Friday, January 03, 2014

Compost of Steel


Man of Steel starring Henry Cavill, CGI Flying, Amy Adams, CGI Flames, Kevin Costner, CGI destruction.  Amy Adams pretends to be someone else.  Superman destroys Gotham to save it.  Overly dramatic trailer with a CGI Russell Crowe.


Easy Compost edited by Niall Dunne.  When I think about gardening topics I don't think about Brooklyn.  This was done by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  Page 64 shows a lady emptying garbage into an indoor composting bin.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

3D PIlates Guitar


Guitar Theory for Dummies by Desi Serna.  Music books can be hit and miss but guitar topics tends to circ'.  Video demos are online, which is neat since DVDs and CDs are a drag to physically process with the book.

Spruce: a step-by-step guide to upholstery and design by Amanda Brown.  Make your own furniture.Lots of photos.  My couch really needs to be recovered.  We have not found any recommended upholsterers.  Project 4 is "three-seater tune-up" for couches.  Heck, I don't even have a sewing machine.

Ultimate One-Pot Cookbook by Jenni Fleetwood.  Because these cookbooks are popular.

Women's Health Big Book of Pilates: essential guide to total-body fitness by Brooke Siler.  Using resistance bands, steps, balls, and hand weights while wearing really tight clothes.

iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c: the fast and easy way to learn by Guy Hart-Davis.  A fat chance in heck I'll buy one of these.

3D Printing by Terence O'Neill and Josh Williams.  I'm thinking of buying one for the library.  I want to write up a proposal to ask local engineering and manufacturing firms if they would like to help cover the cost.

Makerspaces by Samantha Roslund and Emily Puckett Rodgers.  The hip and now thing for libraries to join.  Before this was Twitter and Facebook.  Before that was YouTube.  Before that was web pages.  Before that was VHS.  Before that was filmstrips.  Before that was microfilm.  Before that was papyrus. 

Human Body: Investigating an unexplained death by Andrew Solway.  Forensic medicine.

A World After: super-plague by Anne Rooney.  How it could or would happen.  Infection spreading, hospitals overwhelmed, vaccinations not forthcoming, riots, mad dogs, blood in the streets, religious fervor, looted liquor stores, feral cats, manic squirrels, everyone out of batteries.

Comic Book Fiction

Star Wars: lost Tribe of the Sith by John Jackson Miller.  The planet Kesh is home to the lost Sith tribe.  Female Sith do not like loose clothing.

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