Welcome to the first episode of Generating X! This is a show about the pop culture and events surrounding Generation X. From the movies to the music to video games and television, Generating X looks at the signs of the times — the times being from the late 70s to the mid 90s.

On this first episode, Dan takes a look at one of the most important heroes in video gaming history, and why they’re so special!

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And music from the original Metroid for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Almost everybody who uses a computer winds up typing something sooner or later. Heck, Dan is typing this… right now… on a computer! So join him for a show about getting more out of typing with text expansion!

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Cyberpunk Librarian is back!

Do you have to do repetitive tasks on your computer? Gotta do the same thing over and over again, week in and week out? Weren’t computers supposed to make this job easier? Join Dan as he dives into the problems he’s faced with repetitive jobs and how he automated his way out of them. Then, try it yourself! A couple hours of coding can save you days of work later on!

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  • MCLD SlideGen – Easily make web slides for Polaris PowerPAC.
  • PUMMEL 2.0 – Handles unclaimed holds fees and processing in Polaris ILS.
  • AutoHotkey – The duct tape programming language that just freakin’ works.
  • Visual Studio – It’s free now. You should try it.
  • ImageMagick – Arcane, strange, eldritch, but incredibly useful.
  • PHP – Because sometimes, ya gotta.

Slide Examples

A generic slide with generic fonts and colours. Fonts and colours can be changed to suit your designs and desires!

Generic slide

This is a slide as it actually appears on the library website! As you can see, it looks a bit better when you tweak it to your needs. See more.
Actual library slide

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Join the Cyberpunk Librarian as he digs deeper into the topic of Minecraft and helps the uninitiated get themselves up to speed! After all, you might want to do some Minecraft things at your library, but what do you do when your co-workers don’t know a diamond pick from a Creeper’s behind? You can start by sharing this show with them!

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