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Stephen Mack
Happy Ninth Birthday, Samuel - http://www.zeigen.com/blog...
Sammy in 2014, at the Santa Clara County Fair with a snake around his neck
How is he 9 already? - Stephen Mack
So big! Happy birthday, to your little dude. - Anika
I don't believe it! Happy Birthday, Samuel! - Melly - #TeamMarina
Love that kid! - Yvonne Renee
Thanks, Anika, Melly and Yvonne! I'm getting all teary-eyed. :) - Stephen Mack
Happy Sammy Day! Yay! - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Happy Birthday, Mr. Samuel! - vicster: full-bodied
Yvonne Renee
Happy 9th Birthday, Sammy!
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NINE! Happy Birthday to Sammy! - vicster: full-bodied
Happy birthday to Sammy! - Anne Bouey
Thanks, Yvonne! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Happy birthday, Sammy! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Aww. Happy birthday! <3 - Jenny H. from Android
Happy birthday, Sammy :) - Eivind
Happy birthday :) - Pete : Team Marina
Happy Birthday - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
Katy S
Ursula Le Guin receives National Book Foundation medal | Shelf Life | EW.com - http://shelf-life.ew.com/2014...
Ursula Le Guin receives National Book Foundation medal | Shelf Life | EW.com
"Every year, the National Book Foundation awards the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to an author “who has enriched our literary heritage over a life of service, or a corpus of work.” Since the medal’s inception, authors spanning all genres have been honored, from David McCullough’s historical nonfiction to Ray Bradbury’s science fiction and everything in between. This year, the foundation has awarded the medal to Ursula Le Guin, whose body of sci-fi and fantasy work spans dozens of novels, short stories, and poems." - Katy S from Bookmarklet
All I have to say, is the genre snobs better not treat her award like they treated Stephen King's award. - Katy S
I was gonna say. The Lit'ry Establishment gets the vapors in 3... 2... 1... - RepoRat
Really, I don't know if they could be worse than they were when King got the award in 2003. - Katy S
The one reason they might muzzle it is if they know that Ursula K. CALLS THAT SHIT OUT. - RepoRat
True. Of course, King called them out in his speech. http://www.nationalbook.org/nbaacce... I was so happy when that happened. - Katy S
daaaamn. I don't read horror, and am not a fan of King's work, but I am now a fan of King himself. - RepoRat
I read a lot of his work when I was a teen and tween, then it tapered off. I still enjoy his short stories, though. Now, when I read horror, it tends to be more along the lines of Lovecraft, Blackwood, or Machen. Regardless, the snobbishness of some of the reactions when he received the award were ridiculous. I love that he came back at them. Also, I love all of the things he said about his wife in this. - Katy S
Ken Morley
Sweet! - comix aka martha
Classsssic! - CarlC
Eons ago, Napster had ALL of these Big Mama recordings that were of her earlier stuff and ton of old blues & jazz from the turn of the century, where they didn't even know who was performing. If they still have it, you should check it out. I've not been able to find them anywhere since. - Anika
Thanks Anika, I'll have a look for that. I've found a lot of her stuff on YouTube, and *ahem* by other methods. :) - Ken Morley
Love me some BMT. - Derrick
Two more of my favouites are School Boy http://www.youtube.com/watch... and My Heavy Road http://www.youtube.com/watch... :) - Ken Morley
:) - Ken Morley
^ Yes! :) - Ken Morley
Service News
AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary - South Lawn of The White House - September 9, 2014 - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary - South Lawn of The White House - September 9, 2014
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AmeriCorps Pledge Video from President George W. Bush and Laura Bush - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
AmeriCorps Pledge Video from President George W. Bush and Laura Bush
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RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I want my students to share their work library with me, whatever tool they use. But I can't really do that if they use Mendeley, can I?
