Tuesday, December 23, 2014

News from the Sky Island Scriber

The blog will get cranking again soon after the 1st of the year.  Those who are subscribed will continue to get the daily (or weekly - depends on your subscription) email version.  Sometimes you will find useful to log onto the Sky Island Scriber's web site.  Here's how and why.

New web addresses.  The old one still works (skyislandscriber.blogspot.com) but there are some new ones as well.  The scriber acquired our very own domain name so you can just go to www.skyislandscriber.com or just skyislandscsriber.com.

Manage your subscription[s].  While at the site, over on the right side of the page, you will find two dialogue boxes that you can use to manage daily and/or weekly subscriptions.

Search the archive.  Also over on the right side of the home page, you will find way down at the bottom, after the subscription boxes, the archive of all previous skyislandscriber posts.  They are organized by date - year and month.  But searching for a particular individual or issue is awkward.  Therefore, I installed a search engine which is in the dialogue box just above the archive listing.  Type in one or more terms and click "Search now".  For example, typing the name Nichols brings up all posts citing John Nichols.  Typing Nichols Sanders narrows the results to only those posts by Nichols citing Bernie Sanders.  If it's not full text search, it comes awfully close.  Searching for Eisenhower brings up two posts, one on an essay by Nichols and another on an essay by Krugman (essays in which Eisenhower named in the bodies but not in the posts' titles.  At the top of the results list, there is an option to sort by date.

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