Archive for the 'dotcom diva' Category

XKCD Strikes Again

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

‘Cause, after all, what’s more satisfying? Sleep or online flame wars?
Wait, don’t answer that!
More great insights from xkcd: How It Works (Gender and Math)
Trebuchet (or Auto-Targeting Lasers)
Real Programmers Use. . . .

This Saves Us Time?

Friday, January 4th, 2008

Okay, now that marking is complete for last term, I’m working away on preps for this term. There’s yet another course I’m teaching that I haven’t had a WebCT component for previously (Western Civilization, French Revolution to Present), so I’m spending lots of time and energy getting that organized: setting up the Help Area, creating […]

Two Down, One to Go

Friday, December 21st, 2007

Second, almost gigantic class, is completed. Now I just have the exams and final calculations to deal with the senior seminar.
Let me just say that Excel’s automation of grade calculations is one of the best things ever. I ♥ my gradebook formulas!

Struggles with Technology

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

‘Cause nothing says it better than xkcd:
Standards for Success

That’s Weird

Friday, November 16th, 2007

Something hijacked my email signature yesterday in the University’s Groupwise system. It changed my signature text to a spam message and toggled the signature to always be on (which is why I noticed after sending out only three emails today because “WTF, why am I not being prompted to say Y/N to signature?” made me […]

Dear Google

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

I do not live in China. I live in Canada. Your own geolocation software knows that!
Please to stop with the serving me up search results and blogger headers in a Chinese script. It makes me nervous that you’re going to start censoring my results. Please to stop with the starting me at a map of […]

Shameless Promotion

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

This year I’ll be one of the lucky few judging the 2007 History Blogging Awards. Recognizing the best history writing in the blogosphere, you may nominate in the following categories:

Best Group Blog
Best Individual Blog
Best New Blog
Best Post
Best Series of Posts
Best Writer

What’s More Sad. . .

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

Finding myself deep in a sense of déjà vu as I produced a draft document for some university duties?
Or finding an electronic file carefully preserved from seven years ago (the last time I carried out this particular duty and had somehow preserved the same through four different computers) and realizing that it could be revised […]

Dear Dell (Part Two)

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

Thanks ever so much for the brand new battery that came by Purolator today. It works like a charm which is especially great since, over the last few days, the old battery went from ailing to dead as a doornail.
Rest assured that on Monday I will box up its corpse in the shipping container you […]

Why I Love eMusic

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

No DRM
Inexpensive monthly subscriptions
Lots of obscure folk bands like Steeleye Span and Planxty that I want to upgrade from vinyl and cassette
And now they have audiobooks!