Monthly Archives: December 2005

See ya on the other side

As of now, I’m theoretically on vacation. I wish I could claim victory over my commitments, but alas I will be taking the last pieces of my grading with me to Vancouver Island, depending on the kindness of my students … Continue reading

Posted in Administrivia | 6 Comments

Quickie Folksonomy Screencast

I bashed out this screencast on the basics of folksonomies (requires QuickTime, 19MB). This one was recorded live with the built-in laptop mic (so my keyboard rattles like cannon fire). It does not pretend to be a comprehensive or deep … Continue reading

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Linux on my Mac

I’ve been doing an increasing amount of grumbling about the performance of my Mac, which may be unfair as I likely need to upgrade some hardware and do some file maintenance and cleanup. But I’ve also been noting some behaviour … Continue reading

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OK, OK, I finally get it…

I might be slow, but I’m sure… So if there was any anticipation about how Yahoo intends to position itself after its acquisitions of Flickr and del.icio.us, with the announced hosting partnership with Movable Type it’s clear now. What do … Continue reading

Posted in Abject Learning | 5 Comments

The real big news…

Forget about the latest confirmation that the Web 2.0 business model is to get bought by Yahoo! or Google. My own big news is surviving the day that is circled in blood-red ink on my calendar every year. We met … Continue reading

Posted in Administrivia | 6 Comments

Politics 2.0?

I started this as a comment to D’Arcy’s post on how Canada’s political parties stack up as adopters of social software, but since my output here is so slim, I decided to cut and paste it into my own space. … Continue reading

Posted in Webloggia | 2 Comments

Screencast feedback for a student’s work…

Interesting example of multimedia student feedback, with some challenging questions in response from M C Morgan: …it also shows how significantly commenting would have to change to make it useful in screencasting. Let’s talk about micro-management. Let’s talk about the … Continue reading

Posted in Higher Ed | 3 Comments

Doing it Writely on the wrong side of town…

I know I’m not exactly breaking a hot new story here, but I wanted to offer a shout-out for Writely, a very slick writing app that is a cross between a synchronous wiki (that allows multiple concurrent editors) and an … Continue reading

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