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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Pink Saturday 3/6/2010

Welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly at HowSweetTheSound. You'll find all sorts of beautiful things in pink so go visit the participants.

I've been trying to come up with some more little flowers from ribbon or scraps. I saw a video doing these with scraps and tried them. Scraps work great; ribbon, not so much. I'll just have to do my regular roses with the ribbon.

First a word of caution to those of you who aren't really familiar with Blogger Buzz out there. I made a decision early on with blogging that I wasn't going to include music on here because mostly it is very byte intensive. In other words, it eats up a lot of "space" and this is especially hazardous to those of you who have a certain limit to your bandwidth. It was my decision to create a blog that was easy to load. Music, sparkly and glittery images use a lot of that. I didn't want to make the experience unpleasant or make you use your bandwidth more than necessary. Text takes very, very little bandwidth. Plus a lot of people don't like music and may not like your particular genre. That being said, this was posted on the blogger site recently from their administrative people. I'd seriously consider whether having music on your blog is worth getting it pulled. I'd also advise you to pass this along to fellow bloggers so they won't be cut off unexpectedly. Here is the post:

Earlier today, word spread about some popular music blogs that were recently removed from Blogger. While we make it a policy to not publicly discuss individual users or their accounts, we wanted to clarify a few things about how and when Blogger enforces its Terms of Service as they relate to our DMCA policy.

Last summer, we updated our enforcement of the DMCA [Digital Millennium Copyright Act]. Our current policy is that when we receive a DMCA complaint, we:

• Notify the blogger about the complaint by e-mail and on the Blogger dashboard.

• Reset the offending post to 'draft' status, allowing the blogger to remove the offending content.

• Send a copy of the complaint to

When we receive multiple DMCA complaints about the same blog, and have no indication that the offending content is being used in an authorized manner, we will remove the blog.

Inevitably, we occasionally receive DMCA complaints even though the blogger does have the legal right to link to the music in question. Whether this is the result of miscommunication by staff at the record label, or confusion over which MP3s are "official," it happens. If this happens to you, it is imperative that you file a DMCA counter-claim so we know you have the right to the music in question. Otherwise, if we receive multiple DMCA complaints for your blog, this could very well constitute repeat offenses, compelling us to take action.

Update: Should have linked directly to the instructions for filing a counter-notification.

Update 2/11/10: We looked into this issue further and identified one case where a blogger did not receive notification of any DMCA complaints before their blog was removed. We're sorry about this.

We've contacted the blog owner and restored their blog, effective immediately, and we fixed the bug that caused the termination without prior notification. We're also looking into additional preventative protections. We know the DMCA process can be difficult to navigate, and we're working on ways to make this process as smooth as possible.

Now let's get on with the pink part of this saturday. ;-)

Extra guest towels in my guest bathroom.

I love pink and white together but I cannot find this color of pink in decent towels anymore.

My pen cup next to my iMac with my crib notes on it. ;-)

Holds some of my computer and electronics CDs.

Little hanging planter in the entry to my craft room.