They can either make a shared library that you can see, or they can export items in their library to a RIS file. - lris
My Mendeley shared library assumptions/questions: if each person gets 1 shared library, and 4 share with me, can that happen? Am I allowed to be in 4 shared libraries? And, if I make them share with me, will that use up all their shared libraries forever? - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
The number of free shared libraries you have on your account kind of depends on when you opened your account in the first place. My coworker has 4, I have 3. You wouldn't be able to have more than your account limit's worth of students share with you. When they're done with this work, they can always delete a shared library and make a different one to share with other people. - lris
You can be in as many shared libraries as you want. You only get to own one. - DJF from Android
Thanks all, I didn't know those details! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Always feels funny to be alone in a room wearing a paper gown waiting for the doctor to come in. Do not like.
Chiffon? - MoTO: Team Marina
Now there's a thought. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Use what you find around the office to accent the fashion. Stethoscope belt, tongue depressor earings... - Steve C Team Marina
Was gonna do origami bangles out of the tattoo removal brochures, but then the doc came in. Quick scan and she froze a piece of my face and chest, then cut out a piece of my right butt cheek. Who gets skin cancer on their ass? Hopefully not me. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Slice of moonpie? *runs* - MoTO: Team Marina
Bite of rump roast? - Steve C Team Marina
oh, y'all got jokes I see. ok. well it wasn't your bum under the knife was it? also, now sitting hurts. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
mmm-hmm *bitch lips* - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Hope it hurts less to be sitting. - Spidra Webster
Steve, while I cannot say I laughed out loud, I am definitely noting your doctor's office tips for the future. - Spidra Webster
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I'm not cool enough for this job (nor have the experience): https://medium.com/jobs...
maʀtha
Hey, is it time for a new LSW room tagline?
How about- this tag line is intentionally left blank. - Joe
Catherine Pellegrino: "Today I weeded a rock from the ready-reference collection at my library." - RepoRat
For the complete LSW tagline please refer to the print edition. - Galadriel C. from Android
okay, Galadriel's just cracked me up. - RepoRat
Seconded. - Julian
Definitely Galadriel's. - Catherine Pellegrino
Fourthed. - Walt Crawford
All in favor, say "aye." - Julian
Aye. - Joe
We now move this matter to committee... - Julian
Don't we need to discuss which committee this moves to? - Joe
I nominate Galadriel as Chair of the Tagline Committee for 2014-2015. - Marie
Seconded. - RepoRat
Thirded. - Joe
Eh... it's her baby now. - Julian
(I love this thread) - Betsy
Aye, aye. - laura x from iPhone
well done, people! - maʀtha
will someone with powers please make the change? - maʀtha
Someone? Bueller? - Kirsten
*WHITE MALE PRIVILEGE ACTIVATED* The tagline is now 'For the complete LSW tagline please refer to the print edition' What a great idea of mine. - Pete : Team Marina
LOL - maʀtha
I think lris and Steve have admin privies. - Joe
So she's chair of the committee responsible for setting the tagline, but she doesn't have the authority to do so. Typical. - DJF
The actually work is appointed to the tagline subcommittee. - Galadriel C.
