One of the reasons that I still default to pencil and paper for a lot of my sense-making writing is that I write my thoughts and an ongoing commentary on them at the same time. I annotate a lot. My marginalia is huge. I’m enjoying … Continue reading Some blogging frustrations – and maybe an answer
There’s been a flurry of activity in the last few weeks around the NGDLE a.k.a. the acronym that won’t die. The current issue of EduCause Review is dedicated to it, and Brian Lamb and Jim Groom ride again together with their recent blog posts. I … Continue reading Some more thoughts on the NGDLE, for what it’s worth
Sunday was clear and fair and so I put on my walking shoes and drove out into the Pentland hills to finally visit Little Sparta. I think this is as close to the sublime as I have ever come. The perfect fusion of landscape, art, … Continue reading On the sublime
I got a bit rage filled today at the following post on Twitter and it’s worth thinking a little more about why I had such a strong reaction to it. Apart from the fact that I am deeply offended by the idea that a fridge … Continue reading Why I got upset about a fridge…
Anyone who follows my Twitter feed will have seen amongst the random detritus quite a few posts about art or craft of varying sorts. I have quite wide ranging and eclectic tastes but one of my abiding interests is the Arts and Crafts movement – … Continue reading In my spare time…
I had a holiday recently, and some parts of it really were actually a holiday. Each year I take a bit of time off-grid in the French countryside. No TV, no wi-fi. Right out in farming country where I have as much connectivity as I … Continue reading A little light indulgence
Quite a lot of my job these days involves doing things to enable other people – securing funding for things, socialising ideas, helping people talk to each other. Other people seem to do a lot more of the fun stuff and I spend a lot … Continue reading Everything is awesome
I’ve got several half formed posts lurking on this topic and since they never seem to reach the light of day I’m going to just dash this one out now. I’m sure other smarter people than me have already thought about this and I am … Continue reading When does it stop being about us?
Trigger warning: This post contains heartfelt love for publically funded libraries and evidence of the wonderful things in their collections (maps, lots of maps), available to use under open licenses because they belong to all of us. If this upsets you don’t read on. Also … Continue reading I was a Southside gal
Answer (1): Barium (boom-boom!) Answer (2): Write their story on Wikipedia, especially if they were female.* One of the best bits of my job is working with Ewan McAndrew, our excellent Wikimedian in Residence. Our Ada Lovelace Day and Innovative Learning Week editathons back in … Continue reading What do you do with a dead chemist?