I was tagged by crusadermaximus for the five random selfies thing!
The first is my trip to Ireland a couple years ago.
The second is my group of friends who were done with their sorority/fraternity nonsense and decided we would have our own group(slash still be in our individual ones) and our mascot was a unicorn.
The third is when byjoveimbeinghumble and two others dressed in Hogwarts house colors for a wedding.
The fourth is from my first DragonCon and I dressed as a 90’sesque Rogue.
And the fifth is from Germany with my beautiful Sister who was pregnant with my goddaughter!
I invite anyone to do this, because it’s fun! (Also, it took me too long to remember the urls for the two listed above because I’m awful with names!)
Advantages of Being an Adult
This build was originally inspired by the Lego X-Pod sets. While trying to find a use for the pod itself, I realized that it was very close to a deep petri dish. I used a planetary gear system to allow both coarse and fine adjustment of the objective “lens”. A little more tinkering and I connected the focus to a magnifying glass and fiber optic light in the eyepiece, so adjusting the focus knobs would actually bring the writing on a Lego stud in and out of focus.
via Geeky Gadgets
But how are they supposed to turn the knobs with those useless U-shaped hands?!?
I. I. I didn’t realize it was Legos until I read the description. SO COOL.
The biggest issue with equating the library with a Netflix for books is that it sends a false message that libraries are worth little more than $8 or $12 or $20 a month. That the services offered in libraries are little more than options to which people can subscribe, rather than actual services anyone can utilize at any time.
When the library is made to be seen as a business, rather than the heart of a community or a fundamental service made possible through citizen-approved tax dollars, it makes the library expendable. That expendability then moves down the chain: staff salaries get cut, then staff withers, then more programs and projects that benefit the community — books and movies and CDs and magazines and newspapers and wifi and computer access and database subscriptions and programs for all shapes, colors, and sizes of people — disappear, too. It detracts from the unique aspects that make a library what it is: a place for all, rather than a place for some.
Libraries reach out where Netflix reaches in.