07

Nov

Today, Twitter goes public. 
Follow all the action on our LIVE BLOG. 




Twitter prices its IPO at $26 per share, above estimates.
For more on the Twitter IPO, tune in to CNBC starting with Worldwide Exchange at 5a ET, where CNBC’s Julia Boorstin will have an exclusive sit-down interview with Twitter CEO Dick Costolo.





This is where Twitter will go public tomorrow on the floor of the NYSE. The social media company has hired Barclays Capital as a “designated market maker,” a critical role when a stock first trades. 






What the heck is a cashtag? If you’re thinking about investing in the #TwitterIPO later this week, it’s time to study up. Lucky for you, CNBC’s social media teamed joined forces with technology editor Cadie Thompson to put together this Twitter 101 video series. 





Twitter executives are making the rounds on Wall Street today as the roadshow kicks off ahead of its IPO. 
Seen here, a scrolling message outside Morgan Stanley, welcoming @Twitter. 




No more secrets: Twitter IPO filing is now public. http://cnb.cx/19ocyCk 







Twitter has filed confidentially with the SEC for an IPO. Latest info: http://cnb.cx/15YifGp

Today, Twitter goes public. 

Follow all the action on our LIVE BLOG

Twitter prices its IPO at $26 per share, above estimates.
For more on the Twitter IPO, tune in to CNBC starting with Worldwide Exchange at 5a ET, where CNBC’s Julia Boorstin will have an exclusive sit-down interview with Twitter CEO Dick Costolo.

Twitter prices its IPO at $26 per share, above estimates.

For more on the Twitter IPO, tune in to CNBC starting with Worldwide Exchange at 5a ET, where CNBC’s Julia Boorstin will have an exclusive sit-down interview with Twitter CEO Dick Costolo.

This is where Twitter will go public tomorrow on the floor of the NYSE. The social media company has hired Barclays Capital as a “designated market maker,” a critical role when a stock first trades. 

This is where Twitter will go public tomorrow on the floor of the NYSE. The social media company has hired Barclays Capital as a “designated market maker,” a critical role when a stock first trades.

What the heck is a cashtag? If you’re thinking about investing in the #TwitterIPO later this week, it’s time to study up. Lucky for you, CNBC’s social media teamed joined forces with technology editor Cadie Thompson to put together this Twitter 101 video series. 

What the heck is a cashtag? If you’re thinking about investing in the #TwitterIPO later this week, it’s time to study up. Lucky for you, CNBC’s social media teamed joined forces with technology editor Cadie Thompson to put together this Twitter 101 video series.

Twitter executives are making the rounds on Wall Street today as the roadshow kicks off ahead of its IPO. 
Seen here, a scrolling message outside Morgan Stanley, welcoming @Twitter. 

Twitter executives are making the rounds on Wall Street today as the roadshow kicks off ahead of its IPO

Seen here, a scrolling message outside Morgan Stanley, welcoming @Twitter.

No more secrets: Twitter IPO filing is now public. http://cnb.cx/19ocyCk 

No more secrets: Twitter IPO filing is now public. http://cnb.cx/19ocyCk 

Twitter has filed confidentially with the SEC for an IPO. Latest info: http://cnb.cx/15YifGp

Twitter has filed confidentially with the SEC for an IPO. Latest info: http://cnb.cx/15YifGp

BREAKING: Apple announces iPad Air.

BREAKING: Apple announces iPad Air.

cnbc:

Today, Twitter goes public. 
Follow all the action on our LIVE BLOG. 

cnbc:

Today, Twitter goes public. 

Follow all the action on our LIVE BLOG

10

Sep

Apple shows off the new iPhone 5S, which will be available in grey, gold, and sliver. 
For more details, head over to our LIVE BLOG. 

Apple shows off the new iPhone 5S, which will be available in grey, gold, and sliver. 