I like this entire thread. - maʀtha
is tagline one word or two? I think it should be "tag line." What style guide are we referring to? - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
"tagline" - maʀtha
(I also love this thread.) - Louise "Weezy" Alcorn
Except I Know You're Being Ironic... *weeps for teh future* - Aaron the Librarian
So brilliant. - barbara fister
Much wow. - Betsy
^^^ that's brill too. - barbara fister
:-) - Betsy
Paul Buchheit
Last friday I taped an iPhone to my head and ran around Paris capturing the most famous sights in a single (somewhat shaky) shot. Here's the video: http://vimeo.com/12906858
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*spot reserved for a later comment* - Micah from iPhone
Now we know what that 94 minute video was. :) - NOT THE CRICKET
that explain other FF posts, looking for tapes and where can one upload large video files ;-). - Tzury Bar Yochay
Yeah, I never did get the duct tape though, so I had to use clear packaging tape instead (with a sock stuffed between the iPhone and my hat to get the correctish angle). - Paul Buchheit
Patent it NOW - Josh Haley
Well, this is just genius! - Eric - Poppa Large
When you said you ran you weren't speaking metaphorically. - Eric - Poppa Large
Very Cool Paul! - Jeff P. Henderson
great and inspiring - Nenko Ivanov
this was perfect, I opened up my Paris map and followed you :) - İpek Aral
I'm surprised you were able to follow. I didn't have a map (my iPhone was taped to my head!) so I made a number of wrong turns, though the high-level route was pretty basic. - Paul Buchheit
Saw the vimeo on your stream and watched a little of it. Great stuff! Cool to see new iphone vid quality. (er 3gs? quality, hmm) Oh yeah, and enjoy Paris! - Jay
It's actually a 3GS, not an iphone 4. - Paul Buchheit
I think I might tape a photo of Paul with an iPhone taped to his head to my head because I want to get arrested for being a menace. - Akiva
You can fit an iPad on my forehead. - Josh Haley
Ahhh this explains the "ducktape in Paris" stuff LOL :D (that picture is full of geeky win!) - Susan Beebe
@Paul just curious how much battery did you have left after you were done recording? - BRҰANSAҰS
Something like 22%, as I recall. I had put the phone in airplane mode to reduce wireless consumption and also because I'm concerned that an incoming call would stop the video or something. - Paul Buchheit
Not bad. I guess you could get at least 2 hours of recording on one charge. - BRҰANSAҰS from BuddyFeed
Nice idea, OP - LANjackal
this is definitely on the list of 'quirkiest things ever done with an iPhone'. :-) - Olivia Lovag
this is so romantic - τorƍue
awesome, you just needed a gun and it would make a cool REAL-time FPS :) - Emil Kirichev
oh thanks you soo much!!! I love it! - Bojan Babic
surprisingly un-shaky - Sally Relton Shakespeare
Avg. speed: 9.48 km/h (9.23 mi in 94 min, see red track http://maps.google.com/maps...) - Jérôme
Paul had the initial idea for Google Glass exactly two years before Google launched Glass. :) - Space Cowboy
Now, if only he had thought of Gmail. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I hope this isn't the start of a "people walk around cities w/smartphones taped to their hats" trend. - rönin
I hope it is - Mo Kargas
If so, it'll just be transitional until smartphones are replaced by glasses-phones. Or smart glasses. Do we have an official name for those yet? - Andrew C (✔)
Iphone taped to the forehead, what a nice way to show #IamAmerican abroad :) - непростые коротышки
first laugh of the day, ty a.t. - chaz2b
LOL, Google Glass back in the days. Monsieur: Martini? Great stuff as I was doing myself a lot of these then too... 9) - Zu from AOD
up di apprezzamento dall'Italia - naltro
Not quite last Friday. - Joe
aaron
Depositing articles into Institutional repositories isn't Open Access because it usually isn't CC-BY? http://poynder.blogspot.co.uk/2014...
