Author Archives: robinna

it’s all photoshop to me — on film and reality

Well, I thought about pre-posting (aka future posting) a few entries, but then I decided against it. So, you all got a break from me, while I got break from computers and some days, even technology, well, except for my camera. ;-D I did finally fully migrate from film to digital. I’m still not sure I buy into the whole “death of film” idea, but ...

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Downloading a video from youtube

From the google blog: Until now, you could only get FLV files from your browser’s cache or using one of the many websites that let you download YouTube videos. In fact, to download the MP4 files, you need to use the same URL like for FLV files and append “&fmt=18”: http://www.youtube.com/get_video?video_id=ID&t=SIGNATURE&fmt=18 ID is the video’s identification value, SIGNATURE is a value that prevents you from ...

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Radical Librarianship

http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/contents-2.php?id=978-0-7864-3543-2 Includes interesting essays such as Teaching the Radical Catalog, User-Centered Serials Cataloging, “Why Isn’t My Book on the Shelf?” and Other Mysteries of the Library (by yours truly), AACR2—Bendable but Not Flexible: Cataloging Zines at Barnard College, Dr. Strangecataloger: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tag, MARC: It’s Not Just for Cataloging Anymore, Control: A Case Study, Monographic Collections Structure ...

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i &hearts robot

I’m not one for product endorsements — for one thing, technology products are rarely as good as they seem they should be (Littermaid self cleaning litterbox, cool mp3 stuff that only works with ipods, etc.), but I think I love my new vacuum cleaner. Yes, I &hearts a vacuum cleaner. In case you haven’t seen/heard about it, the roomba is a self cleaning vacuum cleaner, ...

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