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Stephen Francoeur
Digging into stats from our collection of LibGuides. Here's a choice nugget to discuss: of the 7482 links on our guides, 63% of them were never clicked on in 2013. Lessons learned?
People are not eating from the trough of the library linkfarms. - Joe - Systems Analyst
can you characterize links that were clicked on vs. links that weren't? or is that analysis ongoing? - RepoRat
Are the guides to linkfarmy, not specific enough? I've inherited a few guides I still haven't tackled, because they are simply too massively linkfarmy for me to even think about. I'll have to look and see if the course guides I build get clicked enough though! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I'm curious about RR's question as well. I'm wondering how placement comes into it - at the guide / page / box level. (In other words, were unclicked links not clicked because that guide wasn't very prominent on the home page, or because they were on the fourth or fifth tab of the guide, or because they were the fourth or fifth link in a box, etc...) - Laura
this could turn into a worthwhile article for EBLIP: http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index... I would read the hell out of it. - RepoRat
I'm not sure I have the brainpower to answer all your good questions. I'm dipping into the stats and probably won't do much more than share that one stat with my colleagues. Eyeballing the list of what's at the top, middle, and bottom of the list of links as ranked by clicks, I'd say that database links get the most clickage, then links to guides that are collections of subject-specific... more... - Stephen Francoeur
Laura's question about how link placement affects use is a good one that I don't even know how I'd begin to analyze (there are nearly 8000 links). - Stephen Francoeur
Up next in my quickie analysis: what kinds of things do people type into our site search. Sneak preview: it ain't pretty. - Stephen Francoeur
loooooooool it never, ever is. - RepoRat
8 ways to type JSTOR in site search: jstar, jstor, Jstor, JSTOR, Jstor database, jstore, jstorr, jstors - Stephen Francoeur
Interesting, [in the most recent 7 days] 216 links clicked at least 1 time out of our ~3890 links at MPOW's LGs. [ETA: only 12 links clicked more than 100 times in last 7 days] - awd
Aaron, it's always going to be a long tail when you view usage stats (page views, links clicked on it, etc.). Try looking back at 1 year of data to get a more complete picture. - Stephen Francoeur
yup, that's what I'm running right now :) - awd
Year to Date: 46,229 clicks on 3,886 links. ~900 links (of the 3,886) were clicked at least once leaving ~2,000 superfluous links (many apparently from subject guides and library-process guides) ETA[clarification: the superfluous links were form subject guides and from library-process guides) - awd
students don't remember that we've told them we made a page for them!!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I suspect some of them do remember, though, and what they see isn't all that compelling. - Stephen Francoeur
Be interesting to compare this to results from Guide on the Side. I guess the only methodologically-correct way is pairing peer libraries? - RepoRat
I studied the searches in libguides a while back. decided to just switch the default to summon search since besides the numerous database names people would just enter very specific keywords with zero results. but maybe we just don't have enough content ? may revisit this decision, - aaron from BuddyFeed
Ooooh this is all very interesting! Now I'm very keen to run some stats also. - Fiona Jones
Quick test of ours, 11,261 out of 14,409 have zero clicks in 2013. That's 78%! - aaron
Guess is timely to start studying all this data for revamp due to Libguides 2.... Must admit use of libguides here was never very considered as I focused more on the LibAnswers platforms. - aaron
I am deeply interested in this. Are you talking about links outside of paid resources? When we redid our publib website, I insisted that we get rid of curated link lists because it was apparent that mostly, no one cared. I'm curious to see if that results in higher e-resource stats. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Aaron, a look at search queries in our LibGuides system is on my to-do list this week as well. I suspect that it is as consistently misused as the site search on the library website. Rochelle, I'm talking about all links on our LibGuides, the vast majority of which are to free resources on the web (but it's the database links that get the most clicks by a hugemongous margin). - Stephen Francoeur
It would be interesting to consider whether there is some causal connection between the number of links per guide and the percentage of links that get clicked. Common sense says yes but evidence and careful analysis would be better way of knowing. - Stephen Francoeur
Stephen my impression is that the search in libguide is used as a site search and/or article/book/database search. One of those bento style searches that is currently in vogue would serve best. I would argue if someone is searching for a specific database they heard about, searching libguides for it would be extremely inefficient due to number of clicks to get to it. - aaron
I hide the libguides search box in ours. Don't really see a use case for it. - JffKrlsn from Android
Jeff, I tried that a few years ago and got pushback from my colleagues. I hope to revisit it again, this time armed with data from query logs that show how the search box is misused by the majority of searchers. - Stephen Francoeur
I just realized that the number of links I mentioned at the start of this thread, 7482, includes links not just from published guides (i.e., those that are fully visible on your LibGuides site) but also those from your private guides (those that are available only if you have the direct URL to it) and those from unpublished guides. I don't see an easy way to run a report on links that... more... - Stephen Francoeur
The New York Times
When she was pregnant, she thought it was simply something to be endured http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2014...
