Monthly Archives: June 2009


A New Role for the Bookstore

Today’s Boston Globe has an article about the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center, Vermont, which looks like a classic bookstore, but has taken a big step into the future. Northshire has installed an Espresso Book Machine, dubbed “Lurch” by the staff, which prints books on demand for customers while they wait. The Globe article is accompanied by a short video that shows the machine in action, and this will be of particular interest to librarians.

Northshire is “the first independent bookstore in the United States to install the clattering book machine. If Northshire can make money printing books downloaded from massive online catalogs, it will show how small brick-and-mortar bookshops might be able to match the overwhelming variety of products offered by … giant online retailer[s].” The producer of the machine, On Demand Books, has contracted with several major publishers to make their titles available through the Espresso Machine; in addition, the “machines can also access thousands of titles that are in the public domain and available on the Internet.” According to the On Demand website, the Espresso machine has been installed in several libraries and in a number of college and university bookstores. “It could streamline the traditional book supply chain, with much less need for space in warehouses, inventory on hand, shipping expenses, or management of returns.” Although the impact on libraries is not discussed in the article, several spring to mind immediately. The machine could obviate the need for interlibrary loans, and could vastly expand the resources available to a library’s community without the need for more shelf space.


Entertainment in Iguassu Falls


Macuco SafariAn option for those visiting the Brazilian falls who want a little more action:

The adventure begins inside the Iguassu National Park, tourists embark  in open jeep-towed wagons that permit an unobstructed view of the scenery along the trail. During the stretch of three kilometers through the jungle, guides point out examples of the flora and fauna of the Park.

The Hike

The second stage, a stretch of 600 meters (optional), is a hike on a trail that leads to a waterfall baptized “Macuco Falls“. The waterfall – perfect for a refreshing dip on days of intense heat – spills down from a height of approximately 20 meters.

Waterfall Shower

In a motorized boat traveling upriver, the captain manuvers the boat in order to get close enough to provide the passengers with a quick and refreshing shower in the falls.

Location: Cataratas Highway, km 25, Iguassu National Park, Iguassu Falls, Parana, Brazil.

Open: 7 days-a-week from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. During day-light Savings Time from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Departures: Every 10 minutes Duration: 1h 45 mins.

Boat Capacity: 25 people.

Note:Children 0-6 free, 7-12 half-price.

Plaza Foz
A musical melting pot, with ingredients from the Brazilian, Argentine and Paraguayan culture. The show brings together the typical  dances of the three countries, the guarani, samba and tango.

The show includes a changing sceneary, and displays the traditions of each country through impeccable costumes,  projections and slides, regional musicians and instruments.

The show opens with a presentation on the legend of Naipi and Tarobá.

Open: Tuesday through Sunday
Time: 23h15 to 21h30

Source: Mackenzie


Jungle Snake Game


Lion spotting in Gir

It’s a strange thought. The king of the jungle is comparitively low profile and less in the spotlight than our national animal, the tiger. On a more positive note, it is also less threatened. So for both reasons, tourists and poachers alike flock to the tiger reserves than to the one major lion sanctuary we have in the country.

Sasan Gir in Gujarat may draw lesser crowds but it clearly is an important stopover on any wildlife lover’s circuit. With about 300 lions, Gir Forest National Park & Wildlife Sanctuary is a dry, deciduous forest spread over about 1400 sq.kms.

Gir can be approached from Junagadh, 60kms away or Veraval, 40kms.


Club Penguin Dj3k Cheat-Yellow Puffle

Take your Yellow Club Penguin Puffle into DJ3K with you to earn more coins, heres how!

yellow puffle game cheat6

Go to your igloo and open your yellow puffles playercard, if you dont have a yellow puffle you can buy one at the Pet Shop! When your puffle’s playercard is open click the leash (to walk your puffle). Make sure your yellow puffle is being walked and appears on your penguin playercard.

mix music

yellow puffle game cheat2

Open the map and go to the Town – Night Club. When in the Night Club click on the Mixing Equipment to play DJ3K.

yellow puffle game cheat3

Select the track you want to play.

yellow puffle game cheat4

yellow puffle game cheat5

Your yellow puffle will appear in DJ3K with you and earn you more coins. Your puffle will also dance along as you mix music!


banzai jungle blast water park

Buy Cheap Banzai Jungle Blast Water Park

Buy Low Price From Here Now
Jungle Blast Slide allows you to take a wild ride with five water activities: shoot down the steep tree house slide, rumble down the curving tunnel slide, blast water with the cannon, cool off under the tropical waterfall and splash around in the giant pool. Features heavy-duty construction and comes with continuous-airflow blower motor for easy inflation. Adult supervision recommended. It measures 11.5′L x 14′W x 17.5′H and it can hold up to 400 pounds……..
Readmore read more »


Steve Jobs back at work, Apple says

Apple CEO Steve Jobs is back at work after a six-month medical leave, splitting his time between the office and working from home, the company said Monday. But Jobs’ return may do little to quell speculation about his health and future role at the hip tech company.


Europe getting a universal cell-phone charger

The frantic hunt for the right cell phone charger will soon be a thing of the past — in Europe at least — as major manufacturers on Monday agreed to introduce a universal adaptor within six months.


Iran confirms election win by Ahmadinejad

Saying it had completed an investigation into alleged voter irregularities, Iran’s election authority has stood by its findings that gave hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad an overwhelming victory that sparked more than two weeks of chaos in the streets.


Honduran police, demonstrators clash

The president of the U.N. General Assembly scheduled a noon session Monday to discuss the situation in Honduras, following a military-led coup that ousted the sitting president.