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Amit Patel
Bret Victor - Friday 24 October - SPLASH 2014 - http://2014.splashcon.org/event...
Bret Victor - Friday 24 October - SPLASH 2014
"New representations of thought — written language, mathematical notation, information graphics, etc — have been responsible for some of the most significant leaps in the progress of civilization, by expanding humanity’s collectively-thinkable territory." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
"But the dynamic medium offers the opportunity to deliberately invent a humane and empowering form of knowledge work. We can design dynamic representations which draw on the entire range of human capabilities — all senses, all forms of movement, all forms of understanding — instead of straining a few and atrophying the rest." - Amit Patel
Peter was telling me about this guy earlier this month - he went to some workshop up in SF Bret put on I think. - Laura Norvig
Amit Patel
I'm the one person not on ello.
The cheese stands alone. - Meg VMeg
Ellone. - Spidra Webster
I'm sure they'll get around to sending me an invitation eventually >:-( - Larry Hosken
I'm not on ello. - imabonehead
Ditto, and no special desire. - Walt Crawford
Walt, let's make a social network called Ditto! - Amit Patel
I'm not on ello, but I am on FriendFeed! - Louis Gray
Ello is actually like the early days of Twitter, in which you can see your old friends, find some new ones, and no brands are barking at you - Francine Hardaway
Francine's first comment on FriendFeed in 3+ years! Welcome back. - Louis Gray
I do love the "let's see who so and so follows" paradigm. But I haven't seen much actual conversation yet. - Laura Norvig
Francine, what is your handle? Impossible to find people on there. EDIT: Found you. Boy, their search is useless. Did not find "hardaway" even though that is your handle. - Laura Norvig
Me either but.. I don't know, I might be interested. I have to see though. - MariWeaver
Laura Norvig
Today I put in an offer on a house. There's a first time for everything.
Yay! Good luck! - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
Also remarked to spouse: I had a kid, got married, both my parents are dead ... this owning a house thing is another marker towards becoming all growed up. (not that completely juvenile idiots don't own houses but you know, it's one of those things that makes you feel soberingly adultish). - Laura Norvig
Is it one of the houses that you posted previously? Good luck! - Anne Bouey
So cool! I hope you get it! - Anne Bouey
Got it! - Laura Norvig
congrats! - kendrak
Congratulations - Walt Crawford
Congrats Laura! - Corinne L
Congratulations! - Anika
awesome! - ellbeecee from Android
Nice! - Amit Patel
Laura Norvig
It just boggles my mind how short-sighted government agencies can be. The project I used to work with had built up tremendous traffic on various domains and the feds let most of them go, to be snapped up by unscrupulous advertisers and such.
Come to find out the same thing happened to the main 1-800 phone number our project had for ten years. When I call it now, it is all kinds of crazy scam. - Laura Norvig
they're letting the OLC go down next week. No message to the field, no contingency for extension till the new vendor takes over, nothing. Just letting it go dark. UGH! so while part of me is of course bummed that contract ended b/c my job is on the chopping block, OTOH I am so glad not to shoulder their incompetence without so much as a shred of acknowledgement or appreciation on their part. So fuck 'em. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
p.s. sorry to hijack your thread with my own bitchin - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
no problem - they've stooped to the ultimate low - once OLDT disbanded there was just no way they could keep their sh*t together. Their institutional knowledge is less than zero. - Laura Norvig
I tried to fight the good fight y'all. - Jason from iPhone
Aw, Jason. No doubt about that, doll. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Oh yeah, no blame. You and Susan were our rocks throughout. We all contributed some great value to the field, and I know you continue to do so, Jason! - Laura Norvig
Laura Norvig
Moving on from the purge of papers from student days, now a walk down memory lane - 13 years at the same job. Purging:
Old issues of Information Outlook. - Laura Norvig
old issues of Information Today - Laura Norvig
old issues of the Nonprofit Times - Laura Norvig
the better I get at this, the more it bodes well for doing the same thing at home - Laura Norvig
old issues of Searcher and Computers in Libraries (freebies from Internet Librarian) - Laura Norvig
there is a box here that I haven't looked at in several years. It would be cool if I just threw it away. Obviously I am not quite capable of doing that. - Laura Norvig
I used to love getting those free copies of Searcher & Computers in Libraries! #IAmOld - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
they should set-up a burn pile at the Carbonero bldg this week. I feel like folks would be more inspired to put things in that. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Some ASIS Bulletins - 1999, 2000 - Laura Norvig
Ooh, materials from How to Develop a Corporate Style Guide UC Extension course 1992 ... - Laura Norvig
