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tomorrow is talk like a librarian pirate day.
Bump. Now today. - Joe
I'm chairing a meeting in 20 minutes and the first item on the agenda is "conduct meeting in pirate voices? Y / N" - Catherine Pellegrino
About to open up the ref desk. I think me hearties will be disappointed, as I'm not really feeling it this year. - Stephen Francoeur
Better World Books: eDelivery -
Better World Books: eDelivery
So, BWB now has a "2 hour edelivery" option. Rather than mailing you the print copy you just purchased, you can have them destructively scan the book and email it to you. - DJF from Bookmarklet
Has anybody tried it? I'm curious. - DJF
I guess you'd have to pick just the right book to destroy. That could be tricky. - Stephen Francoeur
I'm going to pick something relatively inexpensive and very common. Probably something I already have in print. - DJF from Android
hmm. could be interesting for some things I have in print but would like an eversion of as well. - ellbeecee
US customers only. The rest of us get a confusing error message. - DJF
interesting implications for ILL?! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
1) it's an Internet Archive style book scan: a PDF of page images with unedited OCR text. 2) It's watermarked with the purchaser's contact info, so I wouldn't want it release it into the wild. - DJF
Somebody tell the author's guild so their heads can explode. - barbara fister
Everyone please to wish Rachel a very happy birthday!
Happy happy, Rachel! And keep up the good fight. - laura x from iPhone
Happy birthday, Rachel! - Betsy
Happy birthday :) - Pete : Team Marina
Happy birthday, Rachel! - RepoRat
Many happy returns! - Megan loves summer
Happy birthday! - Catherine Pellegrino
Happy Birthday! - Katy S from iPhone
Happy bday! - Joe
Hope it's a good one! - Stephen Francoeur
A very happy birthday to you Rachel! - Galadriel C.
Happy Birthday Rachel!! - Hedgehog
bonne fête, ma belle! - jambina
Happy birthday! - Jen
A belated but very enthusiastic thank you! - Rachel Walden
Stephen Francoeur
The big list of "Did you mean?" messages you wish you could program in your library's catalog, discovery service, site search, or article databases:
Like, "You probably didn't mean..."? - Meg VMeg
Did you mean to search for something as banal as that? - Stephen Francoeur from Android
"American history?" Srsly? - Stephen Francoeur from Android
"Harvard Business School Case Study"? let me tell you about those asses. - ellbeecee from Android
"This is not a phone directory." - Zamms
"Stress in the workplace?" Just try managing this library's electronic resources. I'll tell you all about stress in the workplace. - Stephen Francoeur from Android
"Library hours? WRONG SEARCH BOX, braintrust." - RepoRat
WTF? Maybe you should see someone real, and not just try to figure it out yourself. - Christina Pikas
What you're asking for is physically impossible, despite what any vendor may have told you - Christina Pikas
"Rent a book from the library?" We're not that desperate for cash...yet. - Stephen Francoeur
I LOVE YOU PEOPLE. - Catherine Pellegrino
"um, ouch?" - Christina Pikas
"Bio 532? Yeah, your professor's stuck in 1983. Go to the desk for the assignment cheat codes, 'k?" - RepoRat
"'Messianic claimants'? Go talk to a librarian; we've been fielding this assignment every semester for YEARS." - Catherine Pellegrino
Did you mean "United States relations Nigeria" instead of "Dear blessed sir, I would like to find out more about the relationship the United States has had with Nigeria over the years. Any help that you can provide will be greatly appreciated. THE LORD BE WITH YOU!" - Zamms
"controversial topic" Did you mean "gun control" "assault weapons" "open carry" "same sex marriage" "health care" "minimum wage increase" abortion - ellbeecee
write down the call number of that reserve book, because we take the unusual position of shelving our books by call number, not by class nmber - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
"What am I, spellcheck?" - YvonneM
Possibly you need to lower your refrigerator setting? - RepoRat
"I am a Roquefort. I am an Imokilly Regato..." - Stephen Francoeur
RR, you owe me a keyboard. - lris
All y'all are swell, you know that, right? - Zamms
My cheese is thrown out of the house. Thanks mold! - Amit Patel
Stephen Francoeur
Uhhhhhhh. Yeah. Wut?
dunno, wut? - RepoRat
Brain. Fried. Is. - Stephen Francoeur
^^^This. - Kirsten
Turned down for? - MoTO: Team Marina
Lalala - FLEMING from Android
What is brain? - Deborah Fitchett
Aaron the Librarian
Academic Librarians - Are you following YikYak?
