Those of you that know me, know I’m a big fan of WordPress. All of my personal sites run on WordPress, both the Greece Historical Society and Friends of the Aurora Public Library sites which I manage run on WordPress, and Nebraska Libraries on the Web which I’m in charge of runs on WordPress....Read more →
In [these episodes] we explore the Women as Background Decoration trope which is the subset of largely insignificant non-playable female characters whose sexuality or victimhood is exploited as a way to infuse edgy, gritty or racy flavoring into game worlds. These sexually objectified female bodies are designed to function as environmental texture while titillating presumed straight male players. Sometimes they’re created to be glorified furniture but they are frequently programmed as minimally interactive sex objects to be used and abused.
In May 2014, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library went through an RFID conversion process. In one week. While closed. But we didn’t stop there. We also installed self-check kiosks, replaced our security gates, retrofitted our automated materials handler, and gutted the circulation lobby at the same time. David explains what his library did...Read more →
If you’ve been using Google Drive for a while, especially if you use it to share documents, you’ve probably lost track of who has access to what. To get a report of who has access head over to whohasaccess.com and allow it scan your Google Drive. The more you have in your account the...Read more →
I’ve been watching episode 272 of This Week in Law and one of the guests is Sarah Pearson of Creative Commons. I hear this bit and I immediately rewound and listened again. Check it out:
So basically, if your use of a CC-licensed work would fall under Fair Use, you don’t have to follow the license! At least, not according to the folks at Creative Commons. Mind blown.
Well, I’m going to continue to follow the license in spirit every time (i.e. attribution at a minimum,) from the sounds of it I don’t have to all the time.
Join us for next week’s NCompass Live: “Tech Talk with Michael Sauers: RFID, Checkout Kiosks, Security Gates, and … a New Way to Check Out”, on Wednesday, August 27, 10:00-11:00 am Central Time. In May 2014, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library went through an RFID conversion process. In one week. While closed. But...Read more →
Power exists to be used. Some wish for cyber safety, which they will not get. Others wish for cyber order, which they will not get. Some have the eye to discern cyber policies that are “the least worst thing;” may they fill the vacuum of wishful thinking. Presented by Dan Geer at Black Hat USA 2014.