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Free Rice Grows!

I’m sitting in the convention center lobby waiting to start my presentation in another thirty minutes or so.  While, I’m waiting I’ve been catching up on my Google Reader account.  As I dug through my unread items I found a post from Burt Lo all about Free Rice.  I’ve played this vocabulary building game in […]

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Making Sense of Political Ads

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plQbB-ZiyPk] I am sitting on the couch watching tonight’s Presidential Debate between Barack Obama and John McCain.  Before the debate started our TV was plagued with political ads for the various state-wide propositions on the California ballot and even a few Presidential ads in our decidedly blue state.  I can only imagine how inundated television […]

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Happy Back to School

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPIIMbG9R4w] Today’s the last day of summer vacation – for me.  Of course, I’ve already been back working in my room, but tomorrow is my first official day back.  I can already hear a few of you hyperventilating and digging for a paper bag with just the thought that a colleague is returning to the […]

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Twitter & Chino Hills Earthquake

At the moment I am working on presentation for tomorrow and I stumbled across this great graph aptly showing that I was definitely not alone while tweeting about the earthquake and watching the Twitterverse. The LA Times Technology Blog had a great post yesterday, SoCal earthquake has everyone a-Twitter, describing how earthquake reports spread through […]

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Current Events Web 2.0 Style

Late this morning I popped by Kelly’s office after leaving school with the hopes of meeting him briefly for lunch. Nearly as soon as I sat down in his office to wait for him to finish a conference call, he came running back in with news that Southern California was experiencing an earthquake. Since I […]

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A Little Good in the Neighborhood

Last week as I was stumbling along the blogosphere I came across a fantastic development here in West Sacramento. LJUrban’s Good Project is a community of 35 LEED ND Certified homes just across the river from downtown. The homes are ultra energy and water efficient; built with environmentally-friendly products and recycled materials; and designed to […]

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Sit Down and Pour a Glass of Wine

Over the weekend my new tech coach and friend, Jon, sent me a link to Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams. After reading Dr. Pausch’s obituary in the New York Times I was finally inspired to carve out a little time this morning to watch this phenomenal video. Now, I’ve decided to not […]

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Twitter Connectedness

Here’s today’s proof that Twitter connects people. During the early morning melee of iPhone users attempting to upgrade to iPhone2.0 the Twitterverse was alive and well with users quickly finding their beautiful, yet overpriced pieces of early 21st century technology (I’m an owner – I can say this) being converted into iBricks. I’m giving credit […]

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iPhone 2.0 Upgrade

This morning I succumbed to the hype and installed the iPhone 2.0 upgrade on my first generation iPhone. It was an interesting process. I plugged my phone in and like normal iTunes started up and informed me that iPhone2.0 was available. I started the installation process and waited. It took about 5 minutes to download […]

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Humor and Information Literacy

I stumbled across this video this morning on some random motorcycle blog. Its been nearly 12 hours and I am still laughing about it. Bush Tours America To Survey Damage Caused By His Disastrous Presidency Now, when I saw it I immediately knew it was a parody. This was not due to the content (sadly […]

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