Archive for April, 2008

Happy RSS Awareness Day!

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Via Babbledog, I learned May 1 is RSS Awareness Day. Spread the feeds! Thanks for sharing, Ken!

Babbledog at Blog Group Thursday, 5/1, 7 p

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

I’ll be talking about Babbledog at blog group on Thursday, May 1. Stop by to learn more about the site and what I do for it. 7 p Berkman Center for Internet & Society 2nd Floor Conference Room 23 Everett Street Cambridge, MA

New Radio Show The Takeaway Challenges NPR’s Morning Edition

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

For almost thirty years, National Public Radio has dominated United States public radio with its news shows, like Morning Edition. Friday’s Globe carries news of a competitor: The Takeaway. Starting with just an hour, Adaora Udoji and John Hockenberry hope their live radio news show will expand to fill four hours and bring even more […]

ROFLCon & Webcast, 4/25 & 26

Friday, April 25th, 2008

At MIT today and tomorrow, there’s a very popular (read: this conference filled up months ago) conference dealing with humor on the Internet and some Web 2.0 things called ROFLcon for ‘rolling on the floor laughing’. The organizers are kind enough to present us with a webcast: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/roflcon-li…. It’s possible some of the ‘cast will be […]

Perilous Patron Printing

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Rachel Singer Gordon and Jessamyn West wrote in their April Tech Tips For Every Librarian column for Computers In Libraries Magazine of getting rid of the Print icon in Internet Explorer and Firefox and replacing it with a Print Preview icon: “It’s a familiar story: A patron hits “Print”–often repeatedly–while viewing an 80-page document of […]

17 Unbeatable Ways to Create a Peaceful, Relaxed Workday

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Zenhabits had a posting called “17 Unbeatable Ways to Create a Peaceful, Relaxed Workday:” 1. Do less. Those of you who know me by now saw this one coming. It’s very difficult to have a relaxed workday if you have too much going on. Instead, learn to reduce what you do, but choose the most […]

Britannica Offers Its Content Free to Web Publishers

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

According to a bit in The Wired Campus Garrett sent me, Encyclopedia Britannica is offering people who publish on the Web regularly (Webmasters, bloggers, etc.,) access to its content for free. Usually, it charges fees. This move is likely in response to the growing popularity of Wikipedia. I wonder if Britannica includes Wikimedia contributors among […]

How to use Gmail to Manage List Emails

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

David Rothman of the davidrothman.net medical library blog had an interesting post on how to use Gmail to manage List emails: “I subscribe to a bunch of mailing lists because they frequently contain useful information, but being subscribed to these lists using the email account provided by our hospital would be problematic. The volume of postings […]

Ravelry: a knit and crochet community

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Greetings While I was reading the feed from Steve Cohen’s LibraryStuff blog, I came across a posting about his chat with Prairie Spinner, mentioning a knitting community site called Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/account/login It’s by invitation only so you need to sign up! Here’s the link for the rest of the story:  

5 years blogging is lots of wasted time … or is it?

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Can you believe today is j’s scratchpad’s fifth anniversary? Yeah, well, I can. I guess it’s about time for me to get a life. I took some time away from this space and from blogging during the last year, but I keep coming back to it for some silly reason. I guess I’m just one […]