Submitted by Walt on November 27, 2006 - 9:44pm
In case anyone might get confused: Walt [Crawford] and Walter [Skold, I assume] are not the same person, are not related, do not share political views...
When I comment on blogs, I now normally sign either "Waltc" or "Walt Crawford" to avoid confusion--and I never use my full birth name (that is, with the "er") in any professional activities.
I would note that, to the best of my knowledge, Walter [Skold?] has no intention of confusing anyone as to who's who.
Submitted by Walt on November 20, 2006 - 12:22am
Submitted by Walt on November 16, 2006 - 3:02am
Submitted by Walt on October 19, 2006 - 8:46pm
I proudly point you to today's coffee-break post, with what's probably the best blog post title I'll ever create.
Too bad I didn't create it. Google language tools are to thank for this masterpiece.
Submitted by Walt on October 19, 2006 - 2:08am
Submitted by Walt on September 22, 2006 - 12:58am
Submitted by Walt on September 2, 2006 - 1:05am
Submitted by Walt on August 10, 2006 - 3:12am
Cites & Insights 6:10, August 2006 is now available for downloading--from citesandinsights.info, not cites.boisestate.edu.
The 30-page issue consists almost entirely of one big essay:
* Perspective: Looking at Liblogs: The Great Middle - a look at 213 library-person weblogs.
There's also one little piece:
* Bibs & Blather - three brief items.
Submitted by Walt on July 26, 2006 - 1:09am
The special "design and typography" issue of Cites & Insights for August 2006 has been cancelled on account of heat (and other reasons). (If you want more details, check Walt at Random after 5:30 p.m. PST today.)
My expectation had been that most people could and would skip this mini-issue. Now you (we!) all will.
Submitted by Walt on July 15, 2006 - 10:10pm
Submitted by Walt on June 15, 2006 - 12:30am
Cites & Insights 6:9, July 2006 is now available.
This 26-page issue (PDF as always, but most essays are also available as HTML pages from the home page) is predominantly one 18-page essay:
- Perspective: Finding a Balance: Libraries and Librarians - A mostly-upbeat continuation of the "Library 2.0" conversation.
The issue also includes:
Submitted by Walt on May 25, 2006 - 1:19am
Submitted by Walt on May 3, 2006 - 9:16pm
Some of you presumably know that I've worked at RLG what seems like forever (not quite 27 years).
Blake's posted the OCLC and RLG press release about the two combining. Blake posted the whole thing: I just didn't click the "read more" button.
At this point, all I have to say about this is contained in this post at Walt at Random.
Submitted by Walt on April 27, 2006 - 12:39am
Submitted by Walt on April 20, 2006 - 4:36pm
Fixed--it was a Bloglines problem--but Technorati still says I'm hossam4000talat. I imagine that will clear itself up sometime soon.
If you subscribe to Walt at Random via an aggregator, you might or might not notice that it's disappeared.
You also might or might not notice your new friend, hossam4000talat, which at the moment seems to have one brand-new entry, a "hello world." entry.
Submitted by Walt on April 19, 2006 - 6:29pm
If you have even the slightest sense of humor about the wonders of the internet, go read this. Of course it's a joke. (I miss Lore's old site...)
Oh, there's one other thing: I'm trying even harder to keep this resolution. Right now, when a brouhaha that should have died down seems to be popping up elsewhere, it's difficult. (Nothing to do with AdSense, where I'm still at the "reaching payment trigger in 2 to 5 years" level.)
Submitted by Walt on April 14, 2006 - 1:17am
After much frustration and thought, I just posted this overlong rant at Walt at Random.
Since it's possible that one of my two readers here isn't also a W.a.r. reader, I thought I'd note it here because, well, I'm dead serious about this.
Right at the moment, despite the sun actually emerging for a while today, and maybe because I have a nagging headache, I'm discouraged. Maybe even fed up. And wondering whether it's worth it if what I do is so easily misinterpreted (or is it being misinterpreted?).
Submitted by Walt on April 7, 2006 - 12:50am
No rain today in Mountain View, for the first time in two or three weeks--what better reason to publish a Spring issue?
Cites & Insights 6:6, Spring 2006 is ready for downloading.
The 26-page issue (all essays except the last also available as HTML separates at the C&I home page) includes:
Submitted by Walt on April 4, 2006 - 4:56pm
For reasons that are best not enumerated, I was on the verge of massively violating the only New Year's Resolution I've made in years.
If you don't wish to go there, here's the start:
Don't attack the person, attack the message (if I must attack at all).
That's the easy part. The hard part:
When someone demeans me, uses slanderous labels, writes in a generally abusive or belittling manner in order to avoid actual discussion--don't respond in kind.
Submitted by Walt on March 17, 2006 - 10:18pm
I managed to "downgrade" to Acrobat 7.0 and, with a couple of tweaks, do a new "proper" PDF for this issue. It's still bigger than it should be (590K, but that's better than 622K--I think it should be around 400K), but the first page now seems to show up after five or ten seconds, not 20 or 30 seconds.