Must say I am so confused on practical matters beyond definitional issues. So for Pre-prints you can generally choose the licenses you want including CC-BY, while for post prints and final versions you are limited to what the publishers allow and almost always they don't allow CC-BY? - aaron
Say for example i have a paper in Library Management and I check Sherpa-romeo it says okay post-print in IRs. Can I use CC-BY or any other CC license (CC-BY-NC etc) for that matter? - aaron
The whole piece starts from the wrong perspective. It sets up an opposition between journal-mediated OA and repository-mediated OA on the basis that repositories can't choose licenses. Repositories can, of course, choose licenses (or let authors do so) if they ensure that authors retain sufficient rights. Whether its done through journals or repositories, getting liberal licensing requires some political will on part of the community to tell publishers how its going to be. - Cameron Neylon
Short answer: To post anything anywhere under any license you need the rights to do so. If you've given them away you can't. If you don't give them away you can. There is some confusion over whether differing versions of the manuscript are subject to copyright transfer agreements. - Cameron Neylon
My frustration is that the tenor of the argument (publishers are pushing for CC BY) is absolutely wrong. The traditional publishers are pushing for CC NC with them owning the copyright. Picking fights amongst ourselves over licensing, rather than working together to ensure authors retain copyright is playing right into their hands. - Cameron Neylon
I have to say, though, I'm with Royster on "the OA movement has repeatedly and callously screwed IR managers and libraries." But you knew that. - RepoRat
...not all OA advocates</sarcasm>...or is that</irony>? not sure... - Cameron Neylon
...but more seriously, a lot of that screwing has come from precisely the people pushing Royster's agenda (and a lot from others not pushing that agenda to be fair). But I don't see why we can't celebrate Royster's success (and others) as a model that takes us some distance but not the whole way. While exploring the options for going the whole way through repositories (via rights retention and licensing) and through journals and licensing. - Cameron Neylon
Put it this way. Elsevier folks are approvingly retweeting Poynder on this... - Cameron Neylon
Well, I agree, Cameron, but Paul's right that this is exactly what SPARC and the CC-BYnauts refuse to do. (I will say that I do *not* understand Paul's infatuation with H-rn-d. If there's a more anti-library voice anywhere in OA, it's Poynder himself.) - RepoRat
As for "Royster's agenda," it strikes me as an "actually get shit done" agenda, and I approve... especially having been hamstrung by my own workplaces as far as the shit they would actually allow me to get done. Now, what Royster doesn't completely get is that his success is rather sui generis -- even I, whose skills parallel his, couldn't do what he has -- but he's 100% right that he got shit done because he blew all the way past the parameters of what an IR is "supposed" to do. - RepoRat
Yeh, sorry, "agenda" is a loaded term and I shouldn't have used it. And I completely agree with the "gsd" idea. But I can't help but feel that he is over-reacting to a mis-interpretation of the SPARC position (exacerbated to be fair by anti-repo folks, who in turn are frustrated by non-delivery by many IRs which in turn is due to a lack of institutional support/vision/understanding). - Cameron Neylon
...or to put it another way, everyone is frustrated by the limitations of progress. While in fact in diverse ways there is lots of progress. But the frustration has us shouting at each other rather than combining to take on the real problem. - Cameron Neylon
True enough. I still think Royster is more sinned against than sinning, however. - RepoRat
Yeh, I don't know the history there. But I was there in Kansas City. Heather's point was always that with good progress towards public access we need to ensure that traditional publishers don't grab a rhetorical position around equating ability to read with 'Open Access' and from there to the idea that we're finished. It's precisely about combatting CHORUS and trad publisher initiatives... more... - Cameron Neylon
tl;dr I think we're burning a lot of energy on each other rather than focussing it where needed. And Poynder seems to fan the flames. What we'll be left with is some good repositories where we can read stuff and everything else is CC NC with copyright held by Elsevier. - Cameron Neylon
Agree that we need to focus on authors who should keep the copyright. However, from surveys I've seen, most/many authors would want to license their work CC-BY-NC, so in a way it is a positive for many OA publishers to license their works as CC-BY. - Joe
Of only it were the case that AUTHORS retained control over the commercial uses when journals publish with the CC-BY-NC license. Usually, it's the publisher that retains control over future commercial uses. - DJF from Android
Which points to the real root problem, IMO: ignorance, mostly though not exclusively among faculty. (I ain't never gon' get over Mike "can't trust IRs! they're run by libraries! let's put everything in arXiv!" Taylor.) - RepoRat
