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Jason Griffey
Screw you, buzzfeed & upworthy. How do you know what I won’t believe?
Here's a start: Don't believe that buzzfeed or upworthy are worth visiting. You can probably add Business Insider and HuffPo to that list. - Walt Crawford
You won't believe what Upworthy and Buzzfeed think you won't believe. Click now to find out! - Laura Norvig
^^+10 What a weird old trick that is. - Walt Crawford
we're all going to die! news at 11! (at 11: the average mortality rate is now...) - Christina Pikas
The headlines they make up next will restore your faith in humanity. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
ALL NATURAL headline ingredients! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Christina Pikas
I want to start an LSW award for old follower for those not eligible for ASIST's new leader award or SLA's rising star. I will hereby nominate myself as the first "old follower" awardee :)
or ALA emerging leader - maʀtha
shover and maker? - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
The Methuselah Award for Outstanding Achievement In The Field Of Excellence - Pete
Me second (unless there's an Ancient Follower category). And, Pete, maybe change "Excellence" to "Persistence" for my version. "Keep on keeping on" is the motto. - Walt Crawford
The LSW Emerged Leader. - Joe - Systems Analyst
there you go! - maʀtha
lsw submerged follower? - Christina Pikas
Esteemed Colleague? - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Now stuck in my head: "Not waving, but drowning". (Is there term for this? Poetry worm?) - maʀtha
oh, how about Submerged Minion? Submerged Serf? - maʀtha
The LSW Plebeian Proletariat Librarian of the year. - Joe - Systems Analyst
"although I found the paper on a .org website, the fact that it is also in PubMed gives the published paper more authority" Discuss among yourselves.
I'm totally overthinking it, but I'm not certain it's a wrong statement. We do believe that the things in databases are quality, right? A database source gives an item more claim, yes? I think it's bugging me because it's not actually true? Or is it? (she says as she chases her tail....) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
It's a correlation/causation fallacy. It's not more authoritative because it's in PubMed; it's in PubMed because it's more authoritative. (Or actually it's in PubMed because it's in [journal] because it was judged by hopefully authoritative people to be of sufficient quality/importance.) - Deborah Fitchett
okay, so, the problem is it doesn't tell you very much. there are lame things in PubMed. in itself, being in PubMed doesn't really tell you anything about the credibility, relevance, or authority of the source. so, it doesn't hurt her case, but it doesn't help it either. - maʀtha
also, in the age of OA, I'm uncomfortable with claims that a source is somehow more credible because it is owned by the library or in a database we pay buckets of money for - maʀtha
Ah, Martha's just clarified for me what was bugging me about what I just said. That is: *some things* are in PubMed because they're more authoritative. Other things are in PubMed for other reasons. From this end of it we don't know which things are in for which reasons, and that makes it hard to assess whether it's authoritative. - Deborah Fitchett
Yeah, authority comes from the creator, not the database. There are white supremacist rags in Academic Search Premier, and there are top notch works produced by Orgs. - lris
Yep. - maʀtha
Isn't mayo an org? - Christina Pikas from iPhone
You're right! I thought it was .com. - maʀtha
Exactly. So, it feels right (most folks do this, even if unconsciously)), but it isn't actually right. For students learning to identify authority, we practically force feed them that stuff in databases is the good stuff, right? But we don;t do it explicitly, so we leave the ins and outs of the details unsaid. (student isn't being graded down for this, I posted it here because it really struck me as identifying something) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
We do? I don't think I know anyone who teaches that databases are de facto full of good stuff. - lris
The databases are a tool, just like search engines are a tool, and print indexes were a tool. There is nothing automagical about them that makes their content inherently better. I am constantly telling students, "It really is okay to use the Google. Here is how it can be helpful." Maybe there are instructors who tell students that the most important thing, and the only important thing... more... - maʀtha
Here are some more important questions: What is the source? How was it created, by whom, and for what purpose? In what culture does it exist? Can you tell how it fits into the larger universe of knowledge on this subject? and so forth - maʀtha
I think we imply it when we push the databases. I didn;t say we teach it. And this was a poor attempt to apply a lot of evluation criteria, but this one they pulled out of the air. We may as individuals take a different tact, but I think librarians, in general, send this message. (and especially at MPOW, where most folks go their middle years without seeing a librarian, ever. Profs... more... - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I think you're conflating search tools and evaluation in ways that I haven't encountered. You can perform certain functions in databases that you can't in other places. And you can get to some content you can't get to other ways. But even with database results we still have to teach evaluation and critical thinking. I often teach google, Wikipedia, and a database, each as a tool with its pros and cons, each needing very similar evaluative skills. - lris
