Saturday, January 18, 2014

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Another place on the inter-webs to spend some time ...

It's January.  My annual slide into the dark places of S.A.D. [Seasonal Affective Disorder].

A few days ago I sat down in front of the computer and have been reading the internet.  Until I start feeling better, I'll just keep on reading until I've read it all.

Unwrapping the History of the Doggie Bag | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian: "...ask for a doggie bag. But as you're waiting for your waiter to come back with a box, do you ever stop to wonder how this commonplace dining practice started off? "

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10 popular quotes, and who really said them - Canada - CBC News

Now here's a couple of job titles you don't run into that often!

10 popular quotes, and who really said them - Canada - CBC News: "Many popular turns of phrase were said by someone other than the person to whom they are often attributed - and in some cases were never said at all. But how do you find the true source of a quotation?

"Elementary, my dear Watson." You ask someone in the know.

That's Fred Shapiro, the editor of the Yale Book of Quotations. He's also the author of the Oxford Dictionary of American Legal Quotations and is a contributor to the Oxford English Dictionary, as well as a librarian and lecturer at Yale Law School. "

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There is also a link to "Quote Investigator" from the CBC article page, that I find interesting.

Of course, now that I'm writing a post about quotes and want to include one or two of my favourites, my mind is blank.  Can't think of any.  What's your favourite quote?

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Gmail Assist Spam

This needs to be an opt-in feature or it is just allowing spam into my inbox.  If Gmail is going to assist spam instead of guarding against it, then it's not an email client for me.

Official Gmail Blog: Reach the people you know more easily:

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