? clearly not... - ellbeecee
what the heck is yikyak? - Sir Shuping is just sir
Nope. - L.A.M.B. tbh from Android
Who in the what now? - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
I checked it out earlier this year and then uninstalled it after a few days. Creepy place full of douchey bros. Not a cool place. Lots of k-12 schools are banning it because of the heartache it can cause. For example: When I tried it in Manhattan, I found tons of awful posts from NYU and Columbia students. - Stephen Francoeur
good lord. based on that article, wouldn't touch it with the proverbial ten-foot pole. - RepoRat
oh crap...i did hear about yikyak and blocked it out of my mind because the early press on it was so poor, much of the same reasons for what occurred in the article stephen linked to - Sir Shuping is just sir
Yep. What I see when I'm at home (local high schools, other colleges) is different than what I see at work. It's interesting/useful to see what's going on when they're having real dialogue there, but the high school age stuff is abhorrent. - Julie Kane
Tl;dr me about this, please? - Marie
YikYak is an app that uses your device location to show you anonymous posts by people in your vicinity (not sure of the range, maybe a few miles or so). You can post your own anonymous comments. - Stephen Francoeur
Merci - Marie from iPhone
I am now. Second post is a vulgar joke that mentions the library. - Steele Lawman
I can't even handle monitoring mentions on Twitter, I'm pretty sure this will kill me. - Meg VMeg
I downloaded to check it out. It's somewhat amusing. - Andy
Meg VMeg
Drinking expensive margaritas in the airport because they're damn good expensive margaritas.
And because I'm getting in to Newark at 10pm, which was a terrible idea. - Meg VMeg from Android
Newark at any time is a horrible idea, so yeah. - RepoRat
Timing it. Landed at 9:48, found the express bus at 10:05, left Terminal C at 10:15. - Meg VMeg from Android
Well played, Smith. - Stephen Francoeur
Welllllllllllllll we may or may not be dropping someone off at her friend's house. - Meg VMeg from Android
That is not a euphemism, there is a passenger (not me) who would strongly prefer to be dropped off at her friend's house. - Meg VMeg from Android
i still can't believe you made that connection! - jambina
The express buses come every 15 minutes, allegedly, so it would have been fine either way (allegedly). Got to Bryant Park at 10:50, train showed up at 11:03, then went FUCKING LOCAL DAMMIT, home at 11:40. Much better than NJTransit, I think. - Meg VMeg
Subway driver wanted to take you on the scenic route, as you were probably wondering what all the stops looked like while you were away (and all the excitement you missed in NYC while you were gallivanting around TX). - Stephen Francoeur
Meg VMeg
My dad had the same kindergarten teacher as Bob Dole. Here he is at age 1.
Sorry, that's my dad, not Bob Dole nor the teacher #pronouns - Meg VMeg from Android
Who's riding your dad? - Stephen Francoeur
I thought the horse was named Bob Dole. - Steve C Team Marina
Stephen Francoeur
Great series of events at Baruch this week as part of Genderfluid festival.
Great series of events at Baruch this week as part of Genderfluid festival.
Laverne Cox from "Orange Is the New Black!" - Stephen Francoeur
Kate Bornstein! - Stephen Francoeur
I saw a McLaren (I'm guessing the 650S) on the road today in the marina. First time I have ever seen one of those. Stunning! All black.
Nobody? - Marie
You people are the best. :) - Marie
I don't think I've ever seen one, but sounds pretty cool :) - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
They're awesome. A few years back, I saw an F1 parked at a Ruby Tuesday's in my small town in WV. - NOT THE CRICKET
Mr 7yo would plotz. - Stephen Francoeur from Android
Meg VMeg
This is what summers should sound like.
