Archive for April, 2008

world record

April 30, 2008

This definitely comes under the bizarre heading of our tagline!

The only question remaining is how to get all the bottles to go off at once?

A few thoughts on the Google book project

April 29, 2008

Feel free to comment on what you think about the Google books project.  Good thing?  Bad thing?  Not yet decided?


(For those who’d like to check out Educause Quarterly it’s at:)


They go so far…

April 28, 2008

… and yet move so little:

It’s quite shocking really.

Periodic Table of the Internet

April 25, 2008

And in a similar vein to yesterday’s post, but perhaps more attractively laid out, here a period table of the internet:

Free Learning Tools

April 24, 2008

If you’re not quite sure where to find a particular tool, this list might help:

thanks to the academic who spotted that.

Google and St George

April 23, 2008

St George’s day today.  The English ‘national’ day.  Although apparently the English are more likely to celebrate Bonfire Night and St Patrick’s Day than St George’s Day.

Also today ‘Good Googling’ – one of the Library workshops on research skills is at 1pm.  Come along if you’re in the area (or at 5pm tomorrow when it gets repeated).

So with that in mind, today’s TOTD is

and the St George’s day googlelogo.  Click on the logo to automatically do a search for: st george’s day.  (Homework: Compare and contrast that search with: “st george’s day”).


April 22, 2008

Apparently there’s a lot more of it about than you might imagine:

(TOTD’s personal favourite: ‘Best Game Ever’)

Trafalgar Square freeze

April 21, 2008

It appears it’s spreading (see Friday’s post):

New York Freeze

April 18, 2008

Great video of what looks like a great event:


April 17, 2008

We have two of the things…

… will you dare get in one again?!