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Stephen Francoeur
The reddit AMA with Tim Berners-Lee is fun.
Did somebody go "DUDE DRM WTF?" Hey, a girl can hope. - RepoRat
Who? Never heard of him. - Akiva
Mr. WorldWide, Akiva. - Not Me
P A N T S - Akiva
excellent. - RepoRat
"I think you just got burned on the web by its inventor. Very cool." - Micah
Al Gore was there? - Laura Norvig from iPhone
The provost of the university is having the big faculty recognition dinner and I need to RSVP. Part of me is curious and wants to go; part of me is intimidated? It's fancy, at the National Press Club, high class invites and while I've worked hard to get here, part of me is I *belong* here? Trying to make sense of it all, I guess.
Normally I'd say fake it til you make it, but you've already made it, so go and have fun. - Katy S
GO and enjoy yourself. Have a free meal on the university and mingle with folks. - Mary Carmen
You got an invite, therefore you belong. Free fancy food! - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Looking at what I just wrote, I guess it's telling about my insecurities, but I *have* worked hard to get here. It's just...such a thing. Mulling it over in favor of attending, I think. - Derrick
Go, but find someone to go with -- a coworker, somebody. I've been to these things (though not as high-falutin' as all that) on my own as a new faculty member and it was weird and awkward to sit at a table with a bunch of old farts (sorry, now-valued colleagues!) who all knew each other but didn't know me. You DO belong, so find someone to belong there WITH. - Catherine Pellegrino
Dude. Go. Your right to be there is beyond question. - Pete
Ooh, plus one. Hrm. - Derrick
I have to think that somewhere there was an invite meeting and someone said "Derrick?" and everyone else said "Fuck yeah" and gave small fist pumps. - Johnny from iPhone
^ Love this. - Steele Lawman
We gonna need to get poppa some new shoes to roll there in style ;) - Jeff (Team マクダジ )
Do you need me to come down there and shake you? Of course you belong. Go, have a great time. - ♫Jorge Covert, Trainer♫
what everyone else said, esp. Catherine -- GO! and go with a good (preferably work) buddy. Also, new shoes might be required, or a new tie or something. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Alright, I'm on it! Thanks for talking me back down from the ledge. - Derrick
take photos & show us!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
haha, I don't know about all that. :) - Derrick
Glad you're going, D. Belonging is beside the point. They need you. - MoTO ChilliSauce
Acquiring plus one... - Derrick
everyone's going to be thinking "Dang, who is that sharp-looking, magnetic guy?" Except for the people who already know you. They'll be thinking, 'YAY DERRICK." - Marianne
Yay Derrick! Be sure to post pics of what you'll be wearing to this soiree. - Corinne L
Y'all are great. For all of my sassy strutting, there are times I really struggle with feeling like I have the chops for these kinds of things. Very much appreciated. - Derrick
Most welcome. FWIW, I still feel that way every time I get a special invitation to something. Or sometimes even a regular invitation :D. - Marianne
Do the damned thing. I feel the same often, but when you're doing it right... - Eric - Watch Me Now
Swanky! Enjoy! - LB: Ratchet Bear
Go have fun. Going to the National Press Club means you will now be a reporter. Be sure to wear a hat that says PRESS on it. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Go! Wear spiffy tie. Win. - Rachel Walden
Go celebrate your success and be comfortable Have fun and yeah it's a good excuse to buy some spiffy clothes - WarLord
I feel the same way sometimes! I give a ++++1 for a "campus events" buddy. - Regular Amanda
So glad you decided to go. Have fun! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
I'm late to the party and happy you decided to go. Events like this are where I've met my best friends/most valuable contacts on campus. - kaijsa
Are you on the faculty? Try it on for size. - awd
Yay D! We want to hear all about it (meaning the food and the gossip and what everyone was wearing, of course). - laura x from iPhone
Kevin Fox
Gmail turns 10 today! Time got the inside scoop on how it came to be. Such nostalgia.
At what point do we decide if it was an April Fools Day joke or not? - Brian Johns
This is a really cool article. - Stephen Mack
Funny they debunked the 20% myth. I did not know that. - Laura Norvig
Remember people selling their invites on eBay? Good times. Orkut has archived our early adopter ramblings about the interface ... - Laura Norvig
Brian, it was a ten-year April Fools Day joke. Today all of your gmail will be deleted permanently. - Laura Norvig
So gmail. Much learning. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Much wow. - Paul Buchheit
Which service will last longer? Friendfeed or Gmail? - Louis Gray
Food Frenzy Digest
Fettuccine with Creamy Smoked Salmon Sauce (By: Cooking With Manuela)
Fettuccine with Creamy Smoked Salmon Sauce (By: Cooking With Manuela)
Dave Winer
BTW, my blog, Scripting News, is officially 17 years old today. Had I known April 1 was going to such a mess, I would have waited day.
Howard Rheingold
Today is a good day to exercise online crap detection
'How I Met Your Mother' kids kept show's ending secret for 9 years #HIMYMfinale
RT @bothersomewords: RT @feitclub: The best thing about pregnant women is the free Wifi via @kyliemmason
RT @bothersomewords: RT @feitclub: The best thing about pregnant women is the free Wifi via @kyliemmason
x_________________x - Pixie
Kevin Fox
"Gmail Classic" for April Fools. Oh my god I hope this is true! That would be crazy. @Zhanna @chadt
I thought the shelfies were the Gmail April Fool's joke. - John (bird whisperer)
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Last month I paid off my "big" credit card. Today I paid off my Amazon card, and thanks to the Kindle credits, I won't be paying for this month's books, so I AM DEBT-FREE AT LAST!!
That's awesome - Shevonne
At least until the next big expense. I did the "snowball" thing. I paid off my car just when I retired, and used the erstwhile car payment to pay down my credit card. I'm lucky that I already own my house and now my car. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Congratulations!!! Whatta a huge thing to accomplish. - Lnorigb
It wasn't easy. I started by not using the oddball store and gas cards I had. Paid them off in turn and was left with one card with the biggest credit limit, which really piled up what with a new furnace among other things. Got an Amazon card for online expenses. Now I just have monthly expenses on the online card, plus All Those Books. Still have the "big" card but I hope to be able to pay back anything I use that for in the future. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
you are an inspiration! kudos! - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
thats great.. being debt free" - Peter Dawson
m9m: I assume the One Big Card pays 1% (or 1.5%) cash back? If not, get one that this point you should have a great credit rating. Yes, being wholly debt free is wonderful. - Walt Crawford
WOO HOO! - Soup in a TARDIS
Happy 75th anniversary today, Batman. I have many role models, both real and fictional. As a kid, Batman taught me to never give up and the power of persistence, responsibility, and caring toward our fellow humans. I try my best to live up to those lessons, even when I fail.
