Cute librarian?

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According to my blog viewing stats, the most popular search terms that have been used to find my ramblings are “librarian” and “cute”…

You guys know me too well 😉


A bard joke ;-)


Just watched the new episode of Doctor Who. I was never a big fan in the old days (Sylvester MacWhatsit, long scarves, John Pertwee and all that) but my girlfriend got me into the new incarnations last year and now, I’m afraid, I’m hooked!

Tonight’s episode was a classic, involving the bard himself (master wordsmith… “shut your mouths!”) the good Doctor as always (master of time, space, and inappropriate punning) and the new companion Martha Jones (master mistress 😉 ). Oh, and not to forget witchy bad guys who cackle suspiciously like the apothecary from the Up Pompeii series! Throw in some special effects, a wind machine and a whole heap of straw (Elizabethan carpet-stuff) and you’ve got a cracker of a show! If you didn’t see it…why not?! Get watching the replays damn it!!

April fool

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Just browsing around a few of the blogs I read, and there are some good April fool jokes around.  My personal favourite comes from Google, who have announced the “launch” of Google TiSP – toilet powered wireless broadband where you need it most in your home 😉  Most impressive of all is the installation instructions, to be found by following the link “get started now”.

Iain Dale also announces his intention to run for office as Mayor of London, a sure-fire April fools announcement, though less obvious if you don’t read his blog that often.

The ALA Techsource Blog also has a piece on Google purchasing OCLC which smells a bit fishy to me, particularly given some of the screen shots with headers such as “GoooooooCLC”, and comments like “Publishers are already crying foul and their lawyers are furiously filing lawsuits, but our reading of copyright law and the fact that Google has added the name “library” to the product means the lawsuits will ultimately fail”.  Of course, my suggesting that this is an April fool could backfire on me.  Should this be revealed to be a real story then the biggest fool around will be Knihovnik.  Ah well, time will tell…


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God, what a day…

Actually, what a week!  It’s been one thing after another here in LibraryLand(TM).  Not going to go into too much detail here, but it’s amazing how things pile up.  What seems like a simple project ends up turning into a logistical nightmare.

But ’tis now the weekend as far as I’m concerned, and frankly it couldn’t get here soon enough for me.  I’m looking forward to spending the weekend with that special someone in my life, dining Slovak-style this evening and generally drinking slightly more than is good for me.  I’m not doing it to forget, you know… honest 😉

Ooh, and I’m also planning to indulge in a game or two of squash.  What better way is there to relieve the tension than to take it out on a poor, unsuspecting rubber ball?!

Library escape

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For those of you who are bored at work this afternoon, why not try a game of Library escape.  I haven’t played it myself yet, but the description does suggest that there’ll be a certain amount of shelving involved 😉