[tl;dr: I tried Evernote and never really liked it. I’m now using Bear]
I tried to get on the Evernote train.
I really did. I installed it god-knows-how-many times, and would put stuff in it and pay my (then much lower) annual fee and put a bunch of more crap in it and then, sooner or later, pitter out and not bother with it and not be able to find stuff in it and give up.
I choose to view this as a technology problem and not a personal failing because I’m the one choosing, and I’m going to choose “technology problem.”... More
In most contexts that I deal with, saying librarian is a convenient shorthand for someone with an MLS/MIS who works in a library or similar place.
Despite that, I used to officially be a librarian. Kind of. Maybe.... More
It’s now been more than two and half years since I blogged anything. During that time I’ve switched jobs, taken on different responsibilities, watched my kids grow, and put on a few pounds. I also got new glasses, but nobody ever says anything when I get new glasses, or a new haircut, and geez, would it kill you to notice these things and tell me I look nice once in a while?
What I haven’t done much of is write.... More
traject is an ETL (extract/transform/load) system written in ruby with a special
view towards extracting fields from MARC data and writing it out into Solr. Jonathan Rochkind and I wrote this primarily out of
frustration using other tools in this space (e.g., Solrmarc, or my own precursor to
traject , marc2solr).
traject had its first release almost a year and a half ago (at least based on the date of my
post introducting it), and I’ve used it literally every day since then indexing data for the
Univeristy of Michigan and HathiTrust library catalogs.