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For my next meeting, I will be sewing a crocheted beard onto a hat. A colleague will then give this concoction to his 16-year-old son. Heeee
Mischief managed. Heeeeee - lris
I think knitty had a pattern like that? very cool. - Christina Pikas
Steele Lawman
I hope you will join me in wishing Mama and Pop Lawson a happy 49th anniversary!
Happy anniversary, Mama Lawson and Pop Lawson! - bentley
Happy anniversary! - Marianne
Happy anniversary! - Catherine Pellegrino
Happy anniversary! I think that cake is bigger than both of you! - laura x
Happy anniversary! - ellbeecee
Congratulations! - Stephen Francoeur
Happy anniversary!!! - lris
Happy anniversary to them! - Pete
Happy Anniversary! It's a great time of year for those (my parents are celebrating their 49th tomorrow). - Katy S from iPhone
Happy anniversary, Lawsons! (It's funny, Katy, my aunt & uncle will have their 49th this month, too.) - Corinne L
Also, that's a great wedding photo! Congrats! - Katy S from iPhone
Congrats to Pop and best wishes to Mama! - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Happy Anniversary! :) - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Happy anniversary! - Meg VMeg from Android
Happy anniversary, Mama L! - The First NoeLB from Android
Thank you all! - Mama Lawson
Cod Signal: Have you customized your Libguides v2 home page? What's the link? I may be interested in stealing ... er, BORROWING... your work.
library or personal homepage? - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I customized mine in the previous version, and it carried over. (I borrowed mine from Abigail, but it's morphed) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Rudy's is better than mine. - kaijsa
Sorry, The main landing page for your institution's libguides. Here's what I have so far: - lris
That's on v2? I'm gonna have to share that. I don't like ours, but i had thought it was all we could do! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Mine is just a guide used as a homepage. If you don't have more than one tab, the tabs don't show up. - lris
Iris, I like the way you did yours with the tabs separating course, subject, and general guides. Ours annoys me because guides are mixed together and just alphabetical in each subject category. I want the main subject guide above course guides in all subject categories, but don't know if it's possible. - kaijsa
I wrote to springshare about that, and they said they're working on a solution that will let people put one or two guides on top. Like a "best bets" option for guides within a subject. I just made widgets and added them to a tabbed box. - lris
quite proud of ours. also try the search - trying to appeal to researchers as well as we can't easily touch the library website. - aaron from Flucso
Aaron, I'm so so so jealous of your search. - lris
Aaron, I really like it, too. Particularly the way doing a search for, say, literature will get you results from the guides, database suggestions, FAQ answers, etc. I want to steal this. - kaijsa
Also the option to find librarians by subject area or expertise is super! Sorry for the threadjack, Iris. - kaijsa
We have v2, but I don't know that it is anything to write home about. - Joe
Life according to Grey's Anatomy:
If a bomb might go off, it's important to put on kevlar vests. If you're a man, these should cover your neck. Women are apparently invulnerable above the collar bone. - lris
It is never important to wear any head/face protection in the face of said bomb. - lris
38-week-pregnant women who've already had 6 kids have these tiny little baby bumps that fit nicely into fashionable tops. - lris
The more important you are, the prettier you are. Or maybe it's the other way around. I haven't been able to figure that one out yet. - lris
I spend some significant amount of time considering how many hours in make-up it took to make the pretty girl's ponytail look mussy in exactly that way. - lris
If you took the elevators out of buildings, the world would depopulate due to a lack of romantic relationships. - lris
Apparently all male romantic interests of whatever level of health... or aliveness... manage to have shaved exactly 2 days ago. - lris
You are making good progress! :) - Heidi Bee
There is always time to pull your gorgeous hair back into a ponytail while a patient is coding. - lris
I currently hate google. Particularly Google Chat/Hangouts. I do not WANT Google Hangouts. *sob*
*kicks Google Hangouts in the nuts* - Marie
Seems there may be a tedious workaround - lris
Because seriously, taking away status messages is a big deal to me. Also, it may sound stupid, but part of the reason I bought a mac for my home computer is that I like Adium. - lris
Hello. Who is going to ACRL 2015?
