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Being a business owner and employee who started out in the basement, I’ve learned a lot about what you have to go through. People always say its wonderful to be your own boss, but there is a heavy price to pay for that.
I’ve seen a lot of hard working entrepreneurs fail, and I’ve come to the conclusion that working hard, while never a bad thing, is not really the magic thing that leads to great inventions or successful outcomes.
Our phase 1 integration with Facebook is in its testing phase. To help us test it out, we need your assistance!
After reading the Smashing Magazine’s article How to Integrate Facebook with WordPress, we decided to try this out ourselves. Not only can you read our blog straight from our localwisdom.com URL, you can also access it on Facebook from apps.facebook.com/localwisdomblog. Comments are shared between both locations. If you want, you can set up the blog feed right onto your profile using our blog application.
We also set up a Facebook login using Facebook Connector from Sociable (see image to the right) so that you can log into Facebook straight from our blog to comment as yourself (for now, the log-in is located as the last item on our sidebar).
Now this is where we need your help – we need Facebook users who do not currently have a username on the LW blog to make some comments so that we can fully test these plug-ins. No… I’m not trying to fish for comments here, just simply asking for a favor from some of our Facebook/blog readers so we can see if this thing really does work properly. If you do this, you get your very own Derrick-ism that you can use with no limits, no trademark symbols, given by the man himself (certain restrictions apply to the term itself – sorry folks, but I can’t give away words like Fridaying®, Friday-eye® Laterz®, etc that are already hard-coded into the Derrick-tionary).
If you run into issues with it, just leave a comment here and I’ll attempt to work it out.
Two Closets one weekend, was hard but got done! The hardest part was emptying out the old closet and ripping out the shelves, patching holes and painting. Once the closets are prepped, putting in the actual rubbermaid rails and shelves are fun!
When I first received my iPhone last year, I was ignorant to the fact that it did not have Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS). I figured, just like every other modern phone, I’d be able to send picture messages to my friends. I was pretty disappointed when I found out the truth – the iPhone did not support MMS! WTF! I have internet, mail, GPS, games, music, apps for “just about” anything- but I can’t send a photo via a text message?? How could such an accessory-filled phone be so behind in times?
This almost changed in June when the iPhone 3.0 was released. Since then, the iPhone itself has been MMS-capable, but AT&T was still behind. The hold-up to actually being able to use the service is that AT&T still needed to upgrade their infrastructure to handle the increased MMS traffic that us iPhone users will burden their network with.
In early September, AT&T finally gave us an official date of September 25th and promised that MMS will be enabled through a software upgrade.
And now – it is finally here and people around the US are slowly receiving their MMS capabilities. Be sure you have iPhone 3.1 installed, then you can proceed with installing the quick Carrier 5.5 update. Be patient – it’s been out for a little over an hour and there are people who still aren’t seeing the update. Your time will come!
Learn how to use MMS: iPhone MMS Walk-through from the iPhone Blog
It seems as though the built-in WordPress gallery has been acting up since the 2.8 upgrade. I was asked to figure out a way to get it working, and I believe I found a solid, working solution.
It’s an uglier-than-it-should-be process – but it works!
A while back I posted about a cool way to hang your TV without drilling a ton of holes in your wall. It also allows you to hide all your cables behind the unit so you get a great look while providing great functionally. It’s based on the Muro Media storage unit that I posted about, but the unit to purchase cost $650 and since it’s coming from Italy, it’s pricetag is over $700 with shipping. So my dad and I decide to build one from the images they provided and I have to say and it came out great. We spent about $200 in equipment and parts which included buying an $80 Dewalt router and drill bit for the router to make the shelf slits. In actual materials the total cost was around $80.
We painted the whole unit the same color as the wall it’s hanging off of. My wife’s professional opinion was the deciding factor. Of course you can color/stain the MDF used any color you’d like if you want the unit to pop off the wall. Also, you can wallpaper it if you prefer.
