Hoe Apples eerste iPhone de koers van Android veranderde   
De iPhone viert vandaag zijn tiende verjaardag. Hoewel Android de markt domineert, was het Apples smartphone die Google de juiste kant op stuurde.
          Apple opens first store in Taiwan   
Apple opened its first store in Taiwan on Saturday with more than a thousand shoppers flocking to the site located in the island's landmark skyscraper and tallest building, Taipei 101.
          648 Crabapple Lane Wayne Township, PA 16117 - $399900   
Located in Wayne Township, this two-story style home has 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths and 1 half bath. 648 Crabapple Lane is situated in the Ellwood City Area School District. The sale of this home includes refrigerator, dish washer, disposal, pantry, wall to wall carpet, kitchen island, automatic garage door opener, microwave/convection oven combo, and window treatments. This home also has a 4 car attached garage, 2 fireplaces, ceramic tile, hard wood, wall to wall carpet floors, gas, forced air heating, and central air cooling.
          Comment on "Peak Current Year?" by Steve Sailer   
Chicago, too, tore down its high rise slums, and also scattered the tenants to other cities. This is why Rockford, IL has the 5th highest violent crime rate of all midsized US cities. Rotten apples, or plague-carrying rats?
          Aspire Cranberry/Apple & Acai 250ml 39p in Home Bargains colchester   
Found by Housebrick

saw it in Tesco recently for £1.45 a can and approx. same or higher price in other stores in Colchester, Description Natural Cranberry Flavour Sustainable Energy Premium Grade Green Tea Extract Zero calories, Zero sugar, Zero carbs Aspire is a refreshing lightly sparkling drink which provides Healthy Sustainable Energy from Premium Green Tea extract and Guarana. Aspire is enriched with B&C vitamins and has Zero sugar, Zero Calories & Zero Carbs complementing a healthier lifestyle.
          Are you a procrastinator?   
I definitely am! I am so envious of the many writer's blogs I visit where the authors are so diligent and so prolific - I am in awe of them :)

But I know I will never be like them (sadly), so I have my own techniques for dealing with procrastination. I was asked to write a blog post for Romance Writers of Australia's 50ks in 30 days event, which is taking place at the moment. I am an under performing participant, as I very very optimistically thought I could write 40K despite being on my honeymoon throughout June. Ha! But, I am writing, and will certainly write much more than I would have otherwise. (also, this way I am not heading for early divorce :) ).

I will be lazy and repost my blog below, or you can view the original here: RWA's 50ks in 30 days

The Procrastinator’s Guide to 50ks in 30 Days

I am a terrible procrastinator. The worst, quite possibly. But I have written a 50K book in 30 days – and that book will be my debut novel for Harlequin Mills & Boon in September. And if I – a writer who will find absolutely anything to do, other than actually write – can do that, than other procrastinators can too. I promise!

I’ve attempted 50k30days before, and failed dismally. It even took me four years to finish my first manuscript! So what changed this time? How was I magically cured of this dreadful procrastination curse?

Well, sadly – I’m still a procrastinator. Procrastination, I’m pretty sure, is here to stay. But now I have tools to deal with it. I cannot promise that what worked for me will work for you, and I can promise that nothing I’m about to say is particularly ground breaking. But it worked for me, so well that the word count I’m capable of achieving when I follow these steps still shocks me.

So here it its…

Leah Ashton’s Anti-Procrastination Toolkit

1. Erase the guilt
So you’re a procrastinator. Everyone around you is more productive and diligent than you (or so it seems!). Cue hours of self-flagellation. Or – acknowledge that you are what you are, and find techniques that allow
you to up your word count regardless. Feeling guilty won’t put words onto paper – so what’s the point?

2. Give yourself a real deadline
I would love to be one of those people who can’t bear a day without writing, but…well… I’m not. So, I need a deadline to get my butt in the seat. And it needs to be a real one, not just “I will write 10K by the end of
the month”, it needs to be a deadline with consequences if I fail. Prior to publication, my deadlines were planned around writing competitions. So if I didn’t hit my deadline, I couldn’t enter.
So, give yourself a deadline, with a real consequence. Find a writing competition with an entry date in early July. Sign up for a pitch at the conference. Anything – but make sure there is a consequence other than, “oh well.”

3. Have a plan (or even a plot)
I used to think I was a seat-of-my-pantser, resulting in the euphoric dashing off of an effortless chapter one, and chapter two and… then……nothing. I know this will be controversial with confirmed pantsers, but I strongly recommend at least a sketch of your plot. Just a vague plan of where you’re going and the main turning points along the journey. Why?
Well, nothing triggers a serious procrastination session for me than a blank page and absolutely no idea where I’m going. Reduce the risk of finding yourself with terrifying nothingness ahead of you and plan. Your plan is your safety net – and besides, you can always ignore it!

4. Remove yourself from temptation
What do you do when you procrastinate? Do you read? Watch TV? Surf the Internet? Whatever it is, get yourself away from it. Be dramatic if you have to – go write at a café, have someone physically remove your TV from your house, give your modem to your husband and tell him he is not under any circumstances to give it back. You get the idea?
Obviously this is for confirmed procrastinators like me – if will power is enough for you, then that is awesome, but if not, do whatever you have to do. The Internet is my vice, and I’ve been known to lock my Internet dongle in my car, or alternatively I use a really nifty program called Freedom (available for Mac and PC), which cost $10 and will block the Internet for up to 8 hours – and the only way to get it back is to re-boot your computer. If it’s just some sites that suck the time out of your day, look into browser add-ons like Google Chrome’s StayFocusd or Firefox’s LeechBlock. Both will either block a site totally, or give you a maximum time limit per day.

5. Write with your friends
The discovery of sprints (where you write for 30 minutes or an hour with a friend, and then report back with your word count) was a breakthrough for me. I am a slow writer, so I never had super impressive word counts, but knowing I had to report in with my word count was super motivating.
Make sure you check into the Sprint Sessions in the RWA Chatroom throughout 50Ks in 30 Days, or follow along on Twitter. And if you can’t write with your friends? Well…

6. Sit down, and start typing
It’s hardly surprising, but the reality is if you sit down every day, without any distractions, and simply write a word, followed by another word, and then another – your word count will go up. Sometimes the idea of writing X number of words can be so overwhelming that starting seems impossible. But when you do start, and regardless if the words flow or are squeezed out painfully – as long as you’ll keep writing, you’ll hit your
word count. And once you start doing it day after day – well, before you know it – you would have written a book. Or 50Ks in 30 days!

There you have it – my procrastinator’s guide to 50Ks in 30 days. Please let me know if you reach into my toolkit – I’d love to know if it helps you, too. And as I’m also looking for new weapons to slay the procrastination beast – what tips have I missed that help you?
          What I think I've learnt: Part 1   
Way to sound super confident, hey? But the title of this blog post is true, at this stage all I have is a list of things I *think* I've learnt through the process of rewriting, and rewriting, Secrets & Speed Dating. I think I need a few (lot!) more books under my belt before I'm vaguely confident I've learnt anything at all :)

But, as some of you seem to be interested in this (*waves at Autumn!*) this is the first in a series of blog posts that I'll write over the next few months, covering "the list" (which I emailed to myself a few days after my book was accepted while it was still fresh in my mind). I won't pretend that anything I'm about to share is particularly ground breaking, but for me, it was a combination of all these things (and sheer bloody mindedness) that got me over the line.

So...Part One:


a) Trust my instincts. If it doesn't feel right, it's not. 


b) This isn't the same as it being hard to write.


See, I said it wasn't ground breaking :) But here's the thing, even though I've always known this, I somehow managed to win New Voices even though I didn't think my Chapter Two was "right". It was quite literally the best I was possibly capable of at that moment in time (it went through MANY rewrites!) but deep down, I wasn't happy with it. Yet I got through to the Final 4, and then I won. 


So, my subconscious went...AWESOME! and started to let other writing through that also wasn't quite right.


This other writing is otherwise known as "Version One" of Secrets & Speed Dating, that made it to about 19,000 words before having to be scrapped.


Version Two was much better, it got rid of some of the "not right" stuff from Version One, but I still knew that something wasn't right. Like I'd make excuses for it while describing the story to my family and friends. It wasn't a bad story, it just wasn't the right story for me to be writing. But I was so obsessed with meeting my deadline, and there was quite literally no time for me to go with anything else. So I soldiered on.


When Version Two got dumped, I dumped it properly. ALL of the "not right" stuff went. Any line of dialogue, or piece of back story, or ANYTHING that I didn't like... even if it had been in the winning chapters, went. Even if I knew, logically, that there was NOTHING wrong with what I was deleting... if I knew it wasn't right - for me - I trusted myself.


And that's how I wrote all of Version Three. And yes, some parts were really really hard to write, and I stared at a white screen and flashing cursor and whinged, and cursed, and typed, and deleted... but I never let myself get past a page of "not right" without stopping, going back, and starting again.


I know there is a lot of advice out there about writing a discovery draft, or "you can't fix a blank page" and so on. And this is all perfectly valid, and I'm sure works for millions of people. But for me, it doesn't.


What do you think? Do you agree? Disagree? I'd love to hear your thoughts!




          Second chapter voting has begun!!!   
This is terrifying. My second chapter is right here: Secrets & Speed Dating, for anyone to read and comment about. It was scary enough posting chapter one, but this - this is something else.

I'd like to tell you how I was quietly determined to do my best this last week, and methodically worked my way through the chapter. Very calm, very controlled.

Of course, that would be a massive lie. I want this so badly and I got SO frustrated with myself that I couldn't get the chapter right first time.

On the plus side, I learnt I can write a lot when I set my mind to it. Here was my week:
  • Monday - submit Chapter Two draft to Team Jessica
  • Tuesday - get feedback
  • Wednesday - totally misinterpreting feedback, come up with an idea to address the areas of weakness.
  • Wednesday night - Team Jessica politely tells me that my idea sucks
  • Wednesday-Friday - Write almost totally new chapter, convinced that draft was awful
  • Friday - CPs tell me (very nicely) that there are some problems with my new chapter, and ask what happened to that good stuff from the draft?
  • Saturday - Take all the good bits of the draft and the new chapter, and create new chapter. Get some excellent feedback from Team Jessica and my amazing CPs.
  • Sunday - Make final tweaks and polish polish polish! 
Throughout all of this my incredible CPs kept me going with phone calls and emails (and one very timely calming cup of tea :) ), and my lovely partner even brought me cups of coffee without being asked :) I also managed to squeeze my full time job in somewhere, too.

I would love it if you could read my chapter, and if you like it, it would be super awesome if you voted for me :) To vote you need to register and log in, and you can only vote once.

Ohh - and did you see the very lovely button Lacey Devlin made for me (on the right)? How nice is she?

          Good news, conference countdown and costumes!   
Linley (on right) and I at Sydney 2007
This time next week I'll be at the Romance Writers of Australia Conference in Sydney. I absolutely adore the RWA conferences, and am very excited. This will be my fourth conference, and one of my favourite parts of each conference is the Harlequin Cocktail Party, which is on the Friday night. Each year I've had great fun coming up with a costume, urged on by my costume queen room mate, Linley Maroney. At my first conference in 2007, the cocktail party theme was Venetian Carnivale.  My costume involved a $29 wedding dress (bargain of the century), a brocade doona cover, some ribbon, lace and my fabulous mum's sewing skills. Linley's dress was absolutely spectacular, as you can see!

Paula Roe and I in 2008
In 2008 we were in Melbourne, and for the One Enchanted Century theme (for 100 years of Mills & Boon) I made a dress that consisted of laminated Mills & Boon covers, both present day and very old. I loved how it turned out, and I even won a prize :) (books, yay!). The photo is of me and Paula Roe (with her fabulous mermaid costume).

Last year the theme was Arabian Nights. I had a costume made while I was in Vietnam a few months earlier, so went in an I Dream of Jeannie costume. The photo (below) is of me and Paula, again - believe it or not! The photo is of Saddam and I recreating the classic "climbing the man tree" romance novel cover pose :)  However, as much as I liked that costume, about half of the party-goers had the same idea. This year I'm determined to have a "different" costume, and as I type this, I'm surrounded by the finishing touches of my costume. This year the theme is "Fantasy Island", but I'll keep my costume a surprise for now ;)

And now... for the good news!


Climbing the man tree, 2009
I woke up this morning to an email from The Golden Acorn Contest coordinator. I won my category!! This was a massive shock after my 5th placing, and no request, for The Great Beginnings contest.

And... the best bit (by far), is that this Harlequin editor's feedback was just lovely, and she has requested my partial. Hurrah!!!!!! Favourite bit of feedback: "We felt there was real promise in this voice".


Yippee!


So I guess what I've learnt from this is that even if one editor doesn't like my manuscript enough to request it (like with the Great Beginnings), it isn't necessarily the death of the manuscript.

Which is a relief :)

          Robot Pembunuh, Tinggal Tunggu Waktu?   

Muncul untuk memperkuat persenjataan militer, keren atau mengerikan?

Robot NS-5 pada film iRobot

Perkembangan teknologi canggih di seputar sistem persenjataan tanpa menggunakan tenaga manusia mulai dikhawatirkan. Sistem ini dinilai akan menjadi ancaman serius bagi keamanan umat manusia di masa mendatang.

Ingat film iRobot? Film itu menceritakan tentang bagaimana masyarakat dunia sudah bergantung pada robot NS-5 yang menjadi asisten rumah tangga. Namun, di tengah cerita, manusia dan robot bertempur. Manusia kalah cepat dan kalah kuat.

Untuk itu, kampanye bertajuk Campaign to Stop Killer Robotmengingatkan potensi bahaya persenjataan itu di masa depan.BBC melansir pada 24 April 2013 gerakan global ini mendesak larangan produksi senjata itu sejak dini.

Kampanye ini menyerukan senjata tanpa awak, seperti pesawat nirawak atau drone, sangat berbahaya mengingat dapat menyerang sasaran tanpa campur tangan manusia.

"Publik sangat gundah ketika mengetahui kemungkinan lahirnya sistem persenjataan ini. Orang tidak ingin robot pembunuh berkeliaran di luar sana," ujar pemimpin kampanye, Jody Williams.

"Manusia normal menilai itu menjijikkan," tambah pria yang meraih Nobel Perdamaian pada tahun 1997 atas prestasinya mewujudkan larangan ranjau darat anti-personil.

Kelompok penentang berpendapat aplikasi teknologi drone dalam peperangan tidak bisa diterima. Aplikasi itu juga bertentangan dengan HAM dan hukum kemanusiaan.

Untuk itu, kelompok ini akan terus berkampanye mendesak ditetapkannya perjanjian yang dapat melarang pengembangan, produksi, dan penggunaan sistem canggih tersebut.

Sumber : viva.co.id

          Mengenal Lebih Dekat Kelompok Hacker Anonymous   
Sepak terjang Anonymous memang sering mengebohkan. Kelompok hacker ini sudah berulangkali menggeber serangan ke website penting.

Sulit diketahui siapa saja yang tergabung dalam Anonymous. Jika tampil di depan publik, mereka biasanya memakai topeng ala Guy Fawkes, seorang aktivis Inggris terkenal di zaman dahulu.
http://www.didunia.net/
Mengenal Lebih Dekat Kelompok Hacker Anonymous di Dunia
Seperti apa sejarah Anonymous dan bagaimana sepak terjang mereka? Berikut riwayat singkatnya yang  dihimpun dari berbagai sumber.


1. Lahir Tahun 2003
Cikal bakal kelompok Anonymous ini dilaporkan berasal dari tahun 2003. Awalnya berasal dari forum internet bernama 4chan.

Anonymous punya beragam misi. Terkhusus, mereka menentang sensor internet dan pengawasan online oleh pemerintah. Sehingga seringkali mereka menyerbu website pemerintah sebagai tanda protes.

Anonymous juga anti terhadap paham scientology, korupsi, dan homophobia. Padahal pada awalnya, kelompok komunitas online ini dibuat untuk tujuan senang-senang.

Anonymous memang bukan benar-benar sebuah organisasi. Mereka adalah grup besar individual yang mempunyai ketertarikan yang sama. Sehingga sering dikatakan semua orang bisa menjadi Anonymous.

Sejak tahun 2008, Anonymous semakin serius dalam aksi hacktivist, yaitu melakukan hack untuk misi tertentu. Mereka dijuluki sebagai Robin Hood digital dan dikenal memperjuangkan kebebasan informasi dan akses internet.

Aksi hack mereka semakin liar dan menyerang website-website penting. Sehingga majalah ternama Time memasukkan nama mereka sebagai salah satu kelompok paling berpengaruh di dunia pada tahun 2012.


2. Asal Kata Anonymous
Nama Anonymous sendiri terinspirasi oleh anonimitas user yang biasa memposting sesuatu di internet. Ya, banyak orang lebih memilih tidak menyebut identitas aslinya di dunia maya.

Konsep Anonymous semakin mantap pada tahun 2004. Ketika itu, administrator di forum 4chan mengaktivasi protokol Forced-Anon yang membuat semua postingan bernama Anonymous.

Anonymous pun merepresentasikan sebuah kelompok individu yang tidak bernama. Anggota Anonymous terdiri dai banyak pengguna forum internet.

Mereka memobilisasi serangan atau misi melalui berbagai wadah. Seperti di 4chan, YouTube, sampai melalui Facebook.

"Setiap orang yang ingin bisa menjadi Anonymous dan bekerja dengan tujuan tertentu. Kami setuju dengan semua agenda namun beroperasi secara independen," tukas seorang anggotanya.

Salah satu semboyan mereka yang terkenal adalah "We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us".


3. Serangan ke Website Penting
Anonymous sudah sering melakukan serangan ke berbagai website penting. Biasanya sebagai tanda protes atau ketidaksetujuan.

Pada tahun 2009 setelah Pirate Bay terbukti bersalah atas kasus hak cipta, Anonymous melancarkan serangan melawan organisasi International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).

Organisasi tersebut termasuk yang menentang keberadaan Pirate Bay. Aksi serupa terjadi tahun 2012 lalu ketika website Megaupload ditutup.

Hacker Anonymous berhasil melumpuhkan situs Departemen Kehakiman AS, FBI, dan Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). Semuanya dinilai sebagai pihak yang menggembosi Megaupload.

Anonymous juga pernah melumpuhkan situs yang mengandung pornografi anak. Pada tahun 2008, mereka melancarkan serangan online besar-besaran pada kelompok agama Scientology.

Tidak jarang mereka melakukan serangan ke website pemerintah berbagai negara. Mereka pernah menumbangkan berbagai situs penting Israel sebagai protes serangan brutal mereka ke Palestina. Mereka sempat mengumbar 5000 data pribadi pejabat Israel.


4. Anggota yang Tertangkap
Beberapa anggota Anonymous berhasil ditangkap aparat. Tahun 2010, aparat di Belanda menangkap seorang remaja usia 16 tahun karena menyerang website Visa, Mastercard dan PayPal.

Pada bulan Januari 2011, kepolisian di Inggris berhasil menangkap lima orang hacker yang berhubungan dengan Anonymous.

Juni 2011, kepolisian di Spanyol menahan tiga orang yang masuk jaringan Anonymous. Ketiganya menyerang website pemerintah Mesir, Aljazair, Iran, Chile dan Selandia Baru.

Satu kasus yang cukup menonjol adalah penangkapan Christopher Weatherhead. Dia mengorganisasi serangan DDos pada PayPal dan dijatuhi hukuman 18 bulan penjara.

Masih banyak lagi kasus penangkapan hacker Anonymous. Namun tampaknya mereka tidak kapok dan akan terus melakukan misinya.
 
 
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          Shinobi Legenda di anime Naruto   
1. Rikudo Sennin 
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5AnS_F39L98/UALOqKe6tyI/AAAAAAAAAJM/5CYjD9OjG1k/s1600/Rikudo-Sennin.png 
Rikudo sennin adalah shinobi pertama yang ada didunia (naruto). dianggap sebagai pendiri semua shinobi yang ada, juga dianggap sebagai dewa para shinobi. kemampuan utamanya adalah dojutsu Rinnegan. selain itu dia juga merupakan jinchuriki dari juubi. dia adalah orang yang mengawali dua kekuatan besar shinobi. Senju dan Uchiha. Karena anak pertamanya seorang pengguna kekuatan di mata, yang akhirnya melahirkan sharingan dan juga byakugan. sedangkan anak keduanya mempunyai kekuatan ditubuhnya, yang akhirnya menjadi senju. sebelum Rikudo sennin mati dia membagi kekuatan juubi menjadi sembilan, yang akhirnya melahirkan sembilan bijuu baru. ichibi, nibi, sanbi, yonbi, gobi, rokubi, sachibi, hachibi dan kyuubi. lalu menyegel tubuh juubi di bulan. 

2. Madara Uchiha (Futarime no Rikudo)
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eRVqAV3gvt0/UFCVpk376QI/AAAAAAAAB7g/PwOV3IunpIY/s1600/madara.jpg
Mendapat julukan Rikudo yang kedua, dia adalah pendiri dari klan uchiha, yang akhirnya meninggalkan konoha dan klannya, karena berselisih paham dengan klannya sendiri, klannya lebih memilih konoha dari pada dia. selain itu dia juga merupakan pemimpin desa kirigakure dibalik layar, sewaktu dia mengendalikan Yagura si mizukage keempat. dan merupakan pemimpin dari akatsuki yang sesungguhnya. orang yang selalu berselisih paham dengan hashirama senju ini adalah orang hebat yang memiliki sharingan, mangekyo sharingan, dan juga rinnegan. dia juga ahli dalam menggunakan jikukan no jutsu (pemindahan ruang waktu). Selain jutsu jutsu itu, madara juga menguasai lima elemen ditambah chakra Yin dan Yang. Termasuk shinobi kelas S.

3. Shodaime Hokage (hashirama senju)
http://naruto-fans.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Hashirama-Senju.jpg
Hokage Pertama si original pengguna mokuton(elemen kayu). Rival utama dari madara ini adalah pendiri dari klan senju yang juga merupakan pendiri konohagakure yang terkenal diseluruh dunia ninja. kemampuan nya yang lain yaitu dapat mengendalikan kyuubi. dengan menggunakan kalung cristalnya. 

4. Kinkaku dan Ginkaku (kin-gin Kyodai)
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fPtwpe4ZuOM/UIAMEBnljSI/AAAAAAAAAII/nrk9K0LEiLE/s1600/484566_480160311994093_1658833296_n.jpg
Kinkaku si Pseudo jinchuriki ini bersama saudaranya ginkaku pernah berada di perut kyuubi dan memakan beberapa dagingnya sehingga mereka mendapatkan chakra kyuubi di dalam tubuh mereka. memungkinkan mereka menggunakan jubah chakra kyuubi untuk bertarung. selain itu mereka juga memiliki 4 senjata legenda milik Rikudo sennin, yaitu bashosen, Benihisago, Shichiseiken, dan juga konkinjo yang membuat mereka menjadi ninja legendaris di kumogakure. mereka juga pernah berusaha membunuh nidaime hokage dan nidaime raikage.

5. Hanzou si salamender
http://cdn.myanimelist.net/images/characters/12/177251.jpg
Pemimpin Amegakure ini memiliki tujuan untuk menyatukan seluruh dunia ninja di bawah amegakure. tapi tujuan itu tak pernah tercapai bahkan hingga dia mati. kemampuannya dalam ninjutsu, taijutsu tidak dapat diragukan lagi. selain itu dia juga ahli menggunakan racun, bahkan nafasnya saja sudah beracun sehingga dia selalu menggunakan masker dimanapun dia berada. racun itu dia dapatkan dari kantong racun seekor salamender raksasa yang ada didesanya, saat si salamender mati dia mengambil kantong racunnya dan meletakkan di dekat perutnya. selain itu kuchiyosenya juga salamender yang mampu mengeluarkan asap beracun. dan yang perlu diingatm hanzou adalah orang yang memberi gelar kehormatan Sannin kepada Jiraiya, Orochimaru, dan tsunade.


6. Chiyo
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1I6lqEHHuiQ/TeDZfcMy_fI/AAAAAAAAAX8/tX8NsV12hwE/s1600/2_akatsuki.jpg
Nenek tua dari sunagakure ini adalah master kugutsu, terutama teknik shirohigi. orang paling ahli dalam menggunakan racun juga di sunagakure. teknik terkuatnya adalah Shirohigi: Jukki Chikamatsu no shuu, yaitu 10 kugutsu legendaris milik monzaemon chikamatsu, si pengguna kugutsu pertama. selain menjadi shinobi yang terkenal selama perang dunia ninja ketiga. dia juga merupakan tetua di desa sunagakure.

7. Sakumo Hatake (Konoha no shiroi kiba)
http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120618122309/naruto/images/3/3f/Sakumo_Hatake.png
Ayah dari hatake kakashi, orang yang disebut sebut legenda taring putih konoha, yang ditakuti oleh shinobi shinobi dari desa lain selama perang dunia ninja ketiga. kemampuan nya belum diketahui, tapi ada yang bilang bahwa legenda sannin tak ada apapanya dihadapan konoha no shiroi kiba. senjata utama hakko chakura to.

8. Minato namikaze (konoha no kiroi senko)
http://images.wikia.com/naruto/images/archive/1/1f/20130130175441!Minato_Namikaze.PNG

Orang yang juga menjabat sebagai hokage keempat ini, mendapat julukan sikuning cepat dari konoha, karena jurus hiraishin no jutsunya lah yang membuat dia terkenal. jutsu yang mampu membuat penggunanya berpindah tempat secepat kilat. semua shinobi dari iwagakure selama perang ninja ketiga, diberi tahu oleh atasan apabila menemui konoha no kiroi senko lebih baik lari saja. ini membuktikan betapa kuatnya minato. 

9. Legenda Sannin (jiraiya, Orichimaru, Tsunade)http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WkYypLLpA5M/UCJByLP3JKI/AAAAAAAAAMM/CWFLu6QB9xc/s1600/Sannin+128.jpg 
Mereka bertiga mendapat gelar kehormatan sannin, pemberian dari hanzou karena saat bertarung melawan hanzou, mereka bertiga mampu bertahan dan kuat, tidak seperti shinobi lainya.
a. Jiraiya, murid dari sarutobi hiruzen ini adalah yang paling kuat diantara yang lain. kemampuan dalam ninjutsunya sangatlah hebat, begitu pula taijutsu, fuijutsu namun dia agak lemah dalam genjutsu. menjadi seorang pertapa katak dari myobokuzan.
b. Orochimaru, diantara ketiganya orochimarulah yang paling jenius. sering melakukan percobaan percobaan terlarang. dan mempelajari beberapa kenjutsu seperti edo tensei. sifatnya yang jahat dan membuat dia meninggalkan konoha , lalu membangun otogakure.
c. Tsunade, yang paling cantik dan ahli ninjutsu medis diantara ketiganya. dia juga merupakan cucu dari shodaime hokage. menguasai beberapa ninjutsu medis tingkat tinggi, dan juga tenaganya sangat besar, pukulannya saja mampu menghancurkan seluruh tulang dari korbannya,

10. Muu (nidaime tsuchikage/Mujin)
http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120607124906/naruto/es/images/d/d5/M%C5%AB.png

dikenal juga sebagai orang yang tak terlihat. selain itu dia juga ahli menggunakan sensor, dan kekkai totta jinton (elemen debu). gabungan dari 3 elemen. api, tanah, dan angin, yang membuatnya sangat unik.

11. Kakashi hatake (kopi ninja no kakashi/sharingan no kakashi)http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kao93BR2_5A/T7BMlRvgVKI/AAAAAAAAAMo/JMjAmRGKKZg/s1600/kakashi-hatake-naruto%5B1%5D.jpg 

terkenal sebagai si ninja peniru, yang bisa meniru jurus apapun. yaitu dengan menggunakan sharingan yang diberikan oleh obito uchiha. karena itu dia juga mendapat julukan kakashi si sharingan. tragedi saat perang dunia ninja ketiga menyisakan sharingan milik obito dimata kirinya. setelah kejadian itu dia menjadi terkenal sebagai kakashi si sharingan.

12. Shisui uchiha (Shunshin no shisui)
http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_small/9/97828/1958015-shisui_anime.jpg

dikenal sebagai sicepat kilat shisui. salah satu anggota klan uchiha yang paling berbakat. selain cepat dalam gerakan, dia juga memiliki dojutsu untuk mengendalikan pikiran lawan bicara, dan kemampuan ini masih dalam bentuk sharingan,tidak mangekyo sharingan.

13. Rikudo Pein (Senninme no rikudo)
http://images.wikia.com/naruto/images/6/61/Outer_Path_Nagato.png

Pemilik Rinnegan yang berasal dari amegakure, disebut juga sebagai Rikudo yang ketiga. dulunya murid jiraiya yang akhirnya membunuh jiraiya sendiri. memiliki jutsu jutsu hebat, dan mampu membagi kekuatannya menjadi 6 jalur. selain memiliki rinnegan dia juga memiliki 5 elemen dan memiliki chakra yin-yang. oh ya, Pein atau nagato jugalah orang yang membunuh hanzou si salamender.

14. Gaara (shabaku no gaara/godaime kazekage)

http://blog.ub.ac.id/wira1/files/2012/11/Gaara-Wallpaper-suna-no-gaara-23315019-1024-768.jpg
disebut sebagai gaara si padang pasir. berkemampuan mengendalikan pasir secara bebas, mampu menjadikan pasir sebagai pelindung (armor?) dan juga alat menyerang, selain kazekage dia juga merupakan jinchuriki dari ichibi si shukaku. 

15. Kiri no shinobigatana Shichinin shu (seven swordsmen)
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-YbILUEDnd6A/UGBLVaShenI/AAAAAAAAAD4/xb7QJeHg5oo/s1600/7_pedang_kirigakure.png
Tujuh pemegang pedang legenda dari kirigakure, setiap pedangnya memiliki kemampuan kemampuan khusus, seven swordsmen adalah zabuza momochi, kisame hoshigaki, suigetsu hozuki, mangetsu hozuki, fuguki suikazan, chojuro, jinin akebino, kushimaru kuriarare, raiga kurosuki, jinpachi munashi, ameyuri ringo.

16. Shugonin Junishi

http://kisahnakjalanan.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/410644_1270208923012_full1.jpg
12 ninja penjaga daimyo negara Hi yang terkenal. mereka menggunakan kain berlambang negara api di pinggang mereka. mereka adalah asuma sarutobi, chiriku, kazuma, kitane, nauma, seito, dan tou. saat mereka menggunakan jutsu kolaborasi, yaitu raimu raito. yang mampu menghancurkan sebuah desa. dalam satu kai serangan.
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In October 2016 Apple received a patent for "Capacitive fingerprint sensor including an electrostatic lens", which would be based under the display and remove the need for the current home button touch id. So maybe this will be ready in time for the next iPhone. I expect AR, especially games, to be a strong driver of iPhone sales for at least the next 18 months and until Android hardware catches up.
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Taylor Larimore wrote:Hi Bogleheads:
My favorite newsletter is "Hulbert's Financial Digest." This is a highly respected newsletter that has been tracking newsletter recommendations for over 26 years.

In the January 2008 issue (page 1 of 23 pages) Mr. Hulbert has a table showing each year's top performing newsletter gain along with its gain (or loss) in the next year:

YEAR..GAIN..NEXT YEAR.......NEWSLETTER
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1996..+58.1%..+42.9%.......The Prudent Speculator
1997..+89.4%..-31.9%........The Granville Market Letter
1998..+83.8%..+56.1%.......The Pure Fundamentalist
1999.+157.0%..-34.8%.......Technology Investing
2000.+182.0%..-87.6%.......fredhager.com
2001..+77.7%.....-5.7%.......Coolcat Explosive Small Cap Growth
2002..+32.8%..+23.8%.......Buyback Premium Portfolio
2003.+137.3%....-4.0%.......BI Research
2004.+154.8%..-26.4%.......fredhager.com
2005..+64.2%..+26.0%.......Outstanding investments
2006..+75.5%..+64.8%.......Cabot China & Emerging Markets Report

26-year annualized "next year" loss: -27.9%
26-year annualized gain of Wilshire 5000: +12.6%

Mr. Hulbert's conclusion: "Calander-year returns are an exceedingly poor basis for choosing between investment newsletters."

Best wishes.
Taylor


Sure, but to be complete and fair, you didn't include the annualized "this year" gains.

Of course, trying to capture that is next to impossible as it would require knowing exactly which newsletter to hop to next, but we should at least compare apples to apples.
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Hayat is the guest of February 17, 2011

issue
second strand PJ Proudhon
How part Proudhon in his time, what his thought maintains links with the construction of the labor movement: not how his thinking has "influenced" the rising labor movement, but rather how Proudhon defined its report to the class struggle, the State, politics, by observing the first steps of the labor movement. Why our guest Samuel Hayat made a small return on the report to the state of the labor movement of the 1830s and 1840s, then it shows that the "anarchism of Proudhon" arises from a theory this report specifically to the state workers, particularly in light of the failure of workers in 1848. "

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In the Arab world, Islam and Western democracy means dictatorship

by Abdenur Prado - posted Friday, February 11, 2011
Source: UMMA . COM

The West finances dictators in the Middle East and the Arab world for over a century.
pro-democracy demonstrations against dictatorships supported by the West in the Arab world, shows once again the immense hypocrisy of our leaders. Which side Western governments are, with the demonstrators or the dictators? The answer is simple: the side of those who generate millions for the benefit of Western multinational corporations.

But that does not surprise anyone. It is well known that the West has funded more than a century of dictatorships in the Middle East and the Arab world because it is through the autocracies that [the West] were able to control the resources of this region. Even if this leads to the exploitation and misery of people facing decommissioning, orchestrated by the International Monetary Fund, their social services in order to repay foreign debt generated by the millions in arms purchases in the West ... As the aspirations of civil society, increasing poverty, torture and repression, lack of civil liberties and human rights ... No Western leader does not care at all. And all have shown, continuously, without exception, for over a century. Remarks made recently by Henry Kissinger are revealing in this regard: "We've had five presidents who have considered Hosni Mubarak as the best ally of the U.S. objectives in the region. "

Just out of the archives all the statements of Western leaders who praise the Arab tyrants: their economic policies, their continued political stability, their contributions to international security, that they safeguard secularism and prevent the advance of Islamist movements ... In short, for submission to the dictates of Western financial markets and the International Monetary Fund.

This overview does only one variable: whether or not the connivance with the State of Israel. This underscores the critical role of Israel vis-à-vis the maintenance of dictatorships in the Arab world, a fact corroborated by the comments made by Netanyahu in support of Ben Ali and Mubarak as well as decades of collusion with the family Royal Saudi monarchy and other issues of colonialism. No surprise then to learn that Israeli diplomacy has done everything possible to save Mubarak. It is true that Israel has cause for concern, not only for the danger posed by the rise of political Islam, but also because the democratic governments that might arise would maintain not only their country's complicity in the genocide of the Palestinian people. The open border between Gaza and Sinai is crucial for the survival of the Palestinian people. This is a convincing argument in favor of democracy in Egypt and the Middle East! And
"Islamism" in all this? It serves as a bogeyman to justify the support of dictatorships "secularists." However, it obscures the fact that the majority of parties "Islamists" in the Arab world accepted the idea of parliamentary democracy.
An example of this paradigm is that the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. In 1944 the founder, Hassan al-Banna, supported the participation in parliamentary elections, saying that the Egyptian constitution was "Islamic" because it recognized that the authority resides in the people, ensured the decision-making through consultation (Shura) and respect for individual freedoms. In some of his writings, he defends parliamentary democracy: "The bases of political organization based on the system of parliamentary representation does not contradict the fundamental principles that Islam has set in organization of power. "Since its founding, the Muslim Brotherhood have repeatedly stated that their intention is not to take power, but to educate society and to influence the system for Islamic ideals in justice being implemented. Despite this, they are portrayed as villains by the media manipulation and by Western governments. (I'm not a fan of the Muslim Brotherhood, but I am against their demonization. For their positions, see their website in English).

There is talk now of returning to Tunisia Rachid al-Ghannouchi, founder and historic leader of the party-Nahda in Tunisia, after 22 years of exile. According Ghannouchi, Islam provides a more fertile than that of the West to carry out democracy. There is a book of Azam Tamimi, where he studied his thought in detail, Rachid Ghannouchi: A Democrat within Islam, published by Oxford University Press. Among his ideals: "an Islamic system based on the will of the majority, free elections, free press, minority protection, equality between laity and religious parties, and achieving complete women's rights in all areas, participation in elections to the freedom to dress as they wish, the right to divorce, and even the right to be head of state. The role of Islam is to provide an ethical system. "

An ethical system that necessarily involves the abolition of usury Financial, which provides a minimum of social services for the entire population and the establishment mechanisms that prevent the accumulation of capital in the hands of a few individuals. An equally valid for Spain than for Egypt.

In Brief: Islamist movements are champions of democracy against tyranny corrupt funded by the West. It is curious to see how the terms were reversed at the point of passing the opposition, which demands democracy, for ... absolutists, and dictators that suppress civil liberties as saviors. The world upside down? The world seen through a mass media manipulation. That is to say, from a perspective of the interests of major Western financial corporations.


Translation: Amy Fetchman

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18 - Alexis Dabin This Proudhon and mutualism February 10, 2011

Play issuance
Tier 1 PJ Proudhon
Proudhon's philosophy from what appears to be the two essential principles of his thought: Justice and mutuality.
These two concepts form the grid reading of the whole of his work . Proudhon envisaged as interpersonal relationships, economic or political relations in through the prism of these two principles. They allow him to navigate the maze of social issues and give concrete answers to the many problems affecting society.
The French Revolution is a milestone in the history of law. In the Old Regime, the society was organized hierarchically, with men were seen as inherently unequal. Proudhon said that with the French Revolution, "the spirit of morals and legislation [change] from top to bottom. More subordination of man to man, therefore more hierarchy, more church, more than dogma, more faith. " According to him, with the proclamation in 1789 of the principles of freedom and equal rights, social order is virtually transformed.

But if the Revolution was formally abolished the old social order and established the principles of a new organization of society, the revolutionaries could not deduce any practical consequences. They were unable to identify the specific rules of organization of society that guarantees everyone the freedom and equality rights. The law has not been reformed in all its branches according to newly proclaimed principles. Since this reform has not been fully resolved, the company remains the nineteenth century, in large part, subject to rules of the old legal order. The arbitrary standards, the system of privileges and social inequality that we hoped to have abolished, continue, still more virulent than under the old regime.
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Mohamed Hassan: "the causes of the revolution far beyond Tunisia Ben Ali and his party. "

Tunisians brought down the dictator Ben Ali. Today, they continue to fight against his men to head the transitional government. In this new chapter of our series "Understanding the Muslim world," Mohamed Hassan * ((photo-cons) explains the implications of the revolution of Tunisia and its root causes: how nationalism Liberal advocated by Tunisia under Bourguiba interests Western, plunging people into poverty, how a repressive state has put in place to maintain this system, why dictatorships in the Arab world are caused to fall, and how Islam became the condom imperialism




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(Gregory Lalieu Michel Collon)


In December 2010, riots broke out in Tunisia. A month later, President Ben Ali fled the country after twenty-three year reign. What are the causes of this revolution? And why is it popular movement succeeded in bringing down the dictator where other attempts have failed?

For there to be a revolution, it is necessary that people refuse to live as before and that the ruling class is no longer able to govern as before. On December 17, 2010, Mohamed Bouazizi, a young seller of fruits and vegetables, has sacrificed out of desperation after police had confiscated his goods himself, and that local authorities have to stop working. The conditions were ripe for a revolution broke out in Tunisia Bouazizi and suicide was the trigger.

Indeed, the Tunisians did not want to live as before: they were not accepting corruption, police repression, lack of freedom, unemployment, etc.. Moreover, the ruling class could no longer govern as before. Corruption under Ben Ali had taken a phenomenal amount while the majority of the population had to face insecurity. To maintain this status, police repression would be higher but it had reached its limits. The ruling elite was completely disconnected from the people for whom there was no interlocutor. Therefore, when popular revolts broke out, the ruling class had no choice but to quell the violence. But with the determination of the people, the repression reached its limit. This is one of the keys to the success of the popular revolution of Tunisia: it managed to reach all segments of society, including members of the army and police who sympathized with the demonstrators. The repressive apparatus could no longer function as before either. If a revolt occurs but is not able to combine different segments society, it can not lead a revolution.

Even after the departure of Ben Ali, the protests continue. The situation that Tunisians refuse is not the result of one man? For

signs "Ben Ali emerges" signs were followed by "CDR releases. Tunisians are attacking the president's political party because they fear that one of his men to take power. But in reality, the root causes that led to revolt Tunisians far outweigh Ben Ali and the RCD. It is not enough to turn the president for the people earns his freedom and improves living conditions.

corruption, unemployment, social inequality ... What are the effects of imperialist domination of the West over Tunisia. For Tunisia, after independence, became a project of the United States.

What do you mean by imperialism?