I wish I'd recorded the katydids when we lived in rural Tennessee. They were absolutely deafening. - Catherine Pellegrino
so tempted to process this and use it as a soundbed for a track. may i? - Big Joe Silence
Joe, be my guest! - Meg VMeg
Catherine, I was worried the neighbors would call the cops if I got any closer to their tree with my laptop, but yeah, it's much louder than this would indicate. - Meg VMeg
I bet! With the katydids, it wasn't just the sheer volume (though there was that, too) -- there were, like, thousands of them. It was like living in the middle of a Steve Reich phase-shifting piece. - Catherine Pellegrino
That's now my new ringtone. - Stephen Francoeur from Android
<3 - Meg VMeg
I really like cicadas, even the ones that sound like power saws. - John (bird whisperer)
barbara fister
Good morning, LSW! How's everybody doing?
We've been up for an hour and are eating breakfast. - laura x from iPhone
sleepy. Been up for almost 3.5 hours - Christina Pikas
Good morning! I'm drinking a ridiculously bitter mug of tea, but otherwise am fairly good for a Monday morning. - Kirsten
Good morning! Butt totally DID NOT WANT to be in bike saddle, but I got to work anyway. Time to slog through the email, catch up on the class discussion fora, and get tomorrow's lecture done. - RepoRat
Looking for my mojo. It may have been left at home today. - Stephen Francoeur
If you find it, can I have some? - barbara fister
I might need a mojito more this morning. - Stephen Francoeur from Android
Mr 19 just left the house for his first day of class at university! Yay! (Philosophy at York's bilingual campus Glendon College which is fortunately long walking/short transit distance from the house.) - John Dupuis
Having historic rain - 5 inches have fallen since midnight! Streets are flooding! Rain in Phoenix is always front page news, but this is crazy for us! I'm in my office, but probably half our staff are still at home. - Grumpator
It are sunny on my back. In the mornings I can only see one of my monitors at a time but it's worth it. :-D - Deborah Fitchett
Catherine Pellegrino
First and second slides of a short deck I'm using in a class later today:
Whoa, is that on purpose? Or a backronym. - Meg VMeg
The M - ML - MT arrangement? I have to think it's on purpose. We happen to have the only logical letter in the entire LC classification. - Catherine Pellegrino
"Awesome. So when I go to BS...." - barbara fister
Every schedule in LC was designed by a different working group with subject matter expertise. This is why there's no uniformity between major classes. - DJF from Android
I do have a really hard time helping students find call numbers in the BS range while keeping a straight face. - Catherine Pellegrino
^^ I am so glad it's not just me. I predict that this will continue to be funny to me, for as long as I work in libraries. - Regular Amanda
"All of this section is total BS. Enjoy!" - YvonneM
The LOC classification makes me cry. - ♫Robot Chicken, Trainer♫
Damn right library science is under Z. - Zamms
Chris, I think you mean Zzzzzzz. - Stephen Francoeur
I was thinking ZOMBIES. - Zamms
Stephen Francoeur
My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: The Clash (11), Ultravox (5) & Juicy J (4)
Good variety! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
My account scrobbles not only what I'm listening to but also what anyone at home is listening to (could be my wife or two boys). Some weeks, the variety of the top 3 artists can be bewildering. - Stephen Francoeur
Anyone have a favorite screeenscraper tool?
Irfanview does a decent job, but I use an older version because the newer ones are WTF'dup. Wait. Do you mean screenshots, or something different? - Holly's favorite Anna
Screencapture or screenscraper? For screencapture, I really like SnagIt. For screenscraper, I got nothing. - Stephen Francoeur
Screenscraper not screenshots. I want to pull down content. - Hedgehog
On our way out to the @usopen. Yayayayay! Rain, stay away! #usopen
Iz jealous. - Stephen Francoeur
Meg VMeg
I am drinking a Fresca made with real sugar!
how is that even possible! - kendrak
I don't know! It could be really, really, really old! - Meg VMeg
Made in Honduras! - Meg VMeg
I was just going to ask if it was from Mexico. - Stephen Francoeur
Imported by someplace in Copiague, NY. - Meg VMeg
Oh man, I need a Fresca now. - Zamms
▶ The Many Stations of Book Preservation - YouTube -
Here's a training video for the ages. Harold B. Lee strikes again. - RepoRat from Bookmarklet
This is ridiculously awesome. - Zamms
Damn, they're good. - Kirsten
That's almost as good as their new website: - Stephen Francoeur
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Fun reading project for the day: pore over the config file for our EZproxy server so I can clean it up.
