Me in class today: "Remember that JSTOR only digitizes a limited number of journals in each discipline. For example, in the subject of history, there are only...over 5,000... Ok, that's actually a crapton, but..."
One of the students I went through writing tutor training with about 5 years ago just wrote on my Facebook wall, "A good section of my 7th grade class the other day was spent explaining that librarians are cool. Expect disciples soon."
Got John Darnielle from the Mountain Goats to sign my copy of his novel tonight at the Tattered Cover, Denver. Didn't get a photo with him, nor did I remember to ask him to draw me a pentagram next to his signature, but I did get to thank him for his music and his writing, and I did get to shake his hand. So that was pretty good.
I may have mentioned this before, but all the #teamharpy related/inspired posts has me thinking about it again. One of the few things I'm truly ashamed of in my life is that I sat and watched--maybe even laughed--as Stephen Abram tore into a few young women in a hotel bar at Internet Librarian 2005 for the sin of being female and ignoring him.
I respect that the Colbert Report isn't to Iris's taste, but at the same time I feel like if we didn't have Colbert to take down buffoons like Bill O'Reilly, we'd need to invent him. http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos...
I need an Ello invite so I can try and justify my worthless existence through pathetic attempts to seem "clever" and "genuine" on yet another social media website, only to inevitably lose interest gradually or flame out suddenly, leaving behind another data-husk to mark my passage through this pale excuse for a life.
"Life on the outside: collections, contexts and the wild, wild web"
Keynote presented at the Annual Conference of the Japanese Association for the Digital Humanities, 20 September 2014, Tsukuba. https://medium.com/@wragge...
My mom arranged for my father to take Mr. 12 to PAX Prime this year, the big videogame expo in Seattle. Mr. 12 left the house a few minutes ago and they fly out of Denver this afternoon. I'm so excited for them! I hope it goes well. http://prime.paxsite.com/