Source and Attribute Creative Commons Photos Like a Pro


Definitely need to understand this a little more, but thought I would share.

Originally posted on The Daily Post:

Miss Manners will be the first to tell you that when someone gives you a gift, the proper response is a warm, enthusiastic, “thank you!” in writing. Did you know that when you accept the “gift” of a Creative Commons-licensed work such as a photo or illustration for use in your web projects, Miss Manners would endorse that same, warm, enthusiastic “thank you!” in the form of proper sourcing and attribution? Being a good citizen on the web means demonstrating proper behavior, at all events. Today, we’re going to share the wonder that is Creative Commons and your responsibilities for sourcing and attributing any material you may download there.

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By Shanta Nathwani Posted in Blog

An open letter to Innocean and Hyundai


Agree wholeheartedly. What idiots.

Originally posted on Holly Brockwell:

Dear Hyundai and your advertising agency, Innocean,

This is my dad.


His name is Geoff. He married my mum in the eighties and had two little girls, by all accounts the loves of his life.

This is the note he left when he committed suicide in his car:


And this is your new ad.

As an advertising creative, I would like to congratulate you on achieving the visceral reaction we all hope for. On prompting me to share it on my Twitter page and my blog. I would not like to congratulate you on making me cry for my dad.

When your ad started to play, and I saw the beautifully-shot scenes of taped-up car windows with exhaust feeding in, I began to shake. I shook so hard that I had to put down my drink before I spilt it. And then I started to cry. I remembered looking out…

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By Shanta Nathwani Posted in Blog

Plinky | Your Week In A Playlist

Tell us how your week went by putting together a playlist of  five songs that represent it.

via Plinky.

My Playlist

My Playlist

I’ll cover a little more than a week, but here’s a good sample:

Firstly, this song is more relevant now than it ever has been since my post on letting go:

Of course, attended a St. Patrick’s Day Party at the Retro Road Show so this one is very appropriate:

Of course, we would have celebrated my Uncle Garry’s 58th birthday yesterday, so this is in his honour:

And since yesterday was April Fool’s Day, this must be played:

Since I’m reviewing final reports and composing exams, this will be soon enough:

A bonus one since it just seems appropriate given my state of mind lately in the relationship area:

Weekly Photo Challenge: A Day in My Life

Weekly Photo Challenge: A Day in My Life.