Saturday, April 30, 2011

This is fun

For all who find that coming up with new passwords brings mental functions to an immediate halt and is uncannily, perversely difficult (kind of like remembering jokes), this article about multi-word passwords is a relief.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Quaint libraries

CNET editor Brian Cooley has rattled librarians' cages with some ill considered words about the "quaintness" of libraries, aired during a segment about Kindle's new library services on the April 20, 2011 "Buzz Out Loud" podcast.  He clarifies his position here.  But is quaintness such a bad thing?

Friday, April 15, 2011

Nice poem by a Fulbrighter

In a field
I am the absence
of field.
This is
always the case.
Wherever I am
I am what is missing.

When I walk
I part the air
and always
the air moves in   
to fill the spaces
where my body’s been.

We all have reasons
for moving.
I move
to keep things whole.
Mark Strand, "Keeping Things Whole" from Selected Poems. Copyright © 1979, 1980 by Mark Strand. 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Get real!

So I'm an old fogey, but to me the old 1960s exhortation, "Get real!" sounds so much better than the 2011 one, "Cartoonify yourself!"

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Fast food

A very useful service from Google labs for identifying and addressing page speed issues.....fortunately, never much of a line in front of Knowbodies.


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Noun Project

The noun project has symbols for everything, including tango

"The Noun Project collects, organizes and adds to the highly recognizable symbols that form the world's visual language, so we may share them in a fun and meaningful way. "

Friday, April 1, 2011

Google forges ahead....

Google has been working with experts in semiotics and kinesiology to develop Gmail Motion.  Pretty amazing!