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Everything that does not have a home, just a big old stinking pile of posts.

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Arcane, Overlooked

Those two adjectives are about the last ones I would reach for to describe Stephen Downes. But how long and drawn out is the “long tail” may be relative. But these are the words of the June 5, 2006 Time Magazine article on the Long-Tail phenomena– see the very last paragraph in Long Tail’s Tribe: […]

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Playing Tag

flickr foto Holding Handsavailable on flickr A fascinating sculpture outside a Department of Education building in Calgary My other web experiment today for the NMC Conference is setting up a page to provide some persuasion and aggregation for my goal of having participants “Tag This Conference”. The site I set up: http://www.nmc.org/events/2006summerconf/tag.php is aggregating the […]

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Pretty Feeds

Almost by definition, RSS, in its full XML glory, is ugly, and I have said before, “unsuitable for human eyes”. it is machine language, and there is no reason a person should look at it very long (geeks aside): But I’ve known in the back of my mind, it does not need to be so, […]

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Tag This Conference

flickr foto Cleveland Rocksavailable on flickr Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Next week, June 7-10, is the NMC Summer Conference, this year we are in Cleveland, hosted by a Fab Four of Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Cleveland Museum of of Art, and the Rock and Roll Hall of […]

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Birthday Dog

flickr foto Brother and Sisteravailable on flickr Today is Cadu’s birthday! She (black lab on the left) and Mickey (right) were from the same litter, though differed in just about every other form factor. Cadu will be 5 today; Mickey is forever frozen at 2 and a half. Doggie party tonight!

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RSS Blabbering

RSS was the cutting bleeding edge in 2002, or at least it seemed to me. Few people knew what it was if you muttered it (well that has not changed), but very little of the things we are excited about now would have have their oomph without the underlying, humble glue, of RSS, ugly to […]

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Drupal-ing

I am about shoulder deep in trying to learn Drupal as intended for a new platform to implement for the NMC web site– obviously since it can do so much, it lends itself for creating a multi-faceted site with customizable themes, separate domains for different projects, and all the 2.0-ish tools you’d hope are in […]