Month: January 2013

Setting Fire to the Past

Despicable: Ancient Manuscripts In Timbuktu Reduced To Ashes : The Two-Way : NPR: “‘These priceless manuscripts are my identity, they’re my history. They are documents about Islam, history, geography, botany, poetry. They are close to my heart and they belong to the whole world,’ the mayor said.” Fundamentalists in Mali aren’t the first or the …

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“I Didn’t Know There Was Another Type of Phone”

My five year old daughter saw my Galaxy S3 on the kitchen table this afternoon and asked: “Daddy, what is that?” “It’s a mobile, why?” “It’s not an iPhone?” “Nope, here’s my iPhone.” “Oh, I thought all phones were iPhones.” I keep forgetting that she was born in the same year the first iPhone was …

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Start Your Own School with a WordPress Plugin

Really exciting to see this type of thing develop (especially from the fine folks at WooThemes using the venerable WordPress platform): Sensei from WooThemes: “Google is working on an online course solution. Same story with Khan Academy, Coursera, Udacity, and … you? If you run a website that uses WordPress, you can now easily (relatively) …

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Shake and Fold

“Now for as long as you live, you’ll never forget these words.” Can’t argue there… via

Microsites and SEO

Microsites can still be powerful additions to your business’ web presence. However, they can also cause you some serious headaches down the road if implemented incorrectly in 2013 (Google is an evolving beast). Rand’s video from 2009 still rings true: SEOmoz Whiteboard Friday – The Microsite Mistake from SEOmoz on Vimeo. Additionally, go read his …

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Class Development and Management

How would this work in a classroom (or even faculty meeting)? What is Amazon’s approach to product development and product management? – Quora: “It’s not uncommon to attend meetings at Amazon that begin with everybody sitting in silence for the first 5-10 minutes reading a document.” Pretty well, I imagine. Getting things done is all …

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Intro to WordPress

Nice 93 slide presentation from our pal Tris Hussey on the topic of websites and WordPress… Intro to WordPress/Websites with WordPress Feb 2013 Update from Tris Hussey

Textbooks Are Obstacles to Learning

From one of my bosses (and an awesome person) @John_S_Douglas: Are textbooks standing in the way of success?… — John Douglas (@John_S_Douglas) January 14, 2013 // Tomorrow are the finals 🙂

Remembering Danny Goodman: Four Years Is Too Long

I miss you everyday, Prof Goodman. Victory is sweet, even deep in the cheap seats… Sam Harrelson: Oh Captain, My Captain: Prof Dan Goodman Here’s how he described me four years ago just before his death: “Fun guy, smart guy, obsessed with techno gadgets, a little overbearing in Trivial Pursuit, good taste in music (early …

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