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Remember the milk (on working at home)

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

The other day Philip Greenspun wrote a provocative (that is, a typically iconoclastic) article, Universities and Economic Growth. It’s well-worth reading, so click through and take a look. (h/t @KathySierra) I just want to use a small passage in that piece as a jumping off point for another observation that’s completely unrelated to Phil’s agenda. […]

Posting elsewhere

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Even though there’s not much activity here, that doesn’t mean I’ve been sitting on my hands. As we continue to get MetroCascade up and running, I’m not just curating content on that site (by bookmarking local mainstream news items to a separate Diigo feed, for example) or by hunting for additional Victoria, BC online sources. […]

Checking in

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

I’m “neglecting” my blog lately (tho’ I hate using that word, as it makes me sound like neglect is optional). (The give-away was that for a couple of weeks running, I don’t even have a Diigo linkroll update, except for today’s single entry…) Earlier this month, I blogged What’s my domain?, where I wondered whether […]

What’s my domain?

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

I’m very fortunate. Since March/ April 2003 I’ve been able to blog for free, hosted by Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. It’s an option open to anyone with a Harvard email address. While we all started with Radio Userland, Berkman switched everyone over to WordPress couple of years ago. But presumably because it’s […]

Victoria’s Focus Magazine now online

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

In a move that surprised me pleasantly, Focus Magazine – the Victoria/ South Island magazine to which I contribute monthly – has a new website where readers can download (in PDF) the entire magazine, just as it appears in print. It’s a new feature. On the site, they included not just the current (January 2009 […]

More Focus Magazine articles up on Scribd

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

I managed to scan & upload a few more articles, this time starting with October 2006, and managing to get through half of 2007.  See my Scribd page here for details – there are now 3 folders (2006, 2007, 2008), to make it easier to find articles chronologically. Next up, finish 2007, and then do […]

Scribd updated with recent Focus Magazine articles

Friday, December 5th, 2008

I finally updated my page with the past five months worth of my articles for Victoria’s Focus Magazine! That’s August, September, October, November, and December 2008. I’ll post an update with details (titles, etc.) later, and I also need to update my “Articles published in FOCUS Magazine” page here. In addition, I need to […]

Housekeeping (again)

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Sleep-deprived but feeling like it’s vacation time, I’m happy to say I finally got my August FOCUS Magazine article finished (it was due some days ago).  Maybe it took forever to write because it deals with BC Provincial Legislation, which is typically written in language that has the effect of a soporific potion. I challenge […]

Web discipline: instructed skid marks

Monday, June 30th, 2008

It’s a day shy of July, and I had hoped that by now there would be a “finish” to some still-open “action items.”  But things are not quite yet falling into place.  It’s not entirely my “fault,” but I confess that I’m skidding into inefficiency myself. At the same time, I’m reluctant to beat myself […]

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