Author Archives: robinna

scrubbing your identity from facebook accounts

Alot has been written about how hard it is to really get rid of your facebook life should you so want to (just google — lol), but facebook does say that you can do it in one shot, which this fb group explains. Deleting an account is supposed to scrub facebook of all of your posts, comments, tags, your virtual footprints… You can go directly ...

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Call for papers (Intellectual Property conference)

Call for papers: Conference on Intellectual Property, Iona College, New Rochelle, NY April 30-May 1, 2010; (cfp deadline: Feb. 5, 2010) Iona College announces the Second Conference on Intellectual Property to be held at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY, April 30 – May 1, 2010. The keynote address will be presented by James Boyle.* In our second year, the Conference on Intellectual Property will ...

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Everything I know about work life, I learned in Dungeons & Dragons

Interesting post about Dungeons & Dragon play and how it relates to work: One spell, used well, can be more powerful than an entire book full of spells. I first met Ivan when he showed up for a game in Steve’s standard D&D world. Ivan drew up a first-level wizard character who had almost no hit-points and only one wimpy spell: cast an illusion. Whereupon ...

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National Historical Park database with Edison-era sound recordings

Sounds interesting....---------------The National Park Service (NPS) Library Program recently loaded the Thomas Edison National Historical Park (TENHP) MARC-format database of recorded sound holdings into the NPS Voyager catalog. The NPSVoyager catalog is available for public searches on-line at http://www.library.nps.gov/ .The TENHP database in Voyager includes MARC-format data for the 10,000 cylinder records and 28,000 disc records preserved at Edison’s Laboratory in West Orange, New Jersey. ...

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Google Policy Fellowship for Librarians

Apply for 2010 Google Policy Fellowship with ALA Washington Office The ALA Washington Office will be participating in the Google Policy Fellowship program for the summer of 2010. Google Policy Fellows work for ten weeks during the summer at ALA Washington or at other public interest organizations involved in debates on broadband and access policy, copyright reform, online privacy, and open government. In particular, ALA ...

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Call for Papers (Web apps conference)

I'm writing to remind you that the submission deadline for the USENIX Conference on Web Application Development (WebApps '10) is approaching.Please submit your paper titles and abstracts by January 4, 2010, and your complete papers by January 11, 2010.The Call for Papers, with submission guidelines, can be found at http://www.usenix.org/webapps10/cfpb/WebApps '10 is a new technical conference designed to bring together experts in all aspects of ...

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Game dynamics in the real world

I read this post about game dynamics in “real life” (aka not a game), which started a thought chain… In a nutshell, game dynamics in social media and in IRL (in real life, whatever that really means, I live mostly online… lol) appear in: Rewards and points to play, such as frequent flyer programs and Las Vegas casinos/resorts Facebook is a game because of its ...

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