America 24/7 Digital Photo Project -- If you're in the U.S. and want to participate in the largest collaborative photo project ever, check out the America 24/7 Web site. Coordinated by Rick Smolan and David Elliot Cohen, who are well known for their worldwide "Day in the Life" photography books and groundbreaking CD-ROM projects like "From Alice to Ocean" and "Passage to Vietnam," the America 24/7 project will attempt to document what it's like to be American in 2003, not just through the eyes and lenses of professional photographers, but also with the contributions of amateur digital photographers as well. Photos must be taken with a digital camera between 12-May-03 and 18-May-03, and individuals can upload up to seven photos via the Snapfish photo service (too bad Apple didn't get in on the project with a custom iPhoto export plug-in). You retain rights to all submitted photos, but be sure to read the requirements for participation carefully. [ACE]
Springy Dock Tricks
If you drag a file and hover over Dock icons, various useful things happen which are similar to Finder springing. If it's a window, the window un-minimizes from the Dock. If it's a stack, the corresponding folder in the Finder opens. If it's the Finder, it brings the Finder to the foreground and opens a window if one doesn't exist already. But the coolest (and most hidden) springing trick is if you hover over an application and press the Space bar, the application comes to the foreground. This is great for things like grabbing a file from somewhere to drop into a Mail composition window that's otherwise hidden. Grab the file you want, hover over the Mail icon, press the Space bar, and Mail comes to the front for you to drop the file into the compose window. Be sure that Spring-Loaded Folders and Windows is enabled in the Finder Preferences window.
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