I recently received a summons for jury duty. That really didn’t take long: I’ve been back in the city for less than a year, and already, I’ve been “randomly selected.” During my five years in the suburbs, somehow I never ended up getting selected. I can’t complain, however; if frequent jury selection is the price […]Read more "Philadelphia Jury Duty (Center City): What You Can Bring, Electronics Wise"
Just a quick post to provide a link to a book I helped write a chapter in, although I must admit, I had a bit of sticker shock! http://www.igi-global.com/bookstore/titledetails.aspx?TitleId=47435 Here’s the description: The future success of education depends on technological and pedagogical innovation. Unbridled by the physical constraints of both time and space, virtual spaces […]Read more "Can I Afford the Book I Helped Author?"
Several years ago, I wrote an article about my experience ditching MS Exchange and Blackberry Enterprise Server for Google Apps at the company I worked for at the time. It got a fair amount of questions in the comments, so I figured I would follow up with Google on the one that got asked the […]Read more "Follow Up From Google: Why Google Apps Won’t Have a “Host-Your-Own” Equivalent"
I’m speaking to the Penn Humanities Forum tomorrow with my colleague Deke Kassabian. Included below are the slides from my presentation.Read more "1/26/2010: The Magic Circle: Realistic Expectations for Virtual Worlds"
Background The SL community of LSL programmers had a pretty good sense of humor. The wiki page was defaced, and after a few years, I decided it was time to recover some of the funnier pages that were posted, which all had nuggets of wisdom. Without further ado… Clever Clever programmers think they are smarter […]Read more "Clever Programming & More"
[ Note: Video Embedded at Bottom of Post ] Recently, I received an email from my good friend Dave. A friend of his from Austin had recently lost his wife, yet was receiving scam texts from “her” in London. Dave asked if I knew anyone in London, and fortunately, I knew some wonderful people who […]Read more "Nail the Scammers: Great Effort Across Austin, Philly and London!"
This just in from next week’s Wharton Higher Ed Web Symposium; if you’re going to attend, be sure to say hello! If you haven’t registered yet, there are still a few spots left. http://www.WhartonUIConf.org/ – a great line up is in store! The 2010 Wharton Higher Education Web Symposium is next week! I hope you […]Read more "Details for Next Week’s Wharton Higher Education Web Symposium"
We had a very large turnout for this past Tuesday’s WordPress 3 event. I’ve attached some pictures; thanks again to our four great presenters, it was a fantastic event.Read more "Photos From this Week’s PANMA WordPress 3 Event"
This is kind of neat. I contributed to a chapter on using Virtual Worlds in education. My co-authors on the chapter are: David M. Antonacci, Director of Teaching & Learning Technologies University of Kansas Medical Center; Kansas City, KS USA Nellie Modaress, Educational Technology Liaison University of Kansas Medical Center; Kansas City, KS USA Edward […]Read more "I’m Getting Published (in a Real Book!)"
I just recently tweeted, “ARGH, Parature!” Parature is a nice customer service package we use for managing trouble tickets in Wharton Computing. It serves us well. When I made the tweet, it was about the sheer volume of tickets we currently have, not the product itself. Fifteen minutes after tweeting, my mobile phone rang. It […]Read more "Creepy, or Awesome Customer Service? An Online Lesson From Twitter"