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Google just announced OnHub a new router featuring six antennas and mood lighting.


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tag:robert.ly,2013:Post/824582 2015-03-14T20:21:02Z 2015-03-14T20:21:02Z New Pebble Watch Coming via Kickstarter

So I was delighted to hear that Pebble is coming out with a new watch called Pebble Time that they are also funding on Kickstarter. Looks pretty interesting to me.



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tag:robert.ly,2013:Post/812707 2015-02-17T18:34:21Z 2015-02-17T18:34:21Z Birthday Pie Take a look at my custom watch pie with apple filling that my mother-in-law made and designed for my 44th birthday. It was a tasty pie. ]]> Robert H. McDonald tag:robert.ly,2013:Post/804559 2015-01-29T20:53:38Z 2015-01-29T20:54:10Z Ressence Type 1

So I just saw this watch the other day and really think it is one of the coolest designs I have ever seen. Not a bad price but for a top notch time piece. It is called the Ressence Type 1.


Ressence Type 1

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tag:robert.ly,2013:Post/770677 2014-11-16T22:41:08Z 2014-11-16T22:41:08Z WSSSPE2 Workshop @SC14 Today was at the WSSSPE Workshop at @SC14 in New Orleans. We had two great keynotes from @kaythaney and @npch. ]]> Robert H. McDonald tag:robert.ly,2013:Post/664978 2014-03-18T14:08:47Z 2014-03-18T14:08:47Z 50 Wise Speakers Project by Phil Venditti

If you have not heard about this it is really a cool story. Phil Venditti teaches public speaking and he took a sabatical from his day job at Clover Park Technical College in Washington state to create this group of 50 videos of prominent public speakers. These are now open content for use with many different types of classes for this subject. There is a great piece on this at Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/42373 but you can check out the videos on Phil's YouTube Channel.

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tag:robert.ly,2013:Post/580255 2013-05-21T13:23:16Z 2013-10-08T17:25:37Z New Doxa Watch

Just got my latest watch in the mail from an ebay auction. It is a Doxa anti-magnetic analog watch from the 1950s - really cool watch with a little wear and tear. Could be my smallest, thinnest watch ever! A first!

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tag:robert.ly,2013:Post/579118 2013-05-15T14:13:29Z 2013-10-08T17:25:23Z New Watch

So I just got a new watch a Seiko SSC015P. Really nice solar powered analog movement with chronograph. Keeps excellent time and has nice screw down pushers for the chronograph.

Thinking about putting a NATO type band that I have on it but so far I do like the stainless bracelet that it came with.

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tag:robert.ly,2013:Post/334485 2013-04-04T21:45:19Z 2013-10-08T16:33:12Z Checkout Bubba Watson's New Golf Cart (HoverCraft)

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-04-04/the-real-story-behind-bubba-watsons-hovercraft

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tag:robert.ly,2013:Post/326756 2013-04-03T15:49:41Z 2013-10-08T16:31:29Z Cool Watch!

I really want this watch but i think it is a bit over priced in general

http://hypebeast.com/2012/8/eric-haze-x-casio-g-shock-ga-110eh-8a

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tag:robert.ly,2013:Post/45959 2013-03-03T19:21:00Z 2013-10-08T15:31:35Z Kuali OLE Watch

My good friend Jim Mouw designed this Kuail OLE watch at the Boccia Watch Site.


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tag:robert.ly,2013:Post/45960 2013-03-02T14:14:00Z 2013-10-08T15:31:35Z More from NCState Hunt Library

So I just got this fantastic shot in my email from friends at NCSU. Showcasing their newswall visualization area. Like they say a picture is worth let's say hundreds of thousands of words on this one!

 

(The James B. Hunt Jr. Library NewsWall at North Carolina State University.)