Just saw an episode on MeTV yesterday. Loving that channel and love the original tv series. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
I brought a guy I met casually a few months back to a standing monthly brunch thing with friends hoping it might spark something, but ended up meeting someone there I *really* liked and well I guess me and the first guy can be friends. #womp
Life and plans are often two divergent paths. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
I guess it did spark something! Tell us about this new guy, D -- how's it going? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
And the guy you brought may make a new friend too. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Very true, m9m, very true. Stephen, he's nice. Very smart, which I'm finding attractive as well. Talking to the brunch organizer who knows him and trying to get the scoop. :) - Derrick
You are an inspiration to us all! ;) - t-ra: lose,find,repeat from Android
Please, I've never met a bottomless mimosa brunch I didn't love. - Derrick
Mmmmm...bottomless mimosas! - Katy S
Exactly. :) - Derrick
I do love me some brunch. Strange I never thought to leverage it for meeting eligibles. Hmmm... *plots* - t-ra: lose,find,repeat from Android
Whenever I do a bottomless bunch I get in trouble. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
I thought I was already an expert in brunch, but moving to DC has forced me to level up my brunch game. - Derrick
(Curtis/Alan) Jackson
I liked a @YouTube video Etch a Sketch clock powered by Arduino
I liked a @YouTube video Etch a Sketch clock powered by Arduino
Steve Gillmor
GIllmor Gang, recording live today 1pm PT participate at
helloooooooooo - Tina Chase Gillmor
what's up? - Ludwig Ederle
show coming up shortly - Tina Chase Gillmor
Waiting for the famous call! - Robert Scoble
Just sitting her in New Jersey VRing myself in Tahiti... - Tom Guarriello
Hello! - Nir Ben Yona
Just updated my Skype. Hope it doesn't cause troubles. :-) - Robert Scoble
Robert Scoble gets a spanking for making any changes to his setup right before a show! And I don't mean the fun kind of spanking so don't get excited - Tina Chase Gillmor
did you do the xml preferences change? - Kevin Marks
Tina: getting spanked reminds me of my childhood. :-) - Robert Scoble
Kevin: can you give me the URL to do that again? - Robert Scoble
Kevin: translation: no, I didn't do that yet. - Robert Scoble
Good evening/morning all. Hope you are all well? - Darren James
Doing great here Darren, nice weather in Half Moon Bay and just got back from Sun Valley. Great week so far. - Robert Scoble
Greetings, earthlings. - Laura Norvig
Lots to talk about, too. What the heck is up with Facebook buying Oculus Rift? - Robert Scoble
Don't spank him, Tina, it only encourages him... - Tom Guarriello
Kevin: do you have that link again? - Robert Scoble
Tom: you know me SOOO well! :-) - Robert Scoble
Hey, Scoble, I'm a shrink, remember? - Tom Guarriello
Office apps on the iPad and birds are chirping. - Alex de Soto
Robert - A week in the life of the Scobleizer must be pretty awesome? Not a bad week here in miserable ol' Ireland in all fairness :-) - Darren James
Man! Robert must have installed a skinny lens or he's doing great with his diet! - Alex de Soto
Funny, that's how I feel about Comcast too. - Laura Norvig
Office for Oculus Rift? - Kevin Marks
Your week is always as good as you allow it to be! I've been to my first SMX this week in Munich, pretty disappointing... But the sun is shining in Germany! - Ludwig Ederle
exactly what I was going to say is "kinda late" - Tina Chase Gillmor
Darren: this week was particularly good in my life. Great times in Sun Valley. - Robert Scoble
I'm coming up to the valley tomorrow thru tuesday.. any good events happening that I should crash? - Jerry Schuman
+1 Kevin - Tom Guarriello
Jerry - darn, Im leaving town tomorrow. Would have loved to see you - Tina Chase Gillmor
damn.. that would have been fun. - Jerry Schuman
Hi Everyone - didn't see the friendfeed "on air now" warning to day :-) - Ian Waring
For those of us stuck with clients and bosses who use Microsoft software, the iPad PowerPoint and Word apps are a lifesaver. - Alex de Soto
Maybe I'll have to head for the Ritz @ Half Moon Bay and crash a Robert party ;-) - Jerry Schuman
Nice pair of Sennheiser Momentum, John ;) - Nir Ben Yona
GoodNotes on the iPad - betya can't do this stuff in Word - - Ian Waring
Office is two years too late for iPad - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Office, I could give a rats rear end - Jerry Schuman
iPad Mini, Stylus, GoodNotes and @jargonautical at the controls... - Ian Waring
I imagine if you need to use office, you need a keyboard.. then why not use an 11inch macbook air not an ipad - Michael Roberts
I do not have an iPad. - Laura Norvig
Robert: Me, me, and me :) - Nir Ben Yona
Azure boot camp tomorrow in Redmond, friend is spending all day installing, very painful - clive boulton
I haven't even charged the iPad - Kevin Marks
I have both iPad and a regular Microsoft Office installed on my laptop. I find it great, although I do use Google Docs from time to time for basic tasks. - Nir Ben Yona
Enterprise Agreement Customers will eat it, few in-app purchases with Apple taking their 30% - Ian Waring
i am totally reliant on my iPad - Tina Chase Gillmor
agree with Danny about MS trying to get folks into their cloud - Tina Chase Gillmor
GCP is more my fit. Don't to install buckets of crap on laptop. - clive boulton
I keep my OneDrive folder inside of a DropBox folder. - Alex de Soto
Nadella looks like he's following a Services strategy. Wonder if he'll keep Devices... - Ian Waring
I love the large Google advertisement wall behind Danny - Jerry Schuman
BTW, you can get the Office for iPad subscription for free in the next 3 days, if you can physically arrive to one of Microsoft's retail stores. - Nir Ben Yona
Box is going to IOP - Tina Chase Gillmor
I think there are still a lot of people outside our bubble. People using whatever machine they have forever or get at work, which are probably rather not iPads. And the young folks grow up with google services on apple machines. - Ludwig Ederle
To be relevant today,Microsoft should just buy Dropbox - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Box have shocking losses... - Ian Waring
Where is your iPad today, Mr. Gillmor? Did you send it in to get office installed? - Ludwig Ederle
Heard a OneDrive ad on Spotify yesterday, didn't mention Microsoft once...thought that was very consumers see MSFT as a damaged brand? - J.C. Bouvier
Microsoft should just give up... 10 years from now and they will be the next RIMM - Jerry Schuman
Its too bad Microsoft didn't try something new on the IPAD. They could go back the days of being a great software company, and blow us away with something we didn't expect. - Michael Roberts
Microsoft agreeing Android/Chrome Royalties with Dell - US ANtitrust authorities still asleep - Ian Waring
Or is it perhaps more interesting that MSFT marketing both thought it appropriate and MGMT agreed? - J.C. Bouvier
And Apple gets 30% of in app purchases (365 subscriptions). - Alex de Soto
Microsoft also now giving away all their dev tools for free to any student. - Ian Waring
Whats peoples thoughts on Cisco joining the "Cloud" bandwagon? Discuss later maybe? - Darren James
Satya Nadella is ready to scrap the Windows tax. - clive boulton
