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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
Employment
  • 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
Previously
Richmond, VA - Mountain View, CA - Princeton, NJ - Chapel Hill, NC - Greensboro, NC
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A father, husband, programmer, librarian, tattoo and sci-fi fan, vegan, quaker, buddhist, introvert, and perpetual rambler who is rarely at ease...
Introduction
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
Education
  • UNC Chapel Hill
    Information Science, 1995 - 2000
  • Guilford College
    English, 1988 - 1994
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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of <i>MST3K</i>’s national debut, WIRED presents an oral history of the greatest talk-back show ever made.
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Trees in the Mist Hout Bay, South Africa (by Mario Moreno).


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Heh, I had that same thought :-)
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Standing desks may be all the rage, but they certainly have their downsides--and they aren't for everyone. Writer Mikael Cho explains why he ditched his standing desk, and how he combats the unhealthy side effects of sitting all day.
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i've somewhat recently - about 4 months ago - switched to an exercise ball for a chair - i love it! you move around, redistribute your weight more often and, for me, at least, it keeps me more mentally alert that a chair. now, sitting in a regular chair feels about as comfortable as sitting on a fence post! 

and i wholeheartedly agree with the mid-day walks ... i try to just get away from the computer if i've struggled with anything for what feels like "too long" ... often, getting up and moving around and you have one of those "oh!! why don't i just do it like this?!" moments.
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Oooh!  Looking forward to watching The Wire and a lot of other good HBO shows.  Now I'm definitely glad I kept the Prime membership after the recent price bump (I wavered slightly).

#streaming #tv #amazonprime
Amazon and HBO announced Wednesday morning that they have entered into a multi-year content licensing agreement that will make Amazon Prime Instant Video the online-only subscription home for HBO scripted shows like Deadwood, Six Feet Under, The Sopranos, The Wire, and many more.
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Sorry, +Dan Scott... :(
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Big news, streamers! YouTube is now available on all current-generation Roku devices. Get the details: http://bit.ly/1hlY8Hc
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Stories
This image struck a chord with me. Because it reminded me of something that's been rattling around in my head for a while.

My own take is that the Universe is a story. We have a story, a theory, about what the Universe is and how it came to be. Like most stories that are told and retold, it's a story that has changed over time. At the other end of the scale, we also have stories concerning the particles which make up matter. Light is made of photons. A photon is a particle. Sometimes a photon is a wave. But these are not reality, but stories we tell to explain reality.

Such stories are not fiction, but nor are they absolute truth. In the same way that a history is never complete, but only a description of one aspect of the past, these stories are approximations to the true nature of things.

And in the same way, when we talk about ourselves and our relationships, we tell stories to make sense of it all. Meet someone new, and they will tell you a story about themselves, and you will begin to write your own story about them.

The important take-away from all this is to understand that the stories are not reality. Don't confuse the two, and never assume that the story you know is the only one, or the best.

Oh, and if you don't like the way your own story is running, write a new one. Start a new chapter. Consider a different ending.

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The music industry should prepare to be rocked by this deal.
More than two decades after Prince scrawled “slave” on his face to protest his record label, the artist has reconciled with Warner Bros. Records as part of a truce that will give him control over his master recordings.

#prince   #warnerbrothers   #lyingtheivingrecordlabels   #musiciansrights   #music  
The music industry should prepare to be rocked by this deal. More than two decades after Prince scrawled “slave” on his face to protest his record label, the artist has…
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