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Leo Laporte
Google's Android TV and Chromecast: This Week in Google 255 -
Google's Android TV and Chromecast: This Week in Google 255
Molly K
RT @SatanLibrarian: Has anybody been called an "ignorant slut" in public at #alaac14 yet? I am keeping a tally.
Sarah G.
RT @source: Last weekend's Knight-Mozilla-MIT Open Internet Hack Day produced six great projects, and they’re all up on @Source:
RT @source: Last weekend's Knight-Mozilla-MIT Open Internet Hack Day produced six great projects, and they’re all up on @Source:
What is the Internet of Things? | Mashable Explains -
What is the Internet of Things? | Mashable Explains
Catherine Pellegrino
Member of the Week: Marie R. Kennedy -
Member of the Week: Marie R. Kennedy
Look who's the ACRL Member of the Week! And she name-checks Laura X's book, too. - Catherine Pellegrino from Bookmarklet
Holy wow! Thank you, Marie! And go you! - laura x from iPhone
full of win - maʀtha
and look! it's a picture of me without food on my face! - Marie
well, that just removes half the fun - RepoRat
there could be spinach in your teeth, we can't tell - maʀtha
So awesomeness! - Jen
*dies of cute* - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
Happy dance in honor of the awesomeness that is Marie! - Galadriel C. from Android
Marie is my ERL idol. - kaijsa
*waves tiny "Yay" flag* - The Lunatic Ur Lookin 4 from Android
Thinking of making this an animated gif by shopping in a cheerio fang for a second about ever 20-30 seconds. Also, maybe a blink. - Joe
^ LOL - Marie from iPhone
I want to know what things Marie DOESN'T do well. She's kind of amazing. - Holly's favorite Anna
I see you, Anna. - Marie
Yay - Julian
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @shawngarrett: I think @DairyQueen has a message here, but I don't know if it's about race, amputees, or both.
RT @shawngarrett: I think @DairyQueen has a message here, but I don't know if it's about race, amputees, or both.
The message is, "Don't eat us! We're sentient! Hi!" - Stephen Mack
Conjoined fraternal twins?? - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
"Don't eat us! We're sentient!" I'd like a phone app that flashes that out in "Close Encounters"-like tones and colours. :) - Ken Morley
Stephen Francoeur
Kevin Fox
On the phone with AT&T support. My iPad has a telephone number? Who knew?
Yeah, that confused me when I first dealt with it. - Spidra Webster
Does it get marketing phone calls from Microsoft? - Betsy
Betsy, my home internet is via 3G and several times did the unit receive text messages from the service provider. How dumb is that. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
I have a wifi/3G bridge thing on my Verizon account and it also has a phone number. I've never tried to call it though. - Brian Johns
My *car* has its own phone number. "Yo, OnStar, what up?" - Ken Gidley from iPhone
TheNextWeb Forum
A new version of Second Life is being built from the ground up, with a little help from the Oculus Rift -
A new version of Second Life is being built from the ground up, with a little help from the Oculus Rift
Happy Birthday to LSW's own Dorothea!!!
Happy birthday :) - Pete from FFHound(roid)!