Imperialism is the process by which capitalist powers politically and economically dominated by foreign countries. Western multinationals plunder the resources of Africa, Latin America and Asia. They find opportunities for capital they will accumulate and exploit cheap labor market. I say that multinationals are not buying as they plunder the resources at their fair value and the local people not benefiting from these riches. And this looting would not be possible if these countries operated, there were no leaders to defend the interests of multinationals. These leaders are getting richer in the process. They constitute the so-called comprador bourgeoisie. They have no political vision for their own country does not produce wealth and do not develop a real economy. But personally enriched by trading resources their countries with multinationals. Obviously, the people are the biggest victim in all this!

When you're a nationalist anti-imperialist cons, you are looking to develop for yourself. You nationalize key sectors of your economy, rather than leaving the management to foreign companies. This will create a national economy in the country and you allow it to grow on the basis of independence. That's what I call a national democratic revolution: national independent because of the imperialist powers, democratic as against feudalism and the elements reactionaries in the country.

However, Bourguiba, Tunisia's first president, was considered a socialist. And during his reign, the state played a very important role in the economy.


Bourguiba's political party was socialist in name only. If the state played an important role, it was only for the benefit of an elite only. This is called state capitalism. In addition, Bourguiba has systematically eliminated all the progressive elements and anti-imperialist in his party. So that this party became the party of one man, completely subject to U.S. imperialism.

Habib Bourguiba , great actor in the struggle for independence, was president of Tunisia from 1957 to 1987


What Was Tunisia important for the United States?

To understand the importance of that country to the U.S. strategy, we must analyze the political context of the Arab world in years 50 and 60. In 1952, officers overthrew the monarchy of King Farouk of Egypt and proclaim a republic. With Nasser at the helm Egypt becomes the basis of Arab nationalism inspired with revolutionary ideas of socialism. As evidenced by the nationalization of the Suez Canal, Nasser's arrival in power is a blow to the West because the Egyptian president's policy is totally at odds with the hegemonic Western powers in the Near and Middle East. Worse still: the anti-imperialist ideas of Nasser are emulated in the region. In Yemen for example, where in 1962 a revolution divided the country, the South becoming a bastion of Arab revolutionary movement. The same year, the independence of Algeria sends a strong signal to Africa and the Third World, the imperialist powers put on alert. Libya also note the Qaddafi coup in 1969. The colonel took power and nationalized major sectors of the economy, to the chagrin of the West. The same year, the Islamic revolution in Iran toppled the Shah, one of the most important pillars of U.S. strategy in the Middle East.

short, at that time, an anti-imperialist movement defies strong strategic interests of the United States in the Arab world. Fortunately for Washington, all countries in the region do not follow the path of Nasser. It the case of Tunisia. In 1957, a year after the independence of Tunisia, Bourguiba was one of the first Arab leaders to send U.S. in the prestigious journal, Foreign Affairs. The title of the article? Nationalism best antidote to communism. For the United States who want to counter the influence of Nasser is a godsend! Bourguiba wrote in his article: "With the regard, Tunisia has chosen to make unequivocal its way into the free world from the West." We are in the Cold War. The Soviets argued that Nasser's influence grows in the region. And the U.S. needs pro-imperialist agents Bourguiba as not to lose strategic control of the Arab world.

Nasser announced the nationalization of the Suez Canal in 1956

Can we be both nationalist and pro-imperialist?

Bourguiba was a liberal nationalist with anti-communist ideas which led him to join the imperialist camp in the West. In fact, I feel like George Padmore Bourguiba Arabic. Padmore was a leading Pan-Caribbean origin. In 1956 he wrote a book called Pan-Africanism or Communism: The battle ahead in Africa. Like Bourguiba, he fed anti-communist ideas and even if he declared himself a nationalist, his political vision was largely subservient to the interests of imperialist powers. Nationalism served as a cover, their policy is far from being independent. Padmore had a great influence on the first president of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah, one of the instigators of the African Union. Its pro-imperialist ideas were able to spread across the continent with the result that we see today is celebrated around the golden jubilee of independence in Africa, but many Africans know they have never become independent. President Nkrumah himself later regretted having taken the advice of Padmore.

In Tunisia too, the submission to imperialist interests has quickly been felt and it turned out that nationalism advocated by Bourguiba was a facade. In the 70s, for example, the President has passed a series of measures intended to attract foreign investors: tax exemption on company profits for ten years, exemption from all duties and taxes for twenty years, exemption from Tax Income property values, etc.. Tunisia has become a vast workshop of Western multinationals in recent repatriation of profits.

Tunisia did she not still been some good progress under Bourguiba?

Yes, there have been positive developments: education, status of women, etc.. First, because Tunisia were the progressives in his elite players, but they were quickly dismissed. Then, because Tunisia was to be dressed in his finest dress. Indeed, this country played a major role in the strategy of the United States to counter the influence of communism in the Arab world. But what had you on the other side? Progressive revolutionary movements that had toppled backward and monarchies who enjoyed popular support. You could not counteract this movement by advocating a feudal system. Saudi Arabia has done so because it could use its oil money for that. But Tunisia, unable to rely on such resources, should provide some progressive image. In the fight against communism, it was supposed to represent a successful Third World countries have chosen the path of liberal nationalism.

But behind the scenes was less flattering. As I said, Bourguiba has systematically eliminated the progressive elements that do not follow his steps. The anti-imperialists who wanted an independent Tunisia both economically and politically, those who wanted to assert their own position in the Third World and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, all were opposed. Tunisia has in fact been used as a laboratory of the imperialist powers. And what was supposed to represent the success of liberal nationalism has become a dictatorship.

When Ben Ali Bourguiba succeeded in 1987, he continues on the same track?


Absolutely. One can even say that the submission to Western interests has grown. Ben Ali was a pure agent of U.S. imperialism. In 1980, as ambassador to Poland, he even served as a liaison between the CIA and Lech Walesa, the union leader who fought against the Soviet Union.

In 1987, when Ben Ali assumed the presidency of Tunisia, the country was deeply in debt by the capitalist crisis of 1973. Moreover, at that time, the ideas of Milton Friedman and his Chicago Boys were very popular. These ultra-liberal economists believed that the market is an entity capable of regulating themselves and that the state should certainly not interfere in the economy. The technical elite Tunisian largely from U.S. schools were highly influenced by theories of Friedman. Ben Ali then left the state capitalism in effect at the beginning of the era Bourguiba. Under the supervision of the IMF and World Bank, he began a privatization program much more massive than what his predecessor had already begun in the 70s.

What were the effects of this new economic policy?


First, privatization of the Tunisian economy has allowed Ben Ali and his wife's family, Trabelsi, personal enrichment. Corruption has reached a very high level, Tunisia has become a country totally subservient to imperialism, headed by a comprador bourgeoisie. Obviously, Ben Ali and his clan did not have many raw materials to selling out to Western multinationals. But they took advantage of the education system established under Bourguiba to develop a service economy. Indeed, the Tunisian workforce is highly educated and inexpensive at a time. It therefore attracts foreign investors.

Tourism has also developed strong as to become the mainstay of the Tunisian economy. Here we see the lack of political vision of the elite. Indeed, no country can develop its economy based on tourism if not first developed a national economic base. The tourism industry consumes a lot but reported very little to the Tunisian people. Imagine: while Western tourists consume hectoliters of water to bask in pools, Jacuzzis or golf course, the poor peasants in the south face of the drying soil.

But it's not just the farmers who have suffered from this policy. Overall, the social conditions of the Tunisian people deteriorated while the president's entourage has amassed a huge fortune. Everyone knew the regime was corrupt. So to maintain this system, the system should prevent any disputes. The repression became even more brutal penny Ben Ali simple criticism or even the desire for modernity and openness were not allowed. Such a situation could lead to popular revolt. Moreover, trying to monopolize his clan the wealth of the country, Ben Ali has also drew the ire of some of the traditional bourgeois Tunisia.


You say that political repression was very strong. Is there anyway today, opposition forces can guide the people's revolution now that Ben Ali has fallen?

Genuine opposition parties were banned under Ben Ali. However, some continued to exist underground. For example, the first Tunisian Communist Party could not live openly and organize like any political party in a democracy. But he continued to operate secretly through associations of civil society (teachers, farmers, doctors, prisoners ...). The PGWPP was able to form a social base and fired a solid experience of this period. It is exceptional in the Arab world.

I think two major challenges now await the opposition parties. First, they must come forward and make themselves known to the general public in Tunisia. Then they must organize a united front of resistance to imperialism. In fact, the imperialist powers seek to maintain the system without Ben Ali Ben Ali. We see now with the Union government National rejected the Tunisians, which is very positive. But the imperialist powers will not stop there. They will certainly seek to impose an International Electoral Commission to support candidates who defend to their best interests. It is therefore necessary to resist interference by creating a united front to build a true democracy.


Opposition parties are they able to overcome their differences to create such a front?

I know that some political parties were reluctant to associate Islamo-nationalist movement Ennahda. This movement emerged in the 80s. He advocated an anti-imperialist line and in fact, has suffered political repression. Why not combine Ennahda in front of resistance to the interference of foreign powers? Tunisia is a Muslim country. It is normal that a political force emerges with an Islamo-nationalist trend. You can not prevent that.

But each of these movements must be studied separately, with its own specificities. This was done by the communist PGWPP. They studied scientifically objective conditions that apply Tunisia. Their conclusion is that the Communists and Islamo-nationalists have been victims of political repression and that even though their programs differ, they share common ground: they want an end to dictatorship and the independence of Tunisia. The Communists have proposed an alliance with the Islamo-nationalists long ago. Of course, the PGWPP does not make Tunisia a Islamic state. Its political agenda is different from that of al-Nahda. But it is the Tunisian people who will judge these differences democratically. Elections should be a contest open to everyone. That is true democracy.

Precisely opposition parties gathered in front of 14 January to fight against the interim government of Mohamed Ghannouchi, a henchman of former President Ben Ali. A hopeful sign?

Absolutely, Tunisia is on the right track: all opposition parties banned so far have created a united front to prevent the system is maintained without Ben Ali Ben Ali. Also underline the role played by the base of the union UGTT. The head of the union authorized under Ben Ali was corrupt and working with the state police. But since the basis of the union put pressure on its leaders and members who UGTT were part of the transitional government have resigned. Although much remains to be done, democracy wins Tunisian institutions under pressure from the people.

Western powers opposed to that. They want to impose democracy in Tunisia where only low-intensity "good" candidates would be allowed to stand for election. If you look at the type of democracy that the United States enjoy, you come across Ethiopia. The U.S. government has provided $ 983 million to countries in the Horn of Africa for the year 2010. That same year, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, in office since 16 years, was reelected with 99.5 percent of the vote! It's even better than Ben Ali! The reality is this: behind their rhetoric in support of the Tunisian people, the Western powers continue to actively support many other Ben Ali in the world.

The United States could not they support other candidates pro-imperialist, but in the eyes of Tunisians, were not associated with the Ben Ali era?

It would be difficult. There is a part of the comprador bourgeoisie which was lésinée by the corrupt system of Ben Ali. But this elite is not strong enough control the popular movement and not enough grounding in the Establishment to win.

The United States had also thought of another strategy: a few months ago, while Ben Ali was still in power, the U.S. ambassador has visited a Communist leader in prison. Officially, a simple observation visit in the framework of respect for human rights. Unofficially, the U.S. anticipated the departure of Ben Ali and wanted to test the waters. Their goal was to get the Communists against the Islamo-nationalists, divide the resistance to imperialism to weaken more. But the Communists Tunisia does not fall into the trap. They are very familiar with the strategy developed by Henry Kissinger in the 80s in the Middle East. They published a very good study on the subject and know they should not take orders from outside or adhere to ideologies manufactured by foreign powers.

Why the U.S. have they abandoned Ben Ali? Had he gone too far in personal enrichment? According to a cable Wikileaks, the U.S. ambassador was very critical of the system of quasi-mafioso Tunisian president, organized corruption are obstacles to investments by foreign companies.

This is not the problem. The United States does not care about corruption. Instead, it is a key element of the system of domination on the U.S. South. In fact, Washington was aware of the internal situation in Tunisia and knew that Ben Ali would not be able to govern. The West must now ensure that the replacement of Ben Ali will continue to defend their interests. The stakes are high. The capitalist crisis is causing serious problems in the West. Besides this, China is getting stronger and now provides more loans than the World Bank and other imperialist powers combined. She even wants to buy a significant portion of the debt of the euro area partly because it has economic interests with European countries, on the other imperialist powers to divide, the EU is historically associated with states USA.

In such a context, the Tunisian people's movement, under the auspices of a revolutionary leadership, could establish an independent government and take advantage of this situation of a multipolar world. The imperialist powers fear that countries that were traditionally under his rule become economically independent, turning also to China. Tunisia could build relationships with the Asian giant to develop its commercial ports. And it would seriously question the concept of the Mediterranean Dialogue, this expansion of NATO to the countries of the Mediterranean that is not a dialogue but a mere instrument of Western domination.

Another country that seems to fear democracy in Tunisia and in the region, Israel. Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom said shortly after the fall of Ben Ali that the development of democracy in Arab countries threaten Israel's security. This country often called only democracy in the Middle East, would he be afraid of competition?

Under a democratic facade, Israel is a fascist, apartheid state. In the region, it can not ally with repressive dictatorial states, led by comprador bourgeoisie that weaken the body of the Arab nation. Currently, these Arab states are rich countries inhabited by poor people. But if a democratic government in the full sense of the term emerges, it will increase economically the Arab nation as a whole. And this economic development will lead to an alliance of Arab countries against the state racist oppressing the Palestinians. Israel fears this course.

Moreover, there is a very big gap between the official positions of Arab dictatorships and the popular sentiment about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Since Egyptian President Sadat visited Israel in 1977, Egypt's position is "we want peace." But it is a position imposed by force to the population. And the current Egyptian government is not content to maintain peaceful relations with Tel Aviv. It participates actively in the strangulation of Gaza, while the majority of Egyptians in solidarity with Palestinians.

It's the same alignment of Arab dictatorships on Washington politics. Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and Egypt are allies of the United States while the populations of these countries are anti-imperialists. I was in Egypt when Muntadhar al-Zaidi, a journalist in Iraq, threw his shoes on George W. Bush. The Egyptian population was celebrated as a hero. I heard of fathers wanting to marry their daughter with the reporter. Still, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is one of the most faithful allies of Washington.

Do you think the revolution Tunisia a domino effect could cause the downfall of other dictatorships in the Arab world?

70% of the population in Arab countries is less than thirty years and knows that unemployment, police repression and corruption. But all these young people want to live. And to live, they need change. This is the reality of each country. It is therefore not even need a domino effect, the objective conditions are ripe for further revolutions erupt.

People no longer want to live as before. But for their part, the ruling classes are they unable to govern as before?

course. And we see in Egypt today. There are police everywhere in this country. But it is impossible to control everything. A state police has its limitations and the Arab world have reached.

Furthermore, information plays a very important role today. Tunisians, Egyptians and peoples of the Third World are better informed through Al-Jazeera as part of an Internet and social networks on the other. The evolution of information technology has increased the level of education and consciousness of people. The people no longer a mass of illiterate peasants. You have a lot of very smart young people, with a certain practical sense, able to circumvent censorship and of mobilizing the Internet.

there in these countries the opposition forces can guide the popular revolutions?

Why Punishment is so important if these dictators were not in danger? Why the comprador bourgeoisie, so greedy, she would spend so much money in the repressive apparatus if she was not afraid to be reversed? If there was no opposition, all this would not be necessary.

the side of Western observers, many fear that the collapse of these regimes Arab favors the rise of Islamism. As summarized so finely Christophe Barbier, editor of L'Express, "Ben Ali is better than the bearded." These fears proved on of Islamism are they based?

Islamism became the condom of imperialism. Western powers justify their strategy of domination in the Arab-Muslim world under the guise of fighting against Islam. There are Islamists everywhere today. Soon, we shall find even traces of Al-Qaeda on Mars if it is useful to the imperialists!

In reality, the West has always needed to invent an enemy to justify its hegemonic designs and incredible military spending (financed by taxpayers). After the fall of the Soviet Union and the demise of the communist enemy is Islam and Al Qaeda who have played the roles of villains villains.

But the West has no problem with Islamism. It adapts very well to this trend in countries like Saudi Arabia. Moreover, he himself fostered the rise of Islamist movements to counter the Arab nationalism at a time. The real problem for the West is anti-imperialism. That's why he tries to discredit any popular movement in the Arab world who is opposed to its interests by affixing the label "Islamist."

Finally, it should not be very smart to think that the Arab dictatorships are bulwarks against the rise of religious fanaticism. Instead, these repressive regimes have led some of the population to be radicalized. Who could afford to say that such and such people have no right to democracy? In a truly democratic country, different political forces may emerge. But the bourgeoisie comprador ruling in the Arab dictatorships can not convince people. She can not even face to face. To defend the imperialist interests, you must prevent other political forces to emerge because they are likely to convince the people against a corrupt elite. The West has always sought to maintain dictatorships that served its interests by waving the specter of Islamism. But the Arab peoples need democracy. They claim it today and nobody can not go against these claims.

Source: www.michelcollon.info
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16-John Manuel Traimond the Guest of December 23, 2010


JM Traimond
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This guest on Thursday December 23, 2010, Jean Manuel Traimond. He had already come on RL in our show, a few years ago, to discuss his book entitled "Treasure of wickedness. "Anthology of humor to the use of anarchists.
As there are only a few hours before Christmas, we hope to receive from him a new gift. Hopefully it considers that we have put into practice his treatise useful humor to Anar. In case of disappointment, does he not leave with our new date?

This curious traveler (it seems that according to him, the anarchists are champions of curiosity ... still a compliment ...), would the United Arab Emirates with a lot of "Suras"! We do not know what it is, but surely it's worth its weight in oil.

And we'll ask him about his plans, his informative walks on "Water Thieves," the crimes of capitalism whose victims have only increased in number since the "untouchables" Japan, Pakistanis in Dubai and many more.

During his travels and translations of "anarchists", he met a character who died in February 2010, a writer, English architect, editor of "Anarchy", Colin Ward. And new access to "curiosity" is going to lend an ear if John Manuel willing to talk about that English anarchist who had devised a new form of rudder for a mutual company, federalist-based anarchist organization in which units organizing are small, temporary and limited powers, free and voluntary action. And he described, very in tune with the new technologies of networks, the organization of "cyber-anarchy", as opposed to capitalism, "mechanical" and disposer of the individual.
Colin Ward

And John Traimond manual, a book mentions of Colin Ward in which the "anarchism is compared to the seeds under the snow." The snow is here, in December, up to us to grow this "seed" of Anarchy.

So, dear listeners Chronicle Weekly ... Listen ...



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15 - Philip Morrison of the Guest

Marcel Carné


Philip Morrison, our guest is an enthusiast Marcel Carné and his films. Marcel Carné this remarkable film manufacturer knowing harmonize poetry and humor Prévert with images and the brightness of famous actors like Arletty, Louis Jouvet, Michel Simon, Jean Louis Barrault, Jean Pierre Aumont, Françoise Rosay, Pierre Brasseur, Saturnin Fabre, Carette, Serge Reggiani
unforgettable in films like "The Doors of Night," "Children of Paradise," "Funny drama" and many others.


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And do not hesitate to go on his website: http://www.marcel-carne.com


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          Laptop kapot, maar geen garantie   

10 maanden geleden heb ik een nieuwe laptop gekocht van apple. 2 weken geleden ging de laptop plotseling met geen mogelijkheid meer aan. De laptop heeft 24 uur in de oplader gezeten, werd bloedheet en was ook met de herstart niet aan te krijgen (shift, ctrl, command & on knop). Vervolgens heb ik contact opgenomen met apple support waar ik samen met een medewerker een aantal stappen heb doorgenomen om de laptop weer aan te krijgen (10sec. on knop inhouden en shift, ctrl, command & on), helaas zonder resultaat. Aangezien ik nog 2 maanden garantie heb op de laptop zei de medewerker van apple support dat ik de laptop kon wegbrengen naar de media markt in Den Haag, waar ik de laptop heb gekocht of naar een officeël aangesloten apple dealer genaamd : LJS in Den Haag. Bij de media markt zouden na de reparatie alle gegevens verdewenen zijn i.v.m. reparatie en bij LJS zouden mijn gegevens bewaard blijven. Aangezien er geen back up van mijn gegevens is gemaakt en de laptop niet meer aan ging was de keuze snel gemaakt om de laptop naar LJS te brengen. Zo gezegd zo gedaan heb ik een afspraak gemaakt en ben ik met de laptop naar LJS gegaan om de laptop te laten repararen. De medewerken van LJS heeft ook geconstateerd dat de laptop met geen mogelijkheid aan ging. Na 7 dagen werden wij opgebeld dat de laptop het plotseling weer deed en dat er geen mankementen zijn gevonden waarna ik dus wel een rekening kon betalen van €80 arbeidsloon, omdat hun die volgens de medewerker altijd in rekening brengen ongeacht de garantie en omdat de laptop niet bij hun is aangeschaft terwijl de mederwerker van apple support mij wel naar deze winkel heen stuurt omdat ik nog 2 maanden garantie heb. Volgens de medewerker van LJS was dit dus al de 2e keer deze week dat dit is voorgekomen en dat apple support dit niet netjes aangeeft dat er bij hun winkel wel kosten aan verbonden zijn (apple support verteld dat het onder garantie valt) Hier ben ik uiteraard dus niet blij mee waarna ik contact heb opgenomen met apple support waarbij de medewerker op zijn beurt zegt , "omdat de laptop geen mankementen vertoont en er niks kapot is of vervangen moet worden zult u de kosten zelf moet betalen. Ik vin dit nogal bizar aangezien de laptop bij ons totaal niks meer deed en niet meer aanging in de 24u voordat wij hem voor reparatie weg brachten en ook bij de LJS winkel helemaal niets deed. Uiteindelijk heb ik nog contact opgenomen met de media markt om het verhaal uit te leggen, maar die gaven aan hier niets mee te kunnen omdat de factuur van een bedrijf van buiten af komt. Ik ben sinds dit jaar met een zware opleiding begonnen waarbij ik de laptop veelvuldig moet gebruiken. Hierdoor heb ik ervoor gekozen om een laptop van goede kwaliteit nieuw te kopen zodat ik er vanuit kon gaan dat ik geen problemen zou ondervinden en dat als dat zo zou zijn dat ik er nog garantie op zou hebben. Uiteindelijk is die garantie helemaal niks waard en vind ik dat ik behoorlijk slecht behandeld ben. Ik hoop dat Apple deze klacht serieus wil behandelen.


          Laptop kapot, maar geen garantie   

10 maanden geleden heb ik een nieuwe laptop gekocht van apple. 2 weken geleden ging de laptop plotseling met geen mogelijkheid meer aan. De laptop heeft 24 uur in de oplader gezeten, werd bloedheet en was ook met de herstart niet aan te krijgen (shift, ctrl, command & on knop). Vervolgens heb ik contact opgenomen met apple support waar ik samen met een medewerker een aantal stappen heb doorgenomen om de laptop weer aan te krijgen (10sec. on knop inhouden en shift, ctrl, command & on), helaas zonder resultaat. Aangezien ik nog 2 maanden garantie heb op de laptop zei de medewerker van apple support dat ik de laptop kon wegbrengen naar de media markt in Den Haag, waar ik de laptop heb gekocht of naar een officeël aangesloten apple dealer genaamd : LJS in Den Haag. Bij de media markt zouden na de reparatie alle gegevens verdewenen zijn i.v.m. reparatie en bij LJS zouden mijn gegevens bewaard blijven. Aangezien er geen back up van mijn gegevens is gemaakt en de laptop niet meer aan ging was de keuze snel gemaakt om de laptop naar LJS te brengen. Zo gezegd zo gedaan heb ik een afspraak gemaakt en ben ik met de laptop naar LJS gegaan om de laptop te laten repararen. De medewerken van LJS heeft ook geconstateerd dat de laptop met geen mogelijkheid aan ging. Na 7 dagen werden wij opgebeld dat de laptop het plotseling weer deed en dat er geen mankementen zijn gevonden waarna ik dus wel een rekening kon betalen van €80 arbeidsloon, omdat hun die volgens de medewerker altijd in rekening brengen ongeacht de garantie en omdat de laptop niet bij hun is aangeschaft terwijl de mederwerker van apple support mij wel naar deze winkel heen stuurt omdat ik nog 2 maanden garantie heb. Volgens de medewerker van LJS was dit dus al de 2e keer deze week dat dit is voorgekomen en dat apple support dit niet netjes aangeeft dat er bij hun winkel wel kosten aan verbonden zijn (apple support verteld dat het onder garantie valt) Hier ben ik uiteraard dus niet blij mee waarna ik contact heb opgenomen met apple support waarbij de medewerker op zijn beurt zegt , "omdat de laptop geen mankementen vertoont en er niks kapot is of vervangen moet worden zult u de kosten zelf moet betalen. Ik vin dit nogal bizar aangezien de laptop bij ons totaal niks meer deed en niet meer aanging in de 24u voordat wij hem voor reparatie weg brachten en ook bij de LJS winkel helemaal niets deed. Uiteindelijk heb ik nog contact opgenomen met de media markt om het verhaal uit te leggen, maar die gaven aan hier niets mee te kunnen omdat de factuur van een bedrijf van buiten af komt. Ik ben sinds dit jaar met een zware opleiding begonnen waarbij ik de laptop veelvuldig moet gebruiken. Hierdoor heb ik ervoor gekozen om een laptop van goede kwaliteit nieuw te kopen zodat ik er vanuit kon gaan dat ik geen problemen zou ondervinden en dat als dat zo zou zijn dat ik er nog garantie op zou hebben. Uiteindelijk is die garantie helemaal niks waard en vind ik dat ik behoorlijk slecht behandeld ben. Ik hoop dat Apple deze klacht serieus wil behandelen.


          Caffe D'Arte   


Caffe D’arte is a Seattle based company that roasts its own coffee and has several retail locations throughout the Pacific Northwest.  It was started by an Italian family in the 1980s with the goal of duplicating styles from northern, central and southern Italy.  “Firenze,” which they say is in the northern roasting style, is D’arte’s lightest roast.  It is a bit darker than the beans coming from Portland's local microroasters.   I like its balanced flavor, and it yields amazing crema, but it does not have the citrus/nut/sweet notes found in some of the other beans I have written about here.  They also have an alderwood roasted bean that I am curious to try.

                                                  Their store on NE 15th Avenue between Broadway and Weidler has a bit of multi-unit retail aesthetic that values consistency over personality, and a couple of flat screen televisions in the corners are always turned on (why do bars and restaurants increasingly do this?  It's out of place everywhere but a sports bar.).  But there are a few reasons I keep returning here.  First, it’s walking distance from my home.  Second, the people are unfailingly nice; and, even though the store is part of a (small) chain, it has the feeling of a family run business.  Third, they sell a pound of well roasted and reasonably fresh coffee beans for about the same price that you would pay for twelve ounces of a “gourmet” brand in a supermarket.  And, you get a free coffee drink when you buy that pound.


But the true reason I Like Caffe D’Arte is the way they serve an espresso: long white plate, with cup, spoon, chocolate(!) and water all in a line.  The shot is pulled on a big Nuova Simonelli, which does a fine job.  Espresso is made with the Firenze roast.  The attention to detail never fails to put a smile on my face.


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          Firefox Portable 54.0.1   

Mozilla Firefox Portable Edition to przenośna wersja popularnej przeglądarki. Teraz pozwala na migrację zakładek, historii i plików cookie również z Google Chrome. Ponadto z włączonym Add-on Sync dodatki mogą być synchronizowane między komputerami.

Aplikacja zawiera zaktualizowany interfejs dla wszystkich platform, który jest elegancki i łatwiejszy w obsłudze. Karty umieszczono nad paskiem adresu dzięki czemu przeglądanie jest bardziej efektywne i intuicyjne. W uproszczonym interfejsie znajdziemy przycisk Firefox Button - kryją się pod nim wszystkie funkcje przeglądarki. Najnowsza odsłona przeglądarki oferuje również oparty na systemie podpowiedzi inteligentny pasek, który pozwala na znacznie szybsze przechodzenie do stron nawet wtedy, gdy nie pamiętamy adresu. Interfejs posiada umieszczone na górze karty oraz przycisk Zakładki dający natychmiastowy dostęp do ulubionych odnośników.

Firefox zawiera ogromne ulepszenia z zakresu wydajności. Pojawił się wydajniejszy silnik JavaScript JägerMonkey oraz wspracie standardu ECMAScript5. Mozilla jest jedynym z pionierów wdrażania nowych standardów HTML5, zatem nie dziwi obsługa formatu WebM, który oferuje odtwarzanie filmów w jakości HD. Przeglądarka wspiera technologię multi-touch w Windows 7. Nie zapomniano o obsłudze technologii WebGL, która zapewnia trójwymiarowy obraz w grach internetowych. Warto również wspomnieć o wsparciu dla czcionek OpenType. Udoskonalono JetPack SDK dzięki czemu dodatki mogą być instalowane bez konieczności ponownego uruchomienia przeglądarki.

Warto również podkreślić, że Firefox od teraz jest znacznie odporniejszy na awarie wtyczek Adobe Flash, Apple QuickTime czy Microsoft Silverlight. Błąd którejkolwiek z nich nie przerywa działania programu. Wystarczy, że odświeżymy stronę, a plugin zostanie automatycznie zrestartowany.


          Google Maps will soon let you share location data in real-time   

Finding your friends in crowded places is about to get a lot easier thanks to an upcoming feature for Google Maps that will let users share their location in real-time. Google’s new feature works similar to Find My Friends, only unlike Apple’s app, Google Maps will be able to show you exactly where your friends […]

(via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


          No data, no problem: How to use Google Maps offline   

When you’re out in the sticks somewhere, you might get to a place where there’s no signal. How will you ever find your way home (or to the next party) without your trusty Google Maps app? Well, with a little foresight, you can make sure Google Maps continues to be useful, even when you’re not […]

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          Spotify just got a lot easier to navigate   

Spotify is ditching its hamburger button for a more familiar navigation bar on iOS, making it quicker and easier to access your music and features like Spotify Radio. Users in some countries — including the U.S. — can enjoy the changes today. For years, Spotify has employed a hamburger button — which looks like three lines […]

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          Google Maps loses its cool when asked, ‘Are we there yet?’   

If you have young children, the last question you want to hear on any long journey is, “Are we there yet?” It’s never asked just once; it’s asked again and again and again until you angrily threaten to turn around and go home, or you plow into a tree. The question is so infuriating that even Google […]

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          Gamify your commute: Waze drops Easter eggs all over the road   

Crowd-sourced navigation app Waze has got a neat little idea for this coming Easter: little eggs you can drive over while using the app for points (three per egg!) and bragging rights. So, as you drive down the street, headed to the grocery or picking up the kids, you can maximize your route to get […]

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          Schwinn’s Mouthy CycleNav Tells You Where To Go [CES 2014]   

LAS VEGAS — Remember the Hammerhead? It’s a device that attaches to your bicycle, links to the GPS on your phone via Bluetooth, and guides you along a pre-chosen route by flashing a left or right light when you need to turn. Schwinn‘s new CycleNav does one better. Like the Hammerhead, it attaches to your […]

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          Sygic Adds A Head-Up Display To Their GPS App   

  It’s become horribly obvious that the more a driver fiddles with their phone, the better chance they have of becoming involved in a car accident. But even taking one’s eyes off the road can be problematic — so Slovakian-based Sygic has added a head-up display mode to their iOS turn-by-turn navigation apps that tries […]

(via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


          Hammerhead, A Heads-Up Display With Flashing Lights To Help Cyclists Navigate   

$   Ever tried using an iPhone or Android phone to navigate with GPS through crowded streets? It’s pretty difficult, even for a veteran cyclist like me, to split my focus between the road and tiny symbols on the phone’s tiny screen. Plugging in to a headset to hear turn-by-turn directions sometimes works, but cycling […]

(via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


          Awesome German Bike-Trail Navigation App Komoot Goes English And Europe-Wide   

Komoot (like commute, only not) is a gem of an app for German bikers and hikers. Or rather, it was: with today’s v5.2 update, the navigation app now comes in English, and adds support for a slew of new countries. The short form: If you ever take to two wheels, then you need this app. […]

(via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


          Here’s How To Cache Your Maps To Access Google Maps Offline [iOS Tips]   

Got a Wi-Fi-only iPad, but want to access a location on Google Maps when you’re out and about in the car? How about looking at your map when the signal on your iPhone isn’t strong enough, or even when it’s non-existent? Well, the latest iOS version of Google Maps has been updated, and one of […]

(via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


          Google Maps For iPad Is Finally Here   

Google Maps has been updated to 2.0 for iOS, which means that it finally has a native iPad interface. No longer will iPad users have to deal with stupidly-oversized navigation elements on the 2x pixel-doubled screen. The app is pretty much the same as last week’s Android update, only prettier because its on iOS. Along […]

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          Skobbler’s ForeverMap 2: Fully-Featured Offline Navigation App With Bicycle Routing   

ForeverMap 2 is one of those great apps that should be a no-brainer download for any even moderately frequent map user. Unlike either the standard iOS Maps app or the Google Maps app, ForeverMap 2 can download and store custom maps on your device — allowing you to use the map and accompanying navigation features […]

(via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


          Garmin In-Car HUD Connects To Your iPhone Apps   

Garmin has just announced a neat new HUD box that takes the map info from your iPhone and projects it up onto your car windshield. Named after the Paul Newman character in the movie of the same name[1], the HUD is designed to work with Garmin’s Navigon and Street Pilot apps, connecting to the host […]

(via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


          Navigation App Localscope Also Goes Free for The App Store’s Anniversary [Daily Freebie]   

  By now you’ve probably caught wind of the short list of great apps that’ve gone free in celebration of the App Store’s fifth anniversary (if you haven’t grabbed these apps yet, take a look now before all the free ends). Missing from that list of free apps is Localscope, a fantastic navigation and discovery […]

(via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


          Facebook To Buy Navigation App Waze For Up To $1 Billion [Rumor]   

Facebook is reportedly in advanced talks to acquire mobile navigation app Waze for between $800 million and $1 billion. Talks between the two companies began around six months ago, and a term sheet has already been signed, according to business daily Calcalist. Unlike traditional GPS navigation apps, Waze is community-based and uses maps and traffic data […]

(via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


          iPhone Users Will Get Navigation, Text Messages On Google Glass [Rumor]   

While Google Glass is already compatible with iPhone, some of its killer features — including turn-by-turn navigation and text messaging — require a companion app that’s currently only available on Android. But according to one Google employee, Glass will soon be able to offer these features no matter what device it’s connected to. Turn-by-turn navigation […]

(via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


          Hurricane Sandy Gave Navigation, News, Finance Apps A Massive Boost… But Not Weather?   

When Hurricane Sandy left millions of people across the East Coast of the United States without electricity, portable, battery-powered devices like smartphones and tablets were all they had to rely on. Not only did they provide a means of entertainment, but they also allowed those affected by the storm to follow the latest news and […]

(via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


          Apple’s New Maps App May Need Work, But Its Turn-By-Turn Is Better Than Google’s   

If you’ve opened up Apple’s new Maps app in iOS 6, you probably have a good idea of the faults everyone’s been complaining about. But it does have one feature that works well: turn-by-turn navigation. In fact, when compared to Google’s turn-by-turn feature on Android, Apple’s service is actually much better in many ways. David […]

(via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


          Give Your A4-Powered iOS Device iOS 6’s 3D Flyover And Turn-By-Turn [Jailbreak]   

While Apple’s new Maps app has received a lot of criticism since its debut last month, it does offer a number of nifty features that weren’t available in iOS 5, including 3D Flyover and voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation. However, these are features that are only available on the latest devices, including the iPhone 4S, the iPhone […]

(via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


          Steve Jobs Loathed Google So Much He Wanted To Drop Google Search And Maps   

While iOS 6 may be “the world’s most advanced mobile operating system,” its new Maps app is, quite frankly, a heap of trash. It boasts some terrific features, such as 3D Flyover and voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation, but they’re only terrific when the Maps that power them actually work. And Apple’s don’t in a lot of […]

(via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


          One Big Arrow: FastTrack Navigator For iPhone   

FastTrack Navigator is just about the simplest navigation app you could ever want: It’s a big arrow on the screen telling you the direction of your destination, along with a number telling you how far away it is. But that’s not to say that it isn’t beautifully designed. The app integrates with iOS 6’s new […]

(via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


          NYT: Google Maps Is Coming To iOS By The End Of The Year   

We’ve heard a lot of rumors surrounding a Google Maps app for iOS over the past week, and now The New York Times is weighing in with information from its own sources. Fortunately, it’s good news: it claims Google is indeed working on a Maps app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and that the company […]

(via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


          Woz: Problems With iOS 6 Maps Are Disappointing, But ‘Not That Severe’   

Speaking at a company event in Sydney, Australia, this week, Apple co-founder and everyone’s favorite geek Steve Wozniak spoke out about Apple’s new Maps service, which got its public debut alongside iOS 6 last Wednesday. Like most of us, Woz says he’s disappointed with the new app, and that Google’s Maps service is better. However, […]

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          Google Confirms It Is Yet To Submit Its Own Maps App To Apple   

With Google Maps gone from iOS 6 in favor of Apple’s own solution, many are hoping Google will bring its own Maps app to the App Store — as it did with YouTube a couple weeks ago. A recent report claimed that it was already on its way, but according to Google chairman Eric Schmidt, […]

(via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


          Something To Think About: Say Goodbye To Google Street View On iOS   

The new Maps app that Apple showed off at WWDC yesterday has made it pretty clear that the company will be ditching Google Maps in iOS 6. That means beautiful new 3D maps, voice guided turn-by-turn navigation, and more. But before you get too excited, just remember this: As soon as Google leaved, so does […]

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          iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 Won’t Get Turn-By-Turn Navigation Or 3D Maps In iOS 6   

Although iOS 6 looks a lot like iOS 5 at a glance, it represents a huge change to some of Apple’s core iOS features. Apps and services like Maps, Mail, Phone, Notification Center and more have all received new features worth talking about, while several new ones have been introduced. The great thing about it […]

(via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


          Don’t Panic GPS App Keeps Calm When You’re Lost [Review]   

Don’t Panic is one of the better names I’ve seen for a GPS navigation app. It’s not a cheap app, but neither is it any more expensive than some of the other premium on-road satnav apps. The UI is a little quirky, but generally speaking it does the job well. The app comes in different […]

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          Where To? 4.1 Update Adds Support For Another Five Navigation Apps   

Where To?, the popular discovery app for the iPhone, has received its latest update today, introducing support for another five navigation apps, and a number of handy new features including support for multiple images for each place listing, more reviews, and new categories. In addition to integration for Sygic, Waze, Navfree, and Navigon Urban, version […]

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          iPhone Users Get “Samsunged” For Not Choosing Galaxy S II & Free Turn-By-Turn Navigation [Video]   

Did you choose to purchase an iPhone over the Android-powered Galaxy S II? Well, congratulations. Like many of us here at Cult of Mac, you’ve been “Samsunged!” In its latest ad for the Galaxy S II, Samsung shows off its free turn-by-turn navigation software while taking another swipe at iPhone users who wait in line for […]

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          TomTom’s New iOS App Uses Facebook And Twitter As Sources For Turn-By-Turn Navigation [CES 2012]   

TomTom’s navigation apps for the iPhone and iPad are going social with Facebook and Twitter integration that will allow you to navigate to your friends, places, and events more easily. Version 1.10 of the official app, which will launch during Q1 2012, prides itself on using social networks as a source for turn-by-turn navigation. TomTom […]

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          Jaw-Dropping Update for iPhone Navigation App of The Year Localscope   

Though it wasn’t in our readers’ top 10, Apple named Localscope the best navigation app of 2011. Yeah, well they ain’t seen nuthin’ — its new update adds a whole new exploratory facet to the app that’s arguably cooler than the app’s original focus. Open the app up, and a new “Discover” button leads to […]

(via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


          Pioneer AppRadio Car Audio Deck Ships Today With a Surprise Price Drop and New Features   

Back in May when we reported excitedly from the launch presser for Pioneer’s new AppRadio car audio deck, we were told it’d hit store shelves by late June, and cost in the vicinity of $500. Well, it’s arrived, and Pioneer has added a few features to the free AppRadio app. Oh, and they’ve lopped $100 off […]

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          Google Maps Will Remain in iOS 5 Despite “Rough” Relationship With Apple   

Speculation that Apple may build its own maps application into iOS 5 and ditch its partnership with Google has now been put to bed, after Google’s Executive Chairman confirmed the two companies are still buddies. Speaking at the D9 conference yesterday, Eric Schmidt confirmed that Apple and Google have just renewed their partnership that sees […]

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          New Mind-Blowing 3D Mapping Technology for iPad [CES 2011]   

LAS VEGAS, CES 2011 — Check out this simply stunning 3D-mapping technology from Swedish-based C3 Technologies that elicited a uniform reaction of “holy %$*@!” from us when we saw it. One reason for its precision is that it was developed from recently declassified missile targeting technology originally developed by Swedish aerospace powerhouse Saab. In the […]

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          TomTom for iOS 4 Multitasking Meets Navigation – Finally   

TomTom is a popular turn-by-turn navigational app for the iPhone that has recently been updated to support multitasking and iOS 4. The new app released on Tuesday is version 1.4 and TomTom has advised all users to upgrade to this version immediately if they are running iOS 4. This is the update you have been […]

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          A SESİ ÇALIŞMALARININ TÜMÜ   
Bu çalışmada a sesi ile ilgili hece, kelime, cümle ve metin oluşturma etkinlikleri mevcuttur. A sesi okuma metinlerini indirebilirsiniz. Çalışmaların tümü özenle hazırlanmıştır. Kendi çalışmalarımdır. Faydalanırsanız dualarınızı beklerim:)



A SESİ ÇALIŞMALARININ TÜMÜNÜ İNDİR





          YENİ BİTİŞİK EĞİK EL YAZI FONTU İNDİR 2016    
Özellikle ilkokul 1. sınıf okuturken bitişik eğik yazı fontlarına ihtiyaç duyarız. Bu fontlar sayesinde kendimiz hızlı bir şekilde öğrencilerimize ödevler hazırlayabiliriz. Dosya içerisinde kılavuz çizgili, yönlü, noktalı, aralıklı, birleşik, resimli kılavuz çizgili, çizgi çalışmalı fontlar indir.