Awwww, printed slide handouts from Steven Cohen and Jenny Levine's blogging workshop at IL 2003. - Laura Norvig
Endless notes about negotiations with our funding agency through various closures of services where we were asked to create messaging to emphasize the positive aspects (of which there were usually none) of the changes and neglect to mention the negative aspects. These are going in recycling, not shredding .... - Laura Norvig
OK, this office clean-up is getting tedious. A great purge, but tedious. - Laura Norvig
I do not envy what y'all are dealing with this week. On the plus side, fancy new offices! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
you are inspiring me to do a book purge. I have some WAY old tech books that need to go away. "Office 2003 XML" srsly?! - RepoRat
I picked up steam for awhile but now I'm slowing down again ... oy. - Laura Norvig
Had fun reminiscing about all the people I hired: https://www.facebook.com/lnorvig... - Laura Norvig
Our first CMS was eZPublish. - Laura Norvig
Learned about self: I'm a pack rat. I'm a perfectionist. I document things. - Laura Norvig
Laura Norvig
DON'T FORGET to see if AirBnB reservation was accepted for Dreamforce
I won't forget. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
it was! - Laura Norvig
Stephen Mack
Anyone want an Ello invite? (New social media/social sharing site.) - https://ello.co/manifesto
Manifesto: "Your social network is owned by advertisers. Every post you share, every friend you make and every link you follow is tracked, recorded and converted into data. Advertisers buy your data so they can show you more ads. You are the product that’s bought and sold. We believe there is a better way. We believe in audacity. We believe in beauty, simplicity and transparency. We believe that the people who make things and the people who use them should be in partnership. We believe a social network can be a tool for empowerment. Not a tool to deceive, coerce and manipulate — but a place to connect, create and celebrate life. You are not a product." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Haha! I just got an email saying they were bogged down today because so many people were joining at the same time. - Spidra Webster
I'm intrigued. If they'll have a Norwegian, I'd be interested :) - Eivind
Spidra, yeah, I got my invite earlier today and couldn't actually log in until this evening. It kinda blew up today. - Stephen Mack
Eivind, DM me with the e-mail you want the invite sent to please! - Stephen Mack
Are there any images of the site and what it looks like? I'd take an invite, to check it out. - NOT THE CRICKET
Yes, please. - Andrew C (✔)
I'd give it a go... - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist
DM me your email address if you want an invite! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Jimminy, I'll take some screenshots later. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I'm interested. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Oh why not? I already have the the attention span of a juvenile squirrel on meth. *sigh* - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
sure, please, if available. ellbeecee at gmail. - ellbeecee
arrowvalleyman AT gmail - Pete
I would like an invite, pretty please, if you have any left (vicstermail at gmail). - vicster: hon. canadian
I would like one! vganata at gmail - Victor Ganata
If you have some invites left, sure, why not. [edited out my email...] - Joe
I would like to join this new social media, if there's still an invite (sans.otto at gmail) Thanks. - sansotto
Uli, DM me your e-mail address! - Stephen Mack
I' interested Edit: Thanks! - vale
Bren, DM me your e-mail address! - Stephen Mack
OK, I think I sent an invite to everyone who has requested one so far. If I missed you, please let me know. - Stephen Mack
Yes, please. I'll DM you my email address. :) - Tamara J. B.
I just did! :P - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
yes, I would like an invite! - .mau.
Sure! k8southern at gmail Thanks! - Katy S
plz! jfleming73 gmail com - Mr. The Jason Fleming
okay, I'm in, barrywynn as usual. find me and stuff *lemming* ========> - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Mau, Katy & Jason -- their invite page just crapped out. Will try again later. I think I'm caught up with everyone else, though. - Stephen Mack
I'll take a swipe: tarzxf at gmail - Neal Krummell
Sure: chilaquiles at Gmail dot com. - Steven Perez from Android
yep. firstname dot lastname at gmail dot com - Laura Norvig
yes, please: brent schaus @gmail - Brent Schaus
Sent up through Brent. Four more left! - Stephen Mack
Cristo, I don't have your e-mail address. Can you DM me the one you want me to use? - Stephen Mack
Wait, never mind, I do have it. - Stephen Mack
This is fun, I don't think I've ever had so many DMs. - Stephen Mack
Three invites left. - Stephen Mack
well, if all the cool kids are doing it... - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Two after T-Ra. (T-RA, DM me the e-mail address you'd like to use please!) (EDIT she already had) - Stephen Mack
This is really getting the way of my doing my homework. :P (Last minute, though it may be.) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Thanks, Stephen :) - Brent Schaus
Received, thanks! - Neal Krummell
Stephen: received just now, thanks! - .mau.
