Clear Cache Instructions

Clear Cache Instructions for 3 common browsers and operating systems:

Internet Explorer 9-11 or Firefox w/ Windows 7, and Safari with Yosemite.

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Internet Explorer (9, 10 & 11) & Windows 7

1. Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon on the top right corner of your window to open your browser settings.
2. Select “Safety” and “Delete Browsing History
3. Select “Temporary Internet Files and Website Files
4. Uncheck all other boxes/ options and click “Delete

Firefox & Windows 7

1. Click the Menu icon on the top right of the browser (This is the icon/button with 3 horizontal bars)
2. Click “History
3. Select “Clear Recent History
4. Time range to clear will have to be “Everything
5. Click the arrow next to Details if it does not show a list
6. Select at the minimum “Browsing and Download History, Form and Search History, Cookies, Cache, and Active Logins
7. Select “Clear Now
8. Once it is done clearing the history, close the browser
9. Open Firefox and try to access your unresponsive webmail page again.

Safari & Yosemite

1. To clear your cache on your Mac running Yosemite go to your menu bar at the top of your screen. Click “Safari” and choose “Clear History & Website Data” from the drop down menu.

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One Drive Tuts

This post was created because I am learning about OneDrive and how it will work on campus for FLC staff and faculty. The following page includes links to tutorials from the Office 356 support page.

Office 365 Tutorials

Office Support Search

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Lisa Reihana, “Digital Marae,” 2001

Five deities from Maori legend, rendered by Auckland, New Zealand’s contemporary artist Lisa Reihana. She is a proud feminist and a multi-media artist. the “Digital Marae” collection of 2001 is made of color photographs printed on aluminum. The following artworks are life size digital works. Nevertheless, Reihana claims to think of them as “carvings” similar to the ancestral carvings from primitive Maori culture. 

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Hinepukojurangi – mist madien

Lisa Reihana | Digital Marae, “Hinepukojurangi” | 2001

Hinepukojurangi is the mist madien or the Goddess of wind from Maori legend. It is believed that she fell in love with Uenuku, a human among men. She would visit him in our world at night and return to the heavens no later than dawn with the Goddess of light, Hinewai, sister to Hinepukojurangi. Similar to many legends where there are Gods among men, the flawed human betrays his love’s secret and she is forced to leave him until the end of his days.

Reihana recreates Hinepukojurangi in a sacred environment rising above earth and into the heavens. The space is rendered to look vast, she has split the space into three sections, the clouds at the base blend into a deep blue in the middle, which blend into a true darkness at the top of the composition. The figure is placed in the middle of the ceremonial space split into thirds. The figure hovers above the cloud line, which represents earth. She is rendered expressionless, her body language is strong, her eyes filled with passion, and her heart mourning for the one she has lost. She embodies the grace of Marvel’s present day hero “Wonder Woman” (Smith201).

Hinewai – light goddess
Lisa Reihana | Digital Marae, "The Artist" | 2007

Lisa Reihana | Digital Marae, “The Artist” | 2007

Hinewai is the little sister of the mist maiden Hinepukojurangi. Hinewai is the essence of light, the goddess of the sun. She represents the purity of the divine. Riehana has rendered this artwork in radiant light, fitting that of the beautiful Greek goddess Aphrodite.

Kurangaituku – bird woman
Lisa Reihana | Digital Marae, "Kurangaituku" | 2001

Lisa Reihana | Digital Marae, “Kurangaituku” | 2001

This artwork is based off of a Maori Legend. Hatupatu, the protagonist, ventures alone into the dark forest. He realizes how dark, cold and far away he is from everything he knows, when he hears a loud screeching sound in the distance. As he becomes acquainted with the sound he realizes it is coming from a large bird-esque form. He began to run, and looking back the bird took the shape of a woman. Hatupatu runs for cover under a rock, Kurangaituku–the bird women–tries to finagle her way in, with little success. This is a familiar story about predator vs prey.  Reihana creates a magnificent space of darkness, and in the middle is the bird woman, as if she is launching out of the canvas towards her prey, Hatupatu.

