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Christina Pikas
I find we use "resources" too much on our website... what other words? databases - too narrow. stuff - too informal. services - too narrow, not exactly right. suggests thingamabob, but somehow doesn't see right. suggestions?
our department has had multiple meetings about this and we decided that "stuff" was just about the right term to use. - Marie
maybe verbs instead of nouns would help? what should they be doing with the stuff at particular places on your site? - RepoRat
Time to reclaim "silos"? - Meg VMeg
Snoopdoggify it and call it shit. The Web of Science? That shit is da bomb. - Joe - Systems Analyst
I think you mean shizz. - kaijsa
I for one would like to revive the word index for citation indexes that don't necessarily include full text. - maʀtha
Is that like shizznit? - Joe - Systems Analyst
I have been advocating "stuff" for over a decade... it really is all stuff in there - awd
I explain to students in instruction sessions that "databases" means "searchable collections of online stuff" in library-ese. - Rebecca Hedreen
Content? And where that doesn't work try enlightenment. - Todd Hoff
Inventory - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
adorable things the people on my conference call are saying today:
Jolly good. - Marie
Ship shape. - Marie
Riiiight - Marie
Bedded in. - Marie
. - Marie
{meeting is over} - Marie
Being referred to in a group as "you guys" is so, so irritating to me.
It's possible I have a bad attitude today. - Marie from iPhone
I'm trying to break myself of that habit - maʀtha
one of my faculty told me off in a email for addressing her and male colleagues as "you guys" - Sir Shuping is just sir
all y'all - Greg GuitarBuster
Nah, just "y'all." Reserve "all y'all" for situations in which a group is in trouble: "All y'all better X if you know what's good for you!" ;) - Rachel Walden
I know where you're coming from. Related problem: the word gals seems awkward to me. Similar to dudes in a non-surfing context. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
From my experience, the use of "all y'all" requires a mid-air finger snap. - Marie
I've been making a conscious effort to switch to "folks" for exactly this reason. - Catherine Pellegrino
I've developed a negative reaction to 'folks', probably because of its overuse in political speeches "folks are having a hard time, they're hurting" (of course the speaker isn't REALLY connected to 'folks') - Greg GuitarBuster
Maybe it's because I grew up with a lot of brothers, but I have no problem with "you guys". I don't see it as gendered. "Ladies", on the other hand, raises my hackles as a way to refer to a group of females. - Spidra Webster
I usually refer to a group as "y'all" out of habit. A weird habit to have for a native Californian, really. :) And Spidra, I detest when someone rolls up and refers to a group of women as "ladies". It always feels so disingenuine and almost patronizing. - Hookuh Tinypants
I got your second-person plural pronoun right here, Ladies. - Holly's favorite Anna
I've seen enough instances of people saying "you guys" to all-female groups that I believe it really is gender-neutral for a subset of native speakers - but also try to avoid it myself because of the subset for whom it really really isn't. I think formally I say "you all" if disambiguation is required ("y'all" isn't a word here; "youse" is but isn't natural in my own mouth), and on social media I say "folks" or "tweeps" or use the Māori "hoa mā" (friends) depending on audience. - Deborah Fitchett
Sometimes, I will say "Hi everyone," or "Hi all," when sending an email to a buncha people. - Joe - Systems Analyst
What is wrong with you guys? - Joe - Systems Analyst
Hi all, or You all. - Betsy
People - maʀtha
I am actually quite irritated when someone at work sends an email to everyone in the support dept, and opens it with something like "Hey guys and gal" or "Hey guys (and April)", since I am the only female in the group. I don't like being singled out like that. For me, I'd much prefer "Hey guys" without the additional add-on just for me. I also consider "guys" to be gender neutral, in... more... - April Russo
I find that the use of "guys and little ladies" can instantly achieve nearly universal disdain. (I don't actually use this. Really.) - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Heather, 30k Camper
I want this color hair so so SO much. -
I want this color hair so so SO much.
oh, that is awesome. - Marie
Meg VMeg
The cat stopped eating, and my sister is pursuing a job that is, at minimum, a 12-hour flight away (with a 6-hour time difference). So, you know, things could be better.
