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lris

"It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?" -- Winnie the Pooh
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Easter sushi, devoured. Easter croquet, in progress.
Who is winning the croquet match? - Julian
My sister won. - lris
The toddler wanted the game to go on indefinitely. "Don't like it, all done game." - lris
The #visitingtoddler is very very enamored of his Easter sports jacket.
I am only useful as an access point for the iPad. #visitingtoddler
Charging all the devices.
This Is Why Some People Should Not Be Allowed On Facebook http://themetapicture.com/this-is...
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"I just learned africa isn't a country." "Crazy! So is it a developing country? Or jst a continent?" "I don't know, I'll find out later in the semester and let you know." - lris
SMH - Anne Bouey
"Canadians think the titanic was a real event and not just a movie, how dumb can you be." - lris
This cannot be real. - Eric - Watch Me Now
Gotta be a troll. I hope. - Andrew C (✔)
WAIT, THE TITANIC WAS REAL?? - Brent Schaus
For a few seconds when I woke up this morning I thought it was Saturday. No such luck.
Sometimes I wake up and find proof that I was asleep within 10 minutes of going to bed.
10 minutes? I can do this in 30-45 seconds. Like a felled tree, - Uli
This was one of those days where I had multiple "opportunities" to be very diplomatic. I think I'll score myself as about 60% successful. Sigh.
Still better than me on my best day. - RepoRat
I got another opportunity... yay? Maybe I brought my score up to 65%, though maybe it was too transparent. - lris
I often appreciate people who are transparently diplomatic, as long as "diplomatic" doesn't mean "lying." - Steele Lawman
being diplomatic is so tiring. - DJF
so true - lris
I have a strong feeling you did just fine. ;) - RepoRat
I made a meal. I would like my gold star now, please.
attagirl - ellbeecee
ACRL Information Literacy Framework Feedback Deadline Extended - http://pegasuslibrarian.com/2014...
Responding to the ACRL draft Information Literacy Framework - http://pegasuslibrarian.com/2014...
oooh, thank you - maʀtha
Why would you want to keep your copyrights when you’re not planning to republish? - http://pegasuslibrarian.com/2014...
I think you hit the high points. All I would add -- and I might not even add it; it's pretty cynical -- is that holding the copyright may protect you from your publisher doing something evil and/or stupid in your name. Examples include the Georgia State lawsuit, the Big E republishing articles in low-quality journals (legal! but evil), or this nonsense Kevin Smith pointed out about an unconscionable moral-rights clause. - RepoRat
Just commented (probably at too much length). Short version: The shoe's on the wrong foot, given that most magazines and most book publishers--that is, outlets that *pay* authors--don't actually demand transfer of copyright. - Walt Crawford
We should all start publishing our research in Analog. Then we'd retain our copyright, republication rights, AND we'd be paid $0.10 / word. - DJF from Android
I will write really really LONG pieces for Analog. - lris
It's up to a dime a word? That's progress. 'Course, they only publish one science article per issue (plus one...I'm not sure what to call The Alternate View, but "science" sounds wrong), but hey, that's ten a year. - Walt Crawford
That's actually a guess. In order to qualify as a pro market for SFWA, a publication needs to pay $0.05, going up to $0.06 on July 1 (http://www.sfwa.org/2013...). I like to think that the larger commercial publishers pay more. Analog actually pays "7 - 9 cents per word for short stories" (http://www.analogsf.com/informa...). - DJF
Man. 1995 called. It wants the F&SF website (http://www.sfsite.com/fsf/) back. But then, I guess that's what happens when your independent and not owned by one of the big conglomerates. - DJF
Yep. Pay rates for the "big three" SF magazines are pretty pathetic--not much more than they were 50 years ago, and less when inflation's included. But given the shrinking audiences and fading number of book ads, the three are barely surviving anyway. (Most magazines, with large circulations, pay a LOT more per word...) - Walt Crawford
I see that F&SF is publishing bimonthly now. That's sad, even if each issue is "double-sized". - DJF
[Iris: Sorry for the threadjack] F&SF made that decision a couple of years ago, as postage was what was killing them--in fact, each of their issues really is double-sized. Analog and Asimov's both publish 8 regular and two double issues each year; their double issues are much thicker but not quite double-sized. One odd effect: A lot more novellas get published, since they don't dominate an issue so much. (And only Analog still serializes novels.) - Walt Crawford
In case it's not obvious: I subscribe to all three--which isn't cheap these days--and have done for at least a decade. I've *always* subscribed to Asimov's, although I foolishly discarded my box of issues in a previous house move. (Now I drop issues off at the local library's Friends bookstore after reading, having been informed that SF magazines always sell, almost immediately.) - Walt Crawford
I subscribed to F&SF back in the late '80s, but dropped it when Rusch took over the editorship and the content became dramatically, and uniformly, darker than it had been before. - DJF
To go back to the original topic for a moment, I know for textbooks sometimes there is a clause that if you refuse to do a new edition the publisher can hire someone to do it. Of your book. With your name on it. - Rebecca Hedreen
Rusch has been gone for a while; Gordon Van Gelder owns and edits it now, and there's a fair amount of humor (and a seemingly endless supply of Albert E. Cowdrey stories, mostly Nawlins-based, which I love). Asimov's, to my mind, has the best and most wide-ranging fiction. - Walt Crawford
[I still love the time I had to pay $10 for permission to reprint a column for which I got paid $16.50. That's why I like to keep my copyrights.] - laura x
