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Got out my cookbooks for the first time in 4 years. I will cook something tonight. I've promised myself.
*can't wait* =====> - MoTO: Team Marina
*sits* - maʀtha
what are you cooking? - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Cod Meuniere, with lemon and browned butter - lris
You're eating the Cod of Ethics?! Well, at least tastily so :) - Nikki D.
I have it on good authority that this was a distant and far less ethical relation to that cod. - lris
heh. you people amuse me - maʀtha
It's miller time! - Betsy
OH MY GOODNESS OH MY GOODNESS OH MY GOODNESS AHHHHHHH. My offer on that house was accepted. *faints*
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! - Catherine Pellegrino
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! wooooooooooooo! - maʀtha
Good for you - Eric - It's My Thing
Congrats. - Walt Crawford
Wooohoooo! - Kirsten
hilariously, the next step appears to be to go to my realtor's office and sign many of the same documents again - lris
buy a foreclosure, kill a forest - lris
*begins planning house warming* - MoTO: Team Marina
Hooray!!!! - Galadriel C.
Can I borrow your lawn mower? - Glen Campbell
Too soon? - Glen Campbell
Uhm Glen? Get in line. - MoTO: Team Marina
Sure thing. One of you buy me a lawnmower and then I'll be glad to lend one out. :) - lris
Party at Iris' house! Congrats Iris. you deserve an awesome place to live. And Iris.,, it is buy ANYHOUSE kill a forest. - ♫Robot Chicken, Trainer♫
Congrats! - Jen
Congratulations! If only you could use your thumbprint to sign documents. It's be so less tiresome. - Arlan K.
A couple of minutes ago I thought I should check FF to see if Iris has heard about her house. And here it is! So happy for you. Congratulations. - Mama Lawson
You will soon develop an intimate knowledge of the workings of entropy. Congratulations! - maʀtha
Oh, believe me, I already have an intimate knowledge of the workings of entropy. This will simply give that force a larger playpen. - lris
At what point do I wake up and realize that this whole thing is a dream? - lris
Ok, signing EXACTLY the same papers as I signed last week was an exercise in hilarity. - lris
yayayayayayayyayyayaya!!! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Congrats! - Katy S
Glen Campbell
Apparently the government deliberately let Ebola into Texas, so that they can declare martial law, round us up, and put us into FEMA camps.
The stupid, it burns. - Glen Campbell
I was waiting for "they're spreading it in the chemtrails." - Jennifer Dittrich
That's a lot of camps. - Todd Hoff
Don't mess with Texas. Seriously, don't touch it. - Eric - It's My Thing
we'll give you Ebola, dude. - Big Joe Silence
Nice knowing you, Glen. - Steele Lawman
I for one welcome our new FEMA overlords - lris
I *knew* it! - Betsy
Still no sign of the FEMA folks - Glen Campbell
black helicopters, though. Circling. - ellbeecee
Did Alex Scoble say this? - Louis Gray
5 kids at various Dallas area schools may have been exposed. - Big Joe Silence
Why yes, I am hopping mad. Here’s why. #teamharpy -
When this got shared on facebook I realized that many folks in that area won't understand the context, so I added the following note: - lris
[Edited to add: for those of you who don't know about #teamharpy, conversations about sexual harassment in libraryland were recently sparked off by one prominent male librarian suing two women for 1.25 million dollars. He's claiming defamation because they spoke out about his harassment. Libraryland is in heated conversation, now, about power dynamics, the silencing affect that lawsuits... more... - lris
*sigh* I haven't seen or experienced any of this, and I find it sooooo troubling. (I do believe it). Maybe 'cause I was never one of the cool kids. still: ick. Thank you for writing your perspective. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Well that's just it, Stephanie. I've spoke with a few people who said that when they finally decided this was for the birds, they were kicked out from the "cool kids" circle and felt ostracized. There's something about that cool kids circle that seems to enable all of this. Personally, I've seen a lot less than other people I know, probably partially because I'm not conventionally pretty. Small blessings. - lris
[side note: nearly all of the cool kids I've met were not harassers] - lris
cool kid...? --> - Julian
^ yes, in a good way - lris
Ugh. Ive been following the conversation on this in ALATT on FB, and it's fucking awful. - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Oh yeah, the ALATT thread I read yesterday was a total trainwreck. - maʀtha
I tried to like the Colbert Report. I tried multiple times. I cannot.
