Category Archives: Administrivia

More meta-posting (dare I invoke ‘housecleaning’?)

The half-dozen or so readers of this page know that I am prone to what Martha Whitehead referred to as the bloggin’ blues: I’d been thinking about the ol’ millstone. I’ve found that neglecting your blog is like being at … Continue reading

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Housecleaning, and a couple of workshops…

I’ve added a couple of new features to the page, neither of which qualify as revolutionary, but both provide useful functionality and were so easy to implement that even I was able to do them… The “in-flux” section on the … Continue reading

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Lost in delirium…

Back from Asia, and though I hope to post some more photos of a most enjoyable trip, the demands of a seriously overloaded inbox are more than my jet-lagged cerebral cortex can handle right now. If you are one of … Continue reading

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Why you shouldn’t use learning objects, and why you should

I try to submit a monthly piece for a newsletter here at UBC. It’s a useful exercise for me to write through my work with a broader audience in mind, and I’m grateful for the forum — but man, it … Continue reading

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Proof positive of the Mac’s superior usability design

A short step from blocks to OSX I wasn’t even awake when my fifteen-month old son Harry walked into our bedroom, booted up our iMac, loaded a word processing program and started typing. I’m still trying to figure out how … Continue reading

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Shake it baby, shake it – In colour, by the miracle of destructovision

I’ve always thought of the building I work in, UBC’s Main Library, as a prime piece of campus real estate. Centrally located, office windows that open, the core of the building is a lovely Gothic/Tudor hybrid, recently renovated for the … Continue reading

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Gulping Goblets of MERLOT

Things are cranking up for this week’s MERLOT conference. My own travel arrangements are simple, given that the conference is being held here in Vancouver. In fact, the commute will be shorter this week. It’s my privilege to be co-presenting … Continue reading

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hypertext/hypermedia/literary weblogs

A colleague here at UBC asked me to assemble a short list of “interesting, inventive and creative weblogs”, particularly ones that “focus on hypertext/hypermedia/literary issues.” I only had a bit of time, during which I compiled the selection below. I … Continue reading

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STLHE Workshop resources

Back from Newfoundland, where I gave a rather ill-tempered presentation at the CADE conference. As much as I’d love to do an hour or two of high-wire, catch-up weblogging… I’m presently occupied putting the finishing touches on a pre-conference workshop … Continue reading

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Light postings ahead…

Not that I’ve been prolific lately, but this space will be quiet until mid-June… taking some holidays and then presenting at CADE in St. John’s and then the STLHE back here in Vancouver. I should be a wreck at the … Continue reading

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