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Where Can I Get a Stunning Web Site?

I awoke today wondering, that if in today’s mankind digital age, a stellar website is needed for all kinds of businesses? Is there a place I can post my own information on the internet? How can I get a stunning design but also a great under-the-hood engineering that leads to reliable seamless functionality all the […]

Exploring @Spyrus_inc Windows To Go (Part 2)

A short time ago, I posted Part 1 of my review of SPYRUS Windows To Go live drive, which essentially gives you a computer on a USB stick with a LOT more "oomph." I'm actually writing Part 2 of this blog entry on my Surfacebook, and it's humming along without any issues. Show More Summary

Exploring Windows To Go @SPYRUS_inc (Review Part 1)

Will Spyrus Windows To Go live drive work on a Lenovo W540 Thinkpad? Need to carry your Windows 10 computer in your pocket, but don't really want to lug around a laptop? One alternative to carrying around a laptop (e.g. Surfacebook) or tablet (e.g. Show More Summary

Tech Director Chat #42 – The New Guy

This last Fall our school’s Director of Information Technology, Pete Poggione, moved on to other challenges with a new gig at Western Michigan University. To be honest…it was a difficult time for me. Pete had become a good friend during the decade that we worked together. What began with a simple meeting over some frustrations […]

100 Copies Loop

We’re doing year two of the Social Work Portfolio in Google Docs. I am opting to do the creation/duplication of the main files on the computer end rather than the Google Drive/Scripts side of things because of all the hassle from last year. Show More Summary

Weekly Web Harvest for 2018-01-14

Comic contracts and other ways to make the law understandable Considering how swamped we all are with agreements and terms, from the workplace to just downloading apps, we need to change the way the information regulating our legal relationships is presented, as well as the level of other detail it contains. Show More Summary

Critical Digital Fluency Revisited

I had the chance to talk to the kind folks from Middlebury about digital fluency Friday. I’ll probably do a better job getting into the depth of things with this as I was moving pretty rapidly for the 20 minute presentation. It’s also...Show More Summary

Tiling SPLOTs the Easy Way; Maybe Soon Everything Else

Tiled surfaces are classy. And after doing one the method is learned quickly. Without knowing I was looking for it I found a seriously awesome WordPress plugin that I can see making a lot of use of. The first was a quick way to add a feature to a prototype SPLOT. Okay, so I am […]

Both Davids

Today would have been my brother’s 64th birthday. I’d probably tease him about being old. We mostly all have an optimistic start. A number of years ago my Mom sent a hand curated little photo book of family photos, annotated in her hand-writing. David was definitely a happy baby in these photos. Her words, her […]

RVArts.org Version II

Lots of remakes going on lately. That’s good in that it means people still want to work with me (now our group) after doing it once and secondly they’re seeing things to change and improve which is how things get better. The harder part...Show More Summary

SPLOT You’re a Rich Text Field

I’m SPLOT tinkering and feel a wave of totally un-necessary but irresistible song plays… How does it feel to be One of the beautiful splots How often have you added video Often enough to know What did you format when you were there Everything that WordPress can Captions you’re a rich text Captions you’re a […]

Notes for #NetNarr

Gee whatever happened to venerable “yellowed lecture notes” that profs supposedly rely on decade after decade? I dunno. I don’t have a yellow pad. Tuesday was the first class of my Networked Narratives class at Kean University. It was more than wild and thrilling last year when I co-taught with Mia Zamora; she was in […]

ANTH101 v 3.ish

“You cannot think your way into a new way of living. You have to live your way into a new way of thinking.” – Mike Wesch You can’t beat that quote as a way to frame a course and it’s nice to consider how digital content supports that kind of perspective on learning/living. Show More Summary

Video Story Problem – Hours & Hours of Snowblowing!

It’s 2018, there’s a ridiculous amount of snow swirling around the United States, and I haven’t blogged in a couple of months….that must mean it’s time for a video story problem! I’ve complained about snow in previous video story problems, but for this one it wasn’t so much complaining as it was…..oh hell, it was […]

Left, Right, Up & Down in U.S. Politics

I ran across an incredible web site today. As someone who is interested in politics, and especially its ongoing evolution, this really scratched an itch. It’s voteview.com and they record all rollcall votes cast by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, going back to the first congress of 1789-1791. I was looking for data […]

Re-Thinking My Portfolio

Below is the assignment I gave. I’m going to give it a shot starting with my own portfolio and then looking for aspirational goals in a subsequent post. Take a look around at portfolios other people are using. You’ll want to check out people in the field like Dr. Show More Summary

Why I’m Teaching Data Viz for Sociology

I’m teaching a course for VCU’s digital sociology Master’s degree program this semester. One of the things I’ve asked the participants to do is explain why they’re taking this course. I’m hoping that will help me customize what we’re going to do in the course. Show More Summary

Weekly Web Harvest for 2018-01-07

These psychedelic stickers blow AI minds | TechCrunch researchers have created a wonderful attack on image recognition systems that uses specially printed stickers that are so interesting to the AI that it completely fails to see anything else. Show More Summary

Paul Ryan is only Partly Right – a Small Part

A word cloud generated from the text of the articles I referenced here At the end of last year, our government gave away $2 trillion in federal revenue over the next 10 years, most of it going to the rich and corporations, especially the real estate industry thanks to last minute tweaking of the bill. NOW […]

Photography – #161

A post shared by @twwoodward on Jan 10, 2018 at 3:38am PST A post shared by @twwoodward on Jan 10, 2018 at 3:38am PST Once again, it’s been a good while between photography updates. I’ve fallen in a bit of a slump and that tends to result in low photography production. Here’s to more and better photos in the future.

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