Archive for September, 2006

2 on Wikipedia: Finkelstein Wants Bio out of Wikipedia & Boston-area Wikipedians

Saturday, September 30th, 2006

"My article is still there, at the moment. But I wish it weren’t," writes Seth Finkelstein, a noted programmer working against censorware, at the end of an editorial about what it’s like to be a living person with a biography in Wikipedia that gets vandalized and republished outside of his control. Of course, now that […]

NPR is Looking for a Blogger

Friday, September 29th, 2006

National Public Radio (NPR) wants to hire a blogger. Can I just say: !!!!!!!!!!!!!! er, Hooray! I admit that I’m extremely tempted to apply, though I probably won’t. I wonder if telecommuting is a possibility … Thanks for the pointer, RTE. = )

Banned Books Week Reading: My Brother Sam is Dead

Friday, September 29th, 2006

I know some of you were hoping I would have kept up with reading a book a day for Banned Books Week, but I just couldn’t do that with My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln and Christopher Collier because of my busy schedule. I really enjoyed the book. Using a boy as the […]

No Cookies In The Library Sesame Street Classic

Friday, September 29th, 2006

YouTube is offering a Sesame Street Classic: No cookies in the library Enjoy! by Rich

More laptop battery recalls

Friday, September 29th, 2006 is reporting that there are more laptop battery recalls in the near future from Sony:… Lenovo is recalling Sony batteries from their Thinkpad notebooks:… Here’s more info on the Apple iBook G4 and Powerbook G4 recalls… NotebookReview offers reviews, news and deals on PC and Apple notebooks. I recently purchase a […]


Friday, September 29th, 2006

Wikibooks, in the same vein as Wikipedia, offers a collection of free, open-content textbooks that you can edit. link via LibrarianinBlack

Free Museum Day Sept 30

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Various musuems across the country are having a free Museum Day on Saturday, September 30 joining the Smithsonian Institution in offering free admission to visitors. The Museum of Fine Arts, Plimouth Plantation, USS Constitution Museum and various Massachusetts Audubon Wildlife sanctuaries are some of the participating museums in the Boston area. You do have to […]

Map Thief Sentenced to 42 Months

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

A man whole stole about $3 million in maps from a number of libraries received a sentence of 42 months in prison. The New York Times and others have more. I can’t remember if I mentioned his crimes in this space before and I don’t have time to look right now … Addendum 10/19: I […]

Mass Deleting Comment Spam

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

Firefox’ Web Developers Toolbar’s Populate Form Fields option works on comment spam, too, of course. The trick with Manila is getting a window in Firefox where the browser’s toolbars appear. One way to do that is by using this URL for comments:…. Replace jkbaumga with the directory of your blog and n with the number […]

Banned Books Week Reading: More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Yesterday, I exchanged Alvin Schwartz’ Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark for More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, since I had already read the former. Another thin book with large type, I finished the book already. I started reading it just before bed and stopped after a story about a man being […]