leegovatos.com’s Saved Items http://www.leegovatos.com/fever Shaun Inman’s Fever http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[MRW as a new imgurian when i see a popular post that's a huge inside joke that i don't get but upvote anyway.]]> ]]> http://imgur.com/gallery/Lz6790p 417010@leegovatos.com/fever Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:57:57 GMT <![CDATA[For her: The Best of Tiffany for $500 and under]]> Less Expensive Tiffany: Picks by the ladies, for the ladies…

Yes. You’re paying quite a bit for the name. In fact, it’s this less expensive (but still plenty expensive to many of us) stuff that Tiffany & Co. can mark up MORE, compared to their extremely high-end pieces. But is it really just a name and a box? To some, yep. It’s just a name and a box. And people who buy stuff are suckers. Overpriced junk! All of it! If that’s you, then best to sit this one out.

But to others, there’s a tangible difference in the design and build quality of Tiffany, even in their less expensive options, when compared to cheaper department store stuff. If that’s you… proceed. If you’re somewhere in the middle? Consider this a look book you can use when perusing similar styles by local craftsman, jewelers, or even on Etsy. The ladies on Team Dappered picked out their favorites under $500. Here’s the best of that which won’t necessitate a second mortgage…


Bow Earrings in Sterling Silver – $175 or 18k Gold – $400

Tiffany Bow Earrings

Feminine and charming, these are an easy, go-to stud earring for any occasion. Bows are still trending, but never really seem to go out of style. These are earrings she can wear for years, and then eventually pass down to someone else.


Tiffany Hearts Arrow Pendant in Sterling Silver – $175 or RUBEDO – $350

Tiffany Hearts Arrow Pendant

A pendant symbolic of love (or archery, or the Hunger Games), this is a piece she can wear on its own, or she can layer with some longer chains. If not for the upcoming holiday, you might want to keep this one in your back pocket as a possible Valentine’s Day gift.


Paloma’s Sugar Stack Ring – $325

Paloma's Sugar Stacks Ring

(BEWARE of gifting a ring around the holidays! If you’re not already engaged or married, rings can easily be mistaken to represent something they don’t.) A simple ring of sterling and quartz, and as the name implies, this ring can be worn alone, or stacked with other bands she already has.


Elsa Peretti Color By The Yard Pendant – $500

Elsa Peretti Color By The Yard Pendant

For the woman that likes to wear, or accent her clothing with, color. This will be a welcome necklace to have come warmer weather, when brighter colors once again rule our wardrobes. The stone is a semi-precious lapiz lazuli, the chain and mounting 18k gold. A matching bracelet is also available.


Tiffany Beads Toggle Bracelet – $200 or Beads Bracelet – $225

Tiffany Bead Bracelets

Does the woman you’re gifting to often wear bracelets? If the answer is no, don’t buy her a bracelet. But if the answer is yes, either of these options will do. Go with the toggle bracelet if she wears more delicate (smaller) jewelry. The Beads Bracelet is the better choice if she normally wears chunkier jewelry. And if she likes a splash of color, try this toggle bracelet with a Tiffany Blue heart attached.


Elsa Peretti Round Pendant – $225

Elsa Peretti Round Pendant

Another piece from naturalist designer Elsa Peretti, elegant and simple in design, this will likely appeal to the more mature woman on your list. Or if you’re gifting to a designer, she’ll appreciate the fact that this has a designer’s name attached to it.


Tiffany Enchant Butterfly Pendant – $425

Tiffany Enchant Butterfly Pendant

A feminine choice for sure, this falls in line with the current “delicate” jewelry trend. This one might be better suited to a younger lady. Or the girls that likes to do all her shopping at Anthropology and wears very feminine looks.


Jewelry Roll- $225

Tiffany Jewelry Roll

For women who travel a fair amount jewelry rolls can come in very handy. Not throwing all your favorite baubles into a plastic bag to get all tangled together is a good thing, and having a Spanish made leather roll to pack your jewelry into makes packing it that much more enjoyable. Pull a double whammy, and put a piece of jewelry in it.


