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360 Linker seems to be held together with rubber bands and chewing gum. We're getting weird no results errors intermittently that our ERLs can't replicate and there's nothing that can actually be reported well. Link resolver fails make us look bad and I'm tired of it. This isn't a question, just a rant.
Link resolvers promise the world. And then black our eyes on a daily basis instead. - lris
*adjusts your microphone so the world can hear this better* - Marie
Speaking from ancient history: A link resolver can be no better than its targets--and some link resolvers have made poor assumptions about completeness of target metadata. - Walt Crawford
when i present it, i say it works 80-90% of the time. At MFPOW, i said to call it "Find @ Univ?" (question mark) because it was so unreliable. *sigh* - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Thanks for tolerating the rant. I'm just at the end of my rope with problems that seem to get worse over time, not better. This is NOT a dig on our ERLs, who are doing a great job, but the products we have. - kaijsa
You could also call the link : I'm Feeling Lucky - Dominique Papin
So a den is called a snug in parts of the British Isles.... you know, I think I'll start using phrase "a snug of thieves"—it just sounds cozier.
A snug of iniquity! - Brent Schaus from iPhone
YES! - Micah
Copensnoggen, Snugmark - Brent Schaus from iPhone
"Something is fresh in the state of Snugmark." - Micah
"Rapunzel Rapunzel let down your golsnug hair." - lris from Android
Just to say, I've never heard it used in this sense. Unless by den you mean part of a bar, in which case yes- a snug is an area in (usually older) pubs - Pete
I don't know of any dens in bars. Mostly I know of some people who call a second, informal living room a den. - lris from Android
The new kittens are furry little white fuzzballs!
And one ginger! - RepoRat
they are scrappers - RepoRat
Do I detect the beginnings of flame points! Wheeeee! - Katy S
Yes, Shelley said they'll develop points as they get older. SO CUTE - lris
Also, apparently this is the cat room in Shelley's new house. - lris
<elmerfudd>kill the basket! kill the basket! kill the BASket!</elmerfudd> - RepoRat
I love kitties with points. - Katy S
~Courtney F
just blasted one of our vendors for just now sending notice of a URL change that took place in December. Which we had already discovered, since our users could no longer access their product.
Mind saying which vendor, in case we missed the change? - Kirsten
We just learned yesterday about Business Monitor Online changing their URL when remote access stopped working. They did the same thing to us last year, too. - Stephen Francoeur
Honestly, when vendors do this, can we do a chargeback to them? We paid X for access, that's Y/day. Our access wasn't available for Z days, therefore we will be reducing our payment for next year by Y*Z. I'd love to have someone try it and see if it workd. - ellbeecee
Some licenses do allow for that. - Kirsten
Laura, I'd love to do that, but it would mean daily link checking for me to determine when access isn't available. Kirsten - ASHP Ebooks - ~Courtney F
yeah, I know, Courtney. I knew it was wishful thinking on my part. :) - ellbeecee
i have used repeated issues with access in negotiations, though, so there's that :) - ~Courtney F
I am surprised not to see more products on the market like and that few libraries purchase. We spend so much on resources but then don't ensure availability! - Lisa Hinchliffe
wow, I didn't know that existed! it looks pretty awesome. - RepoRat
I didn't know Callisto existed either, but I do know that in our case, our budgetary focus (at least until very recently) has been on resources for students and not tools for staff. - ~Courtney F
I tend to try to twist that argument to highlight that the cost of [whatever investment in tool which reduces staff time needed for a task] we get back [projected hours saved multipolied by staff salary cost(s)] for the person/people to provide direct assitance to students - Aaron the Librarian
We need infrastructure to provide resources for users - I see Callisto as the kind of thing that is ensuring service (like servers, network access, etc.). I should disclose that the founders of Sharp Moon are all former UIUC Library colleagues. I think it is a brilliant piece of software (and, no - we don't have it). - Lisa Hinchliffe
Anyone have a ballpark idea of Callisto's Pro price structure? - Heather
I have an email into them. They say they have free accounts for some educational institutions. - Joe
I love the LSW. - lris from Android
FWIW, I emailed with John (founder of Sharp Moon) and he's happy to correspond with anyone interested. And, like Joe said, some free. - Lisa Hinchliffe
I signed up (MPOW qualifies for free), but I haven't gotten further than that yet - ~Courtney F
Meg VMeg
Do they have people in your city who will saw apart your couch, then reassemble it for you, because it won't fit up the stairs to your apartment?
PIVOT. - Kristin
+1 Kristin - Corinne L
+1 Kristin. - bentley
hahahahaha - Meg VMeg
I just texted a bunch of folks to find out if people do this in my sister's new city (her couch is too big). It's fairly common here, but I assume the question sounds totally insane anywhere else. - Meg VMeg
I have never heard of such a thing. - laura x from iPhone
Oh... Kristin won. - Micah from iPhone
But back to the couch. Wow, have never heard of a professional couch-sawing and reconstitution service ever. - Micah from iPhone
More proof that NYC is a mysterious place where the improbable becomes normal. - lris from Android
we had it in Montreal for sure - spiral outdoor staircases and narrow hallways everywhere. - jambina from iPhone
When you said "saw apart your couch," I was picturing them sawing it straight down the middle. :-) - bentley
Agreed, bentley. I've never heard of such a thing, so I was picturing someone actually coming with a saw & cutting your sofa in half. Also, I'm confused. Since when are Wisconsin & Illinois considered part of the NY "tri-state area"? - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I have never heard of this... fascinating. - Hedgehog
in some places it's part of moving services I think. Baltimore definitely had movers with serious furniture tetris skills, where the rowhouses are so narrow it's almost absurd. I heard tell of them removing entire bay windows from the front of the house to pass furniture through, then putting the window back in and that didn't seem weird to anyone. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Meg VMeg
Installing EndNote right now requires you to sequentially install an additional 5 updates after downloading and running the software installer.
L. O. L. sob - lris from Android
barbara fister
Have other noticed a degradation in Google relevance results now that they favor sites that have security certificates? 'Cause I feel as if I'm seeing different, less small-guy results.
Huh. I this change passed me by entirely. How interesting. - lris
I know that the google interface changed for me in the last day or two. - Joe
I hope and believe that will help with this, once it launches. - RepoRat
I am hoping for that too. Google said it would be taking https into account last year - - but I'm not sure it's why I'm getting crappier results. - barbara fister
Google also adjusted their algorithms to value newer content higher than older. Which is what killed MetaFilter's pagerank. - DJF
The results do feel less relevant and less useful lately. - bentley
Huh. I didn't notice. Oh, wait: Bing probably wasn't affected, and I've been getting better results from it for quite a while now. - Walt Crawford
laura x
Up at 4 am with a sick kid. I wouldn't mind so much if I weren't so cold.
*fistbump* how are you guys now? - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
:-( - lris from Android
Oh no! - Soup in a TARDIS
Hope he's feeling better and that you both got some sleep. - Kirsten
He seems fine this morning (ie he is back to being a holy terror). we did eventually fall back asleep. - laura x from iPhone
I need a hug right now in the way that some people often say they need a (stiff) drink.
{{hugs}} I'd give you a real one if I could. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
{hug} - Joe
Hugs, Julian - maʀtha
(hugs) - bentley
*hugs* - Half Pint
Hugs to you! - Meg VMeg
{{Julian}} - Kirsten
*hugs* - Heather
It's been five hours since you posted. Are you still accepting hugs? Because {{{hug}}} - Marie
*hugs* - lris
Another *hug* - Anne Bouey
The hugs helped. Thank you. - Julian
more hugs - maʀtha
Louis Gray
Bret on the current state of FriendFeed.
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keep friendfeed alive! - mentegatto
It's so sad :( - Pea Bukowski
Oy - lris
we'll always have ello? - MoTO Boychick Devil
beğenmiyorsan bize ver götelek! - yuvarlakkafa
enter benevolent patron to adopt the orphaned site - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
he forgot about the italian militia - stark
and the librarians - ellbeecee
Hey, the Italian FFanbase is alive and kicking, too! - Appleseed
italyanlar kıskanmış quorada bret'e sadece türkler yok biz de kullanıyoruz demişler. - yuvarlakkafa
Set the code free. - Smeerch
Please release the code!!! - GePs
Legalize Friendfeed Weed! - elrocco from Android
vay arkadaş, olm terketmeyin façe'yi, ne güzel site façe, mayışınız yerinde işiniz yerinde, götünüz denk ulan - Alfonker Tapir
iki üç arkadaş arasında toplarız mayışı eksikse, sigortanız filan mı yok nedir v_v - Alfonker Tapir
I'm afraid the code belongs to Facebook, and part of it has been used in FB itself (comment by email, live updates...). It will hardly become free. The web server Tornado, on the other hand, was actually open sourced long ago. - L'Andre from iPhone
italian militia \m/ - Storvandre Tripolitanico
I'm afraid there will be also italian people yelling on twitter :) please, keep ff alive! - Tricia McMillan
keep the dream alive - gerri
:-( - LilaLaMarea from Android
