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Got a Fiverr?

28th May 2010

We all know that libraries are in a major budget crisis.  What we don’t always know is how to cut costs.  Well, I won’t make any claims that I can answer that question, either.  What I will [...]

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Nibbling at Lunch.com

31st March 2010

You know those sites that have a name that is in no way related to what it does?  Lunch.com is one of those. Lunch.com is a reviews site, with the goal of changing the way people think about each other.  [...]

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Gadgets

Broadcasting with Qik

28th January 2010

As more people start using smartphones (e.g., Droids, Blackberries, iPhones, et al), we’re also starting to see a lot more applications that can be downloaded and used on them.  One I’ve been [...]

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Gadgets

Figuring out Foursquare

7th January 2010

Physical locations in combination with the web are starting to hit it big, and is predicted to seriously take off this year.  One example of an application that is rapidly heading that way is Foursquare. [...]

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Unsticking Glue

30th October 2009

This week I’m chatting about a web application called Glue .  I look at a good number of web applications, and some are useful.  Unfortunately, Glue is not one of those. The premise of Glue is [...]

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Blogs

Who is living in your house?

1st May 2009

I count among my good Internet friends a certain Eric Jordan, who can not only outpun anyone I know, but has a talent for taking a humorous approach to making his thoughts known.  Although Eric is not [...]

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Keeping Up

Sharing your slides

24th March 2009

Whether you do presentations in Powerpoint, OpenOffice or something else, making your slides publicly available can sometimes be a headache.  Enter Slideshare, which could arguably be considered the YouTube [...]

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Getting buy-in

9th March 2009

I am often asked about how to get buy-in for new web-based initiatives.  I ran across this slideshow today, which is fabulous material for demonstrating the usual roadblocks one can run into. Web Tech [...]

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Keeping Up

Cloud computing

19th February 2009

What does weather have to do with computers?  Well, not much, actually.  But cloud computing is a term that has gained in the buzz department recently, although it has actually been around for several [...]

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Keeping Up

Walking the Web

6th November 2008

Virtual worlds are everywhere now, it seems. Their purposes range from socializing and networking to education and conferences. And some just…are. Yoowalk seems to be one of these latter. Well, ok. [...]

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Keeping Up

Hulu: TV on demand

31st October 2008

If you’ve ever seen my Facebook profile, you already know that I basically don’t watch television (much to the chagrin of anyone who attempts to engage me in conversation about the latest programs). [...]

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email

Short and sweet…URLs

30th September 2008

Sometimes, URLs can be insanely long.  For example: http://www.llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch.com/ Or: http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032301951%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ProviderID%22+Value%3d%22A6B43178-497C-4225-BA42-DF595171F04C%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22lang%22+Value%3d%22en%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22cr%22+Value%3d%22US%22%2f%5e%7esParams%5e%7e%2fsParams%5e%7e%2fCMTYDataSvcParams%5e [...]

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Blogs

Grabbing a gravatar

18th September 2008

Do you like to use online forums or comment on blogs?  If you do, chances are you’ve seen, or perhaps even have, a small icon or picture that often sits to the left of a commenter’s name.  [...]

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