Grammar Tips Section of Lexico (Reblog)

 Modified: December 29, 2019 at 10:25 am

Lexico appears to be a new website that is now what used to be the English Oxford Dictionaries (OED) online.

Image “Person Holding Book” by Snapwire (https://www.pexels.com/@snapwire) at Pexels (pexels.com).
Image source: https://www.pexels.com/photo/black-and-white-book-browse-dictionary-6997/ accessed 27 Dec 2019.
Image license: Free to use.

The previous URL that I used to access the English OED online when I needed a definition or thesaurus was en.oxforddictionaries.com  (the link opens in a new tab). As of roughly winter 2019, that en.oxforddictionaries.com site redirects to Lexico (lexico.com) yet it appears that the English OED online located there has just changed names to Lexico. The reason I say this is because on the left, next to the search bar for the site lexico.com  (the link opens in a new tab), it states, “Lexico, powered by Oxford.”

Aside from the new name, I only in roughly the past few months realized that the site offers more to its visitors than simply a dictionary and a thesaurus. The Lexico site offers articles and these can be found on the top menu bar of their homepage. What I’d like to reblog about here is their section on “Grammar” articles. You can find them located at lexico.com/grammar  (the link opens in a new tab). One category in the grammar section that caught my eye was the “Writing Tips (the link opens in a new tab) section, which includes categories of its own such as “How to Build a Piece of Writing (the link opens in a new tab), “Tips for Job Applications (the link opens in a new tab), “Tips for Writing Essays (the link opens in a new tab) which should presumably help students, “Types of Business Writing (the link opens in a new tab), and more.

Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive Cloud Storage Comparison (Reblog)

 Modified: January 6, 2020 at 1:17 am

Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive Cloud Storage Image (screenshot)
Source: “Google Drive vs. Microsoft OneDrive: A point-by-point comparison.” PCWorld, 06 Jan. 2020, pcworld.com/article/3510499/google-drive-vs-microsoft-onedrive.html

“Google Drive vs. Microsoft OneDrive: A point-by-point comparison”

Source: pcworld.com/article/3510499/google-drive-vs-microsoft-onedrive.html  (the link opens in a new tab).

This PCWorld  (the link opens in a new tab) article was written by contributor Ian Paul  (the link opens in a new tab) and lists out a comparison of cloud storage points between the services Google Drive  (the link opens in a new tab) and Microsoft OneDrive  (the link opens in a new tab). Mr. Paul’s article spells out six different points during his comparison with a “winner” cloud storage system at the end of each comparison point. The six comparison points are “pricing and value” with winners of both “value” and “pure storage amount,” “search” with a “search” winner, “on-the-desktop” with a winner, “end-to-end encryption” with a winner, “added security” with a winner, and Mr. Paul then ends the article with his “conclusion” section (Paul).

Source: Paul, Ian. “Google Drive vs. Microsoft OneDrive: A point-by-point comparison.” PCWorld, 19 Dec. 2019, pcworld.com/article/3510499/google-drive-vs-microsoft-onedrive.html.

Here’s a Little Halsey, Best Dance of the 2010s, and Best Dance of 2019

 Modified: December 23, 2019 at 5:25 am

With the close of the decade upon us, I noticed while listening to Spotify recently that they have made tribute playlists for the best of songs in different categories. As I was listening to one of these, the “mint Presents… Best Dance of the 2010’s (the link opens in a new tab) playlist station by Spotify on Spotify, I remembered Halsey’s songs that I’ve liked recently that I’ve heard in 2019 and previously.

Source: open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF1DX8D2YR1GbW3K?si=rJfrZE4wRRuIkiQrEAh1-A  (the link opens in a new tab).

I like Halsey’s 2019 premiered “Graveyard (the link opens in a new tab).

Source: open.spotify.com/track/6V9fHiv84WlVTg7CSnIVY2?si=HGTRfDepTA-LNxjTEB7ZrA  (the link opens in a new tab).

YouTube source: youtu.be/rPgaYeq9NvI  (the link opens in a new tab).

Also, her “Now or Never (the link opens in a new tab),

Source: open.spotify.com/track/7i2DJ88J7jQ8K7zqFX2fW8?si=Rei_83doSRCNyFlsYtKikg  (the link opens in a new tab).

YouTube Source: youtu.be/kzQTc0-iBX8  (the link opens in a new tab).

and “Alone (the link opens in a new tab),

Source: open.spotify.com/track/2Te14aSrBgFj1CE2sBBVMX?si=t2TLMQNoTHCJ2XMtMghHmw  (the link opens in a new tab).

YouTube Source: youtu.be/ZEkImgh–PE  (the link opens in a new tab).

and “Bad at Love (the link opens in a new tab).

Source: open.spotify.com/track/7y9iMe8SOB6z3NoHE2OfXl?si=XSVK0FzkRy-A2VFLNC_vhA  (the link opens in a new tab).

YouTube Source: youtu.be/xdYFuCp3m9k  (the link opens in a new tab).

“Bad at Love,” “Now or Never,” and “Alone” by Halsey are all tracks that are off of the album “hopeless fountain kingdom (Deluxe) (the link opens in a new tab).

Source: open.spotify.com/album/7GjG91tyHQNGEHzKJaqOi0?si=1OGjSKSLQwKC8nZoqFOl7g  (the link opens in a new tab).

