Obama 2012 Campaign Logo

Keeping with the design aesthetic of the 2008 campaign but with a little bit of modernization, the new My Barack Obama campaign website has been launched sporting a 2012 BarackObama.com campaign logo. If the President wants Gotham Serif, he gets Gotham Serif (thanks Hoefler & Frere-Jones)….  So, Are You In ?

Crayola Multicultural Crayons – Arizona Limited Edition Set

Crayola multicultural crayons - Arizona Special Box

This image of the Crayola Multicultural Crayons Set has been making its rounds on Facebook and I thought I’d repost it for the 3 of you not on FB.  Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed the country’s toughest illegal immigration bill into law on April 23, 2010.  Among other things, the law makes it a state-level criminal offense (a misdemeanor) to not carry immigration documents or proof of citizenship at all times.  Police will have the power to stop people at will and request these documents (passport, drivers license, green card…).

The Twitter Fail Whale Hat

I love Twitter memes. Long after stability comes to Twitter, we will still wax nostalgic over our dear friend, The Fail Whale. I’m feeling inspired towards a Twitter-themed Halloween costume this fall:

I voted – version 2008

Ok, actually, I already voted, but the campaign released this image on their facebook application, so I felt compelled ;) Update : Check out the new Obama 2012 Logo

Barack’s Final Push

Reposted from my Facebook: Thanks for being a fan of my Barack Obama application page and the will.i.am ‘Yes We Can’ video. With only days to go, Barack needs you more than ever before. Every bit of support is another voter we can reach, another person we can get to the polls, and another step towards the change we need. …

Barack Obama to Announce VP Choice by Email and SMS

From an email by Obama’s Campaign Manager, David Plouffe:  Barack Obama is about to make one of the most important decisions of this campaign — choosing a running mate.  Want to be the first to know Barack Obama’s choice for VP? The Obama campaign is announcing Barack’s running mate to supporters via email and text messaging. Sign up to be the …

PayPay Fraud? – Debit Card Account Verification Information

BE WARNED BEFORE USING PAYPAY.COM !!! Within 24 hours of “verifying” a new PayPay account with my bank debit card, I had the following attempted purchases: SCI*SEPHORA.COM -$1.00 WAL-MART -$40.00 BUYPAYMENTS.COM 866840 -$1.00 SCI*SEPHORA.COM -$1.00 WAL-MART -$1,035.40 I am an international traveler, never let my card out of my sight and am very protective of my banking information when shopping.  …

Al Gore – New Global Warming Slideshow at TED

From TED Talks: In Al Gore’s brand-new slideshow (premiering exclusively on TED.com), he presents evidence that the pace of climate change may be even worse than scientists were recently predicting, and challenges us to act with a sense of “generational mission” — the kind of feeling that brought forth the civil rights movement — to set it right. Gore’s stirring …

Chimp CHM PDF Exporting on a Mac

I read a lot of ebooks, especially tech stuff, and, happily, most people are savvy enough to publish their ebooks in PDF format. Occasionally, however, someone finds some obscure reason or obsession to publish in CHM, Microsoft’s Compiled HTML Help file format. This was made back in the day for Windows 98, but continues to desperately cling to life (that …

will.i.am’s “Yes, We Can” Obama speech video – facebook application

Yes..We..Can… Barack Obama inspires me and gives me hope for positive change and leadership. will.i.am’s video tribute captures this hope. I’ve made a Barack Obama “Yes, We Can” facebook application that showcases the video and some helpful links. Click on through and add it to your facebook profile and then share it with all of your friends. “We’ve been warned …

Harry Potter and The Dark Lord Waldemart

On June 21st, the final Harry Potter book, Deathly Hallows, will go on sale and millions of copies will go flying off of store shelves. Unfortunately, the smaller local and regional bookstores will not be seeing much of this initial rush. Why? Wal-Mart will be selling the books at a loss at 50% off the suggested retail price. Wal-Mart will …

Grégory Lemarchal 1983-2007

This past Monday, the world lost la voix d’un ange, the voice of an angel. At two weeks shy of his 24th birthday, Grégory lost his lifelong battle with Cystic Fibrosis while awaiting an organ transplant. He was a kind, gentle and generous soul and we were blessed to share in even just a few years of his talent. I …

Fetchez la vache ! Quoi? Get the cow!

Stressed? Tense? Need a little unwind-time? Maybe you just need to throw some cows at something….. (the preceding message has been brought to you by Monty Python’s The Holy Grail, Spamalot and The Knights Who Until Recently Said Ni)

WordPress, DreamHost, UTF-8 encoding and international characters

If you work on any WordPress blogs/sites that are written in any language that has accented characters and happen to be on DreamHost, you have probably noticed character encoding problems. For instance, the new auto-save feature in WordPress or the Ajax categories add field in the category list, can display improperly encoded characters. If you are seeing things like Actualités, …

The Machine is Us

My inner geek thinks this is seriously brilliant. We’ll need to rethink a few things…We’ll need to rethink copyrightWe’ll need to rethink authorshipWe’ll need to rethink identityWe’ll need to rethink ethicsWe’ll need to rethink aestheticsWe’ll need to rethink rhetoricsWe’ll need to rethink governanceWe’ll need to rethink privacyWe’ll need to rethink commerceWe’ll need to rethink loveWe’ll need to rethink familyWe’ll need …

Becoming a Non-Toxic Person

As someone who wants to continue to progress in self-actualization and the potential of who (and what) I was created to be, I found the following article to be very insightful, especially as I have found myself surrounded by some incredibly noxious individuals over the past several years. While I continue to recover and escape from the influence of negative/destructive/noxious …

NCO Financial Systems

In case you are getting calls from the wonderful people at NCO Financial Systems. You should read some messages people have posted about this company. Apart from having to pay $1.5 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), there are also many many claims of state and federal violations of legislation …

Do you own songs bought online? Well, sort of

In a recent article on Reuters, the author points out the limitations companies like Apple place on your online music downloads. Issues like limitation to Apple iPods, multiple computer use rights and CD burning. Before people erroneously get the impression this issue is limited to Apple, there are a few points to consider: You don’t own the songs on CD …