Weird version of the title, but yay! - Meg VMeg
Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Those of you who talk about "inbox zero," do you mean getting rid of unread messages? Or do you literally get your inbox empty?
My goal is to file or delete all the messages. Right now, I would be delighted with Inbox 100. - maʀtha
A lot of us are referring to Merlin Mann's Inbox Zero series: http://inboxzero.com/articles/ . For my part, I try for less than a screenful of un-dealt-with inbox. I'm not there at the moment, I admit. - RepoRat
Yeah, filed or deleted so there's nothing in the inbox. I get there every once in a while. I get twitchy if I have more than a screenful of un-dealt-with stuff in my inbox. - lris
what iris said. - holly #ravingfangirl
Yep, nothing at all in the inbox once a day is my goal. - Steele Lawman
I make up for all of you with my email hoarding ways. ;) - ellbeecee
Inbox 914. - DJF
you're not even close to me there, buddy. Inbox 6,000 and counting. (I can hear the gasps across the country from my admitting that. Breathe, everyone. :) ) - ellbeecee
I follow the Getting Things Done method of do, delegate, and defer, so I aim to file or tag for follow up all messages every day. I get there at least every three days. At this time of year, I give myself a pass to have a few more. - GretelSK
I'm not an evangelist for inbox zero--when it comes down to it, 6,000 messages in "inbox" isn't that different from 6,000 messages in "saved mail." So it all depends on what makes you feel less anxious and what allows you the freedom to do the stuff you want to be doing, rather than fretting over email. - Steele Lawman
My goal is to have no scroll bar, with everything still in the inbox a legitimate "to do." Everything else gets filed or deleted. - Kirsten
I'm with Kirsten - right now, I'm all unread with about 50 unfiled message. (some I leave in inbox because they make me smile, like this from lolhusband >^•.•^< ) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Right, for me, less in the inbox lowers my anxiety. If I remove stuff from the inbox before I deal with it, I forget about it entirely. - maʀtha
Something that's helped me get my work inbox down is a 'for meetings this week' folder. I can stick stuff in temporary holding there and I try to clean it out every other week, by then the meetings have passed - Hedgehog from Android
Same as Kirsten - everything in my inbox is something to deal with, and I never leave more than 10 in there. - Lily
Thank you ellbeecee! DJF! I am ashamed to admit this, but I actually started printing out emails relating to stuff that needed to be fixed on the new website. It really helped me to be able to touch and scribble "done" or "followed up on...." I've also learned that I'm very good at GETTING organized, but dreadful at staying that way, so I have made friends with "search Inbox" and tried not to feel less loser-like. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
My inbox is like 2700. I love search. - laura x from iPhone
Filed, deleted, and followed-up-on. My inbox is my workspace, though I do call "inbox zero" only when the items flagged for today or overdue are completed, and when there are no new messages to process. - Holly's favorite Anna
I have a "pending" folder, which I guess is kind of cheating? But it helps lower my anxiety as well. - YvonneM
I like to have less than a screen of stuff pending, and archive or delete the rest each day. Time out of the office is tough, though. - Elizabeth Brown
I lol at the idea of inbox zero, though I live to delete. - kaijsa
after this thread I did go delete some. when I left for the desk at 4, I was down to around inbox 4000. - ellbeecee
*fistbumps Ellbeecee and Laura X* It must be a Laura thing. ;) - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
I too am a "search" person. I periodically clear out list messages which helps knock things down. I think of the email addresses I use most often, the one with the least messages has around 750 (unread), the next couple have around 2800 (unread). Then there's alter ego's email which has around 18,000 (unread). Basically, I skim the subject lines and often don't bother to do anything beyond that. - Katie
It *is* a Laura thing! Personal inbox 6,431. Work - who knows but there's 2176 unread ... - Laura Norvig from iPhone
laura x
The long winter of pregnant people: http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs...