Passport Cover – $150

Tiffany Passport Cover

Another great gift for a traveler, but this is for the girl that makes international trips. A passport cover can a) keep your passport from getting too beat up, and b) looks pretty classy when pulling your passport out. Plus the Tiffany blue should make it easy to find in her handbag or carry-on.


Flap Card Case – $350

Flap Card Case

Does she like to keep her wallet clean, or does she have a goal of downsizing all the crap that ends up in her wallet? Here’s an attractive minimalist way to store a few credit cards, some cash, and ID. Also available in a zip option.


Ziegfeld Collection Pearl Ring – $550

Zig Ring

Okay, maybe the post should be called “$550 and under”? But what’s the point of Tiffany if you don’t overspend a little? From their Gatsby inspired Ziegfeld collection, this cocktail ring is pure roaring 20s. Fun and oversized, but still very classy. A perfect match for her favorite little black dress. Again, be careful with gifting rings. This style is by no means going to be confused for an engagement ring, but if she sees a ring box, and it says Tiffany on it, watch out. Maybe a fun splurge for the husbands out there, if by chance you two are going somewhere fancy on New Year’s?

Many thanks to the women of Team Dappered for making these picks. Tiffany is offering free, delivered by Christmas shipping on all orders, as long as you order by Tuesday, December 23, at 3:00pm ET.

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<![CDATA[Beautiful short about a lone dog will fill your heart with joy]]> Beautiful short about a lone dog will fill your heart with joy

This is a day in the life of Conga, a dog that loves the snow-covered mountains of Bariloche, Argentina. And when I say love, I really mean love. The energy and happiness of this creature are contagious. I want to do like Santiago Guzman, who followed her like in a real life Adventure Time episode. A joyous film.


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<![CDATA[Nobody claps anymore, Alec Dawson]]>

Nobody claps anymore, Alec Dawson

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<![CDATA[Incredible AKIRA Theme Music Video from Player Piano]]>

Yesterday we showed you a cool video of pianist Sonya Belousova of PlayerPiano playing several classic Nintendo video game theme songs on the spot. Today we have another amazing video from the artist to share with you. It's a music video that features several musicians playing the theme song from the classic anime Akira, and it is stunningly beautiful. If you like what you hear and see, you can help them fund more awesomeness at the Indiegogo funding campaign HERE

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<![CDATA[When you don't get a handshake]]> ]]> http://imgur.com/gallery/XmKsnIi 414339@leegovatos.com/fever Thu, 04 Dec 2014 05:04:19 GMT <![CDATA[…]]> Intense short story about a lonely young girl and her loving father. Also available in printed form.  Via.]]> http://www.superpunch.net/2014/12/intense-short-story.html 414219@leegovatos.com/fever Thu, 04 Dec 2014 01:42:00 GMT <![CDATA[The 100 Greatest Console Video Games Through History, Artwork, And Gameplay]]> By Olumide

The 100 Greatest Console Video Games 1977-1987, by Brett Weiss, is an excellent summary of 100 of the best and most influential games of that era. History, artwork and gameplay are at the forefront of this book.

There have been many books written about classic video games, but it is not every publication that gives you such elaborate detail about the history of console gaming. Games for the Atari 2600, Odyssey 2, ColecoVision and the Nintendo Entertainment System are a few of the consoles that are covered here. Each system had its own benefits as well as drawbacks dealing with graphics, sound, joystick controls and other features.

Although these home console systems were quite popular, it was still a luxury for many households to have. Some of the consoles and games had prices comparable to more than what we pay now. These systems would have been considered quite expensive at that time for many people.

It is good to revisit some of these games since many households owned only one system. This book gives you a great opportunity to learn more about games that you may have missed or only played briefly at a friend’s house. It is also a great resource for those who were not even alive during this era. It gives them an opportunity to learn about the original creations that helped “give birth” to our modern video game masterpieces.

One of the great features of this book, is its extensive detail to all aspects of each game on the list. It offers stories and anecdotes from some of the game creators and programmers. Instead of saving pertinent reference information only for the bibliography, Weiss includes links as well as publication information within the game reviews for those who want to delve deeper into a specific game.

