The Alternative Horizon Tutorial: How to Create Great Portrait Images for Online Publication

Here are some composition lessons learned from my recent photo challenge for getting great images for blog article.

First the basics

1 Read the manual — know your camera, learn what each button does, which the flash is, which the backlight, which is the timer is and how to control the zoom.

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Tutorial: How to Get a 212 Area Code Phone Number

When I attended graduate school at Columbia University in the City of New York in the late 1980’s, one of chits of living on the Morningside Heights Campus — believe it or not — was getting a phone number with a 212 Area Code.  I know that may sound silly to some, but if you had a 212 phone number, that meant you lived in the exclusive borough of Manhattan, and you were desirable and important and to be envied by the rest of the world.

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Android Actors Remove the Soul from Live Theatre

We attend live theatre performances because we love and appreciate watching the human body in motion.  We never know what will happen.  We risk danger and mistakes and anxiety in creating and witnessing the live performer — as the preplanned sometimes implodes into ingenuity, compunction and disaster.

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How to Transfer a Domain from Network Solutions to pairNIC

I am a big fan of pair networks web hosting, and today, I am an even bigger fan of pairNIC — the domain registration arm of pair.  Ever since I’ve been on the internet, all of my domains have been registered with Network Solutions because, for many years, it was difficult to move your domains from one registrar to another — using an antiquated Ack-Back system was an invitation to make an irrevocable paper mistake — and only now is the domain transfer process more forgiving, but not necessarily easier, to make happen.  I’m going to step you through the process of transferring your domain from Network Solutions (NetSol) to pairNIC because you will save a lot of money and hassle if you follow me.

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How to Get a Whole Album Experience

I would like to take you on a journey of the ear, as it were — come along and listen with your imagination. Think about the following scenarios as they occur to me in life and imagine living through them yourself.

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What Are Search Engines & How Do They Work?

by Jeremy Cohen

When I was in college in the late 1980’s there was no such thing as a search engine. There was no World Wide Web, at least not the web that you and I know today. The Internet at that time was limited to use by our government (who feared nuclear catastrophe and desperately sought a method to preserve itself in the tragic event of a first strike by the Soviet Union) and by academic geeks who wanted a better way to store, share and access data. Those days, and the Soviet Union, are gone forever.

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