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Strictly Tango NYC | 100% Authentic Tango
The young soul of tango.Our school is ded­i­cat­ed to pre­serv­ing and spread­ing an ele­gant and tra­di­tion­al style of Argen­tine Tango.We are well known for teach­ing at a high level and for the q …

Strictly Tango NYC | 100% Authentic Tango Dance

The young soul of tango.

Our school is ded­i­cat­ed to pre­serv­ing and spread­ing an ele­gant and tra­di­tion­al style of Argen­tine Tango.

We are well known for teach­ing at a high level and for the q …

"When I was about 20 years old, I met an old pastor’s wife who told me that when she was young and had her first child, she didn’t believe in striking children, although spanking kids with a switch pulled from a tree was standard punishment at the time. But one day, when her son was four or five, he did something that she felt warranted a spanking–the first in his life. She told him that he would have to go outside himself and find a switch for her to hit him with.

The boy was gone a long time. And when he came back in, he was crying. He said to her, “Mama, I couldn’t find a switch, but here’s a rock that you can throw at me.”

All of a sudden the mother understood how the situation felt from the child’s point of view: that if my mother wants to hurt me, then it makes no difference what she does it with; she might as well do it with a stone.

And the mother took the boy into her lap and they both cried. Then she laid the rock on a shelf in the kitchen to remind herself forever: never violence. And that is something I think everyone should keep in mind. Because if violence begins in the nursery one can raise children into violence.”

—   Astrid Lindgren, author of Pippi Longstocking, 1978 Peace Prize Acceptance Speech 
(via mommyslittlesunshine)

(Source: jillymomcraftypants, via nrrd)

Check out this magazine on Flipboard. Things that I find interesting or worth sharing.


Check out this magazine on Flipboard. Things that I find interesting or worth sharing.

Check out my Flipboard magazine, KILLSTEAD


Check out my Flipboard magazine, KILLSTEAD

A Note from Pogue: The Pogue Review: iPad Air


As you may remember, I’ve left the New York Times to start a new consumer-tech site at Yahoo. We’ll open for business in a few weeks; in the meantime, I’ll continue to post my weekly columns—right here on Tumblr.

It’s October, and you know what that means: leaves are changing color, families…

No mention of the Surface devices. Not worth comparing?


Jessica Williams proposes applying New York’s Stop and Frisk policy to Wall Street bankers. 

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Sharing and fooling

Bebe stops drinking from his bottle to offer me his formula. I pretend to drink from his bottle, making sucking noises, and return it to bebe. He continues drinking. Bebe then returns the bottle to me when it is empty, and smiles.

Write 750 Words

Seven hundred and fifty words. Just write.

killstead turned 5 today!

NYC GOV: New Unique .NYC Web Address for NYers & Businesses



The City of New York announced today that it has been approved for its own geographic top-level domain (.nyc) which will allow New Yorkers and visitors to easily find local businesses, services and info online.  A .nyc address will show that a business or individual is located in NYC and identify products and organizations serving the NYC community.  The City is one of the first cities in the world to be granted a geographic top-level domain by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.  

In order to register for a .nyc domain, registrants will have to have a primary residence in NYC with a physical address.  Small businesses would also be able to use a .nyc domain to allows customers to know where they are located in order to better build their online identity.  In addition, NYC government entities, nonprofit organizations and residents will be able to establish their identities online and enable community collaboration and communication.

Registration for .nyc addresses will open in late 2013 and fees are to be determined.

For more info, visit

Full press release at

(via nycdigital)

Our favorite taqueria is so busy on a Friday night that their delays are legendary, but the food is well worth the wait.

A little disconcerting news about our neighborhood bakery.

How to Run a Program with Elevated Privileges in Windows

In Windows, when User Access Control (UAC) is enabled all programs run with regular privileges.  When a task needs to be done that requires administrator privileges, the entire screen darkens and all windows are disabled except a dialog window that asks you to accept or reject that administrative task.

One way to circumvent that is to simply disable UAC.  This is not a good idea and is not recommended, as all programs and tasks will run as administrator.  This can have devastating effects should your computer become compromised.

Yet it is annoying to have so many barriers to your own computer, if you know what you are doing and what consequences your actions will have.

Windows also includes an elevated mode of running programs which does not prompt you for UAC permission, but also does not disable the UAC.

To run a program with elevated privileges, follow these steps:

  • Click Start (or press the Windows key).
  • Type the name of the program.

For example, to run Notepad with elevated privileges (suppose you want to edit your computer’s HOSTS file), press Start (Windows key on keyboard), type “notepad” then hold CTRL and SHIFT while you press ENTER. You may be prompted to allow elevated privilege; if you accept, notepad will have elevated privileges (and will allow you to open/make changes to the HOSTS file). This works in Windows 8, Windows 7 and Vista.

Happy New Year 2013!