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Year-end & Decade-end Achievements

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 1/1/20 (1:55pm)

I managed to finish off both these guys!

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Hope Is On The Way! Pickle-Drone! Pickle-Drone!

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 12/28/19 (3:27pm)

Drone delivery of Pickles (larger image). Truly a new era of innovation! :-)

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Today's Funny du Jour

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 6/25/18 (7:02pm)

[At the Salvation Army book section]: Not sure if the Chicago Manual of Style fits in with the other tour guides to Chicago. Will have to talk to Cataloging at the Salvation Army.

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Domain Suggestions from GoDaddy

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 8/12/17 (12:47pm)

HoustonLibrarian.co

Houston? Huh?

UPDATE: Needless to say, this post went up more than two weeks ago -- i.e. more than two weeks before the current tragedy. Coincidence, that's all.

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Something funny about that article title...

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 1/21/17 (12:47pm)

Something funny about that article title...

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Logical Next Step

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 5/16/16 (11:18pm)

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

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Free Books: Tough Choice

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 8/29/15 (2:44pm)

At the Reference Desk: Free Books on the 'book truck' near the library entrance! It's either "WordPerfect: The Pocket Reference" (1987) or "Minute Manual for Apple Writer IIe" (1983). Tough choice.

I finally went with the "Minute Manual for Apple Writer IIe" -- I mean, how could I pass such pertinent pieces of information as:

How Much Can I Save on One Disk?
A normal Apple disk can hold a total of about 143k or 143,000 characters of information. The amount of usable space on a disk is equal to 128k to 136k or about 40 single spaced pages or 80 double spaces pages of text. When you run out of room on a disk and attempt to save a file, the computer simply beeps and displays the message, 'DOS :DISK FULL'. Put another disk in the drive and save the file again. (p.115)

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Frosty Takes a Dive

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 12/13/14 (5:58pm)
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