I am - lris
Me, too. - kaijsa
*raises hand* - Catherine Pellegrino
Me! - Marie
I haven't decided. - Meg VMeg
me! and I'm running a scholcomm camp on the 25th if ya wanna join in! - jambina from iPhone
Of course I am! :) - Lisa Hinchliffe
I'm hoping that I am... - Laura Krier
I have to make that decision within the next week or so, about CiL and ACRL (and? or?) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I might go. - Joe
I will be, I believe - Sarah
Trying to decide - maʀtha
contemplating joining my first flash-mob
Did it. We took over a portion of the town's Winter Walk and sang the Hallelujah Chorus at the tops of our lungs. - lris
Can I like this seven more times? :D :D :D - Catherine Pellegrino
Cod Signal! Our library (small liberal arts college library) is going to migrate to a Library Management System (e.g. Intota, WorldShare, Alma, Sierra, etc). If you have one of these and would be willing to answer a couple questions from our reference department, could you let me know?
Thursday Bump. :) - lris
Email sent. And, more bumping. - Joe
email sent. #dumb. we don't have any of the above. please to ignore email, unless you want some useless info. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
On one screen: KittenCam (bottle feeding time!!). On the other screen: American Horror Story (totally contrary to type -- I never watch horror stuff).
wups, I am missing Marvel getting fed? *opens a new tab* - RepoRat
wherever he's going, he is doubleplussrs about getting there - RepoRat
indeed - lris
"sudden moments of excelleration" are the best - lris
especially when they end in faceplant - RepoRat
I love the faceplants. I also love when the rear legs suddenly end up facing the sky for no reason whatsoever. - lris
wave your paws in the air! like you just don't... know how to get them under control - RepoRat
"Who wants a soccer ball?" nobody - lris
floors and paws are WAY more interesting than toys - lris
also tails. especially if they belong to someone else. - RepoRat
wow, I've never seen them play like this :) - lris
they are hilarious! also I am completely in love with Henry and his vague affability. - RepoRat
Toto the escapee does it again! - lris
Dorothy is a total escapee instigator. - lris
hahahahaha busted - RepoRat
yyyyyyeah saw that catnoe-overturn coming - RepoRat
total mayhem. this is awesome :D - lris
in stereo where available! - RepoRat
This nest isn't going to last very long... - lris
Dorothy looks kinda spooked. - RepoRat
That's quite the cat pile. - Katy S
This thread is so cute. - Steele Lawman
it's the source material ;) - RepoRat
I watched this for a bit when you were talking about it here last night. Pippin was very confused about where the kittens were. - DJF
heh, when they got noisy a couple days ago Lance started giving me total "you have GOT to be kidding me" glare. - RepoRat
Scoble, Alex Scoble
Why in the name of all that is good and pumpkin pie are you all not on Facebook yet?
Facebook is where I stab myself in the eye. - Meg VMeg
I'd pay to see that! ;) - Scoble, Alex Scoble
facebook is dying. at least that's what i heard - Sir Shuping is just sir
I'm already missing how friendfeed does the river after 5 minutes of being back on here - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I follow people, not logos. - Johnny
Facebook is where I'm not paid to stab myself in the eye :( - Meg VMeg
LOL, Johnny, you are on Facebook...very funny though. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Facebook is where grandparents and co-workers are. - lris
What's Facebook? - Steven Perez from Android
Real answer: because there are one million (or fewer) people on FF and one billion (or more) on Facebook. (I'd guess most of us also have FB accounts, but I certainly spend ten times as much time here among a smaller, more select group.) - Walt Crawford
I keep asking myself why I am still on there. - Jim: meatvalve.
