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September 21, 2006

I picked five movie-related sites and rolled a “film noir” search for various actors and actresses. It worked properly, but I don’t think I selected enough sites for this particular example to be of any help. It’s a search option that I will defiinitely keep in mind whenever I’m dealing with esoterica on the reference desk.

Here’s one of my searches:


Flickr Third-Party fun…

September 13, 2006


 I did the trading card.

Library Thing

September 13, 2006

My test catalog:

Kind of cool to play around with, but I don’t think it’s something I’ll use. I already have a small network of people who share my interests, and I don’t have much of interest in broadcasting that sort of thing to others. Still though–I suppose many of us PLCMC’rs would like to have our very own private collection “cataloged”. It’s a nice interface and fairly intuitive. When I clicked on the recommendations (based on my existing 5-book list), they were usually spot on. I actually already own several of the recommended titles. So yeah–cool toy but not for me.

RSS feeds…

September 8, 2006

The bloglines account is pretty sweet. There are only a handful of blogs that I normally check each week, but it’s convenient to have them all “delivered”, so to speak. The search tools were pretty accurate, but I’m pretty much sold on a few things that I’ve been keeping up with for years. I did find a couple of cool classic cinema blogs though, and a friend of mine has been harrassing me to subscribe to HIS rss feed for months. He was stoked that I finally made the effort–less stoked when I told him it was for my work. Sorry pal.

I would make my feeds public. There’s nothing too weird in there, but it is mundane. I don’t want to torture my coworkers.

Image Generator Exercise

September 8, 2006

Exploiting my cat’s photo again…



This is a dead-end meme.

Have you seen this table of gents at your branch yet?

August 23, 2006

It’s a segment called “Silent Library” and it appears on a popular Japanese television show. This has actually spawned a few imitations in other countries. Get your incident report forms (and digital cameras) ready.

Just sayin’.

I don’t have anything clever to say today, but…

August 23, 2006

Here is a photo of Shemp Howard, by request: