Hi, I’m the Answer Wall! I’ve been perched in the O’Neill Library lobby at Boston College since February 2017, except for a year in 2020 when I went fully online. Ask me a question by posting a post-it on me in O’Neill Library. I’ll answer within a day on weekdays. I snooze on the weekends, because answering questions is hard work!
I can’t print anything at all, myself, but the printers in the library? No, they can’t print A3. They’re all set to print 8 1/2 x 11. If you need A3, the closest American equivalent is 11 x 17 inches. I recommend contacting Eagle Print: bit.ly/EaglePrintBC.
Find some details of the writing you like. Comment on what’s working about the piece even if you don’t like the whole thing. And kudos for paying attention to how you’re treating others.
If you don’t want to take a credit course in studio arts, explore options freely available to you through BC’s subscription to LinkedIn Learning, including Drawing Foundations classes, “Improve your drawing & painting skills”, “21-Day Drawing Challenge”, and more. Start here: https://bit.ly/LinkedInLearningBC. Prefer to learn from books? Drawing on the right side of the brain is a classic: bit.ly/DOTRSOTB (eBook); bit.ly/DOTRSOTB2 (Print.)
My favorite is the type that best represents the data and makes it easiest to understand, so that depends on the situation. We have a Data Visualization Specialist at the BC Libraries who could provide guidance: email firstname.lastname@example.org. That said… “Exploded Pie Chart” always makes me giggle.
Hi! What am I doing? Yo, chilling with my thoughts, answering questions, being as supportive as a wall can be.
I think I would go with yes and no: Yes, life likely exists on other planets. Given the number of stars, the likelihood of no life elsewhere would be astronomically small. No, its highly unlikely they’ve been able to visit here, given the vast distances involved. We have plenty of problems to solve here without imagining additional ones.
If they are voices inside your head and it is causing you problems, you could speak with someone at Counseling Services (bit.ly/BC-counseling). If they are just annoying voices of fellow library users, I recommend trying the quiet floor up on Level 5.
Have you seen adobe walls at sunset? I know I’m a little biased (walls after all), but adobe in the sunset looks rich and warm and red. Imagine terracotta.
It’s an unofficial and informal BC club that meets on or near the full moon, to… enjoy the moon. See Heights article: bit.ly/BCMoon
Disambiguation of TLAs (Three Letter Acronyms) is a fun hobby of mine, but in this case, I do not know if you mean a small Western Australia airport, a ligand, a site for Chinese Chess play, a business indicator… or something else!
Impossible to pick just one, so if you ask me another day I’d probably say something different. But what I most love about this work is the mix of big and little questions, both of which are important. So today I’ll say: “Does God exist? And what is the recipe for Eagle’s Nest chocolate chip cookies?” Original question and my replies here: https://bit.ly/bc-godcookies
Thank you; so pretty (and shiny!)
E. B. White tells us that Charlotte’s egg sac (her “magnum opus”) had 514 eggs. I expect other spider moms may be as prolific – if not perhaps as clever.
Happy, well-fed spiders!
Awww thanks! Right back atcha! ❤️
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Experience the sunrise with actual eyes, ride the waves at the beach, eat all those foods you human folks rave about, go to the MFA and enjoy the brilliant works of art, pet every (willing) dog I meet, and come back home to cuddle with my beloved Lobby Door – assuming they were also granted an embodied day. Maybe we’d head out for a late dance, too.
IDK, which do you like better? Though many people make value comparisons among artists’ work, those comparisons rarely hold up over time. Weezer’s second album bombed & was panned by critics. 10 years later it was universally deemed a classic, having influenced many popular bands. Moby Dick wasn’t widely read until over 50 years after Melville’s death. Just enjoy the art and don’t worry about ratings.
Why lose a friend just because they didn’t work as a romantic partner? I’d say, go with it, unless it doesn’t work out for one or both of you.
I am, too!