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1386 Retro Synth Ads: Sound Master Memory Rhythm SR-88, Keyboard 1982
Sound Master Memory Rhythm SR-88 drum machine 1-page advertisement from page 67 in Keyboard Magazine August 1982. Hmmm. Not sure how I feel about this ad. There just seems to be a lot going on. For example, am I supposed to know who "The Rhythm Section" is? The fact that they include themselves in an already long ad title suggests they must be some kind of a big deal. And then you find their name again in the bottom left-hand corner: "The SR-88. Another innovative product from The Rhythm Section by Sound Master Distributed exclusively by JTG of Nashville." So, let me get this straight. JTG of Nashville is the distributor of the SR-88 which was created by The Rhythm Section which is somehow owned or operated by Sound Master. That is waaaaay to much information. Sounds like something political is going on there, and readers unfortunately get stuck in the middle of it. There also seems to be a lot of ad-copy which actually doesn t give me much information. Reason #4 gives readers the most info including instant stop/start, variable tone and output switches, and a write/play mode indicator. The most I glean out of the four other reasons put together is: 16 rhythms, clock pulse and a price of under $200. The actual specs that are probably most important to potential buyers are inexplicably shoved into the bottom right-hand corner. Luckily for me, there are a few resources on the Web with more information about this beast. Unluckily for blog readers, as soon as I started looking for more info, I got swept up in a certain SR-88/Boss DR-55 controversy. Comparing the SR-88 and Boss DR-55 One of the first Web sites I hit while looking for info on the SR-88 was Dubsounds.com. The site includes a great little write-up on the SR-88, but, more interesting was finding out about a little controversy about whether the SR-88 or the very similar Boss DR-55 came out first. The two do seem mighty similar in functionality. For comparison purposes, I did a quick search on MATRIXSYNTH to find more photos. . A great photo of a gray SR-88 can be found in this December 2005 SR-88 MATRIXSYNTH auction post and the less common, but definitely more cool, blue SR-88 can be seen in this January 2011 MATRIXSYNTH auction post. Comparing the two to the Amdek RMK-100 Interestingly, it s not just these two machines that look and function similarly. In this May 2009 MATRIXSYNTH SR-88 auction post commenter "PAC" notices: "Interesting. I have an Amdek RMK-100 (sold as kit), very similar!" Never heard of it, so I Googled "Amdek RMK-100" to see just how similar it was to both the DR-55 and the SR-88. Turns out (according to the Internet) that Amdek products were made by Boss/Roland back in 80s, and, not only that, but that the RMK-100 is actually the kit version of the Boss DR-55. Makes sense on why it would also be similar to the SR-88. I found an ebay auction for an Amdek RMK-100 going on right now with a great photo of the front panel (see below), and indeed it does share a lot with the DR-55 and SR-88 - but definitely not identical to either one. For example, it looks like the Amdek and SR-88 share a similar filler function that as far as I can tell is not available on the DR-55. And the DR-55 and the RMK-100 share a similar accent function that I don t see on the SR-88. Now where does the Electro Dynamics Corporation Programmable Rhythm SR-99 fit in? I also came across another machine with similar features - the Programmable Rhythm SR-99. No - not manufactured by Sound Master, but by Electro Dynamics Corporation. And, it too resembles the others in functionality, and especially the SR-88 in design also. I ve included a row of photos below to help make the comparison between the two. The SR-88 photo is from the 2005 MATRIXSYNTH auction post and the EDC SR-99 photo is from the excellent BigBlueWave.co.uk site. I ve also thrown in a photo from another recent E-bay listing that included both - plus boxes and manuals! Sick! Obviously, Sound Master and EDC are somehow connected, although I can t find any info on the Internet concerning these two companies. I do know that they were both advertising separately in Keyboard Magazine in late 1983, making it unlikely that one of the companies changed their name to the other. Anyone know anything? And then there is the Clef Master Rhythm... Now, I m going to throw in a late entry. It s Sunday night, and I just came across this August 2010 MATRIXSYNTH auction post for the Clef Master Rhythm. It not only shares part of the name of one of the other units ("Master"), it too has many features of the other rhythm machines, and identical innards as the DR-55, but is expanded to include even more sounds: "This is essentially a fully expanded Boss DR-55 feature-wise and tone-wise. The circuits are identical (schematically and tonally) to the Boss DR-55, but the Clef Master Rhythm gives you way more instruments than the Boss DR-55..." Interestingly, according to the post, it pre-dates the Boss DR-55 - and also came in a kit form like the Amdek. "The Clef Master Rhythm came out a little before the Boss DR-55 in late 1979/early 1980. It was sold in two versions and available in greater quantities in Europe than in the United States. One version was a kit that the user put together and another one was a prebuilt machine." A photo from the MATRIXSYNTH post really helps show the similarities in functions with the others: What does it all mean? So, looking at all five machines, its almost like there was a rhythm machine salad bar of some sort in Japan, and each company stepped up to it and picked out which features they wanted to include in their product. And that begs the question - since we know there was a kit form available and there are claims that the Clef Master even has the same circuits as the DR-55, could all five products (and probably others) have used the exact same internal parts - each company choosing which features to include and then customizing in their respective rhythm machine? And if so, were those parts supplied by Amdek, or did all five get their internal parts from some other manufacturer? And if that is the case, then the question of whether the SR-88 or DR-55 came first doesn t really matter much, since it is likely that the kit components would have been available first. Plus, we have that one auction post with the claim that the Clef Master came out before the DR-55 - making it all even more confusing to figure out. Or, am I totally off the mark on all this? Were they all created separately? Maybe I ve just been fixated on this a little too much... I ll keep on looking for more info on these companies and any connection they might have, but if anyone want to buy all four and open them up to take a look - it would be muchly appreciated. :D Posted by RetroSynthAds at 12:05 PM Labels: 1982, amdek, clef master, dr-55, drum machine, electro dynamics corporation, keyboard magazine, rmk-100, Sound Master, sr-88, sr-99 2 comments: Simon said... Here s a funny thing - I seem to remember Clef in the early 1980s as a British company that made electronic pianos (touch-sensitive ones!) in kit form. Deep in the back of my mind I recall seeing them at a music fair in London with a couple of their pianos and some drum machines including a prototype drum/bass/chord sequencer called something like a "Band-Box". But it WAS a long time ago. February 12, 2012 at 12:36 PM Simon said... Looks like (for once) my memory didn t fail me. Here is a 1982 ad for Clef Electronics showing all the products I mentioned, plus a natty-looking little monosynth! BTW, I owned an EDC SR99 drum machine in the mid-1980s, but replaced it with a Yamaha RX-21 a couple of years later. February 12, 2012 at 12:46 PM
http://retrosynthads.blogspot.fr/2011/08/sound-master-memory-rhythm-sr-88.html

