What a great CAI Austin CARES! Day at Capital Area Food Bank of Texas!
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
What a great CAI Austin CARES! Day at Capital Area Food Bank of Texas!
Peavy describes it thus:
The Peavey AT-200 guitar with the Antares Solid-Tune™ intonation system constantly monitors the precise pitch of each individual string and electronically makes any corrections necessary to ensure that every note of every chord and riff is always in tune, regardless of variables like finger position or pressure.
The guitar is physically no different from any other electric except for an upgradable module to handle tuning. While you probably still have to tune this guitar a little, once it is set up you can change quite a bit about it programmatically, reducing the need to fiddle with machine heads during your
Everyone knows about Facebook and Twitter, but there are other networks that just exist for particular niches. It’s important to find out who your target audience is and what networks they are using.
- Be active – Yes, this is true. Just like Google loves regularly updated blogs and websites, they equally love regularly updated social profiles.
- Optimize photo filenames – This only works on some networks, which I will mention below. It doesn’t hurt to upload photos with your name or keywords in the filename, but networks like Facebook rename the photo filenames anyway, so for some networks, it’s useless.
- Engage with your followers, fans, and connections – This is a good thing to do regardless of the SEO value of it. Engaging with others will keep your profile updated often, and being helpful will also lead to other’s recommending you to their audience. Search #FollowFriday to see what I mean.
- Vanity URL – From what I can tell, the URL does not count for anything but branding except on specific networks. For example, my Facebook fan page name is Kikolani, and the username for the URL is artofblogging. The fan page does not rank for art of blogging, but does rank for Kikolani. But again, it all depends on the network.
Here are some articles on the web that can guide you in deciding what's best for you.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
A video poem posted on YouTube by Seattle 22-year-old Jefferson Bethke about religion and Jesus has been viewed over 17 million times.
Christian poet and YouTube sensation Jefferson Bethke has created and performed poems that pierce the heart and mind with their intensity, their fervor, and their resonance, thus compelling audiences to respond, whether positively or negatively, to his impact on their souls and their beliefs.
What do you think of it?
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Thirty seconds later, they're laying on the floor, gasping and hissing in pain while rubbing some body part, perhaps while crying. This is when they realize the difference between choreographed movie fighting and real fighting. Because in the real world, it turns out ...
Read more: 6 Painful Things Nobody Tells You About Fighting | Cracked.com http://www.cracked.com/article_19654_6-painful-things-nobody-tells-you-about-...
Thursday, January 26, 2012
"Texas POA Legislative Update"
A New Era for Texas Associations.
Norris Conference Center
Presented by William Heyer, Esq.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
So if the one thing you thought you knew about white wine was that it was somehow less manly or complex than red, well, we're here to unburden you of that misconception.
Read more: http://www.askmen.com/fine_living/wine_dine_archive_500/505_white-wine.html#i...
Even before particles from that storm reached the Earth on Tuesday, the aurora borealis was dancing across the sky as far south as Ireland and England, where people rarely get a chance to catch the stunning light show.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Yes, it's true people do yawn more at bedtime or after they've woken up and they do yawn when they're bored (people even yawn in their sleep).
But yawning isn't that simple. If it was, how could you explain that some paratroopers yawn before their first jump, as do some violinists before they go on stage and Olympic athletes before their event (Provine, 2005). These are hardly situations in which people are likely to be bored.
Many people believe that yawning gets more oxygen into the body or expels more carbon dioxide. But this is not true. The theory is now thought to be seriously flawed, if not plain wrong.
The truth is no one really knows the real root cause of a yawn. Some good guesses have been made, though, and it's likely that some combination of them is true. First let's look at the physiological, before we get onto the psychological.
This video goes to show that cellular interruptions during a concert don't have to ruin the evening. The violinist in this video hears a Nokia ring tone, and instead of freaking out, integrates it into his performance. Take a look:
Friday, January 20, 2012
"Etta James" passed away today. She died at 73 of leukemia in January 2012
Josh Krajcik - Finale Night 1 - $5 Million Song - THE X FACTOR USA 2011
A song is separated from its soul: Etta James, whose voice is inseparable from everyone's all-time favourite song--#At Last--breathes her last.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
Last week’s 2012 Consumer Electronics Show was filled with lots of exciting technology that will hopefully come our way in the near future. We shot a lot of video last week with a lot of cool products. You can view all of our videos at http://www.youtube.com/laptopmag, but below are our 10 favorite videos from CES 2012.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
Off the Vine presented by Texas Oil and Gas Associaiton is an exclusive wine tasting and silent auction event benefitting Rodeo Austin's mission of Promoting Youth Education – Preserving Western Heritage. Wine enthusiasts enjoyed a variety of quality wines from the nation's top wineries. In addition, attendees had the opportunity to sample the cuisine from local acclaimed establishments such as Ranch 616, III Forks, Jack Allen's Kitchen, VIVO and many more. It was held Thursday, January 12th at West Austin Youth Association in the heart of Central Austin. Everyone including myself, enjoyed fine wine, delicious food, specialty auction items, and more. These are the pictures that I captured at the event. Feel free to tag and share with your friends. Enjoy!