I can only take him in small doses, mostly in clips that get attention. Otherwise, nope. - Sir Shuping is just sir
likewise. it's just a bit too much. I still use the bit he did about Wiley v. Kirtsaeng though. - RepoRat
Yeah, I only watch at other people's houses. - Meg VMeg
I have only seldom watched the whole episode, but I enjoy clips online. - Steele Lawman
Maybe clips are the way to go - lris
I like the backstage video of him talking to John Kerry: "You know what we do here, right? My character is an idiot." - Steele Lawman
^^^ Oh, link please? I would LOVE to see that. - Catherine Pellegrino
I have friends who much prefer The Daily Show, but I love me some Colbert. - Eric - It's My Thing
Since I have Limited Basic Cable (otherwise known as "broadcast channels, shopping channels and Discovery") it's not much of an issue, but, yeah, I find Colbert's schtick tiresome. Watching an ironic idiot is wearisome. - Walt Crawford
There are lots of ways to run across the show without cable. :) I don't have broadcast or cable. - lris
True, but it's also fairly easy to stop a clip when Colbert starts being Colbert. (Also: I tend not to click on Youtube links about 90% of the time. Maybe because my notebook's normally silent; I have to get headphones...) - Walt Crawford
I don't think I can explain it but I really like him and the show. If it works, it works (YMMV, and that's fine). - Stephen Francoeur
My favorite were the Hobbit guest shows and when he sings Xmas music. The other stuff can get tiresome. - Elizabeth Brown
Stephen: Just because I find Colbert offputting--even knowing that's deliberate--doesn't mean you shouldn't like him. It would be an awfully dull world if we all liked the same things. - Walt Crawford
I haven't watched it regularly in years, so I don't know what it's like now, but sometimes he is so spot on with his commentary. Like the Onion, terrible things are easier to swallow when delivered with satire. We used to use his Wikiality segment in library instruction classes to emphasize that students need to verify the authority of the resources they use, even if they come from reputable sources. - Holly's favorite Anna
Stephen Francoeur
Ugh. Amanda Goodman at Darien PL writes about an ugly experience at ALA in 2011. "But he continues to be famous and I’m just a small fish in libraryland."
Let's not let Dan Kleinman of SafeLibraries be the main voice of support on her post, please. - Stephen Francoeur
My comment is in moderation. Tellingly, after dithering for a long time, and even writing in the name, I ultimately took it out even though I already said there wasn't any inappropriate conduct directed specifically at me. - lris
mine is also in moderation; Iris' has been published. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Mine's in moderation as well. - Catherine Pellegrino
And a longer comment on my blog: - lris
Same here. (Also in moderation.) It's sad that nobody feels they can name names, although given #teamharpy it's not all that surprising. (Sigh: the "ignorant slut" case seems to show that a pseudo-apology followed by laying low for, what, two months means you can go right back to being a Hot Conference Speaker, although admittedly only on two programs at IL.) - Walt Crawford
It's not "sad" that nobody feels they can name names. It is precisely the objective of the strategy being currently employed by those in positions of power and privilege. - Catherine Pellegrino
^^yes - lris
Catherine: That's true. "Shameful" is a better word than "sad," but the shame is certainly not on those who feel they can't name names. - Walt Crawford
Interesting that the Annoyed One makes a pretty direct connection between the Murphy case and SA (penultimate paragraph): - Walt Crawford
Interesting how? Seems obvious to me. - lris
Interesting in that the Annoyed One did it... the connection's obvious enough to people paying attention. But are they? (Going to IL? Which clearly doesn't regard SA as damaged goods? You're probably not, but...) - Walt Crawford
I guess what I'm saying is that if "pseudo-apology, not suing, and laying low for a little while" is all it takes to be effectively cleansed of the problem, then there's nothing at all to discourage offenders from continuing to offend. - Walt Crawford
"It’s all vague, except that it has to do with the library future somehow, so perhaps he’s a seer" - kendrak
My search skills are failing me. Could someone link me up with that blog post from a few years ago where someone posted a poor review of Internet Librarian and was scolded soundly by the Powers That Be?
