Nov 28, 2005

The PostSecret Book will be released tomorrow



The PostSecret Book will be released tomorrow (Nov. 29th). First week sales are critical. Please buy a book or two this week to support the projec

The PostSecret book is a hardcover with 288 pages published by Harper Collins/Regan Books. All the postcard images are in color and many have never been seen before.

Nov 23, 2005

More murderblogs



Awhile back I had a post about a murderblog from Idaho. That being creepy enough in itself--today it seems that we have a whole new array of issues.
How should we respond to the surfacing of an alleged murderer's blog, and the blog* of his girlfriend/alleged victims' daughter which contains case-related content?
The case concerns two teens in love, although separated in age (he 18, she 14). The charge is that he killed her parents, then fled with her.
It appears that murderblog is going to prove to be an enduring phenomenon and is going to enter our conciousness as blog or web did in times past.

Nov 13, 2005

i b i b l i o

"It's Not Your Average Library--evolving Internet has created new opportunities to share knowledge. Imagine being able to walk into your local library and view, on demand, and without charge, not only every imaginable written text, but also music and poetry archives, African American authors, American history, sports statistics, philosophy of religion, Italian literature, large text database projects, software archives, and more.
Then imagine, in addition to being able to view the collection, you have the opportunity to critique it, expand it, or to create and manage a new collection in your own area of interest. While such a feat is physically and fiscally beyond the scope of even the largest and most extraordinary physical library, ibiblio.org achieves just such breadth and depth on the Internet. "
Who and Why ibiblio.org was formed as a collaboration between the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill's MetaLab, formerly known as SunSITE, and the Center for the Public Domain in September, 2000. At UNC-CH, ibiblio.org is supported by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the School of Information and Library Science, and Information Technology Services. The collaboration has .......................

And the RSS feed

TAG Cloud beta


TagCloud is an automated Folksonomy tool. Essentially, TagCloud searches any number of RSS feeds you specify, extracts keywords from the content and lists them according to prevalence within the RSS feeds. Clicking on the tag's link will display a list of all the article abstracts associated with that keyword.

It's a list of keywords taken from the news feeds you specify. Larger fonts indicate a higher prevalence for an individual keyword. Using Cascading Style Sheets, you can customize almost every aspect of your TagClouds to make it match your website. Of course, we provide a nice default set of styles out of the box.

Nov 8, 2005

Coming soon : Rebloging Anaїs Nin from Tehran

when Anaїs Nin's Diary: 1931-34 appeared in the Spring of 1966, Karl Shapiro, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, wrote in the Book Week: "For a generation the literary world on both sides of the Atlantic has lived with the rumor of an extraordinary diary. Earlier readers of the Manuscript dicussed it with breathtaking superlatives as a work that would take it's place with great revelations of literature. A significant section of this diary is at last in print and it appears that the great claims made for it are justified."

Keep posted for the blog dedicated to rebloging Nin. Send me an email if you want to be one of the reblogers.

Nov 7, 2005

http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/ is a scientific research project that uses internet-connected computers to predict and design protein structures, and protein-protein and protein-ligand interactions......an endeavor that may ultimately help researchers develop cures for human diseases (See the Human Proteome Folding Project, a collaborative effort to apply our software on the human genome)
visit them and help by allowing cpu time on your pc to be used for modeling.

Nov 1, 2005

justcurio.us



justcurio.us is an anonymous question and answer system, open to anyone, with one simple rule: to ask a question, you must first answer someone else's question. Question yields answer yields question. Strangers helping strangers.
The questions can be about anything the best Beatles album, your saddest moment, your biggest regret, your best childhood memory, the meaning of life, whether you should break up with your girlfriend, the best crepe place in Paris, the best cure for loneliness. Anything ....at all. This is our chance to lean on each other, to look to a stranger for help, to discover what other people think.
justcurio.us is entirely confidential, allowing anyone to ask and answer questions with complete anonymity. So, what's on your mind?