:-(( - ebru from Flucso
ADAM OLUN BURAYI ACIK TUTUN AYIK OLUN - yormayinbeni from Android
We are all united as a whole big ff family. Now +1 on me ASAP - yormayinbeni from Android
:( - Alix May
The source code will be facebook property, at he least incorporated into facebook's codebase. Best option to keep it alive is to create your own clone. - Mo Kargas
i'll be pleased if it lives another 4 years or so. 14 would be nicer. - Big Joe Silence
i'll be pleased if it lives another 4 years or so. 14 would be nicer. - Big Joe Silence - yuvarlakkafa from Android
venduto per 45 milioni di dollari, passerà alla storia per la più elevata resa per iscritto - Maurizio
i'll be pleased if it lives another 4 years or so. 14 would be nicer. - Big Joe Silence - yuvarlakkafa - Big Joe Silence
a horde of turkish people, perhaps, but don't forget italians - thomas morton ☢
And a small, far-flung gaggle of Canadians! - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Ama adam bizi seviyor! Kafasına biz ekşiyoruz! - yuvarlakkafa from Android
Please keep granting us (Italians, too) our daily fix! - Slow
FriendfFeed. Bringing different cultures separately together. - Todd Hoff
! - Kevin Fox from iPhone
don't you dare, Mark. - bakelite from FreshFeed
Petition to Zuckerberg to keep friendfeed on! - GePs
@senape, this post here could be a perfect place to spam your new social network. I'll do it for you: is even better that friendfeed. refer to for more informations. - effemmeffe
Lets start a campaign for ff - yormayinbeni from Android
The idea of building a decentralized OpenFF needs to be revived and acted upon. - April Russo
italaians and turkish people <3 friendfeed 4ever :) - John Carter
<3 Friendfeeders - frasens
فکر کنم وقتشه که باید به فکر جایگزین برای فرفر بود - پیروز
BFFF - L'Andre
*.* - LilaLaMarea from Android
It's 2015 and this post has more than 200 likes. Friendfeed forever! - Louis Gray from Android
Ok, but tell Bret to stop fiddling with the network cable now! - Xabaras (G.O.)
and what dick. - Nervo
hadi arkidişler bir el atıverin hele adam layk istiyor, qapaq yapcekmiş. bu yazdığımı da google translate den nah çevirtir - Aram
No kidding, we are italian, people that invented MAFIA. Keep FF alive. We knows where your children go to school. - Pepper Mind
Noluyo lan burda? - negro
pepper la tocca piano - naltro
give me your adress Pepper Mind, if you are a MAN... (Turkish idiom) :))))))))))))) - Aram
Fossi in Pepper inizierei ad aver paura - Dyoniso
Somebody ( IS already developing a FriendFeed clone: - miki
Italyanlar turkmus - doper
Somebody HAS developed a FF clone, - Claudio Cicali
Please, we have kittens and cookies, don't forget us - Tricia McMillan from Android
give friendfeed a chance - plus1gmt
dreams never end - cogitabondo
Italian Turkish one race one face <3 - Il Maestro from FFHound!
And there is one more thing. I consider that the flag of United States not only a flag of a country, but is a universal message of freedom and democracy. - Fabrizio Casu
noS only - naltro
Release the FF code with GPL licence and no one gets hurt. - Minciaroni™
<3 (a cockheart to you all), please let us ancYents go on with our kYttens, our FF-speak and our lovely hate!!11!!!ELEVEN!!! - Fabs
lol Casu, luv u (ormai siamo alla fine dei ff-giorni, basta col bruttoperzonismo) - Sabrina Briganti from Flucso
We are FriendFeeders, we came in peace (self-cit) - Luca Perencin (No_CQRT)
:( - MarioMiX
I subscribed to the OpenFF group until all the admins left - Greg GuitarBuster
Briganti ti amo. - Fabrizio Casu
Spoiler! - Magenta
are you pepperoni smelling cheezalians still alive? - Arkancelo
Guardate l'aereo lassù in alto - PICCHU
speak english avradini siktigim. - Arkancelo
@senape, open source? ;) - zidagar ▶ ▷
pizzalians crying over friendfeed server crash = seals/sea lions crying over tumblr server crash. - Arkancelo
God I missed Arkancelo - oddbody from fftogo
oh, prima di buttar giù tutto fatemi scrinsciottare Casu ♡ - Sabrina Briganti from Flucso
si si mussoooo-leeniii venet-zeeeyaaa maaarrrrgare-ti sii - Arkancelo
Nobody puts FF in a corner. - Unkcoso
oddbody wadab niga? - Arkancelo
io tutte le volte che provo a rientrare in non ci riesco ORCOZIO - A. Morloi Grazioli
I thought FF was an international site. Why does everyone speak in an ancient language which sounds like it's been eradicated in the last century? - Arkancelo
and most important of all, who the fuck is bret taylor? he looks like a frat faggot to me. he would be the last one I'll take serious regarding the FF servers. - Arkancelo
breeeet plisssss, we love you! - gcate
Hakan number one ! - Arkancelo
obbodi conosci questo sfigato? - Antonio
"frat faggott" pretty much sums up how I envision everyone who works at facebook - oddbody from fftogo
Arkancelo, Bret Taylor was the former CEO of Friendfeed. LOL - NOT THE CRICKET
al iste ammmmmmina koyim yani ben boyle isin. yukarda sanki bascavusun esegi osuruyor da gelip hala daha ispanyolca mi latince mi ne yazip duruyorlar. - Arkancelo
this Arkangelo seems a promising idiot, a pity we discover him so late. - µtna