That's the one! Thank you. - lris
laura x
Male Birth Control, Without Condoms, Will Be Here by 2017 via @CousinDangereux
Male Birth Control, Without Condoms, Will Be Here by 2017 via @CousinDangereux
" It promises to be a parsimonious solution to the age-old problem of preventing unwanted pregnancies. This is nothing short of Occam’s razor for your testicles. While the way Vasalgel works inside a man’s body might be simple, its cultural impact would be complex. The Religious Right, in particular, has grown accustomed to a world in which regulating access to birth control means regulating women’s bodies, rather than men’s bodies." - Steve C Team Marina
Note: "Occam’s razor for your testicles" is a LOUSY marketing slogan. - Steele Lawman
LOL - lris
I am WAITING for the day that a birth control story discusses the ongoing need for safe, legal, affordable abortions AND the need for pre and postnatal care, parental leave, and affordable child care. Hasn't happened yet, though, because everyone suffers under the illusion that if everyone just had birth control, there'd be no problems. - laura x from iPhone
They should put that into Nattie Lite as an additive. - Eric - It's My Thing
(Not that I'm bitter or anything) - laura x from iPhone
goodness no. but you are soooo right. also, I see a massive ad campaign with Viagra/Testes Silencer Twin Packs in the very near future. - MoTO: Team Marina
RE: "RE: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: RE: Re: Advice about..."
fw: was: RE: "RE: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: RE: Re: Advice about..." - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Please unsubscribe me from this email list. - lris
Happy Birthday, Hedgie! May today bring you yarn and chocolate
happy happy birthday! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
happy happy birthday fabulous hedgie!! everytime i pass the local yarn shop i think of ya! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Happy birthday!!! - lris
Here's to a most fabulous and wonderful birthday! - Galadriel C.
Happy birthday! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Hope you have a great day! - Joe
Happy birthday! - laura x
Happy birthday! - Catherine Pellegrino
Happy birthday :-) - Pete : Team Marina from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday! - Signs Point to LB
Happy birthday! - RepoRat
Happy birthday to you! - Jen
Happy Birthday, Abigail! - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
All sorts of birthday cheer! - Lily
Happy Birthday!!!! - Katy S
Thank you :) Quiet day yesterday--we went to the Botanical Garden and for cocktails with friends in the evening. - Hedgehog
Cameron Neylon
Apologies to all but am afraid I was interviewed today on "the future of libraries"
BUT something occurred to me during that which is the difference between longevity as a mission objective in terms of the preservation *function* vs the longevity of the *institution* so as to deliver that function. I presume someone has written/thought about this at length? It only really occurred to me then. - Cameron Neylon
...and that challenges in management planning (prediction beyond or even within the mythical 5 year plan) play out differently if you focus on a different one of those two things. - Cameron Neylon
This was in answer to a question on "what timeframes should libraries plan for". And my first answer was "centuries" and my second was "it depends on what you mean by 'plan'". - Cameron Neylon
10 lashes with a piece of tattle tape for you! ;) - lris
Oh, I think we plan for both? Unless I'm not understanding what you mean by preservation function. - Meg VMeg
Who was the interviewer? Do you have a link with more info about it? - Joe
Would another term for preservation in terms of "longevity of the institution" be "sustainability"? Or does that muddy the waters even further? - Catherine Pellegrino
Libraries should not plan (as in "strategic plan") instead should set goals and adopt useful strategies [eta: too bad this program was cancelled at ALA Annual ] - Aaron the Librarian
Sorry, that wasn't very clear. I was trying to articulate that "Library as memory institution" doesn't necessarily imply the *library* hangs around forever but that the relevant functions (preservation, curation, weeding etc) do. The interview was part of a project at a UK research university looking at what it is doing for the future, so not a media thing. - Cameron Neylon
So was wondering whether when people think about ensuring that those activities have a long life (centuries) do they just assume the institution continues or do they think about how to ensure that the functions will continue (and one way of doing that is to institutionalise them). I may be just thinking myself in knots here but it seemed like an important point at the time. - Cameron Neylon
@Aaron Yes! That's more or less exactly what I said (only and stuff). Will pass that on to the interviewer! - Cameron Neylon
