First off, jer was the first one to note that Nav’s top artist on Audioscrobbler is Def Leppard. Which in itself is only slightly less interesting than his personal profile on Audioscrobbler. It’s also his personal profile on the WB site, too. However, since i’m either lazy or busy or more likely a combo of both, i still haven’t made the personal profiles visible yet here on WB and as such, I’m the only one who can read them. i’m presently trying to get my neighborhood association’s blog up and purring. It’s a massively porous time-sponge of a project but I think it will be worthwhile in the long run. I see many of my neighbors on a regular basis but we don’t generally have the time or inclination to talk about neighborhood planning though it’s something important to many of us. What the blog does, hopefully, is provide a mechanism for asynchronous conversation about topics that are important to the neighborhood. We’ll see. If anything, it’s an interesting experiment that will allow me to bridge the ground between civic activism and government provided web services (more on the latter, later, hopefully).
I think once i wrap up the SNA blog I’ll be able to spend some time implementing the laundry list of suggestions I solicited from a few folks about the WB site. I’ve got a ton of interesting things to try to fit together, i just need more time or more hands or whatever. Other commitments and the fact that spring is finally here in New England and I’ve got a basement full of seedlings to transplant means I’m particularly stretched thin on the personal technology front these days.
Yesterday I got an envelope in mail. It contained a 512MB USB drive and a self-addressed stamped envelope from the sender of the drive. Talk about affordance! In the time it takes a synapse to fire the intended purpose of the two objects were apparent. The original contents of the 512MB USB drive were successfully imported into my iTunes library a few minutes later and the drive is now back in the mail with its contents replaced by kickass selections of my own library. It’s the lick-it and stick-it version of the WB music liberation network. Sweet.