perverse motivations

im currently motivated to get more visitors per day to the Coko site than my (this) blog. For some reason a lot of publishing folk read this blog – I keep running across folks at publishing confs that ask me stuff about where i’m surfing and how am I finding the new camera 🙂 … anyways.getting the Coko hits up there… any day now!

New PubSource out!


I’m in Manhatten, NYC, and got up early to have a walk around before the city-that-never-sleeps woke up. I took my fancy pants camera as I haven’t been in the photo mode recently – my heads been too crammed with other things. So, I’m pondering along and i see these legs with the longest stilettos i have ever seen in my life sticking out from behind a wall. No one around, just these legs and these crazy long shiny black needle point stilettos. It was a crazy sight, and I mused my way past it to see a woman behind the wall sitting by herself checking her phone. I get about 100 metres past it and thought..shit..i should have taken a photo! Darn…ok…next time…got to get back in the photo-taking zone…

So i dabble up some ave or another, no one around, and then I see a woman crossing the road carrying a surfboard! no one around, middle of manhatten. this time i got really excited because i want to know where she surfs and where the good breaks are (only locals really know). So she gives me some info and i get going on my way..and then think SHIT!…. oh man… i mean, why bother even carrying this friggn camera around…really…

Old Muscles

Its funny being the business end of Coko. All these old muscles coming back to life. I used to manage radio stations in NZ and I did a pretty good job. But I’ve learned so much since then and somehow its all coming into gear in a kind of reflexive way. Its surprising how much shit you learn that you just aren’t aware of. Unless you change contexts, you never know its there. I think we all have tonnes of latent knowledge waiting its time. Its kinda bonkers.

Anyways, I’m enjoying it. Hard work mate. Enjoying it though.

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“This month, a second Hindawi journal will move onto the Phenom Review
system, our new peer review platform built entirely open source. Phenom
Review is part of Hindawi’s collaboration with Coko utilizing their open
source PubSweet framework. […] The migration of our remaining 230
journals is expected to be completed early in the new year.”