…for letting this be my workstation this afternoon. Not only did it ease my perpetually troubled mind, it may have upped my productivity a notch. Had a few nice brainstorms today (with a little help from my friends).Read more "Thank you UBC Wireless…"
Count me among the edublogger huns who, in their reflexive efforts to deflate the hype, are known to disparage the practice of recording lectures as fodder for podcasts. But if the speaker is good enough, then bring it on. Today’s exhibit: John Willinsky at the UBC Okanagan Learning Conference a couple of weeks back. (Download […]Read more "A podcast lecture that deserves a listen"
In five years of weblogging, nothing I’ve written has provoked the range and intensity of reaction that my meditation on Garbage Yard did. The comments expressed disbelief, hilarity, confusion, outrage, and remorse. It prompted inquiry from Canada’s national broadcasting network. I received concerned telephone calls and gratifying personal support. I came to understand that Garbage […]Read more "Godspeed, Garbage Yard"
At some point last week our elderly neighbours across the back lane ceased their residency. No idea what happened. What I do know is that a small pile of garbage left behind in the yard has signaled the clarion call heard by all: Garbage yard! A couple days ago we noticed people pitching pails of […]Read more "Van Rock City news: garbage yard block party!"
My census profits landmine makers Man, I must be denser than I feared. I had no idea about any of this census stuff until I saw this item on Boing Boing. Actually I did know that our governmental web services were not kind to free and open source software. I learned that when recently submitting […]Read more "My government doesn’t like open source, loves arms manufacturers…"