23 Jun 2013, by Brad Collins.
The days since my last post, I've been trying to make sense of where
to go next. I'm terrible at the way most people blog. This post is a
perfect example of what I don't like about blogs. Lot's of pointless
little posts that provide bit-sized knee-jerk reactions to things for
the sole purpose of posting something.
19 Jun 2013, by Brad Collins.
Plan Cddr: Backup, Primer & Restore.
Plan Cddr is
Chenla's Big Vision, that pulls together all the work we've done going
back to 1997. The Burr Metadata Framework, was developed as the data
structure for the Backup. The
Saltmine Server software that we are
developing will manage very long term archives and libraries encoded
in BMF. And Studyhall Template provides a base unit for establishing
educational programs, research and development communities to build a
global, multi-lingual, distributed federated network of very long term
archives and libraries.
18 Jun 2013, by Brad Collins.
I've spent a fruitless day trying to get Disqus Comments and Tag links
on the blog working. No joy.
14 Jun 2013, by Brad Collins.
Studyhall Template Project Page. We have
been putting a lot of work into the studyhall template concept over
the last six months. Our original goal was to establish the first
studyhall in Vientiane, Laos, which was only an hour's drive from
where I was living in Udon Thani, Thailand at the time. We still
intend to eventually open a studyhall in Vientiane, but it won't be
our first. Our plans abruptly changed when I was lured to Phnom Penh
with the enticement of a potentially lucrative unrelated project that
didn't pan out. But in the process I found that I had permanently
relocated to Cambodia.
We have just updated the
13 Jun 2013, by Brad Collins.
presentation that I have been giving at several
universities in Phnom Penh over the past few months. The next
presentation will be at the National University of Management in
Phnom Penh on friday 14 June.
Just uploaded a
13 Jun 2013, by Brad Collins.
Phnom, as well as a clear view of Phnom Penh's tallest building the 38
floor Vattanac which is nearing completion. We are about three blocks
from the Tonle River, and a 15 minute walk from where the the Tonle
meets up with the mightly Mekong River. A lot has happened, and we
have a lot of new stuff to share here in the coming weeks.
It's been a loooong time since we've updated the site. We're trying
to change that now. A lot has happened in the last couple of years.
We have now permanently moved to Wat Phnom in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
And we have a nice little office with a nice view of the park on
Street 108, from the balcony you can see the 14th century pagoda
15 Jun 2011, by Brad Collins.
Our very own Chenla co-founder and artist, Ruben Seja together with
Dusan Pomothy, artist and Stanley Rodriguez, a Kumeyaay Elder,
have been invited to construct a Rebuilding Monument to those lost in
the earthquake/tsunami earlier this year in Ohfunato, Iwate Prefecture
in Japan. The project will be completed between 20 June and the 21
July, 2011 with the help of 20-30 volunteers from Japanese
Universities in the prefecture.
26 Sep 2010, by Brad Collins.
I have been thinking a great deal about how to build organizations and
institutions which can survive very long periods of time. But how do
you justify such investments, especially to a generation the measures
time in nano-seconds and measures success by the ROI in the next
25 Sep 2010, by Brad Collins.
we gave in March.
It's been a rough few months since the concert in May, but we're
back. We may not have been posting, but we've been working hard on a
number of ideas and projects which were hinted at in the
17 May 2010, by Brad Collins.
For all of you who couldn't make it to the concert, it was your loss,
you missed a great show. Thanks go out for the world class
performances from Domingosiete, La Santa Cecilia & the PLopez
Project. Thanks to Stone Brewing Company, Carl Strauss Brewing Company
and Ballast Point Brewing Company for providing such classy
beer. Thanks to George and Maria from Red Oak Catering for providing
food which was worthy of both the music and the beer. Special thanks
to Alex, Mucci, Memo, Lorraine, Roberto, Lamine, Stephanie, Ed and
Danny – we couldn't have done this without your hard work. And
finally, thanks to all who came to the show, your support is greatly