Librarians: You know how it goes. You are out partying with your librarian friends. Suddenly you realize that your gathering requires a suitable soundtrack. A library-themed soundtrack. Indeed, without the proper music, the event will be a disaster! It could happen. The worst case scenario is sobering: everyone ends up hopping around to the They [...]
The 70′s band Journey is kind of a big deal out here. Apparently they are from the Bay area, and there is a San Francisco civic statute requiring all radio stations to play Journey songs every three hours. Or, so I gather. While doing a deep textual analysis of the song Don’t Stop Believin’ (sic) [...]
Instead of watching House episodes all day like a normal person, I spent one of my vacation days making a video about the media practice of greenwashing. According to the world’s only remaining viable encyclopedia, greenwashing is the “practice of companies disingenuously spinning their products and policies as environmentally friendly.” I’m interested in the graphic [...]
In less than a week, 118 of our friends and relatives will stop by to dance at our wedding. I’m up late picking the music. Any suggestions? I’m battling the forces of Chicken Dance here, people. I could use a hand. What is on your Do Not Play list?
The Thursday night Linden Lab whisky tasting has degraded in the traditional way. I’m surrounded by tipy nerds, discussing the glories of JQuery. One of my co-workers is wearing a shirt that reads “The Age of Consent Tour 1997″. Nerdcore rap blares from the QA office. Life is good.
Oh yes. The IRC Rap Battles continue at Linden Lab, creators of Second Life. Bridie Linden is in town, and we decided to bitchslap some suckah MCs… Bridie Linden: I got so much chips I swear they call me Hewlett Packard I got so much chips you can have a bag if you’re a snacker [...]
I can’t sort out my head properly, so I’m sorting my books. Plover the cat and I are drinking red wine and water, respectively, and pacing the apartment listening to Motown. I’m rearranging my books. I’ve you’ve read Nick Hornsby’s book High Fidelity or seen the movie, you might remember Rob rearranging his record collection. [...]
In my new role as a user experience goon at Second Life, I’m often called upon to participate in rap battles with other employees. Because we’re all busy, rap battles tend to be text-only and asynchronous, conducted over IRC, twitter, or instant messenger. Past themes have included: My prowess as a Developer, My (imaginary) Car, [...]
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One of my student employees, Katie, is being recruited by IBM. We’re proud of her, and not a bit surprised. Our other student, Zach, is trying to decide between working at Google or Amazon. They will be lucky to have him. One of the advantages to doing web development at a University, is that you [...]