Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Bastard greenstone!

Greenstone is a suite of software for building and distributing digital library collections. It is not a digital library but a tool for building digital libraries. It provides a new way of organizing information and publishing it on the Internet in the form of a fully-searchable, metadata-driven digital library. It has been developed and distributed in cooperation with UNESCO and the Human Info NGO in Belgium. It is open-source, multilingual software, issued under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
— http://www.greenstone.org/factsheet

Great, I got that, it's installed on my mac, but I'm such a programming idiot that I can't even make terminal work.
I feel:Frustration
I type in ./gs2-server.sh and I get "no such file or directory"

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The story so far

because I am a visual thinker.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The five websites I use everyday

I use Mint for my personal finances
I use Memiary to track my work
I use Dailyburn to track my weight and calorie intake
I use Evernote to organize my Schoolwork
I use Grooveshark to listen to music
I use facebook to organize socially
I use Flickr to stalk people I'm interested in
ok...that's more than 5, but it all works out because I only use memiary, grooveshark and mint every third day.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Digital Preservation Project

So.....I was sitting around, avoiding work on my final paper. I remembered a discussion I had with my friend about the seven inch record, mainly, what a pain in the ass they are to listen to and organize and everytime you play one, you have to immediately jump up and flip it over and blah, blah, blah....
I had a stroke of caffeine induced insight: Make my collection of 7" into a digital archive and document the process.
1. Scope the project
2. Introduce the hardware
3. Introduce the collection
4. Show the process
5. Evaluate

Monday, August 2, 2010

The bean and the damage done


back on the bean
Originally uploaded by Kay Graphic
I crunched the numbers and my morning cup of coffee costs 1.36...And I have to make it. If I buy the hippy dippy stuff from the Co-op, it comes to .75. and I have to make it and the beans are all small and weenie. if I buy the stuff from meijer the price drops to .70....but do I really want to live like that?