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Video Chat

Part of my job used to be teaching and supporting instructors who were teaching classes remotely using Video Chat.  Because of this experience I often wonder why people don’t use it more, why people continue to travel for business meetings. … Read More

Sailboat Types

One of my hobbies is sailing and sailboat racing, and all of my time talking about, working on and being out on the water, I have never been able to memorize the name of each boat configuration.  What is the … Read More

Skills Not Taught in School

When I was in middle school there was a “home economics” block of classes which everyone was forced to take: sewing, metal shop, wood shop, drafting, and a few others.  Granted that was a long time ago but I’m hoping … Read More

Scamming scammers

When I first saw this article I loved it, finally being able to get back at scammers.  You know, the ones who email people saying they have a great way to make money, but need some seed money to get … Read More

Digital Signage

When I worked at CSUMB, myself and another employee took the RSS feed from an application I managed which was trying to be the campus-wide calendar and developed a Flash page which displayed all of the items from the RSS … Read More

WordPress Customization

Tonight I attended my first WordPress Meetup which was pretty cool.  I didn’t learn a lot but came away with a few interesting tidbits which I didn’t know before: Even if a wordpress site has a different permalink scheme, any … Read More

Evaluating Jobs

Over the years I have been in a variety of positions in a variety of companies, sometimes very content, and other times ready for a change.  Over the years I have developed my own criteria for evaluating how good a … Read More

Web Builders

Everyone is coming out with their own web builders, and Microsoft is no exception.  A while ago I discovered Microsoft Sway which is similar to Adobe Spark and other systems.  After designing a few web pages for people I realize … Read More

F-Pattern Web Browsing

One of the few email subscriptions I participate in is The Nielsen Norman Group’s feed on interface usability, website design, and UX research. This week’s post was an interesting read, but further down the page I really like their suggestions … Read More