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So I was asked for this UN data ... which is 8k lines of magically appearing and disappearing javascript hell table. Fine, scrape with beautifulsoup - no crap, because infinite scrolling... fine, scrape with beautiful soup while scrolling with selenium (which I just learned how to use).... great, but 5k records in my internet hiccuped... ok, now doing it by the category. I'm just waiting for the requester to come back and say nevermind I have it from elsewhere.

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Gah

 ‎· lris
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Is there still an advanced search in Amazon or a way to specify searching within the text of books? I know there used to be.

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I might be wrong, but I think that has changed so you can only do it for one specific book at a time and only in titles with the "Look Inside" feature.

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^^yep, looking for an alternative

 ‎· Christina Pikas 1
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Thread: MARC in a Cold Climate on Twitter "“*music sting* ANNOUNCER: And now, it's time for a special Valentine's Day episode of your favorite thrilling mystery of the air, BELLE CARDIGAN, LIBRARY SLEUTH! Starring @marccold.”" https://twitter.com/marccold/status/1096056747767357440

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is the sponsor in this Jove? I think so!

 ‎· Christina Pikas
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Could be Kanopy.

 ‎· LibSkrat
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oh... maybe

 ‎· Christina Pikas
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the sad thing is, we could make a WHOLE LIST of those assholes.

 ‎· LibSkrat 2
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bwah-ha-ha just converted a hapless person to unpaywall and google scholar (she is not affiliated with a research institution). she is so exited and may not come out of reading scholarly articles for days :)

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you have done your daily mitzvah

 ‎· LibSkrat 1
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I would think it would be difficult to get up and go to work in the morning if you worked at "Centre for the Study of Existential Risk"... a recent paper was all on classifying the various things that could knock out the planet or at least all the humans.

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the weather forecast for the next few nights is snow, ice, and freezing rain. So that should be fun

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:(

 ‎· Spidra Webster
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Yup. Should be interesting.

 ‎· Mr. Noodle
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^looks like you might just get rain. We're just above the crap line

 ‎· Christina Pikas
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@cpikas: nah; here in my little niche of WV, they’re calling for 1-3” of snow with an inch of sleet on top of it, I think.

 ‎· Mr. Noodle
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[His]ideas were so stale they could be used as croutons. Brin Sundiver.

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the work I was doing that inspired my latest blog post (https://christinaslisrant.scientopia.org/2019/02/06/using-computer-assisted-qualitative-data-analysis-software-for-literature-search-reports/) is pretty routine for me. Sometimes I do a lot less analysis and sometimes i do more. this was happening to go to some top leadership around the lab... it's so funny because they are tickled pink. They are like awestruck and apparently spend time at each meeting saying how awesome I am. When this gets passed back to me, I'm like thank you... but I don't know what they thought I did? or why they're surprised? or what they were asking for if not this? maybe they'll stop cutting our budget?

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Adventures in ILL. peer institution library: hey, can we have this 1996 internal memo? us - dunno, we'll ask. staff of dept that wrote it: OMG HOW DID THEY FIND OUT WE HAVE A LEAK WHY DID WE EVER WRITE THAT DOWN OMG. us to peer library: hey, how did you learn of the memo? peer library: you all cited it in these journal articles?

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Our ILL librarians loved this.

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Just attended a colloquium by this guy> Likewar : the weaponization of social media (Book, 2018) [WorldCat.org] "Get this from a library! Likewar : the weaponization of social media. [P W Singer; Emerson T Brooking] -- "Social media has been weaponized, as state hackers and rogue terrorists have seized upon Twitter and Facebook to create chaos and destruction. This urgent report is required reading, from defense ..." http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1021802806 < it was actually surprisingly good. So many people on this topic are not even wrong - I think he was very well reasoned and well informed.

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So in #hotmessnexis , choosing to download rtf "full document" means a kwic snippet?

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Just commenting to say... the fact that the hashtag #hotmessnexis exists somehow makes me feel slightly better about NexisUni - just to know we're not the only ones...

