Category Archives: Reference

Reference: Getting Images From The Damn Twitter Gallery View

This works. I followed the steps. Video after the break.

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Video: iPad Mini 4 Extreme PDF Test (Plus Tablet Thoughts)

I had to know. I couldn’t ask anyone else to do it. And I needed to see it all for myself.

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Orison Swett Marden: Pushing To The Front, A Brilliant Chapter

On Twitter, I’m counter-programming the dispiriting Trumpage by posting excerpts from Pushing to the Front, a timeless book by Orison Swett Marden that can be had free at Google Books. (See #PushingToTheFront on Twitter.) One chapter — just over six … Continue reading

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Making A Point Simply

Weekend reading: Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple’s Success Highly recommended. Many tales of Steve Jobs and Apple that are instructive. One I want to point out.

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Huawei Mate 9: New Daydream VR Phone

Twitter: It has a 5.9-inch screen at 1920 x 1080. Which makes me wonder just how bad that will be for VR. But @stroughtonsmith says otherwise.

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Paul Léautaud

Paul Léautaud According to Nancy Mitford in The Letters of Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh (p. 251), Leautaud was an eccentric literary critic and diarist who said he loved cats and dogs more than people, lived on nothing but potatoes … Continue reading

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Capitalism Out Of Socialism

Home Is Where the Fraud Is This is one part of history I didn’t know … One thousand families. That’s how many Americans lost their homes each day at the height of the Great Depression. Franklin Roosevelt’s response to this … Continue reading

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The Instagram-Made Millionaire

I’m reading The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage by Daymond John … … and came across an interesting story.

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For Future Reference: Trump’s IQ Claim Tweet


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Disrupted To Our Doom

This weekend I read Disrupted by Dan Lyons. I’d seen long excerpts published on the Net, but none of that prepared me for the book itself. It’s an absolute must-read.

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