Thank you, Stephen! I'm all signed up now. :-) - vicster: hon. canadian
No problem guys, you're all welcome! - Stephen Mack
Bren DM'd me, so he got his. I set aside one for him, so two left. - Stephen Mack
Stephan requested one, so I sent him one. Now just 1 left. Who's the lucky last recipient? - Stephen Mack
I've got plenty. DM me if you need an invite. I assume mine will work? - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Yeah, basically everyone who just signed up through me should have a few dozen, so there's not going to be a shortage. :) - Stephen Mack
Very late here, but yes if possible, from anyone in this thread. *poof* - YvonneM
You got it, YvonneM. You got my very last invite! - Stephen Mack
If you have any left I will take one - demoncatch@gmail.com - Alan
Alan, I don't -- all out now, sorry. Anyone else able to send one to Alan? - Stephen Mack
I sent him one just now, Stephen. Alan, watch your mailbox! I am mdgirlforlife. - Corinne L
OK. I know I was way late. I took a break from friendfeed and find that I keep forgetting to check in now that I'm "back" - Alan
Thanks Corinne! - Alan
Sorry I'm 18 hours late! If anyone still has an invite, I'd love to check it out. Please? - Red Label
Where's the names list? - Eric - ill subliminal
Any invites left???? - Friar Will
I concur with Cristo -- it's not ready yet. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I have no more invites currently. But pick a person above who I have an invite to -- they should all have invites to give away now! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Hmm. There's this but it seems to be more about providing a work area for current social groups rather than finding new people to socialize with. https://www.sgrouples.com/ - Spidra Webster
I wonder what the dynamics are behind cascades like this? FF has more features yet we can't get people to adopt it. Ello has far fewer features, is far less ready for primetime, yet its membership has exploded over the last 48 hrs. I understand Ello's "the anti-Facebook" rhetoric is appealing but most people don't even know Facebook owns FF yet there are no cascades here. And of course there are other socnets as well. What drives sudden crazy popularity? - Spidra Webster
I wouldn't encourage anyone to put too much time into Friendfeed at this point. We all know it's only a matter of time. #knockonwood - Eric - ill subliminal
For all you know, it's only a matter of time for Ello, either. ;-) We've been here 5 years post-buy. - Spidra Webster
I agree with Spidra. I bet FF outlasts Ello, actually. But I don't mind checking out new sites. Remember how keen people were to get Google Wave invites? Some even sold them on eBay. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
The key is apparently making it invite-only and limiting invites. We should do that here. ;-) - Spidra Webster
The rush? For some people, I think it is the urge for login name squatting. Gotta get hairybook93 or whatever login Id before some other person gets it. - Joe
Any of you fine people up there who now have a half dozen invites willing to part with just one? It'd be much appreciated! ♡ - Kayla from Android
yes yes yes please! i[@]recep.me - Recep Çimen
ello@unq.qub.com , please. - Газлифт — Гоголево
Could I get one please? Dmitry.sumin@gmail.com. - DS
ivan@bessarabov.ru — thank you in advance. - Ivan Bessarabov
mike.bravo at gmail.com if possible, thanks a bunch! - Michael Bravo
I'd love an invite if you have one to spare! — gaute(at)gautehuus(dot)com - Gaute Huus
antonme@gmail.com, please! - Anton Volnuhin
Interesting take(down) of Ello. https://aralbalkan.com/notes... - Ken Gidley from iPhone
And for me please, if possible: yan.two@gmail.com - yan
pls, kolomeetz@gmail.com, if you have spare one - Коломеец
Much belated but thank you!!! - YvonneM
Could you please send me an ello-invite? etesien.de@gmail.com Thanks!! - etesien
Laura Norvig
KRJDA | Borland Corporate Headquarters - http://www.krjda.com/Sites...
