Grateful Dead Graphic


This is a graphic that was a tag on a commemorative edition guitar that Alvarez released. I’m fortunate enough to own one, which I’ve modified to play like butter. The front of the guitar is screen printed to resemble this graphic, with the sound hole where the lightning bolt is. The dancing bear is on the backside of the headstock, and there’s a mother of pearl lightning bolt inlay on the 12th fret. It’s a lot of fun to play and sounds awesome. I suppose I could take a photo, instead of being lazy.




76 Awesome Google Chrome Extensions


Here’s a list of recommended plugins/extension for Google Chrome, especially if you do any development or design work, or work with the WordPress REST API at all. If not, there are still some handy browser extensions worth looking at.

Extensions: 76

  • Postman Interceptor

    Sends requests fired through the Postman chrome app.
  • Giphy for Gmail

    Add the power of Giphy to your Gmail experience. Search and discover the best GIFs for your every email need quickly and easily.
  • Dimensions

    A tool for designers to measure screen dimensions
  • Shortcuts for Google™

    Choose from 250+ Google™ services to show up as buttons in a space-saving popup. Official Firefox extension port.
  • Pesticide for Chrome

    This extension inserts the Pesticide CSS into the current page, outlining each element to better see placement on the page.
  • Web Developer

    Adds a toolbar button with various web developer tools. The official port of the Web Developer extension for Firefox.
  • WordPress Style Editor

    Save CSS changes made in developer tools, directly to the WordPress stylesheet.
  • ColorZilla

    Advanced Eyedropper, Color Picker, Gradient Generator and other colorful goodies
  • MEGA

    Secure Cloud Storage
  • SnappySnippet

    Easily extract CSS and HTML from selected element. Then send it to CodePen, jsFiddle or JS Bin with one click.
  • #Clicky for Slack

    Post links to Slack with a single click!
  • Firebug Lite for Google Chrome™

    Firebug Lite for Google Chrome, supported by the Firebug Working Group.
  • Web and PDF Highlighter for Desktop/Mobile

    “Liner” helps you highlight the web. Highlight your favorite sentences on Medium, Wikipedia, and PDF files.
  • Honey

    Automatically find and apply coupon codes when you shop online!
  • One App

    One App for Chrome New Tab
  • ImprovedTube – YouTube Extension

    Improves YouTube’s functions and site with Limited Permissions. Auto HD, Resize, Annotations, Playback Speed and more.
  • Google+ Notifications

    View notifications of Google+ activity when signed in, anywhere you go on the web.
  • github.expandinizr

    Chrome extension that improves the GitHub experience
  • Share Extensions

    Export your favorite Google Chrome™ extensions as BBCode, HTML, Wiki, Markdown or text. Share extensions via Twitter, Google Mail™.
  • OneTab

    Save up to 95% memory and reduce tab clutter
  • Add to Amazon Wish List

    Add products from any website to your Amazon Wish List
  • NeonMob Turbo

    Tools for the NeonMob artist card trading game.
  • GitHub Awesome Autocomplete

    Add instant search capabilities to GitHub’s search bar.
  • Logitech Smooth Scrolling

    Buttery-smooth scrolling for Logitech mice and touchpads.
  • Refind

    Refind is the home for the best links on the web. Save and discover what matters most to you.
  • Smart Tab Mute

    Ensures that only one tab plays audio at the same time
  • Dropbox for Gmail

    Send and preview Dropbox files and links without leaving your Gmail window.
  • Adobe Acrobat

