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  • Must Have Tool For Developers: The Ardvark Firefox Extension - Steffan Antonas
    things than say using inner HTML HOW IT WORKS After installing the Firefox Extension and restarting with a quick right click you Start Ardvark and you re off As you glide the mouse over the page you will see a red rectangle framing each element under the cursor You ll also see a little yellow caption showing the HTML element type and its class or id if they exist great for figuring out any wordpress CSS style coding THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH ARDVARK See only what what you want Clean up unwanted banners and surrounding ads prior to printing a page Learn How Great Design is Done by Reverse Engineering a Page See how the page is created block by block This is by far my favorite feature especially when I find a really cool piece of java dhtml that I ve never seen before and want to know how it s coded You can get an exact snap of what the code looks like View the source code of one or more elements Don t take my word for it go and run the demo If you re a developer designer I promise it ll be love at first click Published October 21 2007 Author Steffan Antonas Category Blogging and Writing Technology Comments 3 Comments Published by Steffan Antonas To the readers of this blog This post like all the others should be thought of as the start of a conversation so please share your ideas by joining in the discussion If you do please adhere to the following commenting rules 1 Be Cool no flaming and no spamming All inappropriate comments will be deleted 2 If you must curse please do so with style and taste 3 Put your URL in the website field and not in

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  • Things You May Not Have Known About Gandhi - Steffan Antonas
    most importantly how you feel about what you know You have a relationship so to speak with the object based on your knowledge of it I like most I m sure associated this statue with all of the positive P R Ganhdi gets In fact in Western pop culture it s rare that you would hear Gandhi s name associated with anything but praise so our collective opinion as a society is naturally overwhelmingly positive But the reality is on an individual level all I really know of Gandhi is what I ve been exposed to in popular media and from books and TV And to be honest those opinions until recently have been unanimously positive After reading Robyn Meredith s The Elephant and the Dragon The Rise of India China and What It Means for All of Us my eyes have been opened to a new side of this great man a side characterized by stubbornness backward thinking and for lack of a better word fundamentalism Most importantly and this is what blew me away Meredith in brilliant journalistic style makes a very persuasive argument for why Gandhi s ideals and politics and focus on isolation and protectionism gradually crippled a nation of now 1 billion people with backwards rhetoric and autarkic policies Here s Meredith giving us a slightly darker picture of Gandhi Admired around the world for his advocacy of nonviolence and for his moral insistence on helping the poor Gandhi supported policies that were meant to ensure India s economic independence from the industrialized West He advocated traditional means of production symbolized by his own daily use of a wooden spinning wheel and asked Indians to stop wearing imported clothing and using imported goods as a revolt against economic ties to a colonial power Gandhi s

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  • How Many People Are Listening to What You Have to Say? - Steffan Antonas
    Can you imagine 50 to 100 thousand people getting an email or a feed every single time you posted a thought or an idea It s difficult if not impossible to picture that many people in one physical space paying attention to one person To put it in perspective it s the equivalent of an entire football stadium listening to one person sing the national anthem Considering that the most popular blogs are posting daily some of them multiple times a day the who s paying attention figures can be staggering When the numbers get astronomical and become comparable to say the head count at Martin Luther King Jr s I have a Dream Speech 200 thousand according to Wikipedia you can only hope that the blogger responsible is well informed well intentioned and that they realize how turbulent and tumultuous the blogosphere can be when anything highly controversial is subject to viral linking on a massive scale you can thank viral linking for what happened to Miss Teen USA South Carolina 2 minutes of complete idiocy in a stunned moment on national TV and she gets 17 million views on YouTube Of course I didn t mention the crowd at the I have a dream speech accidentally I was trying to subtly make a point One can only imagine how the availability of free blogging technologies could have changed and influenced Vietnam protesting efforts the civil rights movement and women s suffrage to name a few Would people have organized differently Would outspoken radicals have built online communities Would the message have had greater reach Would more people have contributed to the conversation anonymously or otherwise from the safety of their homes It s a different world now than it was then you can t ignore the power of

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  • Economics Archives - Steffan Antonas
    of Sogeti For more information please visit the following websites Methemedia or http vint sogeti nl You can also contact duivestein directly For those of you that don t have 45 minutes to watch the keynote here s a quick synopsis of the video s content Read More Published August 11 2009 Author Steffan Antonas Category Business Entrepreneurship Design It s All About Healthy Incentives A common phrase I ve heard associated with Tyler Cowen s new book Discover Your Inner Economist is Mind Grenade and less than 50 pages in it becomes clear why Although I have yet to come across an explicit and concise definition of Mind Grenade this phrase has undoubtedly been used heavily when talking about this book because of Cowen s uncanny ability to create aha moments through expert story telling using extremely well considered simple language Here s Cowen on The Virtues Of Capitalsm and Why Fostering a Sense of Control Should be An Inherent Element in Any Economy One of the least heralded virtues of capitalism is how it blends and melds different kinds and mixes of rewards and penalties Capitalism is not just dollars dollars and more dollars It is also the best system for mobilizing intrinsic motivations toward the greater good of mankind And that includes allowing people a sense of control Capitalism is about knowing when to change incentives and about knowing when to stop thinking about money The problem with Soviet communism was not just that healthy incentives were too weak but also that bad incentives were too strong For most people in the Soviet Union the only way to have a decent life was to court the Communist Party This pressure was always present and always overbearing The choice was to be a total rebel which usually led

