Monthly Archives: May 2006

An American playing Kaiser…

…should not be possible. After all, it’s virtually unheard of for someone not from Saskatchewan to play the greatest card game ever invented. Kaiser is a game of mysterious origins, and is not for the faint-hearted. It says a great … Continue reading

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Drupal-based Social Learning is taking shape — you wanna play?

One down, two to go. This week’s big event is the BCcampus Spring Workshop on EdTech. Although the workload issues are a little daunting, I’m excited how it’s all shaping up. I’m scheduled to lead a session on Social Software, … Continue reading

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Do you use Internet Explorer? Do you enjoy suffering?

This is hardly a novel point of view, but I simply have to pile on my share of dirt to the dessicated corpse of web nastiness that is the Internet Explorer browser. By all accounts it is still the most … Continue reading

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On tagclouds and half-gallon jugs

When the jug is done, the presentation is ready I’m a little blasted – two nights of little sleep, lots of traveling by plane and car, and plenty of high-output work. That, and I am presently in a cabin in … Continue reading

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Three events, three trips, three collaborations

The blog here has been a little quiet lately, and with an even higher proportion of inane personal posts than usual. That may give the impression that I have nothing to do these days, or that I’m not interested in … Continue reading

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Thank you UBC Wireless…

…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).

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A podcast lecture that deserves a listen

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 … Continue reading

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Godspeed, Garbage Yard

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. … Continue reading

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Van Rock City news: garbage yard block party!

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 … Continue reading

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My government doesn’t like open source, loves arms manufacturers…

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 … Continue reading

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