This Website Can Guess the Movie You’re Thinking of After 30 Questions | Gizmodo


Fun time waster alert: Filmillion. It’s a movie guessing machine website that can figure out the movie you’re thinking of by asking you 30 yes or no questions.

Filmillion

Read: This Website Can Guess the Movie You’re Thinking of After 30 Questions | Gizmodo.

How to Act Annoying at a Library | wikiHow


This is a fun list. 20 steps for How to Act Annoying at a Library | wikiHow.

DragonCon Carpet Cosplayers Copyright | The Mary Sue


How about a Monday morning diversion?

At DragonCon last month, a couple of cosplayers decided to sidestep the usual fare of superheroes and cartoon characters in favor of dressing up as the carpet at the Marriott hotel where the con takes place. Yup, there was carpet-colored camo. That is a real thing that now exists. Naturally, other people wanted to emulate the design, but, alas, this psychedelic carpet army was not to be – because Courtisan Inc., the company that designed the original rug, issued a Cease and Desist soon after the design went up.

Carpet Cosplay

Volpin Props, the cosplay designer, posted on their facebook page about the incident and received almost 300 comments, ranging from serious discussion of copyright and intellectual property to expressions of surprise that anyone would admit to having designed such an ugly carpet. Still, Volpin Props has gracefully stated that they are “in complete agreement with [Courtisans] decision,” so it looks like anyone looking to blend in with the carpeting in the future will have to make their own costume. Or maybe they should try the wallpaper? Carpet controversy aside, I think that we all can rest easy knowing that this photo exists:

Carpet Cosplay

The moral of the story is A. Cosplayers are will always find new ways to be creative and awesome and B.You can’t sell carpets that don’t belong to you, no matter how ugly they are.

via DragonCon Carpet Cosplayers Copyright | The Mary Sue.

10 Cats Who Live at the Library | Mental Floss


Friday fun diversion!

A library can operate without a cat, but a library with a cat is special. They draw new patrons to the library, they make people smile, calm the staff, and they keep mice away. Some also work to promote literacy, library use, and pet adoption. And curling up with a cat and a good book is a pleasant way to spend time at the local library.

Stacks

Read about them all: 10 Cats Who Live at the Library | Mental Floss.

10 Great Library Marketing Videos | Mosio for Libraries


Librarians are known for their creativity and love of technology. And with today’s easy-to-use video-making apps and programs, librarians are using these twin passions to create some terrific marketing videos for their libraries. [Here] are 10 great library videos, everything from parody to patron endorsements to ghouls in the stacks.

My favourite, the UMD “Gangnam Style” parody.

See them all: 10 Great Library Marketing Videos | Mosio for Libraries – Virtual Reference Software

What is reddit? | YouTube


▶ What is reddit? | YouTube.

Meet the Drone That’s “Guiding” New Students Around MIT This Fall | Gizmodo


Navigating a new campus is all part of the nostalgic movie montage that is freshman year of college. The changing leaves! The quaint Gothic architecture! The… drone tour guide? That’s the concept behind Skycall, a playful prototype that’s designed to help visiting Harvard students find their way around MIT’s notoriously confusing campus—which has been called “one of mankind’s most difficult and disorienting labyrinths.”

The full story: Meet the Drone That’s “Guiding” New Students Around MIT This Fall | Gizmodo

‘Most Amazing, Stupendously Clever’ Little Free Library of the Day | Shelf Awareness


Checking in at Little Free Library’s Facebook page is always fun, but a post yesterday was so mesmerizing that even the LFL folks couldn’t resist exclaiming: “Is this the most amazing, stupendously clever, epic, mechanically excellent (?!) and stunningly cool Little Free Library ever? It’s a kinetic sculpture! A neighborhood art piece! Destined for the Museum of Modern Art? The Walker? The Guggenheim? Have you ever seen anything this fab?”

via ‘Most Amazing, Stupendously Clever’ Little Free Library of the Day | Shelf Awareness for Wednesday, September 4, 2013 | Shelf Awareness.

Infographic: What Does Your Handwriting Say About You? | Co.Design


What does your handwriting say about you?

Infographic: What Does Your Handwriting Say About You? | Co.Design: business + innovation + design.

50 Things a Geek Should Know [Infographic] | Gizmodo


To be considered a true geek in today’s geek friendly world, you can’t just be smart. You have to dedicate yourself to the right movies and TV shows. You have to be curious about all kinds of computer and technology. You need to know which video games to play, which superhero to root for, which quotes actually matter. But probably most important of all, you need to know how to Internet.

Virtualhosting.com came up with 50 things that every geek should know.

via 50 Things a Geek Should Know | Gizmodo.

The list of things could have been better. Come on…at the very least “knowing what rickrolling is” should have been included.

50 Things A Geek Should Know