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Getting ready for Seattle Mind Camp 10: The Philosophical Guide

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Tips, Upcoming,

This is an updated version of a post originally published on April 28, 2006. Seattle Mind Camp 10 takes place June 6-7 - get your tickets now!

Most of you who have previously attended Seattle Mind Camp understand the free-form nature of the beast.  However, many of you will be joining us for the first time, and I wanted to try to prepare you for the kind of event you’re going to encounter.  Mind Camp is not a traditional type of gathering, and the success of the event depends in large part on the willingness of the participants to wrestle the chaotic mess into order.

Seattle Mind Camp is an “unconference,” in the style of Bar Camp or Foo Camp.  The idea of an unconference has been promulgated by Dave Winer, among others.  As I understand it, Winer’s particular insight was that, for any conference panel discussion, you could take any random group of people out of the audience, replace the panel onstage with that random group, and have an equally enlightening and worthwhile session.  The Mind Camp experience seeks to leverage that idea by completely doing away with a pre-planned program of speakers. The day’s sessions will be designed by the attendees and the schedule will be curated by Andru Edwards and his Mind Camp Counselors team.

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How to reheat steak without drying it out

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Videos, How To, Beef, Meat,

Best way to reheat steak

Have you ever has an amazing steak, cooked to perfection, that you just couldn't finish? You get it boxed up and put it in the fridge, looking forward to finishing the tasty leftover morsels the next day. Then you heat it up, only to find that it's dry and tough. What happened? Why?? More importantly, what can be done to avoid your delectable dinner from turning into a disgusting disaster? The folks over at America's Test Kitchen have found that the best way to reheat steaks is as follows:

  • First, pre-heat your oven to 250 degrees
  • Place the steaks in the oven on a wire rack for about 30 minutes until they reach 110 degrees at the center
  • Take out of over and pat dry
  • Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a pan until hot
  • Place steaks in pan and sear until brown, abotu 60-90 seconds per side

The end result here is that your steak will be only slightly less juicy than it was originally, and that means deliciousness. If you wanna see the process in action, check out the video after the break.

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Getting ready for Seattle Mind Camp 8: The Philosophical Guide

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Tips, Upcoming,

This is an updated version of a post originally published on April 28, 2006. Seattle Mind Camp 8 takes place December 15-16 - get your tickets now!

Most of you who have previously attended Seattle Mind Camp understand the free-form nature of the beast.  However, many of you will be joining us for the first time, and I wanted to try to prepare you for the kind of event you’re going to encounter.  Mind Camp is not a traditional type of gathering, and the success of the event depends in large part on the willingness of the participants to wrestle the chaotic mess into order.

Seattle Mind Camp is an “unconference,” in the style of Bar Camp or Foo Camp.  The idea of an unconference has been promulgated by Dave Winer, among others.  As I understand it, Winer’s particular insight was that, for any conference panel discussion, you could take any random group of people out of the audience, replace the panel onstage with that random group, and have an equally enlightening and worthwhile session.  The Mind Camp experience seeks to leverage that idea by completely doing away with a pre-planned program of speakers. The day’s sessions will be designed by the attendees and the schedule will be curated by Andru Edwards and his Mind Camp Counselors team.

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How to disable Interest Based iAds and limit ad tracking on your iPhone and iPad

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Software,

Interest Based iAds

Recently, it has been reported that, with iOS 6, Apple has a new tracking mechanism built-in that allows targeted advertising. Basically, this just means that when there are ads in apps, that they can display ads that Apple feels will be more relevant to you, rather than having them be completely random. Some users don't appreciate any sort of behavior tracking, and would rather turn this feature off. One easy way to get to this setting is to visit the following address from your iOS device: http://oo.apple.com. That will redirect you to the opt out panel for Interest Based iAds. Turn the setting to OFF to disable the feature, and you'll no longer see ads that are targeted to your interests.

