A late congratulations to Bonnie Stewart for defending her dissertation on Friday. I am little peeved she scheduled it the morning I left for a 4 day backpack to the Grand Canyon, so I missed the live video stream and all of the twitter live action support. Through emails I did ...

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I'm going off the grid tomorrow. Unplugged. Off the net. Dark. Well, only to you, because by this time tomorrow, I will be in a very bright place, way down at the bottom of... flickr photo shared by cogdogblog under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license I'm heading down the South Kaibab Trail to Bright ...

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Not related to the cliché about oldest profession, maybe one of the longest running questions we upright hominids ponder is "Who am I?" This was what we tried to explore yesterday in a DML Commons Live session-- Who Are We Online?. A bit following on the topic, what we hope people ...

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Only rhizomes can explain why this idea popped into my head. Maybe it was seeing the #rhizo15 tweets. But there it was, a song going in my head. In the middle of the day I was looking up the tabs. I waited at least until after dinner to write some lyrics. ...

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Not long ago Flickr added two more options for published photos choosing creative commons licenses, both CC0 and a Public Domain. This is a good thing, even if to me it adds more confusion as to which Public Domain license (both are PD licenses with differences perhaps requiring close readings with ...

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I'm a big fan of randomness. I mean in the web sites I build- they introduce variety to the experience (e.g random blog headers) or to the experience. Something I have rolled into most of my syndicated connected course type sites is a little custom template code that allows me ...

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In some of my talks about the open web I make some claim in front of an image of a ying-yang symbol. I sat that to have all of the positive, exciting things we enjoy from the open web, we need to allow for the possibility/potential slimy underbelly that ...

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Beyond a few postcards, I was prepared to leave the quirky little Area 51 themed cafe in Nevada without any UFO or alien shlock. Then I glanced on the shelf and spotted a CD - Kenny Texeira's "Groom Lake" labeled as "The official Rock 'n Roll song about Area 51". I ...

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I've been two days not "in motion"- the phrase my good friend and true Gypsy Scholar GNA Garcia describes from a life style of roaming. And I underestimated the deceleration affect of returning home from a long trip. Boom. After being gone from October 10, 2014 through Thursday for a fantastic stint ...

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Did you realize that we can process visuals 60,000 times faster than text? There is something about that phrase that people just keep slapping it into presentations, blog posts about infographics, newspaper articles, published books about visual literacy. Google finds 195,000 references to it. The problem is that it's bogus. There is ...

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