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The Bad Boing Follow-up

A little while ago I wrote about how I dealt with bad publicity on Boing Boing at my current place of work. Now that that situation is more-or-less finished, I can give some more details about how everything turned out. … Continue reading

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Dealing with a Bad Boing

The magazine I work for got a bit of bad publicity this week. On Thursday, influential blog BoingBoing posted a photo of a poster based on an article that appeared in the magazine in 2001. The poster and article listed … Continue reading

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New Exhibit: Nature’s Architects

Volunteer training for the new Nature’s Architects exhibit at the my place of volunteering took place on Wednesday. I’m really impressed by the exhibit; I could have spent a bit longer in it than we got (although, naturally, I’ll be … Continue reading

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The Importance of Things that Don’t Matter

Today is #WhyILoveMuseums day. Simple concept. On Twitter, you post something you love about museums, and tag it #WhyILoveMuseums. Well over 3,000 people have done so (3,297 was the last tally, but that was several hours ago, and it looks … Continue reading

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Information Begets Interest

When I started at my current job, the magazine’s web site was, well, pathetic. We posted selected news stories, once a week, almost no features, and no columns. (The print issue was, eventually, replicated online, behind a members-only entrance, and … Continue reading

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My Big Mistake

Introducing new technology at my current place of employment was, and is, not an easy task. When I started, blogging was new, or at least newly accessible; I thought we should be doing it, and made the proposal. The conversation … Continue reading

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Touring Museum Collections

Last week, the Nature Museum offered volunteers a tour of its collections facility. Some things I saw and learned: The museum has a lot of stuff. In addition to books and records, there are all sorts of specimens of mammals, … Continue reading

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