I think you're entirely right, Cameron. I have sometimes phrased this in terms of opportunity and opportunity cost -- as New Stuff comes around, libraries have to consciously decide whether it's Library Stuff or not. Naturally there are risks in both directions: New Stuff that's a waste of time or off-mission, vs. New Stuff that gets institutionalized (as you put it) outside the library because the library dithered instead of committing to it. - RepoRat
And honestly, wouldn't it be nice if we did more to preserve stuff collectively and less trying to justify ourselves locally? - barbara fister
Weeeellllll, yes, but that puts us in the exact vulnerable position that university presses got into. UPs were/are *systemically* vital but *locally* hard to justify, which after a while meant Very Large Axes got taken to their subsidies. It's a dangerous line to walk. - RepoRat
Dude, local or die :) - Meg VMeg
Which means issues best addressed systemically... don't get effectively addressed. If there's an answer to this dilemma, I dunno what exactly it is. - RepoRat
Is the interview going to appear anywhere? And as for systematically, I think the Ontario-wide Scholars Portal collaboration shows potential for libraries getting together and saving the world a little bit. - John Dupuis
@John: no I don't think so, it was a strategic planning exercise not a media thing. @RepoRat, MegVMeg: Another aspect was the question of the "local" libraries within the institution, departmental, college etc. I made the point that local provision was no doubt being justified on the basis of local user need, and that was a good justification, but what about user groups that didn't have... more... - Cameron Neylon
Hmmmm...through hiring diverse staff, through programming/outreach and surveys, through paying attention to the community when they leave the walls of the library and paying attention to hunches. It's definitely a big question, but it's one we bother to struggle with and think about, and one that gets discussed in LIS education. - Meg VMeg
Steele Lawman
I respect that the Colbert Report isn't to Iris's taste, but at the same time I feel like if we didn't have Colbert to take down buffoons like Bill O'Reilly, we'd need to invent him.
For me, the Daily Show does the job. But yes, I agree that it's good to have Colbert doing his thing. I just wish I could like it was well as appreciate it. - lris
laura x
RT @jessamyn: Don't be this librarian. (FSM = free speech movement)
RT @jessamyn: Don't be this librarian. (FSM = free speech movement)
So disturbing. - Kirsten
The wordy, self-satisfied style of the email in question raises my hackles as much as the content. - Steele Lawman
Also, if this is the "Elaine" who is the director of the Bancroft? Not a librarian. - Steele Lawman
Yeah. I mean, there may be legitimate reasons for Elaine's decision, but there ain't no legitimate reason for being that much of a prick. - laura x
yeah, she also needs to master email, regardless of how unreasonable the request may be. - kendrak
It's possible that Elaine sent the email to a flunky and the flunky accidentally kept that part in when emailing the student back. - Steele Lawman
well somebody needs to go back to email for professionals school! i probably should stop since i have frequent meetings there. - kendrak
It's remotely possible that the imagined flunky was fully conscious of what he/she was doing in exposing Elaine for the PITA that she is. But that's a lot of speculation on my part. - Steele Lawman
The whole thing has been storified: Again, knowing what I know about space allocation, sending stuff to storage, and the like - it was a big ask. The response was wildly inappropriate, but no matter who the question was framed, the answer was going to be more or less the same (without the condescension). I'm happy it looks there's been some resolution. - kendrak
Wow. To me, neither person comes off very well in this exchange. - lris
Oh, thanks for that link, Kendra. I agree with Iris. The student lost my sympathy with her entitled and huffy responses. - Steele Lawman
Yeah. I should never retweet before coffee. - laura x
Glad you did; this is pretty interesting. - Steele Lawman
Yeah, it's good to see. (Especially since it's close to home.) I am wondering if there's a new rheotrical technique that the next generation is using to drum up support that passed me by. - kendrak
She's clearly spoiling for a fight and milking this for all it's worth - jönαthaη
Just move the box. 'cause her box is speshul. It's speshuller than all the other speshul boxes in the speshul collections collection of speshul boxes. - Betsy
Steele Lawman
Sarah G.
Things students are learning during our current network outage:
the fact that campus mail exists ("Uh... is there a way to get things to people non-electronically?") - lris
the fact that flash drives exist ("Is there a way to get a file from one computer to another without the internet?") - lris
"It's called sneakernet. You see, you take a sneaker and..." - RepoRat
lol - YvonneM
We have colonized. Again.