Wow, that has to be the first Druid reference ever on GG - Jerry Schuman
Curious to hear about what the Gang thinks about Nadella's performance thus far. - Alex de Soto
Two common formats!!! - Ian Waring
hrm. Do Google Spreadsheets do VLOOKUP? Cuz I need that one a lot. - Laura Norvig
OneDrive site is VERY light on MSFT branding - - J.C. Bouvier
Big Blobs of Binary Cruft...nice ring to it! - Tom Guarriello
UK Govt consultation out - trying to forcer ODF strict - Ian Waring
Kevin wins for the show title - Jerry Schuman
Cisco is betting big on the Internet of Things - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Microsofts two ODFs design to pollute the customer base - Ian Waring
this week on GG --> "Big Blobs of Binary Cruft" - Jerry Schuman
What MS really needs to do is to kill Publisher. The bane of my existence. - Alex de Soto
UK Govt also says "use html, json and csv" - Kevin Marks
Google Docs now has free add ons for approvals etc - Ian Waring
the days of monolithic apps is over - Jerry Schuman
MS gave us all enough time to get very comfortable with Google docs - Tina Chase Gillmor
A major kudo for Microsoft is they have managed to get the Gillmor Gang talking about Microsoft Office again. ;) - Michael Roberts
Moe - IOE is really interesting but will rely heavily on IPV6 implementation - Darren James
Michael: yes, that's a start. - Robert Scoble
@danny, is that, the spreadsheet doc, an editorial calendar? - J.C. Bouvier
Using Google Fusion Tables this week - really nice Analytics, integrated into Drive, free - Ian Waring
Office is for the legacy businesses who are locked into their long investment - Arnie Klaus
I use spreadsheets in google docs until it gets big enough to be worth doing in code - Kevin Marks
Google loves copying. Anyone remember their eBay killer, Googlebase - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Someone asked Siri where the missing plane was. Found it, but served the answer in Apple Maps... - Ian Waring
whoa that was weird. Don't even know what happened - Tina Chase Gillmor
lol, like Microsoft doesn't copy (oops I meant steal) ideas - Jerry Schuman
Is Robert in a Microsoft coma - Moe Glitz from iPhone
google base wasn't an ebay killer, it was a way to get spammers to give them data directly without crawling - Kevin Marks
I sit on a school board and a PTA in Brooklyn. Everyone is shifting to Google Docs, lead by parents. - Rob Underwood
Google Base was a way of feeding a product catalogue into Googles index - Ian Waring
In developing countries people would push open office, but a lot of people wanted to learn Microsoft Office because that's what they needed to know to get a job. Most people under 30 I find use Google docs and work virtually etc. The skill they need is knowing how to use Google Docs. - Michael Roberts
Moe - I think so - Tina Chase Gillmor
When Googlebase was launched, the eBay killer tag was mentioned. - Moe Glitz from iPhone
MSFT seemed to be pitching their Cloud mostly to paranoid enterprise IT professionals – "the heroes," as Nadella said during the press conference. - Alex de Soto
journalists always try and frame any product as an X killer - Kevin Marks
Anyone mentioned Facebook taking over Oculus? One commentator thinks they want to be the next media mogul... - Ian Waring
#slack is great - Jerry Schuman
In Microsoft's future: The Officeless Rift - Kevin Costain
#slack is S. Butterfields new messaging platform - Jerry Schuman
Seeing lots of MS activity in developers this week, and how their devs are helping society here :-) - Ian Waring
Bait 'n switch, Steve... - Tom Guarriello
Students now getting Visual Studio and dev tools for free - Ian Waring
VR is anti-social - Moe Glitz from iPhone
It is a good signal that Microsoft is acknowledging reality. It also signals surface is in trouble. - Michael Roberts
eclipse and gcc have always been free - Kevin Marks
Ok What about the Oculus purchase by Facebook? - Tina Chase Gillmor
Jerry: thanks, my brain is in lock. :-) - Robert Scoble
Ian - Yea, not that i use them but i get all that free via Dreamspark as well as server 08, 12, SQL and so on - Darren James
Ready to hear the GG reaction to Oculus, Tina - Tom Guarriello
Oculus have hired Michael Abreash away from Valve - Ian Waring
The endgame: No one knows what version of Office exists, which link is the "tablet" version, how it should be licensed, or whether it supports your needs. Classic Microsoft. - Kevin Costain
Zuckerberg is following the Google X Blueprint - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Bingo, Steve... - Tom Guarriello
For creatives, Adobe moved us to the Creative Cloud nicely. - Alex de Soto
Still scratching my head over the future that Zuckerberg sees now... other than wanting everyones eyeballs. - Ian Waring
Microsoft connection model is very partner driven (who need to learn new ways of intervening) - clive boulton
Are SkyDrive and OneDrive two different things still? Oy vey... - J.C. Bouvier
One and the same J.C. - Alex de Soto
Thanks. - J.C. Bouvier
If you guys can't figure it out...imagine... - Tom Guarriello
So bad, so so bad... - J.C. Bouvier
I need to reposition Steve's camera. He wanted it in the middle of the monitors but he won't actually look at it - Tina Chase Gillmor
I used to be in an MS LAR. A ton of existing EAs and SELECT agreements in large cos with a base of MS documents - Ian Waring
Danny has a Google Clock. We have a Gillmor Gang clock - Tina Chase Gillmor
Danny has the cool Googlestore skateboards - clive boulton
Enterprise Agreements are virtually all client sw you can eat for £100 ($140) per head - Ian Waring
So true. The one thing that Microsoft and Google have in common is that they create so many over lapping and confusing brands - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Worse than trying to navigate the GoDaddy admin screen... - J.C. Bouvier
Excel is around 15 different use cases - build your own app - Ian Waring
Wait, does Danny have a tattoo on his wrist? - Tina Chase Gillmor
beyond Satya or beyond satire? - Kevin Marks
The emotional reaction to the brand is Microsoft's uber problem - Tom Guarriello
Yes he does, Tina - Tom Guarriello
never saw that before - Tina Chase Gillmor
... while they are still playing playground bully with Android royalties, still fund many 3rd party shills - Ian Waring
I think Steve needs a tattoo. He's lost some street creed since he stopped wearing his earring - Tina Chase Gillmor
What Microsoft should do is innovate the spreadsheet and office model for ipad.. into some completely new.. They have deep enough pockets to take some risks. - Michael Roberts
Where does SEO fit inside Google Now or Siri, Danny - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Buy GoodNotes - Ian Waring
Steve with a full sleeve... that would do the trick - Jerry Schuman
Roku Streaming Stick? - Alex de Soto
Bar bill at SXSW - Ian Waring
I'd rather buy an Office retail package and pay once over the annual 365 subscription. - Nir Ben Yona
I don't use powerpoint - Kevin Marks
I use HTML - Kevin Marks - Kevin Marks
$5 for GoodNotes, $5 for a stylus, and away: - Ian Waring
AMEN, Mr. Scoble. I never want to go back either. The old world is the past. - Rob Underwood
Microsoft should innovate the partner ecosystem to distribute Office and Cloud to SMBs, schools, mentors, Fortune corps - clive boulton
Just created my account on Findery. Making my giant list of HubSpot/Salesforce questions, issues, and To Dos. This week's show is good for multi-tasking ... - Laura Norvig
