Author Archives: robinna

limiting blogger labels (tags)

Using the blog clound from phydeaux3 and limit labels by post count is a handy way to control the size of your blog cloud. The code and instructions for the label cloud are here:http://phy3blog.googlepages.com/Beta-Blogger-Label-Cloud.html Tweaking the var cloudMin= 1 to var cloudMin= 2in the script will suppress any label from display in the cloud with less than 2 posts (i.e., an unused label will display ...

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new GALILEO interfaces

I saw the GALILEO interface screenshots at a presentation a few months back and it looks like a HUGE step forward. I think it looks really great — not overwhelming in information displayed, a simple interface, terminology that makes sense, etc. I have been using GALILEO since its early days. It was incredibly helpful to me as a sometimes distance ed grad student (I was ...

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migrating to a new user name in blogger.

I started blogging at blogger long before google purchased it. Once google purchased it, users were given the option of continuing to blog the old way, or move on over to the google way. To entice people to move on over to the g way, google offered enhanced blogger with lots more functionality (widgets!!!!!!!! love widgets. thank you ajax. another topic) When I finally moved ...

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Robin reads: Everyone worth knowing, Iron orchid, and Dixie Riggs

Dixie Riggs by Sarah Gilbert : I picked this one up at book sale for 50 cents. Now I know why. According to Amazon it’s YA (Young Adult). Knowing that it is meant to be a Young Adult book also might explain why I didn’t think it was very good, but honestly, I wouldn’t really recommend it to anyone. 😉 The story is that Dixie ...

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Robin Reads: Dewey Decimated, Voodoo Season

Voodoo Season : A Marie Laveau Mystery by Jewell Parker Rhodes (FICTION) If you like historical or gothic inspired mysteries/crime thrillers, this might be an interesting read. It’s inspired by Marie Laveau a real life historical figure from New Orleans, and “Voodoo Queen.” Set in modern day (pre Katrina) New Orleans, this book weaves mystery, history, and a story of both making peace with the ...

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Robin Reads: Wicked, Clay, and the Snow Queen

With the snow queen by Joanne Greenberg (FICTION):Well, this is a collection of short stories and one novella. The novella is interesting… if you could go back in time would you fix things to turn out differently? What happens when you return to ‘normal’ time? Several of the other short stories are interesting enough, but somehow, these stories seemed a little bit random to fit ...

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Robin reads: Pompeii, The Nanny Diaries, Trading up

Robin reads: Pompeii, The Nanny Diaries, Trading upwell, I am slowly getting better and I thought I would update my reading list. To be honest, I haven’t read anything of much quality, but some of it was fun! Pompeii by Robert Harris An interesting premise. What happened the few days before Mount Vesuvius erupted? Did anyone know what was happening? What did people do? An ...

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Robin Reads: A salty piece of land, Will in the world, Queen of the Amazons, Q is for Quarry

I thought you might like an update on the 5 books that I recently checked out of the library to read: Here goes the score in no particular order:Q is for Quarry a very typical Sue Grafton. What I like about Sue Grafton in the a-? series is the main character. She reminds me a little of my friend, L, in that she’s tough, doesn’t ...

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