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?
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 )
They’re sorta mysterious! I don’t get why people like them, so I’m crowd-sourcing.
Please, help a nerd out!
So, why yard orbs?
Never seen one.
They're all over my neighborhood
I've busted one, it's fun to do
Let us never speak of this again.
I love mine, explained in comment
Wow, that sure is weird
Discovering that www.gardengazingglobes.com is a Wisconsin company may explain their local ubiquity.
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?
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.
ETA: answers in first response.
If yes, can you do it for for me, with a particular open source game?
Happy to trade: I can offer beaded jewelry (or source materials); nicely formatting a ~Word document; or actual cash.