Round One - Moe Glitz from iPhone
I still do presentations in places where they still have to load my PowerPoint presentations into their projection systems before I can show them. Can't just walk in with my iPad and plug in like I normally do. - Alex de Soto
Alex: I have spoken 50 times in past year and never had that problem - Robert Scoble
Robert: You're lucky that you travel in cool circles. - Alex de Soto
@Danny it's SO bad...WTF did they come up w/that $79.99 for 4 years? And you can't print from the iOS app? - J.C. Bouvier
We spend more time at Deloitte (Consulting, Strategy group) working on making PowerPoint pretty than thinking about our clients' business problems. Had we used any of the alternatives Robert S just laid out we'd not have wasted all that time. But no one wanted to put down the PowerPoint crack pipe. - Rob Underwood
Microsoft has always been about complicated in order to keep techies employed. - Arnie Klaus
I feel your pain Rob! - Alex de Soto
How many companies in Silicon Valley use Office? - Tom Guarriello
Tom: many do. - Robert Scoble
I used Prezi once and the folks in the audience claimed they got dizzy! ;) - Alex de Soto
Amazing, Robert - Tom Guarriello
Someone is NOT watching the Gillmor Gang? What?! - Tina Chase Gillmor
Oculus! - Arnie Klaus
Yay! - Ian Waring
Alex: you can do Prezi badly. - Robert Scoble
Seconded - Ian Waring
What is the future that Zuckerberg sees? - Ian Waring
Don't get me wrong, I love Prezi! - Alex de Soto
Every time I hear "Oculus" I am certain they are referring to a Phish song. - Rob Underwood
Zuck buying drones and a VR headset... he's going for world domination via a drone army - Jerry Schuman
Onavo :) - Nir Ben Yona
Media Mogul 2050? - Ian Waring
Its running! - Arnie Klaus
Games is normally eyeballs of teenage to early 20's... - Ian Waring
Mining leaders from Valve! - Arnie Klaus
Face :) - Nir Ben Yona
Scobleizer nailed MS, folks don't care becuz bosses give you tools to use. - clive boulton
Vint Cerf is mostly on planes - Kevin Marks
Yes on the helmet, its for the oxygen masks we will all need. - Arnie Klaus
Now I can't get the image of everyone on Gillmor Gang dressed in jorts. - Rob Underwood
Skynet - Alex de Soto
Zuckerberg has got his head in the clouds - Moe Glitz from iPhone awesome sauce for #IoT - Jerry Schuman
FacebookX - clive boulton
Meta's augmented reality looks awesome. Robert done a good interview with them recently which is on his Youtube channel.... - Darren James
And Facebook also hired some cool NASA guys. - Nir Ben Yona
Darren: Meta is cool but there is a LOT of execution risk. - Robert Scoble
actually Robert needs to go see Chris Matthieu about - Jerry Schuman
What do young people think about Oculus Rift? - Tom Guarriello
Steve, aren't the girls playing minecraft like mine are? - Arnie Klaus
Oculus itself might be more than just VR glasses in the future.. its a sensor driven company.. its get FB into sensors and in 5 years that might be important for FB - Michael Roberts
We're opening up the world to embed computers in our surroundings. Now Zuckerberg wants to plant it in our faces? - Ian Waring
Arnie - yes, on th Minecraft - Tina Chase Gillmor
Notch of Minecraft walked away from Oculus... - Ian Waring
They are the market for VR - Arnie Klaus
Zuckerberg has 28% of stock but 100% of the control - Ian Waring
At least we're not going to get an Microsoft Oculus Office Suite. Or are we? - Alex de Soto
The social power of Mindcraft demonstrates the market for Facebook VR - Arnie Klaus
Cheap Gyros - Arnie Klaus
I think this is another trojan horse, he wants to bring social media into another world, specifically gaming virtual worlds. - Simon Benvenutto
Notch dropped Minecraft for the Oculus Rift, despite his original $10,000 Kickstarter donation - Ian Waring
Alex: you might get it, but don't worry Microsoft will be the last one to do it. - Michael Roberts
Linden Labs redux? - Ian Waring
Is Second Life still around? - Alex de Soto
Gaming is a kids to 20 year old demographic - Ian Waring
yes - Kevin Marks
nope ian - Kevin Marks
that's a myth - Kevin Marks
Billboard - Nir Ben Yona
That's the demographic when I was at an ISP and mapped all the heavy users - 16-20 years olds without parental supervisions - Ian Waring
My kids who were Nintendo/XBox youths, now 30+, never game - Ian Waring
What about the FB drone story? Seems lots of companies seem to be thinking of beaming internet.. a bit of a redux of satelife low orbit Internet - Michael Roberts
Microsoft permanently owns the Last Screen - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Yup, Second Life is still around, but really has been demoted by Minecraft - Robert Scoble
The kids will be early adopters to a multi app VR - Arnie Klaus
Hello Kitty Goggles - Arnie Klaus
Both Eyeball magnets - Ian Waring
No, "creepy" wasn't what FB was looking for from Notch - Tom Guarriello
Breath Steve, let Tina sort it out!! - Darren James
IBM were pushing Second Life at one stage - Ian Waring
hugely, yes - Kevin Marks
geeeeeez. Something weird when I try to put the titles on. will figure out show is over. - Tina Chase Gillmor
sorry everyone - Tina Chase Gillmor
you're doin' great, Tina! - Tom Guarriello
salesforce1 moving enterprise beyond web 2.0 from inference to intention with apps (how the heck did MS miss this) - clive boulton
Tina: You need to get a theremin to play spooky music in the background when those glitches happen. - Alex de Soto
Many businesses still worried about data off premise - Ian Waring
the video is so sharp it's spooky. in a good way. - Laura Norvig
you don't have a hard drive in your iPad ;-) - Jerry Schuman
Alex - seriously. a sound effect would help - Tina Chase Gillmor
Cant edit until pay... - Ian Waring
Not exactly, Danny. They say they have a free version, which, of course, is view only. - Tom Guarriello
it's a tarpit business model - Kevin Marks
once you touch office you have to keep paying them or you can't see your documents - Kevin Marks
Hey - my Internet came back! And of course cut off my cellular connection in the middle of Skype - John Taschek
nodding tina - Kevin Marks
Great show guys. Thanks. - Darren James
Nir - how could possibly recognize my headphones. - John Taschek
Have a great weekend guys... - J.C. Bouvier
John, I have a lot of headphones, including the Sennheiser Momentum :) - Nir Ben Yona
The Real Housewives of Silicon Valley? - Jerry Schuman
Some good stuff on Oculus/FB - Ian Waring
Thanks all. Happy weekend! - Alex de Soto
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills occupying my wife right now - Ian Waring
You all need a Gangster Nickname - Moe Glitz from iPhone
You can take the kid out of Brooklyn, but can Satya take the Windows out of MS - clive boulton
LOL - Nir Ben Yona
Lesson learned is no one should leave Brooklyn. - Rob Underwood
Thanks everyone. Au Revoir :-) - Ian Waring
Take it easy guys. Speak again next week! Stay safe.... - Darren James
thanks for the show. - Michael Roberts
I have a few Sennheisers -- I have some open air for music creation. Some Audio Technica. I think these are the most comfortable. - John Taschek
John: Go check out the NAD HP50, you're gonna love them. - Nir Ben Yona
Huh, I can't believe I was too caught up in my work to notice when y'all were talking about Minecraft. My son is an addict. He keeps saying he made me a maze that he wants me to do, so I guess I'll be learning it. - Laura Norvig
Stephen Mack
Productive day off.
