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The last post (and a little oops)

I posted what was to be the last post on this blog yesterday. This morning, in clearing out archives (of stuff that originally appeared on the original site), I accidentally cleared out the most recent 25 posts instead of post 796-821. (Don’t ask.) I’ll restore the other 23, maybe, at least to one of the…

I don’t usually go nine days between posts, but… You can blame ALA Annual 2009 in Chicago for most of that. I (still) travel without technology, so no blogging from ALA–and also no keeping up with blogs, FriendFeed, etc. (but email once or twice in the hidden Internet room in the exhibits). There’s also getting…

It’s time for a serious post. E.g., a careful analysis of patterns of spam attempts on a widely-read but essentially dormant blog. The blog in question is now entitled “Walt, Even Randomer” and combines four years’ of Walt at Random archives with the occasional new post that isn’t right for the new home of Walt…

Fading away? (More metablogging)

In the past few days, one of the best libloggers called it quits: She explicitly said there won’t be any more posts on that blog. By itself, while it’s noteworthy, I probably wouldn’t post about it. The writer isn’t going away, the archives aren’t going away, and the circumstances may be unusual. But there’s a…

When I wrote this post, I left out a whole second “trigger” because of time and energy. That trigger–once again, wondering whether my humanities background (rhetoric major, math minor) leaves me simply unable to cope with the true Scientific Mind–regarded the format used for publication. Or, to put it another way, the widespread and vehemently-expressed…

The first major essay in Cites & Insights 9:8 carries forward a set of discussions that began in the April 2009 issue, Cites & Insights 9:5. Both essays are largely “masses of metablogging”–that is, blogging about blogging–with a healthy amount of commentary and synthesis. The earlier essay (which, if you hate PDF and don’t mind…

A quick note about the archives

Most, but not all, of the archives for the original version of this blog now appear here. I omitted old movie reviews, cruise line commentaries, and a handful of “temporal posts”–ones that really have no meaning at this point. In all, I omitted less than 10% of the posts. There are a lot of posts…