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Today, 30 November 2011, is the Fifth Annual international Blue Beanie Day in support of web standards. 
Standards keep the web from fragmenting into tiny fiefdoms best viewed with a particular browser or plug-in only. Web standards keep our content portable and accessible across platforms, devices, and operating systems. Each November 30, we celebrate. You wonderful people can help spread the word.
Hat color: blue (no specific hex value)
Hashtag: #bbd11
* Upload blue beanie photo as your avatar on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Flickr, etc. (or add a blue beanie to your existing avatar) 
* Upload blue beanie photo to BLUE BEANIE DAY 2011 pool on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/bluebeanieday2011/
* Upload blue beanie day photo to Instagram with hashtag #bbd11
* Use your social networks to wish your friends and followers a Happy Blue Beanie Day! Link tohttp://www.zeldman.com/bbd/ if you wish (it explains BBD and offers simple participation instructions).
Thanks! 
jeffrey
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Ringtone of the Geek Friday Theme

Awesome, thanks for doing this! 

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In episode 6 of the 5by5 podcast Geek Friday, Faith mentioned that people love the intro sound, and even used it as their ringtone.

I love it too and thought that was a great idea, but I had to re-google how to convert an mp3 into a ringtone. The whole thing took more than 2 seconds, so.. if you’re too busy, here you go:

geek-friday-ringtone.m4r

It starts with a bit of static, so I used time index 0:04 – 0:34 of the original Crookshanks mp3.

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One of our listeners made a menubar app that helps you listen to all the 5by5 podcasts live. Thanks to David Smith for making and sharing this awesome tool! 

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Geek Friday, a new show on 5by5.

Geek Friday, a new show on 5by5.

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Dan Has Another Kid, Takes a Vacation

On Friday, 12 August 2011, My wife gave birth to our second child, a healthy baby girl, Marla June Benjamin. Everybody is doing great.

I’ll be taking a couple of weeks off and while I’m out, my friend, fellow podcaster Ryan Irelan will be standing in for me as co-host for all of my shows. Although they won’t stream live, they’ll all still be released over the course of the week.

Please direct any questions, comments, or concerns to my Producer Faith via our contact form or Twitter.

—Dan

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Sometimes There’s a Man, by @mikeyfromsu.

Sometimes There’s a Man, by @mikeyfromsu.

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He was a man with a dream and the guts to pull it off.

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Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin.

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