June 2010

See it bigger on Vimeo. Joining its brethren, the screencasts on Google Reader and gCal, is a little (too long of a) video on one specific thing I really like about gmail, its filters. Pretty much every email program has filters of some kind built in, but I like how easy gmail makes it to […]

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Jun 29, 2010 Comments Off

Book review: Holy Land

We are studying style in our weekly writing workshop, how we use everything from humor to commas to sentence construction (or lack thereof) to express things, and how those things add up to what we might call a “voice.” Brenda, our fearless-leader/teacher/tour-guide also has us doing exercises that bring our attention to the style of […]

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For most of my life, I thought I envied people who were on a mission: the ones who were seized by the desire to paint or to build stuff or to cure malaria. It was only very recently, maybe as recently as last week, or the week before (time has been playing tricks on me […]

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Jun 25, 2010 Comments Off

Frrrrriday Rrrrroundup! #12

An end-of-weekly roundup collecting fffffive of the fffffantabulous things I find stumbling around the web during the week here, but which I post on one of the many other Internet outlets I stop by (or tweet at) during my travels. More about the genesis here. Sometimes, the Internet is just about efficient delivery of a […]

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You would like for that life-changing job offer, that surprise legacy from a long-lost relative or never-known billionaire angel, that exquisitely crafted apology emanating waves of old love and new understanding to wash up on the shores of your inbox one morning as you settle in with that first kickass mug of hot coffee. You would. […]

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Haven’t done one of these how-to screencasts in a while, and this one is reeeeeeally simple, so it’s very possible you’ve thought of it long ago and have been using it for ages and are all, “Gee, Colleen, it must be hard, getting old and losing all that processing power.” However, I stumbled upon this […]

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It’s been a weirdly long half-year so far, but I think we’ve put the hardest of it behind us. Or maybe that’s just the unbridled, sleep-deprived glee, and summer solstice, talking. Either way, I’m feeling a lightness in my heart and a feeling that things are looking up that I haven’t felt in some time. But […]

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So, last week? Was on the difficult side. I’d barely recovered from the previous weekend’s festivities, which, while absolutely festive, were on the taxing side for a squirrely introvert like yours truly, when I got slammed by several waves of unexpected drama. I’m okay, but exhausted. And really, that’s all the record warrants right now. […]

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Jun 18, 2010 Comments Off

Frrrrriday Rrrrroundup! #11

An end-of-weekly roundup collecting fffffive of the fffffantabulous things I find stumbling around the web during the week here, but which I post on one of the many other Internet outlets I stop by (or tweet at) during my travels. More about the genesis here. If that whole God thing the Jesus-come-latelys shoved into the […]

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Jun 16, 2010 Comments Off

Poetry Thursday: Ridonkulous

Call me a clown or a loser, a cheat or a louse, a hack or a snob or a “poet” (in quotes). Call me crazy! (You’re on safe ground, there, as it runs in the family). Call me clueless or craven, bobble-headed/bow-legged chickenshit-selfish-shortsighted (three times fast). Call me the doormat of true genius, pretender to the nearest […]

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