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Myths about using Linux (via Troubleshooting PC Problems)

Myth 1:   Linux is too difficult for ordinary people to use. Myth 2:   Linux is insecure. Myth 3:   It is not worth learning Linux because most companies use Windows. Myth 4:   Businesses can't make money from Linux because it is free. Myth 5:   Linux is a type of software piracy because it was copied from other operating systems. Myth 6:   Free software is a kind of socialism and it destroys intellectual property. Myth 7:   Linux has few applica … Read More

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BACK TO THE FUTURE | A RETRO HI FI IN A DARK & COZY MAN CAVE (via The Selvedge Yard)

Why don’t you just slip into something more comfortable while I put a record on the record player…

BACK TO THE FUTURE | A RETRO HI FI IN A DARK & COZY MAN CAVE * Listening to music properly has a lot to do with having the right environment.  A place that's all your own.  I like the warm glow from the perfect level of indirect, low lighting.  I want to be surrounded by my favorite things to look at.  And I long for seating that you just melt into and disappear in.  And another thing– I love my iPod as much as the next guy– but sometimes there are those moments when you need to break out the turntable a … Read More

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ICONIC BRANDING OF A BUNNY KIND | THE BIRTH OF PLAYBOY MAGAZINE (via The Selvedge Yard)

Ever wonder the history behind the Bunny logo?

ICONIC BRANDING OF A BUNNY KIND | THE BIRTH OF PLAYBOY MAGAZINE A A A How unlikely would it seem today, if someone were to tell you that they were planning to build one of the world's sexiest and most recognizable brands– with a logo based on a bunny? Well, that's exactly what Hugh Heffner did. Seriously, doesn't it sound kind of nuts? Looking back on the vintage images of the bunnies in their heyday, there is an undeniable naivete and corniness, mixed with an overtly demeaning attitude towards women– and w … Read More

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“THE PIANO HAS BEEN DRINKING…” | TOM WAITS, YOUR INNER DRUNKARD (via The Selvedge Yard)

Those that know me already know Tom Waits is one of my favorite music artists.

"THE PIANO HAS BEEN DRINKING..." | TOM WAITS, YOUR INNER DRUNKARD * "If I exorcise my devils, well my angels may leave too." –Tom Waits * In my struggle to walk the straight 'n narrow everyday, it doesn't help things any that the salty, taunting voice of Tom Waits is in my head saying, "Hey kid…. over here." * Circa 1980, Hollywood, Los Angeles– Tom Waits Relaxing by Piano –Image by © Henry Diltz/CORBIS * * * Circa 1976, Dallas, TX– Tom Waits in a cafe in Dallas, Texas. –Image by © Philip Gould/CORBIS * … Read More

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The 7 habits of a highly ineffective me (via Zodi’s Blog)

The 7 habits of a highly ineffective me If you have an incredible idea for a book but want to spend all day, every day avoiding writing it, just follow these 7 highly ineffective habits that I’ve incorporated into my daily life. *These are also ideal habits for anything else you’d prefer not to accomplish. #1- Have OCD. I personally start out every morning in an awesome go-get-em-tiger state of mind. I make sure that I start the day positively by mentally listing everything that I’m gr … Read More

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3 Reasons Why the Nashville Flood Went Unnoticed (via On the Bema)

I sure noticed it.

3 Reasons Why the Nashville Flood Went Unnoticed Nashville: Known for country music and… flooding?  It seems like few people are talking about it and few news organizations are covering it. Even though over 20 inches of rain flooded this growing city, 30 people died, the clean up will cost billions, and the city will take years to recover. Normally, that is cause for major media coverage (remember the floods in Iowa a few years back?)  Certainly, the flooding of Nashville and surrounding area … Read More

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The Three Plants That Will Improve Your Home Air (via Broken Secrets)

Testing the ‘re-blog’ feature.

The Three Plants That Will Improve Your Home Air Spring is here and the garden centers are open. It's time to get some plants, especially for inside your home. Indoor plants are really important. There are chemicals in and on almost everything you buy. If your air is not replenished with fresh air, it can be mildly toxic. But, with the right mix of plants, your air can be cleaned and oxygenated around the clock. With as little as these three plants, you can have this perfect mix: Areca palm – ( … Read More

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