This one from Dori Smith.
I've had a link to this site in my bookmarks since I started my own weblog. They've been busy working at the NY Public Library digitizing 500,000 items and putting them online. Now they are back, working in the area of digital preservation.
I tried to address this in my first network nonlinear editing job, at CBS in 1993. But the wave of digital post-production crashed over us all and now we just race to keep up with deadlines. Nicely organized digital files get wiped as soon as the show is delivered. Finished shows get put into archives and then re-digitized for the next project. Digital cannibals.
Great gab with Clayton and Penny Arcade this evening. I missed the profile of Clayton and a new book in the Times this week. After years feeding stories to their reporters, he finally got a little notice for his own work over decades in the neighborhood.
Like the poster on the blog where I saw this link, I will probably never do this. But I like to read about it.
Hybrid, Biodiesel, LNG, CNG. Which way to go?
This article points up San Cristobal's rank in the top five important cultural and touristic cities in Mexico. There's an ambitious program underway to put all electrical wires underground, to clear the views of the mountains and churches.
UPDATE: That may be a dead link. The Mexican government tourism archives has this one, which works right now:
I like this website. I ran across it looking for biodiesel information.
Yeah, we're all posting about this one. Here's how I got on.
It's happening. A breakthrough in manufacturing nanotube materials with unusual properties and many applications.
We're getting in a lot of footage on DVD for the shows that we're producing lately. These links show a better way of converting these to Quicktime and DV formats for editing purposes. They are also useful for a variety of DVR conversions. Via dpwolf/blog » Tech.
Someone else playing with Quartz Composer and posting his results.
At the Lower Eastside Girls Club, we've had a plan in place for three years, to give away free wireless broadband to Avenue D once the new building is constructed. Andrew Rasiej is running for public advocate on a free WiFi platform. He told us that non-profits should stay out of it. Hmmm...last time I looked, NYC Wireless was a non-profit. They've unwired Bryant Park, the financial district, Union Square. And in Philly the non-profits have played a big role in providing access to their constituents. Maybe Andrew was having a bad night.
Still, we're on the same side in the battle against the telecom monopolies. Here's Andrew's new report on price gouging by broadband providers.
Another how-to on webserving with the Mac. A constant item on my to-do list.
UPDATE: A list of previous O'Reilly articles on Mac webserving can be found here. It includes a series covering Apache on Jaguar.
An application that puts information about your Quicktime clips into the clips themselves (like mp3 tags). It's part of the Quicktime spec. Will the tags show up in iTunes?
My friend George Suarez produced a report on Discovery News about this over five years ago, when we were at ABC. Scientists are now close to creating adhesive materials even stronger than the tiny structures on geckos' feet. And I'm another day closer to my next stop in Palenque, where the laughing geckos run around the windows, chuckling at my delusions and dilemmas.
Again, thanks to dp wolf.
From my new favorite tech blog: dpwolf/blog » Tech
A link to CocoaMySQL - A MySQL GUI for Mac OS X - which is a graphic interface for MySQL databases, sure to be handy if I keep working with WordPress.
So I just took the plunge, upgraded my computer and OS, happy as a clam, and I'm starting to play with Quartz Composer. This is an application that takes advantage of new graphic capabilities in the Mac OS. Some folks are running with it already. This looks very cool.
Okay, what about rivers? And trees? See Buddha, Siddhartha, etc.
For the local business broadband initiative.
Here's a list of student blogs from a project in Guatemala. Spanish language. The organizer hopes to get all 890 students blogging.
Steve Bridger has posted an article about the Junglecasts at Mexicanwave. Thanks Steve!
For my microbiologist son.
One of my favorite sources of weblog information just went through the same server move that we did. Well, the original server was a different configuration, but many of the issues were the same. Here is their experience. I'll add our notes when I get to it.
Came to this by a very roundabout route. I saw a post on Smart Mobs that was about two links removed.
In any case, a study in the new issue of "Telecommunications Policy" that reviews developig and developed countries' broadband strategies.
In "Lessons from broadband development in Canada, Japan, Korea and the United States" this gem popped out:
"...the ITU reports that in 2002 Japanese consumers paid $0.09 per 100 kilobits per second of broadband access compared to $3.53 in the United States."
Jimmy Wales, "creator" of the Wikipedia, is guest blogging on Larry Lessig's site at the moment. Here's his description of the next project - a free curriculum in all languages from kindergarten through college.
FCC Issues Rule Allowing FBI to Dictate Wiretap-Friendly Design for Internet Services
Hey sorry folks (all thirteen of my loyal readers) - We are moving the Daily Glyph to a new server and apparently Moving Movable Type sites is a royal pain. So bear with us and when we are done we will share our hard won knowledge.
As clear a summary as I've seen of the current confusing state of the rebellion in Chiapas.
Charles Golden has posted his FAMSI report from the 2004 season in the Sierra del Lacandón. I experienced only a few days of that grueling and productive season. His team made major discoveries in the frontier between ancient Yaxchilan and Piedras Negras territories. They continued the work this year.
Thanks also to Charles and his team for their work in the Usumacinta mapping and preservation project. We hope to see them again on the river.