Archive for August, 2005

Bill Ives on BlogBridge

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

Bill Ives describes his experience with BlogBridge, an aggregator developed by Pito Salas.

Space Still Available for 9/9 and 9/12 Blog Talks

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

I visited Enders Auditorium at Children’s Hospital a few days ago–the venue for the first blog talk I’ll be giving this semester on Friday, Setpember 9 for MAHSLIN. It’s huge. And I’ll be on a stage. I told someone I’d probably cope with such a grand environment by sitting on the edge of the stage […]

So that’s AJAX …

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

I’ve heard Shimon talk about AJAX a bit, especially in connection with voo2do, his new task list gizmo, so I did some serendipitous browsing to an explanation. Sounds cool: a mix of Javascript and XML.

Opera Celebrates 10 Years; Gives Free Registration Codes

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

Rich e-mailed me about the Opera Web browser giving away free registration keys for their 10th anniversary. I’ve heard some good things about the browser, which normally charges money for the full version, so I thought “Why not?” I’m using it for this blog post. Can you see the difference?

Measuring the Blogosphere

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

The International Herald Tribune reports on Technorati’s State of the Blogosphere. Here are some links to Technorati’s content: Blog Growth Posting Volume Tags and Tagging Spam and Fake Blogs The A-List and the Long Tail

Call me a nerd, not a geek.

Monday, August 29th, 2005

I guess y’all who call me a nerd are right. I figured I wasn’t one, but I guess it’s time I accept my true identity. I lost points because I didn’t actually build the computer I’m using. I gained points because there is a live rodent somewhere in my bedroom. (At least I hope it’s […]

The Importance of Asking the Right Question in a Reference Interview

Monday, August 29th, 2005

A woman stopped me on Harvard’s campus. “Excuse me. Can you tell me where the library is?” “Which library?” I inquired. “There’s more than one?” She responded. “Yes, there are about 90 libraries.” “Oh! I thought there was only one!” She exclaimed. I learned through further questions she wasn’t even looking for one of Harvard’s […]

MSN Screensaver & Feeds

Friday, August 26th, 2005

The new MSN screensaver for Windows platforms indicates that it displays feeds. Best to use it only with work safe feeds, otherwise you could find who knows what dancing across your monitor while you aren’t looking. (I found this on some source in my aggregator. The fire alarm interrupted me and I forgot where I […]

Some Thoughts on Offline Aggregators

Friday, August 26th, 2005

First, I know some eyes are popping about the number of unread items in my aggregator being more than 1100 when I first set up the aggregator. Since the aggregator is new (it still has that new aggregator smell), it doesn’t have any memory of what I’ve already read, so it downloaded everything that’s in […]

ProQuest is Using Feeds

Friday, August 26th, 2005

At a conference a while ago, Jenny approached a number of vendors to talk about feeds and how they could utilize them. ProQuest responded. Details are linked above. The number of posts about feeds is beginning to surprise me. As I’m going through the 1100+ things in my aggregator (now down to +627), I’m finding […]