Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Good Reads Added

I've added the Good Reads widget to the sidebar so you can see what I've been reading. I'm glad I have a lot of time to read now that I'm finished with school.

I've been doing a lot of weeding of the YA fiction section here and working on an essay about how I came to love weeding. I choose my possesions carefully and hate to get rid of anything, so methodically removing items from the collection is somewhat fun. I might actually be ready to weed my LP collection soon. It would be amazing to take it down to "only albums I've listened to in the past year" or "only albums where I can sing along to at least one song with most of the words right" (thereby saving Redd Kross AND the NKOTB).

Also, I have a printer/scanner/copier coming, so I'm looking forward to scanning my zines and making them available online, a project I have been putting off for ten years. To be super ambitious, I'd like to use CS3 and have them in PDFs so that you can print them at home (or your library) and read them as they were intended to be and donate copies to all the awesome zine libraries that are still active.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Okay, I'm going out on a limb here. I'm making a MAJOR prediction for the future of computing and I only wish there was a way I could make a million off of this. Simply,
the computer and the screen need a divorce. What is the suckiest thing about portable computers? THE SCREEN! We need computing devices that DO NOT tether us to the online world 24/7, but are portable memory and computing units that can be projected onto any surface, or a receivable surface. No one wants to buy another screen! They want a gadget that does a lot of stuff!