While I was on vacation with family last week (the curious can read a few things about it here), I did do a little light blog reading, in part with the help of the off-line function for Google Reader. I don’t think I’ve quite figured out how to use it correctly, but I did manage to star a few items that I thought I’d mention here:
- Alex Halavais’ summary of online survey tools. Darn handy since BAWS is going to involve online surveying.
- Also from Alex, “Slow Blog Death,” another reflection on blogging which might be useful for me to think about as I start to contemplate my survey questions for the BAWS project.
- Via Johndan’s work/space, “Mission Stencil Story” (a Flickr set of pictures)which is a choose your own hypertext story painted with stencils on the sidewalk in the mission district of San Francisco.
- Also via Johndan, “the origin of everyday punctuation marks” and a few other symbols too.
- Kind of on the old side, but Anne Truitt Zelenka has some interesting posts about writing and/or blogging here, here, and here.
- Derek “Earth Wide Moth” Mueller’s post on “Power Adjuncting,” which for me (in a time where EMU is going through some very VERY rocky waters) raises an interesting question about an alternative to the tenure-track.
- Google and Yahoo both working on the next generation of social networking software, according to TechCrunch. Just when I got used to using Facebook.
- A feature I’d like to install in my home office (though I think I’m going to have to settle on taping up some pictures to the wall).