San Clemente Potassium Iodide Distribution

From The Beach At San Onofre

Potassium iodide tablets are being distributed this spring at no charge to residents of San Clemente through a one-time mail program.

For more info on why you need them in case of an accident at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station and how to get your free Potassium Iodide Tablets, click here

How To Hide Your First Geocache

Step 1 - Research a Cache Location

Geocaching is just like real estate - location, location, location! It is common for geocachers to hide caches in locations that are important to them, reflecting a special interest or skill of the cache owner. These unique locations on the planet can be quite diverse. A prime camping spot, great viewpoint, unusual location, etc. are all good places to hide a cache.
When thinking about where to place a cache, keep these things in mind:
  • Does it meet all requirements and geocaching guidelines to be listed on the site? Make sure to review these during your research. Issues of concern include cache saturation, commerciality, solicitation and long-term cache maintenance.
  • Did you consider accessibility? If it is too visible or too close to busy roads and trails, there is a good chance someone may stumble upon it by accident. It is best to place a cache just off trail to preserve the environment but keep it out of sight of people casually passing by.
  • Did you seek permission from the land owner or manager? If you place a cache on private land, you must ask permission before hiding your cache. If you place it on public lands, contact the land manager to find out about any rules or restrictions. Please note: You will be in violation of federal regulation by placing a cache in any area administered by the National Park Service (US). The National Park regulations are intended to protect the fragile environment, and historical and cultural areas found in the parks.
  • Will the location placement cause unnecessary concern? Please use common sense when choosing a location for your cache. Do not design your cache such that it might be confused with something more dangerous.

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What is Microsoft Image Composite Editor?

Microsoft Image Composite Editor is an advanced panoramic image stitcher. Given a set of overlapping photographs of a scene shot from a single camera location, the application creates a high-resolution panorama that seamlessly combines the original images. The stitched panorama can be shared with friends and viewed in 3D by uploading it to the Photosynth web site. Or the panorama can be saved in a wide variety of image formats, from common formats like JPEG and TIFF to the multiresolution tiled format used by Silverlight's Deep Zoom and by the HD View and HD View SL panorama viewers.

Drawing With Drew Brophy Photosynth

Yesterday the whole crew made it to San Clemente Art Supply to visit with the Brophy's at their new book signing party for "Drawing With Drew" We hope you enjoy exploring the photosynth of the event,

The McClure's

Fantastic Planet

Terr's drive to share knowledge overpowers the fear of an unknown people. Only his courage to save others not of his adopted tribe allows that tribe to overcome the loss of their leader...

Do What You Love, NO EXCUSES!

Hustle is the most important word ever. Gary Vaynerchuk

How To Embed A Picasa Slide Show

From Ready To Go information technologies

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Wipeout Wednesday

The Style Evolution project pays homage to the immense treasure of surf movies over the past 50 years, many of which are sadly becoming rapidly unavailable due to new video formats. This short film is a collage of wipeouts from 19 surf movies from 1963 to 2005. Support the documentation of surfing through buying surf movies! (or getting paid for your views...)

Teach Me Tuesday LinkedIn

What is @LinkedIn and why should I care? LinkedIn is the world's largest network of skilled professionals. @LinkedIn connects trusted contacts & facilitates the exchange of ideas and opportunities within the broad network of skilled pros found there.

Are You A Goal Oriented Professional? Get @LinkedIn

Darin, Lisa & Gordon

Jack Johnson Crying Shame (Culver City Dub Remix)

Exelente esta banda! tienen mucha idea de musica!!!

Evoke A Crash Course On Changing The World

Take a crash course on changing the world. EVOKE it.

Free to play. Open to anyone, anywhere.

The goal of the game is to empower gamers to come up with creative solutions to our most urgent social problems. The game began on March 3, 2010. You can join the game at any time here,

Want Change, EVOKE it.

Twitter Hashtags and Conferences

Hashtags are your friend and whether attending a conference IRL (in real life) or watching remotely using hashtags can deepen and enrich your experience of a conference.

Prior to the Conference
It's starting to be common practice for conferences to assign a hashtag. This enables those tweeting at and about the event to add a way to search for all related posts. Visiting the website of the conference or a quick Twitter search for tweets regarding the event should reveal if a hashtag has been assigned.
Hashtags Protocol
  • the # sign appears without a space before a short identifiable abbreviation, sometimes with reference to the year, especially for annual events
  • generally the shorter the better as tweets have a 140 character limit
  • #sxsw was the hashtag to follow the South by Southwest Conference, SXSW is a trademark of theirs, but hashtags on Twitter can be implemented by anyone, it is simply a matter of getting others use them as well, this is what is referred to as crowdsourcing
Start your search as soon as you find hashtags. It may be a bit quiet prior to conference but this will give you a chance to start following and connecting immediately.