" If there's a more anti-library voice anywhere in OA, it's Poynder himself." Sigh and I thought I was finally starting to understand the complexities of Open Access by reading through the State of Open Access interviews. Poynder reads very librarian friendly to me, a newbie to this area..... harnad makes sense to me though dont get the repetition thing he does. - aaron
"What we'll be left with is some good repositories where we can read stuff and everything else is CC NC with copyright held by Elsevier." Sorry, another newbie question. This is bad because? datamining? - aaron
This is bad because authors are the ones who should have the final say in how their work is used, not Elsevier. And the model you quote eliminates A LOT of uses. A friend of mine just published an edited collection of papers on bioethics, and she had to leave out a core article because the PUBLISHER wanted too high a licensing fee. Which means that the original author isn't being read. - DJF from Android
Poynder's interviewees are well-selected and the interviews are worth reading, but he can certainly slant a question when he wants to. (Shieber in particular calls him on it several times.) He also periodically writes some damn thing slamming libraries for Not Doing Enough for OA. I largely quit reading everything except his interviews in, like, 2008 or so because of that. When POYNDER loses a career for caring too much about OA, he can tell me I ain't done enough. Until then, he can STFU. - RepoRat
@Aaron So some (many) authors don't want commercial use of their work and so they get slanted towards an NC license. If they hold the rights then I'm kind of ok with this because when we convince them of the one true way (TM) they have the option to relicense. Or if someone comes along with a commercial use that they like they can specifically license that. Not great, but not so bad.... more... - Cameron Neylon
Cameron, I've come to the conclusion that owning the copyright is a red herring. It's common for large publishers to say, "author keeps the copyright, we publish it NC, and we are the ones who license commercial uses." So I talk about control and decision-making, not copyright, because it's me general and avoids the confusion caused by publishers going for the "author retains copyright" checkbox. - DJF from Android
@DJF, yes you're quite right. We've just changed wording in an updated version of the Open Access Spectrum for precisely that reason. 'Author retains full rights to assign rights' is a bit of a mouthful though :-) - Cameron Neylon
So if authors never ever sign over copyrights... the whole argument abt green vs gold is mostly moot and we all live happily ever after? - aaron
Life would be a lot easier, yeah. A simple author permission, which isn't too hard to come by, would let a librarian or a grant agency grab up manuscripts to make OA, and all the tedious arguments about text-mining wouldn't come up. Much bizarro permissions stuff would also vanish, though in fairness it must be said that skeevy republication outlets would likely become much more of a thing. - RepoRat
Yep, and that's the core of my issue with the dustup. There's nothing in principle stopping an institution ensuring that it or its authors can make docs available on a repository under any desired license. There's nothing inherent in publisher-route OA that makes licensing easier. In both cases the community needs to demand either the licenses they want or the right to license as they... more... - Cameron Neylon
This is one of those surprisingly meaty FF threads that I hope stays around. Dunno that I have much to add, except that I find that thinking of Poynder as "Harnad with less repetition and a little more subtlety" makes it easier to understand his posts. - Walt Crawford
Cristo
Do any of the new car audio systems have @shazam built in? That would be a cool feature.
That would be cool. With Pandora and HD Radio though, the song & artist names are displayed anyway. - Amit Patel
Not that I have seen. The closest one is the toyota that can connect with a Nexus 7. http://www.androidauthority.com/nexus-7... - Me
I like the concept, but not sure what the value would be. Everything that plays in newer car stereos already tells you artist & track, doesn't it? FM does, Bluetooth will, HD radio does, and satellite radio does. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE from WinForFeed
Long format shows that play songs and clips don't always show the song/artist. Since you can't use your phone while driving, I thought it might be cool. - Cristo
Thanks for the clarification. That makes total sense. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Louis Gray
Congrats to Stephen Mack for blowing away the 200k on Fitbit barrier and beating my own all time one day stat! Congrats Burner!
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Thanks, Louis. Almost back from the playa now. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
What are you RUNNING back from the Playa? :-D - vicster: full-bodied
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
Monique Judge
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
LB sad.