Kendi ödevlerinizi kendiniz hazırlayın. hem de istediğiniz gibi...


(2016-2017 DEN İTİBAREN) BİTİŞİK EĞİK EL YAZI FONTU İNDİR 

(2016 ÖNCESİ) BİTİŞİK EĞİK EL YAZI FONTU İNDİR



Anahtar kelimeler:
eğik el yazısı fontu, eğik el yazı fontu, eğik yazı fontu, bitişik eğik elyazısı fontu, birleşik eğik el yazı fontu, ulusal okul yazı fontu, ilkokul 1.sınıf yazı fontu, kılavuz çizgili el yazı fontu, noktalı yazı fontu, 1. sınıf yazı çalışmaları indir, gerçeköğretmen, bitişik eğik el yazı fontu noktalı kılavuzlu, kılavuzlu noktalı, indir


          Apple iPad Air Repair In London,UK - GSM Support   

iPad Air - LCD screen digitizer, Top Glass, Charging Unit, Power button, SIM reader faults etc. all repair done on same day at GSM-Support London.


          iPad Mini Complete LCD Replacement   

Apple iPad Mini cracked or broken LCD Screen replacement repair service in London. Get it repaired within 30 minutes at GSM-Support.


          Obra Reciente, 2001 Floración   

En este paraíso cautivante de exquisitas y extravagantes flores bellas, 
se desprende una gama de perfumes mezclados para cultivar corazones 
perfumados, delicados, frágiles románticos, fascinantes, 
que brotan del jardín en donde los pétalos aterciopelados 
florecen y dejan su pasión, deseo, felicidad y belleza.
Esos aromas desprenden mensajes sutilmente en lenguaje de amor.




 Tulipán, Madera Policromada

 Floración Nocturna, Madera policromada

Floración Vespertina, madera policromada

Flor Matutina, Utilitaria Porta sobre y Tarjetero

 Flor del Amanecer, Madera Policromada

Flor de Primavera, Madera Policromada

 Serie Floración, 2011


          http://museoaaa.org/wp/archives/940   
Desde el NEGRO, donde radica la esencia que nos hace humanos, surge el valor para amar, evocar la pasión y la alegría del ROJO, que bajo un equilibrio en el eje de la vida siente el goce de  vivir y amar plenamente.

Mary Moreno 

          Mándala Mujer "camino del destino"   
El vestirse y colocarse los accesorios, es un disfrute, es transformarnos, llevar y expresar como nos sentimos, y la energía que queremos transmitir ese día...


          Farmers, Be Nice to Bee Keepers   

Farmers, Be Nice to Bee Keepers The average American probably doesn’t consider bees to be important in the grand scheme of things. The truth is that bees play an integral role in the success of the country’s farmers. Whether farmers are growing apples, pumpkins, blueberries, or some other type of fruit or vegetable, they rely […]

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          Mechanical Engineer, Biogas - Bloom Energy - Sunnyvale, CA   
Bloom Energy Servers are currently producing power for many Fortune 500 companies including Apple, Google, Walmart, AT&T, eBay, and Staples, for notable non...
From Bloom Energy - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:37:44 GMT - View all Sunnyvale, CA jobs
          Staff Mechanical Engineer, CAT - Bloom Energy - Sunnyvale, CA   
Bloom Energy Servers are currently producing power for many Fortune 500 companies including Apple, Google, Walmart, AT&T, eBay, and Staples, for notable non...
From Bloom Energy - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:37:41 GMT - View all Sunnyvale, CA jobs
          Senior Structural Civil Engineer - Bloom Energy - Sunnyvale, CA   
Bloom Energy Servers are currently producing power for many Fortune 500 companies including Apple, Google, Walmart, AT&T, eBay, and Staples, for notable non...
From Bloom Energy - Thu, 15 Jun 2017 23:26:39 GMT - View all Sunnyvale, CA jobs
          Senior Civil Engineer - Bloom Energy - Sunnyvale, CA   
Bloom Energy Servers are currently producing power for many Fortune 500 companies including Apple, Google, Walmart, AT&T, eBay, and Staples, for notable non...
From Bloom Energy - Thu, 15 Jun 2017 23:26:38 GMT - View all Sunnyvale, CA jobs
          Senior Commodity Manager, Supply Chain - Bloom Energy - Sunnyvale, CA   
Bloom Energy Servers are currently producing power for many Fortune 500 companies including Apple, Google, Walmart, AT&T, eBay, and Staples, for notable non...
From Bloom Energy - Thu, 15 Jun 2017 23:26:38 GMT - View all Sunnyvale, CA jobs
          Senior Electrical Design Engineer - Bloom Energy - Sunnyvale, CA   
Bloom Energy Servers are currently producing power for many Fortune 500 companies including Apple, Google, Walmart, AT&T, eBay, and Staples, for notable non...
From Bloom Energy - Thu, 15 Jun 2017 23:26:37 GMT - View all Sunnyvale, CA jobs
          Intern - Bloom Energy - Sunnyvale, CA   
Bloom Energy Servers are currently producing power for many Fortune 500 companies including Apple, Google, Walmart, AT&T, eBay, and Staples, for notable non...
From Bloom Energy - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 09:22:09 GMT - View all Sunnyvale, CA jobs
          A portrait of Canadian optimism and diversity by artists and Apple   
Canada isn't a melting pot, it's a buffet. We celebrate every fiber of the multicultural fabric that binds us together as Canadians — and this year Apple is celebrating with us. I wasn't born in Canada but I'm Canadian. The land, from Pacific to Atlantic, from the frozen north to the American border against which we huddle for warmth, has shaped the way I think not only about myself but about the incredible diversity of the people around me. So too every Canadian. We're not perfect. We struggle. We fall down. We face challenges. But just like on the ice, we scramble back up and brace for the next struggle, the next challenge together, as a team. That's why we celebrate Confederation Day — Canada Day — on July 1st. To remind ourselves of who we are, how we got here, and where we're going next. The glory, the ugly, the true north, strong and free. And this year Apple is celebrating along with us. Celebrating Canadian optimism & diversity / Célébrons l'optimisme et la ...
          Am I type 2 diabetic?   

Sarah - there is little need to guess. What I would suggest is collect a 4 week 24/7 profile prior to your test. What you may see are days where you are perfect yet other days which are concerning. You can then discuss this profile with your doctor to put a plan together.

While Tim Cook from Apple does not yet have the CGM for the IWatch commercially available yet Abbott has the next best thing for the Android. If the Abbott Libre is approved where you are located get a few sensors and download the free app LibreView. If its not approved in your area you can get the sensors on Ebay and download another free app or set your country code to the UK and you will be able to download it.

Keep a log of what you are eating to match against your profile and best of luck.


          Apple predstavio iPhone OS 4   
Danas je bio uzbudljiv dan za sve vlasnike iPhonea i/ili iPod Toucha. Naime, danas je Apple predstavio iPhone OS 4, a većina nas je nestrpljivo čekala 19:00 da vidimo što nam Apple donosi novoga. I 19:00 je došlo, uz hrpu tweetova u timelineu na tu temu i počelo je. Steve je vani… (re)tweetali su svi […]
          Appleova nova igračka…   
Apple je jučer predstavio svoj najnoviji proizvod, veliki iPho… mislim, iPad. Po prvi put nitko nije bio iznenađen, jer smo svi znali što Apple želi predstaviti. Nažalost, neke druge stvari koje su očekivane (kao iPhone OS 4.0) nisu predstavljene. iPod? Ma ne, iPad… iPad je taj toliko očekivani Appleov tablet. Izgledom podsjeća na veliki iPod […]
          Koliko nam znači Apple   
Apple je tvrtka poznata po brojnim inovacijama. I iako nemaju puno proizvoda, ono što imaju i ono što nude, na neki način, utjecalo je na nas, koristili mi te uređaje ili ne, te je utjecalo ili direktno ili indirektno, ali definitivno je nemoguće da nema utjecaja. iMac iMac je stolno računalo, izašlo 1998. godine. Kada […]
          iPhone İstanbul Özel Teknik Servis İletişim yazısına iCloud Hesabı Şifre Çözümleri – Apple Kayseri tarafından yapılan yorumlar   
[…] için çözüm sunmaktadır. Eğer iCloud hesabınızın şifresini unuttuysanız bizimle iletişime geçebilirsiniz. iCloud Hesabı Şifre […]
          Apple выполнила требование ФАС о ремонте iPhone в России   
Apple выполнила требование ФАС о ремонте iPhone в России. Компания обеспечила оказание услуг по ремонту модулей экранов на моделях iPhone. Напомним, что антимонопольная служба обязала Apple до 1 мая 2017 года открыть в России единый сервисный центр. В конце апреля "яблочная" корпорация запустила на территории России авторизованные сервисные центры по починке iPhone, где, в том числе, можно заменить поврежденный дисплей. "Компания оперативно исполнила предупреждение ФАС России. В настоящее время потребитель имеет возможность получить услугу по замене экрана, что в два раза дешевле замены телефона на новый", - сообщил замглавы ФАС Андрей Кашеваров. Кстати, недавно на конференции WWDC компания Apple представила новую операционную систему iOS 11, iPad Pro и новую линейку компьютеров iMac. В iOS 11 появилась возможность делать переводы с помощью Apple Pay через приложение iMessage. А голосовой помощник Siri теперь может переводить запросы на другие языки и использовать более широкий...
          Comment on 5 Minute Jello Salad by Bonnie   
One of my Fondest Memories as a child was going to family outings and my aunt making the pistachio pineapple Walnut Jell-O salad she always called it Watergate salad I never knew what it meant I just know I love the salad ☺
          Comment on 5 Minute Jello Salad by Bonnie   
One of my Fondest Memories as a child was going to family outings and my aren't making the pistachio pineapple Walnut Jell-O salad he always called it Watergate salad I never knew what it meant I just know I love the salad ☺
          Orphan Product in a Single Row; Shouldn't Be That Way   

You have a div as a child of the ul which is not allowed.

<ul class="products">
<div class="leftcol" style="display: none;">
        
                        
 </div>
<li> etc...

Therefore when you use nth-child(2) to float the second item right the first list item is the second child in that structure even though you have set the div to display:none and pushes it to the right. That div is not allowed outside of a list element anyway so remove it or place it inside a list element.:slight_smile:


          Oxford fans react to new manager Pep Clotet + have your say   
SOCIAL media went into a frenzy today as Oxford United fans learnt that the club had appointed a new manager to step into Michael Appleton's shoes.
          Pursuing a Piracy Claim Against Apple   
David Gelernter, a Yale computer science professor who survived an attack by the Unabomber, won a $625 million verdict for patent infringement, but it was overturned....
          After leaving Apple, Bozoma Saint John is set to join Uber   
A few days ago, Apple executive Bozoma Saint John made headlines when it was discovered that she was leaving the Cupertino giant. Well, she is making news again and it has been confirmed that Miss John is joining Uber. Not a lot of details are available about the topic however, what we do know is that […]
          Grapple Truck Driver - (Eastern Canada) - Holland LP - Canada   
Holland Company is wholly-owned by The Curran Group, a privately-held holding company located in Crystal Lake, IL....
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          Comment on How to turn your Raspberry Pi into a video streaming surveillance webcam and take simultaneously time lapse snapshots? by racer993   
no sry, I am an Apple user
          Apple Pie Monkey Bread Recipe   

Apple Pie Monkey Bread Recipe Breakfast is the meal that you can get away with anything as long as you actually eat in the morning. You have gone quite a few hours without eating and your body is ready for anything at this point. Sure you can do the whole pantry’s worth of food but …

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          Netflix's Full "Death Note" Trailer Cackles Away with Willem Dafoe   
Watch as Ryuk tempts Light into a sinister world of ink-based murder


Earlier this week we got a tiny peek at the Netflix Death Note movie's version of the apple-loving Shinigami, Ryuk. A full trailer is here to show off around two minutes of footage, and Willem Dafoe's cackling portrayal of Green Goblin Ryuk may just steal the show. Check out the preview after the jump for a good idea of what to expect.


          iPad Pro 10.5 incelemesi (Detaylı)   
Beklenen iPad Pro 10.5 inç sürümü satışa sunulurken, Apple bu tabletle her şeyi tek bir cihaz içine sıkıştırmayı başarmış. Apple, eğer yeni bir MacBook sahibi değilseniz elinizdeki dizüstü bilgisayarı bu cihazla değiştirmenizi istiyor. Peki gerçekten iPad Pro 10.5 inçlik sürümü iyi bir laptop alternatifi mi, yeni olarak neler sunuyor? Hepsini ayrıntılı biçimde yazımızda inceledik. iPad […]
          Apple says iPhone sales reach 1 million target   

Just a week after slashing the price of its iconic device iPhone by a third, Apple announced Monday that it has reached its goal of selling 1 million cellphones almost three weeks ahead of schedule.

The milestone came 74 days after Apple launched the device in a much hyped way. Officials of the Silicon Valley company earlier had forecast that iPhone sales would hit the 1 million mark by theend of this month.

"It took almost two years to achieve this milestone with iPod," Apple CEO Steve Jobs said in a statement, referring to the company's digital music player, which has become a popular culture phenomena in the United States since it hit the market six years ago.

some iPhone Hacks here


          No, You Probably Can't Bend the iPhone 6 Plus. Unless You're a Bodybuilder.   

Direct link to article... [littlegreenfootballs.com]

Apple sold over 10 million iPhones on the first weekend. No idea what percentage of those were iPhone 6 Plus models, but any way you cut it, millions of iPhone 6 Plus devices were sold.

Apple itself on Thursday acknowledged acknowledged that it has received reports of the phone bending. But cases are "extremely rare." Out of the millions of phones sold, Apple said a total of nine customers contacted the company about a bent iPhone 6 Plus.

...

So, yes, the phone can bend. But at least from these "tests," you really have to be trying to bend it in order to do any noticeable damage.

More: No, You Probably Can't Bend the iPhone 6 Plus. Unless You're a Bodybuilder.


          Unfair Comparisons: Stacking the iPhone Against Every Android Phone Feature   

Direct link to article... [littlegreenfootballs.com]

The dumbness of iPhone buyers and the success of Android now established, who should we go to for comment on Apple's new phones?

One insider from an Apple rival, who spoke to me off the record, said of Apple's iPhone 6...

Yes, let's go to an off-the-record comment from an Apple competitor.

Bra. Vo. You actually just made the triple-breasted woman article have more journalistic value. That is no small feat.

More: Unfair Comparisons: Stacking the iPhone Against Every Android Phone Feature


          Cards for Little Hearts Card Drive   
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This card drive is opens to both U.S. and International participants. Anyone is welcome to help make the cards, including children, grandchildren and students.

The current 2017 card drive theme is Winter Wishes or Holiday Wishes theme.

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A blog hop will also be taking place starting August 1st, so stay tuned for more details!

          Should I be concerned about ransomware attacking my Mac?   

Ransomware continues to grow in popularity as a sort of ‘gold rush’ has been underway in the cyber underworld.

Hundreds of millions of dollars have been generated over the past couple of years with one security firm reporting that 64% of the victims they surveyed paid to get their files back.

Enterprising criminals are even posting ‘ready-to-go’ ransomware kits on the underground marketplace known as the ‘dark web’ with offers to split the revenue with users of their code.

The complexity of these attacks continues to grow as the security world and cyber-criminals face off in a high stakes game of ‘cat and mouse’.

The Bad News For Mac Users

All of the high profile ransomware attacks you’ve likely ever heard of have targeted Windows users, but some of the more recent code being made available via the dark web specifically targets all of the versions of the MacOS as well.

Since ransomware takes advantage of the user more than the operating system, there are few technical barriers to creating a Mac specific attack because the point of entry is getting the user to do something they shouldn’t do.

The most common attack vector for Macs so far has been through infected programs that are designed to bypass Apple’s built-in security (Xprotect and Gatekeeper).  These pre-made ransomware packages also claim to be able to bypass detection by at least 50 different anti-virus programs for both Mac and Windows.

The Good News

Unlike many of the Windows ransomware exploits that can compromise users through unpatched back-doors, clever phishing scams as well as rigged downloads, Mac users currently can only be exploited via a rigged download.

Despite the growing popularity of Mac computers, they still only account for roughly 7% of computers worldwide, so they still benefit from ‘security through obscurity’.

To further illustrate the difference in malware focus in general, one security firm puts the number that target Macs at roughly 450,000 while Windows has 23 million known threats.

From a practical standpoint, cyber thieves are always going to focus on the largest opportunity as they’re in it for the money.

Don’t Let Your Guard Down

Having said all that, everything is subject to change and having the ‘I have a Mac, so I don’t have to worry’ attitude is a bit misguided – there’s a reason why Apple stopped running the ‘we don’t get PC viruses’ commercials back in 2012.

Making sure you only get programs and apps from reputable sources, install the updates when Apple alerts you and keeping all your other Internet tools, such as your browser, Java and Adobe programs updated are important ongoing tasks.

Every computer user should also have a solid backup process - using an automated online backup service such as Carbonite (https://goo.gl/XKum9f) provides an extra layer of security that will save the day whether it’s ransomware, viruses, fire, flood or theft.

Cyber criminals know that Mac computers are more expensive and that Mac owners statistically tend to be on the higher end of the socioeconomic scale, so keep your guard up!


          Episode 1- Apple Pie   
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          Sweet AJ Applegate licking and kissing each other (6:14)   
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          6月29日(木)のつぶやき その1   

立喰いの唄(御先祖様万々歳!)歌ってたら、嫁が「末井さんがペーソスで歌ってそうな歌やな」という。
ああ、まあ、そうかなあ。。。

itunes.apple.com/jp/album/%E5%8…

— デスウンコさん (@funbolt) 2017年6月29日 - 02:57

げ、プリンプリン物語昨日か。

— デスウンコさん (@funbolt) 2017年6月29日 - 03:01

フテ寝したい

— デスウンコさん (@funbolt) 2017年6月29日 - 03:03

いやまてよ。再放送あるのか。
www6.nhk.or.jp/nhkpr/post/ori…

— デスウンコさん (@funbolt) 2017年6月29日 - 03:04

安心して仕事しよ

— デスウンコさん (@funbolt) 2017年6月29日 - 03:05

@satta7010 神か悪魔かってフレーズなら、ひとまずマジンガーだよなあ。

— デスウンコさん (@funbolt) 2017年6月29日 - 04:52

鉄人鉄人と重箱の隅警察が銃弾を浴びせかけててワロタ。
こえーなツイッター。

twitter.com/satta7010/stat…

— デスウンコさん (@funbolt) 2017年6月29日 - 04:54

京橋のフィルムセンターで開催中の展覧会「人形アニメーション作家 持永只仁」の7月22日と23日に催される関連上映企画の詳細が発表☞ momat.go.jp/fc/exhibition/… pic.twitter.com/ziyRmLrhNF

— massando (@koiddon) 2017年6月28日 - 18:25

@ozmarionette 遡るってなら神話までいくでしょうし、そういう話じゃ無いですねー。

— デスウンコさん (@funbolt) 2017年6月29日 - 05:05

「レインボー戦隊ロビン」の絵ハガキ 4枚 pic.twitter.com/kz2eLQal5b

— 波yako (@chihayafurukami) 2017年6月28日 - 20:02

タイラー
単純に数から言えば 最初の原作➡最初のアニメ よりも最初のアニメ➡最初の原作 という入り方をした人のほうが 圧倒的多数派なんですよ それこそ百倍くらいです アニメから原作を読もうとした人から『ごめんなさい あの挿絵はダメです』という反応がたくさんありまして……

— 吉岡 平@日々是口実w (@torinakisa) 2017年6月28日 - 12:01

不毛の例だなあ

— デスウンコさん (@funbolt) 2017年6月29日 - 05:16

@toby_luigi でしょう

— デスウンコさん (@funbolt) 2017年6月29日 - 05:24

こういうのは「批判」じゃなくて「非難」「言いがかり」だよな。こんなくだらない、悪意に満ちた言いがかりを批判なんて言葉で取り上げるのがおかしい。
headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20170627-…

— ぼのきち (@bono_kichi) 2017年6月28日 - 07:21

私は母を亡くした時、葬儀の席で親戚から「あんたはあまり泣かないから悲しそうに見えない、冷たいんじゃない」と言われた。当事者が心底悲しい思いでいることはどうでもよくて、「自分が思い描く遺族が見物できない」ことを詰ってくる人がいることは、20年以上経った今でも忘れない。

— ぼのきち (@bono_kichi) 2017年6月28日 - 07:30

あーブログ更新=収入とか思う人も居るのか。

— デスウンコさん (@funbolt) 2017年6月29日 - 05:34

@kazaana 儲けてるんや。。。

— デスウンコさん (@funbolt) 2017年6月29日 - 05:37

Doodle pic.twitter.com/seG5GXvLJa

— Krenz@COMITIA 11ゆ03b (@KrenzCushart) 2017年6月26日 - 15:23

@kazaana 君だ

— デスウンコさん (@funbolt) 2017年6月29日 - 05:41

@kazaana めんどくさいですよねえ、ブログ更新。。

— デスウンコさん (@funbolt) 2017年6月29日 - 05:55

梅田駅のホームに入る瞬間のフィナーレ感、最高です!最高です!!

#阪急電車のここが好き pic.twitter.com/pNyMcJ4paG

— 塩谷 舞(milieu 編集長) (@ciotan) 2017年6月28日 - 20:51

「V5エンジン最強‼」的な😁 twitter.com/GAKUJIRA/statu…

— ごんちゃっくTOYS (@gontyacktoys) 2017年6月29日 - 07:12

重力下仕様と言い張ればそろそろ形が出来上がるところまで来たレクテン。 pic.twitter.com/ELrEmfDUOB

— ヒデリ (@setonohideri) 2017年6月25日 - 18:10

うちの猫の毎朝の起こし方がひどい件について… pic.twitter.com/c82U2eohYd

— Jenny (@MyFriendMimi) 2017年6月27日 - 19:05

あと、大人目線の再評価感が大きかったのがアニメの「サスケ」
…元々良い印象ではあったけど、大人目線+漫画修行をしてから見たら、当時よくこんなもの作れたな…とゾワゾワした。オープニングだけでも見て欲しい。あと、雷門ケン坊の存在が奇跡。

— うさぎね工房 (@usaginekobo) 2017年6月29日 - 04:30

え、ここさけって実写版あるの。
ああ言うのは絵でやるから気恥ずかしさ緩和されるんじゃないのか。。。

— デスウンコさん (@funbolt) 2017年6月29日 - 10:00

この視聴条件本当好き pic.twitter.com/ZFaaZLW01P

— 松本 (@matsumoto_dess) 2017年6月27日 - 22:32

@RX78_01 ああ、そうかもしれませぬ。

— デスウンコさん (@funbolt) 2017年6月29日 - 10:03

打ち上げ花火もアニメやるそうだけど

— デスウンコさん (@funbolt) 2017年6月29日 - 10:04

あとはPC梱包とラックの分解のみ。手を動かして新たに何かをとはいかなかったけれど、2015年末から細々と続けてきた俺ガンダム描き直しの軽いまとめ。気になった方はモーメントの方もご参照いただけると幸い #10年前の俺ガンダムを描き直す pic.twitter.com/4RaGF0SU0e

— 廃カネコツ (@kanesys) 2017年6月28日 - 23:47
          My Ideal Stock Report   
So, if I was going to create my own stock report and put what I wanted in it, this is what it would look like right here:

May 10, 2009 - Sunday Evening

The market had a big turnaround Friday to a higher high for the Dow30 and the SP-500 and clears the path for a continued uptrend. The Nasdaq Composite looks like it is taking a rest as technology stocks have been far ahead of the other indices these past weeks. The financials catapulted the Dow and S&P and these two charts look very strong for more likely gains.

At the same time we have euphoria with bullish market conditions that easily gives profits to the lazy investor we cannot ignore the technical indicators that are giving overbought conditions on a short term basis. The VIX-X, Chicago Board of Options Market Volatility Index is a measure of “fear” and this looks like we should have a short term correction that may start this week. Sentimentrader’s Smart money/dumb money index and Telechart’s T2108 chart shows strong overbought conditions and S&P Oscillator shows mild overbought, Investor’s Intelligence is a slower indicator to develop but confirming other indicators. Remember these are short term indicators and will “reset” themselves once we have a short term correction.

We then would look to see if the market is going to have higher highs to resume this uptrend we have been on since March 10th.

REPEAT FROM Thursday Night: This may be a good time to close long positions on this temporary “pop” as we are seeing many stocks showing topping patterns that were once momentum stocks. We use these “early scouts” as indicators that people are starting to take profits on the high fliers.

As you have been reading in this report the last few days that many stocks are getting dangerous to buy long, remain nimble and set tighter trailing stop losses because it would only take 1-2 days of sharp corrections to give up all the long profits we have made recently. Most long positions in the stock list below are now closed as we move mostly to intraday trading (scalping) tomorrow.

The stocks that have been the hottest runs or what could be called momentum stocks, ASH, CIEN, ARO, BIDU, CLF, MEE (and many others we don’t have listed) are going to correct hardest and it is likely that we see some rebound attempt next week but my hunch is that the market will start breaking down and short opportunities with short swings will be very profitable.

So in technical analysis terms, it is possible that today was a key reversal indicator (short term) and that is my personal hunch. We are going into a transitional period where we have few positions and most will likely be now short. You could play part of your opening short positions tomorrow early and add to them as any bounce in the market occurs.

Note the life insurance stocks had a big move up today against the tide because some insurance companies were listed by the Federal Reserve as passing the stress test and not needing additional funding. The whole sector moved up, PRU, MET, HIG, PFG.


The Oil index moved up 4% today to close at $58.67 and is still shadowing the direction of the indices. Moving averages, MACD, OBV, stochastics and price charges are all starting to turn up on this sector, use XOIL as index.

Intermediate Trade Positions: NGS, Natural Gas Services is showing a nice uptrend along with the natural gas ETF, UNG. For 10 ½ months natural gas has experienced a steep drop and this recent rise in the last 8 days is the most significant of all. It is likely to see a little selling in this sector first before higher advances are made. So the best process is to let it run its current run and then pullback before opening a position.

It is good to see the companion sector of oil moving up as well so monitoring XOIL and other oil and gas stocks like XTO, EOG, COG, GMXR, APA, ATPG, CNQ, and SNP would be good to get a feel of the oil and gas sector.


Swing Trades: CMG, Chipotle Mexican Grill has more downside but let it rebound up to $80+ before considering opening a small short position.

MEE rebounded Friday but monitor this as a potential swing short trade assuming it does not make a higher high over last Thursday’s high. It looks a little on the weak side so be prepared to open a small short if it doesn’t move above $23.50 tomorrow.

Potential short swings:

ABG, Asburn Automotive is starting to turn over but still needs another spike down tomorrow to confirm a short candidates. This needs a little more time to convince us that it does to go higher highs before shorting.

ADCT, ADC Telecomm looks like a very good short idea that was opened today and is likely going to break down over the next two weeks. Worth a short position tomorrow.

REPEAT: For aggressive traders or very small position: In the next 4 to 6 weeks, look for GM, General Motors to do a reverse split and watch for opportunity to sell short or work with long put options or selling calls short. This won’t happen for some time. They plan to do a 1 for 100 shares reverse split. That will put the stock at $185 at current pricing and reverse splits are desperation attempts to stay listed on the exchange, usually done by deeply troubled companies financially. This last gasp for air strategy rarely works.

Day Traders/Intraday stock ideas: CMG, Chipotle Mexican Grill swing trade short was covered Friday morning and may give another short opportunity (2nd helping).

MEE, Massey Energy and PCX, Patriot Coal both had excellent scalps, 8.5% for MEE and 11.8% for PCX. Look for a slight pop and a drop but don’t expect for the same big profits as on Friday. These could give both long and short scalps. Intraday trading is pumping out strong profits most every day now and I see that pattern continuing. As usual, look for good intraday trades in GMXR, FSLR, ICE, BLK, CME, BIDU, AMZN, WHR, IPI, POT, MON, MOS, COG, EOG, XTO, AAPL, WFC, JPM, BAC, WFC, JPM, C, and USB or any high volume, high volatility stocks. CSIQ and STP had big short scalps, 9.3% for CSIQ and 10.8% for STP.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: You are currently paying $59 a month for The Daily Stock Report to be delivered to you via email and full access to all reports and videos in the Members Area at www.TradeStocksAmerica.com. Your fee will never go up as long as you remain a member. The website has been updated to reflect the new rate for FUTURE Daily Stock Report subscribers at $97 a month. Existing subscribers will not be charged higher costs.

Progress Report: We have had numerous requests for the real-time the Trading Room and we will be more aggressive with the programming of this software. Our first programming attempt last summer was abandoned and more capable programmers are on the task now. We will keep you posted but our estimate is mid June if all goes well. The delivery of information and quality of ideas will be very unique-there won’t be anything like this!

Thoughts: Keep steady, calm, decisive, aggressive. Have no fear and no greed. Keep looking at what to be doing next in a calm manner. Don’t focus on the past or beat yourself up what you did or didn’t do or what you should have done. Just keep playing the next shot, which in this business your next shot could be just sitting on the sideline.

If you have been uncomfortable shorting stocks, which most people are, try to learn this technique, it will be a useful tool in the coming years.

When I list several stocks from the same sector, like the housing industry for example, don’t short all of them unless you are well diversified and it represents a small percentage of your total stock account (in that same account).

Ticker Symbol Type
Notes Target
Open Price Target
Close
Price
GE, General Electric LONG-INT Still acting strong, didn’t turn over; hold if long.
BAC, Bank of Amer NEUTRAL Banks hot on stress test news.
ASH, Ashland LONG-INT Excellent intraday scalp Friday; may give us short soon?
CIEN, Cienna LONG-INT Breaking down; swing trade idea long next week
RS, Reliance Steel LONG-INT No trade idea; DELETE
ARO, Aropostale LONG-INT Could give us long swing trade opp next few days
SWKS, Skyworks LONG-INT No trade idea; DELETE.
RADS, Radiant Sys LONG-SWI Watch & wait, may present short possibility?
AMZN, Amazon LONG-INT No trade idea; stopped Thursday.
BIDU, Baidu LONG-INT Still in uptrend but sold “just in case”
UTX, United Tech LONG-INT Still going up; too dangerous to buy now
AAPL, Apple Cmptr LONG-INT Sell signal Friday.
DIOD, Diodes LONG-INT 2 big down days; watch and wait, possible Swing long.
CMG, Chipotle SHORT-INT Covered short position Friday, might get 2nd helping soon 84 75.50
SMH, Semi ETF LONG-INT Turning over; Nasdaq taking a rest
STP, Suntech SHORT-SWI No trade idea; DELETE
CSIQ, Canadian Sol SHORT-SWI Short swing idea near $10? Very small short position
BCRX, Biocryst SHORT-SWI No trade idea although still breaking down
JPM, JP Morgan LONG-SWI 10.5% move up today, higher high on bank news
RST, Rosetta Stone LONG-INT Look for rebound started Friday.
QCOM, Qualcomm LONG-INT Sell Friday if still long; may present long entry next week
GS, Goldman Sachs LONG-INT Resurged up, resuming uptrend.
GMXR, GMX Res LONG-INT On sidelines, looking for short entry?
CLF, Cliffs Nat’l LONG-INT No position.
MEE, Massey Energy SHORT-SWI Short position opened; hold into next week 23.25 17
RIMM, Research LONG-INT No postion.
IBM, Int’l Bus. Mach LONG-INT Worth small long position 100.500
RTN, Raytheon LONG-INT Bad sell
ADCT, ADC Comm SHORT-SWI Mistyped last report; hold short position 8 6.50






SWI (SWING): 2-7 days INT: Intermediate term position 8 days to several months. Open Price: price paid on opening long position or price sold on short position. Bold notes on table above represent changes from previous day.
Current positions are highlighted in yellow. Green colored lines are next probable positions to consider. Red, take action or watch closely.
IMPORTANT: The notes in this stock list is how I have been writing notes to myself about stocks for 16 years. They are general guidelines as to how I am approaching a particular stock and conditions may change during the next trading day that may cause a change in opinion before the next evening report is written.
Thoughts: Best odds only, be decisive, aggressive, mentally flexible, stay in position size, don’t overtrade and wait a little longer to buy and wait a little longer to sell. You will find that will make you more money on your trades. Trade what you see, not what you hope for. Intermediate and swing trades are really important to have trailing stop losses set.
Don’t trade unless the setup is there for you, then use the charts to tell you when the odds are heavily in your favor. Don’t force anything to work for you, let the setups develop and then take advantage of that. Be patient. Stay in position sizes without letting any intraday trade represent no more than 10-15% of your total account value. As you build your account, your position size percentage should get smaller and smaller to lower your risk.

Have a great day and I’ll talk to you this tomorrow.
Mitch King
www.TradeStocksAmerica.com
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Bill Smith, Vaunted Stock enthusiast, who has found a great stock report, by Mitch King at www.tradestocksamerica.com.
          Head of Mobile, (iOS / Android) £85K, Manchester   
ReThink Recruitment - Manchester - Head of Mobile / Software Engineering Manager, (iOS / Android) Manchester, £85K Rethink Recruitment are helping a large media... organisation recruit a Head of Mobile / Software Engineering Manager for their flagship product which was recognised by Apple as the...
          The Appearance * 7.1.17 * End Time News Report   
Augusto and producer Chuck take a look at current world news events through the lens of Bible Prophecy as we await the glorious appearing of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Augusto's Website... http://theappearance.com Augusto on Roku TV... http://www.watchyourtongue.tv/appearance-ministries/ Augusto on iTunes... https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast//id1123053712?mt=2 Augusto on YouTube... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVBzMEBbLEO-poZaNo4wLTA/playlists Augusto on MediaFire... https://www.mediafire.com/folder/byndkxqfq7ohj/The_Appearance
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          Spiritual Wickedness in High Places: Malachi Martin on The End of Religion (As We Know It)   
Spiritual Wickedness in High Places: Malachi Martin on The End of Religion (As We Know It)
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(Note: The following was one of the last interviews by Malachi Martin before his death in 1999.)

      Ever since Nimrod and the Tower of Babel, the Power Elite have never given up on their feverish dream of a One World Government.

      Former Jesuit Malachi Martin's novel, Windswept House (Doubleday/ Main Street Books), offers a lurid behind the scenes look at a cabal of Vatican insiders who want to use the Roman Catholic Church as a foundation for a politico-religious New World Order.

      The plot of the novel involves a group of Church officials who scheme with a group of like-minded corporate executives to manipulate the Church into a ready-made infrastructure for a One World Religion -- a universal umbrella for everybody from Episcopalians to voodoo practitioners.

      The new ecumenicalism is clothed in Globalist garb. The agenda includes promoting issues like population control, environmentalism and secular humanism, which the plotters hope will eventually lead to the complete secularization of religion. 


      The most outrageous and controversial premise of the novel -- described in great detail in the prologue -- is that a ceremony was performed in the Vatican in 1963 -- an occult ritual which enthroned the fallen archangel Lucifer as the head of the Roman Catholic Church.

      Does Dr. Martin believe that this enthronement actually took place in his novel, which could liberally be described as a roman a clef?

      "Yes, it did," he says emphatically. "Beyond a shadow of a doubt in my mind. But now the place, time, hour etc., are all obfuscated to protect the guilty and save the innocent."

      Was it common knowledge in the Vatican at the time? "Not common knowledge," explains Martin. "But I found out about it by being a member of the Vatican circles that learned these things. It's like everything else. I'm sure there are people floating around Washington, and they know an awful lot about what's going on. Someone says, 'how do you know that'? Well, it's just... we know it."

      The story ofWindswept House continues in present day Europe as an international group of conspirators spanning Church and State plots a one world government on behalf of Lucifer. So are readers to infer that no matter what happens, the Pope and the Church hierarchy are bound to serve the fallen angel?

      "No," explains Dr. Martin. "What it means is that for the moment, Lucifer the biggest archangel, the leader of the revolt against God, has a big in with certain Vatican officials. Enthronement doesn't mean that he rules. It means that they did their best to put him there. The ideal would be to have their man as Pope. In that case then Satan would be enthroned."

      The book goes on to describe how two brothers, one a priest and the other an investment banker, grapple with these awesome consequences as pawns in the game. Meanwhile the cabal of Globalist-oriented Vatican officials and European-based internationalists try to corner the Pope into voluntary resignation so that they can get their man in the Chair of Peter.

      This theme coincidentally is also the basis, albeit in non-fiction form, of Martin's book The Keys of This Blood: Pope John Paul II Versus Russia and the West for Control of the New World Order.

      The upshot? A One World Government is a fait accompli, he infers. What Dr. Martin calls the "millennium endgame" is a competition for a new global hegemony by the key Globalist players. What's interesting is that the novel appears to be a seamless transition from his previous non-fiction work. The reader then is put in the position of concluding that the New World Order is a done deal, that a One World Government is here and now and, as the expression goes, it's all over but the crying.

      But you wouldn't expect Globalist agit-prop from a former Jesuit. Or would you?



The Enthronement of Lucifer in the Vatican

 

And Who Is Malachi Martin?

      Author of 15 books on religious and geo-political topics, Malachi Martin is highly regarded and respected as a world renowned scholar.

      Trained in theology at Louvain, he received his doctorates in Semitic Languages, Archaeology and Oriental History. He subsequently studied at Oxford and Hebrew University in Jerusalem. From 1958 to 1964, he served in Rome, where he was a close associate of the Jesuit cardinal Augustin Bea and Pope John XXIII, as well as a professor at the Vatican's Pontifical Biblical Institute.

      Malachi Martin is the author of many best-selling books including Vatican, Hostage to the Devil, The Jesuits, The Final Conclave, and The Keys of This Blood. Also he was a Roman Catholic priest of the Society of Jesus until 1964 when he left the Jesuits. Why?

      "It was a grave decision," he says. "I could see the way the Church was going, the way churchmen were going in their decisions and all the anchors I had for morality and zeal were being undone. Then when the Vatican Council started in 1962, I could see the way the flow of opinion was going in the Vatican by a group of cardinals from Belgium, Germany and France. They were maneuvering the Church into totally new ecclesiology. I couldn't accept this."

      As an advisor to three Popes, Dr. Martin has had his fair share of romanita, that uniquely Roman methodology of connivance and power politicking. "I started off as an advisor on Judaism," he continues. "I was trained in Semitic languages and I spent a year and a half studying the Talmud... Then my superiors in Rome also found that I understood Judaism very well. They wanted someone to explain it, since they were studying the whole question of Jewish-Christian relations. So I was drafted into helping with that."

      And the outcome? "They produced a document in which they sort of absolved the Jewish people of the death of Christ."

      Based on his research? "No, not on my research," argues Martin. "I was only a cog in the wheel. I didn't agree with the final document either. It went too far. And then there were conclusions about the need for Catholics to study Judaism and get to know them better."

So this was the ecumenicalization of the Church that was going on?

      "That's it in one word," concurs Martin. "And I couldn't agree with the total effect of all that because I thought they went too far."

      Dr. Martin was also involved with Vatican intelligence. What did he do? "Just assessing things in Israel, whatever anti-Christianity there was amongst the Israelis. There was and still is. And what was the position of the Arabs. I used to live in Jordan and Lebanon and Egypt. I knew those places very well and could assess the position of the Church and the various Christian communities."

      The many-talented Dr. Martin is also known as a practicing exorcist and has even written a book about the subject called Hostage to the Devil.

      He says he came up against evil as a force in the world in an uncontrovertible undeniable way in his first exorcism.

      "I was in Cairo and it was evil," Dr. Martin recalls.

      "You know you only have to enter its presence, or for it to enter your presence to know that you are in the presence of something which is summarily evil."

