Monthly Archives: November 2014

Some Alarming Information

These are early versions of alarm clocks.  They didn't work very well.
These are early versions of alarm clocks. They didn’t work very well.

Travish: I am writing a paper on the history of alarm clocks and i need research help

Libarian With A Long Name : Hi
about 22 minutes ago

Travish: Hello
about 22 minutes ago

LWALN : Tell me a little bit more about your project… i.e. how long is it? Is it a paper or presentation?
about 21 minutes ago

Travish: 3 (three) pages typeed, minimum. It will be a paper, we do not have to present it.
about 21 minutes ago

Travish: Oh yeah, i forgot sources on a different page
about 21 minutes ago

LWALN : Ok- thanks. Where have you already looked for info?
about 20 minutes ago

Travish: i have searched some stuff on bing, but I specifically am looking to find out how people woke up before alarm clocks
about 20 minutes ago

LWALN : Ok- got it. Let me check a few things here…
about 19 minutes ago

LWALN : I’m looking at some of the search results from the search box on the library’s main page, and there are some interesting things here:,cookie,url,cpid,uid&custid=s8863137&bquery=(%26quot%3balarm+clocks%26quot%3b+AND+history)&type=1&site=eds-live&scope=site&authtype=ip,uid
about 17 minutes ago

Travish: interesting
about 16 minutes ago

Travish: my initial hypothesis was that people used roosters to wake them up. but then i thought if they lived in a city, they couldn’t do that. you couldn’t have everyone in a city having their own rooster!
about 15 minutes ago

LWALN : good point… I’m going to search for “alarm clock” in the library catalog to see if we have anything that goes into more depth
about 14 minutes ago

LWALN : There’s actually a national museum of clocks and watches. They might have something useful:
about 10 minutes ago

Travish: wow, a whole museum!
about 10 minutes ago

Travish: oh no i missed the james bond watch exhibit!
about 8 minutes ago

LWALN : Ok- another thought: you may want to look into the effect that natural light has on waking
about 5 minutes ago

Travish: oh wow, i had not even THOUGHT about that!!
about 5 minutes ago

LWALN : Here we go: you might want to check out this print encyclopedia on sleep:
about 3 minutes ago

LWALN : You’re likely to find some entries in there that go into waking people up from a biological angle.
about 2 minutes ago

LWALN : Does that help?
about 2 minutes ago

Travish: yes, THANK you for your help!
about 2 minutes ago

Travish’s Commentary:

My dad said I can’t get a rooster.  I told him I NEED it so I won’t be late to weight lifting, but he said no!  He’s a dumb jerk.


How to Fly a Flag at Half Mast

At least I didn't fly the flag so low that it caught on fire!
At least I didn’t fly the flag so low that it caught on fire!

Travish: How high do i fly the flag at half mast?

[Liberrian Who Knows About Flags 08:25:18]: Librarian ‘CENSORED’ has joined the session.

[LWKAF 08:25:26]: Hi!  I’m (Censored) in (State). I am helping out your librarians by answering questions for them right now. I’m reading what you wrote so I can help you…

[TRAVISH 08:25:37]: I thought i got the flags up high to the right heith for veteran’s day  but Mr Matthews yelled at me because they were WAY too low!

[LWKAF 08:25:49]: THat would be approximately halfway up the flag pole.

[TRAVISH 08:25:57]: Hey (Censored), where’s John? He usually answers my questions.

[LWKAF 08:26:07]: John must be slacking off.

[TRAVISH 08:26:21]: hahaha, probably!!

[TRAVISH 08:26:46]: is there a difference between half mast and half staff?

[LWKAF 08:26:53]: No.

[TRAVISH 08:27:52]: oh ok, i thought flying a flag halfway up the pole on a ship would be half mast, but i am HAPPY to know that there is no difference.  THANK you for your help!

[LWKAF 08:28:02]: You’re welcome.

Travish’s Commentary:

Mr. Matthews got mad at me because he saw me kicking the flag.  THERE WAS A BUG ON IT!! What was I supposed to do?