Saturday, January 28, 2012
12:28 pm pst
Quick Rule: Hyperlinks
should remove all hyperlinks from direct quotes. It is not technically changing the quote, and therefore you do not
need to tell your reader you’ve removed it. But they really need to go. It makes it look like… well…
you’ve copied and pasted, which you have. Not that that’s a bad thing, but it just gives the impression
that you’re not trying very hard, which is not something you want your reader to think.
12:27 pm pst
Word of the Every So Often
delectable: (adj.) delightful, highly pleasing; delicious.
Why, yes, Alfred, the crepes were quite delectable!
12:25 pm pst
Thought of the Week:
Believing and knowing are two different things. Knowing requires proof. Believing
12:24 pm pst
Frequently Asked Questions!
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answering those questions associated with basic computer funtions only. If you want the answers to such quesions as
why are you alive, or if cats have souls, please address your email in care of Brother Bidwell at email@example.com
Thursday, January 19, 2012
2:52 pm pst
All political boundaries were based on time zones?
2:50 pm pst
Rule: Using Punctuation
Before you use any punctuation, such as commas, apostrophes, or semi-colons (to
name the most popular), ask yourself why you’re using it. If you don’t know why, then don’t.
Don’t use it. Not at all. You are more likely to be right leaving something out that you don’t understand,
than putting it in.
2:48 pm pst
Word of the Every
bezoars: (pl. noun) A counter-poison or
an antidote, based on a substance found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals that was believed to be an effective
remedy for poison. There was said to be no bezoars to her love potion.
2:46 pm pst
Why is it that nobody trusts the government, but everybody trusts their web sites?
1:46 pm pst
Cognating Beyond the Cubical
Why is it that the phrase for not thinking like everybody else is a cliche?
Friday, January 13, 2012
8:47 am pst
Rule: “E” before “U,” except after “Q.”
She was the queen of
the amateur Connoisseurs. It really works… maybe not all the time, but then, “I” before “E,”
except after “C” doesn’t work for “weird science.”
8:46 am pst
of the Every So Often
Quixotic: (adjective) a compulsive romantic; one who is like Juan Quixote, and a great word for the triple
point square in Scrabble. Lloyd thought of himself as Quixotic when he quit his job and moved to Alberta to live with
the person he just met on the Internet, but his friends just thought he was an idiot.