Picture it & Write Paperback Available on Amazon

Devina:

Check it! I’m published with fellow Picture It and Write contributors. I can’t speak for myself but there are great stories here. Available in both e-book and paperback. Eeeeep :D

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Originally posted on Ermilia:

piwebookcover copyAfter much toil, the paperback is officially available for purchase on Amazon! Thank you so much to the contributors and others who donated time and work for this publication. It is truly an honor to work with you to support The Girl Effect, a movement “leveraging the unique potential of adolescent girls to end poverty for themselves, their families, their communities, their countries and the world.”

Reminder for Contributors

  • The paperback has a Table of Contents so you can flip right to your contribution! Note that the eBook does not, so when previewing please keep that in mind. Not sure which version they will use for the inside preview.
  • If you like how it turned out, be sure to give it 5 stars on Goodreads!
  • If you have a Goodreads account and want to be added as an author, leave a comment with a link to your Goodreads…

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Heartbleed Bug

Devina:

This is a follow up on my last post. Better start changing those passwords.

Originally posted on The ACMS Blog:

Heartbleed bug A computer bug called Heartbleed was detected last week and revealed widely within the IT community this week. The Heartbleed bug can potentially allow malicious hackers to steal personal information such as passwords and credit card numbers.

There is no indication that a compromise has occurred among ACMS servers or at UCSD in general. However, best practice dictates that you reset your passwords. See the ACMS Global
Password reset page for instructions. Check for non-UCSD site recommendations on individual site websites or blogs.

For questions and more information about the bug, contact the ACMS Help Desk at (858) 534-2267 or acms-help@ucsd.edu, or talk to Help Desk staff in Room 1313 of the Applied Physics & Mathematics building.

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The art of being a fan

Originally posted on Cristian Mihai:

No matter who or where we are, we consume art on a daily basis. We listen to songs, go to the cinema, or spend a lazy afternoon enjoying a good book.

But why is it that art is so important? Why is it that our lives would feel empty, pointless, filled with blank spaces without art?

Art is important for a million different reasons: we consume art because it inspires us, because it gives us purpose, motivation, ambition, and it makes us dream. Art shows us a world we would’t dare imagine by ourselves. We consume art simply because it’s beautiful… a beautiful voice can be admired just for that, so is a beautiful painting.

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And I’m Back… The Marketing Continues

Originally posted on The Written Word:

photoAnd I’m Back… The Marketing Continues

So I took a 10 Day Break, and now I have returned… Just before the break, I received My “Chess With Agatha” Bookmarks, and so I will contact the Bookstore Manager, and figure out when she is there so I can have the Sample “I Died Once” Books, and Bookmarks dropped off.

Wish me luck, we shall see

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Compassion In Boston

Devina:

You need to read this.

Originally posted on Legendary Post:

An Inspiring Article, Originally Posted Here

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Eric Adelson
Eric Adelson
Yahoo! Expert

Boston Marathon explosions attract an outpouring of help from city’s residents

2 hours 33 minutes ago

It’s a plain spreadsheet with a simple title: “I have a place to offer.”

What follows is simply inspiring.

There are names, thousands of names of people in the Boston area with standing offers to help those displaced by the horrifying explosions near the finish line of Monday’s Boston Marathon. By Monday evening, the Google document had become more than a resource for the stranded. It became a viral statement of solidarity from the proud people of Massachusetts.

Links to the list can be found on the front page of the Boston Globe website. “Have a place to offer?” the website reads. “Fill out this form.”

[Related: Get more coverage of the Boston Marathon explosions]

There are email addresses and…

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January’s poetry challenge

Devina:

This is our January poetry challenge over at Poets’ Corner. Even if you’re not a poet there you are very welcome to participate! You can submit a poem here and it will soon be posted on the home page. Join us :D

Originally posted on Poet's Corner:

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January’s poetry challenge is to write a poem to or about a person close to you using any of the senses except sight. 

I’m looking forward to reading all your entries.

You can post in this challenge at anytime.

The entries so far.

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Pretty tree, what’s your name?

Devina:

Do you know what kind of tree this is?

Originally posted on The Excellence Asylum:

One of my favourite things

I would have liked to find out its name before sharing it with you but I couldn’t wait, I had it tucked away in my hard drive for a few months now. I’ve seen a younger version of this tree around. I clicked this one at my principals front yard, she’s probably the best person to ask … but I keep forgetting!

I remember while on the way to

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Test Scores Over Touchdowns: When Sports Soil Our Education System

Devina:

A well written post that hit’s a spot that needs to be looked at a lot more closely.

Originally posted on the quiet voice:

High School Football/slapstix55/CC/flickr

High School Football/slapstix55/CC/flickr

I have attended every book club meeting at my school. I’ve never missed a National Honor Society meeting, a Math Honor Society meeting, a Social Studies Honor Society meeting, or a Latin Honor Society meeting. But when I tell people that I’ve never attended a high school football game, I am always asked the same question: what’s wrong with you?

What’s wrong with me? Let’s take a look at what’s wrong with America’s schools first.

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