Wednesday, 27 August 2008

My first meme

Here's a meme to have some fun with. Thanks Con!

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at linking to your results.

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut.
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal.
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs highly over-rated IMHO
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette.
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill Squirrel
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict I was sick after...way too rich
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash my all time fave
88. Flowers
89. Horse yes in Holland. I've eaten camel too
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox ...had the bagel, also over-rated
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100 Snake

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Playing with toys at the Perth Library UnConference

Prior to the day, local support for the 2nd Library 2.0 Unconference in Perth on August 22 2008, was overwhelming. We had to stop registrations at 100.

Library 2.0 and beyond: getting our hands dirty was the theme and some session notes are now appearing on the wiki.

For me the highlight was the "inspect a gadget" session and the chance to have a go with the Wii gaming. Sue said she should be taking commissions for the Wii. The bright green XO laptop, pictured above, also attracted some attention. Just shows there's a kid in all of us.

Being on the "unorganising committee" meant that I did a fair bit of running around and did not attend many sessions. But just talking to people around the traps I heard that the Yahoo Pipes mashups session was good. Our library staff were also interested in exploring the Library Toolbar ideas that some speakers covered.

Lutie Sheridan and I gave a presentation on Facebook and libraries and the Powerpoints are on my Slide Share account and here too

Monday, 18 August 2008

Google gadget for ECU Library catalogue

I wrote in a previous post about the benefits of Google gadgets for making library catalogue searching available outside the library's website.

Now we have have an ECU Library catalogue gadget which can be loaded to your iGoogle page. The Google gadget is available from
You can also test out the gadget from this page.
Alternatively, you can add the ECU Library catalogue gadget from within your iGoogle page. Click on the 'Add stuff' link, and search for ECU Library. Then follow instructions to add the gadget to your iGoogle page.

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

National Library of Australia on Facebook

The National Library of Australia's "Libraries Australia" database is the key resource to track down library holdings across most Australian libraries.

And now they have a Facebook search application, so this database can now be searched within Facebook.

Natasha Simons from Libraries Australia Collaborative Services posted this message on the E-lists this week:

"If you are a Facebook user, why not check out the new Libraries Australia application? Simply log in to your Facebook account and then click on the following URL:

This will take you to the Libraries Australia Facebook page. From there you can access the Libraries Australia application, which provides access to Libraries Australia searches within your Facebook account.

Become a fan. Install it on your profile. Share it with your friends.

For more information, see the article ‘Libraries Australia Joins Facebook’ in the latest issue of the National Library’s Gateways magazine at

Monday, 4 August 2008 has had a makeover

The popular bookmark sharing Web2.0 site,, has had a makeover. The neat new design is certainly an improvement on the old, bland screens they had.

The three areas they have addressed in the new look are: access speed, more powerful searching and design. The bundled tags are now more clearly displayed in the right side bar. Like any makeover it may take a bit of getting used to.

Read all about it on the Delicious blog

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