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Dude avoids extortion thanks to having dash cam installed in his car

Posted by Andrey Malskiy Categories: Cameras, Transportation, Videos,

For those that drive on a daily basis, we’re sure you all have your horror stories to tell, and we’re sure some are just too good to believe. That said, when the issue is pressed can you prove that what you say is true, or will it be our word against yours? We hate to give you a reality check, but the law may not always be on your side; even if you’re not at fault. Here in Washington, if you hit someone from behind, it’s automatically your fault. How could you prove that you were completely stopped and that the person in front of you rolled backwards into you? If you're like the dude in the video above, the answer is simple. Install a dash cam. Sure, it may seem nerdy, but at least it got him out of paying $500 for something that wasn't his fault. Check out the video above for the full story.


How to access your iDisk after upgrading to iCloud

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Internet, Storage,

iCloud iDisk accessToday my brother asked me how he could access his MobileMe iDisk now that he had upgraded to iCloud. I told him that he should just look in this Finder, without realizing that iDisk is gone for many MobileMe users who've migrated over to iCloud. However, there's still a way to get to your iDisk (at least, until Apple pulls the plug on MobileMe for good next year!):

  • Open Finder and press ⌘K (Command + K)
  • Enter 'https://idisk.me.com/yourMobileMeName' as the Server Address (without the quotes)
  • Click the Connect button

Your iDisk should mount in the Finder, although it may ask you for your MobileMe password first, if it isn't saved to your Keychain.


How to trade in your iPhone for cash and cover the cost of the iPhone 4S!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Hot Deals,

Trade in iPhone

Now that the iPhone 4S has been announced, we figured we'd share how you can get cash for your old model that you can use to put towards the cost of the new one. Did you know that, in most cases, you can get more for your iPhone than what you originally paid for it (if it's a recent model?) The reason is that you likely bought your device with a two-year contract, but when you sell it, the buyer is getting it contract free. For example, Amazon trade-in is offering me $342.50 for my like-new $299 32 GB iPhone 4 that I own. That's enough money to upgrade to a 32 GB iPhone 4S, and is just a little under what I'd need to get a 64 GB model.

Sound good? Here are a few services you can use to trade in your old iPhone (or any other gadgets!):

Gazelle: The easiest of the bunch, they'll even send you a pre-paid label and box to ship your stuff in!
Amazon Trade-in: Offers higher trade-in value than Gazelle, but only pays you in Amazon credit

Of course, there's always eBay and Craigslist, but Gazelle and Amazon are two ways to get quick, guaranteed cash for your old stuff.


Getting ready for Seattle Mind Camp 7: The Philosophical Guide

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Tips, Upcoming,

This is an updated version of a post originally published on April 28, 2006

Most of you who have previously attended Seattle Mind Camp understand the free-form nature of the beast.  However, many of you will be joining us for the first time, and I wanted to try to prepare you for the kind of event you’re going to encounter.  Mind Camp is not a traditional type of gathering, and the success of the event depends in large part on the willingness of the participants to wrestle the chaotic mess into order.

Seattle Mind Camp is an “unconference,” in the style of Bar Camp or Foo Camp.  The idea of an unconference has been promulgated by Dave Winer, among others.  As I understand it, Winer’s particular insight was that, for any conference panel discussion, you could take any random group of people out of the audience, replace the panel onstage with that random group, and have an equally enlightening and worthwhile session.  The Mind Camp experience seeks to leverage that idea by completely doing away with a pre-planned program of speakers. The day’s sessions will be designed by the attendees and the schedule will be curated by Andru Edwards and his Mind Camp Counselors team.

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How to Land a Job at Twitter

Posted by Drea Avellan Categories: Social Networks, Startups,

Twitter jobs

Are you Twitter obsessed? Ever fantasize about working for the microblogging giant? Mashable has put together a how-to guide on how to land a job at Twitter. They give insight on whatit's like to work at Twitter, what kind of jobs you can find, and other tips.

 

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Bleeding Edge TV 326: Windows 7 tips and tricks

In this episode, we give you a look at a bunch of the new little features that you’ll find in . They’re all small things that, we think, will lead to a nice increase in productivity and time-saving. We are talking about things like Aero Peek, Snap, Pin, and the like. None of those terms ring a bell? Then you might wanna hit the play button up there on this episode of Bleeding Edge TV.


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