Tecumseh and the Prophet

by admin on October 22, 2009

Although Harrison came to be disliked by some of his constituents, he did much to enhance the power of the United States in the early 1800s. While he served as governor, Harrison also worked as the Superintendent for Indian Affairs in the American Northwest. He convinced many Native Americans to relinquish millions of acres of land in what is now the midwestern part of the United States. Since the United States had reserved this land to the Indians in the Treaty of Greeneville, not all Native Americans were willing to forsake their claims. Chief among these people were the Shawnee Indians, led by Tecumseh and the Prophet, Tecumseh’s brother. These two men worked together to form a confederation of all Indian tribes west of the Appalachian Mountains. Harrison marched against Tecumseh in late 1811. While Tecumseh was away seeking additional followers, Harrison attacked the Shawnees’ major village, Prophetstown. On November 7, 1811, at the Battle of Tippecanoe, the American army destroyed the village and hindered the success of the native alliance.

harrisonNow a military hero, Harrison continued to serve his country. In 1812, the War of 1812 began between the United States and Great Britain. President James Madison promoted Harrison to the rank of brigadier-general and put him in command of the Army of the Northwest. Harrison was responsible for protecting American settlements in the West from English and Indian attack. Fearing the continued influx of American settlers, most natives sided with the British in the conflict. Harrison proved adept in defending the United States’ western possessions. In October 1813, Harrison led the Army of the Northwest against a combined British and Native American force led by General Henry Proctor and Tecumseh. Known as the Battle of the Thames, the Americans emerged victorious. The English ran from the battlefield, leaving the Indians to fight on alone. The Americans defeated the Native Americans, killing Tecumseh.

Following the War of 1812, Harrison returned to politics. He made his home at North Bend just west of Cincinnati, Ohio. He represented Ohio in the United States Congress for two terms. He also served as the United States ambassador to Colombia in 1828 and 1829. In 1836, he ran as a member of the Whig Party against Democrat Martin Van Buren for the Presidency of the United States. Van Buren, Vice President under Andrew Jackson, won the election. In 1840, Harrison ran against the incumbent. He emphasized his military record against Tecumseh and the British in the War of 1812. With John Tyler of Virginia as Harrison’s running mate, the campaign’s slogan was “Tippecanoe and Tyler, Too.”

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E-Z DIY iPhone App Konstruckshun Kit

by admin on October 20, 2009

They say making an iPhone app requires lots of expertise and at least one EE degree. What rubbish. Apple makes it easy for anyone to download the Software Development Kit. But what do you do with the SDK after you download it? In the words of Barbie, “Math is hard!!!”

So here’s a simpler way to make an iPhone app…

1) Think of a really simple application, say a list of your friends’ birthdays. (Not much of an app, but you have to start somewhere.)
2) Have somebody make a website for you, advertising your new app.
3) Have this somebody also create one of those login/registration forms, so that people can put their names and birthdays down, and send them to you, and somehow the computer will store this information in a way that will be retrievable so you can show it on your iPhone.
4) Send your new “app” to Apple. See what they say!

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Test Site to Remain Up a Little Longer

by admin on October 16, 2009

blackscottieThis was a development area for the blog portion of a multipart site. Many of the essentials (hacks, hooks, custom css) have been ported elsewhere, but this one will remain up for a little while longer. Possibly it will get new header graphics and links.

This is a customized theme, derived from Thesis 1.5.1, and can easily be repurposed. One of its most exciting (oh wow!) features is the navigation bar up top. That is simple enough to do in plain html, but rather difficult and seldom seen in WordPress blogs.

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Bento Box

October 13, 2009

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Sit Still!

October 12, 2009

Babaji sat motionless for 45 days. One of the great advantage to this mastery is that it allows time to slip away unnoticed. For example, using an ancient yoga/meditation technique known as g Tum-mo, Tibetan monks have demonstrated to scientists their ability to raise their own body temperature and hold it high enough that [...]

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Anywhere you happen to be

October 8, 2009

Find yoga – anywhere you happen to be.
MINDBODY yoga is your own personal yoga class finder. With the touch of one button, MINDBODY yoga uses your GPS location and gives you all the yoga classes that are available in your area. Never get caught by surprise again by a cancelled class or last minute substitute [...]

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Yoga Moves

October 6, 2009

Yoga Moves, the premier Yoga application exclusively available for the iPhone and iPod Touch, gives you a yoga teacher in your pocket! Find peace and serenity as well as tone and improve your body all from your Iphone. Yoga Moves provides a unique teaching and reference system through flash cards.
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Slight font changes; dotted teal borders

October 4, 2009

Digging into the customization further, we were able to come up with dotted borders for the posts and “teasers” (see below). Most of the extraneous grey borders have also been removed.
The H2 fonts used for the headlines have now gone to Georgia regular (they were bold, but Georgia tends to look Bodoni-ish on a [...]

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Browser Testing

October 4, 2009

All is beautiful and near-perfect* on Chrome, Firefox 3.5.3, IE 8, Safari 4 (on a Windows XP platform).
An old Windows 98 box with IE 6 makes a mess of the footer on the html pages…does not under the CSS and sticks the ‘contact us, follow us’ elements near the bottom of the screen rather than [...]

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Navigation Links: Update

October 2, 2009

Blog Developer Notes: Some slight improvement here on the navigation front. The links (above) are now in order, rather than obstinately alphabetizing themselves. This turned out to require a deep php hack, but fortunately others had traveled the same road.
Next item: can we make that ‘clickable header’ point to the home page of the [...]

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