KRJDA | Borland Corporate Headquarters
My work has downsized so much in the past two years that, even though we own our building, we can no longer afford to heat, cool, and pay the electric bill. We are most likely going to lease office space in ... the old Borland building! - Laura Norvig
Sold to a Chinese investor for 12 million dollars last summer. http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose... - Laura Norvig
So, this is really happening. We are going to be on the third floor, in the spaces that were formerly for executives. They have to do lots of improvements first, so it won't be for about four months. - Laura Norvig
Wow looks amazing! - Steve and 4 other people
Hey, I walk my dogs around there. After he gets all muddy I let him take a dip in the pond. - Todd Hoff
Take lots of pics! - Meg VMeg
Ooh, Borland - Amit Patel
Moving in next week! We had to gut Phillipe Kahn's office to renovate our space. Todd, let's have a meetup - ping me next time you take your dogs for a walk. - Laura Norvig
Did you take any pics of Phillipe's office before you gutted it? (Side story: A friend of mine from high school met Phillipe at a trade show and had always wanted to work for Borland, so begged for a job. Phillipe told him to write a program that played Tic Tac Toe and mail it to him. If he liked it, he would hire my friend. So my friend wrote the program and sent it, but never heard from Phillipe. We never knew if it was because his program sucked or if Phillipe never reviewed it.) - Stephen Mack
Stephen, I don't know if anyone took pics. I heard they took out his private bathroom, though. The resulting space is quite unremarkable, really. But it does have a great view. - Laura Norvig
Yvonne Renee
Because I've been living under a rock, I'm learning about Minecraft since it seems resistance is futile. =)
This way lies madness. Have Sammy talk to you about it tonight! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
how old are your kids, Yvonne? At first I learned stuff about it, and told Wade he could only play "creative" mode and "single player". In the last six months things have changed. I let him play on certain servers. It's a learning curve. I have to be in the room when he plays so I can get a better feel for it. It's really endless. Teachers even use it in the classroom. We'll see what happens now that Microsoft owns it. - Laura Norvig
They're 6.5 and almost 4. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Laura Norvig
Not sure who to ask, anybody know some all around computer ninjas here? Here's the problem: Got an old beater computer from work, trying to run Minecraft on it for Wade, keep getting an error when it loads -error file attached. I believe this has something to do with where the .jar files are stored or something related to the java runtime environ
computer is running windows 7 service pack 1 - Laura Norvig
how much memory does the computer have? does it have a pretty good video card? - holly #ravingfangirl
hmm - total avail graphics memory 358MB, dedicated video memory 0 . When I click on show name of video card it just says ThinkPad Display and Mobile Intel 965 Express chipset ... - Laura Norvig
installed RAM is 3GB - Laura Norvig
That was from Jim, Laura. :) - Anne Bouey
You're a badass ninja, Anne! This could mean that he should only use this computer for playing his mods with Vanilla Minecraft, which runs versions prior to 1.7 - Laura Norvig
Ah, you posted it was Jim after I anointed you ninja. Thanks, Jim! - Laura Norvig
You're welcome, says Jim. :) - Anne Bouey
DB, Lil LB's Dad
I got a job! And now we do the Snoopy Dance!
I got a job! And now we do the Snoopy Dance!
Desktop Engineering position at a national health insurance provider. I'm so pumped! - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Congratulations! - John (bird whisperer)
I have to say I'm very impressed with the Nashville IT job market. We've been here just under 2 months. I started a temporary contract position less than 3 weeks after moving here and have a permanent (well temp to perm but I'm already claiming the perm position) within 7 weeks. I feel very blessed. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
If you work in IT and need a new job/change of scenery you should strongly consider the Nashville area. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
congrats! - imabonehead
Congratulations! - Anika
Should we interpret the "Snoopy Dance" as a clue as to who the national health insurance provider is, or is that just a red herring? - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Congratulations! - bentley
Definitely a red herring (unintentional) in this instance. Hadn't even made the connection until now to be honest. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
I think I find this so gratifying because it provides a much needed confidence boost career-wise for me. It's nice to have someone look at your education/experience/body of work/potential for growth and be willing to give you an opportunity to show what you've got. I feel like I was pigeon holed for years first in dead end call center/help desk jobs and more recently in desktop support... more... - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Congrats! - The First NoeLB from Android
Lol. Thanks Laura. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Now I have a week and a half off to finish getting the remnants of our move erased from this house. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
CONGRATS, DB! - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Well done - Steve C Team Marina
that's great news! - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
Laura Norvig
I need to work on gathering tax documents. That is why I just vacuumed of course.
it is also why I will now do the laundry. - Laura Norvig
Have you dusted your bookshelves recently? I bet they really need it. - lris
laura x
Holy crap. I bought a Roku and now we are watching YouTube on the TV. Whoa.
I thought YouTube was the one thing you *can't* watch on a Roku. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
the newest one, roku 3 (i think) has the feature - Sir Shuping is just sir
I'm ashamed to say how much I love my Roku. And now my parents (MY PARENTS) are buying one too. - lris
I bought the cheapest one on Amazon (I think), and YouTube is working. I just can't believe any technology at all works with my grocery store television that my ex-bf got me for Christmas years ago. - laura x from iPhone
My auntie is in her 80s and likes to watch Korean dramas on her Roku. - Rodfather from Android
we have two older Rokus, but I bought a newer one that we never even used yet. Just installed and we're checking out Youtube right now! - Laura Norvig
Laura Norvig
I forgot to cross-post to my main feed, but over in LSW I am muttering to myself in true crazy-cat lady librarian fashion if anybody is feeling like pointing and laughing ... http://friendfeed.com/lsw...
you're doing great! *\o/* - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Next up is NSRT stuff ... - Laura Norvig
Ouch. Yeah, all my CNCS stuff hit the 'to burn' pile when I got my notice. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Laura Norvig
Today I am throwing away all of my class materials from studying for my MLIS at SJSU. I am terrible at throwing things away, but have been storing them in my cube at work and we are moving.