1281 BTK 021- RIPIT - Orage Magnetique : BTK Bad Taste Krew : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
label : BTK year : 2011 (november) ref : BTK 021 format : wav contact : contactbtk@yahoo.com websites : http://btkrecordz.eklablog.com ...
http://archive.org/details/Btk021-Ripit-OrageMagntique

1224 Naked Sea – Spencer Tunick Dead Sea Installation, Israel 2011. | TEL AVIV ART AND DESIGN SPACE

http://telavivartdesign.com/2011/06/naked-sea-%E2%80%93-spencer-tunick-dead-sea-installation-israel-2011/

1147 Maman Kusters - minimalsynth
S'envoie en l'air by maman Kusters, released 26 April 2011 1. 15mn De Gloire 2. Querelle Aquatique 3. Soda Cerise digital release by Black Leather record. BLR071. Le collectif Maman Kusters, basé à Brest, réunit toutes sortes d’individus bruyants disséminés de par le vaste monde, et propose en écoute des Mp3 d’une rugosité et d’une puissance scandaleuse, qui évoquent des tas d’instruments électroniques pelés et macérés, comme si Kraftwerk et DAF, de sinistre mémoire, s’étaient plantés les doigts dans le secteur et mis à tripatouiller de la musique électronique sans s’être lavé les mains. A Munich, en 2005, rencontre entre Siska, chroniqueur sportif, Rainer, styliste, et Werner, Traducteur. Un rapport de fascination et de compassion s'instaure entre eux. Ils découvrent peu à peu la musique sous l'influence du Dr Katz, femme affable qui les approvisionne en machines analogiques. contact : mamankusters@gmail.com * mamankusters.tumblr.com/ * soundcloud.com/maman-kusters
http://dieselcombustiblerecordings.bandcamp.com/album/senvoie-en-lair

