Bob Dylan Uses iPhone Geolocation App to Market New Album

Bob Dylan hasn’t been a huge fan of technology. In 2006, he complained to Rolling Stone that no one had made a record that sounded decent in the last 20 years because of modern recording techniques and that “CDs are small. There’s no stature to it.”

So it’s something of a surprise that Dylan is using a geolocation iPhone app to promote his latest album, Tempest. The Sound Graffiti app, which can be accessed at listentobobdylan.com (but only via your iPhone — you can’t download it from a desktop computer), lets fans unlock free songs from the album when they visit various locations.

For instance, 3012 West Cary St. in Richmond, Va., is the home of Plan 9 Records and 2000 4th Ave.…

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Tell me what you know about these electric Sheep!

electric sheep
This sheep was designed by brood. http://electricsheep.org/

I was cruising around the internet trying to understand what someone was explaining to me over the phone when I stumbled over Generation 244.  Electric Sheep is a collaborative abstract artwork that runs like the borg on Star Trek (multiple disparaged network nodes.  Check out the flock of electric sheep, click through each image for the full video – (videos are short).

Vim Commands – Cheat Cheat

Below is a helpful reference I found on the tuxfiles.org website.  Vim is a file editing program most commonly used on Linux/Unix operating systems to edit text files.

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Last modified: 5 September 2009
Working with files
Vim command
Action
:e filename
Open a new file. You can use the Tab key for automatic file name completion, just like
at the shell command prompt.
:w filename
Save changes to a file. If you don't specify a file name, Vim saves as the file name
you were editing.  For saving the file under a different name, specify the file name.
:q
Quit Vim. If you have unsaved changes, Vim refuses to exit.
:q!
Exit Vim without saving changes.
:wq
Write the file and exit.
:x
Almost the same as :wq, write the file and exit if you've made changes to the file.
If you haven't made any changes to the file, Vim exits without writing the file.
These Vim commands and keys work both in command mode and visual mode.
Vim command
Action
j or Up Arrow
Move the cursor up one line.
k or Down Arrow
Down one line.
h or Left Arrow
Left one character.
l or Right Arrow
Right one character.
e
To the end of a word.
E
To the end of a whitespace-delimited word.
b
To the beginning of a word.
B
To the beginning of a whitespace-delimited word.
0
To the beginning of a line.
^
To the first non-whitespace character of a line.
$
To the end of a line.
H
To the first line of the screen.
M
To the middle line of the screen.
L
To the the last line of the screen.
:n
Jump to line number n. For example, to jump to line 42, you'd type :42

Inserting and overwriting text

Vim

command

Action

i
Insert before cursor.
I
Insert to the start of the current line.
a
Append after cursor.
A
Append to the end of the current line.
o
Open a new line below and insert.
O
Open a new line above and insert.
C
Change the rest of the current line.
r
Overwrite one character viagra es con receta. After overwriting the single character, go back to command mode.
R
Enter insert mode but replace characters rather than inserting.

The ESC key

Exit insert/overwrite mode and go back to command mode.

Deleting text

Vim command

Action

x
Delete characters under the cursor.
X
Delete characters before the cursor.
dd or :d
Delete the current line.

Entering visual mode

Vim command

Action

v
Start highlighting characters. Use the normal movement keys and commands to select text
for highlighting.
V
Start highlighting lines.

The ESC key

Exit visual mode and return to command mode.

Editing blocks of text

Note: the Vim commands marked with (V) work in visual mode, when you’ve selected some text. The other commands work in the command mode, when you haven’t selected any text.

Vim command

Action

~
Change the case of characters. This works both in visual and command mode. In visual
mode, change the case of highlighted characters. In command mode, change the case of the
character uder cursor.
> (V)
Shift right (indent).
< (V)
Shift left (de-indent).
c (V)
Change the highlighted text.
y (V)
Yank the highlighted text. In Windows terms, "copy the selected text to clipboard."
d (V)
Delete the highlighted text. In Windows terms, "cut the selected text to clipboard."
yy or :y or Y
Yank the current line. You don't need to highlight it first.
dd or :d
Delete the current line. Again, you don't need to highlight it first.
p
Put the text you yanked or deleted. In Windows terms, "paste the contents of the
clipboard". Put characters after the cursor. Put lines below the current line.
P
Put characters before the cursor. Put lines above the current line.

