One of my favorites is Roger’s version of the Longfellow poem “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” which seems appropriate these days. Interestingly Roger recorded this on December 1, 2001.
Archive for December, 2006
Dec 21 2006
Tim Tyson will be leading a course through the Center for Documentary Studies called “The South in Black and White” to be held January 16 – April 24, 2007 Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:30 PM at the Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville Street, Durham, North Carolina.
The class is open to the general public and is given for credit for students enrolled at NCCU, Duke and UNC – Chapel Hill.
Dec 21 2006
Dec 20 2006
An exchange of notes with my editor goes like this:
She: [other poet] sent me a christmas poem, so i’d like to run yours on new years eve. okay?
Such are the battles of literature.
In today’s NYTimes, “Public Universities Chase Excellence, at a Price” focuses on Florida but gives positive mentions of UNC. Even with a positive mention there are things for us to be aware of there too. A quick but highly relevant read.
Here’s an impressive story about how ASU moved their campus email to GMail in less that 2 weeks including a one click conversion from campus email to GMail and integration of the ASU single signon in to GMail.
Staggering benefits and great usability through Google Apps for Education which includes GMail, GTalk, Google Page Creator and Google Calendar.
Dec 19 2006
Our favorite social space and coffee provider is being boarded up and moved out of their/its building for renovations. The Daily Grind was moving into a trailer yesterday. Not even an Airstream (to Don’s disappointment), but a rectangular FEMA trailer or one like you might see at the State Fair or at a, say, steeple chase event (to cover a couple of ends of the social spectrum).
Interestingly enough, we are running into many of the people here that we often see at the Grind — or make that saw at the Grind.
The Grind will reopen in the trailer then in the renovated space. But in the meantime, we’re in mourning.
Kelly Jo warns us of last night’s Santa Rampage in Nashville (and reminds me of her photos from last year) while hundreds more Santas take to the streets in Moscow (via BoingBoing).
Dec 18 2006
Tourgee at left with a caption that reads
Dec 17 2006
Time begins: “Person of the Year: You — Yes, you. You control the Information Age. Welcome to your world.”
As long as we have Net Neutrality that will be true.
And JJB points us to a Chrysler advert which gets it right by getting it wrong.
NOTE to pathetic PR employees working for the anti-Net Neutrality duopoly: I won’t allow your obvious spammish links and misleading comments on this blog. In fact I’m more likely to do even more pro-Net Neutrality articles in response to your postings.
When some individuals and groups don’t like the news — particularly when the news is accurate and not so good about them — they steal papers. The recent Daily Tar Heel thefts are among those described in a recent First Amendment Center article by Melanie Bengtson.
Dec 15 2006
An otherwise distinguished colleague brought his new toy into the ibiblio office today. It wasn’t very big and it easily took up residence hidden in the ibiblio cubeless cube frames. It was annoying and amusing tho.
What it was was an annoyatron.
How do you use it?
Three easy steps:
On Thursday October 26, 2006, the Health Sciences Library hosted a panel discussion, “Organizing the world’s information: Google’s vision for the 21st Century,” featuring Google’s Technology Director Craig Silverstein. You can now see and hear the talk through streaming video at the HSL site.
Dec 14 2006
The article is the text of a speech Glocer gave at “Globes Media Conference in Tel Aviv on Monday 11 December 2006.” About the talk he says: “It’s about trust in media today, taking into account the growing
Reminds me that when I met Lobsang Wangyal, the Reuters reporter amongst exiled Tibetans, he was most interesting in talking about his newly formed Association of Tibetan Journalists. The Association’s biggest task, he told me, is preparing citizens to be journalists by educating them about strong and respected news practices — values, ethics and skills.
Dec 14 2006
Gary has been preaching hell fire and damnation at UNC and other campuses or well over a decade that I can recall. But once he started up on Raleigh’s Fayetteville Street in front of the Wake County Courthouse, he upset the gentile dinners at Yancey’s Juke Joint who called the police.
Ryan Teague Beckwith has the story on his News and Observer blog.
Dec 13 2006
Our Cogent link to Atlanta managed the extra requests easily without going over our limit (in the 500 mbs range). And thanks to Squid caching, our servers easily handled the load.
Overall, a great test of our new datacenter and networking arrangement with NCREN and a big success there for all of us.
I’ll be off the net all day today (Wednesday), but I do have unrelated news. I have a poem upcoming in the News and Observer’s Sunday Journal. Not sure which Sunday as I write this. I can’t put the poem here since it needs to appear in the Sunday Journal first, but I can give you the 99 words of the introduction to the poem:
Dec 12 2006
See also Jamie’s novel, The Shakespeare Chronicles.