Category: Nebraska

November 3rd, 2017 by Michael Sauers

Driving by this huge greenhouse lit by purple lights at night is wonderful. Some day I’m going to have to see if I can actually get a tour of the inside.

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October 17th, 2014 by Michael Sauers

Skrillex show

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June 13th, 2014 by Michael Sauers


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June 9th, 2014 by Michael Sauers

Yesterday, Mary and I ended up having dinner at Pho Factory on N 27th here in Lincoln. We’ll definitely be going back.

As an appetizer we had the Shrimp Sweet Potato cakes. Despite whatever Mary says, the shirmp heads were fun to eat.

Shrimp Sweet Potato Cakes Shrimp Sweet Potato Cakes (1)Shrimp Sweet Potato Cakes (2)

Then as main dishes Mary had the Grilled Noodle Bowl with shrimp, pork, and egg roll. Finally she’s found a local replacement for our favorite dish back in Aurora, CO.

Grilled Noodle Bowl with Shrimp, Pork & Egg Roll

I had the Carmalize [sic] Shrimp and Bacon in a clay pot. IT wasn’t bacon as us americans would expect, more of a fatty pork but totally yummy.

Carmalize Shrimp & Bacon

Unfortunately, I forgot to ask how spicy my dish was and let’s just say I’m glad for the hearty portion of steamed rice that came with my dinner. And that’s after I removed all these chilies!

Chilis removed from my dinner

With tip, the dinner ran about $40. It was more than we had planned on spending but it was totally worth it.


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May 8th, 2014 by Michael Sauers

ncompassLiveMed.jpgThis presentation will share the lessons learned in introducing the GAFE (Google Apps for Education) products to fourth grade students earlier this spring. Presenter: Cynthia Stogdill: School Librarian at Bellfield/Milliken Park Elementary at Fremont (NE) Public Schools. Tech Nerd, Cat Lover, and Massive Reader. Passionate about teaching research and authentic learning.

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Google-Apps-LogoIn this monthly feature of NCompass Live, the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Michael Sauers, will discuss the tech news of the month and share new and exciting tech for your library. There will also be plenty of time in each episode for you to ask your tech questions. So, bring your questions with you, or send them in ahead of time, and Michael will have your answers.

NCompass Live is broadcast live on Wednesdays, from 10am – 11am Central Time. Convert to your time zone on the Official U.S. Time website or use the World Clock Time Zone Converter. In the Time Zone Converter, NCompass Live is broadcast from U.S.A – Nebraska – Lincoln.

Sessions are recorded for anyone who may want to see them again or who cannot attend them at the scheduled time. Registration is not required to view the archived recordings.

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March 14th, 2014 by Michael Sauers

Did you know that Google News has an amazing archive of scanned newspapers from the mid-1800s through the early 2000s? Availability of issues varies significantly from title to title but is completely browseable and searchable. Check it out @

Omaha Daily Republican 1

Omaha Daily Republican 2

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December 7th, 2013 by Michael Sauers

I didn’t know this was a “thing” in Lincoln…

Snowball Fight Zone

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November 27th, 2013 by Michael Sauers


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November 8th, 2013 by Michael Sauers

UNL logoPrinting has entered the z-axis.

Having purchased a desktop 3-D printer in August, Print Services is offering use of the machine to all faculty, staff and students. The new service was unveiled during the Supplier Showcase on Oct. 22.

“3-D printing has been around for 20 or 30 years, but it is only just becoming affordable,” said David Hadenfeldt, director of print, copy, mail and distribution services. “Really, it’s the most exciting thing to come along in printing since color.”

3-D printers work by reading a digital file from a computer, then using a heated material — primarily plastic or metal — to build the object paper-thin layer after layer.

The Print Services machine, a MakerBot Replicator 2, uses a corn-based (PLA) plastic to create objects. While a variety of colors is available, Print Services currently can craft objects that are semi-transparent, white or red.

The technology is nothing new to campus. Engineering and architecture have 3-D printers, but both reserve use to students within the colleges.

“Our machine is available to anyone at UNL,” said Hadenfeldt. “It is also available as a back-up machine to those in the colleges.”

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November 8th, 2013 by Michael Sauers

e15-labelIn many parts of the country, it’s time to put your lawn mower away for the winter if you haven’t already. You should have run the equipment until the gas tank is empty before putting the items away for the year. What you may not know is that the gas you use all season long can damage your gardening gear if you aren’t careful, thanks to ethanol.

Yes, where you find the E15 fuel, there are warning labels on gas pumps, but they’re probably smaller than the signs advertising the sandwiches and donuts inside the store. They’re easy to miss. If you’ve been filling your home gas tank during regular trips to fuel your car, you may have a bad time.

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