A rare true LOL moment just now. Thanks, laura. - Walt Crawford
23 Hairstyles That Are Physically Impossible - http://the-toast.net/2014...
The hilarity of this post crept up on me slowly, but was TOTALLY worth it. - lris
I dunno, Iris -- "slipping through your fingers like a bunch of ghost dicks" appears in the first paragraph. - Jason P
I totally related to all of this!!!!! - Melly
I'm a little disappointed that banana clips didn't make an appearance in this piece, but otherwise it was spot-on. :) - Catherine Pellegrino
It was the end of an era when I pitched all my remaining banana clips. I seriously wore those from middle school to age 40. - RepoRat
I think I've gotten rid of all my scrunchies, but I still have one or two of those .... horizontal clip-ponytail thingamabobs ... floating around somewhere. - Catherine Pellegrino
I still have some lovely hair clips that I should probably donate to the SLIS silent auction. Unless someone here wants them, sight unseen? - RepoRat
I have never owned a banana clip. When my hair was long enough, I was actually able to wind it in to a self-tied bun, which was my default, as it was much easier than, say, brushing it. - laura x
I was queen of pencil buns in college. I used to put an extra pencil or two in there because people would pull them out to take notes in choir. It was always entertaining when they'd try to figure out what was extra and what was the actual anchor pencil - Hedgehog
When my hair was long, I'd do a single French braid, right down the back. Easy-peasy. But I always needed at least two pencils to do a bun. - Kirsten
I used to have big, curly hair and I broke a banana clip once. It would not contain my follicular fabulousness. - YvonneM
Okay, that was funny. - Jenny H. from Android
I always wanted to be able to do the pencil bun thing. Alas, I never had the hair for it. - YvonneM
^ Same! In fact, I can't do any kind of decent bun or up-do without 100 pins and a can of spray. My hair is fine and really slippery. - Melly
Melly, you must wait for dirty hair to have success. I found the blend is dirty hair and then the dry shampoo for the root area. - Janet
I've still never tried dry shampoo. - Melly
Here's a funny story from my morning:
office admin assistant emails me with 2 questions: do I want to sit in on a webinar that might pertain to me? and can I suggest a space in the library where 5-10 people could watch together?' - lris
I email back: yes, and yes. - lris
Email from completely different office head saying: "Hey all, there's this great webinar. Iris will be coordinating logistics" - lris
I email back: ..... - lris
That office head emails first office head: "Wait, who's coordinating? Iris says she isn't?" - lris
First office head says "Well, we'll need her to set up for the webinar and get video and sound going and and and" - lris
First office's admin assistant finally pipes up: "No, that's me. Iris isn't coordinating it, just me." WHEW - lris
The end. - lris
ack! - DJF
I love that they knew "...." = "Iris is not coordinating" - awd
It would take a novella to recount the difficult circumstances under which I tried to french braid my hair in my dream last night.
For the first time this year, sitting #undermytree
True Facts About The Owl (by zefrank1) - http://kokeshichan.tumblr.com/post...
Jackie Chan chopsticks portrait by REDhongyi (by Red Hongyi) - http://kokeshichan.tumblr.com/post...
You know what's a massive pain in the neck? 2-step authentication. #heartbleed
The massive pain in the neck is 2-step authentication when your network is misbehaving. "We've send you a text!" "Um, no you didn't." Advice: if they offer you back up verification codes, take them! - Rebecca Hedreen
DASHcamp: Digital Arts, Sciences, & Humanities camp 2014 - http://pegasuslibrarian.com/2014...
Gould Outlook Newsletter: Trends and Developments edition http://blogs.carleton.edu/gouldou...
YAY *hugs everyone*
First fresh air in the house in 6 months. Why does this make me want to clean?
Spring! - Kirsten from Android
My fitbit isn't nearly as enthusiastic about my day as I am. #tyrant
Achievement unlocked: Grocery shopping. I now have more than 40 pounds of rice and some wilty apples in my house for the first time in... almost a week.
The bird’s new hobby is to throw her food onto the ground and then hop down and eat it off of the ground.
I love how she's starting to explore more. She's really settling in. - lris
Brain detox: Drop Dead Diva on Netflix. #dontjudge
Situating Information Literacy Within the Curriculum: Using a Rubric to Shape a Program - http://pegasuslibrarian.com/2014...
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