OH HEY I KNOW HER - kendrak
I'M FRIENDS WITH AN NYT AUTHOR - lris
LOOKEE THERE MY FRIEND'S IN THE NYT - Catherine Pellegrino
*swoon* - WebGoddess
I'm sorry you felt that way, Laura. *hug* - Steele Lawman
Wow. - YvonneM
that's a beautifully written and very sad piece. thanks for telling your story. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
*hugs* Thanks for sharing that time with us. - Anne Bouey
Thank you all. It's been a strange trip. - laura x
I feel like running around telling everyone I know LAURA IS IN THE NY TIMES!!!!!!!!!! Even though they don't know you. Love to you, and I can relate to the whole delayed experience of trauma thing. *hugs* - Marianne
I was already meaning to buy your book, and this made me want to read it even more. I finally got off my ass and bought it, about time. - Georgia
Love your writing. And I understand missing the good feelings during what is supposed to be a special time. - Yolanda from Android
beautifully written. - Jen from BuddyFeed
What a poignant, well-written piece. I am so glad it's in print/on screen in the NYT! Wow. - Galadriel C. from Android
Thank you thank you! At what point does "have I mentioned my piece in the NYT?" become an obnoxious opening gambit? 'Cause I am hoping I get a few more days. - laura x from iPhone
you can continue saying it for another week or so. - Sir Shuping is just sir
Laura I think you definitely have several more days! - Galadriel C. from Android
I'd say at least a week or two. Heck, if it was me, I'd be insufferable for months...but you're a better person. - Walt Crawford
I know it's not the same, but when I found out I had toxo (and thus had to wait months after birth to find out if baby was really OK) I mourned the happy, carefree pregnancy I never got. Thanks for sharing. (Also, holy cow you're in the NYT!) - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
Jaclyn, it's all so difficult. I always knew (or intuited) that my baby would be okay. I can't imagine not knowing that. - laura x from iPhone
Andrew C (✔)
The Surprising, Easy Trick To Making Perfect Bacon - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014...
The Surprising, Easy Trick To Making Perfect Bacon
"Chewy and tender, crispy and crumbly or almost burnt -- everyone likes their bacon a little different. If you're not in the crispy and crumbly camp (which many of us at HuffPost Taste are), and prefer your bacon a little chewier, you want to know about this stupidly easy trick for cooking bacon just right. The secret ingredient? Water." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
Jason Griffey
LibraryBox receives a Knight Foundation Prototype Grant http://jasongriffey.net/wp...
DUDE! - Jason Griffey
Awesome! - Katy S from iPhone
That's awesome!! Congratulations!! - Laura
How fantastic; congratulations! - Galadriel C. from Android
Go Griffey!!! - laura x from iPhone
[insert "I knew him when" comment here] :D - Catherine Pellegrino
Louis Gray
Happy Birthday to both Stephen Mack and Tudor Bosman today! Both great guys and good dads too!
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I'll let you guess who is who. Photo 1 I took and Photo 2 is courtesy Thomas Hawk. - Louis Gray
Happy Bday Dudes. - VALZ SCARLETTS MAMA
Happy birthday Stephen and Tudor! - Georgia
Happy birthday Stephen and Tudor. - Jim is digging out.
