Category Archives: Misc.

Creative Commons Licenses–A Basic Course

I recently posted about how to find Creative Commons images for blog use–and someone reminded me not to forget the various levels of Creative Commons licenses. For example, if your blog has ads on it (like I do–because I’m trying … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

Okay, I really don’t celebrate Halloween with parties or dressing up proper. Certainly not like Heidi Klum’s skinless costume this year. That sort of dressing up doesn’t really appeal to me. I’m also not a fan of blood, gore, guts, … Continue reading

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Speaking of trollish comments Speaking of trollish comments, here’s a pretty darn accurate description of the stupidest troll reactions to news.  

Posted in Misc. | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment Gluejar is a brand new project (it hasn’t even started yet) with a noble idea–the creators want to “unglue” popular books and make it publicly available for free to readers. From the site: Authors and publishers choose a funding … Continue reading

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Of trolls and discussion, of free speech and comments

DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS. That’s common sense advice, isn’t it? If you feed the bullies, the Internet Tough Guys, they feel like they have to continually retaliate. Any attempt at reasoned discussions with the ITGs results in logically-flawed verbal … Continue reading

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Blogger Etiquette–Photos

After diving headfirst back into the blogging world after a hiatus, I’m noticing something on blogs that irks me. Okay, I don’t really care that much, but I’m much more aware about copyright infringement while taking this copyright class. Mostly, … Continue reading

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Rainy days aren’t my friend

It’s rainy today. Even though I work in a basement, I know the clouds and the rain are still there, thanks to NOAA weather. I don’t mind brief showers, or even brief downpours, but steady rain all day? Yuck. It’s … Continue reading

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Foster kittens

  Jeff and I are still periodically fostering for PAWS Chicago, and this past week we had two little boys, one gray tabby and one all black cat. The night before we take our fosters back to be spayed/neutered, we … Continue reading

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Blogging tips and tricks

I went to a meet-up (tweet-up? blog-up?) of my fellow ChicagoNow bloggers this evening, and got meet new people and learn about more blogs I need to read. I especially enjoyed listening to Erin’s horror stories about hoarders. She’s awesome … Continue reading

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