For more details, head over to our LIVE BLOG

07

Sep


A few readers have left comments on The Graphics Fairy font posts wondering how to download and install the fonts we recommend .  Today, I’m going to walk you through it.  I’ll admit that it’s a little confusing at first, but by the second or third font, you’ll be rolling!
These directions are for a PC, but you can go here for a tutorial on installing fonts on a Mac computer.
Go to a font website or click a link in one of The Graphics Fairy’s font posts to identify a font you’re interested in.  There should be a button or link to download the file (see the red arrow).
- See more at: http://thegraphicsfairy.com/install-fonts-pc/#sthash.IPhmAlL0.dpuf

A few readers have left comments on The Graphics Fairy font posts wondering how to download and install the fonts we recommend .  Today, I’m going to walk you through it.  I’ll admit that it’s a little confusing at first, but by the second or third font, you’ll be rolling!
These directions are for a PC, but you can go here for a tutorial on installing fonts on a Mac computer.
Go to a font website or click a link in one of The Graphics Fairy’s font posts to identify a font you’re interested in.  There should be a button or link to download the file (see the red arrow).
- See more at: http://thegraphicsfairy.com/install-fonts-pc/#sthash.IPhmAlL0.dpuf
Cf: http://thegraphicsfairy.com/install-fonts-pc/


A few readers have left comments on The Graphics Fairy font posts wondering how to download and install the fonts we recommend .  Today, I’m going to walk you through it.  I’ll admit that it’s a little confusing at first, but by the second or third font, you’ll be rolling!
These directions are for a PC, but you can go here for a tutorial on installing fonts on a Mac computer.
Go to a font website or click a link in one of The Graphics Fairy’s font posts to identify a font you’re interested in.  There should be a button or link to download the file (see the red arrow).
- See more at: http://thegraphicsfairy.com/install-fonts-pc/#sthash.IPhmAlL0.dpuf
A few readers have left comments on The Graphics Fairy font posts wondering how to download and install the fonts we recommend .  Today, I’m going to walk you through it.  I’ll admit that it’s a little confusing at first, but by the second or third font, you’ll be rolling!
These directions are for a PC, but you can go here for a tutorial on installing fonts on a Mac computer.
Go to a font website or click a link in one of The Graphics Fairy’s font posts to identify a font you’re interested in.  There should be a button or link to download the file (see the red arrow).

The font files will be placed on your computer.  Mine is set up to always go to Libraries/Downloads, but your computer may be set up differently.  If you’re prompted while saving, you may want identify an easy to find location on your computer (like the desktop or folder you’ve created).

Most fonts are downloaded as a .zip file, which packages the files together to save space & so you don’t miss anything.  They usually contain the actual font file your computer needs (ends with .otf or .ttf) and some user information.
Right click on the zipped file and hit “extract all.”  Select where you want the files to go.  I usually just stay with the default location, which is usually where the zip file is too.

Here is a view of that same file folder with the original zip folder, and then the two unzipped components – a readme file and the actual font file. Read the text file and be sure you understand the use and restrictions created by the font’s author.

Double click on the font file itself to view it.  It should look something like below.  Click the install button and your computer will install it where all of your computer’s fonts are so it can be used.  All of my computer’s fonts are stored here:   C:\Windows\Fonts

Open up an application, and your new font should be visible in the list of available fonts.   It’s now ready to use.



Other Frequently Asked Questions:
I have a Mac computer, not a PC.  How do I install a font?
*  Here is a post from Beth of Homestories A to Z on installing fonts on a Mac.Are there limits to how & when my font will work?
* Fonts will only work on the computer you installed it on.  If you’re sharing word documents etc. the person you’re sending the file to also has the same font installed on their computer or the font / design won’t be in the right font.  A good rule of thumb is to make your projects a graphic (.jpg file) or save it as a certain file type like .pdf before sharing to preserve the font and design.
What do I hit to actually download the font from the website?
* Many font sites have confusing ads placed on the pages with buttons that also say “download” or “click here.”  (see the four download buttons on the site in this example?  Three of them are ads!)  A good trick is to hover over the button, and look for links that end in .zip or .ttf or .otf.  Always beware of anything that looks suspicious or like an ad.
I downloaded the file, but I can’t find it!
*  If you think you’ve totally lost where the downloaded file went, you can do a quick search on your computer for the file as well.  In addition, if you’re prompted while saving, you may want identify an easy to find location on your computer (like the desktop or folder you’ve created).
Can’t I just save the font file to my fonts folder and save the step of installing it?
*   If you’re more advanced and familiar with that folder and where it is on your computer, sure, go ahead.  Since a lot of fonts are downloaded as zip files, and most computers download files to a location other than the fonts folder, we decided to include the unzipping process and installation button method in this tutorial.
How do I know where & how I can use the font?
*  The website you download the file from usually has some information about commercial use and licensing.  Free fonts may require a donation or purchase if you use it to mass produce something or use it in logos or websites.  Also check the text file that comes with many fonts.  The font author usually put the licensing terms there.
I still don’t get it.  Can you help?
*  You may want to go to YouTube and search for “installing a font on my PC.”  It may help more to watch a person installing a font than reading through a tutorial.
Emily
Hello! Are you new to The Graphics Fairy? Welcome, I’m so glad you’re here! Browse around to find thousands of Stock Images that you can use in your projects or designs! I post new Vintage images every day, as well as projects and DIY’s too!  You can subscribe via email so that you don’t miss a single post, just click HERE to sign up! Need more info about my site? Try my FAQ page.

