Monthly Archives: March 2007

Girls School

Two great book titles today, one of which is an actual non-fiction tome and the other is . . . not.  Here’s a fast quiz, choose one: "Teen-Aged Dope Slaves and Reform School Girls""College Girls: Bluestockings, Sex Kittens, and Co-Eds, Then and Now" If you chose the first one as being the comic book, (ahem, […]

Post 9/11 Archived Material Removed En Masse

I think this fits in the "Not Good For Anybody" Department of government policies and procedures: AP: 1M Archived Pages Removed Post-9/11By Frank Bass and Randy Herschaft, Associated Press   More than 1 million pages of historical government documents — a stack taller than the U.S. Capitol — have been removed from public view since […]

The Awesome Story of Medieval Helpdesk

Behind this link is an amazing story of tech support in  Medieval times.  As you watch, consider whether all our fancy newfangled text storage systems are actually better than the books, or merely more complicated.  (Y’all already know what I think–that there is no more reliable or easier to use system than a bound sheaf […]

A Medically Disliterate Culture

This bit from today’s Independence Journal caught my attention: I’m starting to refocus on developments in what seems like a battle over money between the pharmaceutical business and food supplements crowd.  What got me started was the recent headline on Reuters "Suspected steroid ring to stars busted".  The story centers on allegedly illegal sales of […]

MS Access and the 2006 Darwin Awards

Busy, busy, busy . . . I’m slowly and painfully working my way through Microsoft Access and SQL, and have the basic skill of modifying queries and building reports, but there’s a long way to go. The most immediate trick was to nudge one of the existing queries (the Bib-level "s" item data) to produce […]