A little indexing humor….

I think we indexers often need a laugh, so I wanted to share a link that I discovered while doing some research in preparation for an embedded index project that I expect to have later this summer and fall.

On the Leverage Technologies website, while looking up some information on IXMLembedder, under the resources I found a section on Indexing Humor about Indexing & Indexers.

I especially enjoyed the limericks and haiku but got smiles out of a lot of the other things there (in addition to the information I went looking for).

Chicago ASI Convention

Another inspiring ASI convention in Chicago! ASI members know about the Order of the Kohlrabi–our service recognition, but what about the actual vegetable? Well, if you were at the convention you heard that there is a kohlrabi cookbook in the making. We’ll be looking for member volunteers to submit recipes, and to test recipes using kohlrabi.

Given the frequency with which just saying kohlrabi in reference to the vegetable elicits puzzled looks, I’m going to post a couple pictures of this weird, but wonderful, vegetable for reference.

Despite all the photographs I’ve taken for http://www.a-single-serving.com, I find that I’ve not a single one of kohlrabi, so I’m taking these from my favorite source of seed for both common and esoteric vegetables and herbs: Johnny’s Select Seeds¬†. (These images don’t constitute an endorsement of these particular varieties–that has to depend on where, and for what purpose, it will be grown–but will give you an idea of what this weird thing is when you encounter it.)


You’ll see both the purple and the white (probably most common) varieties¬†in the markets, and it may well be seasonal as it is a crop most often seen in cool weather.