Mar 31

Kenley’s Daily Digest for March 31st

foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Being Peace Zendo
twitter (feed #14)
Taxes completed – my 10th year using TurboTax Online! Refund will help pay for yard remodel. [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
Looking at fares to LAX->IAD/DCA in June for @alaannual; still mostly in the $400+ range for direct. On my own dime. Holding. [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
foursquare (feed #10)
foursquare (feed #10)
foursquare (feed #10)
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Lower Drown
foursquare (feed #10)
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Lower Drown
twitter (feed #14)
Want to try the best free cloud storage service out there? Grab an account on DropBox with this link. http://bit.ly/bSWNxP [kenleyneufeld]
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Westridge Market
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Lower Drown
delicious (feed #2)
youtube (feed #4)
delicious (feed #2)
hulu (feed #8)
hulu (feed #8)
Mar 30

Kenley’s Daily Digest for March 30th

foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Being Peace Zendo
twitter (feed #14)
If you’re exploring http://pip.io, my handle is kenleyneufeld – feel free to send a contact request. [kenleyneufeld]
googlereader (feed #17)
twitter (feed #14)
Watching official iPad app videos – http://www.apple.com/ipad/guided-tours/ – excited for Saturday. [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
After watching all the iPad app videos, it is apparent that you MUST have your legs up in order to use the iPad. [kenleyneufeld]
generic (feed #15)
twitter (feed #14)
I’m a pacifist, but I’m killing my lawn. http://post.ly/WPZw [kenleyneufeld]
flickr (feed #5)
googlereader (feed #17)
foursquare (feed #10)
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Lower Drown
twitter (feed #14)
Tried to work. Fail. On the couch. Nap for energy. [kenleyneufeld]
foursquare (feed #10)
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Lower Drown
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Shelf Road in Ojai
twitter (feed #14)
I do like the new gmail warning of suspicious logins, but discovering all the impacted sites when I change my Google password. [kenleyneufeld]
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Lower Drown
twitter (feed #14)
Just finished @anya1anya‘s book "DIY U" & found it closely aligned w/my philosophy & experiences. Can’t wait to share it colleagues. [kenleyneufeld]
googlereader (feed #17)
Mar 29

Kenley’s Daily Digest for March 29th

twitter (feed #14)
Son wants Action Replay cheat for DS to use with Pokemon. What have you done? [kenleyneufeld]
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Target
foursquare (feed #10)
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at the habit
foursquare (feed #10)
foursquare (feed #10)
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Lower Drown
twitter (feed #14)
Setup my first Google AdWords campaign – promoting our campus library. [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
the free @digg app comes to your iphone! to celebrate they’re giving out a custom colorware ipad everyday for 2 weeks! http://bit.ly/diggapp [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
Now this is super useful; a playlist that pulls Apart Paul’s Boutique – http://mog.com/playlists/142885 [kenleyneufeld]
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Oak View, CA
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Lower Drown
twitter (feed #14)
Still listening to the "Pulling Apart Paul’s Boutique" playlist – 3 hours later! http://mog.com/playlists/142885 [kenleyneufeld]
Mar 28

Kenley’s Daily Digest for March 28th

foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Being Peace Zendo
twitter (feed #14)
Reading "DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs & the Coming Transformation of Education" and also wishing it was next Saturday. #ipad [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
Crafting a more equitable system requires not only helping more kids read better, but rewarding & honoring different kinds of success. DIYU. [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
If you didn’t preorder your iPad before today, new shipping date is April 12 (or go in person?). Still expecting mine on 3rd. [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
Being an early adopter on @foursquare got me lots of Mayorships, but now they’re falling away like leaves as service mainstreams. [kenleyneufeld]
generic (feed #15)
twitter (feed #14)
Current reading stack. What’s yours look like? http://post.ly/VtBo [kenleyneufeld]
flickr (feed #5)
hulu (feed #8)
foursquare (feed #10)
foursquare (feed #10)
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Lower Drown
twitter (feed #14)
Gardening with Frightened Rabbit. (@ Lower Drown) http://4sq.com/9UGU0G [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
For profit colleges account for 28% of all 2-year colleges in the United States. #diyu [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
A new home to play within always bring excitement. [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
Finding Pip.io kind of groovy. [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
Love the handling of Twitter Lists in @pipioinc, esp the post count. Nice touch. [kenleyneufeld]
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Hakane Sushi
foursquare (feed #10)
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Lower Drown
hulu (feed #8)
hulu (feed #8)
Mar 27

Kenley’s Daily Digest for March 27th

foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Being Peace Zendo
foursquare (feed #10)
foursquare (feed #10)
foursquare (feed #10)
twitter (feed #14)
RT @geoffliving: The Delicate Art of Crossing Streams: When to stop in today’s world of increasingly integrated social functionality. ht … [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
Give @UkuleleJim a compassionate pat on the back (and thank god it’s the weekend). [kenleyneufeld]
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Starbucks
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Lower Drown
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Being Peace Zendo
twitter (feed #14)
Are my true enemies really outside of me? (@ Being Peace Zendo) http://4sq.com/6vcsSd [kenleyneufeld]
digg (feed #11)
digg (feed #11)
Mar 26

