Archive for January, 2006

Fewer Features in the Aggregator

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

Some of the changes I’m not too crazy about in this new version of Manila are to the aggregator. The links to the source, a way to isolate that source in the aggregator, and sometimes permalinks and comment links are all gone. Many times, when I find something I want to blog about in my […]

Frassle’s Back

Monday, January 30th, 2006

After a few weeks of downtime, Shimon put Frassle back online. I love Frassle. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know that. I’d been so busy in the fall, I hadn’t had much time to work on it or read some of the Frassle blogs. Seeing the note on the front […]

On the Media on Google and Privacy

Sunday, January 29th, 2006

The radio show On the Media discusses 2 items related to Google. Googly Eyes looks at Google’s decision to release a version compliant with the Chinese government’s Internet filtering demands. Cloak and Swagger examines issues about Internet privacy and some ways people might be able to get some anonymity online.

The World as News

Friday, January 27th, 2006

This map of the world flashing news items reminds me a lot of the World as a Blog, which relates blog posts to their geographic coordinates. What’s Up?’s time zone markings are really handy. (Is anyone else in the wrong time zone/geographic area? I wonder why I am, especially since the time and GMT -5 […]

Getting Responses to Comments via E-mail

Friday, January 27th, 2006

A few of you have asked me about getting e-mailed responses to comments. In Manila (this blog platform), you have to jump through a few hoops to do it. If you aren’t already a member of the site, join. Membership has its privileges. Log in. Comment. Go to the discussion group. Find the comment for […]

Newton Librarians Insist: FBI, Get a Warrant Before Seizing Equipment

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

When the FBI tried to remove computers from a Newton, Massachusetts, library, the librarians insisted on the FBI presenting them with a warrant before taking the equipment. The Newton TAB gives a more detailed account. Jessamyn has a bit about this situation, too. Thanks for the link, Matt! Addenda 2/7: Richard Cravatts, a Boston University […]

Why Blogging is Important

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

Hoder, a blogger of Iranian descent, is going to Israel to present a portrait of the country to his 20,000+ readers, which includes many Iranians. "As a citizen journalist, I’m going to show my 20,000 daily Iranian readers what Israel really looks like and how people live there. The Islamic Republic has long portrayed Israel […]

Consortium Attempts to Protect Journal Issues Digitally

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

A consortium of universities, libraries, and interested parties is developing a digital archive of journal issues in case publishers disappear, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Adapting Lots of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe (Lockss) software, the archive is called Controlled Lockss, or Clockss.

Village Voice on Wikipedia; Wikipedia’s General Counsel at Berkman Tuesday

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

A coworker pointed me to the Village Voice’s examination of Wikipedia. It includes a nice history of the project, too. Wikipedia’s general counsel, Brad Patrick, will visit Berkman on Tuesday (1/31) for their luncheon series. To attend, please RSVP to  rsvp at no later than noon on Friday (1/27). It’ll be Webcast….), too, […]

Old Fashioned Blogging

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

A really cool thing happened to me the other night. I wanted to blog about it, but the server hosting the blog where it would go has been down for a few days and won’t come back for a while. I messaged a friend the story, then sat on my hands. At a party, I […]