Rice Cookers and the Apocalypse

Roger Ebert uses new media well (he’s a voracious Twitterer) and always has something interesting to say, even if he can come off a bit curmudgeonly. He’s certainly earned that right. We both share a hatred for 3D movies and a love for Beyond the Valley of the Dolls Roger Ebert on Rice Pot cooking and the apocalypse: More Thoughts from Roger Ebert … In the case of a truly grim situation, like months in a bomb shelter, I would lay in: bags of brown rice; dried onions, garlic and other vegetables; dried raisins; prunes and other fruits; TVP (textured … Continue reading

How much are your memories worth?

I’m not much of a blogger but I cherish my memories and experiences, and, like many people enjoy sharing and preserving mementos of things I’ve done and places I’ve been. The internet has seemed a possible repository for scans of these tid-bits of life so I was naturally drawn to wikis, cms engines and weblogs. I’ve tried out most popular social sharing sites, but it wasn’t until I reluctantly signed up for Facebook, that I felt I was using a site that could aggregate my memories and experiences to the audience who actually cared while hiding them from Google’s roving … Continue reading

Digication and other e-portfolios

Working with setting up a gallery space at Digication as part of this semester’s exploration in online portfolios, learning tools and collaborations. The MSAE grads have been using it. It’s pretty clean and geared toward education. Also, upgrades on the CAC Moodle. Looking at Mahara, an open source e-portfolio system. Lots of great tools, getting better and more integrated all the time!!  Beware of overly cloudy weather, however! … Continue reading