You're weird - DJF from Android
If he's weird, then so am I: I would *love* to take an afternoon to do this. - Catherine Pellegrino
doing it: not weird; loving the idea of doing it: not very weird; describing it as fun: totally weird. - DJF
It's the editor in me that gets excited when I spot typos, mistakes, cruft, duplication, etc. Something to fix! Yay! - Stephen Francoeur
When I pore over our config file I spend large amounts of time thinking "Do I not understand this, or did the person who wrote this make a giant mistake?" And it's really even odds so then I mostly close the file and do something else. - Deborah Fitchett
Time for another round of What's on Your Get Stuff Done Soundtrack! Go!
I just discovered Alice Smith: Two of her albums are free in Amazon Prime Music. - maʀtha
also, there are a bunch of Prince albums on Prime Music - maʀtha
The soundtrack to Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. - WebGoddess
oooh, good suggestion - maʀtha
Though I'm not sure I could do sit-down work to that (the PQotD soundtrack). It does keep me moving on "oh my god I have to clean the house before I get buried in a pile of junk and end up on Hoarders" days. - WebGoddess
Listening to WWOZ online. New Orleans music FTW! - John Dupuis
Huh, I saw a wwoz sticker on a Colorado car yesterday. - Joe
Holy Fuck. - DJF
I was thinking to myself that it was odd to see an NO sticker on a car here. - Joe
The DeVotchKa Pandora station keeps me going. - Marie
Just to clarify, Holy fuck: - DJF
hahahaha - maʀtha
cleaning - Natural Born Killers soundtrack or ABBA - depending on the mood :) - Christina Pikas
Perfect song for cleaning: :) - L.A.M.B. tbh
Minor Threat. - Stephen Francoeur
Meg VMeg
Do you remember anything about your first week of college?
All I remember is the horror of living in a triple with two high school cheerleaders. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
I remember we did this at orientation: (warning: late '90s web design) which was fun and goofy and appropriate to the campus. - Catherine Pellegrino
About that week specifically, no. - RepoRat
I remember a great many things. Far from the whole kaboodle, but there's a lot that I do remember. - Marianne
I remember the COOT trip I was on - - and I remember pieces of things. I have little memory of the actual first week of classes though. - ellbeecee
I remember quite a bit from Orientation Week (including lots of trips to Target, as there was no IKEA then, and learning offensive chants that they don't teach them anymore), but very little about my first week of classes. - Meg VMeg
I remember a lot, too, including the first week of classes.This would have been fall 1984. We had a crazy system where you registered by showing up in the class you wanted to take and getting a card from the professor at the end of the first session, You could swap cards with other students if needed. After maybe another semester or so, we finally switched to computerized registration. - Stephen Francoeur
Oh oh oh, that's right! Registration happened in the gym, with cards and lines and frazzled administrative assistants. Also a crapton of surveys, with scantron sheets. - Catherine Pellegrino
My first week was an orientation class, too, the week before regular classes started. I remember that class very well. Taught by a married couple (she worked in admin somewhere, and he was an art prof). In addition to classroom time, we went out to the nearby state park, tot he Mennonite grocery store, and to the campus archive/museum. And I do have a few distinct memories from the... more... - Kirsten
We used cards with lots of carbon copy slips for registration (and Add/Drop) and had to take them to the registrar, and then maybe they printed something out for us? On dot matrix? - Meg VMeg
A few things very specifically, the rest impressionistically. - Steele Lawman
Playfair! So this was a thing - my campus did this too. This was in 1986. - Elizabeth Brown
Yes! (1988 for me.) It's still a thing - they had it here at MPOW this year. - Catherine Pellegrino
I had an upperclassman try to swap me rooms while I was moving into the freshman dorm (freshman dorm was the nicest at the time) and I remember a circle orientation activity. Don't remember anything about classes or registration. - Hedgehog
Yes. - Laura
From 52 years ago? I remember the orientation, I remember the feel of moving from a campus of 2,500 to a campus of 27,500, I remember figuring out how to fit into the "apartment" (oversize closet) I was living in before moving to the student co-op. And I remember falling in love with the Berkeley campus almost immediately. That's about it. - Walt Crawford
