Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tipping Point

JB's boxes of CDs are dangerously unstable.


Monday, March 24, 2014

All Books Contain Mistakes..

..but some mistakes are better than others.  We were talking about this last week, so I decided to scan the title page of the Library of America volume 24  that misspelled "Melville."


The publisher offered to replace the volume, but Jon Lanham decided to keep it.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Results Are In!

Back in November I decided to get my DNA done and contribute the results to the National Geographic's project to trace various peoples' movements over the globe.  The following represents my forebears 6 generations back.


40% Northern European


37% Mediterranean


16% Southwest Asian


6% Native American


Then we go way back, when my early ancestors were screwing around with other hominids:

My hominid ancestry  2.1% Neanderthal and 1.5% Denisovan
Neanderthal left; modernish human right


Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Snow is Pretty

All these pictures were taken indoors.  The first two were taken from inside the 69 bus.












Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Policy Change

"Photography by students, faculty, staff and guests (such as visitors to parents’ weekends) using hand-held, self-contained cameras is permitted so long as it respects the privacy of library patrons, does not disrupt or interfere with the scholarly environment, the work of library users or staff or the safety of the collections and abides by copyright law. Personal photographers should not record any library patron without prior consent, and photography cannot be used for commercial purposes."

Since I have to open the Widener desk on Wednesdays, I took a bunch of shots before opening.

Loker Reading Room with the barrel vault ceiling.




The reference room (Atkins) with my back to the windows.



The lounge outside Loker and Atkins.

Stairs leading up to level 2.



Entrance to Loker.

Ancient suggestion box.


Sunday, December 22, 2013

When It's Cold, I Cook.

Yesterday it hit the 60s, but today it's cold and rainy.  Let's heat up with some cooking.




One of my favorites is the Joy of Cooking's interpretation of Corn Bread Tamale Pie.  You can use protein crumbles for the hamburger, add beans, use salsa instead of chili pepper; it's a great base recipe to play with.