oddy, pls take your words back; as my ex-girlfriend worked in the PR department of Facebooks. - Arkancelo
utna, I bet your penis is micro sized too thats why you call me promising. I promised nobody nothing. stop slendering. - Arkancelo
Arkancelo, you're an idiotic troll. - NOT THE CRICKET
It's PR, I was talking about actual work - oddbody from fftogo
Who the fuck is Juventus? - NOT THE CRICKET
sorry dear hebephrenic, I'm taking leave from my friends, no time to nurture you. - µtna
no though seriously, even though I envy him much, he is a fellow ashkenazi too, that's why I can't hate him :/ - Arkancelo
WOW what an ignorant fuck you are cricket. You are indeed a cricket. How can you not know Juve? - Arkancelo
are you a Fissore from turkey? - Unkcoso
No, I'm His Evil Highness Arkancelo Hazretleri (P.b.u.h) from the 9th layer of hell. - Arkancelo
BRB, I remembered an old italian thread, I have to find it. - Arkancelo
I still have that Besiktas jersey - oddbody from fftogo
and I still got the blouse. - Arkancelo
Unkle, the 9th, frozen one. - Arkancelo
Arkancelo, WHERE IS MY KEBAB? I've ordered 15 min ago... stop blabbing around and move your lazy ass. - Pepper Mind
PEPPER Mind (I don't think I should even continue using a stereotype after typing your nick name, should I)? - Arkancelo
I once kicked a teen chick out of bed because her tits were small and nipples were dark. that looked like a fucking pepperoni on top. Italian women? Not even once. - Arkancelo
omg arkancelo u so funny. - Antonio
welcome back arkancelo - mentegatto
OMG tnx man, see faggots, there is one of you in the whole country who can appreciate good humour like mine. TAKE THAT! - Arkancelo
sup mente? you too. - Arkancelo
unfortunately mentegatto is abroad and we're not even sure he isn't a 74-year-old nun from an italian-speaking enclave in the Philippines - oddbody from fftogo
i'd love to be in the philippines. - mentegatto
doesn't have news value. I never remember mente satying in his motherland. it's like he is a jew with a bad IRS record running away all the time. - Arkancelo
I love 74-year-old nuns <3 - Pepper Mind
LAst time I stole a buddy's gf, shit really hit the fan. I mean we had a fight so big, he woke up three days later. literally. so I stay away from someone else's potential wife. nuns = no go. - Arkancelo
dev'essere un mix tra angelo fissore e yeridiani, versione turca - Antonio
no antonio, your kinsmen come up with the same argument over and over again and I am tired of telling them that your fissore guy is actually a copy of mine. - Arkancelo
Plus that fag uses a Mac, how can someone with a mind compare me, a tough guy to someone who uses a Mac as a computer? - Arkancelo
ahahah mente. just a moment. I'll top that blasphemy. - Arkancelo
there you go. a religion, beneath my soles. - Arkancelo
speaking of which, how is the christianity thing going? most people say the new pope is a deggial, the ender of the religion? - Arkancelo
comunque riuscite a flammare anche al crepuscolo - gcate
gnocchi, I didn't understand what you've written above but you are absolutely right. - Arkancelo
oh, I'm sorry, almost every italian on ff is an atheist. The ones who believe in something worship kittens and Valentina Nappi (which would make a great Pope indeed) - oddbody from fftogo
fuck then, for no reason I filled my search history with shemale porn. If something bad happens to me, please, delete my C:\ completely. teamviewer user: 3462234 pass: lolwtfis345 - Arkancelo
shemale porn :S - mentegatto
but tell your kinsmen to be clever anyway. knights templar (your countrymen, illuminati, italia, rome, vatican stuff) were killed because they worshipped cats. - Arkancelo
egyptian pricks worshipped cats and look where they are now. MUSA'M (my leader moses) eradicated them with 10 plagues. everybody should be clever. - Arkancelo
oddbody, mi stai facendo sganasciare tra un service affanculo e l'altro - gcate
@mente çk<rebgkabfşıuWEGFŞIUWegrfşıwGVahahahaaHAHAAH HSHSHAHAHAHAHAHAH - Arkancelo
Hi, in the name of allah, please accept my kitten as a bridal present. in the first day of our marriage, we will be drowning infidels in the holy sea of nutella. - Arkancelo
I can only accept bridal presents from nuns, but younger than 74 - mentegatto
what if she had plastic surgeries? (yes down there too, the labia majora is still intact, not flailing on the knee cap). - Arkancelo
If Facebook ever wants to release Friendfeed from its Data Centers and those that know how to keep it going willing to help transfer it, I'd be willing to help setup hosting and keep the servers running. With other volunteers it could stay up and running well into its twilight years. Doubt it will happen though. - Me
FUCK, some italian hacked my account. I swear even though it states Me, I didn't write that. I don't even know how to code let alone carrying sites over. pls believe me. - Arkancelo
where are bezdo, ubiki and jason? - Arkancelo
I attack Kamchatka with three armies. - Fabrizio Casu
Fabrizio, how about norway? - Arkancelo
