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    On moving my blog to Hugo

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    After finally deciding to throw caution to the wind and move my webstuff back into a static format, this website finally landed on Hugo. I did an initial migration from WordPress to Jekyll, which looked really promising but took waaaaay too long to generate the 2,800+ posts for this site …

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    Moving my blog to Hugo

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    After many, many, many years running my blog on WordPress, I finally got tired of fussing around with convincing it to do what I want it to do, and trying to get it to perform well enough to not have to wait 20 seconds for page loads. I’m also wanting …

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    modularizing and disaggregating

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    At the COHERE 2019 conference, the informal theme this morning was on modularizing and disaggregating1 – breaking out of the traditional 4-year degree program, breaking away from the semester-long course, enabling access to content and resources and people outside of the traditional contexts. Dr. Reid opened the conference with a …

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    Gamelog: Hexaflip

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    I’ve been playing some casual games as part of the Apple Arcade trial subscription, and have really been enjoying Hexaflip by Rogue Games. One part Q-Bert, one part Marble Madness, one part platform runner.

    It’s a deceptively simple game – there are only two “controls” – tap left and tap …

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    Text annotation via digital whiteboards

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    We hosted a “TI Instructors Gathering” this morning, where we invite folks who are teaching in the Taylor Institute to come together to share their experiences and we can learn from them about how they use the spaces and technologies. This gathering was predominantly Languages profs – french/spanish/russian/french – and …

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    Design thinking, with giant lobsters

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    Robert Kelly has been hosting his Design Thinking course in the TI for the past several years.
    I was away over the summer, so missed the latest instance of the course. Giant lobsters! Thankfully, they documented the course and published a video of the shenanigans.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHv3_6s8so8 Giant lobsters invade the …

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    Snapshots from the poison room

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    I took photos throughout my chemo/immunotherapy treatment, to document my reactions and the view from the poison room. Photos generates a decent slideshow (complete with Generic Copyright-takedown-avoiding Sountrack #1) ((I spent a few weeks back in 1997 building a similar video with photos from our wedding, in Macromedia Director and …

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    I also need more blogs

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    Ben Werdmuller wrote a post this morning on the value of blogs and regular longer-form writing. I 1000% agree with him.
    You should start a blog, if you don’t have one already. There’s nothing better for organizing your thoughts and socializing ideas. You don’t have to labor for days over …

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    Apocalypse Chic

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    Charlie Tyson, in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Anyone can weaponize melancholy; but distinguished older professors who have lived through the declining prestige of the humanities and of humanistic forms of knowledge — who have seen their own power and possibilities diminish within their lifetime — may be especially vulnerable.…

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