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A little bit of this: 0812097211
A little bit of this*: B003ES5JH4
A lot of this: 0943914825
Resulting in this: 1570087520

*Yes, I know this is an ASIN not an ISBN. This is also the only literal entry. So really it just ruins the whole concept, but man, I’m exhausted. Hence 0943914825.

I saw this incredibly amazing image while stumbling through the Internet yesterday. It makes all sides of me happy: the music geek, the librarian/information professional who color codes her closet (well first by category, then color), and the avid map reader.

Rock 'N' Roll Metro Map v1.0

Rock ‘N’ Roll Metro Map v1.0 © flickr user “theonlyone” :: Alberto Antoniazzi
See full size image on flickr

This is so beautiful. I really want a poster of it. I have spent most of my time on the alternative and grunge lines, rock out shamelessly on the pop rockstars line, and don’t understand how Death Cab for Cutie is on the punk rock line. I’m sure people can/will argue about who belongs where, but whatever, this guy did a fantastic job.

Check out his website full of other fun visualizations of information and assorted fun, brightly-colored stuff.

Saw this font made of stacked books on Boing Boing when I was doing a search for the blog “Stacked Books“.

booktype

by Amandine Alessandra

http://boingboing.net/2009/03/09/font-made-of-stacked.html

I have been diligently taking screenshots, but haven’t posted any. Maybe someday I’ll do a ridiculously-long-screenshot-smorgasbord-feststravaganza!

What I AM rather enamored with right now is the online hold system at my local public library. I have recently changed local library systems, and there are so many things I miss about my previous, big-city system. However, one thing this new little guy has is a hold system where I can put holds on hold or enable them at a later date.

YES!

If you don’t realize how awesome that is, just think about it.

I’m on the list for Barbara Kingsolver’s The Lacuna. I near the top of the list, and there are a few people behind me. I went out of town to visit family for Christmas and kept watching my name creep up higher and higher on the list. OH NO! What if I reach the top of the list while I’m out of town, and I don’t get back in time to claim my book?! What if I reach the top of the list while I’m out of town, don’t get back in time to claim my book, make the poor person behind me wait unnecessarily, AND then have to get BACK on the list at the very bottom? Yeah, those things would suck, BUT I can put my hold on hold, and choose when I want to enable it again. It’s like putting your Netflix queue on hold, but you can do it BY ITEM. So, right now, I’m still actively on the list for the item I’m 12th in line for, but put a hold on the hold that I’m 2nd in line for. SEE?! Isn’t that AWESOME?

SEE?! - No? Click on me, I get bigger


These are the people that made the ILS: Polaris Library Systems.

I used to manually add all of Texas and Ohio State football games to my Google Calendar, but NOW you can subscribe to your favorite sports team and their schedule will show up on your calendar with a cute little icon.

AND!  AND!

When the game is over it posts the score!

How great is this?

Example from Agenda View

Example from Agenda View

That was my geeky joy of the day.

Also, I really enjoyed reading through the 2008 Architectural Issue of Library Journal.

So many pretty pictures.

So I guess I have been M.I.A., but not THIS M.I.A.. I could NEVER pull that off. Well, no one can, but I digress.

Anyway, I have still been taking screenshots like a mad woman. (Do mad women take screenshots?) So here is a bit of a screenshot explosion, with a Web 2.0 theme.

Twitter

No wonder Twitter keeps breaking . . .. poor little birdies.

No wonder Twitter keeps breaking . . . poor little birdies.

Facebook

The comment quote bubble looks like a thumbs down to me.  So I look at this and see that two people hated it and one liked it.  Every time.

The comment quote bubble looks like a thumbs down to me. So I look at this and see that two people hated it and one liked it. Every time.

WikiHow

Wait, what?  What constitutes an oriental baby carrier?

Wait, what? What constitutes an oriental baby carrier?

MySpace

Is this really a thing that he said?  Is this based on a quote at all?  I hope it is.

Is this really a thing that he said? Is this based on a quote at all? I hope it is.

I am so excited to get to put up more
Google News screenshots!


Can’t you tell I’m excited?! I used an h1! Ooh I wonder if I can make an interrobang in HTML, let me Google. (hold please)

Yes! Man, it looks beautiful in Palatino Linotype. Thanks Wikipedia! And thank you depreciated font tag for making this possible. There’s just something about spending 5 hours knee-deep in XHTML and CSS that brings out the uber-geek in me.

Anyway! Back to our normal font, and our actual subject – MORE HILARIOUS GOOGLE GAFFES! You (didn’t) ask for em and you got em!

I'm sure there is an iPhone app that makes the creepy breathing.  That would have made it a lot easier for my brother to torture me as a child.

I'm sure there is an iPhone app that makes the creepy breathing. That would have made it a lot easier for my brother to torture me as a child.

Jonas Brothers app?

Jonas Brothers app?

AND! I cannot mention Jonas Brothers without mentioning my favorite Jonas, Gary – the oldest Jonas.