Cheating in an Information Technology Era

Some quotes from an article in the NYT on cheating. This recently came up on a WebCT Users list (usually at least once every year). Maybe the timing is right because the academic year at many schools just ended? Test administrators are usually one step behind the cheaters. There are lots of technologies that have… Continue reading Cheating in an Information Technology Era

Sushi Means Rice?

This came up a while ago. Now I need a food category…. SushiFAQ.com – The Sushi FAQ – Sushi Information Technically, the word `sushi’ refers to the rice, but colloquially, the term is used to describe a finger-size piece of raw fish or shellfish on a bed of vinegared rice. This can be eaten as… Continue reading Sushi Means Rice?

Okay…. Wow

Creating Passionate Users Recognizing that programmers cannot be expected to care deeply about users if they–the programmers–are not happy and fulfilled, Emotional Programming™ brings a new level of sensitivity to software development. The Emo Programmer™ is one who strives to craft the most user-friendly, accessible, and inspiring applications. It is no longer enough for our… Continue reading Okay…. Wow

New phishing scan

I know so many people who would jump at this…. This is disturbing.    Dear <removed> Bank Customer,      CONGRATULATIONS!       You have been chosen by the <removed> Bank online department    to take part in our quick and easy 5 question survey.   In return we will credit $20 to your account – Just for your… Continue reading New phishing scan

Frivolous Lawsuits

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian astrologist who says NASA has altered her horoscope by crashing a spacecraft into a comet is suing the U.S. space agency for damages of $300 million, local media reported on Monday. NASA deliberately crashed its probe, named Deep Impact, into the Tempel 1 comet to unleash a spray of material… Continue reading Frivolous Lawsuits

Do Not Tease the Idiots

Country: United States City: Columbus, GA Citation: Sec. 14-34. Idiots, etc.; teasing, harassing. It shall be unlawful and disorderly conduct for any person to tease or harass, either by words, signs or acts, on the streets or public places in the city any simple minded, idiotic, or crazy person, or any cripple, or other unfortunate… Continue reading Do Not Tease the Idiots

USA vs. Costa Rica

Watching the US National Soccer Team take on Costa Rica’s National Soccer Team. I rather like the US team. Kasey Keller has always impressed me with his ability to make amazing saves. Some of my favorite players no longer are playing. Of course, I started watching the US team in 1994. I hope they win.

Web Design Job

UPDATE: Position filled. Valdosta State Information Technology is hiring 2 Web Design student assistants. Web Design student assistants are responsible for creating and maintaining several department web sites, surveys, and other projects. Individuals will be responsible for interacting with representatives to build web pages and perform basic graphic design to complete websites from existing web… Continue reading Web Design Job