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Steele Lawman
I'm thankful for our little niche on the Internet, and all you criminals who put up with me here. Thanks for keeping me on my toes.
❤️ - Marie from iPhone
Happy Thanksgiving, Steele. I'm thankful for your glorious hair - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
I'm thankful for you people and the LSW.
Steele Lawman
I'm watching Magic the Gathering judges do online reference. Q: "if my opponent has Glacial Chasm in play, my Shepeard of Rot doesnt do anything to them correct?" A: "The Chasm only works against damge. It does nothing about loss of life. So they'll still lose life due to the Shepherd's ability."
They are doing good work, but could benefit from a refresher on the reference interview. - Steele Lawman
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 - #TeamMarina
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 - #TeamMarina
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 - Regulate
Sarah G.
The good news is thought that we seem to have found the magic pill stack and I'm back to being the old me, circa 2010/2011.
Is there a combo to get 1980 Sarah back? She was delightful. - sglassme
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
holly #ravingfangirl
a section of our fence blew down in the windstorm the other week. when the guy came to shore it up until it can be permanently fixed, i also asked him to adjust the gate because it hasn't been hanging right for a while. he said it's because the clematis is dragging it down and i need to cut it back. #sadtrombone -
a section of our fence blew down in the windstorm the other week. when the guy came to shore it up until it can be permanently fixed, i also asked him to adjust the gate because it hasn't been hanging right for a while. he said it's because the clematis is dragging it down and i need to cut it back. #sadtrombone
and i was so proud of how crazy it has gone. oops. - holly #ravingfangirl
It's gorgeous. - joey
Do you *really* need that gate? Couldn't you just put a new gate over *there* y'know, where it won't disturb the clematis? - bentley
Beautiful! - Meg VMeg
It's so pretty! - Jenica from iPhone
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @b_magnanti: Librarians are famously subtle.
RT @b_magnanti: Librarians are famously subtle.
holly #ravingfangirl
i don't wanna do that which i need to do tonight, so here i am on the interwebs. oh look! there's whiskey in my coffee! how'd that happen.
As an aging librarian with a domain name purchasing addiction, I'm really worried I am becoming a certain someone.
"Get A Clue ! > Maxwell's Silver Hammer > WakeUp ! > Nudge Report > Shift Happens" - Steele Lawman
It makes sense if you read the first post: - Zamms
I must admit that I've never seen The Z and The \M! in the same room together, so can't prove that they're not the same person. - Walt Crawford
Zamms if you're going to more like him, you need to use more slashes, question marks and different colors. - Sir Shuping is just sir
Walt: Actually, I haven't seen me and him in the same room together either, so you might be right! - Zamms
Andrew: Y(_) 0 /\/\@ke @ 600d p0!nt. (Imagine that this font is fuchsia.) - Zamms
So we're following Zamms into the fuchsia? - Walt Crawford
Is that a euphemism? I don't want any Hale-Bopp cult situations here... (Also is available. FOR NOW. But I don't want it.) - Zamms
It was a weak attempt at a verbal pun. Never mind. - Walt Crawford
AH GOT IT! - Zamms
Steele Lawman
Here is the after haircut photo.
laura x
#toddlerx update: Ear tube insertion and adenoid removal went fine. He is a little woozy and pukey from the anesthesia, but now he's alseep on my lap and I'm rereading In the Beginning Was the Command Line.
Best wishes to you and #toddlerx. Hope he's through the worst of it. - Catherine Pellegrino
Speedy recovery wishes - Ulrich von Liechtenstein
Yay! So glad it went well. My one nephew didn't react so well the anesthesia. - Katie
Sending good thoughts! - Galadriel C.
Speedy recovery! Hope it cuts down on future illnesses. Xo - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Steele Lawman
Laura's haircut photo reminded me that my friend at the coffee shop called me "Wolverine" this morning due to my "gorgeous" hair. I had to tell her that I'm having it cut tomorrow.
I would say "ridiculous" rather than "gorgeous," but I didn't mind the compliment. - Steele Lawman
well hello there - MoTO: #TeamMarina
I for one will miss the curls in the back. - Mama Lawson
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
laura x
Evidence Based Collection Models: Not Your Traditional DDA, Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM ET / 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM PT. You might recognize one of the panelists.
Thank you kindly for the shout out Joe! - Galadriel C.
"The Hungarian Games". I dunno. Sometimes stuff just pops into my head.
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I might try to make pancakes. How hard could it be? Famous last words.