Making homemade Long Island iced tea tonight. Stay tuned!
So the verdict is that I'm not a big fan of sour mix. Bah. Mr. B said he found some recipes that didn't call for it, so we'll try something different next time. :) - LB sad. from Android
Tina Chase Gillmor
8.28.14 - G3 Live Recording Session & Live Chat starting at 11:00am Pacific/ 2:00pm Eastern. Stream at http://ustream.tv/G3
Yes..... this is the G3 live chat area. Chat away! Show starts 11am Pacific today. - Tina Chase Gillmor
Hi Tina! - mary hodder
Hi everyone! - Rebecca Woodcock
hellooooo - Tina Chase Gillmor
My cup says "NoAgendaShow" on it. - Francine Hardaway
Sarah Francis said she has lost her whole investment once before, and has some loss now - Francine Hardaway
Comparison of Napa to Loma Prieta Earthquakes: http://www.vox.com/2014... - mary hodder
Napa is bad around Napa.. but didn't have the distance or breadth of Loma Prieta - mary hodder
Thanks, Mary. You look very pretty today:-) - Francine Hardaway
Thanks Francine.. - mary hodder
Also.. here is the earthquake watch map: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthqu... - mary hodder
kitteh! - Laura Norvig
Gray is quite an unimaginative name for a cat - Francine Hardaway
Halley, that's a loss on your part - Francine Hardaway
I'm in tears - Francine Hardaway
Halley just belittled my whole lifestyle - Francine Hardaway
I think Halley may be in the minority :) - Rebecca Woodcock
My entire house smells like dog. - Francine Hardaway
There IS no tech this week. Leo la Porte said so. He's been struggling for topics. - Francine Hardaway
That's LEO - Tina Chase Gillmor
The price is dropping because the big companies can give it away and force other people to do so. - Francine Hardaway
Think Candy Crush and Farmville, not shooters - Francine Hardaway
Female gamers vs. male gamers.. 50/50 http://jezebel.com/confirm... - mary hodder
Gotta go, ladies. Great show - Francine Hardaway
thanks Francine - Tina Chase Gillmor
Thank you, Francine! - Rebecca Woodcock
Todd Hoff
Scientists agree: Coffee naps are better than coffee or naps alone - Vox - http://www.vox.com/2014...
Scientists agree: Coffee naps are better than coffee or naps alone - Vox
"If you're feeling sleepy and want to wake yourself up — and have 20 minutes or so to spare before you need to be fully alert — there's something you should try. It's more effective than drinking a cup of coffee or taking a quick nap. It's drinking a cup of coffee and then taking a quick nap. This is called a coffee nap. It might sound crazy: conventional wisdom is that caffeine interferes with sleep. But if you caffeinate immediately before napping and sleep for 20 minutes or less, you can exploit a quirk in the way your both sleep and caffeine affect your brain to maximize alertness. Here's the science behind the idea." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
It's science! - Todd Hoff
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
going over my finances again today I realized I squirreled away a month's salary in a CD awhile back. praises be for all the advice I was given over the years to have an emergency fund, and bless you past self for heeding it.