1133 Shutterdown Blog: General Archives
Meeting: Pittsburgh Modular By Antisa on September 30, 2011 12:37 AM | No Comments Tonight we got to play in the basement studio of Pittsburgh's very own modular synth Stradivari - tucked away on unassuming Pocusset Street in Squirrel Hill. Headed by local Richard Nicol, Pittsburgh Modular is fast becoming a contender in the world market of modular synthesizers - supplying analog enthusiasts in the US, Europe and Australia (and possibly elsewhere, but I got too distracted by the beautiful glowing oscillators)... Interest in Pittsburgh Modular is picking up speed - and it's no wonder. The modules are as pretty as they are solidly built. Nicol, who now shares design and manufacturing duties with Thomas O'Connor (Australia) and Scott Swartz (USA), had moved away from producing electronic sounds digitally, in part, because analog is more fun. "The key to modular synthesis is that its captivatingly fun," he says. "After playing with it for 5 minutes, you get sucked into its world... and the next thing you know, you've created something new."
http://shutterdownmusic.com/a/archive/general/

1123 korg monotribe hack mod midi
how to modify (or midify) a monotron
http://blog.gg8.se/wordpress/2011/08/14/monotribe-midi-and-me/

1114 Custom EMS Oscillator Bank in Euro module format | Hinton Instruments News
Hinton Instruments has provided a custom rebuild of an EMS Board “C” into a 3U 62HP Eurorack format module incorporating all of Graham Hinton’s modifications and more, all within a 40mm depth. This is not a clone, we don’t do clones so don’t ask. The module is shown here mounted in our new four rail open Euro frame with rear mounted Triple 1A PSU module and our new ModMix module. The combination provides a very high specification, comprehensive modular synthesizer front end.
http://hinton-instruments.co.uk/wp/2011/05/18/custom-ems-oscillator-bank-in-euro-module-format/

1109 Weekend with the Ricoh GRDIV |
I’ve fielded a lot of questions lately about Ricoh’s latest camera, the GRDIV. Honestly, it was getting a little tedious hearing about it haha. Although I suppose I understand considering there’s hardly anything written about it anywhere. I’ve been having a bit of a love affair with Ricoh’s film cameras the last little while so I hadn’t thought much about the GRDIV. After having a chance to get one though, I decided it a good idea to give it a go.
http://jtinseoul.wordpress.com/2011/11/06/weekend-with-the-ricoh-grdiv/

1104 Custom EMS Oscillator Bank in Euro module format | Hinton Instruments News
Hinton Instruments has provided a custom rebuild of an EMS Board “C” into a 3U 62HP Eurorack format module incorporating all of Graham Hinton’s modifications and more, all within a 40mm depth. This is not a clone, we don’t do clones so don’t ask. The module is shown here mounted in our new four rail open Euro frame with rear mounted Triple 1A PSU module and our new ModMix module. The combination provides a very high specification, comprehensive modular synthesizer front end.
http://hinton-instruments.co.uk/wp/2011/05/18/custom-ems-oscillator-bank-in-euro-module-format/

1075 Les hommes sont les organes sexuels des machines « Frederic Kaplan

http://fkaplan.wordpress.com/2011/09/22/les-hommes-sont-les-organes-sexuels-des-machines/

1061 Windows xp wallapaper history
l'hsitoire du papier peint par défaut de windows XP
http://thenextweb.com/shareables/2011/08/28/ever-wonder-where-the-windows-xp-default-wallpaper-came-from/

