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Searching my flickr favs for Paris

Can I search through my Instagram favorites?

Unfortunately, Instagram doesn’t let you search through your favorites. You can see a grid of your favorite photos. But there is no search. If there is a photo you fav’d a while ago, and you want to pull it back up, good luck! You’ll have to scroll and scroll through your favs list to find […]

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Start of Summer 2018 in Chicago

Start of summer 2018 in Chicago

DING DING DING DING   DING DING DING DING The sweet sweet alert DING DING DING DING   DING DING DING DING The sound of summer starting. DING DING DING DING   DING DING DING DING Summer is here! When the weather gets warm, sailboats in Chicago sail down the Chicago River to the harbors of Lake Michigan. […]

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Tribune Tower with -30- flag, end of story, 1925-2018

Tribune Tower’s End of Story tshirt

In less than two months, the Chicago Tribune will be moving out of Tribune Tower, into the Prudential Building four blocks south on Michigan Avenue. From 1925 to 2018, we’ve been here for 93 years. And now we are leaving our beloved building. In memorial of our time here, Chicago Tribune editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis […]

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Tulips banned on Chicago reddit

My tulips banned on Reddit

To be fair, it wasn’t my tulips that were banned. It was my self-promotion. Let me explain. Today I wrote a really nice positive post about how the tulips are blossoming in Chicago now. The vibe is totally happy and celebratory. Let’s share that joy with others! I posted a link to Reddit’s r/Chicago group. […]

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Wikipedia: mattmaldre or spudart

Which Wikipedia account should I use?

I can’t remember which account I use with Wikipedia: mattmaldre or spudart. mattmaldre has made 2 edits. spudart has 9 edits. mattmaldre’s first edit is in 2011 spudart’s first edit is 2008. Spudart seems the winner with more edits and being the older, more established account. However, I like the “mattmaldre” name, because it’s my […]

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Six new ducklings born at @shedd_aquarium are spending their first days bonding with their mother: #ChicagoTonight

Search for duck puns on duckduckgo

I keep forgetting that I have duckduckgo set as my default browser. Just now I searched for duck puns in Chrome. Up comes the DuckDuckGo website with their duck logo, and “duck puns” in the search bar. Pretty amusing! What would be the equivalent experience on Google? It wouldn’t be searching for Google on Google. […]

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Triple all caps

I LOVE ALL CAPS Some people love emojis I love all caps LOVE IT I wish there was a triple all-caps button OOOHHH WWWAAAIIITTT TTTHHHIIISSS IIISSS TTTRRRIIIPPPLLLEEE AAALLLLLL CCCAAAPPPSSS Hey, can anyone program something that will take text and make it into triple all caps? UPDATE: Yes! Here is a cool TRIPLE CAPS CONVERSION TOOL […]

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