Shawn Hawk, Dean Boyer, and Me

You might not be able to tell yet, but for this month I’ll be joining the elite group of men on the second floor of Harper rocking the Moustache. Shawn Hawk and Dean Boyer strut their ‘staches proudly all year long, and I’m honored to be joining them during the Month of Movember.

If you’re not aware, last summer I was treated for and beat testicular cancer, so this is an incredibly important cause for me. Men’s health is often overshadowed by stigma and the push for other cancer awareness, so men worldwide are banding together to raise awareness during the month of Movember. My Mo’ is a visible sign that I’m open and willing to discuss men’s health.

And now, some boilerplate text:

I am asking you to help support my personal journey by making a donation. The size of the donation isn’t important, every little bit helps Movember continue its funding of world-class programs.

To highlight the importance of what I am doing, take a look at these statistics: 

  • 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime
  • This year 242,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed
  • This year 8,290 men will be diagnosed with testicular cancer 

If you’d like to help change these statistics, please donate to me by donating online at: http://mobro.co/avischwab.

It’s also not too late to join up. I’m captaining the University of Chicago team this year and we need more folks to participate. Men are encouraged to join up, spread the word, and raise money, but Mo sistas are welcome too and are essential to the cause: http://us.movember.com/get-involved/mo-sistas/ 

If you’d like to join up, please visit http://bitly.com/mouchicago. You can also help by forwarding this email to anyone who you think might be interested.

Thanks so much,

Avi Schwab

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Another of Jeff Austin from Yonder Mountain String Band

Another of Jeff Austin from Yonder Mountain String Band

Jeff Austin of Yonder Mountain String Band at DelFest

Jeff Austin of Yonder Mountain String Band at DelFest

#fuckcancer: A How to Guide

I’ll be updating this as I have time, but here are a number of ways you can donate to cancer resources and research. All of the following have high marks from both GuideStar and Charity Navigator

General cancer research:

Pancreatic cancer (for #SteveJobs):

Testicular cancer:

peaceandmadness:

photomerge of harper library, 1945 and 2011.
by my resident head, avi schwab. 
so awesome!

peaceandmadness:

photomerge of harper library, 1945 and 2011.

by my resident head, avi schwab. 

so awesome!

Chrome’s PDF reader is super slick, except when it’s not

Yea. So I love Chrome immensely, but one thing I’ve noticed lately is that it eschews Google Docs’ web-based pdf reader for its own super-slick plug-in. The plug-in is great for reading and printing locally, but one thing you lose is the ability to directly save the pdf to Google Docs. I’ve been doing a lot of collaboration in Docs lately, so this has been a bit of an annoyance.

Thanks to a friendly commenter, I found a quick way to switch between the views so that I can easily get into Docs view if I want to save my pdf to Docs. I didn’t want to have to copy, edit, and paste the url constantly, so I wrote a little bookmarklet:

javascript:((function(){t=document.location.href;u=t.replace(“view=att”,”view=gvatt”);window.location=u;})())

In order to use this, just drag the following to your bookmark bar, and then click to switch from Chrome’s built-in pdf viewer to GoogleDocs view.

Cr2Docs

robajob:

Ok, I put it into words. Paging ilovecharts.

robajob:

Ok, I put it into words. Paging ilovecharts.