Many happy returns of the day! - Catherine Pellegrino
Happy Birthday!!! Next time--hoping we get to see you longer/more consciously :) - Hedgehog
Happy birthday! - Marianne
Thanks, errybody. Today my age is equal to the Ultimate Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything. So that means I'll have it all figured out by the end of the day, right? - RepoRat
Wheee! yes, and be sure to tell us. - barbara fister
Happies! - Stephen Francoeur
Omigosh, happiest birthday to you! I hope the kitties bake you a nice cake, preferably not made out of fish - maʀtha
happy happy birthday! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Summer birthdays are the best! Happy birthday, RR! - Lily
Happy birthday! - Betsy
Happy day! - Jen
Happy Birthday! - Rebecca Hedreen
Woo hoo! Happy, happy birthday! - Galadriel C. from Android
Happy birthday! - Sarah
Happy Birthday!!!!!! - Katy S from iPhone
Happy bday! - Joe
Happy birthday, Dorothea!!! - Katie
thanks, folks. Ian's Pizza has my favorite only-sometimes pizza around this month, so I raise a slice of BBFAT (black bean, feta, avocado, tomato) in your honor! - RepoRat
mmmmm...Ians. Now I am fantasizing about their grilled veggie pizza and am raising an imaginary slice back to you. - Katy S
Steve Gillmor
RT @dannysullivan: Prediction: top request Amazon's Mayday help service on the Fire phone will be "how come I can't get Google Maps on this thing"
Steve Gillmor
Gillmor Gang: Apple Jack -
The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Benedict Evans, and Steve Gillmor — bask in the continued reverberations of Apple’s stunning reveal last week at WWDC. Many of us in the Apple Polishing business (I’m an unrepentant fanboy) remain enthralled by the details of iOS 8 and its growing impact on OS/X Yosemite — Extensions, Notification Widgets,… Read More - Steve Gillmor
Amit Patel
First Ever Star Trek®/Doctor Who Comic Book Crossover Coming in May -
First Ever Star Trek®/Doctor Who Comic Book Crossover Coming in May
"Star Trek: The Next Generation® crew and the Doctor face off 
against the Borg and the Cybermen" - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
WHAT - Amit Patel
Wait, that's 2012. - Betsy
Reviews are not entirely favorable on Amazon: - Neal Krummell
holly #ravingfangirl
nothing will make you swear faster/more than trying to sync an iphone with itunes. not even downloading library ebooks :P
Nothing will make you swear faster/more than trying to do *anything* with itunes ;) - Amit Patel
Joe Hardy
We have fallen into a frozen waffle breakfast routine rut. Please HELP! Need ideas for food in hand on the go options for children 3,3,7
Both my daughter and I like Belvita crackers. So does our black cat. - Elizabeth Brown
String cheese and hardboiled eggs? - Regular Amanda
I should make more hardboiled eggs! - Joe Hardy
I think I need to get them alll to come upstairs and sit down to eat for a second as well - Joe Hardy
egg muffins? I do a couple dozen at a time and then warm in the toaster oven/microwave. Eggs/various vegetables/cheese/bacon as desired-- cook bacon, mix other, fill muffins, bake 350 for 20 minutes ish? I use silicon muffin cups, far easier than scraping a muffin pan clean - Hedgehog
PB&J. - Bren from iPhone
Frozen pancakes? Gogurt and cereal bar. Cereal in a cup, no milk. - Yvonne from FFHound!
PBJ is 50% of what they eat for lunch ;) - Joe Hardy
Muffins! that sounds good as long as they stay at the table to eat. - Joe Hardy
Yvonne: they LOVE cereal but often demand milk (insistently) - Joe Hardy
Cut-up fruit, toasted bagels - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Fruit. Just cut up a bunch of fruit beforehand. Give them yogurt and granola and let them choose what they want. Not ideal if you're rushing out the door. Also, with the frozen waffles, sometimes I'll prepare them like french toast or cinnamon toast. Dip in yogurt. - Anika
Baked oatmeal squares or in muffin shapes or smoothies in straw cups - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Oh egg muffins sound good. Like little frittatas - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Yes and they are wonderful fridge/freezer glue. Throw things in a cup, add eggs, bake. Tada! We call them Egg Pucks at Chez Hedgehog because they puff up in the oven but then collapse. Really great protein punch. here's a good basic recipe - Hedgehog
definitely going to try those.! - Joe Hardy
Professional Food Recipes
New England Clam Chowder - Directions In 4-quart saucepan, heat water to boiling on high. Add clams; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 10 minutes or until clams open, transferring clams to bowl as they open. Discard any unopened clams Into 4-cup liquid measuring cup,...
