An argument for why mathematicians and Asian Studies scholars should research together:
Image from http://iwastesomuchtime.com/on/?i=9633
Today’s inspirational (and kinda funny) spark:
My co-worker sent an email saying he would be late because he was trying to untie a squirrel tail knot. I asked for a picture, and he delivered. (submitted 23 days ago by mard86)
This is the email he sent:
I was pressed into squirrel rescue this morning on my way out. 5 young squirrels got tangled in Christmas lights in my neighbor’s yard. We got the lights off, but now their tails are one big knot, so I have to bring them into a rescue place to untie them, as I am unequipped to untie squirrel tail knots. I should be in this afternoon.
If you use Google to search for images using the term ” Monday,” you will find a lot of negative (though occasionally funny) stuff.
…BUT today I’m going to be positive and say:
Do you want to write a lot? Do you need to write a lot?
Let’s kittens help you out, my friends:
Get a fresh kitten image for every 100, 200, 500, or 1000 words. Tell me if this is not one of the best programs ever!
Website Description: Written Kitten was created by Skud, Emily and contributors. We like positive reinforcement, so we decided to make something a bit like writeordie but cuter and fuzzier. Images are randomly selected from Flickr’s “most interesting” photos matching the tags “kitten” and “cute”. Enjoy!
Extra Tip: Save your amazing typed work as you go. 🙂
Making word clouds with Wordle is fun: http://www.wordle.net/
They make a great addition to websites or you can print them out for gifts.
[Example – I framed one for a co-worker after using her name and adjectives to describe her.]
First click “Create.” Paste a bunch of text into the box (or use a website address). Then play around with the fonts, colors, and word positions.
- If you type the same word in the box multiple times (e.g., three or more), the larger it will appear in the final design.
- To save the final design, take a screen shot and then save it in a JPEG format or other suitable format.
- The FAQ page is quite helpful: http://www.wordle.net/faq