Archive for March, 2008

What am I missing?

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

I wanted to find a picture to use on my blog. I looked on flickr as I remembered that they allowed people to use Creative Commons’ licenses. But I can’t find a picture I can use. Everything I looked at was using an attribution license. The license is worded as follows:

Attribution. You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).

So where on flickr do the licensors state how you should make the attribution?


Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

I spent hours at the end of last week trying to translate a Japanese children’s story. Tonight I am trying to write one. I decided to pick something vaguely Irish to write about though it took a while to work out what story to tell. My first thought was of the legend of Finn MacCool. This was never told to me as a proper story but more as a series of snippets – “built the Giant’s Causeway”, “created the Isle of Man” – and neither of these scenarios inspired me. In the end I decided to write a short story based on a Leprechaun I have called Seamus. This pulls in a variety of elements from Leprechaun stories including a pot of gold and a red ribbon. So far I have only managed three sentences in Japanese. I need to finish this by Tuesday morning.