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]
Avoid Long Hierarchical Menus
If you right-click (or Control-click) on some item, such as a file in the Finder, and one of the sub-menus has many options (Open With is a frequent culprit), it may take several seconds to open, even on a fast machine, which is annoying if you did not actually want that sub-menu.
The trick is to not pull the cursor through the menu, but in a curve around it, so the cursor does not touch any menu items until lower on the list where you wanted to go.
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