Achieve Zero Waste at Home in 6 Steps

A short piece from GOOD on ways to quickly cut your impact:

It’s important… that we “rethink our behavior and lifestyle. This is not to say that one should make drastic lifestyle changes or live like an extremist. Rather it means questioning some basic habits.” Like not buying something because it has too much packaging. Or like remembering to keep a reusable shopping bag in your backseat, purse, or backpack.

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Daring Fireball: Who Can Do Something About Those Blue Boxes?

A few years ago you could say that, effectively, Flash was everywhere. It made total sense for sites like YouTube and Hulu to go with Flash.

Flash is no longer ubiquitous. There’s a big difference between “everywhere” and “almost everywhere”.

Whenever I encounter the blue box, I usually figure it wasn’t really worth seeing anyway. Adobe’s going to lose this battle.

Of course, my recent posts are full of YouTube and Vimeo Flash videos, but both services have started offering HTML5 versions on their sites. It’s only a matter of time.

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Musician’s Dice

A creative tool that can be used in any number of ways: they bring the element of chance into the musical process. They can be used in composing Aleatory and 12 tone-music, or as a basis for improvisation; they’re fun in a jam session. They also make an effective study tool: they can be used as “musical flash cards” when learning harmony, and their randomness makes for fresh and challenging exercise in sight-singing and ear training.

{ via my Brother }

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