Cf. http://thegraphicsfairy.com/install-fonts-pc/

A few readers have left comments on The Graphics Fairy font posts wondering how to download and install the fonts we recommend .  Today, I’m going to walk you through it.  I’ll admit that it’s a little confusing at first, but by the second or third font, you’ll be rolling!

These directions are for a PC, but you can go here for a tutorial on installing fonts on a Mac computer.

Go to a font website or click a link in one of The Graphics Fairy’s font posts to identify a font you’re interested in.  There should be a button or link to download the file (see the red arrow).

- See more at: http://thegraphicsfairy.com/install-fonts-pc/#sthash.IPhmAlL0.dpuf

A few readers have left comments on The Graphics Fairy font posts wondering how to download and install the fonts we recommend .  Today, I’m going to walk you through it.  I’ll admit that it’s a little confusing at first, but by the second or third font, you’ll be rolling!

These directions are for a PC, but you can go here for a tutorial on installing fonts on a Mac computer.

Go to a font website or click a link in one of The Graphics Fairy’s font posts to identify a font you’re interested in.  There should be a button or link to download the file (see the red arrow).

- See more at: http://thegraphicsfairy.com/install-fonts-pc/#sthash.IPhmAlL0.dpuf

Cf: http://thegraphicsfairy.com/install-fonts-pc/

A few readers have left comments on The Graphics Fairy font posts wondering how to download and install the fonts we recommend .  Today, I’m going to walk you through it.  I’ll admit that it’s a little confusing at first, but by the second or third font, you’ll be rolling!

These directions are for a PC, but you can go here for a tutorial on installing fonts on a Mac computer.

Go to a font website or click a link in one of The Graphics Fairy’s font posts to identify a font you’re interested in.  There should be a button or link to download the file (see the red arrow).

- See more at: http://thegraphicsfairy.com/install-fonts-pc/#sthash.IPhmAlL0.dpuf

A few readers have left comments on The Graphics Fairy font posts wondering how to download and install the fonts we recommend .  Today, I’m going to walk you through it.  I’ll admit that it’s a little confusing at first, but by the second or third font, you’ll be rolling!

These directions are for a PC, but you can go here for a tutorial on installing fonts on a Mac computer.

Go to a font website or click a link in one of The Graphics Fairy’s font posts to identify a font you’re interested in.  There should be a button or link to download the file (see the red arrow).

The font files will be placed on your computer.  Mine is set up to always go to Libraries/Downloads, but your computer may be set up differently.  If you’re prompted while saving, you may want identify an easy to find location on your computer (like the desktop or folder you’ve created).

Most fonts are downloaded as a .zip file, which packages the files together to save space & so you don’t miss anything.  They usually contain the actual font file your computer needs (ends with .otf or .ttf) and some user information.

Right click on the zipped file and hit “extract all.”  Select where you want the files to go.  I usually just stay with the default location, which is usually where the zip file is too.

Here is a view of that same file folder with the original zip folder, and then the two unzipped components – a readme file and the actual font file. Read the text file and be sure you understand the use and restrictions created by the font’s author.

