Friday, April 24, 2015

Happy Friday! The celebrations continue – today is DNA Day. How you celebrate is up to you and your individual DNA makeup.

Cassandra has links to share:

- Who is the most dangerous person in your workplace? Oh, the stories that this article will generate…

- Women who don’t have children feel guilty about it. So let’s talk about that. 

- The Hubble Telescope is turning 25 this year, and there’s a website to commemorate it. There’s also a gallery of some of the most amazing photos taken by the Hubble. The photos of nebulas (nebulae?) are stunning.

Doesn’t everyone want a t-shirt of the Piranhamoose Republic? Here’s your chance!

Have a spiffy weekend, everyone. Thanks for reading. See you next week.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Thanks to everyone who told me their results from yesterday’s quiz. The conclusion seems to be that Google believes every librarian is secretly a giant squid. Make of that what you will. I did hear from some non-librarians who were cuttlefish and Komodo dragons, so apparently the answers do vary, and are not a complete Cthulhu takeover attempt. Yet.

Today is very festive. Happy World Book Day! Happy World Book Night, too! And Happy Talk Like Shakespeare Day! 

Related to World Book Night: How well do you know the opening lines of famous novels? (I haven’t taken this yet, but I will probably not score very high. I’m deficient in classic literature.)

Related to Shakespeare Day: What’s your Shakespearean slogan? Mine was “Screw your courage to the sticking place." I do like that line, and they make it sound lovely when telling you your results (“you are inspirational!”), but I’m a little concerned that it’s spoken by Lady Macbeth.

The New York Public Library’s renovation plans continue, not without controversy.

And lastly, here’s a very detailed infographic about why the workplace needs information managers!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Happy Earth Day! Which animal are you? According to Google, I am a giant squid. Another library-type person I know is also a squid. Is this a professional thing? Other librarians out there, take this quiz and tell me what you are! 

If you’re more interested in Earth Day facts, the Guardian has a good quiz, too.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Today marks 81 years since the famous photo of the Loch Ness Monster was taken. Google honors Nessie in today's Doodle, and also has a new mapping setup which might help the ongoing search.

Bradley Schenck of Webomator talks about fantasy writing and settings. It’s a really interesting read.

Ian Doescher has written Shakespearean adaptations of Star Wars, and now he tackles the prequels. Jar Jar as Shakespearian fool makes a lot of sense, actually.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Happy Monday! Sorry for the lack of links last week, but you are rewarded for your patience today with a plethora of great stuff, courtesy of readers Cassandra and Julie.

From Cassandra:

From Julie:

Friday, April 17, 2015

I was in a conference all day today, so no links -- come back Monday for a links-from-others extravaganza! Have a spiffy weekend, everyone.

Thursday, April 16, 2015