It’s funny how blogging is the first casualty when I’m up to my eyeballs in work. In the meantime, here are a few of the many mindless diversions on the web:
- “Insanely interesting facts” from the Mental Floss “amazing fact generator.” For example, every year since 1971, Nova Scotia has sent a giant evergreen to Massachusetts as thanks for sending aid after the devastating 1917 Halifax explosion. It’s the Boston Common Christmas tree.
- For the word that’s been on the tip of your tongue that you just can’t remember: Tip of My Tongue. You can start with partial words, must-have letters or meaning.
- Find out what the heck that acronym, abbreviation or initialism means, so you can spell it out with Acronym Finder. Why? GUI could be Graphical User Interface, or Golfing Union of Ireland, or 58 other possible definitions; don’t keep your readers guessing!
- Create a pretty word cloud from a specific URL or a bunch of text with Wordle.
Back to regularly scheduled blogging when the immediate panic is over.
Image by Tim Gouw on Unsplash.
Fun stuff! I live near Boston and have seen the Nova Scotia trees many times. Beautiful as they are, though, I’m always a little sorry that living things that took 100 years to grow are cut down.
I know what you mean! Let’s hope that the tree selection is a culling process that strengthens the forest, and after Christmas is over, the tree is recycled into wood chips for use as mulch in city parks.