I’m not above a little Google bashing, but this ability of Google Video to enter any clip at a defined point deseves some love. So, if I would like to point you directly to Jesco White’s danced-up version of the Ozark Mountain Daredevil’s “If You Want to Get to Heaven” (and I do) it’s just […]Read more "Fair is fair – Google Video allows precision pointing"
Long-time readers will know all about my long-time admiration for UBC’s librarians. Yesterday was a notable new chapter in the saga, as 35 of our university’s finest information specialists (with more on a waiting list) packed into a lab for a three hour workshop on RSS and academic libraries. Much of the time was spent […]Read more "RSS and the academic library — (still the freakin’ coolest)"
My buddy Rob is always good for throwing me groovy web video links — I could probably maintain a decent blog just ripping him off. A couple weeks back he turned me on to this inspired mash-up of three instructional music videos by Kel McKeown: A fine example of recombinant inspiration lifting the ordinary into […]Read more "Instructional music mash-up, and my inability to learn alone"
The Chronicle of Higher Education has opened up access (there would have been a predictable backlash had they decided otherwise) to a forum discussion concerning the case of Juan Cole, Professor of Modern Middle East and South Asian History at the University of Michigan. In the forum intro the discussion problem at hand is framed […]Read more "Once again, The Chronicle explores the perils of scholarly blogging…"
The latest birthday seems to call for it, but I really can’t write a post that does justice to my little man Harry. I hope it suffices to say that while fatherhood has been the greatest challenge of my life, one that has wreaked havoc on my sleep patterns and my sense of self, it […]Read more "And now he is four…"