“Bill Cosby’s 1st TV Concert Special In 30 Years” and other Twinks…

Shadow And Act [shadowandact] Bill Cosby’s 1st TV Concert Special In 30 Years, ‘Far From Finished,’ Coming To Comedy Central http://t.co/9B255TRoMY

Bryan D. Wilhite [BryanWilhite] Open season on black boys after a verdict like this | Gary Younge http://t.co/8bY7yaOAsq

Shadow And Act [shadowandact] Review: Painterly, Meditative S. African Drama ‘Forgotten Kingdom’ Buoyed by Rich Performances http://t.co/sK8sEhYVQR

Bryan D. Wilhite [BryanWilhite] Why Burma could become another Rwanda | Ahamed Jarmal http://t.co/ki3RrxeCqx

Alan Cooper [MrAlanCooper] If you want something more than 140 character platitudes, you’d better come talk to me in person.

Bryan D. Wilhite [BryanWilhite] Why Modernism Is The Worst Thing That Ever Happened To Architecture http://t.co/fLqjmbLE40)

Democracy Now! [democracynow] “Our society programs people to be afraid of young people—young people of color specifically,” says @PhilUnchained. http://t.co/r69RUUAv3b

Medical Daily [medicaldailycom] North Carolina’s eugenics program lasted until 1977, longer than 32 other states’ forced sterilization programs…. http://t.co/DAMdzhxCNn

Verge Science [VergeScience] Waterworld? More than 1,400 cities could be underwater by century’s end: http://t.co/FcVqiRlHc1

Rob Glaser [RobGlaser] Must Read: Scathing @nytimes investigative report on corrupt monopolistic practices by big banks. (via @timoreilly) http://t.co/9XSEfXvibq

harumutasa/aljazeera [harumutasa] #zimelections zec officials are irritable. Just shouted at media. Maybe they don’t want to give this briefing? They insisted no questions

Matthew Jordan Smith [Matthew_JordanS] After driving 49 states I can confirm that LA has the worst traffic in America. http://t.co/ZgCq5uidei

Shawn Wildermuth [ShawnWildermuth] The Great Sahara Sea That Almost Was http://t.co/8I2TWUYY5J

Jeffrey Zeldman [zeldman] “A designer is like a great host, anticipating the needs of a guest.” Charles #Eames quoted by @samanthatoy #aeadc

Alan Cooper [MrAlanCooper] “although both made life better for patients, only one made life better for doctors.” http://t.co/HviHeA0A9p

Film Fatale [FilmFatale_NYC] “Cinema in Noir” 6PM EST- Rita Moreno’s comments on lack of award worthy roles for Latino actors/actresses: http://t.co/WjMfZE8Hkl

Bill Buxton [wasbuxton] Didn’t know that Ralph Waldo Emerson commented on UX design, but he did say, “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.”

Medical Daily [medicaldailycom] Do violent video games and music make our children more violent, or is it something else? http://t.co/qbP0nWG9PG

Michael Poirier [Mikey_Poirier] @AfricanaCarr @VanJones68 You dont see the NRA saying it could have been prevented if Martin was armed! #NRA equals hyprocrites

michael massenburg [mikemassenburg] ‘Homeless To Howard’ Teen James Ward Crowdfunds His Way To College, Realizes A Dream http://t.co/36IZLweJeo via @BlackVoices

loydcase [loydcase] A bicycle from yesterday’s future can be yours for just $41K. It’s a bike the Jetsons would have ridden ;-) http://t.co/L3PkQb3Gzm

Harriet Tubman NM [TubmanNPS] How has knowledge of black history evolved and changed over the years? @tellmemore explores the issue: http://t.co/lowETNDYOC

AfricanBurialGround [AFBurialGrndNPS] Learn about an armband that was worn by elite warriors who fought for Shaka Zulu against the Boers: http://t.co/LObkm6YO6k

For Harriet [ForHarriet] The Pigeonholing of African-American Literature http://t.co/4HjaHSUddA

Shadow And Act [shadowandact] Samuel Goldwyn Picks Up US Rights To Anita Hill Sundance Doc ‘Anita’ – Set For Fall Release http://t.co/F5x0GWVQqD

Medical Daily [medicaldailycom] A new study dispels the notion that racism is more common among those of lower intelligence. http://t.co/bCofuE8gOV

loydcase [loydcase] Fun analysis of the how Pacific Rim got the science and engineering way, way wrong: http://t.co/iN6dh1oeH0

