Sneak Peek: New Project

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My next big project has been put on the backburner repeatedly while I work on everyday emergencies. I’ve finally conquered my email backlog, so now I am working on creating the Library in 3D using FloorPlanner. With any luck, I’ll be able to finish modeling the Library tomorrow. Then I’ll import it into another program to begin the setup on the final project.

Inbox: Too Many

I usually keep my inbox at around 17 emails. Half of those are love letters to myself with reminders of what cool things to look up and ideas for other projects. For the past three weeks though, I haven’t been able to get my inbox under 56. The consequence is that I’m really behind on answering patron emails. Each person has a query that takes 10+ minutes to answer. Today I managed to sit down and fix two websites for patrons whom I had started on using WordPress to revamp their company websites. I’m proud of the results, but ashamed of how long it took me to get to their emails.

I also made eight new digital signs today. There is still another important one that needs to be done for our new Art iPads. In the video you can see my reflection. Whoops!

Finally, I spent time trying to track down what happened to one of our library Gmail accounts. I was alerted on Friday that something had happened. Some forms on our website were gone. When I went to investigate, I discovered that the entire Gmail account had been deleted that day. All attempts at guessing the right combination of answers to reactivate the account have been a bust. We have no idea what happened. I personally have been with Gmail since 2004 and own multiple accounts and have never seen this happen before. So we had to start back at square one with a new account. This won’t bring back the data that was lost in the sign up sheets, but at least we’re back online again.

Halloween Photos

Our Children’s Library staff dressed up so nice for Halloween that I had to take their photos (in the Digital Media Lab). While doing some minor processing, I was inspired to add backgrounds. Here are the results + a couple other staff members.

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Property of Darien Library

Property of Darien Library

Property of Darien Library

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Property of Darien Library

Property of Darien Library

Property of Darien Library

Property of Darien Library

Property of Darien Library

My favorite bit is how the Library’s Twitter photostream looked for a bit.

Property of Darien Library

Property of Darien Library