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Paying Our Dues

I spent this weekend at the annual face to face meeting of the Alaska Library Association’s (AkLA’s) Executive Council, which is made up of our E-Board (President, Treasurer, etc.) and the chairs of all of the association’s committees, roundtables, and chapters. It’s a great group of people, with a lot…

Death by Doodle

Scheduling is generally acknowledged to be a messy process. It is what we developer/geek types refer to as a “Hard Problem.” (I’m pretty sure it’s actually an “np hard problem,” but why risk overstating it?) But I find myself really irritated by the current “solution” that I and most of…

Excitement!

I’ve always liked birds. My parents got me a parakeet when I was really little, and they (birds, not my parents) have fascinated me to no end ever since. My grandmother kept canaries, so maybe there’s something genetic to it; I don’t know. At any rate, I’m not sure I…