Looking at the goofy banner on this blog and the reasons behind naming CDB, it is apparent that for 2003, I did lots of bloggin’, plenty of doggin’ (complaining about everything), but very little coggin’ So this month, I am back in the mountain bike saddle, riding 11 miles to work 2-3 times per week. […]
These winters in Arizona are tough. Some days the temperature drops into the mid 60s. Likewise was my vain attempt today to tune into the RSS Winterfest. Every attempt use the link provided by the automatic email registration message, took me to a promising entry lobby, but every click of “Launch Presentation” resulted in a […]
Did you ever have one of those days where every piece of technology you touched went up in screaming flames and thick smoke? That was today for me. It began while trying to test the new 2.661 version of MovableType. Typically what I do is to create a copy of the MT scripts in another […]
Sending attachments by email has become as ordinary as brushing your teeth… well, substitute your own regular habits.
My mom reads and sends attachments. But is this always the best way to manage content that might be useful to others? at a later time? in an environment where it can be indexed and keyword searched? Here is a small tale.
I am curious to “be” at the January 21-22 online conference, RSS Winterfest. Most conferences, in person or online, I generally approach with low expectations– mainly out of frustration over the years that the only format for professional communication that seems to be used is the 50 minute lecture to a passive audience. I have […]
Not that anyone but me cares, but number 4 (my French numbering skills went out the ouvre) in my recent spate of blog tinkering notes (1, 2, 3) was a recasting of the date-based archives, the monthly archives MovableType builds for you. With the out of the box templates, MT simply takes every blog entry […]
Ever since I launched this weblog April 2003, I have been talking up blogs quite a bit in my system. The usual heat seekers grab on to the potential and some of the more technology skeptical folks at least do not wrinkle their brows in confusion when I mention “blog”. I’ve run a few “BlogShops” […]
Brian shares yet another brilliant article draft “Wikis: Hypertext on Steroids”, worth reading and following links from if you are looking for what may be the next edge-like instructional technology. For those who have not “wiki-d” it is an intensively interlinked web site where any visitor can edit and create new information. It bends your […]
This year marks a number of ten year anniversaries for the web site we created in December 1993 for my office, the Maricopa Center for Learning & Instruction (MCLI). This ran on a humble Macintosh SE/30 sitting on a table in the hallway— the very first web server in our organization, running what was then the free MacHTTP server software.
As a former geologist, all of our machines in our office had domain names chosen after minerals or rocks, and the original URL for our server was http://hakatai.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/ (which still works). For those unfortunate enough not to have trained in geology, we have an explanation for what “hakatai” means.
It was 10 years ago tomorrow (January 15) that we submitted our site to the NCSA What’s New Page— this was at that time the one and only place to go to check out new web sites that were sprouting up like wildflowers. Some consider this the original notion of a weblog, a chronologically organized set of descriptions of web content elsewhere. Anyhow, if you scroll down to January 15, 1994, you will find us.…