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tag:robert.ly,2013:Post/45961 2013-02-20T21:22:10Z 2013-10-08T15:31:35Z IU Provost's Salon on Academic Publishing Today the IU Provost and the Office of Scholarly Publishing are hosting an event in the IMU to get faculty input on new model scholarship and the relation to the new OSP and the IU Libraries.]]> Robert H. McDonald tag:robert.ly,2013:Post/45962 2013-01-29T22:57:30Z 2013-10-08T15:31:35Z London Trip and SCONUL So I just got back from London to discuss more about Kuali OLE with several groups including the Bloomsbury Library Management System Consortium and SCONUL. Saw many old friends () and met many new ones(). Will add pix here soon from my new samsung 802.11 camera.]]> Robert H. McDonald tag:robert.ly,2013:Post/45963 2013-01-25T21:30:00Z 2013-10-08T15:31:35Z Kuali Library Project Receives New Round of Mellon Funding

The Kuali Open Library Environment received a $750,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop an open, community-based library software system. OLE was launched in 2009 in part from a $2.3 million grant from the Mellon Foundation and is designed to help libraries manage and deliver an ever-increasing amount of digital resources and collections.

For more on this grant: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/23726.html

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tag:robert.ly,2013:Post/45964 2013-01-25T21:26:00Z 2013-10-08T15:31:35Z Deadline Extended for JCDL 2013

The following submission deadlines for the 2013 Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) have been extended:

Full paper submissions are due 4 February 2013.

Short paper, panel, poster, demonstration submissions are due 8 February 2013.

Workshop and tutorial demonstration submissions are due 15 February 2013.

For more information, please refer to the complete CFP at http://jcdl2013.org/call-for-papers.

Doctoral consortium submissions will be due 15 April 2013, and details are available at http://jcdl2013.org/doctoral-consortium.

JCDL 2013 is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical and social issues. This year's conference will be held in Indianapolis, IN from July 22-26, 2013. We welcome submissions on the wide range of topics of interest in Digital Libraries worldwide.

This year's event will be hosted by Indiana University and the University of Illinois in downtown Indianapolis, IN.

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tag:robert.ly,2013:Post/45965 2012-11-28T16:26:00Z 2013-10-08T15:31:35Z IU Kuali OLE Presentation Today at Noon

I am giving a talk today about Kuali OLE within the context of the IU LIbraries with colleagues Gary and Mechael Charbonneau.

You can check out a live stream of this at http://connect.iu.edu/diglib today 11.28.12 at 12 noon. For more on the 2012 DLP Brownbag Series checkout - http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/education/brownbags/

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tag:robert.ly,2013:Post/45966 2012-04-16T14:55:00Z 2013-10-08T15:31:35Z HathiTrust Research Center Latest Report

For those of you following our work on the HathiTrust Research Center you may want to check our our latest report and update which is linked off of our homesite on the HathiTrust Web.

See - http://www.hathitrust.org/updates_htrc_oct2011-mar2012

Highlights concern the following:

  • All MOUs are now in place between our founding partner institutions (IU, UIUC, UM, and Google)
  • HTRC intitial cyberinfrastructure is up and running at IU
  • Release of HTRC beta version of our API 0.1
  • Developed a proof of concept search using Blacklight
  • Developed set of grand challenges for HTRC
  • Added new member to Executive Committee (J. Stephen Downie - UIUC)

Look for more coming soon.

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tag:robert.ly,2013:Post/45967 2012-04-04T16:12:00Z 2013-10-08T15:31:35Z IU DLP BrownBag Discussion on HathiTrust Research Center

Today's IU DLP Brownbag Discussion will feature as a topic the HathiTrust Research Center. Our speaker Stacy Kowalczyk from the IU Data to Insight Center will show the work that is being done now for the HTRC prototype being developed by the HTRC which is a joint project of Indiana University, the University of Illinois, and the HathiTrust.