New England Clam Chowder - Directions

In 4-quart saucepan, heat water to boiling on high. Add clams; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 10 minutes or until clams open, transferring clams to bowl as they open. Discard any unopened clams
Into 4-cup liquid measuring cup, strain clam broth through...
TheNextWeb Forum
OverHeard is a fiendishly simple sound-sharing app that wants to do for audio what Vine did for video -
OverHeard is a fiendishly simple sound-sharing app that wants to do for audio what Vine did for video
Sean McBride
Half of Germany Now Powered by Solar
Half of Germany Now Powered by Solar
I'm pretty sure distributed solar (residential and commercial) is going to be the way to go, long term. - Brian Johns
I'm not 100% sure about germany, but in italy - where we are in a similar situation - it's all because of heavy government subsidies. It has been a crazy growth of highly inneficient panels installed just to take the subsidies, it costed more than what it will ever produce. The (only?) positive point is that it changed the attitude of people towards this technology. It's something you want on your condo, maybe the second or third generation will be also efficient. - d☭snake
Misleading title - Germany _produces_ half of energy from solar, but what amount they buy from e.g. France (nuclear)? According to, Germany imports as much as 63% of it's energy. So even at current peak, solar accounts for roughly 20% of consumption, and averaged annualy will be closer to 10%. - anatoliy
Here's what seems to be the source: - anatoliy
"Continuing its unrelenting march toward a renewable-powered future, Germany now can produce more than half of its energy from solar. The official word of this milestone comes from the Fraunhofer ISE research institute, which showed that the country produced a record 24.24 GW of solar energy during the first week of June. Thanks to better weather in Germany compared to last year, the production of solar power has increased 34 percent in the first part of 2014." - Sean McBride
"Germany's expansion of solar energy hasn't come from enormous farms of solar panels, but rather citizens installing photovoltaics onto their own homes. More than 90 percent of solar panels installed in Germany are on homeowner’s roofs." - Sean McBride
"Wondering how the U.S. compares? We currently get 0.2 percent of our energy from solar. Italy is in second place behind the Germans." - Sean McBride
anatoly -- an important point, to say the least. - Sean McBride
Stephen Francoeur
I'd like to do an analysis of search query logs (or find someone to do it for me) that I have in CSV or as text files. I'd like to learn things like what are the most common queries, how many known item searches were run (I realize this is hard to tell in many cases).
I have query logs from Summon, from LibGuides's search function, from our website search function, and from our Serials Solutions A-Z journals thingy. What tools could I use to do this kind of an analysis? - Stephen Francoeur
OpenRefine? It's what I do all of my analysis in. Also TextStat. (Have you seen our presentation on it? ;) - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Some of this can be done in Excel, I think, though not as easily as with other tools. I might also look at something like Nvivo or Dedoose (back up your data!) - ellbeecee
It sounds like what you're describing is a content analysis. There are lots of ways to go about this! Are you interested in technology-related tools or analog? - Marie
Marie, yes, content analysis (I think). I'm not sure I get what you mean by technology vs. analog. If by analog, you mean doing it by hand, that's not what I have in mind. For the queries in 2013 for Summon, I've got ~146K queries to process. For the other logs, we're talking far fewer items. - Stephen Francoeur
Jaclyn, I haven't seen your presentation. Is it available somewhere? - Stephen Francoeur
Oh yes, listen to J on this one. What she does rocks. - Marie
Stephen, are you thinking something like Dedoose or NVivo? They both can suck in large amounts of coded text and analyze it. I;m not sure you get back much of use without coding it though..... Looks like TextStat works without coding, but I'm curious how useful a concordance is for this kind of analysis. Jaclyn, I'd *love* to see your presentation! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Jaclyn, thank you! That's exactly the kind of work I want to do. I want to use what I learn from the query log analysis to inform the decisions we make about the way we present our search interfaces on the library website and to inform any "did you mean" kind of work to make for a better search experience when the user is presented with search results in various systems. - Stephen Francoeur
