Yearly Archives for 2006

Report from the Blogger Meetup

Folks I’d met before, whom I was happy to see again: – Chuck; – John; – Scott; – Dr. B; – Laura. A non-exhaustive list of folks I hadn’t met before, whose acquaintance I was very happy to make: – … Continue reading

29 December 2006 by KF
Categories: conferences

The MLA, Day 2

Today was a heck of a day at the MLA. I actually experienced the conference, and the way it was meant to be experienced, I think. In part, I mean having had a full night’s sleep, which was blissful and … Continue reading

28 December 2006 by KF
Categories: conferences

The MLA, Thus Far

It’s pretty much been a non-MLA, due to complete and total physical collapse. When I arrived in Philadelphia, after the shuttle bus, the first plane, the shuttle bus, the second plane, the “air train,” the real train, and the cab, … Continue reading

28 December 2006 by KF
Categories: conferences, tinkering, travel

It’s the Most Ridiculous Time of the Year

I woke up this morning around 3.30, almost on purpose–my wake-up call was set for 4.30, so I went ahead and got out of bed, rather than spend an hour wondering if I were going to fall asleep and miss … Continue reading

26 December 2006 by KF
Categories: conferences, travel

Beginning, Again

Amusingly enough, my very last post of 2005 was about the difficulities of beginning a new large-scale project. That project, which I planned on spending my sabbatical with during spring 2006, got somewhat overcome by events, primarily the take-off of … Continue reading

25 December 2006 by KF
Categories: research, software, writing

Merry Christmas, from Prague

I’m now completely convinced that this place really is the capital of Christmaslandia. And I mean that in a good way. All week, we’ve wandered out in the evenings to see the families and the friends enjoying the Christmas market, … Continue reading

25 December 2006 by KF
Categories: travel

Five Things You Quite Possibly Don’t Know About Me

The good news is that I get spared most memes; for whatever reason, they seem to pass me by. Liz just tagged me with this one, though, and since she complied when she got tagged, I’ll do the same. I … Continue reading

23 December 2006 by KF
Categories: blogging, life

That’s Just Mean

After waking up at 3 this morning, utterly unable to sleep, and after struggling both before and after lunch to take a stupid nap, but finding myself too exhausted, and thus too hopped-up, to doze off, I finally fell asleep … Continue reading

22 December 2006 by KF
Categories: grousing

The Failure of Open Peer Review?

About six months ago, I published a lengthy post, both on Planned Obsolescence and on if:book, about the future of peer review in electronic scholarly publishing. At least some portion of that post was occasioned by Nature‘s experiment with an … Continue reading

21 December 2006 by KF
Categories: publishing

D?©calage Horaire

Our first full day in Prague was spent in a state of mild to moderate delirium. After we finally arrived at the hotel on the evening of the 18th, R. and I found some food, drank a couple of beers, … Continue reading

21 December 2006 by KF
Categories: travel

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