Happy Birthday! - Kevin Johnson
Happy B-days! - Ken Gidley
Happy Happy - Rodfather
Happy Birthday, gentlemen. - Monique the crochet freak
Happy Birthday! - Not Me
I know who is who but I'm not gonna' tell... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BOYS!!! - Lisa L. Seifert
Thanks Louis and all! But don't forget it's also Kelly's (http://friendfeed.com/berkele...) birthday today too! - Stephen Mack
Happy birthdays! - LB: Ratchet Bear
Happy Birthday, Tudor and Stephen! It's a great day for birthdays! - Anne Bouey from iPhone
Happy Bday! - Heather, 30k Camper
Happy Bday guys! - Dough Balls
Happy birthday great guys and dads! :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Happy birthday to you both! - Jenny
Thank you! - Tudor Bosman
Whose code are you looking at in that picture? :-) - Bruce Lewis
Happy Birthday Stephen! - AJ Batac
Happy Birthday Tudor! - AJ Batac
Thank you! - Tudor Bosman
Happy Birthday, Stephen and Tudor! :-) - vicster: full-bodied
I will reshare this every year. - Louis Gray
I will comment on this every year, provided Louis finds it and bumps it first, of course. - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Stephen Mack
Happy Birthday Adam (of Adam and Tam), Helen, Kelly, Tudor, and me!
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Is there any other day when five FFers share a birthday? I think not! - Stephen Mack
Happy collective Birthday!!!!!!!!!! - Uli
Happy birthday! - Spidra Webster
Happy day! - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
Happy birthday! - Maitani
Woo-hoo! - Betsy from FFHound(roid)!
Hap5y birth5ays evereryone! :)) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Happy B'day all.. !! - Peter Dawson
Happy birthdays! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Happy Birthday Everyone! - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Wow, what a great day for FriendFeed! Happy Birthday, everyone! - vicster: full-bodied
Happy birthday! - John (bird whisperer)
Happy birthday!! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Happy Birthday! - Kevin Johnson
Happy birthdays! - Eivind from Android
Happy birthday! - Katy S
Happy birthday to all of you! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Wow, you guys are all sorts of stacked up, aren’t you? Happy birthday to everybody! - Akiva
Happy Birthday!! - Georgia
HAPPY BIRTHDAYS! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Feliz cumpleanos, everyone! :-) - CarlC
Happy Birthday, y'all! - Kristin
Happy Birthday, fabulous people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Melly
happy birthday!!!! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan from YouFeed
oh my goodness all the fabulous! wishing a great day for all of you! - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
Reason to celebrate! Happy birthday to all!! - Kathy
Happy birthday all! - Eric - Watch Me Now
That's so cool! Happy Birthday, all! - Yvonne
Happy birthday to all five of you! - Anne Bouey
Goodness it should be a friendfeed holiday with all those superstars having the same special day - Dough Balls
Wow! Happy birthday to you all! <3 - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Happy birthday to the FFFabFive! - Corinne L
Happy birthday to you all! - Mary Carmen
Happy Birthday, all! - Brent Schaus
Stephen Mack
Creeper Rap - Dan Bull - 1 HOUR VERSION - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Creeper Rap - Dan Bull - 1 HOUR VERSION
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Is this kid friendly? Watched a few minutes - so funny! - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Heh, this one was actually favorited by my son, not me. I generally keep half an eye on what he watches on YouTube -- it's all Minecraft and LEGO videos. Some have borderline bad language. He and his sister sing the parody songs more than the original sometimes. - Stephen Mack
Oh, it is so time for an S and W meetup. Wade has this one Minecraft Youtuber he is obsessed with. https://www.youtube.com/user... - Laura Norvig
Catchy tune (tune, tune). - Ken Morley
Melly
LB: Ratchet Bear
The best thing about eating mostly #paleo? A bowl of bacon, tomatoes, and guacamole is a meal!
When isn't that a meal? Think I might have that for lunch tomorrow. - Jim is digging out. from iPhone
add in some onion and cilantro and some corn chips and i'm in! - Big Joe Silence
You had me at "bowl of bacon." - Betsy
:( - Derrick
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RT @hazelcills: the J Peterman of my generation is whoever writes the Modcloth "Story" descriptions
maʀtha
Fwd: RT @wawoodworth: "Ranganathan descended from the mountain with the tablets holding the Ten Laws of Library Science,but they managed to talk him down to five. (via http://friendfeed.com/tombrun...)
