From micro.blog

A new post from micro.blog app. I’ve been shilly-shallying over using restarting my micro.blog account and posting. Might be time. This is a taproom with TVs. We don’t need taprooms with TVs. No thanks.

silenc and volum

First, a visualization that would interest students in #en4709: Digital Humanities. silenc silenc is a tangible visualization of an interpretation of silent letters within Danish, English and French. Silent letters themselves aren’t (semantically) silent. They guide pronunciation in some instances (tin | tine – pin | pine), can signal meaning that context would disambiguate in… Continue reading silenc and volum

update from macjournal

In my never-ending Friday quest for the perfect weblog client, I’ve reloaded and dusted off MacJournal, just to see how it might work to fuse weblogs and local journal entries. Still need to check how it handles images from Flickr, links, and formatting, but if those hold up, it might be useful. A drop in… Continue reading update from macjournal

yet another promise to post

Paul Carr at TechCrunch makes some sharp observations on the appeal of immediacy over the hard grind of reflection in Thnks Fr Th Mmrs: The Rise Of Microblogging, The Death Of Posterity. A decade or so ago, a new generation who would previously have kept diaries instead started to set up blogs. Sure those blogs… Continue reading yet another promise to post

How to create consensus

1. Pretend to represent a group in defining the issue. “Peace-seeking Muslims, pls understand, Ground Zero mosque is UNNECESSARY provocation; it stabs hearts,” Palin wrote in a Twitter post Sunday. “Pls reject it in interest of healing.” 2. Try to find a group to represent. The former Republican vice presidential nominee also posted a plea… Continue reading How to create consensus

re-branding with humpty dumpty

When you’re not sure what else to do, change your name. The Royal Post did it in the name of re-branding. Now the BSU CRI (Warning: SFW stock images) has changed their name to Optivation. An attempt at a clever portmanteau of optimizing and innovation. Of course, optivation could be a portmanteau for optical derivation. Or… Continue reading re-branding with humpty dumpty

From the pad

I’m well satisfied with the iPad two weeks in. No, I can’t do everything I can with a laptop (but I can do everything I would do with a netbook), and getting files on and off the thing can be tricky (although I’m developing work habits to adjust for that), and I find having to… Continue reading From the pad