Through Flickr, someone discovered a photograph I took of my grandfathers dog tags from World War II. The individual was writing an article for Wikipedia on Religious Symbolism in the United States Military. The “C” at the end of the dog tags stands for Catholic, something I would have never known. The picture fit in… Read more Photograph Used in Wikipedia
This was at the end of The 4-Hour Work Week, which I finally got around to reading. I liked it and decided to share. It’s written by David L. Weatherford. Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round, or listened to rain slapping the ground? Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight, or gazed at the… Read more Slow Dance
I wanted to talked today about an important question when designing/building a website, or anything really, Why? Why would someone use this website? A really simple question that can get lost very quickly. I bring this up, because it recently happened to me. I needed a re-design for a popular website I work on. The… Read more Why Go To A Website?
J.D. Roth of Get Rich Slowly, a personal finance blog, has a nice write-up about the cost of ebooks. As well as some of the pros and cons of buying ebooks. The excerpt below is a great little summary of when it’s a good idea to buy an ebook and when it’s still best to… Read more Are eBooks Cost Effective?
In one word, Software. More specifically, Whispernet and Whispersync. Amazon’s own ways of keeping all your ebooks organized and accessible. Accessibility Amazon has created a quality and consistent user experience across multiple devices. Once you buy a book it travels with you, not you having to travel with the book. What do I mean by… Read more Why Amazon Is Winnng the Ebook War
You can do anything, but not everything. Unknown
Here is my first attempt at making a font. Pretty basic handwritten font. Certainly looks like a child’s handwriting, so the lined paper seemed fitting. Released under the creative commons licensing. You’re welcome to use and adapt the font, just share alike. If you feel inclined, let me know when the font has been used in your work, not necessary though.
The first installment of ‘10 iPad Apps for the Classroom’ was popular enough, I decided to do a follow up. A lot more time and a lot more Apps have been developed for the iPad since the last article. I’ll highlight some of my favorites and most useful ones. Frog Dissection ($4.99) – A digital… Read more 10 (more) iPad Apps for the Classroom
This is the preface to the Oscar Wilde book, The Picture of Dorian Gray. I read this book a while back and revisited it recently. Remembering how much I enjoyed the preface and how I wanted to publish it last time I read it, it’s a bit overdue. The artist is the creator of beautiful… Read more All Art Is Quite Useless
Originally Published at FordhamRETC College and University programs that promote using Kindles or like e-reading devices are being suspended by the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Education. Recent complaints by the National Federation of the Blind and the American Council of the Blind have sparked court settlements between the DOJ and the… Read more Kindle Use at the University Level Takes a Step Backwards