New blog category: the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Today = -679.95 points. They call them points, right? All I know is that my TIAA-CREF is going somewhere fast in a hand basket.
Hello, sticker ninjas of the world. I woke up at 3:00 a.m. to find the wood stove had died out, ERGH. if I do end up heading south for break, I’ll keep you posted on the stickerkttty front!
Carole and I (and Arline) met with Library folks today to have a conference call with Rice from iii about the new Encore discovery tool that the Library is implementing. It has caused us Gallery folk to re-map certain CONTENTdm fields to Dublin Core, and I liked how Rice called it “dumbing down” a field. How true. Plus Dublin Core omits several fields that would be important in a museum/gallery context. There were several other issues to discuss, inc. which fields to include in the Encore record, etc. It’s really super-fascinating (i.e., NOT!). Kevin, I still need to resolve your…
I didn’t think I’d use this blog for politics, but as I’m reading Jane Mayer’s new book, “The Dark Side,” I’m increasingly nervous about the upcoming election for US President. Check out this list from MoveOn.org with a list of 10 things to know about John McCain.
It’s hot down here in NJ, unlike the breezy summers of northern New York, where Kitty flourishes. No stickers today after all. We went instead to see Sacred Art of the Yoruba at the Newark Museum. Beautiful beaded headdresses, plus a warrior’s cape covered with amulets, like the one Chris and Nora Roy donated to SLU. I tried to find a picture of one, but the only one I saw on Google said it was Asante (?). I’ll look around and try to post a picture later. Newark is also cleaning up the downtown area. No street art at all,…
OK, something VERY WEIRD is going on in Stickerkitty. I have tried five times, yesterday and today, to load a small .jpg of my new sticker #2 to show everyone, and it won’t load! This happy smiley loaded, no problem! Hmm, strange. Every time I try to load it, I get the html to show up, but no picture. Here, I’ll show you. See the narrow rectangle below? That’s supposed to be sticker #2. Boo.