PhotoBlogging with Buzznet

I have a pent for photography. It was the last elective I took as an undergrad, and if it were earlier, I would have taken a different career path. Blogging is great, but there are some neat niches for other flavors. Take “photo blog”. I recently stumbled along via legendary web designer Jeffrey Veen this […]


LOP: Learning Objects Portal

From Seneca College in Ontario, Canada comes a new Learning Objects Portal Page: ….a gateway to many resources about learning objects and repositories. We invite you to meander through the portal sections below based on your interest. f you like to discover through interaction, we suggest you visit our “Activities” section… This site is intended […]


X Marks the (Jade) Spot


It is in the building… not only that, it is on my desk.

“It” is a brand new Apple XServe, and soon will be home to all of our MT blogs as well as hosting some experimental eportfolio services as well.

“It” is a 1.3 GHz screamer replacing an old 500 MHz PIII currently hosting this “jade” server. The server is slim and sleek, though quite a bit deeper (like 2 pizza boxes!) than one might guess just looking at the pictures.

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Weather Report

With all this east coast blogging about snow and blizzards and stuff (1 blogger, 2 blogger, 3 blogger, more?) I hate to tell you but today it was sunny and about 78 degrees in the Arizona desert. We spent a day in t-shirts strolling the Tempe Festival of the Arts, a fantastic showing of arts, […]


Metadata for weblogs– blizg

Go ahead, try and pronounce it… Blizg – The Blog Resource. Blizg is a blog index that focuses on metadata. We want to promote the use of metadata in the blogging community. We’re also excited about finding new ways to use metadata that will create useful connections between and among blogs. It does offer a […]

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Pssss… Have You Heard About RSS?

Just posted to the web is our newbie article “Pssss… Have You Heard About RSS?”. This is one of the features in the Fall 2003 issue of our mcli Forum, a twice a year publication published by our office for print distribution inside our college system, and electronic everywhere else (continuously published since October 1992-200 as the Labyrinth-Forum and since then as the mcli Forum).

It’s about a 2.5 month process for our office to draft, assemble, proof, edit, and get this off to the printers– and it is about 2 days of HTML-izing to get the web version up. This is actually one of my more favorite web layouts, and while I reallly should get around to doing it fully with modern XHTML, I really like it’s look as a HTML table/CSS hybrid.

But about that RSS stuff-


“Where have all the bloggers gone?”

Cue the folk music, Pete… Where have all the bloggers gone? Long time passing. Where have all the bloggers gone? Long time ago. Where have all the bloggers gone? Spammers have picked them ev’ry one. Oh, when will you ever learn? Oh, when will you ever learn? My RSS reader stays pretty grey these days. […]