LiberryDwarf

March 23, 2011

Wednesday Weekly Links

Filed under: games, movies, Nerds, TV — liberrydwarf @ 3:04 pm

Here are this week’s linky treats. Enjoy!

TV

New Discworld TV series coming (and from the makers of “Hogfather” so hopefully it’ll be done right!)

Movies

10 potentially great sci-fi movies coming out in 2011

Other

Fact: Boy toy ads sound different to girl toy ads. Interesting: swapping the sound around

 

This comes out here tomorrow – on my birthday! Mere coincidence – I think not! (Plus – Turk!)


 

March 16, 2011

Wednesday Weekly Links

Filed under: Comics, games, movies, music, Science, Words/Language — liberrydwarf @ 5:44 pm

Here are this week’s linky treats. Enjoy!

Movies

Time magazine’s list of the 25 Best Movie Soundtracks.

“Journey to the West” (AKA “Monkey”) being adapted for new movie. Extra win – by Neil Gaiman!

Other

English people are super-gullible and think science fiction is real… (You can also take a cut-down version of their survey for yourself)

The BobCats (or why it’s best cats don’t have careers…)

February 16, 2011

Wednesday Weekly Links

Filed under: Books, games, Librarian, movies, music, Nerds, News Articles — liberrydwarf @ 8:25 pm

Here are this week’s linky treats. Enjoy!

Movies

The Top 5 Library Scenes in Movies

Music

Amanda Palmer discusses her new music business model – you give her $5000, she plays you a concert. No tickets, no middleman. The future of music?

TV

“Jersey Shore” versus the new up-and-coming UK version “Geordie Shore” (collective shudders…)

Books

The most popular books of 1983 (a very good year, if I do say so myself!)

Other

Proof that libraries have been trying daggy things to be more popular for over 50 years…

The Best of the Chronicle” – true gems from the local paper from the country town I grew up in.

February 4, 2011

Friday Weekly Wrap-up: Board Games, Blood Pressure and Biting One’s Tongue

Filed under: games, Health, I.T — liberrydwarf @ 11:30 am

The week that was!

1) One Good Thing: Picked up a lovely old copy of 221B Baker Street: The Boardgame at BookFest. It’s amazing what serendipity sends your way occasionally…

Don't even get me started on the expansions which have been out of production for decades...

2) One Bad Thing:  I now have blood pressure drugs. I was trying very hard not to have to resort to medication there. Well, not trying hard necessarily – I think it’s pretty much out of my control. Probably just hoping really hard. I’m sure there’s absolutely no earthly reason to feel that way, but I’m disappointed in myself now…

3) One Thing I Learned: Well, that I’m not getting a work iPad. Which, given that I’ve got less than a month left to work, wasn’t a big surprise. But that since they’ve got the iPads, they appear to have forgotten about the old iPod Touch devices we all got. And according to a work friend, if I’m very quiet and don’t mention it they probably won’t ask for the iPod back while I am on leave for a year (maybe 2). Mum’s the word…

November 3, 2010

Wednesday Weekly Links

Filed under: Books, games, Kittens, Librarian, movies, Photos, Statistics, Trivia, YouTube — liberrydwarf @ 9:30 am

Here are this week’s linky treats. Enjoy!

Movies

Books

Apparently Jane Austen was about on par with Stephenie Meyer in the “I can write English” stakes apart from the fact that Austen had a great editor

Other

Total time vacuum if you’ve got the sort of mind that can’t leave a jigsaw undone…

Worldometers – all the real-time stats your geeky little mind can handle

Why does the Web love cats so much?

Librarians + Zombies = ? Calendars, apparently

October 27, 2010

Wednesday Weekly Links

Filed under: Books, games, Librarian, movies, Sport — liberrydwarf @ 12:35 pm

Here are this week’s linky treats. Enjoy!

Movies

Batman 3 news – now has a name, but no Riddler. (So thankfully, nobody has to utter the words “Jim Carey” anywhere near this post!)

There’s a new Muppet movie on the way!

Books

The 50 most hated characters in literary history (most of whom are completely justified…)

Only a matter of time…

Other

To honor my probably-very-stupid decision to go back and try my hand at Final Fantasy XII again – in flow-chart form, the plot for every RPG ever made (you may have to zoom in!)

