Monthly Archives: March 2006

Let them scream for cake

A father-son milestone — our first airplay on WFMU. Last week Kenny G. (featured in my recent WFMU marathon plug) challenged listeners to submit their covers and remixes of Todd Colby’s Cake (MP3 1.3 MB), a long-time staple of his … Continue reading

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Navigate your del.icio.us tags without leaving your site

Thanks to one of our UBC whiz kids, Enej Bajgoric, for developing and sharing some code that lets me render not only my del.ico.us tagcloud, but to navigate it for resources and related tags — all within my site, maintaining … Continue reading

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Presentation @ UBC: “The Structure of Collaborative Tagging Systems”

Thanks to Philip Jeffrey for alerting me to this talk by Scott Golder tomorrow: Scott Golder, a researcher at the Information Dynamics Laboratory at HP Labs in Palo Alto, CA will be visiting our Human Communications Lab on Wednesday, March … Continue reading

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Weblog-based Tronti symposium: train-wreck a comin’

Lured by an intriguing post on Posthegemony, I rashly offered to join in to the just-launched Symposium on Mario Tronti’s The Strategy of the Refusal hosted over on Long Sunday… A perusal of the participant list will quickly reveal I … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a blogfunk…

Please forgive one of my periodic self-concerned posts. It’s not like Downes’s hiatus, but I have been quiet here. There have been a few kind souls who have sent me messages of the ‘are you OK?’ variety. Not to dwell … Continue reading

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Whatever you call it, it’s yummy

I tend to agree with D’Arcy, and exhibit a similar gag-reflex when someone drops the term “Web 2.0” on me. But as Darren points out in the ensuing comments, it can be hard to resist when you are trying to … Continue reading

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From the Mothership: Big News and Strange News

The headline and photo filled up half of my morning paper’s front-page, above the fold: UBC scores coup by luring Nobel physicist The University of British Columbia has scored a major academic coup, snagging an American Nobel Prize winner with … Continue reading

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Coolest fundraising imaginable

Regular readers of this weblog are undoubtedly tired of my repeated references to WFMU, but the station remains my most vital cultural touchstone (they run one of my favorite weblogs too). The station (freeform legends since the 1960’s) is a … Continue reading

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