Thursday, November 26, 2009

Cheese platter

Soignon goat brie, sole gran queso, Valdeon, Cabra romero goat chese. Cornichons, tost, mustards.

Turkey breast ... out of oven

Turkey breast ... before cooking

Stuffing ... dressing ... the real star!

Turkey is just the side dish!

Pumpkin pie in the oven ...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

Lee Rainie on libraries and "The New Information Ecology"

Lee Rainie speaks at the Colorado Library Association on libraries, librarians and the new information ecology. Like most of his presentations, must read information!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The trouble with trillions ...

Nice little video that sums up some interesting issues of the information age (such as it is at the moment). Found via my new favorite site, Obsolete.


Trillions from MAYAnMAYA on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

NW 2310: MSP to DCA

I bought tickets from Delta for this trip, but have yet to be on a Delta plane!

NW 5792 : YVR to MSP

Heading back to the USA

Quote of the Day: "You want the truth, but you need the lies"


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Picture at  left, Vancouver Public Library, looks a bit like the Amphitheatrum Flavium, no?  Not a good model, or is it?
I see the stars in your eyes
You want the truth, but you need the lies
Like Judy Garland, like Valentino
You give your life for rock n' roll [or libraries]
- U2, "A Room at the Heartbreak Hotel"

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Libraries, Archives & Museums presentation for ASIS&T in Vancouver, BC

Been a very rainy few days here in Vancouver, later today I'll give this presentation at the 2009 ASIS&T ASIS&T Annual Meeting: Thriving on Diversity - Information Opportunities in a Pluralistic World
November 6-11, 2009, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


Monday, November 09, 2009

Random Thought of the Day: Airport reuse in the future?


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Originally uploaded by martin_kalfatovic

So, I'm walking past the magnificent Canadian Pacific Railway Station in Vancouver, now shops and restaurants. Earlier this summer in I was at the Union Pacific Station in Salt Lake City, also shops and restaurants.

Seems like every train station is shops and restaurants (well, of course not, Union Station in Washington is a mixed train/shops facility; Philadelphia and Baltimore are still mostly train stations). And, shockingly, when in Denver a while back, I was surprised to see the train station is actually find it was just a train station. Not a shop or restaurant in sight!

But the random thought here is airports. I just assume that our current idea of air travel (or travel in general) may change in the next 100 years. And if/when it does, what will become of all our airports?

Most are far away from population centers, so shops may be out the question. And there will be only so may air/space museums the world needs.

So, anyone want to speculate on what an abandoned DCA or ORD or SFO will be housing in a 100 years?