Undo and redo

Vim command

Action

u
Undo the last action.
U
Undo all the latest changes that were made to the current line.
Ctrl + r
Redo.

Vim command

Action

/pattern
Search the file for pattern.
n
Scan for next search match in the same direction.
N
Scan for next search match but opposite direction.
Replace
Vim command
Action
:rs/foo/bar/a
Substitute foo with barr determines the range and a determines the arguments.
The range (r) can be
nothing
Work on current line only.
number
Work on the line whose number you give.
%
The whole file.
Arguments (a) can be
g
Replace all occurrences in the line. Without this, Vim replaces only the first
occurrences in each line.
i
Ignore case for the search pattern.
I
Don't ignore case.
c
Confirm each substitution. You can type y to substitute this match, n to skip this
match, a to substitute this and all the remaining matches ("Yes to all"),
and q to quit substitution.
Examples
:452s/foo/bar/
Replace the first occurrence of the word foo with bar on line number 452.
:s/foo/bar/g
Replace every occurrence of the word foo with bar on current line.
:%s/foo/bar/g
Replace every occurrence of the word foo with bar in the whole file.
:%s/foo/bar/gi
The same as above, but ignore the case of the pattern you want to substitute. This
replaces fooFOO, Foo, and so on.
:%s/foo/bar/gc
Confirm every substitution.
:%s/foo/bar/c
For each line on the file, replace the first occurrence of foo with bar and confirm
every substitution.

 

Microsoft ASP.NET MVC, Web API and Razor Go Open Source

Microsoft has made the source code of ASP.NET MVC available under an open source license since the first V1 release. We’ve also integrated a number of great open source technologies into the product, and now ship jQuery, jQuery UI, jQuery Mobile, jQuery Validation, Modernizr.js, NuGet, Knockout.js and JSON.NET as part of it.

I’m very excited to announce today that we will also release the source code for ASP.NET Web API and ASP.NET Web Pages (aka Razor) under an open source license (Apache 2.0), and that we will increase the development transparency of all three projects by hosting their code repositories on CodePlex (using the new Git support announced last week). Doing so will enable a more open development model where everyone in the community will be able to engage and provide feedback on code checkins, bug-fixes, new feature development, and build and test the products on a daily basis using the most up-to-date version of the source code and tests.

We will also for the first time allow developers outside of Microsoft to submit patches and code contributions that the Microsoft development team will review for potential inclusion in the products. We announced a similar open development approach with the Windows Azure SDK last December, and have found it to be a great way to build an even tighter feedback loop with developers – and ultimately deliver even better products as a result.

Very importantly – ASP.NET MVC, Web API and Razor will continue to be fully supported Microsoft products that ship both standalone as well as part of Visual Studio (the same as they do today). They will also continue to be staffed by the same Microsoft developers that build them today (in fact, we have more Microsoft developers working on the ASP.NET team now than ever before). Our goal with today’s announcement is to increase the feedback loop on the products even more, and allow us to deliver even better products. We are really excited about the improvements this will bring.

Thanks to Scott Gu for the blog on this, you can learn more and read his original post here.

Focus, an Audio Documentary by Ian Desmond

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I love the electronic music making process. I started a new song yesterday entitled Focus, and can tell this is going to be one of those tracks that changes 100 times and ends up a different track 10 times over. So i decided to document it this time for analysis later. I will be keeping every bounce of this track and posting the iterations on soundcloud.com/iand​esmond and requesting feedback you as I work to a state of completion on this piece. Those with comments and feedback that I find interesting may be asked to perform a remix if they like.

 

I like Checklists – Better Plan Your Email Campaigns

To help you get your plan started, here are four simple steps to help you create a plan that will resonate with your email subscriber base:

Step 1: Identify Your Readers
You need to understand who your readers are and what they are looking for, and make sure that your email is segmented by attributes that reflect what each target audience is seeking. A survey to each subscriber is a great way to collect meaningful data that will help you deliver exactly what they are looking for.

