Oink’s Data Privacy Breach: Download the Data of Any User with Their Own Export Tool

When Oink shut down yesterday, I used their export tool so that I could do something useful with the information I gave them. In requesting my data, which I did simply by filling out a form with only my username, I received the email below. In looking at the link, it seemed that my publicly available username (cristina) called for the download.

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http://www.cristinajcordova.com

When Oink shut down yesterday, I used their export tool so that I could do something useful with the information I gave them. In requesting my data, which I did simply by filling out a form with only my username, I received the email below. In looking at the link, it seemed that my publicly available username (cristina) called for the download.

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Packaging infográfico

Me encanta el packaging y la visualización de datos. Una mañana pensé ¿por qué no mezclar las dos cosas?”. Audrée Lapierre llevaba tiempo dando vueltas a la idea. Era consciente de que las personas se interesan por la nutrición pero informarse bien no siempre es tarea fácil en el packaging tradicional, donde el branding acapara el protagonismo.

Lo presentó a su compañero en ffunction, un estudio especializado en infografía de Montreal (Canadá), donde es directora creativa. Desarrollaron el concepto hasta dar con Milk, un cartón de leche convertido en prototipo.


por Marcus Hurst

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Me encanta el packaging y la visualización de datos. Una mañana pensé ¿por qué no mezclar las dos cosas?”. Audrée Lapierre llevaba tiempo dando vueltas a la idea. Era consciente de que las personas se interesan por la nutrición pero informarse bien no siempre es tarea fácil en el packaging tradicional, donde el branding acapara el protagonismo.

Lo presentó a su compañero en ffunction, un estudio especializado en infografía de Montreal (Canadá), donde es directora creativa. Desarrollaron el concepto hasta dar con Milk, un cartón de leche convertido en prototipo. Leer más “Packaging infográfico”

Are you Wasting 50% of your Time?


In today’s constant-distraction-and-huge-todo-list culture, it’s extremely easy to get sidetracked by things that aren’t vital to achieving your goals.

Here are some simple tips for making sure you’re not wasting a large percentage of your time on things that don’t matter.

#1 Gather Your Todos

I use Remember the Milk to record all my todos. I group them by projects and then assign due dates and priorities. They also have a great iPhone app which syncs automatically with the web app.

Whether you use Remember the Milk or another tool, it’s super important to write things down as soon as you think of them. If you don’t, then you’ll constantly be plagued by the feeling that you’re forgetting something (I have over 500 tasks currently active in Remember the Milk).

#2 Organize Your Todos on Monday Morning

A sure-fire way to waste 50% of your time is to charge into the week without organizing your todo list and inbox. There will be hundreds of things shouting for your attention and you need to proactively choose which things are important to you – not things that other people say are important for you to do. As someone once said …

Your email inbox is a todo list that anyone can write to.

Here’s how to organize your todo list:

  1. Block off the first hour of every Monday to organize your todo list. Turn off instant messenger, close email and silence your phone. You need absolute silence so you can focus. I tend to do this from 5am – 6am on Monday mornings, before my wife and son wake up.
  2. Go through the todo lists for all your current projects (in Remember the Milk in this example) and pick important things that you need to do this week. Prioritize them and assign them a due date this week, or tag them with ‘thisweek’.
  3. Use a tool like TadaLists.com and create a list called ‘This Week’. It’s important that this is separate from your main repository of todos (Remember the Milk in this example).
  4. Take a deep breath and ask yourself “What are the things that I could work on this week that will get me closer to my longterm, important goals?”. (These things may not even be on your Remember the Milk todo lists.)
  5. Put several of these things on your ‘This Week’ list in TadaList and prioritize them by putting the most important things first. Make sure these are atomic, do-able things (not big concepts like ‘Increase signups by 3%’).
  6. Go back to Remember the Milk (or whatever tool you’re using) and filter it by tasks due this week.
  7. Pick several of the important ones and copy them over to your ‘This Week’ list in TadaList.
  8. Close Remember the Milk and only refer to the small ‘This Week’ TadaList for the rest of the week. Leer más “Are you Wasting 50% of your Time?”

Strategy Basics: It’s Really all about having a Plan


By Jaan Orvet & Andreas Carlsson

Strategy. You hear about it all the time. One must have a strategy/work on a strategy/follow a strategy and so on. Business types like to say “strategy” a lot as it sounds big, complicated and important.

And it is important, but there is no need for it to be complicated. Quite the opposite.

At the heart of it all “strategy” is just about having a plan for the thing you are working on. Or as Wikipedia puts it “a strategy is a plan of action designed to achieve a particular goal”.

Getting the Strategy Right

If there is ever a time to look at what’s important in a project, it is early on, in the strategy stage.

Let us assume that your client doesn’t have a strategy for their next web project.

Before you build, design, code or write anything you need to think about what the project needs to achieve.

This is in part because strategy can mean almost anything, depending on the needs of the client, the size of their audience and ultimately the goal of your client. And it will mean different things at different times during the life-span of a project: you may have one strategy to launch with, another for the ongoing management of the site and so on.

Thinking the project through, seeing how one thing leads to another on the way to the project’s goal is a very healthy thing to do.

The one thing all strategies must have in common is that they tie in with your client’s overall business goals. (You’d be surprised how often clients themselves forget this simple fact!) If it doesn’t, the client will never be happy with your work even if they were the ones who ignored the business goal connection.

That’s why you should be thrilled when a client asks for your help in developing their web project strategy (or asks you to help them find someone who can create it for them).

It is an excellent opportunity to make sure that you, or the people you choose to collaborate with, create a to-the-point strategy that helps the client reach their goals and in the process makes you look like an absolute star who deserves lots more commissions.

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