Happy BD to my robot!

March 23, 2010

Okay, so it’s not really my roomba’s birthday, but it IS the 20th anniversary of irobot. irobot started out as military kind of robot proj and now, it’s cleaning my floors… LOL I need a scooba though! 😉

Anyhow, I wandered over to the irobot site and discovered this popup “warning” (I’m still laughing, what doesn’t it cover? the weather?)

The press release that you are about to view contains certain forward-looking statements that are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statement. Those risks and uncertainties include, among other things: the risk that our business could be adversely affected by changes in the policies and spending priorities of our customers, which include governments and governmental entities; the risk that the commercial robot market does not experience significant growth or our products do not achieve broad acceptance; the risks associated with our dependence on government contractors and third-party retailers; the risks associated with competition; the risk that our products become obsolete; the risk of errors or defects in our products; risks associated with our reliance on skilled personnel; and the risks associated with the protection and defense of our intellectual property and other proprietary rights.

end of books? (video)

March 20, 2010

this is kind of nifty.. Just about the time that I was feeling that I was about to click off, it actually changed direction. So stick with it — lots of stereotypes about ‘net users and millenials (altho’ never called such):

the story of you

February 1, 2010

Very interesting idea…

“Photographer Robert Weingarten’s portraits are digital composites of several photographs which give an overall vision of his subject’s history and accomplishments. View a clip of Weingarten explaining this part of his process.

In order to do this, Weingarten asks his subjects (Quincy Jones, Sandra Day O’Connor and Buzz Aldrin, to name a few) to create a list of places or objects that they feel define them, and photographs each item. Weingarten then combines these photographs to form one large “portrait” of his subject.
Robert Weingarten, “Hank Aaron”
What’s your list?”

–from the High Museum of Art (ATL)’s facebook post.

Technology Essentials Online Conference (Free!)

January 11, 2010

This just came through my twitterstream:
This webinar is part of WebJunction’s Technology Essentials 2010 Online Conference. This innovative conference is a chance to engage, network and do some hands-on learning without travel or any registration cost.
Date: 2/9/2010, 2/10/2010
Start Time: 11:30 AM
End Time: 6:00 PM
WebJunction is hosting a free two-day online conference. The theme for this inaugural event is Technology Essentials, with a focus on practical and timely strategies for leveraging technology to help you in a wide range of library services and operations, including:
* Staff training
* Marketing
* Outreach, funding, advocacy
* Services and programming
* Technology planning
* Virtual libraries
* Your library’s web presence

National Historical Park database with Edison-era sound recordings

December 13, 2009
Sounds interesting....
The National Park Service (NPS) Library Program recently loaded the Thomas Edison National Historical Park (TENHP) MARC-format database of recorded sound holdings into the NPS Voyager catalog. The NPS
Voyager catalog is available for public searches on-line at http://www.library.nps.gov/ .

The TENHP database in Voyager includes MARC-format data for the 10,000 cylinder records and 28,000 disc records preserved at Edison’s Laboratory in West Orange, New Jersey. The majority of the phonograph records in the collection are Edison recordings made between 1888 and 1929. The collection also includes some Edison-era
recordings made by competing companies. The project to create the MARC-format database began in 1995 and completed in 2005.

To limit a search in Voyager to the TENHP records only, follow these
- Go to the NPS Library Information center, on-line at
- Under "NPS Voyager Catalog", click on "search."
- Choose "Basic Search".
- Click on the list titled "Optionally limit to major NPS library."
- Choose TENHP, listed under "Major Park Libraries."

For more information, please contact:
Jerry Fabris, Museum Curator
Thomas Edison National Historical Park
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior
211 Main Street
West Orange, New Jersey 07052
tel: (973) 736-0550, ext. 48
fax: (973) 736-8496
website: http://www.nps.gov/edis/index.htm
email: gerald_fabris@nps.gov

How many people on the ‘net doing what?

December 3, 2009

I’m always leery of statistics as I have a hard time believing they are ever accurate… but whoa is this kind of cool:

You can read more about it here, including where the numbers come from.

In case you think I don’t have a life (a real life video)…

October 28, 2009

Hanging some artwork at a gallery in the ATL.

Yes, I do re-hang the same painting about 50 times. It weighs about 50lbs (embedded shells & mixed media) and the nails would not hold it up.