I’m challenging myself to do a photo a day. Here’s my view of the Bay – blocked by Warren Hall. It’s a gorgeous view and will be better soon. I like the lines present in this shot. I’m a dork.
On the need for a conversation
These past two weeks, I’ve spent them considering what to do for some conference/paper proposals. As an exercise in becoming a better, more proficient writer, I figured I should start to write down my ideas and see if I can get a conversation started about them. There’s a call out for the gameRT for proposals… Continue reading On the need for a conversation
On programming, and picking up skills that I should have developed before…
Ever since I started this job, I’ve been thinking in the back of my head that I’ll have to end up doing a bunch of programming – just for my own benefit. It’s now come to this – I’ll have to step up my game with Processing. Reason: I have a touch table in my… Continue reading On programming, and picking up skills that I should have developed before…
When teaching your first class, talk slower!
I taught my first infolit class a week or two ago. I think it went well. As well as it could have gone considering it was the first college class I’ve ever taught! Yup. I’m an academic librarian. So excited. One thing I learned while I was teaching that class was that I talk really… Continue reading When teaching your first class, talk slower!
A lesson in collective nostalgic hysteria
I started this post on BART on my way home from a Jeff Mangum concert and it was definitely an experience. The concert itself was good. Honestly, having never heard Jeff Mangum/Neutral Milk Hotel before I started dating B, it wasn’t on my radar. The band is good, not necessarily my cup of tea though…… Continue reading A lesson in collective nostalgic hysteria
(Lesson) Planning for the Future
I sometimes like to sit here and fantasize about what I’ll be doing in the future. I’d love to teach again, and not just literacy/library/research related courses. Like actual, random, curricular courses. Much like how UCLA had the Fiat Lux program, I’d love the opportunity to propose a class and teach it. One class I’m… Continue reading (Lesson) Planning for the Future
Gaming and the search for perfect information
Lately, I’ve gotten into the concept of gaming. In this case, I don’t mean playing video games (although you wouldn’t know it by my World of Warcraft account…). I mean, video games are fun and all, but I don’t find them appealing mainly because I’ve lost the social aspect of it. Despite being an MMORPG,… Continue reading Gaming and the search for perfect information
Curious Cartographic Collections
I’ve been slacking lately on my posts, but with the new year I feel like I can finally refocus on this little project of mine. I’d also like to start creating original posts, rather than commenting on interesting links that I find online. For now, this will do. Maybe in the future, I’ll start releasing… Continue reading Curious Cartographic Collections
Week in review: IL2011
Man, I have been busy these past few weeks. Last Sunday, I left the South Bay, hopped onto the 101 South and made my way down to Monterey with some awesomebrarians to attend Internet Librarian 2011. This is easily my favorite conference, just because I learn so much from all of the sessions. It’s also… Continue reading Week in review: IL2011
Despite everything bad going on today for me, i’ve decided I’m going to try to think positively. Last night, I had decided to upgrade to Lion and iOS5. Well…the Lion upgrade apparently revealed that my hard drive was dying – today it died. I just lost years of work…at least my school work has been… Continue reading Looking positively…