 ‎· YoungGeekyLibrarian 2
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i need a new blog header image... but I don't want to do the standard books... or like 1 and 0 computer... or random scenery... or... network or... anyone have any ideas for me?

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actual pikas? they're cute little muffins. https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=pika

 ‎· LibSkrat 4
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ENIAC/Univac-y, old-tyme-y computers or rooms or panels/wires? I have a bunch of pics from the Computer History Museum, if you want them. Like, the logic gate demo that's the header for my Twitter account.

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As I may have mentioned, my mother in law was a journalist for the Voice of America. She still keeps up and reads many different news feeds. Unfortunately, she doesn't have a very current view of cyber hygiene. She knows that hacking happens, but doesn't connect that to specific things she needs to do to protect herself. And she visits sites that are big targets. Anyhoo. Can anyone point to resources for journalists? Ones that talk about how if you have to go to sites that may have been hacked what you can do?

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https://techsolidarity.org/resources/basic_security.htm but it may be overwhelming. Starting with the Security Planner is never a bad idea: https://www.securityplanner.org/#/

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^yes - definitely! I'm going to send her stuff and see what she says. Thanks!

 ‎· Christina Pikas
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when you're hungry and you realize you have your son's sandwich by accident.

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Depends on the sandwich, surely?

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well, I'm hoping he got and ate my sandwich. because otherwise, poor little boy will be hungry.... although he can go through the line and get a hot meal - i always keep money on their accounts

 ‎· Christina Pikas 2
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DC weather is drunk and needs to lay down. (it is home). tomorrow 60F in the morning, 40F at mid day and 30F evening. Just a couple of days ago it was 10F

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DC weather and CT weather have been binge drinking together: Sunday's high was 30, Monday's was 5, today's is 37, and tomorrow's predicted high is 53.

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Indiana is Michigan's drinking buddy.

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My moon picture from last night near full eclipse

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I guess I'm getting to a certain age. All my old favorite magazines are full of ads for incontinence products and cat food, lol

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Sounds like my favorite reruns on TV.

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ND posted job listings with the name of the preferred candidate in the title. Oops! elizabeth catte on Twitter “Notre Dame posted a couple of jobs and accidentally listed the men they’ve already decided to hire in the title. LOLOLOLOLOL. Congratulations Gergo and Eric! ***” https://twitter.com/elizabethcatte/status/1085340456425349120

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omg

 ‎· Galadriel
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jfc

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#awkward

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https://goo.gl/images/yjH6Ar

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my new-ish colleague to scientists: I'm gonna write those paragraphs for you and you're going to make me a co-author. Scientists. sure, ok, here's money for your time.... she's my hero.

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collaboratin she's doin it rite

 ‎· LibSkrat 2
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Out of curiosity, what sort of thing did she write? data management plan?

 ‎· kbuxton
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no - portions of the honest to goodness literature review. like in a journal article - eta: biology. topic is sorta botanic

 ‎· Christina Pikas 4
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that's real expertise...

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The neighbor behind me has a young black lab and he is so joyful and bouncy in the snow it's a delight

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my children's school district is trying to raise the money to feed all the children of furloughed government and contractor workers who are not getting a paycheck today. they're not going to let any children go hungry, but with 40% of the county's children already getting free/reduced meals... well, they've got to find it somewhere.

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good for them, but this kind of thing makes me want to SCREAM.

 ‎· Stephªn1e☀️CogSc1L1brªr1ªn☀️ 3
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FWIW, there's a donation link here: https://www.pgcps.org/foundation/

 ‎· Christina Pikas 1
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that thing where your entire job is looking at a computer screen and you have the visual disturbances of an oncoming migraine. maybe i can sideeye my screen?

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Oof. I hope it’s better now!

 ‎· Galadriel
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I hate that thing

 ‎· lris
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Varenykyy for Christmas Eve dinner (1/6)

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VARENYKY ♡♡♡♡

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Mmmmm

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Makyivnyk, pampushkyy, medivnyk,rugelach(?)

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You must be exhausted?

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Pampushkyy

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Whoaaaaaaaa

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