1043 Monotribe, MIDI and me
synth When I heard about the monotribe, I had my doubts. Mostly that there’s only one pattern, which is 8 steps long. Well, there are 8 extra steps for the drums, as well as a “flux mode” which records your movements on the ribbon continuously. In that sense, it is limited, and is an instrument made to be played with your hands, rather than be programmed. But as it turned out, this was a design choice, and not a technical limitation. I can easily imagine why. They wanted it to seem as analog and playful as possible. Same thing with MIDI. Officially, the monotribe doesn’t support MIDI. It does however offer a sync pulse output and input. This allows it to be synced to other monotribes, modular synthesizers or even Korg’s own virtual iMS-20/iElectribe, using a special sync app on a second iPhone/Pod/Pad. However, the lack of MIDI is still a slight limitation.
http://blog.gg8.se/wordpress/2011/08/14/monotribe-midi-and-me/

1036 Robot Film Festival || July 16-17, 2011 || New York City

http://robotfilmfestival.com/

992 Troy Hunt: Who’s who of bad password practices – banks, airlines and more
Troy Hunt on observations, musings and conjecture about the world of software and technology Troy Hunt, blog, .NET, Azure, Backup, Bing, Blogger, Career Development, Code Quality, Conference, Database, Design Utopia, DotNetNuke, Enterprise Software Platform, Internet Explorer, iPhone, K2, LinkedIn, Media, NDepend, Online Identity, OWASP, People Management, Personal Development, Product Review, ReSharper, Security, SharePoint, Silverlight, Software Quality, SQL Injection, SQL Server, Subversion, Travel, Twitter, Visual Studio, Windows Mobile, XSS, Ah, passwords. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, they’re a necessary evil of the digital age. The reality is we all end up with an alphabet soup of passwords spread over dozens of various sites and services across the internet. Whilst we might not always practice it, we all know the theory of creating a good password; uniqueness, randomness and length. The more of each, the better. Of course we frequently don’t do this because of all sorts of human factors such as convenience, memory or simple unawareness of the risks. Still, when it’s a case of individuals electing not to create secure passwords, they really only have themselves to blame. But what happens when the website won’t allow you to create a secure password? Or at least when they severely constrain your ability to create long, random, unique passwords? And what about when they don’t allow you to send it between your computer and their server securely? Even worse, what happens when our most “secure” institutions implement lazy password policies? Unfortunately, all of this is pretty rampant practice.
http://www.troyhunt.com/2011/01/whos-who-of-bad-password-practices.html

