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Thursday, October 30, 2003
Teter Quad...wasn't that where they shot the porno?A freshman in Teter Quad was busted twice last week for drugs -- the second time was when he came to the police station with three hits of Ecstacy in his pocket! The story really must be read to be believed...
Wednesday, October 29, 2003
Coffman's Dream Realized?This is very interesting: Google searches of OCLC records
Could Steve Coffman's Earth's Largest Library be becoming a reality?
Tuesday, October 28, 2003
Now with stereo sound!I just installed a sound card in my computer (a Dell PowerEdge 600SC server). My dad is a computer guy, and he usually takes care of hardware stuff for me, so this was the first time I actually got in there and did something myself. It works and everything! Yay me!
Monday, October 27, 2003
Cool Tee'sThese are also cool tee-shirts. My friend Mitch says, "They have something to offend everyone!"
Librarian Tee'sThese are going on my Christmas list
Thursday, October 23, 2003
Ooops!This is an honest-to-God email that I just got from my friend:
To: SpinsterLibrarianHis zip code is 47714.
Update: Matt tells me that the situation is all straightened out, so I guess he's not going to have to change his identity and move to South America after all...
Monday, October 20, 2003
Too sexy?A few weeks ago, I linked this story about a Harvard librarian who says that her boss told her that she was too sexy and had a bad reputation, and that was why she was losing out on jobs to lesser qualified staff. (She is of course suing for discrimination.) Finally! A picture of the woman! How do you write a story in which a person’s appearance is very important, and then not include a picture?! It took the New York Post to get it right...go figure.
Sunday, October 19, 2003
Midnight madnessPart of the reason that I was so tired yesterday is that we went to Midnight Madness Friday night. It was fun, and now we're talking about going to an actual game some time.
Here's a little sample
Saturday, October 18, 2003
Future java junkie?I found myself getting sleepy today while working on my midterms, so I got out the single serve coffee bags that I keep for company, and made myself a cup. (As a rule, I'm not a coffee drinker, iced tea is my drink of choice.) With a packet and a half of Splenda, and a liberal dose of half-and-half, this stuff is almost tasty...and I feel a little perkier now. Back to the books!
Thursday, October 16, 2003
MidtermsI have two take-home midterm exams, one due tomorrow, and one due next Thursday, so don't expect much blogging until the end of next week. Back to the books!
Tuesday, October 14, 2003
Takin' it off for a good cause...Sure, there have been lots of these "get (almost) naked to raise money" calendars now, but this one is for a very good cause -- to help a school system hit hard by budget shortfalls.
"You are OK."On AllLookSame.com, you can test your skill at distinguishing between different Asian nationalities. The average score is seven correct out of 18. I got nine right, so my result was, "Normal" with the comment, "You are OK." Glad to hear it.
Wednesday, October 08, 2003
Never fear...I can't believe that I have gone this long without posting about Angle Grinder Man. Now, where I'm from, they occasionally put "The Boot" on a person's car, but you don't feel sorry for them, because you have to have lots of unpaid parking tickets before that happens. (And the fact that it's usually being put on a Lexus SUV or similar doesn't hurt either...) Reading this NYT article* about it, it sounds like they clamp you on the very first offense, and it costs $150 to get it off!? And it is private companies that you call and then pay to take it off? This is a nice little moneymaking scheme that the businessmen and the politicians have cooked up... (links from David)
* login with: coporatemedia stillsucks
Monday, October 06, 2003
And she calls herself a liberal...A friend of mine started chatting with this girl after seeing her online personal ad. She is 19, from the Chicago suburbs, and identified herself as a liberal:
Her: if black people can spell their own names they get admitted to college
Saturday, October 04, 2003
LinksI was trying out a new (new to me anyway) kind of Google search where you can see who links to a website. Most of the results were ones that I knew about, but a big surprise was a link on a page made by a professor at the University of Iceland. Maybe that explains the occasional
Wednesday, October 01, 2003
From Jessicat:Former Attorney General Ed Meese was on the Today Show this week to discuss the Patriot Act. When Katie Couric asked him about the ALA's position in the debate, his response was,
"We all know that librarians are more interested in making pornography available to children than they are to stopping terrorists."
Tell Ed what you think about this statement at email@example.com. Better yet, send him a Librarian Action Figure! His mailing address is:
The Heritage Foundation
214 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington DC 20002-4999
ph 202.546.4400 | fax 202.546.8328
With shushing action!The librarian action figure is now available for purchase...