Free speech is being debated right now in my little town. The local bar owner has invited James Fetzer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...) to give a series of talks at the local bar. His stated goal is to have a public debate on whether Sandy Hook was a hoax, whether the USA and Israel were behind 9/11, etc.
Today's minor absurdity in my library: We have four printers named A, B, C, and D. This morning the dead A was replaced by ... E. So now we have four printers named E, B, C, D. Unalphabetized printers in our library. #twitch
I just logged in to Twitch.tv to watch people play Magic: the Gathering. On the home page was a guy playing poker. "Poker?" I thought; "What kind of nerd watches people stream poker?" #lackofselfawareness
The pitchforks that come out for certain learning objectives in the Common Core curricula (in math, specifically) is so much misdirected frustration. The big picture is this: public education as a common good institution has been neglected and eroded on so many levels...
Fun time: Called Kindle support (or, rather, they called me--that's how Amazon does it) because I wanted to know what we do when our Fire HD 8.9's battery stops charging altogether (it's losing charge somewhat faster than it used to, even after we deleted the battery-sucking Washington Post, and it's 25 months old, so not under warranty).