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  • Get A FREE BlackBerry Curve From Cingular AT&T or T Mobile at Amazon - Can This Real Be Real? - Steffan Antonas
    ve been checking the price two or three times a day on Amazon Why Amazon Simple 100 carrier subsidized BlackBerry Curves And I m not talking about just the old 8300 models either they ve got FREE T Mobile Curve 8320 Titanium s If you want to get your hands on one of the new Wi Fi enabled T Mobile BlackBerry Curves and don t want to shell out a lot of cash you need to head on over to Amazon where they are offering a whole host of Free BlackBerry Curve 8300 s AT T and 8320 s for T Mobile with a 2 year activation discount and a mail in rebate Don t believe me Check out the screenshot Can this be real Can you buy a Blackberry Curve and get Amazon to cut you a check for 50 I think they need to check their algorithms Published September 26 2007 Author Steffan Antonas Category Technology Published by Steffan Antonas To the readers of this blog This post like all the others should be thought of as the start of a conversation so please share your ideas by joining in the discussion If you do please adhere to

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  • Life Archives - Steffan Antonas
    Day Key Demographic Insights From The Survey Everyone Sleeping eating working and watching television take up about two thirds of the average day Men Working peaks around 11 a m when 40 percent of men are at work On weekdays 70 percent of men with a job are working at that time Women At any point during the average day more than 80 percent of women are doing something other than household chores or caring for children Together chores and child care peak around 6 p m The Employed At 6 a m about 60 percent of employed people are sleeping compared with more than 80 percent of those who are unemployed The Unemployed On average the unemployed spend about a half hour looking for work They tidy the house do laundry and yard work for more than two hours about an hour more than the employed People Not In The Labor Force People who are not part of the labor force a mix of the young old homemakers and others spend about four hours watching television 50 minutes more than the unemployed White Whites spend about 25 minutes reading for personal interest shown here with other leisure activities more than twice as much as other Americans African Americans Blacks spend 17 minutes a day or about two hours a week on religious activities more than twice as much as other Americans Hispanics Hispanics and whites are equally likely to be dining at noon but hispanics are 1 5 times LESS likely to be eating at 6 30 p m the peak dinner time Ages 15 24 About half of this group is enrolled in school While the young spend the most time on the telephone they spend the least time on calls to family members Ages 25 to 64 About 75 percent of this group including two thirds of women is employed Ages 65 and over At 2 p m about 1 in 15 people over age 65 is asleep Older people also spend more time eating particularly breakfast High School Grads At 3 a m more than 2 percent of people with only a high school diploma or some college are working double the rate for people with bachelor s degrees People With Bachelor s Degrees College graduates spend about two hours watching television significantly less than those with less education People With Advanced Degrees Those with advanced degrees spend the most time volunteering 14 minutes a day or more than an hour and a half a week on average People With No Children Adults living with no children tend to be older their average age is 51 compared with 38 for adults living with children People With One Child At 8 30 a m more than 20 percent of the adults living with one child are asleep compared with 15 percent of those living with two or more children People with Two or More Children Compared with people living with one child those with two or more

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  • NYTimes Archives - Steffan Antonas
    television 50 minutes more than the unemployed White Whites spend about 25 minutes reading for personal interest shown here with other leisure activities more than twice as much as other Americans African Americans Blacks spend 17 minutes a day or about two hours a week on religious activities more than twice as much as other Americans Hispanics Hispanics and whites are equally likely to be dining at noon but hispanics are 1 5 times LESS likely to be eating at 6 30 p m the peak dinner time Ages 15 24 About half of this group is enrolled in school While the young spend the most time on the telephone they spend the least time on calls to family members Ages 25 to 64 About 75 percent of this group including two thirds of women is employed Ages 65 and over At 2 p m about 1 in 15 people over age 65 is asleep Older people also spend more time eating particularly breakfast High School Grads At 3 a m more than 2 percent of people with only a high school diploma or some college are working double the rate for people with bachelor s degrees People With Bachelor s Degrees College graduates spend about two hours watching television significantly less than those with less education People With Advanced Degrees Those with advanced degrees spend the most time volunteering 14 minutes a day or more than an hour and a half a week on average People With No Children Adults living with no children tend to be older their average age is 51 compared with 38 for adults living with children People With One Child At 8 30 a m more than 20 percent of the adults living with one child are asleep compared with 15 percent of those

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  • Networking Archives - Steffan Antonas
    to know you too and like you and trust you and actually want to help you when you need them Not so simple Building relationships with others that you can count on to go out of their way to help you when you need it most is hard work It takes doing the right thing and treating people fairly and going out of your way for others and delivering what was expected of you over and over again that builds trust and gets you what you need in the long run It s almost never the single favor that makes the difference Rather it s consistency where the people that matter most differentiate themselves Maybe we should change the adage to It s not who you know it s who wants to help you Published February 23 2010 Author Steffan Antonas Category Psychology Philosophy Comments 15 Comments The Best Techniques For Building Your Tribe On Twitter The Right Way tweetmeme Twitter is one of the most powerful community building tools available today for two reasons simplicity and transparency With the right tools and techniques you can use Twitter to find people who are like you and share your passions and build strong networks quickly effectively and cheaply The ability to form tight networks in this way is almost unprecedented and is one of the main driving forces of the Twitter Revolution In this post I will discuss tools and techniques for using Twitter for effective personal networking and building a tribe not for using it as a marketing tool For People Who Want To Use Twitter as a Marketing Tool There are several ways to use Twitter as a tool and they require fundamentally different mind sets and strategies If you wish to use Twitter is a marketing tool that

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