Monthly Archives: July 2006

Fair is fair – Google Video allows precision pointing

I’m not above a little Google bashing, but this ability of Google Video to enter any clip at a defined point deseves some love. So, if I would like to point you directly to Jesco White’s danced-up version of the … Continue reading

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RSS and the academic library — (still the freakin' coolest)

Long-time readers will know all about my long-time admiration for UBC’s librarians. Yesterday was a notable new chapter in the saga, as 35 of our university’s finest information specialists (with more on a waiting list) packed into a lab for … Continue reading

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Instructional music mash-up, and my inability to learn alone

My buddy Rob is always good for throwing me groovy web video links — I could probably maintain a decent blog just ripping him off. A couple weeks back he turned me on to this inspired mash-up of three instructional … Continue reading

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Once again, The Chronicle explores the perils of scholarly blogging…

The Chronicle of Higher Education has opened up access (there would have been a predictable backlash had they decided otherwise) to a forum discussion concerning the case of Juan Cole, Professor of Modern Middle East and South Asian History at … Continue reading

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And now he is four…

The latest birthday seems to call for it, but I really can’t write a post that does justice to my little man Harry. I hope it suffices to say that while fatherhood has been the greatest challenge of my life, … Continue reading

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The Wikipedia Web

Bryan Alexander points to a Washington Post article on Wikipedia that treats the subject with “a breezy mixture of sneer and fear.” (Does fear encompass the evident ignorance?) He notes that “In educational settings, I’m still getting signals that the … Continue reading

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Oh yeah, this blogging thing…

As so often happens after a stint of work travel, I got out of rhythm here after the Arizona/Comox/Croatia tripleplay and have yet to regain my blogging legs. In response to a few kind queries, I am indeed alive. No … Continue reading

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