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phew - jambina
so really we need a wake. - kendrak
sounds like we should pull an Edson for libraries... oh wait, he kinda did already! - jambina
nah, let's rebrand the wheel. BIBLIOTECA FUTURISMO! - kendrak
Can we put big fins on the back of the building? - DJF from Android
I want to talk about the future of futurists. - Zamms
Your Unconference should totally include a wake for libraries. - ~Courtney F
Write a melodica piece "Dirge for libraries" - jönαthaη
theremin. this totally calls for a theremin. - RepoRat
listeners know i don't have a theremin, otherwise it'd be on the show. - kendrak
Wait, we covered my opinion on the future of libraries on the last show didn't we? I could just repeat my one thought on this over and over again and could become a paid consultant! - Zamms
you do have consultant hair. - kendrak
ONLY TWO MORE MONTHS TO LIVE! - Aaron the Librarian from Android
Two months it will be 10/12/14. Is that going to be bad for libraries for some reason? - Joe
Libraries will die the day before my birthday. THAT'S SIGNIFICANT SOMEHOW. - Zamms
Stephen Mack
My favorite movie sequence of all time is this bit from The Fisher King. #saturdayff
My favorite movie sequence of all time is this bit from The Fisher King. #saturdayff
(The Fisher King, 1991, directed by Terry Gilliam, starring Robin Williams, Amanda Plummer and Jeff Bridges. - Stephen Mack
I think I may have posted this before, come to think of it. - Stephen Mack
They had to film that at like 3 am. - Akiva
Shit. RIP, Robin. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I wanted to love this again. - Julian
"I like New York in June..." - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
laura x
33 years later, I still miss my father. Today I discovered that Grinnell has put the finding aid to his papers online:
love to you, Laura. - Marianne
Hugs - Janet from FFHound!
<3 - Jenny H. from Android
I took classes my first year at Grinnell from your father. He was very kind to me and I learned a great deal from him He moved to Cornell the next year. - Clay Williams
What a wonderful legacy. - Megan loves summer
Thank you, all, and Clay, thank you for telling me. It means a great deal. - laura x from iPhone
Kevin Fox
Wow, FriendFeed was acquired by Facebook five years ago yesterday and it's still up and running.
As noted on twitter. - Joe
Well, he posted it on Friendfeed first, and even Ben Golub liked it. - NOT THE CRICKET
Sorry, didn't see that one till later. - Joe
just as a back channel, stay in touch via in case FF goes down. What's Paul B. up to these days? I really like Bret's Quip app. - Adriano
I'm still here! - Kevin Fox from iPhone
HI KEVIN! - Stephen Mack
Five years should not be allowed to go by so fast. Tell it to stop, please. - Laura Norvig
big stamina - thomas morton ☢
#upandrunning Thumbs Up :) - Maurizio
JD Lasica
RT @johnmgannon: "​This Is How You Write a Content Strategy That Works"
Kevin Fox
Five years!
Long live the FriendFeed! - Brian Johns
The weirdest part is still don't know if FF is on death row or in Shangri-La. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Next major Facebook update: redirecting everyone from Facebook messenger to FriendFeed. Let the 1-star reviews flow! - Mark Trapp
Todd Hoff
Climatologist Who Predicted California Drought 10 Years Ago Says It May Soon Be 'Even More Dire' | ThinkProgress -
Climatologist Who Predicted California Drought 10 Years Ago Says It May Soon Be 'Even More Dire' | ThinkProgress
"Back in 2004, Sloan, professor of Earth sciences at UC Santa Cruz, and her graduate student Jacob Sewall published, “Disappearing Arctic sea ice reduces available water in the American west” (subs. req’d). They used powerful computers “to simulate the effects of reduced Arctic sea ice,” and “their most striking finding was a significant reduction in rain and snowfall in the American West.” “Where the sea ice is reduced, heat transfer from the ocean warms the atmosphere, resulting in a rising column of relatively warm air,” Sewall said. “The shift in storm tracks over North America was linked to the formation of these columns of warmer air over areas of reduced sea ice.” In January, Sewall wrote me that “both the pattern and even the magnitude of the anomaly looks very similar to what the models predicted in the 2005 study (see Fig. 3a [below]).”" - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Freeda B.
Does anyone have any examples of libraries that prepare creative, effective, or otherwise remarkable annual reports (and make them available to the public)?
