Apr. 23rd, 2017

Linkage

Apr. 23rd, 2017 10:23 am
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On living with Hebrew. Alan Mintz: '...Hebrew isn’t quite like other languages. Many of the American Hebraists who taught my generation never lived in Palestine, but their Hebrew was richer and more robust than that of most of their counterparts in the Yishuv (the Jewish settlement in Palestine). There, aside from the strange case of Itamar Ben-Avi, the son of the pioneering Hebraist Eliezer Ben-Yehuda (1858-1922), the members of the first generation to be actually raised in the language were born only in the ear

ly 1930s to parents who in many cases had learned their Hebrew in Europe. In short, nativeness in Hebrew is a relatively recent phenomenon.' Follow the link for the whole thing, including, in particular, the teaching of modern Hebrew on college campuses.

David Hardy and Boys' Latin.“I invite anyone who doubts what this does for our students to come to a graduation and watch 100 black boys sharply dressed in caps and gowns and proudly reciting their school pledge in Latin,” says the school’s chief executive officer, David Hardy. “Not only is this an unexpected sight, it defies the low expectations society puts on young black men.”...

How America watches North Korea. 'Whenever a U.S. official says the American government is closely monitoring the situation in North Korea, aerial snooping is undoubtedly an important source of that information. ...'

Berkeley mayor member of Facebook Antifa group. ''Mayor Jesse Arreguin was revealed to be a member of the anti-fascist [sic] group, By Any Means Necessary (BAMN), on Facebook. BAMN orchestrated the violence that shut down a scheduled lecture at UC Berkeley featuring Milo Yiannopoulos in early 2017. Arreguin is allegedly also friends with BAMN leader, Yvette Felarca, on Facebook.

DW Markup

Apr. 23rd, 2017 12:29 pm
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While composing this morning's link roundup, I got a little bit of practice in editing html, because I'd copied article snippets to the DW rich text editor and wanted to give the page a somewhat uniform appearance rather than a mishmash of fonts.

Usually what I've done in the past is just copy the source as plain text, and add in any embedded links manually. Copying the source as rich text saves me that step, but it also preserves the font formatting, which in general I don't want to do. All in all, deleting or editing the font formatting takes more time than just copying the embedded links.

So, it was good to get the practice, but it took an inordinate amount of time (especially with my very modest html skills). And it reminded me of one thing that bothers me about composing on DW: I'm not seeing the formatting buttons on the html tab, only on the WYSIWYG rich text editor. The LJ composing page lets you click the buttons in the html editor and see the code as it is applied, which I find useful.

Hoping DW will consider adding this feature as well. Or is there a work-around I don't know about?

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