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Misogynist by This Window – #misogynist #goldfish

Was a good day, a good day for the fish

Misogynist is from Greek misogynḗs, from the prefix miso- “hatred” plus gynḗ “a woman.” The English suffix -ist means “person who does something.” Can also mean entrenched prejudices against women.

This is the latest track to be released by This Window

Original sin: Ancestral sin, is the Christian doctrine of humanity’s state of sin resulting from the fall of man, stemming from Adam’s rebellion in the Garden of Eden. This condition has been characterized in many ways, ranging from something as insignificant as a slight deficiency, or a tendency toward sin yet without collective guilt, referred to as a “sin nature”, to something as drastic as total depravity or automatic guilt of all humans through collective guilt. Guilt is a pointless emotion, we all steal (I’ll steal any creative idea if I want to make it mine) lust (I adore your arse) and indirectly murder – I don’t give a shit about sin (maybe?) so fucking sue me. Read more…

 

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Too many blogging choices

Blogging Management

#Blogger or #WordPress – import #Tumblr

There are so many different ways to blog. In our opinion the top blogging packages are Blogger, WordPress and Tumblr. There is very little to chose between them – WordPress is more adaptable but blogger (if you have your own domain name) does really well in searches. Tumblr is a great image blogging tool

Tumblr, Blogger and WordPress Management

If you would like us to help with your Blogger or WordPress Management or website ‘tweaking’ please contact us. We specialise in fixing the stuff you cant be bothered to fix.

Blogger

– Blogger is a blog-publishing service that allows multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries. It was developed by Pyra Labs, which was bought by Google in 2003. Generally, the blogs are hosted by Google at a subdomain of blogspot.com. Blogs can also be hosted in the registered custom domain of the blogger (like www.example.com). So blogspot.com domain publishings will be redirected to the custom domain. A user can have up to 100 blogs per account.

Blogger was ranked 16 on the list of top 50 domains in terms of number of unique visitors in 2007 and since 2003 there have been several redesigns and upgrades to the layouts and dashboard, making this an easy to use platform for the novice blogger.

WordPress

– This package can be easily adapted to become a content management system and delivers a mighty bang when used to optimize a website. WordPress appeared in 2003, with a few users who were looking for a way to enhance the typography of writing on the Web. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day.

Tumblr

– Development of Tumblr began in 2006 during a two-week gap between contracts at David Karp’s software consulting company, Davidville (housed at Karp’s former internship with producer/incubator Fred Seibert’s Frederator Studios which was located a block from Tumblr’s current headquarters). Karp had been interested in tumblelogs (short-form blogs) for some time and was waiting for one of the established blogging platforms to introduce their own tumblelogging platform.

Yahoo aquires Tumblr = 2013. Tumblr has always been the wolf in sheep’s clothing – making other blogging platforms take note. Since 2007 its profile has slowly grown and raised a few admiring eyebrows. The product is a good one but what will happen when the brand gets smothered with Yahoo advertising will people ditch the brand?

With a press conference due in New York’s Times Square, just a couple of miles from Tumblr’s headquarters, nobody expects Mayer will turn up empty-handed. According to the Wall Street Journal on Sunday evening, the Yahoo board have agreed to pay $1.1bn for Tumblr and will let it continue to operate as an independent business.

Yahoo declined to comment before the announcement, but pointed out that it would be streamed live. That is something the company has previously only done (in audio) for its quarterly financial results. For Yahoo, capturing the white-hot blogging site could catapult it back into the top flight of contenders in a web world that has become hugely more complicated since it was set up in March 1995 – before Google and nearly a decade before Facebook. The Guardian

This rise in popularity of Tumblr has encouraged WordPress to implement a strategy of informing WordPress users that they are quite happy for dual users to import Tumblr blog entries into WordPress via one of the Tumblr to WXR conversion tools that are available on the web. Read more on their blog and see how to import...

Hold back on #creativity ? – #WordPress ?

Quail eggs for lunch by This Window

 

Creativity refers to the creation of something new, improved, modified or adapted (a product, a solution, a new dish etc.) that has some kind of value.

What counts as “new” may be in reference to the individual creator, or to the society or domain within which the novelty occurs, however the “newness” of a creation must not be confused with originality.

The ability to grow an idea into a business can be a simple task but sometimes the brakes are put on by the business’ creator. Entrepreneurs sometimes become blind to the obvious, convinced that their vision is the only possible route towards success. The entrepreneur’s inability to seek help and let go of their creation is sometimes the reason why they fail, avoiding or dismissing processes which offer better methods and practices. In other words they do not seek advice or they do not take advice – which may provided them with the tools and techniques that could noticeably improve efficiency or growth and ultimately lead to a faster return on investment and increased profits.

What counts as “valuable” is similarly defined in a variety of ways. Most websites suffer from unoriginality; they belong to the herd of mediocrity and banality.  Click – copy – paste. Click – copy – paste. Click – copy – paste. Click – copy – paste etc.  This is not creativity –  but is creativity all that it is cracked up to be?

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We can install, manage and maintain your website or a shopping cart for you and we can do all this on one of our green servers or your own. We can also do the same for your blog using one of our favorite tools, WordPress. This free blogging tool is as an easy and extremely effective way of enhancing your web presence and business. To maintain a successful blog it is important to know your subject and to constantly expand your own personal knowledge.

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Painted Handcrafted Wooden Ark – #woodentoys #handmade #uk

Cherries Frieze Ark

This is my most richly decorated ark and includes a classical decoration painted round the doorway at one end. My original training was as a painter and whilst teaching art in the East End of London, I discovered the collection of antique Noah’s Arks in the Bethnal Green Museum. I was inspired to make my own version of this traditional toy and one of my early arks is now on permanent display in the museum.

As a guide I have priced the Ark with 12 pairs from the main list, but you can have as many or as few as you like. The ark is made from Columbian pine, and a roof and the house lift off. The animals are in lime wood, decorated using non-toxic paint and varnish.

Size: 20” x 13” x 7”
The ark can be inscribed with the recipient’s name

Price £1590.

David Plagerson Handcrafted Noah’s Arks

Painted Wooden Ark – #woodenark #toys

Dove Frieze Ark

The frieze on this Ark incorporates the dove and olive branch motif from the biblical story of Noah. I identify my various arks by their frieze. All the traditional arks are based on medieval German houses with tiled roofs, the frieze above the windows and stone quoins that reinforce the corners of the buildings.

My hand-painted animals celebrate nature’s rich variety of pattern, stripes, spots, camouflage and decoration.

As a guide I have priced the Ark with 12 pairs from the main list, but you can have as many or as few as you like. The ark is made from Columbian pine, and a roof and the house lift off. The animals are in lime wood, decorated using non-toxic paint and varnish.

Size: 20” x 13” x 7”
The ark can be inscribed with the recipient’s name

Price £1390

David Plagerson Handcrafted Noah’s Arks