Hacking Techmeme

Chris Pirillo dropped a bombshell right at the beginning of the conference: “Techmeme has been hacked(TechMeme Hacked!!!)”:http://chris.pirillo.com/2006/06/30/techmeme-hacked/ This story is still developing, so follow the link for more details.

Gnomedex Opening Night

Gnomedex kicked off Thursday Night with a sort of “social event(Doug Kaye, Steve Gillmor, and Mike Arrington)”:http://www.flickr.com/photos/farber/178336577/. I think Chris did all of us first-timers a real service with that. That way, we could get all of those “Hey! Did you see who that was?

Gnomedex 2006

I just checked and noticed that I am now listed on the “Gnomedex 2006”:http://www.gnomedex.com/ Attendee List. Having never been to Seattle (or the NorthWest for that matter), I am really looking forward to attending. This will be my vacation for 2006 (I am taking another week off but I have definite working plans for that week).

Time Traveler Update

If you are a time traveler who is just now learning of the “Time Traveler Convention(Gathering Time Travelers)”:http://www.libraryplanet.com/2005/05/02/time held a couple of days ago, there is still time for you to attend. If you aren’t, you may wish to speculate on “reasons(MIT Time Traveler Convention Update)”:http://paleojudaica.blogspot.com/2005_05_01_paleojudaica_archive.html#111553786710353307 why the event was inconclusive.

CIL on CD

My “Computer in Libraries CD(Computers in Libraries CIL 2005)”:http://www.digitalrecord.org/products.asp?cat=1&ord=event_location&sort=desc came yesterday, or rather the 3-CD set did. Since I intend to get my money’s worth out of the set, I have a lot of things to listen to.

Gathering Time Travelers

In Poul Anderson’s “There Will Be Time(There Will Be Time)”:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0812523083/qid=1115067952/sr=8-3/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i3_xgl14/002-3632981-9752831?v=glance&s=books&n=507846, a portion of the plot revolves around around the question of just when and where would time travelers choose to gather. In the novel, they chose the city of Jerusalem in the year 33 AD.

Taxonomies and Classifications and Ontologies

Oh my, indeed! The Department of Homeland Security Digital Library was “put together(Digital homeland library readied)”:http://www.fcw.com/fcw/articles/2003/0414/web-digital-04-16-03.asp by the Naval PostGraduate School. Besides “buying systems(Naval Postgraduate School Chooses MAIstro for Homeland Security Digital Library)”:http://www.dataharmony.com/news/dhpr021804.htm, they had to do a massive amount work deciding how to make things accessible for users.