989 Blog de Hugues Truttmann: Entretien d'embauche et intelligence émotionnelle : la méthode I.D.E.A.L.
Entretien d'embauche et intelligence émotionnelle : la méthode I.D.E.A.L. Pour un candidat, quelle est la différence entre un entretien d’embauche réussi et un entretien d’embauche raté ? Partons de l’hypothèse que 2 candidats de formation et d’expérience équivalente passent un entretien pour un même poste. Tous les 2 ont eu un entretien avec le même recruteur. Pour le premier, le recruteur donne une suite favorable, pour le 2ème, cela n’ira malheureusement pas plus loin, le candidat était dans un mauvais jour certainement... Ayant fait passer des entretiens à des centaines de candidats, j’ai constaté que j’ai systématiquement donné une suite favorable à ceux qui ont réussi à me faire “passer à l’action”, c’est-à dire qu’ils ont suscité chez moi l’intérêt, puis le désir qui m’a motivé à parler positivement et avec enthousiasme de leur candidature à mes clients. Le candidat qui réussit est donc celui qui est capable de transférer de la sincérité, de l’intérêt, de la motivation, de l’enthousiame ou toute autre émotion positive. Le candidat qui rate a quant à lui transféré des émotions négatives (désintérêt, peur, tristesse, ennui, etc...). Une émotion positive fait passer à l’action, une émotion négative, jamais. Réussir un entretien consiste donc à utiliser efficacement son intelligence émotionnelle. Voici une définition de l’intelligence émotionnelle : “Habileté à percevoir et à exprimer les émotions, à les intégrer pour faciliter la pensée, à comprendre et à raisonner avec les émotions, ainsi qu’à réguler les émotions chez soi et chez les autres.” Une des composante de cette forme d’intelligence est l’empathie qui est la “capacité à partager les émotions avec autrui, sans confusion entre soi et l’autre”. Comment activer son intelligence émotionnelle et motiver un recruteur ? En appliquant la méthode I.D.E.A.L : Cette méthode n’est pas une technique, mais plutôt une attitude à adopter. Avant chaque entretien dites - vous ceci et APPLIQUEZ - LE ! I Decide to act with Empathy by Asking questions and Listening Soit “Je décide d’agir avec empathie en posant des questions et en écoutant” Poser des questions (sincères et honnêtes) permet de garder le contrôle d’un entretien, écouter (sans faire semblant) permet de diriger une conversation et de montrer que l’on s’intéresse à son interlocuteur. Le meilleur des candidats n’est pas celui qui parle le plus, mais celui qui saura véhiculer une bonne énergie et des émotions positives dans ses paroles et son attitude. Motiver un recruteur ne consiste pas à savoir se vendre en faisant l’étalage de tous les avantages que l’on peut avoir. Ne faites pas comme ce (mauvais) vendeur de voiture qui vous présente toutes les caractéristiques et superbes options d’une voiture SAUF celle qui va vous faire passer à l’action, c’est - à - dire vous engager en signant un bon de commande ! Posez donc LA question que jamais personne ne pose, mais qui vous fera obligatoirement ressortir du lot : Candidat : “Monsieur le Recruteur, pour ce poste, pourriez-vous me décrire quel est selon vous le candidat IDEAL ?” > ECOUTE Recruteur : “Pour ce poste le candidat IDEAL doit avoir les qualités suivantes :” Qualité A Qualité B Qualité C Etc... Candidat : “De toutes ces qualités, quelle est selon vous LA PLUS IMPORTANTE ?" > ECOUTE Recruteur : “Sans AUCUN DOUTE, la qualité B” Candidat : “J’ai la qualité B, parce que (prouvez par des FAITS, expérience, formation, vécu) et d’autre part j’ai également la qualité A, parce que...... et la qualité C, parce que...... > PASSAGE A L’ACTION Candidat : “Monsieur le Recruteur, dans ce cas, comment pouvons - nous envisager la suite des évènements ? Testez, c’est puissant et cela fonctionne !
http://truttmann.blogspot.com/2011/02/entretien-dembauche-et-intelligence.html

981 Consultant : des rémunérations qui grimpent en flèche - Les salaires informatiques 2011 en hausse - Journal du Net Solutions
DSI, consultant, chef de projet ERP... : toutes ces fonctions ont vu leur salaire moyen augmenter en un an. Certains profils tirent cependant mieux leur épingle du jeu que d'autres...
http://www.journaldunet.com/solutions/emploi-rh/les-salaires-informatiques-2011-en-hausse/salaire-d-un-consultant.shtml

962 25 Abandoned Soviet Monuments that look like they're from the Future | Crack Two
These structures were commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the 1960s and 70s to commemorate sites where WWII battles took place (like Tjentište, Kozara and Kadinjača), or where concentration camps stood (like Jasenovac and Niš). They were designed by different sculptors (Dušan Džamonja, Vojin Bakić, Miodrag Živković, Jordan and Iskra Grabul, to name a few) and architects (Bogdan Bogdanović, Gradimir Medaković...), conveying powerful visual impact to show the confidence and strength of the Socialist Republic. In the 1980s, these monuments attracted millions of visitors per year, especially young pioneers for their "patriotic education." After the Republic dissolved in early 1990s, they were completely abandoned, and their symbolic meanings were forever lost. From 2006 to 2009, Kempenaers toured around the ex-Yugoslavia region (now Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, etc.) with the help of a 1975 map of memorials, bringing before our eyes a series of melancholy yet striking images. His photos raise a question: can these former monuments continue to exist as pure sculptures? On one hand, their physical dilapidated condition and institutional neglect reflect a more general social historical fracturing. And on the other hand, they are still of stunning beauty without any symbolic significances. I know this may sound schizophrenic if you also read my last post. But maybe there are forms that can transcend meaning...
http://www.cracktwo.com/2011/04/25-abandoned-soviet-monuments-that-look.html

