Gosh, my own tv show? What should I talk about…

August 27, 2007 at 8:26 pm (Uncategorized)


Of course, tv is bad enough these days without me adding my personal brand of tripe to the mix.


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Still in control of my addiction. Mostly.

August 27, 2007 at 6:50 pm (Uncategorized)

61%How Addicted to Blogging Are You?

Apparently that’s how addicted to blogging I am.  So I have 3 blogs that i keep for work, work, and normal life.  And I post on all of them.  But I haven’t ever “Live Blogged,” and i don’t evangelize to others that they should start their own blog.  Whew!  On the other hand, I am now blogging about blog-addiction, which actually makes me more addicted (according to the survey) than if i had blogged about something else.

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August 23, 2007 at 11:21 pm (Uncategorized)

Now I just need to think up the perfect definition for my new word…

Anyway, in other news, the wiki has had over 20,000 page loads. That’s super cool! Also, things are moving along for my library to do it’s 2.0 program. I’ll be taking things from the wiki and reformatting them into a blog. We’ll see how that goes…

I’ve also done some fiddling with geni, an online genealogy tool for building family trees. It’s a lot of fun. Pros: You can network with your family members – you can give them access to the tree, and they can add or edit where they see fit. That can also be a con, I suppose. It’s also very easy to use.

Cons: There does not appear to be a way to import genealogy information from other programs. So if you’ve got 50,000 names in your current program, you’re looking at re-typing them all in one at a time.

So, for people just starting genealogy, or wanting a fun project, geni might be a good fit, but serious genealogists might have a different opinion about its functionality, compared with some of the programs you can get.

On the other hand, it’s free.

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August 14, 2007 at 10:26 pm (Uncategorized)

Okay, so BlogTalkRadio works best in IE.  That’s a bit annoying, but it’s not enough to stop me from trying it out.  Now of course, podcasting of any kind would be good for me to try out, but something about BlogTalkRadio is more appealing to me – it might be the potential ‘live’ quality, or that you have to set a date and time for your show, which gives you a deadline that you have to adhere to.  I don’t know.  I’m going to try and come up with several 15 minute segments, and try to put them out as regularly as possible.  I have a profile there now, if you want to see it:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/scifimadness I’m using my web alter-ego, just because it seems appropriate for the focus of the show.  If I decide to do something more library related in the future, I’ll probably use my real librarian name.  Possible segments that i could easily blab on and on about for at least 15 minutes:  “cyberpunk,” “anime, comics and manga,” “books-to-film,” and “scifi on tv.”  If i can put it together, you all will be the first (and probably only) to know!

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Something interesting

August 14, 2007 at 12:03 am (Uncategorized)

Cool new concept/site/tool found via iLibrarian called “BlogTalkRadio.”    I’m going to try it out, but my first attempt to register got me an error message.  What i like about it is that it’s lo-tech – you can record your shows over the phone, which is good for me, since i don’t have a mic at my computer.  I wonder how my guitar will sound over the phone… just kidding.  No one wants to hear that.  But I think I’ll try it out with something that i can talk lots about, like science fiction, and use that as a means of testing it out.  I could see this as a great tool for YAAB (you know, teens?) groups to create their own radio show with news, reviews, and interviews, etc.  Apparently it works best in IE, and there are things that won’t work in Firefox.  Gr… Maybe when it comes out of beta, those things will be fixed.

I’ll keep you posted if i do get a show up and running.

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August 12, 2007 at 6:44 pm (Uncategorized)

Well, the spammers have returned to the wiki.  Grrrrr…

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html to wiki

August 6, 2007 at 4:44 pm (Uncategorized)

You might have been wondering (or not) how did Sam move that whole bibliography from the blog, which is html, to the wiki, which has a different markup language.  Yes, everyone wonders that.  Anyway, i used an online conversion tool to change the markup language from html to wiki.  If you ever want to copy something that is in a blog and paste it into a wiki, and not have to go back through and erase the html and replace it with wiki markup, give the HTML::WikiConverter a try.

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wiki updates

August 6, 2007 at 4:38 pm (Uncategorized)

The spamming has been stopped, as far as i can tell, over at the library 2.0 wiki.  It’s a real treat to open up the main page, or any random page, and have it be the same as the last time i looked.  Granted, wikis are supposed to be updatable by anyone, and it would also be a real treat if other people were working on the wiki – that being said, i don’t know if my wiki content is the ideal category of content for a wiki, in that i have a goal in mind that i haven’t communicated to all the random people in the biblioblogosphere, so I’m as likely to go in and tweak someone’s addition to the wiki as anything else.  But, if the only way people have of getting me the information is to add a link or a paragraph in some random place in the wiki, then i guess that is what it is, and I’ll make due.

Because the spamming has stopped, i feel like i should put the master list back up on the wiki, so that it’s all in one place again, and free again, and not tied up in a blog that i could erase tomorrow.  The wiki is there for good (relatively speaking, in terms of the archival quality of electronic information), even if i went in and erased every page, there would still be a history of every page, and a person could go back in time and pull up the last good version of every page and recreate it.  I’ve put the master list on it’s own page now, to keep the front page looking nice.  You can get to it at http://instructionwiki.org/Library_2.0_in_15_minutes_a_day_Bibliography

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Sweet map of the Internet

August 5, 2007 at 7:21 pm (Uncategorized)


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