Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday's Feline Filosophy

As Albert Schweitzer said, "there are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats." You know where to find the cat, but did you know that all Hofstra students also have access to music online . . . for free???

If not, then check out the Naxos Music Library available through Axinn Library's Research Databases (you will be prompted to log into the portal.) There is a wide range of genre's from classical to blues to pop and rock. You might even discover something new . . . like Rossini's Duetto buffo di due gatti (The Cats' Duet). The lyrics are sublime.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, June 24, 2010

More On Visual Illusions

Those who enjoyed last week's post on optical illusions may also find this brief but illuminating explanation of visual illusions, and what they reveal about the brain’s assumptions, to be of interest.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Word as Web App. v. Google Docs v. Word

Microsoft recently released a version of Word as a web application and Google has updated Google docs. How do these compare with the desktop version of Word? Checkout the Affinity Consulting Group article Microsoft Office Word Web App v. Google Docs. v. Microsoft Word for the comparison. One might also learn some tips on better ways to use Microsoft Word.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat