My regular apology

It has now been pointed out to me by three different people that this blog isn’t updated as often as it used to be (and the Inforrm Blog moved me to the Less Active category of its blogroll!).  This lack of activity is not unprecedented by any means (see for example this post at the end of May), but it’s a fair comment.  Indeed, I have been thinking about time allocation and blogging, mostly in the context of a report that I am writing as part of a professional development project.  Over the coming summer, I’ll be doing some further calculation on timing – in particular, how to reserve time for blogging within the teaching year.  Not easy!

In the meantime, I have a handful of incomplete posts – some are now too stale, but others are on the way.  During June, I posted two papers here, one being the publication in IJLIT about domain names (here) and the other being the work-in-progress on video-on-demand (all those hyphens, here).  June also included two further personal highlights, though.  The first was the viva for the PhD thesis I submitted in 2009  (discussed here).  As I posted through non-blogging means (Twitter and Facebook), it went well, and I passed subject to minor corrections.  If anyone’s interested, I’m happy to share some reflections on the viva and preparing for it.  The other highlight was my first visit to Gikii since 2007.  Gikii is an annual workshop like no other, and I attended the first version in 2006 and presented at 2007 (that presentation about net neutrality and cats).  But haven’t missed the last two years, I was particularly pleased to be able to get up to Edinburgh to attend the second day of the workshop and to talk about Google.  And that will be the subject of a post shortly after this one.

Meanwhile, I do post links through my public Twitter feed, @macsithigh (although I haven’t over the last couple of busy weeks, with the exception of live coverage of Gikii, again discussed in the next post).  Do follow me, if you are interested.  I don’t talk about my breakfast.  Unless it’s comes in virtual form and is the subject of a legal dispute.

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