treehugger: Architecture for Humanity Chicago helps improve…


Architecture for Humanity Chicago helps improve food access and eating habits in inner-city areas by buying up an old Chicago Transit Authority bus and retrofitting it into a single-aisle grocery store. Dubbed the Fresh Moves Mobile Produce Market, it travels through the Windy City’s “food deserts,” selling fresh produce and offering classes on cooking and nutrition.

See more smart ideas for fixing cities: 12 Innovative Ways to Rethink Our Cities. 

msloveonelove: callmesandie: 5 Alternative Search Engines That…



5 Alternative Search Engines That Respect Your Privacy

Google, Bing, Yahoo – all the major search engines track your search history and build profiles on you, serving different results based on your search history. Try one of these alternative search engines if you’re tired of being tracked.

Google now encrypts your search traffic when you’re logged in, but this only prevents third-parties from snooping on your search traffic – it doesn’t prevent Google from tracking you.


DuckDuckGo is a popular search engine for the privacy-conscious. As its privacy page says, DuckDuckGo doesn’t log any personally identifiable information. DuckDuckGo doesn’t use cookies to identify you, and it discards user agents and IP addresses from its server logs. DuckDuckGo doesn’t event attempt to generate an anonymized identifier to tie searches together – DuckDuckGo has no way of knowing whether two searches even came from the same computer.

Its home page is simple and clean – even more so than Google’s.

Because DuckDuckGo knows nothing about you, it can’t serve different results to different users. You’ll get the same results as everyone else.

DuckDuckGo’s page explains search engine tracking and DuckDuckGo’s approach in an entertaining way.


If you prefer Google’s search results and just want more privacy, try Ixquick’s Startpage. Startpage searches Google for you – when you submit a search, Startpage submits the search to Google and returns the results to you. All Google sees is a large amount of searches coming from Startpage’s servers – they can’t tie any searches to you or track your searches.

Startpage discards all personally identifiable information. Like DuckDuckGo, Startpage doesn’t use cookies, it immediately discards IP addresses, and it doesn’t keep a record of searches performed.

If you’ve heard of Scroogle – a Google scraper that no longer exists – Startpage is a similar service.

Startpage also includes a proxy feature — you can open a page in Ixquick’s proxy directly from the search results. This is slower than normal browsing, but websites won’t be able to see your IP address. The proxy also disables JavaScript to protect your privacy.


Ixquick is the main search engine from the company that runs Startpage. Unlike Startpage, Ixquick pulls results from a variety of sources instead of only Google – this can be a good or a bad thing, depending on how much you like Google’s search results.

Ixquick and Startpage have essentially the same design. Ixquick includes the same privacy features Startpage does, including the Ixquick proxy links in the search results.


Blekko doesn’t go as far as DuckDuckGo and Ixquick, but it’s still a big improvement over Google, Bing, and Yahoo. Blekko does log personally identifiable information, but deletes it within 48 hours. In contrast, Google stores this information for 9 months – and then anonymizes it without actually deleting it.

You can disable the data collection entirely by enabling the SuperPrivacy setting. Blekko even lets you disable ads entirely. – AskEraser offers an optional AskEraser feature that you can enable from its Settings page. When you enable this feature, will set a single cookie in your browser – indicating that AskEraser is enabled – and delete all other cookies. With AskEraser enabled, won’t store your search history except in rare circumstances. does clarify that your search history will be stored if a critical error occurs (logging will resume until the problem is solved) or if law enforcement asks to log your search activity.

Big brother is watching.

deliciouskaek: alexandraerin: deliciouskaek: gyzym: thistlera…


















i actually slapped my own face.

Oh shit.




 so whoever my husband is… we’re doing this to our house


What kind of sorcery is this????

I want to hug each and every one of you for putting this on my dash. #thatisall

Can they partner with IKEA? Because that would be awesome.


hey mom

buy me this stuff

never get tired of this video. i hate that he said “you can buy an apartment”

sheeeiiit. can’t even buy a damn sheet for the bed i got, he talmbout “buy an apartment”


I love ultracompact furniture. It appeals to my inner claustrophile. Any time I’m in or see a small space I start imagining how I could fit my life into it.

Thatsaid: chaise longue, not chaise lounge. It’s a long chair. You sell this stuff, guy, you should know that.

most folks don’t. i didn’t. but yeah, he should, i think. probably just completely americanized now

staceythinx: Linger a little longer by Jay Watson Watson on his…


Linger a little longer by Jay Watson

Watson on his work:

Remember when you were scolded for not using a coaster? Worry no more…. New designs include the intriguing ‘Linger a Little Longer’ Table and Benches, a deceptively understated design with a dynamic twist. Making entertaining that bit more fun (while also commenting on how ‘precious’ we can become about the functionality of furniture, or how oblivious we can be to every effect we have on our environment) the thermochromic finish of the table and benches responds to the heat of any plate, mug or serving dish – or body part – placed on it, to leave an ephemeral ‘watermark.’

The Digital Humanities Job Archive

The Digital Humanities Job Archive:


From the site: “Listings are increasingly featured on community sites such as DHNow or circulating on Twitter. However, many of these listings appear only for a brief time before being taken offline. Listservs including Humanist act as the best existing archival source for listings within the community, however jobs are not easily searched, inconsistently mentioned, and lack structure making programmatic analysis difficult. This project is an effort to consolidate and archive those job listings, hopefully enabling future publications and computational analysis of job listings within the community.”

computatiohumanitatis: HASTAC Scholars Nominations now open!…


HASTAC Scholars Nominations now open! (Fiona Barnett via HASTAC)

August 30, 2012

Deadline: Sept. 10, 2012

We are thrilled to announce that we are now accepting nominations for HASTAC Scholars for 2012-2013.We’ve had amazing success over the past few years and can’t wait to expand the program into new areas this year. Please see below for more information - the FAQ at the bottom has some helpful answers. 

What is the HASTAC Scholars Program?

The HASTAC Scholars program is an innovative student community. The program is comprised of graduate & undergraduate students who come from dozens of disciplines at 75+ universities. The Scholars are all working at the intersection of technology and the humanities, arts and sciences. As HASTAC Scholars, we blog, host online forums, develop new projects and organize events. Broadly speaking, Scholars are interested in the intersection of technology and learning, but this is applied and interpreted in incredibly varied ways. Some of our work here centers around rethinking pedagogy, learning, research & academia for the digital age. We are building a community of the next generation of scholars, makers, thinkers and teachers.

We welcome a new cohort into the program each year. As HASTAC Scholars, we write about our own work and research questions, discuss pedagogy, report on the work happening on our campuses and in our own regions, host local workshops, and build digital resources for others.

The Scholars are especially renowned… (cont. at HASTAC Scholars Nominations now open! | HASTAC)