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Turkish Garbage Collectors Open Library Full of Discarded Books - For Reading Addicts
News of the library has spread and now people have begun donating books directly to the library, rather than throwing them away.
turkey  library  recycling 
may 2019 by dirtystylus
For Cinephiles, Netflix Is Less and Less an Option | KQED Arts
Netflix didn’t want to talk to me about their movie catalogue, leaving me to rely on the speculation of a couple of video store folks that the company’s DVD selection is shrinking most likely because it is not replacing damaged disks.
film  filmstudies  filmmaking  dvd  streaming  netflix  library 
april 2019 by dirtystylus
Good Friday world | Salon.com
I am going to walk to the library. It's so beautiful out. The hills of my town are lush and green and dotted with wildflowers. The poppies have bloomed, and 5 o'clock is no longer the end of the world. I am going to check out books by P.G. Wodehouse, some Goon Show scripts and a collection of Mary Oliver poems. Libraries actually make me think lovingly of my mother. I am not sure if this will lead me directly to the two tablespoons of forgiveness, but you never know. You take the action, and then the insight follows. It was my mother who taught me how to wander through the racks, and wander through a book, letting them take me where they would. She and my father took me to the library every week when I was little. One of her best friends was the librarian. They both taught me that if you insist on having a destination when you come into a library, you're shortchanging yourself. They read to live, the way they also went to the beach, or ate delicious food. Reading was like breathing fresh ocean air, or eating tomatoes from old man Grbac's garden. My parents, and librarians along the way, taught me about the space between words; about the margins, where so many juicy moments of life and spirit and friendship could be found. In a library, you could find miracles and truth and you might find something that would make you laugh so hard that you get shushed, in the friendliest way. There was sanctuary in a library, there is sanctuary now, from the war, from the storms of our family and our own anxious minds. Libraries are like the mountain, or the meadows behind the goat lady's house: sacred space. So this afternoon, I'll walk to the library. And I'm going to give them 50 bucks, too, in the name of peace, because their budget will be severely cut back in the name of war.
by:annelamott  essay  politics  easter  war  library 
september 2018 by dirtystylus
jwagner/smartcrop.js · GitHub
Content-aware image cropping with JavaScript. Remarkably precise.
javascript  images  imagescaling  responsiveimages  rwd  library 
november 2015 by dirtystylus
Popmotion - JavaScript animation, physics and input tracking
Since we’re talking animation: is a 12kb JavaScript motion engine.
javascript  animation  library  physics  webdev  webdesign 
october 2015 by dirtystylus
Monday, 7 September 2015
Then something else wonderful happened. I discovered the digital lending portion of the library. This meant I didn't always have to go to a branch to get books. I could download them to my Kindle and read away. It isn't the best interface, but it works and, best of all, the highlights from my kindle stay with me, even though Amazon would lead you to believe otherwise.

But I also go to the library quite often. A familiar refrain in chat to my coworkers is, "taking a break to go to the library and eat lunch." And I've read a lot of great comics series through the library; Planetary, Freakangels, Fables, Transmetropolitan, and more. And I have a lot of things on my wish list that I'll get to eventually.
library  digitallending  comics  susanjrobertson 
september 2015 by dirtystylus

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