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Happy Birthday, Marianne!
Happy bday! - Joe - Systems Analyst
Happy, happy birthday Marriane! - Galadriel C.
Thank you! - Marianne
Yes! Happy birthday, my dear friend. May the coming year bring peace and excitement in proper proportion. - lris
Happy birthday! - John (bird whisperer)
Very best to you, today, Marianne! - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Happy Birthday!!! - Hedgehog
Happy birthday!! - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Happy birthday! - Steele Lawman
Happy birthday! - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
happy birthday! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Happy Birthday! - Jen
Happy Birthday to you!!! - Kathy
Happy birthday Marianne!! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Late but happiest of days, my friend! - laura x from iPhone
And another belated birthday wish from me, too! - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
Thanks, all! - Marianne
Derrick
Lord have mercy, I've become a pretty regular lurker, sometimes user on Reddit. I blame Rod.
Hah. I'm still mostly a lurker. It's pretty damn entertaining. - Rodfather
I have a whole bunch of multireddits set up now. - Rodfather
Here's one I copied and then added on to. I made it public for now. http://www.reddit.com/user... - Rodfather
Another for Nintendo related http://www.reddit.com/user... - Rodfather
I go there for a DC subreddit, one on Wii, another for 3DS, a couple on audio and vinyl, and a couple more on bands and music that I like and follow. - Derrick
I remember when I first tried to use it, everyone was so trollish. A lot of really techy folks talking about stuff way over my head and it was really hard to navigate to find stuff I was interested in. Some of the subreddits are still very high bro ratio, but things are pretty chill where I hang out. - Derrick
Any recs for sub-reddits? - YvonneM
/r/babyelephantgifs is my happy place - Glen Campbell
I follow really specific sub-reddits, so unless you like audio, records, stereo equipment or hi-fi's, probably not very compelling. I'm sure others will have more interesting ones. - Derrick
How's the DC one? My siblings and my cousins are sometimes on there, but I don't think I've looked at it beyond threads-in-the-"news" in years. - Katie
It's...DC. Little bit of everything in the area, different chatter about neighborhoods, the metro, the nats, etc. - Derrick
I recently found this. Amusing. http://www.reddit.com/r... - Rodfather from Android
Yvonne: /r/ScienceParents, /r/mildlyinteresting, /r/California, /r/AskCulinary, /r/explainlikeimfive, /r/tipofmytongue, /r/raisingkids, /r/todayilearned. - Rochelle
I'm subbed to /r/short but that's kinda depressing. /r/bayarea can be interesting at times. - Rodfather from Android
Thx 4 the recs! - YvonneM
Zamms
YOU GUYS, I AM NOW MARRIED TO A DOCTOR!!!!!!!!
woot!!! - Derrick
WOOOOOOOOO - lris
*dances and hugs everyone* - lris
Gratz! Trophy husband status achieved. :) - Lnorigb from FFHound!
Turn your head and cough? - Johnny from iPhone
Hey, I don't talk about our personal life in public, Johnny... oh wait, I saw what you did there... - Zamms
Does your wife know about this? - Steele Lawman
*rimshot* - Zamms
shut the front door! (tell her congrats) - Meg VMeg
I will! I will also shut the front door. - Zamms
GREAT NEWS!!!!... um, so i have this pain on my left side? - MoTO ChilliSauce
Yeah, and I've got this rash... - Melly
Were these ailments caused by the social networking between Broadway producers, directors, and writers? - Zamms
By "social networking" you mean what exactly? - MoTO ChilliSauce
In the sociological sense, not the interwebs sense. - Zamms
"Ooh babe, that's SO GOOD! Hey, while you're down there... does that look infected to you?" #ThingsNOTtoDoOnYourHoneymoon <Ducks & runs> - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ from Android
Ducks and Runs are also #ThingsNOTtoDoOnYourHoneymoon - Zamms
Truth. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ from Android
Bret Taylor
"Web 2.0 was created so that people could publish cute photos of their cats. But this same cat dissemination technology has proved extremely helpful for activists, who’ve turned these tools to their own purposes." - Ethan Zuckerman (http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog...)
