A few years ago I wrote a blog post, “I’ll Buy a Vow*l”, about the state budget horrors of California. I jokingly stated that, to raise revenue, the state passed a law limiting the use of the vowel “e” from all forms of written communication.
I recently stumbled across these pedal desks, in which students pedal as they work. I had no idea these existed, and I find this very curious as a tool to help children who are hyperactive and have a difficult time focusing their attention.
Germany has the astonishing good sense to provide college degrees to ANYBODY1 at all of their institutions of higher learning for only $120 per semester, and your student ID card provides you with limitless free public transit! Health insurance is a whopping $87 per month. with a 3.0 or better ↩
Serving a community through public education is a difficult and demanding task. Public school teachers get blamed for everything. Little of what they are blamed for is actually within their sphere of influence, let alone control. But, arguably, the hardest job in the school has to be that of the public school principal. I know. […]
I have always found using the magic wand to create a selection a bit, well… troubled. Some people call it the “tragic wand.” In some circumstances it works well. In others, not so. Here’s the best way to grab a selection, especially when you are trying to grab graphic elements that have transparency around the […]
This has been rumbling around in the back of my mind bugging me for the past few weeks; so, I decided to blog about it. Those who know me well know that for the past 30 years I have been a huge advocate for embracing technology. Of late however, I’ve been seriously rethinking my participation […]
Imagine if we paid little or no taxes in this country. Wouldn’t that be awesome? We are rapidly developing the technology to make this totally possible! Education Let’s start by making public school no longer publicly funded! We are almost at a point where education can be privatized, and only the people who are getting the […]
My apologies. I can never set up this code correctly to properly link the audio and the slideshow. The code below does just that and is included here on my “memory in the sky” for my future reference. Below is the code when embedding a SlideShowPro (Slide Show Pro, SSP) slideshow into a post. This […]
I’ve been striving to master timelapse and have a long way to go! But here is a timelapse (for study purposes: what happens when…) shot from my office window. When time is sped up, you can see patterns in the wind on the bay. And when everyone got off work they went out on their […]
Yesterday I went out to shoot some more pole panoramas using a different lens (my favorite panorama lens, Canon’s EF 8-15mm fisheye) which requires a completely different mounting system (read: different hardware than what I used day before yesterday and the different settings that accompany that lens and mount). For my future reference: The settings […]