Praise unto thee prior t-ra - Steve C Team Marina
also I sent the email to the fam I've been dreading, so that's done. fingers crossed they respect my request to not pepper me with questions I can't answer. nor raise their own DefCon level at me and freak me out even more. honestly, my family can be great in a crisis, but not in a Keep Calm kinda way. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
another positive: followed up with my musician friend's offer from the other night and he has already contacted the guy he had in mind and said he'd let me know when he hears back. so sweet of him to do. regardless of what comes of it, the gesture is incredibly heartwarming (even if it's because we made out that one night 20 years ago). - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Cristo
Hey, so something serious. I've been thinking about my new blog, and I was contemplating not mentioning anyone personally. I've decided to stick with it. I think it might be refreshing and less likely to intrude on anyone's privacy. Maybe someday I'll post a reference to who is involved in my stories—but only if they agree. – cristoblanco.com
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Oh man, @_peech, thank you for @CrapTaxidermy. I am choking with laughter, it is too much! Really needed that today too. #grateful
holly #ravingfangirl
My new delicious friend from @pbjsgrilledcom http://t.co/xLH2AM4L5U
My new delicious friend from @pbjsgrilledcom http://t.co/xLH2AM4L5U
House-made peanut butter, chocolate hazelnut butter, and raspberry jam. hot damn. - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
Mike had pb, honey, and peach jam. It was sublime. - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
That second one? Yeah. Now I need to try that sometime :D - Jennifer Dittrich
Oh my... - Julian
I wouldn't not eat that. - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Stephen Mack
You know what triggers my latent OCD sometimes? The fact that September, October, November and December are not the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th months.
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Image: Matinée de Septembre (or September Morn), a painting by the French artist Paul Émile Chabas (1869–1937). "Painted over three summers ending in 1912, it became famous when it provoked a scandal in the USA." Via http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - Stephen Mack from iPhone
"Ultimately, the painting would be labelled as kitsch by critics who thought it lacking in interesting artistic features: contrast, coordinated lines, and a worthy subject." Ouch! - Brian Johns
Sparky: Yeah, critics are mean! - Stephen Mack
And I have always liked this painting, kitschy or not. - Stephen Mack
But! Back to month names. - Stephen Mack
How do we fix this? Well, the easiest fix would be to remove the two months added latest, January and February. And then stick them at the end of the year. So we'd essentially shift every month down two spots. - Stephen Mack
But I actually think "May" is a terrible name for a month. If you buy that "June" is named after the Latin word "iuniores" (young men; juniors) and that May is named after the Latin word "maiores" (grown men; majors) then we have two months dedicated to young and old men. (Via http://www.pantheon.org/miscell... .) No one needs that. So we should remove those two, shift the rest up two, and then come up with two new month names for the 11th and 12th months. - Stephen Mack
I am therefore hereby calling for submissions for new month names. - Stephen Mack
(Note that "June" is typically described as being named after the goddess Juno. e.g.http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki...) - Stephen Mack
"Stupid Smarch weather." - Victor Ganata
We could always just go back to the old Roman calendar of 10 months plus 60 days of Winter (at least in the Northern Hemisphere). :D #WinterIsComing #decimalization #metricization - Victor Ganata
Thinking about this more, I think it would probably just be easier to rename September, October, November, and December to things that aren't numerical. Problem solved! - Victor Ganata
If 9=Septem, 10=Octo, 11=Novem, 12=Decem bothers you, can you imagine how people must've been really irritated by the fact that New Year's Day was March 25th? - Victor Ganata
Can you imagine if we still had a month called Sextilis? #iam12 - Victor Ganata
^ I think we need that month again. - Stephen Mack
Sextilis, nine months later, Natalis ;) - Pete : Team Marina
Or remove the vanity months of July and August, whose names were changed after January & February were added. - Cristo
nowadays we no longer need the calendar to know when to sow, I wonder how it could be a 400-days-long year, with ten months, each with four ten-days weeks, with three day of festivity per week - mario leone
Mario, why a 400 day year? Don't we still need it to be 365.3? Or do you want the seasons to shift? - Stephen Mack
I think we don't, seasons may shift, they would shift without the leap years - mario leone
But we have leap years just so the seasons don't shift! I'm all for decimalization, but I think a basic requirement of an annual calendar is that it should actually align to the period of time it takes the Earth to revolve around the sun. - Stephen Mack
Proposal: 10 "months", each with 6 weeks of 6 days, (so "month" = 36 days), with 5.3 days of 'bonus' time between the 'end' of a year and the 'start' of the next. Days are still 24 hours of course. 'Bonus' time may or may not be used as in the 'Purge' movies. :) - Ken Gidley
Metric time: 1 year = 10 months, 1 month = 10 weeks, 1 week = 10 days, 1 day = 10 hours, 1 hour = 100 minutes, 1 minute = 100 seconds, with seconds redefined appropriately :D Screw solstices, the moon, and sunrises and sunsets! - Victor Ganata
So THAT'S how The Purge got started! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
And that's the news on Quintidi, Fructidor the 5th, 221. - David Lounsbury from iPhone
Somewhat similar to Victor's proposal, but slightly different. The fixed time units are days and years, which correspond to the rotation of the Earth and its orbit around the Sun. I'll explain more in another post: http://friendfeed.com/cristob... - Cristo
I swear that I heard this conversation just the other day in the office. - NOT THE CRICKET
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
How hilarious would it be if my rock n roll good timin lifestyle ended up landing me a new job?
