September 21, 2005
Librarians to the Rescue
Some quick metablogging:
I'm going to be using this personal log to mull over some big picture issues in my profession. This will likely bore everyone to tears, so here's some funny/cool library stuff to mitigate the nerdiness. I'd prefer to discuss professional stuff in a separate log, but we haven't worked out the policy issues of hosting such thoughts from a work domain. On top of that I am too lazy to set up another weblog at my personal domain. So, I'm taking advantage of the fact that it's no mystery to readers of this weblog what I do for a living by testing the limits of everyone's patience for pure workspeak. Who knows, maybe people will come to read this just for the insights into the future of the library profession.
On to the good stuff:
Proof from Metafilter why librarians make the internet go round.
This is what I'm talking about, how many of you out there actually edit song information in Itunes? Okay, of that number how many of you knew that there was a real information organization problem in not being able to apply more than one genre tag to your songs? Now that you know, how many of you are going to start coordinating tag groupings with smart playlist to create dynamic, flexible playlists targeted to everday activities like commuting, working out, chillin', etc.? Wouldn't it be cooler if you did?
This is what I'm talking about.
That's it folks, you heard it here third or fourth or maybe even fifth.
September 13, 2005
Back From The Dead
Did you miss me?
Honestly think I was dead?
Who am I kidding, no one was even reading this anyway.
I can take an extended vacation without offending my pretend readers.
Where have I been you ask?
Oh, where have I been.
I've been to the res and back, to TJ, Oxnard and many places in between.
So to make up for my inexcusable absence.
Here are some photos of the 201st Annual Powwow of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska and Iowa (courtesy of The Kenj and flickr).