20 heroic librarians who save the world

September 29, 2010

Wednesday Weekly Links

Filed under: Books, Education, games, movies, Nerds, TV, YouTube — liberrydwarf @ 2:57 pm

Here are this week’s linky treats. Enjoy!

Movies

Stephen Fry will be Mycroft Holmes in Guy Ritchie’s next Sherlock Holmes film (Yay! Die from excitement!)

TV

TV’s (well, mostly TV’s) Top Ten Sexiest Evil Twins of All-Time

Apparently no hoax, this really is going on Sesame Street…

Books

We had Neil Gaiman’s attempt at Holmes pastiche a few months back, now here’s Kim Newman’s

Other

Hours of geeky fun combining 2 Pokemon into one at Pokemon Fusion

Because poor final-year PhD’s have no sanity and no life left, they’re now invited to Dance Your PhD

September 1, 2010

Wednesday Weekly Links

Filed under: Books, Comics, games, movies, music — liberrydwarf @ 12:13 pm

Here are this week’s linky treats. Enjoy!

Movies

The Poohing – for those who can’t decide whether they like AA Milne or Stephen King better…

Celebrity Celebrity lookalikes

Books

10 Facts About Books You Won’t Read in a Book About Books

Music

According to a new documentary, Paul McCartney really is dead. Goo Goo g’Choo…

Gaming/Geek

Five Life Philosophies We Learned from the Sims

Why gamers just don’t get Scott Pilgrim vs the World

July 7, 2010

Wednesday Weekly Links

Filed under: Food, games, history, Humor, movies, Sport, YouTube — liberrydwarf @ 9:41 am

Here are this week’s linky treats. Enjoy!

Movies

More cast released for Game of Thrones:

(I don’t know that this is up-to-date anymore unfortunately. And it’s not as complete as I’d like!)

Five more fictional beings Bella Swan should fall madly in love with

Food

White Chocolate Cheesecake With Dark Chocolate Cream Sauce – I made this on the weekend and can testify it’s totally food-gasmic!

Other

Historical mystery flash game Bow Street Runner is worth a play if you like that sort of thing. It’s a bit like the 221B game brought out when the Sherlock Holmes movie came out, only a bit more straightforward and perhaps a little more gruesome. Good for a couple of hours of timewasting!

Glasses: the ultimate image changer. Very clever advertising. Noted lack of librarian though.

Quick, while the World Cup’s on and we still can!

June 17, 2010

Blogging Month Day 17: Wii Sports, Waiting in Vain, Work Software and Watching Glee

Filed under: Animals, games, TV, YouTube — liberrydwarf @ 2:33 pm

Thursdays are busy. Thursdays after you stayed up to watch the rugby, which you don’t even really like, and that’s all anyone wants to talk about and you just want to get some work done, are tough as well as busy. I’m looking forward to 5pm so I can rush out, play Simon Says, read books about pigs and dress small children in Newspaper (yes it’s a Scout night again, and following my Blogging Month Day 4 promise to stress less about it we’re all having more fun including me!)

1) One good thing: Wii Sports again this afternoon – and I am the Table Tennis Queen! (Though admittedly Skinnibitch is the Basketball Queen. To be honest, was there an invasion in Basketball Land, we would both be up for abdicating the throne…)

2) One bad thing: I waited in line at Boost Juice on campus for AGES…(having finally decided to bless it with my patronage, I have this thing about franchise services in closed communities like campuses, it irritates me beyond belief.) Anyway, I waited a good 15 minutes, finally got to the front of the line, ordered my juice, and the just-about-five-year-old behind the counter tells me he can’t make juice, he doesn’t have the ingredients. He can make smoothies and crushes, but can’t make juices.  WHAT THE…!! It’s Boost JUICE how can you possibly be unable to make JUICE!!! GAAAAAH!!!

3) One thing I learned: how to use Mendeley. Only not really, because I can’t get it to synch, and even the collective Twitter Brain of my followers couldn’t help me. Now I’ll have to read the documentation… *groan*

4) Today’s link: Especially for those who don’t watch Glee, so you can keep up with morning-after-glee tweets and workroom conversations and not feel left out. And it’s re-enacted by cats – so full of win!

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