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Embedding photos from Flickr’s new layout

April 5th, 2014 by Rosa

I logged on to do some blogging today and found myself totally turned around by Flickr’s new layout. It took me a few minutes to figure out how to embed my photos (get the image file’s URL), so I thought I’d put together a quick post to save others some time.

When you click on your photos, you’ll be taken to a lightbox layout. From there, click on the three dots on the right side of the screen to open up the More Actions dialog.

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In that menu, click Download/All sizes. That will open up a new dialog box. From here, don’t left click anything. Instead, right click on the image size you want to open up the familiar dialog box that will give you the option to Copy Link Address.

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Ta da! Back in blogging business.

 

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All Godzilla wants is a Snickers

April 3rd, 2014 by Rosa

Via AdFreak, a silly Snickers commercial insinuating that all that Godzilla stomping nonsense could have been averted had he had his hunger quelled with a Snickers.

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Philadelphia chocolatiers

April 2nd, 2014 by Rosa

When I post news about chocolatiers, it’s often focused on New York City. That’s partly because there are loads of chocolatiers in NYC, and partly because I get a lot of my food news from Serious Eats,

For a change of pace, via Knile, here’s a post about chocolatiers in Philadelphia. I have tried zero of them, though I’ve seen John & Kira’s at Whole Foods (they are pricey!). More fodder for the never-ending candy bucket list!

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Serious Eats’ Chocolate Magazine

April 1st, 2014 by Rosa

The great folks at Serious Eats put out the occasional e-magazine. Their latest issue is all about chocolate, and it’ll only cost ya two bucks. Check out their post about it here.

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Irish Potatoes on Serious Eats

March 27th, 2014 by Rosa

Serious Eats titled this post “Irish Potatoes: The sweetest candy you’ve never heard of“, and they were right! I’ve never heard of Irish Potato candies before, much less had them.

I just hope that they taste better than the Idaho Spud (pictured below):

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When free candy gets controversial

March 26th, 2014 by Rosa

Via Jezebel, this past Mardi Gras, a candy shop in Missouri offered free fudge to patrons over 300 lbs. A skim through their Facebook page seems to show that they’re fond of unique promos.

This one in particular got a bit controversial thanks to their wording: “Walk, run, waddle, or ride your motorized wheelchair down to the Route 66 Candy Shoppe!”

Some people were not amused.

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Break up airport monotony with Cadbury

March 25th, 2014 by Rosa

Via AdFreak, here’s a silly Cadbury commercial featuring some airport dancing.

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Washington Post Peeps diorama contest!

March 7th, 2014 by Rosa

The Washington Post has an annual Peeps diorama contest every Easter, and it’s pretty great. People get so creative with their Peeps! This year, the contest closes March 17th, so hurry and get your artsy-fartsy on!

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Off to Shanghai + Fruit Vines Teaser

March 6th, 2014 by Rosa

By the time this post has published, I’ll be well on my way to Shanghai, China for a neuroeconomics conference. I’ll keep an eye out for any new candies, though embarrassingly (but not surprisingly) enough, I still have candies from my trip to Shanghai last summer that I never reviewed.

Like these FruTips. They’ve been sitting on my desk, and I’ve been slowly eating my way through them because they’re delicious! I really need to write them up. I also should probably buy a new tube because I’m no longer sure that I have one of each flavor of FruTip – they really are good!

I also just got these review samples of these new Fruit Vines Bites from Red Vines. I’m usually meh on licorice type candies, but I like these! I’ve already eaten quite a few cherry ones. There will be a write-up of these when I get back.

See y’all in a little over a week!

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Green Beer-flavored Jelly Bellies

March 5th, 2014 by Rosa

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. For those of you who may not be familiar, St. Patrick’s Day is a chance for to celebrate being Irish, even if they’re not actually Irish, and drink lots of green beer. Because… I’m not really sure why.

Jelly Belly recently came out with beer flavored beans (reviewed here), so clearly the next logical step was to dye the beans green for the holiday. If you visit the Jelly Belly Vistor/Tour Centers in California or Wisconsin on March 14th, you’ll be able to pick up your own boozy green beans.

That green and gold is a striking mix in those jewel tones, no?

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