I’ve been talking about a tool called Crystal for many years. Crystal lets you look up people to see a personality analysis based on their social media profiles, writing and other factors. I’ve generally found it to be pretty darn accurate, and, consequently, insanely creepy.… Get the scoop...
This week I had too much fun playing with mosaic tools. These are the programs that will take hundreds of your photos and morph them into one giant photo.
Mosaics are great for…
- Family photo montages
- Showcasing a related group of images, such as images from one location or a timeline of shots over the years
- Engaging viewers with an interactive image experience
- And illustrating the concept that the parts make up the whole, as in our clients make us who we are
Things to know
- Mosaics require a lot of photos — plan on 150+.
Let’s start with the opening sentences from a column in USA Today:
“I don’t really need to worry about online privacy,” I used to think. “I’ve got nothing to hide. And who would want to know what I’m up to, anyway?”
So begins the tale of a technology journalist who wrote an article on a plane then was approached by a stranger when he got off.… Get the scoop...
The Internet Archive calls itself “a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites and more.”
It’s the home of the Wayback Machine, a search engine that lets you hop back in time to see any website as it appeared years ago, such as the humble beginnings of this site:
But the site goes way, way beyond archiving websites.… Get the scoop...
“The Mother of All Breaches”
“Biggest EVER collection of breached data”
“An astonishing 773 million records exposed”
“Ooh, this is a big one.”
Do any of these headlines get your attention? The site HaveIBeenPwnd discovered a cache of emails and passwords called “Collection #1.” The data included records from previous hacks as well as millions of data points that had not previously been known.… Get the scoop...
Ok, you guys. This is really getting weird.
When I moved to Nashville, I used an app called Sortly to organize my packing. I took pictures of everything I was packing so I could organize it in the app and find it later.… Get the scoop...
You have plenty of options when it comes to weather apps, so it may be hard to choose. Here are my recommendations based on your personality. Add yours to the list in the comments!
For the Instant-Gratification Junkies: Dark Sky
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before:
A page you visit teases you with an offer for a wonderful tip sheet, white paper or other resource, all for free if you just enter your email address. But your email address is one of the most valuable facts about you, and every time you give it out, you risk exposures to hackers, spammers and more.… Get the scoop...
In our house-buying/house-selling processes, there’s lots to keep up with. D.J. and I have missed a couple of important tasks that the agents had to remind us about. This is part of a series of tools via @BethBuysAHouse .
We’ve acted on the first requests most of the time and didn’t need to be reminded of anything more than once.… Get the scoop...
Continuing on the theme of #BethBuysAHouse, here’s a quick and easy way to create a brochure that looks like it was professionally designed.
The American Society of Association Executives is the association of associations… in other words, the people who attend this event are the people who hire people like me!… Get the scoop...