The marching band party out in the countryside with much pot and alcohol. my roommate's side of the room covered in Star Trek and Star Wars paraphernalia (including a Star Wars bedspread - He also literally believed he was Captain James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise, btw), experiencing true freedom for the first time. - Friar Will
I remember being so lonely and anticipating a horrible week since it was also my 18th birthday. The neighbors on my floor totally surprised me with presents and some time hanging out. It ended up being okay. - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
I remember going to orientation, meeting some of the people in my dorm, and starting my work-study job. I don't remember much about starting classes that fall. - John (bird whisperer)
We registered with cards filed in shoeboxes and swapped cards with people looking to trade. I took a bus and a streetcar until I found a ride. We had half-naked "posture pictures" taken in the gym. There were some evening events but they were mostly aimed at resident students, not "dayhops." - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I remember feeling like I would never make any friends, and even my orientation group wasn't all that keen on me. - Holly's favorite Anna
So many things. The guy down the hall from me freaking out when they did a sex-ed talk in the chapel (he went to Catholic school). Camping for a couple of nights and talking with a girl about our favorite lines from On the Road. Thinking it was funny that my roommates both wore dresses/skirts when we were all moving in. Signing the aged matriculation book. Talking my way into year long Shakespeare. Thinking I might finally have come to a place where I was going to have friend for the first time in my life. - laura x
ya i remember that the senior's trying to haze /harass some of my buddies who went with me to school.. so I stood up to them.. kicked their butts.. I was street creed. nobody screwed around with our group /class - Peter Dawson
Flipping through the freshman facebook. - Stephen Francoeur
I remember waiting in an ungodly line to get my student ID thinking I'd have enough time to do it and get lunch in the three hours between calculus and physics, and ended up having to SPRINT across campus to the science wing to get to physics in time, completely missing lunch. I was a bit underwhelmed after the first day of classes, a bit overwhelmed after the second day of classes, and then leveled out by the weekend. Spent too much time figuring out the right Scantrons to buy at the bookstore. - Hookuh Tinypants
I remember a lot - the first week was 'Hell Week' for marching band. We practiced all day, every day, and then there were at least three parties and one road trip to perform at a high school (somewhere in the Tri-Cities.) We did an orientation, and that's when I figured out that one of my friends from high-school was transferring into my dorm, and by the end of the next week, we'd... more... - Jennifer Dittrich
As it was fairly recent, at least some. I remember all the weird icebreaker activities that took place on the quad. I still have some kind of distaste for them even though comparatively speaking, these were actually somewhat entertaining. - MariWeaver
In my first day of my freshman seminar, I thought I was super clever during the icebreaker. We were in Connecticut (Trinity, in Hartford), so when prompted to say something that was unique to me, I said "I was born in Rockford, Illinois." The guy next to me said, "Hey, me too!" We are friends to this day. - Jenica
Irony doesn't work when chatting up girls at a semi-legal beer hall in one's residence. - DJF
1982. Yikes. I went to Concordia while the vast majority of my friends went to McGill so I do remember feeling both incredibly excited yet a little apprehensive about feeling a bit isolated. Concordia CS at the time maxed out at about a class size of 50-60 so the actual experience didn't feel too different from CEGEP. - John Dupuis
I remember quite a bit - Soup in a TARDIS
First day: I met a very petite girl, Jenn, in my statistics class. She invited me back to her dorm room to hang out before I went to my next class (I was a commuter student). She sang along to "Teach Your Children Well" on her boom box, some random dude named Seth wearing a toothbrush and towel stopped by to say hello, and I thought, well, this college thing is pretty wild. - Corinne L
I remember going to all of the fraternity houses for the first time. Oh, and I remember my group winning a scavenger hunt that was part of orientation because we were the only group able to produce a used condom. - Katy S
Caltech sent us to 'frosh camp'. I remember one or two incidents from the whole thing. Also, I went to school a week early as part of the acclimatization program for international students. I vaguely remember they took us to Santa Monica. As for the first week of actual school, I don't remember anything. - Andrew C (✔)