(Clara is a classics prof at my school) - lris
Funny... my Ello is a wonderland full of artist-hipsters lol - Brent Schaus
Did we talk about ello and I'm missing it? In any case, I'm trying it and you can find me as @kaijsa. I will send invites if you want them--not sure how many I get.
Would like invite, if you have an extra - warmaiden at the gmails - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
username there is same as my username here - lris
Invite sent to warmaiden! Can't find Iris. - kaijsa
I found Iris (her first i is the letter el), but can't find you kajisa. I'm rudibrarian - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Just finding out about ello, may want to check it out. - MariWeaver
Happy to throw you an invite, MariWeaver; DM me an email address. - RepoRat
I just found Iris. The L threw me off. Just added rudibrarian. - kaijsa
I now think her name is Elris. - Joe
Surreal occurrence of the evening: Being hand-delivered documents for immediate signature and initialing. That happens outside of movies?
Did someone serve you papers? - Meg VMeg
Ohhhhhhhhhh the house :) - Meg VMeg
Heh, yeah, I'm fine. It was just some extra stuff for the house. - lris
House-buying is surreal in so many ways. (Does your realtor prepare a CD-ROM with all the documents? Even so, you wind up with a thick stack of stuff that YOU CAN NEVER THROW AWAY. Much of it on legal-size paper, just to make it more fun to file.) I'll bet fax will be involved... - Walt Crawford
I did not get a CD ROM. Then again, we live in the Midwest. But I didn't have to fax anything. - laura x from iPhone
This is exciting! - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
I've never gotten a CD-ROM, but I do have several large stacks of legal sized paper buried in the bottom of a desk drawer. Also, yes, fax was involved. ugh. Good luck!! - ~Courtney F
Oh yeah, you're required to use a fax machine at least once in the process of buying a house. It's, like, a federal statute or something. - Catherine Pellegrino
Oh no... That might be a deal-breaker - lris
*whispers* Never had to use a fax when we bought our house. -> - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
You might want to check your deed, Jaclyn. Seems like it might be possible you don't own that house. - lris
actual papers? we did it all through PDFs. - kendrak
Jeez. We went to a bank, signed a bunch of papers and never saw them again. Just mailed 'em a check every month until the house was paid for. The good old days. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
So in California you get PDFs but still have to fax, and in Iowa you get paper but don't have to fax. I am confused. I know I've been making mortgage payments for 3 years, though.... - laura x
We had a stack of papers to sign with the builders, but all the paperwork we did with the lender was electronic. In fact, they were like "Please don't mail or fax us anything. We prefer e-mailed scans." - Hookuh Tinypants
the only papers we signed were for the loan documents, and that was at the mortgage brokers' office. everything else was done electronically. kind of rad. - kendrak
"In California" is a little broad. For every one of the houses we've bought or sold, we've had loads of actual paper...the last two times, the CD-R contains copies of that paper. Probably depends on the realtors and local agencies involved. (I would say "county or city," but Livermore is in Alameda County, and I assume Kendra's also in Alameda County.) - Walt Crawford
Ah. One other reason we have lots of paper is that the mortgage broker has zero paper, because the latest transactions were all-cash. Which seems to confound some title companies... - Walt Crawford
Has difficulty imagining owning a house --> - Brent Schaus from iPhone
ME TOO - lris
Sarah G.
Basically, if I keep blocking/muting/unfollowing at this rate, my social media streams are going to be nothing but baby animals.
Ain't nothin' wrong with that. - Kirsten
Sign me up for that life. - sglassme
Sorry to contribute one post to that. I don't plan on contributing more. - lris
Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Does anyone have an org chart that they love? We're a mostly master's granting university of about 30k, if that helps. Looks like we're going to reorg ASAP.
I have nothing helpful except for my best wishes. Sometimes reorgs are great, and I hope yours is. - lris
reorg ASAP? That sounds interesting. (I keep wishing we would reorg, and dreaming up new org charts, so I have small jealousy of the opportunity) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Monday bump. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
We just reorged July 1 and things are still settling, but here are the org charts in case it helps: - Galadriel C.
This document about MIT Libraries may/may not be helpful too: - Galadriel C.
