de
CHINESE » ZhiHuiZhiLi.com
智慧治理—21世纪东西方之间的中庸之道

 

Quote of the Month

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An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
– James McNeill Whistler, painter (1834-1903)

 

Intelligent Governance

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A series of websites created for writers By Nicolas Berggruen and Nathan Gardels to promote their book Intelligent Governance for the 21st Century: A Middle Way between West and East in several different languages.

ENGLISH » intelligentgov.com
SPANISH » gobernanzainteligente.es
PORTUGESE » governancainteligente.com
FRENCH » gouvernerauxxisiecle.fr
GERMAN » klugregieren.de
CHINESE » ZhiHuiZhiLi.com
智慧治理—21世纪东西方之间的中庸之道

 

Toni L. P. Kelner, Mystery Writer

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We’re so happy to have just completed a new site for mystery writer, Toni L. P. Kelner! You’d love her recent anthologies with Charlaine Harris. Check them out!

 

Enterocyte: Cu, Fe, H

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Enterocyte

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Summary Diagram

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Physiology of the Gastro-intestinal Tract

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Modern Nutirion Diagrams

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Quote of the Month

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“I am moving forward with my music, universal language, expressing things of value. And if there’s some people want to listen, they’re welcome. I’m just like the birds. They sing. Those who like can listen and those who don’t, don’t have to.”  — Sun Ra

 

501px-Heartbleed.svgSome of you may have heard stories in the news lately about the HeartBleed “Virus” attacking some very high-profile websites. It was definitely a big deal and it was a very surprising issue for the tech world because it went after a specific, very widely used method of securing websites that had, up until this point, been viewed as very secure.

Most security authorities have advised that people change passwords on their more sensitive logins, which we would recommend as well. A note to WordPress users, although WordPress doesn’t typically use the style of security (called “SSL”) that was affected by HeartBleed, WordPress has updated their files for further protection, so it’s a good idea to update to the most recent version of WordPress as well.

Please continue to be careful about where you login to your site and as always protect your passwords!

More information about the Heartbleed Bug »

 

explorerAs if we needed another reason not to use Internet Explorer, there is currently a security vulnerability in all versions of Internet Explorer (or “IE”) targeting financial institutions and defense companies/contractors. Computer users still using Windows XP are particularly vulnerable. It’s believed these attacks are an information gathering effort. Microsoft will most likely be providing a program update to fix the problem soon. But in the mean time, we would suggest you use an alternative web browser such as Firefox or Google Chrome.

For those of you who aren’t computer savvy, if you have Windows this program is probably what you think of as “The Internet.” It’s a big lowercase E with a gold circle around it.

As a helpful guideline, the University of Florida Information Security Office has issued the following recommendation: Avoid financial and defense (military) related Web sites until Microsoft releases a patch – only go to these types of Web sites if it is absolutely necessary and do not use Internet Explorer until a patch is released. And users are advised to avoid using Internet Explorer when possible until a patch is made available. Users should consider using an alternate web browser such as FireFox, Safari, or Chrome when use of Internet Explorer is not required.

A link to a CNN story about the IE threat »

Visit these pages to download the alternative web browsers:

Firefox
Google Chrome
Apple’s Safari

 

This is a great blog post written by Angel Pachkowski of Photography 35 (one of our clients), with some things to keep in mind when posting photos online. http://www.photography35.com/facebook-creates-insta-problem/

 

New Paths to Heart Health

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UF Health (previously UF&Shands) featuring their revolutionary hybrid approach to cardiac care. Interventional cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons are collaborating to perform new minimally invasive procedures, and saving the lives of many who might not survive under traditional care. The maze imagery evolved from the description of one newer minimally invasive procedure in which a catheter is navigated through the body to the heart where treatment is administered directly to diseased area.

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The description from YouTube says it all. “This is my favorite 4min selection of a larger work by Ralph Steiner. The original was silent, and the DVD had it set to classical music. I have swapped the audio for an electronica/industrial track by 3 Liquid Hz – Little Boy.”

 

Another Geek Moment

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By now, you can probably tell that we’re a little geeky here. So here’s your geek moment for the day:

This is a video taken by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory of the Sun’s 4-hour solar eruption on December 31, 2012. The video shows a bright plume of magnetic plasma erupting from the surface of the Sun.

 

Putting Things in Perspective

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Putting things in perspective: Earth and our moon as seen by the Messenger Space Craft while orbiting Mercury.  Amazing….  The earth and moon are the two bright spots in the lower left quadrant.  

 

This is a great article about the newest version of the Google Algorithm (the formula they use to rank websites in search results).  It’s probably a little heavy on the techie-speak for most, but it elaborates on some of the reasoning behind our approach to Search Engine Optimization.  If you build things the right way, people will find you.  Artificial means to building search engine placement will typically hurt you in the long run.  http://marketingland.com/penguin-google-doesnt-owe-you-a-living-10968

 

Milestones Made!

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milestonesinthemaking-websiteWe’ve recently launched the inaugural website for Milestones in the Making. This unique practice that specializes in diagnosing, teaching, coaching, and supporting cases of ADD, ADHD, Autism, learning disabilities, and other social and psychological difficulties. They teach coping skills, social techniques, academic and life skills among other generally, all-around awesome services they provide for kids and their parents, as well as adults trying to live with these issues. They are near and dear to my heart. Check out the site and I have a feeling you will see why. Their content is growing daily on this site and it is an incredible resource for anyone dealing with these situations. It is packed with news, info and solutions!

Take a look >

 

Icon Mathmatics

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icon-mathmaticsToday we heard comedians Huff & Stapes (@huffstapes on Twitter) ask designers to stop the overuse of symbol-only buttons when making online user interface designs :

Huff: “… A picture of a trash can, ok, we get it, we know what that one is. But have you seen this thing they have now on Google Docs? It’s like a “T” with a line and an “X” next to it? That’s an actual symbol on Google Docs.”

Stapes: “I mean, what is that? What does that mean?”

Huff: “I have no idea.”

Stapes: “Is that for when you need to calculate the speed of light or sound in your email????”

 

 

Dr. Melanie’s Yummy Site

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Screen shot 2012-01-05 at 8.45.55 PMJust wrapped up the first incarnation of the official website for Ph.D.-serts & Cakes in Tampa, Florida.  We created the logos for them earlier in 2011.

The origin of the unique name is the owner, Melanie Judge’s hard-earned Ph.D in biomedical research, studying obesity.  She finished it just in time to leave the science field and delve into her passion – baking!  She has spent the last few years perfecting the art of creating beautiful, fun cakes, cookes, cupcakes and more.

In 2011 she started her own business and we were very happy to be a part of it!