The fundamental problem here is the (on bad days not entirely groundless) belief that requiring students to *think* in this way is an idealistic but fundamentally hopeless goal and that the best we can hope to achieve is to train them to memorise a set of places that are good vs places that are bad and do research by, like a pigeon, pecking the right button to get the rewards of a good grade. - Deborah Fitchett
This assignment was that they search for their topic, and evaluate an item they found there, and also the potential usefulness of government information for their thesis topic. I didn't conflate evaluation and tool; the student evaluated with a criteria that suprisingly included tool, and I started thinking about how that entered into their toolbox. he wasn't explicitly taught it, but I do think he has been implicitly taught it along the way? Or at least, that's the theory I'm considering. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
This doesn't surprise me at all. PubMed doesn't have a limit for peer-reviewed/scholarly content because the (research, non-editorial) articles largely tend to be peer-reviewed, so it is easy to come up with a correlation to authority. In fact, it's basically used as an advertisement for PubMed, that it doesn't include news/magazine sources. The medical literature employs a different (more nuanced?) scale of evidence than your "typical literature", though, so you have to think beyond peer-review. - Meg VMeg
I have heard librarians say "library databases are better than the free web" which tends to imply "if you use them, you'll always be safe." So yeah, I think in a sense people teach it. - barbara fister
I'm intrigued by the implicit ".org is less authoritative than .com" that seems to underlie the original statement. Am I reading too much into that? - Cameron Neylon
Oh, I read that as "Being on a .org site hints at a paper's authority, and indexing in PubMed confirms." PubMed isn't a .com. - Meg VMeg
I read it as "this advocacy group posted this info, but it's SCIENCE not advocacy and SCIENCE is truth." Or "it's not just on this website, it was published elsewhere and confirms what the website says." or something like that... - barbara fister
Joe - Systems Analyst
I want to thank jambina and many others in the LSW for giving me the inspiration and encouragement to initiate the startup of the Scholarly Communication Section of the Academic Division of SLA. We now have a basic webpage and twitter account. and
Jeez my pic is huge on the libguide. Think I will edit that to make it less huge. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Keeping my promise and joining SLA. *g* Looking for service opportunities, so lemme know whatcha got. - RepoRat
I am also tempted to rejoin SLA after many years. - John Dupuis
Dorothea, be sure to also join the data caucus that just started. - kendrak from Android
i didn't intend to let it lapse - despite my distaste for some of the hq stuff - but it came up for renewal when there was a freeze and haven't gotten around to it since. i miss the DC list - was very useful - Christina Pikas
thanks, Kendra, will do! - RepoRat
Thanks for the plug on the Data Caucus, Kendra!!! Repo,I am a co-convener and we would LOVE to have you :) - LibrarianOnTheLoose
We will sooooo plug data caucus stuff/resources/content as well. - Joe - Systems Analyst
linky to the data caucus? - RepoRat
Here is info on their first meeting. - Joe - Systems Analyst
damn, boo, I thought you were a lot younger than me! *41 fistbump* - RepoRat
whippersnappers :D - Pete
lookin' sharp! - ~Courtney F
is it your birthday? - maʀtha
Kids. - Uli
oh there u r.. long time no see !! Looking snazzy bro - Peter Dawson
you make that look hella good, boo. ahem. Have an awesome day!!! - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
You make it look damn good. - Jenny H. from Android
Looks good on ya! You show that number who BAWSE! - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson
Happy birthday Luv! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday!! - lris
Happy Birthday! - Rodfather
Happy Birthday, D! - vicster: full-bodied
Many happy returns! - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
Happeh burday Derrick! - Lily
Happy birthday, my friend. - Steele Lawman
happy birthday - chamberlain
Lookin' good, D. Happy birthday!! - Laura
Oh, bless your happy face! - Glen Campbell
Happy birthday, D! - Anne Bouey
You look great! Happy Birthday! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Happy birthday. - Eric - Watch Me Now
They're so cute at that age. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Have a great prime number year. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Happy birthday! - Jim is digging out.
Happy Birthday Derrick!!!! - VALZ SCARLETTS MAMA
Have a wonderful birthday!! - Katy S
Happy birthday, ho. <3 - Betty Write
Happy Birthday! - Kevin Johnson
Happy Birthday, D. - MoTO Moca Blend from Android
Hope you're having a wonderful day. Happy Birthday! - Trish R
Happy birthday D!! - Corinne L
Happy D birthday! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Buon compleanno! - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Happy birthday!! - Yolanda
Happy birthday! Hope it is a great one :D - Jennifer Dittrich
:) Happiest of birthdays, Derrick! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Thanks everyone! Your kind thoughts and wishes mean the world to me. Sending kindness and good will right back atcha. :) - Derrick
Another 41 fist bump - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Belated Happy Birthday, Derrick. I figured you for 10 years younger.I thinks it the "attitude" you convey... (that's a good thing.) - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
John Dupuis
RT @LibrarianAngie: Kiss A Librarian This Week? NO. Bad title, @chronicle. I'm w/ commenter - better pay = much better thanks.
pay isn't my main thing: stand up for me and our services to lab leadership - Christina Pikas
Rachel Walden
Anybody have recommendations for students on sources of financial aid/grants/scholarships?
