I just got back from WordCamp Seattle 2017, and it was the best I’ve attended so far. WordCamps are regional, annual gatherings of people with a shared interest in WordPress. This blog runs on WordPress software, and it’s in good company: Over 25% of the world’s web sites run on WordPress.
Amazon made the situation plain by flagging at least some of their eclipse glasses as :
We don’t know when or if this item will be back in stock.
I previously wrote about how Amazon is Taking Over the World. Amazon‘s Prime Day (which actually ran 30 hours this year) only underscores that impression. The marketing and sales bonanza “surpassed Black Friday and Cyber Monday, making it the biggest day ever in Amazon history.”
Can You Have Too Many Choices?
Amazon’s Prime members can chose from a variety of shipping options that may include:
- Next day (“One-Day”)
- Second day (“Two-Day”)
Many say crowdfunding is a great way to support a cause or product that you believe in or want to encourage. It’s the financial version of crowdsourcing. I have supported over a dozen crowdfunding campaigns myself, ranging from movies to mine removal.
Crowdfunding lets you experience The Thrill of Victory… and The Agony of Defeat
As suggested by the opening to ABC’s Wide World of Sports, you win some and you lose some. When it comes to crowdfunding, the project can go any of three ways:
- Doesn’t raise enough in pledges and they are never collected
- Collects the pledges and accomplishes what they said they’d do
- Collects the pledges and doesn’t accomplish what they said they’d do
For several years, the Washington Redskins, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians and several other sports teams have been accused of team names that are insensitive to Native Americans. In a historic agreement, each team will change their official name and mascot simultaneously. The date for this change has not yet been agreed-upon.
Sports Teams Come Together
In some cases that will even include discontinuation of gestures, such as the Tomahawk Chop.
When I moved my mouse to logon to Windows 10 I was startled. It wasn’t the new background photo on the lock screen that got my attention, though it was more colorful than usual.
Microsoft displays various nature photos on the Windows 10 lock screen, like the two tropical birds that were displayed this morning. However, that’s not what caught my attention this time.
This is so wrong
The disconcerting part was the text at the top left of the screen that said “Discover Adobe Photoshop Elements 15“. Near the center of the screen another blurb said “Save now on Adobe Photoshop Elements 15“. Assuming Adobe didn’t hack Windows 10, Microsoft was complicit in this commercial advertisement.