Previously, Tumblr had stated that the only way they would ever put ads on your dashboard would be if the only other option was selling the office furniture to make ends meet. That hasn’t happened, but Tumblr’s going to be putting ads on your dash anyway, starting May 2nd. Don’t worry though, it doesn’t sound intrusive. It looks like it’s just one ad per page on the dashboard right sidebar.
As recently as April 12, Kamp told Ad Age that advertising was “a complete last resort.” In 2010, the CEO famously said, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, that the company was “pretty opposed to advertising. It really turns our stomachs.”
I don’t begrudge them a little advertising. I just worry about what tumblr will do to those of us with ad blockers.
"We’ve noticed that you’re using a browser hack, Adblock Plus, that can cause serious problems for you and for tumblr."
He also hung out with prostitutes and prisoners, immigrated illegally, didn’t speak English, frowned upon laissez faire capitalism, and advocated love and acceptance for all. Oh and he wore what by modern standards we’d pretty much call dresses and Berkenstocks.
does anyone else put on ride audio and close their eyes and go through the ride or
… I’ve also listened to two hours worth of monorail narration before, whoops.
ALL the time. Ride audio, area music loops, various fireworks shows, Fantasmic!, even the Small World clock. I may not work at Disneyland any more (or even live anywhere near it), but I absolutely love reliving those days in my head.
Enter your twitter name, without the @. Then click Preferences.
Under preferences, you’ve got a few options:
If you select “Poll for new results,” the widget should update itself when you tweet. You can have a scrollbar for people to scroll through your tweets, or you can leave that box unchecked and the widget will be as tall as the number of tweets you tell it to include.
At any time, you can click the “Test Settings” button at the bottom of the screen, and you will see a sample of what your widget looks like.
Then, choose between timed intervals, or loading all the tweets at once. Timed intervals will add one of your tweets every so often. I find it easier to just let it load all of them at once, but maybe you prefer the movement of having it add a tweet every 30 seconds or so.
Now you get to play with the colors.
Use the above image to see what the labels mean…for example, the “Shell Background” changes the color of the border around the tweets.
To change the color, just click the little color box next to the hex code. That will bring up a color window.
Just move the arrows on the right to the color you want, then choose the exact color using the circle in the gradient window on the left.
Then, click the Dimensions.
If you know the size you need, you can enter it. I just use auto width, and it seems to work fine.
Now, just click “finish and grab code.”
That’s it, your code is ready!
Now, the easy part: Putting it on your tumblr.
At the top of your dashboard, click the name of your blog. If you have more than one, click the one you want to add your widget to.
Then, on the right sidebar, click “Customize theme.”
Then, just paste the code from twitter into your Description box wherever you want it to appear.
That’s it! Just click Save at the top of the page, and your widget should appear on your page! =)
That picture is fantastic. You made my evening by combining my two greatest loves. Thank you haha :)
Thanks! Someone posted the pic of Mickey last night and wondered how long it would be before Tupac was added…and I just kind of ran with it, adding Tupac to that and then putting him in the Haunted Mansion. I’ll try not to get too carried away. If I was better at photoshop, I’d maybe start a “Holographic Tupac at Disneyland” blog, but I don’t think I’ve got the patience for that. =)
If you don’t want to know how the Coachella Tupac or the dancing ghosts in the Haunted Mansion work, stop reading now.
If you were amazed by Tupac’s “hologram” performing at Coachella, I feel like I should point out that Disneyland’s been doing the same thing for years. It’s very similar to the Pepper’s Ghost effect that is used in the Haunted Mansion.
The only difference is that Tupac was created using a projector instead of physical objects being illuminated for reflection. The audience saw a 2-D image reflected off of a reflective foil on the stage.
But since the image moves around, and doesn’t look like it’s being projected onto an actual object, it gets called a hologram by most people…even though it technically is not.
Here’s a visualization of how it works (image taken from the patent, then I added to it):
Combine all that, stick Snoop behind the foil, and here’s the final effect:
By contrast, Disney has mannequins that are physically there, above/below the Haunted Mansion track in the ballroom. When they are illuminated against a dark background, they reflect on a pane of glass that stretches across the room between the pillars. Many people also mistakenly refer to these as holograms.
Of course, you could theoretically combine the two, but that would just be silly.
