Friday, February 26, 2021

 Happy Friday! Here's a link to take you into the weekend: The 2021 March Mammal Madness bracket, announced today. Have fun! And also, have a safe and spiffy weekend. See you next week.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

 No news today; library unpacking is going on! See you soon.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

 If, like many of us, you are sad to hear about Daft Punk breaking up, might I recommend Jeph Jacques's tribute to them, featuring dancing robots?

In other sound and music news, the sound engineering for the movie Mank recreated the sounds of cinema from that time period, which is a lot more difficult than it might seem.

The Library Time Machine ground to a halt recently, due to the new variant of COVID. Fortunately, it's back up and running!

Carbon Ruins is an installation that envisions a future without fossil fuels - and what our current era would look like to people living in that future. Lots of food for thought here.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Hello and happy Monday!  

The creators of March Mammal Madness have written a paper, and there's an article about it (and MMM) in Scientific American today! The article is here and the paper is here. The humble roving rodent reporters are extremely proud to be a part of all this, and suggest we all celebrate with some cheese and the beverage of our choice.

Friday, February 19, 2021

 Hi all! It's library moving day, so here's hoping everyone has a safe and spiffy weekend.  See you next week.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Hello! Two links today:

From Cassandra: A map of epidemics and their names (or what people called them, at any rate).

Minnesota is holding a contest to name their snowplows. "Plow Bunyan" is a contender.  Hee.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021


I've fallen down a rabbit hole of linguistics lately (see Monday's post for the beginning) and I just found someone who does videos in Lang Belta. Lang Belta is a (fictional) Creole from The Expanse book and TV series. It's sort of a mishmash of European languages with some others mixed in. I've read the books and it's a fun language. Anyway! Here is an explanation of Gritty, originally done in French, now in Lang Belta. Enjoy!