Author Archives: robinna

Drupal basics for librarians

Class size is limited. Live interactive demo, too! As the Open Source and Free Software movements gain ground, more and more open-source options are becoming available to libraries. In this two-hour online class, will discuss what Open Source does and doesn’t mean, and will introduce a variety of different types of library applications (with an emphasis on web site tools) for which there are open-source ...

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Mobile, social media & more research

The Pew Institute has been researching technology and various demographics. The study in January covers internet, broadband & cellphone statistics:55% of American adults connect to the internet wirelessly, either through a WiFi or WiMax connection via their laptops or through their handheld device like a smart phone. This figure did not change in a statistically significant way during 2009. The most recent study (released Feb. ...

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Project Titan(?) Real Email for Facebook?

This is from an article at allfacebook, but lots of chatter (Techcrunch, lots o’ blogs) all over the ‘net about facebook’s new (or perhaps, just improved) if it’s scaled off of the current private messaging (PM) feature… According to Mike Arrington, Facebook is preparing to roll out its own email client, code named “Titan”. We’ve suggested to Facebook in the past that they roll out ...

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smart dust — nano computing…

HP’s goal to connect the physical world to computing as never before,” using so-called “smart dust” sensors to enable “buildings that manage their own energy use, bridges that sense motion and metal fatigue, cars that track traffic patterns and report potholes, and fruit and vegetable shipments that tell grocers when they ripen and begin to spoil.” http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2010/02/smart-dust–the-emergence-of-sensor-computingthe-science-fiction-dream-of-smart-dust-is-still-a-ways-off-but-moving-closer-t.html

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spam, spam, spam @ google groups

So, I’m the admin for like 5 different google groups. I’ve set the groups to moderation for new members and membership has to be approved. Still, still, we are getting hit with spam. Finally, as a desperate last measure, I’ve closed the list down for reading, unless you are logged in. I kind of wanted to keep the list open for reading, but oh well… ...

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