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66 of 365 The truth knocks on the door by John LeMasney via lemasney.com 2
The truth knocks on the door and you say, “Go away, I’m looking for the truth,” and so it goes away. Puzzling.” (Robert Persig) by John LeMasney via lemasney.com Related articles I used to believe by John LeMasney via lemasney.com 50 of 365 is coffee talk by John LeMasney via […]

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Please see the entire chapter by reading part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4. This is the conclusion: What can I do to mashup Pinterest and my Library? 1. Pin, repin and comment. Be a part of the community. It is not enough to passively look at other’s […]

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phone by John LeMasney via lemasney.com
I recently had the opportunity via LibraryLinkNJ to speak on the topic of Consumer Device Support in Libraries at several of their Tech Speed Dating gatherings, in which librarians from across the state of New Jersey come together to learn about the technologies they might love. It is a platform for […]

57 of 365: A Call to Libraries to Devise Policy ...



55 of 365 Coffee Mug by John LeMasney via lemasney.com
This is a three-dimensional coffee cup created in SketchUp, the Trimble-owned, free, three-dimensional modeling application. Given the increased importance of making and three-dimensional printing in contemporary libraries, I have decided to focus a bit on 3D modeling as an area to extend myself into.  I taught a class on this for […]

56 of 365: A three dimensional coffee cup in SketchUp


54 of 365 That thing gives me the creeps by John LeMasney via lemasney.com
I was recently on a chat with a friend, and she explained that she really loved this breed of dog that has abundant wrinkles, very short legs, and clipped ears. The name of the breed escapes me, but my reaction was “that thing gives me the creeps”. I paused for […]

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51 of 365 on meeting management by John LeMasney via lemasney.com 2
On the importance of the Calendar in my work. After a recent conversation with a client in which we were discussing appointment finalization, we discussed how I kept track of my meetings. It made me realize that my workflow for meeting management might make for an interesting template for others. […]

On the importance of a great Calendar: Work/Life balance and ...



47 of 365 - african landscape by John LeMasney via lemasney.com
I decided to make a color study as a landscape. I think of it as a particularly African landscape.   Related articles I used to believe by John LeMasney via lemasney.com 46 of 365: Factor of Safety design principle (Belt and Suspenders) 45 of 365: On the effortless work: Minimalism […]

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46 of 365 - factor of safety design principle (belt and suspenders) by John LeMasney via lemasney.com 2
Factor of safety is about preparing for unknown flaws in a design, even though the issue may never arise. In the interest of preventing system failure, a designer can make more safety elements than are necessary. In general, it is the act of adding more elements than are strictly necessary […]

46 of 365: Factor of Safety design principle (Belt and ...


45 of 365 - minimalism design principle by John LeMasney via lemasney.com
One of the most lovely things that I have enjoyed as a part of my design and consulting practice is the ability to stay fairly stress free in the effort. Because of the flexibility afforded by consulting, I am able to step back, look at the entire spectrum of the […]

45 of 365: On the effortless work: Minimalism design principle