Category Archives: ‘puters

National Library Week – thoughts on cybersecurity

[this is a transcript of an email I sent to someone doing cybersecurity+libraries research] There are two ways in which libraries could be doing a lot better in the realm of cybersecurity. And I should note, I work for rural … Continue reading

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learning git to share more free stuff

I made a thing. It started out with me just reading Twitter. A friend built a thing and tweeted about it. Here’s a thing I made during an in-class demo today. https://t.co/e4EEfyp5vg — Dan Phiffer (@dphiffer) March 29, 2016 The … Continue reading

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Free tech learning resources – short list

I mentioned back in January that NYPL has said they were putting all of their handouts for their tech classes online. It took a while for them to get that sorted, but they’re online now and worth checking out. There … Continue reading

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Why sourcing photos matters – how misattribution is amplified on the web

I wrote an article for Computers in Libraries last week about the PicPedant account on twitter and the odd preponderance/problem of unsourced images flying around the internet. This is just a true thing about how the internet works and people … Continue reading

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the tools and the hammer/nail problem in the digital divide

“The way you talk about the [digital divide] changes people’s view of who is responsible for resolving it…. This issue has been around for years, but its meaning is in constant flux and is manipulated by political agendas.” I’ve switched … Continue reading

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