Write your own Doctor Who plot

January 3, 2014 by

Happy New Year!

Plans are afoot for a slightly new direction for this blog (at another address), but we’ve not given up completely.

We think this may have done the rounds, so our apologies if it’s old hat.  But just in case…


(and our thanks to RR for bringing this to our attention – congrats on the new little one!)


November 18, 2013 by

Our thanks to S for finding this gem:

View at Medium.com

Library cat assistant

September 30, 2013 by

There’s no shortage of cats on the internet (do they have a catnet where they spend all day looking at pictures of humans?), but we were particularly taken with this one that has been made an “Assistant Librarian” in a Russian Library:


At the risk of being deluged by such things, let us know if you know of others.

Kiitos (thank you) to A for finding this for us.

Lego Librarians

August 2, 2013 by

All good fun?  Or a pandering to stereotypes?!




let us know.



July 4, 2013 by

Our Map Library now has a new set of Ordnance Survey Landranger maps that you can borrow. Here’s one view of why this “bio-optical knowledge recording and information dissemination system” is so great. But please don’t use ours as a handkerchief.


a cymbal at 1000 frames per second

June 7, 2013 by

You’ll never watch a live musician playing drums in quite the same way:


Horrible History songs

June 6, 2013 by

This is why we’re think they’re great:

Persian rug patterns using Google Maps

May 30, 2013 by

Aerial photo images extracted from Google Maps have been pieced together to form images that look like complex Persian rug patterns.


Lego Good Friday

March 29, 2013 by

Lego Good Friday

We often find Lego things to post to TOTD from around the web, but this is more locally produced. A colleague has had one of their children creating an Easter ‘scene’ in a ‘basket’ and this was their contribution.

Jesus is on the cross with long hair, guards keep the crowds at bay, and the large coloured block to the right is the stone that hints of the resurrection to come.

No, we’re not entirely sure what Batman is doing there either!

Many thanks to our contributor and son!

Happy Easter to all our readers.

Arthur C. Clarke predicting the future

March 28, 2013 by

Many thanks for sending in this rather intriguing interview with Arthur C. Clarke from the 70s which is remarkably prescient: