Category Archives: Nerd Alert

Introducing Chronicle Worlds: Feyland

Chronicle Worlds Feyland Cover

Imagine if you will, a world of the future. A world where rich kids are chipped to run automated houses and fly in grav-powered limos while poor kids watch their families dissolve into poor health and struggle to manage the bare necessities. The only thing that brings these groups together is the VirtuMax corporation, an […]

The Expocalypse Arrives!

Taste Makers Cover

“The Taste Makers serves up an apocalypse easily worthy of The Joker’s most diabolical of schemes.  Frater executes The Gotham/NYC food scene with a savvy panache and a spicy menace that, pardon the pun, cuts like a knife.  This is one weird serving of an Apocalypse that’s singular, and frightening, in vision.  Try a slice […]

Grim Predictions

So author/director/screenwriter/all around wackadoo Forbes West made a thing. He has a podcast called Live at the Benbow Inn, which he is slowly but surely turning into a regular feature on his blog. I got a chance to sit in on an episode recently where I and other awesome people got to pontificate on our views and […]

And Now, A Singularity!

The Legacy Human by Susan Kay Quinn What would you give to live forever? Seventeen-year-old Elijah Brighton wants to become an ascender—a post-Singularity human/machine hybrid—after all, they’re smarter, more enlightened, more compassionate, and above all, achingly beautiful. But Eli is a legacy human, preserved and cherished for his unaltered genetic code, just like the rainforest […]

Registration is Open for NYTSL’s Spring Program

And this one is going to be fascinating, so if you’re interested, go to the NYTSL website and register now! Disaster Recovery for the Digital Library Presented by the New York Technical Services LibrariansOur presenters will present two real-world library disaster recoveries in New York City and how to better prepare for the future. Date: […]

Coming Soon: A Floating Library

On reading this, I immediately had two questions. First, why has this never been a thing in NYC? The second is, how do I apply for a job there? From the Gothamist: The announcement of a floating library makes us wonder why there has never been a library on a boat in one of our […]

Mark the Date, 6/13/08

Faced with an absolute abundance of stuff to write about (work, articles, the recent Nylink and NYTSL events just to name a few) I am choosing to alert the general public that June 13, 2008 will once again be "Blog As If It’s The End Of The World As We Know It" day. Details are […]

Are You a "One-Eyed King?"

There’s a maxim in life (the origin of which is in dispute) that you can never been too thin or too rich. In the world of IT, that maxim has a corollary: there is always someone out there who knows more (or less) about the subject than you do.  And because there is so much […]