Was this a rhetorical question? <d&r> - Deborah Fitchett
Haha, sadly, no it was not. - Freeda B.
I don't think I've ever read a library's annual report - Christina Pikas
I have, a couple of them (local public libraries), but none that I'd call remarkable. "Serviceable and in reasonably clear English" is enough of a hurdle in most cases. - Walt Crawford
Ours are pretty fancypants: - Marie
Was it Aaron Schmidt (Walking Paper) who did something really fun, or is my memory failing? I'll check when I get to work. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
i think it was Topeka that had one a few years back that made everyone oooohaaaah - jambina
Our annual report will kick your annual reports' ass. - ♫Robot Chicken, Trainer♫
Thanks, y'all. I also like this one, not fancy, but better functionality than usual: - Freeda B.
Louis Gray
This amuses me. I am shaking my fist at Matt Cutts. Always one step ahead!
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Everyone has a Matt Cutts in their lives. =) - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Andrew C (✔)
The half-life of a positive social interaction is far shorter than that of a negative one.
Testing! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Andrew, you suck. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Andrew, you're awesome. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
How do you feel? 4:23pm - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Well, I didn't around to reading these until now (4:29 pm) but we'll see! - Andrew C (✔)
How about now? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I'll be honest, your insult felt like it was all just part of a joke, so I would classify the whole thing as a single positive interaction. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Which did fade pretty fast! - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Pete : Team Marina
Here's the in press version of the article on free / open law I co-wrote with Sarah Glassmeyer
12 downloads so far! - Pete : Team Marina
Sarah G.
Monkey Selfie is the name of my next band.
See, then Monkey Selfie Photobomb can be your cover band. - Jennifer Dittrich
+1 - Sarah G.
If I've ever wanted to frame a post and comment, it's this-a-one. <3 - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Use These Workouts to Combat the Physical Stress of Sitting Too Long
Use These Workouts to Combat the Physical Stress of Sitting Too Long
I've done that in long meetings before. :D - Jenny H. from Android
Ministry of Silly Walks warm-up pamphlet. - Big Joe Silence
Robert Scoble
laura x
Check out the New York Public Library’s hilarious archive of librarians’ harsh children’s book reviews - Quartz -
Check out the New York Public Library’s hilarious archive of librarians’ harsh children’s book reviews - Quartz
"You can hear their spirited voices in the catalog of about 6,400 index-sized cards, which offers everything from critical take-downs of Green Eggs and Ham (“typical of Suess’ late-period”) to racy reviews of Fast Times at Ridgemont High and scandalized reactions to Judy Blume’s Forever. Perhaps because the reviews were for internal purposes only, the librarians were unabashed in their criticism." - laura x from Bookmarklet
Melly - #TeamMarina
I was preparing dinner. Em got scared by the tv. Josiah took charge <3
I was preparing dinner. Em got scared by the tv. Josiah took charge <3
Amit Patel
Clever idea: a chromecast can talk to multiple devices at once. My friend made a board-game-ish game where every player can look at their own screen but they can also use the shared screen. - Amit Patel
Now I need to find that android device in a drawer somewhere, and charge it up … - Amit Patel
How is the latency on shared global display? - Todd Hoff
Stephen Mack
Helping Children, Despite Death Threats: A Vaccinator Explains [NPR] -
Helping Children, Despite Death Threats: A Vaccinator Explains [NPR]
Helping Children, Despite Death Threats: A Vaccinator Explains [NPR]
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From the NPR post: "Noor is a 42-year-old mother of three. She's also one of Pakistan's roughly 100,000 Lady Health Workers, who help provide basic health services to children in slums and remote rural areas of Pakistan. On this day, she and two other workers are immunizing kids for measles. The trio is explaining to a group of young mothers how their children will need to get measles booster shots in a year and a half. Being a front-line health worker usually isn't controversial. But in Pakistan, it can get you killed." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
More: "The Taliban went on an offensive against polio immunization in 2012 after it became clear the CIA used a fake hepatitis vaccination campaign to gather intelligence on Osama bin Laden." - Stephen Mack
Gah. The CIA's fake hep vaccine campaign was incredibly evil. - Stephen Mack
In so many ways. The damage they've done will last decades. - Jennifer Dittrich
TheNextWeb Forum
Google Docs now turns Microsoft Word tracked changes into Suggested Edits automatically -
Google Docs now turns Microsoft Word tracked changes into Suggested Edits automatically
Digital Health Space
Amit Patel
The view from the Best Western in Florence, Oregon.
