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Design in 6 Minutes and 40 Seconds

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

And now for something completely different … It’s been a while since I’ve just blogged something for the sake of being an on-the-spot blogger. Tonight’s blog group is visiting Pecha Kucha Night Boston #4, hosted by group member Brett Stilwell. The idea is that we geeky types will live blog, Twitter, photograph, film, and otherwise […]

Simple Ergonomic Hints

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

It’s been a little while since I’ve talked about ergonomics. Here’s a decent list from HRWorld with simple tips for creating an ergonomic work space. Ergonomic advantages to working from home include more freedom to get up and wander around, work while standing in front of the stove if that’s more comfortable, and set up […]

Cup of Coffee in Seattle on Wednesday Evening, Anyone?

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

"Meet me at the coffee shop We can dance like Iggy Pop" –Red Hot Chili Peppers, Coffee Shop Can someone please recommend a coffee shop or cafe in Seattle near the Seattle Center or Belltown that’s like Toscanini’s in Cambridge, Massachusetts: tea, coffee, steamed milk, inexpensive light snacks and/or sandwiches (ice cream a plus), a […]

A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace

Sunday, December 31st, 2006

John Perry Barlow asserts some ideas about the role of government in cyberspace in A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace.

Turn The Page

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

Greetings There’s a new library cartoon called Turn the page… If you liked the Unshelved strip, then you’ll like this one! links via LibrarianinBlack:

Thoughts about Monetizing Amateur Videos Online

Saturday, November 4th, 2006

I caught a bit on National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition Saturday that dovetails on yesterday’s post about YouTube and copyright law. Laura Sydell explores how some amateur videos are making money on the Internet, including videos from Entertainment for the Curious Mind, popular for films showing how the candy Mentos can make Diet Coke […]

Monterey Bay Aquarium on Nature

Sunday, October 8th, 2006

Many people have told me to go to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, if I ever happen to be in Monterey, California. Since some of you are headed to Monterey in about two weeks for Internet Librarian 2006, I thought I should point out that next week’s (Sunday, October 15) edition of Nature is about the […]

Campus Conversations

Friday, September 1st, 2006

Pat here. I came across an advertisement for this on the way back from lunch today — it’s a group that aims to compare the results of people learning about and having a structured conversation on a topic, followed by a poll, against simply having the poll from the start. The topics are those of […]

Paul Graham

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

Paul Graham is a well known IT essayist. Many of his essays are online, and are quite fun to read.


Monday, August 21st, 2006

Bewarre of the Pirates! Thar they be! Dude, Talk like a Pirate Day is next month.