There’s also a “hopeless fountain kingdom” playlist of videos on Youtube  (the link opens in a new tab).

Halsey can also be found on her YouTube Halsey station at youtube.com/user/iamhalsey/  (the link opens in a new tab). And, here’s Halsey’s Official Vevo channel at youtube.com/user/HalseyVEVO  (the link opens in a new tab).

Closing up the year 2019, here’s the Spotify playlist for “mint Presents …  Best Dance of 2019 (the link opens in a new tab).

Source: open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF1DWYEA2z2jQnzS?si=4dC9XRe8SjWfG5zMbI1Qaw  (the link opens in a new tab).

Style Guide on Formatting a Research Paper Resource from The MLA Style Center

 Modified: December 11, 2019 at 4:58 am

Here is a great resource for a guide on how to style your academic research paper the MLA way.

Screenshot of The MLA Style Center Writing Resources from the Modern Language Association Website
Screenshot of The MLA Style Center Writing Resources from the Modern Language Association Website
Accessed: 10 Dec 2019
Source: https://style.mla.org/formatting-papers/

Formatting a Research Paper

Source: style.mla.org/formatting-papers/  (the link opens in a new tab).

A Few U2 Albums

 Modified: December 5, 2019 at 6:14 pm

Some tracks on this “Songs of Experience (Deluxe Edition)” album by U2 helped me get through some rough and sad emotional patches. I love how music can help us cope through difficult times and better enjoy good times. Here’s the album on Spotify.

Source: open.spotify.com/album/6S9YaGXnmRe8tWJ0e457HP?si=QhUB-eZzRzatN1IH6IDQEA  (the link opens in a new tab).

Here’s “You’re The Best Thing About Me (the link opens in a new tab) by Kygo and U2 off of the “Songs of Experience” album on YouTube.

Source: youtu.be/W4TvIu1Q5pk  (the link opens in a new tab).

Here’s “Get Out Of Your Own Way (the link opens in a new tab) from that album on YouTube.

Source: youtu.be/_zu53yAoTJE  (the link opens in a new tab).

Here’s “Songs of Innocence (Deluxe),” another U2 album I like to use in rotation for listening. “The Crystal Ballroom” on this album is so feel-good and up-tempo!

Source: open.spotify.com/album/5tWSTNTqzqZhKo7FCyLwPk?si=_2h5QnXXTY2DA6vDXAXrJw  (the link opens in a new tab).

Here’s “The Crystal Ballroom (the link opens in a new tab) off of the “Songs of Innocence” album on YouTube.

Source: youtu.be/hLJs_ebmORA  (the link opens in a new tab).

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Out with the Samsung Cloud and in with OneDrive on All Galaxy Devices Reblog

 Modified: November 24, 2019 at 4:25 pm

It appears there is now “a deeper integration of Samsung and Microsoft services ever since the two companies announced their strategic partnership at the Galaxy Note 10 launch. . . . [A] report by Sammobile indicates that Microsoft’s OneDrive is set to replace Samsung’s in-house cloud storage service eventually” (Ganti).

Read more at “OneDrive Will Eventually Replace Samsung Cloud on All Galaxy Devices (the link opens in a new tab) by Anil Ganti.

OneDrive Will Eventually Replace Samsung Cloud on All Galaxy Devices

Source: Ganti, Anil. “OneDrive Will Eventually Replace Samsung Cloud on All Galaxy Devices.” WCCFTECH, wccftech.com/onedrive-will-eventually-replace-samsung-cloud-on-all-galaxy-devices/  (the link opens in a new tab). Accessed 03 Nov 2019.

Points to Consider About Potential Graduate Programs Before You Enroll

 Modified: December 3, 2019 at 1:34 pm

Despite “The 3 Most Important Questions Every Prospective Grad Student Must Face,” an article published on October 16, 2019, being geared towards a scholarly, academic discipline other than English, it was worth the time it took to read and reblog about. I know I would like to go to graduate school, something that neither of my parents did, and it sometimes seems somewhat daunting without a sort of direction to guide me for how to select a school besides figuring out what I want to specialize in, even this early on while I am about to start my second bachelor’s degree. I will be at grad school down the line and should try to give myself every advantage for its preparation and completion that I can.

After reading this, I see how it totally makes sense to not only research the coursework and specializations for graduate and Ph.D. school, but, like this article mentions, a key point to focus on is how I and potential advisors and faculty interact with each other to determine if we are good fits (he mentions if it feels right in your gut). To regroup myself, keep my life and work/school spheres centered and balanced, and get some downtime to recharge, relax, and keep my mental health going strong, the article also points to how one should assess external factors like the climate and environment around your graduate program, and even talk with current new and senior students to get a feel for how things are on campus from the student’s perspective.

For LGBTQ+ that are seeking special housing arrangments and accommodations, it is likely wise to inquire about those particulars during a campus visit or in a conversation with a housing coordinator.

Thanks, Ethan Siegel for “The 3 Most Important Questions Every Prospective Grad Student Must Face (the link opens in a new tab). Follow Ethan at his Twitter @StartsWithABang  (the link opens in a new tab) and his website startswithabang.com  (the link opens in a new tab).