It’s All Very Technical

I usually refrain from discussing work or job-related things on the blog, but I have to share the good news: having been unemployed for less than a month, I have a new job! Starting August 4, I will be head of Technical Services and Systems at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.

I am super excited about this job! At the interview, I felt like I was talking to people who really got what I was saying about using new technology (all that web 2.0 stuff you may have heard about) in the Library. That’s a good feeling.

Posting around here will continue to be light as we look for a new apartment (a new new one, closer to work) and continue with the whole “I’ve just moved across country, where the hell am I,” feeling that has been our life for the last week.

But!

We’re still going to Comic-Con at the end of the month! So there will be pictures. And reviews. And blood. OK, not blood. But powerpoint slides! I’ll have the presentation I did for my job interview, on using web 2.0 tech in the library, online before too long. Won’t that be fun.

Happy Blogoversery To Me

The invisible library is Five years old today. Hot damn, it’s already been half a decade!

Oddly enough one of the first subjects I wrote about back when I was basically writing to the thin air was how I wanted to someday be an author and have a book published. And now, five years later I have. So, there we go. Done.

Well, not really. One book is never enough and I still have a lot of things to say, and even a small audience to say it to now. Thanks everyone!

I’ve got a few ideas for the next five years that should be as much fun as cat blogging and writing books and generally gabbing about this here world we live in. So, stay tuned. And feel free to peruse the archives and have a laugh. They’ve now been relocated to their own page, with a link under pages on the side bar. Also, there, you’ll notice a permanent link to my Lulu.com bookstore. Just in case you were in the market for a fine piece of brand new fantasy to read.

Comment Math

Updated: 

In an effort to better weed out the comment spam (and not accidentally delete any more comments by having to manually delete spam) I’ve installed Pete’s Custom Anti-Spam Plugin. Doug from All Things Democrat recommended it and I found it to be the easiest, cleanest and least obtrusive of the spam filter plugins I fiddled with. So far it’s working great; I only had to clean out 5 spam comments in the last 24 hours and those probably slipped in while I was fiddling with settings. This is a huge improvement over the 100 or so spam comments I normally have to contend with daily. Highly recommended.

Anybody Out There?

I normally don’t address readers directly but I’ve got a quick question here. Is anyone reading this blog? If so, I’d like to know what you think, which is what the comments section is for. Part of the whole appeal of blogs is that what we have is a dialog, rather than just some dude pissing into the wind. So, if you like a post or don’t like a post, let me know. I’m not expecting to have the four hundred entry threads that the Big Boys get but I like to think I’m throwing out some interesting ideas here so lets chew on them a bit. What do you say?

Where Has The Time Gone?

I’ve been back two weeks already and barely more than two posts. Sorry.

Every spare minute in the evenings has been spent working on my novel. I’m two thirds of the way through the first draft and making great headway. If I can manage to keep up an hour or two every evening for the next six weeks or so, I’ll be done! But that means posting will be light for a while. I’m sure I’ll get a wild hare and have to rant about something before long and as usual, cat pictures will appear as scheduled.

It Was Four Years Ago Today…

It’s hard to believe it’s been four years since I decided to start this blog and to my surprise, people do read my words and find them put together well enough to come back on a regular basis. Thank you. I’ll do my best to keep you reasonably entertained for four more years. Think of me as you’re very own unelected president, who only a handful of kooks pay attention to. Only, I won’t drown a large southern city or bomb a country for no reason, so there’s a bright side to all this after all!

I’m Time’s Person of the Year!

As I’m sure you all know by now, I’m Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. This was a huge surprise as I didn’t even knew I was in the running. Hell, I didn’t even know anyone at Time read the blog. Just goes to show that the mainstream media isn’t quite as daft as we think it is, or as it has often proven itself to be, repeatedly. Over and Over.

But, after singlehandedly swaying the election through my powerful net-roots activism, it was pretty hard to miss me. And I’m sure my LibraryThing page had a lot to do with swaying the decision in my favor, too.

Not to worry though, I won’t forget my faithful readers reader as my meteoric rise to fame and fortune make me a big time shaker in whatever the hell it is I do with this blog. As we all know, cat pictures have a startling array of effects on the world stage, from economics to geopolitics, cat pictures, snarky reviews of movies and anti-religious rants will surely win the hearts and minds of all those who wish to do us ill.

With my help, I’m sure we will use the power of this mighty series of tubes to change the world for the better.

At te very least, we’ll have something to look at until the world ends.