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A look back at Apple’s first portable computer

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Notice I said portable computer in the title and not notebook or even laptop? That’s because the Macintosh Portable was 16 pounds and 4 inches thick. At $6,500 in 1989 (or $12,488.91 in 2014 dollars) it wasn’t cheap either.

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7 Smartphone Photography Tips & Tricks

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Let’s start the semester off with a phun phone photography post. Photographer Lorenz Holder demonstrates some creative smartphone photography tips & tricks. Catchy music too!

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Temporary, paid position available

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I just go this email and thought it might be something ya’ll might like:

Greetings,

I was wondering if you’d be willing to pass this job posting along to any students you think might be interested. Lansing Art Gallery is looking for 3-6 teaching assistants to help with after school art club for 2nd-6th graders at local community centers in Lansing. It’s a temporary, paid position which may work nicely for some of your students.

I hope you’re having a wonderful summer!

Sincerely,
Jane Kramer
Program Manager

Lansing Art Gallery
119 N. Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 374-6400 x 0
www.lansingartgallery.org

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Hands On With The Sigmund Freud Typeface: Making A Font For Your Shrink

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Sigmund Freud font

Harald Geisler over at Smashing Magazine gives us an in-depth look at how he creates hand written fonts. In the past he’s created a font from the handwriting of Albert Einstein and here he goes into detail about how he created a font from letters written by Sigmund Freud. Interestingly, this typeface became the first typeface to be reviewed in the Wall Street Journal.

Source: Smashing Magazine

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‘Cable Company F*ckery’: John Oliver Explains Net Neutrality

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John Oliver explains why Net Neutrality is more than a little important. Be aware that he does occasionally use a naughty word or two. Visit www.fcc.gov/comments and let them know that Net Neutrality is vital.

If John Oliver is a little too funny or racy for you, here’s a slower, less funny video explaining it.

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Griddify, a Tiny Photoshop Panel for Guides and Grids

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Griddify is tiny and fast. It helps you compose custom grid systems, vertical rhythm, and do a bunch of other stuff with guides in photoshop.

Griddify

Source: Griddify

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Net Neutrality in the US

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Maybe you’ve heard something about Net Neutrality. Maybe you know it’s important but aren’t sure what it is. Well, this young lady who goes by the username ViHart, has a good video that breaks it down.

Good stuff!

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Movie Scenes Drawn as a Cute Kid’s Book

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Josh Cooley has created a print series of movie scenes rendered as children’s books. I was initially just going to post my favorite one but could only narrow it down to these two. Lots more on his site. Enjoy.

Source: Josh Cooley

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New Google Chrome extension lets you copy and delete text in images

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A new Chrome extension called Project Naptha allows users to copy and delete text from images

In the past it was ust accepted that text embedded in images on the web is inaccessible. Because images are rendered as a single layer, that’s just the way it is … or was, because a new extension for Google Chrome called Project Naptha now allows users to highlight and copy text from within images.

Source: gizmag.com

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Letter to a Junior Designer

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NewImageCennydd Bowles at one of the best blogs ever, A List Apart, made a post today entitled Letter to a Junior Designer.

“I admit it: you intimidate me. Your work is vivid and imaginative, far superior to my woeful scratchings at a similar age. The things I struggle to learn barely make you sweat. One day, you’ll be a better designer than me.

But for now, I can cling to my sole advantage, the one thing that makes me more valuable: I get results. I can put a dent in cast-iron CEO arguments. I can spot risks and complications months in advance. In the wager that is design, I usually bet on the right color. People trust me with their stake.

So, if you’ll humor me, maybe I can offer a few suggestions to speed you toward the inevitable.”

You’ve have to visit their site to read the whole thing. I may very well be worth your time…

Source: A List Apart

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