Monthly Archives: July 2007

A trip to the mall, or food for the poor? Let’s hop in the truck!

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Corn truck!, originally uploaded by Chuckumentary. I’ve thought for a while that the way someone talks … Continue reading

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If it was a wiki I might have corrected it and spared you this blog post…

Syd doing his part to clean trash from the streets So yesterday I was on the bus (late and overcrowded, as usual, screw you Translink) reading an article in my morning paper on Vancouver’s impending city workers strike: With the … Continue reading

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News flash: teachers can make a difference…

Growing up in Saskatoon, I had the immense good fortune of encountering Henry Woolf a few times. I’ll admit, I wasn’t fully aware of just how accomplished an actor he was, but whenever he came to visit a high school … Continue reading

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Google does open content, MIT does Blip.TV, Leigh Blackall does awesome bloggage

I knew that Yahoo had a Creative Commons search capability, but I hadn’t realized that the same functionality exists in Google’s Advanced Search: Our “Usage Rights” feature helps you find published content — including music, photos, movies, books, and educational … Continue reading

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A big step up for small online presentation pieces

About once every two weeks, somebody asks me about tools that can take a set of PowerPoint slides and convert them into a web-accessible format with audio narration. There are a number of systems that do this, of course, but … Continue reading

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Dr. Mashup; or, Why Educators Should Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Remix

The voracious demands of my rampaging ego compel me to point towards an article just published in the latest issue of EDUCAUSE Review on mashups in higher education (HTML and PDF). This wasn’t an easy article to write, in part … Continue reading

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White Stripes, eh?

White Stripes free show in Whitehorse shared CC by nordicshutter A few weeks back I wrote a huzzah for the way the White Stripes were approaching their Canadian tour, going to every province and territory, playing gigs in small venues … Continue reading

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Wikipedian Protester

Here. Via A Tiny Revolution.

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To keep the crankiness rolling…

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Affordable Housing, originally uploaded by Photocat62. …here’s a tidbit on just one of the social effects … Continue reading

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Google does evil…

…but hey, it’s their obligation to their shareholders, right? It was just their way of having… a bit of fun, the swines. Strange thing is they make such bloody good cameras web applications. As a comic in all seriousness, I … Continue reading

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