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas -- From the outside it's easy to miss -- a business so new there's not even a sign on the door. But on the inside, a flurry of hands help shape the future of transportation.
"It's the most important thing in my life," said 31-year-old Stacy Zoern. "Failure is not an option at this point."
Eating at night is a bad habit to get into because it doesn't leave enough time before going to bed to digest your food well. Nighttime eating can lead to snacking excessively on junk food and it can also be at the root of poor sleep. If you're looking for ways to stop eating at night, consider the following steps in your efforts.
As a mother of a 3.5 year old, ‘spirited’ little girl, I sure get my fair share of cheese when taking photos. And I am not talking about the edible kind.
My daughter merely needs to see my camera and she produces this ‘smile’ (I use the term loosely) that looks like a toothy underbite that rivals Bruce Springsteen. Her eyes literally disappear into her head and take the form of slits. Not what I really want to remember years from now.
As a children’s photographer, I deal with this ‘smile’ on a nearly daily basis. It’s a pressure cooker when that cheesy smile arises at a session, especially for Mom who is witnessing it because, let’s face it, she is paying for this cheese and is not too happy about it.
It’s not their fault… what would you do if someone told you to smile? Try it. SMILE. Feel fake? Sure it does! The only way to combat a phony smile is to actually make the child smile naturally.
(Don’t) Say Cheese!
For the first time ever, watch how people use a simple smartphone to play a life-size version of the cult Angry Birds game. Complete with real shooting birds and exploding pigs. I can live this dream!!!
The most frequently asked question of Hypnotists and Hypnotherapists is, “Does hypnosis really work?” Hypnosis has been around for centuries. It has gained more attention lately for a number of reasons, including the fact that more people are seeking alternative remedies to help reduce health care costs or reduce their prescription medication intake. Let’s put some facts on the table.
Now, astronomers are expanding their search by applying the data-mining technique to 350 other stars that were observed in 1998 by a Hubble telescope instrument called the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS).
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Dropbox-for-Google Insync leaves beta, goes free and opens doors for business | TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog
A person lives with them self daily but do not truly know they really are, and therefore they operate under a false delusion of themselves.
Monday, January 9, 2012
CREDIT: Van Waerbeke, Heymans, and CFHTLens collaboration.
Introduced here at the Consumer Electronics Show, the new SpareOne handset promises up to ten hours of emergency talk time from a single AA battery.
The idea here is a GSM phone that's always ready to allow you to make calls – once you add a SIM card and a fresh battery.
In emergencies, SpareOne has a built in flashlight and the ability to automatically transmit its location via the cell ID.
During situations when AC power is suspect, a device like this could help the user make a voice call.
Or, when traveling, an inexpensive phone to buy, quickly set-up and use in foreign countries.
Different versions – for the Unites States, Europe and Asia – will be available with WCDMA frequency options for selected regions.
SpareOne phones will be sold packaged with an Energizer Lithium (very long life and up to 15 years of standby power) AA battery and one of those tiny, micro-SIM cards for less than $50.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
1.Your resume is run through a parser, which removes the styling from the resume and breaks the text down into recognized words or phrases.
2.The parser then sorts that content into different categories: Education, contact info, skills, and work experience.
3.The employer's desired skills or keywords are matched against the results from above.
4.Your resume is scored on relevancy—using semantic matching against the employer's search terms and your years of experience.
1. Give incentive to learn from the masters
2. Encourage questions
3. Provide unconditional love
4. Show the importance of a strong work ethic
5. Teach kids to be powerful
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Gotye's hit, Somebody That I Used To Know gets covered by the band Walk Of The Earth and Sarah Blackwood... only using just one shared guitar. Amazing stuff, sounds just like the original.