Goodbye Introduction to Cataloging and Classification, eighth edition. - Laura Norvig
Goodbye course reader from Lib Sci 248, Cataloging, Summer 1999, Dr. Liu - Laura Norvig
Goodbye course material from Lib 210, Reference and Info Svcs, Spring 1998, Terry Crowley, the best teacher ever, RIP. - Laura Norvig
Goodbye materials from Lib 231, Spring 1998, Special Libraries, Becky Barber. - Laura Norvig
Might have to save my literature survey, "From Crisis to Opportunity: Access to Scholarly Articles in the Digital Age," written Dec 1, 1997. - Laura Norvig
Goodbye junk from Lib 244, Database Retrieval Systems, Robert Wagers. ... oh, I am so bad at this ... look at these oldie but goodie articles on Controlled Vocabulary vs. Free Text searching ... - Laura Norvig
Goodbye materials from Lib 220, Fall 1998, Libraries and the Law, taught by the fabulous Mary Minow. To keep: Homework assignment: Letter to Congressman Livingston detailing why the Child Protection Act of 1998 is unacceptable and unconstitutional. - Laura Norvig
Goodbye core course crap: Lib 200, Information and Society, Fall 1997 w/ Yael Schwartz; and Lib 204, Management w/ Dr. Fisher. - Laura Norvig
Goodbye print out of Odlyzko's July, 1994 article about the impending demise of traditional scholarly journals stating, "traditional scholarly journals will likely disappear within 10 to 20 years." ... well, we are close, my friend. - Laura Norvig
Oh, that is a classic. - Joe
I don't think I have ever not thought that Odlyzko was anything but a loon. - RepoRat
I was a good student! Also: hilarious point in time reference. I wrote an entire paper about The Benefits and Drawbacks of E-Mail since it was a "relatively new mode of communication." - Laura Norvig
Odd that Tragic loss was published in multiple journals, I don't see one from June. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Volume 42, Issue 1, January 1995, Pages 71–122 (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science...) and http://www.jucs.org/jucs_0_... and International Journal of Human-Computer Volume 42 Issue 1, Jan. 1995 (http://dl.acm.org/citatio...) and http://www.ams.org/notices... in January of 1995. - Joe
Classic in the ironic sense. I now think of him as a loon, but 20 years ago, I read what he wrote with some esteem. - Joe
Thanks for the linky. - Joe
I don't think email will ever take. - Joe
Goodbye stuff from User Interface Design with Tessier, Jan 1999 - The beginning of the end of any chance I would go into a traditional library career. Ugh, I do not want to throw away these notes. Let go, Laura, let go. Found: email correspondence with Tog of asktog.com. Found: URL of class project ... oh, interwebs, someone needs to clear out your cobwebs ... http://home.earthlink.net/~bdurre... - Laura Norvig
Goodbye stuff from Creativity and Problem Solving with Wayne Reeves. - Laura Norvig
Scribbled on a piece of paper: "Here's a question: why do so few search engines give you a chance to choose how your data will be sorted and displayed?" - Laura Norvig
If you have to ask, we don;t trust you to sort it properly - Aaron the Librarian
Can I please get the comments in this thread sorted alphabetically by author instead of reverse chronologically? - Joe
Goodbye underlined and highlighted copy of Marchionini's "Information Seeking in Electronic Environments." *feels distinct pangs of anguish*. Ditto Meadow's "Text Information Retrieval Systems." I should just go back to school, shouldn't I? - Laura Norvig
Hello! (I mean goodbye) article by Daphne Koller, "Hierarchically classifying documents using very few words." Did I mention I am not very good at this throwing away thing? Goodbye all the great notes from Judy Tessier's Lib 202 Information Retrieval, Fall 1997. - Laura Norvig
Goodbye more books: Collection Development Policies. Buckland's Information and Information Systems. - Laura Norvig
Laura Norvig
Google's Research Director Created This Hilarious Spoof Website | Business Insider India http://www.businessinsider.in/Googles...
