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November 24, 2013
brooklynmutt:

"I love our copy desk." - @jbsgreenberg

Every copy desk in the country needs this sign.

brooklynmutt:

"I love our copy desk." - @jbsgreenberg

Every copy desk in the country needs this sign.

(via upworthy)

22:24 // 8 months ago
July 28, 2013
Now, I’m just angry. It wouldn’t be a big deal if they would step up and say ‘I’m sorry, we will replace your stuff.’ Instead, I’m getting attitude from them. They’re sarcastic when they talk to me. They make it sound like I’m trying to rip the bank off. All I want is my stuff back.

Katie Barnett, an Ohio woman who recently lost all her possessions when First National Bank mistakenly foreclosed on her home, removed its contents, and changed her locks while she was on vacation. The bank is refusing to give back her things or fully reimburse her. (via maneatingbadger)

Ugh with a capital UGH.

(Source: mymodernwatershed, via maneatingbadger)

9:18 // 1 year ago
April 1, 2013
Because the judge did not expressly state that the sentence was consecutive, the court judicial assistant did not include that term in the mittimus, the sentence order that went to the Department of Corrections. The court regrets this oversight and extends condolences to the families of Mr. Nathan Leon and Mr. Tom Clements.
11th Judicial District of Colorado administrator Walter Blair • Discussing the situation around Evan Ebel, a man who shot and killed a prison chief last month. Turns out that, due to a clerical error, Ebel was let go four years early, after having four years added to his prison sentence due to a 2008 assault on a police guard. Instead, the sentence was misinterpreted as concurrent, leading to his release — and the slaying of two people. Ebel himself was killed March 21 in a shootout with police.
19:34 // 1 year ago
December 27, 2012
When the weather outside is frightful, and the driving’s not delightful, and you need to get your butt home, “Let is snow, let is snow, let is snow”!
When you’re trying to copy edit, but your editor’s like, “forget it,” and you work at a tiny hole, ”Let is snow, let is snow, let is snow”!

When the weather outside is frightful, and the driving’s not delightful, and you need to get your butt home, “Let is snow, let is snow, let is snow”!

When you’re trying to copy edit, but your editor’s like, “forget it,” and you work at a tiny hole, ”Let is snow, let is snow, let is snow”!

16:44 // 1 year ago
October 18, 2012
We just found the long-lost cousin of this post. Next up? A story about Lance Bass in which he’s called Lance Armstrong. (ht Romenesko)

We just found the long-lost cousin of this post. Next up? A story about Lance Bass in which he’s called Lance Armstrong. (ht Romenesko)

13:26 // 1 year ago
May 30, 2012
11:10 // 2 years ago
May 23, 2012

On easy-to-make but extremely unfortunate errors

fyeahrandomacts said: Check your title. “Obama bin Laden”

» SFB says: You know, we literally read this before we posted that article, and it must’ve had some negative subliminal effect on us. Either way, was totally unintentional, obviously, and is fixed. But we do want to apologize. It’s an obvious error to make, and we’re a small staff, but that doesn’t mean that it’s right. We’ll be more careful next time. — Ernie @ SFB

10:40 // 2 years ago
May 10, 2012
An obituary on Wednesday about the violinist Roman Totenberg repeated an error from a 1935 Times report on a concert in Washington at which Mr. Totenberg made his United States debut. He performed Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major — not in D Minor. (There is no such Beethoven violin concerto.) And the obituary misstated the surname of the pianist in the Alma Trio, which also included Mr. Totenberg and the cellist Gabor Rejto. He was Adolph Baller, not Bailer.
In which the New York Times corrects a 77-year-old error. (ht Poynter)
11:12 // 2 years ago
May 3, 2012

Did Yahoo’s newest CEO, Scott Thompson, lie on his resume?

  • success A few months back, Yahoo — which has had notoriously bad luck with chief executives, seemed to finally find a good one in Scott Thompson, who gave the company a relatively decent quarter.
  • problem However, there’s one nagging problem in this story — Thompson apparently had a major error on his resume, saying he graduated with a computer science degree. (He didn’t.)
  • response Thompson’s alma mater, Stone Hill College, listed him as an accounting major, leading to an apology from Yahoo, which says it was an “inadvertent error.” Was he poorly vetted? source

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21:33 // 2 years ago
March 22, 2012
10:30 // 2 years ago