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Losing classroom content

Cross pollinating outreach ideas

Equity versus equality

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8.30.2010

Two reasons to work at home...

"Growth Maven vs. Lifestyle Guru" -- interesting distinction!

Podcast Title: Blog Business Success | Blog Talk Radio Feed
Episode: Jeffrey Landers: The Home Office from Hell Cure - Apr 18,2008
Media URL:

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Podcast feed URL:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/feeds/WayneHurlbert

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8.26.2010

The Battle of Algiers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:sN5TjHJolG8J:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Battle_of_Algiers+battle+of+algiers+film&hl=en&client=ms-rim&gl=us&ie=UTF-8&strip=1

I find I'm using Posterous as a remote bookmarking service, which is fine but not really its best use...

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Komar and Melamid: The Artists and the Project

http://awp.diaart.org/km/intro.html

What a brilliant (and entertaining, and informative) idea. Just encountered it as an example from an art history professor.

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VHL Technical Support Center

http://support.vhlcentral.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=4502&task=knowle...

I'm wondering how many disciplines this could relate to? Hmmm...

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8.23.2010

Still trying to collect my life

I mentioned in passing on a recent Ericast that I've owned emlarson.com "since 2002". I have... but I bought it in December of 2000 so I've owned it for longer than that. Why was "2002" stuck in my brain? Because it's this Blogger blog that I've "owned" (have been writing at) since then.

But what should I write here?

This "home" pre-exists Posterous, Twitter, Facebook, etc. etc. etc. I bumbled into the popularity of mentions of Kari Byron and Ginger Alexander (which I moved over to att.ention.net once I realized that there were people out there who were searching for them) which really have nothing to do with me as a person, but which became hyper-popular.

I've dabbled in Google AdSense here... and found that people might read about TV starlets but that doesn't mean they're motivated to buy anything that someone might want to advertise with those starlets in mind.

Looking back eight years, this blog started out as a "web log" of links and interesting sites... but that's a role better served by Delicious.com now (which also appeared on the scene after 2002)...

So part of me thinks that I should just stop writing here (hence the "folding up the blog" post)... but the other part me thinks that I should write more here and get back to a "journal of thoughts" view of blogging.

Though I'm sure anyone's reading... but I always advise bloggers to write for themselves (in the sense of "writing for your own good and benefit" as opposed to "write as if you're your own audience" -- the latter might not make sense) so maybe I should take that advice and write more?

Anyway way I slice it, I think I need a new design. :)

By the way, Zemanta analyzes text and brings blogging to a level that borders on auto-blogging; let's see what they recommend based on a couple minutes of dashed-off thoughts here:
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That first one isn't quite NSFW but is a bit "frisky" for my taste. That last one is a good suggestion -- I've been consistently impressed with Garrick's writing (and thoughts in general) since I first encountered him on the Minnesota podcaster scene in 2005.
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8.17.2010

The more things change...

Just came across an interesting quotation from Peter Coffee -- a decade ago, when the conversations about the value of PCs on the desktop were ramping up. This was a good reminder at the time; now, the "cost pendulum" seems to have swung the other way?

Peter Coffee, ???Pernicious Patents Imperil Programming???, PC Week, February 14, 2000:
???We didn???t need PCs to deliver end-user applications, a task that was once performed by time-share terminals and that will be performed by Internet appliances. We did need PCs to let people experiment without justifying machine time and without concern for disrupting ???production??? programs.???

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8.14.2010

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8.13.2010

But what IS it?

http://pushthefuture.org/: The Push Institute ??? Push the Future

Gotta read up on this site when I'm not stuck on Blackberry...

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8.06.2010

Post-Inception dreams

I survived last night without anything _too_ weird, though the rabid penguin was a nice touch.

For no particular reason other than entertainment, here's a summary of last night's dream:

Set in a house w/ elevator
Some sort of group event/tour going on
4th floor closed
Rooms more cluttered as dream went on
At end, a tour bus was going to take us to dinner at a town 15 minutes away rather than the usual "dinner on the train" that the group had been experiencing. I was sitting about halfway back on the driver's side. Can't remember the destination name but I knew it in the dream and it felt like it was down-river from Red Wing (maybe a mental corruption of Winona or Red Wing itself?)
Segment in a recycling yard (unrelated?) that felt like it was located near 280 and Como (on the west side, near the Goodwill?). Garbage trucks were backing up and pulling in; different people were around sorting construction debris off trailers. There was a pile of corrougated frosted fiberglass roofing there.
Two small bathrooms in the house; walked into the women's one at one point. It had original fixtures; men's had been remodeled. Next to each other and I noticed men's window placement was impossible; it was on an interior wall, not exterior.
First penguin sighting was when I was on/going to 2nd floor. Elevator doors opened and penguin was standing there. Looked at me panicked and shook its head like it didn't want to be captured. I felt sorry for it, stayed off the elevator, and sent it back downstairs.
At the end, as the penguins were trashing the house moor (the elevator had a water stain and exposed insulation along the bottom edge) one came up to me and bit me on the finger. Didn't really hurt and I was surprised it drew blood. At that point I was concerned it had rabies. (Yes, upon awakening I realized, "Wait a minute; birds don't get rabies!")

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8.05.2010

"Social Capital"?

Does "social capital" motivate people who aren't Words of Affirmation people like I am?

Because I don't know about you, but I'd be happy to kill time in an I'm world helping out my friends.

(It's like Yahoo Answers, but with friendship and social connections...)

Podcast Title: APM: Future Tense
Episode: What will be search for tomorrow?
Media URL:

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Podcast feed URL:
http://www.publicradio.org/columns/futuretense/podcast.xml

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8.04.2010

Communities of Practice

http://www.ewenger.com/theory/

Something to read up on...

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8.02.2010

The Kodak Zi8 has a mic jack, which is a start...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002HOPUPC/ref=noref?ie=UTF8&s=photo

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A wireless mic option?

But what camera(s) would this work with?

http://www.videomaker.com/article/14386/

Sony ECM-HW2 Bluetooth Wireless Microphone Review

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Why doesn't this exist?!?

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/philg/2010/04/09/best-camcorder-with-built-in-wi...

Philip Greenspun's Weblog ?? Best camcorder with built-in wireless microphone system?

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