If you need them, hugs from afar. - Julian
(((Meg))) - Jenny H. from Android
**hugs** - Jennifer Dittrich
Thanks guys. Vet appt is Tuesday AM, but presumably drawing blood will be required, and I don't think that's possible, so I have no idea. - Meg VMeg
Oh no. - Marie from iPhone
thinking of you here. - Marianne
xoxoxoxoxoxo <-- you get all of the kisses and hugs i have. - jambina
:-( - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Sorry to hear it, Meg. - Steele Lawman
Thinking of you out here, too. - Catherine Pellegrino
Nooooooo! I am so sorry. I will think good thoughts for Jeffrey and come knock sense into Ellen's head if need be. Hugs in the meantime. - laura x from iPhone
They're keeping her today for tests and subQ fluids. Current guess is kidney disease/failure. - Meg VMeg
keep us posted, pls. - Marie
@venice311 agrees that it was just fireworks. - Marie
That good? - Uli
As long as it wasn't gun fire. - Kirsten
Jennifer Dittrich
Basil pesto butter poached salmon. DINNER.
Purchased from Costco, but I could so make that again. - Jennifer Dittrich
8oz salmon fillet, topped w/a tablespoon of butter mixed with pesto, baked at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes (or until up to 145 degrees.) I guess that's baked? It cooks in the butter more or less the whole time. - Jennifer Dittrich
whoa. yes. need to try this. - Big Joe Silence
It is so good. Very rich. It needs a pan with high sides, but was super easy to fix (says the woman who bought it ready to throw in the oven.) - Jennifer Dittrich
Daaaaaaaamn - Marie
i've been tempted by that so many times. now, even more so. - holly #ravingfangirl
I saw that at Costco yesterday. It's good to hear a recommendation for it! - Anne Bouey
laura x
I am going to make myself go to Target this afternoon over my lunch break because we need more non-spilly sippy cups. Please tell me something frivolous I could get there for me for $10-15 that will cheer me up.
cute socks? - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
boxed wine - kendrak
a t-shirt in an outrageous color - Catherine Pellegrino
Easter candy - Catherine Pellegrino
Bottle of wine :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
A place mat and plastic flatware and dish for lunches at work. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I totally misread gel pens and wondered when Target started selling sex toys... - WebGoddess
Bouquet of flowers. - Kirsten
Bunny ears. - Yvonne from FFHound!
If I could get a decent sex toy in that price range anywhere I'd be astounded. :) - laura x
"decent sex toy" seems positively oxymoronic. - DJF
I was going to go now, but all the other senior staff have left the building, which makes me feel I should stay. - laura x
You guys, I suck at frivolity. I bought sippy cups, two glass canisters for food storage, envelopes, and a mop. - laura x
Were they frivolous envelopes? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
No. #10 safety. - laura x
was it a fancy mop? - ellbeecee
It was the best of a lot of bad options. I really miss my old mop that I bought at the Container Store years ago and foolishly left with my mother. - laura x
Swiffer. - Laura Norvig
I refuse to buy Swiffers because I am obnoxious that way. - laura x
boxed wine is a necessity. my new thing is placemats. - kendrak
I hate Swiffers. I thought it left my floor less clean than when I started. - ellbeecee
the only thing left that we haven't discussed are the glass canisters. do they have frivolous lids? - Marie
No. They're about the most frivolous things on the list, since I could go on storing the granola in a plastic bag on the counter, I suppose. - laura x
Dang, now I'm reminded that I really need a new mop and am thinking about what my options be other than a Swiffer. I guess an old school one with the wringer bucket? - Derrick
Nah. I'm with ellbee and laura on Swiffers. Good old sponge mops. Too bad Target discontinued the snazzy architect-designed spongemop and its refills (a couple years back); none of the newer ones work as well. (Can't remember the designer's name--he did dozens of household things for Target, but now designs for JCPenney, as a sideline.) - Walt Crawford
I used to mop my kitchen floor with cloth diapers and soapy water and then rinse with plain hot water or maybe hot water w/ a splash of vinegar. Way better than Swiffer, but my knees can't take it and it takes about five times as long and uses more water. - Laura Norvig
I have this thing by Libman that's like a Swiffer WetJet but with reusable pads and a refillable canister and it is my BEST FRIEND EVER. I think Rubbermaid makes one too. - Catherine Pellegrino
yup, i have the rubbermaid one and it is great too. it's has reusable pads, including one that you can use dry with fringy stuff on it to pick up stuff. ETA: - ~Courtney F
Close enough; I think mine's an earlier generation, but it's the same principle. - Catherine Pellegrino
WebGoddess - Some Target stores do sell the Trojan sex toys (or, so I'm told). - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Gotcha. Gonna swing by the hardware store after work. :) - Derrick
Target has some DVDs for $13 or less this week. That might have added to the frivolity. - LB: Ratchety Goodness
i use a libman sponge mop and alternate that with swiffer wet and then sometimes just a wipe under my foot and skate around a bit... and my floors are still pretty dirty - Christina Pikas
I never watch DVDs, sadly. [ETA: Except of course for Stop Making Sense, which we watch daily.] - laura x
1. I like placemats for the cat food dishes. 2. Does anyone else think "libraryland" when they use their LibMan thingie? I have a LibMan scrubbie and every time I see it, I want to ask you all that. :-) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I haven't watched "Stop Making Sense" in years. I should dig that out & see if my VCR still works. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
laura x
Dinner tonight?
