"Library Takeout" is not only a fun little synthy treat about how to get library materials from Duke University during the pandemic, but the low-tech animation is also a perfect accompaniment.
Last year, the Chicago Public Library quit charging people fines for overdue books. The library lost out on the average $800-$900,000 they collect annually in late fees but the gain was that long overdue books came back to the shelves for someone else to read! From the Chicago Sun Times: About 1,650 long-overdue books were… READ THE REST
A former accounting associate at Austin Public Library allegedly stole $1.3 million in printer toner from work and set up a business selling it from his garage. He also allegedly used a library credit card to buy videogames, VR gear, robot vacuums, and at least one drone. According to a report by Austin city auditors,… READ THE REST
In the 1980s, someone stashed some beer and gum behind books at the Walla Walla Library in Washington State. The library is closed due to COVID-19 and undergoing renovations. From CNN: During the demolition three weeks ago, five full cans of Hamm's beer and an opened pack of Godzilla Heads gum was found in a… READ THE REST
By the time you feel the burn coming from the bottom of your dangerously overheated laptop, it might already be too late. Airflow is hugely important in making sure the hard-charging components inside your laptop stay cool so they can keep functioning properly. But, without adequate airflow, your processor and battery can build up tremendous… READ THE REST
Learning to play an instrument like the piano can be amazingly rewarding. However, it just as often turns out to be amazingly frustrating. We all have visions of sitting down to learn, then being able to toss off a note-perfect version of something like Beethoven's Fur Elise or Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody in short order. While… READ THE REST
We always want to take a portable speaker out to the park or the beach, or out into the wilderness on our outdoor adventures. However, what you'll soon discover is many wireless speakers just can't handle the elements out there. Many fold up with just the smallest bit of jostling, dirt, or moisture. The HyperGear… READ THE REST