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- The road to book club on monday was paved with good intentions. CM used the word "deconstructionist" to my immense joy. We decided on John Krakauer's Under the Banner of Heaven for next month. See peril_book_club for details, plz.

-In thinking about the house, it has occurred to me that I could set up a library not just in theory, but in reality!! I could sort everything by LC call # and put barcodes on them and have a database and... how much is a barcode scanner anyways? I still need to find a way to do built-in shelving for under a beeellion dollars.

- I am mad at Jesi for introducing me to the frappucino. Well, you know, not really. Stupid frappucino. I got in line this morning with all the other yup-yups at the starbucks and got my mocha frap'. What is my world coming to. *breaks down and cries*

- When I stepped of the metro they were arresting the homeless guy who hangs out in the "quad" behind work. The one who always walks around the circle and tells people to "fuck off" and "die bitches" and challenges everyone to fights. I didn't know what to make of that, except to say that it was nice to think that at least some of the people around here got a daily reminder that there is something to life other than wearing your dry cleaned Banana Republic pants to the Starbucks for your frappuc... oh crap. *sigh* (to be clear, I have never had a pair of BR pants in my life.)

- Going to the 9:30 alone tonight. Taking metro home. Vaguely intimidated by this. Changed my mind. Gonna go home and then drive back down, hopefully early enough to park in the lot. Still intimidated as I hate driving in DC.

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alainnduil
Jul. 28th, 2004 05:46 pm (UTC)
I would only be intimidated if it's going to be a late night.

Do you have pepper spray or something?
snidegrrl
Jul. 28th, 2004 05:54 pm (UTC)
Finns go on at 9:45, so it's gonna be a late night, although I am limited by the time of the last train out.

I could go get my car and drive there but I don't like that option any better.

I'll probably be fine, I just get scared easily...
missmeridian
Jul. 28th, 2004 06:46 pm (UTC)
um. sorry about the frap. if it makes you feel any better, i now have a live journal [eep]. which i guess proves that frap+lj can, in fact, = cool. have fun tonight! [right - this is jesi. hi.]
snidegrrl
Jul. 28th, 2004 06:50 pm (UTC)
omg i'm so happy you got an lj! i will forgive the frap! i only called it that because that's what they yell out when you order one. yay!!
kitty_pitchfork
Jul. 28th, 2004 07:17 pm (UTC)
Uh, wait--is this March Jesi or another Jesi?????

I MUST KNOW!!!!
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_chix0r_
Jul. 28th, 2004 07:18 pm (UTC)
how much is a barcode scanner anyways?
Usually they are quite expensive. However, Radio Shack made the mistake of creating something called a CueCat which was supposed to be used
to read barcodes that led you to websites with their products. Turns out they are genuine barcode readers that lots of wonderful people have
re-engineered for their own purposes. You can get one from eBay (Ps/2 version or USB) for around $10. It's very important that you get one
that is "hacked/modified/declawed" as they were originally setup to return gibberish rather than the code they were reading.

Lots of free software available for them. Also lots of book/cd/dvd inventory software that support use of them.

More info here: http://www.flyingbuttmonkeys.com/foocat/
snidegrrl
Jul. 28th, 2004 08:49 pm (UTC)
Awesome!!! Thank you!!
cheetahmaster
Jul. 28th, 2004 07:55 pm (UTC)
-In thinking about the house, it has occurred to me that I could set up a library not just in theory, but in reality!!

But, why?
rob_donoghue
Jul. 28th, 2004 08:23 pm (UTC)
I think the question is, instead, "Why would you set up any other kind of room?"
cheetahmaster
Jul. 28th, 2004 09:34 pm (UTC)
My question was more about the barcoding and LOC'ing of the thing, not the room itself.
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snidegrrl
Jul. 28th, 2004 08:49 pm (UTC)
What anacrusis said. :)
keryx
Jul. 28th, 2004 08:07 pm (UTC)
Make sure you go online first and order parking for the lot! You almost always have to reserve lot spaces in advance there recently, it seems.

Stupid parking lot. Everyone should play at the Black Cat.
snidegrrl
Jul. 28th, 2004 08:52 pm (UTC)
Well I just tried to go online and order them and a) there are 2985729356 service charges (stupid ass me should have bought them with the tickets and realize I would never want to metro home alone at midnight because I'm anxiety-prone) and b) you have to pick them up at the box office. So I'd have to park (or park illegally) go get the tickets and parking pass, and then go re-park?

I should have presciently known that I would not be in any mood to go to a concert alone today. (I know there are people I will meet there, but the getting to and from is bothering me today, as I am a but off.) Silly me!!

Sorry to be whining at you.
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mpeg2tom
Jul. 29th, 2004 02:31 am (UTC)
You could get software like Library Manager or Open Media Lending Database for your library.
snidegrrl
Jul. 29th, 2004 12:19 pm (UTC)
omg that's so awesome. i would have no idea how to implement it... i think the technological aspects of this will be the breaking point, not what paul points to above as the tedious task of cataloguing.
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