Applying KISS to RSS

Let me start off by saying I’m not an Oprah Winfrey fan. On one hand – there’s all that charity work and the free cars for her studio audience. On the other hand – she’s reduced psychology to a series of responsibility-shedding, pop psychology buzzwords and she likes Tom Cruise. So when my hubby told me over breakfast that he read that Miss O has turned her hand towards explaining the world wide web,  I…

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Autocorrect = automistake: the WordPress text editor

When I pasted some embed code for a YouTube video into the code view and then flipped back to Visual view for final tweaking – the code broke.  WordPress’s editor was changing the “em” in embed to “i” — mistaking it for the tag for italics!  To make it work, I had to paste the code into code view and publish.  I was SOOO proud I figured this out by myself (and I’m sure Paul…

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Flickr feeds, feeds of feeds and IE7 issues

I’ve been experimenting with WordPress for use on other types of blogs besides my professional one, and ran into an interesting phenomenom involving Flickr feeds and IE 7. When trying to display the vertical Flickr badge on my WordPress site via a posting, it looked fine in FireFox.  When viewed in IE, it displayed teeny-tiny little images.  Apparently, the Flickr CSS is not enough information for IE 7 – so when it doesn’t get table…

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Blogging with heart

I had the pleasure of attending the launch of the SIP (Specialist Information Professionals) and Share blog this afternoon at the invitation of a new colleague and thoroughly enjoyed the keynote speaker. Pippa is an articulate young woman who has been blogging since she was 20 – for the past seven years now. Her blog shares some very personal experiences, life changes, wonderful family photos and memories as well as her passion for food and…

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The unofficial Twitter Style Guide

If you work with a group of librarians (would the correct term be “a collection of librarians”?) and school teachers as I do, you’d know that their eagle eyes can spot grammar gaffes a mile away and they don’t like them ONE LITTLE BIT. When a story came out about text (as in phone text) versions of Shakespearean prose and poetry, there was plenty of cringing. Of course, now even the Bible is available in…

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