I'm there, but I prefer to be here. - The First NoeLB from Android
I'm on there once a year to wish someone a happy birthday. I like it here better. - bentley
Because FF is still better than FB even if FB has the critical mass. - Spidra Webster
Isn't the better question why are you on Facebook? - Todd Hoff
Facebook? Eww! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I'm there, and I'm in the Friendfeed group. Because that's where we meet to complain that ff is down, and announce when it's back up again. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I like LB's answer. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
The day I use Facebook is when pigs fly :) - imabonehead
Also: Iain Baker. - Meg VMeg
I'm not old enough for Facebook. There are predators on Facebook. - Steve C Team Marina
I am, but I mostly just lurk and get really angry on FB. - Jenny H. from Android
Facebook is for head-shaking and lying and pretending to approve of assholes you work with. - Big Joe Silence
Facebook is where I argue politics and my daughter uses my account to play games - WarLord
I'm there about as much as I'm on any socnet these days. And that's not much. Healthier. - J. Marie B
Because Also, what WoH: Professor MOTHRA said. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Here because of the Shannon–Hartley law. Social networks are all about the signal/noise ratio. - David Lounsbury
The real question is, why is Facebook not on you? - Steele Lawman from Android
I'm on FB because most of my iPad games require it. Also because despite the fact I "deleted" my real account, it's still there. - Heather
It just occurred to me that I could have BAGELS for breakfast tomorrow. BAGELS!!!!!
OMG do it do it! - Meg VMeg from Android
Bagels!! - Jenica from iPhone
So did you?!? - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
I did! And they weren't perfect, but they tasted perfect enough to me, so I had 3. :) - lris
Grainy-but-cute. Bottle-feeding Marvel the Kitten.
Such a milk mustache! - lris
Marvel is redonkulously cute! - Bash
Stephen Francoeur
RT @google: We're helping 10,000 low-income families in New York connect to high-speed Internet at home
RT @google: We're helping 10,000 low-income families in New York connect to high-speed Internet at home
Fuck yeah. - Meg VMeg
wow - lris
We're doing that (with the NYPL) in Kansas too. Though we aren't helping 10,000 families, more like 20 each week, but every little bit helps! - WebGoddess
That's so awesome, WebGoddess - lris
Aaron the Librarian
Public Viewing Rights & Good Faith Efforts: We are in the starting phase of policymaking around poublic viewing rights. Troublemaker that I am, I want to define "good faith effort" and set in policy that after the defined good faith effort we will generally advise: while the rights have not been acquired, you should be okay publicly showing...
at some point we have to draw a line and move - am I way out of line? Do you have examples of good policies I can draft from? thanks! - Aaron the Librarian
Can you explain a little more? Our university is covered, at least mostly, I think, but a license that the office of student affairs handles - ~Courtney F
Yeah, I don't understand. Do you mean that they'd be showing (potentially/obviously) orphan works? Or that the rightsholders of clearly copyrighted movies mightn't get back to them in a timely way? - Meg VMeg
^^^ yes this - lris from Android
I have no actual examples (and filing cabinet contents were aggressively deselected with prejudice) but basically we're trying to document our formerly black-box public viewing rights policy. We use several vendors to do public viewing rights (I can find out which if you like) but occasionally (anectotally 3-5 (out of ~50) in last 5 years) we cannot acquire rights through "the usual... more... - Aaron the Librarian
Resuscitating in case freash ideas... ? - Aaron the Librarian
Alert to SerSol 360 linker customers! No open URL links are visible in Google Scholar until next week, possibly as late as Tuesday or Wednesday!!!
"For any Summon clients who are using 360 Link please be aware that 360 Link links are currently not appearing in Google Scholar. Google alerted us late Monday that they had a problem retrieving our 360 Link holdings files. This issue was resolved yesterday, but due to the timing that Google uses to update holdings on their end, 360 Link customers will not be seeing links appearing in Google Scholar until Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. We apologize for the inconvenience this causes your customers and are working with Google to ensure this doesn’t happen again." - maʀtha
And may I just say, ACK!! - maʀtha
That explains it. - Joe
EEP - lris
ah geez. - Marie
also, I did not receive any communication about this from the company, so THANK YOU to martha for noting it here. - Marie
Blerg. - kaijsa
Marie -- the text Martha posted was sent to the Summon client listserv from someone at ProQuest. - Holly's favorite Anna
Yes. Got feedback on this early yesterday from many users. It's cold comfort to note we are not alone. Not sure if it is "good" though a small number of vendors are so dominant that when they go down they take out a fair number of the university libraries together. - aaron from Flucso
it's up! - aaron from Flucso
We just started seeing our links in Scholar again, too [eta: though there are some variances with former results - or my memory is faulty - or somehwere the data got munged improperly... plus a few holdings errors that I don't remember seeing before] - Aaron the Librarian
Meg VMeg
Did your grandparents go to college?
