Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Tweet Cloud

The Tweet Cloud app is pretty fun: here you can see my twitter cloud.

For me personally, it's interesting to see my vocabulary reflected - which words crop up the most often (feeling, paper, gorgeous) tell me interesting things. Paper especially, perhaps, what with the whole digital archive kick I'm on.

Earlier I did a scan without excluding @ words, which showed me that my most frequent replies are to boobolina, kplawver, and esinka. No big surprises there.

I was glad to see that while "crap" was noted, it wasn't in one of the stronger fonts. I feel like I've been using that word a lot lately. But cats and coffee trump it by a long shot.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Library Anime

This is awesome. An anime film about saving libraries from litigation against the freedom of expression.

I should look for a translation of the book it is based on.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Library Linkage

I have been thinking about using this space to collect some of the interesting library/information related articles I come across. I do want to track some of these interesting tidbits, and especially now that I've subscribed to the LISNews feed, I've got more of them than I can mentally organize.

Also, I haven't read them all yet. But I'd like to.

Here are a few to start:

Can Social Bookmarking Improve Web Search?

Architectures for Collaboration:Roles and Expectations for Digital Libraries

Not Dead Yet... I think I'll go for a walk...

Yeah. So um, hi. That whole "if you don't have anything nice to say..." rule makes for a crappy blog. Also, I've gone back to using Twitter as my primary status source, it seems. I am apparently getting better at short-form posting.

Quick update:
- My mobile phone is dead. It was in fact, my only phone, so if you need me, send a tweet or email. I hope to get a new one over the weekend.
- Big mystery project is still only 3/4 done and I haven't worked on it for weeks. I need to drop all other procrastinatory hobbies and get back to it. I'm kind of over this and ready for it to be finished. I still think it's going to be awesome, it's just... sooooo time consuming.
- I managed (after much last-minute scrambling) to submit my intent to graduate or whatever-the-heck-it's-called for December 2008. Why December graduation stuff has to be filed in March (aka 9 months in advance) is beyond me. Scheduling completion of a master's degree should not the temporal equivalent of birthing a baby, IMO.
- There's a big meet-and-greet for the applicants for the Saratoga Cemetery Board happening this Friday at 6pm in the Saratoga Senior Center. If you're a resident of Saratoga or Monte Sereno, or have friends/loved ones/acquaintances/enemies/pets/etc. who are, come on down and talk to the folks! It's only an hour, and we want the community to use this opportunity to give Supervisor Kniss their feedback.