Technology items

posted by Mike on May 11th, 2006

Class: May 15 I’m teaching a free class called “HTML for Activists.” This will be an hour-long introduction to HTML, focused on practical matters. If you’re interested, meet at 7pm at the statue of Freud on the main quad of Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts.

Happy Birthday Mike LeslieFlickr: The new cool tag: happybirthdaymikeleslie.

Conference: As someone who doesn’t own a laptop, I’ll probably be the only person at tomorrow’s Beyond Broadcast conference doing less blogging than usual during the event.

Second Life and Darfur: The BB conference also has a presence in Second Life. Mr Paulukonis points out that there’s been some fighting in Second Life about Darfur, and that Ethan Zuckerman (who will be at BB) thinks the whole thing is irrelevant at best:

When I consider the issues I’m most interested in, collecting information – especially from people who are actually affected by these issues – is a much higher priority than presenting this data in a 3D format. Given that roughly 100,000 people log into Second Life in a given month – compared to roughly one billion using the Internet as a whole – I suspect people trying to call attention to global issues are better off making a website than a 3D space.

Nun: Nice article in Whispers about Sister Rose Thering, whose life work was “to promote greater understanding in the often-strained relationships between Christians and Jews.”

Dude: Through some Drupal site I found a microformats site, whereby I found this microformats podcast featuring Rohit. Dude, it is weird to stumble upon someone like that.

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  1. On May 12, 2006 at 22:40 David Gardner said:

    I actually downloaded the microfortmat podcast. However I have serious doubts about anyone who lets Microsoft host their blog, using their crap asp technology.

  2. On May 12, 2006 at 23:50 Mike (Worcester) said:

    I didn’t listen to it, not particularly wanting to hear Rohit talk about microformats.

  3. On May 13, 2006 at 03:32 Adam (Southern California) said:

    For those unfamiliar with such people, Rohit Khare was a guy we knew from college.

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