On the occasion of giving thanks

  Dear Internet, Thanksgiving, as a holiday, has always been a source of conflict in our house. There is, of course, the idea of thanking the fates for all the bounties the year has given us and then there is the history of the day, which is steeped in blood, violence, and deceit. We’ve startedContinue reading “On the occasion of giving thanks”

The Bell Jar, the book cover, and mental illness

Dear Internet, Earlier this year, there was a brouhaha all over Facebook and Twitter about how “disgusting” and “sexist” the new UK version of the 50th anniversary cover for Sylvia Plath’s seminal work, The Bell Jar. Here is the offending cover: There are obviously several “chick-lit” cover tropes in play: Stock image of a womanContinue reading “The Bell Jar, the book cover, and mental illness”

somewhere in her mind it’s always raining a slow and endless drizzle

Dear Internet, Friday afternoon, I had a Google Hangout meeting with various and sundry about a project we’re all jointly working on when it came to light one of the members of the group, whom I had been pretty friendly with up until that point, revealed the reason for her sudden turn of taste inContinue reading “somewhere in her mind it’s always raining a slow and endless drizzle”

Collectioun of Cunnynge Curioustes for November 23, 2013

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 collected and displayed in an aesthetically pleasing manner. Collectioun of CunnyngeContinue reading “Collectioun of Cunnynge Curioustes for November 23, 2013”

Code of Conduct, Code4Lib, Lib Tech Gender, and My Vagina – Oh my!

  Dear Internet, Before I go forward, I must warn you the bloodwolves have arrived at House Rabey yesterday and I’m feeling a leetle like the above image. This week has been insane as I prep for an author’s lecture and Q & A at the college that I organized, getting started on one ofContinue reading “Code of Conduct, Code4Lib, Lib Tech Gender, and My Vagina – Oh my!”

anatomy of a website: part ii

Dear Internet, Yesterday I started out putting together an entry on the process and design of the site, only it turned into nearly 3100 wordy behemoth. I’ve split the entries into half, the first half concentrating on theĀ backend, landing page and design thought, with the second half below getting more into the nitty gritty, process,Continue reading “anatomy of a website: part ii”