Using MovableType for Content Management

Here are some recent points about using MT to manage all of your content: Beyond the Blog, and Doing your whole site with MT by Brad Choate.

XML Content Management Instructions

For possibly building a content management system in XML and PHP see this article at Sitebuilder. Build an XML-Based Content Management System with PHP

Another article from IBM using XML and XSL. Fundamentals of Web publishing with XML

Top Philosophy Journals

top 25 phil journals Analysis, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Ethics, Journal of Philosophical Logic, Journal of Philosophy, Journal of Symbolic Logic, Linguistics and Philosophy, Mind, Mind and Language, Monist, Nous, Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Perspectives, Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Review, Philosophical Studies, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Philosophy and Public Affairs, Philosophy of Science, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Studia Logica, Synthese.

Of Interest

Henry Farrell at Crooked Timber links to an article at the Economist about business books, schools, and management theories. I’ve been interested in business innovation while examining the whole problem of creativity. Tom Peters started the whole mess when he wrote In Search of Excellence Timothy Burke on male-female conversation So what do we do to acknowledge or deal with the validity of the complaint against some men in specific and against masculine privilege in general?

Computer Auditing and Security

I’ve worked for the past year on a computer security committee at work and just wanted to put a couple of items out here to spur my memory. The Information Systems Audit and Control Association & Foundation has two certifications CISA-Certified Information Systems Auditor and CISM-Certified Information Security Manager. They also provide the intriguing Control Objectives for Information and related Technology CobiT. A lot of the content of the CobiT framework seems to parallel some of the efforts I’ve worked on to create a strategic plan for our corporate IT department.

Studying Citations

I’m fascinated by all of the discussions and research that is going on in the weblog world about the interconnections between people and the communities of interest and/or practice that seem to naturally form. One interesting project in this area is the NITLE Blog Census, this site has an entire database of weblogs that can be downloaded and used for research. Another database that might be useful is Journal Citation Reports.

Open Access to Science

I’m happy to see that Martin Sabo, a congressperson from Minnesota, has sparked a few articles and debates about copyright and access to federally funded scientific research. The free research movement by Farhad Manjoo at Salon and Open Access and the Case for Public Good: The Scientists’ Perspective by Michelle Romero at Information Today give two good summaries of the issues. More can be found at the Open Access News weblog.

A.S. Byatt on Harry Potter

A.S. Byatt is one of my favorite writers. Initially I was disappointed to see an article in the New York Times entitled “Harry Potter and the Childish Adult” because I expected another of the long line of complaints about science fiction and fantasy taking us away from the concerns of the real world and denying us the pleasure of real fiction. Her critique skirts the territory that rejects fantasy but redeems itself by praising a few good fantasy writers such as Terry Pratchett and Ursula K.

Who controls the children?

I rarely follow daypop but every once in a while something hits a nerve and this Orwell-like description of a reeducation camp for teens in Jamaica is truly a “horrifying article about a kiddie reeducation camp” .  I don’t have children but the the lengths to which parents will go is astonishing. These are classic Tranquility-parent feelings. For example, Mozingo believes his son had a serious drug problem before coming to Jamaica and Josh agrees.

Two Intersting Researchers

Two ongoing research projects that look intriguing.

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