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Links from June 2017

Keep track of the comments you leave on blogs and articles. I store my comments in a bookmarking service pinboard. These bookmarks are handy when you need to recall a specific article.

Every month will post links to the blog posts and articles where I have left a comment. In June 2017, there are 22 such links.

  1. Two Things Local Chicagoans Do That Tourists Don’t Do – Chicago Elevated

    Oh wow, what a great question. The things I’m thinking about are things Chicagoans AND tourists don’t do. Well, at least most Chicagoans.

    I really enjoy picking one street in Chicago and walking it for miles. Or on the counter of that, start walking in one direction, and then you just follow the street lights. If you get to a red light, then you go left or right. The idea is continual walking non-stop. Although, both of these ideas aren’t really Chicago-specific. You could do this in any town.

    Let’s see, chicago-specific ideas.
    * Walk around the second floor of the Walgreens inside the Wrigley Building. Awesome views!
    * Wander around the looming shelves and stacks at One Stop Comics in Oak Park.
    *Visit the insane fireworks display at Winnemac Park.

    Oh wait. I have one thing that Chicagoans do that tourists don’t: go to Movies in the Park. Or go to concerts at Millennium Park. Do tourists do the concerts there? I don’t think they do. Although they would have to, right? It’s right there in tourist-central.

    Stored on: June 28, 2017

  2. Top six things to do with a leftover pile of dirt – Spudart

    I need to carry tiny American flags with me for situations just like this one.

    Stored on: June 26, 2017

  3. The Hot Iron – My Takeaways From December Magazine Volume 27.2

    For awhile I was getting Poetry Magazine from the Poetry Foundation in Chicago https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine

    Stored on: June 23, 2017

  4. Defining My Passions – Chris Thilk

    Great question. One of my passions is creativity.

    Stored on: June 23, 2017

  5. Jonathon on Instagram: “Where will Rizzo end up on the all-time list? #chicago #cubs #chicagocubs #cubsnation #bleedcubbieblue #gocubsgo #chitown #anthonyrizzo”

    Wow. Derek Lee hit more homeruns as a Cub than Andre Dawson.

    Stored on: June 23, 2017

  6. Estonia will back up its government in a ‘digital embassy’

    I’m proud to have an Estonian heritage. The tech things Estonia is doing makes me want to live in Estonia.

    Stored on: June 22, 2017

  7. Swarm now lets you use your coin stash to buy perks | TechCrunch

    You are the Mayor of TechCrunch Disrupt!

    Stored on: June 22, 2017

  8. The truth behind Shutterfly’s unlimited free prints offer – Spudart

    A good deal is @Shutterfly’s free 8×8 hardcover photo book. You only have to pay shipping which is $7.99. Compare that to Walgreens’ 8×8 photo book $24.99, plus $6.99 shipping.

    Stored on: June 22, 2017

  9. The last Pay Day bar – Spudart

    I tell you what. I will never, ever buy a Baby Ruth candy bar from a @getworkwell vending machine. Ever.

    Stored on: June 21, 2017

  10. I Want My Smartbed! | sparxMind

    Now the queen size cover costs $299. The price alone will not give me a good night’s sleep!

    Stored on: June 15, 2017

  11. Free Stock – Get a free stock from Robinhood | sparxMind

    I signed up and got one stock of RAD (Rite Aid) worth $2.94. Two seconds later it said it’s worth $2.95! I made an extra penny!

    Stored on: June 15, 2017

  12. Having fun crafting your meetup profile – Spudart

    Which, by the way, it’s very odd how meetup.com suggested a Glen Ellyn meetup group the very week before I move to Glen Ellyn! How did they know?!

    Stored on: June 14, 2017

  13. How to measure SEO success for your museum’s website | arts & metrics

    Oh wow, I haven’t heard about Google Data Studio. I’m going to try it out. Also, great point about homepage/nav vs. specific pieces of content.

    Stored on: June 9, 2017

  14. The Ramblings of a Chicagoan: Parameters for my Favorite Albums of All Time List

    Ah, so the main criteria is re-listenability. It would be interesting to get hands on the last.fm scrobbling data. It wouldn’t be the album with the most plays, but I’d sort through the data by pulling every user’s top album. And then seeing which album has the most #1 rankings among all listeners.

    Stored on: June 9, 2017

  15. Julius von Bismarck’s pressed plants | urban plant research

    With all those plants in the gallery, the center support column starts to look like a palm tree!

    Stored on: June 8, 2017

  16. Three more clubs coming to Wrigley in 2019 | MLB.com

    Fun idea making each table have its own player number. “I’m over at the Santo 10 table!”

    Stored on: June 8, 2017

  17. This Cubs Fan Caught a Ball in the Bleachers While Singing ‘Go! Cubs Go!’ and Filming!

    The screaming woman is pretty hilarious.

    Stored on: June 8, 2017

  18. List of Blogs – Blogs at Illinois Wesleyan

    Whoa! There are a lot of blogs at IWU! Here’s hoping someday there will be one for the School of Art. With art being such a visual field, it would be fantastic to regularly see what the students are producing.

    Stored on: June 7, 2017

  19. Our digital collections are now part of DPLA! | Archives & Special Collections

    I’m so glad you offer your archives online, and now that they are part of a larger group with the DPLA. Just today I discovered the Argus archives, so I shared a JPG one of the Argus stories on our Facebook group for IWU art alumni and students. https://www.facebook.com/groups/87892810994/permalink/10155435555015995/ I plan on sharing more stories about the School of Art on our Facebook group. Thank you

    Stored on: June 7, 2017

  20. Clutch Highlights Walker Sands as Top Chicago Digital Marketing Company | Marketing Blog: FootPrints

    Congratulations! It sounds like such a thorough process to get this award from Clutch. I’m glad you guys won.

    Stored on: June 5, 2017

  21. Should you buy your comics on Comixology or Amazon? – Spudart

    I just bought all four volumes of Darth Vader. That’s 25 comics for $8.40 OH YEAH!

    Stored on: June 5, 2017

  22. The Ramblings of a Chicagoan: Favorite Albums of All Time

    Yes, please! Parameters.

    Stored on: June 1, 2017

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