Style question: Do you think of open access as a proper noun? That is, should I be referring to it as Open Access in writing? I tend to think of it the same way I do information literacy, as in, not something to capitalize. I would write " open-access PDF" or "let's talk about open access." I'm open to correction!
Next Wednesday, Josiah's class is having a water fun morning, followed by a "multicultural" lunch. Multicultural is an extremely broad and not quite correct term in this instance. But basically they have to take along some food to share that is not traditionally Australian and easy for 6yo's to equate with a particular country.
Perhaps unfair, but "But Yuan and co digged a little deeper." in a professionally-edited mag like Technology Review rubs me the wrong way. Is "dug" no longer a word? http://www.technologyreview.com/view...
After a Twitter conversation (involving others of us LSW/FF folk) I was about to prepare a post showing varied ampersands--but Dan Cederholm has done a good one for "default" typefaces: http://simplebits.com/noteboo...
Help or advice? Student needs circulation/readership numbers for the late 1950s for some major publications like NYT and Life, as well as small newspapers and a couple of broadcast media. We don't have institutional access to auditedmedia.com. Thanks for any ideas!
My university's final exam schedule announcement email this morning contained something I'm assuming is an untranslated ascii code--unfortunately, given the subject matter, that code is "¨" at the beginning of each line. Does anyone happen to have a more complete listing of ascii and/or know what this was supposed to be?
"If you currently receive affordable health insurance through an employer or public program, unfortunately, you won’t receive premium assistance to help you afford insurance purchased through Covered California. Covered California is primarily designed to help individual Californians get coverage, many of whom will get financial help."
Odd. A Publisher's Clearing House offering of oddments includes earmuffs with headphones built in...and the description says "compatible with most touch-screen devices." Too bad: My Sansa Fuze doesn't have a touch-screen, so I guess these won't work? [aka: "Narrowing your customer base through stupid descriptions."]
This thanksgiving will be the first time in almost 6 years my older daughter has spent a holiday with us. She called a few weeks ago and said she wanted to come here and she is on her way now. I'm feeling sick to my stomach trying to make it perfect....
It's odd that many, if not most, Thanksgiving Turkey recipes still recommend washing the bird even though researchers have found that to be a very bad idea that won't do anything to kill the bacteria that may be on the bird. Plus with modern processing methods it's absolutely unnecessary.
Clearly my own failure, but I've just noticed that I cannot read a post that contains more than two animated GIFs. None of the text sinks in. Had to give up. Too bad: It might have been Highly Meaningful. ("More than two" probably should be "any.")