The Verge [TheVerge] Can your stomach heal your mind? Why psychiatrists are getting into gut bacteria http://t.co/YUKAVzHqSR

Dherbs [DherbsOffice] Eating At Your Desk Is Making You More Stressed And Less Creative, Study Shows http://t.co/AQXhPkcwkX #dherbs

“Avis buying Zipcar in deal worth nearly $500M…” and other Twinks

Todd Anglin [toddanglin] Avis buying Zipcar in deal worth nearly $500M http://t.co/jChaBmhQ

Jeremy Vine [theJeremyVine] Number of pedestrians hurt by cars and by bicycles. Orange dots are pedestrians killed by cyclists: http://t.co/T2PQwY3L

Shadow And Act [shadowandact] Tarantino’s Candy (Slavery In The White Male Imagination) http://t.co/l39qqG1K

Katee Sackhoff [kateesackhoff] Yay!!! RT @NikkiFinke: Universal Sets Release Date For ‘Riddick’ http://t.co/2PNdmtTn via @DeadlineCom

Uche Ogbuji [uogbuji] Ha! No one plays an alien like a #Nigerian, including THE Alien. Meet Bolaji Badejo http://t.co/6zAE76I6 #nigeria #scifi #film #movies

vernissagetv [vernissagetv] ArtSlant – Something We’ve Lost: Mike Kelley in Retrospective http://t.co/L2q76BAH

Wilson Kutegeka [Kutegz] Apple drops patent claim against Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini http://t.co/Sussvfpq

Shawn Wildermuth [ShawnWildermuth] Lighter-than-air material discovered – http://t.co/4wRr9nJA

Denise Jacobs [denisejacobs] Great resource: http://t.co/KCfzZGwf – NeuroImage – The underlying anatomical correlates of long-term meditation:… http://t.co/irufMolu

Veronica Miller ☀ [veronicamarche] So I’m watching the building your brand vid from BWB (with @luvvie and @adriarichards)…and @shanselman has me CRYING. http://t.co/ZQHhjLXs

Strictly [Stric] I sense high levels of thirst, selfies and corny inspirational messages that are littered with hashtags.

Dave Winer ☮ [davewiner] Update: Instagram is still for dummies. http://t.co/DAv7DbMw

ReadWrite [RWW] I’m going to keep using Instagram. But I understand why some folks, especially pro photographers, may leave. @johnpaul http://t.co/39s9r3QM

Molly Wood [mollywood] Unless you delete your #Instagram account by Jan. 16, Facebook gets irrevocable right to sell your photos: http://t.co/DI5YVHkM via @declanm

“An Inquiry Into The Plight Of The Black Actor” and other Twinks…

Shadow And Act [shadowandact] An Inquiry Into The Plight Of The Black Actor… Insight Potentially Ahead http://t.co/s18N1Nqy

Shawn Wildermuth [ShawnWildermuth] Prometheus Visual FX broken down – http://t.co/duS5GBnL

Dave Winer ☮ [davewiner] Nasa scientist: climate change is a moral issue on a par with slavery. http://t.co/EbuPpASj

Shadow And Act [shadowandact] The Restoration Of Shirley Clarke’s Landmark ‘Portrait Of Jason’ Needs Your Help http://t.co/taZP7toa

African Entrepreneur [africatechie] @RFI_English: #Mali – Malian Tuareg independence declaration meanigless, says France http://t.co/TKJneZup

Racialicious [racialicious] How Felicia Day And Chris Hardwick (Unwittingly) Reinforced Geekdom’s Whiteness: (Vid slightly NSFW – language)B… http://t.co/zTOrTjuc

Anil Dash [anildash] Absolutely beautiful map of the wind in the U.S.: http://t.co/WcbLmKBr *This* is government data.

