Thanks to Iman for jogging my memory about this blog post which I'd been meaning to blog about for the last couple of weeks — in fact, I was chatting to someone after the ARCLib Conference in Liverpool last week about it, but couldn't remember the name of the library for the life in me [...]
Posts Tagged ‘funny’
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 [...]
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?
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 Bryony thoughtfully threw a withdrawn copy of the 1970 publication "Computer Technology for Textiles" my [...]
Currently doing the rounds of email inboxes at our library is this little gem… To paraphrase a conversation that occurred in the LSW chatroom last week… Librarian 2.oooooooooooooooh! Librarian 3.in.a.bed? Librarian Phwooooar! I like the way the poor patron is still trying to read his book!
The Guardian article about celebrity liar and all round Walter Mitty type Robert Irvine made for some chucklesome reading at lunch time today. Not surprisingly, the "about me" page on his web site is now "Under Construction". Fortunately, good ol' Google still has the cached version from a few weeks ago… Curiously, his "about" page [...]
…in particular, the Google cache of web pages that it's trawled. Although Woolworths have removed the "Lolita Midsleeper Combi" from their web site, you can still find the product via the Google Cache… (BBC News: Woolworths withdraws 'Lolita' bed) I can't decide what amazes me more — that a company would name a product for [...]
…are to be had at librariandressup.com! Many thanks to Amy — whose current Facebook status is "face of an angel and the mouth of a sailor" — for the link (possibly via Phil Bradley?)
I must admit that when I think of a "mash-up", food rarely enters my head (even though most people in the UK associate the word "mash" with mashed potato). Anyway, what do you get if you mash-up the following: a picture, an RSS feed, Helene Blowers, a cake? Just in case no-one said this on [...]
Nice to see libraries get a mention in this week's IT section in The Guardian: Sue the libraries – they're letting people get content on the cheap [Libraries] are the institutions which have the longest experience of making copyright goods available fairly to people who have not paid directly for them; and in all the [...]