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Good Presentations

Ever since graduate school when I saw my classmates reading the contents of their slides when presenting their projects to the class I knew there had to be a better way to get information across. Several years after that someone … Read More

Paper Airplanes

When I was in high school my AP Physics teacher held a paper airplane competition with several different categories; furthest distance, longest airtime, most acrobatic, etc.  I was pretty proud of myself that I won the longest airtime competition not … Read More

Flipped DL Classrom

I’ve always understood and appreciated the concept of a flipped classroom; don’t waste class time having students get the concept from the instructor when there are so many online videos and resources out there to teach the topic.  It’s better to … Read More

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