I'm home yesterday from an almost month-long road trip sojourn up and down a bunch of western states, covering some 3600+ miles in the mighty Red Dog truck, with Felix my co-pilot. By far, driving is my favorite mode of travel, especially when I can drive non-interstate roads and ...

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For my newest next (unblogged) project happening all too soon, I am helping an organization in a project where educators most likely new to the concept will be setting up a Domain of Their Own (yes, of course, supported via Reclaim Hosting). And as many know, the result of people's first ...

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If all goes well with the mechanics of scheduled posts, by the time this one reaches the front page of this blog, Felix and I will be well on our way. Where? A few places, but mainly just on the road. About 6 years ago I posted too of a longer trip, with ...

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Maybe you missed the kerfuffle. As kerfuffles should be missed. Unsplash dropped their use of CC0 on all those gorgeous photos on their site then Creative Commons fired back in response. Found in giphy credited to some tumblr (linked on GIF) good luck ever finding the source of a GIF... This ...

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I'm quickly drafting a unit for the Creative Commons Certification on "Legal vs Technical Openness". This is to address the difference between something that is shared according to license language but is not quite re-usable because of the file formats things are shared under. e.g. proprietary software ones, ones that ...

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Back in February I wrote of converting an HTML5up static template to a Wordpress theme I call WP-Dimension. This was also a first run at putting theme settings inside the Wordpress Customizer. I run the static site for my own purposes at http://cog.dog (I still love my domain), but the Wordpress version ...

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What's the name when a simple expression or word in someone else's writings triggers a cascade of thoughts, related and tangential? This happened when reading Maha Bali's rich party-hosting metaphor in Lines Not Drawn – and Invitations of Sailors #digciz. I skip most of her post (well I did read it ...

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Fatherless Father's days, round 16. Of course I do have a father, I just can't call him on the phone as I last did in 2011. I can still write, and think, and remember. I continue to come across small things of his that I have in my home, or my tool ...

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The name of the band is subject to argument, but like those Brits in 1970 rocking atop a roof, at the Domains 2017 Conference something happened atop a rooftop in Oklahoma City. And then after the conference, weirder stuff happened -- people went home and fired up good old fashioned blog ...

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