LED Day – 41

What is Project LED? Find out here

Day of May 11th 2014

  • Viggle is a pretty awesome app which gives you points for watching TV, listening to music and watching adverts.
  • Slidejoy is an app which puts ads on your lock screen and pays you a uniform fee per ad view.
  • There are SD cards with WiFi built into them. They allow for transfer of files across devices on the same network without having to eject the SD card. I can’t see how this would helpful for anyone who doesn’t use a DSLR camera.
  • Blur magazine is a magazine which compiles a set of photos from public submission.
  • The term 4k video refers to 4000 vertical lines of pixels in an image.
  • There are massively active click-farms (in developing countries) out there which provide tons of likes on Facebook. Buying likes from click-farm sites is against Facebook’s policy, but it appears that when you choose to promote your posts on Facebook with Facebook’s promotion system, the likes come from the same places.

Sources:

  • I heard about the Viggle app on a news program covering people who actually seemed to have made a significant amount of money working at home.
  • I heard about the Slidejoy app on a news program covering people who actually seemed to have made a significant amount of money working at home.
  • I was looking at Amazon deals on SD cards when I came across the new breed of WiFi enabled SD cards.
  • I was doing research on what a professional photographer really is and came across sites where amateurs and professionals submit photos.

    http://www.blur-magazine.com/

  • I was doing research on 4k TV’s when I learned what they actually are. Many 4k TV’s won’t make a difference to your viewing experience simply because of how much information your eye can process.
  • This video titled Facebook Fraud is rather eye-opening.

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LED Day – 38

What is Project LED? Find out here

Day of May 8th 2014

  • I appreciate myself when I take preventative measures.
  • There are lots of crowdfunding sites for people with good ideas and causes.
  • Indiegogo is an organization much like Kickstarter (crowdfunding) but it has some very notable differences.
  • Film holds more detail/information than digital images. The reason digital files can often seem to be of higher quality than film is because film is usually scanned and then printed. In such cases, it is the resolution of the print achieved by the scanner that is being compared.
  • Phillip Morris bought General Foods in 1985 and Kraft Foods in 1988. There are some really major companies up there that have more of an impact on our lives than we know.

Sources:

  • I took some time out for reflection and found that I had made some good decisions. I was able to clearly see the alternative and its’ consequences; I felt proud of myself.
  • I find lots of small but cool ideas on the internet these days, and I realize that much of this new and independent technology is coming from small teams and individuals who are taking their ideas to crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo.
  • I was trying to find the differences between Indiegogo and Kickstarter. This site gives a good breakdown of the distinctions.

    http://crowdfundingdojo.com/articles/kickstarter-vs-indiegogo-choosing-your-crowdfunding-platform

  • I was doing some miscellaneous research on SLR cameras and came across the differences between film and digitally produced images.

    http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/film-resolution.htm

  • I noticed “Kraft Foods” written on the back of my Oreos packaging and looked information about the company. I was rather surprised to learn that it was acquiesced by Phillip Morris.

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