Monthly Archives: November 2008

The University of Malaya

Monday I gave a modified and longer version of my presentation for ICoLIS to Librarians at the University of Malaya, including demonstrations of several sites like Facebook and FriendFeed. It was a wonderful group who asked some great questions.  After there was a small tea reception with some delicious Malay food.

Greetings from Malaysia

Today is my first presentation so I thought I’d better write a post sharing what I’ve done over the last two days (besides prepping) before all the official stuff starts! I’ve spent a lot of time at this desk, tweaking presentations and checking email accounts, this is a work trip after all.  Luckily the view […]

What do you think of Google Flu Trends?

I’ll admit it, I’m sucker for Google products – Reader, Gmail, Docs, Blogger, Chrome and I know on some level the dangers of that.  I have lots of bookmarks in delicious about it.  This morning while I was watching the news  I heard mention of something new – Google Flu Trends.  According the the site: […]

Socialminder = Fail

I’d like to apologize to anyone in my address book/contact list/ Linkedin network who received and invite from me to Socialminder (no I am not giving them any linky love).  I got several invites from friends yesterday. Because my friends are awesome and so well connected, it’s not unusual for us to get beta invites […]

YouTube – not just about your 15 seconds of fame anymore

It looks like YouTube will be partnering with MGM to host some full length films (The Magnificent Seven) and old television programs (American Gladiators).  I didn’t see anything about the quality of the videos, if you visit YouTube regularly you know the quality of uploaded videos is pretty poor, surely the shows will be better.  […]

The new MaintainIT cookbook is out – The Joy of Computing

MaintainIT cookbooks are a great (free) resource!  “Planning for Success, a guide for the overworked librarian” one covers: Planning and Decision Making covers the ins and outs of creating a technology plan that ties to your strategic priorities and goals. Communication and Partnerships delves in the fundamentals of day-to-day technology communication from a “techie” and […]

I’m going to Malaysia!

I know I’ve shared this story with many of you in person, so forgive me if you’ve already heard it. It seems like ages ago that I got invited to attend the International Conference on Libraries, Information and Society, but it was only in June that I got a Facebook message asking me if I […]


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