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Multiple gold record award winning producer and songwriter, mix engineer, indie label owner, web master, graphic designer, photographer, community admin, video gamer, geek.

Earthlings Are Funny

One asks oneself certain questions in 2012 (even we Irish and part-Irish). But apparently, this was answered long ago. Erin go Bragh!

In 1966, the environmentalists accused the parade committee of polluting the river. They complained that the dye was oil-based and was detrimental to all living things.

Bailey laughed when he heard their argument but agreed to find a new compound that would do the job and appease the critics.

The committee experimented with a number of vegetable dyes and after a bit of trial and error, the current 40 lbs of new dye was hit upon. It produces a carpet of green for four or five hours. The flamboyant Bailey had a field-day with the press when he announced he was changing the Chicago River to the Shannon River for one day.

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Go with the (Amazon) Flow

Flow powered by Amazon and subsidiary-of-search (remember them from your toolbar?) today announced Flow Powered by Amazon. Even their own marketing people don’t want to keep calling it that, so.. Flow is an augmented reality app that scans and recognizes everything from books and DVDs to packaged electronics and toys – and then digs up product information about the items from Amazon’s catalog. Thinly disguised marketing, yes, but also pretty nifty and useful in practice. And it’s free.

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Go Climb a Tower

I’m usually ok with heights, as long as I’m attached to something or behind a railing. But this insane video taken by a camera mounted on the hard hat of an antenna tower technician makes my heart race every time I watch it.

I can’t stop watching it!

Lady Gaga for $0.99 Again – “This Time We’re Ready”

Lady Gaga - Born This WayFrom the Amazon newswire this morning:

SEATTLE, May 26, 2011 — today announced it will offer a repeat of Monday’s blockbuster Gold Box Deal of the Day: customers can purchase the Lady Gaga “Born This Way” MP3 album today for $0.99. Upon release, the album immediately shot to number one on Amazon’s bestselling MP3 albums list and has remained in the top spot since.

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O’Reilly “HTML5: Up and Running”

HTML5 Up and RunningHTML5 is the latest “big deal” in web development, and for good reason. It allows us to build interactive websites without the need for add-ons like Adobe Flash. But it’s also the foundation of a whole new class of deliverables like iOS apps, iTunes LP, iTunes Extras, and iAds. And while those are all Apple-related right now, there’s no reason they can’t be used everywhere once IE9 ships. The downside is that HTML5 is not complete, and it won’t be for a long time. But what most people think of as HTML5 is actually a combination of HTML, CSS and Javascript. Right now. While you can find an endless supply of books for each, none has yet covered the new context of manipulating DOM elements (or even explaining DOM elements), the canvas, local storage and all the other new goodies.

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