30 Sep 2020
Have you ever been working with a spreadsheet that had a bunch of values separated by commas, semicolons, pipes, or new lines in a single column? Something like this? Recipient Goods Michaelangelo pizza, nunchucks, skateboard Donatello displayport cables, Redbull Leonardo kale, seitan, courage Raphael knives, punching bag, beef, roller skates, pizza It makes it pretty hard to do any kind of analysis on the data, but it can be hard to undo. A better way...
11 May 2017
I just completed a class on video editing on Tuesday, and I want to take a moment to reflect on how different the experience of trying to convey something with a video or film is from argumentation through writing. I don’t want to spend much time re-treading the same ground that’s been tread before, so I’ll stick to recounting my own experience (because clearly it’s totally unique). I chose to focus on the Watergate scandal...
20 Mar 2017
Earlier today, I was catching up on some of my RSS feeds, and I read an article from Not Even Past on using timelines in college classrooms. The article (by Chris Babits) presents a strong case for the pedagogical goals served by creating a digital timeline assignment. The case is similar to some that I’ve heard and made at work, where I do my best to make digital assignments easier. Since it uses open source...
11 Jan 2017
Today I switched my site from an HTTP (insecure) connection to an HTTPS (secure) connection, which means that your connection to this site is secured with strong encryption, so that your traffic to my site can’t be read, even if it’s intercepted by another party. For a static site like mine, https isn’t the most important thing in the world. (All of my posts are generated by Jekyll, so even I don’t log into anything...
05 Dec 2016
This isn’t the most exciting thing in the world, but I’ve moved my site from
GitHub Pages to my own installation of Jekyll on a little server of my own. I’m
using a little Digital Ocean Droplet, and so far I’m pretty excited. I’m joining
modernity by using nginx instead of apache, but I’m sticking with Ubuntu.
Like I said, it’s not the most exciting thing, but it’s pretty exciting to me.