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likelystory
I knit and sew and silently plan my escape.
Interests: knitting, german, photography, painting, comics, sewing, baking, horror movies, pastry, medical oddities, japanese, British comedy and design - in no set order.
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Hey all, I've officially moved to Wordpress. Update the links and all that. http://likelystory.wordpress.com Thanks!! Heather Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2011 at Likely Story
So I have been fairly dissatisfied with Typepad for a while. Not extremely dissatisfied, just fairly. But I'm lazy and busy and overworked and all of those things, so I didn't do anything about it. Well, I finally got motivated and I'm trying out Wordpress. I'm keeping both blogs up and running for a little while yet while I play with Wordpress and make my final decisions. But what do you think? http://likelystory.wordpress.com/ Like the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2010 at Likely Story
Thanks! Unfortunately right now Im too swamped with work to even let myself entertain the notion of becoming distracted. Good Lord when will grad school end??
Toggle Commented Oct 18, 2010 on Look What I Can Do! at Likely Story
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Knitting has been happening, but slowly, so slowly. I'm working on Red Light Special by Jared Flood right now and I love color work! (Sorry its a bit fuzzy, I really need a new camera) This goes nicely with my new plan of only knitting small things that require a bit more attention, aka I am going to blow my brains out if I have to knit anymore stockinette after Estelle. So I'm enjoying this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2010 at Likely Story
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So let's check in with the great Square Foot Garden experiment! There has been no weeding necessary this week and I have only had to water 2-3 times, each time using VERY little water. Its amazing how much its all grown in 1 week, no? I know the bottom row still looks empty, but trust me, there are both beet and swiss chard sprouts just peeking up! Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2010 at Likely Story
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So this semester is going to suck with an emphasis on the uh-uh-uck. Not b/c its boring or the instructors are bad, but b/c it will be a ton of work. School started in mid-august. SO that's where I've been. But, as school is entirely online and work is mostly online, my brain begins to pickle in its own digital juices after a while and I need a break from the virtual. It helps maintain... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2010 at Likely Story
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Look what I got in the mail the other day! The book fairy has been especially nice to me and dropped off an advanced copy of Jil Eaton's Knitting School: The Complete Guide To Becoming A Confident Knitter. This is a great little knitting book for a beginner. In this book, all the basics of knitting are covered in one of those obligatory "how to" first chapters, but then the patterns themselves add to the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2010 at Likely Story
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From Deviant Art - If Stargate Was Made Of Yarn..... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2010 at Likely Story
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I learned how to install a zipper the right way and I am very pleased with the results. At first I was going for a simple zipped pouch, but then I added a cut little tab and lining and then I made it book sized and what do you know? I've got a Nook cover! Now, I already have a case for my Nook that I like quite a bit, but It's always nice when... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2010 at Likely Story
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Did I mention that we went to Philly and NYC? I think I mentioned it, once in passing, but did not elaborate. Which was very bad of me. But, whilst fighting with my phone (my very naughty phone who did not want to relinquish pictures I took) I found some blog worthy shots! So, we went to Philly and saw all of our friends.....and I forgot to take pictures. And we went to beautiful and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2010 at Likely Story
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Did I mention I started Citron? I thought I mentioned it. I was looking for travel knitting and I thought...Citron. And I had this lovely Schaefer Nichole in Mary Walker Phillips and I figured it would all work out. I cast on just enough to get me started and then off we went to Philly....with Citron. And I hated her. Here I had a cute pattern and a lovely yarn and together they were sooo... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2010 at Likely Story
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Look what I got in the mail the other day: And its so good! Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts is the high quality book you would expect from Martha, in all her glory, AND the projects are really accessible and useful. Now don't get me wrong, it tickles my funny bone to no end when Martha glitters twigs from the backyard, glues felt birds to them and puts them on the mantle... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2010 at Likely Story
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May 4, 2010
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c/o zazzle.com So I promised a follow up post on the perils of group work in the distance education setting and this is me, delivering on that promise. I will preface this with the fact that my group for this particular class, 777, was pretty darn good, but I was the web designer, so I got hammered with work. I know everyone complains about group work. Some people complain b/c they hate communicating with others, some complain because they are lazy, some complain, and this is often the case in our program, because they are busy and signed up for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2010 at Digital Imaginings
