small perfect moments need recording too

Dear Internet, As I have some hours to burn before my contract ends, I’ve been arranging schedules to make the most of my last few months at work. Today was one of those such days where I took a half-day to spend the afternoon with TheHusband. You know, kind of like a date. We recentlyContinue reading “small perfect moments need recording too”

Collectioun of Cunnynge Curioustes for April 26, 2014

Johann Georg Hainz’s Cabinet of Curiosities, circa 1666. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons During the Renaissance, cabinet of curiosities came into fashion as a collection of objects that would often defy classification. As a precursor to the modern museum, the cabinet referred to room(s), not actual furniture, of things that piqued the owners interest and would be collectedContinue reading “Collectioun of Cunnynge Curioustes for April 26, 2014”

Transparency and Heartbleed

  Dear Internet, I was having conversations recently on Twitter about vendors and institutional responses, or lack thereof, to Heartbleed. To wit: MPOW’s response to my inquiry as to how they were handling it was the following (from two separate emails):  I.T. does not have an official statement concerning the heartbleed bug. […]  I knowContinue reading “Transparency and Heartbleed”

On The Occasion of Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday

By Lisa M. Rabey Systems & Web Librarian Did you know William Shakespeare coined the phrases, “too much of a good thing” or “kill with kindness”? Or that he invented over 3,000 words? How about that Shakespeare’s plays have been translated into more than 80 languages including Klingon? Even better, many movies and TV showsContinue reading “On The Occasion of Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday”

making happy: to absterge

Dear Internet, April is clutching winter to its bosom with the bony tips of its fingers and won’t let it go. I decided that I’ve had enough waiting for the signals to move on to the next season and decided to force the signs myself. I’m referring, of course, to spring cleaning. Mainly my closet.Continue reading “making happy: to absterge”

Collectioun of Cunnynge Curioustes for April 19, 2014

Johann Georg Hainz’s Cabinet of Curiosities, circa 1666. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons During the Renaissance, cabinet of curiosities came into fashion as a collection of objects that would often defy classification. As a precursor to the modern museum, the cabinet referred to room(s), not actual furniture, of things that piqued the owners interest and would be collectedContinue reading “Collectioun of Cunnynge Curioustes for April 19, 2014”

Collectioun of Cunnynge Curioustes for April 12, 2014

Johann Georg Hainz’s Cabinet of Curiosities, circa 1666. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons During the Renaissance, cabinet of curiosities came into fashion as a collection of objects that would often defy classification. As a precursor to the modern museum, the cabinet referred to room(s), not actual furniture, of things that piqued the owners interest and would be collectedContinue reading “Collectioun of Cunnynge Curioustes for April 12, 2014”