    Convert current web page to an Adobe PDF file
  • DevTools Author

    A selection of author settings for Chrome Developer Tools.
  • Save to Facebook

    Save any page to your Facebook’s “saved” section.
  • Grunt Devtools

    Extends the Developer Tools, adding tools for Grunt
  • Dashlane
    Password Manager and Secure Digital Wallet
  • iCloud Bookmarks
    Keep your Chrome bookmarks on Windows up to date with the Safari bookmarks on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
  • Page Analytics (by Google)
    The Page Analytics Chrome Extension allows you to see how customers interact with your web pages.
  • GoToMeeting for Google Calendar
    Easily schedule GoToMeeting sessions from your Google Calendar.
  • Office Editing for Docs, Sheets & Slides
    View and edit Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files with Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides
  • AdBlock
    Used by over 50 million people, a free ad blocker that blocks ALL annoying ads, malware and tracking.
  • Inbox by Gmail
    Save links to web pages for later or share via email with one click.
  • Save to Google Drive
    Save web content or screen capture directly to Google Drive.
  • Bookmark Manager
    Bookmark Manager
  • Pinterest Save Button
    Save the things you find on the web
  • AmazonSmile 1Button for Chrome
    This is an official AmazonSmile extension for Chrome
  • Scrobbler
    Scrobble music all around the web!
  • Rapportive
    Shows LinkedIn profiles in your Gmail
  • Material for Google™
    Material for Google™ replaces the bland Google™ Search with a fantastic redesign that offers many themes and customizations.
  • Material-Light For chrome
  • Bitly | Unleash the power of the link
    Save, share, and brand your links
  • Web Developer Checklist
    Analyses any web page for violations of best practices
  • Live HTTP Headers
    Monitor all HTTP/HTTPs traffic from your browser.
  • Darkness: Beautiful Dark Themes
    Beautiful dark themes for Facebook, Google and more
  • Producht Hunt GIPHY integration
    Search on GIPHY direct from Product Hunt and insert them into your comment!
  • Giphy for Chrome

    Bring the power of a GIF search engine anywhere on the web. Respond to emails, tweets and more with GIFs quickly and easily.
  • Page Ruler

    Draw a ruler to get pixel dimensions and positioning, and measure elements on any web page.
  • PixelBlock
    PixelBlock is a Gmail extension that blocks people from tracking when you open/read their emails.
  • LiveReload
  • Marker – Screenshots for Slack, Trello, Jira
    Blazing-fast bug reporting. Take screenshots right from your browser, add annotations and send them to your favorite apps in 1 click
  • Grammarly for Chrome
    Check your spelling and grammar as you type. Boost your credibility everywhere you write!
  • klear
    Klear Influence Metrics on
  • Strikethrough, Etc.
    Use s̶t̶r̶i̶k̶e̶t̶h̶r̶o̶u̶g̶h̶ text (and many other text styles) anywhere. Works with Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, and more.
  • UglyEmail
    Check if email is being tracked.
  • Openvid – Screen, Mic and Camera Recorder
    Seamlessly record your screen, mic and camera. Unlimited videos. Unlimited storage. Instantly shareable video links. 100% free.
  • Product Hunt
    Product Hunt brings you the best new products, every day.
  • Refind New Tab
    Set Refind as your New Tab page.
  • Save to Google
    Saves a webpage to Google.
  • scroblr
    A lightweight scrobbler that scrobbles the music you listen to on the web.
  • DevTools Autosave
    Saves changes in CSS and JS that was made via Chrome DevTools
  • Google Hangouts
    Hangouts brings conversations to life with photos, emoji, and even group video calls for free.
  • Office Online
    The quickest way to view, edit, and create Office files in your browser.
  • Convert Case Menu
    On right click, takes text selection and converts to UPPER, Sentence, Capitalized, Title, aLtErNaTiNg and InVeRsE cases in new tab.
  • Save to Pocket
    Pocket Extension for Chrome – The best way to save articles, videos and more
  • Google Tone
    Broadcast any URL to computers within earshot.
  • Mata
    Reading the web should be friendly for your eyes
  • FB GIF Button
    Comment on FB with Memes and Animated GIFs in one Click!
  • Amazon Assistant for Chrome
    Amazon’s official browser extension. By installing you agree to the Conditions of Use at
  • Data Saver
    Reduces data usage by using Google servers to optimize pages you visit.
  • Speedtest by Ookla
    Take a Speedtest directly from your toolbar to quickly test your internet performance without interruption.

