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Kevin Clarke (ksclarke)
Works at University of California, Los Angeles
Attended UNC Chapel Hill
Lives in Boone, NC
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Digital Library Programmer at the UCLA Library
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    Digital Library Programmer, 2012 - present
  • University of California, Santa Cruz (IMLS Grant)
    Digital Library Programmer for the Grateful Dead Archive, 2011 - 2012
  • Duke University/NESCent (NSF Grant)
    Dryad Data Repository Programmer, 2009 - 2011
  • Appalachian State University
    Coordinator of Web Services, 2007 - 2009
  • Princeton University
    Digital Library Programmer, 2004 - 2007
  • Stanford University
    Digital Information Systems Developer, 2000 - 2004
  • UNC Chapel Hill
    Copy Cataloger, 1994 - 2000
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Boone, NC
Richmond, VA - Mountain View, CA - Princeton, NJ - Chapel Hill, NC - Greensboro, NC
A father, husband, programmer, librarian, tattoo and sci-fi fan, vegan, quaker, buddhist, introvert, and perpetual rambler who is rarely at ease...
My tagline probably says it all, but in case not:

"Anything you want to know, just ask me,
I'm the world's most opinionated man.
I'll give you an answer if I can
Catch one passing through
That feels right for you.

Anything you want to know, just ask me,
It's worth every cent it costs.
And you know it's free for you,
Special deal.

Anything you want to know, it should be perfectly clear.
You see just beneath the surface of the mud,
There's more mud here...
Surprise." -- David Crosby

Things that interest me (feel free to add me to related circles):
  • Animals (veganism, vegetarianism, psychology, etc.)
  • Music (folk, rock, acoustic, bluegrass, old time, etc.)
  • Science (astronomy, cognitive science, health, etc.)
  • Programming (Java, XQuery, PHP, XML, etc.)
  • Tech (Android, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, DIY, etc.)
  • Religions (Quakerism, Buddhism, Non-violence, etc.)
  • Digital libraries/archives, curation, and digital access
  • Copyright, gift-culture, and open source software
  • Appalachia (music, culture, region, preservation, etc.)
  • Volkswagon Type II Campers (repair, history, etc.)
  • Science Fiction (movies, books, literary criticism, etc.)
For what it's worth, I post (almost) everything to my main G+ stream.  I won't be upset if you uncircle me (or don't add me) because you want a more focused stream.

If you'd prefer to follow my G+ stream in your RSS reader, feel free to use this link:

Perhaps this goes without saying but, since I list my current employer and previous places I've worked, I'll say it anyway:
All opinions on this account are my own and not my employers'
Bragging rights
I live in the NC mountains and work in Los Angeles, CA
  • UNC Chapel Hill
    Information Science, 1995 - 2000
  • Guilford College
    English, 1988 - 1994
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Are you looking to improve your Bash Linux/Unix scripting skills? Try these good tips - "Better Bash Scripting in 15 Minutes"  @

#bash   #unix   #linux  
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Ya know, that looks pretty darn cool if ya ask me!

Stone Forest Cabin, Yosemite, California.
"Hot showers outside the garden and Tee Pee. Built from the stones dug up from the main house and the saved aspen timbers from building the road into the home."

#stonehouse   #rockart   #naturalbeauty   #rustic   #backtonature   #cabin   #outdoorliving   #coolplaces  
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That's sweet.
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Seeing Red: Spectacular Views of this Morning’s Total Lunar Eclipse

Did the Moon appear a little on crimson side to you last night? It’s not your imagination, but it was a fine textbook example of a total lunar eclipse. This was the first total lunar eclipse visible from the Earth since late 2011, and the first of four visible from the Americas over the next 18 months.  

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“I’m a coder running for Congress.”
This Congressional hopeful believes the code-management service will give voters a voice.
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This is what gourd banjos, the precursor to the modern banjo, sounded like.
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This is amazingly cool.

They say beauty comes from within, and music does so quite literally - most sounds of music are created inside the instruments. Maybe that is the reason why Mona Sibai and Björn Ewers came up with an idea to photograph musical instruments from inside to promote Berlin Philharmonic orchestra. ...
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From Jethro Tull's official FB:
Listen to Ian Anderson's new album 'Homo Erraticus' in full on +Billboard's website.
Ian Anderson's 'Homo Erraticus & The Best of Jethro Tull' tour starts on 28th April in Brighton, UK.
New album 'Homo Erraticus' will be performed in its entirety followed by a selection of Tull classics updated with new video and theatrics.

#iananderson   #jethrotull   #newalbum  
A second consecutive Ian Anderson solo album -- "Homo Erraticus," due out April 15 -- is affirming to Jethro Tull fans what they mostly
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Not only is this collection of use cases good information to have... This is also really nice way to present use cases. I especially like the way you can change perspectives and view different sets of use cases.
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Something to check out when I have some spare cycles...

"SiLK gives users the power to perform ad-hoc search and analysis of massive amounts of multi-structured and time series data.  Users can swiftly transform their findings into visualizations and dashboards, which can easily shared across the organization.

[ . . . ]

SiLK combines best in class open source log analysis tools (such as Flume, LogStash and Kibana) with the strength, speed and scale of Lucene/Solr in a simple supported package that is quick to deploy and easy to scale."

#solr   #loganalysis  
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