Mahuika – fire goddess
Goddess of Fire "Mahuika"

Lisa Reihana | Digital Marae, “Mahuika” | 2001

The goddess of fire is rendered on a throne, representing honor and power. The red ribbons of color add a splash of vigor, the sky is illuminated in a complementary glow. Mahuika is centered with importance in the midst of the dark ceremonial space within the composition.

Marakihau – sea monster
Lisa Reihana | Digital Marae, "Marakihau" | 2001

Lisa Reihana | Digital Marae, “Marakihau” | 2001

Marakihau, is the word for sea monster. Reihana has created a human-esque figure sharing the resemblance of a mermaid tale, her hair is wild similar to the cursed snake covered head of the mythical Medusa. The image in the text book was mislabeled Marakihau, however the still in the Smith’s book representing Reihana’s Digital Marae turned out to be the first goddess of mist or wind, “Hinepukojurangi.”

Resources on Reihana and her famous “Digital Marae” are referenced on my Pinterest board, “Maori Art Legend.”

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photoshoped meme - meant to behave

Digi Puppy

Isn’t this guy just adorable! I added some quick edits with Photoshop using predominantly filters and blending modes, and minimal brush work. Sometimes creating an image can be somewhat of a surprise when the edit is complete. I love the way the white digitized into neon lines on black in the middle of his adorable face.  

On a different note,

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I will be relatively digital free this weekend, so I will think of this guy when I am in the desert. Some friends and I are meeting up in Utah to camp near Lake Powell and have so much fun on the water. I cannot wait to try out some of my backpacking gear! My companions are car camping pretty comfy. Nevertheless this is a great chance for me to familiarize myself with the gear I have acquired from my dad for my trip in late June. I hope to be mindful this weekend and become more aware of my camping and trekking needs.

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Photoshop + the Internet

I have been curious about using brushes and plugins downloaded from the internet into my Photoshop CS6.

This video tutorial is to help set up a plugin from the internet on a Mac (if it doesn’t do so automatically).

How To Set Up Photoshop Plugins

Ideally it is supposed to be this simple:

Add AKVIS Plugins to Photoshop (for Mac)


So what am I doing wrong?

chalkboard wall

Chalkboard Paint Tutorials

There are a few ways to make custom chalkboard paint and create fun DIY signs, objects, organizers .. the list goes on an on. The following tutorials are linked to the images in this post. They will help open your eyes to the wonderful world of chalkboard ideas for your home. I encourage craft lovers to explore several ideas from others on how to make custom chalkboard paint, and what to DO with it.

1) Chalkboard Wall

Non-sanded grout + Latex paint in any color + Mixing cup or bucket + Brush or roller + Drill w/ paint mixer attachment = Chalkboard Wall Paint

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2) Chalkboard Paint with Any Color

1/2 cup acrylic paint + 1 tablespoon unsanded grout + mixing cup or bowl + spoon + paint brush+ object or board you plan to paint on = Colorful DIY Chalkboard Paint

colorful chalkboard paint recipe

3) Paint on Anything

1 cup paint + 1 tablespoon unsanded grout + Goodwill Object = Creative Chalkboard Sign

slate and tada

Once you choose the recipe to use and get the materials together, it is time to get creative. The Gallery below has some of my favorite DIY chalkboard ideas from pinterest. From what I have seen the sky is the limit on creative chalkboard ideas. ^_^

Check out more fun chalkboard DIY craft ideas on pinterest! To see the sites I drew these ideas from look below. *NOTE: hover your mouse over the link to see the title, which will refer to the topic of chalkboard paint craft ideas and tutorials from the www and will open in a new tab.

I’d like to thank the following domains for this awesome chalkboard paint ideas:

Happy Crafting!

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