comedy, Education, humor, learning, Pop Culture, students, Teaching

People Doing It Right, Part 4


It’s been a while since I’ve talked about people doing things right. (For those of you just joining me, I occasionally try to “stay positive” by highlighting awesome things. Particularly, awesome things that succeed in getting average folks interested in various learn-y topics.  I reserve the right to be extremely picky, so you haven’t missed

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design, development, Dionysium, Education, information technology, learning, Pop Culture, students, Teaching, technical


Science is a belief in the ignorance of experts –Richard Feynman It’s been a helluva couple weeks, but I’ve been meaning to report on the January Dionysium. Our theme was science, and Richard Feynman in particular. Right off the bat, Dr. Carl Feierabend gave us a brief history of action, from Aristotle to the present day. Then

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academia, Education, information technology, job, life, lifestyle, retraining, Starting Over, Teaching, transition, university

Academia vs. the Real World, Round One


It’s been just over a year since I moved back to Austin. This was supposed to be an end-of-the-year post, but now it’s a beginning-of-the-year post. Last month I helped a client who needed a website, STAT. The business was going to be mentioned in an industry publication, and we had three days. To me,

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comedy, Education, Pop Culture, Teaching

The Edutainer


In a move they will surely regret, The Austin Dionysium has invited me to be on their team. I wasted no time wielding my newfound power like a colossus and strong-arming Dr. $hiraz into being a presenter. She was blown away by the sheer number of actual, interested questions both during the Q & A

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