Economy Lab blog [Economy_Lab] Slides 10 and 11. All you really need to know about Europe. RT @NYTimeskrugman: Tussle in Brussels http://t.co/aIvxonim

Forbes [Forbes] The best leaders have great ideas daily but don’t act on them – because they focus on what matters. http://t.co/z8s37jOd

Shadow And Act [shadowandact] Andre 3000’s Jimi Hendrix Project Not Authorized By Hendrix’s Estate; Statement Released Noting Rights issues http://t.co/U1JtTABs

Carmen D R [AllAboutRace] D’Souza Accused Obama of ‘Attacking Traditional Values Agenda’ Just Before Sex Scandal Revelations http://t.co/zMO1a269 via @rightwingwatch

Shadow And Act [shadowandact] Vin Diesel Teases Dream “Hannibal The Conqueror” Project http://t.co/sMSPSmXH

African Entrepreneur [africatechie] Meet the 14th Century African king who was richest man in the world of all time http://t.co/56KgifjQ

Shadow And Act [shadowandact] BET Co-Founder Sheila Johnson Goes Off On The Network… Again http://t.co/2ZfRhE98

Shawn Wildermuth [ShawnWildermuth] Movie Car Chase – filmed with RC Cars – http://t.co/f6zJNJfo

Shadow And Act [shadowandact] Watch Red-Band Trailer For RZA’s ‘The Man With The Iron Fists’ http://t.co/HD8rEvIG

“Senegal Anguishes Over ‘Slow Death’ Of Its Film Industry” and other twinks…

Shadow And Act [shadowandact] Report: Senegal Anguishes Over ‘Slow Death’ Of Its Film Industry http://t.co/npfXc1Zc

Shawn Wildermuth [ShawnWildermuth] Filmmakers and the typefaces they love http://t.co/nvqkpVMs via @kottke

Imani Perry [imaniperry] I’m growing averse to the term “People of Color” b/c it mutes the distinctiveness of diff forms of racialization, class, identity…

Denise Jacobs [denisejacobs] Great resource: Jonah Lehrer and the Tyranny of the Big Idea – News – GOOD http://t.co/uLxpOLlX

Shadow And Act [shadowandact] Ava DuVernay Directing Venus Williams Feature Doc ‘Venus VS’ For ESPN Films http://t.co/hZbQKqzi

Shawn Wildermuth [ShawnWildermuth] Can You Make It Through This Post Without Having Your Mind Blown? – http://t.co/FIEymCUk

Denise Jacobs [denisejacobs] Great resource: A beginning in the middle: opening a narrative – Mapped. http://t.co/LT9vy8sN

African Entrepreneur [africatechie] The 10 Greatest Female Business Leaders In Africa Today http://t.co/Pmb9lPY7 on @venturesafrica

Shadow And Act [shadowandact] An infographic featuring the final African medal count from the 2012 Olympic Games. http://t.co/H166yFub

Carmen D R [AllAboutRace] Fla. Republican: We wanted to suppress black votes http://t.co/2KTyxgTP via @Salon #p2 #tcot #romney #obama

Shadow And Act [shadowandact] ‘Venus And Serena’ A Feature Documentary To World Premiere At Toronto International Film Fest http://t.co/fcjTeBHd

Racialicious [racialicious] On Richard Aoki: Say it ain’t so.When the news broke that beloved radical activist and former Black Panther Rich… http://t.co/zhbTzQ2N

Shadow And Act [shadowandact] Watch: ‘The Corporate Negro’ & ‘Thangs’ (Revisiting The Pstola Library) http://t.co/gW9jR23o

TWITCH [TwitchFilm] Marvel: “We Can MAke A Movie About A Talking Raccoon But A Black Man Is Too Difficult.” http://t.co/bOzpES0Z

African Entrepreneur [africatechie] Rampant oil theft ravages Nigeria’s Delta http://t.co/EViv01EQ

Shadow And Act [shadowandact] Erika Alexander & Husband Tony Puryear Create & Release New Sci-Fi Graphic Novel (Movie Next?) http://t.co/EepsGN7a

hannibaltabu [hannibaltabu] Presented without comment: http://t.co/ZIW2XBxP

Scott Barnes c[x┬○]כ [MossyBlog] This explanation of #higgs is by far the best ever – http://t.co/SS6OM2MN LOVE THAT presentation style

Ed Dunn [dreamandhustle] Just Have to Step to the Mic and Free Style This Ish.. http://t.co/Mdwnaa5X

Shadow And Act [shadowandact] 197 Newly Digitized Films From The Archives Now Available Online Via The Black Film Center http://t.co/wat0PmOo

Filmquisha [BlkCinemaAtLarg] A poem called “Removed;” also real.~~> RT @momowilly yeah, here it is on a poetry site, http://t.co/w07RuE4k “Removed”

Ed Dunn [dreamandhustle] The May 2012 Unemployment Data among African-Americans is Devastating and We Got to Do Something! http://t.co/tNqaShdS

“Tips & Tricks: How to get the Screen Resolution in Silverlight?” and other Google Starred Items

 Kunal Chowdhury: “Now from that object [System.Windows.Browser.HtmlPage.Window], you can call the Eval() with proper parameter ‘screen.width’ or ‘screen.height’ to get the Screen Width or Screen Height respectively. Those will give you the Screen Resolution. Suppose, you received Width = 1024 & Height = 768, means your Screen Resolution is: 1024 x 768.”

