Thursday, January 26, 2006

Well, that was fun. Blogger was out of commission for a while there. Happy belated Australia Day!

History news: archaeologists have discovered a 3,000-year-old tomb underneath the Roman Forum, and over in Turkey they've found the original harbor of Constantinople. The latter is causing some issues, as it's directly beneath a planned rail system...

More history news: Mozart's 250th birthday is this Saturday, but Austria's celebrating all year long. It's not too late to plan a trip!

In the (dubious) name of discovering one's heritage, you can put your photo into a face recognition program and find out which celebrities you most resemble. I tried mine and got Nicole Kidman (er?), Bollywood star Kajol, and...Keanu Reeves. So apparently I resemble someone from Australia, India, or Hawaii. Seeing as how I'm all Irish and German, with a tiny bit of Scottish, Welsh and Prussian thrown in, I don't put a lot of faith in this analysis.

Meanwhile, a Chicago politician changed his name to something more Irish-sounding in an attempt to get elected. Hee!

And lastly, in library news, check out the Librarian's Guide to Etiquette. I admit that I did have some READ posters up, back in the heady days immediately after getting my MLS. (Well, I had one, and it was REM, so I think that still gives me some indie cred. I gave the rest to people as gifts, which probably takes any cred away.)

Tomorrow: links from others!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi you,

I tried the face recognition software and after uploading a photo of myself and my alter-ego , Mr. Cleaver, I received NO MATCHES for either.....Bummer.

Remind me never to commit a crime...apparently I'm too uncommon to blend in....