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Date : March 2012

Removing Testiness From Tests

Categories: Education, InTheNews
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Published on: 2012.03.30

(Referencing the story found on ABC News and the NY Post.) The New York city public school system is trying to make tests less “biased” and less likely to “evoke unpleasant emotions” in school children. One of the ways they’re doing this is banning a list of words, including birthdays, junk food, Halloween, dinosaur, dancing,[…]

Lottery Fantasy (What’s Yours?)

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Published on: 2012.03.30

Reminded today by my friend Richard’s blog entry, I figured it’s time to describe my current “lottery fantasy”. As I commented on his entry, my earliest such childhood dreams centered around the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes, which was advertised often in those days and sent plenty of junk mail to our house. Most likely anyone[…]

Why His Expletive Is Deleted

Categories: Politics
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Published on: 2012.03.26

One of my readers recently asked why I used “[expletive deleted]” in place of the surname of one current Presidential candidate. It’s a fair question and deserves a little more explanation here. Currently, one U.S. presidential candidate (let’s call him Rick) has said things — and believes things — that are so offensive to me[…]

Be Careful, [expletive deleted]

Categories: Politics
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Published on: 2012.03.16

In his efforts to win over the die-hard right-wing conservatives, presidential hopeful Rick [expletive deleted] has promised to rid America of “hard-core pornography”. Rick [expletive deleted] declares war on pornography

The Ethics of Photo-Editing

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Published on: 2012.03.11

Every day, some photography-oriented blog or discussion group or club asks the questions: “Is it okay to edit photos?” and “If so, how much editing is okay?” First, understand that photography itself has only two actual rules: 1) There must be some form of light, and 2) There must be some device affected by light[…]

Finding Your Keepers

Categories: How To, Photography
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Published on: 2012.03.10

[Originally blogged on March 3, 2012; now completely revamped to make more sense and be more helpful.] Someone recently asked me: “How do I know which photos are keepers?” In photography lingo, “keeper” refers to the images you don’t delete, the ones you show to others. Browsing your friends’ Facebook albums, you’ll quickly see that[…]

My DIY Light Shed

Categories: DIY, How To, Photography
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Published on: 2012.03.02

Inspired by a “how to” post on a photography blog, I decided to build my own light shed out of easily found and inexpensive items. I was happy with the results. Here, I’ll detail my process and why I went this route. (7 images after the jump)

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