Monday, July 22, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013

So. The latest updates to Blogger don't play well with the manner in which Folderol usually gets updated. Changes may be afoot, either in posting schedule or posting content or just...posting, I guess! In the meantime, updates may be erratic while I figure out my next move.

(2013: The Year of the Unexpected. Gah!)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Directly from the Steampunk Librarian site:
Greetings, everyone. I’m so sorry about the lack of updates (and with giveaways to do, no less!) – life has gotten hectic and online access was limited for a while.  The winners for both giveaways will be up later this week, and then we shall refrain from doing more until we’re more organized!

On the brighter side, Goodyear has embraced its steampunk roots and is designing a new zeppelin!

Monday, July 15, 2013

July 15 2013

I’ve always liked working in coffeehouses, and apparently I’m not alone. Coffitivity is an app which simulates the sounds of a coffeehouse!

Thom Yorke doesn’t want to be on Spotify anymore. No one is really sure how to make money in music these days.

Food as art? Yes! The Somerset House has a must-see exhibit.

Singing is good for you. It can even slow your heartbeat!

Friday, July 12, 2013

July 12 2013

Happy Friday, and happy Malala Day! 

From Julie:

They keep finding things in Britain. The newest discovery is a group of medieval buildings in Somerset. 

If you’re in Britain and want to continue this trend of finding things, you can volunteer to map forts, or maybe even work with SETI. 

What is time? What is a second? An alternative atomic clock could redefine our understanding.

From Brendan: Airpunk! It’s lovely.

Have a spiffy weekend, everyone. See you soon.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

July 11 2013

Hi there. I am sort of kind of back; updates may be a little spotty for a while, due to some family health stuff going on. (The Spooky Librarians themselves are healthy, however – just preoccupied!)

Law librarians are reinventing themselves as research gets redesigned. (Note the multiple use of “re” in that sentence.) The Cleveland Law Library, for example, is trying out a "borrow a librarian" project. I am not sure I’d make a good borrowed librarian. It makes me think of The Prisoner.

By the way, all that texting and whatnot is bad for your posture, and apparently bad for your self-confidence!

And, for something completely different, consider Shakespeare taking the bar exam. Hee.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

July 3, 2013

Happy early 4th of July! Life has gotten complicated this week and I'll be gone for a few days. Have a spiffy weekend and we'll see you back here next week.

Monday, July 01, 2013

July 1, 2013

Happy Canada Day!

The Washington Post asks why we haven’t outgrown fairy tales.

In completely unrelated news, the Duct Tape Festival is still going strong!

The Bread and Puppet Theatre is celebrating 50 years. Bonus quotes from Paul Zaloom of Beakman’s World!