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Member: JonathanGorman

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About meI'm a programmer/librarian hybrid, working for the U of I.

I love games of all types, although lately I've been focusing on "gamers" board games and card games.

On the culinary front, lately I've been getting into sausage making and hoping to get more into beer making. The sausage making stems mostly from the fact I really like a wide variety of sausage and just can't find many good ones locally.

Halloween is my favorite holiday, by far. If I ever got more money and time than I knew what to do with I suspect I'd be one of those people who end up creating elaborate boobytraps and the like to terrify trick-or-treaters.

I having been reading more comic books, sci-fi, and fantasy the past few years instead of "serious literature." Not that I don't like serious literature, I just tend to notice the other stuff more.

About my librarySome day I'll add all my books. For now at least I'll try to track my reading. Friends half-joked that I got a library degree just to supply my book habit. They may be right.

Groups#librarything - the IRC channel, Booze!, Bug Collectors, Comics, Cookbookers, FantasyFans, Food History, Gamers, GSLISers @ UofI, Hacking LibraryThingshow all groups

Favorite authorsRay Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, H. P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresDowntown Books and News, Half Price Books - Countryside, Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe, Powell's Books on Hawthorne, Powell's City of Books (Portland), Powell's Technical Books, The Book Bin, The Regulator Bookshop, Uncle Hugo's Science Fiction Bookstore

Favorite librariesThe Urbana Free Library


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Real nameJon Gorman

LocationChampaign IL

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Member sinceFeb 19, 2007

Currently readingThe Century's Best Horror Fiction: Volume 2 by John Pelan
Four Greek plays by Dudley Fitts
Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship by Robert C. Martin
The Oxford guide to card games by David Sidney Parlett
The adobo road cookbook : a Filipino food journey : from food blog, to food truck, and beyond by Marvin Gapultos
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Thanks for the heads up on American Mobbing. I have added it to my wish list. I learned about this riot, and two others, while doing research for a paper I am writing. The descriptions of the causes for them was very … vague and sometimes contradictory and none of the explanations were logical but all I needed was the fact that bridges over the canal that defined the neighborhood were barricaded to give weight to my argument that the neighborhood could be thought of as a walled city and that as Lewis Mumford said in his book The City in History the wall created a sense of belonging for those inside and created an “us” and “them” attitude. The riot over the Papal representative was in the city center and did not support my argument so I dropped it and forgot about it until seeing that book’s description.

It would be interesting if events in Rome could cause civil disturbances in Ohio even in the middle of the 19th century.

Google Books is a great resource. I have used it for the last two years to great success. My best success with it was finding a footnote in an 18th century edition of Herodotus that verified that the “nitrous odor” Herodotus wrote about was indeed a nitrate fertilizer. Modern authors did not mention it, they might not even know or care that nitrogen is the most important of the three elements in chemical fertilizers.
FYI, Tim fixed the bug, but you still need to go back and edit your message for it to take effect. See this topic
Your post with the link to didn't work. See my first post on the "sound off" thread.
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