Thursday, March 09, 2006

Oh god, I need new pants!

I now appear to be employed. I am a yuppie. I am a grownup. This hurts my head, so instead I'll put up a picture of Boxcar Spot.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

w00t, I say, w00t.

Dear Boxcar Dewey,

Your department recommended approval of your Winter, 2006 request to receive a MASTER OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE and this recommendation has been sent to the Graduate School. Any departmental comments are noted below. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this recommendation, please contact your department's Graduate Program Assistant (staff member) or Graduate Program Coordinator (faculty advisor).


I shall henceforth be rockin' the MLIS. Look upon my degrees, ye mighty, and despair.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

This is all.

If dog did not exist, it would be necessary for us to invent him.

(Boxcar Ladyfriend adds, "Which we did. Basically.")

Friday, January 20, 2006

It's strategic, it only looks lazy.

So it turns out that there's a very palpable benefit to taking a leisurely route through graduate school. In the 6-9 months that have elapsed since the more punctual members of my cohort graduated, they've been out and about getting jobs in what turns out to be a teeny-tiny community of techy librarians.

Good for them. I'm a little jealous of their income and expository-paper-free lives, but not too much.

As it turns out, the jobs that they now have are turning out to be Codd's own social network for little old me. I am connected! I am plugged in! I have connections!

The downside is that they're all intimately familiar with my bad attitude and mediocre abilities. But when an undemanding job comes up, I'm all over it.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

On mudslides

So, Boxcar Irisher is trapped by a mudslide.

Not in a mudslide. It's just that the mud fell over the train tracks and now my workplace is wholly lacking in song (other than the NWA in my headphones).

Also, with Boxcar Irisher out of commission, it's quite clear that there's no-one to comment on my blog.

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Sunday, January 15, 2006

Technology marches onward, stubs toe, goes home.

From 15 Tech Concepts You'll Need To Know In 2006 in Popular Mechanics:
Metadata
It used to be that a file was just a file, identified by a name and a three-letter extension. But computer storage has exponentially increased the number of files a PC can access. Programs such as word processors currently collect metadata--literally "data about data"--detailing who wrote each file; music programs such as iTunes automatically tag song files with album details from online databases.


*slams head on keyboard*
*gazes at framed portrait of S.R. Ranganathan*
*reads Svenonius and weeps*

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Ways in which I have misspelled "colophon":

(A list by Boxcar Dewey, age 29, grade 17)

colofon
clophon
colophoon
colophone
coolphon
colopohon
colopohn