I’ve put a bunch of descriptions on the individual pics below if you click through them so you can see how we built it plus measurements of the pieces. If you’d like to build one and have any questions, please leave a comment and I’ll get back to you with answers. Click through the pics to see my instructions for each step:
UPDATE: I’ve put the blueprints for the unit in another post, check it out here
All I have to say is wow! Pinaki showed me the Yelp on the other day, but this one seems to be wayyyyyyyyy better…. Check out at 1 minute 45 seconds in when he clicks on the Starbucks and turns the phone toward the ground, freaking AWESOME!!! This might actually be the first app I ever pay for in the App store…. makes you go hmmmmmmmm….
“Remember the amazing augmented reality application demo for the iPhone that we saw back in July? It was called Nearest Subway, and it overlaid floating representations of nearby New York subway stations onto the live video coming in through the camera of the iPhone 3GS. These appeared to be hanging in space, pinned in place by the 3GS’ compass and GPS.
That application is now available to buy, for just $1. There have been a few changes — it’s now called Bionic Eye, for instance — but the jaw-dropping virtual signage is still there, and the subway stations have been joined by other points of interest, hotels, fast-food joints and, splendidly, Hooters.
Bionic Eye now works anywhere in the United States, not just New York, and you can buy add-ons for the subway systems of New York, Washington and Chicago from within the application. To use it, you just hold it up and look. As you scan the electronic window across the cityscape the app updates in real time and shows you where things are. Move the iPhone down to a horizontal position and the jiggling signs turn into a list. Touch one of the items and the display shows an arrow pointing you towards, say, a lunch of wings and tight-fitting T-shirts.
Magically, this all works offline, so you need neither a Wi-Fi or data connection (although the app will show you any Wi-Fi spots around you). Everything is contained within the tiny 2.9-MB download. You will need the 3GS for this, as it has the essential compass, but you can use it with older iPhones or iPod Touches and get the same points of interest plotted onto a Google Map — equally useful but less jazzy.
Outside the United States, the UK, France and Tokyo are supported. Available now.
Two years ago on this day I willingly jumped out of an airplane – ok, so I didn’t quite jump – the plane rolled a bit on it’s side and I fell out. It was a tiny plane, so it’s not like we could stand in it – we had to somewhat roll out of it. And somehow fit six people in the back (me, my brother, our tandem buddie and our photographers); it wasn’t very comfortable. I also didn’t do it alone (I might be crazy, but not that crazy!), I did a tandem skydive, attached to someone who knew what he was doing.
All in all, it was a great experience and I recommend it for anyone looking for a good rush. My adrenaline was rushing so much that I didn’t even feel nervous beforehand… even while stuffed into a small airplane with six other people.
Interested? Check out Above the Poconos Skydivers
You might have noticed that our website is a little different. Three-fifths of this company site is unedited, user(employee)-generated content.
Our homepage displays photos that we post. They range from beautiful, crisp artistic photography, to fun and fuzzy iPhone pics of our lives.
When you click on “Company,” we don’t have a boilerplate or description of Local Wisdom… you see our own idiosyncratic profiles, written in our own words. We are the company. Our skills, interests, knowledge, and many many quirks tied together by a passion for the Internet is the Company.
The blog is whatever we post. Individually, anyone can post anything, at anytime. Our lives, our thoughts, our photographs, all of this stuff makes up the Local Wisdom brand. I’m new to the company (I started about nine weeks ago) and this is my first post… no one has reviewed it.
“We’re so lucky we don’t have to create the brand out of thin air. We just tell the truth and the brand builds itself.”
That’s Johnnie Moore quoting Thomas Mahon while he argues that businesses should “get out of people’s way and they’ll organise themselves more intelligently than you can.”
We build websites… the brand builds itself.
No duh!!!! First thing I noticed when smoking was banned in public places in New Jersey was that I didn’t smell horrible when I came home from a bar or lounge. Of course not being around so much smoke will affect everyone’s health, especially the people sucking in that 2nd hand smoke. The percentage of heart attacks reduced is very impressive… Can you image how many heart attacks we could stop if we banned Lobbists ???
“Smoking bans in public places can significantly reduce the number of, two U.S. research teams reported on Monday.
One team found smoking bans in the United States, Canada and Europe had an immediate effect that increased over time, cutting heart attacks by 17 percent after the first year and as much as 36 percent after three years, they reported in the journal Circulation.
A second team found such bans reduced the annualby 26 percent. Their report in the estimates a nationwide ban in the United States could prevent as many as 154,000 heart attacks each year.”