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Use Pictures to Plan Travel

There is a new site out there that’s fun for people like me who like to travel and love pictures! PixMeAway lets you pick a series of pictures that interest you to determine where you should travel to next. I decided to play a bit with the tool to see where I should go. First I chose these pictures: But then it told me that a percentage of me was  [ Read More ]

Hacking and a rant on texting

I just finished reading an article by Mat Honan on how his digital life was hacked and totally destroyed due to one hacker who just wanted to get his hands on Mat’s 3 letter Twitter handle. This is a must read! More and more of our lives are in the cloud and more and more of our content accessible via other accounts (Google linked to Twitter linked to Amazon linked  [ Read More ]

What should I be reading?

I’m sure (if anyone is still reading this site) that you’ve noticed that I haven’t been writing recently. I had a rough patch there for a couple years with my health and surgeries and writing a book and traveling all over the world … but things are finally settled and I’m ready to get back in to the swing of things! My hip replacement in September was the best thing  [ Read More ]

Nicole’s Back

That’s right folks, I am home and recovering! After one night in the hospital I was able to walk up and down the hospital hallway (with a walker) and that was all I needed to be able to get in the car and come home. Today my home care specialists will come by and evaluate my situation and help me get around a bit more. Thank you all for the  [ Read More ]

Nicole’s Surgery: Recovery

After her recovery period, Nicole was groggy and drifted in and out of sleep.  She was soon moved to her room, where she did much the same thing for a while. Eventually the physical therapist came to teach her to walk again.  Nicole met this with a lot of resistance, as she was in a considerable amount of pain while on her feet.  However, sometime later I came back after  [ Read More ]

Nicole’s Surgery: Success!

The doctor just came out and told us that Nicole’s surgery was a success, and went according to plan.  There was some minor issue with the anesthesia, and she had had an allergic reaction to the antibiotics they had her on initially, but all that got worked out, and now she’s through surgery and in recovery. Her mom and I are now waiting (about 45 minutes) for her to leave  [ Read More ]

Nicole’s Surgery: It Starts

Nicole mentioned a while back, I think, that I (Brian, her husband) would be posting on her behalf during her surgery and recovery, to keep you up-to-date on what was going on. Right now, I’m sitting in the waiting room at the Rothman Institute, while she is prepped for surgery.  Once her IVs are started and the anesthesia has begun, I and her mother will be brought back to see  [ Read More ]

Writing More

Hello loyal friends and readers! I know that I have been absent for a very long time and I’d like to explain and give you some good news. For the last few years I have been writing books almost non-stop. The first was Library Mashups in 2009, followed by Practical Open Source for Libraries in 2010 and just recently I have finished writing (but not sent to the printer yet)  [ Read More ]

My Twitter Infographic

I created an infographic based on my tweets, create your own.

Learn Open Source in a Day Long Camp

In March I’m doing a day long camp for NyLink on open source software in libraries. If you’re in the area make sure you sign up because space is limited. The library community is abuzz about open source software. Open source usually refers to an application whose source code is made available for use or modification as users see fit. Make sense? Probably not! Would it help if you knew  [ Read More ]

Bookmarks for April

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Bookmarks for April

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Bookmarks for April

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Bookmarks for March

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Bookmarks for March

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