Archive for June, 2007

A new hobby

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Earlier, a coworker and I were joking about how there just aren’t enough things for us to waste our time on online. Know what I’m doing right now? Right now at about 12:20 am ET? I’m watching a Web graphic tell me where a friend’s plane is as it travels its route. There are many […]

You can’t friend me on Facebook

Friday, June 29th, 2007

if I’m not there.

Got my laptop back.

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

It boots. I haven’t tried to use the DVD drive yet. Must not be as important as the machine booting.

The blog upgrade fairy visited

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

and left us with some cool stuff. I haven’t dug around yet to examine all the changes, but I added a comment preview widget and stats. I noticed the categories no longer have one checked by default. Yay! I was getting tired of unchecking it each time I wrote a post. I tried adding the […]

Commenting and Posting Disrupted during WordPress Server Upgrade Monday, June 25

Monday, June 25th, 2007

“On Monday, June 25th, the Berkman Center will perform the long-awaited upgrade to Weblogs at Harvard Law  http://blogs.law.harvard.edu). In order to make this major change, we will disable posting and commenting on all blogs for approximately 5 hours, beginning at noon.” From about noon EST until 5 pm EST on Monday, June 25, the ability […]

Library Straddling US-Canada Border Close to Immigration Controversy

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

To frame an article about illegal border crossings into the United States, The Boston Globe discusses the library the communities of Stanstead, Quebec, and Derby Line, Vermont, share. Black tape on the library’s floor marks the international border. No need to show a passport to walk from one section to another. The open border between […]

Site Pulled for Posting Copyrighted Photos

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

Here’s another real example of why everyone should use caution when posting material without proper attribution and/or permission. According to CNN, the celebrity gossip site PerezHilton.com is the target of several lawsuits by various companies who found their images of celebrities posted without permission on the site. At least one company complained to the site’s […]

ALA Conference News Updates

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

Greetings from Washington DC! So far the conference has going well. Some of the sessions I wanted to attending were filled so I had to go to alternative sessions. The Ken Burns talk was filled as well as the RFID in Libraries: new developments. There are scores of vendors to visit and get freebies. Attended […]

DevHouse Boston 2, Sunday, June 24, 10-10, Central Square

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

The second DevHouse Boston will be on Sunday, June 24, from 10 am to 10 pm at 13 Magazine Street in Central Square, Cambridge. DevHouse provides a great opportunity for programmers, developers, geeks, and others to come together for a day to work on a variety of projects and do some networking. I went to […]

Hollywood Librarian film at ALA

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

Friday night, I saw the Hollywood Librarian: a look at librarians through film http://www.hollywoodlibrarian.com/index.html It was a very good film about libraries, the different types of librarians and how librarians are portrayed through the years in film. At the end of the film, Ann Seidl talked about how she wants to distribute the film. She […]