find king aruthur flour mixes. they are awesome. and easy. - Sir Shuping is just sir
Pancakes are pretty easy to make. As long as you don't over mix them, they stay light and fluffy. Also, make sure your griddle/pan is hot. A drop of water should sizzle away and evaporate immediately. - Katy S
Ima go put my glasses on and give it a go. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
So hard. I think my pans are wrong for it? Good luck. - Meg VMeg
I always end up burning them. I hope you fare better. - John (bird whisperer)
Pan temperature is the hardest part. - Steele Lawman
I use this recipe. it's easy. - ellbeecee
Since when does flour have an expiration date??? - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
I've not noticed. But anything with fats in it would have to have an expiration date. Fats go rancid with time and heat. - Spidra Webster
Which begs a follow-up question: Since when does flour have fats in it? (Baking mixes, possibly... ) - Walt Crawford
First round is an epic fail. Ima go have a cigarette and regroup. Sigh. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
I'm admitting defeat. Live to fight another day. Nobody say 'pancakes' to me for awhile. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
I usually fuck up 3-4 pancakes until I get the pan temperature right. :-/ - Jenny H. from Android
^^ yep, i always have to have a bunch of test pancakes before i get it right. - holly #ravingfangirl
it always takes me 1-2 pancakes to remember that I need the burner temp a LOT higher than I think I do. - ellbeecee
I can only counter with King Arthur's nutritional label, noting that their white flour also says 0, 0, 0 for fats: - Walt Crawford
So, apparently, some whole wheat flours are fattier than others? - Walt Crawford
Aha: King Arthur's response in this thread clarifies things (that, and that the first link uses a CUP OF FLOUR as a single serving, where KA uses what might actually be in a serving of something baked): All-purpose flour really doesn't expire, but whole-grain flour has just enough oil to eventually go rancid: - Walt Crawford
Yeah, making pancakes on the stovetop is notoriously difficult, due to the temperature of the pan. I tend to have the best luck with my electic griddle. Turning it all the way up is always perfect for pancakes; they never burn that way. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Yeah, whole wheat flours will go rancid, which is why many store it in the freezer. - Katy S
There's a skill in the flip timing too. Only flip when the middle has bubbled and the sides have firmed. I use a smallish cast iron pan where I make one at a time. - Janet from FFHound!
Steele Lawman
Some of the books from the Fine Arts Center collection are more interesting than others.
Domain name impulse buy.
Ooo, another one! Also, I think Blake is really undercharging me for his services. - Zamms
Liked for mentioning Blake. No offense to your impulses. - Meg VMeg
Liking for Meg's comment. Also Blake doesn't charge any of us enough. - laura x from iPhone
Dammit, is taken. By something lame-o, too! - Zamms is, however, available. - Steele Lawman - Blake - Zamms
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @drsciencecat: Evolution continues as pregnant women are now able to provide free Wi-Fi.
RT @drsciencecat: Evolution continues as pregnant women are now able to provide free Wi-Fi.
Meg VMeg
It's actually quite a relief to realize that my opinion doesn't matter on so many hot button issues.
seriously. - RepoRat
It's so much pressure, you all. - Zamms
This is why I have stopped voting. - Steele Lawman from Android
*glares at Steele*... Votes matter way more than opinions. MvM, your realization likely means that your opinions are way more well considered than most - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Sarah G.
Lisa Hinchliffe
Have learned that other librarians are asking vendors "did Lisa H buy xyz info lit product?" as marker of quality/whether they will buy. Feels strange to me. Should I just see as compliment?
Yes - Steele Lawman from Android
yes, but I can see how it would feel strange - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I guess what feels most strange to me is that no one is asking me WHY we bought it. Wouldn't you want to know if my reasons match your situation? And, what resources it is going to take me to use it in that way? - Lisa Hinchliffe
Interesting that they saying Lisa bought it not so and so big name institution bought it . Your "brand" is powerful. - aaron
Maybe I need to monetize myself! :) - Lisa Hinchliffe
ask the vendors to give you a discount for using your name. #Ethics - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
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
bumpity? - 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
Meg VMeg
Frito pie for dinner. FRITO PIE FOR DINNER. After wandering around town all day, eating (other) unhealthy whatnot. At least I walked?
unhealthy food is destroyed by walking and positive thinking! - Sir Shuping is just sir
The Shake Shack in Brooklyn has a site-specific "concrete" (like a Blizzard) that's vanilla frozen custard blended with a slice of pumpkin pie from the local pie-mongers. Also had to try these donuts: - Meg VMeg
Oh man, if I hadn't downed an entire restaurant of Indian food today, I would totally want that concrete. - Zamms
ohhhhh, is that the one made with 4 & 20 Blackbirds pie?!?!? want. - holly #ravingfangirl
Yes. It was so good. - Meg VMeg
Come visit! - Meg VMeg
Thank you for reminding me that I keep meaning to try Frito pie! Adding it to the queue. - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
i need to visit, meg. i really do. - holly #ravingfangirl
laura x
My mother just joined Twitter.
Block her - DJF from Android
Welcome to the club. - Catherine Pellegrino
I'm so sorry - Soup in a TARDIS
Hey! Some Twitter moms are Cool Moms. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I got my mom a twitter account about 4-5 years ago, but she doesn't really use it as far as I know. But, she might read and follow some newsy types. - Joe
Oh, it's fine--I don't post anything on Twitter that I don't want my mom to know. I suspect she's mostly doing it to follow knitters. - laura x from iPhone
So watched the original The Pink Panther with the boys. A structural mess, but it has moments.
They sat through the whole thing? - Meg VMeg
Hah. Yeah, they did. We kind of went MST3000 on it at various times - the scene with the tipsy princess on the tiger skin rug? we gave the tiger a whole back story as a triple agent. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
One of my favorite movies. Totally not for structural reasons. - lris from Android
laura x
Thomas, Percy, Milton, Eliot, Rich, Clampitt, et alia.
Thomas, Percy, Milton, Eliot, Rich, Clampitt, et alia.
Sarah G.
Damn shame those kids are paying for a Harvard Law edumacation and ain't nobody taught them about CC BY-NC.
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