The first chapter of my new story, “Hel is a Four Letter Word” is up for your reading pleasure.

It’s a direct sequel to ‘House of Discordia’ but can be read as a stand-alone.

So if you like polytheistic neo-noir detective stories, you’ll probably like it 🤷🏻‍♂️

shaddowland.net/2020/08/31/hel

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I groaned out loud when I read this article’s title in CILIP’s journal (jan-feb 2020 issue that only landed on my desk last week). The article doesn’t disappoint either.

@ashley I linked a bunch of Australian librarians to your CMS spreadsheet today. Sorry in advance if you suddenly get a lot of queries!

What do role playing games, swing dancing, BDSM, polyamory, and exhibitions have in common? 🤔 Find out in my latest post for the monthly theme of ‘play’

shaddowland.net/2020/07/05/onc

i don't know who needs to hear this but [HIGH PITCHED INTERMITTENT KEENING FOLLOWED BY MODEM HANDSHAKE NOISES]

@alissa I am pleasantly surprised by how good this is 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Libraries on elists asking for a technical solution to a problem I solved two years ago and told everyone about but no one has even looked at...

Sorry team I have to go make dinner. Thanks for the chats and thanks @hugh for amazing hosting!!

It's also been interesting looking at feedback for my own library services. 99% of feedback has been "oh I'm glad you're doing these things. I don't want that but I'm sure someone else does." 🤔

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Are libraries grabbing onto that one stable thing (print material) during a crisis because that's all they think about? Despite trying to tell the public 'we're more than just books' for years. Seems like a huge step backwards, and shows how much lip service makerspaces, third place, movements are.

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Q3. It's been really interesting seeing what services have been pushed, and moved online. The huge push here and in the US is very much focused on print material (click and collects, deliveries). Despite eresouces being a thing for over a decade.

I've been thinking about Q2 today and wonder if this is the time we can demand a return to the original FTTH NBN plan. I see a lot of libraries say they needed to reopen to provide basic internet access, but that is just a bandaid solution. The local gov area I work for is one of the poorest metro areas in terms of internet access

I've been thinking about disaster capitalism all day with Rio Tinto destroying First Nation sacred sites in WA today 😡

Doing reading group tonight. I'm Andrew (will also answer to Edward) a librarian living an working on Whadjuk boodja.

Kate finally solidified some feelings I was having about those 3D printed masks in this article. I might be able to pull a blog post together now. Anyway good read mcmansionhell.com/post/6189389

Trying to find a blog post about resilience during COVID-19, I think it was a critical look at how resilience in the workplace is just excusing bad management or something like that 🤔

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