Gina

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Name: Gina Norman Likins
Date registered: May 25, 2011

Latest posts

  1. Going “in house”! — February 15, 2013
  2. Putting the “social” in Social Media — February 29, 2012
  3. Riding bikes and other “hardwire” skills — February 7, 2012
  4. Google, how I love thee — November 29, 2011
  5. An overabundance of choices — October 24, 2011

Most commented posts

  1. Adrian and I are engaged!! — 21 comments
  2. What’s in a Name? — 20 comments

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Jun 02

cute pomeranian puppy (India)

sleepy by lintqueen
sleepy, a photo by lintqueen on Flickr.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://ginalikins.com/2011/06/02/sleepy/

Jun 01

Having fetched all my old LiveJournal entries…

I’m figuring out a way to spare you from all the twitter cross-posts…I’m sure I can do this.

Permanent link to this article: http://ginalikins.com/2011/06/01/having-fetched-all-my-old-livejournal-entries/

May 30

My experience

resume picture

resume

Learn more about my 18+ years managing online strategy for clients and organizations ranging from semiconductor associations to international non-profits to major telecommunication companies. From sci.environment to the rise of social media, I’ve seen it all.

Let me show you how online tools can make your organization’s communications more effective.

Permanent link to this article: http://ginalikins.com/2011/05/30/social_media_consultan/

May 30

Fresh Start

It was about time I switched from the advertising-laden Livejournal over to something more flexible and less annoying.  I’m hoping to import some of the content from LJ, but that’ll have to wait until I have at least the basics set up here.  Thankfully, I’ve at least spec’d the configuration of) WordPress sites before (and set up a really basic one), so this is more of a “let’s see what I can do with it” thing.

(Does everyone post an equally boring first entry just to ensure that everything is set up correctly?)

Permanent link to this article: http://ginalikins.com/2011/05/30/fresh-start/

Dec 13

Adrian and I are engaged!!

Permanent link to this article: http://ginalikins.com/2009/12/13/adrian-and-i-are-engaged/

Sep 21

Anyone on Facebook?

Just curious — I post there more regularly (though I have reinstated cross-posting from Live Journal)

Permanent link to this article: http://ginalikins.com/2009/09/21/anyone-on-facebook/

Sep 21

Just Tires Road Hazard Protection Plan — really, quite useful.

For the record, I *highly* endorse (a) Just Tires (or at least the location on Hwy 55 in Durham) and (b) their Road Hazard Protection Plan (which is the sort of “Extended Warranty” that I normally frown upon).

In this case, however, Just Tire’s Road Hazard Protection Plan (which I think cost me <$15/tire) covered sending someone out to put on the MINI's little spare (when I called them to tell them that one of my tires had a big bubble in it) *and* is going to cover replacing the tire *for free*. Seriously! I just called them up and said: "I have the tire protection plan and I've got a big bubble in my tire." And they said: "You shouldn't drive on that -- it's too dangerous. Let us send someone out to swap it out for your car's spare tire." So someone came out to work (they work through the same system as AAA, I think) and swapped out my tire. I have to remember to take the back roads home and drive slowly, though... The amazing thing is that they do this for the lifetime of the tire. Even if it's your fault. Even if someone slashes your tires. Or if you run over a nail. Or if you got a little distracted and veered up onto a curb a bit... I like them. :-)

Permanent link to this article: http://ginalikins.com/2009/09/21/just-tires-road-hazard-protection-plan-really-quite-useful/

Jun 09

grouse grouse (good concert, but audience grouse)

So tonight I went to see Steely Dan, a concert to which I’d been greatly looking forward to and for which I’d paid relatively dearly for tickets.

And I was treated to the delightful croonings (crowings? no, more like shoutings) of my seatmate, who seemed to think that he was just as capable of delivering classics such as Peg and Aja as Donald Fagan. Sadly, he neither the vocal sylings, nor, in fact, even the pitch of Mr. Fagan.

