Category: Blog

EDUC-R511 Instructional Technology Foundations

This will be sort of interesting. This semester, one of my professors wants us to blog about our thoughts on the assigned readings instead of discussing them in Canvas. The posts for the class will all be put in the same category to them easy to find. It gives me an excuse to write some…

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Academic portfolio

Many years ago, during the recession that started in 2008, I started going back to school to earn a TESOL certificate. I was thinking about this the other day when explaining to someone that I started working on a master’s degree this year. It seemed interesting that I started going back to school again in…

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Crash diets and epiphanies

For most of last year I was trying to lose weight to some extent. Every day, I’d weigh myself and mark it down in an app. Looking back over the past couple of months, I can see I was mostly good at maintaining my weight, but not losing it. Since October, I’ve been right around…

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Vlogging

A few months ago as I was doing updates for the fundraising platforms, I decided to try something new in the future. Since I’m a big fan of YouTube, I thought I might start doing videos. Except of course, that it isn’t as easy as just filming and uploading. I started paying attention to the…

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Metrics

Watch how radically taxes on the wealthy have fallen over the past 70 years: (Full column: https://t.co/XP0a4Iljti) pic.twitter.com/dGxmOjQ1b5 — David Leonhardt (@DLeonhardt) October 7, 2019 There’s something inherently wrong with rich people. How do they see themselves? How do they judge themselves? Do they care who has the biggest boat or largest plane? Is five…

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Competitions

For the past few years I’ve been engaged in competitions with myself. The first competition, and the most important was the competition to stop smoking. I started smoking when I was 20 and as I approached 50 it seemed like a good time to stop. My employer offers smoking cessation help in the form of…

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Installing Linux Mint 19.2 on a Dell Inspiron 13 7375 2-in-1

Over the past few years I’ve noticed that my personal laptop has been showing its age. It is a Dell XPS 13 L321X, one of the original Project Sputnik laptops from Dell. It came with pre-loaded Ubuntu 12.4 and has a Core i7 CPU, 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD. One of…

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Filing

I’m a bit behind in doing filing at home, but I made a good start of it last night. There’s still more to do tonight.

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