New flicker and tag clouds

July 11, 2009

Thanks to Rochelle I have these cool Flickr and Tag cloud widgets on the right side. They’re great… and hopefully useful. But cool nonetheless.

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Pages bookstore going down

July 10, 2009

Rochelle warned me Pages bookstore going down Very much my favourite bookstore over the years.

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The Evidence on Online Education – Inside Higher Ed

June 29, 2009

News: The Evidence on Online Education – Inside Higher Ed Online learning has definite advantages over face-to-face instruction when it comes to teaching and learning, according to a new “meta-analysis” released Friday by the U.S. Department of Education. The study found that students who took all or part of their instruction online performed better, on […]

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Buffy vs Edward Twilight Remixed

June 21, 2009

I’m not a fan of Buffy, but I have nothing against it, and I loved the movie. Can’t say the same for twilight. But Buffy resurrects Edward in this, and makes him look like someone useful in the movie (idiot villain). So, two sharpened bits of wood up for the Buffster. [Rochelle sent this link.]

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Killing them with kindness – The Globe and Mail

May 31, 2009

Shelly forwarded me this link to a very very disturbing article in the Globe and Mail: Killing them with kindness – The Globe and Mail. You can read it. What struck me was this, after the article on the web site: “We have closed comments on this story for legal reasons. We appreciate your understanding.” […]

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Microsoft: “I’m just not cool enough to be a Mac person.”

March 29, 2009

How Microsoft put Apple owners on the defensive – Apple 2.0 is very interesting. It agrees with the microsoft ads that Macs suck because they don’t suck. That is… a quality machine is bad, and a POS (piece of silliness) is good… because it is cheap. It also suggests that there is something wise about […]

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Get Your Walk Score – A Walkability Score For Any Address

March 9, 2009

Get Your Walk Score – A Walkability Score For Any Address seems neat. Rochelle twittered about this. It would be a great tool that if I ever moved, to find out where would be the best place to live. I’ll add it to my science class next year for sure.

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Facebook’s New Terms Of Service: “We Can Do Anything We Want With Your Content. Forever.”

February 16, 2009
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Shelly sent me this: Facebook’s New Terms Of Service: “We Can Do Anything We Want With Your Content. Forever.” Facebook’s terms of service (TOS) used to say that when you closed an account on their network, any rights they claimed to the original content you uploaded would expire. Not anymore. Now, anything you upload to […]

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Random Access Mazar › Binding Arbitration

February 6, 2009

Rochelle just posted this in Random Access Mazar › Diary of a Subversive Librarian: Binding Arbitration Friday, February 6, 2009 A morning conversation between me and Jason: Rochelle: i am getting whacked in the face with a tail Jason: check the contract. that’s a valid use of tail Rochelle: hehe Rochelle: he is sitting on […]

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Innovate: Hacking Say and Reviving ELIZA: Lessons from Virtual Environments

January 13, 2009

Innovate: Hacking Say and Reviving ELIZA: Lessons from Virtual Environments Rochelle Mazar and Jason Nolan There will be a ULiveandLearn webcast for this article at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, January 14, 2009. We invite you to participate in this webcast.

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