Archive for December, 2004

On Having a Master’s Degree

Friday, December 31st, 2004

**Master** Ryan ponders whether people with master’s degrees need a title appropriate to the degree like those whom we call doctors while he reflects on what it’s like to have a master’s degree.

On Having a Master’s Degree

Thursday, December 30th, 2004

**Master** Ryan ponders whether people with master’s degrees need a title appropriate to the degree like those whom we call doctors while he reflects on what it’s like to have a master’s degree.

In Boston for ALA Midwinter?

Wednesday, December 29th, 2004

If you’re coming to Boston for ALA Midwinter and you want to try to get together, bug me. Comment below or e-mail me. (Yes, that’s the right e-mail.) I’m horribly busy that weekend, but my schedule clears up during the week. I will not be at the conference, so don’t look for me there.

Feedster Contest Winners Announced

Wednesday, December 29th, 2004

Scott Johnson of Feedster announced the results of the Feedster Developers Contest today. Congratulations to all of the winners, especially the Frassle gods Josh Ain and Shimon Rura. Both submitted several entries. Josh wrote about his. He won for a Thunderbird extension. He’s also already discussing iPods. Shimon won for his Feedster Memory Game, which […]

Season’s Readings

Wednesday, December 29th, 2004

I want it on the record that I, who have a reputation for never reading anything, spent a lot of time reading yesterday. My penpal, who totally rocks, is a big comic book fan. He thrust the first installment of The Authority into my hands and said something like “Take a look at this.” When […]

Have I mentioned that my penpal totally rocks?

Wednesday, December 29th, 2004

(And so does his special someone!)

Wikipedia Needs to Use More Feeds!

Tuesday, December 28th, 2004

It’s so good to read this on someone else’s blog. I’ve been suggesting that Wikipedia use feeds for their current events, featured article, and some other feedless areas to some Wikipedians for a while. The other night, I think I might have made progress with one of them who might actually be able to make […]

Steven Cohen to Work at PubSub

Tuesday, December 28th, 2004

Steven Cohen will begin working at PubSub on Monday, January 3. He writes more about his job change. (It’s nice to know of another librarian who began working in libraries in high school. Steven, being a librarian without a library might be a bumpy adjustment, but I kinda like it.) Congratulations and best wishes!

The Dowbrigade on Libraries

Sunday, December 26th, 2004

As well as mentioning the future of libraries,the Dowbrigade points to a Boston Globe article about the new deal between Google and the Harvard libraries.

Jay-Z’s Encore and Linkin Park’s Numb

Sunday, December 26th, 2004

On the radio, I heard a version of Jay-Z’s Encore from The Black Album mixed with Linkin Park’s Numb. Since it seems to be a joint venture, it probably lacks the copyright issues The Grey Album has. In the CD store today, I found a CD mixing Jay-Z and Linkin Park’s work. I almost bought […]