Killing some time on the wireless while waiting for a backed-up symposium (due to tech problems) to let out in the next room so this design eXchange workshop gets, um, attendees. This was a rough week, work-wise, for many people submitting to CHI 2007. Eli, Youn and Erik were slated to do a workshop session [...]
Yesterday, at the end of a long week, I got a call from Joshua at the local Apple dealer. “Your Macbook is in.” A few hours later, the latest chapter in the saga of my computer had ended. Despite getting matrix-like lines on my first restart, a web-based suggestion corrected that. Now, fingers are crossed [...]
Yesterday morning, as I prepared to make a final big push to get a CHI 2007 Notes paper on talk-to-content ratios written for Friday, I made the decision to drop the priority of that project. Standing in its way was a backlog of HCI Seminar readings and summarization, and my continued work on analyzing basketball [...]
Fave alternative rocker, Bob Schneider, has a new album … The Californian. His very cool web site also has a bunch of older albums under Discography, and lots of other content. Bob has some party-band raunch in his roots, which includes stints with The Ugly Americans, The Scabs and a lengthy solo career. The Californian [...]
Attention ELSI-group 2nd-year Masters students: MTV has a design contest based on improving evironmental awareness and practice. Sound familiar? Iterate, baby.
So Justin fixed the issue with his MyStrands recommender system and got my test playlist working. It is a a thrown-together playlist that includes Laurie Anderson, Rebirth Brass Band, Ray Charles and Johnny Clegg. Eclectic, to say the least. My recommenders map for this playlist came out pretty interesting. The first observation was that it [...]
A couple days ago, I responded to a person on a list who was asking about multi-located identity on the Internet. That means, some people don’t have just one blog they control to put themselves out on the internet. They have more than one blog, a wiki, portfolios, wiki user pages, and member profiles. I [...]