Do you guys ever daydream that one day FriendFeed will get emancipated from Facebook, in, like, a "no hard feelings" kind of a way, and then the whole world will realize how great it is, and they'll all sign up, and then we'll be, like, the rock star elders of FriendFeed, and everyone will love and worship us?
So much fun so many people I know in town for SLA! So complicated is same week my husband got back from work trip, inlaws here to visit, and teachers strike :( want to hang out lots but so short on time.
I am rapidly coming to the conclusion that repositories are largely designed to make it as difficult as possible to find out whats in them, and what it actually is...I have 36,000 DOIs and I'd like to know whether they are in a repository...
My 5-year-old insists that Bilbo Baggins is a girl. The first time she made this claim, I protested. Part of the fun of reading to your kids, after all, is in sharing the stories you loved as a child. And in the story I knew, Bilbo was a boy. A boy hobbit. (Whatever that entails.) But my daughter was determined. She liked the story pretty well so... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
When I'm travelling to give talks I sometimes need all the alone time I can get, to recharge. So I often don't seek out people in the places I'm visiting for hellos and coffees. Is a huge missed opportunity, and I wish I could do it all. But I assume there will be a future chance when it does work out, and it usually does :)
If anyone happens to know of any recent Summon vs Primo comparisons that'd be fantastic. Also my lit search is making me ponder the pros/cons of convincing Google to sell libraries API access to Scholar so we could roll our own discover layer.
My new laptop lid is missing stickers. Need a hub to send out a mixpack from @thePeerJ, @figshare, @ImpactStory, @DataDryad, @GitHub etc :) Seriously, would be awesome if someone did this. I'd pay shipping+handling+surcharge. Would help us all spread the word to our colleagues!