Quoting myself from this here pile o’ randomness:
I donâ€™t do New Yearâ€™s Resolutions (and was mildly fond of the â€œNo yearâ€™s resolutionsâ€ heading in the current Cites & Insights, but sometimes an exception is in order. Otherwiseâ€¦well, Iâ€™m not sure. Just got a look at January 2006 statistics for Cites & Insights (as always, thanks, Dan!). (Actually, the post had the opposite of the desired effect. I had, in fact, been staying out of the â€œLibrary 2.0â€³ discussion. But, hmmâ€¦) Wow. I suppose the lesson is that itâ€™s tough to write hard-headed confident technology reportage when the inevitable shifts arenâ€™t quite as inevitable as they appear.
Two hundred seventytwo posts. Sorry about that. As noted in the current Cites & Insights, â€œcertain select C&I essays will also appear in the YBP electronic resource Academia.â€ If you go for a walking tour of the cemeteries, by yourself, at night, or you pick up some good-lookinâ€™ stranger who turns out to be stranger than you thoughtâ€¦well, you know, it isnâ€™t ALAâ€™s fault. I did something this morning that Iâ€™ve rarely had to do: Deleted a comment that had made it past Spam Karma 2. Meanwhile, itâ€™s the weekend.
Based on an Erle Stanley Gardner story, this appears to be a pilot for a show featuring Jim Hutton as a DAâ€”but not Ellery Queen. This is a mess, but a nostalgic mess. Dr. Kilgour, founder of OCLC (among other things), died yesterday. Same answer as two bullets up. Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large 6:11 (September 2006) is now available for downloading. All in all, though, good changes.
But if OA advocates generally agree that itâ€™s a great idea to snatch library subscription money to pay for author-side charges (and allow commercial publishers to set those charges based on their own models), well, so much for the second possibility. I do not envy â€œA-listers,â€ even in the modest realm of library blogs! Whatâ€™s this movie about? Donâ€™t expect quick responses in either case; this post is postdated, and Iâ€™m actually on my way to or in New York at the moment, traveling without technology. See this post for background on this series of feedback invitationsâ€“of which this is the last. If so, have a happy and see you next year.
Dada enough for you? It’s afternoon (for most of you), so you should have conquered the hangover by now (if there was one…which there certainly wasn’t hereabouts, as a third of a bottle of 2005 Murphy-Goode Chardonnay along with dinner is highly unlikely to cause a hangover). Read it again; maybe it will make more sense.
Or maybe it will only “make sense” if you’re aware of an odd “meme” going around the last few days, mostly without tagging, and one of the most meta memes around–not just about your own blog, but consisting entirely of sentences from your own blog.
Difference is, I made it into four paragraphs, one for each quarter, and without lots of month labels and links. I’m guessing you can figure out that the first sentence is the first sentence of the first post of the month, the second is the last sentence of the last post of the month, and so on… Twentyfour sentences, four paragraphs. I decided that a one-word sentence was still a sentence–but I cheated just enough to leave out movie title/cast paragraphs and the “price” ending in those cases where the first or last post of a month was a set of old movie mini-reviews.
Since I don’t have a Random category (everything in this blog fits in that category), I’ll have to use Stuff–or, I suppose, check all the categories, given that there’s a little bit of almost everything here (not true: Nothing about censorware, cruising, food, or speaking).
One odd blog metric accidentally discovered, which says something about my frequency of posting or WordPress’ default archiving characteristics: Eleven monthly archives occupy two pages each; one fits on a single page. None required three pages or more. Meaning? Not much. If I’m reading the options pages right, that means I do between 15 and 30 posts most months, never more than 30. Sounds good to me.
Oh, and happy new year. May 2007 be better than 2006–for some of us, may 2007 be a lot better than 2006!