I’m not sure my son’s hand-sized spider friend Roger would look quite so good squashed into paper, but it might be fascinating to compare with the 17th century specimen (above) held by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
Readers may blame my *dear* sister for this topic, the first in a restart of last year’s tag-team series.
My inner sook thought “What would I do with a Shakespeare quote”.
This is of course, a line of Lady MacBeth’s (in the Tragedy of MacBeth, Act I, Scene 7), in which she urges action as a matter of resolve. Never mind that its evil, or wrong, or unwise–its a matter of courage so grows some balls mate.
My poorly-developed inner artist wonders “how might I represent that visually?”.
My inner reference librarian thinks ‘context’ and ‘sources’.
As in, for this game (context), I need not look too far beyond Google and such easy to find if unscholarly resources like enotes, whose unattributed commentary settles on opinions as to its meaning from (sources) the OED (referring to “twisting of a tuning peg until it becomes set in its hole”) and The Riverside Shakespeare (sticking-place being “the mark to which a soldier screwed up the cord of a crossbow.”) But to the latter I believe more apropos might be Dictionary.com‘s second definition
the place in the lower part of an animal’s neck where the knife is thrust in slaughtering.”
This suggests that either the situation calls for both courage and focus (as in targetting), or that fine focus on one’s specific task (rather than the bigger/longer picture) may build or substitute for courage.
My inner scholar thinks “what is already out there”.
I could keep exploring this theme, but I want to go play Theme Hospital again.
So: Shakespeare’s (Lady MacBeth’s) context turns me off this line as inspiration to act. I’ll not beat myself with the “courage” stick to get myself to act.
Focus, on the other hand, would be lovely–so how does a multipotentialite achieve that? Hm, not? Apparently, instead, according to Emilie Wapnick, our skills are idea synthesis, rapid learning and adaptability; and such skills are needed for the “complex multidimensional problems in the world right now” for which we need “creative, out-of-the-box thinkers”… we should “*embrace* our many passions, follow our curiosity down those rabbit holes and explore our intersections”.
Capture Setup has many controls. I set the capture area to Foreground window. I left capture method at default Hot Key CTRL+F11. I left default at including mouse cursor. And after the capture show in main window of IrfanView.
Yes will need to crop
But cropping–once I realised* how (when there is an image on the canvas and no paint tools selected, just left click drag, let-go, Ctrl+Y)–is also rather nifty in IrfanView, offering (via Edit -> Show selection grid) a golden ratio grid.
Have you been dragging references from Zotero to your WordPress blog post, only to find that your WordPress theme does not have style instructions for the divs Zotero uses?
Zotero’s div classes
Perhaps like me you have noted in html view that the reference dragged from Zotero is automatically styled with “<div class=”csl-bib-body“> and <div class=”csl-entry”>”?
Adding Custom CSS to WordPress Theme
Tonight I finally worked out how to tell my blog what style it should apply to the div classes that come with citations dragged from Zotero. I took a snippet of bertobox‘s solution, and looked at my Theme Options, finding an option to add a custom css style.