A few weeks ago, as a favor for a friend buying a computer, I did something unusual. I went inside a mall. My formative late teen age years were spent at Security Square Mall in Baltimore (named for its proximity to the headquarters of the Social Security Administration). My last job before ...

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Remixed from flickr cc licensed images by Alan and one by Jay Reed I loved the original, but it had two men in front with tools and a woman watching. A meandering romp through the relationships of us and our tools to what it means to develop/use technologies ...

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An endless theme in the CogDogBlog House, promoting the radical, all so time consuming habit (invisible sarcasm tags here) of giving other people attribution for what they share. Eight years ago I hoped I had coined linktribution. Never caught on. But since I'm on a flickr roll as it seems from the ...

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I've done my research. It's a trope- Everything's Better With Cows. Watch the elegantly (student) produced animation story below. Retweet it. Facebook it. StumbleUponIt. It's great. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WV-4wTS27rY Yes, I landed there via a Guy Kawasaki tweet to his link farm. https://twitter.com/GuyKawasaki/status/538020816420888576 And that's where most people aim. The Big Final Shiny Thing. I appreciate these kinds of ...

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Out of a great meeting today arranged by Michelle Harrison with a group of TRU Instructional Designers, came a new idea for our SPLOT collection. Blame/credit Brian Lamb. But it would facilitate a space where someone could seed the beginning of a ? story? discussion ? brainstorm? and anyone could ...

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Two weeks ago I was in Vancouver for the ETUG Fall 2014 Workshop, what a great gathering and with their un-conference format, a refreshing experience from the typical conference grueling treadmill present-o-rama format. cc licensed ( BY-SA ) flickr photo shared by cogdogblog I was not sure I would stand up an ...

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There might be some value in my sloppy keyboarding skills beyond humorous typos and misplaced punctuation that drives Sandy Brown Jensen batty. I just mistyped a Wordpress URL and cracked a lid on something. Sure you know the origin of this? Consult ye oh Urban Dictionary I even forget know why ...

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Insert here placeholder for dogfooding metaphor That's my weak play at irony. I'm fleshing out an idea for a project I hope to start tinkering with; normally I might want to have a bit more to show before talking about it, but oh... the irony. cc licensed ( BY-NC ) flickr photo ...

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Trying here a test of my Comparator Tool blogged/flogged yesterday. While brushing my teeth last night, the idea came to me I was thinking about doing this the wrong way- an iframe is the route. Let's see if this works. The code that does that looks like (yes it needs a noframes ...

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creative commons licensed ( BY-SA ) flickr photo shared by cogdogblog I knew my photos from the Gopher Hole Museum would come in handy one day! Blame D'Arcy Norman, he sent me there. Advanced warning of a long scrolling post with lots of screenshots and smattering of technobabble. One of the project-ish things ...

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creative commons licensed ( BY-NC-ND ) flickr photo shared by ·S That thing about sensing good light also applies to links. And the people who are linking them. Sometimes, you just get a good intuition. https://twitter.com/mhawksey/status/530145944314986498 Besides the usual attributes, one thing the Wikimedia empire does well is using it's vast data to ...

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