Okay this is making me panic a little bit. I love using Delicious. It’s such a great tool for bookmarking sites that I want to reference later on. What am I going to do when it gets shut down? I guess I could start using some other webapp out there…but it’s so integrated into my… Continue reading Is Delicious about to be shut down?
It’s hard out there, being slightly famous and known by the Library world. I just have to keep myself grounded, before I let all this fame get to my head… Wait. What am I talking about? Oh. Right. I’m pseudo famous. Or as I liked saying all weekend at CLA “I’m big on the Internet”… Continue reading The Perils of Internet Celebrity
I can’t wait for the day when robots and humans will co-exist…or when robots will take over the planet, Matrix-style. Until that time actually occurs, I’m pretty sure we have nothing to worry about because people in general are still scared. There’s this concept in psychology and robotics (I think those are the appropriate fields…)… Continue reading The uncanny baby valley
Today’s announcement of a modified Groups feature brought out my latent mathiness (the concept of recursion/fractals) with this thought – that Facebook is now opening up…a Facebook. From my understanding of Groups, it will be a closed social network that you can invite subgroups of your friends to, kind of what Facebook was like in… Continue reading A fractal/recursive social network
Two things come out at me from this article, about Google moving towards a hyperlocal ad revenue stream 1) Before, I would have said this was a major invasion of privacy, using the phones GPS unit, or triangulating the location using the cell towers, to send out local ads to Google results. But really, this… Continue reading Hyperlocal ads
Sometimes, I really regret giving up on being a programmer/engineer. I started UCLA as a Computer Science and Engineering major, but dropped out after a semester to transition to Math, then eventualy to a double major in Math and Sociology. Along the way, I ended up taking some basic programming classes – I did fairly… Continue reading I wish I had stuck with being a CSandE major…