My week in Twitter

I feel like a traitor eating TX barbecue. Mighty tasty though. # Off to see the Golden Dragon Acrobats at the Carolina Theater. If C were any more excited, she might start generating electricity. # All of this has happened before, & it all will happen again. BSG? No: the opening narration of the Disney Peter Pan, believe it or not. # @jherndon01 I'd argue that distinction gets lost sometimes.. Read More


I’ve never bothered to change the theme on this blog, mostly out of laziness, but mostly out of apathy. Now, of course, I’d be surprised if anyone who reads this blog (all 3 of you) read it by visiting its URL — I’m sure you read it in your RSS readers. So, of course, for reasons passing understanding, I was seized with the urge to change my blog theme tonight… Read More

My week in Twitter

O Roomba, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. # I'm reaching the limit of my awk scripting skills. Dear world: anyone know anyone whose brain I could pick? # My Millennial score is 39. Pew has identified me squarely as GenX. I am amused. Also, square may be the operative word here. # The cat has destroyed a plant pot in a really interesting & novel.. Read More

My Life in Twitter

Inspired by Scott‘s My Day of Twitter posts and Dave‘s Twitter digest posts, I’ve decided to also digest my Twitter feed to this blog. I’ve installed Twitter Tools, and if I’ve set it up right, it will be making posts in the wee hours of Sunday nights, digesting my week’s worth of tweets. Daily digests seemed like overkill to me: I don’t tweet anything on some days, sometimes for days.. Read More

More on Social Media Classroom

I promised in a previous post that I would document my experience using Social Media Classroom for my Digital Libraries course, and here it is, almost Spring Break, and I haven’t revisited the topic. So here we go. In fact, the primary reason I haven’t written much about SMC is that we’re actually not using it much. There have only been 10 posts to the blog, 6 of which have.. Read More

Why I heart Carolina BLU

For some reason, I have this bad habit of mostly writing blog posts, never finishing them, and then ignoring them for months. This one, I started writing the better part of a year ago, and I’ve only just stumbled across it again. I am hereby finishing it: Chip GrawOzburn and I were having a conversation in my office a few days ago [read: months ago], when some student library worker.. Read More


I returned from the iConference a few days ago… after changing my flight to one earlier in the day, which I’m very glad I did, as others got stuck in Urbana-Champaign on account of the weather there. But that’s neither here nor there (so to speak). I’m writing this post to document some of my impressions and thoughts about, and to generally debrief from the conference. Up front, I need.. Read More

My adventures with Social Media Classroom

I’m using Social Media Classroom for my Digital Libraries course this semester. Why? Why not. Yes, it’s a new tool to learn, my students aren’t familiar with it, so it will be a learning curve for all of us. But one thing I’ve learned about myself is that I have a need to always be doing something new (a personality trait that got me into some trouble as a younger.. Read More

ASIST 2009 Wordle

Inspired by KT’s excellent wordle image of her Pharmacy Librarian blog, I decided to create a wordle of — don’t ask me why — the session titles at the upcoming ASIST conference. Note that this is just session titles, not abstracts, and does not include the titles of pre-conference seminars, social events, governance, or the plenary sessions. I don’t know, do you think this conference might have something to do.. Read More

The Not-so-Perpetual Beta

One of the tenets of Web 2.0, according to Tim O’Reilly’s seminal article, is “the perpetual beta.” That is, “the product is developed in the open, with new features slipstreamed in on a monthly, weekly, or even daily basis.” Well, Web 2.0-ish applications seem to be shedding beta-ness fast and furious lately: first Gmail, now Remember The Milk. I know, I know: two datapoints does not a trend make. Also,.. Read More