classics meme

I don’t normally do these things, but I was currious to see just how many of the “classics” I have read.

I don’t normally do these things, but I was currious to see just how many of the “classics” I have read. Surprisingly, I’ve read more of them than I thought, thanks to my high school’s english program. The only one I picked up on my own is The Color Purple. Call me a bad librarian, but the “classics” have never intereasted me much.

Those I’ve read are in bold, and the ones I actually enjoyed are marked with astrisks. Thanks to kgs for inspiring me to post this meme.

Beowulf
Achebe, Chinua – Things Fall Apart
Agee, James – A Death in the Family
Austen, Jane – Pride and Prejudice
Baldwin, James – Go Tell It on the Mountain
Beckett, Samuel – Waiting for Godot
Bellow, Saul – The Adventures of Augie March
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reading your phone

“Ulysses” not likely to be a first choice, but some are reading ebooks on their cell phones.

I heard a report today on the Marketplace Morning Report that cell phone users in Japan are using their phones to read ebooks. The reporter also spoke with an American author who is tailoring his writing to the length of what users are willing to read on a small screen.

I would prefer to read on my PDA, since the screen is larger and I’d have it with me on my hypothetical commutes to and from work, anyway.

publications

My first two professional articles have been published!

My first two professional articles have been published!

Creech, Anna and Linda Sizemore. “GET MORE From Your Electronic Resources.” Kentucky Libraries. 68:2 (2004), 30-32.

Creech, Anna. “An Interview with Four Consultants.” Serials Review. 30:2 (2004), 144-150.

I need to investigate further the author archiving options Elsevier recently announced, as well as any copyright restrictions Kentucky Libraries may have. If possible, I will be posting the text of the articles online for those who do not have subscriptions to these titles and who are interested in reading them.

nasig day 3 & 4

I ended up having only one more chance to get online while at the conference, and that was during the closing session at Centennial Hall. It didn’t seem to be appropriate to blog while listening to the final vision session, so I decided to wait until I returned home.

I ended up having only one more chance to get online while at the conference, and that was during the closing session at Centennial Hall. It didn’t seem to be appropriate to blog while listening to the final vision session, so I decided to wait until I returned home.

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nasig day 1 & 2

This is my first attempt at a conference blog, but I couldn’t come to NASIG this year with my brand new wi-fi enabled laptop and not blog something while here. I hope to blog again tomorrow, but that will depend on whether or not I manage to get away for an hour or so. It’s a lengthy entry.

This is my first attempt at a conference blog, but I couldn’t come to NASIG this year with my brand new wi-fi enabled laptop and not blog something while here. I hope to blog again tomorrow, but that will depend on whether or not I manage to get away for an hour or so. It’s a lengthy entry.

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reunion

My ten year high school reunion should be sometime this summer, but no one is organizing it.

My ten year high school reunion should be sometime this summer, but no one is organizing it. While I’ve been told that high school reunions can be uncomfortable events with bad food, I’m also disappointed that it won’t be happening. I’ve had visions over the past ten years of showing all of those preppy bastards that I’m an intelligent and fun person well worth knowing. The same visions and dreams all high school outcasts have, I suppose.

more comment spam

Trying to turn off commenting for older posts with tools that are not user-friendly.

I’ve been getting frequently hit by comment spam lately, and it’s really getting on my nerves. The comment spammers are finding new ways to get around MT-Blacklist just as soon as we find ways to block them. I refuse to turn off the commenting option, but I have started turning off comments for older entries that get hit with comment spam. There is a MovableType plugin that closes comments for older posts, but I’m not sure I have everything I need to run it. This plugin requires SQL, and my hosting company provides MySQL for five databases, but I don’t know anything about administering those databases or what they are. I’m guessing that it means I can create and run five MySQL databases. The support documentation for MTCloseComments is typical of most MovableType documentation — it assumes I know how to fill in the spaces between the lines. I suppose that all I can do is give it a try and hope that it works and nothing is broken if it doesn’t.

axis of eve

The perfect match to your “anybody but bush” button/shirt/hat: protest panties.

I don’t think there were quite as many sources of political attire in previous elections compared to this one. It seems like every time I turn around, someone is hawking a political-slogan laden line of clothing, hats, stickers, buttons, etc. I’ve even participated in this political consumerism by buying a t-shirt from one popular anti-Bush source. Given all that, somehow it just makes sense that someone would come up with a line of protest panties. [thanks jeff]

google bomb

Directing users to the correct website.

So, I’ve been told by a few reputable sources that there is a googlebomb directing web surfers to a pro-Bush website when they search for information on the 2004 Democratic National Convention, similar to the highly effective “weapons of mass destruction” googlebomb that almost everyone has gotten an email about by now. I haven’t been able to reproduce the googlebomb, so I don’t know if this is still an indexing concern.