At the Ref Desk (10/6/18): (Question of the Day): "For how much time can I ask you questions?" I told him we were open till nine. [more...]
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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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Frosty Takes a Dive

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 12/13/14 (5:58pm)
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'Selfie' - At the Reference Desk

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 3/15/14 (10:44am)

Everyone's doing it...

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We Want 'Addison the Cub'!

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 1/15/14 (4:52pm)

So the dude's name is 'Clark'? Why that? Why not 'Addison'? This is so unfair! Outrageous! -- A message from the East-West Over North-South Local Justice Committee. (more here)

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Proceeds of the day

Submitted by Leo Klein on Thu, 10/18/12 (7:52pm)

At the Reference Desk (actually in the workroom):

  1. OMG! 'Students Help Yourselves'? So unfair! What about us starving non-students? Strike! Strike!
  2. Then I turn to the table and see this wonderful home-made cake!
  3. Then a student brings over a burrito from some event just outside the library! At the same time, someone from Access Services says they've got a bunch of trays from yet another event and could I help clear them out? Are you kidding? Here's a picture of the final haul. It's too much!
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File under 'e-Syllabi'

Submitted by Leo Klein on Tue, 8/28/12 (4:23pm)

MPOW: When you're taking a class, on the first day of the term, they hand you a 'syllabus' which outlines the topics you'll be covering, the textbooks you'll need, etc. Traditionally it's been on paper -- though I can imagine one being completely online. That's good since apparently there's nobody else who can put together such a system for one of the bigger schools here. Thank God, I've got nothing else to do...

On HTML5, CSS3 & Human Evolution

Submitted by Leo Klein on Fri, 5/11/12 (9:37am)

Went to sleep looking at new web template; Woke up noticing that one of the div's (i.e. sections) wasn't aligning properly; Reached over to laptop near bed and right-clicked for 'inspect element with Firebug', got information about the styling markup.

And then I thought: Is this what one million years of evolution has brought us to?

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