I began visiting Gawker.com regularly when it first launched. Like Sherlock Holmes and his passion for the “agony aunt” columns, I have had a gossip habit (deemed variously healthy and unhealthy by people who, you know, judge these things) practically all my life. I was a devotée of Spy Magazine (and even appeared in it… Continue reading Note from a Gawker
Make sure your flight is delayed 2 hours Arrive home at 3:30 a.m. Sleep until noon Wake up to emails because you promised things that you now can’t deliver BECAUSE YOU ARE SICK AND THAT’S A REASON Drink coffee and hate it Make some pasta that is normally your comfort food and hate it (also… Continue reading Ways To Have a Cold
So it looks like Numerical Gurus is an actual entity – I filed the paperwork for the LLC a little while ago and am waiting for New York State to take its sweet time reviewing it for approval. I’m blogging there every day about book/library/information industry topics, and sometimes revisiting old posts from this blog.… Continue reading Reinvention & Renewal
This morning I was informed that my position was being eliminated at ProQuest. As of 2/9 I will be unmoored and untrammeled. So on to the next thing! It’s only a few hours later, so I’m not sure how things will shake out with regard to my involvement with ISNI. There are a lot of… Continue reading Adventure Is Out There…I Guess?
I’m a big believer in the unquantifiable. When you’re a metadata geek, you know that a lot gets lost in the process of quantification. But that’s not to say quantification doesn’t have value. A healthy person needs both data and memory/experience/emotion. And even the unquantifiable can be duly noted, described, and stored. I am taking… Continue reading A Year of Living Quantitatively
I’m in Seattle for work, and the Amazon store opened while I was here. So I ran over to check it out. I didn’t bother to take pictures. It’s wholly unremarkable, except for the preternatural cheeriness of the staff – a quality I find in the staff of EVERY Seattle establishment I go to. (I’m… Continue reading The Amazon Store
I’m fascinated by birds – no idea why. It appalls me that there’s something I actually share with Jonathan Franzen. I suppose not everyone is perfectly imperfect. My apartment is a block away from Clove Lakes Park, which is filled with all sorts of interesting birds – a family of herons, at least one cormorant,… Continue reading Birds Near Me