How to Download Entire Pinterest Boards Easily

Downloadmyboard.com web interface

Downloadmyboard.com web interface

Please note that as of Dec 2014, this NO LONGER WORKS due to a security setting change on Pinterest. I’ll leave it here in case the creators of Download Your Board figures out a way to get around that. Until then, I don’t know of a reliable option for downloading entire Pinterest boards. Sorry.

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This is useful for Pinterest users and non-users alike, basically anyone who might care to grab a collection of pictures that have been gathered on a Pinterest board, in one quick swoop. How and why you use it, whether to backup, steal, borrow, translate to another format like presentation, etc. is up to you. It’s just an awesome tool providing a magnificent service.

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Fashion Designer Spotlight: Georges Hobeika

Georges HobeikaAs my fashion knowledge grows from my time on Pinterest, I am seeing more fashion from more designers. I am definitely developing favouritism towards a bunch of them so I thought I’d share some in case people haven’t heard of them. I’m no fashionista so it’s not like these designers are “unknown”, but some are maybe not household names yet.

This month, I discovered the work of Georges Hobeika. He is from Beirut, from where Zuhair Murad originates. That’s interesting to me because the first designer spotlight I had blogged about belonged Zuhair Murad’s. What were the odds that the first two designers I liked enough to blog about were both from Beirut? Is there something about my tastes that is common to their style?

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Pinterest Adds “Secret” Boards Feature, But Needs More Privacy Flexibility

Less than a week after I gave in to Pinterest, Pinterest introduced a feature I immediately wanted – secret boards that are limited in visibility to only those you choose. They’re useful for purposes like collecting gift ideas you don’t want friends and others to see, or just stuff you want to keep to yourself and/or select others. Try not to think porn here, eh? Otherwise, secret boards work like this:

  • You can create up to 3 secret boards. If you already have 3 secret boards but want to make a new one, you’ll need to delete one or make one of your current secret boards visible to everyone. If you’re invited to contribute to someone else’s secret board, it won’t count against your 3-board limit.
  • When you add a pin to a secret board, it won’t show up anywhere else on Pinterest—not in the category sections, Popular, Everything, anyone’s search results, your followers’ home feed, your own home feed, or even pins or activity pages on your profile.
  • Your secret boards and pins are at the bottom of your profile. Just scroll down to see them.

Unfortunately, you can’t convert any of your current public boards to a secret status. You can convert secret boards to public, but you can’t then turn them back. It seems Pinterest deems that once something is public, you can’t take it back. I can sort of understand why that might be, but I can’t understand why it can’t be.

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Snow Day Policy Suggestions for School Boards and Systems

This is an article about snow day policy suggestions that could be applicable to any jurisdiction where there are school closures due to extreme weather conditions (or some other climatic challenges). It is written in response to some articles specific to the province of Nova Scotia, but the suggestions are universal. May just need some customization pending starting points of jurisdictions needing policy change. Just skip to the section called My Snow Day Policy Suggestions.

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