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About ashkev

The Fiddling Librarian 3.0 is Kevin Smith’s personal weblog. Kevin is a recent graduate with an MLS from IUPUI. Kevin is the Assistant Director of the Cass District Library which is in Cass County Michigan.

Overheard at the Circulation Desk

Patron: Do you have Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet and A Comedy of Errors? Librarian:  Yes we have The Complete Works of Shakespeare. Patron: Does it have Hamlet in it? Librarian: Yes it has The Complete Works of Shakespeare in it. … Continue reading

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Edubuntu Update

New Edubuntu Station Originally uploaded by ashkev. We now have the server running. We have had data poles installed in our Children’s area and in the reference room. In the reference area we are using two study carrels that were … Continue reading

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Star Wars School Board Candidate

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Movie MEME

85%The Movie Quiz

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Blog Addiction Meme

I have seen the “How addicted to blogging are you?” meme all over the biblioblogosphere recently…so I took the test…. but rather than post the findings, I found the Zombie apocalypse meme much more entertaining, so here it is: 53%

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Fiddling Librarian Quoted on MaintainIT

Let your curiousity guide you… toward open source | The MaintainIT Project The MaintainIT project is working to help libraries see how others are keeping up with their technology challenges. From their web site: The Maintain IT Project is a … Continue reading

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Edubuntu Library Update

So here is where things stand with the Edubuntu project at the Cass District Library. I purchased a server from a local computer shop. Here are the specs: ATX 611 Case Black Intel® Desktop Board DG965RY Intel Core 2 Duo … Continue reading

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Vote on my Garage Door Color

Well, my garage door is kaput. Should I go with Green, White or Almond? Here are the colours from the manufacturer’s web site. Here are some renderings of my house with a white or green door. Please let me know … Continue reading

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Edubuntu Thin Clients in the library

Edubuntu Thin Clients Originally uploaded by ashkev. So, I was inspired by these youtube videos to use some old junk machines we had at the library as Edubuntu thin clients. For a server I used an old Gateway Gates Grant … Continue reading

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I know how I’ll be celebrating our country’s independence!

Fourth of July Events | WSBT – South Bend – Your Local News Leader | Related Content Granger Fireworks display (all ground effects, no aerial shells) begins at dusk (approximately 9:30-10:30 p.m.) Saturday; Sunny Haven Recreation Park Family Nudist Resort, … Continue reading

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