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    Terms and Conditions May Apply

    Trailer for the 80-minute documentary Terms and Conditions May Apply by Cullen Hoback of Hyrax Films. Read more about story behind the documentary on Ars Technica. A good read. A compelling film.

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    Apple Water

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    Apple Water Ad

    During my visited to the archives I rediscovered this classic fake ad and decided I should post it here.

    Twice as many hydrogen atoms as there are oxygen atoms. Awesome! I’m sold.

    The original write up was on Scoopertino but since, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) student Zeyad Al-Madani created this video.

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    Google continues to help the digital marketer not just by offering tools and platforms for campaigns (e.g. Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Google AdSense), but also by sharing most valuable findings, insights, and collective experiences. A treasure trove of customer behavior data.

    The internet giant (re)launches Think Insights, an online destination created as a hub for marketing trends “real time” intended to strengthen the marriage of advertising and web.

    Learn what’s new on A Guide to Google’s Think Insights by Jason Cormier at Search Engine Watch.

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    This month’s Cool Tool of the Month is a simple site called Placehold.it created for web designers with one simple purpose: to create pixel perfect placeholder graphics used in site wireframes and layouts.

    To generate a placeholder graphic, simply enter the width and height of the placeholder after the site’s URL in the address bar. For example:

    http://placehold.it/600×480

    By default the placeholder is gray, but you can change this by specifying the hex value of a color (without the hashtag). As in:

    http://placehold.it/600×480/000033

    You can also change the text and specific that graphic format (e.g. gif, png, or jpeg).

    If your site is online for client review, you can actually use the Placehold.it URL in your code. Such as:

    <img src=”http://placehold.it/600×480/000033″>

    That’s it. So simple it might fit the meme single serving site (close but not quite). You’re the man now dog!

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    I’ve been saying this for years.

    A great little video about the importance of learning how to code from code.org, featuring a host of heavy hitters such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Drew Houston, and will.i.am.

    Hey kids, there is a shortage of talented programmers in the world, learn to code. By the time you reach puberty, you pretty much know you’re not going to be the next Meryl Streep or Michael Jordan but you can still be a programmer. Learn to code.