I'm having popcorn. - Katy S
Saffron skillet risotto with chicken, leeks, and carrots. Not quite as good as I hoped, but not at all bad. A decent white table wine. Dark chocolate with mint for dessert if I decide I want it. - laura x from iPhone
Halibut en Cocotte with Roasted Garlic and Cherry Tomatoes - holly #ravingfangirl
Shrimp laksa with a side of steamed spinach. :) - Hookuh Tinypants
Enchiladas and homemade tortilla chips. Brownies for dessert. - RepoRat
Clearly, my dinner was lacking. - Katy S
Boeuf bourguignon (OK, leftover stew, but it's really good rump-roast stew), asparagus, yolkless egg noodles. My wife will probably have Concannon Crimson & Clover (a red blend she really likes); I'll have Husch Chardonnay. - Walt Crawford
Pot stickers, broccoli and oyster mushrooms. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
A meatball pita from here since I went out grocery shopping: - Katie
Chicken salad salad. - LB: Ratchety Goodness from Android
tater tot casserole. - Big Joe Silence
trail mix - Elena
Green salad with grilled chicken. - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Leftover Thai. - Jason P
We have not gone out to eat in months. Five Guys vegetable sandwich, it was delicious. - Janet from FFHound!
Shrimp scampi spaghetti, salad. - Marie
Grilled Tj's bulgogi & asparagus, steamed broccoli, mac & cheese for the kids. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
This is going to sound so stereotypical but we had roast beef and yorkshire puddings with roast potatoes, carrots, broccoli and cabbage, followed by hot-cross-bun-bread-and-butter pudding ;-) - Heleninstitches
@Katie - Which Cava did you go to? I went to the one in Rockville a few years ago and loved it. - Corinne L
Grilled cheese, probably. - Melly
It'a 5:15am. Why would I think about dinner?!? - Uli
Kids had grilled cheese, Josh had leftover bolognese sauce on toast, I had a bagel with bacon. - Melly
Corinne, I go to the one in Columbia Heights. It's the one I started going to periodically with my friend who I knit with, and now that I've moved into walking distance, I'm going a lot more often :D - Katie
Katy, my brain just omitted "opc". *headdesk* - Uli
I made risotto, roasted root vegetables, and teriyaki chicken strips. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
I did another pork roast, this time braised in 1/3 cup chicken stock, 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar (I used Red Apple Balsamic) and 1 tablespoon each of honey and worchestershire sauce. Served it over egg noodles with green beans on the side. It was pretty yummy. Today's lunch is leftover Chicken Tikka Masala that I made Saturday night and that turned out pretty well, though not *quite* as good as our local Indian place makes it... - WebGoddess
i had wine and cheese and grapes and strawberries. then i came home and had cookies. and toast. - Marianne
Spaghettios at 10:30. - Jenica from iPhone
holly #ravingfangirl
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You are teh cutest. - Marie
You are! With your argyle and your smile. - Laura
Fucked up when a home crowd boos one of their players
You must be in Philadelphia ;) - Janet
^^^ LOL that was my first thought too - Marie from iPhone
Or Milwaukee. - Julian
lol no, that was the Pacers/Thunder game :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Hibbert got booed at home. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Just took care of one of life's certainties. Just need to hit the post office tomorrow.
