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Daniel Messer
Works at Maricopa County Library District
Attended Central Washington University
Lives in Queen Creek, AZ
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Cyberpunk Librarian - NEW EPISODE!

After an expected hiatus, Cyberpunk Librarian returns with episode 36: GTD with the CL!
After an unexpected hiatus, the Cyberpunk Librarian is back with a show on Getting Things Done! Discover the tools, tips, and tricks for getting the job done and not working so hard to do it! Links...
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Cyberpunk Librarian coming soon!

The next episode of Cyberpunk Librarian is coming soon! Sorry it's late but this involved more research than usual and will likely be a longer episode! Should have it out this week!
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Do it! I'd love to meet for coffee or something!
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The view from back stage

Before I got into libraries, I graduated high school and went to work in a theatre as a stage tech. I worked everything from fly gallery to lighting to audio and beyond. And while I've worked in libraries for 19 years now... I still miss working on a stage. There no place like it, as these photos show. This is a perspective so few ever see, the view from the far backstage wall, looking out over the audience.
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Daniel Messer was out running. He tracked 5.03 km in 33m:25s.

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80s TRANSFORMERS VIDEO GAME FREAKING SIGN ME UP!

AHHHHHH!! AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! AAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!

I am not going to lie. I am freaking the fuck out right now because all I want to do is play this game! I don't even care how good it is because HOLY SHIT 80s TRANSFORMERS!
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Two days ago I was made aware of a group called Public Service Broadcasting. Now, I wouldn't say I'm obsessed with them... but I will say that I've listened to their stuff on repeat for the last 48 hours and that I think this is one of the greatest music videos ever.... Especially if you happen to be a nerd into the history of science and have a background in astronomy.
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Daniel Messer was out running. He tracked 5.02 km in 31m:21s.

Thanks to the humidity, my shirt is soaked with sweat to the point that it looks like I wore it in the pool.

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Gonzo and Studs... animated.

Without doubt, this is one of the greatest things I've ever seen. Two of my favourite writers, Hunter Thompson and Studs Terkel talking about Hunter's time with the Hell's Angels...

And it's done in cartoon form. Good lord, this is GENIUS.
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Anyone who can make a cartoon out of an interview between authors, and make it as superb as this?

Yeah, that's genius. :) As a librarian... I am so totally behind this. 
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I'd read this. I'd read this twice, dammit.
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Daniel Messer was out running. He tracked 5.54 km in 36m:45s.

Saw a bald eagle flying down the Queen Creek Wash! Absolutely stunning! :)

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Daniel Messer was out running. He tracked 5.65 km in 36m:46s.

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Daniel Messer was out running. He tracked 5.41 km in 34m:46s.

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Education
  • Central Washington University
    History, 1996 - 2000
    BA in History. Primary specialty: History of Science. Secondary specialty: History of Japanese Popular Culture. Tertiary specialty: World War II.
  • Davis High School
    1990 - 1994
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Everything I do is open source.
Introduction
Hello. My name is Dan. I live online.

No, seriously, I do. My job, my passions, my hobbies, and my creativity all revolve around online life.

By day, I'm a public library web content manager which means I get paid to design, engineer, and put things online for the library.

In my off time, I write and create online content for myself and others. I'm a digital creative dabbling in illustrations, music, video making and podcasting. I'm the author of two books and I've written for several blogs and websites. While I still have a website or two, I've decided to bring the majority of my writing to Google+, a route taken by Mike Elgan and others and it's a method I agree with.

I write about everything that interests me, but if you glance at my drivel you'll see that I tend to write about tech, libraries, the remix culture, Linux and FOSS, online life, online video, podcasts, science, Japanese pop culture. and history.

I consider myself a cyberpunk -- a devotee of high tech and low life -- or at least high tech and low budget. One of my specialities is making tech work, and work well, even with a limited budget.

I have a degree in history, specializing in the history of science. I have an extensive background in astronomy with a focus on exosolar planetary systems. I'm a librarian who's worked in libraries for 18 years. Some of it made sense along the way.
Bragging rights
I wrote a couple of books. They're not great, but they're two more than most people write. :)
Work
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Web Content Manager
Employment
  • Maricopa County Library District
    Web Content Manager, 2012 - present
  • Queen Creek Branch Library
    Circulation Manager and ILL Coordinator, 2005 - 2012
  • Yakima Valley Regional Library
    Assistant Circulation Manager, 1999 - 2005
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Currently
Queen Creek, AZ
Previously
Gilbert, AZ - Ellensburg, WA - Yakima, WA