Nope, they were dairy farmers in WI. No for my parents, too, but my dad went into the air force. My mom graduated HS. First Gen in the family, along with many of my cousins. - Joe
I know that one grandmother did (she became a schoolteacher) and one grandfather didn't. I'm not sure about the other two. - John (bird whisperer)
The other set of grandparents were in the housing/construction business. - Joe
my paternal grandfather went to business school and became a CPA because he was "lame" as they said... and couldn't work on the farm. My paternal grandmother went to nursing school. my maternal grandfather had an 8th grade education i think, but ran a small business (trash collection), and so my maternal grandmother went to business school to keep the books for their business and so forth. They gave my mom hell for wanting to go to college to be a teacher. - LibrarianOnTheLoose
My dad went in the Air Force, he went to night school when i was a little kid at the local community college. My mom never did become a teacher although she went and got her master's in education when I entered undergrad. - LibrarianOnTheLoose
my dad's parents i think his dad did, but he was also in the army and learned electrical stuff there. his wife didn't though. my mom's parents her dad was an architect before he passed and her mom worked as an senior editor for a national science publication, then went and get her ba, and then her master's and after she retired as an editor she taught at risk kids/low income kids how to read - Sir Shuping is just sir
Only my mother's father. He had a master's in French from Cornell. Spent most of his working life a county treasurer; they named the building after him when he retired. Possibly all the more remarkable that ALL my parents, uncles, and aunts did! - RepoRat
Some of them. On the paternal side both my grandparents were (at one time or another) college professors (biology and home economics), and my grandfather had a law degree too (he worked as a magistrate for a long time). My maternal grandfather got his electrical engineering degree by correspondence after WW2 (though he never sat in a college classroom), and neither my maternal grandmother nor my maternal stepmother ever went. - Marianne
I don't think so. my maternal grandmother was an LPN, so did some kind of nursing school. Paternal grandmother was a buyer for a department store. maternal grandfather worked in a potato chip factory and I don't know what my paternal grandfather did. - ellbeecee
Nope - DJF from Android
Most of them. Both my grandfathers went to university as relatively young men (one on the GI bill). My maternal grandmother did a year of college then quit to marry my grandfather. She returned to college in her 50s to complete both a Bachelors and Master degree. I don't know if my paternal grandmother ever attended or completed university, but my guess is no (her family "role" was... more... - Soup in a TARDIS
Nope. Paternal grandfather was a mechanic/beerslinger; maternal grandmother was a short-order cook at a truck stop and worked in a potato chip factory. My maternal grandfather worked as a spook, then in mining, then as the manager of a paving company; my maternal grandmother worked at Simpson's. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
No. - Jenny H. from Android
One grandma went to nursing school. One grandfather had a full scholarship to go, but couldn't because his father died and he had to stay home and run the family business. He was always a little bitter about that. - Katy S from iPhone
However, my other grandpa's aunt had an MS in biology. Sadly, all she was able to do with it was teach high school. She, too, wasn't very happy. - Katy S from iPhone
No farmers in NoDak, My parents did not either. Mom graduated from 8th grade Dad graduated High School He called his time at Fort Snelling Army post his college. I did not either trade school and apprenticeship as a Pipefitter - WarLord
Nope. Neither did my mom. My dad served in the Army (Vietnam) and got an Associate's Degree after. - Lola Bean (Penguin)
Mom's side both had bachelors in business from Virginia Tech. Their brothers and sisters also had degrees from there. Dad's side no but his mother did bookkeeping for his fathers businesses and his aunt was a navy nurse - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Three of them did, all the first to do so in their families. My paternal grandmother married at 17 and had 6 kids, no college for her. My maternal grandmother taught elementary school, then got a Master's degree in psychology, then started a PhD in biblical studies and became a research assistant for one of her professors. Her boss and my grandfather talked her out of getting the PhD... more... - maʀtha
