Submitted by Blake on November 10, 2003 - 5:08pm
Am I the only one that uses that "Dissatisfied with your search results? Help us improve." link on the first page of Google search results? I find myself strangely motivated to tell them what's wrong with the really bad search results. I also find myself being disappointed more often than not lately. I wonder how many of those they read?
Submitted by Blake on November 9, 2003 - 2:32am
I just lost 5 hours and about 60 degrees going from Hawaii to Buffalo. So I'm back, the pain in my wrists is gone, my skin is tan, and I seem to be able to remember all my important passwords, so I should be back up to speed in no time.
LISNews/LISHost held up pretty well thanks to Joe, Aaron, and everyone who let them know it was down.
Thanks to all the authors, the stories kept flowing. I've always dreamed of the day LISNews ran itself, it seems we've reached that point!
Submitted by djfiander on November 6, 2003 - 3:12pm
Man, I so want some despair.com gear.
In fact, I would almost kill for a Cluelessness
poster. Of course, it would have to be for home. It's not exactly appropriate for work, even if that's the way I feel some days.
Submitted by mcbride on November 5, 2003 - 10:45pm
RedHat seems to be performing pretty well. Had to do some funky reconfiguration, as the system kept mis-identifying my network card. All's happy now. I just need to get some addtional software to make it complete, although you would be amazed at all the software that comes with the basic install, all open-source. If anyone has an extra PC lying around, it would be worth your time to try out one of the linux flavors. It's a nice change of pace from Windows.
Submitted by djfiander on November 5, 2003 - 4:42pm
Actually, it's not a myth, mostly. Unless you actually work in a library.
The other day, I requested a book transfered from another library in the university system to my library. The usual sort of thing. Now, this means that everybody in the circulation area (which for us is the whole library) knows that I want this book. Of course, it was Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things, which looks at classification, and the creation of categories from a cognitive science basis, so it's not very concerning.
Submitted by birdie on November 4, 2003 - 8:53pm
Shall I or shan't I? I found myself asking my college-aged son about the pros and cons of blogging. When/if he gets back to me (not that I'm waiting for his approval), you may/may not hear from me again! ps - don't hold your breath folks.
Submitted by Karl on November 3, 2003 - 4:53pm
The Internet is down.
I'm sorry. The Internet is down.
Due to the power outage downtown, we don't have Internet access.
As it says on the sign, the Internet is down.
The Internet is still down.
The computers are up, and Internet is available, but spotty, and the catalog is still down.
"Oh, I don't need that. I just need my e-mail."
You've never heard of a RefGrunt?
Submitted by Blake on November 3, 2003 - 6:04am
Things I have learned this week:
I can live quite well without computers.
Everyone wants to sell you something in Hawaii.
People from all over the world say "ya know what I'm sayin?"
12 hours on a tour bus is about 8 hours too many.
I know what a humuhumunukunukuapuaa looks like up close.
12 hours on a plane is about 8 hours too many.
Dail up internet ain't so bad.
I'll be back in a week. Thanks for a great 4 years, and for a great Blake-Free week.
Submitted by djfiander on October 31, 2003 - 6:34pm
Well, not dead yet; it's got a month or so to go. This just came from the education librarian:
Hi, all - like the sad news of the passing of an old friend, I understand
that the ERIC Clearinghouses have been given a deadline of December 19,
2003, to close all Web sites (including AskERIC) and disconnect all e-mail
addresses that make use of the name "ERIC", and all toll-free phone numbers.
Submitted by rteeter on October 31, 2003 - 6:28pm
The RSS feeds don't seem to have been updated since Wednesday. The last new story was the one about West Palm Library. I tried the articles*, index*, and lisnewscom* feeds.
This just in: lisnews.rss seems to be up-to-date.
Submitted by Karl on October 31, 2003 - 6:21pm
On Hat Day, nearly everyone wore hats, so I felt confident that I wouldn't be the only one in costume on Halloween. WRONG. Here I am, walking around in full cowboy garb -- I even made myself a sheriff's badge with my nametag on it -- and nobody else dressed up!
Hi! I'm Karl and I'll be your library dork today.
Submitted by Karl on October 31, 2003 - 1:16am
I just had a patron call me "babe" and "hon" in the same telephone call. Welcome to Tulsa!
Submitted by mcbride on October 29, 2003 - 7:28pm
Trying my first install of RedHat on my old desktop today. Verifying the ISO install files now. I've used linux/unix many times, never installed. Cross those fingers.
Submitted by Karl on October 29, 2003 - 4:27pm
"Preferred Customers" of our largest local bookstore, Novel Idea, received a letter last night inviting us to a special early opportunity to get in on their big clearance sale. They are closing down both locations, selling "to the bare walls" as the saying goes, fixtures and all.
Submitted by infozo on October 29, 2003 - 1:42pm
well, I used to have an account here, and then it disappeared... I can only imagine because of lack of use. Perhaps if I put some data somewhere, that won't happen again. (pity though; I miss my low user number...)
Submitted by djfiander on October 28, 2003 - 11:20pm
I wrote this when I was doing an independent study paper in cataloging for my masters.
Submitted by djfiander on October 28, 2003 - 7:54pm
Just so you know, I hate them. And they're not getting any better
Submitted by rteeter on October 28, 2003 - 6:39pm
I've got a Web page where I track news articles on a certain subject. I've set up an RSS feed to go with it. All I really need for each item is a headline, link, paper and date (which can go in description), and the date I posted it (pubdate). It looks like RSS 2.0 will do everything I need. But I notice some of the cool kids use RSS 1.0 (which is actually more complicated that 2.0, but that's another whole megilla).
Submitted by Karl on October 28, 2003 - 6:36pm
Today we're having a staff potluck, and our social committee declared it "Hat Day". Everyone is supposed to wear a hat.
Submitted by Joey on October 28, 2003 - 12:36am
The members of fairy tales have been evicted from the homes, and now live in New York city. They have their own government, their own powers, and they live among the humans without being noticed. Things go wrong when Rose Red is murdered, and it's up to the Wolf (as in Big, Bad) to determine who did it.
Recommended to older teens and adults. There's one sex scene (a sheet covers the nudity)and some references to sex.