Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Some Verb-ose Observations 2

As I was set to publish my initial article about conjugations and other verb-ose observations, I kept thinking it was getting pretty long. Splitting the observations into a main one about conjugations and a second one seems sensible. (Visit "Conjugations--Some Verb-ose Observations"!) This part of my verb-ose observations pertains to mostly infinitives and gerunds, a couple of verb forms.

Read the entire article at http://whilldtkwriter.blogspot.com/2012/12/some-verb-ose-observations-2.html and comment there, please.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Conjugations--Some Verb-ose Observations

Occasionally, I think about conjugation as either a second-nature reflex or a throw-up-the-hands convention for rolling the eyes at. … I think it's actually appealing to just drop all the subject-verb number agreements. Let's just have one verb, as number is already accounted for with the subject.

Read the entire article at http://whilldtkwriter.blogspot.com/2012/12/conjugations-some-verb-ose-observations.html and comment there, please.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Halloween Music Bakers Dozen Matter

YouTube playlist for this article, playlist compilation article

Near the end of October, I published Baker's Dozen Halloween YouTube Links, a compilation of Halloween songs. One of my fellow tech writers responded to my blog post with a humongous list of video and audio clips. Read the entire article at http://whilldtkwriter.blogspot.com/2012/11/halloween-music-bakers-dozen-matter.html and comment there, please.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Mini-muffins

This snack is a hybrid of chocolate chip cookies and muffins—a long-time favorite cooky, but softer, and in a smaller, bite-size shape. Read the entire article at http://whilldtkwriter.blogspot.com/2012/11/chocolate-chip-oatmeal-mini-muffins.html and comment there, please.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Baker's Dozen Halloween YouTube Links

YouTube playlist for this article, playlist compilation article

My list of 13 YouTube videos for the Halloween season has classic favorites and some obscure ones. I have also compiled the list into a YouTube playlist. Read the entire article at http://whilldtkwriter.blogspot.com/2012/10/bakers-dozen-halloween-youtube-links.html and comment there, please.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

4-ingredient Raspberry Chocolate Fudge

This recipe is a variation of the Convenient Fudge recipe that I published nearly a year ago. Caramel, peanuts, and chocolate were in the fudge, although I omitted brand IDs. This time, I'm calling out brand names and products—Duncan Hines' Frosting Creations mix of raspberry powder {"Flavor MIx") and the base frosting ("Frosting Starter"), Kraft marshmallows, and Wilton meltable candies (chocolate this time).

Read the entire article at http://whilldtkwriter.blogspot.com/2012/10/4-ingredient-raspberry-chocolate-fudge.html and comment there, please.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Contextual Train

Now and then, I'd think about words that had seemingly unrelated multiple meanings. I've discussed a few that came to mind in the last few days, such as train, lime, light, base, bass, and others. Read the entire article at http://whilldtkwriter.blogspot.com/2012/09/contextual-train.html and comment there, please.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Creating a YouTube Playlist PDQ

Use repeatable steps with minimal keystrokes for creating a YouTube playlist—my PDQ (pretty darn quick) method. Read the entire article and comment there, please.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Dreamy Music

YouTube playlists for this article (1, 2),
playlist compilation article

Songs with the word "dream" conjure mind wanderings. Difficult to be asleep AND think or mentally sing songs about dreams and dreaming. One song that could fit the bill might be one about daydreaming, such as "Daydream Believer" by the Monkees.

Read the entire article at http://whilldtkwriter.blogspot.com/2012/08/dreamy-music.html and comment there, please.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Tubular Waffle Grid Wafers

These tubes are soft rollups that you can spread frosting or other sweet filling in. The softness comes from rolling up baked waffle-cone wafers and dropping them into cylinders that are narrow enough for steam to stay in. For my recipe, I used color-coded 1-inch diameter test tubes. Read the entire article at http://whilldtkwriter.blogspot.com/2012/08/tubular-waffle-grid-wafers.html and comment there, please.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Simplest Scratch Oatmeal Cookies

This oatmeal cooky recipe uses the minimal amount of ingredients, for those who want a nekkid cooky that has lots of oatmeal …. As a bonus, I include information for resoftening a brown sugar brick into its spoonable form. Read the entire article at http://whilldtkwriter.blogspot.com/2012/07/simplest-scratch-oatmeal-cookies.html and comment there, please.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Macaroons (egg whites replacement)

