Archive for 2012


Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Take a quick look around the web and it becomes obvious – users really do create the best content. The articles of wikipedia, the videos of youtube and the LOLcats of the cheezburger network- all examples of platforms based entirely on user generated content.Now think about your students, faculty and staff. Given the opportunity, what […]

Three sisters wilderness Three sisters wilderness

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

We just got back from a week of backpacking with our 14 month old. Living in the Pacific Northwest, there are so many wondrous places to go that we had a difficult time deciding. However, the Three Sisters is one of our favorites. It has a bit of everything from alpine streams to obsidian lava […]

#TPR4: Securing the Open Source CMS Doesn’t Take a Dissertation

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Chris Wiegman 103 C, Frontier Airlines Center As the author of the Better WP Security WordPress plugin, Chris Wiegman has spent a bit of time over the last couple of years securing WordPress and other open source CMS installs and fixing sites for those who did not. That said, making a reasonably secure site with […]

#TPR3: Your CMS is the Elephant in the Room

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Jeff Abuzzahab #TPR3 Technical: Propeller Hats Required Track This frank and lively presentation will take you through the brief history of a college’s epic web fail after believing the University’s one size fits all CMS would cure all ills and how, after the crash, the web disaster was turned around by the presenter and his […]

Views from Paradise Views from Paradise

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Last weekend, we took our one-year-old daughter out backpacking. You can read about the entire trip on her blog: day 1, day 2, day 3 … but, I wanted to take a moment to share a few other photos. Panorama I took some time to climb the ridge to the top of Zigzag valley – […]

Living in the future Living in the future

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Often, when I think about the technology of the future,  fantastical inventions like flying cars come to mind. However, it is easy to overlook how fantastical todays technology really is. Can you guess where we went? This morning, my parents sent me the following photograph with simply: “can you guess where we went?” They do […]

Wil Wheat: Second Place

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

A few weeks back, I entered the Wil Wheat beer in a local competition. I knew that it was off-style when I created the recipe, but was interested in some feedback. Surprisingly it took “runner up”. The judging notes (below) reflect that it was a very well made brew – just too hoppy for a […]

Black Frost (An Epic CDA): v3 Black Frost (An Epic CDA): v3

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Our friend Joe has been really interested in brewing lately. In fact, he volunteered a bunch of time to help out during the Barrel Project brew day. We decided to get together and split a 12 gallon batch. Just by chance, Cascade hops went on sale. I grabbed 2 lbs and we decided to brew […]

WV12: The Future of HTML5 Motion Design

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Speaker: Terry Ryan @tpryan Reproducing animation as code can produce really ugly code. Flash interface is much better interface. Adobe edge hopes to bring that interface to html5. OK – that interface is nice. Very nice, but how do you add interactivity? – Labels, triggers and actions Discoverabilty – you can add mouse pointers and […]

WV12: Don’t Ask How The Sausage Is Made: How To Bring UX Into A Startup Without Going (Completely) Insane

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Speaker: Dylan Wilbanks The first brief rant. The 9 pillars of successful web teams By Jesse James Garrett – don’t dictate, advance – build a good team – work with, not against agile Apptio was founded by developers. Beating the bounds. Rocket surgery made easy 3 people 15 minutes. Agile, scrum, … All good processes […]