Oh, I remember a ton about the first actual week of classes, particularly the part where I spilled coffee all over myself and the book I was reading right before my first class, which was baby Greek. I still have the book, with the coffee stain. - laura x
I don't remember first week of college but I remember that sometime that summer there was a special week for some kind of minority orientation. Wilma Rudolph came and spoke to us. I'd only been in the US for 10 or 11 months and I remember telling my mom how surprised I was to find out that blacks were a minority. Until then, I was the only Hispanic I knew in town. I remember one other Hispanic kid in the orientation group, and one Polish kid from Hamtramck. I don't remember anyone else. - Betsy
Yes. I remember more about freshman orientation (we moved in about a week before the upperclassmen returned) than about the classes I was taking. I met one of my dearest friends in a world civ class that semester. I think my other classes were college algebra, music appreciation, church history, and our freshman colloquium, the "here's how to cope with college" class we all had to take. - L.A.M.B. tbh from Android
I do remember that the entire first trimester of school felt like an entire year had passed. - Andrew C (✔)
I remember wearing a pair of J Crew flip-flops to class in the rain... funny thing about those J Crew flip-flops, they're really slippery when you hit a wet tiled floor. I wiped out on my way to Bible class... in a skirt. - Lola Bean (Penguin) from iPhone
I guess my answer is a bit different, if I'm talking about classes. I remember quite a bit from there, too - especially my Psych 101 and Gen Ed (really World History) courses, where I found and sat with several other marching band folks (three of which are still great friends of mine.) Our Gen Ed class made the school paper after an argument between the author and my professor over race/ethnicity/nationalism in Egypt. - Jennifer Dittrich
I remember making friends with a guy in a Sewer Trout shirt. I remember napping. - kendrak
I don't remember much (not because I was getting blasted) about what it felt like. I remember how sophisticated and funny the conversations were at the UCHA Co-op where I was going to live and how weird it felt to be the only freshman there (they have a long waiting list so most freshmen don't know to get on it that far ahead of time). - Spidra Webster
More is coming back to me: I remember an orientation session with our RA and dorm director about sex and STDs, and one upper-class student quipping, "and remember: bedsprings squeak." I can't remember if we played laser tag in the dorm during that first week, but we definitely played it my first year, until campus security put the kibosh on it. Same with the Purity Test(s). - Catherine Pellegrino
I recall a fair bit. Ha, so I remember during o-week I was with a group of 6 or so, and we did that team building exercise where you fall backwards and THE TEAM catches you—I MEAN, AREN'T FRESHMEN UNI STUDENTS TRUSTWORTHY! Anyway, it's sort of my own damn fault, but as I stood on the picnic table, at night, ready to be caught, I instinctively did my backstroke spring off the start block... more... - Micah
Steele Lawman
Every now and then, my friend Jessy Randall makes me write a poem with her. And I enjoy it. And then she finds someone to publish it. We are published in the latest issue of "Industrial Lunch," sharing the cover with such luminaries as Jacques Lacan, Evelyn Waugh, and The Monkees....
The link to the online magazine is here, but I'll paste in the poem in the next comment: - Steele Lawman
WHEN I AM FLYING I like to drink Canadian whiskey. I used to drink it with Coke, but then I started to drink it with San Pellegrino, and I realized that it wasn't the Coke that I liked about the drink. But San Pellegrino is a bit expensive, so now I just get seltzer. So it's the whiskey and the sparkling water and maybe a little shpritz of lemon. Or motor oil. A little whiskey, some... more... - Steele Lawman
You got billing above Bataille! - Stephen Francoeur
holly #ravingfangirl
Meg VMeg
Today I got to show how bad an expensive thing's search algorithm/logic was, to the person who made the thing, in front of people much more important than I am.
I felt bad, but what could I do? Socialization is a bitch. - Meg VMeg
Usually I only get to demonstrate how bad things are to vendor reps at conferences. They're always terribly distraught but so far it's never really helped anything. - Deborah Fitchett
Awesome. - laura x from iPhone
You're a good egg, Meg. - Stephen Francoeur
it's a dirty job, but somebody's gotta do it. - RepoRat
If the person is interested in building a good Thing, you did him/her a huge favor. - barbara fister
Meg VMeg
I finally did it: I forgot to bring work shoes.