948 Pixel Perfection When Rotating, Pasting And Nudging In Photoshop - Smashing Magazine
When creating Web and app interfaces, most designers slave over every single pixel, making sure it’s got exactly the right color, texture and position. If you’re... web design, magazine, html, photoshop, wordpress, wallpaper, icons
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/04/14/mastering-photoshop-pixel-perfection-when-rotating-pasting-and-nudging/

933 L'intervention de mouammar Kadhafi - l'integrale, enfin presque, en 9 vidéos - Fred-Lille sur LePost.fr
La plupart, si ce n'est toutes, des chaînes ont décroché avant la fin du discours. l'info en live, Mouammar Kadhafi, Libye, vidéo, Faits-divers
http://www.lepost.fr/article/2011/02/22/2414492_l-intervention-de-mouammar-kadhafi-l-integrale-enfin-presque-en-9-videos.html

932 Trent Reznor's Oscar-Nominated Score - Video Library - The New York Times
Melena Ryzik visits Trent Reznor in his home studio to discuss his work on the score of NIN
http://video.nytimes.com/video/2011/02/03/movies/1248069609685/trent-reznor-s-oscar-nominated-score.html?ref=movies

931 Buchla Tech: Prototype Music Easel!?

http://buchlatech.blogspot.com/2011/03/prototype-music-easel.html

909 5 Things You Should Never Say While Negotiating
5 Things You Should Never Say While Negotiating: If you're new to small business negotiating or find deal-making to be difficult, here are some missteps to avoid. small business negotiations, negotiating, deal making, negotiation tips, sales tips
http://www.inc.com/guides/2011/01/five-things-to-never-say-while-negotiating.html

894 Sonic State - News (Video Item) WNAMM11: Make Noise PhonoGene, Tape splicer and looper
(Video Item) WNAMM11: Make Noise PhonoGene, Tape splicer and looper Synths, Make Noise, WNAMM11: Make Noise PhonoGene,Tape splicer and looper Tony Rolando from Make Noise shows off his new PhonoGene Tape splicer/ Looper Eurorack module. A mix of sampler, splicer and tape echo in digital form it can dice up your audio sample and give you control over many parameters in real time. Also on show was the new Modumix balanced modulator and the Timbre Mixer a low pass gate with a damper circuit. All should be available Q1 2011
http://www.sonicstate.com/news/2011/01/21/wnamm11-make-noise-phonogene/

890 Make Noise PhonoGene, Tape splicer and looper
(Video Item) WNAMM11: Make Noise PhonoGene, Tape splicer and looper Synths, Make Noise, WNAMM11: Make Noise PhonoGene,Tape splicer and looper Tony Rolando from Make Noise shows off his new PhonoGene Tape splicer/ Looper Eurorack module. A mix of sampler, splicer and tape echo in digital form it can dice up your audio sample and give you control over many parameters in real time. Also on show was the new Modumix balanced modulator and the Timbre Mixer a low pass gate with a damper circuit. All should be available Q1 2011
http://www.sonicstate.com/news/2011/01/21/wnamm11-make-noise-phonogene/

886 Jean Piché – Heliograms « Continuo’s weblog

http://continuo.wordpress.com/2011/01/19/jean-piche-heliograms/

885 Pierre Charial – Swing Valse Machine « Continuo’s weblog

http://continuo.wordpress.com/2011/01/10/pierre-charial-swing-valse-machine/

879 Twitter expliqué à ta grand-mère » Article » OWNImusic, Réflexion, initiative, pratiques
Aussi surprenant que cela puisse paraître, nous rencontrons souvent des artistes pour qui le réseau social de micro blogging Twitter demeure un mystère. Il est temps d'y remédier, non ? | owni.fr, Digital Journalism : Société, pouvoirs et cultures numériques artistes, conseils, débutant, Facebook, How-To, Influence digitale, marketing, musiciens, personal branding, réseaux sociaux, tutoriel, twitter, Toc-Arts, Twitter, expliqué, à, ta, grand-mère, OWNI , journalisme , presse, pure player, média, média sociaux, multiblog, multi-auteur, édition, digital journalism, datajournalisme, france, wordpressMu, buddypress
http://ownimusic.com/2011/01/19/twitter-explique-a-ta-grand-mere/

