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I work at the Colorado School of Mines Arthur Lakes Library.

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If Caturday is actually Saturday, what day of the week is Doggerday?

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That special time of the week called Everyday.

 ‎· Micah 5
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Learned that both my wife and I have unofficial Erdos numbers of 5. We are both connected to different people in MathSciNet that have Erdos number=4. My son used to have a Bacon number of 4, but that was before when they used the IMDB database, and now it is based on Wikipedia. Oh well.

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What's his Bacon number now, under Wikipedia? (And I had no idea it had switched away from IMDB.)

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@oajoe: That doesn't seem fair.

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Should I continue to investigate using the Harzing Publish or Perish software? I've never used it. Is it now superseded by anything else better, or easier to use?

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It's easy to use and does a reasonably OK job.

 ‎· Kendra K
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Thanks all. I walked the 150 feet to check out the book from our stacks, so I might actually use it.

 ‎· Joe
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Well I finally did it. I deleted my https://ello.co account.

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I have no idea whether mine is still extant. Should check.

 ‎· LibSkrat
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I get random Likes on comments/posts. It's very strange. EDIT: Not anymore! Account deleted.

 ‎· Hey, it's CAJ!
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The day we spend $580 to keep a 14 year old old car safe enough for the read, the springs broke on our garage door opener. Yay.

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The dog (Rook) is doing better after his surgery. Assuming he lives another 95+ days (till about December 1), then I calculate that the money spent will be worth it. Maybe Rook should post some pics to his twitter account to let all of his fans know that he is doing ok. https://twitter.com/rookthedog

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Does anyone have a good scholarly article that reviews and/or compares and contrasts Sci-Hub vs Library Genesis (LibGen)?

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This one might be ok. https://asistdl.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/asi.23445

 ‎· Joe
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This one presented at IFLA, http://library.ifla.org/1892/

 ‎· Joe
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I was gonna rec the first one you already posted. It's a terrific piece.

 ‎· LibSkrat 1
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Thee first one is a good article. I asked him in Twitter about if there were issues with doing the research and he was like no, I'm french, lol

 ‎· Christina Pikas 4
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In other news, the kid is back for his 2nd year of college as of yesterday, and the dog is recuperating from his expensive dental surgery yesterday. He is sleeping lots today. Now for a Celebration of Mines!

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https://www.mines.edu/student-activities/celebration-of-mines/

 ‎· Joe 1
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WOO-HOO MINES

 ‎· LibSkrat 2
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Because I feel like having some doughnuts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKMPciZY2o0 WHFS Parody of MC 900 FT JESUS "The City Sleeps" "Back in the 90s, WHFS was a great commercial alternative station serving the Baltimore/Washington area. They played my music a lot. One day I was at the stat..."

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Whfs was awesome.

 ‎· Christina Pikas 1
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Happy that I found that the wayback machine has a copy of the Downfall Friendfeed video. https://web.archive.org/web/20150909231026/http://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2009/08/11/facebook-acquires-friendfeed-hitler-throws-a-fit/ via the scholarly chicken, unfortunately.

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All the stupid moments of win!

 ‎· orgmonkey
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My dog does not want me to get ready to pick up grandma Trish.

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Rook is his name.

 ‎· Joe
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Hi Rook! Hi Joe!!!

 ‎· Stephªn1e☀️CogSc1L1brªr1ªn☀️
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The kid is home from college, and the dog has commandeered three blankets on this couch.

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#winning

 ‎· Catherine 1
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Is there an alternative to dlvr.it for sending an rss feed of item automagically to Twitter? I've used twitterfeed years ago and had problems with it? Is IfTTT an alternative? I tag things in diigo, then send the links to a Twitter acct.

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try Zapier?

 ‎· LibSkrat 1
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I’m jealous of my wife today. She went to a Tufte meeting in Denver. I guess there were hundreds there, and Edward Tufte ran the meeting as the expert sage on the stage. He did not recommend any hashtags for those live tweeting the meeting. So, he uses old fashioned teaching techniques and doesn’t appear to be social media savvy at all. I was disappointed to hear that. She reported back that she learned a lot. The four books are probably going to be placed at her office instead of at home, since her office paid for the seminar. Yes, that box did hold all four books.

