Hello

This is nostuff.org – where 1 + content + design + wit = 1.

Chris Keene is to blame for its miserable existence.  He, and for that matter, I live in Brighton, East Sussex.

I’ve written some words, which you may wish to a call articles, or posts, or musings or simply lots of characters in a row.

The topics of those words can include: libraries (mainly technology related), library catalogues (and resource discovery), technology, politics and current affairs and Universities.

I’ve written about the London Riots, the deficit, how twitter spreads news and reacts to censorship. I noted how I setup VuFind (an Open Source library catalogue) in 8 minutes on Amazon EC2, three blog posts about mobile phones, wireless music and hifi, recording broadband speeds, frustrations with iTunesBBC Threewriting JISC bids, Nick Clegg, Russell Brand & Jonathan Rosssome views on politics and music by Katie Price and Peter Andre.

When I first moved to Brighton they started work on a large piece of land near the main station. I created a site to document the changing landscape in the Brighton New England Quarter. And here I learnt my first lesson in digital preservation, as fotopic, the site I used for the photo collections, carefully grouped together and described, is no longer available.

I’ve created a site a call ircount, which counts the number of records in University Institutional Repositories based on the figures provided by ROAR. It is currently a little broken, but feel free to read some background on it.

I created the shambrarian.org website – for those of us who work with technology in libraries (and aren’t real librarians).  I also run my own link shortener xd5.be – which is of no interest to anyone except me.

If you are interested in stalking me, then a good starting point is here. I don’t maintain my bio. Sometimes I write in less than 140 characters.