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How photography and casinos employ the qualities of lighting 0

How photography and casinos employ the qualities of lighting

by Joe Maristela / on May 9, 2014 at 1:20 am / in How To, Opinions

In photography, lighting is everything. Sure, other technical issues like shutter and ISO speeds, aperture size, and others are things you need to know if you plan on really getting good with the craft. However, without a proper understanding of [...]

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More Businesses Find Ways to Integrate Facebook into the Brick and Mortar Experience 0

More Businesses Find Ways to Integrate Facebook into the Brick and Mortar Experience

by Joe Maristela / on May 8, 2012 at 2:55 pm / in News

  This Brazilian retailer of higher end fashion items has found a way to meld both its online and brick and mortar shopping experiences. On certain racks, items are hung on hangers that display statistics in real time, such as [...]

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Will the Next Generation Google TV be DOA? 0

Will the Next Generation Google TV be DOA?

by Joe Maristela / on May 8, 2012 at 7:13 am / in News, TV

The New York Times is reporting that Google is again taking a stab at the TV audience—where the bulk of advertising budgets are still spent by major corporations. They’re alluding to Google TV as being a part of the overall [...]

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Hash-tag-inspired Towers in Seoul, Korea 0

Hash-tag-inspired Towers in Seoul, Korea

by Joe Maristela / on May 7, 2012 at 1:53 pm / in News

In the Yongsan International Business District in Seoul, Korea, towers inspired by the hash tag [#] have been unveiled by the New York-based architectural firm, Studio Libeskind. De Zeen Magazine notes that the complex “will provide over 600 apartments, as [...]

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Jaime Augusto and Fernando Zobel de Ayala believe that corruption will fall in the Philippines, as GNP continues to rise. 0

Jaime Augusto and Fernando Zobel de Ayala believe that corruption will fall in the Philippines, as GNP continues to rise.

by Joe Maristela / on May 7, 2012 at 12:41 pm / in News

A couple of weeks ago, Jaime Augusto and Fernando Zobel de Ayala were interviewed on CNN about how well the Philippines is doing, economically and politically. The Ayalas are of the mind that the Philippines is improving, and in fact, [...]

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Another Earth: Donnie Darko, Indie Shtick, and Puppy Love 0

Another Earth: Donnie Darko, Indie Shtick, and Puppy Love

by Joe Maristela / on May 2, 2012 at 1:59 pm / in Movies

I should’ve given the film more than that. I do this thing, where I watch the first 15 to 20 minutes of a movie on an iPad or a laptop or on Blu-Ray or whatever—just, not at the theaters—and in [...]

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Think the billions in credit card card debt products are bad? Try trillions in derivatives. 0

Think the billions in credit card card debt products are bad? Try trillions in derivatives.

by Joe Maristela / on May 2, 2012 at 10:51 am / in News

For all of you astute followers of Elizabeth Warren, for all of you in countries such as the States and the U.K., where interest rates are through the roof on credit cards and nominal business loans: you, have, no, idea. [...]

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In the U.S., There Is No “Right to Privacy” 0

In the U.S., There Is No “Right to Privacy”

by Joe Maristela / on April 26, 2012 at 7:32 am / in News

I recently listened to this podcast from NPR’s All Tech Considered. There’s something that harkens back to all that hoopla over credit card contracts and agreements—which all, by the way, Elizabeth Warren’s still fighting and raising awareness about. “Online privacy [...]

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Might Lotteries Be able to Lift People out of Poverty? 0

Might Lotteries Be able to Lift People out of Poverty?

by Joe Maristela / on April 26, 2012 at 2:01 am / in Opinions

Freakonomics did a story the other day on a lottery feature of a micro-finance operation out in South Africa, which was [had it not been shut down by the government] arguably successful. The story’s webpage starts out with, “A recent [...]

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Sync a Google Folder? 0

Sync a Google Folder?

by Joe Maristela / on April 25, 2012 at 1:38 pm / in News

Would you sync a Google Folder to your local-C? Doesn’t that kind of defeat the purpose of using Google Docs or the Google Drive, though? I’ve been using Google Drive for about a week now, and it’s more of the [...]

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“You are what you read!” 0

“You are what you read!”

by Joe Maristela / on April 25, 2012 at 12:17 pm / in Opinions

Clip is from the movie, You’ve Got Mail. “You are what you read.” It’s a spin on on, “You are what you eat.” But you’d be surprised by how physical, material, and literal the former statement is. In much the [...]

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Sulit and Ayos: TV Ads 0

Sulit and Ayos: TV Ads

by Joe Maristela / on April 25, 2012 at 10:22 am / in News

Well, they’ve arrived, you could say. Sulit and Ayos, the two main marketplace sites for the Philippines, have both launch TV ads, promoting awareness about the sites’ features and general purposes. Basically, these two sites are serving as “Googles” to [...]

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If Facebook were to shut down … 0

If Facebook were to shut down …

by Joe Maristela / on April 25, 2012 at 9:46 am / in News

When Google went public, all those years ago, was the search engine indispensable? Kind of, but only because it hadn’t been mass-adopted. Today, you see hyper-saturation, with close to a billion users worldwide, with almost a full sixth of the [...]

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You can buy just about anything on the Internet. That’s a bad, bad thing. [Episode #08092] 0

You can buy just about anything on the Internet. That’s a bad, bad thing. [Episode #08092]

by Joe Maristela / on April 25, 2012 at 9:01 am / in Books

For a Harvard Professor, Sandel came up a bit short—came out as an underdog a bit, against Colbert’s wit and speed. [The author must just must be better on paper or something.] Still, the idea’s compelling; or rather, the situation’s [...]

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What WordPress Might Learn from Android and Windows 0

What WordPress Might Learn from Android and Windows

by Joe Maristela / on April 12, 2012 at 6:39 am / in News

Talk about how Windows is the dominant OS and platform; so is Facebook; so is Android in certain pockets .. What should WordPress users and the WP community be afraid of, or what can they learn from the dominance issues [...]

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