It’s been reported that the _New Yorker_ magazine’s mascot, the character “Eustace Tilley,” is based on an illustration from the Encyclopædia Britannica’s famous eleventh edition. But it hasn’t been easy to find a online view of that original illustration. Until now. Continue reading “Eustace Tilley”
We’ve just had a little fun on Twitter — with a collective game of Mad Libs. I think you’ll recognize the base text here, and this is the finished product. Continue reading “Twitter Mad Lib”
I attended the HighEdWeb Association’s 2009 conference in Milwaukee (October 4–7) and benefited from the experience. Here are some of my reflections. This post will definitely remain under progress as I add and revise.
Continue reading “Reflections on (and at) HighEdWeb 2009”
In what’s becoming an annual tradition, I have asked “derek becker”:http://satellitebooking.com/ and Jim Boyd for music recommendations so that I could get some fresh music in my collection. Here are the items they’ve recommended (with notes as I acquire some of them): Continue reading “Music Picks 2008”
In June of 2007, I asked respected friends for music recommendations so that I could get some fresh music in my collection. Both “derek becker”:http://satellitebooking.com/ and Jim Boyd gave fascinating tips, and I bought eight of the albums they plugged: Continue reading “Music Picks 2007”
Here are all the clocks I have to reset twice a year for daylight-saving time: Continue reading “Setting all the clocks”
Humbling (or disturbing?) fact of the day: 60.1% of Americans voted against Abe Lincoln.
When I was a kid, I remember being puzzled why grown-ups apparently needed to put deodorant or antiperspirant on their forearms. No one *I* knew had smelly or sweaty forearms. I never actually saw anyone doing it in person, but they were constantly showing you how to in TV ads.
What makes someone good at what they do is not how hard it is; it’s their knowing how easy it can be.