More specifically, student was told to get a book on sources of grants/scholarships, but I am not sure what to recommend. - Rachel Walden
Wow. We used to keep books like that in our reference section, until they invented this thing called "the internet." We've weeded them all, but maybe your reference section has one? Or the public library? Can the student narrow it down any: grants/scholarships for college? grad school? students with particular characteristics? studying particular fields? - Catherine Pellegrino
pub lib has these big floppy books that list grants/scholarships... tons of them. they're with the gre/gmat/act/whatever study books - Christina Pikas,, and are all free databases that are pretty good. - kaijsa
What is this "internet" you speak of? ;) Thanks for the online suggestions, will pass along. - Rachel Walden
now that my hair is getting longer i'm having a problem holding it out of my face. where does one go to get cute hair things these days (clips, bands). i'm currently rocking a binder clip to keep it back. :(
I've had decent luck at Target - the stock tends to come and go, so it isn't always the same selection. - Jennifer Dittrich
Justice or Claire's? That's where my kids get most of their cute hair things. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
All of the above, plus Ulta. - Corinne L
Grocery store? - Christina Pikas from iPhone
laura x
I am going to make myself go to Target this afternoon over my lunch break because we need more non-spilly sippy cups. Please tell me something frivolous I could get there for me for $10-15 that will cheer me up.
cute socks? - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
boxed wine - kendrak
a t-shirt in an outrageous color - Catherine Pellegrino
Easter candy - Catherine Pellegrino
Bottle of wine :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
A place mat and plastic flatware and dish for lunches at work. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I totally misread gel pens and wondered when Target started selling sex toys... - WebGoddess
Bouquet of flowers. - Kirsten
Bunny ears. - Yvonne from FFHound!
If I could get a decent sex toy in that price range anywhere I'd be astounded. :) - laura x
"decent sex toy" seems positively oxymoronic. - DJF
I was going to go now, but all the other senior staff have left the building, which makes me feel I should stay. - laura x
You guys, I suck at frivolity. I bought sippy cups, two glass canisters for food storage, envelopes, and a mop. - laura x
Were they frivolous envelopes? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
No. #10 safety. - laura x
was it a fancy mop? - ellbeecee
It was the best of a lot of bad options. I really miss my old mop that I bought at the Container Store years ago and foolishly left with my mother. - laura x
Swiffer. - Laura Norvig
I refuse to buy Swiffers because I am obnoxious that way. - laura x
boxed wine is a necessity. my new thing is placemats. - kendrak
I hate Swiffers. I thought it left my floor less clean than when I started. - ellbeecee
the only thing left that we haven't discussed are the glass canisters. do they have frivolous lids? - Marie
No. They're about the most frivolous things on the list, since I could go on storing the granola in a plastic bag on the counter, I suppose. - laura x
Dang, now I'm reminded that I really need a new mop and am thinking about what my options be other than a Swiffer. I guess an old school one with the wringer bucket? - Derrick
Nah. I'm with ellbee and laura on Swiffers. Good old sponge mops. Too bad Target discontinued the snazzy architect-designed spongemop and its refills (a couple years back); none of the newer ones work as well. (Can't remember the designer's name--he did dozens of household things for Target, but now designs for JCPenney, as a sideline.) - Walt Crawford
I used to mop my kitchen floor with cloth diapers and soapy water and then rinse with plain hot water or maybe hot water w/ a splash of vinegar. Way better than Swiffer, but my knees can't take it and it takes about five times as long and uses more water. - Laura Norvig
I have this thing by Libman that's like a Swiffer WetJet but with reusable pads and a refillable canister and it is my BEST FRIEND EVER. I think Rubbermaid makes one too. - Catherine Pellegrino
yup, i have the rubbermaid one and it is great too. it's has reusable pads, including one that you can use dry with fringy stuff on it to pick up stuff. ETA: - ~Courtney F
Close enough; I think mine's an earlier generation, but it's the same principle. - Catherine Pellegrino
WebGoddess - Some Target stores do sell the Trojan sex toys (or, so I'm told). - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Gotcha. Gonna swing by the hardware store after work. :) - Derrick
Target has some DVDs for $13 or less this week. That might have added to the frivolity. - LB: Ratchet Bear
i use a libman sponge mop and alternate that with swiffer wet and then sometimes just a wipe under my foot and skate around a bit... and my floors are still pretty dirty - Christina Pikas
I never watch DVDs, sadly. [ETA: Except of course for Stop Making Sense, which we watch daily.] - laura x
1. I like placemats for the cat food dishes. 2. Does anyone else think "libraryland" when they use their LibMan thingie? I have a LibMan scrubbie and every time I see it, I want to ask you all that. :-) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I haven't watched "Stop Making Sense" in years. I should dig that out & see if my VCR still works. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Christina Pikas
i'm gonna make RR's head blow off: posting on code4lib about how his faculty want to use researchgate instead of the repository
i didn't post, i read a post. - Christina Pikas
Head not blown. Repo UI still sucks. - RepoRat
they want to shut down the repository and use research gate instead? oh. well i'll try harder next time :) - Christina Pikas
Open is open. Whether IRs are a useful way toward open is a discussion worth having. So is whether we can leave open to putatively for-profit entities, which ResearchGate is. - RepoRat
Totally unsurprised. It's both the usability and the sociability of ResearchGate. The problem which faculty and grad students don't realise is copyright/permissions (lots of publishers allow pre/postprint on IRs but not elsewhere, and RG is an elsewhere), but they also don't care much about it either. - Deborah Fitchett
I can't believe there isn't a lawsuit against RG in the offing. They better do it quick, or it'll have enough of an installbase to really cause an insurrection. - RepoRat
What has been written so far about RG and OA? Looking for some good analysis and opinion pieces. Our researchers want to know if they should be on RG (we aren't an academic institution). They say their colleagues at other orgs are telling them, "oh, my paper is up at RG." I want to educate them about the processes of self-archiving if they don't already know about it, but I know RG is going to come up as well. - Laura Norvig
laura x
Dinner tonight?
