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Rotating Image Header Tutorial for WordPress.com

We used to run the CUTLINE theme here on your favorite Urban Semiotic and I wanted to bring back our famous Rotating Image Headers that change with every fresh re-load of a page if you happen to be using that theme.

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Do You Need an Agent?

Yes, you need an Agent if you plan to have a serious career as an author — especially as a book author — because an Agent has value in adding what you don’t know to the publishing equation. In my Writing Advice for Authors message, I dug into the process of writing and I also touched on the importance of having an Agent on your side no matter what sort of paid writing path you choose to pursue.

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CyndiLauper.com Steals from GO INSIDE Magazine

Pop singer Cyndi Lauper’s “official” website stole an article Janna Sweenie wrote for GO INSIDE Magazine a few years back and republished the article, in full, without our knowledge or even permission to republish the article. You can see the thievery here:

http://www.cyndilauper.com/article_det.php?display=all&art_id=144

You can see the original article here:

http://goinside.com/1998/07/05/interpreting-for-cyndi-lauper/

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Celebrating Adobe Bridge

Adobe Bridge is a keen image management program I have been using all day every day for the past month as I work on Hand Jive, my American Sign Language book with Janna Sweenie, that will soon be published by Barnes and Noble and distributed by Sterling in early 2006.
Adobe Bridge makes it really easy to re-name image files. I can also preview video files. I can move, copy and manage all my images without leaving Adobe Bridge. I am able to convert files and contact sheets using PhotoShop CS2.
I wish Adobe Bridge provided native support for the Adobe DNG Converter and I hope that functionality will be added in a future dot update.
I just upgraded to Adobe Bridge 1.0.1.46 — it was a 38MB download — so be sure to pull down HELP | UPDATES from your sticky menu to see if your bridge needs re-building.