Make the Hashtag Easy to Follow
  • A saved search is a great way to bookmark the hashtag for easy reference.
  • You can't be everywhere at the conference and following the tag can keep you informed of discussions, panels and workshops you couldn't attend.

Friend Up
  • As you see more and more of your fellow conference goers use the hashtag friend them up. Send them a quick @ to let them know you are there too.
  • If you are serious about connecting share something. If you are at the same conference it shouldn't be hard, you have related interests. Try some Twitter Gifting to connect.
Be sure to Join the Twitter Conversation by

1. Checking your @'s
2. Check your DMs
3. Use Search

Make a List
You might even want to make a list of all those you connect with at the conference. Creating a public list of all the people chatting about the conference provides a nice resource for others coming to your Twitter page.

Tweet Photos as You Walk Around the Floor
Everyone has returned home from conferences with mounds of business cards and notes and schwag. All those ideas and inspirations from rubbing elbows with others in your industry sparks lots of ingenuity and ideas. You arrive home exhausted with all these bits and pieces and names and cards.

Take pictures and tweet out your notes. You are providing a photographic history for yourself, for others and those not able to attend will really appreciate it! Later our trip around the conference floor can be relived. Share some pictures with vendors and colleagues you want to keep in touch with. Create a resource for yourself and others.

Post Live
Do not wait to come home and flesh out posts and inspiration. Post live! Post from the event. It's timely, it's now and you won't regret it.

Summary for You
  • Using Twitter to connect with your fellow conference goers.
  • Friend up and chat with others in your industry. Try to connect in real life.
  • Create a list or saved search to have a stream of just conference activities and to provide you a document of the event.
  • Post live. Post pictures. And post often. Share and document your experience to connect with others and to create a historical resource for yourself.

History of Saint Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick's Day separating truth from the blarney.

What Is Geocaching Anyway?

Geocaching is our favorite high-tech treasure hunting game.

It is being played all around you, and you didn't even notice...

Got Cache?

#MusicMonday Darwin Deez - Radar Detector

you and i buy star maps and drive my car around los angeles
you and i buy star maps and ding dong ditch a televangelist

it's only been a week
but i know that you are mine to keep

you are a radar detector
i drive 1,000 miles an hour
i won't go on and on
but you are always looking out for me

you and i go shopping and find exactly what we're looking for
you and i go shopping and fall asleep inside the mattress store.

we cruise the neighborhood
but it's not supposed to feel this good

you are a radar detector

when i'm driving around, you are a radar detector

via @darwindeez

The Magic of the Placebo

Proving the power of the Mind, thought and belief "The Placebo Effect" sugar pills, injections of nothing studies show that, more often than you'd expect, placebos really work...

Surf Indian Loop

Only a surfer knows the feeling...

The Law of Opulence

Wallace D. Wattles (1860 – 1911) was an American author. A New Thought writer, he remains personally somewhat obscure, today we wanted to share the goose with you...

Take the time to listen to "The Law of Opulence"

Be The Goose

Blogger Template Designer Released Today!

From @Blogger Product Manager Chang Kim

Check out the brand new, just launched today, "Blogger Template Designer" It allows you to create "effectively infinite number of designs templates" instead of being restricted to a limited number of rigid designs by making it easy to customize your blogs design, layout, background and much more...

Is @Google finally going after @Wordpress?

Google Trends for the Relevant Blogger

Relevant, Recent, Local, all qualities that make for a great blog post. Google Trends is a great place to go to see what is the trending topic of the moment. Trends are broken into two groups, Hot Topics which are trending by mention and Hot Searches topics which are trending in search. A quick trip to the Google Trends page can help get you up to speed with what is being discussed on the internet. If you have a post related to hot topics or hot searches be sure to post and share your information as it is in demand. It's your lucky day!

U.S. Unemployment Visualization

New from Google Labs, ​"Google Public Data Explorer" makes large datasets easy to explore,
visualize and communicate. As the charts and maps animate over time,
the changes in the world become easier to understand. You don't have
to be a data expert to navigate between different views, make your own
comparisons, and share your findings.

Unemployment in the U.S.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Retail Sales in the U.S.
U.S. Census Bureau

Students, journalists, policy makers and everyone else can play with
the tool to create visualizations of public data, link to them, or
embed them in their own webpages. Embedded charts and links can update
automatically so you’re always sharing the latest available data

Scobleizer On The Doubling

Would you rather have $100,000 today or would you rather have a penny that doubles everyday for a month? - Robert Scoble

iElla Does Teller

iElla does her very best Teller impression...

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OC4Good Techies For Non Profits

Live in the OC? Do Tech? Have an "Activist" streak? Want to do some good?

@RossTeasley invites you to join @OC4Good,

Step by Step Blogger FTP Migration Tool

@RKlau walks you thru using the Blogger FTP Migration Tool that should be rolled out this evening. Blogger FTP will be closing May 1st.

Picnik From Google

Google buys yet another of our fav cloud living tools, Picnik! Happy Picniking!

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