Step 2: Identify Your Purpose and Goals
Once you know who you’re talking to, you can outline the overarching purpose of your email marketing and the goals you want to achieve, keeping in mind that you may have several goals.

Your purpose is the reason you’re sending people email communications in the first place and your goal is what you hope to achieve, whether it be number of subscribers, clickthroughs and/or sales attributed to each campaign.

Ask the following questions:

1. Why does this audience want to hear from me?
2. What useful information can I provide to this audience?
3. What do I want to accomplish with my email marketing?

Step 3: Determine Your Email Frequency
Ideally you do not want to force frequency on your subscribers. It’s better to allow them to tell you how often they would like to hear from you—bimonthly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annually.

Finding your frequency sweet spot is essential to your on-going email success. You don’t want to communicate infrequently, but if you send too often your subscribers will feel overloaded with your emails and may unsubscribe or, worse, report you as a spammer. Keep in mind that over emailing is much more common than under emailing.

Step 4: Establish a Timeline
As the saying goes, plan your work and work your plan. Establish detailed steps, day-by-day, and make your daily tasks manageable so you can hit your deadlines. Create a monthly content calendar for the next 12 months and establish end goals for each week prior to distribution.

Your timeline and steps will vary depending on your industry, type of content and calendar.

Email has emerged as a critical measurable marketing tactic. Therein lays many of the issues that email faces. It is not viewed or treated as a strategic discipline and, more often than not, it should be.

Robust campaign analytics are critical to your email success. Testing, of course, plays a vital role in your ongoing success, so make sure you incorporate subject line, from line, headline and copy tests, along with messaging and creative tests in your campaigns. To help you plan and monitor the progress of your email campaigns & newsletters, use the email marketing and production checklists provided below.

Email Marketing Planner

Goals/Metrics to Consider:
•    Sent Date
•    Time of Day
•    Day of Week
•    Delivered*
•    Delivery Rate
•    Hard Bounce
•    Soft Bounce
•    Opened
•    Open Rate
•    Not Opened
•    Most Popular Open Date
•    # or % Opened on That Day
•    Unique Clicks
•    Clickthrough Rate***
•    Total Clicks
•    Average Clicks
•    Unsubscribes
•    Unique Forwards
•    # of Transactions
•    $ or Value of Transactions

*delivered divided by sent
**opened divided by delivered
***unique clicks divided by unopens

***************************************************

Segmentation Strategy & Parameters Checklist:

Test Variables:
•    Contact Frequency
•    Copy/Message
•    Creative
•    Subject Line
•    Day of Week
•    Hour of Day
•    Demographics
•    Email Type
•    Geography
•    Historical Behavior
•    List Source
•    Landing Page
•    Method of Response
•    Offer
•    Personalization
•    Psychographics
•    Subject Header
•    Target Segments
•    User Details

via Checklists to Help You Better Plan Your Email Campaigns.

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“Live PA @ Movement Festival 2010” by Ian Desmond

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“Connect … Dots” by Ian Desmond

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“Marimba Showdown” 010 Remix by Ian Desmond

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“Semi-Foam” by Terrestrial Affairs

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“The Manhattan Beach Project” by Terrestrial Affairs

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Miles Snowboarding | USASA Competitions

Miles competes in the USASA in the Huck Finn Division (grommet age group) and he participates in Slope Style, Half pipe, Boarder-Cross and the GS. The competition series hosts these events every other week throughout the season at various locations around the state/country.  Miles is nationally ranked and was invited to the nationals again this year. His USASA rankings pages can be seen here:USASA.  We have a some Various Pictures and Videos of Miles Snowboarding, obviously we need a new camera and camera man next season.

2010 Season
2009 Season

The Elegant Universe Video Series

This is an amazingly easy to understand explanation of the universe, string theory, quantum mechanics, physics and parallel universes.  Einstein was several generations ahead of his time!

Watch The Elegant Universe: Part 1 on PBS. See more from NOVA.

NOVA | The Elegant Universe | Watch the Program | PBS.