Nice. The Cute Cat Theory. From @EthanZ in 2007. Reading old blogs? Great find! - thinkQuick
I thought Web 2.0 was created to more efficiently deliver Porn - Sean Reiser
Bizarre. I was under the impression Web 2.0 was created for people to publish cute (and not so cute) photos of themselves. :) - Mona Nomura
Web 2.0 was created *for cats* to publish cute photos of themselves. - Amit Patel
Heck, a cat can program a robot, why not? http://www.youtube.com/watch... - Paula W
: ) - "Twitter lets Robert Scoble tell me what he’s doing 200 freaking times a day… but it also lets me know whether Egyptian activists have been released from the police station when they go in for questioning." - Sarah Brinkerhoff
Cat dissemination technology. LOL. :) - guruvan (Rob Nelson)
Not a real big fan of web 2.0 , But I do find pieces that are well written and researched to be informative. http://www.comparetvproviders.com - Jacob
cool - solncee
gattiny ruled the internet - 無家可歸82 from FFHound(roid)!
Shevonne
My coworkers threw me a goodbye happy hour. They will be the only part I miss about this project
Ken Morley
Who am I?
"I'm 21. I'm from Long Beach, California. I like making things. My dad was a car salesman, my mum was a stay-at-home mum. I was home-schooled. I dropped out of university 2 years ago. I'm a self-taught engineer, a hacker, a maker, an electronics enthusiast. And, oh yeah, I just sold my 2 yr-old company to Facebook for TWO BILLION DOLLARS!" - Ken Morley
I guess his parents will no longer be complaining about all the junk in the garage. :) - Ken Morley
A recent Facebook post from Palmer Luckey: "The company I founded (Oculus VR) was acquired by Facebook for $2 Billion. I only make this late seemingly obvious post because a surprising number of my friends and family are apparently still unaware of this, asking things like 'How are things going? Are you still working on that game box thing I heard about?'" << LOL, if it's not on Facebook, it didn't happen. :) - Ken Morley
I dunno. I doubt being rich makes moving stuff out of the garage any more appealing. :-) - John (bird whisperer)
A Redditer commented: "That's hilarious! His mom probably always caught slack with her friends who wanted to show off by talking about how their son is becoming a doctor and then asking her, 'How is that little game toy Palmer has been playing with coming along?'. " - Ken Morley
Ken Morley
Weev Talks About Life In Prison And His Plans To Open A Hedge Fund - http://techcrunch.com/2014...
"TC: What can activists do to avoid your fate? Weev: One can abandon their citizenship in a tyranny for more reasonable shores. That’s about it. “Three Felonies a Day” is a great book explaining the commonplace reality of capricious indictments. A lot of people think I was indicted because I am an asshole. That is not true. Aaron Swartz was not an asshole. Matthew Keys is well loved by everyone as well. Deric Lostutter literally exposed rapists to public scrutiny, and he is still catching a case for it. The underlying issue is that there are real criminals that loot billions from our economy through computer crime. The FBI has neither the competence to identify them nor the ability to extradite them from Russia where they are operating. They receive a metric fuckton of money to solve this problem and have to act like they are doing something about it. They will not indict you because you are a bad operator. They will indict you because you are there. I overturned my verdict only... more... - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
Todd Hoff
The new pulse of digital music - http://news.ubc.ca/2014...
The new pulse of digital music
"Besides creating their powerful music, the students have invented a series of interfaces and musical gadgets. The first is the app sensorUDP, which transforms musicians’ smartphones into motion sensors. Available in the Android app store and compatible with iPhones, it allows performers to layer up to eight programmable sounds and modify them by moving their phone. Music student Pieteke MacMahon modified the app to create an iPhone Piano, which she plays on her wrist, thanks to a mount created by engineering classmates. As she moves her hands up, the piano notes go up in pitch. When she drops her hands, the sound gets lower, and a delay effect increases if her palm faces up. “Audiences love how intuitive it is,” says the composition major. “It creates music in a way that really makes sense to people, and it looks pretty cool onstage.”" - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
This reminds me of the stuff Interval Research was doing in the late '90s (movement to create sound, sound to create visuals, etc.) - Laura Norvig
I want to put these things on the dogs and see what kind of music they make :-) - Todd Hoff
this is kewl - Peter Dawson
Derrick
41.
