The Return of NoBoJo

It’s back! The websites formerly known as "Bob Jones a Go-Go" has returned. The URL is now www.nobojo.org, but the content is the same. The tagline is "A Look Inside the Wacky World of Bob Jones University," and that should give you a pretty good idea of the site’s flavor. Written by a former BJU … Continue reading The Return of NoBoJo

What Flavor of Google Earth?

During one of my SCETV sessions this week the question came up about the various flavors of Google Earth, and which might be most appropriate.  For classrooms and general use, go with the free version.  Period.  I can’t see why anyone who doesn’t work with GIS professionally would need anything else. Google has provided a … Continue reading What Flavor of Google Earth?

Widgets and Maps

If you take a look at the sidebar under "Pages", you’ll see a new link for Widgets and Maps.  These are services that have been linked into my site through Widgetbox.  Widgetbox is basically a clearinghouse of blog applications.  You can get everything from Flickr interfaces to news RSS feeds delivered to your site.  It … Continue reading Widgets and Maps

Geotagging Made Simple

Anyone who has been following this blog knows that one of my favorite past times is to head out into the country with my camera and just explore. I enjoy not just the exploration, but the documentation of exploration, either by writing about it here, keeping a GPS track, or by geotagging the photos I … Continue reading Geotagging Made Simple

The Perils of Web 2.0

One of my tech folks called this morning with a concern about Google Earth. It seems there was a placemark entitled "Can’t fucking get there from here." The tech wanted to know if a student at the school might have been able to create that placemark for the entire school, since it seemed to be … Continue reading The Perils of Web 2.0

Censorship

The fact is that censorship always defeats its own purpose, for it creates, in the end, the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion. ~Henry Steele Commager I am a government censor. I am responsible for blocking certain images and ideas that might be deemed harmful to our students. I do this … Continue reading Censorship