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a long expected journey through the mail

Posted in Uncategorized on January 15, 2014 by phanteana

from the office of the library school registrar:

I would like to be the first to congratulate you on your achievement, you are now officially a graduate! We will order your diploma from our printer, the process takes around 8 weeks.”

the degree took 2 years to complete (while simultaneously working full-time), i suppose i can wait another 8 weeks for the diploma. this printer must be in New Zealand. 



no more pencils, no more books…

Posted in Uncategorized on December 11, 2013 by phanteana


library school is done!

Alice Cooper* sings now.



*i had the pleasure of meeting Alice Cooper in 2010. he said i was worthy.

hilarity in vocabulary

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on September 23, 2013 by phanteana

two of my favorite random nonsensical vocabulary words:


meta-crap: this term was coined by Cory Doctorow in 2001. it’s used to describe issues with metadata (“data about data”). one of the courses i am taking this semester deals with Metadata, so the word meta-crap will most likely crop up a lot. according to Doctorow, there are 7 obstacles to achieving reliable metadata.



carmageddon: a term coined in 2011 to describe the closure of the 405 freeway in Los Angeles, and the ensuing traffic nightmare it caused. it’s a fun word to say, but not so fun for anyone who has experienced it. the sequel, Carmageddon II, happened a year later.

there and back again (for one last time)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on August 27, 2013 by phanteana

the final semester of library school begins this week. that means only a few more months until…

…and completing the Master’s in Library and Info Science.

what’s that noise?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on July 31, 2013 by phanteana

strange sounds came from above the classroom this week, notably clapping and shuffling around. it’s either excitement over the end of the summer semester, noisy maintenance workers, or ghosts.

it was the heat of the moment…

Posted in Uncategorized on July 18, 2013 by phanteana

when the AC stops working on campus during the summer semester, there are two options: cancel class (thus adding an extra week to the syllabus), or head to the nearest air-conditioned eatery/bar and discuss YA fiction while Rock The Casbah blares in the background (thus finishing in the allotted 6-week period). it’s obvious which is the better choice.

slice of life

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on July 11, 2013 by phanteana

happy birthday to the amazing Peter Murphy!