Rants, Raves, and Rhetoric v4

Tag: actors

  • Blackborg: Resistance is futile

    blackborg Originally uploaded by MikeLeSombre Blackboard, Inc. has gone by many names by its detractors. Blackborg is definitely my new favorite! tag: photography

  • Merge Historically Black Colleges With White?

    Retention is one of those numbers higher education leaders tend to review to determine how effectively the faculty reaches the students. Historically black colleges and universities were created because students found it difficult both to get into “neutral” colleges and graduate from them. That latter part sounds like they were created in part to solve…

  • The Two Greatest Actors of Our Generation?

    Saw a commercial for Righteous Kill where it said “starring together as never before” about Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. What does that mean?

  • Blackboard Won Suit Against D2L

    Blackboard acquired patent ‘138 and brought a lawsuit against Desire2Learn. I would say 80-90% of the commentary about this case has been from anti-Blackboard crowd with about 90% of the rest from the let’s-wait-and-see crowd. Blackboard very much has been mum on the subject. I do not recall a blog of a single Blackboard supporter…

  • Going “nuclear” over use of “nucular”

    Why does Bush go “nucular”? By Kate Taylor – Slate Magazine: To say “the word is spelled (x), and therefore should be pronounced (y)” doesn’t make any sense. Spelling is not a legitimate basis for determining pronunciation, for the following reasons: 1) English spelling is highly irregular. For example, “move”, “dove”, and “cove” are spelled…

  • Crowdsourcing

    I am glad industries outside the computer-related realm are picking up what open source has known for a long time: Value can come from those who have not had to go through a job interview process to attach to a project. The power of the Internet is to facilitate communication. Wired 14.06: The Rise of…