Remind me to tell the story about how I tried to buy work shoes later that day. - Meg VMeg
Remember to tell that story. - laura x from iPhone
You are great. - Meg VMeg
"Forgot." - Stephen Francoeur
ennui - Steele Lawman
tl;dr. - Joe
Weltschmerz. - Stephen Francoeur
meh - Marie from iPhone
*shrugs* - Katy S
indolence - Kirsten
Schadenfreude. - Uli
How to pronounce schadenfreude: - Marie
Danke. - Uli
Is anyone holding off on migrating to the LibGuides v2 because it's "too beta"? (Rather than because e.g. it's a big job that requires extra care.) I was planning on just doing it, and now getting a little worried that so much is not quite there yet...
We're migrating tomorrow. I guess we'll see how that goes. - kaijsa
How about both reasons you mention? - aaron
Our content was migrated at the end of June. We're scheduled (by us) to go live August 1. I haven't heard that it's too beta from my coworkers, but I might when we meet about it next week. - ~Courtney F
it's definitely too beta (I'd say still a wee bit alpha). We migrated in June, not sure when we're going live - because some essential components aren't built or ready yet. My Springshare love is pretty tainted by the way this rolled. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I'm holding off until the end of the year, partly because I'd like the dust to settle on the new platform first and partly because I want to use these intervening months as a time for us to clean up the guides on the current platform in advance of the migration. The longer we can spend on the latter, the better off we'll be. In other words, the migration is giving us a convenient excuse to do the kind of clean up work we should have been doing all along. - Stephen Francoeur
Our guides are still fairly small in number and only a few librarians are even creating them right now--I like the idea of switching over asap so as not to have to train folks twice... just now getting cold feet from the stuff I'm seeing (and in some cases, reporting) in their Ning (!) community. - JffKrlsn
Springshare's has a Ning community? - aaron from YouFeed is Ning, isn't it? - JffKrlsn from Android
Oh.. Right. - aaron
I finally decided that it wasn't a great idea to wait for everything to be great, since there will always be problems... went live today. Will be cleaning up CSS for several weeks. - JffKrlsn
we migrating in oct. live dec. - aaron from BuddyFeed
We've gone live. There are definitely "too beta" aspects that are annoying, but there are also new features that we really wanted, so...6 of one, half a dozen of the other. - Rebecca Hedreen
we're live. where are we talking about LG 2.0?? - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
As I mentioned before, we migrated in July. We're going live next week. It's proven too hard to really know what needs to be fixed until we pull the trigger, so we're doing it before school starts. I'm just going to unpublish any of my stuff that needs help until I can get to it. - kaijsa
~Courtney F
added to today's to do list: find replacement for Google Calendar Sync. Need to sync Outlook (Exchange) + Gcal.
If you find something good I'd love to hear about it. I gave up. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
let us know what you find? - RudĩϐЯaЯïan from YouFeed
Someone recommended this to me. Haven't set it up yet. - Stephen Francoeur
i found this: i can't get it to work quite yet, but i'm going to try again tomorrow, since GCal seems to have issues of some kind - ~Courtney F
wound up going with the free gSyncIt. we'll see how that goes. - ~Courtney F
Stephen Francoeur
I finally tried balut today at @JeepneyNYC. It wasn't at all like I imagined. The smoked bangus (milkfish) was yummy! Can't wait to go back.
Whoa, what? - Meg VMeg
Jeepney is a great Filipino gastropub on First and 13th. Went with Edith and ate all the things. - Stephen Francoeur
That sounds amazing. - Meg VMeg
Um, wait, I just clicked the first link. - Meg VMeg
Yeah, its something I've always taken a pass on but Edith was game for it, so I had a bite. - Stephen Francoeur
Stephen, what was it like? - Meg VMeg
Tasted like chicken, not egg. - Stephen Francoeur
Next Filipino food hurdle: dinuguan. - Stephen Francoeur
i've had civet de lievre - it's delicious. don't be scared of the blood. - jambina
I think I'd be more down with the blood than with the duck fetus. Just saying. - laura x
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