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Best Best Western Ever! But not the most Western Best Western Ever. That's a few miles south, in Bandon Oregon. - Amit Patel
Beautiful view! - Anne Bouey
Tupac used to live in my neighborhood. #SaturdayFF
Just northwest of Lake Merritt, I lived on Harrison & he had an apartment up the hill & around the corner. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
A friend from high school lived in the same building as him. He was super cool to her kids, they loved him. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
But when I met him, before many people knew who he was, he'd only done music with Digital Underground. When I met him, he was a supreme asshole. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Me & my neighbor/homie Lori were coming back from a weed mission, on foot, late one weeknight. We passed JJ's diner, nee Biff's, a guy Lori knew was in front and they were happy to see each other. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
He invited us inside to eat with him & his friends so of course we said yeah. He was a music producer, or promoter, or something. We walked to their table & before he started the introductions, I saw Money B and Tupac and some other guy sitting there. I was like whoa, rap stars, but Lori had no clue who they were. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
So, we're talking, chopping it up, Lori says we were coming from getting weed, Tupac said "oh y'all smoke? Your weed ain't shit, we got the best weed." Me & Lori looked at each other like, O Kay. She was already tripping off how he was wearing four giant chains with giant diamond pieces on them. She wasn't from Oakland. She'd barely seen anyone wearing just one of them chains. lol - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
So we order, me & Lori get milkshakes, the guys order food...Tupac ordered like, 6 entrees, asking for special shit, was talking down to the poor waitress. Like he'd never sat down in a restaurant before. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Money B was very nice. He must've been used to his homie acting like that, because he for the most part was doing a great job of steering the conversation in a better direction. But damn. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I don't even remember all the things he was talking about, but it was about him, & how he was bigger & better at everything than everybody. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
He took a bite or two of the stuff he'd ordered and was rudely telling the waitress to wrap it up to go. Me & Lori got up to leave & her friend walked us to the door, apologizing for Tupac. "he's young and hype". - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Whatever. We were shocked by his behavior & talked shit about him for hella long. It was a trip when he went solo & blew up. I kept seeing that rude 20 year old douchebag from 1990. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
When All Eyez On Me came out, I thought there'd never been a more apropos song title :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Ha! Good story. I always saw two sides of PAC in interviews. The cocky dude and the other one who was calm and introspective. Guess he was on his ego trip that night. - Eric - It's My Thing from iPhone
Steve C Team Marina
Isolated indigenous make contact with outside world in Brazil -
Isolated indigenous make contact with outside world in Brazil
"RIO DE JANEIRO, July 31, 2014 (AFP) - Isolated native people wearing loincloths and carrying bows and arrows have emerged from the Amazon rainforest and made contact with the outside world in a video released by Brazil's indigenous authority. The video shows indigenous people from the Panoan linguistic group making contact with the Ashaninka native people of northern Brazil along the banks of the Envira River, near the Peruvian border. In one scene, an ethnic Ashaninka in athletic shorts gives bananas to two loincloth-clad natives who appear wary of approaching, quickly grabbing the fruit and then retreating out of arm's reach. Brazilian experts said the indigenous people likely crossed the border from Peru facing pressure from illegal logging and drug trafficking at home. After the native people made initial contact with the Ashaninka on June 26, a team from Brazil's National Indian Foundation (FUNAI) traveled to the area and filmed a second encounter on June 30, according to news... more... - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
The whole influenza part of that story is so scary, given that it has wiped out whole groups of indigenous people in that area before. I was hoping that the folks sent in to provide treatment would be effective. - Jennifer Dittrich
Steve Gillmor
RT @Scobleizer: Gillmor Gang is moving to Sunday at 11 this week only, see you then. @stevegillmor
Tx for the note guys, have a great weekend... - J.C. Bouvier
Ken Morley
Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain -
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
my favorite British-isms from this weekend:
"naff" is another way to say "rubbish" that originally meant someone is Not Available For Fucking, but now just means anything lame. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