I like our 'pie chart on drugs' but it's pretty unusual so probably not useful. Also we are small. This would be a little tricky to scale, though not impossible. - barbara fister
Late to the party on this, but we're also going through a re-org. I'm pushing hard the concept of the "inverted org chart", which I ran across in a ITLWTLP article a while back:http://www.inthelibrarywiththe... - Freeda B.
Rudy - let's chat. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Jaclyn, yes! I'm drowning through today, maybe this weekend? - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
off to see a realtor about a house...
PICS! - Meg VMeg
It's cute! - Meg VMeg
Nice! - Betsy
Watch, now somebody else will out-bid me, just when I finally made up my mind - lris
nope they won't. you'll get it. also i've not done homerepair before, but watched a lot of rehab addict and i'll help operate sanders or something :) - Sir Shuping is just sir
You're going to have to hire somebody to do lawn care. And regrade the side of the house around that window well. - DJF from Android
Yep, and yep. - lris
Exciting!!! - Marie
Wow! The airlock is great and the bathroom looks like it was just redone. I also like that the kitchen cabinets have simple, flat doors as I was just noticing how much gunk collects in the grooves of mine. - Galadriel C. from Android
So explain to me the whole airlock thing? I've never seen one before. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
^ - Marie
Love the grain on the built-ins in the bedroom. If you get re-landscaped, you can save on hiring someone to do mowing, etc. (Owen Dell showed slides of a landscape he designed for a guy who wanted to do absolutely NO maintenance. He had pictures from years later and the guy really had done no maintenance and it looked terrific. Good luck! - Spidra Webster
And which room have you chosen as the yarn room? - Hedgehog
Oh, that's cute! Love the built-ins, and that enclosed front porch (totally giggling over "airlock") will be very, very nice in winter. - Kirsten
In my world, airlocks are mudrooms, if that's a word you know -- they give you a space in which you gear up and gear down for the outside weather, without bringing said weather into your foyer/house. So you go out into the airlock/mudroom to put on your boots and snowpants and coat and mittens and hat and scarf, all of which can then, later, be taken off there, and dry, before you open the door into your house. When it's -20F outside, and you're covered in snow, this is AWESOME. - Jenica
It is the bane of our existence that our house here has no mudroom/entryway/airlock (this is new to me as a term-always used mudroom) of any sort. Not even a hall closet. Yes, it's Virginia but yes, we have weather and clothes. Stupid, stupid builders. - Julie Kane
Huh, in my South Dakotan side of the family, a mud room includes a shower, because they're farmer stock and they come in from the hog farm or the fields and need a shower before entering the house proper. - lris
Justin and I dream of a house with a workshop for him that connects to the house via a mudroom with the laundry and a shower in it... Work with nasty chemicals and metal filings and sawdust, then drop all your dirty clothes and take a shower before coming into the house proper. PERFECTION. - Jenica
The house I grew up in had a breezeway that attached the garage to the house. The first room after that was a hallway that had, on one end, a full bath, and then the laundry area. We definitely used that area to divest ourselves of filthy barn clothes, coveralls, etc. Horse muck did not belong in the house. - Katy S
Oooooo. All of those things sound amazing. Our long-term plan is to expand and cover/enclose our deck, add a mudroom there, and an open deck off of our bedroom. And finish the basement, with bathroom. Sigh. Someday. - Julie Kane
Oddly, out here, laundry rooms are sometimes called mudrooms--e.g., ours is between our "breakfast nook" and garage. I like the airlock idea for climates where it's more frequently needed... - Walt Crawford
Creeping charley is very good at holding soil down. I'm all for it. - maʀtha
I like the closets and cabinets very much - maʀtha
so much wood! i see lots of potential in the sun room. it's cute! - kendrak
you're gonna love that screen porch!! it's also cat heaven!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I've read through this three times trying to find your post that your offer was accepted. Well? (The house is really, really nice, so I hope that it was.) - Mama Lawson
I don't know yet if the offer was accepted, and the realtor expects we won't know until early next week. The suspense is killing me. - lris
Happiest Birthday to DJF! May your day begin with a good cup of coffee and get better from there
Happy birthday! - RepoRat
Happy Birthday David! - Hedgehog from Android
Maybe Merry and Pippin will bake you a cake - maʀtha from Android
Happy birthday! - Catherine Pellegrino
Happy birthday!!!!! - lris
Happy birthday! - Galadriel C.
