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Alan Levine
"Syncthing replaces Dropbox and BitTorrent Sync with something open, trustworthy and decentralized. Your data is your data alone and you deserve to choose where it is stored, if it is shared with some third party and how it's transmitted over the Internet. Using syncthing, that control is returned to you." - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
The Secret History of Hypertext - Alex Wright - The Atlantic - http://www.theatlantic.com/technol...
"When Vannevar Bush's "As We May Think" first appeared in The Atlantic's pages in July 1945, it set off an intellectual chain reaction that resulted, more than four decades later, in the creation of the World Wide Web. In that landmark essay, Bush described a hypothetical machine called the Memex: a hypertext-like device capable of allowing its users to comb through a large set of documents stored on microfilm, connected via a network of "links" and "associative trails" that anticipated the hyperlinked structure of today's Web. Historians of technology often cite Bush's essay as the conceptual forerunner of the Web. And hypertext pioneers like Douglas Engelbart, Ted Nelson, and Tim Berners-Lee have all acknowledged their debt to Bush's vision. But for all his lasting influence, Bush was not the first person to imagine something like the Web." - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
"Academic conference posters are often ugly, with tiny text, confusing layouts, and dubious colour schemes. Better Posters is about making posters informative and beautiful." - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Media Industries is a new peer-reviewed, multi-media, open-access online journal that supports critical studies of media industries and institutions worldwide. We invite contributions that range across the full spectrum of media industries, including film, television, internet, radio, music, publishing, electronic games, advertising, and mobile communications. Submissions may explore these industries individually or examine inter-medial relations between industrial sectors. We encourage both contemporary and historical studies, and are especially interested in contributions that draw attention to global and international perspectives. Media Industries is furthermore committed to the exploration of innovative methodologies, imaginative theoretical approaches, and new research directions. The journal is maintained by a managing Editorial Collective and Editorial Board comprised of an international group of media industries scholars. - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Mountain Biking History - http://bikinghistory.com/
"On the origins of mountain biking and its growth" - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
"The Art Assignment is a weekly video series produced by PBS Digital Studios, hosted by curator Sarah Urist Green and author/vlogger John Green. We take you around the U.S. to meet artists and solicit assignments from them that we can all complete. Watch our videos and then post your responses with #theartassignment." - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Conversation with Alan Levine, Pedagogical Technologist | DMLcentral - http://dmlcentral.net/blog...
"“Instructional technologist” is an inadequate description for what Alan Levine has done at Maricopa Community Colleges, the New Media Consortium and the University of Mary Washington, often from his connected cabin in the Arizona highlands.  A better description might be: Alan Levine is a pedagogical technologist and architect of open, connected learning systems that enable students to take power over and responsibility for (and joy in!) their own learning. In Levine’s worlds of ds106, Phonar, and other open online courses, his coding and technical design often go beyond supporting existing pedagogy, by enabling learners to become co-learners. Don’t like the homework assignments? Make your own and contribute to the “assignment bank,” (now a WordPress theme)." - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
CSS Diner - Where we feast on CSS Selectors! - http://flukeout.github.io/
"It's a little game to help you learn CSS selectors. Type in the correct selector to complete each level. Get help on the right." - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
What Is Art? Favorite Famous Definitions, from Antiquity to Today | Brain Pickings - http://www.brainpickings.org/index...
After the recent omnibus of definitions of science by some of history’s greatest minds and definitions of philosophy by some of today’s most prominent philosophers, why not turn to an arguably even more nebulous domain of humanity? Gathered here are some of my favorite definitions of art, from antiquity to today. - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Extended WordPress Settings API Tutorial, Part 1 | Aliso the Geek - http://alisothegeek.com/2011...
The WordPress Settings API has been around for a little while, but I haven’t used it until now. I highly recommend it. It does a lot of work for you and is still flexible enough to create custom-styled options pages (with a little jQuery). - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Local Audio Recorder: Demo - http://pauln.github.io/local-a...
This is a basic demonstration of using a JavaScript callback to perform client-side processing on recorded audio. Once you record an audio clip and "upload" it, an HTML5 audio tag will be added below the recorder to allow you to play it back. If your browser supports the download attribute on links, the link below the player will trigger a download - otherwise, it'll simply link to the audio file. - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Looking at Our Hometowns - NYTimes.com - http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2013...
What would happen if you asked high school students to help create a 21st-century portrait of the country by turning their cameras on their neighborhoods, families, friends and schools? You would have “My Hometown” — a vibrant document of 4,289 images submitted by teenagers in school- or community-based photography programs across the United States, including rural villages and urban neighborhoods, wealthy suburbs and blue-collar Rust Belt towns. While participants only photographed their own communities, together, the images create an important and lasting document of America today as seen by teenagers. They are published today in an interactive feature that opens with a selection of 145 photographs and is also searchable by state and by photographer. Many of the images will be archived at the Library of Congress in the Prints and Photographs Division. The project was inspired by our belief in the power of photography as an educational tool, and by a desire to help young people co - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
UTF-8: The Secret of Character Encoding - HTML Purifier - http://htmlpurifier.org/docs...