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I went to one of these. I think they're pretty much from a script at this point. I also got the box with the books. It was worth it, though.

 ‎· Christina Pikas 1
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Any of you kids know what these plastic sheets are for? In going to throw these away.

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One assumes this is a rhetorical question?

 ‎· Spidra Webster
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My instruction course in library school spent time teaching us the proper method for using them.

 ‎· Sarah G. 5
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If anyone needs help searching the internet.

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omg. I might have that VERY FILE in my predecessor's extensive Early Internet files. (then again, I might have recycled it)

 ‎· Stephªn1e☀️CogSc1L1brªr1ªn☀️
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god, this is wonderful.

 ‎· orgmonkey
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This is when I tried to figure out the flow chart of journal names and dates (splits, mergers, renames, dates, call numbers, etc) that emerged from the Journal of the Chemical Society. (1861-1965) This is not near as good as that French journal cheat sheet, but maybe I will try this in my spare time.

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I guess turn your computer upside down to see the images correctly.

 ‎· Joe 1
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Comptes Rendus or something like that.

 ‎· Joe
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these upside-down images are a ff throwback!

 ‎· orgmonkey 2
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I changed my twitter password, and revoking access to various other social media services. IDK, should I revoke service to and with FriendFeed?

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I had the same thoughts earlier today. lol.

 ‎· Stephªn1e☀️CogSc1L1brªr1ªn☀️
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:(

 ‎· LB: Chonky Boing Boing
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Me, too. It made me very sad to do so.

 ‎· Mr. Noodle
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The kid picked a college. Plan is to major in music business while also taking math classes to either double major or minor. He wanted to stay in state since he loves Colorado.

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They grow up too fast.

 ‎· Julian
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ER. Kid sliced finger helping me cook dinner. Damned can of sloppy Joe sauce. Grandparents in town, so now he can't play instrument for Colorado all state HS band. Shitty luck. All my fault for having him use the evil old can opener. Just bummed out.

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Anyone want a pic for proof? It kinda looks like a smile. Not gory.

 ‎· Joe
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I'm sorry. (but glad to see you back on the Mokums). Enjoy time with grandparents!

 ‎· Stephªn1e☀️CogSc1L1brªr1ªn☀️
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Well, my sister-in-law just finished her brain surgery. Looks like a type 2 or type 3 tumor. (Walnut sized.) They are sending it to the Mayo Clinic for testing. That may take a week or so for results to come back if it is benign or malignant. She is still not awake as far as I know. My wife travelled back to IL yesterday in time for the surgery, and she will stay till Saturday night, but her sister will still be in the Hospital probably till Monday or Tuesday. Thoughts and prayers appreciated, but not medically necessary.

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I hope that all goes well with her recovery.

 ‎· John B.
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Thoughts and prayers sent. Also, hoping that all the medical necessities go very well.

 ‎· Galadriel
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Sending thoughts and prayers as well.

 ‎· jsholman
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sending good wishes to your wife and her sister -- and to you as well, home in Denver and wondering.

 ‎· Stephªn1e☀️CogSc1L1brªr1ªn☀️
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She is awake and talking. Good news.

 ‎· Joe 10
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Should I go see The Breeders?

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We asked ourselves the same and decided not to.

 ‎· orgmonkey
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Tix are only $30, but parking is another $25. I don’t know...

 ‎· Joe
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Reddit had 9 ways to divide Colorado... I guess this was posted about 6 days ago.

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I have never lived in Colorado but those seem excellent.

 ‎· Spidra Webster
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Is there a fifth estate?

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A collection of properties -- many of which include golf courses.

 ‎· Julian 2
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No fb, I meant bass player, not ass player.

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Riiiiiight

 ‎· orgmonkey 3
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Players only love you when they're playing.

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