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Rob Attrell
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Woah! This is amazing and will replace what I've been doing (as a workaround) for about the last year!

Namely, adding a css class with a given label name to each page, and then showing the widget or bit of code if the css class exists on the page.
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Driverless Cars Are Going To Be Here So Fast
[T]he ongoing conversation is good for those who wish to see self-driving cars enter use, a careful analysis of the facts, coupled with an understanding of how similar transitions have played out through history, indicates that the majority of the discussio...
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Canada's prior experiment with a BIG [(Basic Income Guarantee)], the Mincome experiment in Manitoba in the 1970s, found that a BIG did not cause people to stop working -- with two important exceptions. The first was women wit...
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My 2016 (As of January 29)
When I set out to make more in 2016, I did so with the goal of finding work and fulfilling my creative pursuits. It's only been 29 days so far this year, but I have already learned a ton from this experiment. I've been taking more pictures, making all kinds...
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6 Months of Weight Loss (January 27)
This week, unless something goes horribly wrong, I will formally hit the goal weight that I set back at the end of June. This doesn't technically count as 'making something', but it definitely took a lot of work. Anyhow, writing about it and posting about i...
I don't know what the next 6 months will hold, when I can ride my bike again, but I'm looking forward to seeing what happens now that food doesn't have such a strong hold on me.
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Future Chat 86 - We're Taking on Vox (January 25)
This week on Future Chat , I talked a lot about the latest stuff going on in and around space (there's a lot), and Mike and Nick brought me up to speed about mobile news and CRISPR respectively.
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A list of the apps on my phone that can make calls
Doesn't require phone number: FaceTime Phone Contacts Facebook Messenger Snapchat Google Hangouts Messages Whatsapp Can/does use your phone number: Phone FaceTime Messages Chrome Safari Mail Notes Announced, but hasn't shown up yet: Slack As it turns out, p...
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However, I've been trying to get people jazzed about better communication services for the better part of 10 years now, and I'm mostly thwarted at every turn.
I've been trying to get people jazzed about better communication services for the better part of 10 years now, and I'm mostly thwarted at every turn.
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Communication is Broken
Communication is unbelievably important for a properly functioning society. And after ranting a little on Twitter this morning , now seems like as good a time as any to break down the best communication tools, why they're good, and what they're good for. To...
Today's communication is broken, we can't talk effectively with the people we're closest to, and the very services that aim to bring us closer together are keeping us further apart than they need to. We can do better!
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Ottawhat 89 - Mike Holuj (January 28)
This week on the podcast , we met our new Ottawhat News writer, Mike Holuj. He's a pretty cool, and seemingly very busy, dude.
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Damien bowls a strike! (January 26)
I missed a day. Well, I didn't miss it, but I certainly didn't post anything here about it. I don't really feel bad about it, because I've been making so many things this year that I don't feel the need (or sometimes, make the time) to write about it here. ...
Monday, I went bowling with some of my friends. I really like taking a set of photos with my phone, because Google Photos (on iOS and Android) not only backs up photos, but lets you create amazing GIFs like the one above, fro...
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My 'New Media' Obsession (January 24)
These are just a few of the shows I used to watch. News broadcasts, TV shows, movies, podcasts, YouTube, Twitter, blogs, editorials, thinkpieces, press releases. There are so many different kinds of media, and there's more than any one person could ever con...
News broadcasts, TV shows, movies, podcasts, YouTube, Twitter, blogs, editorials, thinkpieces, press releases. There are so many different kinds of media, and there's more than any one person could ever consume of any one of ...
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    Planning Analyst, 2012 - 2014
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    Technology and Media Consultant, 2010 - present
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Ottawhat? #10 - Shea Murphy
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Shea Murphy stopped by our studios this week for a chat about work/school part-timing, his growing love of board games, and giving business

Angular Size of a Soccer Goal | Science Blogs | WIRED
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When I watch the World Cup, I always think about set pieces. This is when the ball is placed at a certain spot and a team is allowed to then

Ottawhat #4: Zach Hayes
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The Ottawhat? Gang with Zach Hayes getting ready to record. We did it! We completed a podcast with a non-host as our guest! Tune in to hear

Nexus
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Discover the new Nexus smartphone and tablets from Google.

Mail and Package Forwarding Services | Bongo International
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Bongo International is a package forwarding service that allows you to shop USA and EU websites with your very own US address or EU address.

Google Drive
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Access everywhere. Google Drive is everywhere you are—on the web, in your home, at the office and on the go. So wherever you are, your stuff

Catch all not working - Google Product Forums
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