Clustering similar queries together is a key step in the process. I see how OpenRefine can help me lump together queries such Harvard Bus Rev and Harvard Business Review and HBR, which tend to get scattered across any query log. - Stephen Francoeur
The one data we don't have is where they eventually go, which would be super valuable. One of my future projects is to add Analytics to SFX to try to match things up. It would make it a lot more likely that we'd understand what they really *wanted* rather than what we guess they want. If you want more info on the LC part (doubtful) it's here - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
It's got a steep learning curve, but Python's Natural Language Toolkit could probably work with this if you were willing to invest to the time: - copystar
i was going to say the nltk too ^ ,,, I've been playing with a much smaller set in R using the tm package. so far i did a word cloud (unimpressive), and some histograms and pie charts (unimpressive)... but i'd like to do some reconciliation type thing with the list of databases - Christina Pikas
Looks like we have the same datasets as Stephen. I wonder if someone can just figure it all out and share... :) - aaron
Amit Patel
Coder’s high: The intense feeling of absorption exclusive to programmers. -
Coder’s high: The intense feeling of absorption exclusive to programmers.
"Programming is just like drugs, except the dealer pays you." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
dan farber
Dan Farber, Age of Context Launch Party, Hiller Aviation Museum -- San Carlos, CA -
Dan Farber, Age of Context Launch Party, Hiller Aviation Museum -- San Carlos, CA
Denise Howell
How to Anonymize Everything You Do Online | Threat Level | WIRED -
Stephen Mack
#SaturdayFF I'm glad that as a life experience, I saw the Grateful Dead a few times back in the late '80s. -
#SaturdayFF I'm glad that as a life experience, I saw the Grateful Dead a few times back in the late '80s.
This is the show I remember most clearly -- Laguna Seca Recreation Area - May 9-10, 1987. Bruce Hornsby first, then Ry Cooder, then the Dead. I went with my brother Phil and our friend Rick in Rick's VW van. We camped overnight and then saw the same show the next day. (The Dead, of course, played a very different set the second time.) - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
In no way would I call myself a deadhead, but I ended up seeing them a couple of other times later on (I remember at the Shoreline in Mountain View a year or two later less clearly). I enjoyed the shows, the vibe -- it was the first taste I had of just how obsessed some people get with a band or musician. - Stephen Mack
At this show, they ended up doing a late "third set" after dark to film the video for A Touch of Grey -- -- and it was weird to experience. They kept on starting and stopping and restarting the song to get the marionettes in the video to film properly. The band would wander on and pretend to play for a bit, then disappear for a while. But somewhere in those crowd scenes, there I am. - Stephen Mack
At some point, I could see Bob Weir was smoking. I idly wondered aloud what type of cigarette he was smoking. Someone nearby overheard me and let me know exactly what brand. - Stephen Mack
When they played Iko Iko later, I wondered aloud what the words meant. I got a long history from a different nearby person who overheard me. - Stephen Mack
Like I said, the fans were REALLY into the dead, man. - Stephen Mack
When Jerry Garcia died 8 years later, I really regretted not having gone to a few more shows. I remember the headline: Head Deadhead Dead (was it The Onion that printed that?). - Stephen Mack
I was also there (didn't watch the video shooting that night) but had a great time at those shows. All three acts were great and the Dead shows were beautiful. - Christian Crumlish
Stephen, you are adorable. That was a fun show, I remember it well. Although not as well as you do ... for various reasons. - Laura Norvig
Jerry Garcia died on my birthday. I take no responsibility. - Akiva
I saw The Dead a couple of times, once was way back when PigPen was in the band (68 maybe?). One of my favorite bands, but I never took off following them. - Greg GuitarBuster
Or the early 70s. Course, I was 13. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
laura x
#toddlerx likes Adele. Huh.