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damn, boo, I thought you were a lot younger than me! *41 fistbump* - RepoRat
whippersnappers :D - Pete
lookin' sharp! - ~Courtney F
is it your birthday? - maʀtha
Kids. - Uli
oh there u r.. long time no see !! Looking snazzy bro - Peter Dawson
you make that look hella good, boo. ahem. Have an awesome day!!! - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
You make it look damn good. - Jenny H. from Android
Looks good on ya! You show that number who BAWSE! - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson
Happy birthday Luv! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday!! - lris
Happy Birthday! - Rodfather
Happy Birthday, D! - vicster: full-bodied
Many happy returns! - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
Happeh burday Derrick! - Lily
BRAVO DERRICK - lucah
Happy birthday, my friend. - Steele Lawman
happy birthday - chamberlain
Lookin' good, D. Happy birthday!! - Laura
Oh, bless your happy face! - Glen Campbell
Happy birthday, D! - Anne Bouey
You look great! Happy Birthday! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Happy birthday. - Eric - Watch Me Now
They're so cute at that age. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Have a great prime number year. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Happy birthday! - Jim is digging out.
Happy Birthday Derrick!!!! - VALZ SCARLETTS MAMA
Have a wonderful birthday!! - Katy S
Happy birthday, ho. <3 - Monique Judge
Happy Birthday! - Kevin Johnson
Happy Birthday, D. - MoTO ChilliSauce from Android
Hope you're having a wonderful day. Happy Birthday! - Trish R
Happy birthday D!! - Corinne L
Happy D birthday! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Buon compleanno! - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Happy birthday!! - Yolanda
Happy birthday! Hope it is a great one :D - Jennifer Dittrich
:) Happiest of birthdays, Derrick! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Thanks everyone! Your kind thoughts and wishes mean the world to me. Sending kindness and good will right back atcha. :) - Derrick
Another 41 fist bump - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Belated Happy Birthday, Derrick. I figured you for 10 years younger.I thinks it the "attitude" you convey... (that's a good thing.) - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
holly #ravingfangirl
because it can't be said enough today, happy birthday to the bestest of the best @geekandahalf! <3
hear hear! - lris
lris
Why would you want to keep your copyrights when you’re not planning to republish? - http://pegasuslibrarian.com/2014...
I think you hit the high points. All I would add -- and I might not even add it; it's pretty cynical -- is that holding the copyright may protect you from your publisher doing something evil and/or stupid in your name. Examples include the Georgia State lawsuit, the Big E republishing articles in low-quality journals (legal! but evil), or this nonsense Kevin Smith pointed out about an unconscionable moral-rights clause. - RepoRat
Just commented (probably at too much length). Short version: The shoe's on the wrong foot, given that most magazines and most book publishers--that is, outlets that *pay* authors--don't actually demand transfer of copyright. - Walt Crawford
We should all start publishing our research in Analog. Then we'd retain our copyright, republication rights, AND we'd be paid $0.10 / word. - DJF from Android
I will write really really LONG pieces for Analog. - lris
It's up to a dime a word? That's progress. 'Course, they only publish one science article per issue (plus one...I'm not sure what to call The Alternate View, but "science" sounds wrong), but hey, that's ten a year. - Walt Crawford
That's actually a guess. In order to qualify as a pro market for SFWA, a publication needs to pay $0.05, going up to $0.06 on July 1 (http://www.sfwa.org/2013...). I like to think that the larger commercial publishers pay more. Analog actually pays "7 - 9 cents per word for short stories" (http://www.analogsf.com/informa...). - DJF
Man. 1995 called. It wants the F&SF website (http://www.sfsite.com/fsf/) back. But then, I guess that's what happens when your independent and not owned by one of the big conglomerates. - DJF
Yep. Pay rates for the "big three" SF magazines are pretty pathetic--not much more than they were 50 years ago, and less when inflation's included. But given the shrinking audiences and fading number of book ads, the three are barely surviving anyway. (Most magazines, with large circulations, pay a LOT more per word...) - Walt Crawford
I see that F&SF is publishing bimonthly now. That's sad, even if each issue is "double-sized". - DJF
