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I've just finished an anthology written by folks who work in higher education. I've noticed an ubiquitous and peculiar stylistic fillip that didn't appear in my textbooks when I was in college.

It appears most often as the bridging sentence between paragraphs, in the form:

[Things concluded & proven] comma then comma [introduce this new concept/approach/fact]

Where did this come from? Does this "comma then comma" replace an earlier rhetorical move I didn't notice?

How can I make it go away?

jesse_the_k: mirror reflection of 1/3 of my head, creating a central third eye, a heart shaped face, and a super-pucker mouth (Default)

I looked back on my journal — ten years now — and realized that I always fall into a posting hole post-WisCon. I intend to post about what happened and then don't, because WisCon generates so many complex feelings. Then I feel like I can't post about other stuff until I get the WisCon posts up, and then it's November and I can start posting again.

So, I promise no WisCon posts (which means I might actually write some) and an update on my current goings-on.

Weather & the dog )
jesse_the_k: Alan Cummings, all glammed up in blue eyeshadow and filmy red dress vamps in lime green room under the words "drama quee (Alan the drama queen)
As Spring pops up all around, I’ve noticed an uptick in shiny spheres in my neighborhood. Known as gazing globes or mirror balls, I find “yard orb” stutters off my tongue pleasingly.

They’re sorta mysterious! I don’t get why people like them, so I’m crowd-sourcing.

A best-case photo from Flickr user Patrick, aka [flickr.com profile] fionnmccueil, generously licensed under CC by-nc-sa 2.0

bird sits atop smooth mirrored soccer-ball size globe reflecting sunlight, a split-level ranch, and sparse yard )

Please, help a nerd out!

Poll #18363 Yard Orbs
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 29


So, why yard orbs?

View Answers

Never seen one.
13 (44.8%)

They're all over my neighborhood
6 (20.7%)

I've busted one, it's fun to do
0 (0.0%)

Let us never speak of this again.
2 (6.9%)

Ticky
9 (31.0%)

I love mine, explained in comment
1 (3.4%)

Wow, that sure is weird
10 (34.5%)

Discovering that www.gardengazingglobes.com is a Wisconsin company may explain their local ubiquity.

jesse_the_k: ACD Lucy stares hard at the closed front door, ready for anything (Lucy expectant)
Around a year ago, I remember reading a great round-table about using dialect in sf writing. One writer's work was turned down because dialect writing is "too hard" for default audiences.

It was linked around, as well.

Can you remember what site that was?
jesse_the_k: Bitmapped "dogcow" was subject of Apple's Knowledge Base 13, and appeared in many OS9 print dialogs (dogcow)
Following up on yesterday's post, I think I can follow other's peoples' tags using post notifications. I don't think if I can suppress posts.

To follow, I turn on post notifications by example.

1. At a relevant post, click the "alarm" or "track" link.

2. In the pop-up "email me when" click the "more options" button

3. At the resulting "Manage Message Settings" screen, the bottom offers
Track Entries to this Journal
Notify me in my DW Inbox when

One of the options will show
$name_of_journal posts a new entry tagged and then pick a tag from the dropdown menu.

Is this correct? Is there a way to suppress a post based on its tags?
jesse_the_k: Bitmapped "dogcow" was subject of Apple's Knowledge Base 13, and appeared in many OS9 print dialogs (dogcow)
Suddenly three spam ads appeared on my Calendar app (both Mac & iOS). I didn't see a .vcf attached to an incoming mail. They're not flagged as "found in mail," nor are they assigned to any of my calendar categories.

How is this possible? How do I stop it happening?

If I decline the calendar item then the spammer knows my address. When I select to delete it, the options are "cancel" and "decline." How do I get rid of it without alerting the spammer?

I thought I didn't have to worry about this because I used a Mac.

Grr. Argh.

ETA: answers in first response.
jesse_the_k: ACD Lucy stares hard at the closed front door, ready for anything (Lucy expectant)
ETA: This game is now available for iPhone for FREE

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hext/id1169807227?mt=8


If yes, can you do it for for me, with a particular open source game?

I hope this is possible )

Happy to trade: I can offer beaded jewelry (or source materials); nicely formatting a ~Word document; or actual cash.

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