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  • westjessie commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Unusual Uses for Magnets3 weeks ago
    Unusual Uses for Magnets

    This is my favorite Instructable of all time. It showed up in my inbox this morning and I didn't get my usual swim in before work because it was so captivating I couldn't stop reading! I haven't even gotten out of bed, yet! I can't wait to make many of these projects.I intend to use the refrigerator magnet idea to make icons that can help me remember if I have taken my medicine and vitamins and put in my eyedrops and so-on.Mike, part of the reason this Instructable is such a joy to read is that you are such an excellent writer; however, you seriously need to learn when and how to employ semicolons.I was going to point out the places where you need semicolons, but there are too many of them. So I'll just give you the first example; I am sure you will be able to extrapolate the principl...

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    This is my favorite Instructable of all time. It showed up in my inbox this morning and I didn't get my usual swim in before work because it was so captivating I couldn't stop reading! I haven't even gotten out of bed, yet! I can't wait to make many of these projects.I intend to use the refrigerator magnet idea to make icons that can help me remember if I have taken my medicine and vitamins and put in my eyedrops and so-on.Mike, part of the reason this Instructable is such a joy to read is that you are such an excellent writer; however, you seriously need to learn when and how to employ semicolons.I was going to point out the places where you need semicolons, but there are too many of them. So I'll just give you the first example; I am sure you will be able to extrapolate the principle involved:WRONG: Maybe you're working outside and drop a nail or screw, finding it outside can be a laborious task. RIGHT: Maybe you're working outside and drop a nail or screw; finding it outside can be a laborious task.The lack of semicolons is the only flaw in your otherwise-flawless (and well-proofed), highly engaging writing.Jessie (former copy-editor; current writing colleague) West

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  • Making Light From Magnetism: Electromagnetic Induction & the Bedini Machine

    Please use more paragraph breaks and proofread for typos, Sir. You will be taken more seriously, as you should be, if your writing is less run-on and more polished. It is very hard to read as-is.

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  • westjessie commented on kenyer's instructable No Holes, No Glue Bathroom Shelf1 year ago
    No Holes, No Glue Bathroom Shelf

    I had the same problem as Jon -- I did not understand at all until the very end, when I had my "aha" moment -- though I looked carefully at all the pictures along the way -- how the "clamps" were going to work.To me the word "clamp" has always meant squeezing something between two "jaws."It might be good to call these ingenious bolt devices "pressure supports" or something else that avoids the use of the word clamp...and very importantly, show us the picture of the finished project first.Also you have a few typos: in one case "the" is spelled "het" and earlier in the article "therefore" is misspelled "therefor," and in the sentence "...something is doesn't rust" the "is" should ...

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    I had the same problem as Jon -- I did not understand at all until the very end, when I had my "aha" moment -- though I looked carefully at all the pictures along the way -- how the "clamps" were going to work.To me the word "clamp" has always meant squeezing something between two "jaws."It might be good to call these ingenious bolt devices "pressure supports" or something else that avoids the use of the word clamp...and very importantly, show us the picture of the finished project first.Also you have a few typos: in one case "the" is spelled "het" and earlier in the article "therefore" is misspelled "therefor," and in the sentence "...something is doesn't rust" the "is" should be "that."Lastly I wish people writing these wonderful instructibles would define unfamiliar terms like "profiles" -- or at least say "this is a profile -- they are used in x work" and show a picture. I was not sure what "profiles" referred to in the directions.

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  • westjessie commented on FelisC's instructable How to generate high-level radiation1 year ago
    How to generate high-level radiation

    Ok so now what should I do with all that radiation? Fight evil? Will I morph into a 66-year-old super hero if I saturate myself with the Rays? Seriously, to what experiments do you allude? And is the harmful radiation contained in the tube or is it…well...radiating?

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