Links for 6th September 2010

Fresh from the clogged tubes of teh intarwubs…

  1. Use WordPress? Collect email signups with Contact Form 7

    "The Campaign Monitor Addon extends Contact Form 7 by providing synchronization between your forms and a Campaign Monitor subscriber list." Sweeeeeet.

    Tagged with: wordpressemailsubscriptioncontact-form-7campaign-monitor

  2. Psychedelic Information Theory: Shamanism in the Age of Reason

    Looks interesting, in a kind of Terence-McKenna-with-broadband kinda way.

    Tagged with: psychedelicshamanismpsychologyinformation-theory

  3. PHP Basics – Part I: Hello Classy World

    My rather smart codemonkey chum James starts a series on OOP in PHP…

    Tagged with: PHPcodingprogrammingOOPtutorialbasicsclassesobjects

  4. Who’s Really Being Naive?

    "It’s utterly naive and utopian to believe a majority of the public can exert meaningful control over the state apparatus. A minority of insiders will always have an advantage in time, attention span, interest, information, and agenda control over those of us on the outside. The average person on the outside only has a limited amount of time or energy for maintaining an interest in politics, after dealing with the primary issues of work and family, friends, and local community. But for the elites that control the state, politics IS a major part of their daily work and social life. Can anything be matched for sheer naive optimism with the belief that, in the long run, we can maintain a higher degree of vigilance over the functioning of the state than they can?"

    Tagged with: politicsanarchismstatecontrolgovernment

  5. 100 Helpful Photography Tutorials for Beginners and Professionals

    Does what it says on the tin; an epic collection.

    Tagged with: photographytutorialsresources

  6. Install 64-bit Adobe Flash Player on Ubuntu (updated to 10.04 and closing of 64-bit beta)

    So, yeah, Flash plugins in 64-bit Firefox on (K)ubuntu are a real bitch, for a whole assortment of reasons. This post is the first one I found whose instructions actually got things working… though how long that will remain the case is an open question.

    Tagged with: firefoxflashubuntulinux6464bitmozilla

  7. The internet: is it changing the way we think?

    "… of course the internet is changing our brains. How could it not? It's not surprising that we're now more accustomed to reading short-form pieces, to accepting a Wikipedia summary, rather than reading a whole book. The claim that we're now thinking less well is much more suspect. If we've lost something by not reading 10 books on one subject, we've probably gained as much by being able to link together ideas easily from 10 different disciplines.<br />
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    But since we're not going to dismantle the world wide web any time soon, the more important question is: how should we respond? I suspect the answer is as simple as making time for reading. No single medium will ever give our brains all possible forms of nourishment. We may be dazzled by the flashing lights of the web, but we can still just step away. Read a book. Sink into the world of a single person's concentrated thoughts."

    Tagged with: cognitivepsychologyneuroscienceinternetneuroplasticityNicholas-Carrattention

  8. How to: Breadcrumb function for WordPress

    Does what it says on the tin. 🙂

    Tagged with: breadcrumbfunctionnavigationwebdevwordpress

  9. Hiding files in Flickr pics will fool web censors

    "Steganography normally requires specialist software, but Collage is designed so that anti-censorship activists and readers can publish and download the hidden stories without any specialist skills. A publisher or activist can, for example, use Collage to copy news stories from a website and embed the articles into Flickr images in a process that is almost entirely automated." Crafty; chameleonic content encryption.

    Tagged with: steganographyencryptionsecrecycontent

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