As part of the preparing to leave the Bodleian I've been revisiting a lot of the documentation I've written over the last eight years. It occurred to me that I've never written publicly about how the Bodleian's digital signage/interactives actually work; there are possible lessons to learn.
Tue, Sep. 3rd, 2019, 02:40 pm
I wasn't sure that my whiteboard at the Bodleian, which reminds my co-workers exactly how many days I've got left in the office, was attracting as much attention as it needed to. If I don't know what my colleagues don't know about how I do my job, I can't write it into my handover notes.
Yesterday I recommended that you go read Aaron Uglum's webcomic LABS which had just completed its final strip. I'm a big fan of "completed" webcomics - they feel binge-able in the same way as a complete Netflix series does! - but Spencer quickly pointed out that it's annoying for we enlightenedhttps://danq.me/2019/07/25/labs-comic-rss-archive/
In October of this year - after eight years, six months, and five days with the Bodleian Libraries - I'll be leaving for pastures new. Owing to a combination of my current work schedule, holidays, childcare commitments and conferences, I've got fewer than 29 days left in the office.
With IndieWebCamp Oxford 2019 scheduled to take place during the Summer of Hacks, I drew a diagram (click to embiggen) of the current ecosystem that powers and propogates the content on DanQ.me. It's mostly for my own benefit - to be able to get a big-picture view of the ways my website talkshttps://danq.me/2019/07/15/danq-ecosystem/
We might never have been very good at keeping track of the exact date our relationship began in Edinburgh twelve years ago, but that doesn't stop Ruth and I from celebrating it, often with a trip away very-approximately in the summer. This year, we marked the occasion with a return to Scotland,https://danq.me/2019/06/28/anniversary-2019/
Mon, Jun. 17th, 2019, 09:43 pm
You know how sometimes you get an idea, and you already wrote and extended the code that makes it possible so surely you only need to do a little audio editing and CSS animation tweaking and graphic design and HOLY SHIT HOW DID IT GET SO LATE?
Totally worth it.
I was watching a recent YouTube video by Derek Muller (Veritasium), My Video Went Viral. Here's Why, and I came to a realisation: I don't watch YouTube like most people - probably including you! - watch YouTube. And as a result, my perspective on what YouTube is and does is fundamentally biasedhttps://danq.me/2019/05/25/youtube/
I love RSS, but it's a minor niggle for me that if I subscribe to any of the BBC News RSS feeds I invariably get all the sports news, too. Which'd be fine if I gave even the slightest care about the world of sports, but I don't.
It only takes a couple of seconds to skim past the sportshttps://danq.me/2019/05/14/bbc-news-without-the-sport/