      "It's invisible. You can't see it. But you know it wants you dead. Dead. Dead. And in a horrible way," he repeats in a hypnotic voice. "It's touching your very bones by its presence."

      So how does he explain the phenomenon of demonic possession? "Free will", says Dr. Martin. "For the first time in the work we have been doing for thirty-one years in this corner of the globe, during the last ten years or so, we have found young men and women thirty-somethings or twenty-somethings coming forward and saying, 'Listen I made a pact with the devil. I wanted this woman. I wanted this man. I wanted this job. I wanted this money. I wanted this, this, this, and I made a pact and he gave it to me and now I can't get free of him. He dominates my will. Please liberate me. And then people get to it by means of things like a ouija board or by spiritual seances or channeling."

      Malachi Martin is also known as a serious scholar of apocryphal writings, having authored a book called The Scribal Character of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

      (As an impressive mark of his erudition, Malachi Martin even knew about the alternative Abraham and Isaac story in one of the so-called Pseudepigrapha, the Book of Jubilees. In this unsanctioned version of Genesis, Abraham is commanded to kill his son, but not by God. Instead it is Mastema, a fallen angel known as "the accusing angel" as well as the Tempter and Executioner, who tells the Hebrew patriarch to do the dirty deed. To his credit, of course, Abraham doesn't slaughter his firstborn. When asked why the Genesis version omits details of the fallen angel Mastema as the instigator of Abraham's test, however, even Malachi Martin admits ignorance.)

Bernard Janzen "Fr. Malachi Martin: Camouflaged Apostasy"


The Globalist Imperative

      Like the prissy intellectuals of the 1930s enamored by National Socialism (as well as Fabian Socialism), the current fin de siecle version of internationalists are likewise paving their own road to a Globalist hell with good intentions.

      Using the Hegelian model of history, first there was Capitalism (thesis), then Communism (antithesis), and now there's the New World Order (synthesis), risen from the ashes of the Cold War and the formerly 'competing' ideologies.

      International socialism or corporate fascism (aka Globalism) is, in fact, the trendy philosophy for the end of the millennium. In his book Megatrends 2000, Olympian futurist John Naisbitt calls it "free market socialism," a hybrid economic system that combines welfare state policies with multinational corporate business on a global level.

      Globalism, however, as a secular religion, has a dogma all its own. Its primary belief system is based on the notion that the usefulness of the nation-state is over. In other words, national sovereignty is a thing of the past and a One World Government is inevitable. But... this effort, at least for now, must be couched in cryptic language for the unwashed masses. Otherwise they'd get too upset.

      Globalist spokesman Zbigniew Brzezinski, former Columbia University professor, President Carter's former National Security advisor, and founder of the Trilateral Commission spoke at the Gorbachev Foundation's State of the World Forum in 1995, "We cannot leap into world government in one quick step," he said. "(It) requires a process of gradually expanding the range of democratic cooperation." In plain language, that means people must be further indoctrinated.

      Eurocrat Jean-Marie Guehenno hints at this global hegemony or one world totalitarianism calling it an "empire without an emperor." Guehenno wrote The End of the Nation-State (1995) which was called La fin de la democratie (The End of Democracy) in the original French version. Since nation states are obsolete, he claims, "'wise men' capable of thinking through the finite world that has become our common lot" must be entrusted to guide us into what he calls an 'Imperial Age'." Presumably Guehenno counts himself as one of the ranks of "The Wise Men."

      Most striking though is a chapter in Guehenno's book called "Religions without God", which evokes the image of the humanist shaking his fist at an empty sky. The ultimate reduction of this conundrum for the internationalists is to hint at a "global politburo" to run the world as posited by Paul Mazur in Unfinished Business (1979).

      According to Dr. Martin's nomenclature, Guehenno is one of the Transnationalists -- bureaucrats who believe that Globalism is based on "the development of new and ever wider interrelationships between the governments of the world".

      On the other hand, the Internationalists are "individuals who operate from a power base of finance, industry and technology". Together these groups are the Globalists, the social engineers conniving for the convergence of East and West in the so-called New World Order.


Luciferian Geo-Politics

      For a Churchman, Malachi Martin shows a remarkable familiarity and understanding of Luciferianism, a belief system which hold human wisdom, secular humanism if you will, as its paragon and the fallen archangel Lucifer as the Prince who will rule the world.

      Readers ofWindswept Houseare given the impression that the old traditional Catholic Church is good because the protagonists, Christian Gladstone and his mother are defending it, while we know that the Church has been dedicated to Lucifer. Faced with these two alternatives, the conclusion is that the Roman Catholic Church run by Lucifer is good -- a classic (and incredibly sophisticated) double bind, which is constantly reinforced in the reader's mind throughout the 646 pages of the novel.

      "Well, the Church itself has not been given to Lucifer," argues Dr. Martin. "He was enthroned in the Vatican by Vatican officials. That doesn't mean he possesses the Church yet. The Church anyway is an ambiguous term because it either means the actual physical bloc of churches, convents, libraries, academies, parish houses and cathedrals, the physical plant. Or it means the group of faithful in the state of grace whether they are alive in Purgatory or in Heaven. That is the body of Christ."

      "There has always been, since the fourth century, this organization set up by the Emperor Constantine. But that is not essential for the Church. The Church can exist without it. So that mystical body of Christ has not fallen into Lucifer's hands. The organization to some degree has. That's the difficulty."

      What about the book putting his readers in a double bind? You're presented with two choices. Either A. The Luciferian-controlled Roman Catholic Church. Or B. The Luciferian-controlled New World Order. So where does Malachi Martin find himself?

      "The New World Order is definitely won by Luciferian believers," says Dr. Martin. "There's no doubt about that."

      And then he starts to rationalize their modus operandi.

      "But these are men who came to be and are in their actions at least, humanitarian and philanthropic. They want to wipe out hunger and disease. They want to limit the population of the world. They believe the world is headed for mass starvation. They also want to enter into education. They would like to have an alliance with the Roman Catholic Church and with another pope. This one -- they know would stand in their way in regards to population control because he is deadstart against abortion, contraceptives, genetic engineering."

      And what about "The Process" he refers to in his book?

      Dr. Martin replies that it's the "Luciferian Process" of secularizing every religious mind so that the common mind today would be one which regarded the earth as a planned paradise to be built up. There is no God above the skies, no heaven, and there is no hell beneath the earth. It's complete secularization."

      (John Lennon's classic rock anthem "Imagine" comes to mind. "Imagine there's no country," he sang. "It isn't hard to do. Nothing to kill or die for. And no religion too.")

      But do the Luciferians have a timetable?

      "We are now according to the official doctrine of the Luciferians in what they call "the Availing Time". They have a tradition that in these years they can avail of the time to install the Prince, who is Lucifer, as the greatest power on earth in charge of human civilization and adored by men."

      And to what end?

      "To exalt the power of Lucifer. That is the end in itself. It's the Luciferian purpose. If they don't do it in these years, then it is put off sine die, without resolution. They are very keen on getting it done."

      And what are the next steps in this "Process"?

      "The purpose is to secularize education completely," continues Dr. Martin. "And to eliminate from considerations of life and death -- medicine, sociality, finance, birth, development etc., to free that of any religious presumption whatever. To free it from the superstition of religion so that man is dealt with scientifically and humanly. And that is 'the Process'. 'The Process' is to make the human mind accept that... 'The Process' is whereby all education, primary secondary and higher, college university and all public activity is completely rid of all religious presumptions."

      "There is a layer of satanism, of satanist ritual which prepares people for perfect Luciferian adoption. They have covens and sacrifices and rites. The Luciferians have no rites, you know."

      So dabbling with satanism in these rituals leads to a different form of "commitment" which is Luciferianism?

      "It is a preparation for Luciferianism and there are reversals sometimes," claims Dr. Martin. "You will find a crowd of Luciferians having a satanic ritual as a reminder of things. But they have all passed through in a sense and that involves three things: the infliction of pain without flinching, the infliction of death without flinching, and the use of fire."


Windswept House — Message and Subtext

      In Windswept House, Christians and Luciferians clash over the remains of the Roman Catholic Church. It's a controversial and provocative story, a political thriller with metaphysical implications. It delves into the depths of treachery, intrigue and Machiavellian politics at the highest levels of the Church. As a fact-based novel with frequent lengthy asides on real historical geopolitical events like the fall of the Soviet Empire and the Helsinki Accords,Windswept House is a vehicle for one simple message -- the New World Order is here and now.

      While a group of cardinals scheme to force the Pope to resign his office so they'll be able to install a man who will do the Luciferians' bidding, a priest, Christian Gladstone is called to Rome. Cardinal Maestroianni, a power player and one of the leaders of the cabal, enlists the priest to poll bishops regarding closer ties with the European Economic Community. In fact, however, the Cardinal is assessing the timing for a conclave in which the Slavic Pope would be forced to resign because he has become a stumbling block in the Luciferians' plans.

      From the business side, Paul Gladstone, Christian's brother and an expert in international relations working at a Globalist law firm, is also unknowingly recruited to bring the Luciferian plan to fruition. When the brothers find out they are both being unwittingly used in the schemes of the Luciferians, they join forces. Christian then must reach the Pope to tell him that he is being manipulated to abdicate the Chair of Peter.

      Will the Pope resign? And will he exorcise the Church in time?

      The subtext? It doesn't really make a hell of a lot of a difference. 

Father Malachi Martin: End of Christian Civilization



The Future of the Church Militant

      In his novelWindswept House Malachi Martin expostulates his readers regarding the reasons why the "Slavic Pope" (Pope John Paul II) is so ineffectual. But what is the Pope's agenda as he sees it?

      "I think that from the very start John Paul II for whatever reasons, has sought after one thing and one thing only," says Dr. Martin. The formation of what now appears to be in his mind, a universal assemblage of Catholics at the core; grouped with them the Protestant denominations, sects and churches; grouped around them believing Jews, believing Muslims, believing Hindus, believing Buddhists. And that would be a universal religious assembly that could have a powerful dynamic kick in civilization and in solving the problems of men and women today. That is the only thing you can really say this man has sought heart and soul and body with all his travelling. When he went to churches all over the world, member churches of the Catholic Church in all the countries, he was bolstering the reputation of the papacy and he was speaking Catholic dogma, Catholic belief, Catholic morals. But in reality he was reaching out to everybody. He wanted to make friends with everybody."

      And what about the widespread homosexuality, pedophilia and satanic rituals in the Church, common knowledge he avers known to all Vatican insiders? Since as he wrote Christ is no longer honored in the tabernacle, what does he think will happen?

      "Once the tabernacle is emptied of Christ's real presence, then the Church ceases to be holy and therefore it's going to be entered by the opposite power, Lucifer," says Martin. "And this is taking place now. Not widespread, but it is taking place. There's no doubt about that."

      So will the Church fall on its own? "It's disintegrating slowly," says Martin. "As an organization, it's being marginalized sociopolitically and culturally. And religiously, it's weakening and decaying, obsolescing..."

      "If you look at any country today there are three identifiable components of that State. One, the government. Two, there is industry. Third, there are what we call NGOs, the non-governmental organizations. That's everything from Mothers Against Drunk Drivers to the Catholic Church. And they're just simply lumped together, voluntary associations with as much power as they can grasp but of no special importance. Now fifty or seventy years ago, when an ethical or moral question arose, people and governments looked to the churches. Now they don't any longer."

      And yet another sensitive question. Something doesn't add up. Malachi Martin's a priest. He's supposed to fight evil. Yet his bookWindswept Houseis clear evidence that he's thrown in the towel.

      "Well I don't see evidence of having thrown in the towel," protests Dr. Martin. "Because there's a lot I'm being made to pay for, in the sense that the writer obviously likes and reveres this Pope even though he disagrees with him. The writer also believes in the blessed sacrament. He believes in the Pope's infallibility. He believes in salvation. He believes in hell. He believes in the evil of the devil."

      So why doesn'tWindswept Houseend with Christ victorious in the book?

      Does Dr. Martin believe that the Luciferian forces have won already?

      "No. No. No," insists Dr. Martin. "This is an interim book. It ends in a big doubt -- everybody waiting." This must be what they call the European ending -- as opposed to the American ending where all the loose ends are tied up.

      Then the story shifts into "The Devil, Er, I Mean the Editor Made Me Do It". "The publisher said, 'listen the story isn't finished yet,'" says Dr. Martin. "I had a lovely glorious ending. I had a vision. I had a marvellous thing over the Alps. He cut it out."

      This is an actual editorial decision? "Yes," says Dr. Martin.

      But with all due respect, it almost sounds like Luciferian tampering. Not that anyone wants a saccharine ending. So are readers to conclude that the Luciferians won because of the passivity of the Pope in defending the Church?

      "Well, they haven't won yet," says Dr. Martin on a slightly upbeat note. "We're waiting for this man to do something. He's the Vicar of Christ. I know I'm defending him but..."

      "Readers who call me or write me say, what do we do now? I say, read my next book," he continues.

      With Martin's death on July 28, 1999, his suggestion seems to be a moot point.

      "So perhaps editorially," he concludes, "it was the right decision, but religiously it was the wrong decision. I don't know."

      It's been said that "by their fruits, ye shall know them." Malachi Martin's assent to the so-called "process" is the tangible "fruit" of Windswept House.

      Is the novel a prophecy? Or is it just a warning?

      In any case, the New (Luciferian) World Order that Martin describes puts a religious spin to the whole "process" of history.

It's also clear -- the book is a Luciferian masterpiece.  


TradCatKnight in the media: THE SATANIC VATICAN DECEPTION 


          Front-End Performance Checklist 2017 (PDF, Apple Pages)   

   

Are you using progressive booting already? What about tree-shaking and code-splitting in React and Angular? Have you set up Brotli or Zopfli compression, OCSP stapling and HPACK compression? Also, how about resource hints, client hints and CSS containment — not to mention IPv6, HTTP/2 and service workers?

PRPL Pattern in the application shell architecture

Performance isn’t just a technical concern: It matters, and when baking it into the workflow, design decisions have to be informed by their performance implications. Performance has to be measured, monitored and refined continually, and the growing complexity of the web poses new challenges that make it hard to keep track of metrics, because metrics will vary significantly depending on the device, browser, protocol, network type and latency (CDNs, ISPs, caches, proxies, firewalls, load balancers and servers all play a role in performance).

The post Front-End Performance Checklist 2017 (PDF, Apple Pages) appeared first on Smashing Magazine.


          BYKI Irish iPhone App   

BYKI French was one of the first iPhone apps I bought - when the Irish app came out, I bought it straight away. BYKI's online software which has been around since about the early 90s. The BYKI website promises you'll be able to 'learn <a language> fast, know it forever' using their system. If only Big Smile

DIALECT

The BYKI Irish app aims to teach you 1000 words and phrases. I'm not an expert on identifying dialects - I can only say it's not Ulster - e.g. 'Dia duit' is pronounced 'Jee-ah Guh-widge' not 'Jee-ah Ditch' as you'd more commonly hear in Ulster. You'll learn 'Conas atá tú?' for 'How are you?' instead of our more common 'Cad é mar ata tú?'

HOW IT WORKS

BYKI teach with their 3 step process, which involves:

1 Look through flashcards with images and text.

2 Test yourself - look at the Irish and see if you can get the English

3 Test yourself - look at the English and see if you can get the Irish

4 QUIZ

Yes. It's actually a four-step process. They must think that three steps sounds better than four!

In step one you see the text, an image and hear the Irish spoken. Steps 2 and 3 show you the Irish/English and you tap to reveal the answer, telling the app whether or not you got it correct.

Finally, there's the quiz. I use this as a test quite often - I go straight to the quiz to see how I do. If I'm awful, I'll do the set from scratch. If I'm 100%, I'll mark the list off as learned. I also use this to quick revise lists I learned a while back.

Problem 1 - the lists

BYKI's language lists are frustrating. You only get to download a maximum of 91 lists - with about 10 words in each. That's sort of fine, I guess, except that there's no real reason for this limit. And the lists are not always grouped the way I would group words - e.g. You might be asked to learn 'go raibh maith agat' in the 'at the bank' list. It's not that I might not want to say 'go raibh maith agat' at the bank - it's just that I'd rather learn that word in a list of 'polite stuff' and learn another money word or phrase in the bank list. You can't really tell what you'll get in a list.

Problem 2 - Learning what you already know

You can't delete words you know and keep words you don't. So if there's a list of 10 words and you already know 'dia duit' and 'slán', you'll still have to sit through repeated exposure to 'dia duit' and 'slán' when you'd rather be pushing your brain with new stuff. EVERY app I've used has this problem, so it's not a big BYKI failure - but still - being bored when learning is death to the retention process.

Other useful features on BYKI French
Twitter search

Real-time Twitter search of words and phrases from within Byki for iPhone. I loved this feature in BYKI for French - it's so interesting to get random real-life usage of French phrases. Doesn't work so well for Irish - even obvious words like 'slán' frequently don't have results. Guess we all need to tweet more as Gaeilge!

Download User Language Lists

I know you can donwload lists from over 5,000 user-created lessons, but this feature never seemed to work for me - kept crashing and I gave up. Perhaps it's more stable now, but you've still got the problem of figuring out which of the 5,000 lists are any good. Would be better if BYKI would either create new lists for us to download, or star extra-good or popular lists from the user-generated lists.

Extend your app with BYKI deluxe

If you buy BYKI deluxe (currently about £35) you can create your own language lists and download them to your phone. There's a free trial for this - and it's a similar feature to Mental Case, which I'll be reviewing later. Great feature, I guess, if you've the time to sit and make your own lists. I certainly don't.

Neat controls

BYKI offer great settings control - you can turn off the English voice that so irritates a lot of users, so you just hear the target language. You can change the scores, either to mark off word sets you know and don't need to learn, or to cheat and make yourself feel better. You can change the quiz settings from Irish-English and vice versa (I prefer the harder English-Irish setting).

Stats

It's got a nice little stats option, which will tell you how many sessions you've had, number of learned cards, number of learned lists and total time spent learning.

VERDICT?
I highly recommend BYKI as one of the best language apps I've found. It could do better, but few apps compare. It's well worth the money.
Costs: £4.99 sterling

Want to try BYKI before you buy? I can't find a 'lite' BYKI Irish app, but I found 15 BYKI languages - a free app that introduces you to different languages using the BYKI system.

Anyone else tried BYKI and liked it?


          台湾第一家Apple Store今天开业,“有闲来..   

台湾同胞们终于赢来第一家Apple Store官方直营店,坐落于台湾台北市中心的台北101大厦内,将于今天早上11点正式对外营业。每一次Apple Store新店开张苹果官方预告都相当特别,这一次就...
          微软高层发声,iPad Pro就是苹果抄袭微软的证..   

Apple的iPad Pro与微软的Surface Pro两款产品自推出以来,经常被拿来做比较。即便iPad Pro与Surface Pro无论是在硬件、软件方面都是完全不同的,但双方在使用者体验上...
          IOS 11公测版来了,你要么?   

真是等了好久,今天苹果公司终于正式发布了IOS 11 的公测版啦,不知道公测版能给我们带来什么样的体验。想要体验公测版的朋友可以访问网址beta.apple.com登陆ID下载。控制中心进行了重新设...
          Summer of George   
What would you do if the company you worked for -- let's say the New York Yankees -- gave you 3 month's severance? Would you read a book from beginning to end? Would you take up frolf? (That's "frisbee golf.") Would you bite into a big hunk of cheese like it was an apple? Would you taste the fruits of life and let the juice drip down your chin?? Or would you just put on sweatpants and let it all slip away?

Regular Price: $28.00

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          Comment on Emporio Armani’s first Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch coming on September 14 by Mobvoi's first Ticwatch with Android Wear coming to Kickstarter this summer – AndroidGuys – Liputan Malam   
[…] it comes to smartwatches, the Apple Watch, Samsung’s Gear S lineup and Google’s host of Android Wear devices dominate the market in the United States. But outside its borders, smartwatch makers are […]
          Soy la voz de apple pero no tengo iphone, tengo uno chino: Iratxe Gómez   
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          Komentar na Apple predstavio iOS 11, evo najvažnijih novosti, komentirao/la du6mi   
apple je za klase a ne za mase. android je uvijek bio narodski OS, da ne kažemo baš - seljački
          Cook - Applebee's | Apple American Group - Pennsville, NJ   
WHAT'S THE JOB? As an Applebee's Grillmaster you're the one that makes it all work. You bring our menu to life and help make the experience great for our...
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          All of these award-winning photos were taken with an iPhone   
Every year, a bunch of photographers challenge the idea that you need expensive gear to take good photos by entering the iPhone Photography Awards. The competition is exactly what it says on the label: a way to showcase the best photos taken with the best smartphone to come out of Cupertino. Thanks to the improvements that've been made in smartphone photography, this year's results are better than ever. As well as the overall awards, there are 19 categories including Animals, Landscape, Portrait and Abstract. The winners don't just get bragging rights: the overall Photographer of the Year Award winner receives an iPad Pro, the first, second and third place Photographer of the Year Award winners will each receive an Apple Watch Sport, and the first place winner in each category will be awarded a Gold Bar and the Second and Third place winners will each get a Palladium or Platinum Bar from the most recognizable private gold mint in the world. The overall winner this year was Sebastiano Tomada for "Children of Qayyarah." It's described as “Children roam the streets in Qayyarah near the fire and smoke billowing from oil wells, set ablaze by ISIS militants.” It was taken with an iPhone 6s. 1st place for Photographer of the Year went to Brendan O Se and his iPhone 6s for "Dock Worker." He said "I shot this photo on an early morning photo walk around the docks in Jakarta in April 2016. These were the hands of a dock worker who was taking a break. I was struck by the texture created by the accumulated dirt on his hands." The full list of winners and their distressingly good iPhone photos are available on the award organization's website. You should look through them, and remember the quality next time you're whining about how you really need a DSLR to get this picture just right.
          Happy Thanksgiving   
M.K. Hobson describes a very happy Thanksgiving: I want to share the story of a very interesting Thanksgiving had by 46 members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) in Washington State. Having been arrested in North Yakima during a large street meeting intended to persuade apple pickers to ask for a better wage,…
          Last year all my apples fell off the tree in a few days how can I stop that happening this year   
Last year all my apples fell off the tree in a few days how can I stop that happening this year
          Apple Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes Recipe   
Piling your favorite apple cinnamon rolls in a cupcake? What a heavenly treat! This delightful recipe combines two tasty flavors into one that is so delicious. I am dying for it by just looking at the mouth-watering pictures from Holman. Head over to her blog in the following link to …
          Android 5.1(Lollipop)をNexus端末にインストールする方法 【公式ファクトリーイメージ】   
Appleの裏に隠れて恒例のアップデートきたり。
          Apple Celebrates 10th Anniversary Of The Original iPhone   
 The device that revolutionized every day life is celebrating a major milestone.
          Debbie Does DJ Roulette   

Sunday, July 2.  11 AM Eastern



          Aterros recebem toneladas de ouro e prata por ano.   

O valor dos metais empregues soma cerca de 21 mil milhões de dólares – 16 mil milhões de dólares em ouro e 4 mil milhões em prata – a cada ano e, quando os aparelhos são descartados, menos de 15% do ouro e da prata são recuperados.
O resultado da acumulação constante é que o lixo electrónico mundial contém «depósitos» de metais preciosos de 40 a 50 vezes mais ricos do que os contidos no subsolo, de acordo com dados apresentados na semana passada numa reunião organizada pela Universidade das Nações Unidas e pela Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) no Gana, África.
As quantidades de ouro e prata que vão parar ao lixo aumentam à medida que crescem as vendas de aparelhos como os tabletes, cujas vendas em 2012 deverão chegar a 100 milhões de unidades em todo o mundo, número que deverá dobrar até 2014. Produtos eléctricos e electrónicos consumiram 197 toneladas em 2001, equivalentes a 5,3% da oferta mundial do metal. Em 2011, foram 320 toneladas, com 7,7% do total disponível.
Apesar do crescimento de cerca de 15% na oferta de ouro na última década, o preço do metal disparou, aumentando cinco vezes entre 2001 e 2011, segundo o levantamento.
"Em vez de olharmos para o lixo electrónico como um fardo, precisamos de encará-lo como uma oportunidade", disse Alexis Vandendaelen, representante da Umicore Precious Metals Refining, da Bélgica, durante o evento. De acordo com os especialistas, além de melhores padrões de consumo sustentável, os sistemas de reciclagem precisam de melhorar para lidar com o novo tipo de lixo, mais valioso, porém mais difícil de trabalhar do que plástico ou papel.




http://www.abes-dn.org.br/noticias_abes_aterros_recebem_toneladas_de_ouro_prata.php
          GST Effect: iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple watch prices cuts   

On the day that GST has gone live, Apple has reported a decrease in the maximum retail prices of iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac line of PCs across the board, with a couple of exceptions.

All iPhone models have gotten a value cut, beginning with Rs. 1,200 drop for the 32GB iPhone SE and going all the way up to a Rs. 6,600 reduction in MRP for the top-of-the-line iPhone 7 Plus 256GB variant.

Price cuts for iPad models range from Rs. 900 to Rs. 3,900, with the recently reported iPad Pro models additionally getting a reduction, even before anybody’s had an opportunity to buy them in the nation.

MacBook Air costs stay unchanged, but the 12-inch MacBook and MacBook Pro models have gotten value drops between Rs. 5,100 and Rs. 11,800. Mac Pro, which is due to get a big revamp next year, gets a value cut too, as do some iMac models.

Once again, recently refreshed Mac models have likewise gotten value cuts even before their availability in the market.

Top-end 27-inch iMac models and Mac Mini are the main ones who’ve been at the receiving end of a slight price bump.

Read on for a detailed look at how all iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch costs have changed.

Here’s a gander at how the iPhone costs have changed in India:

iPhone SE

Old MRP

New MRP

32GB

₹ 27,200

₹ 26,000

128GB

₹ 37,200

₹ 35,000

iPhone 6S    
32GB

₹ 50,000

₹ 46,900

128GB

₹ 60,000

₹ 55,900

iPhone 6S Plus    
32GB

₹ 60,000

₹ 56,100

128GB

₹ 70,000

₹ 65,000

iPhone 7    
32GB

₹ 60,000

₹ 56,200

128GB

₹ 70,000

₹ 65,200

256GB

₹ 80,000

₹ 74,400

iPhone 7 Plus    
32GB

₹ 72,000

₹ 67,300

128GB

₹ 82,000

₹ 76,200

256GB

₹ 92,000

₹ 85,400


 

iPad costs have been updated also, including for the new iPad models that were reported recently a month ago at WWDC. Here’s the updated list:

iPad

Old MRP

New MRP

32GB Wi-Fi

₹ 28,900

₹ 28,000

128GB Wi-Fi

₹ 36,900

₹ 35,700

32GB Wi-Fi + Cellular

₹ 39,900

₹ 38,600

128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular

₹ 47,900

₹ 46,300

iPad mini 4    
128GB Wi-Fi

₹ 34,900

₹ 33,800

128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular

₹ 45,900

₹ 44,500

10.5-inch iPad Pro    
64GB Wi-Fi

₹ 52,900

₹ 50,800

256GB Wi-Fi

₹ 60,900

₹ 58,300

512GB Wi-Fi

₹ 76,900

₹ 73,900

64GB Wi-Fi  + Cellular

₹ 63,900

₹ 61,400

256GB Wi-Fi + Cellular

₹ 71,900

₹ 68,900

512GB Wi-Fi + Cellular

₹ 87,900

₹ 84,500

12.9-inch iPad Pro    
64GB Wi-Fi

₹ 65,900

₹ 63,500

256GB Wi-Fi

₹ 73,900

₹ 70,900

512GB Wi-Fi

₹ 89,900

₹ 86,400

64GB Wi-Fi  + Cellular

₹ 76,900

₹ 74,100

256GB Wi-Fi + Cellular

₹ 84,900

₹ 81,400

512GB Wi-Fi + Cellular

₹ 1,00,900

₹ 97,000


MacBook costs have been cut by up to Rs. 11,800. Here are the latest prices:

MacBook Air

Old MRP

New MRP

128GB SSD

₹ 80,900

₹ 80,900

256GB SSD

₹ 96,900

₹ 96,900

12-Inch MacBook    
1.2GHz

₹ 1,09,900

₹ 1,04,800

1.3GHz

₹ 1,34,900

₹ 1,28,700

13-Inch MacBook Pro    
2.3GHz/ 128GB (Non-Touch Bar)

₹ 1,09,900

₹ 1,04,900

2.3GHz/ 256GB (Non-Touch Bar)

₹ 1,26,900

₹ 1,21,100

3.1GHz/ 256GB

₹ 1,54,900

₹ 1,47,900

3.1GHz/ 512GB

₹ 1,71,900

₹ 1,64,100

15-Inch MacBook Pro    
2.8GHz/ 256GB

₹ 2,05,900

₹ 1,95,800

2.9GHz/ 512GB

₹ 2,39,900

₹ 2,28,100


Desktop Mac costs have been cut also, with the exception of Mac Mini, which appears a value knock bump in the higher configurations.

Mac Mini

Old MRP

New MRP

1.4GHz

₹ 40,990

₹ 40,990

2.6GHz

₹ 56,990

₹ 57,700

2.8GHz

₹ 79,990

₹ 82,100

Mac Pro    
3.5GHz 6-Core

₹ 2,49,900

₹ 2,43,100

3.0GHz 8-Core

₹ 3,29,900

₹ 3,18,100

21.5-Inch iMac    
2.3GHz (Non-Retina)

₹ 90,900

₹ 90,200

3.0GHz

₹ 1,07,900

₹ 1,06,400

3.4GHz

₹ 1,24,900

₹ 1,23,700

27-Inch iMac    
3.4GHz

₹ 1,48,900

₹ 1,47,400

3.5GHz

₹ 1,65,900

₹ 1,66,000

3.8GHz

₹ 1,89,900

₹ 1,90,400


Finally, Apple Watch models have gotten a value cut too:

Apple Watch

Old MRP

New MRP

Apple Watch (Series 1)

₹ 23,900

₹ 22,900

Apple Watch (Series 2)

₹ 32,900

₹ 31,600

Apple Watch Nike+

₹ 32,900

₹ 31,600

Apple Watch Edition

₹ 1,10,900

₹ 1,05,700

The post GST Effect: iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple watch prices cuts appeared first on NewsCrab.


          Apple Cinnamon Muffins   

The Answered Chef > Bread 101 > Apple Cinnamon Muffins


          Apple Oatmeal Pancakes   

The Answered Chef > Breakfast 101 > Apple Oatmeal Pancakes


          Bavarian Apple Torte   

The Answered Chef > Cakes & Tortes 101 > Bavarian Apple Torte


          Berry Tort with Granny Smith Apples   

The Answered Chef > Cakes & Tortes 101 > Berry Tort with Granny Smith Apples


          Pineapple Upside-Down Cake   

The Answered Chef > Cakes & Tortes 101 > Pineapple Upside-Down Cake


          Apple tree disease identification help   

 Two of our 4 year apple trees have developed worrying signs of disease.

Kidds orange - this tree had a branch which looked cankerous last year, and this was removed. The tree split this summer with the weight of apples and now an area of  the bark just above the split seems blistered and discoloured.

The other tree is Epicure, and has developed a series of vertical splits in the bark near the ground. 

 

Both trees look otherwise healthy and bore a lot of apples this year.

Any help appreciated

Ian




 

 

 


          Grilled Pineapple   

The Answered Chef > Grilling & BBQ 101 > Grilled Pineapple


          Apple Pie   

The Answered Chef > Pies & Tarts 101 > Apple Pie


          Candied Apple Pork Tenderloin   

The Answered Chef > Pork 101 > Candied Apple Pork Tenderloin


          Pork Chops and Applesauce   

The Answered Chef > Pork 101 > Pork Chops and Applesauce


          Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple Sauce   

The Answered Chef > Pork 101 > Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple Sauce


          Homemade Applesauce   

The Answered Chef > Pork 101 > Homemade Applesauce


          Baked Apples   

The Daily Menu > Poultry Entrées > Baked Apples


          IMPORTANTE!   
Gente, na boa, nao deixe isso acontecer. NAO DEEM ATENÇÃO a esse site totalmente sem criatividade. Como dito, por motivos pessoais, infelizmente paramos, mas nada nos impede de um dia pudermos voltar a trabalhar no site, e esse site AINDA existe e sempre existirá. Ninguém tem o direito de ROUBAR tudo que demos duro.

Obrigado pela atenção,
Equipe do Portal Minecraft.

          Adventure Update: Texturas   
Foi revelado no twitter do Jeb as texturas dos itens e dos blocos do 1.8 :

















Fonte : http://twitter.com/jeb_

          Entrevista com Jens Bergesten   

O Minecraft Forum (gringo) teve a oportunidade de entrevistar Jens Bergensten, na "Game Developer Mojang", sobre uma variedade de temas, incluindo o tão esperado Adventure Update (1.8) altamente antecipado! O portal minecraft disponibiliza a entrevista aqui  


MCF: Quando você começou a se interessar no desenvolvimento de jogos?
Jeb:Não tenho certeza, na verdade, eu era muito jovem. Eu sempre gostei dos jogos que tinham editores de mapa. Lembro-me de um vizinho que tinha um criador de jogos do estilo shoot'em'up para o C64, tinha inveja. Fiz centenas de mapas para "Lode Runner" e para o antigo "Apple", no entanto.
MCF: Qual seria seu seu maior desafio com o desenvolvimento de Minecraft?
Jeb:Até agora a maioria das coisas têm sido bastante simples, mas estou realmente "lutando"  contra os NPCs e dungeons. É difícil adicionar novos "objetivos" para Minecraft.
MCF: Com ou sem detalhes, você já se inspirou na comunidade, no que diz respeito à direção de desenvolvimento?
Jeb:Claro, mas eu não me lembro de nada específico no momento.

Sobre o Adventure Update (1.8)
MCF: Se você pudesse resumir o update em uma frase, qual seria?
Jeb:Exploração, eu acho.
MCF: Há alguma característica específica da atualização que você pode nos contar?
Jeb:Você pode obter carne de boi. agora.
MCF: Alguns usuários manifestaram o desejo de fazer coisas como aldeias NPC opcionalmente - nenhum plano para isso?

Jeb:Sim, já opcional.


MCF: Se você pudesse escolher algo (a partir da próxima atualização) como o seu recurso favorito, qual seria?
Jeb:Eu gosto de novas estruturas e biomas, porque eu realmente gosto de explorar o mundo. Uma vez que nós começamos a trabalhar nos NPCs, eu provavelmente irei desfrutar de negociação também.
MCF: Houve uma menção sobre um sistema de nivelamento recentemente - pode dar detalhes sobre isso?
Jeb:Nós apenas falamos vagamente sobre isso ... Está na mesa do Notch no momento.
MCF: Existem detalhes sobre os novos NPCs que você pode nos dizer? Haverá facções, alianças, etc?
Jeb:Não. ..
MCF: screenshots recentes parecem mostrar uma barra de fome e que pode ser uma barra de stamina ou XP - você pode nos contar um pouco sobre isso?

Jeb:A barra de alimentos / fome é recarregado imediatamente quando você come algo (que leva 1,6 segundo). Se sua barra de comida está no 90%, você irá recuperar sua saúde lentamente, mas se você tiver no 0%, você irá perder a saúde, em compensação. A "barra de stamina" é a barra de XP, e mostra o seu progresso e o nível do jogador.
MCF: Parece que as dungeons serão muito diferentes depois do update 1.8, você pode nos contar um pouco sobre elas?
Jeb:As dungeons antigas ainda permanecem, estas são apenas maiores, com corredores, portas e escadas.
MCF: Sprinting (corrida)  tem sido um tópico quente com jogadores recentemente - o que você pode nos dizer sobre isso?
Jeb:Você pode dar o sprint tocando duas vezes para a frente. É muito bom, mas precisa ser melhor sincronizado no multiplayer.
MCF: Houve um teasers sugerindo alguns mobs novos (incluindo a Endermen inlusive) - o que você pode nos dizer sobre isso?
Jeb:Prefiro não comentar =)


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Bem, esta entrevista pode revalar algumas coisas, estamos ansiosos pelo 1.8.


Fonte: MinecraftForum
          Tutorial de Skins   
Estaremos regravando alguns vídeos para melhor qualidade e compreensão de nossos leitores ;D


          Criaturas de Minecraft   
Criaturas do Minecraft


Monstros

Nome: Skeleton (Esqueleto)
Dropa: Flecha (0 a 2), Osso (0 a 2), Arco (raro)
Os esqueletos nascem em lugares escuros, queimando na presença do sol.
Eles atacam com flechas a longa distância.


Nome: zombie (Zumbi)
Dropa: Pena (0 a 2)
Os zumbis nascem em lugares escuros, queimando quando expostos ao sol, até eventualmente morrer. Eles atacam corpo-a-corpo.


Nome: Spider (Aranha)
Dropa: Fio (0 a 2)
As aranhas nascem em lugares escuros e não queimam quando expostas ao sol. Elas se tornam passivas no dia e agressivas a noite. São rápidas e atacam corpo-a-corpo.


Nome: Spider Jockey (Aranha Jockey)
Dropa: Flecha (0 a 2), Osso (0 a 2) e fio(0 a 2)
É uma criatura rara de se encotrar. Ela consiste em dos monstros, tendo a velocidade da aranha mais os ataques a distancia do arqueiro.


Nome: Creeper
Dropa: Pólvora (0 a 3), Disco (0 a 1)
O creeper é o monstro mais odiado de Minecraft. Ele nasce em lugares escuros e não morre em exposição ao sol. Seu ataque é um ataque "kamicaze", havendo uma explosão em sua volta.
Para obter o disco, um esqueleto deve acertar o creeper acidentalmente com uma flecha (uma pequena chance)


Nome: Slime
Dropa: Slime Ball (bola de lodo) (0 a 2)
Ele é encontrado no subsolo tanto no escuro como no claro. Quando em forma grande, ao ser acertado, ele se divide em slimes menores.


Nome: Zombie-Pig ( Porco-Zumbi)
Dropa: Bacon Gralhado (0 a 2)
É um monstro encontrado no inferno. Passivo, porem, ao ser atacado, todos os porco-zumbi próximos irão atacar o jogador. Ataque corpo-a-corpo, tendo uma velocidade muito alta.


Nome: Ghast (Fantasma)
Dropa: Pólvora (0 a 2)
É um monstro encontrado no inferno. Agressivo, tem como seu ataque um a bola de fogo que sai de sua boca explodindo o local em que ele atinge. Alem de ser o maior monstro de Minecraft, ele flutua.


Animais

Nome: Pig (Porco)
Dropa: Bacon (0 a 2)
Animais encotrados na natureza. Podem ser colocadas celas nela, porem, não há como controlar.


Nome: Sheep (Ovelha)
Dropa:(1 a 4)
Usando uma tesoura (shears), você pode coletar de um a quatro lãs. Se matar, poderá receber até uma lã. Nascem na natureza.


Nome: Cow (Vaca)
Dropa: Couro (0 a 3)
*É possível retirar leite com o balde (botão direito).
Nasce na natureza. É necessário matá-la para receber os itens.


Nome: Chicken (Galinha)
Dropa:Pena (0 a 2)
A galinha nasce na natureza, tendo chances aleatórias de botar ovos.


Nome: Wolf (Lobo)
Normal Domado Agressivo
Dropa: N/A
O lobo serve como um cão: basta apenas dar ossos para ele (um ou mais) e ele começa a te seguir. Quando já domado, ele te ajuda quando for caçar atacando o monstro que você atacou.
Ele é passivo, porém, quando atacado, ele e os lobos próximos irão atacar o jogador.


Nome: Squid (Lula)
Dropa:Sacola de tinta (0 a 6)
É encontrado no fundo do mar. Não é agressivo.

          Motherhood lessons: Year 2   
1. A supportive husband makes all the difference between a caring, nurturing mother and a crazy one. Seriously. Many have been the days when I am feeling overwhelmed and frustrated, and in sweeps the hubby and makes everything better. Sometimes he works quietly in the background, doing the dishes when I've fallen asleep without meaning to (again!). Other times he's vocal, full of helpful advice and loving words. But most of all, he makes everything better just by being there.

2. Night-wakings. It gets tiresome, sure, but remember when you would give anything for a little one to hold and to love? Well, you have her now - so cherish every part of it.

3. The Poop Superpower. All kids have it. You know, the ability to poop at will, only to be utilised when Mum sits down for a meal or when you are all ready to finally leave the house for that important errand that had to be done last week.
There have been days when there hasn't been a single poop the whole day, and no sooner have I sat down for my first warm meal of the day, when suddenly there are little hands tugging at my clothes, innocent eyes looking up at me while a sweet voice declares, "Ammi! Poopoo."

4. Little Perfectionist. When your toddler sees you lying down, with your eyes closed, body quite still - it doesn't just occur to her that you're sleeping (or trying to). She must make sure of the truth! She must come and shake you, poke you, repeatedly shout, 'Ammi, Ammi, AMMI!!!' until you groggily open your eyes to see what the ruckus is all about. Having thus annihilated any chance of getting the elusive nap, she will ask in the most innocent way, 'anna anna?' (in English: were you sleeping?) *facepalm*
Not anymore, Baby Girl, not anymore!

