DIY URL Shrinking: We don’t need no stinkin’ TinyURL

I've used TinyURL off and on over the years, but my usage of it really started skyrocketing when Twitter came on to the scene. When you're limited to 140 characters, every single character is incredibly valuable! Shortening a URL down by even just a couple characters can really give you some breathing room. For those [...]

By | November 29th, 2007|Site news, Tech|8 Comments

Ouch, dissed by Wikipedia

Somebody I know created a page for me on WikiPedia, which I thought was pretty interesting. I suppose I could have gone in there and fleshed it out some more, but it was one of those things i just never got around to. After seeing a tweet by Darren Drapper regarding his difficulty getting a [...]

By | November 28th, 2007|Musings|6 Comments

Self-promotion: Where do you draw the line?

Update: The email which I mention in this post was intended to have its address list BCC'd and hidden. Please bear this in mind when reading, and definitely read through the comments people have left. I'm a big fan of Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach. I think she does a fantastic job of generating conversation and I consider [...]

By | November 26th, 2007|Musings|22 Comments

Poll Everywhere: Tap into those mobile phones.

This just may be in my top 5 Web 2.0 tools to date. I ran into these guys at a networking event in Chicago. Since then I've used this in a few presentations, but will definitely be using it in many many more. Poll Everywhere is a site where you can create a basic poll. [...]

By | November 16th, 2007|Web 2.0|3 Comments

Geek Toys that’ll give you geekbumps

Simulblogged at TechLearning I don't really consider myself cheap, rather I'm just very very choosy. I don't spend much money on software or subscriptions or gadgets unless I truly feel it's worth it. When I have a chunk of money to spend, I really take my time, do my research and try to make the [...]

By | November 14th, 2007|Tech, Web 2.0|3 Comments

Smart Pen from Live Scribe

This just may be one of the most impressive implementations of technology for education since.... Hrrrm... Well, in a long time. Via Tim Childers on the Tennessee DEN Blog The official description is: The Livescribe smartpen revolutionizes the act of writing by recording and linking audio to what you put on paper. Tap on words [...]

By | November 14th, 2007|Tech|8 Comments

More donations and more thanks…

If 100 people each donated $10, we could make a $1000 contribution to Habitat for Humanity this holiday season. How hard could that be? It seems like nearly every day I get another email from someone making a donation or thanking me for choosing Habitat to raise money for. I had no idea how many [...]

By | November 12th, 2007|Fund Raising|3 Comments

Ever drooled over an SD card?

I never have till now. Introducing the Eye-Fi Wireless 2GB SD Card. An SD card with WiFi? Heck yeah! This is brilliance. Let me lay it out for you step by step. 1) You stick the 2GB card into your digital camera. 2) You take a whole bunch of digital photos. 3) While you find [...]

By | November 7th, 2007|Tech|7 Comments

17% to goal!

Despite a big slow down (to be expected I guess), I did still receive a few other donations yesterday. I'm embarrassed to admit how often I check to see if any donations have come in! I know it's going to take a while, that's why I set what I think is a very realistic goal [...]

By | November 7th, 2007|Fund Raising|Comments Off on 17% to goal!

Caption Contest

Ok, a chicken and a dragon walk into a bar... Surely you can think of a better caption than that! Add a comment with your caption of choice for this photo taken from our Halloween party. Best caption will win something off of my desk! Could be an action figure, could be Jolt mints, could [...]

By | November 6th, 2007|Musings|23 Comments