Networking happens everywhere. :) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
True. So true. I mean, at the very least I have demonstrated absolute loyalty in the face of 'never going to get signed even though we're the best band ever' department. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Do what you love the money will follow - WarLord
So if there's a drinking beer, going to shows, helping people, and working towards utopia gig out there, I am solid. Also riding bicycles and playing with websites. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Jason Toney
RT @darrenrovell: This Mo'ne Davis signed baseball sold for $510 on eBay http://t.co/7BLlGYxQLC
RT @darrenrovell: This Mo'ne Davis signed baseball sold for $510 on eBay http://t.co/7BLlGYxQLC
dang, why would you sell it so early? #neededthemoneyIguess - MoTO: Team Marina
Because you are betting that she'll never be hotter than she is right now. - Steele Lawman
Shevonne
RT @geekandahalf: Today's my one year anniversary as a librarian at @AULibrary. Whew, that went quickly (And a pretty awesome job)!
I miss Derrick here. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
me too - Steele Lawman
holly #ravingfangirl
oh google voice, never change. http://ow.ly/i/6BaQ7
oh google voice, never change. http://ow.ly/i/6BaQ7
The I don't know! - Joe
Set this to music and it would be a megahit. - Corinne L
Kevin Fox
Email could never be invented today. All new successful comm platforms are about proprietary products that own the customer relationship.
To be fair email was an answer to a problem posed by the poor disconnected networks of the day. We have different systems today because the technology allows it. The rest is just greed. - Todd Hoff
But as long as you own the email addresses used by your customers, along with their entire address book, you own the relationships. - April Russo
(Curtis) Alan Jackson
Doctor Who's Jenna-Louise Coleman quits role as Time Lord's assistant and will leave at Christmas - Mirror Online - http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv...
Doctor Who's Jenna-Louise Coleman quits role as Time Lord's assistant and will leave at Christmas - Mirror Online
"Doctor Who’s companion Jenna-Louise Coleman is set to leave the hit BBC show. The actress, 28, is believed to be quitting her role as the Time Lord’s assistant in a sensational Christmas storyline. Her exit could bring an end to her 18 months as Clara Oswald, creating a vacancy for another sidekick to star alongside new Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi." - (Curtis) Alan Jackson from Bookmarklet
Whaaaa??? - Julian
While it's probable, The Mirror isn't the most trustworthy source (or so I've heard). I can see how it'd make sense story-wise, though. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Gosh, am not sure any of our papers are wholly trustworthy, and The Mirror is certainly towards the more sensationalist end of the spectrum. But having said that I ain't surprised. Not loving the idea of older Doc and young girl. But that could just be me... - Marina's Godmother :-) from Android
Helen, I had to smile about your comment since The Doctors have had centuries on their companions. ;-) The previews and hints about Series 8 lean toward the show becoming a bit more serious and even dark. While I'm completely fine with that, I'm ready for a new companion. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
I'm ready also for better writing - maʀtha
Personally I don't think the series is going to survive beyond Capaldi. My guess is he will be the last regeneration for awhile. - Soup in a TARDIS
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