Neat thing on yesterday's hike (on a road because of heavy rain making most trails muddy, but the road has spectacular views and one-truck-per-three-hours traffic): A hummingbird flew up to me, sat in front of my face (maybe a foot away) for 2-3 seconds seeing whether I might be a flower, then flew away.
Good news for my public library: They apparently found a new operator for the coffee shop at the library (the old one shut down a couple of months ago). Also a name I bet nobody's ever used before: The Daily Grind.
In what can only be described as a bout of insanity, I completed today's 5 miles by walking 2mins, followed by jogging for 30 secs. The best thing I can say is that it went by quick and at least the running got easier as time passed. Otherwise, you running people would have been mortified by my form.
Hmm. I objected to a term I considered demeaning, and was informed that the group that uses it considers it a standard and accepted term, therefore... well, therefore I'm not sure what. I won't push the issue, but it's interesting that the group using a term gets to decide whether it's demeaning or not.
Reading this, I'm afraid my primary reaction was "if only Eisen would claim that his dismissal of libraries as pointless was actually an early April Fool's prank gone bad." No such luck. http://www.michaeleisen.org/blog...
We gave up on HIMYM at the start of the 2012-13 season; it just got to be too...well, anyway. We'll probably catch those two seasons on DVD at some point. Meanwhile, watched "Liberal Arts" last Saturday, which is very much a Josh Radnor project.
Tiny personal technology triumph today. Forced to switch to VDSL last week (I posted about that earlier), and the shipped equipment is a modem/wifi combo. Since we already have a reasonably secure wifi net set up with our owned router, didn't want the combo to be working as a router. AT&T guy said "just don't connect to it."
Ok Open Access Experts: I need your help. #1: what are some quick reads to get me up-to-speed on the latest happenings in this area (I am familiar with some of the basics but need to take a deeper dive). #2: who are the good speakers on OA topics? Could be publishing, open data, repositories, anything related.
Reading a story in today's San Fran Chronicle about the Glasshole who filmed herself claiming "I'm not filming!" in a nightclub... she's also had restraining orders for phone-camming into a neighbor's window and restraining orders from her mother. She informs us she's a "super-nice person."