Happy bday. - Joe
I am so, over, the phrase "Google-like interface"
I'm still giggling over feedback on our new discovery layer that it looked too much like Bing - it should look like Google instead. (After discussion, we ended up changing the orange buttons to our institution's shade of green and everyone was happy.) - Deborah Fitchett
Give me google-like funding and google-like staffing and google-like infrastructure and I'll think about making that google-like interface. - lris
^^^ Memorised. - Deborah Fitchett
Ooh, Iris is good. - Marie
In my dream, I agreed to be the substitute prof for the second year of Spanish. I don't know Spanish. When I woke up I caught myself taking the breakfast dishes to the bathroom for a shower... Today's going to be awesome.
Yeah, when I get that dream it's calculus I've somehow been dragooned into teaching. - RepoRat
Of course, I'd also misunderstood the start date of the class and started them a week late. - lris
I'm always teaching Rhetoric again, or occasionally nonfiction writing, but invariably I forget that the semester has already started. - laura x from iPhone
Official #teamharpy Statement on the case of Joseph Hawley Murphy vs. nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey -
Suing for 1.25 million dollars. What a fucking douchebag. Hope he gets hit by a truck. - Steele Lawman
I just saw this on Twitter and wondered when it would get posted here. What Steve said. - Catherine Pellegrino
He claims that the statements by the two women "have caused him to be regarded with feelings of hatred, contempt, ridicule, fear, dislike, approbrium or disesteem." Joke's on him, as most people I know have ALWAYS felt that way about him. - Steele Lawman
This is utterly outrageous. Any guy who has a whole internet joke to himself ("nice shirt!") can't really say that he's innocent of causing contempt, ridicule, dislike, and disesteem. - lris
Dude. I hold him in contempt, ridicule, dislike, and disesteem JUST for calling himself a "library futurist." The rest is, I don't know, icing on the cake? - Catherine Pellegrino
does anybody know the ultimate origin of the "nice shirt" meme? can we date it? I think that might help the defendants. - RepoRat
I do not know. However, I know that it was a meme in 2008 when I hung out with library friends in Chicago for ALA Annual. He even looked me over and said "Nice shirt" in some hotel lobby or other that year.I remember almost nothing else about that encounter except that I fought the urge to laugh because of his reputation for saying just that. - lris
I remember it from IL in 2008 and CiL in 2009. - laura x from iPhone
I was just about to post a link to this (comment: Really?) but I'm late to the party. Still, damn. Nice suit. - Walt Crawford
Hee hee. Nice one, Walt. - laura x from iPhone
They are looking for witnesses. I hope they find some - maʀtha
I hope so too. I wish I could be more help to them in that way, except that I'm actually really grateful that I don't have anything useful to offer them, you know? - Catherine Pellegrino
Well, any of us who can honestly say that we learned about Joey Digits's conference behavior from FriendFeed (where AFAIK neither defendant has participated) may have a role as a character witness. - RepoRat
lisa just posted to code4lib with links to their page and saying that soon they'll have a link up for donations, as well as requests to continue to spread the message - Sir Shuping is just sir
Lisa's posted to FF --but only in the past 6 months. - Hedgehog
I believe I was first nice-shirted at SLA in 2008 (twice at that conference). - Meg VMeg
Unfortunately, isn't "nice shirt" rather innocuous? I mean, I know it could still be creepy, but it's just the kind of thing a smart creep would say, because it doesn't say anything about the person's body or anything. - Steele Lawman
Yes, it is very savvy, Steele - maʀtha
Sure, but at the same time, if he's pretty much the only person to have told all of us we have nice shirts (excluding people we actually knew at the conferences) that's kinda weird, and we all found the encounters weird and noteworthy, which is also important. I don't think it would win any of us a settlement if we sued him for harassment, of course, but it also does nothing to defend his thought that he's totally wronged by people who mention that he harasses women. - lris
He must be being counseled to remain silent. This is the quietest I've ever seen him. I'm still wondering about his quick stint and departure from III. - Mary Carmen
MC I kinda wondered as well. And I'm wondering if that was III silently acknowledging that there were things outside of work going on that they didn't wanna touch anymore - Sir Shuping is just sir
