A ChiaPost* – Saturday, September 14, 2013

Link: Wow! A new Web Clipper (for Chrome) from Evernote (Evernote Blog post via CNET)

  • My 2¢: This update of the most used extension of my Chrome browser (and one of the reasons I use Chrome most of the time) completes the mashup of another of my go-to tools, Skitch. While I’ve whined about the ways Evernote has gone backwards in developing Skitch’s desktop tool (like, the missing paint bucket tool and the way you can use any font as long as it’s the only font they have), this version of Web Clipper demonstrates what Evernote saw in Skitch.

Link: Zoter0 – “Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

  • Tip: If you need to create citations for anything from an Wikipedia entry to a professional white paper to your magnum opus non-fiction, the aircraft carrier of web citation tools is the free tool, Zotera. (I like it so much, I’ll give the following “thank you” shout out: Zotero is a project of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, and was initially funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.)

Link: (From TheAtlantic.com) So Putin Wants to Make a Difference in Syria? Here’s How He Can Do It

  • My 2¢: Because of the nuanced and tail-chasing revolving logic of the Syria air strike issue, I’ve decided that there are times when everything that needs to be said, has already been shouted. I know, however, that even if I agreed 100% with the words in Putin’s op-ed, I’d find it impossible take seriously knowing its source. This essay puts into intelligent reasoning what I have neither the time, knowledge nor inclination to write.

*I’m experimenting with a posting format I’m calling ChiaPost (a satirical reference to the As Seen on TV plants). These posts are a collection of related (by timeframe or topic) links, thoughts, tweets and other media I want to briefly share and annotate. The reference to “Chia” indicates they are not finished until I note they are finished.

I am using the web-app outliner Fargo.io to manage these posts.