Saturday Evening Posts

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This image has nothing to do with this post. It is pure clickbait.

Confession time: I’ve been binge watching Gossip Girl on Netflix (Canadian Netflix is years behind the times, we only just got it),…

The “homemade irish cream” thing is the only part of this post I’m interested in.

Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Donna M. Lanclos, and Erin M. Hood, in conversation with Beth Forrest Warner, share insights into a three-year U.S.-U.K. collaborative study project that identifies how students and faculty engage with technology and information sources.

This was a great year for all things photography, with posts to help you behind the camera, in front of it, when you’re shooting, and when you’re editing. Here’s a look back at our most popular photography tips, tricks, and hacks of 2013.

Have I ever told you about my love for bread? Probably not. Most people think I am all about the sweets since…

My love of Naan is overshadowed only by my love of Irish Cream.

I’m going to take the opportunity to address the points Matt raised – not because I am trying to stay “relevant,” as some might suggest (my blog is a not-for-profit personal passion and I don’t consult/train for a fee), and also not because I have a vested interest in “keeping Boolean search alive” (because I really don’t) – rather, because I am still amazed that a fundamental lack of understanding of search and information retrieval – both “manual” Boolean search and “automated” taxonomy driven and/or AI-powered semantic search – and I am constantly trying to help people not only understand both, but also appreciate their intrinsic limitations, as well as separate reality from hype.

iOS: Keeping track of all the junk you find online is never an easy task. To help you organize that stuff, Ember is an app that fits somewhere between Pinterest and Evernote, and manages to keep things simple enough that anyone can use it.

Ember works a lot like Evernote’s Web Clipper where you can quickly and easily add a picture to a collection. From there, you can add notes, create different collections, and more. The iOS version of the app is basically a simple organization app, whereas the (pricey, at $50) Mac app is a bit more feature-packed. Even still, as a simple and fast place to collect images, Ember works really well on iOS and you don’t need to use the Mac app to appreciate it.

Oh, my gosh, how I need someone to organize all my digital junk. And, while we’re at it, how ’bout my physical junk?

OK – don’t shoot me for the wording of the title of this post. We can all argue about what “better” means. I opened this thread in response to comments in a previous thread expressing concerns about what today’s students…

For those of you looking for gifts for the tea lovers among you:

This [Kickstarter] project was born of my frustration with not being able to drink my carefully-brewed, but too hot, coffee right after I made it, and it then getting cold before I had time to enjoy it. I wanted it just right.

I thought about this problem and had an inspiration: why not take the excess heat out of the too-hot coffee, store it in the wall of the mug, and then use it later to keep the coffee at a pleasant drinking temperature?

This actually sounds really cool, and I may be persuaded to fund it.

There’s something wonderful about curling up with a warm cup of tea on a freezing cold night. I’m partial to mint myself,..

This is just pretty cute. Especially if you know a scientist-type who loves tea.

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