I met Joe once at CIL in...08? 09? and I know that there were several different people then that told me that....well he was basically someone to steer clear of because of how he treated people. - Sir Shuping is just sir
I met him several times when he was science librarian at Yale. Only thought was that he was an energetic new librarian who hadn't been ground down yet. Didn't see the behavior mentioned but hat means nothing. The shirt thing is odd. Did he ever say that to a man? - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Never heard him say it, but I imagine that as an innocuous opening line he had used just to talk to someone. I first met him around 2007 or so at SLA, and he seemed ambitious and fresh outa libschool in HI. - Joe
It may have been intended as innocuous, but it was pretty tone deaf. It's weird because the phrase itself is utterly innocuous, but the vibe of the interaction wasn't. Whatever his intentions, his reputation wasn't helped by that particular conversational tick. - lris
I would argue it was intended to /appear/ innocuous. - Joe
That is my suspicion as well. - lris
It is a line with possible/plausible deniability of a sexual advance. - Joe
Yes, and it accomplishes a wonderful end, which is that I feel stupid saying "that made me uncomfortable." - lris
I am still disappointed that I was on an elevator with him and did not get nice-shirted. (CiL 2009) - laura x from iPhone
I remember you noting that at the time. :) - lris
Someone said "nice shirt' to me today O-O (He actually liked my shirt. I think.) - barbara fister
I have submitted my entirey hearsay witness - to whit, "I hear he's creepy.I hear this often." Not sure it will help, but worth a try. - barbara fister
I submitted my "he said I had a nice shirt" statement yesterday, with the caveat that it was a decidedly weird vibe at the time, and at the time it was already a bit of a joke in our crowd and our crowd didn't include either of the defendants at the time. - lris
Nice Shirt goes way back, but I will say while it was odd, it was not aimed only at women, and always struck me as an ice breaker form a socially awkward person who had been taught to always compliment folks, and that was his go to compliment. If it had only been women, that might be one thing, but I do remember men getting 'nice shirted' as well - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
on a related note, I hope there is a way to use older profile info on social media sites as information for this case. I seem to recall different info on a certain flickr profile. Glad there's an opportunity to provide character witness information. - Elizabeth Brown
Hm. Does the Internet Archive pick up old profiles? - RepoRat
I think I shall be sending Agent Fister's latest LBF to the few colleagues who don't understand the whole #teamharpy issue. Perfect framing and summary. - kaijsa
I was just coming here to link to that post too. Fantastic piece, Barbara. - lris
I regret saying that I hope he gets hit by a truck. Not because it wasn't what I was feeling, nor because I'm worried that Joey Digits might sue me, but because I like to say that Mr. Rogers is my hero, and it isn't very Mr. Rogers to wish that someone would get run over. What I really wish is that Joey had read the posts in question and thought not, "how do I sue for defamation?" but "how do I stop hurting people?" That's the more Mr. Rogers wish. - Steele Lawman
Sarah G.
dang, that's harsh - lris
He's gonna have to write another prequel novella just to make more Starks to kill. - Sarah G.
It'll need a whole Nation of Stark. - lris
:-) - Betsy
'Stark Nation' gave me unexpected lols. +1 Iris. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
LOL, what in Stark Nation…? - Victor Ganata
Laura Norvig
I need to work on gathering tax documents. That is why I just vacuumed of course.
it is also why I will now do the laundry. - Laura Norvig
Have you dusted your bookshelves recently? I bet they really need it. - lris
laura x
Holy crap. I bought a Roku and now we are watching YouTube on the TV. Whoa.
I thought YouTube was the one thing you *can't* watch on a Roku. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
the newest one, roku 3 (i think) has the feature - Sir Shuping is just sir
I'm ashamed to say how much I love my Roku. And now my parents (MY PARENTS) are buying one too. - lris
I bought the cheapest one on Amazon (I think), and YouTube is working. I just can't believe any technology at all works with my grocery store television that my ex-bf got me for Christmas years ago. - laura x from iPhone
My auntie is in her 80s and likes to watch Korean dramas on her Roku. - Rodfather from Android
we have two older Rokus, but I bought a newer one that we never even used yet. Just installed and we're checking out Youtube right now! - Laura Norvig
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