Character encoding and character sets are not that difficult to understand, but so many people blithely stumble through the worlds of programming without knowing what to actually do about it, or say "Ah, it's a job for those internationalization experts." No, it is not! This document will walk you through determining the encoding of your system and how you should handle this information. It will stay away from excessive discussion on the internals of character encoding. This document is not designed to be read in its entirety: it will slowly introduce concepts that build on each other: you need not get to the bottom to have learned something new. However, I strongly recommend you read all the way to Why UTF-8?, because at least at that point you'd have made a conscious decision not to migrate, which can be a rewarding (but difficult) task. - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Tutorial: Use the Flickr API, JavaScript (jQuery), AJAX and JSON to build a detailed photo wall - http://kylerush.net/blog...
In this tutorial, I’ll show you, line by line, how to build a photo wall by pulling your pictures from Flickr using the Flickr API, jQuery, Ajax and JSON. The script I wrote places the following information over the image to which it relates: title, author, comment count, tag listing, location with a link to a map of those coordinates and the description. - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
GitHub Pages are hosted for free and easily published through our site, the GitHub for Mac app, or from the command line. Manage your site’s content from GitHub using the tools and workflow that you’re familiar with - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Hacker Storytelling is a new way to tell stories on the Internet, in a way that is open by default. Hacker Storytelling uses several tools to help you tell stories, and is completely stored and operating on Github. - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Icon Search Engine | Iconfinder - http://www.iconfinder.com/
Search through 307,804 icons or browse 1,443 icon sets - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
TINA FEY’S 4 RULES OF INNOVATION | Thinktopia® - http://thinktopia.com/2011...
First, throw down whatever you’re reading and pick up Tina Fey’s new book Bossypants. Not only is she pissing pants funny, but she includes something she picked up while studying Improv at Second City in Chicago that serves as a worthy reminder for anyone in innovation, marketing, or life. - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
The Do’s and Don’ts of Improv Comedy with Liam Neeson, Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, and Del Close | Open Culture - http://www.openculture.com/2013...
Attention, all struggling comedians! There’s big money in teaching corporate executives the rules of improvisation. Not to prepare them for a highly lucrative second career on some late night, black box stage, but rather to hone their listening skills, teach them how to work collaboratively, and give them practice communicating in a flexible—and therefore effective—manner. - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Thunderclap is the first crowd-speaking platform that helps people be heard by saying something together. - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Search in a Giphy - http://giphy.com/
Animated GIF search engine - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
fancyBox - Fancy jQuery Lightbox Alternative - http://fancyapps.com/fancybo...
fancyBox is a tool that offers a nice and elegant way to add zooming functionality for images, html content and multi-media on your webpages. It is built on the top of the popular JavaScript framework jQuery and is both easy to implement and a snap to customize. - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Finding the perfect camera can be hard; with so many out there how do you choose? We built CameraRocket to make buying your next camera simpler. We aggregate reviews, benchmarks and specs from around the internet to cut through the hype and help you understand the real life performance of cameras before you buy. CameraRocket helps you: Compare performance of cameras head to head Understand the real life performance of cameras using benchmarks and specs See what people are saying about the camera from reviews collected from around the internet Search for cameras by specific criteria (e.g. price, battery life and image quality in low light) - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
This website is a guide to getting started using http://www.reddit.com.  Reddit is essentially an internet filter and contains lists of links uploaded and moderated by users sorted into subreddits.  Each link has a comments section for discussion of the content and a tally of how many people liked or disliked it. As a Reddit user, you too can vote on whether or not you like a link with the up and down arrows next to it.  You can also post a comment by clicking on the comment button underneath any link, or you can hide any link by clicking the hide button underneath it. - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Abandoned Island in the Middle of NYC - Imgur - http://imgur.com/gallery...
Amazing photos of North Brother Island - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Free Fonts, Cool Fonts - UrbanFonts.com - http://www.urbanfonts.com/
UrbanFonts features amazing collection of free fonts, premium fonts and free dingbats. With over 8,000 freeware fonts, you've come to the best place to download fonts! - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Last week I talked about Cross-Browser CSS Gradient. Today I'm going to show you how to put the CSS gradient feature in a good practical use. Check out my demo to see a set of gradient buttons that I have created with just CSS (no image or Javascript). The buttons are scalable based on the font-size. The button size can be easily adjusted by changing the padding and font-size values. The best part about this method is it can be applied to any HTML element such as div, span, p, a, button, input, etc. - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Digital Engagement Framework : Designing a digital strategy for your organisation - http://digitalengagementframework.com/
Digital engagement is not a game of luck, it's a game of strategy. - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Allow Users To Submit To Your WordPress Site: A Quotes Plugin | Wptuts+ - http://wp.tutsplus.com/tutoria...
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a plugin that allows users to submit form data. You’ll also learn about security by using nonces. - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Trovebox - All your photos from Facebook, Instagram and Flickr in one place - https://trovebox.com/
Trovebox makes it easy to keep all your photos from multiple sites, devices and even people together in one place. - Alan Levine
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