Archive for 2008

Brew Calculator

Monday, December 29th, 2008

I have been brewing more and more lately. The basics are firm, but I am still learning and finding new resources. Just spotted this great calculator on

Visualize the Transcript Visualize the Transcript

Monday, December 29th, 2008

I was just talking to Karen about the podcasting and transcripts. Made me think about how much can be said in 45 minutes. Also made me question the frequency of the words that I use. So, we ran the thing though wordle. Here are the top 50 words from my presentation: Results: Unsurprisingly, “video” was […]

Weather bug Weather bug

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Everytime that I reload the forecast for today seems to change – swinging wildly between 25 to 45 degrees. Here it shows a current temp outside the range. WTF? You think that the programmers would have accounted for that. if (current > forecast) then updateForecast();

Podcast matrix

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Back at the 2008 HighEdWeb conference we tried to record as many of the sessions as possible. Unfortunatly, there were some technical difficulties and several great presentations were not captured. The table below lists the presentations (almost 30 31 hours of audio) that were recorded. For now the audio is password protected. Once transcripts are […]

I seem to be stuck I seem to be stuck

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

I sat down on the bed to check my email after lunch. Sam and bebop both decided that it was good time for a nap. Looks like I be stuck.

The spammers are restless The spammers are restless

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

The spammers must be getting desperate today. First there was an influx of comment spam to my blog. Each comment consisted of a random set of letters and numbers like: “kas8j398sdnsd9fDF7”. Akismet blocked many of them, but several dozen got through. Then the webteam email at work received several email messages like this. Notice that […]

Funny clip fom HighEdWeb

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

I just discovered a strange clip from my presentation at the 2008 HighEdWeb conference: The clip is only 30 seconds long, but for some reason contains about 2 minutes of footage at an increased speed. When hooked to the normal audio it makes me appear to dance around. Love the 2-arm wave at 0:28. Hallelujah!

RIP Michael Crichton RIP Michael Crichton

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

We have lost one of the pivotal authors from my childhood. I remember reading Juristic Park, on a camping trip with my parents. I was 10. The book had a big impact and influenced my career choices – not towards paleontology (as you might be thinking), but towards math/computers. You see, the coolest person in […]

UAD 5 – Feedback

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Just received the audience feedback from my 2008 HighEdWeb presentation and wanted to share. I thank everyone who attended. Got to love that last comment :) Evaluation Summary Averages Conference Track Session Evaluations 2611 551 74 Informed 6.33 +/- 0.90 6.60 +/- 0.66 6.78 +/- 0.53 Delivery 5.85 +/- 1.19 6.16 +/- 0.97 6.50 +/- […]

JavaScript HREF bug in IE JavaScript HREF bug in IE

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Take a look at the two screen captures below. Both are from the same parking services page. The first is in FireFox 3, the second is in IE 7. JavaScript is being used to change to HREF attribute of mailto links for addresses. But, why is the inner HTML also changing when viewed in […]