Monthly Archives for March 2005

interesting book by Andreas Kitzmann

Andreas Kitzmann’s book Saved from Oblivion: Documenting the Daily from Diaries to Web Cams looks as though it might be useful for studying weblogs and such. The book “focuses on the major forms of self-documentation that have been in use … Continue reading

31. March 2005 by Jill
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academic strategy

Phil Agre’s Networking on the Network, which I’ve mentioned before, is an amazingly thorough article on how to succeed in academia, from the grad student phase through the first ten years, at least, of having a “real job”. One of … Continue reading

30. March 2005 by Jill
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“but women don’t want power”

A nice discussion, here, of that infuriating argument that there aren’t many women politicians/professors/video gamers because women don’t want to be politicians/professors/video gamers. Itís nice to try and assume that we neednít change anything. Women who want a part of … Continue reading

30. March 2005 by Jill
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plagiarism

[Update 30/3: the end of the exposed plagiarist story] There have been a few cases of plagiarism of the cut-and-paste from the web variety by students at our department, and luckily the university has very clear routines for how to … Continue reading

29. March 2005 by Jill
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anonymous stereotypes

While I’ve been reading blogs written by anonymous thirty-something year old female academics griping about the sides of the profession nobody warned us about, people of, presumably, every other profession on earth have been blogging their own professional tales of … Continue reading

29. March 2005 by Jill
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blogging as ritual gift

Bloggers are tracking today’s earthquake in Asia. Tomorrow there’s a memorial service for Shyrin. My daughter sang me the songs they’ll be singing. It’s good to have a concrete task, something important and defined to give to people, a ritual … Continue reading

28. March 2005 by Jill
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what is the cheapest deal really?

I’ve tried to calculate which mobile phone service would really be cheapest for me, based on my usage patterns, but I gave up in utter disgust at the complexity of it all. Next time I try and figure this out … Continue reading

28. March 2005 by Jill
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imperfektum.net

Imperfektum.net is the new portal to Norwegian weblogs. As the title suggests, this portal will include blogs that are not perfect renditions of perfect lives, and it isn’t limited to diaries either, as is the previously only such portal, nettdagbok.no. … Continue reading

25. March 2005 by Jill
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massage

Heh. Jilltxt is having a massage. (Uh, OK, so it’s only funny if you use Flickr…)

25. March 2005 by Jill
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faulty attributions?

Don’t you hate it when you can’t track down a citation? Amazon’s full text search of books shows that William Gibson’s Neuromancer certainly doesn’t contain the words “the street finds its own use for things” or any sentence, in fact, … Continue reading

25. March 2005 by Jill
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