Monthly Archives: September 2009

Question of the day: Corrupt PDFs

robinna/ September 30, 2009/ software, meetups/conferences, my projects, question of the day, tools/tips, Training, web 2.0+, life 2.0+/ 1 comments

Question of the day: Has anyone seen the following error when you try to open a pdf file:There was an error opening this document. The file is damaged and could not be repaired. My answer (I have lots of experience with bad PDF files… long story .. not my fault, though, I was just an innocent bystander… lol): a few

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Anti – wifi paint

robinna/ September 28, 2009/ Uncategorized/ 1 comments

Yes, I did write anti wifi paint.http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8279549.stm Humans are amazingly inventive, are we not?

ALA mentor program

robinna/ September 22, 2009/ Libraries/ 0 comments

Looking for a Mentor? Want to Be a Mentor?http://www.students.ala.org/studentmemberblog/?p=344 ALA has launched MentorConnect (http://connect.ala.org/mentorconnect-help ) in ALA Connect (http://connect.ala.org/ ) so you can find or become a mentor. MentorConnect ( http://connect.ala.org/node/82872 ) (*MC*) allowsALA members to create mentoring profiles that highlight their expertise and experience. After they*ve joined MC, ALA members can search for a mentor using a variety of

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I’m on the road… upcoming presentations and talks

robinna/ September 17, 2009/ social media, semantic web, my projects, XHTML/XML/CSS, web 2.0+/ 0 comments

Since my calendar thingie is not working so well, here is what I have on my schedule for upcoming talks/presentations: Sept. 19, Digital Initiatives w/ Tim Daniels, GPLS Director’s Meeting,Current and emerging trends in library technology — is my part Oct. 22 Semantic web. vs. Social Media, Master of Internet Technology Program, Gwinnett Campus: What REALLY is the semantic web

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Google buys recaptcha — captcha spam filtering software

robinna/ September 17, 2009/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Very interesting. This morning, the Official Google Blog announced that the search giant has acquired reCAPTCHA. The company provides a service that combines two things that Google would be very interested in: it verifies that information provided to a server has been entered by a human and, in the process, helps identify difficult-to-decipher text from book digitization projects. As such,

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If architects had to work like web designers

robinna/ September 10, 2009/ Design, webdesign/ 0 comments

A painful truth: Please design and build me a house. I am not quite sure of what I need, so you should use your discretion. My house should have somewhere between two and forty-five bedrooms. Just make sure the plans are such that the bedrooms can be easily added or deleted. When you bring the blueprints to me, I will

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