Kenley’s Daily Digest for March 26th

foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Being Peace Zendo
twitter (feed #14)
Extension-FM is simply awesome for discovering new music. A chrome extension in pre-release. http://www.extension.fm [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
Does anyone know how to star a song in ExtensionFM? May not be implemented yet, but just in case I’m blind… [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
Census form completed. Have you been counted? [kenleyneufeld]
googlereader (feed #17)
twitter (feed #14)
Ojai Geek Breakfast gathers shortly. We’re One! — at Ojai Coffee Roasting Co http://gowal.la/s/2LVp [kenleyneufeld]
foursquare (feed #10)
foursquare (feed #10)
googlereader (feed #17)
twitter (feed #14)
National Geographic is providing free access to the current issue on "Water: Our Thirsty World" until April 2. http://j.mp/dehSSx [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
The free @digg app comes to your iPhone! They’re giving out a custom ColorWare iPad everyday for 2 weeks to celebrate! http://bit.ly/diggapp [kenleyneufeld]
delicious (feed #2)
twitter (feed #14)
SXSW Interactive: Panels & Sessions, a new blog post from misc.joy – http://wp.me/peQIu-7L [kenleyneufeld]
generic (feed #15)
foursquare (feed #10)
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Lake Casitas Pass
generic (feed #15)
generic (feed #15)
flickr (feed #5)
Shared 3 photos.
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Lower Drown
twitter (feed #14)
Trying not to cringe at Fast Company cover story "A Is for App" – 3-yr olds with iPhones. http://brizzly.com/pic/1UDI [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
Finished Fast Company article (A is for App). Initial image & representation was misleading. All examples were ages 5-9; I’m ok with that. [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
For those wondering what I’ve been talking about tonight, here’s the article. http://bit.ly/cVnn0J [kenleyneufeld]
Mar 25

Kenley’s Daily Digest for March 25th

foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Being Peace Zendo
foursquare (feed #10)
foursquare (feed #10)
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Santa Barbara Harbor
blog (feed #1)
foursquare (feed #10)
delicious (feed #2)
twitter (feed #14)
RT @shifted: #ALA members: 7.18% of us have voted in the election, fewer than in ’09. PLEASE VOTE. I’ll make a virtual "I voted" badge i … [kenleyneufeld]
digg (feed #11)
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Lazy Acres Market
foursquare (feed #10)
delicious (feed #2)
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Jochim & Plane
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at The Taj Cafe
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Lower Drown
twitter (feed #14)
Excited for Ojai’s Geek Breakfast tomorrow morning. Gonna report on @sxsw & give away @gowalla t-shirt. 7:30am @OjaiCoffee [kenleyneufeld]
blog (feed #1)
twitter (feed #14)
SXSW Interactive: Panels & Sessions, a new blog post from misc.joy – http://wp.me/peQIu-7L [kenleyneufeld]
Mar 24

SXSW Interactive: Sessions & Panels

This is Part 2 of my SXSW reports.

It’s true, many people value the hallway and party conversations more than the sessions and panels. For me, as someone outside the industry and not knowing anyone, heading into the sessions and panels was very valuable. Here’s a short rundown.

Chris Messina took us down his vision for dealing with the stream. ActivityStrea.ms: Is It Getting Streamy In Here? ActivityStreams. Take basic construct of RSS (1999) and ATOM  (2005) and we weave in some additional data. Verb. Object. Target. Make it richer. ActivityStreams can be a universal format for social objects. What you end up with is code for title+link+summary+author+id+date+verb+object+target. This will better allow us to syndicate this information and mix and mash. It’s simple.

From this talk, I want to read The Second Coming: A Manifesto by David Gelernter, Designing Social Interfaces by Crumlish & Malone, and definitely have to check out the Fetron Annual Reports.

A late added session called iPad: New Opportunities for Content Creators was packed. Of course! The panel included voices from books, gaming, web, and newspaper industries. For the Village Voice, the focus is on design. Focus on reading. Leaned back reading in particular. Will we be able to read in the tub using an iPad? The gaming representative, Shervin Pishevar, got everyone excited when he said “the laptop will be the rotary phone of our generation.” He was very impressed with the iPad at the announcement event. The book industry expects $1 billion in revenue from this publishing model even though the reading experience still needs to be improved. Ultimately, this panel was very hopeful and excited about the upcoming shift in media delivery. Continue reading

Mar 24

Kenley’s Daily Digest for March 24th

foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Being Peace Zendo
googlereader (feed #17)
blog (feed #1)
twitter (feed #14)
"SXSW Interactive: Authors & Keynotes" – part 1 in a series from the misc.joy blog. http://wp.me/peQIu-7t [kenleyneufeld]
foursquare (feed #10)
foursquare (feed #10)
delicious (feed #2)
foursquare (feed #10)
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Lake Casitas Pass
twitter (feed #14)
If you smile more, you smile more. Smiling. [kenleyneufeld]
foursquare (feed #10)
Checked in at Lower Drown
twitter (feed #14)
Attitude does make a difference. Really. [kenleyneufeld]
twitter (feed #14)
Come eat at the 2nd Annual Luria Library Edible Book Festival on Thursday. What a treat! [kenleyneufeld]
Mar 23

SXSW Interactive: Authors & Keynotes

This is Part 1 of my SXSW reports. After an introduction, the focus is on authors and keynotes.

I’d heard of South By Southwest (SXSW) for many years; the music festival, that is. However, in 2009 I heard about Interactive Conference that precedes the Music Festival when a few librarians reported attending. I’ve always wanted to attend the music festival, but didn’t feel it was justified in mid-semester given the time and the cost. The Interactive Conference, with its focus on technology, was clearly work related and worthy of investigation. Despite no travel funds, I registered early (paying $395), bought a plane ticket with miles, and arranged to stay at a friends house. Low cost and worthy endeavor.

The trip and conference were well worth the time and I came away energized by the technology community. The conference was certainly different from a typical librarian conference, particularly given the primary demographic – young, hip, technologists in a party atmosphere. I wanted something different to shake my brain up a bit; to give me a new perspective. Also, I wanted an event where I didn’t know many people and didn’t have any committee meetings. SXSW paid me back well.

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