Google's Research Director Created This Hilarious Spoof Website | Business Insider India http://www.businessinsider.in/Googles-Research-Director-Created-This-Hilarious-Spoof-Website/articleshow/42467674.cms
This is awesome. - Joe
Does he follow the Lego Academics? https://twitter.com/LegoAca... - Joe
Heh! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
That's cool, Joe! He doesn't do much Twitter but he must have seen that. - Laura Norvig
Laura Norvig
This home buying thing is getting realer. On the table:
1) A small townhome, but it has a big garage and four rooms upstairs and our monthly payment would be sooo low. Also in a quiet cul-de-sac and has a nicely upgraded (though small) kitchen. Downside is it is hot and price might be driven up by bidding war: http://www.zillow.com/homedet... - Laura Norvig
2) A real house, that backs up to a peaceful greenbelt. Gorgeous big living room. Funky old small kitchen. Inspection report shows termite/dry rot that needs to be investigated further. I wasn't drawn to it at first, but when I went back a second time it started calling to me. We would be bidding below asking due to all of the problems, but don't really know what we're getting into. http://www.zillow.com/homedet... - Laura Norvig
Tough decision. Good luck! - Anne Bouey
3) A soulless, but newish, comfortable place. No real yard, but nothing to fix up. Only three bedrooms. Big garage. http://www.zillow.com/homedet... - Laura Norvig
The third one is surprisingly soulless inside, considering how cute it is outside. I like the townhouse (1). - bentley
Doing some research and apparently termites are almost a given in California. The main question is has there been any structural damage. - Laura Norvig
64 Vista Verde is prolly my fav for long term living for only one reason water restrictions are gonna get severe AND you'll have HOA demanding you maintain green. your green area is miniscule! and because it's so small it'll be economical, likely, to put in fake grass. but the kitchen is puny, tho there is ample space to renovate. and the upstairs laundry give me pause personally. I'd rather schlep then deal with water intrusions. but overall you're gonna live in Watsonville. yay!! I love it up there. - Lnorigb
Good luck. We wouldn't even look at the third one for two reasons: 1. HOA. 2. Two-story. (But I guess all of your choices are two-story.) If you want a third reason: 3. HOA. - Walt Crawford
I think I've been watching Property Brothers too much. The fact that the one we love (#2) needs tons of work is not phasing me anymore. - Laura Norvig
Lnorigb, the HOA fees at that place include them caring for the front lawn, not us. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
I hate the upstairs laundry idea too. I'm actually used to doing laundry in the garage. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
This is going to be so stressful ... - Laura Norvig from iPhone
it is stressful. but nice that HOA maintains the front lawn. - Lnorigb
Laura Norvig
I don't think you're going to get the quality you're looking for in hangouts. What does twitch use? - Steve and 4 other people from Android
Steve, yeah it crashed after awhile. I don't think Wade cares that much about quality, but we really couldn't get it to work. - Laura Norvig
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
A butterfly just landed on my wrist while I was reading outside and stayed there kissing on me for almost two minutes before it flew away. So ticklish! And why did it take so long to figure out I'm not a flower? Cute though.
Don't some of them like salt? That might have been it :D - Jennifer Dittrich
Yeah, butterflies sometimes ingest salt from sweat or other sources. - John (bird whisperer)
It could also have been a vampire butterfly. I'm just sayin'. - Steve C Team Marina
Interesting. I'm sure there's plenty of salt on me. It was cool bc it landed right on my wrist and didn't move when I raised my arm to look at it close up. "Are you lost?'' I said. "Nomnomnomnom'' he said. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
A symbol of transformation. Consider it a love note from the universe that you're doing a great job. :-) - Corinne L
you are not a flower? pretty sure that's incorrect. - Laura Norvig
Starmama
Because my landlord didn't paint the house, the housing authority will stop paying its portion of my rent & they're issuing me a voucher to find another place. We have 90 days. I still have to pay my portion of the rent. I can't afford to move or to hire help, my credit is awful, and hardly anyone will rent to someone on section 8 who has dogs.
Damn - Rodfather from Android
(((Starmama))) - Spidra Webster
I am so sorry you are in this situation due to the lack of care from your landlord. - Janet
It didn't even occur to me that he'd do just nothing. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
That sucks. :-( - Stephan from iPhone
I'm so sorry, Mandy. That sucks so hard. I'm pissed at your landlord. - Tamara J. B.
I'm sorry to hear this, Mandy. - Corinne L
Oh, wow. I can't believe he didn't even bother to do anything. I am so sorry :( - Jennifer Dittrich
What a jerk. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Oh wow, what at an ass to put you in that situation. - Anika
Rogue landlords must have global conferences and discuss how to screw tenants, they do a pretty good job over here messing with us too, so sorry, hope you find a resolution to the problem and hopefully you will not have to move. - Halil
Oh Jesus. I'm so sorry you're having to go through yet another trial, Starmama. :( - Jenny H. from Android
How can we help? xxxx - Melly Claus
Oh no! I don't understand why they're not penalizing HIM for his non-compliance?!?! :((( - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
I can't believe he refused to paint the house. :-( - vicster: hon. canadian
They are penalizing him. They pay around 40% of my rent, and they aren't paying it anymore because of the paint. But they can't have me living in a unit that isn't meeting HUD standards. So I can take my voucher anywhere that accepts section 8, as long as there's at least 2bdr and rent no more than $1365. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I've gotten some offers of help, one from my girl who is a housing specialist at a non profit; she works with a different demographic than us but she's got an ear to those rails. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
& the recent purge & deep clean will make packing easier, if need be. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
what would happen if he finally got it together and painted within the 90 day period? - Laura Norvig
Then I can stay. But I cant sit around hoping he's gonna do it, either. He's avoiding me so I have no idea what his plans are. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
So sorry you are having to go through this :( - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
That's terrible. :-( - John (bird whisperer)
Shit. I hope your friend can help you find a reasonable solution. What a hassle. So sorry. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Steve and 4 other people
RT @chriseng: It will be a major fail if Twitter adopts Facebook's "filtered feed" approach. http://gigaom.com/2014...
