radio voice

Jenica wrote about her results from the regional accent quiz, which inspired me to take it to see if my accent has been influenced by the PNW yet. It seems that it has not: What American accent do you have? Your Result: The Midland “You have a Midland accent” is just another way of saying … Continue reading “radio voice”

Jenica wrote about her results from the regional accent quiz, which inspired me to take it to see if my accent has been influenced by the PNW yet. It seems that it has not:

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Midland

“You have a Midland accent” is just another way of saying “you don’t have an accent.” You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.

monitor/screen meme

Photograph this blog post (including your monitor and its immediate surroundings), and post the resulting pic on your blog. Then the next person photographs your blog post and posts it, and so on. Leave your post URL in the comments so people will be able to follow the chain, and link your image to the … Continue reading “monitor/screen meme”

monitor/screen meme

Photograph this blog post (including your monitor and its immediate surroundings), and post the resulting pic on your blog. Then the next person photographs your blog post and posts it, and so on. Leave your post URL in the comments so people will be able to follow the chain, and link your image to the post you photographed… this way people will be able to zoom into the monitors by clicking.

as seen on mike, i am (.net)

springer meme

Mark and Christina, this is the geekiest meme I’ve seen so far. If I were a Springer-Verlag Graduate Text in Mathematics, I would be Saunders Mac Lane’s Categories for the Working Mathematician. I provide an array of general ideas useful in a wide variety of fields. Starting from foundations, I illuminate the concepts of category, … Continue reading “springer meme”

Mark and Christina, this is the geekiest meme I’ve seen so far.

cover of Categories for the Working MathematicianIf I were a Springer-Verlag Graduate Text in Mathematics, I would be Saunders Mac Lane’s Categories for the Working Mathematician.

I provide an array of general ideas useful in a wide variety of fields. Starting from foundations, I illuminate the concepts of category, functor, natural transformation, and duality. I then turn to adjoint functors, which provide a description of universal constructions, an analysis of the representation of functors by sets of morphisms, and a means of manipulating direct and inverse limits.

Which Springer GTM would you be?
The Springer GTM Test

As a side note, I weeded our collection of the Springer yellow math books last year. We had run out of space and they weren’t being used. The library purchased the series on standing order until 1992. After which point, only titles selected by the faculty were purchased. There were eight of them. That should give you an idea of how many of the others had been checked out even once over their tenure in this library. So far, no one has missed them.

do your worst

I’m totally fascinated with the new photo pool over at Flickr called Do Your Worst. Those of you reading this via RSS probably saw my contribution to the pool come through yesterday. My favorite so far is this one:

I’m totally fascinated with the new photo pool over at Flickr called Do Your Worst. Those of you reading this via RSS probably saw my contribution to the pool come through yesterday. My favorite so far is this one:

do your worst photo

reading all day long

Steven pointed to a meme that is floating around where bloggers post their responses to “If I could be a <insert profession here> I would….” I’ve read a few of the librarian ones, and I’m finding it hard to resist responding to those who think that all we do is sit and read books. Sure, … Continue reading “reading all day long”

Steven pointed to a meme that is floating around where bloggers post their responses to “If I could be a <insert profession here> I would….” I’ve read a few of the librarian ones, and I’m finding it hard to resist responding to those who think that all we do is sit and read books. Sure, some of us have the luxury of doing this, but as we all know, there is so much more to the profession than just reading <insert media form here>. I have come to the realization that I will not be able to “read and read and read all day” until I retire. Until I am a former librarian, I won’t be able to do what the general public thinks I do. I am torn between depression and irony at this thought.

Updated so that the stuff between < and > shows up. D’oh.

google sightseeing

“Google Sightseeing takes you to the best tourist spots in the world via Google Maps’ satellite imagery.” I am continually amazed at what can and is being done with free stuff online. I guess when you’re stuck behind a computer screen all day, “Why bother seeing the world for real?” [thanks emily]

Google Sightseeing takes you to the best tourist spots in the world via Google Maps’ satellite imagery.”

I am continually amazed at what can and is being done with free stuff online. I guess when you’re stuck behind a computer screen all day, “Why bother seeing the world for real?” [thanks emily]

unitarian jihad

You must read this rather amusing column from John Carroll. It is a “letter” he received from a group calling itself the Unitarian Jihad. [thanks diane] “There is only God, unless there is more than one God. The vote of our God subcommittee is 10-8 in favor of one God, with two abstentions. Brother Flaming … Continue reading “unitarian jihad”

You must read this rather amusing column from John Carroll. It is a “letter” he received from a group calling itself the Unitarian Jihad. [thanks diane]

“There is only God, unless there is more than one God. The vote of our God subcommittee is 10-8 in favor of one God, with two abstentions. Brother Flaming Sword of Moderation noted the possibility of there being no God at all, and his objection was noted with love by the secretary.”

It concludes with, “There will be coffee and cookies in the Gandhi Room after the revolution.”

My Unitarian Jihad Name is: Sister Pepper Spray of The Short Path. Get yours.

this land is your land

A geographic meme, courtesy of Sorcha. Also, places where US paper currency I have spent in the past four and a half years have gone. bold the states you’ve been to, underline the states you’ve lived in and italicize the state you’re in now… Alabama / Alaska / Arizona / Arkansas / California / Colorado … Continue reading “this land is your land”

A geographic meme, courtesy of Sorcha. Also, places where US paper currency I have spent in the past four and a half years have gone.

bold the states you’ve been to, underline the states you’ve lived in and italicize the state you’re in now…

Alabama / Alaska / Arizona / Arkansas / California / Colorado / Connecticut / Delaware / Florida / Georgia / Hawaii / Idaho / Illinois / Indiana / Iowa / Kansas / Kentucky / Louisiana / Maine / Maryland / Massachusetts / Michigan / Minnesota / Mississippi / Missouri / Montana / Nebraska / Nevada / New Hampshire / New Jersey / New Mexico / New York / North Carolina / North Dakota / Ohio / Oklahoma / Oregon / Pennsylvania / Rhode Island / South Carolina / South Dakota / Tennessee / Texas / Utah / Vermont / Virginia / Washington / West Virginia / Wisconsin / Wyoming / Washington D.C /

Go HERE to have a form generate the HTML for you.

gmail invites

I have more Gmail invitations to give away. I seem to have a never-ending supply of Gmail invites now, and all of my friends who want one have them, so from now on, they will be put in the isnoop.net’s gmail invite spooler.

I have more Gmail invitations to give away. If you would like a Gmail account, send me an email. You can also post a comment on this entry, but comments get closed after a while.

Update 1/25/05: I seem to have a never-ending supply of Gmail invites now, and all of my friends who want one have them, so from now on, they will be put in the isnoop.net’s gmail invite spooler.