She's kind of growing on me. - laura x from iPhone
I really like that Right as Rain song even though I don't really agree with it. It still cheers me up. - Marianne
I hadn't ever really listened to her before, but one if her videos came up after "Imagine" (Peter's most favorite) and he got sucked in. And now I am kind of weepy. - laura x from iPhone
I like her a lot - maʀtha
I'm not going to go foodie crazy on them (maybe) but Guy Fieri and Rachel Ray are at the table behind us.
THINGS - Marie from iPhone
Are they asking kids do things? I think that's their next show on Food Network. Kid chef competition. - Eric - For You Wack MCs!
Post all rumors and innuendoes to - Eric - For You Wack MCs!
Oh god. How can you not turn around and beat them both to death with your chair? - Hookuh Tinypants
I'm worried about the apocalypse beginning at their table, frankly, but also curious. They have TV shows and I do not. - Marie from iPhone
"This food is off the chain" "Yummo!" - Eric - For You Wack MCs!
Eric, there's a kid at the table. Slave labor for the new show??? - Marie from iPhone
Quite possible: I think this year is season 2. - Eric - For You Wack MCs!
Happiest Birthday to our own Aaron!
Happy birthday Aaron! - Joe
thanks Martha, Joe and all. I had a great day. :) - aaron from BuddyFeed
oh good! - maʀtha
Happy birthday! - Katy S
Many happy returns! - Megan loves summer
Happy birthday! - Galadriel C.
Happy Birthday Aaron!! - Hedgehog
For you married fathers out there, at what time do you typically wake up on the weekends?
My husband typically sleeps until 10:00 and I'm getting really fed up about it. Just needing to find out if this normal. - Yvonne from FFHound!
I get up around 7:30 every day, which is when Henry gets up most days. - Bren
9:30-10:30, unless there's something scheduled. My youngest is 9 now, and they all can handle their own breakfast. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
It varies depending on circumstances, like who's sick and who slept and so on. Also depends on who the kids are demanding. :P - Big Joe Silence
Between 6:30 and 7:45, depending on the 3 year old. - Brian Johns
Each of us gets one sleep in morning. (Although in practice "late" is 630). :p - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
We generally take turns sleeping in too. I get up with the kids Saturday, he gets up with the kids Sunday. He likes to be out of bed before midday on his sleep in day, but it doesn't always happen ;o) - Melly
Usually around 8, but it was 9 this morning. - Joe
Scott handles the weekend mornings. He gets up when she gets up. Usually between 6:30-7:30. He does this because I take the overnight feeding. - Mary Carmen
6:30-7:30 when my kids were younger, as I usually did breakfasts on the weekend. 7:30 - 8:00 when they started making breakfast for us. :) - Ken Morley
My husband doesn't appear downstairs until between 2-3. Since he's unemployed I can't see how he's resting up from the week - Christina Pikas from iPhone
It varies. If my wife's feeling generous she'll let me sleep in till 10-11. But I'll usually wake up once or twice prior to that just cause kids are noisy. The last month or so I had to get up at 7:45ish on Saturdays cause my boy had baseball games at 8:30. - rönin
5:45 but that is mostly because of the dog who then wakes everyone else up - Joe Hardy from Android
Between 6-7, depending on our 4 year old. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Yvonne, to be honest, if I had the chance and my daughters would be old enough to get the day started for themselves I wouldn't mind sleeping until 9 some weekends. Just because on week days I get up at 6 and get to unwind late. At least one or two days without rushing would be nice. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Usually my husband gets up between 7 and 9 on weekends and I get up with the 6yo who gets up between 7 and 8. But I always get a nap. - Galadriel C. from Android
Thank for all the feedback! I probably should have also mentioned that he doesn't usually get up until 9 during the week. I can be up with both kids fed, dressed, have Logan off to school, and do minimal food shopping before he even wakes up. It's not even that I'd like to sleep in (maybe once in a while would be nice), but that I'd like to spend more time as a family. I'm jealous of the husbands that get up every morning at the same time and go to work. - Yvonne from FFHound!
