Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Cricut Search Tip
In the world of data and programming, some punctuation marks serve a function OTHER that what it was intended for in the English language. Sometimes the difference between a program working correctly is the difference between a comma and a semi-colon. Changing that one little punctuation mark changes that function and the outcome of the entire program.
What does this have to do with a crafting blog? Well, over the weekend I found out that if you are searching for a phrase on Cricut Search and there is an apostrophe in that phrase, it will not allow the search function of the site to work as it was intended. How do I know this? If you search It's a girl on Cricut Search you will get no matches in your search. But, if you search a girl . . . just dropping the word It's you will find all of the cartridges that have the phrase It's a girl on them.
I am trying to decide if I want to go back through the cartridges and remove all apostrophes from phrases. Maybe this is a project I can assign to one of the kids over the summer. For now, just remember to drop any word that contains an apostrophe from your search.