Since gameplay is discussed in such detail, it’s important to know how these games broke ground. I was fascinated, reading the review and interview about Adventure for the Atari 2600 and the creator of the game, Warren Robinett. Although it was a simplistic game, Robinett helped transition fantasy adventure games from text based gaming to joystick control. This would later influence countless games including The Legend of Zelda, Tomb Raider, and Final Fantasy.

[Adventure for the Atari 2600]

It’s also great to hear the backstories about original games like Yars’ Revenge (which originally included a comic book to accompany the game), Pitfall! and Miner 2049er. These unique games were created specifically for the consoles. Of course, another big selling point for these systems were the many ports of popular arcade games of that time. Classics like Donkey Kong, Ms. Pac-Man, Mr. Do!, and Defender, definitely contributed to the popularity of these consoles.

[Miner2049er for ColecoVision]

[Donkey Kong 3 for the NES]

What really impressed me about Weiss’s book, was the detail in its presentation of the accompanying artwork that was featured in the different video game releases. The manuals and art from the packaging of many of these games was quite exquisite and sometimes overlooked. This added an extra dimension to the fantasy of you actually being transported into the game.

Since art is part of the marketing process, it is also interesting to note the elaborate artwork that accompanied many of the Atari 2600 games. This could compensate for some of the graphic and audio limitations of that system.

When you open the book, the inside cover has a comic book style ad for the games Moon Patrol and Solar Fox. It is exciting to look at the creative advertising aspect of promotion and marketing of these games as well.

[Moon Patrol advertisement]

If any of your favorite games are not in the top 100, Weiss also includes a brief description of another 100 games as honorable mention. Hopefully you will at least find a few of your choices there.

Whether you are feeling nostalgic and want to revisit the games of your youth or if you are discovering for the first time the games that paved the way for the modern classics, this is an excellent reference source and a book you will want to pick up time and time again.

The 100 Greatest Console Video Games 1977-1987 is published by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

Olumide was born and raised in East Harlem, New York City. He loves talking and blogging about comics, food, travel, films, and music. He is also a musician and filmmaker and produced a documentary about the late Al Feldstein (former editor of Mad Magazine and co-creator of some of the most popular titles of the E.C. Comics line). Olumide is also in the process of writing a yet to be titled web series.

The 100 Greatest Console Video Games Through History, Artwork, And Gameplay

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<![CDATA[Space cards]]>

Space cards

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<![CDATA[Size matters, Bruno Bisang]]>

Size matters, Bruno Bisang

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<![CDATA[Fill 'Er Up: The Joys Of Good Gas Station Food]]> Forget dried-out doughnuts and creepy-looking hot dogs. In cities across the U.S., patrons can fill up on gourmet grub and top off their tanks in one stop.

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<![CDATA[Damn, President Obama's 3D Portrait Is Realistic ]]> Damn, President Obama's 3D Portrait Is Realistic 

The Smithsonian recently documented the creation of a 3D portrait of President Obama, and the results are remarkably authentic. The USC Institute for Creative Technologies used 50 custom-made LED lights, eight hi-res sports photography cameras, and six wide angle cameras to capture every nook, cranny, and worry line on Obama's head. The result is the highest resolution digital model of any head of state in the world, so suck on that, Merkel!


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<![CDATA[CHOPPING UP (ON) SAMPLES]]> The other week, Thes One and I teamed up to talk about the ethos of sampling at USC as part of a lecture series they had this past year on sampling.

I though it was a great, wide-ranging conversation with at least two highlights:

1) Thes using an ancient Gemini mixer with built-in sampler to recreate the “Funky Lemonade (Remix)” loop.

2) Thes showing that you can pretty much chop up anything into a decent beat by using how he Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.”

The whole convo is worth listening to if you’re like me (a sample nerd).

