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...I gotta prolong this hiatus. Too much going on right now. Got a business that's starting to take off and the rest of the time I'm teaching sci-fi literature for a Humanities course at York University. But I am going to continue to hack away at Norm Walsh's blogware, which I decided was the right package for me. I will be back in April some time, after teaching ends and I have time to turn my intellect to something other than aliens and time travel.
I am not stopping for good! The idea here is to integrate blogging into your productive life. The asweknowit project will always be an open-source research project. It's just being crowded out by sports stats and sci-fi right now.
And if anyone can help me figure out how to get saxon to work via Walsh's Makefile, I'd greatly appreciate it.
I need to switch blogware. I'm using very out-of-date software but it was, at the time, the only one which offered the kind of categorization I'm interested in. Now that Userland seems capable of incoporating topics I'm going to jump ship. This will take time away from posting to this blog. I may, however, write about my requirements and how they are, or are not, being met.
This has little to do with "the evolution of culture, technology and knowledge" but it happens to be the business I'm in. Introducing Statsology, "tracking innovations in sports data processing". Then again, when I get around to reading Moneyball this Christmas, I might be able to make the connection i.e. how are computing machines revolutionizing the sports world? That's good media ecology and fodder for this here blog. It's also a preoccupation with Statsology. Check it out.
I'm at AoIR 2003 in the second blogging session. Wireless just came on. Listening now to Taso Lagos. Just thought I'd do my first post straight from a con. If any of you are here, watch for me. Or email me and we can arrange to meet.
I recently had the honour of inclusion in a prestigious list of favourite Canadian blogs. The author of the list, Dave Pollard, has unleashed the interview game and I'm in for the usual reasons of fun and egotism. Besides, I never get personal here at asweknowit.ca. If you'd like to participate, see the rules at the bottom. Dave sent me the following questions and although my answers are short I laboured long over them.
1. What one thing do you most hope to be remembered for after you die?
2. What do you think is the single greatest threat to the survival of the world today, and what do you think is the greatest hope?
3. What single life lesson do you think is most important for young people to learn?
4. Of all the people alive today, who do you think would make the best Prime Minister of Canada? Why?
5. If you had a million dollars, what would you spend it on?
Back after an intense work month that left me too tired to blog. Very frustrating considering asweknowit made some inroads in the ol' blogosphere in April, mostly thanks to Gary Lawrence Murphy's's k-blog aggregator. Just for the record, these are the known blogs that roll asweknowit as of May 4, 2003, in (I think) descending chronological order. All except the last two have discovered asweknowit in the last six weeks:
Did I miss anyone? I realize this still keeps me pretty far to the right on the power-law distribution, but I want to acknowledge those who acknowledge me.
Many have discovered this blog recently so just a note to say we're still alive here at asweknowit.ca. Busy on a contract but will update soon. I recommend accessing the site through an xml news aggregator, anyway. Saves dropping by for nothing.
testing testing testing... please ignore. thank you very much.
Sorry about this. Trying to understand why feed updates aren't going out.
I'm blocking off quotations now so as not to confuse the reader as to who's talking. This may make things unbearable when quotes appear within quotes but we'll see how it goes. I may switch back.
Apologies to feed subscribers getting swamped with items. Making changes to the item descriptions and can only test on the live server.
"The majority of people are very good at doing what they don't like to do," he said. "But they don't know any more how to do what they like to do."
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Until I set up another more personal blog for myself I'm going to store things here that aren't really relevant to asweknowit.ca