A Day to Listen
As I recover from a busy late summer and fall, I expect to be back to blogging regularly in February. Today, I wanted to take some time as we as a country, and Messiah College as a campus, stop to remember the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to provide space for […]
Wolfram|Alpha Will Analyze Your Facebook Account
Ok, I’ll admit this is more than a little nerdy, but I finally got around to using Wolfram|Alpha’s “facebook report” option. That’s not especially nerdy, I suppose, but my fascination with the analysis tools provided certainly is! Here’s the basic method for exploring it for yourself from a post at lifehacker. (Note: I altered the […]
TMQ Tidbits of the Week
Once again, here is the best of Gregg Easterbrook’s Tuesday Morning Quarterback column on ESPN.com. You can read the football bits here. Stats of the Week No. 10: On” Monday Night Football,” Tony Romo threw more touchdown passes to Chicago players than to Dallas players. (Honestly, this was included because I dislike the Cowboys.) ———————————— Disclaimer of the […]
The Cure for the Full Inbox?
A friend of mine posted a link to this “Email Charter“, a list of suggestions that could help all of us keep better control on the contents of our email inbox! 1. Respect Recipients’ Time This is the fundamental rule. As the message sender, the onus is on YOU to minimize the time your email […]
The iPhone Placebo Effect
Kudos to Jimmy Kimmel (of all people) for pointing out our silly obsession with the new. While this may be funny to those of us who don’t have every iDevice (pretty sure that isn’t really a word and I made it up) ever made, this probably isn’t too different from how we react to numerous […]
In light of the constant bombardment of social media in many of our lives, it is easy to get carried away. Sometimes we forget that what we post can be shared more widely. I do think carefully when writing my posts here, because I know that the posts can be read by anyone on the […]
TED Talk Tuesday: Part 2
In light of all of the debate over the SOPA/PIPA controversy, I was delighted to see this lighthearted talk that takes a look at the math behind the claims that the music/movie industry makes about their losses due to copyright infringement. TED Talk Tuesday part 3 coming around 6:00 today.
A Good Use of 30 Minutes
Take the time to watch this video. It is 30 minutes long, and I’d suggest actually turning off your cell phone, clearing some mental space and really focusing on the content. There are two important things going on here. The first, and most important, is a call to action to tell our government that sometimes […]
An OPEN Alternative to SOPA/PIPA?
Interesting post from PCWorld about an alternative to the tabled (though not defeated) SOPA and PIPA legislation. SOPA and PIPA may have been put on hold — thanks to possibly the most contentious uproar seen on Capitol Hill and in the tech world ever — but other legislation was introduced this week to combat online piracy. Rep. […]
The Ugly Truth Behind SOPA/PIPA
A more detailed look at how we got to this point with SOPA and PIPA and what the content industry wants.