Archive | May, 2014

Some FeedWordPress Advanced Filters Details

Here are a few things that have come up recently that might be of value to others wandering the FeedWordPress/FeedWordPress Advanced Filters Syndication highway. Same Name, Different Pictures I ran into this with the Field Botany page. A variety of factors came into play here. We now have over 1300 posts with at least one […]

Losing Arguments Cards

I’ve always found the following use of Godwin’s Law to be an interesting idea. For example, there is a tradition in many newsgroups and other Internet discussion forums that once such a comparison is made, the thread is finished and whoever mentioned the Nazis has automatically lost whatever debate was in progress.[8] This principle is […]

Permission to wonder

Stephen Hawking at work. From the film by Errol Morris. Doug Engelbart Well, strangely enough, I feel the same. It’s part of the thing of the easy to learn and natural to use thing that became sort of a god to follow and the marketplace is driving it and it’s successful and you could market on that […]

Weekly Web Harvest (weekly)

Chilean artist reportedly burns $500 million worth of student loan notes – Boing Boing ““It’s over,” he says in the video. “It’s finished. You don’t have to pay another peso [of your student loan debt]. We have to lose our fear, our fear of being thought of as criminals because we’re poor. I am just […]

Field Botany WordPress Site Breakdown

The Field Botany class is underway and the vegetation is rolling in despite floods and hail. There are 20 student participating on 20 different blogs. Right now we have almost 700 posts in the mother blog. Amazing to see all this great work and to be able to keep it instead of having it stuck […]

A Saturday Morning Story

This is a story…for the conscientious professional who feels embattled in a time of transition, a time of assessment and accountability.  I am being vague on purpose, as I want both higher education faculty and physicians to read this story in their own contexts…and probably other professionals too, (more…)