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New privacy policy for spudart.org and my other websites

So many companies emailing about their privacy policy! Wow. Well, it’s a good thing that the European Union is forcing everyone to publish simple policies on how each company uses cookies and data. All consumers should know what is each company’s policy. What happens when you sign up for an email list? Or when you …

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Google search results for equal signs

Googling 19 consecutive equal signs

A Google search for 19 consecutive equal signs yields zero results. Maybe 19 is too many. Let’s try a lower number. Googling ten equal signs also gives you nothing. Ok, let’s try five. Nothing. Four? Nope. Four equal signs has no results. But three. Three is the magic. number! Three equal signs is where we start …

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Owls are assholes

Discovering an urban wildlife book through a Twitter battle

When one alternative Chicago newspaper pokes fun at another alternative Chicago newspaper, you get some fun (and I ended up finding a really cool book). January 23, 2018: the Chicago Reader retweeted an very old tweet from the Onion. April 15, 2012: The Onion’s tweet promoting an photo-post from the 1990s. October 21, 1997: The …

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Why I enjoy non-slip stickers for stairs

I’m not sure why, but I’m finding it fascinating doing a Google image search for: stair non-slip stickers.  I work at landmark Tribune Tower building in Chicago, and they have these stickers on their stairs. (Pic coming soon) Why do are non-slip stickers on stairs so cool? It’s like a baseball player wearing eye-black under …

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300 of my favorite things, by category

ART ASCII art bitmap art ceramics felt found objects HDR photography LEGO mosaics mail art modern dance oil pastels origami pencil rubbings printmaking public art sculptures Artists Alexander Calder Anselm Kiefer Bruce Nauman Camille Pissarro Christo and Jeanne-Claude Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson (aka Christopher R. W. Nevinson. He’s a recent artist of interest to me, …

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Andrew Papageorge: creativity and innovation

Creativity vs Innovation

What is the difference between creativity and innovation? Two innovation experts give their thoughts in this two-minute video. I somewhat disagree with their definitions. They infer that innovation better than creativity. Andrew Papageorge, co-founder of GAPzip, says in the video: There’s a very important distinction between creativity and innovation. Creativity, we define as the generation …

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One alley, 16 discarded Christmas trees

Walking down the alley in suburban Oak Park, Christmas trees lay next to most garbage cans. The alley becomes like a Christmas tree lot, post-Christmas. Need a Christmas tree? Take your pick. Most trees are lightly used and varying degrees of dryness. All the trees laying down, sleeping. These trees are no longer in a …

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Four trees in alley

How many handfuls of mulch is made from one Christmas tree?

Tree mulchers are crunching all the Christmas trees on curbs and in alleys. The plethora of trees will soon be a handful of wood. How much mulch does one Christmas tree produce? I’m guessing about six handfuls of mulch. What’s your guess? An internet search yields many articles outlining the benefits of mulching your tree (see …

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Justice within the Arctic Circle: front of card

Justice within the Arctic Circle

A bizarre trading card from 1936 appeared in my search for arctic cards on checkoutmycards.com. 1936 G-Men & Heroes of the Law R60 #72 – Justice Within The Arctic Circle [Good to VG‑EX] The back of the card reads: “Official” Stories from records of G-Men and Famous Police Organizations and Heroes of the Law. Copr. …

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