Disabled Extensions: 2

Apps: 35

  • Google Slides
    Create and edit presentations
  • Audiense
    Social marketing platform with advanced insight, segmentation, listening and campaign functionality.
  • GistBox
    The beautiful way to organize code snippets.
  • Material Markdown
    A simple and clean Material Design markdown editor with side by side preview
  • Netflix
    Watch movies and TV shows instantly on your Chromebook and in Google Chrome on your PC/Mac with your Netflix membership
  • Google News
    Search thousands of news stories
  • Google+
    Share the right things with the right people.
  • Apps
    Facebook, Twitter, Youtube ™, Tumblr, Pinterest, Gmail ™, Instagram, Yahoo
  • Google Calendar
    With Google’s free online calendar, it’s easy to keep track of life’s important events all in one place.
  • Box
    Manage all your files, access them from anywhere, and share them with anyone securely.
  • Google Apps Script
    Create and edit scripts
  • Postman – REST Client
  • Google Sheets
    Create and edit spreadsheets
  • Postman
  • Word Online
    Create, edit and share Word documents. Work with others on shared projects, in real-time.
  • EnjoyCSS
    Online CSS3 Code Generator With a Simple Graphical Interface
  • DocuSign – Fill & Sign PDFs online
    Fill out, sign, and send documents online in minutes with DocuSign.
  • Google Photos
    Store, search, and share a lifetime of photos
  • Google Keep – notes and lists
    Quickly capture what’s on your mind and share those thoughts with friends and family.
  • Excel Online
    Create, edit and share Excel spreadsheets. Work with others on shared projects, in real-time.
  • Dropbox
    Dropbox lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily.
  • ManageWP
    Manage all your WordPress-powered blogs from one dashboard.
  • Google Forms
    Create online forms and surveys
  • HelloSign: Online signatures made easy
    HelloSign is the easiest way to sign documents online.
    Create a beautiful blog in minutes
  • Webcam Toy
    Take photos with your webcam using over 80 free fun effects. Save photos to your computer or post to Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook!
  • Google Maps
    Find local business information, directions, and street-level imagery around the world with Google Maps.
  • PowerPoint Online
    Create, edit and share PowerPoint presentations. Work with others on shared projects, in real-time.
  • OneDrive
    One place for everything in your life
  • Marmoset
    Create gorgeous code snapshots.
  • Fusion Tables (experimental)
    Get more from data with Google Fusion Tables.
  • offers the richest, most personal experience with Facebook, Twitter and Skype integration, Office Web Apps, and more.
  • Theme Creator
    Chrome Theme Creator, create and share Chrome themes online.
  • Backlink Search Tool
    A tool for finding blogs that have comments enabled
  • All Cheat Sheets
    Collecting All The Cheat Sheets
senor speedy

Yee-Ha Yee-Ha Andele!


So, who complained, exactly? Was there even an actual single complaint from a person? Where was the “controversy?” Who made this decision at Cartoon Network/AOL/Time-Warner? Who knows?

This is a stereotype that definitely missed the mark. When I think of Mexicans, I sure don’t think of fast-running mice.

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Source (WP:NFCC#4)

Feeling that the character presented an offensive Mexican stereotype, Cartoon Network shelved Speedy’s films when it gained exclusive rights to broadcast them in 1999 (As a subsidiary of Time Warner, Cartoon Network is a corporate sibling to Warner Bros.). In an interview with Fox News on March 28, 2002, Cartoon Network spokeswoman Laurie Goldberg commented, “It hasn’t been on the air for years because of its ethnic stereotypes.”

Despite such controversy over potentially offensive characterizations, Speedy Gonzales remained a popular character in Latin America. The Hispanic-American rights organization League of United Latin American Citizens called Speedy a cultural icon, and thousands of users registered their support of the character on the message boards. Fan campaigns to put Speedy back on the air resulted in the return of the animated shorts to Cartoon Network in 2002.

