While much of this year has been crap, our rhubarb seems to have used it as fertilizer. Crumble coming up.

No no no!!! That's not how time works. There is no "2459"--especially if you're making me choose between AM and PM!

Better living through automation: generate your updated dates, too!

The most recent stanzas shown are from 2021-01-14, so why is OCLC's page claiming it was last updated on Oct. 24, 2019?

And why aren't they consistently using ISO-8601 date formats? :)

My son and I finished enough of the enclosure to move his beardie into his new home. We have more "furniture" (oven-baked birch logs) to add and arrange, but this holiday project has been a success!

Current project with my 12yo son: building a new enclosure for his bearded dragon. I'm not much of a woodworker but this seems to be coming along well. Lots of /r/Bearded_Dragons reading and some clutch assistance from my neighbor who has every tool under the sun.

I'm thankful that a half hour hike from our backyard brings us to places like this. Good hike with the family yesterday morning.

First bike ride of spring 

The Bixi bike-share rolled out its program one day early this year so I gladly jumped on a bike and rode.

Now it truly feels like spring. Next: THE RAIN!

Soaking libraries / library users? 

I'm currently at McGill University, and using the library proxy to access journals, as one does.

I wanted content.iospress.com/articles/

Through the McGill proxy, the Semantic Web Journal throws up a paywall of 27.50 EUR / article, but <shrug>. There are OA versions of the articles.

Then I noticed when I access the same article *without* using the library proxy, it's freely available online.

This seems like a special kind of greed?

I went to a show last night! Mother Mother were in town, and they were in fine form.

Ryan (l) referred to the collective energy in the audience and the shared experience as a form of group therapy (just before the band launched into "It's Alright") and he's not wrong. I had been in a funk for most of the past week and I needed that show.

I got to hang out just a metre away from Jasmin, and I could hear her vocals over the amplified sound. Amazing pipes!

So I figured out why I couldn't log into our university's financial system.

Apparently my password was too strong.

I've suggested they add this info to their (already long) list of password requirements. They force everyone to change their passwords every 6 months. Some of us are bound to be outliers, particularly in academia.

BIBFRAME related work (758) concerns 

MARC field 758 (loc.gov/marc/bibliographic/bd7), which was added to support explicit relationships between works, is instead so undefined that the MARC-to-BIBFRAME conversion specs make no attempt to use it.

Which is a shame, I think it could be useful if it had a prescriptive definition.


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