If you want the truth, use RSS. - Brian Johns
OMG, no, don't let that happen. - Laura Norvig
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
work situation is messing with my mind. update yesterday was they're waiting on some funding to come through that if it does in time then I won't be laid off (oh, oops, ha, jk). >:\ today I was told to meet with HR and move forward as if I will be laid off. oh, but there will likely be contract money for me to finish my current projects...
Sounds like the Bad Management Planning Mambo to me. In your shoes, I would probably go right on jobhunting, playing nice in the meantime so as not to lose the chance at the contract work if you turn out to need the money. - RepoRat
I just can't think clearly about what my options really are. and I never have taken very kindly to being dicked around. but yeah, I'm also not in a position just now to say "to hell with it." - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
also Bad Management Planning Mambo needs to be a muzak album title - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I may be totally reading this incorrectly, but it sounds like they're trying to make it stable enough that you're able to finish the projects they need from you, but they're unwilling to commit to anything more long term. My biggest question would be whether these extra contract funds will be treated like your regular pay/benefits, or whether you'll get stuck with complicated taxes later. - Jennifer Dittrich
you're right, Jennifer. they need to get the current work completed for an end-of-year deliverable. the contract stuff would be a freelance consultant situation to finish it. my current salary and benefits status would end as of October 1. As an extra kicker, if the funding in question comes through AFTER October 1, I could be hired back on, but then starting over as new hire benefits wise regardless of my 8 year history there. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
That last part irks me, because it feels like a crappy way to just lower your standing, but reap the benefits of your talent and experience. - Jennifer Dittrich
agreed, that is boolsheet. they are looking for every possible way to screw you over. you can do better. - RepoRat
^ thank you both! that's how it feels to me too. just, ugh. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
biggest amount of bs ever and what everyone else said. if they come to you and say "oh sure we have the money so you can finish these projects" you should calmly hold up your middle fingers and say goodbye. you deserve better than that and they don't deserve to benefit from your wisdom and experience just so they can meet their goals, but screw you over - Sir Shuping is just sir
You may want to consult with an attorney specializing in employment law. Even if you can't change what they are doing, you can get advice on what's within your rights to request. - Corinne L
and this morning there's an email from the department head asking for my r`esume'... what the hell is going on over there? - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
They want your resume? Weird - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
when I was originally hired it was on a multimillion dollar federal grant dedicated to just our work team. I knew our team was isolated from the rest of the organization, and had been told that by coworkers, b/c we were kind of a self sustaining engine over in the corner, but I had no idea it was THIS much. I think she needs my resume b/c she's asking other project directors if they can cover part of my time, and they don't even know who I am or what I do at all. this whole situation is bizzaroland. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
ah, didn't realize you were on soft money. so, sometimes things happen unexpectedly with grants getting yanked, or a renewal not coming through -- is that the dealio here? - RepoRat
that's why I'm back and forth about it. I think it's both losing funding AND a serious failure of management. we knew that project was ending. who loses a million dollar funding stream and doesn't have a plan to cover the loss? it's asinine. a bunch of people were laid off, but I was repeatedly told I would be covered because they "needed my expertise in house." but I guess not so much now. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Guess they changed their minds and figured there was a way they could suck your expertise out of you while simultaneously laying you off. Not that I'm some picture of workplace politics success, but from what you're writing I'd move full steam ahead finding something better somewhere else. I don't like rewarding people or businesses for taking me for granted or treating me poorly. - Spidra Webster
Continue to take their money until you find something else. Then bounce. I doubt you'll burn any bridges by leaving, they all should know why. - Eric - ill subliminal
take the resume request as a positive sign. she probably wants to plead your case to join the SBIR team, no? Although sometimes they just put random people's resumes on grant submissions. - Laura Norvig
thanks y'all for letting me whine. you are so helping me keep it together over here, you don't even know. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
i went through something similar and it was confusing and frustrating. they totally had to talk out both sides of their mouths, but 5 years later i'm still here and back to full time. - kendrak
Laura Norvig
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GretelSK
We've just been told that our campus website platform is moving to Drupal. I'm looking for some libraries who use this for their sites so we can see examples of what we can do. Any pros/cons/FYIs would also be appreciated.