To see the live broadcast at 12pm eastern on April 4 go to this link - bit.ly/1PylC

To see the archived webcast go to the IU DLP Brownbag Series Site - http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/education/brownbags/

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tag:robert.ly,2013:Post/45968 2012-03-26T16:45:00Z 2013-10-08T15:31:35Z D2I Seminar Series - Illinois Research Data Initiative

Today's D2I Seminar is by old friend Beth Sandore Namachchivaya (See Beth's picture below) from the University of Illinois Libraries. She is speaking about the planning going into their Illinois Research Data Initiative at 4pm eastern today (March 26, 2012). For all of you who are not in Bloomington (if you are in Bloomington head over to Innovation Center (IC) Room 105, 2719 E 10th St, Bloomington, IN and join us) you can tune in live online using our wonderful adobe connect setup at : http://breeze.iu.edu/beth-sandore-2012/

 

 

 

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tag:robert.ly,2013:Post/45969 2012-03-24T14:55:00Z 2016-03-24T12:58:28Z RDAP 2012 Meeting in New Orleans

Just went to the Research Data Access and Preservation Meeting 2012 in New Orleans, LA. Great meeting overall. I really enjoyed the size of the meeting and getting to speak with so many people working on data curation issues at institutional, national, and international levels. I really enjoyed hearing more in-depth discussion of the arXiv and @DataDryad communities and their respective plans for sustainability. I also appreciated hearing the many different pedagogical approaches from institutions like George Mason University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Wisconsin, and University of Illinois.

I could not believe that Peter Fox mentioned Charles S. Peirce in his talk, philosopher and mathematician. I was really into him back in the day and it reminded me that I need to read more besides just technical manuals.

See below for our small appetizer experience at the Praline Connection, thanks to @pemulis for photo and for Joe Hourcle for posing for this cool photo.

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tag:robert.ly,2013:Post/45970 2012-02-28T14:29:00Z 2013-10-08T15:31:35Z Tour of James B. Hunt Jr. Library at North Carolina State University

So yesterday, thanks to our wonderful hosts Susan Nutter and Kristin Antelman, the Kuali OLE Functional Council got a VIP tour of the still under construction James B. Hunt Jr. Library at North Carolina State University. This library will be impressive. It is located at the Centennial Campus Research Park and has some fantastic computing visualization options including some advanced visualization spaces designed by Christie Digital. Additionally, they have some new media areas that are part black box theater as well as part visualization cave. In addition to all of this, they can store up to 2 million volumes in their compact storage book robot setup. Lots of things to learn from this design and the eventual implementation which will happen next winter in 2013. This type of design is the first modern research library I have seen in the U.S.

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tag:robert.ly,2013:Post/45971 2012-02-27T18:40:51Z 2013-10-08T15:31:35Z Vote for 2013 DLF Fall Forum Location

Voting is now open for the location of the Digital Library Federation Forum for 2013.

The vote is between Indianapolis, IN and Austin, TX. Both are great cities and have lots to offer but I am hoping it will come to my hometown metropolis especially since Austin got to host one back in 2005.

Either way I hope if you are someone who attends or sends your personnel to DLF that you will vote see the link below:

http://www.diglib.org/forums/poll-where-should-the-2013-dlf-forum-be-held/

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tag:robert.ly,2013:Post/45972 2012-02-27T15:31:46Z 2013-10-08T15:31:35Z Kuali OLE Functional Council Meets at Durham, NC So this week I am in Durham, NC meeting with the Kuali OLE Functional Council and the JISC/OLE GOKb Steering Group. Yesterday, I got to go to Foster's Market and had a great brunch with my mom and my aunt (See pics). Last night, I went on a walk with Mike Winkler and we found some cool stuff in downtown Durham, including the old Chesterfield building (See pics) and the Fishmonger's Seafood Market. Later on we went to dinner with a huge group at Dos Perros (See pics).


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tag:robert.ly,2013:Post/45973 2012-02-27T14:22:57Z 2013-10-08T15:31:35Z Congratulations to Wheeler and Wilkin Named Chronicle Tech Innovators Congratulations to friends and colleagues Brad Wheeler and John Wilkin who were both named Tech Innovator's by the Chronicle of Higher Education. I can't stress enough how even their own technology innovations have influenced areas that I am working in projects like the HathiTrust Research Center and Kuali OLE. Congratulations to Brad and John on their innovative work.