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<![CDATA[I just upgraded my rig. Goodbye peasantry, hello PC master race.]]> ]]> http://imgur.com/gallery/nNsmaEp 410271@leegovatos.com/fever Sun, 23 Nov 2014 21:11:52 GMT <![CDATA[How Social Media Changed SEO And Why Your Business Can’t Thrive Without It by @stoneyd]]> Many people ask the question, “Is social media necessary to get good search engine rankings?” In my opinion, they are starting with the wrong question. I think the die has already been cast on the importance of social media and whether or not it should be an integral part of SEO. (It should.) The real question is, “Can SEO thrive without social media?” To that, I firmly believe the answer is “No”. Not today, and not for as long as social media continues to play a role in shaping society. Until the great EMP hits, I don’t see social media losing […]

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<![CDATA[License to ill]]>

License to ill

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<![CDATA[This may be the coolest, most futuristic bomber ever built]]> This may be the coolest, most futuristic bomber ever built

While the Saab 35 Draken may be the coolest, most futuristic combat jet ever made, when it comes to bombers that title goes to the XB-70 Valkyrie, a gigantic supersonic strategic nuclear bomber that never entered service. Seriously, when I say gigantic I really mean it. This thing is unbelievable—check the image below.


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<![CDATA["Second Cousins," "Once Removed", and More Explained in Chart Form]]> "Second Cousins," "Once Removed", and More Explained in Chart Form

With the holidays coming up, many of us are meeting relatives from our extended family. When they explain how they're related, some of the terms are confusing. This chart gives you an easy guide.


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<![CDATA[SEO 101: What is Semantic Search and Why Should I Care? by @sergio_redondo]]> Search is changing. David Amerland begins with this sentence in the foreword of his book Google Semantic Search. If you are a long time user of the Internet and, more specifically, the search engines, you can see how the way we look for information has changed over the past few years. We are at a moment in which semantic search, the ability to put typed searches into context, represents the most accurate option for granting answers. However, before we delve into this new type of search is appropriate to stop and ask the question: What has motivated our change when searching […]

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<![CDATA[Swallow, Tony Pinkevich]]>

Swallow, Tony Pinkevich

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<![CDATA[Watch 24-min Making of Doc on Christopher Nolan's MEMENTO]]>

Christopher Nolan's second film, Memento, is a hard movie to describe and sound sane. The events in Memento are shown backwards and forwards at the same time (sounds insane, right?). The Sundance Channel did a making of documentary called "Anatomy Of A Scene." It's 24 minutes long, and if you haven't seen the movie, stop and don't watch this video. It's jam-packed with spoilers.

Memento has a methodically created structure and narrative. The film is the best example of the Nolan brothers' writing skills and Christopher's editing prowess. With all the big budget films that Christopher Nolan has been creating over the last decade or so, I wonder if he can still tell a smaller story.

H/T: Indiewire

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<![CDATA[A younger Jennifer Aniston]]> ]]> http://imgur.com/gallery/kW7eQXc 409830@leegovatos.com/fever Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:30:32 GMT <![CDATA[The tl;dr version of the Bible]]> At Reddit, a user called Cabbagetroll posted a very short summary of the Bible.

God: All right, you two, don't do the one thing. Other than that, have fun.
Adam & Eve: Okay.
Satan: You should do the thing.
Adam & Eve: Okay.
God: What happened!?
Adam & Eve: We did the thing.
God: Guys

God: You are my people, and you should not do the things.
People: We won't do the things.
God: Good.
People: We did the things.
God: Guys

(via @mkonnikova)

Tags: religion   The Bible ]]>
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<![CDATA[History of video game graphics]]>

Video game graphics, explained in gruff Estuary English. Part 2 below! (more…)

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<![CDATA[Build a Coffee Table with a Lift-Up Top Out of Pallets]]> Build a Coffee Table with a Lift-Up Top Out of Pallets

With a lift-up top, your coffee table can serve as an impromptu desk or dining table . This DIY version is made out of pallets and features a pedal-controlled wheel system so you can smoothly move the table.


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<![CDATA[Cat power]]>

Cat power

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<![CDATA[This will always be my favorite portrayal of Batman. It's nice to see him trying to help the villains as much as the people they put in danger.]]> ]]> http://imgur.com/gallery/qwLdtvl 409518@leegovatos.com/fever Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:23:25 GMT <![CDATA[My Gal Friday]]>

My Gal Friday

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