bezdomnietc. was last seen filming his own horror movie, in which a very few users cling to a dying social network while their souls are eaten away by an invisible monster made of recurrent jokes and private messages with pictures of dicks - oddbody from fftogo
I'll even let someone to pull the plug of my mother's life support than friendfeed servers' plug. (that person has to make my mother sign a special document though). - Arkancelo
I mean, why post dick pictures in private. Every male has a dick and we are all products of sex. From this moment on, no male shall post a picture of his ferret incognito or private. - Arkancelo
annnd, the ghostwriter? - Arkancelo
almost 200 comments, almost 300 likes and nobody answers me. I won't stay in a place where I'm not wanted or liked. Arrvederchi frenfi. I'll delete my account in 10 minutes. - Arkancelo
Good. Could you make it in 2. - Greg GuitarBuster
8 minutes remaining. - Arkancelo
1 minute remaining - Antonio
Bye! Teach the angels to do kebab. - Fabrizio Casu
4 8 15 16 23 42 - cristinabi
7 minutes 50 seconds remaining. - Arkancelo
It was 1 minute 3 minutes ago. - Fabrizio Casu
I'm afraid your slimy, hair gel infested black hair is preventing you from seeing your panerai watch AAAYYYYY? - Arkancelo
7 minutes 40 seconds remaining. - Arkancelo
0 minutes 03 seconds, 02, 01, BYE. - Antonio
6 minutes 59 seconds 211 miliseconds remaining. - Arkancelo
7.049360363302 x 10^45 Planck time remaining. - Arkancelo
BRET answer me on Twitter (-and I tell him that Italians >>>>>>turkish in FF) - frasens
Bret please save us! if you turn ff off we have to go back to work. - ratavolòira
(By The way, Solero likes are always more than this 'international' post) - frasens
So my comment on open sourcing FF was deleted? Classy. - Todd Hoff
moar drama - thomas morton ☢
francesca your hot - Arkancelo
Üşenmedim okudum, yarıldım amk aşdlkkaşdkalşsk - ☝Selocu Mitrazz
best of #offensivearkan aksjdhaskjd - Cafo
Dasdddsddfggv - Fayır from Android
bret seni baret diye kafama takarım - Çipetpet
how true - Massimo Morelli
It's just the beginning of a porn: then the plumbers get the princess and drain her pipes (although I think that a porn with a plot is an abomination, a sign of these troubled times) - oddbody from iPhone
chi è sto fesso? uno vecchio presumo. - Non sono Bob from Flucso
I understand this Dorothea Salo knows stuff about things.
I've heard the same. Too bad she's hard to get ahold of. - lris
She's kinda Looney, but I really like her ideas and she's a lot of fun - Aaron the Librarian
Look for the purple streak. - ♫Maurice the Trainer♫
It's all lies. - RepoRat
RepoRat, I think that's libelous and slanderous. Just wait till Dorothea sees that! - lris
LIES I TELL YOU. (Besides, Dorothea's one of those commie open-access, information-justice freaks, she won't sue.) - RepoRat
*I've* heard she doesn't just know stuff about things...but things about stuff... - Cameron Neylon
Lisa Hinchliffe
Yesterday's online scholarly presence workshop (that I taught) leads me to think ResearchGate may be one of the best things to ever happen for institutional repositories. *IF* librarians can get avoid "shaming" researchers for using RG and instead create workflows that help researchers get things into RG and IRs efficiently. Anyone working on this?
why RG and not - jambina from iPhone
I'm still waiting on a way to get an article into Dspace w/o it taking 10 pages of things to fill out. - Hedgehog from Android
Wow, I totally did not get that ResearchGate was the name of a product rather than the name of a scandal involving research (a la "watergate"). I think they need a new name! - lris
*giggling* *hadn't thought of that one* - RepoRat
Yeah, I think at minimum ResearchGate provides us with an example of how you can actually get researchers interested in making their publications available. --Re getting things into IRs efficiently, see Symplectic Elements - designed by researchers for researchers, and researchers do indeed love it; I think the research office is pretty happy with it too; a caveat that the company... more... - Deborah Fitchett
Oh, workshop was on more than RG but everyone who came had a RG account already so that is what we ended up talking about more. Not meant to be commentary on Academia. edu. - Lisa Hinchliffe
So, is anyone working on the RG (or crosswalk? It is seriously easier to manage both RG and for myself than to work through depositing things in our IR ... - Lisa Hinchliffe's use of .edu top-level domain seems intentionally misleading - JffKrlsn from Android
I'm working right now with a faculty member who has a full publication list in ResearchGate that we're trying to get into our IR instead. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be any way to export from ResearchGate to make this easier. - kristin buxton
The new Project Information Literacy report mentions ResearchGate as a source graduates use. - barbara fister
Rachel Walden
And I was just asking yesterday if we had plastic sheeting in this place...