I'm having popcorn. - Katy S
Saffron skillet risotto with chicken, leeks, and carrots. Not quite as good as I hoped, but not at all bad. A decent white table wine. Dark chocolate with mint for dessert if I decide I want it. - laura x from iPhone
Halibut en Cocotte with Roasted Garlic and Cherry Tomatoes - holly #ravingfangirl
Shrimp laksa with a side of steamed spinach. :) - Hookuh Tinypants
Enchiladas and homemade tortilla chips. Brownies for dessert. - RepoRat
Clearly, my dinner was lacking. - Katy S
Boeuf bourguignon (OK, leftover stew, but it's really good rump-roast stew), asparagus, yolkless egg noodles. My wife will probably have Concannon Crimson & Clover (a red blend she really likes); I'll have Husch Chardonnay. - Walt Crawford
Pot stickers, broccoli and oyster mushrooms. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
A meatball pita from here since I went out grocery shopping: - Katie
Chicken salad salad. - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
tater tot casserole. - Big Joe Silence
trail mix - Elena
Green salad with grilled chicken. - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Leftover Thai. - Jason P
We have not gone out to eat in months. Five Guys vegetable sandwich, it was delicious. - Janet from FFHound!
Shrimp scampi spaghetti, salad. - Marie
Grilled Tj's bulgogi & asparagus, steamed broccoli, mac & cheese for the kids. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
This is going to sound so stereotypical but we had roast beef and yorkshire puddings with roast potatoes, carrots, broccoli and cabbage, followed by hot-cross-bun-bread-and-butter pudding ;-) - Heleninstitches
@Katie - Which Cava did you go to? I went to the one in Rockville a few years ago and loved it. - Corinne L
Grilled cheese, probably. - Melly
It'a 5:15am. Why would I think about dinner?!? - Uli
Kids had grilled cheese, Josh had leftover bolognese sauce on toast, I had a bagel with bacon. - Melly
Corinne, I go to the one in Columbia Heights. It's the one I started going to periodically with my friend who I knit with, and now that I've moved into walking distance, I'm going a lot more often :D - Katie
Katy, my brain just omitted "opc". *headdesk* - Uli
I made risotto, roasted root vegetables, and teriyaki chicken strips. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
I did another pork roast, this time braised in 1/3 cup chicken stock, 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar (I used Red Apple Balsamic) and 1 tablespoon each of honey and worchestershire sauce. Served it over egg noodles with green beans on the side. It was pretty yummy. Today's lunch is leftover Chicken Tikka Masala that I made Saturday night and that turned out pretty well, though not *quite* as good as our local Indian place makes it... - WebGoddess
i had wine and cheese and grapes and strawberries. then i came home and had cookies. and toast. - Marianne
Spaghettios at 10:30. - Jenica from iPhone
State your name and, in a word or phrase, your relationship with eBooks. (from introduction section at this meeting)
Sounds like a 12 step program. - John Dupuis
Steve. It's complicated. - Steele Lawman
Steve, that's exactly what I said. - lris
You said your name was Steve? Badass. - Steele Lawman
David. Recreational reader, academic hater. - DJF from Android
Kaijsa. Fraught. - kaijsa
Dorothea. Erstwhile standards-maker. - RepoRat
Maternity leave edition: Jenica. Ebooks make breastfeeding bearable. - Jenica
Laura. Hater. - laura x
My name is Joe, and I am a hater of DRMed ebooks. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Jason. In an open relationship with. - Jason P
Laura. Joined at the hip. - ellbeecee
Julie. I'm just not that into 'em. I keep trying. But I always come back to print. - Julie Kane
Meg. Wholly and profoundly uninterested. - Meg VMeg
Rochelle. Old eyes love font adjustability. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Walt. Open relationship: My wife reads some on the Kindle, I haven't in months. - Walt Crawford
Kathy. Necessity when I travel. - Kathy
Julian. Whut...? - Julian
Christina. Necessity for fun reading. DRM's a bitch. Springer v. v. useful with no DRM and full book downloads. - Christina Pikas
Maurice. DRM is the devil. Device Neutrality NOW! - ♫Jorge Covert, Trainer♫
Katy, and I have a love-hate relationship with them. - Katy S from iPhone
I'm Martha and I have lost my Nook. - maʀtha
Megan. Happy to read 'em myself, sad when I tell others they MUST use them despite the drawbacks - Megan loves summer
Laura. Love the ones for the Kindle. Like some of the ones we have at work for searching but not if I have to read the whole thing. - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
Jen. Love/Hate relationship. Currently in therapy. - Jen
Anything I can strip the DRM off of is fine. - Deborah Fitchett
Catherine-the-reader: the Kindle app has transformed my post-parental reading life. Catherine-the-librarian: fuck 'em all. - Catherine Pellegrino
Anna. We're frenemies. - Holly's favorite Anna
Aaron: the eBook model for bulk purchasers, such as libraries, is broken; we need a new model (the print model would be just fine, imho) - awd
Deborah Fitchett
Coining "sisyphean scroll" for when you move to click a link in the footer but more results appear and push it down out of reach again.
