What does a CIO do?

I guess it depends on who you ask. Well, the CIO’s thought they were most effective as classic IT-support providers. That’s basically putting PC’s on desktops. But their managers thought that CIO’s were most effective in explaining and determining the college’s technology course into the future. Managers really want their CIO’s to be “informaticists.” Wayne… Continue reading What does a CIO do?

ST:XP Shutting Down

Star Trek: The Experience is shutting down September First? Geeks don’t make the annual pilgrimage to pray at the alter of the captain’s chair. Maybe Vegas is too expensive. Between dropping hundreds monthly on movie tickets, DVDs, comics, and video games, spending three months rent to see ST:XP doesn’t have the right magic.

Nature Photography Day

June 15th is Nature Photography Day (and Father’s Day). Take your kids and grandkids on a nature trek and give them a single-use camera to use. Then print some of their photos and present them, in a mat or frame, to those young photographers. Pick something in nature that you’ve never photographed before, and then… Continue reading Nature Photography Day

Gravatars

Probably I missed or didn’t understand the announcement. For the past month or so, I’ve noticed all these comments with the poster’s picture next to it on various blogs. I knew them to be WordPress blogs. I noticed my own WP had some default icon in the admin user interface. Today I finally put it… Continue reading Gravatars

Eduyawn

Edupunk is “Do It Yourself” in education or instruction technology. Free or at least cheap tools suitable for classroom use are so ubiquitous, the faculty have plenty of alternatives to the monolithic “enterprise” LMS. If edupunk was a boat, then what would it be? A bamboo raft? This is not something new. My mom conned… Continue reading Eduyawn

National Debt

Saw a graph showing the United States national debt color coded by presidential party. The intent is to illustrate how Republican presidents are the big spenders. Unfortunately, all too many Americans believe presidential candidates when they claim they will do some action or another. The farce is the President of the United States sends a… Continue reading National Debt

MLK Plan

Mom had not planned on having an operation. So she drove to the Atlanta airport last Monday. Her car is in long term parking up there. Plan for getting Mom home from the plane tomorrow… 7:45am Arrive @ William’s house. 8:00am Leave for Atlanta. 11:00am Arrive @ Hartsfield-Jackson airport. 11:10am Park in Short Term parking.… Continue reading MLK Plan

Separated at Birth

I wondered how often this happens. Turns out it has at least once. Twins who were separated at birth got married without realizing they were brother and sister…. “Everyone has a right to knowledge about their lineage, genealogy andidentity. And if they don’t, then it will lead to cases of incest,”[Lord David] Alton. Twins unwittingly… Continue reading Separated at Birth

links for 2007-11-21

Google – Web History (tags: google Gmail privacy) Popular Science Blog – High School Science Gets Serious (tags: education biology technology) Joho the Blog » Facebook’s Privacy Default (tags: facebook privacy) loose wire blog: How Technology Shrinks and Amplifies Distance (tags: communication technology)