Maybe you, like me, have been inspired by D’Arcy Norman to try to take a picture a day. And maybe you, like me, have been inspired by D’Arcy to ride your bike more often. And maybe you, like me, have missed days in the 365 Days photo challenge; and maybe you, like me, wimp out […]Read more "Yes, you too can kick ass like D’Arcy Norman…"
So today OLT had its monthly departmental meeting, and as part of it engaged in a World Cafe dialogue on what our “values” as a unit might be… I’ll be honest, the sounds of something like this usually brings out the McNulty in me, but I had a good time. It helped that the session […]Read more "Values are (im)mutable"
I more or less stumbled onto this fascinating short film directed by Stanley Kubrick’s daughter Vivian. It’s not a terribly original sentiment to consider Kubrick as a favorite filmmaker, but he is a figure I hold in almost singular esteem. I’ve read a couple of books recently about how he put his films together, both […]Read more "Making ‘The Shining’"
Umeda sky building escalator, originally uploaded by quaisi. I posted some months back on OLT’s efforts to develop a forum-type view of comment activity across a blog, an attempt to address complaints from some students that tracking discussion across many posts on an active course blog was complicated and confusing. Since then, the team led […]Read more "Forum-like display of blog comments 61, revisited"
I’ve marveled over the past year at a mutation from the traditional MP3 Blog format that I’ve posted on previously… the emerging genre of usually-anonymous blogs that post entire albums, usually via file hosting services such as RapidShare. Typically, these sites seem to be the work of hardcore music nuts who are digitizing their rarest […]Read more "Who needs P2P filesharing?"