Category Archives: Elsewhere

Elsewhere posts are what are often described as link round-up posts. Categorized, curated links to posts elsewhere with titles, brief descriptions, quotations, and sometimes, commentary. These are posts that I read and think others might find them interesting, possibly provocative, but worth the time and energy to read. They were in some ways why we started Floccinaucical.com in the first place; to curate and annotate posts that deserved some time, traffic and attention. The Elsewhere categories have changed and will likely continue to change with time, but books, language, history, art, and food are always present. Since the U.S. election of 2016, we have included a section regarding the antics of # 45. We hope soon to be able to stop including that section as it is soul-wearying.

Notepad Generator – 1.0.0a

This tool allows you to customize a PDF notepad. I needed a way to organize my notes from various meetings, so I developed this to assist me. Below you can customize how you would like your PDF file to look. You can then print it out on standard 8…

Betrayed by Your Adviser

February 20, 2006 Chronicle of Higher Education By David D. Perlmutter The second source behind the dead-end dissertations, and the one I?ll focus on here, is advisers who, for whatever reason, decide to use a student?s dissertation as an extensio…

Concise, SCANNABLE, and Objective: How to Write for the Web

John Morkes and Jakob Nielsen (1997) Abstract Studies of how users read on the Web found that they do not actually read: instead, they scan the text. A study of five different writing styles found that a sample Web site scored 58% higher in measur…

Vision Simulator: Color blindness and Cataracts

How do things look to people with colorblindness or cataracts?

The Surrealist Compliment Generator

Generates surrealist compliments, like: You are truly a wristwatch in a world of lumps.

Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/cipa.html

Bogons

http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2006/7/3/211811/5310 What are bogon IPs you are asking? Well I didn?t know either. There is no reason to really. Here is what they are. Officially they are not IP blocks officially allocated by IANA or RIRs. Additiona…

Digital Taspestries CSS Themes

http://www.digitaltapestries.com/dt_graphics2.htm ?All of the web sets you see in the list below are free – totally and unreservedly, no strings attached. You don?t even have to use the Link-Back buttons provided with each web set if you do not wi…

CSS Tutorial

http://intensivstation.ch/en/css/

Lime Chicken with Black Bean Sauce ? Simply Recipes

http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/grilled_lime_chicken_with_black_bean_sauce/

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