uh oh... - lris
... that does not sound good. - RepoRat
oh no! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
...I hope the answer was yes? - Deborah Fitchett
We've had three floods in 18 months. I hope for better for you. - kaijsa
The answer was no about the plastic sheeting, although I did scrounge up two large black trash bags. There was water from the hvac system condensing and coming through the ceiling, down the light fixture, into the computer lab. Minimal damage except for the ceiling. Oh, the joys of a 100+ yo library building. - Rachel Walden
Even newer buildiings seem not to be leak-proof. We most definitely have plastic sheeting availble at all times. - barbara fister
"acquire plastic sheeting" definitely went on my to-do list - Rachel Walden
did I tell you the one from MfPOW where contractors working on the Historical Society accidentally backed up a water main into the library basement, where the preservation/conservation unit is? Yeah. - RepoRat
Tangent. Why are archives and server rooms ever located in a basement? - ♫Maurice the Trainer♫ from Android
weeeeeell, my take on the specific case I just discussed is not for public view. - RepoRat
yikes! - Rachel Walden
At mfpow, the first big rainstorm after moving to the new building revealed a large leak over the Spanish-language books. The rain in Spain and all that. - bentley
^snerk - maʀtha
Meg VMeg
The only bad thing about grey clothing is that it doesn't hide coffee stains very well.
Yes, but in the dark, all cats are gray, so turn down the lights or just go out at night and you're A-OK. - Stephen Francoeur
If I'm reading Stephen correctly you'll be A-OK but you'll also be a cat. - lris from Android
you say this as though it's a bad thing - RepoRat
Stephen Francoeur
Waiting for Con Ed to fix the smoking manhole in front of our building, a problem that started yesterday afternoon. The smell is nasty, and there's always a danger of electrocution or explosions. Con Ed tells me that they're inundated with calls like this today. Here's some shaky video of the mess:...
Oof. I hope that's not your car next to it. At least the car windows are up. - bentley
Nope, not my car (don't have one at all, actually). - Stephen Francoeur from Android
crap - Meg VMeg
Still waiting... - Stephen Francoeur
inundated? Really? How many smoking manholes are in Manhattan today? - Hedgehog
Not sure I want to know the answer to that question... - Meg VMeg
Earlier this month, there were 250 fires reported in a day: - Stephen Francoeur
Well, Con Ed has been at work now for 2 hours. We've had flickering lights, one explosion, and lots of thuds from the work in front of our building. Hope this ends soon. - Stephen Francoeur
Glad it didn't explode before they got there! - Meg VMeg
Wow. - Marie
NYC is a mysterious and dystopian land.... - lris
They're still out there with a vacuum cleaner truck. At least the smoldering electrical fire is out. - Stephen Francoeur
Yeesh - lris from Android
There's a great Joan Didion essay about how NYC is actually a completely horrible place to live and how no one would put up with its inanities anywhere else in the country. - laura x from iPhone
I'd like to think each burg in America abounds with equal proportions of inanities if you look hard enough. - Stephen Francoeur
Also, I'm going to have to find that essay by Joan Didion now. - Stephen Francoeur
EDIT: 1 metric cup is ~106% of a U.S. cup. Do with that as you will.
Gonna make some 95 Layer Dip. - Spidra Webster
I'd eat that. - Micah from FFHound!
Sounds like a sales conspiracy to get people to pay more for less. - lris
Wikipedia makes it sound like it's vice versa, but that's as far as I got before I was distracted by something else. - Meg VMeg
Pretty sure 250 mL > 8 fl oz. (Looks it up) yeah, 250 mL to 236 mL. - Andrew C (✔)
You're both right. Just testing you. - Micah
That's why I drink my coffee in metric cups. - Stephan from iPhone
Spell "I metric cup" out loud. - Mark Trapp from iPhone
Sunday evening reference shift. Let's do this thing.
