TextDrive vs. Textpattern

Once upon a time, TextDrive was started with a certain idea in mind.
bq.TextDrive was founded in 2004 by Dean Allen, and was originally conceived as a managed hosting service for users of his Textpattern content-management system. In an unusual move, Allen offered lifetime hosting accounts, at a one-time price of USD$199, to the first two hundred customers in lieu of seeking venture capital; this initial group was dubbed the “VC 200”.

Safari for Windows

I certainly wasn’t expecting this.
bq.Apple doubled its presence on the Windows platform Monday when it released a Windows-compatible version of its Safari Web browser. Released as a public beta, the final version of Safari 3 will run on both Windows and Mac OS X 10.5.

Teen Tech Week

I just found about something new to mark on your calendar: “March 4-10”:http://www.alastore.ala.org/SiteSolution.taf?_sn=catalog&_pn=product_detail&_op=2188
bq.The new Teen Tech Week ™ campaign focuses on attracting teens to the library to use the technology resources. Thankfully, there are no terribly cheesy posters, but more hip-looking, colorful posters that focus on creating, playing, and surfing at the library, along with branded CD case and Cordman, and your standard other fair (pens, pamphlets, etc.).

Gaming at the Library Update

Remember my post about my grant application?
bq.I just completed an application for a Community Library in Caring Grant. – “Me(Gaming at the Library)”:http://www.libraryplanet.com/2006/08/31/gaming I knew unofficially it was approved a couple of weeks ago, but we received the official confirmation today.

Windows Genuine Disadvantage

While I was preparing to write this, I found an old post I wrote almost exactly 5 years ago.
bq.I have been thinking a lot about Windows XP lately and my own thoughts on Product Activation. I was reading an article in the latest PC Gamer about how quick and easy it was, and I decided they just missed the point.

Why Blog?

Is blogging about prestige?
bq.As the blogophere has become more rigidly hierarchical, not by design but as a natural consequence of hyperlinking patterns, filtering algorithms, aggregation engines, and subscription and syndication technologies, not to mention human nature, it has turned into a grand system of patronage operated – with the best of intentions, mind you – by a tiny, self-perpetuating elite.

Teenagers on the go

Sam Ruby has put his “presentation(NPUC 2006)”:http://www.intertwingly.net/blog/2006/07/25/NPUC-2006 to New Paradigms for Using Computers up on the web. I can’t vouch for the accuracy of his predictions but they do have the potential to impact libraries in all sorts of ways. Oh, and if you are curious where IM usage is right now, here are “some numbers(Instant Messaging and Trashing Google)”:http://www.techcrunch.com/2006/07/24/instant-messaging-and-trashing-google/.

Big Mac Attack

I hadn’t meant to take off quite this long from blogging. I guess it has been a combination of work (where I have been busy cataloging) and play (where I have been spending way too much time in Second Life). I have also been considering making some changes here but that will be the subject of another post.