Saturday, April 05, 2008
Thursday, April 03, 2008
...should be a party.
I danced at your wedding, I drank at your wake ... in the interim let us celebrate! This isn't a Great American Novel, it isn't the next Iliad or Odyssey ... or even The Stinky Cheese Man ... a blog should be the celebration of the author's' life ... what resonates with a given individual ... what is important to me, now ... Blog on!!!
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jon Scieszka (SHEH-ska) (born September 8, 1954 in Flint, Michigan) is an American author of children's literature, best known for his collaborations with illustrator Lane Smith. He is also a nationally recognized reading advocate, and in early 2008 was named the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature by the Librarian of Congress.
The Guys Read compilation stems from his personal nonprofit literacy program for boys and men, Guys Read, which he created due to his reaction to United States government statistics regarding literacy amongst boys, as well as society's attitudes toward masculinity.
Posted by William Meloney at 8:23 PM
Isn't it just like the net ... a man you never met, via a man you never met...and yet with his passing you know you are diminished... or... you have yet another hero... or... another standard to ascribe to...
I am truly sorry I never met you ... I am less for it. David S. Isenberg, thank you for sharing...
Shang's craft was listening. He would ask you a question and listen with his whole brain to the answer. Then he'd ask you a deeper question. Sometimes they were very personal questions; if somebody else had asked, it'd be impolite. But Shang had such genuine curiosity that it was OK when he asked.In a world full of important people I can say that I am sorry that I never got to meet him...
Posted by William Meloney at 8:13 PM
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Working with Firefox 3 Beta 5 rc 2 (ff3b5rc2 for short) and I just tried the Full Screen view (F11) ... WOWSERS!!!
Implemented with an auto-hiding tool bar ff3b5rc2 offers a FULL SCREEN presentation - top-to-bottom, side-to-side web page presentation - this means that for the very screen I am composing on I do not have to scroll down when it comes time to click the [PUBLISH POST] button.
Posted by William Meloney at 3:42 PM
That GIANT sucking sound? That is Freedom being flushed away!
from Global Voices Online by Paula Góes
. . .
Two of the regulation's articles have especially raised blogger's eye-brows, starting with the very first article:
“The electoral campaign for the 2008 regional elections, even if through the Internet or other electronic devices, will be subject to the terms of this resolution”
And second the 18th article, which states:
“The electoral campaign on the Internet will only be allowed on candidates' purpose-built web pages intended exclusively for the campaign”
Add to these lines the decision that any campaign for the 2008 local elections will only be allowed from July 6, even on the Internet (in fact it has already started on social networking websites and blogs), and stir up this mix of misinformation. Will netizens be silenced?
Posted by William Meloney at 11:26 AM
The continuing saga of virtual community failure ...
Thursday, March 27, 2008
My recent decision to rejoin real world interactions prompted me to leave Facebook forever. However, I could not do it wihout one final hurra! Below, for your viewing pleasure, is the letter I wrote to all of my "freinds" on Facebook...
. . .
I realize that I may fall out of touch with many of you because I have chosen to leave this virtual network; but I am confident that those of you who truly are concerned or even curious to know what I am doing can send an email or an IM. I am privileged enough to know who my friends are… they make an effort to stay in touch that goes beyond a comment on a picture or “Facebooking me”.
Posted by William Meloney at 11:16 AM