[Iris: Sorry for the threadjack] F&SF made that decision a couple of years ago, as postage was what was killing them--in fact, each of their issues really is double-sized. Analog and Asimov's both publish 8 regular and two double issues each year; their double issues are much thicker but not quite double-sized. One odd effect: A lot more novellas get published, since they don't dominate an issue so much. (And only Analog still serializes novels.) - Walt Crawford
In case it's not obvious: I subscribe to all three--which isn't cheap these days--and have done for at least a decade. I've *always* subscribed to Asimov's, although I foolishly discarded my box of issues in a previous house move. (Now I drop issues off at the local library's Friends bookstore after reading, having been informed that SF magazines always sell, almost immediately.) - Walt Crawford
I subscribed to F&SF back in the late '80s, but dropped it when Rusch took over the editorship and the content became dramatically, and uniformly, darker than it had been before. - DJF
To go back to the original topic for a moment, I know for textbooks sometimes there is a clause that if you refuse to do a new edition the publisher can hire someone to do it. Of your book. With your name on it. - Rebecca Hedreen
Rusch has been gone for a while; Gordon Van Gelder owns and edits it now, and there's a fair amount of humor (and a seemingly endless supply of Albert E. Cowdrey stories, mostly Nawlins-based, which I love). Asimov's, to my mind, has the best and most wide-ranging fiction. - Walt Crawford
[I still love the time I had to pay $10 for permission to reprint a column for which I got paid $16.50. That's why I like to keep my copyrights.] - laura x
A rare true LOL moment just now. Thanks, laura. - Walt Crawford
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RT @elonjames: " How the Maker of TurboTax Fought Free, Simple Tax Filing" http://www.propublica.org/article... #TWIBdocket
holly #ravingfangirl
Dark Chocolate Cashew Sea Salt Cookies | Serious Eats : Recipes: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes...
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*checks pantry* - holly #ravingfangirl
From that title, the only thing I'm missing is the cashews. - Katie
pretty sure that's what i'm missing too. - holly #ravingfangirl
holly, you need to make these and mail me some. I will be forever in your debt. - Friar Will
OMG - Jenny H. from Android
*gasp* - MoTO ChilliSauce
OH MY GOD. the cashews really do make these. - holly #ravingfangirl
Still waiting . . . . - Friar Will
Deborah Fitchett
Coining "sisyphean scroll" for when you move to click a link in the footer but more results appear and push it down out of reach again.
oh, I am so going to use that - Christina Pikas
Sean McBride
Evernote CEO: Apps will become obsolete - Fortune Tech - http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2014...
"Session length shrinks each time we move to a smaller, faster, more convenient computing system. We went from desktop computers to laptops, and then to smartphones and tablets, and now to wearables and connected devices. We use desktop computers, or laptops, for two to three hours, and we use smartphones for two or three minutes at a time, 50 times a day. On computers with long session lengths it makes sense to use powerful software with files and databases. On phones, it makes more sense to use apps for our two-minute interactions." - Sean McBride
"But when we move to wearables, session length will drop from two minutes to two seconds, Libin said. The challenge will be figuring out how to make someone productive for one second at a time, 1,000 times a day. Apps are irrelevant in the world of wearables, because "when any given interaction is a second long, you definitely don't have time to think about apps," Libin said. "It has to be more of a service."" - Sean McBride
I just read something where the average interaction on a phone is 80 seconds. I imagine wearables will be task specific, a combination of context and learning, reactive, so it doesn't mean apps are dead, they will just do what they are good at doing. - Todd Hoff
Perhaps specialized apps will merge seamlessly into AGI (Artificial General Intelligence) distributed throughout every nook and cranny of one's environment (including wearable computers). - Sean McBride
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Tamara
Oh hai Mr 2014 Milpitas Citizen of the Year aka dad! #prouddaughter @ St. John The Baptist Pavalkis Hall http://instagram.com/p...
So awesome!! - Tamara J. B.
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