I learned that John Peterson, our Director of Systems Engineering and Operations, passed away yesterday evening. I will miss John. I can still see the sideways, quizzical glance and smile he gave me yesterday afternoon as the vending machine spit out 4 dollars in quarters. I can still hear his voice as he said to … Continue reading John Peterson – Rememberances
There is a meme that has popped up or, at least, it has suddenly popped into my world – the Quantifiable Self. The basis of the Quantifiable Self is that you measure things about yourself and then use that data to improve upon yourself. We all do this to some extent. We … Continue reading Quantifying Me
I’ve had several requests for my turkey brine and herb paste recipes. In a just-in-time fashion, I’ve posted them below. I use an organic, range raised heritage turkey for my Thanksgiving turkey. I also use this brine for pork chops and turkey breasts that I cook on the grill.
I just discovered that there are several twitter feeds for the New York Times. These feeds include a main New York Times feed at http://twitter.com/nytimes along with several specific feeds: NYT Business – http://twitter.com/nyt_biz NYT Food – http://twitter.com/nyt_food NYT Metro – http://twitter.com/nyt_metro NYT World – http://twitter.com/nyt_world and about a dozen more. You can find most … Continue reading Old meets new – You can follow the New York Times on Twitter
Etsy (http://www.etsy.com) is a store where crafters can sell their objects to the public. Etsy also supports spaces for the crafters to work and share their skills and ideas. The Etsy website also has cool navigation methods for finding objects. There is a color search system that lets you pick a color to start with. … Continue reading Etsy – On-line store for hand-made items
Doris Kearns Goodwin opened the EDUCAUSE general meeting this morning, recounting her years as an intern in the Johnson White House and talking about Abraham Lincoln. She received a standing ovation at the end of her talk – the first that I have ever seen at EDUCAUSE. Her talk was full of great stories from … Continue reading Doris Kearns Goodwin on Leadership
I just took the Learning Style Survey at http://www.metamath.com/lsweb/dvclearn.htm It explains why I’m an I.T. Architect I think. I like diagrams patterns and I have an artsy side. The results of Jim Phelps’s learning inventory are: Visual/Nonverbal 36 Visual/Verbal 32 Auditory 26 Kinesthetic 30 Your primary learning style is: Visual/ Nonverbal Learning Style You learn … Continue reading This explains a lot –