My hubby gets up 6am if he has to work a morning shift, about 10 am if he is working a night shift or has the day off. - April Russo
In a way heading out the door for the paid job is the easiest of the two. I'm not the one getting exhausted all day long. But I'm also having the feeling of missing out on a lot, especially now that they're still so young. Often, I opt to start an hour later just so I can drive Sophie to school. Easier on my wife plus it provides additional chat time with Sophie. Actually, on days that I do that the drive to school is my favorite time of the day. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
7:00 Saturday., 8:30 Sunday - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte from Android
I'm thinking of turning Throwback Thursdays into Throw OUT Thursdays. That way I'll be 52+ things lighter every year! 26+ things lighter by Christmas!! - And instead of posting old photos I can post photos of things I'm getting rid of (donating or trashing). - Anyone willing to take the challenge with me??
Sounds like a fantastic idea! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
I'm starting small... There's a medicine bottle that's been sitting on my sink for MONTHS. Buh-bye! - Yvonne
That is a great idea! Adding it to my to do list! - Jennifer Dittrich
I just cleared out SEVERAL old 401(k) mailings that have been sitting around collecting dust. Updated addresses and beneficiaries, and now attempting to update my last name (8 YEARS of marriage later) - Yvonne
A friend got rid of a lot of stuff by throwing out (or giving away) Seven Things a Week. So, either one a day or all at once. It really worked for her. - Betsy
I donated a bunch of old puzzles to Goodwill! - Tamara J. B.
Tam - today? Awesome! - Yvonne from FFHound!
I love this idea! - The Lunatic Ur Lookin 4 from Android
Here's are a couple of examples of her Sunday Seven: and - Betsy
Wow! She's hardcore! Maybe after a few weeks I'll have to start cutting into the fat and getting rid of more, more often. But once a week is a commitment I can handle. =) - Yvonne from FFHound!
I'm so proud of my kids! Logan threw out some broken plastic toy pieces he was hoarding and Luke donated a wind-up toy. I'm happy. #tot - Yvonne from FFHound!
Great idea! I think I'd like to give it a try. :) - Jenny H. from Android
Now I just need my husband to join in! - Yvonne from FFHound!
This has been my husband's mission everyday of his recent retirement. He just took 9 computers to the transfer station. You are allowed 10 for free drop off. He is now going through drawers. Yes, I am into this Yvonne! Great idea. - Janet
I already got rid of all 52 for the next 3 years. #SewerBackup #JustSayin - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Ha! (and sorry.) - Betsy
@lisa- =( - Yvonne from FFHound!
I'm down with Throw Out Thursday. - laura x
oooh, you're a genius. love it! - t-ra: WeirdnessSandwich
Todd Hoff
This Old Factory--Now Full Of Fish And Kale--Is Revitalizing A Neighborhood -
This Old Factory--Now Full Of Fish And Kale--Is Revitalizing A Neighborhood
This Old Factory--Now Full Of Fish And Kale--Is Revitalizing A Neighborhood
"What’s most striking when you enter the brick bunker formerly known as Stock House No. 3 is the green, says Fred Haberman, a cofounder and partner in Urban Organics, a futuristic farm housed inside a long-vacant structure on the former site of Hamm’s Brewery in East St. Paul. “It’s mind-boggling to come into this old building and see so much greenery,” he says. “The colors are almost electric. Looking at this kale planted two weeks ago, you’d be shocked at how quickly it’s grown.” The “secret sauce” for growing that electric-green kale, chard, and leafy herbs is the nutrient-rich wastewater pumped from four 3,500-gallons tanks of tilapia, which flows through a system of pipes and filters to irrigate and fertilize the plants before returning, clean, to the fish. The closed-loop, recirculating aquaponics system may be the largest such indoor facility in the United States, and one of the most technologically sophisticated." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
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