Student

November Readback and Update

Another month has come and gone on this blue globe. The annual marks of mortality have left another ring and my weblog has been mostly silent. It’s not because I don’t like you, all half dozen of you who have subscribed to my feed, it’s because I pretend to myself that I’m busy, that there are other demands on my time. It’s a poor excuse my friend. In “real life” I’m nearing the end of my third semester as a master’s student at the School of Information at UMich.

Teaching and Emotion

One of the greatest pleasures of being a student is taking a class from someone who clearly has an enthusiastic love for his or her subject. I was speaking with Jack Barnard about his information property class a few days ago and he asked me how I felt the class was going. I complimented him for the enthusiasm he brings to the class. It’s so much easier and more fun to study with someone who cares about their subject.

My Current Information Practice: Social Bookmarking

There are more social bookmarking sites today then anyone is really able to keep track of. For me the best sites are: Furl - I use this as an archive to search the text of things I’ve seen in the past. The best part about this site is building an archive up over time. I’ve been using it for two plus years and have collected a fair amount of stuff.

Half-MSI

Some notes on what I’ve learned over the past year at SI. Inspired by Andrea and Brian. More about a smattering of web technologies: PHP, XML, CSS. Interviews for research and system evaluation. Bits about the history and theory of infrastructure. Suggestive of hidden realities which is always nice to think about. Or perhaps just seeing things that were too obvious to notice before. Reiterations of basic economics, psychology, cognitive science.