Nuther-Duffer likes to begin a new year with a list of goals for the coming months. Goals are so much friendlier than resolutions. They’re flexible, for one thing (so you avoid the experience of breaking a resolution during the second week of January then spending the next 50 weeks feeling like a failure). And progress counts — if you tried and came up short, you still get to feel good about yourself.
The original plan was to sneak in a round at Ocean View today — the forecast promised upper 40s and occasional sunshine, the one warm day in two weeks of where’s-the-global-warming-when-we-need-it cold — but …. The good folks at OV called yesterday to let us know many of their greens were staying covered and only temporary greens would be available. That was good of them.
It’s 29 degrees outside (optimistically) and the greens, at least at Ocean View Golf Course, are covered with tarps. Perfect conditions to be thinking about golf deals. Here are a couple that showed up today:The Winter Player Pass at Riverfront Golf Course in Suffolk. It’s good through March 31 (anytime weekdays, after noon weekends and holidays). For $99, you get four rounds, cart included. 25 bucks around is not a bad deal at Riverfront (or a lot of other courses).
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".