oh, I am so going to use that - Christina Pikas
holly #ravingfangirl
y'all. if i get the ice cream maker attachment, i probably won't need to/shouldn't sign up for the ice cream CSA this year.
i know, i know. that's actually what made me think of this! - holly #ravingfangirl
They had some cool flavors, iirc. - Katy S
There are so many attachments I want to get but haven't. The ice cream maker, the meat grinder, the pasta attachments. Lots of cool stuff. - Derrick
I think you need the ice cream CSA for inspiration for ideas of how to use your new attachment. - Trish R
And I want the meat grinder and pasta attachments, too. - Trish R
Pasta attachments are freaking awesome. Making little macaroni ftw - Christina Pikas from iPhone
holly #ravingfangirl
oh, the temptation... KitchenAid 6 Qt. Lift Stand Mixer for $329.99 via @woothome
oh, the temptation... KitchenAid 6 Qt. Lift Stand Mixer for $329.99 via @woothome
someday i will have a KitchenAid of my very own... - holly #ravingfangirl
I seriously don't know how I lived without it. I use it for everything now. I don't know why, but I am still surprised when I discover I can use it to do something new. - Mary Carmen
i'm still mad that my mom had one and gave it to someone else when she downsized. KitchenAid has a bonus right now to get the ice cream maker attachment for free too. my main issue? I don't know where i'd keep it. - holly #ravingfangirl
holly - that's the only reason I don't have one, too. They take up a lot of space. Having said that, I'm annoyed that my parents gave their old one to my brother since he doesn't cook or bake much. - Katy S
I sucked it up and dedicated counter space to it. I found I was using it way too much to keep taking it down from the top of the fridge. - Mary Carmen
i keep the one i have now on the top shelf of my pantry. ain't no way this would even fit. I think the only real place i could make space for it is away from where i do most of the cooking. i suppose it could work though. DAMN YOU, WOOT. this is such a good deal. - holly #ravingfangirl
When I moved from LA to NOLA, mine sat in the car in the front seat. O_o - Derrick
I bought mine with my first paycheck about 20 years ago. It still works great. Although I really want that red one. - Trish R from iPhone
haha, school loans -------> - Derrick
*whimper* - Betsy
oh damn. Costco's coupons starting 4/10 have what looks like a comparable model for $60 off which could put it under $300. but it's a Costco-only version. hrm. - holly #ravingfangirl
no free ice cream maker though, cuz costco's coupon for it expired at the end of March. SUCH INDECISION. - holly #ravingfangirl
I'd love to have the ice cream maker. And the pasta attachment. - Trish R from iPhone
oh wait, the other coupon includes the costco model. though some reviews are saying there are issues finding attachments/accessories that fit it. GAH. i am going to go run and see how i feel about it then. maybe it will be sold out and i won't have to make a decision. lol - holly #ravingfangirl
OH GOOD GRIEF. i am still trying to decide. i'm gonna be sitting here with my finger on the trigger until 9:58 or until woot sells out. i think i have determined that what's different about this one is worth the $30 more than Costco's version. - holly #ravingfangirl
Girl, if you don't order that damn mixer... - Derrick
Those tall ones won't fit under my cabinets. I'm jealous of y'all who have have enough space for them. - Katy S
I wish I could use mine more often, but I don't have the counter-space to keep it out all the time, and it's so damned heavy that I never feel like dragging it out of the cupboard. I end up using a whisk or a small hand-mixer for 99% of my mixing needs. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
DO EEEEEEEET! - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
The free ice cream maker is totally worth it! - Galadriel C. from Android
IT IS DONE. we'll see if i get the ice cream maker. :) - holly #ravingfangirl
I admit I'm always surprised to find out that someone *doesn't* have a KitchenAid. I grew up with one and when I started planning for my first apartment, it was the very first thing I bought. And every time I've moved, it's ridden shotgun (with a seatbelt, natch). I finally replaced my original with a 7 quart professional model a couple years ago. Still the star of the kitchen. :) - Hookuh Tinypants
I sometimes regret not having one. I grew up with one, too, and they're wonderful. For a very long time it was a space issue (I had a horrible tiny galley kitchen). Now I'm afraid I'd bake more than I already do. ;) - Katy S
I grew up with one but have never felt the need for my own, oddly. - laura x from iPhone
My mil has a 50yo one that works great. She gave me mine for a shower gift. Subsequent gifts included both pasta attachments and the meat grinder. :) I have a separate cuisinart ice cream maker with spare bowl - Christina Pikas from iPhone
RT @wilw: NSA denies prior knowledge of Heartbleed. Well, I guess that clears that up, since NSA has so much credibility and everything.
