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Guest Post: Nikolas Baron – Research with a Shovel, Not a Spoon

Today I welcome guest blogger, Nikolas Baron to the Ramblings. Nikolas works for the marketing department of Grammarly, an online grammar checker. Nikolas loves the written word as much as the rest of us and has kindly contributed this piece on the appropriate tools and level of aggression required for research when writing. Take it away, Nikolas! Continue reading

Maximise the Value of Your Myki Pass Refund

Don’t you love dealing with companies to get refunds?

Earlier this month my Myki died. (Out-of-towners: Myki is Melbourne’s public transport smartcard ticket system. We use the term “Smartcard” loosely.) In fact it got me to the city but wouldn’t let me go home. Totally dead. All readers at all gates just stared blankly up at me. Continue reading

Scaling Images for Websites

Last week I hastily posted a rant about massive images used in some web pages and web formatted email newsletters.

Fingers have since been pointed at Mailchimp, a popular mass mailout service, for the bungle. Apparently Mailchimp says it scales images that are published with emailouts. It does, sort of. Continue reading

When Adding Images to a Website… PLEASE Scale!

G’day everyone! It’s been a while hasn’t it? I haven’t posted lately because I’ve de-prioritised blogging for a bit to get some other stuff done. Sorry about that. Or maybe you’re glad of the space?

Anyway, time for a bit of a rant and hopefully some education. Continue reading

Rochelle’s Briefcase, Chapter 9 – A Scrivener Experiment

Greetings everyone!

I think one or two of you might actually be following my serial novel, “Rochelle’s Briefcase” so I’ll just mention that Chapter 9 is up. Voters who read chapter 8 (or skipped straight to the poll) decided that the car parked outside Rochelle’s place was a police car and not the well-known blue hatchback, not the ominous black car with tinted windows, and not Tina’s car. Continue reading