FWIW, I *do* sing at concerts but I (a) do it sotto voce unless it’s a a great big whole-audience sing-along (which I love, BTW) and (b) I try to do so on pitch.

Couple this with his space-invading arm flinging and his periodic mid-song howls and air punches of encouragement to the band (who I’m sure would have just stopped without the added cheerleading) and he almost managed to foul up and otherwise pretty great show.

I’m trying to let it go now (I’m being ridiculous, right?).

Sigh.

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Permanent link to this article: http://ginalikins.com/2009/06/09/grouse-grouse-good-concert-but-audience-grouse/

Apr 22

Laser cutter luuuuuurve

So, I’m in love with a laser cutter. I suspect it will be a deep and lasting relationship. Here’re the fruits of one of our first rendezvous…

Birdie ring.

Bunny ring.

I <3 the laser cutter.

Permanent link to this article: http://ginalikins.com/2009/04/22/laser-cutter-luuuuuurve/

Apr 17

I’m teaching a beginner class on sewing dog toys!

toys I’m teaching an introductory sewing class at TechShop: Sew Your Own Dog Toys!

It’s a 1.5 hour long class Tues. the 28th of April at 7pm.

Here’s the class description and sign up info

Permanent link to this article: http://ginalikins.com/2009/04/17/im-teaching-a-beginner-class-on-sewing-dog-toys/

Mar 23

Ipas > Reproductive health in the news, March 19, 2009

Link

(Just a test, though the news is interesting, as always)

Permanent link to this article: http://ginalikins.com/2009/03/23/ipas-reproductive-health-in-the-news-march-19-2009/

Mar 10

Not Yet Rain

Ipas has just released the trailer for Not Yet Rain, our new documentary (to be released in April 2009). Visit the site, sign up for email updates and send some love to the video on YouTube ;-)

 

Super thanks to y’all who helped me test the site!

Permanent link to this article: http://ginalikins.com/2009/03/10/not-yet-rain/

Mar 08

Quick web check help needed please (please)

If you don’t mind, can you take a quick look at http://www.notyetrain.org and just let me know whether everything is readable? And if it’s not, if there are any particular bits that are hard to read and why?

(Yes, it’s Flash. It’s a film site and we were working with an agency. I could say lots more, but really… I just need feedback on the basics.)

This entry is very protected, for obvious reasons — MANY many thanks for your help!!!!

Permanent link to this article: http://ginalikins.com/2009/03/08/quick-web-check-help-needed-please-please/

Feb 25

License plates and paradigm shifts

While driving to work this morning I saw a license plate that said "GOBRAVEZ", which in my head read "GOB RAVEZ" (which didn’t make any sense at all).  I pondered about that for a few minutes (I wasn’t very good at Bumper Stumpers) until I finally realized that it was probably "GO BRAVEZ" with the "Z" being a substitute "S" and the BRAVEZ/S being the (going out on a limb here and *not* looking it up) Atlanta Braves.*

So I started wishing there a was an iPhone ap that let me enter a license plate tag and look up what a user *had* meant to say (or even what other users had *thought* the tag meant).  Ooooh, and wouldn’t it be cool if it used the "presence/location" feature and it could tell you what vanity plates were near you (that had iPhones in the cars that had them, obv.), etc. etc.

And I don’t have an iPhone.

And yet an iPhone ap was the first way I thought to solve my license plate dilemma.

hm.

*  I realize my initial instinct could have been correct and, in fact, this individual was saying that he/she liked having long-lasting candy at misspelled all-night dance parties, but my point about paradigm shifts still holds, I think.

Permanent link to this article: http://ginalikins.com/2009/02/25/license-plates-and-paradigm-shifts/

Feb 12

new Kindle a’coming

For anyone who has heard me cooing about my Kindle, here’s where you can get yourself on the list to get the next generation one that Amazon just announced.

Permanent link to this article: http://ginalikins.com/2009/02/12/new-kindle-acoming/

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