Thursday, April 27, 2006

New and Better site search tools

The simple, free search function I was using became increasingly unreliable and then quit working altogether.

http://sandradodd.com/search
I used Google's free search, and have it in a few places there now. If you come across any of the old plain non-functioning search boxes, please let me know. Google doesn't search within code, so I can't find them that way.

The 404/bad link page has been spiffed up to match that too, so try a bad link of your own device, or this one:

http://sandradodd.com/sufferingsuccotash
Holly helped me with a photoshop trick I didn't know, and Joyce Fetteroll's advice that making an image file the size you want it to finally be made the whole thing work better, so I'm grateful to Holly, Joyce and Google, and to Danielle Conger for reminding me Google had free web-search links.






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Search WWW Search SandraDodd.com


Sunday, April 2, 2006

Robyn Coburn, reading and vegetables

http://sandradodd.com/robyncoburn
Links to some of Robyn Coburn's writings

http://sandradodd.com/r/sandra
Two illustrations and an link added to a page about my kids learning to read

http://sandradodd.com/etymology
Also about reading, sort of (spelling, word histories), there are additions on the etymology page at the bottom.

http://sandradodd.com/eating/balance
New story there:

Holly has had braces since she was twelve years old. She's fourteen and they come off next month. On her Myspace page she has posted this:
Things to do when I get my braces off:
1. Have corn on the cob like all the time
2. Go to Shoney's and get like a ton of gum from their really cool 25¢ gum machine
3. Eat carrots until my skin turns orange
She doesn't chew gum much at all; never has. But she's frugal, and to spend a quarter to see that big gumball roller coaster work when she can't even eat the gum seems wrong to her. She has definitely been missing carrots, and grated carrots just aren't the same for her.—Sandra

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