Dossier on Hillary Clinton from DNC


Digital security isn’t something HRC does very well.


This’s time to keep my word and here’re the docs I promised you.

It’s not a report in one file, it’s a big folder of docs devoted to Hillary Clinton that I found on the DNC server.

The DNC collected all info about the attacks on Hillary Clinton and prepared the ways of her defense, memos, etc., including the most sensitive issues like email hacks.

As an example here’re some files:

2016er Attacks – HRC Defense Master Doc [updated]

04.29.15 CGEP

2016 Democrats Positions Cheat Sheet 7-7-15

20150426 MEMO- Clinton Cash Unravels

Attacks on Clinton Family Members

Clinton Foundation Donors $25K+

Clinton Foundation Vulnerabilities Master Doc FINAL

Clintons PFD 2015

HRC Defense – Emails

HRC Travel – Private Jets FINAL

MEMO — Clinton Cash Claims (2)

You can download the archive with all files using any of the links:

Don’t forget the pass: #GucCi2/0


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Kim Jong-un says North Korea is a “responsible nuclear weapons state” — Quartz


Well, if he says it is, that’s good enough for me. As long as we have a voucher! (I wonder if he realizes he, appropriately, has a giant phallus on his head?) His speech was 3 hours long, FYI.


This weekend thousands of North Korean officials convened in Pyongyang to attend a rare Workers’ Party Congress, the first in nearly four decades. The nation’s leader, Kim Jong-un, struck a diplomatic tone regarding the nation’s nuclear ambitions. North Korea “will faithfully fulfill its obligation for non-proliferation and strive for global denuclearization,” he said in a…

via Kim Jong-un says North Korea is a “responsible nuclear weapons state” — Quartz

The Suicide of Venezuela


This describes a future America, if things don’t change soon for the better. All of these conditions are Democrat talking points, however I wouldn’t expect any to be able to see that it describes their policies exactly. When you exist on “Hope” and violently yell “We can,” at everyone when reality and history clearly illustrate you can’t, of course you’re going to think the outcome will be different this time. (That is, if you’re even aware of possible consequences and what’s really going on in the world, which is pretty complex to say the least, so that’s a large set of assumptions.)

Joel D. Hirst's Blog

I never expected to witness the slow suicide of a country, a civilization. I suppose nobody does.

Let me tell you, there’s nothing epic about it. We who have the privilege of travel often look down in satisfaction at the ruins of ancient Greece; the Parthenon lit up in blues and greens. The acropolis. The Colosseum in Rome. We walk through the dusty streets of Timbuktu and gaze in wonder at the old mud mosques as we reflect on when these places had energy and purpose. They are not sad musings, for those of us who are tourists. Time has polished over the disaster. Now all that is left are great old buildings that tell a story of when things were remarkable – not of how they quietly fell away. “There was no reason, not really,” we tell each other as we disembark our air-conditioned buses. “These things just happen…

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Economics in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged


This is an excellent piece to help explain some of the situations the US is currently in, and how I’ve come to hold many of the political and economic beliefs that I do. As a libertarian, I subscribe to many, not all, of these tenets, and if you take the time to read Ayn Rand‘s seminal work, Atlas Shrugged, as well as this piece (or at least this article) by Edward W. Younkins, I think you’ll see why I view things the way I, and many others, do.

In addition to this work, I’ve spent no small amount of time studying its topics and have been surrounded by political types my whole life. Politics are a thing in some people’s families, and not so much in others’, I’ve noticed. Unless it’s “pop politics” or a political topic du jour, as designated by the mass media, most people don’t bother to workshop their theories or even research the basic viability. Most politicians don’t either. Politicians would make horrible marketers. They make fine snake-oil salesmen, but not legitimate marketers.

If you’re interested in making America a better place, this is worth a read, along with Ayn Rand’s works. Atlas Shrugged being the foremost, and Fountainhead.

Economics in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged:

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