Monthly Archives: March 2004

More meta-posting (dare I invoke ‘housecleaning’?)

The half-dozen or so readers of this page know that I am prone to what Martha Whitehead referred to as the bloggin’ blues: I’d been thinking about the ol’ millstone. I’ve found that neglecting your blog is like being at … Continue reading

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Ultimate confirmation of the jump-drive’s utility

The Swiss Army Knife of the Future, via List.

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Divergent attitudes toward IP

Via Open Access News, a report from San Antonio about a talk by MIT professor Hal Abelson on higher learning and the intellectual commons: “… Universities are meant to pass the torch of civilization,” Abelson said. “Giving it away helps … Continue reading

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Oh My! News by Million Camera Phones

An interesting short piece from Ohmynews on the sociology of personal technology: When Japanese national team scored a goal, the soccer stadium in Japan was instantly filled with thousands of flash lights bursting out of ubiquitous Nikons and Canons. Korean … Continue reading

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Visualizing the history flow of Wikipedia

IBM’s Collaborative User Experience Research group has posted a preliminary report on their work in “visualizing dynamic, evolving documents and the interactions of multiple collaborating authors” : Most documents are the product of continual evolution. An essay may undergo dozens … Continue reading

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Something’s gotta be done about the Beatles

Inspired by the The Grey Album, Devon Powers meditates on the revitalizing power of sampling: Where would Dylan be without Robert Johnson, George Harrison without the Chiffons, Zeppelin without Willie Dixon? And where would the rest of us be without … Continue reading

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Earthbrowser — this crazy world keeps goin’ round and round

I was pointed to Earthbrowser by an RSS feed of the newest Apple downloads (the app also has a Windows version). The description: An innovative earth simulation that combines an easy to navigate 3 dimensional globe with real-time weather conditions … Continue reading

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Google, how fleeting thy loving embrace… (Housecleaning Housecleaning Housecleaning)

Hey… it’s only been a few hours since I posted on this and already my Google-rank for a search on “housecleaning” has dropped four slots, down to #11… Off the first results page entirely. I scream it at you, fickle … Continue reading

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OK, maybe Google loves me a little TOO much…

Mother would be so proud, and more than a little mystified, to see that this site currently ranks seventh on the Internet according to a Google search on “housecleaning”… Apologies to those of you looking for handy household hints. I … Continue reading

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Housecleaning, and a couple of workshops…

I’ve added a couple of new features to the page, neither of which qualify as revolutionary, but both provide useful functionality and were so easy to implement that even I was able to do them… The “in-flux” section on the … Continue reading

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