A photo I took in 2005 was recently used to spur a collaborative writing assignment. I have no idea where the class was even located. I only found this through Flickr’s referrer logs. The students used EtherPad to collaborate, allowing me to see the final product. Here are their instructions. As a group pick one […]Read More → Collaborative Story Assignment
We’ve just had E.M.A.N.S. boxes installed all across the campus, including here in our office. The acronym stands for “Emergency Mass Alert Notification System,” and it’s designed to let people note about emergency situations, like if there was madman roaming around with a gun. It’s a fairly discrete system, designed to avoid mass panics. It’s […]Read More → E.M.A.N.S.
Regarding that message from an old friend that I posted yesterday? At first I wasn’t sure what to make of it. I read it with increasing incredulity, and when I got to the end I laughed out loud. It was a slightly uncomfortable laugh, the kind viewers utter while watching early episodes of The Office. […]Read More → The Joke’s on Me (and You)
A couple weeks ago I mentioned that we had interviewed a candidate who could be my new boss, and I alluded to the fact that said candidate is the spouse of a local blogger. I didn’t want to say any more at the time because there were still some negotiations underway. Everything has been resolved, […]Read More → Now It Can Be Told