Eight random thingsrandom

by Meredith Farkas on 5/28/2007 with 6 comments

Rachel tagged me with a new meme and challenged me to come up with eight random things about myself. I feel like I’ve disclosed a lot on this blog, so I had a hard time coming up with anything anyone would find remotely interesting. Here goes nothing! My favorite author right now (and for the …

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An important lesson for tech trainersrandom

by Meredith Farkas on 1/31/2006 with 7 comments

I know Michael Stephens and Jessamyn are good at teaching people about technology, but I really think they could learn a thing or two from StrongBad of the hilarious Internet cartoon Homestar Runner. Check out this scene where StrongBad offers an introduction to technology for middle school students. My favorite quote: “Robots are technology shaped …

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Where’s my video iPod?random

by Meredith Farkas on 12/1/2005 with 3 comments

Michelle and I were talking today about how easy it can be to get penned into talking about limited subject matters in one’s blog. I know I feel funny when I think about writing about things that have nothing to do with libraries or technology, but I find Michelle’s blog’s lack of a single focus …

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Living under a rockrandom

by Meredith Farkas on 7/21/2005 with 7 comments

I know this may be shocking to some, but I just started reading those Harry Potter books for the first time, and you know what? They’re a pretty good read! Since I’d seen the first three movies, I decided to read The Goblet of Fire and immediately after finishing it (which I did very quickly …

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“Just do it”libraries, random, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 7/12/2005 with 0 comment

Library Success wasn’t the only wiki to come out last week. We also saw the birth of the LISWiki, which has been criticized by various people in the biblioblogosphere (love that term! Thanks Karen!). I do agree with some of the critics that the LIS Wiki needs more of a defined focus and purpose, and …

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Calling out into cyberspacerandom

by Meredith Farkas on 6/14/2005 with 1 comment

I know this is a totally weird way to get in touch with someone, but I got a really exciting email two weeks ago from a woman who wanted to work with me on creating a wiki, but she must have given me the incorrect email address since my emails keep bouncing back. So Nancy …

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Thank you Oprah!random

by Meredith Farkas on 6/10/2005 with 0 comment

I think I was the only person in my high school English class to actually enjoy Faulkner. Admittedly, his writing can be difficult to read. The first time I read The Sound and the Fury I rarely knew which character was narrating the book at any given time. Some of his books really require a …

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Even more on our plateALA, random

by Meredith Farkas on 5/31/2005 with 0 comment

Not that we don’t have enough going on at the ALA Conference, but there are going to be two other very cool events happening in Chicago at the same time. The first is Wired’s Nextfest, which is being billed as the World’s Fair for technology. For those of us who love gadgets and still dream …

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Gratuitous pet picsjob search, random

by Meredith Farkas on 4/6/2005 with 0 comment

I have been wanting to own a dog since I moved away from home — and our family dog — to attend college in Connecticut. This desire has only intensified as the years have passed. I have frequent dreams about owning a dog and I’ve even named him/her (Riley). All of my close friends and …

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Geek confessionsrandom

by Meredith Farkas on 3/8/2005 with 0 comment

Via the Eclectic Librarian, I learned about and helped to stop a grave injustice. What was this terrible injustice you might ask? It was poor Wesley Crusher (from Star Trek: The Next Generation) being again named the most annoying character on the show. The Eclectic Librarian pointed me to Wil Wheaton’s blog, which I’ve browsed …

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Spamfightersrandom

by Meredith Farkas on 1/19/2005 with 0 comment

Is referrer spam getting you down? Killing refferer spam has become an obsession for Dorothea at Caveat Lector over the past week, and she shares some useful tips on how to eradicate it, along with a narrative of her own experiences. Don’t know what referrer spam is? Here’s a definition from Wikipedia: When someone accesses …

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Can I get that TiVo to go please?random

by Meredith Farkas on 1/7/2005 with 1 comment

It’s like a TiVo hack created by TiVo themselves! TiVoToGo is their newest offering, a free service that allows users to transfer the shows recorded on their TiVo to their computers (via your wireless or wired network). It’s only for series 2 TiVo’s and currently only works on computers with Windows 2000 or XP, but …

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My new love affairhi, random

by Meredith Farkas on 1/4/2005 with 0 comment

I decided to stop agonizing over what sort of computer to buy and finally settled on the Sony A-250 I’d developed a major crush on. I couldn’t deny the fact that it had everything I was looking for, and, when I saw that there were some major rebates offered on it now at a local …

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Site redesignhi, random

by Meredith Farkas on 1/3/2005 with 1 comment

I just spent much of the day redesigning my site. The first time I designed my site, I was in school and my time was at a premium. I know it still needs work, but I’m pretty happy with how it came out — definitely better than before. Let me know what you think.

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