Barcode Yourself

February 18, 2004 | Comments (2)
barcode.jpg As barcodes abound in our libraries–on our books, on our library cards–now we get to barcode ourselves! To the left, you see LiB’s barcode. You can diagram, print, and scan your barcode. Apparently, I am worth $6.85. A great bargain! I think at our next All Staff Day, we should wear these instead of nametags.

This great article at SmartMoney.com points out several online resources for seniors and elder care. A good collection of sites for any library with a “Senior Services” category on their webpage.

Alright, so some guy named Brian made copies of copies of copies of CD-Rs and documented his experiment. This is something I had always wondered about, and it’s good to see that someone with a lot of spare time actually did it, and had the presence of mind to share his results. And, the results may surprise you.

Yahoooooooo-new

February 18, 2004 | Comment (1)

Yahoo launched a new search engine today. Check out Chris Sherman’s article on Search Engine Watch for more detailed information. Let’s test this thing out…

Muppet Woes

February 18, 2004 | Comments (0)

Godammit. Disney bought the Muppets.

I have a distinct feeling that they’re going to frell this up, just like they did with Winnie the Pooh. Now, I admit I am an A.A. Milne purist, but Pooh does not wear a shirt, except when it’s winter and he wears a little red sweater. Nor is his fur orange. And yet, Disney deemed it necessary to clothe the poor bear and make him a bright unnatural color. What’s next? Will Gonzo’s nose be replaced with something less phallic? Will Miss Piggy and Kermit be “just friends”? Oh dear…

Weed it Baby

February 18, 2004 | Comments (0)

A goodnatured article on weeding. Personally, I derive great joy from weeding. Maybe a little too much. I think, for me, the satisfaction is similar to that which I feel when I clean a closet or re-organize my kitchen cupboards. I know, Type A personality issues… I embrace my neuroses!

Well, that’s nice. Just got an AT&T phone plan. Son of a…. I know these mergers don’t usually affect service, but something about this one makes me feel kind of icky. Then again, maybe my crappy reception will improve, and my coverage area will get bigger (as they promise it will). *cross fingers*

Computerworld has a new article on successful web redesigns, something every library should do every few years or so. The ten tips they offer are brief, but serve as good reminders for the basic things to consider when changing your virtual look.

Research Buzz highlights a new online library of ADHD information. The site’s server is getting overloaded with the amount of traffic generated by Research Buzz’s post, so the site may not work right away…

FURL

February 13, 2004 | Comment (1)

Alright, everybody else is posting about it, so here ’tis. Furl is a new web browsing tool that lets you save and organize useful web pages in a personal “web page filing cabinet”. An alternative to del.icio.us. Explore at will!