Data Obsessed

The weblog of an almost-librarian interested in special, corporate, and government librarianship, with occasional forays into technology and anime-related geekiness.

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Ah, Technology

So, after Mura and myself spent most of yesterday, pulling our hair out about it, my blog has moved to Due to our difficulties with it yesterday, I'm no longer using Blogger, but WordPress, and the archives from over here have not been set up. We're going to work on that later.

Anyway, if anyone reading this wouldn't mind changing their links and feed information, that's be super. Everything you need is available at my WordPress blog.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004


I'm currently in the process of figuring out how to move my blog over to my brand-spanking-new domain,, which is more complicated than it really should be. (for the interested: the blog address shall be When it wants to work.)

I still like to think of myself as technologically adept. ._.

Edit: We are now officially moved, and using WordPress, as Blogger continued to cause pain and suffering for myself and Mura. Visit at

Tuesday, October 26, 2004


I've added a button for Spread Firefox, even though I tend to use Safari, for the simple and shallow reason that it's prettier.

Nonetheless, Firefox is my backup browser, and I only use Explorer these days to occasionally check website compatibility. Or when I'm at work and there's nothing else there.

But Firefox is much better - much faster, much more secure - and it should gain prominence.

Plus, it's always fun to promote non-Microsoft.

Sunday, October 24, 2004


Newsflash! Marine animals do not have the authority to sue the U.S. Navy.

Sometimes the news makes my head hurt.

Friday, October 22, 2004

interesting commercials

Errol Morris is an Academy Award winning documentarian, and the director of those nifty "switcher" ads that Apple used in an advertising campaign last year. Now he's created these, a collection of testimonies from Republicans who are voting for Kerry in this year's election. (via BoingBoing)

It's really sad when members of your own party are saying this: I don't know if George Bush ever knew what America was about.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

random post about nothing in particular

As I mentioned in my very short post last night, I spend yesterday evening in Milwaukee at the SLA monthly meeting. The presentation was by Dr. Iris Xie of the University of Wisconson-Milwaukee's School of Information Studies. It was interesting. She's a digital libraries expert, and I think I picked up more from her presentation then I have in my class on the subject.

Also networked, and that's never bad. One of the things we heard was that there's a lot of library opportunities in D.C., which could be cool. I have no objections to D.C.

In other news, I am done with the dreaded Comm A's and have set up my independent study for next semester. The librarian here would love help indexing, and I can do it from home. Since I'm practically connected to my laptop via an IV, this is a very good thing.

...Wonder what I'll write my paper on.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

it's a classic, really

I was reminded of this on the drive home from the SLA October meeting in Milwaukee tonight...nothing like being in a car with other Democratic-leaning librarians to remind you of a literary masterpiece.

So for Amy and anyone else who wants to be incredibly amused, I present: Sisters by Lynne Cheney.

I do hope it doesn't discourage any potential authors out there.

note to self: check electronic equipment for signs of insubordination

Like Chris Van Rossman, my parents recently bought me a new television (27", flat screen, speakers, JVC. Anime will be much cooler on this lovely piece of equipment), but I'm pretty sure it hasn't been sending out S.O.S signals.

Well. I hope not.