Month: February 2011

  • My Oscar Picks

    Yesterday I went to the second day of the AMC Best Picture Showcase which shows the Academy Award nominations for Best Picture. The Colonial 18 in Lawrenceville hosted the event. The Saturday prior I also went with a friend. The movies I really liked ranked from best down are: The King’s Speech The Social Network […]

  • Happy Ayyám-i-Há

    The Bahá’í calendar consists of nineteen months with nineteen days plus 4-5 intercalendary called the Days Outside of Time or Ayyám-i-Há. On the Gregorian calendar, it starts at sunset on February 25th and lasts until sunset on March 1st. The morning of March 2nd starts the Bahá’í Fast where we abstain from eating between sunrise […]

  • Curious Traffic Spike

    I glanced at my Google Analytics stats for this site and noticed a huge traffic spike. Somehow my TED Talk: We Are All Cyborgs post landed Bing’s number two spot and Google’s number three spot for “ted talk we are all cyborgs” a couple days ago. Normal for a Tuesday is something like 650 visits. […]

  • Flickr: Most Interesting 2010

    I probably should have posted this at the end of the year. Oops. Anyway, here are my most interesting photos for last year. Sets for 2009, 2008, 2007. Luckily, I have the post for the 2011 equivalent of this post pre-scheduled for Dec 30, 2011.

  • Research in Higher Ed

    SC lawmakers want to professors at universities to teach more instead of doing research. An Associated Press article “SC budget would make professors teach more classes”: College professors should be in the classroom teaching at least nine credit hours each semester because the state is having a tough time paying for college budgets, said state Rep. […]

  • ITS Spotlight Article

    A Georgia native, Ezra graduated from Valdosta State University (VSU) with a BS in Psychology. While an undergraduate student, he worked at VSU’s Odum library until his last term when the Information Technology department hired him as a Cooperative Education student for the Campus Webmaster. Writing code and solving problems banished his thoughts of a career […]

  • WordPress+Facebook

    Since I cannot use Facebook Apps over HTTPS, that put a wrinkle over using the NetworkedBlogs app. Because one had to go to their apps.facebook.com to do more than look at a post (goes to networkedblogs.com which shows my site in a frame) or view the app profile, I decided to ditch it. I decided […]

  • Facebook Apps Not HTTPS Enabled?

    I much prefer to use sites with the encrypted HyperText Transfer Protocol (https) because it is a more secure connection. It is not just for banks or shopping. So I jumped on the chance to use https for my use of Facebook on more than just the login. Only now I am annoyed by the […]

  • Blackboard Mobile Learn Support

    Last week about this time both Blackboard Mobile Learn and SafeAssign were experiencing an outage. Both were resolved by the afternoon. However, Support Bulletins, how I have come to expect to receive notifications about Blackboard issues came only for SafeAssign. I complained about this to my support representative by CC’ing him on an internal message. […]

  • Saint Valentine

    We celebrate with flowers, candy, dinner, and gifts the beheading of the patron saint of love, bee keepers, young people, and happy marriages. The flowers all of a sudden make sense given the bee keeper part of his domain. I forget how interesting Catholicism can be. According to Catholic Online…. Valentine was a holy priest in Rome, […]