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Friday, December 21, 2007

Facebook Data Being Mined

Group Photo
Originally uploaded by compujeramey
Researchers at academic institutions all over the country are jumping on the bandwagon and learning how to use the Facebook to conduct social research. Their findings haven't been real notable so far, but I'm pretty close to the center of their studies so I'm certainly jaded to the issue.

As someone who's data is presumably being used to study social relationships, I'm perfectly okay with it. I don't think they're violating my privacy by looking at my connections to others. Their research will only help school counselors and administrators understand their students.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Snow and Darkness

Snow Over Commerce Street
Originally uploaded by compujeramey
It's been snowing a lot in Milwaukee lately and it's dark a lot, the picture with this post illustrates that fact.

I like warm and dark, not cold, dark, and snowy.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Hell = Time Warner Cable

Hell = Time Warner Cable
Originally uploaded by Doubletee
It would be great if Time Warner Cable was smart enough that when I called for internet connectivity issues (i.e. I'm pissed and want support) they wouldn't have their old audio loop trying to sell me more services.

Hey Time Warner Cable, I don't like you and don't want to buy more of your poor service.

Thank you.


Monday, December 03, 2007

Happy Monday, You're Screwed

National Guards Colors
Originally uploaded by Adelaide_35
More than 3,000 Wisconsin National Guard soldiers received word Monday that they will likely be called up to serve in Iraq in 2009...
Thanks George Bush!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

How Traveler Would Have Ended

The TV show Traveler to which I was absolutely hooked to for a couple of weeks (during which I watched all the episodes online to catch up, then watched the latest one on TV, and bam, then it was canceled) is not without an ending.

Show creator David DiGilio has a long blog post that details how the show would have ended, and how it would have got there. It's nice to see this kind of conclusion that so many canceled shows lack.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Having Your Content Used

There is possibly nothing more satisfying than doing a search, going to look at the resulting pages found, and seeing your content being used to illustrate a point.

I was searching for any articles pertaining to the connection of Badger Bus and the Milwaukee Intermodal Station for a post I'm working on at Urban Milwaukee and was pleased to find that in talking about the new station, An Affair With Urban Policy had found it fitting to use my recently taken photos.

What makes this all possible? Creative Commons licensing.

Sun in the Morning

Netzinger - Smith Wedding 059
Originally uploaded by Mark Riley
It appears the sun isn't actually up before 7 a.m. during the winter, which came as a bit of a shock to me this morning when I awoke to head over to the Badger Bus stop to visit a client in Milton, WI.

The things you forget with a late night lifestyle.