Congrats! Taxes are a nuisance. - Marie from iPhone
Jason Priem
#YoManuscript is so terrible, @DARPA is now funding research to weaponize it.
Liking again. - Marie
holly #ravingfangirl
craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaap, can't leave to eat until this damn Fedex driver arrives.
maybe you can go out and find him? - Sir Shuping is just sir
Who wants to go out and find a delivery driver!!?!??! - Derrick
right? and it's the KitchenAid. this is a critical delivery! - holly #ravingfangirl
KITCHENAID!!!!!! - Zamms
i can't decide what i will break it in withhhhhhhhh - holly #ravingfangirl
New mixer? Or something else? - LB: Ratchety Goodness from Android
We're using ours right now to make a Nutella chocolate pudding pound cake. - Zamms
Oh damn! - Derrick
<record scratch> - Derrick
now you understand the gravity of the situation. - holly #ravingfangirl
BUT COME ON, FEDEX MAN, HOLLY IS HONGRAY. - holly #ravingfangirl
well that's why you should go look for him! that way ya can get food and get started with the baking! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Will it be a red one? - LB: Ratchety Goodness from Android
black, actually. :) - holly #ravingfangirl
LB wins hashtag wars - Zamms
haha, damn. - Derrick
LB. *grin* - Marie
IT'S HERE! I'm already in the car to get dinner. lol - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
Hooray! (We have a red one.) - LB: Ratchety Goodness from Android
help... - Julian
I feel missing, alone, isolated, and generally cut off today. I am the only person responsible for this being my problem. However, I felt the need to say something, since doing so is better than continuing to be quiet and appearing to have disappeared. Thus, I need to shut up, go away, throw away whatever I am feeling (because it is all in my head), and just deal with it like a normal, capable person. - Julian
hey there, Julian. I'm glad you said something - maʀtha
If you felt a need to just type out stream of consciousness brain-clearing posts, I'd bet no one here would be bothered at all. Whatever helps you! And, {hugs} - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
*hugs* - Anne Bouey
*soft shoulder punch* - Marie
Sometimes I feel so out of place I can't post anything. But if I can post or comment, it helps. We're here, we like to hear from you, and just because it's all in your head doesn't mean it isn't important. *hugs* - Heather, 30k Camper
I second Starmama's comment. And the others' too. - Jim is digging out.
we are here for you. - VALZ SCARLETTS MAMA
Victor Ganata
I'm a little peeved that I had to get a sweater out. This weather is berserk!
How cold does it have to be for you to get out a sweater? - Katy S
65 degrees. :D - Victor Ganata
Ah. I started going outside in short sleeves (no jacket) when it finally got to the 50s here. :) - Katy S
I'm in sweats right now too, Victor. Brrr. ;) - Tamara J. B.
It was 90 degrees about six hours ago. I was sitting outside wearing shorts and a T-shirt when I started getting goose pimples. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
The heater kicked on earlier. - Marie
I think it was around 65 when I took a walk without a coat earlier. :-) - John (bird whisperer)
It's so hot in our house. Before we left, I had on a summery shirt. Went outside & went back in to change into a sweater. - Anika
Treat yo' self.
I want some toast now. - Rodfather from Android
My work here is done. - Marie
i sure do love toast. - Marie from Bookmarklet
toast is pretty great. - holly #ravingfangirl
Toast goes in the toaster. - Akiva
if i hadn't just had a sandwich... - holly #ravingfangirl
Toast comes out of the toaster. - Marie
Google Scholar Retrieves Twice as Many Relevant Citations as PubMed and Provides Greater Full-Text Access for Quick, Clinical Nephrology Searches | | Evidence Based Library and Information Practice -
Have you medlibs had a chance yet to look at this piece? - Marie from Bookmarklet
hmmm, not yete but I want to read it - Hedgehog
I want to know what y'all think! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Interesting, I have not. - maʀtha
Joe - Systems Analyst
Do we have to change library vendor admin passwords? And passwords to get Counter stats?