“Silverlight 4 Unleashed table of content”

Laurent Bugnion: “Because I didn’t want to merely write an update to the existing Silverlight 2 Unleashed, I proposed a different approach to my editor: Using Silverlight 2 Unleashed (which was bringing people up to speed with Silverlight 2 pretty much from scratch) as the basis for the new book, and building on the foundation. The thing is, much of the material from Silverlight 2 Unleashed is still valid in Silverlight 4. There are very few differences and of course all the new features that were added in SL3 and SL4, but let’s face it, I don’t have much new to write about XAML, the basic transforms, animations etc.”

“Silverlight PivotViewer Control is Here!”

Silverlight Team Blog: “Because PivotViewer leverages Deep Zoom, it displays full, high-resolution content without long load times, while the animations and natural transitions provide context and prevent users from feeling overwhelmed by large quantities of information. This simple interaction model encourages exploration and longer audience engagement times, across a wide array of business model opportunities such as advertising, online retail experience and more.”

“State of Data Access in Silverlight 4”

Shawn Wildermuth: “The three options for data access are still the same ‘Web Services, WCF Data Services and WCF RIA Services’. My major issue with data access today in Silverlight persists: there is no perfect answer. There is give and take with each approach and giving good advice about the right one is difficult. [chart]”

“Visual State Manager A-Z”

Jesse Liberty: “Let’s start with the form that is used in my Getting Started With Silverlight video: Adding Controls To An Application.  That video uses the design surface in Visual Studio 2010, and a subsequent video creates the grid in Xaml. To round things out I’ll create this version in Expression Blend. [video]”

“Creating a Netflix App using nRoute: A Step-by-Step Guide”

Rishi: “With the latest release of nRoute we’ve added a trove of navigation-related features, to explain and demonstrate these features I’ve put together an end-to-end application that fronts the Netflix’s oData Catalog. And so in this post we’ll go through using these feature in a step-by-step manner to cumulatively compose a rich, extensible, and loosely-coupled application.”

“Dual Targeting WPF and Silverlight (and Windows Phone 7)”

Pete Brown: “At DevLink 2010, I presented my ‘Dual Targeting’ talk. I’ve presented this talk at a few conferences. With the addition of WP7, maybe I need to change it to ‘multi-targeting’ as xaml hits more platforms :) [slides]”

“10 things Beginning Silverlight and WPF Developers Need to Know”

Pete Brown: “The 10 things are: 9. How to Hand-Code XAML 8. How to Use Expression Blend 7. How to Write Value Converters 6. Threading 5. Async Programming 4. An Architectural Pattern (like MVVM or similar) 3. The Layout System 2. Dependency Properties 1. Binding 0. Our limitations, and when to call in a designer. [slides]”

“Building a DataGrid Control for Silverlight for Windows Phone”

Walter Ferrari: “The good news is that the way is much simpler than the one described in the previous paragraph. The bad news is that the source code for the current Toolkit’s DataGrid is targeted for Silverlight 4 whilst Windows Phone 7 runs a customized version of Silverlight 3 with just some capabilities of Silverlight 4. But do not worry, you can retrieve an older release from CodePlex…”

“New Silverlight Video Tutorial: How to Create a ListBox with a Static Background”

Victor Gaudioso: “Someone from my Silverlight Email List emailed me and told me that he had been struggling trying to create a ListBox with a static background image. So, I made this short, 3 minute tutorial I show you how to do it all in Blend. [video]”

“Using The Silverlight DataGrid with View Model / MVVM”

Michael Washington: “The Silverlight DataGrid is a powerful control that allows inline editing, paging, sorting, and drag and drop re-ordering of columns. It can be challenging to understand when using normal code behind techniques, but sometimes downright baffling when using View Model / MVVM style programming. [CodeProject.com]”