Double click on the font file itself to view it.  It should look something like below.  Click the install button and your computer will install it where all of your computer’s fonts are so it can be used.  All of my computer’s fonts are stored here:   C:\Windows\Fonts

Open up an application, and your new font should be visible in the list of available fonts.   It’s now ready to use.

graphics-fairy-install-font

Other Frequently Asked Questions:

I have a Mac computer, not a PC.  How do I install a font?

*  Here is a post from Beth of Homestories A to Z on installing fonts on a Mac.

Are there limits to how & when my font will work?

* Fonts will only work on the computer you installed it on.  If you’re sharing word documents etc. the person you’re sending the file to also has the same font installed on their computer or the font / design won’t be in the right font.  A good rule of thumb is to make your projects a graphic (.jpg file) or save it as a certain file type like .pdf before sharing to preserve the font and design.

What do I hit to actually download the font from the website?

* Many font sites have confusing ads placed on the pages with buttons
that also say “download” or “click here.”  (see the four download
buttons on the site in this example?  Three of them are ads!)  A good trick is to hover
over the button, and look for links that end in .zip or .ttf or .otf.  Always beware of anything that looks suspicious or like an ad.

I downloaded the file, but I can’t find it!

*  If you think you’ve totally lost where the downloaded file went, you can
do a quick search on your computer for the file as well.  In addition, if you’re prompted while saving, you may want identify an easy to find location on your computer (like the desktop or folder you’ve created).

Can’t I just save the font file to my fonts folder and save the step of installing it?

*   If you’re more advanced and familiar with that folder and where it is on your computer, sure, go ahead.  Since a lot of fonts are downloaded as zip files, and most computers download files to a location other than the fonts folder, we decided to include the unzipping process and installation button method in this tutorial.

How do I know where & how I can use the font?

*  The website you download the file from usually has some information about commercial use and licensing.  Free fonts may require a donation or purchase if you use it to mass produce something or use it in logos or websites.  Also check the text file that comes with many fonts.  The font author usually put the licensing terms there.

I still don’t get it.  Can you help?

*  You may want to go to YouTube and search for “installing a font on my PC.”  It may help more to watch a person installing a font than reading through a tutorial.

Emily

Hello! Are you new to The Graphics Fairy?
Welcome, I’m so glad you’re here! Browse around to find thousands of Stock Images that you can use in your projects or designs! I post new Vintage images every day, as well as projects and DIY’s too!  You can subscribe via email so that you don’t miss a single post, just click HERE to sign up! Need more info about my site? Try my FAQ page.
Cf. http://thegraphicsfairy.com/install-fonts-pc/

27

Jul

16

Mar

(Source: wilwheaton)

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pi4nobl4ck:

(Sorry people, because here comes a long entry (at least for tumblr standards). I never did this and probably will never do again, so sit tight and read.)

Here on tumblr, people know me for the crude images, juvenile humor, bad temper and whatever this awful blog is about. But I’m feeling like I must step a little out of character and say a couple of things.

All of you probably (at very least the majority of you) aren’t aware of the best thing on the internet. The best site, the best social network, the best sharing device, the one and only place really worth of “being apart”. It’s not Tumblr. It’s not 4Chan. Definitely it’s not Facebook.  

Since 2005, and until this day, there was a crazy little thing called “Google Reader”. You might be familiar with the name; It’s the name that inspired this blog title. I pretty much loved it. Now, after some utterly dumb decisions from Google, the service is now changed at the point of being unrecognizable. 

To make things simpler, I will explain very briefly what it was: It’s the internet. Your internet. How you wanted to see it. How you wanted to experience it. 

Doesn’t sound amazing for you? Fair enough. Now I will say why it is the highest achievement on internet matters:

It has a sharing system.

“Facebook has it”, you may say.

No, I answer.  

What Facebook has, and Google is trying to copy, is an “imposition system”. Things you don’t care about, irrelevant acquaintances vacation photos, relatives stupid opinions, yadda yadda, that are thrown on your face like acid, and all you can do is trying the best to ignore and move on with your life. Imposition.

And even when you try to actually share something you still have to deal with the worst problem with any platform. Humans.

All Facebook and other similar sites wants it’s the highest number of humans possible. That’s why they check if you are not a robot.

