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Jason Jacobs
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Lives in Boise, Id
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Was over at Hacker News and saw this. Pretty awesome!
Download 422 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Open Culture
You could pay $118 on Amazon for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's catalog The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry.
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Google is offering 2 free GB's of storage for running a security checkup. If you're already using the Goog's services (um...you're reading this :) ) then this is not too shabby. I haven't run it yet but plan to. The article notes that you can locate the security checkup in your settings.

Google is doling out an extra 2 GB of Drive storage in exchange for customers performing a security checkup on their accounts.
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Great interaction and format here. Engrossing and brings back memories of growing up in Chicago-land south burbs, seeing the projects as a young boy (in passing on the interstate or visiting such places as The Museum of Science and Industry) and driving into them for deliveries as young man working for HPA Monon.


In 1993, photographer Patricia Evans took this photo of 10-year-old Tiffany Sanders. Almost 20 years later, Tiffany saw her photo on a book cover and got in touch with Evans. This is the story of what happened in those intervening years — to them, and to public housing in Chicago.
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"One might, in jaundiced fashion, nonetheless regard the crowdsourced life as yet another flourish of self-inflicted market idolatry on the part of the digerati—if not a natural-selection mechanism for the guileless amateurs who would have rolled over in similar fashion if they’d been graced with a cubicle in a Silicon Valley coding farm. But that’s just the problem: crowdsourcing has burrowed its way into all realms of life, most notably into government, philanthropy, higher education, and other sectors from which one might, in more confident chapters in our political economy’s development, expect some countervailing force against the land rush for free labor and opportunistic pseudo-populism. Instead, throughout the public sector as well as in the corporatized sanctums of the market, workers are urged to collaborate in their own systematic casualization and deskilling, all in the name of libertarian emancipation."
In 1968 a Norwegian science fiction writer named Tor Åge Bringsværd published a peculiar short story called “Codemus.” The story has achieved the kind of retrospectively prophetic quality that makes sci-fi such a useful imaginative... Read More »
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Deep, serious reading – and serious writing – is under threat from the digital revolution. It's not that the web will make our culture more stupid, but it will lead to new forms of understanding, says Will Self
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Pretty wild. Imagine this in a few years...
Sure, Photoshop and other image editors are becoming increasingly good at transforming elements of a photo, but most of those tweaks are limited to two
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It's like something straight out of the movie Brazil...

Our lovingly restored typewriters are rejiggered to work as computer keyboards and iPad docks. Use our nifty conversion kit to modify your own typewriter!
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Google Lat Long: Google Earth Pro is now free
Over the last 10 years, businesses, scientists and hobbyists from all over the world have been using Google Earth Pro for everything from planning hikes to placing solar panels on rooftops. Google Earth Pro has all the easy-to-use features and detailed imagery of Google Earth, ...
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Fascinating excerpt. Never heard of this before. Seems silly to say but reading this made me itch all over. You?
A new disease is plaguing thousands, but experts are in conflict over its origins—and whether it exists at all.
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Fascinating read. I was reminded of the order of the monks in A Canticle for Leibowitz.

To tell the mythology of Yucca Mountain, we might as well start with the fees. In 1983, a small fee of just a tenth of a penny per kilowatt-hour began appearing on electricity bills in America. The money was meant for Yucca Mountain, a wrinkle of land on the edge of the Nevada Test Site that was ...
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An excerpt from Peter Mendelsund’s upcoming book, “What We See When We Read.”
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Here we go again...

With some of the revelations of late, like the recording of 80% of all calls in the US ( which includes us regular law abiding citizens), making your dissatisfaction loud and clear is important.
Make some noise...and then do like Arnie and...

GET TO DA CHOPPA!
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Web designer and Illustrator
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Boise, Id
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Bellevue, NE - Hazel Crest, IL - South Holland, IL - Hammond, IN - Champaign-Urbana, IL - Omaha, NE
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Hello, and welcome! My name is Jason Jacobs and I am a web designer and illustrator.

