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Diversions

Person, Place or Thing?

Fascinating AND rant-inspiring:http://www.abandonedbutnotforgotten.com/ The website posts photo sets of abandoned (or sometimes just historical and possibly renovated) structures, areas- even towns, all organized by state. The abandoned hospitals and sanitariums are a little creepy but that may be because the photos look like stills from a horror movie set. My imagination tends to run away […]

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Technology

Wiki Me

Hey, did you know Bloomington has a wiki? My husband-person has an article in Bloomingpedia. I’m slightly jealous but ultimately happy and secure in my anonymity. I don’t have much to say about wikis, perhaps because I tend to use Wikipedia almost as much as I use Google. Wikis pretty much rock. Of all of […]

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Libraries

Beta Post

On with an IUL2.0 post, this time on the subject of Library 2.0. This post is more of a rant than a discussion- hence, a beta post. True, it’s been almost two years since I’ve worked in public services but working with teens in a very small public library taught me two things: patrons (whether […]

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Technology

iGoogle, Yes I Do

I’m avoiding doing any real work on the IU Libraries 2.0 project. Instead I’ll rant about random stuff- some of which IS tech related, so I feel justified. I’m absolutely sick of my homepage on my home laptop, so last night I switched. Usually, I don’t worry about such things but I was playing around […]

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Diversions

Warm and Fuzzy Moment

Not that I need another reason to love Neil Gaiman but I read this and was treated to my warm and fuzzy moment of the day. Gaiman helped a fan propose to his girlfriend at a book signing. Aww…

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Technology

Technorati

I’m afraid there will be some overlap in my discussion of technorati‘s searching capabilities with a previous post, so go head there first. Or better, I’ll summarize: I’m not impressed. Searching google does the same for me and it is rare that I need to search solely for blogs. I am, however, intrigued by the […]

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Technology

Yummy or… not?

I haven’t set up a del.icio.us account and it’s not because I don’t see it’s potential, I just don’t have an immediate use for it at the moment. I am not conducting research (although I should be) and I have WAY too many bookmarks on my home browser, most of which I almost never use. […]

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Music

Holiday Detor

I meant to blog about this earlier but life happened. I saw the amazing Krista Detor (and friends) at the Bloomington Playwrights Project this past weekend and fell in love with her rich voice and storytelling song-writing. Check out her holiday CD The Silver Wood: Wintersongs. It is beautiful. I can’t stop listening to “Christmas […]

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Technology

This is how I roll

You may now search my blog, courtesy of Rollyo. I have a web design project on the horizon, so I wanted to create a search tool that would query useful sites. I found that Rollyo was very easy to use. And handy! I foresee creating more custom searches. EDIT: Since moving to WordPress, which has […]

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Books Technology

LibraryThing

I’ve been meaning to create an account at LibraryThing for quite some time now but the thought of cataloging my entire library… I would definitely need to upgrade to a paid account ($25 for a lifetime membership seems pretty reasonable to me). I decided to add a few books to my library that I’m currently […]