Saturday, March 27, 2010

A Convenient Cake Mix Cooky Batch--Easter

This article is a sibling recipe to my Valentine cooky recipe. This simple recipe requires only 4 ingredients:

  • 1 box vanilla or otherwise light-color cake mix
  • 1/3 cup of oil
  • 2 eggs
  • various-color sugars

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Pronunciations Heck with Hermione and Homage

As my occupation (technical writing) is more involved with the written rather than spoken word, I often trip over pronunciations of words that I read rather than speak, particularly non-English names. But even with a name common in England consciousness, one gives me problems in particular—Hermione …

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Technical Communications Means

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Telephone and mail correspondence—mostly referenced in songs, movies, and a few TV shows are the technical communications means I'm talking about. At the time of those media release, they reflected the prevailing technology for non-f2f interactions. Back then, letters did not reach recipients within seconds, older phone calls person-to-person required manual dialing on a rotary dial (woe if numbers were 8s, 9s, or zeros and your dialing finger slipped), and there was no Caller ID nor answering machine. Cheap mass mailing? Fuggedaboutit!…
  • Songs that Feature Letters
  • Songs that Feature Phones
  • Movies that Feature Phones and Letters
  • TV Shows that Feature Phones
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