Thursday, January 31, 2008

New Words

A list of online dictionaries - plenty of newly coined words here....

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

'Happiness curve' bottoms out at 44: study - ABC News

Just saw this story at ABC News. Guess how old I am this year.....

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Monday, January 28, 2008

Are You a Scanner?

Are You a Scanner?

Everything is Miscellaneous (if you define the terms broadly enough)

I'm currently reading: Everything is Miscellaneous by David Weinberger.

He says "Four new strategic principles are emerging....."
  • Filter on the way out, not on the way in - put everything in & let the punters decide what/how they find and arrange.
  • Put each leaf on as many branches as possible - it costs little extra, so put items in as many different categories/containers as might make sense.
  • Everything is metadata and everything can be a label - see above.
  • Give up control - allow others to extend metadata and therefore categorisation and findability.
Not yet half way through...

Update: Peter Morville has a few quibbles in (Not) Everything is Miscellaneous.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Moving hosting

I'm slowly moving all my blog content to this site from the old one.  It will take some time yet.

Old site is here.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Opera House

Opera House, originally uploaded by justinKnol.

Back from a week in Sydney........

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Nara Festival

Nara Festival, originally uploaded by justinKnol.

I've not been blogging much lately but I'm feeling the need to start again.