There are some examples in the FleetThought portfolio -- http://fleetthought.com/ -- since one of the Jarrells is a librarian, they have libraries as customers. :) - Jenica
Oh, there are some lovely sites linked from there. Thank you! - GretelSK
Digital-library platforms built on Drupal include Islandora and Mukurtu, so checking out their sites for installation lists might help you too. - RepoRat
Ours is on Drupal, though I wouldn't hold it up as a paragon of anything: http://www.saintmarys.edu/library also, LibGuides is built on Drupal, if I'm not mistaken. - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
https://groups.drupal.org/librari... examples. I don't think LibGuides is built on Drupal. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
million happy to help - Blake
Thank you very much! This gives us something to work with. - GretelSK
as far as pros/cons: Pro super flexible and great possibilities for organizing info/display with faceted approach IF an IA sets it up to leverage that. Cons: UI pretty tricky for non-techies unless it is customized. - Laura Norvig
One thing you'll want to get sorted out with your campus is whether you'll have to fit your library content into the templates/pages that are available to the whole campus, or whether you'll have the freedom to design templates/pages that work better for the specific functions that you'll need as a library. Our campus's default page designs were emphatically NOT going to work for us as... more... - Catherine Pellegrino
Laura Norvig
Serious agenda today - going to be quite the battle against the prospect of staying horizontal
DONE unpack - Laura Norvig
DONE except folding last load ... laundry. lots of laundry - Laura Norvig
DONE but only estimated medical expenses. financial aid app for wade's school - Laura Norvig
DONE car wash - Laura Norvig
hand clean car seats - Laura Norvig
condition car seats - Laura Norvig
So far, horizontalness is winning - Laura Norvig from iPhone
I feel your pain. - The First NoeLB from Android
I did nothing yesterday, but today I unpacked and did the laundry. Fixing to git to the car wash next. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Petty LaBelle
RT @p0psson: Battered pork belly with a mustard seed reduction sauce #cookingWithPopsson http://t.co/EoHb0LEbqG
RT @p0psson: Battered pork belly with a mustard seed reduction sauce #cookingWithPopsson http://t.co/EoHb0LEbqG
This is so perfect - I'm working my way through every season of Top Chef. Almost done with Season 3 right now. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Marie
Multiple people now (including my doctor) have told me I need to slow down a bit, relax. I have no idea how to do this. What do you do to relax?
It kind of depends. In the right circumstances, exercise is more relaxing than watching tv, but other times it's the opposite. Cooking, reading, going thrifting, and doing laundry are all things that i find relaxing, generally. Also, organizing stuff. - Kirsten from Android
Stitching! - Marina's Godmother :-)
Coloring. Sometimes cleaning/organizing. Going out with girlfriends. Reading. Music. - The First NoeLB from Android
Knitting! Having lunch on a picnic blanket under a tree for two hours while the sun bakes me. Meditative train rides to work with music. Meditative dish washing chores. :P Naps! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Dolce far niente - the very fact that you ask what people "do" to relax speaks volumes. Exercise and hobbies can be relaxing, but mastering the art of doing nothing may be what you need - Laura Norvig from iPhone
For myself, reading, watching TV, going for a walk in a park, playing video games - whatever lets me 'let go' of doing anything else while I'm doing it. - Jennifer Dittrich
One thing I do is to consciously relax as many muscles as I can. It's surprising how much tension I carry in my face without realizing until I relax. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
What Laura said. Just staring off at nothing is something I'm trying to reclaim. Whiling away time on nothing in particular. And I'm all with Uli on the sleep thing. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Learn from a cat? They're pretty good at it. - RepoRat
^^this. Cats are Zen masters. - Corinne L
LB mentioned coloring. Several of my friends were coloring (yes, coloring books) for a while for relaxation. I bought some stained glass and art deco ones at the museum gift shop for a friend. - bentley
Laura Norvig
The CEO of our org just used gratuitous quote marks in an email. Are you eff-ing kidding me?
complete with spaces around each quote mark - Laura Norvig
You guys " Rock " Can always depend on all of you to " Bring It " when needed. Thanks - Laura Norvig
Oh dear. I musta logged off before that went out. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
lol. Reply all: Are you being "facetious"? - YvonneM
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
first and foremost I love making connections... introducing people for mutual benefit, finding the solution to a problem, linking a need with a resource, that's what really floats my boat. doing it for a cause or mission I care about is icing.
if I could land a gig with that aspect to it, in any field, I know I'd be happy at work most of the time. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
librarian tendencies, clearly. - Laura Norvig
Laura Norvig
Two thumbs up. Because one is never enough.
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Love you, girl. Thanks. I haven't told anyone at work outside of Regina's team yet. They're waiting to hear on two more funding possibilities before they make it official. Just fyi. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Also I have major bookshelf envy from this awesome pic of you. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
My sister-in-law's. You would have even more envy if I posted the pic of the views from this Vancouver apartment. - Laura Norvig
She can keep the view. I'll take the bookshelves. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Those bookshelves are definitely rad. - RepoRat
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