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Weeks delayed and months late, I did eventually write a couple of things about printing changes in Evergreen 2.2+. 
I had plans to post all kinds of things here, but it appears that only Evergreen software changes have been motivating enough to make me mash words together. Maybe someday I'll say something about Ope...
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I just read this reblogged from Tumblr - it's been shared over 23,000 times.

That's amazing.  But this is some powerful truth.

From Roger Ebert:

"“The day after Columbine, I was interviewed for the Tom Brokaw news program. The reporter had been assigned a theory and was seeking sound bites to support it. “Wouldn’t you say,” she asked, “that killings like this are influenced by violent movies?” No, I said, I wouldn’t say that. “But what about Basketball Diaries?” she asked. “Doesn’t that have a scene of a boy walking into a school with a machine gun?” The obscure 1995 Leonardo Di Caprio movie did indeed have a brief fantasy scene of that nature, I said, but the movie failed at the box office (it grossed only $2.5 million), and it’s unlikely the Columbine killers saw it. The reporter looked disappointed, so I offered her my theory. “Events like this,” I said, “if they are influenced by anything, are influenced by news programs like your own. When an unbalanced kid walks into a school and starts shooting, it becomes a major media event. Cable news drops ordinary programming and goes around the clock with it. The story is assigned a logo and a theme song; these two kids were packaged as the Trench Coat Mafia. The message is clear to other disturbed kids around the country: If I shoot up my school, I can be famous. The TV will talk about nothing else but me. Experts will try to figure out what I was thinking. The kids and teachers at school will see they shouldn’t have messed with me. I’ll go out in a blaze of glory.”

"In short, I said, events like Columbine are influenced far less by violent movies than by CNN, the NBC Nightly News and all the other news media, who glorify the killers in the guise of “explaining” them. I commended the policy at the Sun-Times, where our editor said the paper would no longer feature school killings on Page 1. The reporter thanked me and turned off the camera. Of course the interview was never used. They found plenty of talking heads to condemn violent movies, and everybody was happy.”
— Roger Ebert
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If you have any interest in Bach, there's some good free stuff going around.
A neat find from John D. Cooks' blog, The Endeavor: the organ works of JS Bach available from James Kibbie, and the Open Goldberg Variations from Kimiko Ishizaka. Free to download in a variety of ...
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I saw a stupid thing on Twitter today about a Samsung phone's email signature and wrote some stuff.

Sent via my Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Keyboard 7000, paired to an MacBookPro, an Apple laptop.
I would like to think that this is a fake, a joke, someone having a lark. But in the end I know it probably isn't. It got me thinking, though, about these things. I turned off the "Sent from ...
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It turns out that library staff are also consumers of library receipts. Here is a little something for them, and a pair of files for anyone that wants a shortcut to improving their own receipts in Evergreen.
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In which I throw some words around, and then pretend that people are interested in reading about library receipts for a few awkward moments.
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Some of us are interested in Receipts and how to get the most out of them.
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Because I apparently only write about things after everyone else in the world has had a say, I complain about a few things in Apple's Podcasts app.
Since Apple's World Wide Developer's Conference in early June, word has spread that iOS 6 will remove the Podcasts tab from the Music app, and in preparation, Apple has released a new app called Podca...
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I've heard that the Remote app (which is really nice) was put together by a single employee, almost like a Google 20% project. Given the atrociousness, I really hope the same thing was done here and the app was just released too soon.
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I thought I was the only one that thought about library receipts, but it looks like +Aaron Schmidt was also thinking about them in February. Definitely going to give something like that a try.
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Closing in on how receipts work at my library. Lots of wordy CSS classes explained, and another use is teased.
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