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Tech Support Cheat Sheet

   August 27th, 2009 Brian Herzog

You may have already seen this, as it was published a few days ago (which on the interwebs is like being over 30), but it is so true that I had to share. And add XKCD to your feed reader.

tech support cheat sheet



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Reference Question of the Week – 8/16/09

   August 22nd, 2009 Brian Herzog

Archie's proposalA patron calls in asking for information on a wedding announcement. When I asked for the names of the couple, he said:

Patron: Archie and Betty... no, no, Archie and Veronica. [pause] I don't know their last names.
Me: ...um, do you mean the comic book?
Patron: Yes.

I hadn't heard this, but apparently Archie has finally chosen between Betty and Veronica. The news leaked in May (covered by CNN and MSNBC) that the big proposal would take place in Issue 600, on sale Sept 1, 2009. NPR also aired a story recently, and more information is available at ArchieComics.com.

Not a difficult reference question, but I do find it interesting what I learn from patrons.



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Every Resource Its Question

   July 8th, 2008 Brian Herzog

Get Fuzzy comic strip from 7/6/08I had family visiting me for the July 4th weekend, and something they did that I never do was buy a Sunday paper.

I read the local weekly papers, but never buy a big Sunday paper. The travesty of this is that I don't get to read the Sunday comics - so of course that was the first section I grabbed when I saw the paper sitting on the breakfast table.

I only bring this up because a comic strip I've never seen before was very relevant to library work. Check it out, because it's funny, and true.



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