Takes some luck. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Catherine Pellegrino
Because someone had to do it: Webinar Bingo.
Dear Diary - lris
Are You There, Search? It's Me, LB - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
Search is working and Twitter is importing. It's like 2008 minus the blowhards! - Anika
I... I don't know that I'm prepared. - t-ra: lose,find,repeat from Android
Praise Xenu! - Spidra Webster
You fixit? - Xabaras (G.O.) from FFHound!
Now I can't remember all the searches I wanted to make. - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson
sadly I still have to push manually the updates from my blogs, otherwise it would have been just perfect! - .mau.
Yeah, SUP is still down, alas. - Stephen Mack
Those of you who do one shot instruction sessions: do you ever do a needs assessment? If so, how do you do it (before class, during, etc.)? Any tips or advice? Thanks.
One of the librarians here gives each student a sticky note as they come into class and asks them to write down their one most pressing question and give it back to her at the start of class. Then, later in the class while the students are workign on their own, she goes through and sorts/categorizes them and tries to make sure she addresses all or most of their questions. I haven't quite been able to bring myself to that level of think-on-my-feetitude yet. - Catherine Pellegrino
I do what Catherine describes with orientation sessions. Not for regualr one shots tho - Hedgehog
Wow. Interesting. - YvonneM
oooh! I can do this with our distance ed students!! I met with them in Aug. & will meet with them again in May. I can give 'em sticky notes at the start of their visit with me, and present answers … sometime during their visit. Hopefully I'll have at least an hour with them. ANd they should have questions for me!!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I do various, well, variations on this, usually with grad students or experienced undergrads. Sometimes I do the sticky note thing, sometimes "chat with your partner and report back," sometimes a tour-de-table with small groups. Usually the prompt is "what challenges/difficulties in doing research have you experienced?" Sometimes I write down all of the "challenges" and address them in... more... - Megan loves summer
With special workshops, eg for honours students, I send them an online survey in advance and ask about things like what resources they're familiar with, what materials they expect to use for their project, what challenges they've faced, and what they want to get out of the workshop. I use the answers to inform my planning and also explicitly refer to them in the session (e.g., many of you asked about X, let's look at it now) - Megan loves summer
Megan, could you share said survey? publicly or me = CogSciLibrarian at the geemails. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Yup, here's one: I have a longer one, too, just trying to find it! - Megan loves summer
Honestly, the students’ responses are usually what I expect to get (although occasionally they surprise me). However, I still think the “needs assessment” is useful for a variety of reasons: it acknowledges that they have prior experience, it makes them actually think about what they’ve done in the past and whether it was effective, it helps me build rapport, and it helps with buy-in if I try to make the session “tailored” to their questions. - Megan loves summer
LOVE this question set: Everything on the guide makes sense to me and I know all the databases well I have used the major databases and I am confident I can figure things out I have used the databases but still find some aspects confusing, and it takes me a long time I have not used the databases much, I probably need help knowing where to start - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Ha, I might have stolen that from someone else...maybe someone here? Anyway, it's great to get a sense of how the students are feeling, even if it doesn't reflect their *actual* skills - Megan loves summer
I've used attitude inventories, which get at what students think they know and how comfortable they feel about things. Super easy to stick in poll everywhere or similar so you get a fast snapshot of the class averages. - kaijsa
Mom! I'm ready to start the cooking now!
Mom! I'm ready to start the cooking now!
wow, look who's growing up? - MoTO ChilliSauce
Pots, pans, plastic bowls and wooden spoons are the coolest toys ever! We set aside one lower cabinet that was reserved for just such play sessions. I'm sure this is a time-tested play solution practiced for over a century... maybe much longer. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Dough Balls
Pixies to release first full-length album in over two decades - MSN Music News -
Pixies to release first full-length album in over two decades - MSN Music News
"Cult indie rockers the Pixies are set to release their first studio album in 23 years. The band shared the news with fans on Monday, revealing the music from their new four-song EP, titled "EP3," will be combined with the eight tunes previously included on September's "EP1" and its follow-up, "EP2," to form the tracklisting for "Indie Cindy." The project will mark the group's first new full-length album since 1991's "Trompe Le Monde." "Indie Cindy" will be released in late April via the band's Pixiesmusic label." - Dough Balls from Bookmarklet
oh man! I needed some good news today, and this will do quite nicely, tyvm! - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
I'm definitely curious as to what the new material will sound like. - Dough Balls
Louis Gray
We've Gone Solar. The Data Already Shows Green Benefits. -
We've Gone Solar. The Data Already Shows Green Benefits.
We've Gone Solar. The Data Already Shows Green Benefits.