For more on the Chronicle coverage, please see

Brad Wheeler - http://chronicle.com/article/Bradley-Wheeler/130913/

John Wilkin - http://chronicle.com/article/John-Wilkin/130916/

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tag:robert.ly,2013:Post/45974 2012-02-22T15:40:00Z 2013-10-08T15:31:35Z JCDL 2012 Announces Keynote Speaker Dyson

JCDL 2012 is pleased to announce that technology historian George Dyson will be delivering a keynote at the conference, June 10-14, 2012 in Washington, DC.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Dyson_(science_historian)

Here is a cool talk from George on the birth of the computer at TED from 2003:

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tag:robert.ly,2013:Post/45975 2012-02-22T15:17:00Z 2013-10-08T15:31:35Z Google Doodle Honors Sound Pioneer Hertz

Today's google doodle honors 155th birthday of heinrich hertz who clarified and expanded the electromagnetic theory of light, paving the way for the invention of the telegraph, radio, and, later on, television.

See more on silicon republic - http://www.siliconrepublic.com/innovation/item/25905-google-doodle-applauds/

Or Google - http://www.google.com/webhp?hl=en#q=Heinrich+Rudolf+Hertz&ct=hertz-2011-hp&oi=ddle&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=f0b85e3c6de8b9f9&biw=1680&bih=989

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tag:robert.ly,2013:Post/45976 2012-02-17T16:54:14Z 2013-10-08T15:31:35Z Ohio and Indiana Launch Nation’s First 100 Gbps High-Speed State Research Networks By Connecting to Internet2’s 100 Gbps Network

New Networks To Advance Innovation, Research & Education, Medicine and Business

Ann Arbor, Mich.—Feb. 17, 2012—Internet2 today announced that Ohio and Indiana are the first states to launch a 100 gigabit per second (Gbps) research and education network by connecting to Internet2’s Advanced Layer 2 network--the first transcontinental 100 Gbps network in the world. The network serves as an innovation platform that connects higher education institutions throughout the world.

"Connecting to Internet2's 100 Gbps network and platform dramatically advances Indiana’s and Ohio’s ability to provide its researchers, students and educators with more advanced capabilities than anything available off campus,” said Dave Lambert, CEO and President, Internet2. “Over the past 30 years, the creation and evolution of the Internet and the information economy is directly linked to investments at leading American research universities, and the creation of some of the most successful global companies, like Cisco, Google and Facebook. I look forward to seeing the next innovations to advance education, healthcare, and the global economy.”

For more information about Ohio’s ten-fold boost to their broadband network, go to http://www.oar.net/press/releases/2012/2012_100G.shtml

To learn about Indiana’s new ultra-high speed network, go to http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/21069.html

About Internet2

Internet2 ®, created and led by U.S. research universities, is one of the worldʼs most advanced networking consortia for global researchers and scientists, who develop breakthrough Internet technologies and applications, and spark tomorrowʼs essential innovations. Internet2 consists of more than 350 U.S. universities; corporations; government agencies; laboratories; higher learning; other major national, regional and state research and education networks; and organizations.

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tag:robert.ly,2013:Post/45977 2012-02-16T22:27:20Z 2013-10-08T15:31:35Z Kuali Open Library Environment on Educause Live Archive The Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE) has just completed its first year of building a community-source library management system. Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and part of the Kuali Foundation, the Kuali OLE project is one of the largest academic library software collaborations in the United States. Our community of nine research libraries is working together to build the first open-source system designed by and for academic and research libraries for managing and delivering intellectual information. We’ll discuss the challenges and opportunities discovered in our first year and offer insight into our design and collaborative methodologies. Finally, we’ll review our first code release and our roadmap for future releases.

For Full Archived Session: http://net.educause.edu/LIVE1202
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tag:robert.ly,2013:Post/45978 2011-04-13T03:45:45Z 2013-10-08T15:31:35Z VMWare announces CloudFoundry All of you who know Rod Johnson and the Spring framework, were probably not surprised at today's announcement by VMWare of their new CloudFoundry - http://www.cloudfoundry.com/. I have signed up for an account and want to see how I can leverage this for use with some of my open source applications.]]> Robert H. McDonald