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3.31.2010

Tweet from: @jeffpulver

From: @jeffpulver
Sent: Mar 31, 2010 6:13p

A Nikola Tesla quote about Social Media and Presence - http://pulverblog.pulver.com/archives/009170.html


sent via web

On Twitter: http://twitter.com/jeffpulver/status/11392210215

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"Life's like an hourglass glued to the table"

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3.25.2010

The Chief Purpose of Universities: Academic Discourse and the Diversity of Ideas

http://www.mellenpress.com/mellenpress.cfm?bookid=6259&pc=9

I need to read this book:

"Bowen and Schwartz begin by reminding us that universities exist first and foremost 'to create, preserve, transmit, and find new applications of knowledge so as to enhance free choice throughout society.'"

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What's a "university"?

http://outreach.msu.edu/capstonesymposium1995/prologue.html

"Universities exist to generate, transmit, apply, and preserve knowledge."

Are those qualifiers necessary? Sufficient?

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3.23.2010

What's a yellow cross mean on a WWI uniform?

UPDATE: We found the answer -- in less than 15 minutes, thanks to friend and colleague Jess who apparently knew the magic keywords that I couldn't find. The remaining mystery is why Chuck, who grew up in Minneapolis, was tied to a division based out of Illinois...



This is Ruth's great-uncle Chuck. Chuck didn't have any kids so when the old photo eventually ended up in our hands, we sold it off for the frame.

Maybe a good idea, maybe a bad one. But what are you going to do with a big picture of someone who nobody really knows (or knew)?

Anyway, from a geneology perspective the mystery is: what does the patch on his shoulder represent? It was a yellow cross on a black background, which seems rather unusual.

 
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3.16.2010

Whatever happened to Greg and Heather Mroz?

This was a big story back in October: "I Thought I had Insurance"

But whatever happened to them?

United Healthcare admitted it was wrong... but did it ever "fix the glitch," or are Heather and Greg Mroz still on the hook for a half million dollars of costs that they don't really owe?

According to a cached copy of a page from Health Care for America NOW,


Heather Mroz, 24, Coconut Creek, Florida, and her husband, Greg, face $480,000 in medical bills after United Healthcare canceled Greg’s $1,260 a month policy he had through his construction job for “failure to negotiate” new premiums prior to the premature birth of their twins, Hannah & Wyatt, in June 2009. Greg‘s company went out of business in March, and the family arranged to pay UHC directly while COBRA was being worked out. UHC gave the hospital approval in writing, saying it would pay for everything connected with the pregnancy even if it was high risk because she was having twins. Heather was hospitalized at several points to stop premature labor, and the babies were born premature and needed extra care. Heather then learned during a doctor’s appointment that UHC had canceled the policy - though there was no notification, and UHC continued to accept their premiums. UHC demanded reimbursement, and then the family was “bombarded” with bills from the hospital and doctors. The family is facing bankruptcy and had to move in with Greg’s parents. The strain of the situation has contributed to the couple’s recent separation and pending divorce.


That doesn't look good...

Pondering the "niche list" from Matt Bacak

From http://www.mattbacak.com/articles/tips-for-identifying-your-niche/

I find very little to motivate me towards any of these... Which explains why I feel burned out on the idea of "internet marketing" in general...

1. Real Estate
2. Weight Loss
3. Network Marketing ??? I???m not saying network marketing to be in network marketing; I???m saying telling people how to make money in network marketing.
4. Wealth Building
5. Internet Marketing

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3.15.2010

Education?

http://gapingvoid.com/2008/04/03/enrich/

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Small Groups and Dunbar's number

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunbar's_number

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3.07.2010

Gaming for solutions?

http://scitech.foxnews.mobi/quickPage.html?page=23952&external=197738.pro...

Was just listening to a podcast about gaming... Wondering how successful the concept can be...

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3.04.2010

CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES

http://honolulu.hawaii.edu/intranet/committees/FacDevCom/guidebk/teachtip/ass...

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3.02.2010

To Tweet or not to Tweet (in class)

Pro:

http://mashable.com/2010/03/01/twitter-classroom/

Con:

http://kellimarshall.net/unmuzzledthoughts/teaching/twitter-classroom/

Tool:

http://oneforty.com/item/edutweet

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3.01.2010

Creative video

It doesn’t take lots of expensive technology to make a video like this – just pull together the creative people in your organization and have a bunch working together, each doing their own parts with their own personal skills and talents.

Nice.  A good message, and even more funny (in a good way) if you know the people who are featured…

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