No - closest was my maternal grandmother who went to nursing school. Most of my paternal grandmother's family did at some point, except for her. - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Nope. Parents either - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Both my grandfathers had bachelor's degrees (engineering and pharmacy), and my maternal grandmother had a masters (English). My paternal grandmother mifht have had an associates. I've never been clear on that. - Kirsten from Android
My mother's parents met in college, though her father didn't finish till after she got her BA. My father's parents did not, but they were a whole generation older. - laura x from iPhone
Nope. One grandfather was a mechanic; the other split rocks in a quarryman before becoming an electrician. Both grandmothers were teachers in rural schools when you could teach with a high school education. - Heather
Of hard knocks, only. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Paternal, he had a PhD in psychology and she has an MA in history. Maternal, nope. A butcher and a homemaker. - Jenica from iPhone
Nope. - Jed from iPhone
3 of the 4. - lris
Maternal grandmother is the only one-she went to my alma mater, and was promptly disowned when she broke an engagement with an Amherst boy (scandal!) to run off and marry my grandfather, an Air Force man. He didn't go to college- my paternal grandparents didn't either. Don't think my paternal grandmother made it out of high school- she had my father when she was 16. Secretary and milk truck driver. - Julie Kane
My American grandparents did: engineering and architecture. My grandmother didn't finish because she had to go home to look after her sick father, and then she got married. My grandfather promised her they'd go somewhere where she could finish her last year of school. She never got go to back. - bentley
Maternal grandparents - no, though my maternal grandfather's 2nd wife must have done some post-HS studies because she taught school for many years. Paternal grandparents - grandfather went to college & worked for GM for many years, then worked for the Adventist church. Grandmother did not. Paternal grandfather's 2nd wife went to school in NY to be a dietitian - not sure if it was part of nursing school. (Great question, BTW - I'm now motivated to get better answers.) - Corinne L
maternal Gram is the oldest living alum from the University of New Brunswick. none of the others went. - jambina
Nope. Only one of that cohort of my parents & their siblings finished high school at the typical age, the youngest of my father's siblings. My mother went up to grade 8 or 9. My father finished high school and did an engineering degree at night school after WWII. Sir George Williams FTW! - John Dupuis
Nope. - Steven Perez from Android
Both my grandfathers did, but not my grandmothers. Mom's dad was a doctor. - Laura
Paternal grandparents, no. Maternal grandparents, yes. - Spidra Webster
Two got 4 year degrees and two got 2 year degrees, apparently. Handy that you asked this question on Thanksgiving when both my parents are standing right here. :-) - Brian Johns
Oiled up my rusty CSS skills and spent my day customizing our new LibGuides. Kind of fun to have a quiet geek-ish day at work.
Super fun to have a project where you can see change as you go, and can come out of it with a thing I'm proud of all in one day. And dang, I'm proud of it, modest as it is. - lris
it looks awesome! I almost couldn't tell that it wasn't y'alls website. But very nice layout and not overdoing the tabs and for creating a usable, easy to navigate guide - Sir Shuping is just sir
we won't talk about how long it took me to figure out where in their various layers of code they had hidden the box border properties... - lris
always the case when having to muck about with someone else's code. - Sir Shuping is just sir
and when you might just possibly not know a whole lot about what you're doing... - lris
nah, i always go with having to play with someone else's code. - Sir Shuping is just sir
It looks lovely! - laura x
Feel free to tell me about what you like. ;) (And seriously, what would you make better?) - lris
I'm on episode two of Grey's Anatomy. Apparently if I'd gone to medical school I could have a new boyfriend whenever I wanted one, and then some.