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This 777 website has sucked my brain out of my ear and turned it into vanilla pudding. You know, I normally get paid a lot of money for stuff like this....heheheh.http://www.cravemuseum.com Rawley has the prettiest food by far.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2010 at Digital Imaginings
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c/o http://drunk-or-stoned.deviantart.com/ So here's the thing. I am a big believer in class evaluations and I filled mine out, but they are informal and anonymous (for a reason, I know) and often a bit rushed. I wanted to give you a different class evaluation, a direct class evaluation. And I know grades aren't in, but I'm not saying anything too harsh, but rather making some constructive suggestions. Also, I don't believe you are the type of instructor who would doc my grade b/c I offer criticism. And we all know I am not a...ahem, how do you say...a suck up,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2010 at Digital Imaginings
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Yanked from: http://www.plu.edu/~alberttl/collaberation/home.html Group projects in the distance education setting are the worst. I will elaborate on this in a later post as I believe I have excellent reasons against them. But let me just say this. Group projects are purely luck of the draw. You can get very lucky, like I did with my group in 777 this semester, or you can get hammered like my boyfriend did in the same class. (Oh, Elise, the stories I have for you after grades are turned in....there should be beer, though, for such insanity and hilarity. Much beer.) I got lucky... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2010 at Digital Imaginings
Thanks! I have very high hopes for this one. I think EZ will do the trick and I will finally conquer this thing that is sweater.
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2010 on There Has Been Stuff! at Likely Story
Thanks!! I really appreciate it!! I promise Ill update more when school is out in May. Grad school is sucking away all of my blog mojo. See you around the blogosphere, Heather
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I don't know about you, but this semester is r-o-u-g-h. I happened to pick three very labor intensive classes and I am starting to feel it. So I feel the need to inject a bit of relevant levity, c/o XKCD. Your welcome. Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2010 at Digital Imaginings
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Well, I right now, at least, I am most interested in how the user searches for images and how we can make the search more efficient. This is a lot harder than you'd think. We are talking about image metadata in class and right now, I am just finding the whole thing a bit on the confusing side. It seems straight forward enough but then we start discussing it and I start to get confused. I understand the basics of the schemas we've covered so far, though I'm not entirely sure how xml fits into the VRA 4.0 equation. Yet,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2010 at Digital Imaginings
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Final story board for the Group 4 SLIS777 website! The best part? I just reserved the domain name cravemuseum.com. Love it! Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2010 at Digital Imaginings
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Maybe I'm just thinking too much. It's possible. I do it often. I won't lie, it makes my boyfriend crazy. Here's what's been on my mind lately. I think we, in the library profession, may be working against ourselves. Let me tell you what I've been thinking about here. As a future librarian/information professional I am very interested in information literacy. This especially interests me because I happen to be quite information literate. This means I can find the information I am looking for, relatively quickly and efficiently AND I can evaluate my query results for authenticity, quality and relevance.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2010 at Digital Imaginings
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What role will digital collections play in my future jobs? I don't know, but hopefully a primary one. I went into the MLIS program with the idea of focusing on tech services. Last semester I took Digital Libraries, Collection Development and Cataloging. Digital Libraries came out the winner, by a landslide! I seriously loved Digital Libraries. I really liked all the work I did with Dublin Core and by the end of the class, it was all starting to make sense. I even figured out how to install Greenstone on a Mac (apparently the installation has eluded many over the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2010 at Digital Imaginings
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So, I've been playing around on the NYPL Digital Galleries website. Its pretty fun. The user interface is easy to use and you can browse by subject, name, library division, or more specific topics like Arts & Literature, Nature & Science, Printing & Graphics, etc. I was curious about how NYPL dealt with the idea of Nodal Images, specifically since I think just about everything can be a nodal image to a certain extent. Here's what I found. I went looking under Nature & Science>Nature Illustrated: Flowers, Plants, and Trees, 1550-1900>Collection Contents>American medical botany...>Datura Stramonium (Thorn Apple) Here's the image:... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2010 at Digital Imaginings