"Long on our whimsical 'to do' list has been to consider going solar. We've always known it was good for the environment, to create our own energy and give it back to the power grid, but after months and months of getting notes from PG&E saying we were using well more than our unfair share of electricity, thanks to keeping three young kids warm and in clean clothes and dishes on a daily basis, I made an investment in solar - calling up Sunrun, and getting panels on our roof that will be making energy for at least the next twenty years." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
35 kWh/day? Where's all that electricity going? My own consumption last year was only 2.8 kWh/day (or 1000 kWh for the year). Granted, that's only a one-person household, but here in Germany a typical family household is estimated at 2000-3000 kWh. When I lived in the Bay Area for a while many years ago, I rarely had to turn on the air-conditioning. Why isn't solar more widespread in... more... - Nils Sandin
Still, the biggest drawback to solar panels on a house is in the event of fire. The high-voltage system is still energized, so any water used by the firemen could electrocute them, so there have been cases of the fire department letting it burn. :-( That could be a major hurdle in the US, where so many houses are made of wood instead of brick. - Nils Sandin
Nils, much of our use is from our washer and dryer, our fridge and freezer, and HVAC. That doesn't even touch TVs or other electronics. - Louis Gray
Nils: In fact, California is adding solar capacity rapidly--but those German figures are much lower than typical California figures, which are in turn much lower than typical U.S. figures. (Our two-person household, a much smaller house than Louis's, uses 11kWh/day averaged over a year. 95-98% of that comes from a small rooftop installation.) I don't believe most U.S. solar installations are "high-voltage," for that matter. - Walt Crawford
I want my solar panels in the desert instead of on my house. They'll be higher efficiency and be better maintained. :-/ - Amit Patel
oh no, I want mine on the house. I want solar to eliminate the need (or radically reduce it!) for distribution lines and electric companies! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
The previous owner of our house had these installed and they do help a lot, but mostly during the late spring/summer months. Generation takes a nose-dive during the winter (especially this past winter) due to more bad weather. I think at best during the past few months our electric bill was halved. But I would think you guys in Cali get more benefit year round than we do here in the... more... - ronin
I don't believe SREC's are available here. But yes, we surely do a lot better than halving our electricity bill. For us: first year, we were positive. Second year, the $4.50/month meter fee paid for whatever we used. Third year, we paid $30 more. For the year. My brother (same town, a few miles away) consistently runs positive--but he has a bigger installation and uses time-of-day metering, which we don't. - Walt Crawford
My new book! I have it in my hot little hands!!!
Nice! - Anne Bouey
Yay Robin! - MoTO ChilliSauce
Woohoo! - Kirsten
*happiness bump* - Marie
Stephen Mack
Sammy: What did they tell Archimedes after he fell in a pile of poo? "Eureka, eureka!"
(Page is from an Amelia Bedelia book from school we read today. It reminded Sammy of that joke which he had read in a World's Worst Jokes book but hadn't understood before.) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Ugh. - Yvonne from FFHound!
David Sifry
Startup I love seeks 30 min to learn your productivity habits, or lack of. Earn $75 and get behind the velvet rope:
Can you retrain yourself to change you eating habits? I can skip breakfast, eat a light lunch and then at like 8pm eat like a member of the Night Watch on Game of Thrones. o_O I'd love to start the day with breakfast being my largest meal and then pace myself with smaller meals through the rest of the day, maybe eating a total of 5 or 6 times.
Wondering if anyone has had any success with this method of eating. - Derrick
Change what you eat at different times. E.g. if you like steak or chicken, eat it for breakfast. Soup at night is light, but warm, so you don't feel cold and empty. - Professor A.I.
I think the biggest challenge for me is eating breakfast. I wake with no real appetite, and even eating something light can seem like a chore. I suppose I can try starting out with maybe eating multiple smaller meals throughout the day rather than three seemingly substantial ones. - Derrick
It's all calories in the end, so if you don't feel like eating, then don't. Eat more at lunch and less at dinner. - Professor A.I.
I eat pretty much all day long - starting about 75 min. after I get up. Then a snack a few hours later, then lunch, then another snack, then dinner … then another snack. All relatively small, but I am pretty much always eating. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I could never eat first thing in the morning, but I did have fruit or an egg sandwich or something and the necessary coffee once I got to work. Lunch is very important at work, mainly to get away for a while. By the time I got home I didn't feel much like cooking anything so it would be a very light meal. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I've had some success with this - the biggest thing for me was allowing myself to eat later in the morning. I'm not hungry when I get up, so I have to let myself take time about 2-3 hours later to actually eat a larger breakfast. Usually I'm hungry by then. Also, making smaller meals for dinner made it more likely I'd be hungry earlier. I used to skip, or not eat breakfast until after 10. Now, I eat a good breakfast at around 8:30-9:30. - Jennifer Dittrich
If you figure this out, please share any tips. Because I'm self-employed and working from home, I keep weird hours and sometimes my first true meal isn't until noon or later. - Corinne L
I had to train myself to eat breakfast. I started small with thing like a piece of fruit and some peanut butter and worked my way up. - Katy S from iPhone
I have this problem, too. I'd also like to change my habits so I want to eat in the mornings. - Trish R from iPhone
I should probably note that I don't always want to eat in the morning now, but I can tolerate it and I do feel like I have more energy throughout the morning as long as it's a high protein breakfast. - Katy S
What Jennifer said but in a British accent. - Akiva
I am starving when I wake up. Then I feel that way every few hours for the rest of the day. I got nothin. - laura x from iPhone
My sister was like that. She woke up starving. She was always naturally slim, too. I guess it works - if you can face food first thing in the morning. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
My current work schedule has changed my eating schedule and it's working out okay. But the healthy plan falls apart if I don't start with breakfast (cold cereal and milk and yogurt) no later than 6:30. Lunch at 10 (lately, frozen gyoza or dumplings with a frozen vegetable mix, all steamed in the microwave), before I leave the house at 10:30 to go to first job. I leave first job at 4 and... more... - Betsy
D, you might look at Ian Smith's_ Shred_ plan. You eat 3-4 small meals plus snacks throughout the day on that one. Smoothies are a common breakfast option. - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
I got myself switched around mentally first, be deciding I wanted to follow this idea: Eat like a king for breakfast, a prince for lunch, and a pauper for dinner. on days when I actually eat like this I wake up famished and the cycle becomes easier to maintain. and oddly enough every.single.thing. they say about eating breakfast becomes true. but still i often fall off the monarchy diet. - Lnorigb
Lnorigb, I like that concept! - Anne Bouey
Lnorigb, that's the idea behind my meals. I think my breakfast is the highest calorie meal and the salad is the lowest. I read about it when I was a kid, not sure where. Reader's Digest maybe? - Betsy from FFHound(roid)!
