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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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Let's talk new year's goals with the Cyberpunk Librarian!

Dan returns with a show about new year’s goals and self improvement! Find out what he’s got on the agenda for 2016 and stay tuned throughout the year to see how he’s doing with his resolutions!
The Cyberpunk Librarian returns with a show about new year’s goals and self improvement! Find out what he’s got on the agenda for 2016 and stay tuned throughout the year to see how he&#…
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A new episode of Cyberpunk Librarian!

The latest episode of Cyberpunk Librarian is live and online! Join me for some talk about setting up your own free, open source ILS!

Happy holidays from your friendly neighbourhood Cyberpunk Librarian!

Join the Cyberpunk Librarian and dive into the weird world of the Integrated Library System. Sometimes, librarians are called on to help set up libraries for small organizations, non-profits, and s…
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It's a small victory for one man, and a huge victory for technology when I'm able to search around for a song I heard years ago, but can't remember the name of the band or any of the lyrics. I just knew the intro and what the video looked like. In less than thirty minutes of searching, following leads, and taking educated guesses, I re-discovered a Swedish punk band called Raised Fist​.

The Net is awesome.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hez7bGbutBs
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If you like that, I've been checking out Ultravox again after a break of 25 years. Their style is all over the place — some songs are punkish, others are New Romantic or alienated electronica — but overall their early stuff is really good. This is their entire first album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snQvWjxySIQ
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So here's a story about a guy. A guy who discovered that his cable subscription includes some channels that are, literally, talk radio.

"I'm paying for this shit?" he asked.

He flipped past ten talk radio channels and wound up on a channel that programmes the remote... through the cable box. His remote immediately stopped working and then the cable box crashed.

"What even?" he said, flipping off the TV.
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Tech Shoot Time! 🚬

You have strange tech available in Arizona that I can only imagine here.
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Cyberpunk Librarian Drops Tomorrow!

I just finished recording and mixing the latest episode of Cyberpunk Librarian! Join me tomorrow for Episode 38 and hey, here's a hint of what's to come.
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Metroid: The Sky Calls

HOLY FREAKING CRAP YOU NEED TO WATCH THIS METROID FAN FILM.
This is one of the greatest and best things in the world.
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Quick update from the Cyberpunk Librarian!

Hi all!

Cyberpunk Librarian is running late due to a bunch of projects coming to a head at the same time! What kind of projects? Well, I'm finishing editing and compilation of one non-fiction book, another non-fiction book is in the collection stages, and then there's that novella I'm working on...

No, I am dead serious. A novella and two non-fiction books. What the hell?

Anyway, I should have an episode out this week! Watch your feed and the social networks!
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Cyberpunk Librarian is BACK!

Cyberpunk Librarian is back with episode 39! This time we're live from AzLA 2015 and a talk about digital signs! And hey, this is the first episode of the podcast that's streaming on YouTube! So if you like your audio from the the video site, like so many of us actually, Cyberpunk Librarian has your link!
From the frozen north of Flagstaff, AZ — the Cyberpunk Librarian talks digital signage and setting it up at your library! Join Dan for a special episode of the show, recorded live during his …
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Finally catching up with some of your podcasts.  Great back to back episodes with 38 and 39!
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The latest Cyberpunk Librarian is out!

The latest episode of Cyberpunk Librarian is live and online! Join me for episode 38 - Cyberpunk Actual, where we get into the darker sides of the Net and how they can be useful to a librarian.
Sometimes you need an eBook, article, musical track, movie, or something like that. Sometimes that thing isn’t available through the normal channels. You’ve tried, but you just can̵…
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You mean Bill Nye the AWESOME Guy

This is the greatest picture of Bill Nye ever. It's like he made an album where he covers Tom Waits' music and this is the cover. The title?

Bill Nye: Time Flies, but Tom Waits
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Daniel Messer was out running. He tracked 6.10 km in 39m:29s.

http://app.endomondo.com/workouts/623957307/5534466
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The Cyberpunk Librarian podcast is BACK!

The Cyberpunk Librarian is back on the air and on the fiber with a new episode! Join me for episode 37, Dead Trees and Graphite!

http://cyberpunklibrarian.com/podcast/cyberpunk-librarian-episode-37-dead-trees-and-graphite/
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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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Gender
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Tagline
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
Occupation
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