That’s the problem. Humans do not understand, are unreasonable, annoying, biased, incapable of discuss 3 lines of text without getting flamed and bring Jesus, Hitler, Veganism or whatever they believe with all their presumption to the field. Doesn’t matter if it’s not even applies. They just do. And the worst sin: they don’t have any sense of humor.

 

Which brings us back to Google Reader.  

There weren’t any humans on the site. We were PEOPLE. A real community. A haven where we could really share things, not impose, and talk about them, discover new sites, new blogs, new people, laugh. Grow our internet network together. And whenever some “human” mistakenly makes its way into a thread, we backed up which other. We would repeal him with the most simple, and yet effective, weapon: plain old sarcasm. We were many. We had the power. After years, 6 to be more exact, we became more than friends. We became one.  Sounds hippie, I know, but we were not trying to change the world. Just protecting our own.

Sadly, Google gave up their old motto “Don’t be evil” for something more appropriated to the huge corporation they are now and a few advertising bucks. And in the urge of inflating even more the already overpopulated, but soulless, Google+, they killed Google Reader. They killed us.

Some are trying to build up a system for us again. Has potential, could even be better. But what saddens me most it’s this uncalled move from Google it’s the last proof that we will always be hiding on the shadows, that we just can’t afford to not be part of the masses. We can’t fit and will always pay for it. Pay it with our freedom. It’s the victory of Idiocracy. The better for them, the worst for us.     

 

Goodbye, Google Reader, and thank you for all.

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(song: Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here)

 

UPDATE: Yesterday (March 13, 2013),  the ever misguided creature that Google became announced that it will be shutting off Google Reader for good. Off course that I’m sad. but this time I can’t really say  I wasn’t expecting it. I always knew that this day would come and actually I’m impressed it took this long.

When Google killed the social functionality they pretty much crippled Google Reader from what it did best. Now it was just a empty husk that still was used because we got stuck to it. For what it does now, reading feeds, there are better alternatives out there.

What will never be mimicked quite as well is the sense of citizenship,  sharing, the overall fun and seriousness from a vivid community that everyday, for hours long, got together in the service.

 Seeing Google Reader go now is like going to your childhood neighborhood and knowing they’re building a Starbucks on the site of a playground you used to go. Suddenly your mind is flooded from fond memories. The time you won a tag game. The time that you cut a finger and saw your blood for the first time. 

The time when you met someone you just knew you had to be at her side at all times even if you didn’t quitely  know why.

You see the site where this memories took place, and it’s gone. Gone because some meaningless reason that doesn’t matter. You feel that nobody else gives to that place the appropriate respect it deserves. Worst, the company that created, built, and run the thing for years don’t have the respect. A sad reminder that the times are always changing, more than often for the worst.

PS: Sorry for the broken English. I’m used to write one or two sentences. I tried my best. Don’t be shy to correct me.

PS²: The reason Google gave for killing completely the Reader deserves an article of it’s own, but I’m not the right person to write it. Instead, I will just give a piece of advice, for what it’s worth, from a person that spends more time on the internet than in the real life: Get your shit together Google. 

PSVita: It’s a bullshit handheld console, don’t spend your money on it.

28

Jan


 Indian designer creates Braille Phone, a smartphone for the visually impaired  

A touch screen made of tiny, height-variable bumps allows users to ‘feel’ information — and brings printed and visual resources like maps and animations to life.
A touch screen made of tiny, height-variable bumps allows users to ‘feel’ information — and brings printed and visual resources like maps and animations to life.

04

Dec

INTERNET: em que consiste a prática ‘Notice and Take Down’- o mecanismo que visa tirar conteúdo do ar mediante a alegação de pirataria - e como funciona: AQUI.

(clicar na imagem para ampliar) | "Link" - edição de 19/11/2012 
Sobre o ‘Marco Civil da Internet’:• Liberdade em jogo• Remoção sem volta

INTERNET: em que consiste a prática ‘Notice and Take Down’- o mecanismo que visa tirar conteúdo do ar mediante a alegação de pirataria - e como funciona: AQUI.

(clicar na imagem para ampliar)"Link" - edição de 19/11/2012 

Sobre o ‘Marco Civil da Internet’:
• Liberdade em jogo
• Remoção sem volta