Monthly Archives: August 2005

Arrr!

I’ve been sorting through my bookmarks, and, well… ::holds her feathed tricorn in her hands hopefully:: Will you help me be a pirate? O_O What kind of pirate am I? You decide!You can also view a breakdown of results or … Continue reading

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Things Invisible

Today I learned (by dint of cutting into a really ripe one today) where a pineapple hides its seeds (just under its thorny exterior, in the little pockets in the flesh that correspond to the center of the “berries”). Did … Continue reading

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Wednesday night again

Well, it’s Wednesday night again. The computer catalog is still down. (It *was* up this morning, mostly, so we’re making progress, but that will not help my enjoyment of this particular evening.) And so, we turn to another fun-filled evening … Continue reading

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Tracking boredom

BORED. Bored bored bored, and starting to get testy about it, darnit. We’re in the middle of migrating to a new catalog system (as I believe I’ve mentioned before), and at this point, I’ve done all the paperwork I can … Continue reading

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Geekiest geeks ever

The character used to represent infinity is known as the lemniscate (from the Latin for ribbon– think “Moebius strip“). Transfinite numbers are what one (completely insane, to my mind) mathematician came up with in order to do math with infinite … Continue reading

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Even more silliness

From Publisher’s Weekly, 7/11/05, p. 18, the little author factoid-snippets they put on their bestseller lists, regarding bestselling author Jodi Picoult: “Which five people, living or dead, would Picoult invote to a dinner party? ‘Ernest Hemingway, Alice Hoffman, William Shakespeare, … Continue reading

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Much silliness

I now know what a theremin is, thanks to the list of 250 things Mr. Welch can no longer do during an RPG (WARNING: have oxygen handy before clicking, not recommended for surfers with weak hearts, do not read while … Continue reading

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Cool math tricks

I learned how to find the distance to the true horizon today. (Which is amazingly apropos, as the other major thing I’ve been involved with this month is learning the new catalog software our library is migrating to, called… wait … Continue reading

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I’ll buy that for a guinea

A rare look inside the workings of the librarian mind… So, the term “guinea pig” came up from conversation today, and that got me wondering… are they really from Guinea? (No.) And how about guinea hens? (Sort of. But that … Continue reading

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