Regular readers will probably know that I used to be in a band ("The Headmen") in the early 1990s. Thanks to Facebook, I'm back in touch with Simon, the singer/songwriter, and we've been busy converting all of our old cassette tapes to MP3. I'm so used to "digital" now that's it strange to think that […]
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It's nearly two years since Stephen Abram's brain last overloaded, but it looks like it might have happened again. According to a blog post that just appeared in the Google Blog Search RSS feed for "SirsiDynix", Mr Abram recently said… We eat a abandoned blueprint insomuch as this armorial bearings and are comfortable in passage […]
I mentioned that I used to be the bass player in a band ("The Headmen") a while ago and it was great to hear that one or two people still listened to our stuff! Partly prompted by the fact I've been in touch with Simon (vocals/guitar), I've converted some of the old recordings into MP3 […]
The Zoomii web site seems to be getting a lot of attention at the moment, so I got wondering how easy/difficult it would be do to a virtual bookshelf in the OPAC… It's definitely a "crappy prototype" at the moment, and the trickiest thing turned out to be getting the iframe to jump to the […]
We've had loan data on the OPAC for a couple of years now, although it's only previously been visible to staff IP addresses. Anyway, a couple of months ago, I revamped it using Google Graphs and I've finally gotten around to adding a stats link that anyone can peruse — you should be able to […]
I'm having to move the Hitchcock Wiki to a new web server (sadly, it's become a victim of it's own success). The new server is more or less set up, but it'll take a day or two for the new DNS entry for hitchcockwiki.com to propagate around the world.
The National Rail Enquiries web site has a new virtual assistant ("Lisa") who is fun to annoy… When Lisa does know the answer, she automatically loads the relevant web page up in your browser. So, would this be a fun way of doing virtual reference?
Just wondering if anyone out there has a HighBeam Research account? If so, is there any chance you could look up the following article for me (pretty please!)… – A quartet that was just briefly a trio! …I've absolutely no idea why the Huddersfield Examiner would want to reprint a 14 year old photograph of […]
Have you ever wanted to monitor up to 20 different things at the same time? Looking for a response time of just 3 milliseconds? Need the flexibility of portable or rack mounts? If so, you need the Gulton Techno-rite TR-9020! Bryony thoughtfully threw a withdrawn copy of the 1970 publication "Computer Technology for Textiles" my […]
Fans of Chris Anderson might want to check out this article which appeared in today's Guardian newspaper in the UK: "The big giveaway"… International flights that don't cost a thing? Books or music you don't have to pay for? Even companies handing out cars? Traditional business is based on the certainty that everything has a […]