Inbox Zero! - lris
According to this genetic testing, I’ve probably been dead for quite some time already, I’m currently insane, and later I’ll lose my memory.'s it going? - Meg VMeg
I might not be in the best position to answer that question, considering my insanity. And being dead. - lris
you can tell us aaaaaaaaall about the afterlife then - RepoRat
Well, it's like this, you see.... - lris
Andrew C (✔)
CT Scan of 1,000-Year-Old Buddha Sculpture Reveals Mummified Monk Hidden Inside | Colossal -
CT Scan of 1,000-Year-Old Buddha Sculpture Reveals Mummified Monk Hidden Inside | Colossal
"What looks like a traditional statue of Buddha dating back to the 11th or 12th century was recently revealed to be quite a bit more. A CT scan and endoscopy carried out by the Netherlands-based Drents Museum at the Meander Medical Centre in Amersfoort, showed the ancient reliquary fully encases the mummified remains of a Buddhist master known as Liuquan of the Chinese Meditation School. While it was known beforehand the remains of a person were inside, another startling discovery was made during the scan: where the organs had been removed prior to mummification, researches discovered rolls of paper scraps covered in Chinese writing." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
wow - Meg VMeg
cool - lris
^ - Micah
Lisa Hinchliffe
Rumor - EBSCO purchasing YBP. Yes? No? Maybe?
Haven't heard a thing. EBSCO's on a total acquisitions tear, though, so I see no reason to rule it out. - RepoRat
So EBSCO would be buying YBP from Baker & Taylor? I suppose anything's possible. - Walt Crawford
Huh, I wonder if that would make our ebrary title acquisition situation a little awkward. - Meg VMeg
Hmmmm.... - Hedgehog
I can see the business case for doing so - but I'm leery of the end-user experience results. It quill at least make billing even easier - Aaron the Librarian from Android
Wello wello well. Guess we'll see how this goes... - Meg VMeg
Although that "And in the darkness bind them" bit of the rhyme makes a tad more sense now. GET IT? *BIND* THEM??? - Meg VMeg
wonder what this means for discovery layers, if anything - weelibrarian
Huh. We just saw our YBP rep this week & he didn't say anything. Whut. - YvonneM
i guess you've seen the email by now. - Marie
Just got the email after I saw this. - Laruia Ingalls Botts
lol @ Meg VMeg i tend to make unintentional puns during instruction sessions. No one else is ever as excited about it as I am. :-) Our rep just got the email btw. - YvonneM
Your rep got the email at the same time I did then. Classy. - lris
I got that email x3. - Joe
"I’m writing to confirm that ProQuest is continuing our longstanding relationship with YBP. You will not see any disruptions to the ProQuest experience users have counted on for many years." - Meg VMeg
Where we normally keep toner and printer maintenance kits and such, now there are… pillows. #liberalartsstorage
Where we normally keep toner and printer maintenance kits and such, now there are… pillows. #liberalartsstorage
PC LOAD PILLOW - Spidra Webster
Meanwhile, someone's loading toner cartridges into their pillowcases. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
And print jobs are coming out all covered in fluff. - lris
Not quite hypothetical question. A family member posted to FB that we should pray for ministers/pastors/clergy etc. And that we should pray for a specific person. Is there a reason why people should pray for their religious leaders? Why would a God need to receive prayers from people to help the leaders of a church get through tough times?
My first inclination would be to be really snarky (as an agnostic atheist) but is there a nice way to point out that it seems ironic that God would answer some prayers for religious leaders and not answer others? Why wouldn't God just help the religious leaders regardless of the amount being prayed for them? - Joe
We don't know what God does or thinks. We pray for our religious leaders--as well as for secular leaders, our friends, families, neighbors, and those who are alone, the sick, the poor (seriously, there's a whole list that the Prayers of the People covers every week)--because praying for people is something we do out of faith, trusting that God will make it possible for those people to... more... - laura x from iPhone
Laura said what I was going to say, only better. It's not that we believe that our religious leaders have a special "in" with God and therefore don't need our prayers. They're human, fallible, limited, finite, just like the rest of us. - Catherine Pellegrino
What they said, plus there are passages in the Bible where God tells people to pray for each other, so whether he needs it or not, it's something he told people he wants. One analogy might be that you know about something that is bothering your kid, but you'd really like your kid to come talk to you about it. It's not going to change the fact of your knowing, but it will be participating in a relationship. - lris
Thanks all. - Joe
I think I always think there's also some heavy lies the head that wears the crown (aka with great power comes great responsibility) going on with praying for people in positions of power or authority. - laura x from iPhone
as an atheist, I understand Joe's question. As a half-time Buddhist / meditator, I am starting to agree with the notion of praying / *offering good wishes* to everyone. Buddhists say that means really EVERYONE, including types we don't like. Not that leaders of faith groups are types I don't like, but the Buddhists are pretty clear that sending good wishes applies to ALL. fwiw. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Praying may be more for the self as a meditative practice than for the other person. - Joe