"knickers" is only used for women's underwear (which disappointed me, honestly, bc I love the word). men's underwear are "undercrackers." - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
"rude boy" is a term some are dubious of and others embrace. vaguely meaning a working class tough guy type I think. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
"hunters" are a kind of wellington boot worn by snobs. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
"undercrackers", eh? i'm sad it's not "undernadgers". - Big Joe Silence
Undercrackers aren't exclusively for males but they are predominantly so. - Mark H
"fairy liquid" is dishwashing detergent based on a brand name. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
they really do call cigarettes "fags". and they really do say "punt a fag" to bum a cigarette. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
they don't really say "saucy" that much. (also a disappointment) - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Never heard the term "punt a fag" used before; bumming a fag, yes. - Mark H
they felt "pulled pork" was a terrible thing to call food, as it seemed a vulgar phrase. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Mark, maybe it wasn't "punt." It was another p word though that caught me off guard and became yet another conversation about lexicon. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Could it have been pinch a fag? That would be a fairly common thing to say over here. - Mark H
ah... yeah, maybe. there was a lot of beer involved, you see. I'm trying to document from shoddy memory. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
overall I adored the melodic effect of ending statements in a question so that conversations have a kind of upbeat tempo regardless of the topic. that was infectious. I'm probably still doing it. "I couldn't rightly help myself could I?" "Lovely morning isn't it?" "They've done a smashing job haven't they?" - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
oh, and saying "spectacles" instead of glasses. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
and "petrol". looking for a "petrol station to grab some fags" in Burlington was a fun errand. needless to say I did all of the direction asking on that one. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
and "dodgy". I was so pleased to learn dodgy is a real expression. I love that word. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
and "trainers" instead of sneakers. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
O hai! Was wondering how you got on ;-) - Marina's Godmother :-)
the naff etymology is likely... naff ;) - Pete : Team Marina
I'm still laughing at your discovery of fairy liquid... For hands that do dishes can feel as soft as your face.... - Marina's Godmother :-)
T-ra, I've heard something similar, like "pont a fag" before. - Signs Point to LB from Android
Helen, we watched an insane film at the house night before last that mentioned it a lot. Can't remember the whole title... "Mr Jolly something something Next Door" I think? - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Sarah G.
RT @waldojaquith: Instead of meeting for coffee or beer, I wish that the default was to meet for milkshakes.
I'm in! - Signs Point to LB
See ya at the malt shop! - Brent Schaus from FFHound!
Or just ice cream. Imagine business deals made over a giant banana split. :) - April Russo
Brent's comment reminded me of this song: - Corinne L
Corinne: that somehow makes me feel nostalgic for something I've never experienced :) - Brent Schaus
MMC is like that, Brent. :-) - Corinne L
Ken Morley
Fun Fact: Lettuce is a legal psychotropic
I was wondering about the wisdom of juicing bolted lettuce leaves and stems and came across this: - Ken Morley
"Lactucarium is the milky fluid secreted by several species of lettuce, especially Lactuca virosa, usually from the base of the stems. Lactucarium is known as lettuce opium because of its sedative and analgesic properties. It has been reported to promote a mild sensation of euphoria, but Lactuca virosa is poisonous,[citation needed] and at least one fatality has occurred during an... more... - Ken Morley
"Although lactucarium has faded from general use as a pain reliever, it remains available, sometimes promoted as a legal psychotropic. The seed of ordinary lettuce, Lactuca sativa, is still used in Avicenna's native Iran as a folk medicine, and a crude extract of the seeds was shown to have analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects in standard formalin and carrageenan tests of laboratory rats" - Ken Morley
I'm sure a few leaves won't kill me. I'll report back on any sensations of euphoria. ;) - Ken Morley
The Best Edible Flowers: Organic Gardening -
The Best Edible Flowers: Organic Gardening
The Best Edible Flowers: Organic Gardening
The Best Edible Flowers: Organic Gardening
به به ریحان - وارَش
وارش از کالاندولا یا گل همیشه بهار هم غافل نشو خیلی خاصیت داره. آخرین عکس هست. از اینجا ببین: - Mahdi
چه جالب - وارَش
گل لادن هم هست :) - همصدا
بله اولی لادن هست :) - Mahdi
من هستندی :دی - ladanooo from iPhone
ای وای اختلال در سرچ :دی - Mahdi
گل دوم رو بدهید می برم .ممنون - Primavera
گل دومی ریحان هست. - Mahdi
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