5. Kickfest! As soon as you conceive again, your child will miraculously decide that it is not enough to take over the family bed - no, Ammi must be kicked in the tummy repeatedly throughout the night. With as much force as possible.
(Obviously, the mountain of pillows comes into existence much before the third trimester in this situation!)

6. Little Helper. The 18-24month olds love 'helping' around the house. In our case, 'cleaning' with a 'toochoo' (tissue/wet wipe) is an all time favourite. Hand Baby Girl a wipe and watch her wipe down every surface in sight - the only unscribbled-on corner of the coffee table; the sofa; her face; your face (yes, in that order!). Far be it for her to clean in a way that actually helps Ammi. She is desperate to help, yes, but she will do it her way!

7. Randomness. Toddlers are the masters of random. It is not unusual for us to be treated to spontaneous bursts of nursery rhymes, 'Allah Allah' (anything religious like Surahs/Duas, in Baby Girl's own special language) and some very funny statements.
These incidents make great Facebook statuses, and more than make up for the exhaustion that seems to accompany parenthood. I'm going to make a scrapbook of all the statuses I've ever uploaded about my kiddos. One day. Soon. InshaAllah.






8. Best friends. There is something magical about the second year of your child's life. They are eager to use their burgeoning communication skills yet often need a translator (aka Mommy) to get their message across to the world.
This tight bond that the two of you share - the mutual knowledge that you will always know what they mean, regardless of their ability to express it, is precious beyond measure.
For now, you two are the best of friends. May this friendship last forevermore. Amen.

9. Baby weight. If you're still carrying extra weight two years postpartum, its probably your baby's fault. I mean, hey, someone has to finish off all those leftovers! I hate wasting food, and those toddler-sized leftovers seem harmless enough...until you end up eating an extra half meal at every meal.

10. Tete-a-tete. Conversation between a mother and a child is sacred. No one should interrupt just because THEY don't understand what the child is saying. If we don't listen to them when they're young, they won't talk to us when they're older.

11. Sleepy time. Naptimes and the hours after bedtime have a strangely ethereal quality to them - its a kind of peacefulness that comes with the certainty that the little one is safely ensconced in a room, without you having to supervise their 'explorations' and 'inspections' of everything. Needless to say, anyone who dares disturb the peace of the parents....I mean, the valuable sleep of a child...is not viewed with friendly eyes.

12. Are you a perfectionist...or a slacker? I'm a slacker. There, I said it. And I had to make a conscious effort to become one. Being a perfectionist by nature, it was easy to fall into a pattern of constant criticism, complaints and condemnation. This was ruining the general atmosphere of the home and I realized we were getting sucked into a vicious cycle of negativity, all because of me. Because I was unable to let go of the little things and focus on the bigger picture. And so began the long and ardous journey of trying to maintain a positive demeanor - or, at the very least, a civil one, during trying times.

13. Keep calm and carry on. This is an important one for me. When I'm hungry/tired/rundown for any reason, I find I'm unable to handle even the slightest of stressful situations. With a toddler, this means that the little crises quickly escalate into big ones, which take that much more effort to deal with.
Solution: remain level-headed in every situation. Remember, YOU'RE the mature person, not your little one.

14. Grossed-out. NOT. You will reach a whole new level of grossness-handling ability. Recently hubby and I went out for dinner with our nearly 2 year old. She took a good sized bite of chicken, chewed it up, spit it out into her hand to inspect it, and put it back into her mouth. Then ate it. I didn't even bat an eyelid. Hey, if it didn't touch anything but her hand, its fair game. It came out of her own mouth, after all. (See what I mean?)

There are more - oh so many more that I meant to write but I was simply too busy/exhausted to actually write when inspiration struck. But this one is for sure - the LOVE - the completely overwhelming and all-encompassing LOVE for your child - that never reduces. And you think, how will I ever love anyone else with all this love for my baby overflowing from my heart? But miraculously, when He blesses you with another little person, He doubles the capacity in your heart as well. Subhanallah. (As I type this, we await the arrival of Baby Girl no.2. But the love is already present. I haven't met my precious angel yet, but already I love her beyond expression.)

Do you have any Motherhood Lessons to share? If you do, I'd love to hear them!

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"They" are calling for snow in the northeast.  New England is supposed to get pummeled.  Philly may get 12 inches...or nothing.  I remember as a kid how they would predict the weather and get it wrong most times.  It is usually spot on now a days.  Technology is the reason, I assume.

Anywho, when I start to prepare for the shut in, I start thinking about two things.  1.) What am I going to cook all weekend, while we tuck inside and 2.) I wish I were somewhere warm.  I have already decided that I will make short ribs and polenta and I wish I were in Brazil.  Rio to be exact.  I love Rio. A few years back, Manny had the opportunity to go to Brazil and play with the youth academy of the professional Brazilian soccer team, Fluminese.  It was incredible.  He lived with the team on their secluded campus and we camped out in Rio, on the beach.  It was July, but this was their winter.  The temps were in the 80s and it was incredible.  We have a very good friend who's wife is Brazilian.  She's lovely, but I always had trouble reading her.  After a day in Rio, I got her.  She was simply incredibly laid back and warm, not simply quiet and shy.  Brazilians are amazing.  The country is amazing.  The food is absolutely amazing. Amazing.

I could tell you a million stories, but the best was when I accidentally led my entire family into the favelas.  It was one of our first nights.  I had been told by a friend to go directly to one of those churrascarias.  She had recommended Porcao.  I did not have a proper map and took the one from the hotel and determined we could walk there.  Our hotel sat on the edge of Copacabana Beach & Ipanema Beach.  Porcao was in walking distance.  It was a chaotic walk and I determined the path.  As I led my family past the group of teens smoking pot and took the long steps up the hill, you think I would have thought twice.  Nope.  Arriving at the top of the stairs was a different world.  Motorcycles whizzed by, music poured from open windows, small kids ran down the street without shoes or shirts and stray dogs were running about.  Large groups of young men catcalled.  This was not a safe or welcoming place. John leaned in and told me that this was not the way to the restaurant.  I told him that I think we can walk to the end of the block and walk back down the steps.  We reached the end of the block and there were no steps.  A man approached and started barking at us in Portuguese.  We did not speak and just walked quickly away.  John whispered, "Let's retrace and go back."  Michaela grabbed my hand and expressed fear.  I told her not to talk and to relax.  We walked back down and arrived at our restaurant in a few minutes.  All was good.

Rio is like any large city.  Good parts and bad.  The topography is breathtaking.  It is a truly special place.  Brazilians are warm and friendly and their food is spectacular. I love it there and cannot wait to return.  Every day John insisted that we go to a juice bar.  The best one in Rio is Polis Sucos.  We visited at least twice a day.  For juice or a sandwich.  It is exceptional.  You find fruit there that you cannot find here.  My favorite was called Caju.  They translated it to Cashew.  It might have been the fruit that yields cashews.  Not sure and I have never been able to confirm this.  It tastes like if an apple and a grape had a baby.  Truly delicious.

So if you are holed up due to the weather, think of Brazil.  Eating feijoada and acai smoothies.  Think of the Cristo and playing on Ipanema Beach.  Go out and buy a bottle of Leblon Cachaca. Think of the ice cold beer and the gorgeous graffiti.  Have an ice cold Brahma Beer.  Cheers!








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The weather has definitely taken a dip.  I woke up the other morning and assuming it was another warm summer day took the dogs for a walk in flip flops.  The air was cool on my arms and toes.  I look forward to the season's changes, but being in the "ice cream" business, I always worry.  The cooling temperatures are challenging, but I love wearing sweaters and we can drink hot chocolate and eat soup.  Fall means apples, pears, quince, pumpkins and black walnuts for gelato and sorbetto. It is a good thing.

John's birthday was yesterday and it was not the usual affair.  He requested (at my insistence, as the "honey, I don't care what you make, as long as we are all together..." line was not cutting it.  Choose motherfucker, so I can get to work) gnocchi and a red velvet cake.  I could not find red food coloring.  Living in Philadelphia limits my shopping options.  I have Whole Foods and corner stores in my neighborhood.  Neither carries red food coloring. I had to drive to the burbs for it.  Additionally, it was "back to school" night, Manny had soccer practice and Michaela had a soccer game.  Not a whole lot of time to bake a cake and make gnocchi.  By 5:45 it became apparent that I could not get it done.  I called John.  "Oysters."  That is all he said.  "Oysters."

Sansom Street Oyster House.  We ordered Kusshi, Fanny Bay and Little Shemogue oysters.  3 dozen.  We each had 2 Bulleit old fashions, and a bowl of clam chowder.  I love this restaurant.  The oysters are excellent, the drinks are excellent, our waitress was excellent and it is really a beautiful space.  Big and square, yet it manages to feel warm and quirky.  The walls are painted brick and covered with antique oyster plates.  We bumped into old friends, who live around the corner from the restaurant.  They are there often. He stated that he imagines that the plates came from some old woman's collection.  I added that she had a drawer filled with small silver oyster forks, that she polished once a week.  I think I may have to add oyster plates to my obsessive mind.  Ebay, here I come....


John and I stepped from the warm oyster house into the cool early fall night air.  We were going to walk home, but realized how exhausted we were.  The old fashions were clouding our heads and our feet seemed so heavy.  It was a nice birthday dinner.  Sev returns at the week's end from his camping trip.  I will make gnocchi and red velvet cake.  Fall is good.  
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I have always been jealous of those women who can belt out a belch that makes you sit up straight. You know what I am talking about. This foul disgusting belch that comes from their toes, it seems. It vibrates off the small adjacent walls and there they are, just sitting there, looking as if they never burped, slowly placing their beer back on the table. I am jealous. I cannot whistle either. Do you think it's related? I do.

I know this is not the sort of talk to be had on a recipe page, but it must be discussed? I think so. There are things I think of that I am lacking. I cannot burp with any type of abandon. It's sad. I also cannot whistle. Don't mock me. I cannot. I have worked for hours. This is not rocket science. I have seen idiots whistle. Why!??!!! Why not me? My sister in law can put both her fingers in her mouth, not unlike a lumberjack, and whistle so loud, it causes people to wince. Why!?! Why can't I do that. Life is unfair.

I CAN follow a recipe. Most cannot, as I have discovered. Can you? I have given really smart people recipes and they call me and say, "There were so many apples left over after I filled the pie tin that I made muffins. Then my pie emerged from the oven flat. Really shallow. What did I do wrong?" I want to say, "Really?....REALLY? Come on...you cut into people's bodies to remove stuff and you cannot figure out that you needed all those apples?"

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We love us the ridiculous, the serious and every now and then (every day) we watch clips from the genius factory. The genius factory is a collection of Jon Stewart, Steven Colbert, John Oliver, Louis CK, and Ira Glass. We throw in Conan every now and then and there are always the pet videos. Since Chris has left we are thin on the cat videos. I miss Chris.

Anywho, we designed a flavor for Jon Stewart when Ben & Jerry's dissed him for Jimmy Fallon. We stepped up to the plate. We have delivered (Lorenzo visited his studio) the awesome flavors that we have created, if I do say so myself. The guys that took the pints laughed heartily. But alas, nothing.... No word.

If anyone out there knows how to get to the inner circle of Mr. Stewart, help us!! We made a Honey gelato (local honey from Gap, PA) filled with chunks of marble Halvah from Russ and Daughters in NYC and a Mascarpone with Heirloom Apple flavor too! He cannot resist!



          Philly Magazine and CapoGranola   

So, yeah.... I am incredibly awkward. I hate having my picture taken. Possibly because I am vain and I will constantly stare at my pictures focusing on the dozens of my imperfections. Do you? I cannot seem to help it. I prefer to look at my pictures and just smile and mentally bring myself to the moment the shutter snapped, me behind it. I love looking at my kids and their smiles and my husband and his exaggerated expressions and even all those pictures of food. But me? No thanks. If I am featured, I cannot help, but stare at the crooked tooth. Yuck.

When Philadelphia Magazine called and asked me to be a part of February's "The Celebrity Chef Diet" I agreed. I love Philly Mag. They asked for a pic and I sent them my headshot. I heard back. "Steph, we love your picture, but we are going to do something different. Can you make it in for a pic?" Run a marathon, sure, take my picture? Gulp.....So there I was, standing on a big white platform in my running gear trying to look "normal". The poor editor and photographer tried to get me to look more natural, not to smile so hard, to be 'lighter'. It was close to impossible. All the other chefs were watching and my inner dork was screaming. The photographer tried to ease my unease and sent compliments over. Thanks, man, but I cannot relax. "Why?" he asked. "Because I just feel awkward and uncomfortable. Like I am about to fart really loud." Everyone laughed and funny enough, my bottom lip stopped shaking and he was able to take the pic. So embarrassing. I am such a geek.

That said, our amazing CapoGranola was featured in the article. We have received a ton of requests for the recipe. Here it is. I eat it almost every morning.




CapoGranola
makes 6 servings

6 cups rolled oats (not the quick cook kind)
2 1/4 cups pepitas
2 1/4 cups sliced almonds
2 1/4 cups unsweetened coconut flakes
pinch salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup honey
1 cup dried cranberries

1. Preheat oven to 350, and place a rack in center of oven. Combine oats, pepitas, almonds, coconut and salt in a large bowl and mix.
2. Melt butter and honey together in a small saucepan over medium low heat, stirring until combined and bubbling slightly.
3. Pour butter mixture over oat mixture. Toss with a spatula until dry ingredients are evenly coated.
4. Pour mixture in an even layer onto a sheet pan lined with a Slipat.
5. Bake 10 minutes, the rotate pan and stir granola to ensure even cooking. Bake another 10 minutes until granola is a dark golden brown and crispy. Remove from heat and cool completely.
6. Transfer cooled granola to an airtight container. Break into pieces, add dried cranberries and mix will.

Keeps for weeks in an airtight container.

If this is too much, we sell it at Capo. I love granola.

          Encryption - Why It Matters to You   
Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Much ado has been made about encryption lately. And on some level, you probably understand it. Sort of. You might know, for instance, that the FBI and Apple have tangled over it. (Apple won.) Most large companies like Google and Facebook support Apple's position. And that encryption keeps your "stuff" safe from prying eyes. The problem is that the idea of privacy is just that these days -- an idea. "The way technology is woven into our daily lives, you can't do without it," Amy Danker, an employee at Epic Wines and Spirits, told the Oakland Tribune in a recent interview. "So what's your other option? Are you gonna go back to a pager? I just assume that all my private information is already available through my IP ad-dress. You don't even think privacy exists, because it doesn't anymore, right?" Natalie Plotnikova agrees, saying the arm of the law is getting too long. "I don't really like it," Plotnikova told the Oakland Tribune as she waited to be cleared through security at the Federal Building in San Jose. "I don't want the government to be able to use my phone to see my information." This, say experts, is why encryption is necessary and important -- especially in our current mobile, on-the-go environment, where everything you do is done on smartphones. By having your information scrambled so that only the person you are sending it to can see it, your privacy is maintained and your information remains secure. To that end, technology from a company called VirnetX -- which created an app called Gabriel, that uses encryption technology derived from a CIA national security program -- may be the answer. The Gabriel app, available at the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store, was designed and built with personal privacy and security as a foundational principle. For just $10 to $15 per year, users can take advantage of the Gabriel app and benefit from uncompromising encryption security when they talk, video chat, text, email or share photographs or documents. No one will be able to see, hear or intercept your communications except for the party you're in contact with because Gabriel does not transmit or store data with any third party. It's person-to-person, end-to-end encryption that all but eliminates hacking possibilities. Other benefits include: * Making free voice or video calls or sending instant messages to other Gabriel members. * Receiving spamless email. * Sharing pictures or files that can't be intercepted. For more information, or to download Gabriel, please visit www.gabrielsecure.com.
          Encryption Technology for Your Privacy   
Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Encryption and controversy seem to go hand in hand lately in the technology community. Case in point: When The FBI sought to compel Apple to assist in unlocking a cell phone in the case of the San Bernardino shooter last December. Ultimately the FBI was denied its request by a California district court. This type of technology can be a gray area, yet one that tech companies take seriously. On the one hand, the government insists it needs access to technology in which crimes have been perpetrated, noting that encryption also allows terrorists to communicate in ways that agencies can't track -- all the while, using encryption to secure its own communication. Privacy advocates argue that if the government is using it, private citizens should be allowed to as well, without prying eyes looking over their collective shoulder. To that point, one company that has come down firmly on the side of citizens and their right to privacy is VirnetX. The software and technology company said it believes in personal privacy and that strong encryption is imperative in protecting those rights. VirnetX has been so focused on providing secure communications using encryption that it designed an app called Gabriel. Gabriel uses encryption technology derived from a CIA national security project, and is one of a kind. "Gabriel has been designed and built with personal privacy and security as a foundational principle," says Dr. Robert Short, VirnetX chief technical officer and chief scientist. To that end, the program currently provides uncompromising data security, which means that users do not have to transmit data to, or store data with, any third party, including VirnetX. Users can therefore have peace of mind that their data is stored only on their devices, be it phone, tablet or computer. Gabriel is a product unto itself and can be found in Apple's App store, the Google Play store or gabrielsecure.com. This set of integrated applications allows for secure messaging, secure voice and video calling, secure mail and secure file sharing -- all encrypted. Other benefits to using Gabriel's encrypted apps include: * Making free voice or video calls or sending instant messages to other Gabriel members in your network. * Receiving spamless email. * Allowing for person-to-person messages that disappear once the session has ended. * Sharing pictures or files that can't be intercepted. Gabriel transmits person-to-person with end-to-end encryption to further eliminate hacking possibilities. For more information or to download Gabriel, go to www.gabrielsecure.com.
          New App Bridges Gap Between News and Social Media   
(NewsUSA) - We live in a digital world that is constantly evolving. Those of us who were born prior to the dot-com bubble were able to witness firsthand how technology transformed the way we lived our day-to-day lives. Then, in the early 2000s, the rise of social media forever changed how we interact with one another. Entire industries were forced to adapt to this new era. There is one industry that is still in the early days of its evolution: the news industry.A recent poll by the American Press Institute revealed that 85 percent of millennials say keeping up with the news is important to them. With growing millennial interest and the recent increase in digital news consumption, it's no surprise that some of the biggest social media companies are trying to break into the news industry.This new frontier of digital media has companies like Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter racing to apply the news to their existing platforms. The truth is, the news needs a platform of its own.Enter Rantt, the social network for news. This startup aims to inform and inspire the masses.Zak Ali, co-founder and CEO, believes the recent surge of people engaging with the news online has created a new genre: social news."When you read a story that truly impacts you, one that you can't ignore, you feel the need to interact with it," he said.Backing Ali's assertion is a Pew Research poll that found 46 percent of people active on social networks have discussed a news-related issue or event. The problem, Ali said, is that the scattered nature of the Internet forces people to navigate among many different sources to read credible news stories and to share their opinions."Too often will you see really well thought-out posts buried beneath a mountain of unrelated content. Your voice matters. You shouldn't feel like a bystander while reading the news. On Rantt, you don't have to," Ali said.Rantt delivers the latest news from top news sources. By tailoring the feed to your interests, Rantt aims to provide only the content that's important to you. Not only can you discover news stories, you are encouraged to speak about them and publish pieces of your own."With Rantt," Ali said, "you aren't just reading the news...you are becoming a part of it."For more information, visit www.rantt.com to download the app from the Apple App Store.
          Design an App Mockup by westhamjoe   
Are you an app developer? I'm looking for someone to create me an app on Apple iphone. We can discuss costs but i'm on a really low budget. It's going to be a football app based on West Ham United. It will have the news, football/soccer scores... (Budget: £20 - £250 GBP, Jobs: App Developer, Mobile App Testing, User Interface / IA)
          OnePlus 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 7 Plus   

Welcome to OnePlus 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 7 Plus short article. The world wide big budget smartphone maker company name Apple, Samsung, Oneplus. In the year of 2017, they bring high performance big budget smartphone on the world market, their name Apple iPhone 7 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Oneplus 5. When […]

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          iPhoneで現実世界にスパイスを加えたオモシロ写真いろいろ 02 – 30枚   
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          驚愕!Appleはこの10年間、iPhoneだけで約83兆円も稼いでた!!   
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          For sale - Apple iphone 5s - 64gb - Auction   

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          Kunjungan Binmas Polda Metro Jaya & Polres Metro Jakarta Selatan   





Kamis, 07 April 2011
Humas Polsek Tebet

Kelompok Sadar Kamtibmas (KSK) Polsek Tebet mendapat kunjungan dari Binmas Polda Metro Jaya dan Binmas Polres Metro Jakarta Selatan dalam bentuk kegiatan Pertemuan Tatap Muka dan Silaturahmi.
Hadir dalam kegiatan Team Binmas Polda Metro Jaya , Wakasat Binmas Polres Metro Jaksel , Kapolsek Tebet, Pengurus KSK Tebet , Kanit Binmas Polsek Tebet , Bhabinkamtibmas , Kapolsubsektor Polsek Tebet serta anggota KSK Polsek Tebet berjumlah 50 orang Kamis, 07 April 2011 16.00 s/d 17.30 wib

Dalam kegiatan Tatap Muka dan Silaturahmi dengan KSK Polsek Tebet diharapkan ;
-  Adanya kerja sama yang baik dalam membantu tugas - tugas Polsek Tebet
-  Melaksanakan tugas - tugas dan kewenangan kepolisian terbatas 
-  Membantu dalam menciptakan situasi kamtibmas Tebet yang kondusif
-  Sebagai contoh di masyarakat dalam hal tertib berlalu lintas dan sadar hukum
-  Menghimbau kepada warga jangan panik bila ada paket bom melaporkan Polsek Tebet

(Kasi Humas Polsek Tebet)
 
 
Sumber : http://polsektebet.blogspot.com/

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          Austin Motor vintage ad    
This vintage Austin car ad comes from my "The Countryman" magazine, autumn 1951 edition. The illustration featuring street and Austin car is absolutely beautiful. I have only one problem with this ad: why there is no model name. I'm not a big  expert in vintage cars, but according to wikipedia Austin models list, this one looks like post World War Two Austin A120 Princess and was produced from 1947 to 1956. 

The ad says "Austins are ahead". What an irony, back in 1951 they had no idea that marque Austin will be used only until 1987. After 1987 the Austin cars continued to be manufactured, but under the model name and without Austin badge.

Austin car vintage ad  

Vintage Austin car clip art   
I believe you can use this images only for personal or educational purposes, they are not in public domain. All rights belong to their respective owners.
          Free vintage pumpkin clip art   
Halloween is coming up and it's time to prepare cards and invitations. Most of the Halloween cards are in black and orange colors,  but it doesn't mean you can't use this vintage pumpkin clip art in your Halloween designs.
Vintage pumpkin clip art


          The Countryman magazine, autumn 1951   
In our everyday life we are sick and tired of excessive quantity of advertisements, but this magazine I bought because of ads. The Countryman, Autumn 1951 is just a treasury of vintage ads: from 224 pages 67 of advertisements. Although 62 years isn't a big gap of time,  but a lot of things have changed dramatically. In 1951 imperial portable typewriters were worth waiting for, not iPads. Flat tobacco pouches and home canning machines were bestsellers.

Some of them I'm going to post:
Austin Motor Car vintage ad
Carters Invalid Furniture Advertisement




          Vintage Halloween Greeting Cards   
All this vintage Halloween greeting cards signed by one illustrator E.C.Banks and were “Made in Saxony”. Actual manufacture is unknown, but all greeting cards manufactured in Germany from the mid 19th century down to the 1920’s were under “Made in Saxony”. At that time Germany was best known place for early tinted and embossed postcards and greeting cards. 



Vintage Halloween greeting card featuring a witch with broom seating near the boiling pot  

Vintage Halloween greeting card

Vintage Halloween greeting card featuring two boys with Jack O'Lanterns frightened by the ghost

Vintage Halloween greeting card featuring woman frightened by the ghosts
Image courtesy of www.postcardroundup.com and PendragonFarm


          Old antique clock free clip art   
Time ia money and today I'm going to save you both of them if you looking for free antique clock clip art. This is my new vintage illustration and it's available in two options: one is flat black and white clock silhouette and second is the same clock, but with vintage brush strokes. 

Vector file can be found here
          Vintage wedding rings clip art   

This retro clip art of vintage wedding rings I did for my best friend wedding invitation. And it's not just some vintage rings, but those they exchanged on wedding.
Isn't it a nice and romantic idea?


For you I slightly changed it: there are two more vintage wedding ring pictures you can download: two rings without shadow and one isolated ring on white background. You may also use it for your wedding invitation design or other personal project.
Vintage wedding rings clip art

Retro wedding ring clip art
And this is how wedding invitation look like





          Vintage street sign free clip art   

This vintage street sign is my unique clip art picture I made in Illustrator with Artistic Brushes for "Bee Happy" - invitation design studio based in Tel Aviv. The main idea was to design wedding invitation for  Telavivers in hearts and minds, so I took picture of a real Tel Aviv street sign and made it look like vintage illustration. 

And that's how wedding invitation looks like: a small bird sitting on vintage street sign with the names of bride and groom instead of street names.





          Vintage tandem bicycle clip art   
Retro tandem bicycle
This retro tandem bicycle is all about doing things together and just perfect for vintage wedding invitation. You can colorize it in Photoshop or even in Word in order to match to your wedding colors.

The same tandem bicycle, but with transparent background (PNG)


          Vintage cars and coaches clip art   
Awesome collection of retro cars, vintage carriages and first motorized coaches for your DIY, scrapbooking or graphic design works. Those images were rasterized from vector file found on Keep Designing. 
Vintage car

Retro car

Retro motorized coache

Retro car

Vintage horseless carriage

Vintage motorized carriage

Vintage motorized carriage

Vintage motorized carriage

Retro motorized coache

Retro car

Retro car

Retro motorized coache


          Vintage old fashioned bicycle clip art    
This vintage looking illustration of old fashioned bicycle isn't from 19-th century, but a modern one, that I did a couple of month ago for wedding invitation, but never used. I hope you'll find what to do with it. I'll be glad if you share your ideas. Click on image to  download printable black and white clip art picture. Free vector illustration of old fashioned bicycle can be downloaded from Vectorportal.com.
Old fashioned bicycle clip art


          Episode 37.0: "Green Apple Is Not Cool"   
0:00 Intro, agenda review 4:14 Housekeeping: email, twitter, facebook, teasing the book tour 6:00 Emails 42:52 Michael Young is not happy (so what do we do about it?) 1:05:30 Breaking down the Reds Top 11 prospect list 1:16:25 Breaking down the Braves Top 11 prospect list 1:28:50 Breaking down Jason's breaking down of Rangers prospects 1:42:30 Pop Culture Moment with ultra-special guest Steve Albini 2:17:31 Kevin gets emotional about the Chicago punk scene 2:21:17 Music Guest: Steve Albini's three-headed monster of bands 2:25:28 What are you drinking? (includes tales of Four Loko) 2:36:20 The week to come
          1 yard 7/8" MLP My Little Pony Grosgrain Ribbon - Rainbow Dash Fluttershy Apple Jack22 mm Rarity Pinkie Pie Twilight Sparkle by DCompanySupply   

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          Calavir veröffentlicht   
Passend zu Neujahr habe ich endlich mein Spiel Calavir veröffentlicht. Ich hoffe, die investierte Zeit und Mühe haben sich gelohnt. Ich denke, es wird euch gefallen. Viel Spaß beim Spielen. Danke fürs Teilen. Weitere Infos und Bilder Das Spiel ist für das iPhone und iPad verfügbar: https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/calavir/id919163295?mt=8
          Ultimate Air Soccer veröffentlicht   
Endlich ist es soweit. Mein erstes Spiel ist im App Store verfügbar: https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/ultimate-air-soccer/id709798590?mt=8 Ich würde mich freuen, wenn ihr das Spiel testet und mir eure Meinung schreibt. Über eine positive Rezension im App Store wäre ich natürlich sehr dankbar. Viel Spaß beim Spielen!
          Cine: "El círculo" Un poco de "El Mundo Feliz" y otro poco "The Truman Show"   
EL CÍRCULO. Titulo original: The Circle. Dirección: James Ponsoldt. Guion: James Ponsoldt y Dave Eggers (novela). Fotografía: Matthew Libatique. Música: Danny Elfman. Edición: Lisa Lassek y Franklin Peterson. Intérpretes: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Patton Oswalt, Bill Paxton, Glenne Headly   Karen Gillan.Estados Unidos, 2017. 110 minutos
En un futuro, no tan lejano, el mundo digital nos invadirá. Entonces,  no habrá derecho al olvido, ni a hablar sobre burbujas tecnológicas, ni sobre vidas privadas ni sobre el uso de los datos personales. De eso trata “El circulo”.
Mae (Watson) trabaja en una empresa  tecnológica de avanzada donde 40 “sabios” establecen un decálogo basado en que "los secretos son mentiras", “compartir es querer” y la "privacidad es robo".
La  necesidad de transparencia no abruma a Mae y no tiene ningún impedimento en que una  cámara la siga a todas horas y  si, durante unos minutos, no da señales de presencia/transparencia, sus seguidores se volverán locos. Y eso incluye todo, menos su tiempo de sueño y de utilización del baño. Eso es así  hasta que, la misma Mae, se convierte en un personaje duro  de la era virtual, donde la maldad se trivializa y diluye.
En ese momento debemos saber que no seremos personas controladas ni por el placer ni por el dolor,  bajo el riesgo de destruir tanto lo que amamos como lo que odiamos.
Si “1984” de Orwell  hablaba sobre el terror político de la posguerra, “El círculo”  propone empezar a vivir sin computadoras ni móviles y a aprender a entender y sacar partido de los silencios y de lo  dicho.
 A medida que Mae progresa se siente alentada por el  fundador de la compañía, Eamon Bailey (Tom Hanks), a participar en un experimento innovador que pone en juego su  libertad personal. Así cada decisión comienza a afectar la vida y el futuro de sus amigos, familia y hasta el de la humanidad. Mae Holland no opone resistencia al culto al trabajo (eliminando el espacio de libertad personal).   Su  labor es  hacer visible lo invisible  y la comunicación total: cosas y personas, desde políticos a  escépticos (como Mercer, ex novio de Mae, humillado por su anti – tecnologicismo). Así se cae en las redes de la sumisión voluntaria bajo el vestido de un estado de bienestar.
Una vez avanzada la trama, el protagonismo cae en Kalden, el personaje mejor delineado,  ligado a “El Círculo”,  que conoce la evolución de la empresa  oportunidades y  riesgos. Kalden tratará de convencer a Mae de los peligros de la estructura.
Dave Eggers publicó “El circulo”  en 2013, el libro más vendido en Amazon durante ese año. Ahí ponía en evidencia una suerte de  comunismo de la información, con prácticas depredadoras, propias de las dinámicas capitalistas que permitía reconocer la era de la transparencia, las redes sociales y la comunidad virtual globalizada. Ese universo, en el cual se integrarían las corporaciones, pondría énfasis en la moral e imaginaba  un nuevo totalitarismo con gran poder de seducción. El director toma la  decisión de contrastar la vida exterior (en tonos apagados) de la vida comunitaria – empresaria con burbujas de texto invadiendo el plano.
A través de un innovador sistema operativo, “El Círculo” unifica direcciones de email, perfiles de redes sociales, operaciones bancarias y contraseñas de usuarios dando lugar a una única identidad. En la novela la empresa tecnológica tiene una solución: TruYou (mezcla de Google, Facebook, Apple y mucho más).

Después de todo, las especulaciones sobre un futuro en el que el Estado pueda ser robado una empresa hoy no resulta algo descabellado. 

          The DollaRita Returns To Applebee's For The Month Of July   
What is better than a margarita that cost $1?  How about geting a margarita for .50 cents!  Applebee's is bringing back the Dollarita to all 67 store including DFW, Austin, Waco, Houston, and East Texas for the month of July... Continue reading…
          P&P Weekly: #47   





Here’s what’s been happening this week in The Photoshop & Photography Blogroll:

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          P&P Weekly: #46   






Hope everyone in the US had a restful Labor Day Weekend!


Here’s what’s been happening this week in The Photoshop & Photography Blogroll:

Update your blogs often! I will only include links to posts added since the last P&P Weekly.

As always, if you have any suggestions or notice a discrepancy, please email me.


          A Year Later, Pokémon Go Has Leveled Out And Left Fans Wanting More    
Last summer, streets and parks around the world suddenly became crowded as Squirtles, Caterpies and Sandslashes joined smartphone-carrying businesspeople, teenagers and retirees in the great outdoor quest to " catch 'em all ." Launched July 6, 2016, Pokémon Go — the game in which players can use their smartphone to see, battle and catch the monsters in the real world — quickly became the top downloaded free app in the Apple and Android stores. A year later, the quest is still on for some Pokémon Go players, but the allure has faded for many of the early adopters. It has been downloaded about 752 million times worldwide, according to Apptopia . But in May, only 60 million users were active, meaning they opened the app at least every five days. Downloads and active users both peaked last August. Dennis Fox gave up on the game when the mechanics of it fell short of his expectations. "It was like trying to walk out of the house with the lights off and a bad head cold: You are going to stub
          ¿Puede un portátil sustituir a un iPad Pro?   
Desde que Apple™ pusiera a la venta el nuevo iPad Pro de 10,5 pulgadas hay muchos periodistas y blogueros hablando acerca de si alguna tableta como esa puede sustituir a un ordenador portátil. Uno ...
          Small Bee Necklace Antiqued Brass Bee Pendant Vintage Style Brass Metal Steampunk Necklace Includes Brass Chain Girl's Choker by CosmicFirefly   

10.00 USD

Small Antiqued Brass Bee Necklace Cute Small Size Choose From 3 Styles Of Chain !

Small Bee is 1 inch tall hollow back stamped from brass

Steampunk Necklace Vintage Inspired Style Gothic Victorian Antiqued Rustic Primitive Finish www.CosmicFirefly.com

Handcrafted By Cosmic Firefly Las Vegas, Nevada USA

The Bee Represents Strength & Courage

Vintage Inspired Style Gothic Victorian Bumble Bee Design Brass Metal Charm

Design, Description, & Photos Copyright © Cosmic Firefly Las Vegas

• Antiqued brass pineapple
• Size of pineapple is 1 inch tall
• Back is hollow stamped
• Antiqued brass ball chain included
• Lightweight & Fun to wear!
• Free gift box included ready for gift-giving

It's also easy to use your own chain or cord if you want to just swap it out after you receive it

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          Pineapple Flask Steampunk Flask Round Flask Woman's Flask Men's Flask Victorian Flask by CosmicFirefly   

65.00 USD

Round Hip Flask Pineapple Vintage Inspired Flask Stainless Steel Flask Silver Plated Mixed Metals Gothic Victorian Steampunk Flask Liquor Flask Travel Flask Steam Punk Accessories

Small Round 5 Ounce Hip Pocket Flask Please Allow Up To 10 Business Days For Us To Make This Item

Original Handcrafted Design, Description & Photos Copyright © Cosmic Firefly

The Pineapple is the symbol of Hospitality, great for a hostess gift or a special thank you for staying with friends or relatives

• New
• 4 inches tall (about the size of a bagel)
• 5 ounce silver-plated stainless steel flask
• Flask is shiny mirror finish Chrome-Silver
• Pineapple shape has a vintage Brass finish
• Flat bottom on flask so it stands up
• Free black velour drawstring gift bag included
• We send all of our flasks in a corrugated shipping box to arrive in perfect condition

Size of flask is 4 inches (10.5cm) Tall from the top of the cap to the bottom of the flask, and is by 3 1/2 inches (90mm) Wide, and approx 7/8 inches (23mm) Thick

Awesome flask made from stainless steel with chrome silver plating and a stamped brass pineapple shape on the front

The flask features an incredible circular diamond pattern design that is embossed right into the surface

This is a high quality and sturdy well made flask that you will be proud to own or give as a very special gift

Please click here to see our other unique Flasks for sale:
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          iOS 10.3, iOS 11 e Apple Pay: come impostare una carta boon. e pagare con iPhone e iPad   

Per ora le carte di credito abilitate al servizio Apple Pay, il sistema di pagamenti via iPhone, Apple Watch e iPad della società di Cupertino, sono le Visa e le Mastercard rilasciate da Unicredit, Carrefour Banca e le carte virtuali ricaricabili del servizio boon. attivabili con semplicità dall’omonima app gratuita disponibile su App Store. Nel […]

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          The Fox Of Bloody Women Island   

How does one find happiness throughout a winter when the sun barely makes an appearance?

This source of curiosity took us to Nordland - a mystical Viking land of changing light, deep fjords and mountainous archipelagos. We arrived in the small town of Kjerringøy, where had we heard there was a man who built traditional boats. His name was Ulf, his house had the red trim around it, and he’ll meet us at the end of the drive in the freezing rain. This was all we knew. Could this mans belief in his work and connection to his environment be the root of his happiness? Shot entirely during the twilight hours of Norway's northern Arctic, this is his story.

A film by Vern Cummins and Jamie Gallant.

'Æ for aleina' Music and lyrics by Tonje Unstad.
itunes.apple.com/album/ror-aleina/id330729855?i=330729890&ign-mpt=uo%3D5

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          YACHT - Summer Song   

YACHT - Summer Song single on DFA Records.

Directed by Judah Switzer.

Thank you cast & crew: Mike Merrill, Curtis Knapp, Steve Schroeder, Dean Chen, Amanda Clem, Rachel Liberman, Barrett Hanrahan, Christine Rutan, and Geoff Nudelman

Summer Song EP on iTunes:
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          Credit cards are going the way of fax machines   

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The modern smartphone is a remarkable device. A single device that fits in your pocket can do all the tasks that once required cameras, camcorders, GPS devices, watches, alarm clocks, calculators, and even TVs.    

But the next change might be the most radical of all—it could eliminate the need to carry cash and credit cards. 

The growing importance of the smartphone as the go-to computing device for every digital activity is having a profound effect everywhere you look, but it’s only the biggest story among many exciting developments in the world of payments:   

  • Apple Pay was first out of the gate, but now mobile wallets are everywhere you look—Android Pay, Google Pay, Chase Pay and even Walmart Pay are making smartphones a real alternative to carrying credit cards. And the potential for mobile wallets to limit a merchant’s fraud liability could help them really take off in acceptance for small businesses.   
  • As consumers move more purchasing online, gateway vendors that can act as a front-end processor for online businesses are seeing explosive growth.   PayPal-owned Braintree grew 111% YoY in the number of cards on file in Q4 2015, while Stripe and Klarna now have multi-billion dollar valuations.
  • Mobile Point-Of-Sale (mPOS) startups like Square and ShopKeep have pioneered a whole new payments niche—accepting payments via tablets and smartphones.   Coupling their transactions capabilities with new apps can revolutionize a small business’ inventory management, marketing, loyalty and even payroll.   
  • Mobile Peer-to-Peer payments in the U.S. are forecast to grow from $5.6 billion in 2014 to nearly $175 billion by 2019 as consumers increasingly skip the hassle of writing a check or going to an ATM.   But smartphone vendors like Apple could cripple the dominant player of 2016 (Venmo) if they make a serious push to own the space.   

If your job or your company is involved in payment processing in any way, you know how complex this industry is. And you know that you simply can’t understand where the next big digital opportunities are unless you know the key players and roles in each step of the payments “supply chain:”   

  • Acquirers
  • Processors
  • Issuers
  • Card Networks
  • Independent sales organizations and merchant service providers
  • Gateways
  • Hardware and software providers

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  • Why new players and innovations like prepaid cards, store cards, and PIN debit transactions are gaining market share and creating new opportunities.   
  • The effects—good and bad—of the transition to new mobile payment methods.   New players and old have surprising threats and opportunities in areas as varied as carrier billing, remittances, wearables, and more.   

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  • The critical steps in credit card transactions and how they are changing.
  • The six major types of organizations involved in the payments ecosystem.
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  • The challenges and opportunities facing hardware and software providers for the payments sector.   
  • The 8 reasons why mobile wallets are growing so fast and how they will disrupt all aspects of the mobile ecosystem.    
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          It might be time for Tesla to get out of the car business (TSLA)   

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Here's a completely heretical idea, especially on the eve of Tesla launching its long-awaited $35,000 Model 3 in July and the stock rallying almost 80% over the first half of 2017:

Tesla should think about getting out of the car business.

Crazy, right? This is the first new American automaker in decades — and investors are so bullish on it that even though it has made money in exactly two quarters since its 2010 IPO and sold less than 80,000 vehicles in 2016, its market cap is bigger than General Motors', Ford's, or Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

Additionally, Tesla is really nothing but a carmaker at this point. Although it sells solar panels and energy storage systems and is building a massive battery factory in Nevada, its revenues largely come from an old-fashioned place: assembling and marketing cars.

