Olio – November 11, 2015

olio2Olio: a miscellaneous collection of things

Happy Veterans Day! Hats off to all who have served in the military. I found a nice history of Veterans Day at the VA’s website.

Other interesting items I’ve found online recently include ….

Raiders of the Lost Web, which discusses how websites can disappear (it’s easier than you might think) and how the Internet Archive is trying to save them

20 Quick Tips on Writing Great Blog Posts (the title is self-explanatory, eh?)

Watch What Happens When You Ask Non-Creative Professionals to Work for Free – What do you think might happen? Those working in the arts are often asked to work “on spec” or for free. The cook’s reaction to being asked to provide a meal on spec in this video is priceless.

Idea Sex: How New Yorker Cartoonists Generate 500 Ideas a Week – Gotta love the pairing of “idea” with “sex”. And 500 ideas!?! Can I come up with that many ideas in a year, let alone a week?

What has caught your eye online lately? Please share in the comments.



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