This is well worth reading:
[…] The Life of the Mind is not professorship, not building a long curriculum vita, it’s not being a talking head with a big wizardy beard and a floppy hat on Discovery Channel. It’s the cultivated ability to span boundaries, cross borders of disciplines, bring what you’ve learned over there to bear over here, where they haven’t seen the connection.The Life of the Mind is merely acting on the belief that what we see around us fits together. That everything is, in some context, of use. […]
Bill Tozier, There are exactly two ways: one, and many [via Dave Pollard]
Shared bookmarks for del.icio.us user Synesthesia on 2007-09-14
- Blogs, WordPress, Zitgist and the Semantic Web at Frederick Giasson’s Weblog:
Frederick Giasson has released an interesting plugin which searches out semantic information form links. I don’t understand it yet, but will play for a while…
Keywords: wordpress, semanticweb
- Backup Del.icio.us with Excel:
Keywords: SocialBookmarks, Tools, Spreadsheets, via:fritz
Award-winning open-source enterprise CMS from a UK firm…
Keywords: cms, opensource
- SilverStripe – Open Source CMS / Framework:
Keywords: CMS, OpenSource
- Pharyngula: Arguments for morality are not arguments for religion:
Keywords: philosophy, atheism
Privoxy is a web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities
Keywords: web-proxy, security, privacy
- Anonymous browsing with JAP:
java tool that links with online intermediary servers to allow anonymous surfing
- Share This – WordPress plugin:
Alex King plugin to make easy for readers to capture blog posts to social sharing sites like del.icio.us
- Articles plugin for WordPress:
Alex King plugin which allows you to extract sleected blog posts out to another summary page.
- Managing Successful Programmes – updates in 2007 revision:
Keywords: MSP, OGC, Standards
When I wrote this article I started from a belief that by combining Denham’s thoughts with my earlier post I had seen a new aspect of the possibilities for knowledge aggregation and filtering.
Then I read the background links that led to this addition, added in a spirit of “Oh, perhaps it wasn’t that original after all, I’d better acknowledge this other work”. In other words some of the glow of achievement I felt about spotting the earlier idea had been tarnished.
Today via Phil Jones’ wiki I found this David Weinberger post from a few years ago which has restored some of the good feelings – others may have had a similar idea before but that doesn’t reduce the value to me of the new-to-me thought.
I’ve started reading [bliki]Freedom Evolves[/bliki] again – I’ve had the book on my shelf for a few months but had found it difficult to stick with before. I’ve noticed that one of the ways that I stop myself from finishing “stretching” books (even though I want to learn the contents) is by failing to take notes – I’m going to try to address that by using the Oddments space.