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links for 2009-10-29

  • Neighbors for Neighbors operate neighborhood-centric community-generated social networks for each of Boston’s neighborhoods. They function as a springboard for action and provide tools for them to communicate and to organize around their common interests.

    City personnel like Neighborhood Coordinators and BPD Captains and Community Service Officers interact with members and help them solve problems and connect them to city resources.

  • …conference here to tell Federal employees why they ought to be using "Adobe PDF, and Adobe® Flash® technology" to make government more open. …They've even got a beautiful website set up to tout the government's use of Flash and PDF, and are holding a conference here next week to talk about how Government should use ubiquitous and secure technologies to make government more open and interactive.

    Here at the Sunlight Foundation, we spend a lot of time with Adobe's products– mainly trying to reverse the damage that these technologies create when government discloses information. The PDF file format, for instance, isn't particularly easily parsed. As ubiquitous as a PDF file is, often times they're non-parsable by software, unfindable by search engines, and unreliable if text is extracted.

  • These 19 tips, from easiest (and cheapest) to hardest, will help you save money by going green, this year and for years to come. Don't delay: Winter's coming, and lucrative federal tax incentives won't last forever.
  • our world just got smaller thanks to a speech-to-speech translation app for your iPhone. You talk in English-it talks back in Spanish. You talk in Spanish-it talks back in English. Simple as that. No data charges required–just your voice.
  • As part of a corporate sustainability strategy, there is a growing trend to engage employees on multiple levels, both at work and at home. More and more companies are providing their employees advice and tips on how to green their personal lives. But a key challenge is how to measure and track the benefits of these programs.

    AngelPoints, a provider of enterprise software solutions for employee engagement, has recently partnered with Saatchi & Saatchi S, the sustainability strategy firm that helped Wal-Mart create their Personal Sustainability Project (PSP) program, to create a new web-based platform to help make it easier to engage employees in sustainability and to track their progress.

  • Feeds. RSS. Atom. Syndication. Subscribers. These are some of the keywords floating around the web and have gained notorious prominence over the years. In this guide, we'll take a look at a number of things including what feeds are, why you need to have a feed for your site, how to set up one and then publish it.
  • (tags: UX usability)
  • Mark Pilgrim
    (tags: HTML5)
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