Monthly Archive: March 2010

Mar 31 2010

The Geekiest Tattoos You Ever Did See

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I don’t even remember why I’m writing this post; I’ve been lost in pages and pages of geeks and inks for the last couple hours.  Here are some of the geekiest tattoos you’ve ever seen:  “Leslie” must be so proud. If you really love the Fibonacci sequence. Endless love; End of hate. Where the head …

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Mar 30 2010

A Twitter Portrait of @Alyssa_Milano

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A number of Twitter tools and apps exist to help us visualise the millions of tweeple and their billions of tweets. I kept toying with one for a while, and I found it particularly well-suited to generate a snapshot of the foundational Twitter celebrity that is Alyssa Milano.  This particular Twitter tool is called, “Twitter …

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Mar 29 2010

Google, Should I?

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I’ll be the first to say that I love Google, and I run to it for information on just about anything that crosses my mind.  Therefore, I include myself in the next statement:  It’s moderately ridiculous how much we depend on Google to help us live our lives.  I don’t remember what I was searching …

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Mar 28 2010

What I’ve -Literally- Learned From Blogging

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We often hear about how blogging expands our creativity, social reach, writing proficiency, branding credibility, and general knowledge.  However, I realized the other night when my brilliant topical explanation became a lecture that the general knowledge bit has really taken off.  Here’s what I’ve literally learned about from blogging.  Blogging Research Wordle by Kristina B …

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Mar 27 2010

The Mad King’s Underground Lake

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I saw a photo of this while thumbing through books at a local bookstore, and I just had to research and share. Only in bygone times of mad kings and laboring serfs could such a place be built.  Come with me now on a journey through time and insanity.  Linderhof in Winter The “Mad King” …

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Mar 26 2010

Panic! When The Digital Sky Is Falling

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We’ve all confessed it at some point or other – we’d be useless without our smartphones, and dead without the internet.  A lot of our distress comes from our inability to make decisions without digital input.  Here are some services we depend on and the trouble that ensues when we lose them.  So I was …

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Mar 25 2010

That Funky Ampersand

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What kind of a name is “ampersand,” anyway?  Where did this funky symbol come from?  Why does it mean, “and,” and where is it still used?  All these questions and more are here for the and-swering. (pun intended)  The ampersand as a symbol comes rather directly from the Latin et, meaning “and.”  In fact, the …

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Mar 24 2010

Top 20 Signs That You’re A Writer

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My Top 20 signs you’re a writer.  You know you’re a writer if:   proofreading… by monsterpants 20.  You settle down for some light reading, and your friend asks you what subject you’re studying for. 19.  You feel the same way about a cracked book spine as you do about a cracked Venetian vase (despite the …

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Mar 23 2010

No Longer Okay To Be Camera-Shy?

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Now that every phone has a camera, and many can shoot video, I begin to wonder whether it’s okay to be camera-shy.  In the age of Flickr and YouTube, could those who don’t love the lens still be relevant?  I have a confession to make.  I am webcamera-shy.  I know, I know – I’m an …

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Mar 22 2010

Why Women Are Not ‘Virtuous’

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Words have a habit of evolving new meanings over time, particularly if they come from the older languages like Greek and Latin.  A careful look at the evolution of words can give us insight into the cultures that created them and those that later altered them.  For example, in the strictest and oldest sense of …

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