Why ask them if you don't want them to answer. - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Turnt up.
I found this hard cider that's aged in bourbon casks? -hic- - Derrick
That maple-y, smoky, lingering taste is sublime. - Derrick
Oh you are speaking my language right there. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
It's also like 7% abv too. #howyoudoin'? - Derrick
Oh. Which one? - Christina Pikas from iPhone
It's one of the Woodchuck varieties. A limited or reserve edition? - Derrick
Mary Carmen
I have an Amazon subscription for 25 pounds of flour....monthly..... :-/
Bread makin' mama!! - WebGoddess
bread, muffins, pizza dough, biscuits....ALL OF THE CARBS - Mary Carmen
COOKIES!!! - Katie
i remember being asked when checking out at costco if i ran a bakery and I was like why? and then i realized i had 50lb bread flour, 25lb ap flour, 3lb yeast, 4lb chocolate chips (which are just for me!)... Recently I've been using 5lb bags of white whole wheat more but that's more expensive. - Christina Pikas
Time to start a side business. - Steven Perez
Attempt to make a smoothie this morning--"because it will be quick and easy" -- was an almost complete failure. Do you smoothie? How do you make it quick and easy?
I don't do this anymore in the morning, but prepping the night before was essential for me. Have everything peeled, chopped and ready to just throw into the blender first thing. Just do a quick rinse of the blender after you're done, and either throw it in the dishwasher to wash while your'e gone, or the sink to deal with all the way when you get home. - Jennifer Dittrich
Jennifer, you use fresh stuff, not frozen? And use a countertop blender? (I used frozen, and an immersion stick. This was not a good combination...) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Miss en place. Everything ready - not less time but done in advance. Put hot water and soap an give it a spin and only use dw every few days - Christina Pikas from iPhone
I used a mix of fresh and frozen, but always put the frozen stuff in the refrigerator the night before unless I wanted the smoothie to be icy cold. - Jennifer Dittrich
My go to immersion blender smoothie: one banana, a scoop of yogurt, a cup of almond/coconut milk, a scoop of protein powder, and a cup of frozen berries or frozen fruit. Note: not giant frozen strawberries. They don't blend with a stab blender. If the banana is frozen, then the fruit needs to be fresh. Immersion doesn't do all-frozen well. The blender does, tho! - Jenica from iPhone
Awesome! Thank you all! I think this *should* be easy, but this morning was a disaster. I will use less frozen fruit :) And try some healthier add-ins (flax? protein powder? spinach?) for tomorrow's experiment! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
What sort of blender do you have? Some of them handle frozen a lot better than others; I learned the hard way that a plastic base was no good for consistent smoothie blending over time. The blender just didn't last. - Jennifer Dittrich
I was using an immersion blender, I think Braun? And I was using the specified "smoothie cup" that came with it too! I think at this point I've learned I shouldn't use entirely frozen stuff (blueberries, mango, and banana, all frozen, is too much for the blender!). - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Yeah, we usually throw our frozen fruit in the microwave for 30 seconds. Just thawed enough to blend with immersion. OTOH, I think I might try Jennifer's trick of setting up the night before. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Belated but: I break bananas in 1/2 and freeze them the night before. The morning of I use 1/2 banana, coconut water, fruit (blueberries or strawberries), some hemp seeds or cacao nibs, coconut oil or almond butter (optional), and a scoop of a supplement I'm addicted to called Rockin' Wellness. I have a high-speed blender (Vitamix)--for a regular blender you might just want to do banana chunks. - YvonneM
I bought a Magic Bullet, and that has actually been really helpful. Well, that and thawing most of the frozen veggies :) and adding a little liquid. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Tell me about Rocking Wellness? I haven't yet bought protein powder. It's so expensive, and I would to try before I buy.... - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
M.A., PH.D., M.S., CDP, CCP, CSP, CQA, CDE (this is straight up copied from someone's cv, listed after the name) O_O were looking at warmaiden's cv weren't you? or future cv? - Sir Shuping is just sir
OMG, LOL, YOLO. - Joe - Systems Analyst
you know who have a lot? nursing professors - Christina Pikas
Yup, nursing was my first thought. My mom's isn't quite that bad now, but when she was up on all her certifications? Yikes. - Kirsten
B.S. is missing fro the list. - Uli
QED - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
OPP - Jenny H. from Android
Early Morning Earthquake Swarm Shakes Oklahoma - - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports | -
8 quakes in one night,. And these buggers are getting stronger. 3.7? 4.1? What's next? - Uli from Bookmarklet
Like I said, we really need to start educating people on what to do if a larger one hits. These are all so small and quick, no one has time to move, let alone get to a safe place. But I doubt many people here even know they should go outside. - Kirsten
Current instructions here are not to go outside - we learned that after the va quake. Lots if people get injured from things falling from the outside of buildings. Get under a table or bed or doorway - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Makes sense. Since we haven't had anything big enough to cause a lot of damage, the first big one we have would mean all sorts of things falling over/off. - Kirsten
Do *not* go outside during a quake. The relevant mnemonic is: Stop, drop, cover. If you're not right next to furniture you can get under, don't run across the room; in a big quake gravity and momentum stop working and you'll trip and hurt yourself. Instead "do the turtle" with your arms over your head like on airplane safety videos. When the shaking stops, get your ready bag (if you... more... - Deborah Fitchett
Oh, and if you're in bed stay there. Just hold on and put a pillow over your head. Sounds silly but it's Red Cross approved, plus if you're getting heaps of quakes in a night you want to get back to sleep as quick as possible because getting no sleep because of earthquakes sucks. - Deborah Fitchett
I like the idea of staying in bed. Hope this works in times when I should go to work and there;s a quake instead. - Uli
Thanks for the info, all. Should have guessed my elementary school-era earthquake info would be a wee bit out of date. :-P - Kirsten
Feeling like uploading a fake paper on our edu site to get in indexed in Google scholar as an example...should I?