I think my mother would counter that view of medical school. Although of course she had a 3.5 year old when she started. :) - laura x
Wait... you mean this isn't realistic??? - lris
Stephen Mack
FriendFeed Bookmarklet Hosting: Micah W.'s ffbookmarklet v1.03 "Woot Tube" Release -- draggable version -
FriendFeed Bookmarklet Hosting: Micah W.'s ffbookmarklet v1.03 "Woot Tube" Release --  draggable version
Having trouble with the FF Bookmarklet in Chrome or other browsers? This is an updated version thanks to Micah and sizofroid. To make it easier to install, I'm now hosting it at my site, so you don't have to jump through hoops, you can just drag the updated version to your bookmark bar. - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Yay! [update: uh, I don't see the actual bookmarklet on that page] - lris
Hmm, what browser are you using, Iris? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Chrome, Mac. Here's what I see - lris
Well that's weird. Chrome on Windows is working for me. When you go to the FF tools page, is the button there visible for you? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yes it is - lris
Iris, have you disabled JavaScript by chance? I had a coworker test with Chrome on his Mac and it was working for him. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
No. And I did have adblocker running but I disabled it for that site. - lris
I love you. - Melly Claus #anticaper
I love you too, Melly! - Stephen Mack
Iris, hold on, gonna try something to fix it. - Stephen Mack
I'm running Chrome on Windows if that helps, FYI. - Melly Claus #anticaper
Iris, I changed how the image for the button was hosted. Did that fix it for you? - Stephen Mack
Yay! I see it! - lris
Yay! Hmm, you must have some pretty high levels of security set. All I changed was copying the image for the button from FF's server to mine. - Stephen Mack
I am not aware of extra high levels of security. Maybe I'm accidentally extremely careful. :) - lris
I'm sure it's no accident. :) - Stephen Mack
Hopefully no one else is having any trouble? - Stephen Mack
I added the older versions at the bottom, just in case there are any compatibility issues. - Stephen Mack
When I saw "draggable" I first thought it meant the popup can be dragged around within the page, to make it easier to select images that it would ordinarily be covering this old one: I am still using that one, but installed as a dedicated CustomButton. If you have the Firefox add-on installed, it's easy to install the button from here: What I would like to have is a combo of all the goodies into one awesome button. - April Russo
April, that's a cool idea. I couldn't get the one you linked to work for me, though. I wonder if we can beg Micah to add that functionality into his version. - Stephen Mack
I just did. ;) - April Russo
Ah! I don't know about CustomButton, though. What is taht? - Stephen Mack
Which one could you not get to work? The 1st or 2nd link? The 1st is instructions for modifying the official bookmarklet to use the drag & drop popup. The 2nd link requires the CustomButtons add-on installed in Firefox. You'd just click the link on my page to install the button, then right click a Firefox toolbar, go to... more... - April Russo
2nd link. But I see what you mean, it requires the add-on. Does it work on Chrome or IE, or just Firefox? - Stephen Mack
Compatibility: Mozilla Firefox 1.5+ SeaMonkey 2.0+ Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0+ Mozilla Sunbird 0.8-0.9 / Calendar 1.0pre KompoZer 0.8b1-0.8b3 Flock 0.7-1.5+ and Pale Moon (which is what I am using) - April Russo
Bump due to recent discussion. Micah, it'd be great to incorporate that feature from April's. Heard that at least one user is having trouble with the new bookmarklet. How's it working for others? (Works great for me! My default browser is Chrome.) - Stephen Mack
Working with Chrome, I'd say it works about 95% of the time really well. There are a couple sites where it just doesn't want to pull in the images, and sometimes the NY Times is tweaky, but both seem related to recent layout changes. - Jennifer Dittrich
Mine still doesn't work. I wonder if one of my plugins is breaking it. I've taken to browsing in Chrome and copying the URL over to IE when I want to post something to FF. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
It doesn't work for me: in Firefox (my default browser) it just brings up an empty box. As DB said, it might be a conflict with an extension, but I'm not sure which would be causing it. - John (bird whisperer)
First off, thank you for this work. I'll test it out in a bit. I have a lot of browsers to test in, and I use XMARKS so it should just pop to all my different browsers. - Eric - ill subliminal
Arrived at work to mystery umbrella on my desk. Is it a gift? A warning? Something more sinister? This is what happens when I'm out for a week. ;)
It's for you to cover yourself when the s**t hits the fan? - Aaron the Librarian
Possible, Aaron. I got the real answer, though, and it's far less interesting. The business librarian & I have done a series of workshops this semester with the SBDC. The umbrella was a gift from the SBDC at the final workshop last week when I was out, and business librarian left mine n my desk for me. - ellbeecee
Nah. That's just its cover story. - lris
that's a pretty cool gift - maʀtha
I'm with Iris on this one. Keep an eye on it. - Catherine Pellegrino
Somebody thinks you're the up-and-coming Oswald Cobblepot. - RepoRat
^ - Marie
I was staying in a motel once (during repairs to my house post-earthquake) and came back to my room one day to find an umbrella hanging from my door. A zebra-striped umbrella, zebras being my thing. But no-one who knew I was there ever owned up to it. So, slightly creepy, but I kept the umbrella anyway, because hey, zebra-striped. - Deborah Fitchett
Spending some quality time this morning wondering if I'm unwell enough to stay home all day or if I can make it in for a few hours this afternoon. Good times.