Feeding the furnace first thing in the morning allows for more efficiency was how it had been explained to me. - Janet
I snacked on a little fruit about three hours after I woke up today, and that was even after eating a fairly light dinner last night. :( Like most all good things, this is going to take some time, I reckon. - Derrick
Yes - Shevonne from iPhone
A PBJ sandwich for breakfast has been serving my skinny daughter well for years. It's quick and easy to make, and high in protein. It's also good for curbing your appetite. Another breakfast food she reaches for on occasion, especially in winter, is slow cooked oatmeal. Stay away from quick oats or the instant stuff in the packets...metabolizes too fast and leaves you hungry shortly... more... - April Russo
Stephen Mack
Exploratorium today
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Haven't been to the new location yet. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
The toilet bowl water fountain was the biggest hit. We saw maybe 10% of the place. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Starmama, the new place is HUGE compared to the old one. This was our first time there. Still a bit crowded. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
The library has discount admission deals for the Exploratorium & other places in the summer. I said we were gonna go last year & we didn't. I need to make sure we go this year! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Lmk when you plan to go again! - Yvonne from FFHound!
Haven't been to the new one yet. Seeing The Exploratorium for the first time was one of the things that greatly impressed me when I first visited SF back in the '70s. - Spidra Webster
That looks like a great way to spend the day, Stephen! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Cameron Neylon
Dear LSW - If there were a book entitled "Open Access in Practice: An implementation guide for institutions" would this be a thing that would pique your interest? If you imagine such a resource what would it have in it? Who would you want to have contributed to it?
I'd get in touch with Emily Drabinski, a librarian at Long Island University, who has a great story to tell about how she took a closed access journal that she was on the board for--Radical Teacher--and helped turn it into an open access journal. I'd also want to hear from electronic resources librarians that have thought long and hard about how to optimize access to OA materials as part of their library's offerings. - Stephen Francoeur
I'd also want to hear from someone who helped rewrite tenure and promotion documentation for a department so that OA efforts were recognized. - Stephen Francoeur
Maybe also a chapter about someone's experiences taking older toll access journal articles they'd published, tracking down the licenses, and figuring out what they could upload to an IR. - Stephen Francoeur
David Parry could be interesting. He got OA Tenure in communications. I interviewed him last fall: - Hedgehog
Answers to the question of how libraries are funding support for open access in the changing and evolving models currently in play. - Jenica from iPhone
I'm interested in the users of OA material - WHY are we so concerned about Open Access? My answer is so that more folks can see the stuff - reporters at tiny papers (or those without librarians, or without access to $ databases), interested lay people, independent researchers without access to a library / Interlibrary Loan. I feel like the audience for OA is implied but not explicitly mentioned. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Development of policies at an institution that support open: open articles, open data, open lab notebooks, etc. How are unis balancing that with IP rights grabbing? What policies in place to support? Ditto what Stephen said on Tenure. - Hedgehog
Interplay between different units on campus - obviously faculty, library but also Vice Chancellor for Research type offices which are going to have heavy compliance issues to face with coming OSTP directive implementations. - Sarah
Reporat needs to write a chapter. She just doesn't know it yet. - Joe - Systems Analyst
I would buy this as long as it is less than $139.95. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Does Heather Joseph write chapters? - Joe - Systems Analyst
Also a vote for Walt Crawford and the others mentioned at - Joe - Systems Analyst
Obviously the book would be open access - but you'd have to pay for print. But so far clear that such a thing doesn't exist at the moment. In scoping this I tried to think what was distinct from Peter S and Walt's book and it seemed that the combination of practical implementation, case studies, and an institutional focus worked. - Cameron Neylon
...and in case its not obvious this is what I'm thinking about: - Cameron Neylon
Jill Emery would want to contribute. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Interesting idea. I'm not sure I *would* be a plausible contributor, but I could be wrong. (Having been the recipient of warm attention for having the effrontery to charge for my OA book, I'm *still* a little, um, burned out about that whole thing...) - Walt Crawford
Yes, I think Peter's book is good as an extension of what he did on his website and with SPARC in terms of dispelling myths, explaining concepts, etc. But a practical hand's on book for librarians would be very useful. I think something about how students, including undergraduate students, would benefit from and can be incorporated into OA plans would be helpful. - Freeda B.
Also, I don't know if you have seen this: Jill Emery (mentioned above) is one of the people behind this site. - Freeda B.
A good number of the people in coapi? - Joe - Systems Analyst
Sigh. I'll play devils' advocate. No, I do not think this will be useful. There have been untold numbers of how-to guides. They haven't made a pebble's splash in a pond, because people in power *refuse to give a shit*. When you write a guide that tells them why they have to, let me know. Until then, how-to guides get handed to some schlemiel at the bottom of the hierarchy who is told to go to town -- with zero resources and support. Hey, you have a how-to guide, what else could you possibly need? - RepoRat
Looking at RR's comment and trying to refute it--despite the lack of, you know, being in a library--I have to look at some of my ventures (including commercial ones) and conclude that RR's pretty much on the money here. - Walt Crawford
I hate to say it, but a guide to How To Save Big Bucks and Serve Your Campus Customers Better by Implementing OA might very well do better (that is, be paid attention to), but it would preferably come with a fairly high price tag. And maybe paid webinars. Sorry if that's cynical; I rarely give in to cynicism. - Walt Crawford
One caveat: I do think such a book on OER might actually fly. Open textbooks appears to have legs. - RepoRat
I don't know whether its a difference between UK and US but there is a lot of fairly senior interest in UK institutions in how to shift from we kind of know we need to do something to what actually *is* it. How much of that is words rather than real commitment is a fair question of course. - Cameron Neylon
...but I take the point about targeting. It needs that element of how you will save lots of money... - Cameron Neylon
Cameron, here in Canada as well there's a huge push coming from the funding agencies for OA with not a lot of practical advice for nervous faculty or administrators to grab onto. One thing I'd like to see is a case study of a small society journal that goes OA and both the society and the journal live happily ever after. - John Dupuis
WIth reference to RepoRat's comment but also something I've been thinking about for a while, I think it'd be useful to include information on ways to promote Open Access on a budget of zero and not much more staff-hours. Like being open to buying an Unglue.It book just as we are to buying print books, or including some OA resources in your catalogue, or promoting OA resources to your patrons -- things that can be sold as getting something for nothing/little but at the same time do advance the cause. - Deborah Fitchett
(Plug: me and MfPOW have been running a #FridayFreeStuff hashtag on Twitter, and a couple of other libraries here are also occasional contributors, to promote OA material. Not the best hashtag alas because it was named when it was just a regular blogpost so once or twice it's been swamped by some company using to give away actual free stuff. But this is the kind of dead simple, cheap, thing I'm thinking of.) - Deborah Fitchett
