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Shopping at ALA

Does anyone who has gone to an ALA conference within the past couple years remember an artist in the vendor section? Someone who painted friendly looking dragons in a private library?


I've officially played too much Star Wars Galaxies because for the past few days whenever I'm bored I automatically move to hit the 'J' button on my keyboard to see what quests I have.

Surface Computer

Filed Under 'Dry Mouth'

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Rowling to Read Harry Potter 7 In Its Entirety

At Midnight on July 21, J.K. Rowling will give a reading of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in its entirety. The reading is expected to last until dawn and will be attended by by 500 randomly selected fans, all of whom will also receive a free signed copy of the book.

Which Wiki?

We have a very detailed librarian assigned to local history and who has done an enormous amount of research for patrons on subjects of genealogy and local history. It seems like a good basis of material for a local history wiki. The question is whether to use a well-trafficked site like Wikipedia and risk the perils of mass-editing or to setup something closed off like PBwiki but would be mainly be gotten to through our own website.

Africans for Wolfowitz

Africans for Wolfowitz:
Third World reformers resist a coup by rich Europeans.

Sub-Saharan Africa is the world's poorest region, and Mr. Wolfowitz has appropriately made it his top priority. On his first day on the job, he met with a large group of African ambassadors and advocates. His first trip as bank president was a swing through Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Africa. He also recruited two African-born women vice presidents, a rarity at the bank.

ALA Elections Begin

If you can vote, do vote. If you do vote, consider voting for SHUSH

How long will this last?

So mpow has a free blog through Blogger, and a free feeder through FeedSweep so that we can use the blog on our website, and a free email subscription service through FeedBurner so patrons can be emailed about new library info from the blog.

ALA-APA opposes privacy

In supporting the Employee Free Choice Act ALA-APA has come out against the right of a secret ballot. From Wikipedia:

Tokyopop Launches Comprehensive Rating System

Not a manga fan myself but this is a hopeful sign from one of the larger (largest?) manga publishers:

How Do They Do That?

I had clicked on the library link for the Heidi Bullard post for the Covedale Public Library. I liked their design and I'm planning on using their rss feeds as an example of how to work towards my own library's integration of feeds. What I was surprised by was how their new stuff feeds have a "Place A Hold" option.

Spam Wars

Dealing with spam in email is mostly quick and easy. And for the most part its not that much harder to delete them from blogs or flickr or youtube. But fuck-a-duck, when you are trying to use all these things, when you even have multiple blogs, it sucks the life right out of you.

Is it possible?

To integrate an outside blog like blogger or wordpress into a webpage, either the whole posts or just the subject headings?

HEX to RGB... yay!

As a web development tool I could have used this a long time ago. Pity I didn't think to look.

Vista...maybe I should just buy a Mac

Interesting article over at msn. It amazes me how they just take it as natural that Microsoft steals their design from Apple.

Apple intro's iPhone

Blogging from MacWorld 2007, Ryan Block from Endgadget reports (in detailed fashion) on Steve Jobs' presentation for Apple's new done-in-one product. (fyi: long page, many images, slow loading)

Google's Tipping Point

Comment at Instapundit, hat tip The Corner.

I haven't completely given up Google but I have started using a lot more. I don't think its a question of just trust. Sometimes when things feel like they're getting too big I just prefer to go elsewhere. But certainly in Google's case trust is becoming an issue.


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