I am skilled both in traditional and digital media and draw upon a variety of life experiences and creative vision when bringing about positive solutions to life's design dilemmas.

I am an obsessive reader whom also likes to write, I enjoy listening to a wide spectrum of music, and love applying my creative chops in the kitchen. One of my latest kitchen endeavors: exploring the art of artisan bread-making. I'm also a fan of Creole cooking and can whip up a pretty mean Gumbo.
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  • Bellevue University
    Web Design, 2012
  • Parkland College
    A.F.A. Painting
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Firm gives $1 million to pro-Romney group, then dissolves
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A mystery company that pumped $1 million into a political committee backing Mitt Romney has been dissolved just months after it was formed,

Bird en Boucle - Andrew Bird - La Blogothèque
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'Bird en Boucle', a film built around the song 'Near Death Experience Experience' by Andrew Bird.

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Stream the Atoms for Peace Album AMOK Now
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Amazon unveiling $199 7-inch Kindle Fire tablet with customized Android
arstechnica.com

Amazon is launching a 7-inch tablet named the Kindle Fire that will run a heavily customized version of Android, priced at $199.

Tom Waits new album details revealed - audio
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'Bad As Me' is set for release this autumn

How an argument with Hawking suggested the Universe is a hologram
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Stephen Hawking had a hard time accepting that the event horizon of a black hole could be a hologram. Now, people are starting to wonder whe

Young Adults Take Advantage Of Health Law, Make Gains In Health Coverage...
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New data indicate as many as a million young adults have signed up for health insurance in the last year, offering evidence that this 2010 h

Cancer Survivors Build Social Network For Social Good
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The social Web has a tendency to fold in on itself. Shortly after the launch of Google Plus, for example, users began to complain that it wa

Google Announces Sweeping Accessibility Improvements for Visually Challe...
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Google has announced a new initiative to increase accessibility for visually challenged users on its major Web services. In advance of the u

Second Life Makes $100M A Year in Revenue [Updated]
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While the real-world markets take a nosedive, a virtual world's economy is on the up and up, and its parent company is reaping the rewards.

4chan Founder Launches Canvas, a Social Forum For Remixing Images
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Canvas, an online forum for sharing, remixing and commenting on images came out of private beta recently. The site was built by 4chan founde

Google's +1 Button Now Works As Intended on Plus
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Amidst all the hubbub about social media referrals this week, Google has finally made the +1 button useful. It now works the way we all thou

Google Plus Opens to All & Announces 9 New Features
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Just ahead of Facebook's f8 Conference, Google has announced nine new features for Google Plus, and there are some doozies. First of all, th

New Android Trojan Has the Ability to Record Phone Conversations
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New malware has invaded the Android ecosystem and this one is creepier than its predecessors. According to IT management firm CA Technologie

Stunning Maps Visualizing Twitter, Flickr Usage (PHOTOS)
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Programmer Eric Fischer has created maps that visualize Twitter and Flickr usages around the world.

Romney: Obama voters see selves as "victims"
www.cbsnews.com

In leaked video, Romney tells donors nearly half of Americans "believe the government has a responsibility to care for them"

Study: Tax Cuts for the Rich Don't Spur Growth
finance.yahoo.com

A new study from the non-partisan Congressional Research Service found that tax cuts for the wealthy do not generate stronger economic growt

Knowledgeable, professional, and timely service from the Treasure Valley best! I highly recommend Illuminations Photography for all of your photography needs!
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
New to Boise and the first time here (previously ate Thai at a place near the mall/theater that was excellent but cannot recall the name right now) with girlfriend and visiting friends. The decor was nice and the place seemed clean. We didn't have to wait more than five minutes to be seated. Food: The appetizers we ordered were great to be sure. The main dishes were not: drowning in sauce and the duck with my dish was nothing but gristle and fat. Service: Terrible. Our waiter was obviously having a bad night and was sarcastic (beyond playful chiding) and condescending to us. Price: too expensive for the service and quality of the main dishes. Will never go back.
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Food: Poor - FairDecor: ExcellentService: Poor - Fair
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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