:( hoping you rally soon. - Jen
Threw in the towel. No work for me. - lris
:( Hope the afternoon is restorative for you. - Catherine Pellegrino
You worked on Saturday. This isn't "throwing in the towel" so much as "taking earned comp time." - Steele Lawman
^^ Yes, also this. - Catherine Pellegrino
After seeing the picture of you that you just posted, I think you made the right decision. You look like you need a day of rest. - Laura
Hope you feel better soonly. - Kirsten
With only a few thousand clicks of the mouse, I’ve reduced the messy link database by about 600 messy items. #techmanuallabor
From time to time, I enjoy #techmanuallabour It can be almost Zen-like. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Yes, I'm using it that way this weekend, for sure. - lris
At least this mind-numbing work project can be done at home while watching tv, snuggling the cat, and sipping libations.
This makes me curious about the libations. - Julian
Balvenie DoubleWood. Mmmmmm - lris
Side comment: not trying to sound pedantic! Just like Brian Cox naming scotches. - Zamms
*ignores Zamms* - lris
It's for the best. - Zamms
one should never ignore zamms. ignoring zamms could lead to destruction. - Sir Shuping is just sir
Mr. The Jason Fleming
One of my former students is one too! Rad! - Meg VMeg
You mean THE LSW DERRICK? - Aaron the Librarian
PDF;dr (KIDDING) - Zamms
ooooh, another Buckland. awesome. (poor woman.) - jambina
😎 - Julian
Yay Derrick!! - Laura
Whoa! Awesome! - laura x
Hooray! - Galadriel C.
our incoming (in January) librarian is on there. :) - ellbeecee
A sneak peak at our Libguides V2 with search modified for "bento style" (Summon API fuels catalogue, Articles and our suggestions boxes)
Did you have to work with Springshare to alter the LibGuides search box functionality like that? - Stephen Francoeur
Nope. It's basically css/html you add to the search template "search page layout". The hard part was to manipulate the Summon API. Requires a server to host yr script (edited to avoid confusion "Server side") - my colleague used php. If you have questions, I can relay them to my colleague who did the work. I am sure he wouldnt mind sharing. We did ask Springshare about *their* API for... more... - aaron
When you say server-side, which server? and will it work through https? - Aaron the Librarian
As in you need to run an independent script on your own server. I think the scripts send your api key etc to the Summon server, get back results in json etc. Then parse back the results to appear on the Libguides Search page. I know he used and adapted this . - aaron
thanks for the clarification and the link *plots madly* - Aaron the Librarian
Wow. Thanks for this! I don't kno if we'll be able to do it here, but now it's a goal! - lris
Catherine Pellegrino
Codsignal request: I need to build a tool that will take textual information from a Google spreadsheet, reformat it and display it differently, probably in a document of some sort. I don't even know what keywords to type to find instructions for doing such a thing. Can you help me describe the task specifically enough ...
