Fans of the Boxee media player were bummed last week to hear that Hulu support would be removed. From the Boxee blog:
two weeks ago Hulu called and told us their content partners were asking them to remove Hulu from boxee. we tried (many times) to plead the case for keeping Hulu on boxee, but on Friday of this week, in good faith, we will be removing it.
Thankfully, an XMBC media player hacker put together a workaround, and Kevin at Lifehacker did a nice job of documenting the steps needed to get everything working again under Boxee. There have been reports that a few videos don’t play correctly, but on the whole it’s working for people most of the time. Hopefully it will function as a standby until Hulu’s content providers come to their senses.
At work an amazing gallery @ Boston.com… Alan Taylor writes-
When the economy makes big news, many photographs of people at work come across the wires, usually to help illustrate a particular story or event. By collecting these disparate photos over the past few months, I found that a global portrait emerged of we humans producing things. People assembling, generating, and building items small and large, mundane and expensive, trivial and important. I hope you enjoy this look into some people’s work lives around the world.
So you have a great idea, and you want to share it, but where will you find people to share with? If you can get to the Boston area for the April 18 and 19th 2009 weekend (perhaps you haven’t yet scheduled your April Vacation?) then you should definitely check out Boston Skill Share, a community effort to help people get and share great ideas.
The Bostoâ€‹n Skillâ€‹shareâ€‹ is an annuaâ€‹l volunâ€‹teer-â€‹run,â€‹ donatâ€‹ion-â€‹basedâ€‹ weekeâ€‹nd eventâ€‹ that brings peoplâ€‹e togetâ€‹her to shareâ€‹ practâ€‹ical skillâ€‹s.â€‹ It’s happeâ€‹ning this year
on Saturâ€‹day and Sundaâ€‹y,â€‹ Aprilâ€‹ 18 & 19 at M.â€‹I.â€‹T.â€‹ in Cambrâ€‹idge.â€‹ Everyâ€‹one is invitâ€‹ed.â€‹
Looking for an overview of the weekend? Take a look at the Info page, pretty good place to start. Their Points of Unity, lets you in on their great mindset.
If you would like to lead a workshop, then check out the Workshop Submission Form. Maybe you just want to go and learn loads of cool stuff, so explore the workshop page, which will fill up as the event approaches.
Rightâ€‹ now, we are lookiâ€‹ng for peoplâ€‹e to lead worksâ€‹hops.â€‹ That meansâ€‹ we need YOU to thinkâ€‹ of your favorâ€‹ite thingâ€‹ to teachâ€‹ and sign up now to partiâ€‹cipatâ€‹e.â€‹ Anyonâ€‹e can lead a worksâ€‹hop aboutâ€‹ anything!â€‹ Past skillâ€‹shareâ€‹s incluâ€‹ded everyâ€‹thingâ€‹ from makinâ€‹g your own underâ€‹wear to bike mechaâ€‹nics to yoga.â€‹ Help make the worldâ€‹ a more interâ€‹estinâ€‹g and skillful placeâ€‹.
The Bostoâ€‹n Skillâ€‹shareâ€‹ aims to creatâ€‹e a tempoâ€‹rary spaceâ€‹ for peoplâ€‹e to shareâ€‹ practâ€‹ical skills,â€‹ whichâ€‹ help us to live happiâ€‹ly,â€‹ creatâ€‹ivelyâ€‹ and sustaâ€‹inablâ€‹y.â€‹ The emphaâ€‹sis is on actioâ€‹n over theorâ€‹y,â€‹ participatâ€‹ion over talk.â€‹ We want to live with enthuâ€‹siasmâ€‹,â€‹ so let us learnâ€‹ with vigorâ€‹!â€‹
Etsy gives us a peek into Loran Scruggs tin toy making process. Loran’s appreciation of colorful packaging and timeless product labeling results in some classic handcrafted pieces. I think many with the “flow” of making she refers to.