But here's the thing: for a carmaker such as BMW or Porsche or even Ferrari, limited production, a longstanding perception about the brand, and generally high to very high to astronomically high transactions (I'm looking at you, Ferrari LaFerrari supercar and your $1-million-plus price tag), the car business can be pretty good. Not Apple good, but healthy double-digit margins are in order.

Tesla started out at this end of the market, selling expensive luxury vehicles to a well-heeled elite. If it stayed with this business, it could conceivably end up with a 20% profit margin. 

Tesla Model S

A victim of Musk's vision

But CEO Elon Musk wants to get gas-powered cars off the road, so that means Tesla has to attack the low-margin mass-market business. The Model 3 is the first shot. And there are 400,000 pre-orders, so it's a big first shot.

The mass market isn't really about what Tesla is good at, which is visionary spectacle and succeeding against overwhelming odds. The mass market is about grinding, unspectacular execution, day after day. This might be why Musk wants to see it taken over by robots. 

For the time being, Tesla has committed to playing in this space, and doing it with a product — an all-electric vehicle — that consumers have thus far shown little interest in. EVs now make up only about 1% of global sales. Tesla needs to move that needle and move it big time, and to be honest, the company isn't strong enough to do it on its own. Others will have to come into the game.

This is where matters get challenging. Autos are a tough business: capital intensive, with cyclical sales and a requirement that car companies spend a lot on R&D to avoid falling behind. The end product is extremely complicated and relatively costly — so much so that carmakers maintain financing arms to loan customers the money to buy products.

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A business for the nutty

Many, many auto executives would say that the reason nobody has started a successful new car company in half a century is that you had to be nuts to start a new car company. There are so many other ways to get rich.

It's not clear that Musk fully understood this when he originally invested in Tesla and later took over the CEO job. But he's learning now. 

Fortunately, he doesn't have to think of himself as the quixotic leader of a company that by its economic nature will destroy his fortune, perhaps more than once. Tesla could at some point shed its car business or outsource it and focus on more lucrative, higher-growth, less-capital-hungry enterprises. Solar could be huge in the future, and in any case it's been a rapid growth area for energy.

Batteries for residential, industrial, and utility applications could also be big future businesses. And I haven't even gotten to the software and self-driving innovations that make up Tesla Autopilot. They could be worth more on their own than Tesla's entire carmaking operations someday, especially if you assume that the data generated by self-driving vehicles is where the real opportunity (and riches) resides. 

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Hard to change course?

But, you might ask, wouldn't it be hard to unload the car business?

Not really. For example, if Tesla builds a factory in China, it will almost certainly have to establish a JV with a Chinese company, meaning that effectively half the Chinese manufacturing business would be owned by someone else. A contract manufacturer such as industry leader Magna could assemble Tesla vehicles in North America or Europe. And given that Tesla is aiming to sell 500,000 vehicles annually by the end of next year, a competitor might decide it's worth it to buy up the car brand.

The bottom line is that we know where Tesla's car business is going, and it's nothing all that financially thrilling. It could be financially depressing. Almost all the company's other projects, even idealistic moon shots like the Boring Company (digging traffic-beating tunnels under Los Angeles) have the potential to growth more rapidly or establish entirely new markets. 

Perhaps that's where Musk's focus should be.

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          MORGAN STANLEY: Here's why it makes sense for Tesla to become the next big music-streaming service (TSLA)   

FILE PHOTO - New Autopilot features are demonstrated in a Tesla Model S during a Tesla event in Palo Alto, California October 14, 2015. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach

Tesla, the electric-car and energy-storage company, could become the next big music-streaming service.

Last week, a representative told Business Insider that it was important for its customers to "listen to the music they want from whatever source they choose." The comments followed a report suggesting the company was working on a music-streaming service.

And according to Adam Jonas, an equity strategist at Morgan Stanley, this would make sense.

Silicon Valley is interested "in the potential multi-trillion dollar opportunity selling data, content, and experiences unfamiliar to today's auto firms," Jonas said in a note on Tuesday.

"The potential total addressable market of such a bundled mile (utility + content + data) dwarfs some of the major end markets (PC, smartphones) that Silicon Valley currently services."

By 2030, Jonas forecast, Tesla Mobility — an on-demand service similar to Uber — would have about 2 million cars, and there would be about 7 million privately owned Teslas.

"Tesla wants to be more than a 'dumb pipe'" that moves people around, Jonas said.

The auto industry would be a "money loser" by 2030, Jonas said. However, Tesla would be able to monetize the time that people are spending in their cars, as it and other companies develop what he described as a "living room on wheels."

"These firms could cede 100% of the value of content to the likes of Apple, Alphabet, Pandora, Sirius, or Netflix," Jonas said. "On the other hand, they could say: 'Wait a second. This is our venue. Our OLED screen. Our speakers. Our HMI. Our seats. Our software. Let's at least give the customer a choice of using our own apps before we too quickly go the way of the pure handset manufacturers.'"

Additionally, the buying power of people who own Tesla's electric cars could be well-suited to the market for paid premium content.

Jonas expects that Tesla's peers entering the self-driving and ride-hailing space, including Alphabet and Apple, could also explore original content for their cars' passengers.

But these competitors are bigger and better capitalized than Tesla, meaning they could provide ride-hailing services at a loss and at Tesla's expense, Jonas said.

Music streaming is worth about $50 million in enterprise value to Tesla, Jonas estimated.

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          Apple brengt openbare testversie van macOS High Sierra uit   
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          Apple lanza una campaña solidaria para apoyar a los parques nacionales   
El gigante tecnológico donará 1 dólar por cada compra en sus tiendas físicas, página web o en su Apple Store a la fundación de parques nacionales en Estados Unidos.
          Applesauce Fruitcake with Honey   
When I was growing up, fruitcake was enjoyed by most grown ups around the holidays. It seemed to be somewhat of an adult treat; a desire for the fruit-filled doorstop escaped me entirely. My mom, her friends and my aunts looked forward to making and eating it, much like we kids longed for frosted sugar cookies and Russian Tea Cakes. I remember fruitcakes being baked in early December, wrapped in rum or brandy soaked cheesecloth, and then tucked away in obscure places around the house to "season."

Years later as a newlywed, and living far away from family, we were given fifteen (that's right, fifteen) foil wrapped fruitcakes by our thoughtful, well-meaning neighbors. They didn't want us to get homesick. And frankly, it was oddly comforting to have fruitcakes stacked in our tiny refrigerator just an arm's length away. Although we appreciated their kindness, neither one of us would eat the stuff.

It was that year, far away from home and with lots of time on my hands, I learned why I didn't like fruitcake. I discovered, through careful dissection, that fruitcakes were largely made up of a suspicious looking mixture called Fruitcake Mix. Ick! Other distasteful culprits in the fruitcakes were identified as dried citrus peel and dark raisins. More ick! One saving grace for the traditional, although aromatic, brick was the dense dark cake, loaded with sugar and spice and everything nice, like applesauce, honey and nuts.

And that's how and why I developed Applesauce Fruitcake with Honey, and other similar recipes for fruitcake. I omitted the suspect fruits and replaced them with candied cherries, candied pineapple, golden raisins or currants, and toasted pecans or walnuts. All of this was folded into just enough spiced cake batter to hold everything together. Now, we're talkin' holiday fruitcake! I've loved it ever since, and that's with or without the rum.

Applesauce Fruitcake with Honey
3 cups unsweetened applesauce
1 3/4 cups granulated white sugar
1 cup shortening or margarine
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

2 cups honey

2 cups dates, chopped

2 cups golden raisins
or currants
1 cup walnuts, chopped

1/2 cup candied cherries

1/2 cup candied pineapple

Preheat oven to 250°F. Blend together applesauce, granulated white sugar, and shortening; pour into a medium saucepan; boil gently for 5 minutes. Set mixture aside to cool.

Mix together 4 cups flour, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, and cloves. Gradually add to cooled applesauce mixture.

In a medium bowl, mix together honey, dates, raisins, walnuts, candied cherries and pineapple; fold into the applesauce mixture; add 1/2 cup flour; mix well.

Divide mixture into 3 greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pans; bake in a pan of hot water for 2 hours and 30 minutes. Cool completely.

The fruit and spice flavors of fruitcake are enhanced when it’s wrapped tightly in cheesecloth or plastic wrap and then stored in an air tight container. Storage in a cool dark place helps to preserve moisture and flavor. Slice and serve after 1 week; fruitcake keeps well for 4 to 6 weeks.

Yield: 3 loaves, approximately 36 slices

Baked and cooled fruitcakes can be wrapped in rum or brandy soaked cheesecloth to enhance flavors. This is of course optional.

More fruitcake recipes can be found in my apple cookbook, Sweet Apple Temptations

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          Chili Potato Hot Dish   

Chili Potato Hot Dish ensures the family gets a nutritious Halloween dinner. It's made completely in the microwave, and if there's any leftover it's excellent warmed up the next day.

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Fall was a joy-filled event for our family. It began in September when we started harvesting our own, homegrown fruits and vegetables and ended with Halloween on October 31. We celebrated by bobbing for apples, breaking pinatas in the barn, and often gathering up our neighbors to enjoy hayrides under a breath-taking harvest moon. To my recollection, it was much like a Norman Rockwell scene fresh off the front cover of Saturday Evening Post.

I’ve come to realize that my kids were sheltered from Halloween pranks and shenanigans. Until their teens, they only knew trick or treating as being driven to each neighboring farm. I’d wait in the car while they tiptoed up to the front door, seasonably frightened out of their wits. As they approached the doorstep they’d hear unfamiliar noises in the dark and giggle in weak-kneed terror when an over-grown shrub suddenly grabbed their costume. With their teeth chattering in fear, they’d knock at the door. When it swung open, the kids shouted, “Trick or Treat!”

“Look, Mom, Mrs. Magisos gave me Jack-O-Lantern popcorn balls!” My son, Brian, shouted excitedly when he returned to the car. Like it was an entirely new adventure, at the next house he’d cry, “Mrs. LeVar, made black cat cookies!” The goodies were always different but I took comfort in knowing each neighbor who gave the children treats.

There is one Halloween that remains especially vivid in my memory and that was the time my 6-year-old daughter, Holly, stepped from the school bus and said, “Mom, tonight I want to be a Christmas package for Halloween!”

I was surprised but impressed with her originality. “That’s an unusual costume!” I said. “We’ll climb up in the attic and get some Christmas wrap and ribbon, and put blusher on your cheeks to make...”

“I’m wearing my red tights and I want a giant red bow for the top of my head,” she interrupted. Clearly she was beyond needing my suggestions.

Holly was so inspired at the last minute with her Christmas Package idea that I decided not to dampen her enthusiasm by mentioning her original idea of wearing a wicked witch costume.

We finished tying the giant red bow on top of Holly’s head and she slipped her feet into shiny tap shoes. She looked adorable.

“You could land a part in the Nutcracker Ballet!” I said totally swept away by the simple, but clever costume. Holly beamed and Brian anxiously wiggled about in his green monster costume knowing it was time to join the other creepy creatures of the night.

I was especially glad that I’d planned ahead and prepared my Halloween Chili Potato Hot Dish, which is my own rendition of baked potatoes with chili and cheese. Since the casserole was the kids’ favorite, I was pleased knowing they’d eat a healthy dinner before filling up on sugar-laden treats. We gobbled down the potato chili casserole and rushed out the door.

I started the engine to my nine-passenger Matador while Brian helped Holly climb into the rear of the station wagon. I could hear the rustle of wrapping paper. There was a commotion followed by an exchange of muffled words.

“Mom! Mom!” The shrillness in Brian’s voice rang out from the darkness.

“The package is too big! She doesn’t fit in the car!” Brian yelled.

What were we going to do?

Between Holly’s tears and disappointment, she was swiftly “unwrapped” and the wicked witch costume was revived. For the last time that evening, we slipped out the door and into the car – off to revel in the spooky black night. Happy Halloween!

Halloween Chili Potato Hot Dish

5 medium baking potatoes, scrub skins, cut into halves or quarters

30 ounces canned chicken or beef chili with beans

½ cup green chiles, chopped (optional)

8 ounces cheddar cheese, grated

1 small can sliced olives, drained

1 bunch green onions, sliced

8 ounces sour cream

Guacamole and cilantro (optional)

Spray a 2 ½ - 3 quart, deep-dish style, casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray. Place potatoes, cut side up, in casserole dish, cover and microwave on high for about 6 minutes or until potatoes are done. Leave potatoes in casserole dish, break potatoes open using a potato masher. Pour canned chili and green chilies over potatoes. Sprinkle with cheese and olives. Cover and microwave on high for 10-15 minutes, or until cheese melts and casserole is thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with green onions and chopped cilantro (optional) and serve with sour cream and guacamole (optional) on the side. Yield: 6-8 servings

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          Harvest Party Pumpkin Cookies   
Freshly baked pumpkin and apple cookies are a sweet reminder

of fall. This is a soft, mouthwatering cookie that's high in fiber

and flavor. Guaranteed you can't eat just one.



Cookie

1 box yellow cake mix (use dry from the box)

1/2 cup instant oatmeal

1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin pie filling

1 cup diced dried apples or currants

1 egg

1 teaspoon ground allspice

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 tablespoon cooking oil

Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix together cake mix, oatmeal, allspice and cinnamon. Add apples, egg and cooking oil.

Drop by teaspoons full onto greased or parchment-lined cookie sheet. Bake for 12-18 minutes or until edges are lightly brown.

Glaze

3 cups powdered sugar

4 tablespoons orange juice

1 teaspoon orange peel, grated

Orange food coloring, optional

Mix sugar, orange juice and orange peel together to blend. Color glaze with orange food coloring, if desired. Drizzle cookies with glaze while they're still warm. Allow glaze to set up; store cookies in one layer (do not stack) and keep in a cool place. Yield: 36 cookies

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          Salute! Beer & Sauerbraten   

“We’ll be back in 2 hours - just in time for that sauerbraten dinner you promised us!” Dad said as his long legs carried him swiftly across the front yard toward his pick-up truck. His friend Pat was waiting in the truck leisurely puffing on his pipe. They were going on an afternoon adventure to scope out a piece of “ground” as they did so often when Dad was preparing to build another house.

“That’s perfect timing! While you’re gone, Mom and I are going to do some prep work for Cheryl’s baby shower, and bottle a batch of Christmas beer,” I shouted to Dad from my back porch as he closed the truck door behind him and waved a hasty goodbye.

When I went back into the house I could see that Mom had finished washing the old brown 1-quart beer bottles. We arranged the empties on the floor in a half-circle in front of the weathered 10-gallon crock, which Pat and Dad had hoisted onto a chair for us so it would be easier to siphon every crystal clear drop from the crock into the bottles.

“You know, for two people who don’t drink beer, we certainly spend a lot of time bottling it!” Mom smiled. She was ribbing me and I knew that she also enjoyed the challenge of making home brew, because much like wine, the finished product turned out different every year.

“It’s worth all the fuss to see my beer-loving friends’ faces light up at Christmas when I hand them a bottle of pure golden, bubbly brew, made right here in my own dining room!” I replied peering down into the crock. We listened for the beer’s familiar “hiss, sizzle, gurgle,” that we had heard earlier in the week, it was quiet and still, a temporary flatness, which indicated it was ready to bottle.

We each grabbed a siphoning tube and pulled up a chair. We dipped one end of the tube into the crock, sucked on the other end of the tube to start the brew flowing through the tube and began siphoning fresh green beer into our 72 bottles.

We no sooner got started when the phone rang. I removed my siphon hose from the crock and laid it aside to answer the phone. Throughout the afternoon we had numerous calls, which meant we had to start a new tap with each interruption.

The phone rang again just as we were filling the last few bottles. “Eello! Oh hi, Cheryl. I’m so glat you called. Ows our expectant Mommy do’in?” I said into the phone.

Mom tapped me on the shoulder and whispered, “remind her that we need a final guest lissht.”

“Do ya think we should start cap’in some of these baattles?” Mom asked, pulling the bottle capper to the edge of the dining room table and through several pools of spilled beer, which had dribbled down the table leg and had splashed onto the floor.

“That’s a gooot idea, Mom, the crock is emtee.”

I glanced out the dining room window, “Oh my gaawsh! Pad and Dat are comm’n up the driveway! Is it dinnertime all ratty?”

Mom started tittering and pointed an inebriated finger at me, “I think yur tiptssy!”

We looked at each other with a wavering glance, and realized that we were both feeling the effects of the beer. Suddenly everything was funny! We couldn’t stop giggling, our faces quickly covered with tears of laughter.

Much to Dad and Pat’s surprise, they found Mom and me surrounded by a sea of beer bottles, reeking of brewski and three sheets to the wind.

“Hey, Pat, get a load of these two teetotalers - they’ve got a snoot full!” Dad cried out above the clamor, and then both men burst into laughter.

Dad and Pat were good sports about our unintentional toot. With the help of our slurred instructions, the men boiled some red potatoes and put the finishing touches on the sauerbraten, and all was well with the world.

Oktoberfest Sauerbraten

1 large arm cut chuck roast

2 medium onions, sliced

1 lemon, sliced

1 ½ cups red wine vinegar

2 ½ cup water

12 whole cloves

6 bay leaves

12 whole black peppercorns

1 tablespoon salt

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

¼ teaspoon ground ginger

2-4 tablespoons cooking oil

1 pint sour cream

Place roast in a large glass or plastic marinating container. Prepare marinade in a large bowl (a mixing bowl with a pour spout works good) by combining onions, lemon, vinegar, water, cloves, bay leaves, peppercorns, salt, sugar and ginger; stir well. Pour marinade over roast and cover. Marinate roast in refrigerator for 3-4 days, turning at least twice daily.

Set oven at 300°. Remove roast from marinade, reserving all remaining marinade except for the lemons, which should be discarded. Using paper towels, dry the roast thoroughly and set aside.

Pour cooking oil into a large heated skillet and brown roast on both sides. Place roast in a large baking pan or roaster, that’s been treated with cooking spray, pour marinade over roast; cover.

Bake for 3 hours, or until tender. Move roast to a serving platter, and keep it warm in the oven while sauce is being prepared. Remove and discard bay leaves, cloves and peppercorns from pan juices. Pour juice into a saucepan, bring it to a boil, and remove from the heat; stir in sour cream. Boiled red potatoes and slow-cooked green beans or steamed green cabbage make an excellent accompaniment for sauerbraten. Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Note: I'd suggest making Sauerbraten in the crock pot and serving it simply with egg noodles and steamed carrots or green beans when making it in August to celebrate National Beer Day. It's traditionally an October-fest meal, or a German Pot Roast made more during the cooler months. But who can resist washing down delicious savory sauerbraten with a cold, frosty beer? Certainly NOT Mom and me!

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For anyone who's interested, I have a family recipe for making old fashioned home brew. Send your request to: info@porkchopsandapplesauce.net

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          Saga of Making 7-Up Pound Cake   

A comical take on trusting hubby to do the grocery shopping by Jeanne Robertson:
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7-Up Pound Cake
3 cups sugar
3 sticks butter or margarine
5 eggs
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon lemon extract
3/4 cup 7-Up soda

Cream together sugar and butter; add eggs one at a time, then add the flour and beat. Add lemon extract and 7-Up; mix well. Pour into a greased and floured 13X9-inch baking pan.

Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes; check for doneness after 1 hour. Just a simple dusting of powdered sugar is plenty sufficient frosting for this rich, elegant beauty.
Yield: Approximately 8 servings
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          Irish Creme Bundt Cake   
Celebrate this St. Pat's Day with Carolan's Irish Creme Bundt Cake. As soon as you smell its Irish creme aroma emanating from the oven, you’ll know this recipe is a keeper. It may even lure a few uninvited guests to your party when its sweet-smelling fragrance permeates its way through the neighborhood. Everyone is Irish on March 17, so embrace the festivities o' the green by serving a delicious slice of this moist Irish beauty.

Carolan's Irish Creme Bundt Cake
Cake:
1 cup pecans, chopped
1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
4 eggs
¼ cup water
½ cup vegetable oil
¾ cup Irish cream liqueur
Glaze:
½ cup butter
¼ cup water
1 cup granulated sugar
¼ cup Irish creme liqueur


Preheat oven to 325°F (165° C). Grease and flour a 10-inch Bundt pan. Sprinkle chopped nuts evenly over bottom of pan.

In a large bowl, combine cake mix and pudding. Mix in eggs, ¼ cup water, ½ cup oil and ¾ cup Irish creme liqueur. Beat for 4-5 minutes at high speed. Pour batter over nuts in pan.

Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then invert onto the serving dish. Prick top and sides of cake. Spoon glaze over top of cake and brush onto sides. Allow glaze to absorb, repeat until all glaze is used up.

To make the glaze: In a saucepan, combine ½ cup butter, ¼ cup water and 1 cup sugar. Bring to a boil and continue boiling for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in ¼ cup Irish creme.
Yield: 12 servings.
Note: I use Carolan's Irish Creme over Bailey's because it's much lower in price, and to me it tastes exactly the same. So why pay more?
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When the apple is ripe it will fall. ~~Irish Proverb
Proverb noted in Sweet Apple Temptations with Grandma Briggs' Apple Rolls.
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          Onion Mushroom Beef Steak   

Caramelized onions, green beans and carrots simmering all day in savory mushroom gravy with hefty slabs of seared steak, it's a hubby approved comfort food dinner that is truly lip-smacking good.


Slow Cooked Onion Mushroom Beef Steak
2-3 pounds boneless round or chuck steak, cut 1/2" to 3/4" thick
2 to 3 tablespoons cooking oil
2 large Spanish or white onions, sliced and divided
3 cups mushrooms, cleaned and thick sliced
2 cups baby carrots, whole
1 pound green beans, cleaned, whole
1-10 or 12 ounce jar beef gravy
1 mushroom gravy packet, dry
Mashed potatoes, rice or spaghetti (optional)

Trim visible fat from steak. Cut steak into 8 serving pieces. Sear meat on both sides in hot oil using a large skillet. Discard excess fat and save the brown drippings in the bottom of pan; set aside.

Combine prepared beef gravy and dry mushroom gravy packet in a medium bowl. Put half the onions in the bottom of crock pot; add mushrooms. Place seared steak pieces and brown pan drippings over mushrooms; pour half the gravy mixture over steak. Add remaining onions and green beans. End by pouring last half of gravy mixture over green beans.

Cover; cook on low heat for 8-9 hours or 4-5 hours on high heat. Serve over hot mashed potatoes, rice, egg noodles or spaghetti, if desired. Yield: 8 servings

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          Spiced Chicken with Peaches   
An entree just doesn't get any delicious than Spiced Chicken Breast with Peaches served over warm, aromatic Jasmine rice. Although this dish seems more fitting for fall or winter to me, there's something about it that promises spring and summer. The peach sauce is light and slightly sweet with a tinge of vinegar to balance and enhance the flavors. I've not tried it, but this might also be a "peachy" way to fix pork chops.



Spiced Chicken with Peaches
1 cup orange juice
1 1/2 cups sliced peaches, drained
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 clove garlic, minced
6 large chicken breasts
1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
Canola oil

Combine orange juice and peaches with brown sugar, vinegar and spices in a medium saucepan. Cook slowly for 10 to 15 minutes; set aside.

Combine flour, salt and pepper in a large zip-lock bag. Dredge chicken in seasoned flour; brown in 1/2" hot oil in large frying pan. As chicken browns remove it to a cooling rack or paper towels. When all the chicken is browned, pour off oil making sure to retain browned bits in bottom of frying pan.

Place chicken in frying pan and pour fruit sauce over top. Cover and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes over medium heat. Serve with Jasmine rice. Yield: 6-8 servings

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          Crazy Chocolate Cake   
It's National Chocolate Cake Day so whip up this wonderfully moist chocolate cake that's so rich it doesn't need frosting. Grab the kids and make it tonight. It's fun and easy to assemble with a unique no-bowl mixing technique. And it gets even wackier because the recipe calls for vinegar and no eggs. It's crazy delicious!

Crazy Chocolate Cake
No bowl required. Mix ingredients together in a 9”x 13” baking pan. No need to grease the pan. Preheat oven to 350°.

3 cups all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons baking cocoa
2 cups white granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
Sift flour, cocoa, granulated sugar and baking soda into baking pan.

Make 3 wells in flour and add:
2 tablespoons vanilla
2/3 cup salad oil
4 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 cups water

Mix well with a fork. Bake for approximately 35 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar or frost as desired. Cake stays moist and fresh for several days. NO EGGS REQUIRED.
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Quick Fluffy Frosting
1 cup white granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla or flavoring of choice
1 egg white

Dump all ingredients into glass or stainless mixing bowl. Add ½ cup boiling water. Start mixer and mix until the frosting will stand in peaks.

Both of these recipes can be successfully cut in half, although a half-size baking pan for the cake might be a challenge to find.

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Send a heart-filled cookbook today and I'll enclose a complimentary greeting card with your personal sentiment. Valentine's Day is my second highest sales day of the year, so don't delay.
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Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart. ~Author Unknown
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          Susan's Sensational Fudge Pie   

A while back I ran across an old “food for thought” verse that was circulating the internet back in 2001. It seemed apropos at the time so I used it in my Carlsbad Current-Argus cooking column. In reviewing this delightful verse, yet again, I thought its message was well-worth repeating in 2011. I guess there are some things that never change, as well they shouldn't. Happy New Year!

I Want What She's Having

I have a new delightful friend; I am most in awe of her. When we first met I was impressed, by her bizarre behavior.


That day I had a date with friends, we met to have some lunch. Mae had come along with them, all in all a pleasant bunch.

When the menus were presented, we ordered salads, sandwiches, and soups. Except for Mae who circumvented, and said, ice cream please, two scoops.

I was not sure my ears heard right, and the others were aghast. Along with heated apple pie, Mae added, completely unabashed.

I could not take my eyes off Mae, as her pie a-la-mode went down. The other ladies showed dismay; they ate their lunches silently, and frowned.

Well, the next time I went out to eat, I called and invited Mae. My lunch contained white tuna meat; she ordered a parfait.

How come you order rich desserts, when I feel I must be sensible? She laughed and said, with wanton mirth, I taste all that's possible.


This year I realized how old I was, she grinned, I've not been this old before. So, before I die, I've got to try those things for years I had ignored.

I've not smelled all the flowers yet; there are too many books I have not read. There's more fudge sundaes to wolf down, and kites to be flown overhead.

I want to wade again in water, and feel ocean spray upon my face. Sit in a country church once more and thank God for His grace.

I want peanut butter every day, spread on my morning toast. I want un-timed long-distance calls; to the folks I love the most.

I've not cried at all the movies yet, nor walked in the morning rain. I need to feel wind in my hair; I want to fall in love again.

So, if I choose to have dessert, instead of having dinner. Then should I die before nightfall, I'd say I died a winner.

Because I missed out on nothing, I filled my heart's desire. I had that final chocolate mousse, before my life expired.

With that, I called the waitress over, I've changed my mind, and it seems, I said, I want what she is having, only add some more whipped-cream!
Anonymous

This year I’m loosening up the reins to adopt Mae’s light-hearted philosophy. Instead of narrowing my path with restrictions, rules and resolutions, I’m going to take pleasure in new found freedom. I’ll broaden my life and enrich it with delectable foods, enjoyed with friends and family because entertaining and cooking keeps my heart light, kindles my creativity and enhances my well being. Happy cooking adventures throughout the New Year!

Susan's Sensational Fudge Pie is nothing less than mm, mm, delicious. It’s fudge and nuts inside a not-so-sweet crust, which makes for an intriguing dessert that results in an "I'll have more" chocolate pie. Susan Garrison of Mesa, Arizona used to make this pie for me "by request" as my birthday dessert.

Susan's Sensational Fudge Pie
¼ cup butter, softened
¾ cup brown sugar, packed
3 eggs
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ cup all-purpose flour
1 cup walnuts or pecans, coarsely chopped
2 teaspoons instant coffee
1 9-inch pie shell

Preheat oven to 375˚. Cream butter with brown sugar; add eggs, one at a time, and beat well. Melt chocolate chips over hot (not boiling) water; add to creamed mixture. Stir in vanilla, flour, nuts and coffee. Pour into unbaked pie shell. Bake for 25 minutes. Decorate with candy hearts, whipped cream, maraschino cherries, fresh fruit or flowers.

Yield: 6-8 servings

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          Holiday Cookie Recipe Repertoire - Day #23   


Last weekend I read that Americans love their holiday cookies and they look forward to cookies during the season more than any other treat. So I've put together a repertoire of cookie and cookie bar recipes. Most are old recipes made for us by our moms and grandmothers, cookies that have tasted heavenly to us since childhood.

I've also added a couple of runner-up recipes from the recent Favorite Holiday Recipe Contest. After personally stirring-up a batch of these sweet, tender morsels, they've officially been added to the holiday cookie list at the Briggs house as new traditions. Enjoy!

Cherry Winks
(Pictured Above)
5 cups corn flakes, coarsely crushed
2 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup pecans, chopped
1 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup maraschino cherries, finely cut and drained
15 maraschino cherries, drained and cut into quarters

Sift together flour, baking powder, soda and salt; set aside.
Beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well and then add sifted ingredients, mix until combined and then add nuts, dates and finely cut cherries.
Preheat oven to 375°. Shape 1 tablespoon cookie dough into walnut-size balls; roll in crushed corn flakes. Place on greased baking sheets. Top each cookie with a cherry quarter. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned, and then remove to a cooling rack. Yield: 5 dozen cookies
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Grandma Betty's 7-Layer Bars
(Pictured Below)
Preheat oven to 350°.
1 cube unsalted butter
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 cup flaked coconut
1-6 ounce package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1-6 ounce package butterscotch chips
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1½ cups chopped walnuts or pecans

Melt butter in a 9” x 12” baking pan (place butter in the baking pan and then melt it in the oven). Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs over melted butter, then add layers of coconut, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and butterscotch chips. Drizzle layered ingredients with 1 can sweetened condensed milk; top with pecans or walnuts. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Remove to a cooling rack; cut into 2” bars while warm. Yield: 2½ dozen
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Russian Tea Cakes
(Pictured Below)
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla
2½ cups all-purpose flour
Dash of salt
3/4 cup nuts, finely chopped

Preheat oven to 400°. Mix together butter, ½ cup powdered sugar and vanilla. Sift flour and salt together; combine with butter mixture and add nuts. Roll into walnut size balls.
Place on baking sheet; bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until set but not brown. Roll in ½ cup powdered sugar. Cool completely and roll in powdered sugar for a second time. Place in an air-tight container. Yield: 2½ dozen
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Chocolate Crinkles (Hubby's Choice)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 squares unsweetened chocolate (4 ounces), melted
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup powdered sugar

Mix together oil, chocolate and sugar. Add in one egg at a time and mixing well with each addition, stir in vanilla. Sift together flour, salt and baking powder. Combine chocolate mixture with dry ingredients. Cover and chill for 4 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350°. Drop teaspoonfuls of dough into powdered sugar; roll around and shape into balls. Place 2" apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Yield: 6 dozen cookies
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Red Raspberry Bars
½ cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1½ cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon soda
½ teaspoon cardamom or cinnamon
1½ cups old fashioned oats
1 12 or 18 ounce jar red raspberry preserves

Preheat oven to 400°. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy; set aside. Combine flour, salt, soda, cardamom and oats in a large mixing bowl; add butter mixture and stir well. Press half the crumb mixture into a greased 9” x 13” baking pan; spread with preserves and sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes; cool slightly and cut into bars. Yield: 20 bars
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A new favorite adapted from the Favorite Holiday Recipe Contest by runner-up Denise von Pressentin. Original recipe will appear in the soon-to-be-published e-cookbook 24 Day Holiday Recipe Blitz 2010.

Fruit Cake Bars
1 3/4 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon rum or brandy extract
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons rum or brandy
1 cup red candied cherries
1 cup green candied pineapple
1 cup yellow candied pineapple
1 cup golden raisins
1 cup chopped dates
1 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped

Preheat oven to 325°. Sift together flour, soda, salt and spices. Cream butter and sugar; beat until fluffy. Combine creamed mixture and dry ingredients. Fold in fruits and nuts. Spread into a 1-inch deep, 10" x 15" cookie pan with sides. Bake for about 30 to 35 minutes. Cool and cut into bars. Place in an air-tight canister. This delicious substitute for fruit cake can be eaten right away, but they improve with age up to about 3 weeks.
Yield: Approximately 30 bars
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Another new favorite adapted from the Favorite Holiday Recipe Contest entered by runner-up April Poirier. Recipe will appear in the soon-to-be-published e-cookbook
24 Day Holiday Recipe Blitz 2010.

Velvet Chocolate Cookie "Cakes"
1 1-pound 2-ounce package Oreo Cookies (regular, not double stuff)
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
24 ounces vanilla almond bark or 2 12-ounce packages white chocolate chips
Green Sprinkles
Red Sprinkles

Break cookies into food processor; process until they become very fine crumbs. Add cream cheese and process until smooth; refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Shape into 1-inch balls and place on a cookie sheet that's been covered with waxed or parchment paper; return to refrigerator.

Melt almond bark or white chocolate according to package directions. Dip/roll each cookie cake in melted bark; place on cookie sheet and immediately top with sprinkles. Allow to set-up in refrigerator for about 1-hour. Place in a sealed container.
Yield: 40 to 50 Cookie "Cakes"

Grandma Betty's 7-Layer Bars
(Recipe Above)








Russian Tea Cakes
(Recipe Above)








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There isn't a dinner roll on the planet better than Mom's Fabulous Dinner Rolls! These sweet, old-fashioned pull-apart rolls are a challenge if you're not proficient with yeast breads, but once perfected they'll become your signature contribution to every special dinner event.



Mom's Fabulous Dinner Rolls Day #22
½ cup water
½ cup butter or margarine
5 ½ to 6 cups all-purpose flour
2 packages (fresh) active dry yeast
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, slightly beaten
¾ cup milk
¼ cup butter, melted (optional)

Melt butter in a small saucepan; add ½ water and heat together to reach 110-115° (about the temperature for a baby's bottle). Place butter/water mixture in a large mixing bowl; stir in yeast until granules are dissolved. Add ¾ cup flour, sugar, salt, eggs and milk. Mix well and then add remaining flour reserving about ½ cup for kneading the bread. Put the ½ cup flour on a heavy cutting board or counter top; place dough on flour and knead for 4 minutes, which will slowly work more flour into the dough. It's OK if all the flour doesn't work into the flour, it can be discarded. If your dough is sticky, it needs more flour. When it's elastic and no flour is needed to keep it from sticking to your hands, it's good with no more flour. Using less flour will help ensure a lighter end product; too much flour will make the rolls heavy and doughy. Place in a well-greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until double in bulk.

Lightly punch down dough; divide into 12 balls, place in a 9” x 12” or 11” x 13” baking pan depending on size of rolls desired. As pictured below, divide dough into 24 balls and bake in 2 round 8" or 9" baking pans. Lightly butter a piece of plastic wrap and loosely cover rolls; place in a warm location to rise.

When rolls are level to top of pan, or almost double in bulk, remove plastic wrap and bake at 350° for 30 minutes, or until tops are golden brown. Remove from the oven; brush with melted butter, if desired. Cool for 5 minutes; turn onto cooling racks. Yield: 12 or 24 of the best dinner rolls you've ever tasted!

Mom's Dinner Rolls
baked in a 9" round pan.
"Please pass the butter, again."










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The 24 Day Holiday Recipe Blitz will end on Friday, December 24, 2010. Immediately following, I will be assembling a PDF e-cookbook with the entire 24 day recipe blitz along with the recipes of the recipe contest winners and runners-up.

You can purchase the 24 Day Holiday Recipe Blitz 2010 e-cookbook for $3.00. The cookbook will have approximately 35 to 40 pages/recipes in it with their corresponding pictures.

Send your request, your e-mail address, and checks or money orders to:

Cynthia Briggs
P.O. Box 5226
Kingwood, TX 77325-5226

Hard copies are available upon request for $15.00, which includes shipping.

Send inquiries to: books@porkchopsandapplesauce.net
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          Pear Shrimp Salad Day #21   


Pear Shrimp Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing is an unlikely combination of foods – blue cheese dressing, shrimp and pears that create a surprisingly unforgettable and festive taste sensation. Accompanied with a glass of sparkling white wine, it's a salad you're going to be making over and over again because it's perfect for a variety of occasions.



Pear Shrimp Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing
1 head Butter lettuce, washed and torn into bite-size pieces
1-2 Bartlett or "Red" pears, cored, pared and cut julienne style
1 cup salad shrimp, rinsed and drained
Chunky blue cheese salad dressing (Marie’s, Litehouse or Maytag are good choices)
1/2 cup Hazelnuts, lightly toasted
16-20 grape tomatoes
Freshly ground pepper

Divide lettuce onto four serving plates; layer pears onto lettuce; add ¼ cup shrimp to each salad and drizzle each salad with desired amounts of blue cheese dressing. Divide hazelnuts and grape tomatoes; arrange on salads. End with freshly ground pepper to taste. Yield: 4 servings

Note: Variations to this salad would be to omit the shrimp (as shown in picture), use spinach in place of butter lettuce, replace the hazel nuts with a different nut such as toasted walnuts and/or use apples in place of pears. Remake it anyway you like it - there are no rules.
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          Sweet & Sour Pineapple Meatballs Day #20   


Meatballs are a hit at every party! Pictured here is Sweet & Sour Pineapple Meatballs served as an appetizer. This recipe can be served as a main dish or as an appetizer, but either way they'll be gobbled down before you know it and your guests will be asking for more.



Sweet & Sour Pineapple Meatballs - Day #20
1 slice bread
½ cup milk
2 pounds lean ground beef
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon garlic powder
Ground pepper to taste

Soak bread in milk; add meat, egg, salt, garlic powder and pepper. Mix well; form into walnut-size balls. Spray a large frying pan with cooking spray and brown meatballs over medium-high heat; turning frequently. Set aside.

Sweet & Sour Sauce
4 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup granulated sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups cold water
2 beef bouillon cube
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
4 tablespoons soy sauce
1-15 ounce can pineapple chunks canned in their own juice, drained, set pineapple aside and reserve juice
1 can sliced water chestnuts, drained (optional)
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds (optional)

Combine cornstarch, sugar, salt, cold water, bouillon cube, vinegar, soy sauce and pineapple juice in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat until sauce becomes thick and clear. Add meatballs; gently simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in pineapple and water chestnuts, if desired; garnish with sesame seeds, if desired just before serving. Serve with Jasmine rice for a dinner meal or as pictured for appetizers.
Yield: Approximately 30 meatballs

Note: For Barbequed Meatballs: Replace sweet and sour sauce with your favorite barbeque sauce. Omit water chestnuts and sesame seeds. When serving as an appetizer, meatballs can be served from a crock pot set on low with toothpicks on the side.
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          Lemon Cheesecake Shortbread Bars at Weekend Potluck #280    
Good morning and Happy Friday! I hope everyone had a wonderful week! Today is Weekend Potluck and we have some delicious recipes to share with you!!! Lemon Cheesecake Shortbread Bars took the top spot this week for the most viewed recipe!!! 

Our other features include, 🍨 Ghiraridelli Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches and 🍑 Homemade Peach Ice (just in time for summer). This weeks featured hostess is Served up with Love and she's sharing her recipe for Easy Baked Beans.  

New to Weekend Potluck? Here's a little run down! Weekend Potluck is a place where each week bloggers come to share and link up their favorite recipes! Every Friday we highlight the most viewed recipe from the previous week, recipes that caught our eye and a new potluck for the current week. 

When you scroll down to the bottom of this post, you'll see thumbnail photos of recipes shared from several food bloggers.  The recipe with the most "views" this week will be our top featured recipe for next week, so make sure to show some love to all your favorites. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. To get the recipes just click the recipe title under the photos to be taken to each recipe.  

 The Recipe with the Most Views  
Lemon Cheesecake Shortbread Bars  by Don't Sweat the Recipe 


 Recipes that caught our eye 
Ghirardelli Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches by Dad Whats For Dinner

Homemade Peach Ice Cream by My Fearless Kitchen


❤ Featured Hostess Recipe 
Easy Baked Beans by Served up with Love 


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          How much is a Beatle worth? 1966   
                                              

                                      HOW MUCH IS A BEATLE WORTH?
Only you know how much they mean to you personally. But here's how much they're worth financially...The Beatles are willing to talk about most things in their lives-except money, probably because they don't even know how much they've got! Here, RAVE attempts to unveil one of the biggest secrets in pop, with an exclusive breakdown on Beatle wealth.


















                                                               IMAGE CREDIT & LINKS
All images scanned by Sweet Jane from RAVE Magazine December 1966, original research material for the article by George Tremlett. Discover more about Taxman, the opening track on the Beatles' 1966 Revolver album here. Read about The Beatles' foray into retail via Apple Boutique & The Fool Design Collective in one of my previous posts hereYou Never Give Me Your Money - a lament about The Beatles' business wranglings of early 1969 here. Further information about Dandie Fashions & Apple Tailoring located at 161 Kings Road here. View the interior of 161 as it is today & more, on The King's Road Music & Fashion Trail here, and finally, read about Leslie Cavendish, the Vidal Sassoon trained stylist who ran the Beatles' Hairdressing Salon in the basement of Apple Tailoring here.