Maybe put a fake author name on it? - Joe - Systems Analyst
Couldnt you just use us as examples? I know I'm indexed and Dorothea has a nice page with lots of stuff - Hedgehog from Android
I'd follow Abigail's suggestion and use someone you know is legit. - ~Courtney F
That researcher Labbe' did some fake papers - you could use that example if you want to show gaming. - Christina Pikas from iPhone
You can certainly use my page if you'd like--loads of stuff, most of it not really scholarly. (But then, there are dozens of LSWers with Google Scholar pages). Here's my link, which as it turns out is fully searchable in Google: - Walt Crawford
Of course, there's tons of stuff in the databases that isn't scholarly. I'm just saying. - maʀtha
I usually show , but I thought it would have more punch if I did my own example with a fun title. Was thinking of using fake author, but didn't consider doing it on a real author. I could use my own Google citations profile actually for the later. Is not like I am evaluated on citations so I don't care if it keeps messed up really. - aaron
My experience using "fake" is that it undermines the learning you are going for because people believe they would just always recognize the fake (even if they just didn't). FWIW. - Lisa Hinchliffe
Mr. Gunn
How Excel handles dates is an unmitigated disaster which has caused many undetectable time series analysis errors:
Ouch - Christina Pikas from iPhone
NotLike - constantly caught out by this and the inconsistency within data sets that it causes. - Cameron Neylon
Daniel Messer's notes on Andrew's CiL presentation - maʀtha from Bookmarklet
looks like a great talk! - Christina Pikas
heh, he makes me sound more coherent than I think i was, but :) i'm going to post my slides/notes as soon as I get a moment to edit it all together - Sir Shuping is just sir
Well, you weren't aiming for perfection, were you? - maʀtha
Sir Shuping gets name-checked! twice! - Big Joe Silence
martha nope, not at all :) i get name checked twice? what? where? - Sir Shuping is just sir
Christina Pikas
anyone else having trouble with cambridge journals this morning?
I just got into one of our perpetual access PDFs. We dropped our current subs though, so I couldn't tell you about recent issues. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
it might just be me. my coworker was able to get to the pdf. even though i tried is it down for everyone and it was... sigh. - Christina Pikas
I just have problems with CUP in general but I don't think that's what you mean :-) - Cameron Neylon
Lately I've found myself pointing to Repo's comments here on ff with the notation '^^^' to signify that I agree with what she's said. Let's move forward with just assuming that I'm going to agree with what she's said and we'll save ourselves a bit of time. Okay? Okay.
lol you should probably worry about that. agreeing with me ONLY LEADS TO SORROW. - RepoRat
:) RR and I strongly disagree on some things (cordially, I think), so I won't take this approach. - Christina Pikas
wise Christina is wise - RepoRat
Okay, so I'll be sure to note then when I DO NOT agree with RR, just to keep us all honest. - Marie
(for the record, Christina is the bomb-diggity and always has been.) - RepoRat
RR, you know I <3 you, too :) - Christina Pikas
GROUP HUG! - RepoRat
{{{ LSW }}} - Deborah Fitchett
^^^^^^ :) - Jen
+100 - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Get a room. ....oh. this is a room. - Holly's favorite Anna
*spontaneous LSW happy dance* - Galadriel C. from Android
Mary Carmen
Hello, darlings.