Unlike. - Deborah Fitchett
And this is why my head hurts. So...many....passwords. - Jen
Yeah, probably most things just Aren't That Important. But I would love to subscribe to that journal. - Deborah Fitchett
Probably yes, but not until after the vendor has patched their systems. Which they'll never tell you. So good luck with that. - DJF from Android
You can see if a system is either fixed or was never vulnerable in the first place at - Deborah Fitchett
Waiting for advice from campus computer IT. - aaron
wonder if spring share, libraryh3lp etc are affected. - aaron from YouFeed
I sent a msg to OCLC yesterday asking for a public statement. Disappointed that they haven't said anything. - Jason Griffey from iPhone
Keep in mind the chance anyone got your/my password is REALLY small. Some unknown number of passwords/usernames (probably other stuff) were taken from some unknown number of servers. Someone would've had to have been probing a server at just the right time to have grabbed yours/mine. - Blake
Someone should start the journal of password management. - Joe - Systems Analyst
I will write an article on password anxiety. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Aaron, Libraryh3lp IS affected. - DJF
Joe, would that journal be OA? - Marie
No, one will need to signup with an account to read the articles... - Joe - Systems Analyst
The response I got from Springshare is "weren't affected by it". Answer from libraryh3lp is a bit confusing, There is a mention that "login happens on a server that wasn't vulnerable to heartbleed." Followed by a mention , ".. are already patched". - aaron
Meg VMeg
I love the song "Smooth Criminal" so much.
^haha. - Derrick
mmmmm, jamon - jambina
Scrapin' data from teh web, sippin' whiskey. #research
Single malt? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
ooh, tonight it's four roses bourbon (single barrel). - Marie
Made wontons from scratch for soup tonight, nbd.
Freezing a bunch = fantastic way to have wonton soup for months. I made a huge batch before each kid was born and it was soooo useful. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
^^^ - Marie
*searches for favorite won ton spoon* - MoTO ChilliSauce
Jaclyn aka spamgirl
You guys, a mtg with the deans about OA went better than I could have dreamed. Library looks fwd-thinking. Fingers crossed it continues. #oa
*kermitflail* yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! - RepoRat
I'm not saying everyone was on board, but I expected waaaaay more negativity. Even the main opponent thanked us for showing him new things. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Rawk! - Marie
Jaclyn aka spamgirl
During the fire drill we just had I answered a prof's Q about LexisNexis & got a Q about being unable to open PDFs in IE. #ERlibrarian
John Dupuis
.@janeschmidt @jwhyteappleby Every Future of Libraries presentation from now on should be called: "Only Bullshit Will Save Civilization"
LOOOOL - Marie
Based on this which Jane tweeted. - John Dupuis from iPhone
holly #ravingfangirl
This view? pretty nice, I gotta say.
This view? pretty nice, I gotta say.
I love the view on that route :D - Jennifer Dittrich
I always say I am going to ride on the interior side, but this is why I never do. :D - holly #ravingfangirl
yeah, i guess it's alright, if you like that sort of thing. >.> - Marie
where is that? - MoTO ChilliSauce
Puget Sound area. Outside of Tacoma. - holly #ravingfangirl
pretty - MoTO ChilliSauce
WOW. I want to go to there. - Julie Kane
Monique Judge
Dizzouble Dizzutch... Dizzouble Dizzutch...
I've got my funky bus fare! - Marie
of course she only means me... *turns to see massing hordes* ... BACK HEATHENS! - MoTO ChilliSauce
*blows tiny kisses* - Marie
"hoards"? (corrected above) ... *cries* ... oh the shame... - MoTO ChilliSauce
Lately I've found myself pointing to Repo's comments here on ff with the notation '^^^' to signify that I agree with what she's said. Let's move forward with just assuming that I'm going to agree with what she's said and we'll save ourselves a bit of time. Okay? Okay.
lol you should probably worry about that. agreeing with me ONLY LEADS TO SORROW. - RepoRat
:) RR and I strongly disagree on some things (cordially, I think), so I won't take this approach. - Christina Pikas
wise Christina is wise - RepoRat
Okay, so I'll be sure to note then when I DO NOT agree with RR, just to keep us all honest. - Marie
(for the record, Christina is the bomb-diggity and always has been.) - RepoRat
RR, you know I <3 you, too :) - Christina Pikas
GROUP HUG! - RepoRat
{{{ LSW }}} - Deborah Fitchett
^^^^^^ :) - Jen
+100 - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Get a room. ....oh. this is a room. - Holly's favorite Anna
*spontaneous LSW happy dance* - Galadriel C. from Android
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