You little bitches who toy with guys feelings and ruin them for the rest of us NEED TO STOP.
Quit torturing them with your mixed emotions and games. Because when you have done that to them for long enough, they are so damaged inside that they can’t have feelings for those of us who would show them the love they deserve.
I admit I did this to someone a few years ago, and I feel awful for it. I did love him, but I tortured him when I didn’t want him anymore. I am happy to say he was able to recover and find love.
But now that I am looking for love, with a good guy, it seems like they all have that ex girlfriend who tortured the shit out of them and now they can’t even begin to fathom what a real relationship might feel like.
This torture has happened to all of us, male or female. But, since I am female I get to yell at my own kind.
We need to quit toying with feelings and love because sometimes that toying will ruin someone for a long time and it will be your fault that that person can’t learn to love someone.
So let’s just simmer down now, and give people a chance to find love. If you know you will not end up with that man you’ve been dragging along for 3 years, then let him go. Give him the encouragement to find someone who will love them.
Quit it bitches.
Wait…you mean to tell me that not all relationships are like that?
Part of the settlement last year when they got in trouble was that they had to remove any mention of these from credit scores if they had been reported, and even if this was a legitimate debt, they would not be allowed to report it if I never paid.
Not that I have a stellar credit rating anyway (I had a leased car repo’d years ago), but this won’t affect my credit at all. I’m fighting for the principle of the thing. I gave Hollywood Video two years, behaved even when we knew we were going out of business, and helped close three stores…and then a trustee of the bankruptcy is coming after me for money that I never owed for movies I never rented? I’m not having it.
I just have a feeling I haven’t heard the last of this, just because this particular collection agency has thrown up its hands and sent the debt back to the trustee. Their response to my complaint — which was actually a response to the Better Business Bureau, not to me (the BBB forwarded it to me…the company hasn’t sent any communication to me other than the collection notice) — felt like it had kind of a “we don’t get paid enough to deal with this crap, we’ll let them find someone else to collect from this guy” vibe.
My worst case scenario, if the trustee remains convinced that I owe them, is continued attempts to collect the debt with no real consequence for not paying (and I will never ever pay, even if I mysteriously inherit millions of dollars).
I really think it will eventually just be erased, though, after another round or two of sparring. Even though it cannot legally affect my credit rating at all as the result of the settlement they reached with all 50 state Attorneys General after they violated the law last year, I’m going to keep fighting until they give in.
I heard back from the Better Business Bureau this morning about the complaint I lodged with the collection agency that was coming after me for money I didn’t owe to Hollywood Video. Here’s the meat of the message:
In regards to the above complaint we have noted the account, closed and returned it to the trustee of the bankruptcy court as a disputed account. The consumer will not receive any further correspondence from us regarding this account and we do not report these accounts to the credit bureau. Hopefully this will resolve this complaint.
So I won’t be hearing from them again (funny how their original letter said that if I disputed it, they would send proof, and this reply shows that there is no such proof)…but the debt hasn’t been erased, it’s just been marked as “disputed” and sent back to the people who sent them the debt to collect in the first place. So I may hear from someone else about this before it’s all over.
Fortunately, I now have the name of the trustee who is responsible for releasing the hounds with false charges (the trustee they sent it back to was named as The First Lien Term Lenders Liquidating Trust). This could come in handy if the FTC or Attorney General replies to my complaint…especially since this trustee has already gotten in trouble once over this Hollywood Video fiasco.
ARTHUR: Yellow car. DOUGLAS: What? ARTHUR: Nothing. Just – yellow car. MARTIN: Why did you say ‘yellow car’? ARTHUR: There was a yellow car. MARTIN: But why did you say ‘yellow car’? ARTHUR: You’ve got to say ‘yellow car’ when there’s a yellow car. MARTIN: Why? ARTHUR: That’s how you play Yellow Car. MARTIN: We’re not playing Yellow Car. ARTHUR: You’re always playing Yellow Car. DOUGLAS: And how, though I fear I can guess, does one play Yellow Car? ARTHUR: Right well, imagine you’re driving along – MARTIN: We are driving along. ARTHUR: Oh yeah, okay, so now you look at the cars as they come along in the other direction, and they’re all different colours. So, uh, for instance, now, uh, that one’s white; that one’s blue; that one’s a sort of metally grey – DOUGLAS: And when you see a yellow car, you say ‘yellow car’. ARTHUR: How did you know? DOUGLAS: A wild stab in the dark! MARTIN: And then what? ARTHUR: You start again! DOUGLAS: So how does it end, this game? ARTHUR: It never ends. DOUGLAS: That’s very much what I feared.
