Archive for July, 2009

Web site updates, downtime

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

I’m planning on doing some updates to my web site so that I can move away from shared hosting and gain more control over the web server. Not sure what the time line is, but consider yourself warned 😉 Probably the best place to keep up with the process is

Steve Wozniak for the Datsun 280ZX

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

I’ve always loved the Z cars and here’s one more reason: apparently Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak was featured in late 70s 280ZX. I wouldn’t be proper to draw an association to the 280Z’s reputation of being the biggest and flabbiest of the 2-series Z cars.

Twitter here I come

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Despite my previous four years of objections and a blog post, I’ve finally given in and decided to start using my Twitter account. Like any good resistance leader I know when to surrender and accept a position in the new order. As I predicted a few months ago, the conversations happening on Twitter would likely… Continue Reading Twitter here I come

The Firefox Addons I can’t use the web without

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Hopefully you’ve got the latest update to Firefox, version 3.5. It brings a welcome speed upgrade to most web sites. Here’s the Firefox Add-ons that I feel like I can’t use the web without in an approximate list of frequently I find myself using them: Canadian English DictionaryFor some reason, Mozilla doesn’t have a Canadian… Continue Reading The Firefox Addons I can’t use the web without

Using Cameras for Recording and Reviewing Mini Lessons

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

This article can also be found in a better laid-out version in the Brock University teaching wiki. As a facilitator of Instructional Skills Workshops (ISW) [ISW organization web site] I’m concerned about using cameras for recording and reviewing mini lessons and the challenge this has become. The ISW program/model is a 25 year old, peer-based,… Continue Reading Using Cameras for Recording and Reviewing Mini Lessons