Last month, I offered up cake mix macaroon cookies, and I mentioned gluey coconut clumps in context of macaroons. I still think macaroons are gluey and clumpy, but my results taste better than macaroons I remember from way back. This recipe includes information for substituting egg whites with Wilton meringue powder. Read the entire article at http://whilldtkwriter.blogspot.com/2012/07/macaroons-egg-whites-replacement.html and comment there, please.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Lemon Poppyseed Mini-cupcakes

My recipe calls for following the instructions for boxed lemon cake mix and adding two tablespoons of poppy seeds. Box mixes usually omit information about mini-cupcakes, which are about 1/3 the volume of regular cupcakes (2 1/2 x 1 1/4). The mini-cupcake size is 1 3/4 x 1. This article includes also includes mini-cupcake baking times, yields, and paper liner vs. oil vs. oil/flour methods.

Read the entire article at http://whilldtkwriter.blogspot.com/2012/06/lemon-poppyseed-mini-cupcakes.html and comment there, please.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Cake Mix Macaroon Cookies

How about a macaroon cooky that tastes a lot better than a gluey coconut clump? How about a cooky that chews like a softish cooky and has dominant coconut texture and flavor? Use a cake mix for the dry-ingredient base.

Read the entire article at http://whilldtkwriter.blogspot.com/2012/06/cake-mix-macaroon-cookies.html and comment there, please.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Waffle-grid Tortilla Recipe to Avoid

Instead, make use of some tortilla and biscuit recipes that I compiled links to for ideas. My previous blog article was a recipe for making tortillas by using a waffle cone iron. That recipe went pretty well. My followup effort, based on an online recipe for flour tortillas, using my cone waffle iron as a means to cook both sides of the tortilla, didn't yield favorable results. Read the entire article at http://whilldtkwriter.blogspot.com/2012/05/waffle-grid-tortilla-recipe-to-avoid.html and comment there, please.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

Creating a YouTube Playlist

YouTube playlist for this article, playlist compilation article

Create your own YouTube video playlist using the instructions that I provide. You can also download my .png file with tiled screenshot images. Read the entire article and comment there, please.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

2nd Life 4 Cereal Packaging

Reuse and repurpose your cereal packaging. Reuse the bags. Create stick fans and make campaign sings with the box fronts and backs. Read the entire article at http://whilldtkwriter.blogspot.com/2012/04/2nd-life-4-cereal-packaging.html and comment there, please.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Tagging Your LinkedIn Connectees

October 18, 2013: LinkedIn changed the Connections interface, integrating interaction info. The methodology I explained in this article no longer applies. For LinkedIn non-newbies, click Network > Contacts, filter and sort for your contact, hover over the contact, click Tag, and make your tagging changes accordingly.

April 22, 2014: I updated the LinkedIn tagging process—"Revisiting Tagging Your LinkedIn(r) Connections". The PDF file of the step-by-step procedure, including screen captures, is downloadable at https://app.box.com/s/ju04h698elb8j5dc0m0.

LinkedIn account holders might or might not be aware of or use the feature of connectee Tags, a way to customize and categorize connection groupings. This article is for newbies and others who want to be able to go into their Connections page and quickly find connectees grouped by common keywords, or use the feature for related purposes. Read the entire article at http://whilldtkwriter.blogspot.com/2012/03/tagging-your-linkedin-connectees.html and comment there, please.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

YouTube Playlists of My Music-themed Articles

This article is a compilation of YouTube playlists for articles that I have written and cited music YouTube links. The entire article at http://whilldtkwriter.blogspot.com/2012/02/youtube-playlists-of-my-music-themed.html includes the link to my YouTube channel and also a table with links to my articles and their YouTube playlists.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Shot Salad Shooter Slicing Cone

My Salad Shooter Slicing Cone is shot. My full article has info where I've researched and committed to obtaining the replacement part online. Also listed a couple of places that I wouldn't buy from. Read the entire article at http://whilldtkwriter.blogspot.com/2012/01/shot-salad-shooter-slicing-cone.html and comment there, please.