Reminds me of Burns & Allen, or Abbott and Costello. There’s nothing like a good straight man/comic comedy duo.
I’d like to bring this back. My friend and I want to see if there’s any sort of relationship between Hogwarts houses and personality types (we’re using Myers-Briggs for this).
If you’d like to participate, just reblog or reply to this post (or message me) with your House and type.
For houses- if you were sorted on Pottermore, I’d prefer if you used that result. If you aren’t on Pottermore, or really really don’t think that test matched you with the right house, just put the house you feel you fit in best with.
For Myers-Briggs types- if you don’t already know your Myers-Briggs type, this site is really helpful in determining which of the sixteen types best fits you. It isn’t a personality quiz, it just has information about the different elements that make up the types.
Thanks so much!
(Note- this is for our own personal nerdly enjoyment, not for Official Science or anything. When we put the data in the spreadsheet, we do not enter your username or any other identifying information- just the house and type.)
INTP Hufflepuff, but I thought I’d be a Ravenclaw.
INTP Gryffindor. The personality type really does change though. I’ve been given INTJ a couple of times as well.
ISFP - Slytherin
INFP Hufflepuff (not to be confused with H.R. Pufnstuf).
“I want you to know that it is not always easy to love me. That sometimes my chest is a field full of landmines, and where you went last night, you can’t go tomorrow. There is no manual, there is no road map, no help line you can call; my body does not come with instructions, and sometimes even I don’t know what to do with it. This cannot be easy. But still, you touch me anyway.”
“Tonight, Senate Republicans voted to block the Buffett Rule, choosing once again to protect tax breaks for the wealthiest few Americans at the expense of the middle class. The Buffett Rule is common sense. At a time when we have significant deficits to close and serious investments to make to strengthen our economy, we simply cannot afford to keep spending money on tax cuts that the wealthiest Americans don’t need and didn’t ask for. But it’s also about basic fairness—it’s just plain wrong that millions of middle-class Americans pay a higher share of their income in taxes than some millionaires and billionaires. One of the fundamental challenges of our time is building an economy where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules. And I will continue to push Congress to take steps to not only restore economic security for the middle class and those trying to reach the middle class, but also to create an economy that’s built to last.”
—President Obama in a statement on today’s vote (via barackobama)
I wish we could get a true representative democracy again. Rich people are not going to vote to raise taxes on rich people.
And the system is set up to make sure that only rich people can attain office. I’m not sure why it seems so impossible for a normal person to run. We’re in the 21st century.
Why do candidates and need to spend millions of dollars buying TV ads and travel when the internet exists? Why do presidential candidates need to gather $10,000,000 in donations in one day (that’s not an exaggerated number) just to be competitive?
And can we get rid of these Super PACs that don’t even have to disclose where the money comes from?
I would love a level playing field in campaigns. Maybe limit Congressional candidates to $1,000 in donations for travel expenses for campaign stops (because seriously, how much travel do you need within a Congressional district?), and Presidential candidates get $10,000 (you can do a heck of a lot of traveling with ten grand).
Let the internet and news media take care of the rest of the publicity (debates, policy discussions, etc). No, you don’t get money for a campaign manager (volunteers are fine), “vote for me” buttons, billboards, TV ads, etc. You want a job in Congress, prove that you can handle doing a job without using money to do it for you.
If Fox News or MSNBC or CNN or whoever want to talk to a candidate, they can send a crew to them or pay for their travel to the studio…but of course, they then have to extend that same courtesy to their opponent(s) to satisfy equal-time requirements.
Then we get rid of fundraising dinners where in some cases, $10,000 per plate lets people trade their financial support for the candidate’s lawmaking support (because you know darned well that’s how it works).
It sure would beat the circus we have now. And if the middle class that politicians always talk about (not to mention the lower class that politicians don’t even pretend to care about) actually had a voice within the government, we could actually get some common-sense legislation taken care of without all the political grandstanding and ardent defense of the status quo.