Wow — this makes me feel old! Lego "minifigs" (specifically the ones with moveable arms and legs) are 30 years old this year… Looking through the 1978 Lego releases, I've no problem at all in identifying exactly which ones I bought with my pocket money – Space Transport (918) – Space Transporter (924) – Space [...]
Posts from ‘August, 2008’
Well, it turns out I am reliant on Bloglines when it comes to finding out what's going on Little did I know that my work colleagues have been busy uploading photos to Flickr behind my back! I'll hopefully be bumping into a few of them at the Beer Festival in Holmfirth on Saturday, so I'll [...]
Many thanks to Marshall Breeding for reporting the news about the change of management at SirsiDynix EMEA (who are responsible for the UK). I'm presuming that the company has remembered to email its customers to let them know? …I'd hate to think I'm relying on Bloglines to keep me up to speed with what's happening [...]
Working in a library, this BBC News headline was bound to catch my eye: "Paedophile 'librarian' is jailed". So, this would be a news item about a librarian who was discovered to be a paedophile, then? No. Having read (and re-read the article), the paedophile never worked in a library nor was he a librarian. [...]
Wow… that was kinda surreal — I was catching up with the Google News RSS feed for Alfred Hitchcock (who was born on August 13th) and there was this headline from today's Telegraph and an article that mentions me (well, mentions my nickname, anyway): Did Alfred Hitchcock make a secret cameo appearance in drag? Now, [...]
I'm lost for words, so here a link — "A million free covers from LibraryThing"!
As one final "hurrah" from the Hot Stuff service, I thought it would be fun to put all of the data into Wordle. Every day, for the last 2 years or so, my code has saved away the top 100 words from all of the new blog posts from around 500 librarian blogs… http://wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/109981/biblioblogosphere …so, [...]