O HAI, BABBY NYCE. :) - Steven Perez
Pool time! <3 - Tamara J. B.
followed by bath time! - Mary Carmen
Mahvelous - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Coolest looking babe ever! - Monica Belushi from BuddyFeed
Christina Pikas
my mom fell again and broke ribs, shoulder, stuff in her face... of course they didn't go to the ER immediately but waited until after breakfast the next day to go to an urgent care... just like my grandmother - horrible osteoporosis
but my mom was conscious of it and did weight bearing exercise (casually) and ate calcium and had dexa scans and shots and whatever... but she's still breaking bones all over the place - Christina Pikas
Oh no! So sorry. How hard and awful. - laura x from iPhone
:( - RepoRat
Oh no! - Katy S
:(( - Tamara J. B.
:-( - Galadriel C. from Android
Why did she wait? Sounds so painful. - Yolanda from Android
She must have been in a lot of pain overnight. :( - Anne Bouey
sorry for all of y'all. ;-( - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
:-( - Betsy from FFHound(roid)!
They've waited before. Dad has to have his meal or maybe it will get better or... I don't know - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Oh, that's scary. And frustrating. Hope she heals up ok. - Kirsten from Android
Katy S
While unattended children policies are fairly common, I'm having trouble finding things that apply to older people who need caregivers. How do you deal with people who, say, have dementia and roam around the confused, constantly ask the same questions, need assistance so they don't get lost, etc. I worry about people with these needs getting hurt.
If they aren't really disruptive, the code of conduct doesn't cover it. :/ - Katy S from iPhone
Can the child-oriented policies be fruitfully rewritten such that they apply to elders in need of caregivers too? Or are there too many differences? - Kirsten
Maybe? - Katy S from iPhone
An excellent question I have no useful answers to. - RepoRat
it should be broader than elders... there are other disabilities (struggling for correct term?) that would require supervision in public (?) and individuals with these disabilities might be disruptive in the library if left unattended by a trained caregiver or family member - Christina Pikas
That is tricky, because you want to make sure your language isn't implying that people with disabilities are unwelcome or require supervision. I get what you are saying, but I think there is a difference between children in the library and adults in need of supervision. We have unattended children policies for the parents--you can't bring your kids here and leave them. But with adults, if they don't have a caregiver then who exactly is the policy addressing? - Freeda B.
Freeda - those at some of the reasons I find this so tricky. - Katy S from iPhone
Maybe this isn't as much a policy situation as a staff training and strategizing situation. My perspective on this has been shaped by my mother's slide into dementia. There's no easy solution to any of these things and an approach that works during the middle stages of dementia will fail miserably at the early stages. Sometimes the best approach to the repetitive questions is repetitive answers; other times distraction is better. I suspect a policy wouldn't help as much as some eldercare training. - Heather
I will ask my mom the eldercare expert if she has any notions. - laura x
Part of the problem is we have people coming in with caregivers, but the caregivers get on a computer and ignore them or get distracted. We had a poor woman with dementia panicked the other day because she couldn't figure out how to get out of the bathroom. The person she was with was on another floor using a computer. It was very sad. - Katy S from iPhone
Maybe the policy should be aimed at the caregivers and not the individual who needs help. It might be ideal to outline what you expect of caregivers while in the facility, ie remaining alert and attentive versus becoming immersed in computers, etc. - kaijsa
That sounds like an even trickier problem to address and now the unattended child comparison makes more sense to me. It's the caregiver's behaviour you're trying to shape. - Heather
In an ideal world, you'd be able to partner with an adult day program that would address the needs of the elder while the caregiver got a tiny bit of respite time to do things like visit the library and use the computers. - Heather
Actually, come to think of it, we've usually addressed this problem by talking to the caregiver directly and then calling the service providing caregiving and talking to a supervisor of that doesn't work. Perhaps if you made the unattended child policy "unattended child or anyone requiring the supervision of a caregiver." - laura x from iPhone
That might work. Thanks! Of course, sometimes the caregiver is a spouse or family member (no service involved), but that should still be applicable. In some ways, the polices about disruptive behavior apply, so I don't know how much it's necessary to have something additional, but it feels like it needs to be addressed somewhere. - Katy S
Christina Pikas
Wiley removing books from Knovel mid-semester makes them look bad... and petty and screws librarians widely (though not me directly)
wait what? got linky? - RepoRat
Eldnet post lemme see... - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Archives are subscriber only I think, forwarded it to your work account RR - Hedgehog
thanks! - RepoRat
I just e-mailed post-er to see if she would mind if i reproduce here for lsw. but obviously Hedgie's method is preferred. - Christina Pikas
We got notice that this was coming a while ago - September at least - and I think a collegue asked about waiting until summer but the deal was already signed/done. - Galadriel C. from Android
dang. I would be all up in their grill asking for a refund. - RepoRat
here's the post with permission from post-er, her name and school removed as requested: - Christina Pikas
"As I am sure you may know, effective April 1, John Wiley & Sons removed access to ALL of their digital tools present on KNOVEL’s platform due to the sale of KNOVEL to Elsevier BV. Apparently there was some warning that this was to occur, but for many of us this message came way too late and not loud enough. May I ask if this happened to you as well, and if so, how/when were you warned... more... - Christina Pikas
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