Useful Websites for Graphic Design

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The following is a list of some of the most useful web resources for graphic design that I know of. This is by no means a comprehensive list or objective ranking but merely a reflection of some of the resources available out there that I know of.

The list contains a few websites that specialize in finding icons, others that are targeted towards pictures and larger resolutions images, and a few that are specialized resources for picking colors or other graphic design activities

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Ubuntu 12.04 Convert MBR to GPT and Legacy BIOS to UEFI using GRUB2

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Today I decided to finally take the leap and convert the disk containing my work Ubuntu 12.04 installation from an MBR-based partition table to the shiny and new GPT system.

I had been reading about the necessary steps, and the perils of doing so, for a few days and up until the very last minute I'd been going back and forth on the decision to bite the bullet. Unfortunately most of the information on the web was at least a year old with most posts dated in 2011 or 2012. So naturally a lot of them are slightly misleading and much of the information seems to be geared to people that own Macs or who want to dual-boot Windows 7 or 8 and Ubuntu.

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Captain James T. Kirk On Leadership

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As I was browsing the web today I ran across an interesting post on Forbes about leadership, as inspired by the character of James Kirk.James Kirk (source: Wikipedia)

The 5 "lessons" taught by Kirk, claims this post on Forbes, are:

  1. Never Stop Learning
  2. Have Advisors With Different Worldviews
  3. Be Part Of The Away Team
  4. Play Poker, Not Chess
  5. Blow up the Enterprise

 

In particular I thought that lessons number 1,2, and 4 were quire remarkable. In the words of Kirk:

“You know the greatest danger facing us is ourselves, an irrational fear of the unknown. But there’s no such thing as the unknown– only things temporarily hidden, temporarily not understood.”

“One of the advantages of being a captain, Doctor, is being able to ask for advice without necessarily having to take it.”

“Not chess, Mr. Spock. Poker. Do you know the game?”

Notable Pages To Revisit

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Some Online Pages and Resources Worth a Second Look

This is a collection of some online pages and resources that are worth revisiting. These pages are usually collected from bookmarks and browser tabs that were left open for a long period of time.

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