Bottle v Tap

Its funny what people think about something we take for granted. Brown tapĀ municipal tap water was stated as the reason for drinking bottled water. Is it a corporate v goverment thing? Is it because bottled water is so much more expensive than tap water so it must be better? From Coca-Cola’s letter to the state… Continue reading Bottle v Tap

Brainwashed

People do weird things. Often these are due to the operant conditioning or classical conditioning inflicted on them. Its funny I’ve been seeing references lately to these to describe…. Email – Like Skinner’s pigeons, we hit the button to check for new messages hoping to get something. The intermittent reinforcement of not getting a new… Continue reading Brainwashed

Fine Print

One of the employees at Last Resort Grill was mutually entertaining a toddler. Overheard her talking about it, “He’s totally flirting with me.” I found it funny. When she happened by my table, I asked her about it. She said entertaining the kids is part of the fine print of the job. Additionally, people have… Continue reading Fine Print

Bb 9 is NextGen?

UPDATE: Have another source who disagrees with Badge who made the claim below. ——— Hopefully this is true. I’d hate to be spreading a false rumor. Anyone willing to confirm? šŸ˜€ According to J. L. Badge, Blackboard 9 will be the “NextGen” product we are… *cough* eagerly… *ahem* waiting to see. John Fontaine was in… Continue reading Bb 9 is NextGen?

Maybe Now We’ll Be Heard?

Its funny. Apparently its time consuming for companies to conduct brand analysis (just know what is being said about them). So a niche has been filled by Scout Labs and others. (Hopefully Scout is paying attention and is reading this. Maybe Umbria will also comment their product is better. :D) On the one hand, I… Continue reading Maybe Now We’ll Be Heard?

Vista’s Third Life?

Scott Schamp is teaching at UGA using Second Life. This is from his blog. But last Friday, I found myself saying things I never thought I would have to say. ā€œPlease donā€™t sit on the fountain during class. Donā€™t forget that everyone needs to wear clothes the next time we meet. And, please, try and… Continue reading Vista’s Third Life?

Misleading CNN Information

Yesterday, CNN’s Erica Hill was following a story about 2 pit bulls who got loose and killed a woman in while she slept. My first complaint is citing statistics without saying from where they originated. Only because the of rebuttal guest pointing out the study was based on media reporting incidents rather than police reporting… Continue reading Misleading CNN Information

Yeah for Fall

It’s 67 F in my apartment this morning. It feels so very good. Over the past week I’ve noticed temperatures have dropped. My apartment retains heat pretty well. Its 42 outside. I went to visit Cat in Lawrenceville. She asked me to help her with her computers. I knew both were old and one is… Continue reading Yeah for Fall