870 How I Use Visualization To Drive Creativity
This is a guest post by Mark Suster, a 2x entrepreneur turned VC.  He sold his second company to Salesforce.com, becoming VP of Product Management. He joined GRP Partners in 2007 as a General Partner focusing on early-stage technology companies. Read more about Suster on his blog at Bothsidesofthetable and on Twitter at @msuster. This is a guest post by Mark Suster, a 2x entrepreneur turned VC. He sold his second company to Salesforce.com, becoming VP of Product Management. He joined GRP Partners in 2007 as a General Partner focusing on early-stage technology companies. Read more about Suster on his blog at Bothsidesofthetable and on Twitter at @msuster. Creativity. I’ve always believed it’s been one of the most important attributes of business success yet something very few business leaders talk about. So I thought I’d write a post about how I drive my personal creativity. As a practitioner of creativity rather than as an instructor of it I’m certain that there are many ways to get the creative juices flowing and how to release more creativity. The one that works best for me is visualization coupled with self talk. Visualization is so important to help yourself & others conceptualize ideas. It’s why I always work hard to find images for my blog posts & why all of my keynote presentations are visual rather than bullet points with words.
http://techcrunch.com/2011/01/17/how-i-use-visualization-to-drive-creativity/

868 How Facebook Ships Code « FrameThink – Frameworks for Thinking People
I’m fascinated by the way Facebook operates. It’s a very unique environment, not easily replicated (nor would their system work for all companies, even if they tried). These are notes gathered from talking with many friends at Facebook about how the company develops and releases software. It’s been over six months since I assembled these observations and I’m sure Facebook has continuously evolved its software development practices in the meantime. So these notes are probably a little bit out-of-date. It also seems like Facebook’s developer-driven culture is coming under greater public scrutiny. So I’m feeling more comfortable now about releasing these notes… HUGE thanks to the many folks who helped put together this view inside of Facebook! Thanks are also due to folks like epriest and fryfrog who have written up corrections and edits.
http://framethink.wordpress.com/2011/01/17/how-facebook-ships-code/

851 50+ Sites with Free Stock Photography | Literary Spring Designs
4 Free Photos Public Domain Photos Arspublik Public Domain Images for Designers Best Photos US Big Photo This is a good site for free photographs for links,resources
http://blog.literaryspring.com/2011/01/free-stock-links/

843 PC Pedia -| Blogger| Computer Tips | tricks |Internet Tools |SEO| Tech | Reviews: Increase Traffic by 150-300% with Wahoha- Unique visitors
PC PEDIA is a Technology Blog which mainly Focuses on Computer Tips,Blogging,Tricks,Technology,Internet tools that helps you work smarter and geekier Computer Tips, blog,Blogging,Internet tools,Technology,Tricks,tweepi,reviews,Delete Yahoo Account Permanently,free ways to bring traffic,facepad
http://pcpedia.blogspot.com/2011/01/increase-traffic-by-150-300-with-wahoha.html

210 What is your most productive shortcut with Vim? - Stack Overflow
I've heard a lot about Vim, both pros and cons. It really seems you should be (as a developer) faster with Vim than with any other editor. I'm using Vim to do some basic stuff and I'm at best 10 times less productive with Vim. The only two things you should care about when you talk about speed (you may not care enough about them, but you should) are: Using alternatively left and right hands is the fastest way to use the keyboard. Never touching the mouse is the second way to be as fast as possible. It takes ages for you to move your hand, grab the mouse, move it, and bring it back to the keyboard (and you often have to look at the keyboard to be sure you returned your hand properly to the right place) Here are two examples demonstrating why I'm far less productive with Vim.
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1218390/what-is-your-most-productive-shortcut-with-vim/1220118#1220118/

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