... so that I can find information or instructions? Essentially, I need to tell Google: "Take the data from row X of this sheet, reformat it according to the following rules, and send it into the following container." Ideally, there would be a mechanism whereby a non-technical user could specify what row(s) to use. - Catherine Pellegrino
Please note that I'm not asking you to SOLVE the problem (though if you know of a pre-packaged solution, that's great), I'm just trying to DESCRIBE the problem so that I can find solutions on my own. - Catherine Pellegrino
Similar to mail-merge functions in MS Excel? - lris
I searched "Google spreadsheet automated" and got this: - Meg VMeg
Although maybe you actually want Fusion Tables: (sorry, no search terms, I've just used it before) - Meg VMeg
I never managed to wrap my head around mail-merge, Iris, but I bet that's what I'm looking for. Meg, thank you for those links, and I will investigate them shortly! - Catherine Pellegrino
Ooh, I've been wanting something like this, too. I'm going to investigate Fusion Tables. Thanks for asking this question, Catherine. And for some cool stuff, Meg. - kaijsa
Just getting back to this now to do some more investigating. At first glance, it looks like Iris may have pegged it with mail-merge, and you can do mail-merge-like stuff with Google spreadsheets, e.g.: However, it's possible that something involving scripts would work as well or better: (found that page by following links from Meg's first link above). - Catherine Pellegrino
Ha! That's what I get for skimming: mail-merge uses scripts, so in point of fact, they're one and the same solution. - Catherine Pellegrino
Shoveled my corner lot with two driveways. If you need me, I'll be over here dead.
Thankfully, my landlord helped with part of it. - lris
You are mighty. - Marianne
So far, watching a momma cat get ready to have kittens on livestream mostly resembles watching my cat sleep all day.
Now into her 3rd day of labor and no visible change. Poor kitty! - lris
Thank you for the reminder about kitten cams! - Julian
poor Dorothy, she looks like she swallowed a volleyball! - RepoRat
Hi LSW. I've been asked to brainstorm "crazy, imaginative ideas" for my library. I have some, like taking over research management, but I'm looking for others. Help?
carrier pigeon document delivery (drones in bad weather) - lris
ooh i bet i could get a couple of drones. - kendrak
drop in sessions with city planners? scan-to-ILL services with transportation-related archives? - lris
Massive digitization and smart maps? - Hedgehog
virtual reality, context-specific help via app no matter where in the library you're standing - lris
project/grant management services - lris
RFID all patrons for assessment and service purposes (you said crazy...) - lris
Research impact tracking -- what they call CRIS services across the pond. - RepoRat
Printing that works all the time. - Steele Lawman from Android
Indestructible staplers - Mr. The Jason Fleming from Android
Vending machine for low cost office supplies! - lris
makerspace! I'd actually kind of love to know what that would look like in your context. - RepoRat
LEGOS. Must build important transportation models! - laura x
(I actually really like the idea of legos...) - lris
YES. LEGOS. - RepoRat
we already have the printing down and basically free office supplies. grant writing has come up, but we've not done much. - kendrak
We are getting legos for a finals week study break this year! - Freeda B.
Print-on-demand book machine (made of legos). After you RFID all patrons, RFID all books, so when patrons are looking for a book the phone buzzes when they are near. Put your campus museum and art galleries in the libraries. Have local artists paint beautiful murals on library walls. - Regular Amanda
Gigi ends her public service
Gigi ends her public service
While this may be too soon, I highly recommend for when you're ready for your next stapler. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
may she rest in peace. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
so say we all - ellbeecee
The stapler's dead; long live the stapler. - Brent Schaus
. - bentley
In related news, we're in the market for a good guy name beginning with H. - lris from Android
Hamish! - Brent Schaus from iPhone
. - laura x
Humbert. (But I really love Hamish more.) - Catherine Pellegrino
Herbie, fully loaded with staples. - Lily
Helmut. Heinrich. Hugo. - Steele Lawman
Horatio. Holmes. - Ken Morley
Henrik. - bentley
Hagrid. Homer. Herman. - laura x from iPhone
Horace - ellbeecee
Humperdinck - ellbeecee
Humperdinck, Humperdinck, Humperdinck! </Carole_King> - Catherine Pellegrino
Harold - ellbeecee
Hereward - Marianne
Hedwig. - Brent Schaus
Huddie. - laura x from iPhone
Horehound. - Brent Schaus
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