I agree, Stephanie, and I wish that more Christians would pay attention to all the parts of the bible that make it clear that that's the goal for Christians too. - lris from Android
My thoughts trended towards what Laurax said about people in authority. Many of the spiritual leaders have an extra burden of being seen as an example in their community. I have never envied my aunt/cousin --both of whom are pastor's wives. Their family is on display constantly. - Hedgehog
Yes, the Bible is pretty clear on it meaning everyone, regardless of what press you may have heard to the contrary. - laura x
I agree with what Laura said. - John (bird whisperer)
So, is it to ask for God to intervene on the assumption that it slipped Her mind, or is there a tiny bit of magic in prayers independent of central authority? - Eivind from Android
Well NOW I'm awake. Thank you so much, false carbon monoxide alarm. #freakedout
Ugh. *hands over soothing mug of something warm* - Kirsten from Android
ow. feeling better at least? - MoTO Boychick Devil
Yes, I'm doing better. Not 100% yet but definitely improving. - lris from Android
Yikes. Glad it was a false alarm, but what a dreadful way to wake up. - Marianne
My landlord is going to have the furnace man come check things out. Whew. - lris
ugh. I need to figure out where to put mine. - Rachel Walden
I kind of figure that "anywhere" is better than "not plugged in." - Catherine Pellegrino
Although if it's not plugged in, then you don't get false alarms! #lauraxlogic - laura x
You have plugin CO alarms? (Having been woken up, but slowly, by the periodic "battery running down" beeps on ours last Friday.) - Walt Crawford
I've got two (one my mom gave me when I moved in, and another came with my furnace) and they're both plugin with a battery backup. - Jennifer Dittrich
Yeah, mine are plugged into a regular socket, too. They're kind of a pain because they're huge and if you knock it out of the socket it screams bloody murder. - lris
So TIL that there are such things as plug-in carbon monoxide alarms. - Walt Crawford
Mine is battery with screws for the wall, and we're renting. - Rachel Walden
holly #ravingfangirl
i think i am trying a barre fitness class tomorrow. eep.
On first pass, I read "bare ass" and was all "whoa". Anyway, go Holly! - Yolanda
I've heard good things about barre fitness. Good as in "it's been nice knowing you." - lris
NOT DEAD! - holly #ravingfangirl
Yet - DJF from Android
SO NEGATIVE. - holly #ravingfangirl
still able to talk in all caps is good - lris
Barre is awesome! I wish our gym offered it more than one day a week. Beastmode holly! - Hookuh Tinypants from FreshFeed
it's just one day a week here too. this is only the second week, so if it's popular, they said they'll look at adding more at some point. I liked it! it was difficult, but not flip-the-table-i'm-outta-here difficult. i will probably go back. :) - holly #ravingfangirl
I'm still recovering from the near riots when we stopped providing staplers for a few months back in 2008 or 2009. Thankfully, wasn't a Thing back then...
When I was a community college student, I had a tiny stapler I carried in my bag because we got zero free supplies from the library or anywhere else. And I didn't expect them. Confession: sometimes I feel like a grumpy ol' jerk when I see stuff like this, but I suspect I'm just blue collar to my core. - kaijsa
It's funny because everyone I know who's around my age or older says "whadya MEAN you hand out staples?" But I'm becoming increasingly convinced that college students today don't know that staplers are personally ownable items. Like, they don't carry around their own toilet paper, and they don't carry around their own staplers. - lris
When I was a TA at Iowa, I used to bring a stapler with me every time my students had a paper due. It saved a lot of grief. - laura x
Wow. But I do love "How are you supposed to share your research if it's falling apart???" - Deborah Fitchett
Do ministaplers still exist? Are they a thing that campus PR could give out as swag? - RepoRat
Yes, we've given out branded ministaplers as swag. Very popular! - kaijsa
"Please email me off-line" is one of the ways that buzzwordifying "off-line" can really backfire in practical communication.
I almost used something very like that formulation in an email this morning, and stopped myself because...yeah. - Catherine Pellegrino
Oh Catherine... ooooh Catherine. - lris
*waggles eyebrows* - Catherine Pellegrino
I usually use "out-of-band" for that, which is its own flavor of anachronistic but seems to mostly work. - RepoRat
I usually use "off list" or "privately" if I mean "not replying to the whole email list" or "after the meeting" if I mean "not during our meeting." :) - lris
Ok, I'm moving my life into Asana. What's your favorite Asana trick?
It's on my list of things to investigate, so I will eavesdrop on your updates. ;) - kaijsa
so far I'm really liking it - lris
I know I can get kvetch-y on here sometimes, but y'all are the best and I appreciate your posts. :-)
GOUP HUG - lris
Sarah G.
I have had a terrible, awful, no good, very bad day.
I'm sorry. - RepoRat
Did it result in any new bruises? - sglassme
:( - lris
ایول :دی - ووووزلا
Sorry - Eric - Let Me Know from iPhone
:-( - bentley
So, who do you think will survive the Grandma/ Miss 8 snow play date? (side question, will alcohol be a main ingredient in any baked good?) - sglassme
Regular Amanda
Oh hai ebook platform that wraps even public domain material in crappo DRM.
that's the best kind of everything - lris
Ugh. Reminds me of those snippets of public domain gov docs in GBooks because HuRRY HURRY. - barbara fister
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