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Will ad-blocker shame banners work to get conversion?

I’ve read The Atlantic off and on for many years in print and online. The sure is a regular stop for me on daily news and I’ve appreciated many of their articles over the years. I’ve tweeted and linked to their content dozens if not hundreds of times over the years. When I hit their site tonight, they seem to be taking a new approach to visitors. They started dishing the ad...

Leonard’s Refrigerator Dream from the MadMen Finale

I had a dream I was on a shelf in the refrigerator.
Someone closes the door, and the light goes off
and I know everyone is out there eating.
And then, they open the door and you see them smiling
and they’re happy to see you,
but maybe they don’t look right at you,
and maybe they don’t pick you.
Then the door closes again. The light goes off.

Batch Inserting Pages into Multiple, Separate PDFs with Adobe Acrobat

We had a need recently to batch insert a pdf into hundreds of other PDFs prior to distribution. There are a lot of slimy PDF applications out there that seem to be able to help compile merged PDFs, but I wasn’t happy when I tried a bunch of them. The good news is Adobe Acrobat XI has the Action Wizard functionality that can do this pretty easily. Here is how we did it. 1. Put all the PDFs...