flickr foto The New Phone Book is Here! The New Phone Book is Here!available on my flickr Taking a cue from the quote in Steve Martin’s The Jerk, “here” is actually our recycling container. Can you believe in this age of dwindling natural resources and internet based information, that we get dumped on our door […]
Yes, as my friend Barbara Ganley teased me last week, today i did a fancy pants ****x (TEDx) talk here in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This was made possible by the incredibly generous/gracious Antonio Vantaggiato who invite me to speak at TEDx USagrado Corazón. The theme was “Think + Act”. More may be written about […]
Alas, my pile of things to blog about the UdG Agora project is more like the pile of stones than the finished end piece. Here I will describe what went into the main project web site http://udg.theagoraonline.net/ — and as all my web sites go, they are never quite done; some organization needs to happen. […]
I see writing here as a way of working out ideas, not issuing profound certainties. Beyond my assured hatcheting of grammar and spelling (hi Sandy), I learn as I share, where I am often (a) wrong, (b) blind or (c) wrong. Upon an insightful comment form Maha Bali I am rethinking the assertion on Over […]
On Tuesday, everything was lined up smooth for my invited talk at Skidmore College, Making/Telling Stories That Matter (ironically I submitted that as a title before I knew that the Skidmore motto was “CTM” aka Creative Thought Matters) (honestly). Except that when the a/v crew went to turn on the livestream broadcast, they found it […]
About 2 weeks before the semester of a ds106 course I teach for UMW students, I send out something I lifted and borrowed from Jim Groom, what we affectionately call the “Scare Email”. Of course we do not want fearful students, but it was our way of letting them know up front how intense the […]
public domain image from Wikimedia Commons I strive not to be one of those travelers who whine about their travel woes. On a return trip a month ago, a delay out of Buffalo left me with an unplanned overnight stat in Chicago, and I played it out as an adventure game. That was a return […]
The Daily Create Seven Day Challenge piles up hard this week, with another video one today (I did not even look to see what was lined up when I made the challenge). For today’s we have 18 Challengers still standing, which is respectable. Where’s the others? preparing to have sand kicked into their faces, I bet?
Today was another in a series suggested by @noiseprofessor, a philosophy series, “What technology you cannot live without?”:
What can you expect? Mobile phones? Web sites? Computers? Cars? Check out some favorites below the fold…
cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo shared by Gary Denness I did something dumb on the internet. I should have known better. I should not have clicked. I should not have filled out the form. But, I did. The thing is, when you are cruising through the z-space, your 99.99% vigilance is […]
C’mom, admit it, you’ve ego surfed… typed your name into Google to see what you come up with, or if your site is in the top ten. No? Just me?
Well here is a new game to play, see what ads a Google search leads your name to.
This all came about since a colleague mentioned that the prolific and generous linking Stephen Downes had posted something on his “home page” about me. An…. ahem… full URL is always better, but just being curious, I used the search box on Stephen’s site which uses Google search. I lost interest in combing the results, but got curious about all the AdWord references to me.
And curiosity got the better of me so a clicking I went ….