          Fall into September with North Dakota fun   
By ND Commerce Tourism Division
Summer is winding down but September is full of adventure in North Dakota. Raise a glass (or beer stein) to the waning days of warmth at Oktoberfest. Soak in the sounds, colors and dance movements of a powwow. Bask in the glow of a star-filled sky during an astronomy festival. Or don your school colors and show hometown spirit at one of many homecoming events. To find more information about these activities, and for a complete list of events, go to NDtourism.com or call 800-435-5663 or 701-328-2525.

2016 GRANDowntown Street Fair
Grand Forks
September 9-10
What's up is Downtown Grand Forks? More than 150 vendors will fill the streets, Town Square and Greenway park space with art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, music, food and fun during this inaugural event. Artist lineup features Rhyme or Reason, Boomtown, Sean Emery, and Joseph Bommersbach “Blind Joe”. http://downtowngrandforks.org/street-fair/; 701-746-4636
 
United Tribes International Powwow
Bismarck
September 9-11
Come out for one of the highly awarded, premier cultural events in North Dakota. United Tribes International Powwow features more than 1,500 dancers and drummers from more than 70 tribes and regularly attracts around 20,000 spectators. www.unitedtribespowwow.com; 701-255-3285
 
Bakken X-Trek
Williston
September 10
This terrain race is hailed as “MonDak’s Filthiest 5K” and is back for another year to take full advantage of Williston’s rugged geography. Extreme North Dakota (END) helped develop this challenging course that has participants running, crawling, wading and climbing their way towards the finish line. www.bakkenxtrek.com; 701-774-9041
 
Big Iron
West Fargo
September 13-15
It will take a fast tractor and heaps of energy to visit all 900 exhibits at the largest farm show in the Upper Midwest but the Big Iron Farm Show tempts you to do it. Demonstrations, craft shows, seminars and more serve to educate farmers and ranchers from around the world about the latest innovation and advancements in agriculture. www.bigironfarmshow.com; 701-282-2200
 
51st Annual Potato Bowl
Grand Forks
September 13-17
It’s the 51st year of the annual Potato Bowl so join this unique celebration of potatoes and football! Festivities include the World's Largest French Fry Feed, live music, fireworks and a parade. Cheer on the University of North Dakota as it plays the University of South Dakota on Saturday. www.potatobowl.org; 218-773-3633
 
Downtowners Street Fair
Bismarck
September 16-17
Anointed the “Best of the Best” Festival in Bismarck, Downtowners Street Fair is back for another year of food and fun. More than 180 arts, crafts and food vendors offer handmade favorites, delicious eats and engaging activities in the heart of downtown Bismarck. Held in conjunction with the Autmnfest Parade on Saturday. Spend a day downtown. www.downtownbismarck.com; 701-223-1958.
 
Bismarck Marathon
Bismarck
September 17
Kroll’s Bismarck Marathon weaves through the Missouri River Valley and the cities of Bismarck and Mandan. Cheer runners from across the United States and Canada in this qualifier for the Boston and New York City marathons. www.bismarckmarathon.com; 701-220-9162
 
Octoberfest
Jamestown
September 17
It’s Octoberfest in North Dakota replete with beer, brats and lederhosen. Visit the Stutsman County Fairgrounds in Jamestown to commemorate German heritage. Don’t miss the wiener dog race, musical entertainment and games. Attendees must be 21 years old. www.jamestownarts.com; 701-251-2496.
 
Pride of Dakota Harvest Showcase
Dickinson
September 17-18
Shop from many Pride of Dakota members at the Harvest Showcase where you’ll find unique products, including gourmet food, wine, art, jewelry, sporting goods, home décor, and pet items. www.prideofdakota.nd.gov; 701-328-2231
 
Wild Hog Weekend/Grand Forks Marathon
Grand Forks
September 23-24
Put your sneakers on and grab some family fun with hog races and a 5K run/walk. A 10K, half marathon and an inaugural full marathon are highlights of this event that also includes food and live entertainment. www.gfmarathon.com; 701-746-0444
 
Dakota Nights Astronomy Festival
Medora
September 23–25
Marvel at the vastness of our universe and its countless twinkling stars while learning the secrets of the night sky from nationally recognized astronomers at the fourth annual Dakota Nights Astronomy Festival. Events take place in and around Theodore Roosevelt National Park. www.nps.gov/thro/learn/nature/dakota-nights-festival.htm;  
 
Oktoberfest Mandan
Mandan
September 24
German-themed family fun abounds at Mandan’s Oktoberfest in Dykshoorn Park. Polka bands, German food vendors, beer gardens, children’s activities, adult games and a hay maze make this a not-to-be-missed fall favorite. www.mandanprogress.org; 701-751-2983.
 
Applefest
Bismarck
September 24-25
For the 10th year, Bismarck’s pioneer town of Buckstop Junction comes alive with entertainment for all ages. The event, which benefits the Bismarck Cancer Center, features live music, food and craft vendors, a range of children’s activities and a fall festival tradition – an apple pie eating contest. 701-222-6119
 
NDSU Homecoming
Fargo
September 26–October 1
Join a multi-day celebration of a Top 100 research university and its successful athletics program that consistently impresses the nation. Events include a parade, tailgating, a coronation, reunions and - of course - a football game! www.ndsu.edu/homecoming/; 701-231-8011.
 
Norsk Høstfest
Minot
September 27-October 1
It’s lefse, lutefisk, Vikings and all things Nordic. Don’t miss out on uniquely Scandinavian delicacies and much more at North America’s largest Scandinavian festival. www.hostfest.com; 701-852-2368 
 
These are just a few of North Dakota activities and events taking place in September. For more information, go to NDtourism.com or phone 701-328-2525 or 800-435-5663
 
Follow North Dakota Tourism on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TravelND , Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/northdakotalegendary/ or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NorthDakota and get tips on what to see and do all year long.
 
North Dakota’s accommodations are plentiful and varied. With more than 25,000 hotel rooms available in North Dakota, you’ll find a comfortable place to rest your head. So, plan your North Dakota vacation now. Go to NDtourism.com.

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          North Dakota Economic Development Foundation Announces New Chairman   
By ND Commerce
Commerce Commissioner Alan Anderson announced a new chairman of the North Dakota Economic Development Foundation board today, Jim Traynor with Intelligent InSites in Fargo. 

Traynor has been with Intelligent InSites since 2009 in business and market development leadership roles. He currently serves as the Director of Partner Development.  He has held numerous positions in the technology field with Great Plains Software, Apple Computer and Microsoft. Traynor serves on the board of the North Dakota Chamber of Commerce. Traynor received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of North Dakota and a master’s degree in Management from the University of Mary. He and his wife Katie have three grown children. 

“Jim Traynor brings a wealth of experience and understanding of the business community and will be a great leader for our board.” Anderson said. 

Traynor replaces past board chairman Wally Goulet, who completed his term as leader last month. 

The North Dakota Economic Development Foundation is a private foundation established by the Legislature in 2001 to provide private-sector guidance and oversight of the state's economic development efforts. The Foundation board helps create strategic plans to strengthen and broaden North Dakota’s economic development. 

The Foundation establishes and maintains a strategic plan for economic development managed by twenty-three business leaders from all corners of the state. The board meets quarterly to monitor progress toward economic development goals, to discuss major business and economic issues, and to offer suggestions for improving North Dakota's business climate. Each member of the board serves a two-year term. 

The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services. 

For more North Dakota news and information go to www.NDCommerce.com

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          [J.F. Sebastian] While reading a good discussion at MacInTouch.com about the current state of Ap...   
While reading a good discussion at MacInTouch.com about the current state of Apple Stores and customer experiences in them, one poster gave his opinion of the difference between Steve Jobs and the current Apple executive team that I thought was a good summary of what Apple is lacking without him around:

"Apple has been a lifestyle company since the iPhone was introduced; specifically, the iPhone has created a lifestyle, and therefore the company has filled the gap and "answered the questions" associated with having a society carrying around always-on, always connected, little super-computers. I'm not convinced that the Apple Store we know now, let alone some of Apple's products, are quite what Steve would have approved of. To be honest, when Steve Jobs was alive, he was a bit of a ringmaster and purveyor of taste. What went to production only did so, generally, if he fully approved of it. He was always coaxing out of Ive and many others the product of their talents, and when he was happy with the product of their combined talents, that is when the general public saw it.

Like many organizations which have had dynamic and irreplaceable leaders, like Jobs, no matter how many high-quality, high-talent, lieutenants are in place when that leader departs, all those heads which they used to lead, coach, and coordinate, are now left to their own devices. Tim Cook was, and still is, probably the best CFO in modern business history (of course it should be easy to be an effective CFO if the company you work for is making money). This does not make him a great CEO or leader for Apple, but he is very good an managing billions and billions of dollars in cash, and knows how to make more cash. However, he is not creative and not a tastemaker; not like Jobs. He relies on others in his organization to do that. Although folks like Ive haven't lost any of their talent or personal vision, there is no longer that driving force which is challenging them to higher levels of performance, new ideas, etc.

Which leads us to the current state of many Apple Stores (not all), the rocky introduction of Watch, the unremarkable, and at the same time remarkable, evolution of the iPhone and iPad and many other Apple missteps of recent memory. I think the Apple product line would be very different right now if Steve had lived and continued to be the tastemaker and driving force behind the company. If Steve were around, there wouldn't be 5 different iPhones on sale at the same time. The Mac Pro would never have been allowed to languish, Apple Watch may or may not have come to market when it did, or at all, and maybe not in the form we know now, and I believe that Apple Stores would be places that regular folks and programmers could go and both feel appreciated and receive the service that meets their needs. When he passed, all of those qualities of the old Apple passed with him, and mere mortals now run Apple."

          APUC Committed Funding Requests Totaling $461,110   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awarded funding requests for nine projects totaling $461,110 at its quarterly meeting May 21st at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Washburn.
 
APUC is a committee of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature based agri-tourism, prototype and technology, and technical assistance
 
The following requests were awarded: 
  • Buffalo Creek Bodyworks (Granville) was awarded $12,105 to develop Buffalo Creek Orchards on two acres of land. The orchard will grow four species of organic apples and three species of organic raspberries. The harvest will be sold at farmers markets, grocery stores, restaurants and through the produce distribution food hub in Anamoose. Contact Anna Stassens at (360) 852-6702.
  • Ostlie's Sunny Side Acres (Carrington) was awarded $25,000 to plant a half acre of hops and for the establishment of a small hops processing facility on their existing farm. The facility will enable Sunny Side Acres to pellet, package and market locally grown hops, thereby meeting increasing demands from the growing micro-brewing industry in North Dakota. Contact Lindsay Ostlie at (701) 285-3344.  
  • Bison Compost, LLP (Leeds) was awarded $135,100 to further develop a North Dakota-based bison manure compost business that produces and sells antibiotic and hormone-free product in various sizes. Contact Judy Duenow at (701) 466-2216.
  • Bowdon Meat Processing Cooperative (Bowdon) was awarded $16,380 to support marketing efforts and to pay for a refrigerated trailer. The company intends to work with AdFarm to develop and implement a go-to-market strategy to diversify operations beyond custom slaughter. Contact Robert Martin at (701) 356-1049. 
  • Prairie Roots Food Cooperative (Fargo) was awarded $57,500 to open a full-line retail food cooperative in Fargo. APUC funds will pay for a general manager and a marketing consultant to specialize in local food marketing prior to the store opening and during the first months of operation. Contact Tim Mathern at (701) 476-7825.
  • Midwest Malting (Bismarck) was awarded $72,270 to start a craft malting company in North Dakota, a state where numerous varieties of barley are produced. Contact Donovan Stober at 701-426-2295.
The following projects were awarded full funding with contingencies:
  • Farmtastic Heritage Foods (Rugby) was awarded $53,445 to aggregate and distribute fresh produce from small growers throughout North Dakota. Contact Mirek Petrovic at (701) 542-2537. 
  • NDSU Department of Plant Sciences (Fargo) was awarded $30,510 to introduce 20 raspberry cultivars that show certain winter hardiness to North Dakota. Contact Wenhao Dai at (701) 231-8473. 
  • Altavian, Inc. (Grand Forks) was awarded $58,800 to partner with the Unmanned Applications Institute (UAI), in conjunction with the corn, soybean, potato and dry bean growers associations, to conduct research as to the use unmanned aerial systems. Contact Thomas Rambo at (855) 325-8284.
The next APUC board hearing will be held July 21, 2015 in Medora. Applications for the July meeting must be received by July 1, 2015. 
 
APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce. For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC.

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          APUC to Review Funding Requests Totaling $495,529   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) will review funding requests for ten projects totaling $495,529.45 at its quarterly meeting May 21st at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Washburn.
 
APUC is a committee of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature-based agritourism, prototype and technology and technical assistance.
 
The following requests will be reviewed:
 
Anna Stassens (Granville), co-owner of Buffalo Creek Bodyworks, is requesting $12,105.45 to develop Buffalo Creek Orchards on two acres of land. The orchard will grow four species of organic apples and three species of organic raspberries. The harvest will be sold at farmers markets, grocery stores, restaurants and through the produce distribution food hub in Anamoose.  Contact Anna Stassens at (360) 852-6702.
 
Lindsay Ostlie (Carrington), co-owner of Ostlie's Sunny Side Acres, is requesting $25,000 to plant a half acre of hops and for the establishment of a small hops processing facility on their existing farm. The facility will enable Sunny Side Acres to pellet, package and market locally grown hops, thereby meeting increasing demands from the growing micro-brewing industry in North Dakota. Contact Lindsay Ostile at (701) 285-3344.
 
Mirek Petrovic (Rugby), co-owner of Very Berry Patch U-Pick, is requesting $53,445 to create The Farm-tastic Food Hub in an attempt to aggregate and distribute fresh produce from small growers throughout North Dakota. Contact Mirek Petrovic at (701) 542-2537.
 
Bison Compost, LLP (Leeds) is requesting $135,100 to further develop a North Dakota-based bison manure compost business that produces and sells antibiotic and hormone-free product in various sizes.  Contact Judy Duenow at (701) 466-2216.
 
Bowdon Meat Processing Cooperative (Bowdon) is requesting $16,380 to support marketing efforts and to pay for a refrigerated trailer. The company intends to work with AdFarm to develop and implement a go-to-market strategy to diversify operations beyond custom slaughter. Contact Robert Martin at (701) 356-1049.
 
Prairie Roots Food Cooperative (Fargo) is requesting $59,325 to open a full-line retail food cooperative in Fargo to offer local farmers an opportunity to sell their yields. APUC funds will pay for a general manager and a marketing consultant to specialize in local food marketing prior to the store opening and during the first months of operation. Contact Tim Mathern at (701) 476-7825.
 
Altavian Inc (Grand Forks) is requesting $58,800 to partner with the Unmanned Applications Institute (UAI), in conjunction with the corn, soybean, potato and dry bean growers associations, to conduct research as to the use unmanned aerial systems. This will include monitoring crop/plant stands, disease and invasive species identification and potential water deficiencies of corn soybeans, potatoes and dry beans. Contact Thomas Rambo at (855) 325-8284.
 
NDSU Department of Plant Sciences (Fargo) is requesting $30,510 to conduct research to develop new formulations of plant growing media using Dakota Peat and to test the performance of newly developed mixes on growing floricultural crops, as well as other horticultural crops for mass market. Contact Chiwon Lee at (701) 231-8062.
 
NDSU Department of Plant Sciences (Fargo) is requesting $44,366 to introduce 20 raspberry cultivars that show certain winter hardiness to North Dakota.  Contact Wenhao Dai at (701) 231-8473.
 
Midwest Malting (Bismarck) is requesting $60,498 to start a craft malting company in North Dakota, a state where numerous varieties of barley are produced. Contact Jared Stober at (701) 595-3388.
 
For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC.

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          Fernseherlebnis FEATVRE: Dokumentarfilme via Apple TV   
Ab sofort hochwertige Dokumentarfilme im Netz ganz entspannt auf dem großen Screen vom Fernsehsofa aus sehen. Berlin, im Mai 2017 – Seit Mitte März bietet das Portal www.featvre.com eine besondere Auswahl an hochwertigen, nationalen und internationalen Dokumentarfilmen, Reportagen und Non-Fiction-Beiträgen...
          Karina+Todd   
Something really special I participated to, initiated by my friend LN for our Gobelins'friends who got married :} We printed a book out of it ! Great experience ! You can find all the illustrations here : Todd+Karina

          WIP !   
A red Grisegonelle, a forest scenery and a fox ! Would you ask for more ? Well you can, I'm actually working on it ! Please be patient ! I'll be back asap ! :D
(that's a really rough sketch...!!!)

          Dr Sketchy & me   
We had a really nice time at the quai Branly thanks to Dr Sketchy, from martial arts (not enough though !! ;)) to japanese styled girls, and the atmosphere was electrified by a nice DJ, that was thrilling ! Hope you'll like my littl'sketches !

          Kĩ hơn về A10X Fusion: chip 6 nhân đầu tiên của Apple, cũng là SoC iPad nhỏ nhất từ trước đến nay   
Apple A10X Fusion là con chip đầu tiên của Apple được sản xuất trên dây chuyền 10nm, như vậy là sau Samsung, Qualcomm thì Apple cũng đã bước vào cuộc chơi 10nm với sự giúp sức của nhà sản xuất là TSMC bên Đài Loan. A10X cũng là con chip đầu tiên của Apple có 6 nhân xử lý và chỉ dành riêng cho iPad mà thôi, trong khi A10 đang dùng cho iPhone 7 và 7 Plus chỉ dừng lại ở mức 4 nhân. Đây là con chip mạnh mẽ nhất mà Apple từng làm ra, và theo như lời của hãng, A10X có khả năng mang lại "hiệu năng ngang tầm máy tính" nên sẽ không ngạc nhiên nếu Apple bắt đầu sử dụng những dòng chip này cho những chiếc MacBook hay thậm chí là iMac.

Hãy nói trước về A10X vì con chip này có quá nhiều thứ đáng quan tâm. Trước hết là việc nó sử dụng 6 nhân CPU, trong đó bao gồm 3 nhân Hurricane và 3 nhân Zephyr. Nhân Hurricane đảm nhiệm những tác vụ nặng và yêu cầu hiệu năng cao nhưng nó cũng hao pin hơn, trong khi nhân Zephyr có hiệu năng thấp hơn chuyên xử lý các tác vụ nhẹ nhàng như...
          BWW Interview: Matt Redmond Directs 54 SINGS 1776   

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents "54 Sings 1776" on July 3 and July 4, 2017. The Fourth of July meets Broadway in the fourth annual concert staging of the beloved musical, 1776, at Feinstein's/54 Below. Featuring Broadway stars like Carrie St. Louis (Wicked/Rock of Ages) and Kyle Scatliffe (Les Miserables/The Color Purple) you're sure to feel patriotic watching this beautifully staged concert.

I was lucky enough to sit down with director Matt Redmond, a recent graduate of Oklahoma City University, to hear about his experience moving to the Big Apple and working on "54 Sings 1776".

Christopher Castanho: Why don't you start by giving us a little bit of your background, where you're from and where you went to school.

Matthew Redmond: I'm from St. Louis, Missouri and was really lucky to grow up in an environment that supported and honored the arts. I started doing theatre in middle school, and really haven't stopped. I graduated from Oklahoma City University last year with degrees in acting and directing, where I directed many plays and served as the Artistic Director of their Student Run theatre company. Growing up in St. Louis, The MUNY was always a home to me, and I spent last summer Assistant Directing productions of Aida and Mamma Mia!. I worked as a Production Assistant for PENN AND TELLER ON BROADWAY and recently just finished working as the Artistic Intern at Manhattan Theatre Club, through the rest of their season including this year's Tony-Winning JITNEY and THE LITTLE FOXES. This will actually be my directing debut in NYC!

CC: How'd you book the gig?

MR: I did a summer internship two years ago with 54 Below (now Feinstein's/54 Below). I got connected for the internship through a friend from home who I'd known since I was in middle school. I worked in the Programming Department under Jen Tepper, and I credit so much of what I know in this business to her and my time at 54 Below. I was really lucky to get to do a lot of hands-on work with the department, but Jen and the team there are proof of what watching and learning can do.

CC: What's been your favorite part working on this production?

MR: I've loved putting so many different people together in a room and just seeing what happens. I joined the concert after it had been partially cast, and then proceeded to work with the producer and music director to cast the rest of the production. I really wanted to focus on giving the opportunity to younger artists who don't easily get exposure to a New York stage, so it's been exciting watching my peers work with some of Broadway's finest talents. It's really something special to see these people who don't know each other at all come together for four rehearsals and throw something together. It's an obvious lesson in how important it is to be an adaptable and positive member of an ensemble.

CC: How does a concert staging of this show led itself to the overall theme and story?

MR: It's interesting putting this show in concert form, because of how little music there actually is in comparison to the scenes. The total time for music is about 45 minutes, but a fully staged production of 1776 is definitely two and a half hours. To me, it shows just how important that music is. The reason a character sings on stage is because spoken words aren't enough for them in that moment, so concerts are interesting to explore (what should be) the most important and heightened moments that characters are experiencing in any piece. 1776 is obviously about how the Declaration of Independence came to be, but a concert staging exposes us to the moments we musically meet these characters outside of the book. It focuses less on what they are doing (trying to establish or stop independence), and more on who they are and why their stories are important.

CC: What does the story of 1776 mean to you?

MR: We revisit musicals and plays from the past because of what the subject matter has to say today and what we can take out of it that audiences years ago couldn't. A production of 1776 means something entirely different today than it did 30 years ago, or even 3 years ago. For me, 1776 is so relevant today because it's giving us insight to the people who made important decisions for our country. It shows us who wanted our country to succeed and who wanted their party to succeed, which is obviously a relevant topic of interest in our society today. Transparency is so important, and I think people assume we live in such a transparent social and political world because we can get any piece of news at the click of the button. But with the advancement in technology also comes advancement in security and privacy. There is so much that happens that we don't know about because we can get so distracted with the latest article, but in 1776 they didn't have any of that to distract the people. Obviously not everyone knew everything, but I'm going to guess it was a lot easier to figure out if Ben Franklin wanted independence than it currently is to figure out if Donald Trump does or does not believe in Climate Change. It also reminds us that the voices of women and children need to be heard, and makes you wonder where we'd be as a country today if women had been involved in the writing of the Declaration of Independence.


The cast for both nights includes Kyle Scatliffe (The Color Purple, Les Miserables) as John Adams, Carrie St. Louis (Wicked, Rock of Ages) as AbiGail Adams, Julian Decker (Sunset Boulevard, Les Miserables) as Benjamin Franklin, Ryan Vona (Paramour, Once) as Richard Henry Lee, Tally Sessions (War Paint, Falsettos) as Thomas Jefferson, Michael McCorry Rose (Wicked, A Gentleman's Guide To Love and Murder) as John Dickinson, Kim McClay (I'll Be Home for Christmas World Premiere) as Martha Jefferson, Wade McCollum (Ernest Shackleton Loves Me, Wicked) as Edward Rutledge, and Alex Prakken (Newsies National Tour) as The Courier.

Additional casting includes Connor Deane (Les Miserables at the MUNY, Broadway Method Academy Executive Director) as Roger Sherman, Michael Hull (Avenue Q, That Golden Girls Show) as Robert Livingston, Ben Biggers (Elementary on CBS, Aida at the MUNY) as John Hancock, Nathan Goodrich as Charles Thomson (The Fantasticks Off-Broadway), Jordan Jacobs (Peter and the Starcatcher at Oklahoma CityRep) as James Wilson, and Sam Hartley (The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, Beauty and the Beast National Tour).

"54 Sings 1776" plays Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on July 3 and July 4 at 7:00 and 9:30 each night. There is a $25-$40 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.


          Obsidian 3D Printer, la stampante nata da un ex manager di Apple   
Che fine hanno fatto le stampanti 3D? Il settore sembra essersi fermato, dopo la grande promessa di finire su tutte...

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           Go! Eat! Bomb! (Games)   

Go! Eat! Bomb! 1.4.32


Device: iOS Universal
Category: Games
Price: Free, Version: 1.4.32 (iTunes)

Description:

This is an online game where monsters move, eat each other and get blown up!
Move along the field to find objects which will add to your size and speed.
Eat other monsters to grow up faster.
Blow yourself up in the middle of a crowd of creatures looking like you and score more points.

Monster:
- Wide range of different monsters to your liking.
- Eat other monsters to score more points and grow up.

Gear and outfit:
- Finish the look with a pair of glasses, an accelerator and a hat.
- Disguise your anger with a pair of trendy glasses.
- Fly along the field as fast as a bullet with the help of an accelerator.
- Try on an explosion-proof hat to save your life!

Objects in the field:
- Eat the kittens to help the monster grow up faster.
- The mushrooms will make you temporarily bigger.
- N2O pills will make you temporarily faster.

Trunk:
- Hunt the trunk containing all kinds of consumables to equip you.
- Sign in to the the game every day to get a free trunk.

What's New

- Added an apple! Open your mouth to drop up. Your an apple is toxic and can explode you or your enemy.
- Added new cool animation and effects!
- Added new kittens!
- Added new mushrooms!
- Fixed bugs

Go! Eat! Bomb!


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          Apple iPad mini 4 128GB Wi-Fi for $379 (24% off) at Walmart   
Walmart has the Apple iPad mini 4 128GB Wi-Fi for $379 (24% off). The tablet has a 7.9-inch Retina display and A8 2nd Gen chip. It has an 8MP iSight camera and FaceTime HD camera. It is available in gold and space gray.


          Concurso NAVIDAD #1: Calendario Adviento Babor   



Ya va oliendo a Navidad :). Mires donde mires ya comenzamos a encontrar vistosos escaparates con árboles, guirnaldas, campanas, luces... brillos y más brillos. Pero si es que queda un mes para que celebremos una de las fiestas más esperadas del año. Nos guste o no, no podemos negar que es una cita entrañable en la que nos reunimos con familia, amigos, etc. con los que posiblemente sólo coincidamos esa vez en el año. Parece que en Navidad nos olvidamos de los problemas, nos permitimos ese capricho que llevamos todo el año deseando y le damos un poco de tregua al ajetreado ritmo de vida que llevamos.

Por eso y porque me encanta la Navidad, vamos a realizar un concurso diferente cada semana de diciembre :). 

El primero de ellos viene gracias al Centro de Estética Laura Puerto. Se trata del Calendario de Adviento de Babor -firma de alta cosmética alemana-, que esconde 24 pequeños tesoros para lucir una piel radiante en tan solo 3 semanas. Cada ventana contiene un fluido para que cada noche, después de la rutina facial nos lo apliquemos en cara, cuello y escote. Su alta concentración de activos hacen una cura de belleza intensiva para nuestro rostro, y para estar resplandeciente el 25 de diciembre .

El calendario está valorado en 72,95€ y contiene:


  • 2 Hydra Plus Active Fluid, que gracias al ácido hialurónico reestablece el equilibrio de hidratación de la piel.
  • 3 Algae Active Fluid, una unión de alga fósil y algua azul que depura y remineraliza la piel.
  • 2 Revitalizing Oxygen Fluid, con oxígeno encapsulado para la revitalización de la piel.
  • 3 Triple Booster Fluid, regenerador antiedad para rejuvenecer la funciones de la piel.
  • 2 Collagen Booster Fluid, aporta elasticidad y firmeza al óvalo.
  • 3 Lift Express Fluid, anti-aging reafirmante y de efecto lifting inmediato.
  • 3 HSR Glamour Fluid, con partículas de oro que iluminan el rostro y lo tensan.
  • 2 Sea Creation Serum, antioxidante y estimulador de la recuperación celular.





Además de ello, Laura Puerto realizará un tratamiento facial personalizado en cabina para la ganadora del calendario. ¿Qué os parece? :) Para participar hay que seguir los 4 pasos básicos de siempre.







♥ ¡Muchísima suerte a todas y que paséis una fantástica semana! 



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          Apple releases iPhone film by 'Eternal Sunshine' director - CNET   
Commentary: Michel Gondry makes a movie for Apple, all shot on an iPhone, about a family vacation that has a little disaster.
          The evolution of Apple iOS - CNET   
Here's how Apple's famed iPhone and iPad operating system has changed over the years.
          Apple & other companies want Calif. DMV to change autonomous vehicle rules   
Apple & other companies want Calif. DMV to change autonomous vehicle rules

Dozens of tech companies, including Apple, Google’s Waymo and Tesla, have expressed their desire to see some changes in the California Department of Motor Vehicles’ self-driving car policies.

Apple, Waymo, Tesla and other companies like Uber, Lyft, Toyota and Ford recently submitted comments to the California DMV, which were then shared online. The suggestions range from deciding when a driver should take control of the self-driving vehicle to recommending paying passengers to be allowed to ride in autonomous vehicles.

Waymo, the self-driving car subsidiary of Google, said, “We’re encouraged by the DMV efforts to develop regulations for autonomous vehicles that would help California remain a leader in the development of self-driving cars. Waymo looks forward to deploying this life-saving technology in the state.”

Apple’s director of product integrity Steve Kenner said in a statement that the Cupertino-based tech giant wanted the DMV to make changes to three of its policies that relate to disengagement reporting, definitions and testing of vehicles without safety drivers.

The California DMV told reports that it is reviewing the public comments on the proposed self-driving vehicle regulations. In case it decides to make changes to the existing regulations, it will hold a fifteen-day public comment period to allow individuals and companies to weigh in.

Business: 
Technology: 

          Future Google Pixel phones may feature curved screens   
Future Google Pixel phones may feature curved screens

Tech giant Google Inc. has plans to introduce a curved screen on the follow-up to its Pixel flagship smartphone that was launched in 2016, according to emerging media reports.

A report from South Korea’s Electronic Times claimed that Google has offered to invest $880 million (1 trillion won) in LG Display Co. in order to secure a stable supply of flexible OLEDs for its next handset.

While many may be surprised by this piece of information, experts said it is not that much astonishing as it seems to be the popular flavor of the year in smartphone design.

For instance, Korean electronics giant Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 smartphone sports a curved screen. Cupertino-based Apple Inc. has reportedly signed a deal with a company to get 160 million curved screens for its next iPhone.

However, it may take some time for Google to get curved screens as its offer is still under consideration by LG Display. Google mayn’t have many other options as Samsung will likely not be able to accommodate additional demand after signing a deal with Apple.

Technology: 
Companies: 

          Apple upgrades Mac Pros without increasing their starting prices   
Apple upgrades Mac Pros without increasing their starting prices

Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple Inc has upgraded its Mac Pro desktop computers by equipping them with faster CPUs, more efficient GPUs and additional memory, while keeping their starting prices at their existing levels.

While Apple hasn’t officially unveiled the new standard configurations of its Mac computers, it showed them on its website earlier this month.

The previous Mac Pro 4-core model now comes equipped with a 6-core Intel Xeon E5 processor that offers 12MB of L3 cache and Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz. The former 6-core Mac Pro model now come equipped withy an 8-core Intel Xeon E5 processor that offers 25MB of L3 cache and Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz.

The new 6-core Mac Pro also comes with the optional 3.0GHz 8-core processor with 25MB of L3 cache or a 2.7GHz twelve-core processor with 30MB of L3 cache. Buyers of the new 8-core model can also upgrade to a 2.7GHz 12-core chip accompanied by 30MB of L3 cache.

In addition, the updated 6-core model gets 16GB of 1866MHz DDR3 ECC memory standard, up from 12GB in the previous model. The 6-core Mac Pro now gets dual AMD FirePro D500 GPUs. Both models continue to come equipped with 256 gigabytes of PCIe-based flash storage that can be upgraded to 512GB or 1TB of storage at some additional cost.

Despite the significant enhancements, Mac Pro desktop lineup’s starting prices remained at their existing levels. The six-core and eight-core models of the Mac Pro start at $2,999 and $3,999, respectively.

Technology: 
Companies: 

          Olympia Washington Reason #94 Why Joining the International .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business Model May Be a Foolish Investment Idea   

Olympia, WA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?

Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

If You Do, then Contact Us Today!
g3president@comcast.net
801-809-7766

G3 Develops Customs APPS.
G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-apps-1616114

Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

http://www.g3-development.co/

https://youtu.be/RvgYOIHtWDA

https://youtu.be/61e2ZIw1mKo

Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also desktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

Olympia Washington Reason #94 Why Joining the International .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business Model May be a Foolish Investment Idea

Why An App Is Important
Now that we've got that figured out, the next question you're probably asking is "why should I care about apps?"  Two good reasons:

(1) Web apps or online apps can be a faster, cheaper, more efficient way of deploying software in your business.  Rather than buying a software license, having to install it on your servers or local computers, keeping up with updates — all of which can be expensive and take time — you can simply go online and sign up for an account.  In a few minutes you are using the software.  And typically you pay a monthly fee, meaning that you don't have to pay license fee up front.   For more on what you can do with Web applications, read:  How Small Businesses Use Web Apps – and What to Look For.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/10/how-small-businesses-use-web-apps.html

(2) Mobile apps extend the reach and productivity of your business.  Once you equip your mobile device and/or your employees' mobile devices with apps, then you and they can perform all sorts of business functions while out of the office traveling, on sales calls, making service calls, etc.  A mobile app usually enables you to do something specific, like accessing your bank account in the case of a banking app, or run payroll with a payroll mobile app.  Check out: 10 Ways to Use Mobile Devices to Run Your Business.  

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/09/mobile-devices-to-run-your-business.html

So the next time someone bandies about the term "app" you'll be in the know. More importantly, perhaps you'll be in a position to say, "Oh sure, we use all sorts of apps to run our business better."

How to download apps? Where you get your apps from depends on what kind of smartphone you're using. The three of today's biggest smartphone platforms - Android, iOS and Windows Phone - all come with brows-able desktop web sites and accompanying app stores that arrive built-in as part of the phone's operating system.

In addition to the official app stores from Apple, Google and Microsoft, there are unofficial options, too. Take the Android Amazon Appstore app for example. Google doesn't allow rival app shops to list themselves on its own app shop, so the Amazon Appstore has to be downloaded to your phone through the web browser. Install this and you're presented with Amazon's own collection of apps, which can offer different prices and levels of support when compared to the Google option. And, to go a step further, Android's open software lets anyone install anything from the web.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

You may have heard people talking about using a program, an application, or an app. But what exactly does that mean? Simply put, an app is a type of software that allows you to perform specific tasks. Applications for desktop or laptop computers are sometimes called desktop applications, while those for mobile devices are called mobile apps.

When you open an application, it runs inside the operating system until you close it. Most of the time, you will have more than one application open at the same time, which is known as multi-tasking.

In January 2011, the American Dialect Society named "app" the word of the year for 2010. That action alone says a lot. Being named word of year signifies that a term is trendy and growing in popularity. However, just because the use of a word is growing, we shouldn't assume that everyone knows it — yet. That's because being named word of the year also implies that the word is newly prominent. If the word were utterly commonplace like "dog" or "cat" it wouldn't have been singled out. Therefore, we should recognize that not everyone will know the word "app" at this point.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2011/03/what-is-an-app.html

Defining "App:" The word app is a noun, and it's short for "application." Application in this case refers to a software application — in other words, an app is a software program.

Where to Get Apps? In the context of mobile apps, almost every platform has its own repository where its users can download both free and paid apps. These are normally accessible through the device itself or maybe even a website so that the app can be queued up for download the next time the user is on the device.

For example, the Google Play store and Amazon's Appstore for Android are two places where Android users can download mobile apps. iPhones, iPod touches and iPads can get apps through iTunes on a computer or via the App Store straight from the device. G3 has custom PP solutions for you!

https://www.apple.com/itunes/

Desktop apps are more widely available from unofficial sources (e.g. Softpedia and FileHippo.com) but some official ones include the Mac App Store for macOS apps and the Windows Store for Windows apps. Tip: See how to safely download and install software to avoid getting malware. Web apps, on the other hand, load within a web browser and don't need to be downloaded. That is, unless you're talking about something like Chrome Apps that are downloaded to your computer but then run as small web-based apps through the chrome://apps/ URL, such as Videostream.

Note: Google refers to their online services as app but they also sell a specific suite of services known as Google Apps for Work. Google has an application hosting service called Google App Engine, which is a part of the Google Cloud Platform.

~If one thinks about "the real reason why"  they need to engage in Social Media,
it all boils down to these basics:

(a)   Forming the right relations and
(b)   Doing so the right way
~Many business leaders are still at the fundamental stage of asking,
"Why is Social Media important for my business?"
~This very question begs another question:
"Have you been paying attention to the marketplace?"

Ok, so, most people will answer these questions quite easily.  And here's how it usually goes: "Yes, of course I've been paying attention to the marketplace and Social Media is obviously important because it seems to be everywhere one turns.  One is hearing about Social Media but still have the need to understand why  the businesses using it and why is it creating so much attention."  The answer to "Why" is related to "How and What" a business does to engage in market relations with the aim of creating an opportunity for a business transaction.  Why do businesses exist?  Primarily to:

(a) Create value and
(b) Attract a market who wants the value proposition enough to engage.

However, the "How" of doing this has dramatically changed in the last 2 years from "Push Marketing" to "Pull Marketing."  This transformation has all happened via relevant and relative conversations that attract the market one will seek to the client.

The Real Reasons Why To Use Social Media:
1. If ones business can't be found — they are not engaging with the "True Market."
2. Social Media (YouTube) is 64% more effective — than traditional advertising.
3. Ones "True Competition" — is guaranteed to be engaged in Social Media.
4. One will find customers — 15 times faster with Social Media.
5. One can reach the "True Market" — by simply engaging the right people.
6. By ignoring this Social Media Market, they are not creating opportunities –
while the competition is.
7. Social Media saves massive amounts of time— if one uses it right.

Site owners started to recognize the value of having their sites highly ranked and visible in search engine results, creating an opportunity for both white hat and black hat SEO practitioners. According to industry analyst Danny Sullivan, the phrase "search engine optimization" probably came into use in 1997. The first documented use of the term Search Engine Optimization was John Audette and his company Multimedia Marketing Group as documented by a web page from the MMG site from August, 1997.

Early versions of search algorithms relied on webmaster-provided information such as the keyword meta tag, or index files in engines like ALIWEB. Meta tags provide a guide to each page's content. Using meta data to index pages was found to be less than reliable, however, because the webmaster's choice of keywords in the meta tag could potentially be an inaccurate representation of the site's actual content. Inaccurate, incomplete, and inconsistent data in meta tags could and did cause pages to rank for irrelevant searches.  Web content providers also manipulated a number of attributes within the HTML source of a page in an attempt to rank well in search engines.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity

http://www.g3-development.co/
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          Orange, CA Reason #93 Why Supporting the Nationwide .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Product May Be a Regrettable Investment Idea   

Orange, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?

Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

If You Do, then Contact Us Today!
g3president@comcast.net
801-809-7766

G3 Develops Customs APPS.
G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-apps-1616114

Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

http://www.g3-development.co/

https://youtu.be/RvgYOIHtWDA

https://youtu.be/61e2ZIw1mKo

Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also desktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

How to download apps? Where you get your apps from depends on what kind of smartphone you're using. The three of today's biggest smartphone platforms - Android, iOS and Windows Phone - all come with brows-able desktop web sites and accompanying app stores that arrive built-in as part of the phone's operating system.

In addition to the official app stores from Apple, Google and Microsoft, there are unofficial options, too. Take the Android Amazon Appstore app for example. Google doesn't allow rival app shops to list themselves on its own app shop, so the Amazon Appstore has to be downloaded to your phone through the web browser. Install this and you're presented with Amazon's own collection of apps, which can offer different prices and levels of support when compared to the Google option. And, to go a step further, Android's open software lets anyone install anything from the web.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

You may have heard people talking about using a program, an application, or an app. But what exactly does that mean? Simply put, an app is a type of software that allows you to perform specific tasks. Applications for desktop or laptop computers are sometimes called desktop applications, while those for mobile devices are called mobile apps.

When you open an application, it runs inside the operating system until you close it. Most of the time, you will have more than one application open at the same time, which is known as multi-tasking.

In January 2011, the American Dialect Society named "app" the word of the year for 2010. That action alone says a lot. Being named word of year signifies that a term is trendy and growing in popularity. However, just because the use of a word is growing, we shouldn't assume that everyone knows it — yet. That's because being named word of the year also implies that the word is newly prominent. If the word were utterly commonplace like "dog" or "cat" it wouldn't have been singled out. Therefore, we should recognize that not everyone will know the word "app" at this point.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2011/03/what-is-an-app.html

Defining "App:" The word app is a noun, and it's short for "application." Application in this case refers to a software application — in other words, an app is a software program.

Orange, CA Reason #93 Why Supporting the Nationwide .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Product May be a Regrettable Investment Idea

Common Mistake #1:  Hiring the Wrong Coach - There are a lot of people tagging themselves as "Social Media Experts, Gurus or Certified Specialists."  Most of the people making these claims are individuals/organizations who offer "basic Social Media skill sets and copy methodologies" which, in the end, will get  the wrong kind of connections, a lot of the wrong followers as well as a bad reputation in the marketplace.  Just like in the Indiana Jones movie, one needs to "choose wisely" or they will perish from a Social Media perspective.

