From the monthly archives:

January 2007

You’re it!!!

January 31, 2007

Tagging is ever more commonplace, and the more tags are used the more useful they become.

The Pew Internet & American Life Project looks at tagging in a memo by Lee Rainie dated 1/31/2007. As part of Rainie’s analysis he offers a brief interview with the boss tagger himself, David (“Everything is Miscellaneous”) Weinberger.

Here’s the memo (caution, Acrobat required), by Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

Pull quote…

A December 2006 survey has found that 28% of internet users have tagged or categorized content online such as photos, news stories or blog posts. On a typical day online, 7% of internet users say they tag or categorize online content.

Post to Twitter Post to Plurk Post to Bebo Post to Yahoo Buzz Post to Delicious Post to Digg Post to Diigo Post to Facebook Post to FriendFeed Post to Google Buzz Send Gmail Post to LinkedIn Mixx This Post Post to MySpace Post to Ping.fm Post to Reddit Post to Slashdot Post to StumbleUpon Post to Technorati

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Daylight Savings Crap

January 30, 2007

Say you supported an infrastructure comprising five or ten thousand Windows desktops and several hundred servers. Would this daylight savings time opportunity affect your life next month?

Post to Twitter Post to Plurk Post to Bebo Post to Yahoo Buzz Post to Delicious Post to Digg Post to Diigo Post to Facebook Post to FriendFeed Post to Google Buzz Send Gmail Post to LinkedIn Mixx This Post Post to MySpace Post to Ping.fm Post to Reddit Post to Slashdot Post to StumbleUpon Post to Technorati

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Just when I needed her most…

January 30, 2007

Dorothea Salo will return to Madison in March! Welcome back Dorothea! It may seem a small thing, but I am doing my best to gain remote access to e-journals (specifically JSTOR). For some awful reason related to profit motive, a patron of the UW Memorial Library must be onsite at the library to access JSTOR. [...]

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Smiting Palestinians

January 29, 2007

The stench of hatred wafted out of North Carolina last week. I caught my first whiff at the meetinghouse last night and really didn’t know what to say. I blame it on football. Football is a sissy sport. Young men bind themselves and daub evil smelling chemicals on tight muscles, and wear bizarre fetish action [...]

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Seventy-two Virgins

January 28, 2007

by Steve Martin

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Milwaukee Sushi

January 27, 2007

Go first to the supermarket and buy the following ingredients: Coarse ground prepared horseradish (preferably Silver Spring). Braunschweiger, aka liverwurst or liver sausage. A loaf of Catherine Clark’s wheat bread. Hellman’s mayonnaise. A fresh cucumber. The cucumber you should peel. Then slice it. Spread a thin coat of mayo on one slice of bread, then [...]

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Cornell Theory Center?

January 26, 2007

Theory? I don’t think so. How can it be about “theory” if it has so much science in it? Where are the busts of Saussure, Lacan, Barthes, Levi-Strauss? Where are the enshrined relics, the thigh bones, the gold inlaid molar of St. Jacques? St. Michel. I am so embarrassed for Cornell, associating “theory” with such [...]

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Close call…

January 25, 2007

Ken Camp tells a harrowing story of a medical emergency and says, I urge you, every one of you who ever reads this, to get in a class. Learn CPR. Learn how to give mouth-to-mouth. Learn the basics. In the most frightening and desperate of times, you may need them. Take care of yourselves, your [...]

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