The claim that changing the clocks saves energy is unsupportable by facts. Some say it’s more likely to spur consumption and benefit commercial interests, but I’m curious why the tea party people haven’t risen up against this alarming government intrusion into our private lives.
Cindy Harper, Systems Librarian at Colgate University, posted to the IUG list with this notion today: I’m clearing out a large group of expired student records, and wonder if anyone else has had the same idea that has occurred to me. [Our ILS] keeps track in the patron record of TOTCHKOUTs (total checkouts). At the […]
NPR covered it like an eclipse or astronomic curiosity, and did little to question the claimed energy saving benefits. But, as Michael Downing asks in Spring Forward, how can something understood by so few be done by so many? And why go through this twice annual madness? Supposedly, we subject ourselves to the rule of […]
Watch this video a few times. It’s funny. It’s catchy. It’s kitsch. Now watch it a few times more. The ad, for a Lada VAZ 2109, appeared sometime in the 90s. It reflects the influence of MTV and other cultural imports from the West, but the details betray it’s command economy provenance. The snow appears […]
Rebecca Lieb reports for ClickZ Stats that, based on US Census data (report), most Americans have PCs and web access: Sixty-two million U.S. households, or 55 percent of American homes, had a Web-connected computer in 2003, according to just-released U.S. Census data. That’s up from 50 percent in 2001, and more than triple 1997′s 18 […]
[[pageindex]]UPDATE: shout outs to Zach, Cliff, Justin, and Thomas who’ve submitted bug reports. Their feedback has been rolled in to the B4 July 20 release, available now (look for the link below). This is likely the last release before the code gets bundled into bsuite (more details on that later). Changes This documentation supersedes any […]
UPDATE: bstat has been updated. bStat is a hit and search term stats tracking plugin for WordPress. In addition to reporting lists of popular stories and popular search terms, it will report recent comments and a unique “pulse” graph showing the activity for a story or the entire blog over time. The documentation for the […]