Data might be the new oil, but a lot of us just need gasoline


Dealing with Colic: How Not to End Up in the Looney Bin

Welcome to Life


Your little bundle of joy has finally arrived! You can’t wait to get your sweet baby home and rock them, play with them, snuggle them, and watch them drift to sleep for hours at a time.


Then reality bitch slaps you in the face.


A week or so in that sweet baby is crying ALL the time. Loudly. You don’t know what to do. It seems like nothing helps. Some parents, like Andrew and I, believed this is normal behavior for a baby. Babies cry right?

Yes and no.

If your baby seems to cry more often than being calm during their waking hours… you may have a colicky one on your hands. Colic is defined as a baby who cries for at least 3 hours a day at least 3 days a week. They say around 3-4 months is when they start to grow out of it…

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Planet Project: More Than 100,000 Want to Live on Mars

(CNN) — More than 100,000 people are eager to make themselves at home on another planet. They’ve applied for a one-way trip to Mars, hoping to be chosen to spend the rest of their lives on uncharted territory, according to an organization planning the manned missions.

The Mars One project wants to colonize the red planet, beginning in 2022. There are financial and practical questions about this venture that haven’t been clarified. Will there be enough money? Will people really be able to survive on Mars? But these haven’t stopped some 30,000 Americans from signing up.

You can see some of the candidates on the project’s website, but they’re not the only ones who have applied, said Bas Lansdorp, Mars One CEO and co-founder.

“There is also a very large number of people who are still working on their profile, so either they have decided not to pay the…

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 Comic-Con, with its 130,000 attendees over four days, may generate millions of dollars in revenues for local businesses, but it also manufactures close to 20 tons of trash on surrounding city streets.

That’s where the Downtown Partnership’s Clean & Safe staffers come in, tasked with hauling all that debris away, not including all the trash deposited in the center itself.

This year’s event ended Sunday at the San Diego Convention Center. Here’s how the cleanup took place:

Crowd control: The cleanup crew, with some 100 staffers working day and night throughout the event, had to navigate dense crowds with carts laden with tools. The crew covered a wide swath, between 1st and 13th avenues and north of Harbor Drive to Broadway.

“This is hands down the largest event we’ll do,” said Ryan Loofbourrow, executive director of the Clean & Safe program. “Others don’t cascade all the way into downtown the…

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Millions of people all over the U.S. will flock to the polls Tuesday to make their vote count; and later, everyone will be glued to the screen to find out how the country has voted. Pretty much all the big news organizations are streaming their live coverage online, so you don’t need to have cable — or you can watch multiple feeds at the same time — to see who is calling which state first.

Check out our ultimate guide to watching the elections online below:

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Internal Link Builder your internal link building strategy with this plugin!

I hate that this site runs on®, and I can’t install this plugin – or any…

Internal Link Builder

Version 1.0 via®

So: You can rank like Wikipedia, without being Wikipedia. Ok, that’s exaggeration, but the tool improves your internal navigation / link structure a lot.

I got the idea from Jim Boykin’s Internet Marketing Ninjas, which includes a similar tool.

Also note: Marios Alexandrou of All Thing SEM updated the plugin for WP 2.9+ and currently handles tech support.

Functionality Specifics:

To use the plugin, the settings page is under the Posts menu -> Keywords in 2.7+. It’s under Manage -> Keywords, in older versions of WP (up to 2.5 or 2.6) .


Digg holds a special place in the hearts of many web and media geeks, since it was one of the first big “Web 2.0” success stories, at least terms of its influence. But the site lost its way and was eventually broken up and sold in pieces, with New York-based Betaworks picking up the name and the URL — and now the incubator has relaunched the Digg site with all new code under the hood and a brand new paint job. But can it regain anything like the luster it used to have in the social-web sphere? It still has an awful lot of work to do — not only is it missing some key elements that made the old Digg special, but there’s an increasingly crowded field of competitors going after the same brass ring.

One of the main things the new Digg seems to be missing…

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22 free tools for data visualization and analysis

Computerworld – You may not think you’ve got much in common with an investigative journalist or an academic medical researcher. But if you’re trying to extract useful information from an ever-increasing inflow of data, you’ll likely find visualization useful — whether it’s to show patterns or trends with graphics instead of mountains of text, or to try to explain complex issues to a nontechnical audience.

Want to see all the tools at once?

For quick reference, check chart listing all the tools profiled here.

There are many tools around to help turn data into graphics, but they can carry hefty price tags. The cost can make sense for professionals whose primary job is to find meaning in mountains of information, but you might not be able to justify such an expense if you or your users only need a graphics application from time to time, or if your budget for new tools is somewhat limited. If one of the higher-priced options is out of your reach, there are a surprising number of highly robust tools for data visualization and analysis that are available at no charge.

Here’s a rundown of some of the better-known options