Archive for April, 2009


April 22, 2009


(No categories for “Worst Pun on an EAD tag” or “Best Use of a Anthropomorphic Archival Box,” apparently, because I totally would have won those too.)

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cloudy with a chance of metadata

April 19, 2009

I already made a comic for this week, but I hate to leave you guys hanging on a Monday. So, I made a word cloud with Wordle of all the search terms people have used to find this blog. 


I do hope all those people searching for bunnies and turtles weren’t disappointed to find mostly primitive drawings and XML.

Dinos to watch out for

April 17, 2009

In honor of Velociraptor Awareness Day, I have dedicated this post to raising awareness of the dinosaurs possibly lurking in your archives.


Introducing the Deranged Dictionary

April 5, 2009

I’m a fan of the Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology–I often refer to it when I draw my comics–but it just isn’t very funny. Today I present the first installment of what I hope will be an ongoing series: The Deranged Dictionary. These are words that I think would be fun to have in our collective vocabulary, with helpful illustrations of their (intended) usage.

If you use a Deranged Dictionary word in conversation, please let me know!  When I get enough submissions, I’ll make a page for them on the site.

Now, on to this week’s comic!




(Maybe I’m just bitter because e-mails about flowers get more fan mail than I do.)