Image Optimization

EWWW Image Optimizer Plugin In my ongoing efforts to improve the load speed of my WordPress blog, I’ve turned my efforts to image optimization. I like to include photos here on my blog, and loading photos slows down page load speed. Therefore, image optimization: shrinking the images down to the smallest file size possible without losing too much visual quality.… Continue reading

20 Years Old

So the world wide web celebrates its 20th birthday. Jeeze, time flies! I didn’t begin using the internet until the Fall of 1996 when AOL (America Online) started its $19.95 monthly flat-rate subscription service because I knew too many people who were getting $200 – $300 AOL bills each month. No way! So this Fall will mark my 15th anniversary… Continue reading

Off My Chest

I rarely swear on my blog, but I’ve just got to get this off my chest. A majority of Windows users hitting my site use Internet Explorer. Let me say unequivocally that the Internet Explorer browser is pure @#$%!!! I hate it with a passion. It doesn’t play by the rules of the world wide web‘s standards! And I’m just… Continue reading

Alan November

I heard Alan November speak today.  Actually, this was the second time I’ve heard him in the last 4 months. He is bright, humorous, articulate, and spoke on the challenges of substantive technology implementation in the classroom. Bottom line: with globalization of high speed connectivity our desk jobs can be immediately transported to China or India at a fraction of… Continue reading