The weather is beautiful here in the northeast – sunny, warm days and beautifully cool nights. I’m out of school for the rest of the month – and am finally able to get some things done in my life other than work and homework. I’m loving life!!!
I installed Flock on my computer this morning and have been playing around with it. I really love the blogging features that it has integrated into its browser. The editor in WordPress is a bit frustrating to use because it is so small – you have to do quite a bit of scrolling to edit. Flock’s editor is pretty nice. The ability to blog about other blog posts is very cool. It actually might have made creating the list of OPAC blog posts that I wrote much easier to do. Neat!!
I hadn’t really given Wikipedia much thought. I like it. I often use it to learn about different topics – especially non-academic type topics. I have found it useful and helpful. In a post on the Subject/Object blog, Steven Chabot has an interesting take on Wikpedia and its importance that really intrigues me. Steven writes “the collaborative nature of Wikipedia illustrates how ideas work in the real world. Most topics, especially as you move away from the purely abstract to the purely concrete, don’t exist in a state of total one-sided consensus.” I really like the point that Wikipedia is in essence a window into the way that ideas and information flow and how we come to define the “truth” about a topic.
SPAM is back. After several weeks, I finally had some SPAM comments in WordPress’ SPAM catcher. Actually, one of them wasn’t really SPAM at all. But, the point is that I think I missed the SPAM. How sad is that? It has kind of become such expected part of life that I actually notice when it isn’t around.