Communications is a system to leverage an organizations ability to connect with ones market; Social Media is "the new" communications system.  Communications is about reach.  Communicating is about relational dynamics between people.  Social Media provides the means to effectively communicate with ones market.  However, communicating in human rather than institutional terms.  If one is not communicating (listening first, initiating second) then, how in the world does one expect to create relationships with people and businesses that may want the value that one offers?

Mission Statement:
To proactively serve our business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

Vision Statement:
To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity. .

The Real Reasons Why To Use Social Media:
1. If ones business can't be found — they are not engaging with the "True Market."
2. Social Media (YouTube) is 64% more effective — than traditional advertising.
3. Ones "True Competition" — is guaranteed to be engaged in Social Media.
4. One will find customers — 15 times faster with Social Media.
5. One can reach the "True Market" — by simply engaging the right people.
6. By ignoring this Social Media Market, they are not creating opportunities –
while the competition is.
7. Social Media saves massive amounts of time— if one uses it right.

Site owners started to recognize the value of having their sites highly ranked and visible in search engine results, creating an opportunity for both white hat and black hat SEO practitioners. According to industry analyst Danny Sullivan, the phrase "search engine optimization" probably came into use in 1997. The first documented use of the term Search Engine Optimization was John Audette and his company Multimedia Marketing Group as documented by a web page from the MMG site from August, 1997.

Early versions of search algorithms relied on webmaster-provided information such as the keyword meta tag, or index files in engines like ALIWEB. Meta tags provide a guide to each page's content. Using meta data to index pages was found to be less than reliable, however, because the webmaster's choice of keywords in the meta tag could potentially be an inaccurate representation of the site's actual content. Inaccurate, incomplete, and inconsistent data in meta tags could and did cause pages to rank for irrelevant searches.  Web content providers also manipulated a number of attributes within the HTML source of a page in an attempt to rank well in search engines.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity

http://www.g3-development.co/
877-229-9183

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/orange-ca-reason-93-why-supporting-the-nationwide-well-beyond-marketing-network-wellbeyond-product-may-be-a-regrettable-investment-idea-827045.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Well Beyond
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://www.g3-development.co


          Paradise, NV Reason #90 Why Join the Local .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business Model May Be a Unacceptable Choice   

Paradise, NV -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?

Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

If You Do, then Contact Us Today!
g3president@comcast.net
801-809-7766

G3 Develops Customs APPS.
G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-apps-1616114

Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

http://www.g3-development.co/

https://youtu.be/RvgYOIHtWDA

https://youtu.be/61e2ZIw1mKo

Ddesktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

Paradise, NV Reason #90 Why Join the Local .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business Model May be a Unacceptable Choice

Why An App Is Important

Now that we've got that figured out, the next question you're probably asking is "why should I care about apps?"  Two good reasons:

(1) Web apps or online apps can be a faster, cheaper, more efficient way of deploying software in your business.  Rather than buying a software license, having to install it on your servers or local computers, keeping up with updates — all of which can be expensive and take time — you can simply go online and sign up for an account.  In a few minutes you are using the software.  And typically you pay a monthly fee, meaning that you don't have to pay license fee up front.   For more on what you can do with Web applications, read:  How Small Businesses Use Web Apps – and What to Look For.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/10/how-small-businesses-use-web-apps.html

(2) Mobile apps extend the reach and productivity of your business.  Once you equip your mobile device and/or your employees' mobile devices with apps, then you and they can perform all sorts of business functions while out of the office traveling, on sales calls, making service calls, etc.  A mobile app usually enables you to do something specific, like accessing your bank account in the case of a banking app, or run payroll with a payroll mobile app.  Check out: 10 Ways to Use Mobile Devices to Run Your Business.  

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/09/mobile-devices-to-run-your-business.html

So the next time someone bandies about the term "app" you'll be in the know. More importantly, perhaps you'll be in a position to say, "Oh sure, we use all sorts of apps to run our business better."

Where to Get Apps? In the context of mobile apps, almost every platform has its own repository where its users can download both free and paid apps. These are normally accessible through the device itself or maybe even a website so that the app can be queued up for download the next time the user is on the device.

For example, the Google Play store and Amazon's Appstore for Android are two places where Android users can download mobile apps. iPhones, iPod touches and iPads can get apps through iTunes on a computer or via the App Store straight from the device. G3 has custom PP solutions for you!

https://www.apple.com/itunes/

Desktop apps are more widely available from unofficial sources (e.g. Softpedia and FileHippo.com) but some official ones include the Mac App Store for macOS apps and the Windows Store for Windows apps. Tip: See how to safely download and install software to avoid getting malware. Web apps, on the other hand, load within a web browser and don't need to be downloaded. That is, unless you're talking about something like Chrome Apps that are downloaded to your computer but then run as small web-based apps through the chrome://apps/ URL, such as Videostream.

Note: Google refers to their online services as app but they also sell a specific suite of services known as Google Apps for Work. Google has an application hosting service called Google App Engine, which is a part of the Google Cloud Platform.

Grow A Business With Localized Web Traffic From THEIR OWN Google-Friendly Blog Website! G3 Make's It Easy...

Google ranks websites based on the relevance, freshness, and content structure. G3 creates powerful custom content for the client that search engines LOVE based on important keywords about their business type and location. Then, G3 will merge that content with specific details the client's have given them about The client themselves! The result...? A powerful web presence that helps propel the client to the top of search results!

G3 Development Writes "Powerful Custom Content" Specific to THE CLIENT!
G3 localize's their content
G3 includes relevant keywords and optimized links
G3 Publishes  the Clients Content at the Right Frequency!
Appeals to search engines like Google
Search engines index the clients information SOONER
G3 Creates and Manages the Tools For the Cleint!
G3 provides the blog
G3 provides the hosting

As the cleints new blog site begins to fill with content, and they establish a web presence, search engines begin to notice, index, and list them in their results. This is often referred to as "Organic SEO". The more custom content they have, the higher the site climbs in search results. If they're new to blogging and web marketing, G3 understands. For the most part, they'll take care of things for the client. However if they would like to get involved, G3 created an easy-to-follow instructions and a cool video library to help them become more familiar with their new blog site. G3 Development provides access to these resources once the client has established an account.

When people needed or wanted something in the old days, they'd look up information in the yellow pages.  Today, people turn to search engines to find what they want or need.

Each day, on average, Google searches currently total over 400,000,000.  When people are looking to purchase something they want/need, more-and-more they're going "on line" to find out what other people think or say about a certain product, service or brand.  The relevancy that influences people's buying behavior is other people's conversations.  That's if they can find a conversation and if it provides the value that people are looking for.  If one can learn "how" to use social media correctly then they'll understand "what" the market is looking for and "where" they are looking.

To sum up:
For many, the Web isn't a place to look for information — it's the only place.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity

http://www.g3-development.co/
877-229-9183

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/paradise-nv-reason-90-why-join-the-local-well-beyond-marketing-network-wellbeyond-business-model-may-be-a-unacceptable-choice-827042.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Well Beyond
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://www.g3-development.co


          Overland Park, KS Reason #91 Why Financially Supporting the Local .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business May Be a Bad Investment Idea   

Overland Park, KS -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?

Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

If You Do, then Contact Us Today!
g3president@comcast.net
801-809-7766

G3 Develops Customs APPS.
G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-apps-1616114

Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

http://www.g3-development.co/

https://youtu.be/RvgYOIHtWDA

https://youtu.be/61e2ZIw1mKo

Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also desktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

How to download apps? Where you get your apps from depends on what kind of smartphone you're using. The three of today's biggest smartphone platforms - Android, iOS and Windows Phone - all come with brows-able desktop web sites and accompanying app stores that arrive built-in as part of the phone's operating system.

In addition to the official app stores from Apple, Google and Microsoft, there are unofficial options, too. Take the Android Amazon Appstore app for example. Google doesn't allow rival app shops to list themselves on its own app shop, so the Amazon Appstore has to be downloaded to your phone through the web browser. Install this and you're presented with Amazon's own collection of apps, which can offer different prices and levels of support when compared to the Google option. And, to go a step further, Android's open software lets anyone install anything from the web.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

Overland Park, KS Reason #91 Why Financially Supporting the Local .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business May be a Bad Investment Idea

You may have heard people talking about using a program, an application, or an app. But what exactly does that mean? Simply put, an app is a type of software that allows you to perform specific tasks. Applications for desktop or laptop computers are sometimes called desktop applications, while those for mobile devices are called mobile apps.

When you open an application, it runs inside the operating system until you close it. Most of the time, you will have more than one application open at the same time, which is known as multi-tasking.

In January 2011, the American Dialect Society named "app" the word of the year for 2010. That action alone says a lot. Being named word of year signifies that a term is trendy and growing in popularity. However, just because the use of a word is growing, we shouldn't assume that everyone knows it — yet. That's because being named word of the year also implies that the word is newly prominent. If the word were utterly commonplace like "dog" or "cat" it wouldn't have been singled out. Therefore, we should recognize that not everyone will know the word "app" at this point.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2011/03/what-is-an-app.html

Defining "App:" The word app is a noun, and it's short for "application." Application in this case refers to a software application — in other words, an app is a software program.

Common Mistake #1:  Hiring the Wrong Coach - There are a lot of people tagging themselves as "Social Media Experts, Gurus or Certified Specialists."  Most of the people making these claims are individuals/organizations who offer "basic Social Media skill sets and copy methodologies" which, in the end, will get  the wrong kind of connections, a lot of the wrong followers as well as a bad reputation in the marketplace.  Just like in the Indiana Jones movie, one needs to "choose wisely" or they will perish from a Social Media perspective.

Communications is a system to leverage an organizations ability to connect with ones market; Social Media is "the new" communications system.  Communications is about reach.  Communicating is about relational dynamics between people.  Social Media provides the means to effectively communicate with ones market.  However, communicating in human rather than institutional terms.  If one is not communicating (listening first, initiating second) then, how in the world does one expect to create relationships with people and businesses that may want the value that one offers?

Mission Statement:
To proactively serve our business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

Vision Statement:
To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity.

~If one thinks about "the real reason why"  they need to engage in Social Media,
it all boils down to these basics:

(a)   Forming the right relations and
(b)   Doing so the right way
~Many business leaders are still at the fundamental stage of asking,
"Why is Social Media important for my business?"
~This very question begs another question:
"Have you been paying attention to the marketplace?"

Ok, so, most people will answer these questions quite easily.  And here's how it usually goes: "Yes, of course I've been paying attention to the marketplace and Social Media is obviously important because it seems to be everywhere one turns.  One is hearing about Social Media but still have the need to understand why  the businesses using it and why is it creating so much attention."  The answer to "Why" is related to "How and What" a business does to engage in market relations with the aim of creating an opportunity for a business transaction.  Why do businesses exist?  Primarily to:

(a) Create value and
(b) Attract a market who wants the value proposition enough to engage.

However, the "How" of doing this has dramatically changed in the last 2 years from "Push Marketing" to "Pull Marketing."  This transformation has all happened via relevant and relative conversations that attract the market one will seek to the client.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity

http://www.g3-development.co/
877-229-9183

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/overland-park-ks-reason-91-why-financially-supporting-the-local-well-beyond-marketing-network-wellbeyond-business-may-be-a-bad-investment-idea-827043.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Well Beyond
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://www.g3-development.co


          Park City, UTAH Reason #89 Why Purchasing the International .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Product May Be a Dreadful Choice   

Park City, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?

Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

If You Do, then Contact Us Today!
g3president@comcast.net
801-809-7766

G3 Develops Customs APPS.
G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-apps-1616114

Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

http://www.g3-development.co/

https://youtu.be/RvgYOIHtWDA

https://youtu.be/61e2ZIw1mKo

Park City, UTAH Reason #89 Why Purchasing the International .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Product May be a Dreadful Choice

Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also desktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

Common Mistake #1:  Hiring the Wrong Coach - There are a lot of people tagging themselves as "Social Media Experts, Gurus or Certified Specialists."  Most of the people making these claims are individuals/organizations who offer "basic Social Media skill sets and copy methodologies" which, in the end, will get  the wrong kind of connections, a lot of the wrong followers as well as a bad reputation in the marketplace.  Just like in the Indiana Jones movie, one needs to "choose wisely" or they will perish from a Social Media perspective.

Communications is a system to leverage an organizations ability to connect with ones market; Social Media is "the new" communications system.  Communications is about reach.  Communicating is about relational dynamics between people.  Social Media provides the means to effectively communicate with ones market.  However, communicating in human rather than institutional terms.  If one is not communicating (listening first, initiating second) then, how in the world does one expect to create relationships with people and businesses that may want the value that one offers?

Mission Statement:
To proactively serve our business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

Vision Statement:
To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity.

~If one thinks about "the real reason why"  they need to engage in Social Media,
it all boils down to these basics:

(a)   Forming the right relations and
(b)   Doing so the right way
~Many business leaders are still at the fundamental stage of asking,
"Why is Social Media important for my business?"
~This very question begs another question:
"Have you been paying attention to the marketplace?"

Ok, so, most people will answer these questions quite easily.  And here's how it usually goes: "Yes, of course I've been paying attention to the marketplace and Social Media is obviously important because it seems to be everywhere one turns.  One is hearing about Social Media but still have the need to understand why  the businesses using it and why is it creating so much attention."  The answer to "Why" is related to "How and What" a business does to engage in market relations with the aim of creating an opportunity for a business transaction.  Why do businesses exist?  Primarily to:

(a) Create value and
(b) Attract a market who wants the value proposition enough to engage.

However, the "How" of doing this has dramatically changed in the last 2 years from "Push Marketing" to "Pull Marketing."  This transformation has all happened via relevant and relative conversations that attract the market one will seek to the client.

How to download apps? Where you get your apps from depends on what kind of smartphone you're using. The three of today's biggest smartphone platforms - Android, iOS and Windows Phone - all come with brows-able desktop web sites and accompanying app stores that arrive built-in as part of the phone's operating system.

In addition to the official app stores from Apple, Google and Microsoft, there are unofficial options, too. Take the Android Amazon Appstore app for example. Google doesn't allow rival app shops to list themselves on its own app shop, so the Amazon Appstore has to be downloaded to your phone through the web browser. Install this and you're presented with Amazon's own collection of apps, which can offer different prices and levels of support when compared to the Google option. And, to go a step further, Android's open software lets anyone install anything from the web.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

Everyone has an app these days. TV shows, web sites, major multinational corporations, even your brother-in-law's taxi firm conducts its business through an iPhone app -- but what are they? Ask G3-Development.co

Well, apps are basically little, self-contained programs, used to enhance existing functionality, hopefully in a simple, more user-friendly way. Take one of today's modern smartphones. They all come with powerful web browsers, meaning you can do pretty much anything you can do on a desktop computer in a phone's browser.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

But fiddling about with a URL bar and managing bookmarks on a mobile phone it still a pretty awkward, cumbersome experience. Which is why many online sites and services now go down the standalone app route, giving them better control of the user experience and, hopefully, making everything simpler and quicker to open and use.

Where to Get Apps? In the context of mobile apps, almost every platform has its own repository where its users can download both free and paid apps. These are normally accessible through the device itself or maybe even a website so that the app can be queued up for download the next time the user is on the device.

For example, the Google Play store and Amazon's Appstore for Android are two places where Android users can download mobile apps. iPhones, iPod touches and iPads can get apps through iTunes on a computer or via the App Store straight from the device. G3 has custom PP solutions for you!

https://www.apple.com/itunes/

Desktop apps are more widely available from unofficial sources (e.g. Softpedia and FileHippo.com) but some official ones include the Mac App Store for macOS apps and the Windows Store for Windows apps. Tip: See how to safely download and install software to avoid getting malware. Web apps, on the other hand, load within a web browser and don't need to be downloaded. That is, unless you're talking about something like Chrome Apps that are downloaded to your computer but then run as small web-based apps through the chrome://apps/ URL, such as Videostream.

Note: Google refers to their online services as app but they also sell a specific suite of services known as Google Apps for Work. Google has an application hosting service called Google App Engine, which is a part of the Google Cloud Platform.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity

http://www.g3-development.co/
877-229-9183

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/park-city-utah-reason-89-why-purchasing-the-international-well-beyond-marketing-network-wellbeyond-product-may-be-a-dreadful-choice-827041.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Well Beyond
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://www.g3-development.co


          Peoria, AZ Reason #86 Why Aligning to the Local .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business Model May Be an Atrocious Choice   

Peoria, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/29/2017 -- Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?

Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

If You Do, then Contact Us Today!
g3president@comcast.net
801-809-7766

G3 Develops Customs APPS.
G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-apps-1616114

Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

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https://youtu.be/RvgYOIHtWDA

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Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also desktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

How to download apps? Where you get your apps from depends on what kind of smartphone you're using. The three of today's biggest smartphone platforms - Android, iOS and Windows Phone - all come with brows-able desktop web sites and accompanying app stores that arrive built-in as part of the phone's operating system.

In addition to the official app stores from Apple, Google and Microsoft, there are unofficial options, too. Take the Android Amazon Appstore app for example. Google doesn't allow rival app shops to list themselves on its own app shop, so the Amazon Appstore has to be downloaded to your phone through the web browser. Install this and you're presented with Amazon's own collection of apps, which can offer different prices and levels of support when compared to the Google option. And, to go a step further, Android's open software lets anyone install anything from the web.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

You may have heard people talking about using a program, an application, or an app. But what exactly does that mean? Simply put, an app is a type of software that allows you to perform specific tasks. Applications for desktop or laptop computers are sometimes called desktop applications, while those for mobile devices are called mobile apps.

When you open an application, it runs inside the operating system until you close it. Most of the time, you will have more than one application open at the same time, which is known as multi-tasking.

In January 2011, the American Dialect Society named "app" the word of the year for 2010. That action alone says a lot. Being named word of year signifies that a term is trendy and growing in popularity. However, just because the use of a word is growing, we shouldn't assume that everyone knows it — yet. That's because being named word of the year also implies that the word is newly prominent. If the word were utterly commonplace like "dog" or "cat" it wouldn't have been singled out. Therefore, we should recognize that not everyone will know the word "app" at this point.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2011/03/what-is-an-app.html

Defining "App:" The word app is a noun, and it's short for "application." Application in this case refers to a software application — in other words, an app is a software program.

Why An App Is Important

Now that we've got that figured out, the next question you're probably asking is "why should I care about apps?"  Two good reasons:

(1) Web apps or online apps can be a faster, cheaper, more efficient way of deploying software in your business.  Rather than buying a software license, having to install it on your servers or local computers, keeping up with updates — all of which can be expensive and take time — you can simply go online and sign up for an account.  In a few minutes you are using the software.  And typically you pay a monthly fee, meaning that you don't have to pay license fee up front.   For more on what you can do with Web applications, read:  How Small Businesses Use Web Apps – and What to Look For.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/10/how-small-businesses-use-web-apps.html

(2) Mobile apps extend the reach and productivity of your business.  Once you equip your mobile device and/or your employees' mobile devices with apps, then you and they can perform all sorts of business functions while out of the office traveling, on sales calls, making service calls, etc.  A mobile app usually enables you to do something specific, like accessing your bank account in the case of a banking app, or run payroll with a payroll mobile app.  Check out: 10 Ways to Use Mobile Devices to Run Your Business.  

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/09/mobile-devices-to-run-your-business.html

So the next time someone bandies about the term "app" you'll be in the know. More importantly, perhaps you'll be in a position to say, "Oh sure, we use all sorts of apps to run our business better."

Peoria, AZ Reason #86 Why Aligning to the Local .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business Model May be an Atrocious Choice

Grow A Business With Localized Web Traffic From THEIR OWN Google-Friendly Blog Website! G3 Make's It Easy...

Google ranks websites based on the relevance, freshness, and content structure. G3 creates powerful custom content for the client that search engines LOVE based on important keywords about their business type and location. Then, G3 will merge that content with specific details the client's have given them about The client themselves! The result...? A powerful web presence that helps propel the client to the top of search results!

G3 Development Writes "Powerful Custom Content" Specific to THE CLIENT!
G3 localize's their content
G3 includes relevant keywords and optimized links
G3 Publishes  the Clients Content at the Right Frequency!
Appeals to search engines like Google
Search engines index the clients information SOONER
G3 Creates and Manages the Tools For the Cleint!
G3 provides the blog
G3 provides the hosting

As the cleints new blog site begins to fill with content, and they establish a web presence, search engines begin to notice, index, and list them in their results. This is often referred to as "Organic SEO". The more custom content they have, the higher the site climbs in search results. If they're new to blogging and web marketing, G3 understands. For the most part, they'll take care of things for the client. However if they would like to get involved, G3 created an easy-to-follow instructions and a cool video library to help them become more familiar with their new blog site. G3 Development provides access to these resources once the client has established an account.

~If one thinks about "the real reason why"  they need to engage in Social Media,
it all boils down to these basics:

(a)   Forming the right relations and
(b)   Doing so the right way
~Many business leaders are still at the fundamental stage of asking,
"Why is Social Media important for my business?"
~This very question begs another question:
"Have you been paying attention to the marketplace?"

Ok, so, most people will answer these questions quite easily.  And here's how it usually goes: "Yes, of course I've been paying attention to the marketplace and Social Media is obviously important because it seems to be everywhere one turns.  One is hearing about Social Media but still have the need to understand why  the businesses using it and why is it creating so much attention."  The answer to "Why" is related to "How and What" a business does to engage in market relations with the aim of creating an opportunity for a business transaction.  Why do businesses exist?  Primarily to:

(a) Create value and
(b) Attract a market who wants the value proposition enough to engage.

However, the "How" of doing this has dramatically changed in the last 2 years from "Push Marketing" to "Pull Marketing."  This transformation has all happened via relevant and relative conversations that attract the market one will seek to the client.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity

http://www.g3-development.co/
877-229-9183

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/peoria-az-reason-86-why-aligning-to-the-local-well-beyond-marketing-network-wellbeyond-business-model-may-be-an-atrocious-choice-825869.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Well Beyond
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Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://www.g3-development.co


          Phoenix, AZ Reason #83 Why Donating to the Regional .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business May Be a Regrettable Choice   

Phoenix, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/29/2017 -- Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?
Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?
Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

If You Do, then Contact Us Today!
g3president@comcast.net
801-809-7766

G3 Develops Customs APPS.
G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-apps-1616114

Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

http://www.g3-development.co/

https://youtu.be/RvgYOIHtWDA

https://youtu.be/61e2ZIw1mKo

Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also desktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

Where to Get Apps? In the context of mobile apps, almost every platform has its own repository where its users can download both free and paid apps. These are normally accessible through the device itself or maybe even a website so that the app can be queued up for download the next time the user is on the device.

For example, the Google Play store and Amazon's Appstore for Android are two places where Android users can download mobile apps. iPhones, iPod touches and iPads can get apps through iTunes on a computer or via the App Store straight from the device. G3 has custom PP solutions for you!

https://www.apple.com/itunes/

Desktop apps are more widely available from unofficial sources (e.g. Softpedia and FileHippo.com) but some official ones include the Mac App Store for macOS apps and the Windows Store for Windows apps. Tip: See how to safely download and install software to avoid getting malware. Web apps, on the other hand, load within a web browser and don't need to be downloaded. That is, unless you're talking about something like Chrome Apps that are downloaded to your computer but then run as small web-based apps through the chrome://apps/ URL, such as Videostream.

Note: Google refers to their online services as app but they also sell a specific suite of services known as Google Apps for Work. Google has an application hosting service called Google App Engine, which is a part of the Google Cloud Platform.

Phoenix, AZ Reason #83 Why Donating to the Regional .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business May be a Regrettable Choice

Everyone has an app these days. TV shows, web sites, major multinational corporations, even your brother-in-law's taxi firm conducts its business through an iPhone app -- but what are they? Ask G3-Development.co

Well, apps are basically little, self-contained programs, used to enhance existing functionality, hopefully in a simple, more user-friendly way. Take one of today's modern smartphones. They all come with powerful web browsers, meaning you can do pretty much anything you can do on a desktop computer in a phone's browser.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

But fiddling about with a URL bar and managing bookmarks on a mobile phone it still a pretty awkward, cumbersome experience. Which is why many online sites and services now go down the standalone app route, giving them better control of the user experience and, hopefully, making everything simpler and quicker to open and use.

How to download apps? Where you get your apps from depends on what kind of smartphone you're using. The three of today's biggest smartphone platforms - Android, iOS and Windows Phone - all come with brows-able desktop web sites and accompanying app stores that arrive built-in as part of the phone's operating system.

In addition to the official app stores from Apple, Google and Microsoft, there are unofficial options, too. Take the Android Amazon Appstore app for example. Google doesn't allow rival app shops to list themselves on its own app shop, so the Amazon Appstore has to be downloaded to your phone through the web browser. Install this and you're presented with Amazon's own collection of apps, which can offer different prices and levels of support when compared to the Google option. And, to go a step further, Android's open software lets anyone install anything from the web.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

By 2004, search engines had incorporated a wide range of undisclosed factors in their ranking algorithms to reduce the impact of link manipulation. In June 2007, The New York Times' Saul Hansell stated Google ranks sites using more than 200 different signals. The leading search engines, Google, Bing, and Yahoo, do not disclose the algorithms they use to rank pages. Some SEO practitioners have studied different approaches to search engine optimization, and have shared their personal opinions.  Patents related to search engines can provide information to better understand search engines.

In 2005, Google began personalizing search results for each user. Depending on their history of previous searches, Google crafted results for logged in users. In 2008, Bruce Clay said that "ranking is dead" because of personalized search. He opined that it would become meaningless to discuss how a website ranked, because its rank would potentially be different for each user and each search.

In December 2009, Google announced it would be using the web search history of all its users in order to populate search results.

Google Instant, real-time-search, was introduced in late 2010 in an attempt to make search results more timely and relevant. Historically site administrators have spent months or even years optimizing a website to increase search rankings. With the growth in popularity of social media sites and blogs the leading engines made changes to their algorithms to allow fresh content to rank quickly within the search results.

In February 2011, Google announced the Panda update, which penalizes websites containing content duplicated from other websites and sources. Historically websites have copied content from one another and benefited in search engine rankings by engaging in this practice, however Google implemented a new system which punishes sites whose content is not unique.  In April 2012, Google launched the Google Penguin update the goal of which was to penalize websites that used manipulative techniques to improve their rankings on the search engine.

Common Mistake #1:  Hiring the Wrong Coach - There are a lot of people tagging themselves as "Social Media Experts, Gurus or Certified Specialists."  Most of the people making these claims are individuals/organizations who offer "basic Social Media skill sets and copy methodologies" which, in the end, will get  the wrong kind of connections, a lot of the wrong followers as well as a bad reputation in the marketplace.  Just like in the Indiana Jones movie, one needs to "choose wisely" or they will perish from a Social Media perspective.

Communications is a system to leverage an organizations ability to connect with ones market; Social Media is "the new" communications system.  Communications is about reach.  Communicating is about relational dynamics between people.  Social Media provides the means to effectively communicate with ones market.  However, communicating in human rather than institutional terms.  If one is not communicating (listening first, initiating second) then, how in the world does one expect to create relationships with people and businesses that may want the value that one offers?

Mission Statement:
To proactively serve our business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

Vision Statement:
To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity.
 
~If one thinks about "the real reason why"  they need to engage in Social Media,
it all boils down to these basics:
(a)   Forming the right relations and
(b)   Doing so the right way
~Many business leaders are still at the fundamental stage of asking,
"Why is Social Media important for my business?"
~This very question begs another question:
"Have you been paying attention to the marketplace?"

Ok, so, most people will answer these questions quite easily.  And here's how it usually goes: "Yes, of course I've been paying attention to the marketplace and Social Media is obviously important because it seems to be everywhere one turns.  One is hearing about Social Media but still have the need to understand why  the businesses using it and why is it creating so much attention."  The answer to "Why" is related to "How and What" a business does to engage in market relations with the aim of creating an opportunity for a business transaction.  Why do businesses exist?  Primarily to:

(a) Create value and
(b) Attract a market who wants the value proposition enough to engage.

However, the "How" of doing this has dramatically changed in the last 2 years from "Push Marketing" to "Pull Marketing."  This transformation has all happened via relevant and relative conversations that attract the market one will seek to the client.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity

http://www.g3-development.co/
877-229-9183

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/phoenix-az-reason-83-why-donating-to-the-regional-well-beyond-marketing-network-wellbeyond-business-may-be-a-regrettable-choice-825866.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Well Beyond
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://www.g3-development.co


          Apple rilascia macOS High Sierra in versione Beta Pubblica [AGGIORNATO]   

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          Hunted, by Meagan Spooner   
I don't have all that much to say about Hunted, by Meagan Spooner, other than that if you were someone who read and reread Beauty, by Robin McKinley back until you almost knew it by heart, and if you desperately wished you hadn't ever read it so that you could have the pleasure of reading it for the first time again, try Hunted. 

That being said, it's not a copy, but it's own retelling. Hunted sets Beauty and the Beast in the woods of late medieval (?) Russia, and Beauty here is a smart, skilled huntress (though she also likes books lots); she's a self-reliant person full of wanting for more than a safe life, married inside walls. It's somewhat grittier than the McKinley version, and less pure wish fulfillment, with more discomfort and pain involved, both emotional and physical.  And in Hunted we also get glimpses from the Beast's own point of view, which makes for interesting reading!  Plus there's a whole magical world just beyond, or inside, or alongside, the snowy woods.

All this was very good, but what made it a personal joy to read is that it also works into the story one of my own most favorite fairy tales--the one where the firebird is stealing the golden apples, and the youngest brother kills the fox when the fox asks him to.  It gives a whole rich additional layer to the story that I enjoyed lots!

So yes, I recommend it! 
          Make a delicious Independence Day cake!   
MILWAUKEE — Want to be a hit at this weekend’s Fourth of July party? Make a healthy, and patriotic cake to bring to your backyard barbecue. KTVI posted a delicious recipe for the Poke & Pour Independence Day Cake. Ingredients: 1 box of white cake mix 3 egg whites 1/3 cup of applesauce 1 cup of water 1 box (4-serving size) Jell-O strawberry flavored 1 cup of boiling water 1 cup of cold water 1 container (8 oz.) whipped topping […]
             
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Going hog wild for LI ribs
Originally published: November 1, 2011 5:14 PM
Updated: November 1, 2011 5:16 PM
By PETER M. GIANOTTI, ERICA MARCUS AND JOAN REMINICK. peter.gianotti@newsday.com,, erica.marcus@newsday.com,, joan.reminick@newsday.com

Photo credit: Donna Alberico, 2009 | Allison, Ryan, Brianna and Peter Callahan eating at Smokin' Al's, a barbecue restaurant on Merrick Road in Massapequa Park.
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Going hog wild for LI ribs
Give us ribs. Meaty, smoky, tender pork ribs. Make them with a dry rub or slather them with secret sauce. Then throw down some extra napkins and go away. It's not a pretty sight to see us drenched in BBQ drippings. But we don't care.
We love the kind of magic that happens when meat meets wood smoke.
"It's all about the balance of the seasoning, the tenderness of a good piece of properly smoked meat," said Al Horowitz, owner of two Smokin' Al's Famous BBQ Joints, in Bay Shore and Massapequa Park.
But all pigs are not created equal, Horowitz said. Fat content can vary from one rack to the next. So, to keep those ribs reliable, Horowitz has racks checked for tenderness and moistness by gloved crew members, who open and touch them straight out of the smoker.
Who needs knives and forks? "People just like to eat with their hands," said Dan Monteforte, pitmaster at Swingbellys Beachside BBQ in Long Beach. "There's something soulful about that."
Here are some favorite places to hunker down with a rack:

DIXIE'S SMOKEHOUSE TEXAS B.B.Q. & ROTISSERIE
12 Indian Head Rd., Kings Park
631-292-2520, dixiessmokehouse.com
PRIME After being dry-rubbed and slow-smoked, the meaty baby back ribs come out tender and smoke-imbued. Get them unadorned or judiciously glazed with a piquant barbecue sauce. Half rack baby backs: $13.99; full rack, $21.99.
PLUS Slider sampler (burger, brisket, crabcake), St. Louis racks, behemoth beef ribs, juicy smoky brisket, fine pulled pork sandwich, succulent rotisserie chicken.

LILY FLANAGAN'S
528 Main St., Islip
631-581-1550, lilyflanagansbar.com.
PRIME Barbecue champ Willie B (aka Will Breakstone) parks his mobile smoker in the rear lot of this multipurpose spot (where he also heads up the kitchen). Lunch is the time to go, since the place becomes a noisy bar at night. Beneath their spice crust, Breakstone's baby backs harbor tender pink meat that pulls (rather than falls) off the bone, a sign of proper smoking. Quarter rack, $7.95, half rack, $13.95; full rack, $22.
PLUS From the outdoor smoker, you can also get pulled pork and corned beef. On Sundays, Breakstone grills burgers and hot dogs and offers barbecue specials.

MARA'S HOMEMADE
234 Jericho Tpke. (Muttontown Plaza), Syosset
516-682-9200, marashomemade.com
PRIME Tender and generous baby back ribs are in the "Arkansas barbecue" category, where Texas and Memphis meet. Plenty of rub, plenty of smoke, plenty of flavor. The Arkansas sauce is tangier; the Texas, sweeter. Half rack, $17; full rack, $25.
PLUS St. Louis-style ribs, smoked brisket, pulled pork, and for lovers of New Orleans, a crayfish boil. On the side: fried green tomatoes, collard greens, cheese grits, no-mayo coleslaw, jalapeño cornbread. And try those chargrilled oysters.

RUB BBQ
2367 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow
516-731-4227, rubbbq.net
PRIME There are two varieties of baby backs on the menu at RUB, offshoot of the pioneering Manhattan barbecue joint. The regular, smoked over hickory for six hours, are on the austere side, toothsome and tasting of pork, smoke and little else. The 12-hour ribs get a slathering of apricot-mustard sauce and an additional six hours, which makes them sweeter and "fallin'-off-the-bone" tender. Half rack, $14.50; full rack (only option for 12-hour), $25.95.
PLUS Don't pass up the burnt ends, which are brisket deckles that have been smoked into sweet, charred oblivion. "The Baron" platter ($48.25; enough for 3 to 4) is a good introduction to the other smoked meats on the menu. RUB's aggressively seared burgers have a cult following.

SMOKIN' AL'S FAMOUS BBQ JOINT
19 W. Main St., Bay Shore, 631-206-3000;
4847 Merrick Rd., Massapequa Park, 516-799-4700
smokinals.com
PRIME Amply rubbed and smoked, the moist baby back ribs can be finished with barbecue sauces, from the original to "sweet talkin'" and "Rattlesnake." Also served dry-rubbed only on request. Half rack, $15.99; full rack, $22.99.
PLUS "Monster beef bones," or big beef short ribs; "burnt endz," crusty and chopped; Carolina pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw; pulled chicken; marinated and chopped beef brisket; and "the works," a combo of brisket, pulled pork, smoked chicken, smoked sausage, melted cheese and fried onions on a po'boy roll.

SWINGBELLY'S BEACHSIDE BBQ
909 W. Beech St., Long Beach
516-431-3464, swingbellysbbq.com
PRIME At this BBQ powerhouse, baby backs are slow-smoked five to seven hours. They're finely smoke-imbued and spice-pebbled. A wide variety of sauces (from sweet to Carolina vinegar BBQ) are fine, but beside the point. Baby back, half rack, $14.99, full rack, $24.99.
PLUS Rib tips, St. Louis ribs, "monster" chicken wings, fried pickle chips, smoked half chicken, Cubano sandwich made with smoked pork and brisket.

TENNESSEE JED'S
3357 Merrick Rd., Wantagh
516-308-3355, barbeque.li.
PRIME Pit master Francisco Gonzalez dry-rubs baby back ribs before smoking them about five hours with hickory and applewood. He adds another step, as well: The ribs are given a brief turn on the grill, to be lightly glazed with sauce or not. Half rack, $14, full rack, $21
PLUS A first-rate Maryland crabcake, rousing red Texas chili, smoky pulled pork sandwich, Texas beef ribs, St. Louis ribs and well-burnished chicken.

TOWNLINE BBQ
3593 Montauk Hwy., Sagaponack
631-537-2271; townlinebbq.com
PRIME Savory, meaty, dry-rubbed baby back ribs, under the Texas heading. Half-rack, $12.50; full rack, $25.
PLUS First-class pulled pork and beef short ribs, Texas chili, California vegetarian chili.
This restaurant is jammed in summer, so stopping by during the off-season is like getting an extra dessert.

WHAT'S IN A RIB?
Baby backs, spareribs and St. Louis-style ribs are all cut from the rib cage of a pig. The ribs are long bones that originate at the backbone (spine) and then curve around the abdomen, hugging the belly. Butchers cut rib cages into sections, or racks, and the names of those sections refer to which segment of the rib cage they come from.
1. Baby back ribs (or just plain back ribs) are the portion of the ribs closest to the backbone. They are usually cut 3 to 6 inches long, are meaty, not too fatty and command the highest price, the Cadillac of ribs, if you will.
2. Spareribs are what's left once the baby backs are cut off. Because these are the ribs that hug the belly -- the bacon -- they are very fatty and full of flavor, a favorite of rib lovers who want to get down and dirty. A rack of spareribs is not so neat as a rack of baby backs, with flaps of meat hanging off the ends. The ribs you find in a Chinese restaurant, which are roasted, not barbecued, are usually cut from the spareribs. In general, a flatter rib is more likely to be a spare than a baby back.
          Lady GaGa to wear ribs to VMA's   

LADY GAGA'S
VMA PROPOSAL

A company wants Lady Gaga to wear meat to the MTV VMAs again this year -- for a good cause, of course.

Lady Gaga's 2010 MTV VMA meat dress

Lady Gaga made headlines in 2010 when she showed up to theMTV Video Music Awards wearing a meat dress. The dress served a purpose: Mother Monster wanted to show that we’re all the same on the inside, essentially we were "born this way."

Will lightning strike twice? One company certainly hopes so. PigoftheMonth.com put in a bid for Lady Gaga to wear their one-of-a-kind couture BBQ rib dress to this year’s VMAs.

"The sexy couture piece is made up of bones from their mouth watering Gourmet BBQ ribs and is a vision that the company cannot wait to reveal and refer to as 'Breathtaking Bone Art,'" PigoftheMonth.com told SheKnows in a statement.

"The company has teamed up with a well-known fashion designer whose designs have graced the runways of NY, London and Paris for the creative design not to be revealed until the VMAs if Lady Gaga does accept," they added.

Oh boy.

The campaign to get Gaga in their bones is the first push of the company’s "Bones for Hunger" marketing campaign. The program puts cash in the hands of starving artists for every rack of ribs ordered, eaten and mailed back to the company.

Mail bones after you eat the meat off them? Seems kind of morbid, even if it’s for a good cause. Can you imagine explaining to the postman why you’re mailing bones?

"The dress is expected to launch a spectrum of look alike trends after it has been debuted and will also be auctioned off following the debut to also benefit charity," PigoftheMonth.com added.

This has to be a joke, right? Nope!

"This is the opportunity for the dress to be viewed by millions of people at once. The amount of time and detail that has been placed into this couture piece has really been worth it and it is absolutely breathtaking. It was custom made to fit Lady Gaga’s unique style," PigoftheMonth.com marketing director Janice Bing told SheKnows.

"Our new marketing campaign is unique and original and those are the qualities that Lady Gaga continuously portrays. We definitely want her associated with the project."

Will Gaga accept? Stay tuned. In the meantime, we’re expecting PETA to respond in 3... 2... 1...



          R2-BQ UDS   
The Official Star Wars Blog » Ugly Drum Smoker R2-BQ


Ugly Drum Smoker R2-BQ

May 13, 2011


          Pulled Pork Parfait   

Courtey of Darren Rovell (who is a great follow on Twitter if you enjoy pictures of baseball stadium food) comes this: the Pulled Pork Parfait, as seen in Milwaukee’s Miller Park.

Look at it.


So: amazing or gross? Or amazingly gross? I say: grossly amazing.



          R2-BQ Jacked Up BBQ Cooking class   
Any body getting tired of BBQ Cabin fever? I know I am!

R2-BQ and Jacked Up BBQ have teamed up to do a 1 day competition bbq class in NJ April 2,2011. If you are interested in the class or know somebody that is please pass this on. All of the details & sign up and forms can be found here: http://bbqacademy.blogspot.com/

Shake off some rust, come out for a great day of BBQ and help a great cause.Part of the proceeds from the class will be donated to Oceans of Love for children with cancer. For more information: http://www.ocean-of-love.org/


          Dr. BBQ can calm a 'fever' with Super Bowl recipes - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review   
Dr. BBQ can calm a 'fever' with Super Bowl recipes - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Dr. BBQ can calm a 'fever' with Super Bowl recipes