Posts Tagged ‘blogs’

My goodness, I’ve been trying to publish this post for AGES! Silly things keep getting in the way like, aftershocks and rehearsals for a play which opens tomorrow night! So, here are a bunch of links which I’ve been hoarding for your pleasure. Enjoy!

Facebook and Social-networking

    • Visualising Friendships – a world map created using links between people who know eachother on Facebook. via GRP
  • Libraries and librarians

  • Steampunk

  • Funny/cute

  • WikiLeaks

    • HaikuLeaks via bb. Haikus everywhere / If only you look for them / Throughout Wikileaks. (You see what I did there?! Via BB)
  • Art and design

    • Photoshop Disasters via bb. Oops, sloppy graphics! It’s fun working out what is wrong with each picture.
      Jellybean bikes – it’s so much fun designing your own bike! Can’t remember source, sorry!
  • RFID/Technology

    • Spacelog gives original transcripts for space missions. Geek out! Can’t recall source, sorry.
  • Books

  • And finally, from one of our newest followers we have How to Borrow a Person from the Library. Thanks, Laura!

    Sources… BB, @DavidFarrier, GRP, RS, LISNews, RWW, Google Blog, TTW.

    Edited to fix up all the broken links… cough cough


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    I was going to get super-up-to-date online while convalescing at the farm after my wisdom teeth removal, but of course, that didn’t happen. Never mind, here’s what’s been keeping me entertained while I’ve been healing.




    • BBC – Dimensions – What a brilliant resource! Great for students. I like putting the Colossus at Rhodes in Cathedral Square. Via RS.
    • LRIS Portal – Environment and Land Data from Landcare Research. For sciencey folk needing NZ info. Via RS.

    Fun or Funny

    I’ve tried to remember where I sourced this info for you (in the little via:xx) but I didn’t record my path every time. Sometimes it was also straight from my RSS feed, so there was no need. I’ll try to get more diligent with my resources!

    See you tomorrow!

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    Books from Blogs

    I’ve been reading some hilarious books which have grown out of blogs and websites. It’s interesting that the internet is feeding print media rather than killing it – at least in one way!

    Does what it says on the box
    Stuff White People Like is exactly what it sounds like. There’s something terrifyingly accurate about the stuff Christian Lander describes in here. Turns out I’m not unique in my love for fair-trade coffee and t-shirts from Threadless – it’s because I’m white. It’s also why I love Arrested Development, hummus, wine and dinner parties. I’m not sure if this book is racist or not.

    It's just so... awkward
    Awkward Family Photos is another aptly titled book/blog. You’ll laugh, you’ll cringe, you’ll want to go through your own family photos to find the most awkward. My favourites include the donkeys getting it on the the fuzzy background of a loving portrait of a middle aged couple and the classic where the little girl has peed her pants. If you’re in need of a belly-laugh, grab this book.

    Trouble making at its finestDavid Thorne is known as the number one internet trouble maker around. His email exchanges are hilarious – you just wouldn’t want to be on the end of his scathing wit. Having paid my fair share of over due fines myself, I think my favourite chapter would be the one where he tries to pay off his fines at the video store with a picture of a seven legged spider (that’s him on the cover). Do not make this man angry, you will not win an argument with him!

    So, have you read any cool blogs lately? Reckon they’d make good books?

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    A Rachael Round-Up

    Hello hungry clickers, hope you’re having a good day. Here’s what’s caught my eye from my library feeds this week.

    So, what do you think? Click to comment – we won’t bite and you don’t need an account. šŸ˜‰

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    Best book covers of the 00s
    NZ Book Council has made a lovely papercraft video of the opening pages of Maurice Gee’s “Going West”.
    What if Lewis Carroll had written Twilight? Bella’s Adventures in Forks?
    What will it mean when the ebook comes first? Some books (I’m thinking in terms of Photoshop how-to guides) do work better as ebooks than in traditional media.
    Oprah’s giving up tv, what will happen to her book club? Maybe she’ll blog?


    Fashion shoot set in a library
    Unshelved’s “Pimp My Bookcart” winners 2009
    National (USA) Gaming Day in libraries was a big success this year


    The history of the internet in a nutshell
    National text pager intercepts from 9/11 released on wikileaks. Could be useful as a first person resource for students
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln are adding comic books to their digital archives

    ā€¦And just plain coolĀ 

    Cool video showing what it would look like if Earth had Saturn-esque rings

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