Archive for June, 2016

remember his name, remember his face

Posted in Film with tags , , , on June 26, 2016 by phanteana

now that some of the main cast for The Dark Tower have been confirmed and a few behind-the-scenes images have surfaced, what’s next? how about a big ‘ol teaser from Roland himself!



it’s really happening…


he’s amazing

Posted in Music with tags , on June 17, 2016 by phanteana

new recordings from Peter Gabriel are very much a rarity these days, yet he remains a prominent deity-esque figure who saves the planet one nation at a time…and just when we all thought we’d never hear a shred of a new album (2002 feels like forever ago), he goes ahead and surprises the world this week with his first new song in several years just in time for a long-awaited US tour (his first since 2012). at nearly 8 minutes long, “I’m Amazing” is an anthem for the ordinary people, inspired by a truly extraordinary individual (or as he was often referred to, “the greatest”). there is nothing Peter Gabriel can’t do. he should be eligible for sainthood, because he would fit the role perfectly.



domo arigato, Mr. Roboto

Posted in Library Science stuff with tags , , , , on June 13, 2016 by phanteana

ever go to the library, pick a book from the shelf, browse through the pages, but upon returning it you forget which shelf you got it from? misplaced items are quite a nuisance for patrons and staff alike. this is why cataloging and classification are essential; so we know where everything belongs. whether you work at a large public library or a small archive housed inside a major corporation, tracking down missing materials is just another part of the job description (even if it’s not listed in the write-up).

fortunately, there is a solution to this dilemma: robots. at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore has developed a shelf-scanning robotic arm to find all those missing books/DVD’s/CD’s/etc. the robot, known as AuRoSS, is able to determine which items are on the wrong shelves through laser-guided navigation. some information professionals program AuRoSS to cover the night shift after the human staff members have left, then instruct them how to get the books back in order when they come in the next morning. the robot will hopefully be a time-saver when it comes to hunting down misplaced records. to that, we will be able to say thank you very much, Mr. Roboto!


prime directive: educate the whole human race

Posted in Library Science stuff, Popular Culture with tags , , , on June 3, 2016 by phanteana

do you love libraries and classic punk? have you ever wanted to combine the two, and display it proudly? well, now you can! an Etsy shop has two awesome parody T-Shirts available on their site, so grab one for yourself or a librarian friend/family member/co-worker…and if you’re heading to this year’s ALA conference in Orlando later in the month, the proprietor of the Etsy store will be on-hand to sell these!



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