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Bunny Salad Blogging: A matter of perspective

  • Posted on: 11 September 2010
  • By: Roxy

Thought this was cute ... wanted to share.

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A SPANISH Teacher was explaining to her class that in Spanish, unlike English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine.

'House' for instance, is feminine: 'la casa.'
'Pencil,' however, is masculine: 'el lapiz.'

A student asked, 'What gender is 'computer'?'

Google, I forgive you

  • Posted on: 26 August 2010
  • By: Roxy

We've been waiting for it ... making phone calls from your gmail.  Google announced its release today:

If you have a Google Voice phone number, calls made from Gmail will display this number as the outbound caller ID. And if you decide to, you can receive calls made to this number right inside Gmail (see instructions).

Open Thread: Hidden Notes

  • Posted on: 8 July 2010
  • By: Roxy

Sorry, rabid Dan Brown fan, so couldn't resist this real life mystery ...

A Musical Message Discovered In Plato's Works

It sounds like something out of a Dan Brown novel, but a scholar in Manchester, England, claims to have found hidden code in the ancient writings of Plato. If true, the secret messages would have made the ancient philosopher and mathematician a heretic in his day.

Any hidden notes in your life?

This is an open thread ...

New Features and New Navigation

  • Posted on: 24 May 2010
  • By: Roxy

A couple of items from the weekend updates.

The "Main" menu that used to appear on the right has been moved to the dropdown menu under "Community" in the upper navigation menu.

On this menu you will also see "Sections".  This is a new feature to help better categorize the content on the site.  There is a new field in the "create Commentary" form called "Sections". If you want your commentary to be included in any of the sections, just select from the dropdown list.

If you have any questions ... drop 'em in the comments. 

Site Maintenance

  • Posted on: 22 May 2010
  • By: Roxy

Doing some site maintenance this weekend. Site will at times be unavailable for short periods of time as we update the database. Thank you for your patience. :)

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UPDATE 1

The login box has moved from the top right (just below the menu) to the top of the left column.

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UPDATE 2

Open Thread: Thursday Tech Notes

  • Posted on: 20 May 2010
  • By: Roxy

Yesterday, two announcements in the tech world (or at least my little corner of it) got me very excited.  I grant you, it doesn't take a whole lot.  The first was a letter from the cable company.  They will soon be offering caller ID for the PC.  Yipee!!  I rarely watch TV, so having caller ID on the TV is not a big deal for me, but having on the PC ... now that is a big deal!  :)

The second piece of good news was from our benevolent overlord Google. 

From the Mailbag: Facebook & Online Privacy

  • Posted on: 18 May 2010
  • By: Roxy

Email from MoveOn regarding Facebook Privacy issues.  They are asking for action on the part of  Facebook users to,

Facebook should stop sharing my personal info with outside companies without my permission. If you agree, set this as your status today and join this group: http://bit.ly/d1ZB6h

I have heavily curtailed my facebook activities since the last invasion (heh ... not that I spent a whole lot of time there anyway). 

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