also -- *marketing* to faculty & higher-ups in admin about OA. I work with folks who teach marketing, so I think it's useful - but So Many do not think it's useful - but it's part of the problem. We don't know how to promote this to faculty or even higher-ups in libraries/admin. To get at RR's point about the Joe Schmo at the bottom of the library who gets the book & writes a report. But maybe not. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Deborah, the correct answer to "how do we do that" is "you don't." As for marketing, talk about things there have been how-tos on for a decade. Cameron, what I think would actually fly in the US is a *compliance manual for OSTP mandates* once those actually happen. Same thing really -- but laser-targeted to a problem People In High Places actually believe they have. - RepoRat
@RR Yeh that's fair. And a lot of what we're seeing in the UK is exactly that. I still think there is value in collecting together a lot of the stuff that already exists. Experience and best practice from different places so that where there is institutional support (and it does exist a few places, even in the US) people don't have to re-invent the wheel. - Cameron Neylon
Well, if you're gonna do that, I'm in for whatever I'm worth. - RepoRat
RepoRat, well, we do have institutional support (from High Places if not always from Jo(e) Researcher, OMG that meeting I just got out of) to do some things here - we just also have a miniscule budget. But there are small things we *can* do - and have done so, to be blunt, "you don't" is simply inaccurate - and additional practical ideas (and even just being able to say "Important Book says we should!") would be useful. - Deborah Fitchett
Don't understand some of the negativity here. I personally and many others I am sure at MPOW would find it useful. That was my issue with the Suber and Crawford books, mostly theory. Okay so maybe the book alone won't change your fate if you happen to be somewhere where nobody cares, but it can't hurt right? I mean it sure would beat yet another book on how to use social media in libraries right? - aaron
There are things you can do, yes. I have seen negligible evidence that no-budget "things you can do" have moved the needle appreciably anywhere. So I'm standing pat on this one. No money, no follow-through, no point. - RepoRat
So Chapter 1: This needs resources and support. - Cameron Neylon
My view is that there are things you can do on your own and with limited resources but that the smart choice to make there is to gather a coalition to make the case for resources and identify potential supporters in senior management. One of the truly striking things about the UK and EU situation is how fast things moved over (haphazardly) prepared ground when individuals like Willetts... more... - Cameron Neylon
Aaron: I think the semi-negativity's mostly from those of us who've been burned--and, I gotta admit, seeing my book called "mostly theory" further suggests that I would have no place in such an effort, since the book was deliberately aimed at practical issues, although admittedly not an OA in Five Easy Steps how-to (which I couldn't possibly write). This stuff is hard. - Walt Crawford
Oh, well, great to hear a bunch of stuff that I've put a bunch of effort into dismissed as "no point". Okay, I probably agree that if there's no follow-through there's little (but not no) point, but that doesn't follow from "no money". Doing small things can be a way to get confidence and support to *get* the follow-through. And maybe it depends who your audience is: if the audience is... more... - Deborah Fitchett
Yeah, I hear you, and I'm sorry. I don't always know where the line is between warning people away from bashing their heads against walls that are not gonna fall down and actually being that wall. It just hurts my heart to see people trying so hard in the face of such stupid restrictions and out-of-control expectations and -- noting own bias here -- I really want to see more of these people refusing to be heroes, instead downing tools and saying "Respect and appropriate support or GTFO." - RepoRat
Maybe I should clarify: I am NOT NOT NOT suggesting that Cameron give up on this effort. Not at all. I'm only saying (a) it's hard and (b) I don't think I would personally have anything to contribute. Nor am I dismissing anybody's local efforts as pointless. - Walt Crawford
Yeah, and I do myself vacillate wildly between the "Let's just stop making bricks until they give us straw" approach and the "Ooh, a customer, how much help can I give them before they flee in terror?" approach. It's probably that for my own sanity if I can't do something big then I have to at least do something small otherwise I get distinctly miserable. But you're right, very important not to encourage people to bash heads against brick walls if it doesn't actually provide them any salutory benefits. - Deborah Fitchett
@Walt No probs whatsoever. Doing this would likely cost significant $ so am looking to identify a) whether its useful and b) what the pitfalls are up front. Criticism is useful. - Cameron Neylon
Thanks, Deborah. I think what distinguishes your situation from the ones that really piss me off is that pretty much everything is wing-and-a-prayer where you are; this isn't any different. Whereas it's places that HAVE staff and HAVE resources and just refuse to use them toward these ends where I'm all NO COME ON this is ridic. - RepoRat
Walt: Sorry if I offended. I view both your book and Suber's as books that clarified conceptual issues, this new proposed book is on case studies I believe. As for "smashing heads in brick walls"..I seeing the words "Zero support and resources" and "some schlemiel at the bottom of the hierarchy". Are we talking about the lone coordinator problem where the library hires this new... more... - aaron
Mostly the former, Aaron (though there are other ways to abandon people), but the phenomenon tends to be connected to lack of support in high places. - RepoRat
So what if the initiative was open with big fanfare, and perceived as "glamorous" , with tons of manpower assigned to it and not only that but perceived "High flyers" assigned to lead/support etc. Would that have a fighting chance? It's still early days here of course..... - aaron
RR: Oh yeah, if an organisation has money and/or staff then it darn well ought to do something with it. I just keep forgetting that such places actually exist. :-) - Deborah Fitchett
It's hard to keep up the fight - i've abandoned any OA efforts at MPOW because we have no staff and there really was so little interest... instead i have to direct my efforts at keeping us employed and being entrepreneurial about getting reference work around the lab. - Christina Pikas
Thanks everyone for your thoughts. There's a lot of rich and useful stuff here on targeting, effectiveness and messages that need sending. My inclination is to go ahead and take a shot at this, but think hard about the way it needs to speak usefully to senior management, local management, and foot soldiers on the ground. Those kinds of questions are supposed to be picked up and addressed as part of the sprint methodology but this has been really helpful in avoiding some potential black holes. - Cameron Neylon
Go for it. If you don't, someone else will... and you'll do a better job. ETA: I think a good model for this, one you may actually have read already, is the Library Publishing Toolkit, - RepoRat
What RR sez, on both counts. (As it happens, I *own* a print copy of the Library Publishing Toolkit...for which I wrote the foreword, "Makerspaces for the Mind." An impressive project.) - Walt Crawford
Sidenote: the makerspaces of the mind concept dovetails with what Mita and Barbara said in their respective keynotes at LibTech - maʀtha
Homemade lemonade ice blocks are my jam.
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laura x
"The process is the same in every case: culling through a collection of books, pulling particular titles, and eventually grouping the books into clusters so that the titles can be read in sequence, from top to bottom. The final results are shown either as photographs of the book clusters or as the actual stacks themselves, shown on the shelves of the library they were drawn from. Taken as a whole, the clusters from each sorting aim to examine that particular library's focus, idiosyncrasies, and inconsistencies — a cross-section of that library's holdings." - laura x from Bookmarklet
Matt Cutts
Gmail is moving to encrypted even while moving internally:
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